Desert X
“Artists from different parts of the world will be invited to make work that responds to the unique conditions of Palm Springs and the surrounding Coachella Valley.The themes and locations of the exhibition will engage surrounding communities, other Valley organizations, visitors, and students through works that respond to environmental, social and cultural conditions specific to the Valley, while also focusing attention on the creative energy of the participating artists and their work.”
When: Through April 30th, 2017
Where: Desert X Hub at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club, Palm Springs; Link to Google Maps

The Director’s Series: Michael Govan and Peter Zumthor
Renowned Swiss architect Peter Zumthor speaks with LACMA Director and CEO Michael Govan about the concepts behind his plans for LACMA’s future presentation of its collections. The new planned gallery building emphasizes exterior transparency as well as intimate interior experiences. Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zumthor is known for creating unique architectural spaces such as Therme Vals, Switzerland; the Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria; and Kolumba Art Museum, Cologne.
When: Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 7:30 pm
Where: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Celebrate California Spring Native Plant Sale
Hahamongna Native Plant Nursery presents a Spring fundraising Sale. These are the best native plants in our region, and they are available. Now It’s a great time to get spectacular, low-water-use native plants in the ground.Every purchase is a donation to promote native plants and water conservation for our region.
When: Sunday, April 9, 2017
Where: 4550 Oak Grove Dr, Pasadena, California 91011

The 14th Factory
“The 14th Factory is a monumental, multiple-media art installation that will transform an empty industrial warehouse near downtown Los Angeles into a mythic universe created collaboratively through video, installation, sculpture, sound, paintings, and live performance. The 14th Factory weaves together elements of popular culture–science fiction, punk music, graphic novels, and film–with critical re-examinations of social and historical narratives, especially interconnections between East and West. Conceived by Hong Kong-based British artist Simon Birch, the vision of The 14th Factory is to create a new, independent paradigm for socially-engaged art, a kind of guerilla action where art occupies and re-energizes underutilized or even derelict urban spaces and gifts them back to the community in the form of a transformative experience.”
When: Through April 30, 2017
Where: 440 North Avenue 19, Los Angeles, CA 90031

First Saturday: Volunteer Day at Theodore Payne Foundation
“This month on the second Saturday! Join the Theodore Payne Foundation family of volunteers to improve and care for our gardens. We will clear, clean, plant, mulch, prune and perform other tasks to spruce up the grounds and show how beautiful native plant gardens can be. Bring hat, gloves, knee pads and other tools for personal use. TPF will provide shovels, trowels, rakes, loppers, hoes, pruners and refreshments. Repeats first Saturdays through June.”
When: Sat, April 8, 2017, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
Where: Theodore Payne Foundation, 10459 Tuxford St, Sun Valley, CA 91352

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