Posts from the Looking Ahead Category

Earth Tones
A three-day festival of natural color, featuring dyers and designers from across the United States working with botanical and mineral hues. Admission is free; workshop tickets are linked below with corresponding prices. An event concept collaboration by Titania Inglis + Lost in Fiber Agency. Hosted by Poketo Project Space at the Row DTLA.
When: May 18, 2018, 11 a.m.
Where: Poketo Project Space at Row DTLA, 777 Alameda Street #174, Los Angeles

Autry After Hours: “Las Mujeres”
Fierce females and allies make up this month’s installment of poetry, music, and art inspired by our LA RAZA exhibition. Find yourself on the dance floor with the all-girl, all-vinyl Chulita Vinyl Club, hear in-gallery poetry by Sholeh Wolpe and Erika Ayón, and create your own art piece with East Los Angeles’s own Self Help Graphics & Art’s Barrio Mobile Art Studio.
When: May 16, 2018, 6:30–9:00 p.m.
Where: The Autry in Griffith Park

Can We Appreciate the Great Art of Bad People?
Great artists have never been angels. But as we learn more about the crimes and misdemeanors of today’s artists, to what extent can we still separate appreciation of great art from celebrating its compromised creators? Does an artist’s bad behavior diminish the quality of their artwork? What does it mean for arts institutions to reject art on moral grounds? Cultural historian and film critic Neal Gabler, USC popular culture scholar Todd Boyd, and University of Notre Dame art historian Ingrid Rowland examine how, and whether, we can value the art of miscreants and criminals.Moderated by Amanda Fortini, contributing writer at The New Yorker. Presented with Zócalo Public Square.
When: May 16, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center

The Search for Perfection in an Imperfect World
Best-selling author Simon Winchester (The Professor and the Madman; The Men Who United the States), explores the origins of “precision” and the invisible role it plays, for good or for ill, in the way we live our lives. The lecture is drawn from his new book, The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World. A book signing will follow the program. Free; reservations required. Reserve online.
When: May 17, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Rothenberg Hall, The Huntington Library

Bike Month: Discover the Hidden Gems of Culver City Ride
Join Bike Culver City for a ride to discover some of the City’s hidden gems, presented by the Metro Bicycle Educaiton Safety Training (BEST) Program. We’ll meet the frogs living at the Hobbit house, grab some refreshments in a patio under the trees at Jackson Market and Deli, and enter the world of Soviet Flowerpower in the Wende Museum of Cold War artifacts. We’ll also ride along Ballona Creek on a car-free bike path and will finish riding through some studio backdrops (Culver City is the heart of screenland, after all).
When: May 20, 2018, 12:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall Plaza, 9770 Culver Boulevard, Culver City, California 90232

Six Taste Koreatown Food Tour
Get ready to explore some of Jonathan Gold’s favorite places and dishes on this historic walking food tour of Koreatown, the largest Korean community outside of Korea, and be prepared to sample some of the best and most authentic and unique Korean food you can find! While Korean BBQ will definitely be included on this tour, guests will also savor a variety of home-style soul food that defines the Korean culture. Eat like family on this tour as you learn about Korean history, traditions, and culture while sharing Korean dishes packed with flavor and spice.
When: May 12th, 10AM – 1:30PM
Where: Koreatown, Los Angeles

Transit Oriented Communities Town Hall
Los Angeles County is making a groundbreaking $160 billion investment in public transportation and mobility. Now we must ensure the buildout goes hand in hand with equitable development strategies. Join ACT-LA for a town hall meeting with Metro Board members and staff to discuss how we can ensure transit investments support community development, anti-displacement strategies, good job creation, and more. Learn about the upcoming policy landscape and what communities of color are doing to ensure equity in transit-oriented development.
When: May 9th, 6PM – 8PM
Where: 815 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

East Asian Garden Lecture Series – Reconstructing the Mindscape of a 17th-Century Korean Literati Garden
The island of Bogil-do, off the southwestern coast of Korea, houses the final residence of scholar and poet Gosan Yun Seondo (1587-1671). His Garden of Seyeonjeong, constructed in a time of political turmoil, represents the poet’s individual realm of thoughts while simultaneously reflecting characteristics of Korean literati gardens. Art historian Katharina I-Bon Suh of the Seoul National University will discuss how the garden’s design and layout served practical purposes but also alluded to philosophical metaphors and fantastical worlds. Free; no reservations required.
When: May 8th, 7:30PM
Where: Rothenberg Hall, The Huntington Garden

