Renovation Innovation: 2017 de LaB Home Tour
“These five residences in L.A. are all contemporary models for sensitive and sustainable renovation on the east side, ranging from a mid-century home with great bones that just needed a little updating to a home destroyed by fire that required almost a total rebuild. See how these designers approached these challenges to create beautiful, livable spaces. Come see five incredible houses architect-designed homes by award winning local and international firms including Bestor Architecture, Tom Marble, LA Design Group, and Mexico City-based Productura.”
When: Sunday, April 2, 2017, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT
Where: Silver Lake, Address TBD, Los Angeles, CA

Calabasas Blue Habitat Restoration
“Join Mountains Restoration Trust to help restore native grasslands in the foothills west of Juan Bautista De Anza Park in Calabasas. Native grasses including purple needlegrass and creeping wildrye and flowering perennials and shrubs will be planted by volunteers under supervision by MRT tech crew from 9am-12pm.”
When: Saturday, April 1, 2017, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Where: Juan Bautista de Anza Park, 3701 Lost Hills Rd, Calabasas, CA 91302

14th Annual Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour
“The Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour is a unique adventure: a two-day self-guided journey through the Los Angeles region’s most beautiful and inspiring home landscapes. At each location, you’ll meet garden owners, designers, knowledgeable docents and fellow gardeners. You’ll learn about native plants, garden design, and wildlife habitat.”
When: April 1st and 2nd, 2017, 10:00 AM – 5pm
Where: County-Wide, Los Angeles, CA

Fun with Flora! Succulents 101 & Bring Your Own Succulent Home
“In the first of our three-part succulent series, UCCE Master Gardener, Sebastian, will teach the basics about growing and propagating succulents. The workshop will include a presentation, demonstrations about how to take succulent cuttings, and planting your own succulent cutting to take home.”
When: Saturday, April 1, 2017, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Where: Chino Basin Water Conservation District, 4594 San Bernardino Street, Montclair, CA 91763

Frank Bros. The Store that Modernized Modern
“Celebrating a little-known chapter in the history of California modernism, the University Art Museum at CSULB presents Frank Bros.: The Store that Modernized Modern. On view from January 28–April 9, 2017, the exhibition relates the story of Southern California’s largest and most prominent mid-century retailer of modern furniture and design. Based in Long Beach from 1938–1982, Frank Bros. embodied the optimistic post-war ethos of the American consumer, bringing fresh and exciting designs to the public not only through well-sourced inventory but with an innovative program of advertising, mailers, exhibitions and off-site custom interiors. As an exemplar of California modernism, Frank Bros. fueled and shaped the market for good design.”
When: Ongoing thru April 9
Where: Cal State Long Beach

Does Art Capture Reality Better Than the News?
“What stories can artists tell that professional and citizen journalists can’t? Do we count too much on the arts to mediate reality or connect us to it? Photographer and documentarian Jamel Shabazz and “The Wire” creator and journalist David Simon discuss how artists can best offer unflinching views of real life.”
When: Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 7:00 PM
Where: Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Museum

Artisanal LA Spring Marketplace
“A seasonal weekend long community shopping, tasting and learning experience showcasing the country’s finest local, independent food crafters, makers, artisans and chefs.”
When: Saturday, April 1st-2nd, 2017, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Where: The California Market Center Penthouse | 110 E 9th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

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