Large barges: Some big, old cars will be on display at the annual Gilmore Heritage Auto Show at Farmers Market, West Third Street and Fairfax Avenue, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 3. More than 100 vintage cars built before 1964 will be featured, including a 1939 "Futurliner," one of only 12 made. Free. Information: (323) 933-9211.

Photo-op: Now is your chance to see the controversial Robert Mapplethorpe photo exhibit that sent sparks flying 10 years ago in Cincinnati. The show includes 150 nudes, portraits and other shots. Runs until June 10 at the Santa Monica Museum of Art. Information: (310) 586-6488.

Pharaohs:: It's the last week to see the "Pharaohs of the Sun" exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Featured are over 250 objects from museums all over the world from Cairo to Boston. Information: (323) 857-6000.

Beach bash: Whether you play volleyball or just like to watch, head out to Hermosa Beach for California Beach Bash 2000 from June 8 to June 11. On tap are professional volleyball matches, extreme skateboarding and biking, and music. Information: (310) 473-0411 or www.beachbash.vidnet.com.

Jazz by the sea: Catch some rays and some rhythm at the free Playboy Jazz Festival at 1:30 p.m. on June 4 at Santa Monica College's Corsair Field. A mix of Latin jazz and the traditional sounds of Count Basie and Stan Kenton will be featured. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Information: (310) 470-4070.

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