Posts from the Looking Ahead Category

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


Materials & Applications 14th Anniversary Gala
“In 2003, Materials & Applications began with the idea that creative experimentation should take place in public space. Since then, M&A has produced more than 20 site-specific installations — each of them inscribed into the landscape of Los Angeles. These installations are always free, unscripted and unsupervised. If you support our mission of experimentation and risk-taking made public, please join us on November 11 as we celebrate our spectacular past and usher in a new vision for M&A’s future. ”
When: November 11, 2017, 7:00 PM
Where: @ NAVEL | 1611 S Hope St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Fear and Wonder: An Expedition through the Landscapes of Fiction
“Our perception of the world is largely shaped through the mediums of fiction. Our political positions are informed by fake news, we live out our lives in the pixelated territories of video games and we escape into the pages of a novel or the flicker of the movie screen. In film, games and literature, we have always imagined alternative worlds as a means to understand our own world in new ways. In Fear and Wonder we join an ensemble of directors, concept artists, video game designers and storytellers for an expedition through an atlas of imaginary worlds, fictional cities and speculative geographies. Curated by Liam Young, SCI-Arc Fiction and Entertainment Coordinator.”
When: November 11, 2017, 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: SCI-Arc W.M. Keck Lecture Hall

LACMA Talk: Cheech Marin and Michael Govan
“LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director Michael Govan speaks with actor, director, writer, comedian, author, musician, and collector Cheech Marin. The conversation will focus on Marin’s passion for collecting and supporting Chicano art. Marin has amassed the largest private collection of Chicano art, including more than 20 works by Carlos Almaraz with some currently on view in Playing with Fire: Paintings by Carlos Almaraz. Marin has also been instrumental in organizing exhibitions of Chicano art including Los Angelenos/Chicano Painters of L.A.: Selections from the Cheech Marin Collection at LACMA in 2008, and he is currently collaborating with the Riverside Art Museum to create the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture and Industry (also known as The Cheech).”
When: November 6, 2017, 7:30pm
Where: LACMA l Bing Theater

Caltrans Houses in Pasadena Tour
“In the late 1960s, Caltrans began purchasing properties along the proposed 710 Freeway surface route between Pasadena and the El Sereno neighborhood. Today the state agency owns more than 400 parcels in this corridor, including 175 in Pasadena alone, the majority of which are historic homes in our oldest residential neighborhood. Covering the area between California Boulevard and Columbia Street, this tour will stop at several little-known historic sites including Julia Child’s childhood home, a hidden Smith & Williams, and a historic fire station converted into a house.”
When: November 11, 2017, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Where: The Madison House, 651 S. St. John Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105

ARTO Factory Tour, Lunch and AIA/IDCEC CEU
“Architects, interior designers, landscape architects, contractors, and end users are invited to tour the ARTO factory complex in Gardena, CA and attend our AIA/IDCEC CEU course: “Malibu Tiles: Past, Present & Future” on Friday, November 10. There is no charge for the tour or the course and it is a great opportunity to learn more about our unique handcrafted clay and concrete products.”
When: November 10, 2017, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Where: ARTO Factory, 15209 S. Broadway Street, Gardena, CA 90248

Exhibition and Competition that Fosters Tomorrow’s Architects
Thursday night, November 9, 2017, architecture students attending schools from as far as San Francisco, California, will launch an exhibition of visual concepts, of their own design, in a plaza at THE BLOC in the midst of Downtown Los Angeles. The exhibit, is part of the American Institute of Architecture Los Angeles chapter’s (AIA|LA) influential 2×8, a three-pronged program dedicated to creating exposure for next generation architects, and to provide scholarships. Those participating will express 2×8’s 2017 theme of “CORE” through designs that range from modular housing for refugees to a re-think of DTLA’s former Los Angeles Stock Exchange.
When: November 9, 2017, 5:30PM – 8:30PM
Where: The Bloc DTLA, 750 W. 7th Street, LA, CA 90017

Conservation for Cities
It’s time to think differently about cities and nature. Understanding how to better connect our cities with the benefits nature provides will be increasingly important as people migrate to cities and flourish in them. All this urban growth, along with challenges of adapting to climate change, will require a new approach to infrastructure if we’re going to be successful. Yet guidance on how to plan and implement projects to protect or restore natural infrastructure is often hard to come by. With “Conservation for Cities”, Robert McDonald offers a comprehensive framework for maintaining and strengthening the supporting bonds between cities and nature through innovative infrastructure projects.
When: November 2nd, 6pm
Where: UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation

