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What You’re Doing This Week: January 7

January 7, 2013 6:00 AM

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(credit: Page Museum)

(credit: Page Museum)

(credit: City Of Temecula)

(credit: City Of Temecula)


The new year is under way and there is always plenty to do in the greater Los Angeles area. Check out our picks for this week.

(credit: Pacific Asia Museum)

(credit: Pacific Asia Museum)

January 7, 2013

Kimono in the 20th Century – Pacific Asia Museum

46 N. Los Robles Avenue
Pasadena, California 91101
(626) 449-2742
www.pacificasiamuseum.org

The Pacific Asia Museum is featuring the Kimono in the 20th Century exhibit until March 10. The exhibit displays a beautiful collection of kimonos ranging from the most formal type reserved for very special occasions to children’s clothing, undergarments and light summer wear.

(credit: Page Museum)

(credit: Page Museum)

January 8, 2013

Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits

5801 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 934-7243
www.tarpits.org

Admission is free on the first Tuesday of the month to the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits. The world famous Page Museum is home to more than one million Ice Age fossils. Visitors even have the ability to view real paleontology in action at the Fishbowl Lab. The glass-walled Fishbowl Lab is located in the center of the museum and offers a one-of-a-kind view of how fossils are repaired, prepped and cleaned. Outside the Museum, in Hancock Park, life-size replicas of several extinct mammals are featured.

(credit: Cirque du Soleil)

(credit: Cirque du Soleil)

January 9, 2013

Cirque Du Soleil – Iris

6801 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, California
(877) 943-4747
www.cirquedusoleil.com

Visit Iris: the journey of through the world of cinema before its last show at the Dolby Theatre on Jan. 19. The large production show is a visual and entertaining feast for the eyes and takes guests on a visual journey through cinema with the combination art of acrobatics, dance, projections and live music.

(credit: Downtown Art Walk)

(credit: Downtown Art Walk)

January 10, 2013

Downtown Art Walk

411 S. Main Street
Los Angeles, California 90013
(213) 617-4929
www.downtownartwalk.org

Downtown Los Angeles comes alive with art and culture every second Thursday of the month for the Downtown Art Walk. The art walk is free and self-guided and promotes a sense of community. The art walk takes place in and around the historic Los Angeles core and Old Bank Districts.

(credit: Santa Monica College)

(credit: Santa Monica College)

January 11, 2013

Planetarium Show: The Night Sky Show – Santa Monica College

1900 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica, California 90405
(310) 434-4000
www.smc.edu

Bring the whole family down to see the Digistar II planetarium projector as it recreates the celestial wonders of the night sky as you would see it far from city lights in a 50-minute show updated weekly with the latest news in space exploration and astronomy. All shows are in the Planetarium, room 223 on the 2nd floor of Drescher Hall. Tickets are $6 for those 12 and over. Recommended for children 6 and over.

(credit: City Of Temecula)

(credit: City Of Temecula)

January 12, 2013

Old Towne Temecula’s Farmers Market

Mercedes Street & 6th Street
Temecula, CA 92590
(951) 694-6444
www.cityoftemecula.org

Every Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., gorgeous Old Towne Temecula hosts a giant farmers market. The farmers market features locally grown produce, hand-crafted items and specialty food items.

Desiree Eaglin loves going and doing and seeing in and around all of Southern California. She blogs at Sarcastic, Funny and Brutally Honest. You can find her on Twitter too.

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