The Great Los Angeles Walk
Hundreds of Angelenos will hit the sidewalks on Saturday, November 18 for The Great Los Angeles Walk 2017 – the annual event that dispels the myth that “nobody walks in L.A.” This year, for the twelfth edition, the Great Los Angeles Walk is traversing one of the city’s oldest boulevards: Beverly!
When: November 18th, 9am
Where: Begins at the Japanese American National Museum
Francis Dean and the Art of Modern Landscape Architecture
Francis Dean and the Art of Modern Landscape Architecture is the last event celebrating the Department’s 60 years of advancing landscape architecture education in Southern California. This exhibition is sponsored by the Department of Landscape Architecture, the Huntley Gallery and the College of Environmental Design and the genrous support of department donors.
When: November 16, 6:00-9:00PM
Where: Cal Poly Pomona Huntley Gallery
AIA|LA Tours: Mulholland Drive Residence
The restoration and expansion of the Ward House, a landmarked Bel Air residence on Mulholland Drive, doubles its livable space while emphasizing thoughtful proportions and sight lines. It was paramount to preserve the integrity of the historic house, originally designed by Case Study architect Rodney Walker in 1954, but to give it a distinctly contemporary feel.
When: November 15, 5:00-6:30PM.
Where: Mulholland Dr., Los Angeles
The Revolution of Marina M: A Novel of the Russian Revolution
L.A.’s own Janet Fitch, the mega-bestselling author of White Oleander and Paint It Black, returns to ALOUD with her newest work, a sweeping historical saga of the Russian Revolution. Beginning on New Year’s Eve in 1916 St. Petersburg, The Revolution of Marina M. follows the mesmerizing coming-of-age story of a young woman of privilege who aches to break free of the constraints of her genteel life, a life about to be violently upended by the vast forces of history. Joining Fitch to discuss this epic journey through some of the most dramatic events of the last century is Boris Dralyuk, Russian literature scholar and executive editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books, who helped Fitch with the Russian translations for her book.
When: November 16, 7:30pm
Where: Mark Taper Auditorium-Central Library
Imagined Futures for a Hotter Planet
Artists, writers and media organizations are playing vital roles in conveying the science and ethics of global warming. This conversation will explore how experiments in environmental storytelling and media imagine possible futures for different communities and ecosystems in the context of planetary climate change. With poet-scholar Rita Wong; Media artist and NYU professor Marina Zurkow; KCET Chief Creative Officer, Juan Devis; and Whittier College associate professor and Nadine Austin Wood Chair in American History, Natale Zappia, with moderator Allison Carruth, UCLA professor and director of LENS.
When: November 16, 6:00pm
Where: La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Simon Doonan on Mundo Meza
Simon Doonan is a celebrated window dresser, cultural critic, author, and creative ambassador-at-large for Barneys New York. In the early 1980s, Doonan collaborated with artist Mundo Meza (1955–85) on window displays at West Hollywood boutiques including Maxfield Bleu. Juxtaposing glamorous and shocking elements, the playful and surreal displays were provocative and titillating. In conjunction with Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A., Doonan will discuss his collaborations with Meza and the intersection of artistic, fashion, and club cultures during that prolific time in Los Angeles.
When: November 19, 3:00pm
Where: West Hollywood Council Chambers, 625 North San Vicente Boulevard, West Hollywood, 90069