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Gear up your plans for Father’s Day weekend or take in a free flick at the mall. The arts are alive this week all around the Southland.

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Tuesday June 12

Now that it’s (almost) summer, it’s time for movies outside! All season long, there is a family-friendly movie in Chaffey Town Square at dusk every Tuesday – this week it’s “Cars 2.” Before each movie screening, attendees will enjoy games and activities for children, along with raffles and prizes. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets for seating on the lawn, and to arrive early for prime viewing spots! Movie begins at dusk.

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Wednesday, June 13

5:30 PM Pre-show fundraiser
7:00 PM Documentary screening and talk by Bill Nye, the Science Guy and science author Michael Shermer.

Find out why this is the world’s most viewed science documentary of all time. Don’t miss the last episode of Carl Sagan’s ‘Cosmos’ episode ‘Who Speaks for Earth?’. This is the famous episode on nuclear war in which Dr. Sagan argues that our responsibility for survival is owed not just to ourselves, but also to the cosmos, ancient and vast, from which we spring. There will be a discussion by Bill Nye and Michael Shermer following the episode on the future of mankind on Earth.

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Saturday June 16

5pm – 8pm

Here’s something new. Visitors to the Tom Bradley International Airport will now be welcomed by a groundbreaking video installation featuring 17 original artworks by local artists including Seoungho Cho, Kurt Hentschläger and Felipe Dulzaides. The permanent installation includes four hours of original programming, two large-scale displays: a 58-screen, 90-foot linear video filmstrip is suspended from the ceiling, and a 25-screen media wall.

Want to check it out for yourself? The Los Angeles World Airports and the Department of Cultural Affairs invite the public to celebrate the completion of See Change at a special reception. The event will take place in the Tom Bradley International Terminal, located in the terminal’s Meet & Greet Area on the Lower/Arrivals Level. Complimentary parking validation will be provided; guests can park in P3 and P4 parking structures, located directly across from the Tom Bradley International Terminal.

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Saturday June 16

7:30 pm

Experience enchantment in the garden as the Pasadena POPS kicks off its first season at the L.A. County Arboretum. This unique concert version of conductor Marvin Hamlisch’s own hit musical They’re Playing Our Song, features the original 1978 Broadway production’s two stars, Robert Klein and Lucie Arnaz. And for fans of The LucyShow the evening will also feature a special musical tribute to Arnaz’s parents, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. There are a number of food choices including bring in a picnic dinner, food trucks or pre-ordered meals from local restaurants. Tickets and food can be ordered online.

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Sunday June 17

Brunch Menu 9am – 12pm
Lunch /Dinner Menu 11am until closing

Leave it to Gladstones to come up with a manly array of food for Father’s Day…starting with a whole roasted Korubata pig and whole smoked atlantic swordfish for brunch and grilled deer sausage, BBQ babyback ribs for lunch an ddinner. The brunch buffet will run from 9 am – 12 pm and include hearty selections like lobster hash browns, corned beef hash, steak and eggs and house cured king salmon. Lunch and dinner buffets will begin at 11 am and include the carving stations as well as and more. Adults $42.95 and Kids $19.95. Best part is you’re at the beach!

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Sunday June 17

Haven’t been to Fig & Olive yet? If not, shame on you. It’s simply delicious. Now is your chance. Father’s Day is a perfect excuse for a sumptuous meal…including French Toast, Truffle Mushroom Fontina Scramled Eggs, Fig & Olive Painted Hill Farm Burger, and a complimentary cocktail of Dad’s choice, (choice of a Bellini, Piscine, Bloody Mary, Sangria, or Vodka Soda) as well as a selection of half-priced specialty cocktails. The French Riviera-inspired menu was created by Executive Chef (and new first-time dad) Pascal Lorange.

Laura Gerson loves to discover things about Los Angeles and share them with your family. She blogs about kids activities and resources for moms at Mom Angeles.