Landscape as Catalyst: Lawrence Halprin’s Legacy and Los Angeles
The Cultural Landscape Foundation, in collaboration with the A+D Architecture and Design Museum, is organizing a public, daylong symposium on November 4, 2017, that will examine the influences and accomplishments of renowned landscape architect Lawrence Halprin (1916 – 2009) and his impact on the renaissance of downtown Los Angeles. Held as part of a three-month series of public events honoring Halprin’s rich local and national legacy, this symposium will be suitable for enthusiasts of Modernist design and landscape architecture, practitioners and urban planners, fans of Los Angeles and those interested in the city’s history, and others.
When: November 04th, 9:30am to 4:00pm
Where: A+D Architecture and Design Museum, 900 East 4th Street, Los Angeles, 90013

Neural Exchange – Research Lecture with John Gerrard
2016 Art + Technology Lab grant recipient John Gerrard introduces his project Neural Exchange. Inspired by conversations with Lab technology advisors, the artist researched neural networks, a type of machine intelligence that mimics networks of neurons in the brain. Gerrard will present these artistic experiments in lecture form alongside the performance debut of a generated simulation. A publication featuring interviews with practitioners from Google, NVIDIA and elsewhere, relating to this powerful new computing form will be handed out during the event.
When: November 1st, 7pm
Where: LACMA | Bing Theater

Aerial Futures: Leading Edge
Drawing on the expertise of prominent airport terminal designers, industry leaders and disruptive innovators, Aerial Futures is a forum for knowledge sharing and exchange. Keynotes, presentations and panels will showcase leading thinking and projects related to terminal creation and operation, from components to user experience. Airports are taking the lead as intricately designed, highly frequented and resource-intensive structures that define how we travel, trade and connect with each other, now and into the future.
When: November 2nd-3rd, 2017
Where: Architecture and Design Museum Los Angeles

A Tale of Two Cities in a Hotter World: Los Angeles and Beijing
Climate change is the existential crisis of the 21st century. How it plays out, how we can curb it, and how we adjust to the changes already underway will define our generation. This fall, the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, in collaboration with UCLA Institute of Environment and Sustainability, has designed a new kind of climate series; a four-night conversation between the L.A. community and some of the world’s experts on all things climate change.
When: November 2nd, 6pm
Where: Natural History Museum

The Future Today
Physicists say, “time is flexible, stretchable, even reversible.” But “we are all futurists today” as the past, present and future morph together in real and virtual time and where tomorrow may depend on leaving options open now.
When: November 5th, 1:30–3:30 PM
Where: The Rancho, Los Alamitos


“Architecture Exposed” LIGA Book Presentation
The Neutra VDL House invites you to the launch of the second book of LIGA, Space for Architecture, Mexico City. The volume “Architecture Exposed” has the exhibition of architecture as its central theme. Founding directors Wonne Ickx and Ruth Estevez, will engage in a conversation with architecture critic, historian and curator Sylvia Lavin on curating architecture.
When: October 28th, 4-6pm
Where: Neutra VDL House, 2300 Silver Lake Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90039

Dia de los Muertos at Hollywood Forever
Hollywood Forever Cemetery is proud to present the 18th annual Dia de los Muertos festival:
The Legacy of Posada – El Legado De Posada. For our 18th Annual Dia de los Muertos, we tip our feather and flower adorned hat to the Mexican artist Jose Guadalupe Posada. Over 100 years ago, Posada gave us many of the foundational images of Dia de los Muertos that are still venerated today and which have become treasured images of Mexican culture and identity. J.G. Posada reminds us that art is power – political and social speech – mass produced by the printing presses and now social media. Posada’s La Catrina asks us to embrace the beauty and grace inherent in facing our own death and the inevitable loss of those we love. By facing loss with love, and art, we find transcendence.
When: October 28th; 12pm – 12am
Where: Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Smorgasburg L.A.
Smorgasburg LA is open every Sunday on the five-acre site of the weekday Alameda Produce Market in Downtown Los Angeles, which is part of a larger, new development called ROW DTLA. Each Sunday, find dozens of exciting food vendors at Smorgasburg LA, plus sophisticated shopping from the realms of design, craft, style, vintage, wellness, and more. Cultural events, pop-ups, and other surprises transform the vast site into a new node in Downtown LA’s burgeoning scene, and a unique destination for the region.
When: October 29th; 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where: The Row DTLA; 777 S. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA

Sergei Tchoban Architectural Drawings
On Friday 27th of October at 4pm an afternoon lecture called Drawn Visions and book signing of the monograph Sergei Tchoban Architecture Drawings will take place at the A+D Architecture and Design Museum in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles. This lecture is concurrent with Sergei Tchoban Architectural Drawings exhibition opening reception at the AD Museum at 7pm. The exhibition presents design sketches, imaginary travel studies and architectural fantasies depicting the contrasty dialogue between the historical and contemporary architecture. The show is on view at the A+D Architecture and Design Museum until 8th of January 2018.
When: October 27th, 4pm
Where: A+D Architecture and Design Museum; 900 E 4th St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Pasadena Heritage Craftsman Weekend 2017
A tribute to Pasadena’s unique contributions to the American Arts & Crafts Movement, Craftsman Weekend is the largest most comprehensive celebration of the Craftsman Movement in the Western United States. The Weekend’s offerings will include a tour of significant Craftsman-era houses, a variety of bus and walking tours, an Exposition Show & Sale of over 40 exhibitors featuring antique and contemporary furniture and decorative arts, a silent auction, presentations and exclusive receptions at historic sites.
When: October 26th; 4:00 PM and October 29th, 8:00 PM
Where: Pasadena, CA

