Quick looks ahead

• Mayor Villaraigosa plans to announce his appointments to the airport commission Monday morning. They will be introduced at a photo op at Lincoln and Sepulveda—good for visuals, not so much for audio.Bullock's Wilshire

• Bullock's Wilshire, which closed as a department store (right) in 1993, will open for rare public tours on Saturday, July 30. Several women who modeled clothes in Bullock's will attend. Lunch in the famous Tea Room is included in your $55. Contact Southwestern University School of Law (email) for more information. Southwestern also has a new Dean: Bryant G. Garth, former Director of the American Bar Foundation and former Dean of Indiana University School of Law.

• The L.A. Kings hold a press conference Monday at 2 p.m. at Staples Center, desperately hoping to drum up interest in hockey. Players Luc Robitaille and Sean Avery will be there.

• John Horn of the Times and Jessica Shaw of Entertainment Weekly will talk about the future of Hollywood (and of studio execs) with Claude Brodesser on KCRW's The Business, Monday at 2:30 p.m.

• KPCC's new summer tryout show Past Sunset debuts Monday at 7 p.m. The opener has a story about new nighttime cargo handling at the Port of Los Angeles.

• "Once Upon a Time in Italy: The Westerns of Sergio Leone" opens at the Autry Museum on July 30. There's an earlier screening of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly at the Alex Theater in Glendale. More at the blog Sergio Leone and the Infield Fly Rule. Jim Farber also has a story in the Daily Breeze.

• The Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research on South Vermont holds a two-day fundraising book sale the weekend of July 30 and 31.

• LAist celebrates its first anniversary with a party at The Vermont on August 4.

• City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo speaks to a breakfast gathering of the Los Angeles Current Affairs Forum, August 12 at the Wilshire Grand Hotel.

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