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What You’re Doing This Week: June 24

June 20, 2013 6:00 AM

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(credit: City of Sierra Madre)

(credit: City of Sierra Madre)

(credit: Sherman Oaks)

(credit: Sherman Oaks)

Summer has officially started, so this is the time to shop outside at a farmer’s market, have tea by the sea or take in a concert at the park. If it gets a little hot, find refuge at a sound bath, an exhibit by Alaska native artists or with some dinosaurs.

June 24

(credit: Center For The Arts Eagle Rock)

(credit: Center For The Arts Eagle Rock)

Summer Solstice Sound Bath

Center for the Arts Eagle Rock
2225 Colorado Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90041
cfaer.org

Indulge yourself in a sound bath this weekend. Crystal bowls and Paiste planetary gongs are sure to relax you. The resonant tones will assist you in bringing in what you want to receive for this new summer season. Bring a mat, blanket or pillow and lie down and take in the sound. The event is free.

June 25

(credit: Sherman Oaks)

(credit: Sherman Oaks)

Sherman Oaks Farmers Market

Westfield Fashion Square
14006 Riverside Drive
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

If you’re in the Valley, this quaint farmer’s market at the Sherman Oaks Fashion Square has all your essentials. There are dozens of booths with hand-picked fruits. Sure the selection isn’t as vast as other nearby markets, but the Sherman Oaks one is great if you’re in the neighborhood or planning to do some shopping at nearby Westfield. The Sherman Oaks Farmers Market is held Tuesdays, from 3 to 8 p.m. It is located in the parking lot behind the Westfield Fashion Square mall.

June 26

(credit: Craft And Folk Art Museum)

(credit: Craft And Folk Art Museum)

This Is Not A Silent Movie: Four Contemporary Alaska Native Artists

Craft and Folk Art Museum
5814 Wilshire Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 9003
www.cafam.org (pdf)

“This Is Not A Silent Movie” is an exhibit that features Alaska Native artists Sonya Kelliher-Combs, Da-ka-xeen Mehner, Susie Silook and Nicholas Galanin. The contemporary works examine the artists’ Native heritage and mixed-race identities and challenge stereotypes about indigenous peoples. Admission is $7.

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June 27

(credit: Getty Museum)

(credit: Getty Museum)

Tea By The Sea

Getty Villa
17985 Pacific Coast Highway
Pacific Palisades, California
www.getty.edu

Tea by the Sea is a foodie event inspired by the herbs and vegetables that grow in the Villa’s Roman gardens. The Mediterranean-inspired menu will feature offerings like paninis, scones and tea breads. Tickets are $36 per person and patrons will get to dine in the Founder’s Room an elegant space with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Villa.

June 28

(credit: Natural History Museum)

(credit: Natural History Museum)

Dinosaur Encounters

Natural History Musuem
900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(213) 763-3388
www.nhm.org

Dinosaur Encounters features life-size dinosaur puppets and topics include theories on dinosaur behavior, extinction, adaptation, and the relationship between birds and dinosaurs. The Museum’s puppets are very large, realistic interpretations of wild animals. Dinosaur Encounters is family friendly, and each presentation is about 20 minutes long.

June 29

(credit: American Heroes Air Show)

(credit: American Heroes Air Show)

American Heroes Air Show

Hansen Dam Recreation & Sports Complex
11770 Foothill Blvd.,
Lake View Terrace, CA 91342
www.heroes-airshow.com

Buckle up for excitement. The American Heroes Air Show will be featuring an exciting display of helicopters to profile aviation’s dynamic role in law enforcement, fire service, communications, homeland security and national defense. Collectible event trading cards are also available. Admission is free.

(credit: Marc Amba)

(credit: Marc Amba)

Rhythmic Relations 2013

Ford Theaters
2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East
Hollywood, CA 90068
(323) 461-3673
www.fordtheatres.org

Kick off your summer with the heart-thumping, foot-stomping drumming collaboration between TAIKOPROJECT and Middle Eastern percussionist Amir Sofi. The show starts at 8 p.m. with drumming groups Bombu Taiko, Kitsune Taiko, Loma Pacific Taiko and Tanuki Taiko. The second half of the show will bring TAIKOPROJECT together with Sofi and his Arabic tabla and darbuka (goblet drum) for unique collaboration of Japanese and Middle Eastern instruments.

June 30

(credit: City of Sierra Madre)

(credit: City of Sierra Madre)

Free Concerts in The Park

Memorial Park Bandshell
222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd
Sierra Madre, CA 91024

The City of Sierra Madre is hosting concerts in the park every Sunday through Aug. 11. On tap this week is Hard Days Night, a Beatles tribute band, plus a visit from the Slummin’ Gourmet Food Truck. All concerts will be held next to City Hall. Seating is on the green so remember to bring blankets and lawn chairs.

Related: Best Outdoor Concerts This Summer In LA

Clarissa Wei is a freelance writer who specializes in food and Asian culture. Tweet at her @dearclarissa or find her on her website, clarissawei.com.
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