In Pursuit of Flora: 18th-Century Botanical Drawings from The Huntington’s Art Collections
European exploration of other lands during the so-called Age of Discovery revealed a vast new world of plant life that required description, cataloging, and recording. By the 18th century, the practice of botanical illustration had become an essential tool in the study of natural history. From lusciously detailed drawings of fruit and flowers by Georg Dionysius Ehret (1708-1770), a collaborator of Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus, to depictions of more exotic examples by Matilda Conyers (1753-1803), “In Pursuit of Flora” reveals 18th-century European appreciation for the beauty of the natural world.
When: October 28th – February 19th, 2018
Where: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens; 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108

Edible Options for Harvested Seeds | San Bernardino Regional Seed Library Workshop
This month’s seed library presentation will be about edible seeds. We have spent the year so far talking about plant breeding, seed cleaning, seed saving…. but what about seed eating?! We will talk about which seeds are edible, and different cleaning and preparation techniques and seed eating around the globe. Some seeds are toxic though, and we will go over some of those too. But……of course… Always do your research before you eat interesting and unusual things out of the garden or the forest! Don’t forget to check out our “what to plant” list for this month in our seed library and pick up or drop off some seeds there, too!
When: October 28th, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Where: Chino Basin Water Conservation District, 4594 San Bernardino Street, Montclair, CA 91763

CA Native Garden with James Maxwell
Join expert horticulturist, James Maxwell, as he explains the aspects of planting and caring for a California native garden. Learn about different California native plants, plant pairings for design possibilities, and the needs of native plants to better maintain them in your outdoor space. Also, discover how to incorporate native plants in your existing garden to reduce watering needs and improve wildlife habitat.
When: October 28th, 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Where: 2301 San Joaquin Hills Rd, Corona Del Mar, CA 92625

WestEdge Design Fair in Santa Monica
Now in its fifth year, WestEdge offers the best in modern design, all in an environment designed to engage, entertain and inspire. The fair offers the opportunity to shop from premium home furnishings brands-many new to the West Coast and meet the designers behind thousands of inspiring products. In addition, attendees gain insight from leading names in the design industry with a full series of educational programs and special events.
When: Tuesday, October 19-22, 2017
Where: The Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Art + Tech: Stan Douglas and Michael Govan in Conversation
Join artist Stan Douglas and LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director Michael Govan as they discuss Douglas’s innovative hybrid of cinema and theater, Helen Lawrence. Conceived and directed by Douglas, this film noir is produced in real time as actors on a stage are composited live into virtual sets of Vancouver circa 1948. In this conversation, Govan and Douglas will talk about the making of Helen Lawrence, and the role of history, narrative, and temporal and spatial displacements in the artist’s practice. Free; tickets required.
When: Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 7pm
Where: LACMA

Halprin Exhibition Reception in Conjunction with ASLA Annual Meeting in Los Angeles
Join The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) at a twilight, private reception at the A+D Architecture and Design Museum>Los Angeles being held in conjunction with the ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO this October showcasing, The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin, a traveling photographic exhibition about the life and work of landscape architect Lawrence Halprin (1916-2009), will be on view.
When: October 20, 2017, 4:30-6:30pm
Where: A+D Architecture and Design Museum>Los Angeles, 900 East 4th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Odd Nights at the Autry
Odd Nights at The Autry returns for our 3rd year bringing even more great family fun than before with over 80 local artists, makers, crafters & designers plus 22 food trucks, full bar, & 3 emerging bands. This vivid culture is perfect for all ages. Pets are welcome and there’s an amazing Kids Area with unlimited play wristbands available for sale on site. Bring a blanket and your appetite. Sponsored by LA Weekly. Kids 12 and under are free.
When: October 20, 2017, 6:00-11:00pm
Where: The Autry Museum, 4700 Western Heritage Way

Timeless Space and Values
The second in a series of three conversations with renowned scholars from USC, UCLA, UCSB, CSULB & journalists who explore communication/media, history, science fiction, fantasy, the environment, people & place. We tell and reimagine stories to navigate our place in a changing world and environment through stories offering alternate possibilities or reflections of reality, be they science fiction, fantasy, or the “face” of the news—and remember the timeless value of lives within.
When: Sunday, October 22, 2017, 1:30–3:30 PM
Where: The Rancho, Los Alamitos, 6400 E. Bixby Hill Road, Long Beach