The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County recently announced that the La Brea Tar Pits and George C. Page Museum will be getting a makeover thanks to three architecture firms competing for the redesign. Though you won’t know until the end of the year what the national natural landmark (and world’s only active Ice Age fossil dig site) will look like in the future, you can celebrate today at La Brea Tar Pits’ annual TarFest.

KCRW DJs Raul Campos, Jeremy Sole and Valida will spin tunes to kick off the day, which continues with live painting sessions by Johnny KMNDZ Rodriguez and Mr. B Baby and art installations by Susan Feldman, Cynthia Minet and Ramiro Gomez, as well as the Second Home Serpentine Pavilion. And no family festival would be complete without kids’ art and dance workshops, food trucks and — for the adults — a beer garden and cocktail lounge.

La Brea Tar Pits, 5801 Wilshire Blvd., Mid-Wilshire; Sat., Sept. 14, noon-7 p.m.; free. (213) 763-3499,


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