CicLAvia – Iconic Wilshire Boulevard: CicLAvia heads back to Iconic Wilshire Boulevard on August 14 as Koreatown, Westlake, and Downtown Los Angeles will host the country’s largest open streets event! Streets will be closed to cars and open for cyclists, pedestrians, runners and skaters to use as a recreational space.
When: August 14, 2016 9am-4pm
Where: Map above
Living Building Challenge: The hype surrounding the drought may have subsided, but the underlying conditions have not changed. So what more can we do? Join the LA Collaborative for a deep dive into water efficient and sustainable landscape architecture with legacy Collaborative leader, Gary Lai, Senior Associate from AHBE Landscape Architects.
When: Wednesday, August 10, 2016; 6pm-8pm
Where: AHBE, 617 West Seventh Street, Suite 304, Los Angeles
Woman in Architecture and Design Wikipedia Writing Workshop: AWA+D and the Kappe Library at SCI-Arc are sponsoring a Women in Architecture #wikiD writing workshop, a global campaign for improving and increasing Wikipedia articles pertaining to the lives and works of women in architecture and the built environment.
When: Saturday, August 13, 2016; 1pm-5pm
Where: SCI-Arc, 960 East Third Street, Los Angeles
City of Santa Monica Preservation and Change Workshop: “Join the Santa Monica community and the Planning Department for a discussion about the Downtown Community Plan and its approach to Preservation and Change. At this Saturday workshop will be a discussino about the importance of conserving character Downtown, as well as its sense of history, including the exploration of various options for the scale of new buildings Downtown, the types of uses and how they should contribute to best serve the community.”
When: Saturday, August 13, 2016; 10am-2pm
Where: Santa Monica Bay Women’s Club, 1210 4th Street, Santa Monica
Frogtown Art Walk: “Strap on your Fitbit and join the folks of Elysian Valley for the 10th Anniversary of the Frogtown Artwalk, a yearly free tour of the studios of the artists and artisans of this unique L.A. community. Check out artists of all types working with many mediums, including fabric, printmaking, photography, quilts, chalk, and wood burning (just to name a few)! The walk is only 1.3 miles one way, extending from Fletcher St to Gail St, and Pedicabs will be available for that evening. This year, artist Tim Durfee designed an art installation for the Artwalk: “manipulated illumination of riparian vegetation growing in a soft bottom reach of the Los Angeles River.” It looks different by day and by night, so try to check out both versions if you can.
When: Saturday, August 13, 2016; 4pm-10pm
Where: 1816 Blake Avenue, Elysian Valley
Summer Nights with LACMA at NoHo Plaza: During the month of August, LACMA will be in the NoHo Arts District on Saturday nights. Stop by NoHo Plaza for art projects connected with LACMA’s collection and exhibitions and enjoy a live DJ set.
When: Saturday August 13, 20, and 27, 2016; 6pm-9pm
Where: NoHo Plaza, 5223 & 5225 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood