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Venice Beach Fest
Venice Beach Boardwalk (Venice)
The 4th  annual Summer Fest in Venice Beach features more than 200 arts and crafts vendors, community organizations, multiple stages of music and entertainment, youth and family activities including rock climbing, and a variety of food and drinks along the Venice Beach Boardwalk.

Grand Park Opening
Grand Park (Downtown)
This Inaugural Opening Weekend celebration for downtown’s Grand Park will feature a variety of musical performances. Individuals and families are invited to bring a picnic to celebrate LA County’s newest park.

Hans Ulrich Obrist In Conversation With John Baldessari
Art Catalogues at LACMA (Miracle Mile)
Hans Ulrich Obrist will interview Baldessari to launch the L.A. artist’s John Baldessari Catalogue Raisonné Volume 1: 1956-1974 (Yale University Press), with a book signing to follow. The interview is a continuation of decades-long conversations between the two men, many of which were published in Volume 18 of Obrist’s The Conversation Series (Walther König). To preorder signed copies of John Baldessari Catalogue Raisonné Volume 1: 1956-1974 email; only copies of the book purchased at Art Catalogues will be signed.

Closing Day: Order and Disorder: Alighiero Boetti by Afghan Women
Fowler Museum (Westwood)
The final day of the Fowler’s exhibit Order and Disorder: Alighiero Boetti by Afghan Women features extended gallery hours from 12-6pm, a children’s scavenger hunt in the museum’s courtyard at 1pm, and a concert by Afghan-American percussionist Salar Nader.

Eating Our Words: Sugar Social
Taylor de Cordoba (Culver City)
This is the second Summer Session of the Eating Our Words, a reading series which features literary and culinary artists sharing words and food. The series’ Sugar Social will feature author Cheryl Strayed and desserts by I Heart Pies and Carmela Ice Cream.  Space is limited. RSVP to RSVP@taylordecordoba by Friday, July 27, 2012.
Grand Park (view from Grand Avenue). Courtesy of Los Angeles County.