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What You’re Doing This Week: Aug. 12

August 5, 2013 6:00 AM

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(credit: Tee Burgess)

Summer isn’t over yet! Enjoy music, cocktails and a movie this week while counting down the days of summer.

Aug. 12

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(credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Ringo: Peace & Love

Grammy Museum
800 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90015
(213) 765-6800
www.grammymuseum.org

Beatles and music fans can let it be at the Ringo: Peace & Love exhibit at the Grammy Museum. This interactive exhibit is dedicated to The Beatle’s drummer, which gives admirers a closer look at the musical genius’ personal and creative life. View Ringo’s drum kit that he played on The Ed Sullivan show as well as his Sgt. Pepper Suit. Visitors can also take a cool interactive drum lesson with the seven-time Grammy-award winner.

Aug. 13

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(credit: Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Terminator

New Beverly Cinema
7165 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 938-4038
newbevcinema.com

Historic New Beverly Cinema will show Terminator tonight at 9:25 p.m. For $8, movie goers can watch James Cameron’s science fiction film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Michael Biehn. Have a date night in one of L.A.’s old-time movie houses while watching one of the best action flicks of the 80s.

Aug. 14

(credit: Levitt Pavilion)

(credit: Levitt Pavilion)

Birdie’s Playhouse

Levitt Pavilion
85 N Holly St
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 683-3230
levittpavilionpasadena.org

Pack up the kids and head to the Levitt Pavilion in Pasadena for the CD release party of Birdie’s Playhouse: Move Like an Animal with a Spanish-language version Muévete Como Los Animales. Dance along to their catchy pop tunes while learning about animals and creating life experiences. Levitt Pavilion shows are free and features a food court, vendors and activities for the kids. Bring your blanket for the lawn and enjoy a musical night with your family and friends.

Aug. 15

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(credit: pasadenarestaurantweek.com)

SIP-tember: a Celebration of the Cocktail

Various Locations
pasadenarestaurantweek.com

Culinary expert Julia Child would have turned 101 on Aug. 15, 2013. The Pasadena native will be celebrated at “Sip-tember” with a City-wide Cocktail Party. “SIP-tember: A Celebration of the Cocktail” takes place between Aug. 15 through Sept. 26 at participating Pasadena restaurants and lounges. During SIP-tember, 64 cocktails compete for six weeks for a live taste-off of the four drinks that win their bracket. Patrons can vote for their favorites and the final four cocktails will be matched in a live tasting during the annual Taste of Pasadena, hosted by the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce at the Rose Bowl from 6 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 26. Visit pasadenarestaurantweek.com for a list of participating restaurants and the competing drinks. Cheers!

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(credit: Tee Burgess)

Gary Baseman: The Door Is Always Open

Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 440-4500
www.skirball.org

“Gary Baseman: The Door Is Always Open” explores the wondrous world of his art and designs. The Skirball Cultral Center hosts Baseman’s first major exhibition and visitors can learn about his American pop culture influences as well as his Jewish family heritage. Hear from Baseman himself in six videos where he shares stories about his family, progression as an artist and gives details on his latest work. The exhibit displays paintings, photography, toys as well as illustrations featured in Rolling Stone and The Los Angeles times. Free to all on Thursdays.

Aug. 16

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(credit: longbeachbbqfestival.com)

Long Beach BBQ Festival

Rainbow Lagoon
Shoreline Village Drive
Long Beach, CA 90802
www.longbeachbbqfestival.com

Head to Long Beach for BBQ Festival, which takes place Aug. 16 to 18 at the Rainbow Lagoon. You and your family can dance and eat at this all-in-one outdoor festival. Guests will receive a free souvenir E-Picture at the event. All United States active military personnel, as well as children under 12, receive free general admission to the festival. Menu items range from $2 to $25. Visit http://www.longbeachbbqfestival.com/ for more details and take advantage of their $2 off coupon towards admission prices.

Aug. 17

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(credit: LA Taco Festival)

LA Taco Festival

Mariachi Plaza at 1st St. and Boyle Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90033
www.latacofestival.com

The 3rd annual LA Taco Festival takes place at the Mariachi Plaza from noon to 8:00 p.m. The event is free to the public and attendees will taste the best tacos in LA, including carne asada, fish and potato flavors. The non-profit organization Jovenes, Inc, organizes the event and funds are raised to support homeless and at-risk youth. This family-friendly festival includes performances from youth bands as well as professional artists. Take the Metro Gold Line to historic Mariachi Plaza or park on the intersection of 1st St. and Boyle Ave.

Aug. 18

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(credit: Fountain Theatre)

Forever Flamenco

5060 Fountain Ave.
Los Angeles CA 90029
(323) 663-1525

Experience the fiery dance of Flamenco at the The Fountain Theater. Forever Flamenco presents Yaelisa y Caminos Flamencos in “Flamenkeando.” The intimate theater holds 78 seats and will offer guests a Flamenco performance with dancers Manuel Gutierrez, Yaelisa and Devon LaRussa as well as singers and musicians. Show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $40.

Tee and her family are usually out-and-about every weekend. She loves exploring Southern California and marking places off her must see list! Tee blogs about family fun at www.thatsitmommy.com.

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