Fourth Street Viaduct, Spanning Los Angeles River, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA (*Public Domain image).

The 10 Bridges Walk
Here is another try at the classic walk invented by Dan Koeppel. Of course, there still is no centerpiece without a 6th St Viaduct but we will do the best we can. The route is different from last year – each bridge is done in a different direction and different streets and neighborhoods are emphasized. Think of it in four segments: 1st from Lincoln Cypress to the Cornfields; 2nd from the Cornfields to Union Station; 3rd from Union Station to the Indy Brewing/Dry River Brewing zone; and last from that brewery zone to Mariachi Plaza (after going south for 2 more bridges)
When: May 5th, 9 AM – 5 PM
Where: Gold Line (Lincoln/Cypress Station), 370 W Avenue 26, Los Angeles, California 90031

The Power of Food
L.A. Kitchen is bringing four of Los Angeles’ best sous chefs together to showcase their culinary talent, creativity and ability to think on their feet. Inspired by José Andrés’s relief efforts in Puerto Rico, each chef will be challenged to create a memorable dish out of everyday ingredients. The participating chefs will be given the opportunity to join the World Central Kitchen chef relief team.
When: May 1st, 7 PM
Where:The Wiltern, 3790 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90010

Designing with Palms – Talk and Book Signing
Palm trees are so iconic, especially in Southern California, that it’s easy to lose sight of their versatility in the landscape. Jason Dewees, author of Designing with Palms (Timber Press, 2018), will discuss how the sensory appeal of palms, along with their beautiful diversity—delicate understory plants, hardy shrubs, graceful trees, and bamboo-like clusters—earn them a place in well-designed gardens. A book signing follows. Free; no reservations required. Rothenberg Hall
When: May 5th, 2:30 p.m.
Where: Rothenberg Hall at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

‘Call of the Wild’ Art Exhibition Artist’s Reception @
The San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center invites artists and photographers to explore their artistic relationship with flora and fauna in nature. Think of natural elements and anything from insects to birds to majestic animals. Show your appreciation of wildlife near and far. The exhibition will be on display from May 1 through May 28, 2018, with Artist’s Reception on may 5, 2018 from 5 to 7 pm. Exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. The Board of Directors of the SFVACC is thrilled to have this exhibition running during the BirdLA Day festivities.
When: May 5th, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center

Masters of Taste Pasadena Rose Bowl
Walk the field of the Rose Bowl and enjoy unlimited samplings from some of L.A.’s most eclectic chefs and restaurants, wineries, craft breweries, mixologists and more! 2,500 influential food and beverage enthusiasts from all throughout the Greater Los Angeles area are expected to attend this exciting festival which will include spectacular offerings from over 50 Culinary Masters and restaurants, an array of signature sweets prepared by L.A.’s finest Sweet Masters, signature handcrafted cocktails and tastings from over 25 Beverage Masters which will include top cocktail bars, wineries, local craft breweries, pressed juices, hand roasted coffee, entertainment, and much more.
When: May 6th,
Where: Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA.

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