Saturday @ 1p.m. Free Admission! Uncle Darrow's 12th Annual "Mardi Gras West" South Lincoln Boulevard Marina Del Rey (N.E. corner of Lincoln & Washington Blvd) 310 306 4862 It’s first come, first served at the famous Uncle Darrow’s annual Mardi Gras West party featuring Uncle Darrow’s famous Crawfish Boil with corn and potatoes, family activities, dancing, raffles and live Zydeco, Jazz and Blues courtesy T-Lou and Super Hot Zydeco Band. Enjoy a taste of the Bayou!

Saturday @ 6:30pm Connecting with Historic Black Colleges & Universities Black History Month Celebration REACH Community Church 22600 Lambert Street Building D Suite 1006 Lake Forest (949) 597 - 0700 Black History Month Celebrations conclude in Lake Forest at REACH Community Church with information and experts from historic Black colleges and universities. Find details and financial aid information about every institution from Alabama A & M University to Xavier University of Louisiana. Bring a paper, pen, and your questions!

Saturday Race on the Base Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos 562 430 1073 Stay on track with your 2012 New Year exercise program at the RACE ON THE BASE, held on the runways at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos. Get this! There are helicopters, planes and military vehicles with music throughout the course. There’s something for everyone! You can walk, run, inline skate, wheelchair, and more! All proceeds benefit the USA Water Polo National Aquatic Center at the Joint Forces Training Base.

Saturdays @ 10am in February Wyland’s Whale & Dolphin Adventure Dana Wharf 34675 Golden Lantern Dana Point (949) 496-5794 You can experience this Saturdays and Sundays this month at Wyland’s Whale and Dolphin Adventure in Dana Point. In addition to watching whale and dolphin life, there’s an art lesson with renown environmental artist Wyland.

This Weekend! Metropolis ll Los Angeles County Museum of Art 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90036 tel 323 857-6000 Have you seen this? Metropolis II, a complex kinetic sculpture, modeled to replicate a fast paced modern city. Artist Chris Burden’s unusual artwork includes steel beams that form a grid interwoven with an elaborate system of 18 roadways, including one 6 lane freeway, and HO scale train tracks. Miniature cars speed through the city at 240 scale miles per hour; every hour, the equivalent of approximately 100,000 cars circulate through the dense network of buildings.

FREE! “Art of Motion Picture Costume Design”

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Museum & Galleries

919 South Grand Avenue

Downtown Los Angeles

800 443 3436

Oh, there’s the “Art of Motion Picture Costume Design” at the Fashion Institute of Design AND Merchandising Museum and Galleries. You can see more than one-hundred costumes from more than 20 films, including five nominated in the Oscars’ costume design category.

This Weekend!

Discover the REAL George Washington: New Views from Mount Vernon

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum

40 Presidential Drive

Simi Valley

800 410 8354