Posts from the Looking Ahead Category

Commune with Nature
Learn about Natural Agriculture and how to grow food in pure untreated soil. This is a great chance to commune with nature and revitalize your spirit at Shumei’s Natural Agriculture Garden in Hollywood! Natural Agriculture is a philosophy and a way of life based on a deep respect and regard for Nature. It encompasses the way we eat, cook, and think about food. In addition to the sustainable farming of crops, Natural Agriculture puts us in touch with the wisdom of nature so that we can work in harmony with our world.
When: Saturday, September 30th, 2017; 9:30 AM – 12PM
Where: Shumei Hollywood Center
7406 Franklin Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Plant Form and ID Workshop with Nick Jensen & Sandra Namoff
A basic botany course for home gardeners and landscape pros. Learn the fundamentals of plant form (morphology) and the characteristics used to identify the most species-rich plant families in California, including the sunflowers (Asteraceae), peas (Fabaceae), buckwheats (Polygonaceae), and monkeyflowers (Phrymaceae). Limit: 10.
When: Saturday, September 30th, 2017, 9:00 AM – 1PM
Where: Theodore Payne Foundation
10459 Tuxford St.
Sun Valley , CA 91352

La Tuna Canyon Regeneration: Sustainable Slopes with Joshua Link
FREE LECTURE SERIES for those affected by the La Tuna Fire and those who serve that community.
Landscape architect Joshua Link will address ways to protect slopes in advance of and after a wild fire in his talk: Sustainable Slopes. The presentation offers the fundamentals of gardening on uneven ground using native plants and light-on-the-land construction methods for stabilization and erosion control — and including up-to-date, practical information for residents of fire-prone or recently burned areas.
When: Saturday, September 30th, 2017, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM PDT
Where: Theodore Payne Foundation
10459 Tuxford St
Sun Valley, CA 91352

Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico
Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915–1985 is a groundbreaking exhibition and accompanying book about design dialogues between California and Mexico. Its four main themes—Spanish Colonial Inspiration, Pre-Hispanic Revivals, Folk Art and Craft Traditions, and Modernism—explore how modern and anti-modern design movements defined both locales throughout the twentieth century. Half of the show’s more than 250 objects represent architecture, conveyed through drawings, photographs, and films to illuminate the unique sense of place that characterized California’s and Mexico’s buildings. The other major focus is design: furniture, ceramics, metalwork, graphic design, and murals.
When: Thru April 1st, 2018
Where: LACMA

Historical Society of Southern California Tour of Rancho Los Cerritos with a Garden Lunch
The house tour of the historic Monterey-style adobe will be a one-hour walking tour which includes work areas like the mayordomo’s room and blacksmith shop as well as living spaces like the parlor, library, and master bedroom. The garden tour includes the vibrant gardens that grace the property today including trees that date back to the mid-19th century, as well as lush landscaping designed in the early 1930s by notable landscape architect Ralph Cornell. Then we will have lunch in the grounds. The tour will include the house, the gardens, and unique opportunity to have lunch on the grounds in a private garden.
When: Saturday, September 30th, 2017, 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Where: Rancho Los Cerritos, Historic Site
4600 Virginia Road
Long Beach, CA 90807


Signal Tide
Signal Tide is a sound and extraterrestrial radio installation artwork, which combines real-time signals from an abandoned satellite, currently orbiting the earth, with specially-commissioned music and sound. It is the culmination of over two years of research and development by 2016 Art + Technology Lab grant recipients Kovács/O’Doherty, and features music created by David Bryant (of Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Hiss Tracts), Drew Barnet, and James Hamilton, in collaboration with Kovács/O’Doherty.
When: Thu, September 21, 2017, 6:50am
Where: LACMA | Hancock Park

ASLA Southern California Mixer
USA Shade and Fabric Structures is pleased to sponsor an evening mixer for the ASLA Southern California Chapter!
Come enjoy some libations and good food and hear the latest from ASLA National regarding the upcoming Annual Meeting in Los Angeles. It is sure to be a fun and informative evening. Free to attend!
When: Thu, September 21, 2017, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Where: USA Shade and Fabric Structures, 1085 N Main Street, Suite C, Orange, California 92867

LACMA Panel Discussion—The Diversity Bonus in the Knowledge Economy
What if workforce diversity is more than simply the right thing to do in order to make society more integrated and just? In this panel, Scott E. Page will discuss the power of cognitive differences, a subject raised in his latest book, The Diversity Bonus: How Great Teams Pay Off in the Knowledge Economy, the second volume in the Our Compelling Interests series—an initiative of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Free, but registration in advance recommended.
When: Wed, September 27, 2017
Where: LACMA | Bing Theater

