Posts from the Looking Ahead Category

Modern Hiker at the L.A. Breakfast Club
Modern Hiker’s Casey Schreiner is VERY happy to be speaking at the famous The Los Angeles Breakfast Club on April 25th, delivering a lecture on some of the best hikes all around Los Angeles. If you haven’t been before, you are in for a treat — the meetings are full of wonderful people who are into all sorts of history, the Club’s weekly meetings feature a variety of L.A. historians and enthusiasts, you get a tasty breakfast, AND you’ll be a part of one of the most interesting pieces of Los Angeles history that’s still active!
When: April 25th, 7 AM – 9 AM
Where: The Los Angeles Breakfast Club, 3201 Riverside Drive, Los Angeles 90027

Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece
Writer and artist Michael Benson speaks in conjunction with the publication of his new book chronicling the creation of 2001: A Space Odyssey, from the initial conception and brainstorming between Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke in New York through production and postproduction in the United Kingdom and continuing with the film’s rocky release. The talk includes many behind-the-scenes images and clips from the film. In reviewing the book, filmmaker Martin Scorsese noted, “Michael Benson’s lively, exciting and exhaustively researched book expands our understanding of what is truly one of the greatest films ever made.” Benson’s last book, Cosmigraphics: Picturing Space Through Time (Abrams, 2014) was short-listed for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize in the Science and Technology category.
When: April 23rd, 7:30pm
Where: LACMA l Bing Theater

Every Picture Tells A Story
Every picture tells a story; and while a photograph may be worth a thousand words, often it also demands them. A history of California can be told, not only from historical images, but from modern landscape views. Richard White, Margaret Byrne Professor of American History at Stanford University and the Rogers Distinguished Fellow at The Huntington, uses images shot by landscape photographer Jesse White to explore California’s story. Free; no reservations required.
When: April 25th, 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Huntington, Rothenberg Hall

Downtown Modernism
Modernica‘s biannual Downtown Modernism market for vintage modern design will be returning to Los Angeles on Sunday, April 29th. Collectors, connoisseurs, and treasure hunters will once again have the chance to peruse countless mid-century, modernist, and vintage artifacts from Modernica’s hand-picked group of modern dealers. Adults $8, Children 12 and under Free, pet friendly
When: April 295th, 8am-2pm
Where: 2901 Saco Street Los Angeles, CA 90058

Conserving Biodiversity and Bird Habitat When Land Is Developed
Opportunities exist to conserve biodiversity in cities and neighborhoods. This workshop introduces participants to the key principles and practices required to conserve biodiversity across cities, both for green infrastructure development and retrofitting areas. Participants will also learn about an online evaluation tool, called “Building for Birds.” This tool allows decision makers to manipulate amounts of forest fragments (urban/rural) and tree canopy (in residential areas) and determine the best designs for conserving bird habitat. In addition, participants will learn about strategies to protect birds from collisions with glass, trends in urban forest canopy in Los Angeles, and resources to understand patterns of bird diversity across the City.
When: April 25th, 12:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Where: Los Angeles Environmental Learning Center at Hyperion, 12000 Vista Del Mar, Gate C, 90293

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

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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In the Field: Birds and Plants along Big Tujunga Wash
“Break out your binoculars with the Museum for a Saturday adventure! Join ornithologist Kimball Garrett and Director of Nature Gardens Carol Bornstein for a peek through the birding scope and a close-up look at our local plants. We begin our trip at Orcas Park and then caravan to Oro Vista Park to experience a variety of unique environments. We will watch birds and other wildlife while also exploring the beautiful and botanically diverse habitats around us.”
When: Sunday, April 1 at 7:30 AM – 12 PM
Where: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90007

CAP Lecture Series: Calvin Abe, FASLA
“Calvin Abe has more than 30 years of professional experience in urban design and landscape architecture. Over time the scale, variety, and complexity of these projects has brought expertise within Southern California and other parts of the world. He is known for his ability to transform conceptual designs into artful built forms for urban environments. He seeks collaborations with clients, architects, designers, artists, scientists and engineers to develop and implement innovative and technically sound designs. In addition, Calvin’s creativity is expressed though art installations stemming from a personal, environmental, and urban narrative. CEUs are pending through AIA and LA CES. Location: AB 100.”
When: April 2, 2018, 4 p.m.
Where: Ball State University, Architecture Building, Room 100

Bird Walk at Topanga State Park
“Bird Walks are geared for the beginner/intermediate birders looking for an introduction to local birds and/or interested in reducing their carbon footprint by birding relatively close to home. LAAS bird walks and field trips delve into identification, natural histories and interactions observed in the field. All are welcome on either event, but no pets or small children please. Appropriate for young bird watchers age 6 years and older. For further information contact Eleanor Osgood at birdwalks@laaudubon.org, or call (310) 839-5420. Birdwalks DO NOT require advance sign-up, just show up at the specified meeting time and place.”
When: April 1, 2018, 8am-12pm
Where: Topanga State Park, Los Angeles, California

Making Museums
“Harald Szeemann’s radical exhibitions at the Bern Kunsthalle and subsequent experiments at documenta and the Venice Biennale challenged the limits of the art institution and its methods of display. Join a discussion between artists and curators who have created their own museums and, like Szeemann, disrupted the conventions of exhibition-making. Panelists include Chris Vargas of The Museum of Transgender History and Art, Alice Konitz of the Los Angeles Museum of Art, and Alex Kalman of mmuseumm, among others. The discussion will be moderated by ICA LA curator Jamillah James.”
When: Wednesday, March 28 at 7:30 PM – 9 PM
Where: ICA LA (Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles), 1717 East 7th St., Los Angeles, California 90021

Rick Prelinger’s Lost Landscapes of New York
“Since 2006, film historian and archivist extraordinaire Rick Prelinger has presented 21 participatory urban history events to enthusiastic audiences in San Francisco, Detroit, Los Angeles, Oakland and at festivals throughout the world. For the first time, he is bringing his Lost Landscapes project to New York City. Lost Landscapes of New York mixes home movies by New Yorkers, tourists and semi-professional cinematographers with outtakes from feature films and background “process plates” picturing granular details of New York’s cityscape. The combination of intimate moments, memories from many New York neighborhoods, and a variety of rare cinematic perspectives forms a 21st-century city symphony whose soundtrack will be provided by the audience. Viewers will be invited to comment, to ask questions and to interact with one another as the screening unfolds.”
When: Saturday, March 31 at 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Where: UCLA Film & Television Archive, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90024