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Gayle on the Go! Events for Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012

Arts and CultureCultureArtArtistsMuseumsCookingAfrican-American History Month

Sunday @ 11amFreeHoppin' John Soul Food BrunchREACH Community ChurchBlack History Month Celebration22600 Lambert StreetBuilding DSuite 1006Lake Forest(949) 597 - 0700www.reachcommunitychurch.comHave you heard of the soul food "Hoppin John", but you don't know what it is? You can learn at Orange County's REACH Community Church, celebrating Black History Month with special programs every Saturday this month. Enjoy their -- Sunday morning bonus -- by feeding your appetite and your soul at their Free Hoppin' John Soul Food Brunch]

Sunday @ 10amWearable Art Trunk Show Craft & Folk Art Museum 5814 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles 323 937 4230 www.cafam.org Looking for that special Valentine gift? Consider a stop by the Craft and Folk Art Museum for Sunday's "Wearable Art Trunk Show" featuring the work of Randall Darwall, Valerie Hector, and Biba Schutz.

First Sunday of the Month American Indian Culture Day for Families Autry National Center 4700 Western Heritage Way Los Angeles (323) 667 2000 www.theautry.orgAt the Autry National Center, the first Sunday of the month is dedicated to the diverse Native American culture. There's story time, family tours, and rare objects to explore including "The Art of Native American Basketry: A Living Tradition, a comprehensive exhibit showcasing baskets from more than 100 cultures, arranged in eleven geographic regions. The baskets are culled from the museum's vast archives, which holds the world's largest collection of Native American baskets.

Extended!Women Hold Up Half the SkySkirball Cultural Center2701 North Sepulveda BoulevardLos Angeles(310) 440-4500 www.skirball.orgOpen since last October 27 at the Skirball Cultural Center, the exhibition Women Hold Up Half the Sky has been extended beyond its original March closing date through May 20, 2012. Based on the book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide , by Pulitzer Prize–winning journalists Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, the exhibition focuses on stories of women worldwide who have overcome daunting circumstances to remake their lives as well as improve conditions for their families and their entire communities. By the way, each visitor is able to direct a $1 microloan to a woman entrepreneur and follow her progress.

Metropolis llLos Angeles County Museum of Art 5905 Wilshire Blvd.Los Angeles CA 90036tel 323 857-6000www.lacma.org While we're on the subject of exhibitions, have you seen this? Metropolis II, a complex kinetic sculpture, modeled to replicate a fast paced modern city. This 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. According to artist Chris Burden, "The noise, the continuous flow of the trains, and the speeding toy cars, produces the stress of living in a dynamic, active and bustling 21st Century City."

"Gayle on the Go" AndersonMiss Gayle AndersonKTLA 5 News5800 Sunset BoulevardLos Angeles, CA 900281-323-460-5732E-mail: Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com1-323-460-5732Twiter: ktlagayleFacebook: Gayle Anderson So, what's going on in your world? Let me know! Snail Mail! E-Mail! Call! Tweet! Or Facebook! Just don't wait until the last minute!

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