100 Things to Do in Los Angeles Before You Die, their new guide book of mostly little-known places and activities for both tourists and residents alike. Organized according to themes, including food, art and entertainment, and sports and recreation, the book covers all of the L.A.-region , from downtown to Catalina Island. It maps out gems even hardened Angelenos might be clueless about, whether it's the Pan Am Experience in Pacoima, Velveteria: The Museum of Velvet Paintings in Chinatown, the abandoned Old L.A. Zoo in Griffith Park or Galco's Soda Pop Shop in Highland Park, which sells more than 750 varieties of soda.
Did you know that you can attend free rehearsals by the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the summertime at the Hollywood Bowl? Or that you can take free archery lessons with the Pasadena Roving Archers in Pasadena's Lower Arroyo? Or that you can test drive a Porsche at the Porsche Experience Center in Carson, a 53-acre "grownup playground" with a four-mile track. Tonight, authors Carrie Kim and Danny Jensen discuss those and more in