7 Awesome Things to Do This Weekend, 5/20

Absorb all the baseball knowledge you can handle at the Skirball or update your vinyl collection at Capitol Records Tower
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BOOKS: When We Reach the City: Ray Bradbury and the Future of Los Angeles
Bradbury biographer Sam Weller and guests hold a public conversation about the sci-fi author’s legacy at Clifton’s Cafeteria (purportedly Bradbury’s favorite hang). Bring a book along for L.A.’s daily Nine Minutes Read, which starts at 4:51 p.m. (See what they did there?) The roundtable begins at 5 p.m.  More information (May 22, Clifton’s Cafeteria)

CONFAB: WAX RECORD FAIR
The ultimate collector’s event for any vinylphile. Join fellow wax-lovers in passionate discussion of the pastime, and look for rare and out of print records on the lot of the music industry’s iconic Capitol Records Tower. More information (May 21-22, Capitol Records Tower)

FOOD: A Taste of Ventura Boulevard: Food Tour for Planners with Secret City
The second in a series of food crawls explores the culture, history, and cuisine of San Fernando Valley’s Ventura Boulevard. Arrive with an open mind and an empty stomach. More information (May 21, Universal City Red Line Station)

MOVIES: Take Me Out to the Movies: Field of Dreams
Watch a baseball classic outdoors at the Skirball Museum, complete with hot dog and Cracker Jack vendors and oversized games. Arrive at 6:30 p.m. for a guided tour of the exhibition Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American. The film starts at 8 p.m. More information (May 22, Skirball Cultural Center)

MUSIC: The Cure
The iconic ’80s act still inspires fans to angst-dance as though their teen years never ended. More information (May 22, Hollywood Bowl)

SCIENCE: STEM3 Academy Very Special Innovation Fair
Featuring a science fair, high-tech exhibition, art show, and community carnival, the Very Special Innovation Fair is a family-friendly showcase of talent and discovery. Put on by the nation’s first STEM school for students with social and learning differences, the event aims to inspire discovery through hands-on learning experiences. More information (May 21, STEM3 Academy)

ART: K.A.M.P. (Kids’ Art Museum Project)
Artists share their knowledge during a day of workshops that help raise funds for the institution’s free family programming. The lineup features painter and collagist Njideka Akunyili Crosby, conceptual artist Glenn Kaino, and multimedia artist Mario Ybarra Jr. More information (May 22, Hammer Museum)

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