cityLAB, Times Ten
For the past ten years, cityLAb – UCLA has been at the center of innovation thought about the architecture of the city. The “cityLAb, Times Ten” exhibition showcases the lab’s research on some of the critical challenges facing the 21st century metropolis ranging from housing to density and transportation. A series of evening panels called “Lab Talks” will bring people together to debate design’s role in the city. Collaborative, experimental projects serve as prototypes of progressive architecture that holds multiplier effects, with the potential to impact the urban fabric of Southern California and beyond. The work from cityLAB is exhibited in three categories: Desk, Neighbor, and Place.
When: February 3 – April 9, 2017
Where:  EXHIBITION at the A + D MUSEUM
Architecture and Design Museum of Los Angeles
900 E. 4th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

2017 AIA|LA City Leaders Breakfast Series
An opportunity for architects & designers and other community stakeholders to meet directly with key individuals transforming Los Angeles in a roundtable setting to discuss innovative ideas that will ensure a healthy, sustainable and economically competitive future. This week’s guest will be Councilmember Gil Cedillo, representing the Council District #1, City of Los Angeles.
When: Thursday, February 9 (8:00 – 9:30am)
Where:  NAC Architecture, 837 N Spring St, Third Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90012-2323

Los Angeles: Detailed
Curated and organized by Mark Indig, Los Angeles: Detailed is an example and an examination by nine diverse Los Angeles-based photographers (native and non-native) who are drawn to very different specifics of this ever-changing city and region. Often drawn to and obsessed by details, marks and captured moments, photographers often do their deepest and most contemplative work close to home. Saturated lifeguard towers, power lines, closed storefronts, abstractions of a marked landscape, architectural landmarks, intimacies from ethnic celebrations and street life – these are all a part of what makes this a vibrant and special space to record.
When: Ongoing
Where: Annenberg Community Beach House
415 Pacific Coast Highway *
Santa Monica, CA, 90402

Audio Tour of Chinatown by L.A. Conservancy
Learn about the multi-cultural history of L.A.’s Chinatown. Produced for our one-day-only tour in April 2016, you can explore Chinatown using this PDF booklet, or even better, accompanied with audio developed by the Los Angeles Conservancy and presented using the free Geotourist app, available in the iTunes store and Google Play store.
When: Ongoing
Where: Chinatown, Los Angeles

Los Angeles Mycological Society Mushroom Fair
The abundance of rain has resulted in a bountiful fruiting of mushrooms across parks, backyards, and lawn. The Los Angeles Mycological Society (LAMS) holds its annual Wild Mushroom Fair, an event that will include demonstrations on growing, cooking, and identifying mushrooms. Professional mycologist(s) will be on site for consultation. The public is invited to bring their found mushrooms for identification. Free with regular admission; members free.
When: February 12, 2017
Where: Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, 301 North Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA 91007


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