Posts from the Looking Ahead Category

Critters Gotta Crawl
The Arroyo Arts Collective (AAC) invites you to an exhibition of site-specific installations on the grounds of the La Tierra de la Culebra Art Park. “CRITTERS GOTTA CRAWL”, with an emphasis on local wildlife found in the North East L.A. area, has artists addressing issues of ecological (i.e. global warming, habitat destruction, water and air pollution) which impact the ongoing health and safety of wildlife; wildlife biology and migratory patterns; and how they co-exist in our Northeast LA neighborhoods.
When: Exhibition runs through June 22, 2018.
Where: 240 South Avenue 57, Highland Park, 90042

Korean Inspiration: A Night of Art & Exploration
A celebration and exploration of LACMA’s permanent collection of Korean art, one of the largest collections of Korean works in the United States. Bring your friends for an evening of gallery viewing, discussions, art making, Korean tea tastings, and a mini-fashion show. Discover the exquisite beauty of Korean ceramics, the spirituality of Korean Buddhist art, and the first solo show of a Korean American artist at LACMA, Unexpected Light: Works by Young-Il Ahn.
When: June 23, 7PM
Where: LACMA

Arroyo Seco Weekend 2018
Following a hugely successful, sold out inaugural year in 2017, this summer’s Arroyo Seco Weekend is back June 23rd and 24th, hosted under the shady oaks and parkland of Brookside​ next to the iconic Rose Bowl Stadium. The Arroyo Seco Weekend​ is a world class culture event featuring three stages of live music along with curated menus from LA’s celebrated restaurants and chefs plus craft beer & wine.
When: June 23rd, 12pm
Where: 1133 Rosemont Avenue, Pasadena, 91103

Barnsdall Fridays
Marking its 10th season and attracting sellout crowds, the renowned Barnsdall Friday Night Wine Tastings have become the Barnsdall Art Park Foundation’s signature fundraising event. With stunning views overlooking the City, Barnsdall Art Park welcomes Angelenos—21 years and older — to sip wine, picnic and watch the sunset for another not-to-be-missed season of wine tasting at this iconic cultural destination.
When: June 22, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Where: Barnsdall Art Park, Hollyhock House West Lawn, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, 90027

Signs of Los Angeles: Sign-Painting and the City
Join legendary sign-painter Doc Guthrie and artist Michael C. McMillen as they remember a time of when commercial signs were hand-painted and the city was like a large canvas. For more than twenty years, Doc Guthrie has taught sign painting at Los Angeles Trade Tech College (LATTC). Michael McMillen enrolled in Guthrie’s class in 2000 and has since mastered hand lettering in his fine art practice. Guthrie and McMillen, longtime Angelenos, have a witnessed the changes in our urban landscape, as hand-painting gave way to digital design and printing. Moderator Tucker Neel will facilitate a discussion between Guthrie and McMillen about history and practice of sign painting—and its remarkable resurgence in the present.
When: June 20, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 1717 East 7th Street, Los Angeles, 90021

Snapshot Cal Coast 2018
Join researchers from the Natural History Musem of Los Angeles County as we take advantage of the lowest tide cycle of the year to explore coastal marine life at Wilders Addition Park, San Pedro. We will work together as we bioblitz the rocky intertidal areas, using iNaturalist to document the marine life that is seen. The data we collect will be compiled into Snapshot Cal Coast and other state-wide efforts so scientists can gain a better understanding of the organisms that live in this section of the California coast.
When: Saturday and Sunday, June 16th-17th, 6AM – 9AM
Where: Wilders Addition Park, S. Meyler St. & W. Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro, CA 90731

Patrick Staff on Candice Lin
In these intimate tours, Made in L.A. 2018 artists discuss the work of fellow artists also featured in the exhibition.
Made in L.A. 2018 is the latest iteration of the Hammer’s acclaimed biennial exhibition, showcasing artists from the greater Los Angeles area.
When: Wednesday, June 13th, 6:00PM
Where: Hammer Museum

