Goat Hike & Picnic
Come join the herd on a short relaxing hike in the San Gabriel Mountains. Only 40 tickets are available for this event. We will take a gentle hike with the goats, moms and babies together, with lots of stops for them to enjoy fresh spring grasses. sagebrush and desert almond. During stops I’ll talk about the unique landscape at Angeles Crest Creamery and how the goats fit into the ecosystem, about what they eat and how their forage behavior changes seasonally.
When: Saturday, July 22nd, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM PDT
Where: Angeles Crest Creamery, 19830 Big Pines Hwy, Valyermo, CA 93563

Fellows in Focus: Placerita Canyon BioBlitz
Fellows members are invited to join us at Placerita Canyon, a park encompassing oak woodland, chaparral, and riparian plant communities on the north side of the San Gabriel Mountains, to help NHMLA learn more about the insects, birds, and lizards that call this preserve home. Hear from and work alongside our adventurous crew of scientists and educators seeking out answers to real-world questions. All attendees will get to participate in smoke fly catching with Brian Brown, bird watching with Kimball Garrett, ant traps with Terry McGlynn, and iNaturalist walks with Greg Pauly and Lisa Gonzalez.
When: Become a member and sign up for the walk on July 30th, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Placerita Canyon

In Conversation: Frank Gehry and Kurt Forster
Iconic architect Frank Gehry and renowned architectural historian Kurt W. Forster explore architectural differences and similarities between sister-cities Berlin and Los Angeles on the occasion of the exhibition Berlin/Los Angeles: Space for Music, on view at the Getty Research Institute from April 25 to July 30, 2017.
When: Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at 7 pm
Where: Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium

Discussion: Arts District Murals
Since the migration of local artists to Downtown LA in the 1970s, the Arts District has become synonymous with murals, street art, and graffiti. Join us in the Public Garden for a conversation examining the history and culture of muralism in LA with art historian Isabel Rojas-Williams and muralists Kim West and Noni Olabisi.
When: Sunday, July 23, 2017, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Where: Hauser & Wirth, 901 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

FLAX: The distance is beautiful
Inspired by the complex landscape of the city, the dance performance enlists the participation of 60 professional and nonprofessional performers, exploring themes of community and identity, which are now more important than ever. Echoing recent unrest around the world, and setting off from different locations, the groups will march through the corridors of Downtown to gather at iconic Grand Park (200 N. Grand Avenue) for an epic performance.
When: July 22nd, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Where: Grand Park, 200 N. Grand Avenue

Christoph Kilian: If you touch me, you’ll understand what happiness is
Carried aloft by weather balloon, a small cooling chamber rises up into the sky above Mount Hollywood. Upon reaching optimal temperature and humidity, a single snow crystal forms within the chamber and is ultimately released, falling to earth under the sun over Los Angeles. The balloon and chamber’s flight was documented by two high resolution video cameras. The launch site for the weather balloon and cooling chamber is located between two well-known Los Angeles landmarks: The Griffith Observatory and the Hollywood Sign. Artist Christoph Kilian’s installation “If you touch me, you’ll understand what happiness is” is on view at the Goethe-Institut.
When: Monday – Friday July 17th thru July 21st (hours vary)
Where: GOETHE-INSTITUT, 5750 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 100, 90036


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