Posts by Gregory Han

Walk The Talk
Hosted by Los Angeles Poverty Department and ACTION, Walk the Talk is no ordinary walk. It’s a biannual parade! LA Poverty Department brings Skid Row to life with performances along the parade route that pay tribute to neighborhood initiatives and the men and women whose contributions to the community call for a big, blaring celebration! Street Symphony’s Brass Band and community musicians will lead the way, we carry portraits of the honorees by CruShow Herring.
See our website for parade route – https://www.lapovertydept.org/walk-the-talk-2018/
When: Saturday, April 21 at 11 AM – 3 PM
Where: Los Angeles Poverty Department POB 26190, Los Angeles 90026

How Wildfire Will Shape Our Future
Join the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation in welcoming Edward Struzik to discuss his book Firestorm. The evening event will include a reception, presentation, panel discussion, author Q&A, and book signing. Participants: Douglas Bevington, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation; Beth Burnham, North Topanga Canyon Fire Safe Council; Chad Hanson, The John Muir Project ; Alex Hall, UCLA; Susanna Hecht, UCLA; Chief Ralph Terrazas, City of Los Angeles.
When: Thursday, April 19th, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Where: UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, Room 2355, 337 Charles E. Young Drive East

2018 Sustainability Summit at the Getty Center
The Summit, now in its 12th year, has established itself as an annual forum where today’s foremost industry experts and decision makers engage public, private and nonprofit stakeholders in the latest efforts to achieve California’s ambitious climate targets. This year’s Summit will focus on the de-carbonization of the transportation sector
When: Friday, April 20th, 7:00am – 2:00pm
Where: Getty Center’s Harold M. Williams Auditorium

Heritage Square Twilight Tour
Join Atlas Obscura Society Los Angeles on a rare twilight tour of Heritage Square Museum, where we’ll explore historically significant buildings in various stages of restoration—from a train depot to a church and an eight-sided circular house. Our special after-hours visit with Field Agent Robert Hemedes, arranged exclusively for Atlas Obscura Society L.A., will take place as day turns into dusk.
When: Sunday, April 22 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Where: Heritage Square Museum, 3800 Homer St. 90031

Cottonwood Canyon Celebration!
Come celebrate with us! AFC is now the proud owner of 11 acres in Cottonwood Canyon! Join us on Earth Day to celebrate the beautiful canyon that you helped protect. Acorn bread, lemonade, fruit and Craftsman Brewing local beer will be available to enjoy under the oak canopy.
When: Sunday, April 22 at 3 PM – 5 PM
Where: 1951 Linda Vista Ave, Pasadena 91103

Unique LA Mini Markets
Every Saturday DTLA’s newest independent artists and design event fills the street at the ROW DTLA with hand-picked local designers, artists and makers to bring you LA’s best! Stroll along “market row” to talk with and support amazing local entrepreneurs, plus stop into the amazing shops and cafes to discover more great stuff at ROW DTLA!
When: Every Saturday, Apr 14 – May 26, 10am-3pm
Where: ROW DTLA, 777 S. Alameda St., Los Angeles 90021

Earth Day Pasadena 2018
Earth Day Pasadena is back on Saturday April 21st! #LEARN about local grassroots environmental efforts. #ENGAGE in meaningful dialogues, solution storming & advocacy. #MOVE to zumba, yoga, drum circle beats, and live music!
#TAKEACTION on #climatechange and participate in workshops, demonstrations and interactive activities to learn about sustainable practices including: stormwater harvesting, water-wise gardening, bike repair, healthy recipe demonstrations, clean energy options, electric vehicle show, art + more! #SPEAKUP and share your vision for a more environmentally friendly Pasadena.
When: Saturday, April 21 at 9 AM – 1 PM
Where: Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena 91103

Spring Bloom Walks at Descanso (Cherry Blossoms)
Join us for a stroll through the Gardens at 11am or 1pm on weekends this March and April. Learn about cherry blossoms, flowering trees, and other seasonal favorites on these guided walks. No registration required. Free with admission or membership. Subject to availability.
When: Saturday, April 21 at 9 AM – 5 PM
Where: Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Dr, La Canada Flintridge, California 91011

