L.A. Museum Event Picks: Week of July 16, 2012

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Acrobat Jason Jiang at the Skirball

FOR KIDS:

Family Day The Journey of the Buddha at the Norton Simon, Saturday, July 21, 1-3 pm. Free with Admission. Ages 4-10 yrs.

Family Amphitheater Performance by Chinese Acrobat Jason Jiang at the Skirball, Saturday, July 21, 12 & 2 pm. Free with admission. All ages.

Free Family Flick My Friend Flicka at the Hammer Museum. Sunday, July 22, 11 am. Free. Recommended for ages 6+ yrs.

Kids Workshop The Problem with Perfection at the Hammer, Sunday, July 22, 12 pm.  Free, reservations recommended. Ages 8-13 yrs.

FOR ADULTS:

Nite Out Fusion Friday at the Pacific Asia Museum, Friday, July 20, 7:30 p.m. Live music, cash bar, and L.A.’s best food trucks, plus multimedia audio games throughout the galleries. Tickets $15/Free to members.

EXHIBITIONS:

Last Week for Visions of Empire: The Quest for a Railroad Across America at the Huntington (closes Monday, July 23). With over 200 items on display (photos, documents, letters, maps) there’s a lot to see, especially for railroad and train fans.  For the young ones, there’s a great Education Gallery with interesting hands-on activities from a low-tech real railroad track, to a high-tech virtual telegraph machine.

Image: Jason Jiang at the Skirball, by Museum Stories 2011©

 

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