Weekend guide: Fusion Fridays, open house at JPL, and freebie day at Museums of the Arroyo

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Friday, May 14
  • Fusion Fridays at Pacific Asia Museum
Premiering Friday is Pacific Asia Museum’s dynamic summertime mix of art, conversation, music, dance, drinks and food — from your favorite mobile gourmet food like The Sweets Truck and Frysmith. Cocktail attire or Asian-fusion dress encouraged. This month’s event, held in the courtyard and throughout the museum complex, highlights the art of India and Pakistan through Bhangra DJ music, dance performances, mehndi body art and a miniature art project celebrating current PacAsia Museum exhibits.
$10 admission; free for members. Friday, 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m., 46 N. Los Robles Ave., pacificasiamuseum.org
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Saturday, May 15, and Sunday, May 16

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    JPL Open House

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s annual open house is this weekend, and that means your chance to hobnob with NASA scientists & engineers at the forefront of space exploration has arrived.
Free. Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 4800 Oak Grove Dr., jpl.nasa.gov
  • Taste of the World Festival: Armenia
Experience the culture of Armenia through art, dancing, food and music curated by the event host, KCRW’s Tom Schnabel of “Morning Becomes Eclectic.”
Free. Saturday, noon-10 p.m.; Sunday, noon-6 p.m. Paseo Colorado, 280 E. Colorado Blvd.
Sunday, May 16
  • Museums of the Arroyo
Experienced the diverse mix of local art, architecture and history as five museums along the Arroyo Seco open their doors, free of charge, Sunday. Exhibits this year focus on women in early Los Angeles.
Free. Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., walking map and Gold Line information at museumsofthearroyo.com

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