Spring Renegade Craft Los Angeles
Renegade Makers unite inspired design with quality craftsmanship. Makers are the heart of Renegade and always the main attraction at our Fairs, creating a vibrant showcase of incredible talent. Renegade Experiential + Installation participants bring interactive, skill-sharing, and creative elements to every Fair. From art and seating Installations to workshops, DJs, lawn games, and photo booths, we are excited to collaborate with innovative and contemporary artists that are committed to elevating the Renegade experience.
When: Saturday, April 21 at 11 AM – 6 PM
Where: Los Angeles State Historic Park, 1245 N Spring St, Los Angeles 90012

The 13th Annual Thai New Year Songkran Festival 2018
The 13th Annual Thai New Year Songkran Festival 2018 will be held in Thai Town on Sunday , April 22 , 2018 from 8 – 8 PM. It’s Free , no ticket required. Six big city blocks located on Hollywood Blvd between Western Ave and Normandie Ave. This is one of the largest Festivals in the Los Angeles area. Lots of Thai Food : Fabulous Thai Curry, Khao Soi, Pad Thai, Tom Kha, Som Tum, Thai BBQ, Mango-Sweet Rice, Fresh Thai Coconut and lots more. Sidewalk Cafe’s from many Participating Thai Town Restaurants.
When: Sunday, April 22 at 8 AM – 8 PM
Where: Thai Town, 5448 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles 90027-3406

LA River Urban Revitalization Panel
The Los Angeles River is the center of a massive restoration plan. Community leaders, environmentalists, and officials all have ideas about how the river should interact with natural habitats and the many diverse communities that surround it. Barbara Romero, deputy mayor of Los Angeles, Jill Sourial, The Nature Conservancy urban conservation director, and Richard Ambrose, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor, join moderator Mark Gold, UCLA associate vice chancellor of environment and sustainability, to discuss this urban revitalization.
When: Thursday, April 12th, 7:30pm
Where: Hammer Museum

Hammer Museum Conversations: Kanishk Tharoor and James Cuno
Journalist and author Kanishk Tharoor and president and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust James Cuno discuss the role of museums and curators in piecing together cultural history from artifacts. Tharoor is the presenter and writer of the BBC radio series The Museum of Lost Objects and author of the fictional audio tour to Stories of Almost Everyone. A noted scholar and art historian, Cuno has authored several books, including Whose Culture?: The Promise of Museums and the Debate over Antiquities.
When: Tuesday, April 10th, 7:30pm
Where: Hammer Museum

The Great LA River Clean Up 2018 – Upper River
Great LA River Clean Up / La Gran Limpieza is back! The largest urban River cleanup in America starts April 2018.
For 29 years, FoLAR and our fellow Angelenos have cleaned the Los Angeles River and protected our oceans from trash and refuse. In 2017 we mobilized 10,000 volunteers to remove 100 tons of trash. Help us make 2018 even bigger. Join the movement this Earth Month as we come together to restore habitat, protect nature, and build community through the power of collective action.
When: Saturday, April 14th, 9 am – 12 pm
Where: Two locations: Sepulveda Basin / Balboa Sports Complex and Glendale Narrows Riverwalk

Just Say Oui! Supporting the Paris Climage Change Accord
Supporting the Paris Climate Change Accords at the Local Level
ASLA Southern California is joining with the Southern California Planning Congress (SCPC), the American Planning Association (APA) LA Chapter, and All Saints Church (ASC) coalition, in partnership with the AIA, Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP), The Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies at Cal Poly Pomona, Climate Resolve, Path to Positive Los Angeles, Pando Populus is hosting a day-long summit aimed at bringing together planning and design professionals on the topic of climate action.
When: Saturday, April 14th, 9 am – 4 pm
Where: 132 N. Euclid Avenue, Pasadena, California 91101

Phantasma Gloria: Discover a glorious glasswork homage to the Virgin of Guadalupe, hidden in Echo Park.
Phantasma Gloria is a sun-catching sculpture that creates a rainbow as the light refracts through “lenses” of colored bottles. Hosted by the creator and artist, Randlett “Randy” Lawrence, at his home, join Field Agent Robert Hemedes as we learn the history, science, and meaning of Phantasma Gloria.
When: Sunday, April 15th, 5 pm — 6:15 pm
Where: Los Angeles, California, 90026, United States

The ‘Transit-Oriented Teens’ Are Coming to Save Your City: “Per Eldred’s estimation, the TOTs generate 100 to 150 posts per day. What gets shared nowadays are mostly news articles and links, but urban-y riffs on Thomas the Tank Engine, the peak performance guy, and the rest of the internet’s strange cast of meme characters are still in the mix. Including a lot of appreciation for transit.”

