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: Olmec: Colossal Masterworks of Ancient Mexico
When: Through Jan. 9; Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m., Friday, 12 p.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday, Sunday, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Where: LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90036
Price: $15 Adults, $10 Students (18+ with ID)
For more info: (323) 857-6000
Description: The exhibition features huge Olmec structures and sculptures — including basalt heads of their rulers and each weigh about seven to 10 pounds — as well as small jadeite objects.

What: La Brea Tar Pits
When: Daily, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 5801 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
Price: Free
For more info: (323) 934-7243
Description: The world-famous La Brea Tar Pits have the largest and most diverse collection of extinct plants and animals from the Ice Age.

What: AFI Fest 2010
When: Thursday, Nov. 4 – 11, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Where: Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and Mann 6 Theatres, 6925 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028
Price: Free
For more info: (866) 234-3378
Description: The American Film Institute will feature special screenings, shorts and world cinema at their annual film festival.

Nov. 7

What: Strolling on 7th Street
When: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: L.A. Conservancy, 523 W. Sixth St., Suite 826, Los Angeles, CA 90014
Price: $30, members $25, kids 12 and under $10
For more info: (213) 623-2489
Description: The L.A. Conservancy offers guided tours of historic buildings along Seventh Street between Figueroa and Los Angeles Streets

Nov. 11

What: Downtown Art Park
When: 3 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Where: 433 S. Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90013
Price: Free
For more info: (213) 626-0039
Description: This monthly event features live entertainment and shopping.