Pop-Up Magazine’s Spring Edition at The Theatre at Ace Hotel
Pop-Up Magazine is a live magazine—a night of new, true stories about the fascinating world around us. With photography, film, radio, and original music all mixed together and performed live onstage by a big cast of talented people. Past contributors include bestselling authors (Michael Pollan, Alice Walker, Susan Orlean), award-winning documentary filmmakers (Ava DuVernay, Alex Gibney, Barry Jenkins), prominent radio and podcast producers (Ira Glass, Jad Abumrad, Kelly McEvers), renowned photographers (Larry Sultan, Alec Soth, Katy Grannan), musicians and actors (Beck, Kumail Nanjiani, Sasheer Zamata), as well as a wide, eclectic group of emerging media makers.
When: May 12th. 7:30PM
Where: The Theatre at The Ace Hotel

Unique LA Spring Market at the California Market Center
At #UNIQUELA you’ll discover over 250 curated, independent designers and emerging brands, support the local economy, and be inspired by the community! Get a gift for mom, shop with your squad, or bring the whole family on Sunday for a fun and super unique Mother’s Day (so much better then flowers).
When: May 12th. 10AM – 5PM
Where: California Market Center

Ceramic Vessel Making Workshop with Carrie Lau
One of Poketo’s favorite ceramicists and collaborators Carrie Lau of
O-M Ceramics is teaching this fun and approachable ceramics workshop. No experience with clay is necessary, as you’ll be learning the building blocks of working with clay—though if you do have experience, this workshop will be enjoyable for you too! You will focus on hand-building and coiling techniques to make cups, mugs, and vessels. You’ll get to make about 3 or more vessels, which will be fired after drying and glazing, then shipped out to you within 4–6 weeks after the class.
When: May 12th, 2PM – 5PM
Where: The Line Hotel

Fourth Street Viaduct, Spanning Los Angeles River, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA (*Public Domain image).

The 10 Bridges Walk
Here is another try at the classic walk invented by Dan Koeppel. Of course, there still is no centerpiece without a 6th St Viaduct but we will do the best we can. The route is different from last year – each bridge is done in a different direction and different streets and neighborhoods are emphasized. Think of it in four segments: 1st from Lincoln Cypress to the Cornfields; 2nd from the Cornfields to Union Station; 3rd from Union Station to the Indy Brewing/Dry River Brewing zone; and last from that brewery zone to Mariachi Plaza (after going south for 2 more bridges)
When: May 5th, 9 AM – 5 PM
Where: Gold Line (Lincoln/Cypress Station), 370 W Avenue 26, Los Angeles, California 90031

The Power of Food
L.A. Kitchen is bringing four of Los Angeles’ best sous chefs together to showcase their culinary talent, creativity and ability to think on their feet. Inspired by José Andrés’s relief efforts in Puerto Rico, each chef will be challenged to create a memorable dish out of everyday ingredients. The participating chefs will be given the opportunity to join the World Central Kitchen chef relief team.
When: May 1st, 7 PM
Where:The Wiltern, 3790 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90010

Designing with Palms – Talk and Book Signing
Palm trees are so iconic, especially in Southern California, that it’s easy to lose sight of their versatility in the landscape. Jason Dewees, author of Designing with Palms (Timber Press, 2018), will discuss how the sensory appeal of palms, along with their beautiful diversity—delicate understory plants, hardy shrubs, graceful trees, and bamboo-like clusters—earn them a place in well-designed gardens. A book signing follows. Free; no reservations required. Rothenberg Hall
When: May 5th, 2:30 p.m.
Where: Rothenberg Hall at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

‘Call of the Wild’ Art Exhibition Artist’s Reception @
The San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center invites artists and photographers to explore their artistic relationship with flora and fauna in nature. Think of natural elements and anything from insects to birds to majestic animals. Show your appreciation of wildlife near and far. The exhibition will be on display from May 1 through May 28, 2018, with Artist’s Reception on may 5, 2018 from 5 to 7 pm. Exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. The Board of Directors of the SFVACC is thrilled to have this exhibition running during the BirdLA Day festivities.
When: May 5th, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center

Masters of Taste Pasadena Rose Bowl
Walk the field of the Rose Bowl and enjoy unlimited samplings from some of L.A.’s most eclectic chefs and restaurants, wineries, craft breweries, mixologists and more! 2,500 influential food and beverage enthusiasts from all throughout the Greater Los Angeles area are expected to attend this exciting festival which will include spectacular offerings from over 50 Culinary Masters and restaurants, an array of signature sweets prepared by L.A.’s finest Sweet Masters, signature handcrafted cocktails and tastings from over 25 Beverage Masters which will include top cocktail bars, wineries, local craft breweries, pressed juices, hand roasted coffee, entertainment, and much more.
When: May 6th,
Where: Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA.

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 –
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