26 Things to Do in Los Angeles This Spring: Curbed LA’s pocket guide offers a map of 26 essential things to do in Los Angeles, curated by their editors and updated seasonally. Focusing on cultural institutions, architecture, the outdoors, and beautiful spaces, the map includes picks of well-known classics and new favorites, from the Getty to Echo Park Lake to the Museum of Neon Art.

We are All At Risk In LA’s Slow, Aging Infrastructure Death: “The LA Times has reported that 20% of the city’s water pipes were installed before 1931. These pipes were supposed to last 100 years. Meaning all will reach the end of their useful lives in the next 15 years. These aged pipes are responsible for 50% of all water main leaks, and replacing them is a looming, multi-billion-dollar problem for the City of Angels.”

The Sierra Nevada snowpack will be 64% smaller by the end of this century. We need to prepare now: “Although recent storms have dumped heavy snow across the Sierra Nevada, Monday’s snowpack measurement will almost certainly show that it is still well below average. Last week, the Sierra-wide reading put the total snowpack at 15.8 inches of water content, or 43% below normal. Here’s an even more sobering reality. According to our new research, such spring snow measurements will be considered far above average in the decades to come.”

Understanding What Makes Plants Happy: “We have to understand that plants are social creatures. Our garden plants evolved as members of diverse social networks. Take a butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa, named this year’s Perennial Plant of the Year by the industry group the Perennial Plant Association), for example. The height of its flower is exactly the height of the grasses it grows among. Its narrow leaves hug its stems to efficiently emerge through a crowded mix. It has a taproot that drills through the fibrous roots of grasses. Everything about that plant is a reaction to its social network. And it is these social networks that make plantings so resilient.”

Sierra Club Zero Waste Fair-Expo
On April 7th the Angeles Chapter Sierra Club Zero Waste Team will be hosting an educational interactive Fair-Expo that will teach you how to get on the right path to becoming Zero Waste. Bring your whole family to this fun event at Grand Park, enjoy music, zero waste food, and meet wonderful organizations here in LA that are modeling what a zero waste lifestyle looks like. The Fair–Expo is FREE!
When: April 7th, 11am – 3pm
Where: Grand Park, 200 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, California 90012

Native Plant Celebration & Symposium
The annual Wildflower Show of the Los Angeles / Santa Monica Mountains chapter of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) is scheduled for April 7, 2018 at the Sepulveda Garden Center in conjunction with a simultaneous Native Plant Celebration & Symposium, plant and book sale. The Symposium will feature speakers throughout the day. Plants for sale will be available courtesy of our Symposium partner, the Theodore Payne Foundation. We welcome California native wildflower cuttings from your home gardens.
When: April 7th, 9am – 4pm
Where: 6117 Reseda Blvd Suite H, Reseda, California 91335

Intersection Luncheon: Dr. Lucy Jones with Congressman Adam Schiff
“Join Dr. Lucy Jones in conversation with Congressman Adam Schiff as they discuss the role of science in policy-making at the first Intersection Lunch presented by the Dr. Lucy Jones Center for Science and Society.”
When: April 4th, 11:30am – 1:00pm
Where: Universal Studios Lot

Pasadena Transit to Trails Launch Party
Grab your TAP cards, wear your hiking boots and join us in celebrating the launch of the Pasadena Transit to Trails shuttle! Starting Saturday April 7th and into summer, the Pasadena Route 88 Shuttle bus will run from Memorial Park Gold Line Station to Sam Merrill Trailhead in Altadena, which is the access point for Echo Mountain and Inspiration Point. A one-way ride on the shuttle will cost $.75, and the fare can be paid in cash or with the balance on your TAP card.
When: April 7th, 9am – 12pm
Where: 85 E Holly St, Pasadena, CA 91103-3907

Creation Care at the Frontier of Missions
This event is for anyone with a missional heart who wants to deepen their understanding of environmental stewardship. Practitioners of environmental stewardship can deepen their understanding of the implications their work has for ministry to the unreached. Pastors, organizational leaders, and influencers can become champions of environmental missions.
When: April 6th – April 7th
Where: Frontier Ventures, 1605 E Elizabeth St, Pasadena, California 91104

Drawing Nature
Join Descanso favorite, artist R. Jay Ewing, for a brand new art series. Learn the foundations of drawing in this nature-based class for beginning and intermediate students. Please note: Advance registration required at http://bit.ly/2G6EBlG
When: April 7th, 10am-12pm
Where: Descanso Gardens

