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What: Mummies of the World
When: Now-Thursday, Nov. 28, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (except Nov. 25)
Where: California Science Center, 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037
Price: $12.50-$19.50
For more info: Call (323) 724-3623
Description: This traveling exhibition presents never-before-seen accidental and intentionally preserved mummies. The collection also includes artifacts dating as far back as 6,500 years.

Sept. 24

What: TILT! Equinoxes and Solstices Explained
When: Friday, Sept. 24, 8 p.m.
Where: Santa Monica College Planetarium, 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA  90405
Price: $5 ($4, seniors 60+ and children 12 and under)
For more info: Visit (310) 434-3005
Description: Using Digistar projector and other imagery, equinoxes and solstices are explained.

Sept. 25

What: Glow 2010
When: Saturday, Sept. 25, 7 p.m. – 3 a.m.
Where: Santa Monica Beach, Pier and Palisades Park, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Price: Free
For more info: Visit
Description: The all-night biannual art event will feature 20 original artworks of local, national and international artists.

Sept. 26

What: Abbot Kinney Festival 2010
When: Sunday, Sept. 26, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: One-mile shopping district of Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291
Price: Free
For more info: Visit
Description: As one the largest community events of its kind in southern California, the festival will feature more than 100 boutiques, restaurants, salons, eco-friendly businesses and art galleries.

What: Steam Train Rides
When: Sunday, Sept. 26, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Live Steamers Railroad Museum, 5202 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Price: $3 suggested donation
For more info: Visit
Description:  Ride a 7½” gauge model train. Passengers must be at least 34″ in height and weigh under 350 lbs. to ride.