There will be no dancing on Esotouric's Blood & Dumplings Crime Bus Tour, but you will learn all about the Man From Mars bandit and discover the bloody past of El Monte's American Nazi Party members. Also promised: "mid-century trailer parks . . . a very strange story about ducks" and, yes, dumplings enjoyed picnic-style in Monster Park. Meet at Lincoln Heights/Cypress Gold Line Metro station; Sat., Jan. 19, 1-5 p.m.; arrive by 12:30 p.m.; $60, includes food; www.esotouric.com.
Sat., Jan. 19, 1-5 p.m., 2008