The Future of Preservation in Los Angeles: The Next 40 Years
What will historic preservation in Los Angeles look like over the next forty years? What’s the Conservancy’s role in addressing critical urban issues like density and housing? Who decides what to save? As we celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the Conservancy’s founding, we’re looking to the future and asking questions about preservation in Los Angeles. Our esteemed panelists (see below) will explore these questions and more as we discuss the role preservation will play in Los Angeles’ future. Moderated by Larry Mantle, host of KPCC’s AirTalk with Larry Mantle and a fourth-generation Angeleno, the panelists include:
Margaret Bach, founding president, Los Angeles Conservancy
Christopher Hawthorne, newly appointed chief design officer, City of Los Angeles; former architecture critic, Los Angeles Times
Luis Hoyos, architect and urban designer, former Conservancy board member, professor of architecture at the Cal Poly Pomona, College of Environmental Design, and member of the national ACHP – Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
Michelle Magalong, executive director, APIAs in Historic Preservation (APIAHiP)
When: April 5th, 6pm – 7:30pm
Where: Los Angeles Public Library, 630 W 5th St, Los Angeles, California 90071

Extraordinary Estates
Pasadena’s Orange Grove Boulevard has long been known as “Millionaire’s Row” for the lavish mansions that once lined the street. Join Atlas Obscura Society Los Angeles for an in-depth tour of two famous estates that are still standing, The Gamble House & Fenyes Mansion, including access to secret doors and the maids’ quarters, not normally open to the public. The tour will include a full walkthrough of the home as well as the exclusive opportunity to see what’s behind some of the secret doors in the house. At the end of the tour, everyone will receive an assortment of postcards showcasing The Gamble House and/or Pasadena.
When: April 7th, 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Where: Fenyes Mansion, 470 W Walnut St, Pasadena, California 91103

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Photo: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

61st Annual Bonsai Show
“Discover the timeless appeal of an ancient horticultural art form as the California Bonsai Society presents its 61st annual show, featuring dozens of beautiful specimens created by bonsai masters. The show takes place in The Huntington’s Brody Botanical Center. Additional examples of bonsai can be seen in the permanent display in the Japanese Garden’s Bonsai Courts, where more than 70 world-class trees are on permanent display. Entry to the show is included with general admission to The Huntington.”
When: Saturday, March 24 at 10 AM – 5 PM
Where: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

Night of 1,000 Drawings
“Night of 1000 Drawings is a community fundraising initiative that asks everyone in L.A. to ‘doodle for a difference’ – draw anything, with anything, on anything 6 x 8. All donated doodles will be exhibited at a one-night-only art exhibition and sale, which will take place on March 22, 2018, from 5-8pm, at the Globe Theatre. All attendees will get to choose a doodle to take home, and be entertained by award-winning musicians. All proceeds go directly towards funding a music program for Metro Charter Elementary.”
When: Thursday, March 22, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: Globe Theatre, 740 S. Broadway Street 90014

Pasadena Heritage Spring Home Tour: Better Homes and Gardens
“Tour extraordinary historic homes and gorgeous gardens as Pasadena Heritage presents architectural and landscape design spanning more than 130 years. Inspired by the legendary magazine that has epitomized American living since 1922 with articles such as, “Create the Perfect Front Yard” and “Backyard Landscapes with our Gardening Tips,” Better Homes and Gardens continues to be one of America’s favorite magazines.”
When: Sunday, March 25, 2018, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Locations to be provided.

King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh
“In a dramatic new presentation, dazzling multimedia complements rare artifacts to take guests on an immersive journey of the pharaoh’s quest for immortality. Examine exquisite rings found on King Tut’s fingers, opulent jewelry that adorned his body, and the gold sandals placed on his feet upon burial. Discover how the scientific analysis of King Tut’s 3,300-year-old mummy has revealed new information about his health and lineage, and how cutting-edge technologies have played a role in discovering new tombs and analyzing existing ones in ways never before imagined.”
When: March 24, 2018 – January 6, 2019
Where: California Science Center, 700 Exposition Park Drive, 90037

The Unreal City
Installation Gallery and Installation Magazine host a group exhibition of Los Angeles artists each examining the facade of the city they call home as part of the Santa Monica Airport Artwalk 2018.
When: Saturday, March 24 at 12 PM – 5 PM
Where: Installation Magazine, 3021 Airport Ave Suite 102C, Santa Monica 90405