Opera at Expo Park
LA Opera presents Opera at the Park, a live broadcast sponsored by Los Angeles County and by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. CARMEN starring Ana Maria Martinez and conducted by James Conlon, will be broadcast live in high-definition from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion to the big screen at Exposition Park. Thanks to Los Angeles County’s support of an annual simulcast in a different supervisorial district each season, Carmen will be the first Opera in the Park simulcast at Exposition Park, located in the Second District.
When: Saturday, September 23, 2017, Doors open at 5:00pm
Where: Exposition Park

Japansese Classic Car Show
10 years ago a group of Southern California car enthusiasts got together with the idea of putting on a new event – one that would celebrate vintage Japanese automobiles and the culture that surrounds them. At the time this was a pretty bold idea, as classic Japanese cars had yet to reach mainstream acceptance.Fast forward 10 years, JCCS has become one of Southern California’s premier car gatherings. In recent years the event has grown right alongside the popularity of classic Japanese cars themselves.
When: Saturday, September 23, 2017, 9am – 3pm
Where: 1126 Queen’s Highway, Long Beach, CA 90802

Breakfast with Richard Llewellyn
The 2017 AIA|LA CITY LEADERS BREAKFAST SERIES serves as an opportunity for architects & designers and other community stakeholders to meet directly with key individuals transforming Los Angeles in a roundtable setting to discuss innovative ideas that will ensure a healthy, sustainable and economically competitive future. This week: Richard H. Llewellyn, Jr., Esq. – Interim City Administrative Officer, City of Los Angeles
When: Friday, September 22, 8:00 – 9:30am
Where: PSOMAS – 555 South Flower St., Suite 4300 Los Angeles, CA 90071

Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915–1985
Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915–1985 is a groundbreaking exhibition and accompanying book about design dialogues between California and Mexico. Its four main themes—Spanish Colonial Inspiration, Pre-Columbian Revivals, Folk Art and Craft Traditions, and Modernism—explore how modern and anti-modern design movements defined both locales throughout the twentieth century. Half of the show’s more than 300 objects represent architecture, conveyed through drawings, photographs, films, and models to illuminate the unique sense of place that characterized California’s and Mexico’s buildings.
When: September 17th, 10am-7pm
Where: LACMA

California Coastal Clean Up Day
Crystal Cove State Park is one of Orange County’s largest remaining examples of open space and natural seashore. It features 3.2 miles of beach, 2,400 acres of backcountry wilderness and an offshore underwater area. Come help clean this beautiful stretch of Southern California coastline.
When: September 16th, 9am-12pm
Where: Crystal Cove State Park, Reef Point Parking Lot

Converge 2017
Converge 2017 will analyze the creative process, driven by new software, techniques, materials and manufacturing methods, which designers and engineers alike employ to reach their goals faster. Converge 2017 will analyze the creative process, driven by new software, techniques, materials and manufacturing methods, which designers and engineers alike employ to reach their goals faster. At Converge, thought leaders from different industries will share their experiences and visions on design and manufacturing in and for a global market, driven by market and technology trends such as 3D printing, Internet of Things, High-Performance-Computing, and more.
When: September 17th, 10am-7pm
Where: Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd

Garden Time: Commune with Nature
Learn about Natural Agriculture and how to grow food in pure untreated soil. This is a great chance to commune with nature and revitalize your spirit at Shumei’s Natural Agriculture Garden in Hollywood! If it is your first time visiting, please call (323)876-5528.
When: September 16th, 9:30am-12pm
Where: Shumei America Hollywood Center, 7406 Franklin Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046

POTTED, a demonstration and booksigning with Annette Goliti Gutierrez
Spend the morning with the owners of Atwater Village’s famed Potted store and celebrate the publication of their new book, Potted: Make Your Own Stylish Garden Containers. Enjoy a short demonstration and light refreshments, and have Annette and Mary sign your book. One lucky person will go home with a Potted container planted with a California native!
When: September 16th, 10am-11am
Where: Theodore Payne Foundation – Pergola, 10459 Tuxford Street, Los Angeles, CA 91352

Los Angeles Cactus and Succulent Society Fall Sale
The Los Angeles Cactus and Succulent Society hosts a one-day sales event promoting the growth and appreciation of “rare and unusual cactus and succulent plants”, with handmade ceramics, top dressing, decorative rocks, and more.
When: September 16th, 10am-4pm
Where: Sepulveda Garden Center, 16623 W. Magnolia Blvd., Encino

