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What to do in Los Angeles

L.A. ONLINE

With one click, you can find everything you need to know about what to do and see and eat in L.A. Start here: http://2014aft.discoverlosangeles.com/.

TOURS

Red Line Tours is proud to present custom-built tours exclusively for AFT convention delegates, their families, and guests.

Look for the Labor History Tour, designed especially for the AFT, which will highlight over 100 years of L.A.'s labor history, including stories about Cesar Chavez and Biddy Mason, and visits to labor sites around the city.

Want the full L.A. experience? Try the Grand City Tour. Need your film fix? Try Hollywood Behind-the-Scenes or a Warner Bros Studio Tour. Or hop on the bus for a magical evening at Disneyland. There’s something for everyone!

Full information on all tours, including detailed descriptions, the schedule, and pricing, can be found on the Red Line Tours web store. Don’t be left out, purchase your tickets now!

SPECIAL EVENTS IN DOWNTOWN L.A.

Downtown L.A. Art Walk: Thursday, July 10, from noon to 10 p.m. This is a free, self-guided art tour held the second Thursday of each month near Gallery Row, between 4th and 7th and Spring and Main Streets. Other galleries, restaurants and shops in nearby Financial District, Fashion District and South Park, also participate. Get more information and a map on the Downtown Art Walk's website.

MUSEUMS

The Museum of Tolerance at the Simon Wiesenthal Center is a human rights laboratory and educational center dedicated to challenging visitors to understand the Holocaust. Their premier experiential exhibit highlights Anne Frank and is the largest exhibit of its kind outside of Amsterdam. Other museum exhibits include The Millenium Machine which uses interactivity to educate visitors on human rights abuses throughout the world, such as the exploitation of women and children, the threat of terrorism, and the plight of refugees and political prisoners; and "Ain't You Got a Right?" which details Civil Rights struggles in the U.S. The current special exhibition is Para Todos Los Ninos: For All the Children, examining the fight against segregation in California. Visit the MOT's website for more information and to plan your visit.

CATCH A BALLGAME

The L.A. Dodgers will be playing at home against the San Diego Padres July 10-13, and famed Dodgers Stadium is just minutes from downtown L.A. Tickets start at $25. Go to the Dodgers' website for details.

MUSIC

The Inner City Youth Orchestra of L.A. Season Finale Concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall: Sunday, July 6, at 3 p.m.; $30-$60

Cher with Cyndi Lauper at the Staples Center: Monday, July 7, at 7:30 p.m.; $30-$150

Cloud Nothings with Metz and The Wytches at the Roxy: Tuesday, July 8 and Wednesday, July 9, at 8 p.m.; $20; and at the Constellation Room: Thursday, July 10, at 8 p.m.; $15

Wye Oak at El Rey Theatre: Thursday, July 10, at 9 p.m.; $18

Jurassic 5 with Dilated Peoples and The Beat Junkies at the Greek Theatre: Saturday, July 12, at 7 p.m.; $40+

Cowboys & Copland with the California Philharmonic at the Walt Disney Concert Hall: Sunday, July 13, at 2 p.m.; $25-$115

Grease Sing-a-Long at the Hollywood Bowl with Didi Conn, Sha Na Na and the L.A. Philharmonic: Sunday, July 13, at 7:30 p.m.; $15-$88

THINGS TO DO FOR FAMILY AND GUESTS

Disney is offering a discount to Disneyland and California Adventure in Anaheim, CA. Visit all day or just half-day, one park or both. NOTE: Transportation to/from downtown L.A. is not included in this package. Get more information and buy tickets on the Disneyland website.

Take the whole family for a fun day at Universal Studios Hollywood! Visit all day, or buy a half-day pass. Check out Universal’s website for discounted tickets and other details.


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