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The artistry of Outlander

Whether you’re a fan of the TV series or simply dream of returning to your other life in 18th Century Paris, you’ll love The Paley Center’s dazzling exhibition, highlighted by King Louis XV’s Star Chamber.

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Beatlemania is back!

It lasted just a year and a half, but pop culture would never be the same. Now you can relive the British Invasion at The Grammy Museum in an exhibition of more than 400 Beatles memorabilia items, including a Hamburg set list by 17-year-old Paul and a single by “The Beattles” valued at $5,000.

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626 Night Market stirs all your senses

If you haven’t been to one yet, there are still three more this summer. It’s the biggest Asian-style night market in the country — and it’s so packed with food, crafts, art and music, the only hitch is where to begin.

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Vintage valley

Did you know there’s a free digital library of historic Valley photos, maps and documents, organized by subject and community? Kudos to the Oviatt Library at Cal State Northridge for this mesmerizing window to the past.

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Recapture the spirit of Old Hawai’i

Kukui’ula, on the island of Kaua’i, is like no other place in the world. A thriving sugar cane plantation for decades, it was the summer home of Queen Emma, the wife of King Kamehameha IV. Prince Kuhio, the beloved “Prince of the People,” was born nearby. Now, this magical place is bringing a new...

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Pasadena's big bridge party

When it opened in 1913, the Colorado Street Bridge was the first curvilinear span ever designed. It also came perilously close to being lost forever. Now every other summer, Pasadena shuts down the bridge for a party to celebrate its preservation.

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Creatives gone wild

What happens when you turn a group of LA-based fine and performing arts talents loose at the Getty Center, from galleries to gardens? See, hear and experience the answer at Friday Flights. Fasten your seatbelts.

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Can't face the Tuesday night commute?

We get it. You’ve barely recovered from Monday. Instead of plunging onto the 10 or the 405, why not pop over to Santa Monica for Food Truck Night on the California History Museum lawn? By the time you’re full, the freeway should be a little less so.

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Free al fresco jazz in the heart of Hollywood

Every Tuesday night this month, you can take in cool summer licks by a great lineup of local pros in the Central Courtyard at Hollywood & Highland. Spend a little for a wine and appetizer box, and you benefit Project Angel Food, too.

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True, it’s $399 a person, but …

Do you get many chances to enjoy a celebrity chef dinner suspended fifteen stories above Downtown LA with nothing below you but the aforementioned fifteen stories of air … and buildings … and pavement? We didn’t think so.