The Back 9: Golf and Zoning Policy in Los Angeles
Please join Materials & Applications, Los Angeles Poverty Department and Rosten Woo for a round of mini-golf! “The Back 9” is a playable educational golf course about zoning and redevelopment politics in Downtown LA. Each hole of the course explores a different aspect of zoning and its political implications. The course in particular connects with the planned Downtown Los Angeles 2040 rezoning which will have dramatic effects on Skid Row.
When: September 8th-9th, 6PM – 8PM/2PM – 5PM
Where: Skid Row History Museum and Archive, 250 South Broadway Los Angeles, CA, 90012

Japanese Tea Ceremony in the Garden
Enjoy traditional Japanese tea ceremony in the beautiful garden. Drink a bowl of matcha (green tea) and taste a healthy and natural japanese sweet. Space is limited and reservations are required. Experience Jyorei, a healing practice that removes impurities with spiritual Light and promotes happiness on all levels.
When: September 9, 2PM-4:30PM
Where: Shumei Hollywood Center, 7406 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

The 2017 AIA|LA and DCP Urban Design Review Sessions
The review sessions will will enable a rotating pool of architects and designers the opportunity to provide insightful and critical design feedback on pending projects that will be reviewed by the Planning Commission. As a volunteer, you will help educate planning staff on urban design issues and complex urban typologies and you will have the chance to provide project specific urban design advice for planning staff’s consideration.
When: September 5, 10AM-12PM
Where: Los Angeles City Hall, Conference Room 501, Department of City Planning, 200 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles Opening
“Formerly the Santa Monica Museum of Art, ICA LA — Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles — is opening its 12,700-square-foot, Kulapat Yantrasast–designed facility in the Arts District with a weekend’s worth of free festivities themed to its inaugural exhibitions.”
When: September 9th, 101AM-6PM
Where: 1717 E. Seventh St., Los Angeles, CA; 310-284-8100

Newport Bay Conservancy at Green on the Green
NBPD Fire, The Chamber and the City of Newport Beach host local businesses and organizations showcasing Green Practices, Innovation, Products, Education and More. Newport Bay Conservancy volunteer Naturalists talk about the green/blue space in Newport Beach with some fun activities connecting kids with nature.
When: September 9th, 101AM-3PM
Where: Newport Beach Civic Center, 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Inaturalist Training at Descanso Gardens
Two-part iNaturalist training at Descanso Gardens, led by the Citizen Science Program from the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Morning session is targeted to citizen scientists and project managers, and will emphasize the iNaturalist mobile app. Afternoon session is targeted to project managers and will emphasize iNaturalist project management.
When: Tue, August 29th; 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM PDT
Where: Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

Bixby Marsh Open House
The Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County maintain the 17-acre Bixby Marshland. The Marshland is located in the City of Carson, just east of the 110 Freeway and South of Sepulveda Blvd. This urban jewel is a freshwater habitat containing a diverse group of native plants and animals. The marshland has trails, informational signs, and shade structures. Docents are available for guided tours as well!
When: Sat, September 2nd; 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
Where: Bixby Marshland, Southwest corner of Figueroa St. & Sepulveda Blvd., Carson, CA

Breakfast with Joshua Schenk of Metro
The 2017 AIA|LA CITY LEADERS BREAKFAST SERIES serves as an opportunity for architects & designers and other community stakeholders to meet directly with key individuals transforming Los Angeles in a roundtable setting to discuss innovative ideas that will ensure a healthy, sustainable and economically competitive future. Joshua L. Schank is the first-ever Chief Innovation Officer for the Los Angeles County Metro and former President and CEO of the Eno Center for Transportation a non-profit foundation with the mission of improving transportation policy and leadership. Dr. Schank, who is an urban planner, has worked on federal and state transportation policy over a decade.
When: Thurday, August 31st; 8:00 – 10:00am
Where: AECOM – 300 S. Grand Avenue, 10th Floor Los Angeles, CA, 90071

San Gabriel Mission Fiesta 2017
Join us for this year’s San Gabriel Mission Fiesta beginning on Labor Day weekend of September 2017!
The fiesta will begin on Friday September 1, from 6PM-Midnight and ends on September 3. There will be entertainment, food, games, festivities, and more! We are thrilled to have another fun festival weekend this year! Don’t forget to bring your friends and family!
When: Friday and Saturday, Sep 1st-2nd, 2017, 6:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Where: San Gabriel Mission, 320 South Mission Drive, San Gabriel, CA 91776

Big Canyon Bird Walk
Walk around Big Canyon identifying bird species with Sea & Sage Audubon volunteer and Naturalist. All species documented on eBird.org. Last month’s bird cout can be found HERE. Suitable for beginners and advanced birders. Make sure to bring appropriate footwear, sunscreen and binoculars if you have them!
When: Sun, August 27; 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Where: Big Canyon, 21442 Back Bay Dr, Newport Beach 92660