Metro Crenshaw LRT – Technical Tour (Joint ASCE OC/LA)
Please join ASCE OC & LA for a technical tour of the Metro Crenshaw LRT. Currently in construction, the Metro Crenshaw LRT was one of 12 transit projects funded by Measure R approved in 2008. The Line will travel 8.5 miles to the Metro Green Line and will serve the cities of Los Angeles, Inglewood and El Segundo; and portions of unincorporated Los Angeles County. This tour will be hosted by the Walsh Group (Design Build Contractor) and HNTB (Designer) to discuss construction/design challenges and discuss overall project progress. Lunch is provided at the technical tour. PPEs (orange safety vest, hard hat, safety glasses and steel toed boots) are a requirement for this tour.
When: Friday, January 27, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM (PST)
Where: 9323 Bellanca Ave, CA 90045
Art Los Angeles Contemporary
Art Los Angeles Contemporary, now in its eighth year, is the International Contemporary Art fair of the West Coast, held January 26-29, 2017. The fair presents top established and emerging galleries from around the world, with a strong focus on Los Angeles galleries. Participants present some of the most dynamic recent works from their roster of represented artists, offering an informed cross section of what is happening now in contemporary art making.
When: Thursday, January 26 – Sunday, January 29, 2017
Where: The Barker Hanger, 3021 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Cerritos College, in partnership with the Foundation for Art Resources (FAR), presents FAR Baazar 2017, an alternative art fair and art collective festival. This coming year, 2017, marks the fortieth anniversary of FAR, one of the oldest non-profit arts advocacy groups in Southern California. In February of 2017, after over 55+ years of use, Cerritos College will be retiring and demolishing its existing Fine Arts complex. This crumbling mid-century modernist gem, now sits side-by-side with its replacement, a massive new Fine Arts building. Before the old building is torn down, however, Cerritos College, with the help of FAR, will transform every abandoned classroom, faculty office, and administrative space into temporary exhibition spaces, each guest-curated by local art collectives and alternative art spaces, as well as the graduate programs from regional universities and art schools.
When: Saturday, January 28 & Sunday, January 29, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Cerritos College, 11110 Alondra Boulevard, Norwalk, CA 90650
California’s Climate Future: Water and the Sierra Nevada
UCLA Professor Alex Hall and his research team have set out to understand just how climate change will impact the mountain landscapes we love and the snowpack California depends on for water. Using innovative techniques, the team has produced first-of-their-kind projections that capture the intricate physical processes affecting climate in the Sierra.
When: Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Lenart Auditorium, UCLA Fowler Museum, UCLA Campus
Oshogatsu Family Festival
The Japanese American National Museum (JANM) holds its annual Oshogatsu Family Festival this Sunday. The free new year celebration that helps ring in the Year of the Rooster will also feature crafts, performances by Taikoproject and others, and cultural activities for all ages. Highlights include demonstrations of the ancient art of candy sculpting, sample bowls of lucky zaru soba for kids and a mochitsuki (rice pounding) demonstration.
When: Sunday, April 8 from 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Japanese American National Museum, 100 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012