Annette Insdorf’s Cinematic Overtures: How to Read Opening Scenes
Columbia University film professor Annette Insdorf discusses her latest book, Cinematic Overtures: How to Read Opening Scenes, including film clips. The book offers insights into more than 40 films, covering a unique amalgam of high-profile titles and undiscovered gems. From American classics like Apocalypse Now, Taxi Driver, and Schindler’s List to foreign films including Hiroshima, mon amour, The Piano, and A Separation, they demonstrate how a great movie provides in the first few minutes, the keys by which to unlock the rest of the cinematic text.
When: Wednesday, June 12th, 7:30PM
Where: LACMA l Bing Theater

Bloomsday 2018
James Joyce’s eyebrow-raising poetic language paints a vivid picture of a varied cast of characters on one summer day in Dublin. This year’s Bloomsday celebration features dramatic readings from Ulysses by veteran actors Sile Bermingham, James Lancaster, John Lee, Sonya Macari, and Johnny O’Callaghan and Irish songs performed by musicians Jared Jones, Kathryn Lillich, and Neal Stulberg. The celebration continues in the courtyard with Guinness and live Irish music by Rattle the Knee. Organized by Stanley Breitbard and directed by Darcie Crager.
When: Saturday, June 16th, 7:30PM
Where: Hammer Museum

DTLA Donut Fest
Join us for a one-day edible exploration of LA’s favorite pastry at the first-ever DTLA Donut Festival at Union Station. Stroll through the The Whole Donut Marketplace showcasing donuts in all their many forms from plain, glazed, and filled to traditional and new wave varieties. This momentously mouthwatering event to include:
When: Saturday, June 16th, 9AM – 4PM
Where: Union Station, 800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles 90012

The LA Design Festival
The LA Design Festival honors our city’s rich design culture and celebrates our status as a global design capital. Our definition of design is purposely broad to ensure that our festival is reflective of LA’s diversity and talent. Now in its 8th year, the Festival is the only citywide festival of its kind, featuring over 50 events throughout LA. From architecture and interiors to graphic, industrial, fashion, set, costume, and experiential design, the LA Design Festival showcases the best of the local design scene as well as some exciting national and international voices.
When: June 7-10
Where: Various venues

Chief Design Officer Christopher Hawthorne on Housing in LA with Barbara Bestor, Julie Eizenberg, and Jimenez Lai
Join LA’s newest (and first) Chief Design Officer, Christopher Hawthorne, in a keynote conversation exploring Housing in LA. Christopher will be joined by Barbara Bestor, Julie Eizenberg, and Jimenez Lai. This event is free, but RSVP is required.
When: June 8, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Where: ROW DTLA, 777 Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021

“The Longest Straw” Screening at the Los Angeles Eco-Village
“The Longest Straw draws a connection between the water that supports a city and that water’s source. Samantha Bode, director, moved to Los Angeles and immediately fell in love with the abundant sunshine, the warm air, and the exotic plants of Southern California. But, she noticed within the city of Los Angeles the plants were very much like her native North East Pennsylvania. Green grass and tall trees grew everywhere, but there was no obvious source of water and it rarely ever rained. Where did all the water come from?”
When: June 8, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Where: Los Angeles Eco-Village, 117 Bimini Place, Los Angeles

Mountain Lions and More
Join us for Mountain Lions and More: Discovering Wildlife in Los Angeles. Wildlife photographer Johanna Turner and Tim Martinez from the Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy will speak about their work understanding and protecting the wildlife around us. Free with admission. No registration required.
When: June 9, 10 AM – 12:30 PM
Where: Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Dr, La Canada Flintridge

Balboa Strawberry Festival
LA’s only strawberry festival, the Balboa Strawberry Festival is a celebration of summer, food, and fun, held in Encino on Ventura Blvd. The Festival is centered around local residents’ love for delicious, California grown strawberries. Featuring tons of strawberry themed food and drink, plus live music, dancing, rides and games for the whole family, this is the PERFECT way to celebrate summer!
When: June 10
Where: 17019 Ventura Blvd, Encino, CA 91316

Seed Library Open Hours & Programs: Food Waste: Rescuing Fresh Surplus Produce
As anyone who spends even a little time in Southern California knows, fruit trees are everywhere! One fruit tree can yield hundreds of pounds of fruit, which is generally far too much for one family to consume. That’s where Food Forward’s flagship program, Backyard Harvest, comes in. Volunteers pick fruit from trees on private properties and public spaces which is collected and distributed by local hunger relief agencies. Come learn about how you can get involved to reduce food waste and fight hunger in your community!
When: June 2nd, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Where: Altadena Library, Community Room

