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It is going to be hot this week, why not find some cool or cool-ing activities to do in and around the city? We’ve got drawing, tigers, and a giant rock. Oh my!

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July 9 through July 12

Barnsdall Arts offers a special four-session Ragan Art Academy course at the Hammer—life drawing inspired by the Hammer’s collection. Ragan Art Academy is supported by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and the Stolaroff Family Foundation.

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Tuesday, July 10

You saw the Levitated Mass rolling down the freeway last month, now go see it in its new home. Tuesdays are free in July for visitors of all ages.

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July 12-15

Hopefully you were one of the lucky ones who got a ticket within the 18 minute sell out time frame. But if not there are still a ton of events happening in the area, not to mention the outstanding people/costume watching to be done!

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Friday July 13


It’s not the movie but it is a life-sized Saber-Toothed Cat puppet at the Museum’s Encounters stage! Ice Age Encounters is a tale about a big cat doing her best to survive and take care of her young, as told by the excavators from the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits.

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Saturday July 14

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

The Pacific Cheesecake Company celebrates its one-year anniversary by giving away free mini cheesecakes. Their two-bite mini cheesecakes are not to be missed! Fifty percent of sales made today will also be donated to the Born This Way Foundation.

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Saturday July 14

This fun-filled sing-along includes a costume parade and a screening of Grease on the Bowl’s giant screen. Wear your best poodle skirt and saddle shoes and bring your off tune voice for a frolicking ’50s sing-along.

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Saturday July 14

Learn to cook based on what is seasonally available at the local farmers market. Taste of Pace will guide you through the freshest options and help to create a delicious meal from the bounty of Southern California’s best farms.

Adrienne Van Houten is a Glendale area blogger. She can be found blogging at Adrienne’s House hanging out, come on over and put your feet up.