Walk on the Wild Side

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Whether you are a nature lover or a photography buff, you won’t want to miss this compelling exhibition showcasing the award-winning photographs from the Natural History Museum’s annual competition.

Runs through January 6. nhm.org

Going On Now

Racer’s Edge

Put your pedal to the metal at an indoor, 16-lap, electric go-kart racetrack.

racersedgekarting.com

 

September

8

Designing for Disaster

A seminar that explores the ways in which public landscapes and private gardens can help mitigate natural disasters.

descansogardens.org

13

Flower-Arranging Class

This class (one is offered each month) focuses on making arrangements with lisianthuses and garden roses.

floralartla.com

 

October

6

To the Dance Floor Showcase

Performances by some of the best ballroom competitors in the world.

madridtheatre.culturela.org

8

Palomino Rides Again

The Palomino Club reopens for a one-night-only benefit concert at its original NoHo location. Proceeds go to the Valley Relics Museum.

thepalominoclub.com

13

Autry 30th Anniversary Celebration

Cocktails, dinner and a private concert by Willie Nelson highlight this benefit for the Griffith Park museum.

theautry.org

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