San Andreas Scavenger Hunt
Join Field Agent Hadley Meares on a rocky road trip across Southern California in search of the seismic hazards of the L.A. Basin and Mojave Desert that are shaping our earth and wrenching our neighborhoods apart—moving them in two opposing directions. $80.00
When: May 28th, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Caltech Seismo Lab, 1200 E. California Blvd, Pasadena

Late-Night! “The Jim Henson Exhibtion: Imagination Unlimited” at the Skirball
Kick off the weekend with a rare opportunity to see The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited after hours. Stop by anytime between 6:00 and 10:00 p.m. to enjoy late-night gallery hours, a DJ set by Timothy Nordwind of OK Go, roving puppeteers, and more.
When: June 1st, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where: Skirball Cultural Center

Fungi: Feed Your Soil, Feed Your Plants
Fungi play a vital role in human and ecological health. Jerry Poupard, a San Bernardino County Master Gardener, will give an upside-down view of plant life from the perspective of living breathing soil. A myco-centric world view will change the way you look at gardening, landscaping, mushrooms, plants, and… DIRT!
When: June 2nd, 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
Where: Chino Basin Water Conservation District, 4594 San Bernardino St, Montclair, CA 91763

LA Invents: Two Wheels, One Wheel, No Wheels
L.A.’s first car hit the street 120 years ago, and through the smog and spaghetti-bowl freeways, L.A. is renowned for its car culture (and traffic). But we’re starting to shift gears around here. We flirt with electric cars, pile into ride shares, trick out our bicycles, and hop aboard the Expo Line. In a city built for internal combustion, are we changing the rules of the road? Come listen to a discussion with Seleta Reynolds, Brian D. Taylor and Dan Koeppel, moderated by Los Angeles Times journalist Patt Morrison.
When: June 1st, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Natural History Museum, Los Angeles

2×8: Interlaced – Opening Reception
2×8 is a competition, exhibition, and scholarship fund for students at institutions of higher education throughout California. Opening Party for the 2018 2×8 Student Exhibition, Competition, and Winners Announcement celebrates the work of architecture students across the region. Then, discover who won this year’s 2×8 student competition. Light Refreshments and Libations!
When: May 22nd; 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Where: Helms Bakery District

The Architecture of Mark Mills
Mark Mills was one of the most creative California architects of the last 60 years. His unique, striking homes in the Carmel/Monterey area reveal an exceptional concern for site, structure, and space. Janey Bennett, author of Fantastic Seashell of the Mind, the award-winning book on Mills, will lecture on the work of this remarkable architect on Thursday, May 24, at 11:00AM in Phillips Hall 06-124. Cal Poly is closely connected to Mills: the archive of his work is held in Special Collections and Archives, Kennedy Library.
When: May 24th; 11:00AM
Where: Phillips Hall (06-124), Cal Poly Pomona

UCLA A.UD This, Not That Lecture: Brett Steele
“THIS, NOT THAT” is UCLA Architecture and Urban Design’s lecture series for the 2017-18 school year. The series brings together engaging speakers “to present arguments for their respective positions, or ideological stances, toward the design of the built environment. Their arguments will be supported by presentations of their creative efforts in research, pedagogy, or practice.”
When: May 21st; 6:30PM
Where: UCLA Perloff Hall, Decafe

Growing Habitat: LA’s Wildlife & Descanso
Descanso Gardens is a habitat for many living things: From heritage oaks, to native gray squirrels, to the vast network of mycorrhizal fungi in the soil underfoot. Growing Habitat: LA’s Wildlife and Descanso examines the idea that a healthy habitat is more than just a space with food, shelter and water. Come learn about the “wild side” our urban green space, and about some of the “habitat heroes” who work to improve the health and strength of our ecosystems.
When: May 21st; 10:00AM-4:00PM
Where: Descanso Gardens

Native Bee Basics
Want to start your own bee hive? Bee Rooted is a San Bernardino organization dedicated to humane live bee removals, but also teach classes in the benefits of promoting the lives of happy and healthy urban pollinators. Learn the basics about California’s native bee populations.
When: May 26th; 11:00AM-2:00PM
Where: Upland Public Library, 450 N Euclid Ave, Upland, California 91786

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