Merchants in Leimert Park Village will host a number of activities that are open to the public who come out to view the Shuttle Endeavour as its makes its way from LAX to the California Science Center in Exposition Park on Oct. 13.
The day includes an exhibit at Gallery Plus of works by Varnette P. Honeywood, Ray Beasley and Kenneth Gatewood from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gallery is located at 4333 Degnan Blvd.; from noon to 1:30 p.m. enjoy a sneak peak at the musical "Dream Girls" at the Fernando Pullum Community Arts Center, 3351 W. 43rd St.; and from 3 to 4:30 p.m. an exhibit of more than 50-foot-tall handcrafted rod puppets called the Yuppets (Young Urban professional Puppets). Created by Gary Jones for his BlackStreet USA Puppet Theater, 3347 W. 43rd. St.
The Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center offers a little night music featuring world class jazz accordion player Jesse Sharp beginning at 8 p.m. The cover charge is $19.50, and the center is located at 4305 Degnan Blvd.