Posts from the Looking Ahead Category

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

Photo: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

61st Annual Bonsai Show
“Discover the timeless appeal of an ancient horticultural art form as the California Bonsai Society presents its 61st annual show, featuring dozens of beautiful specimens created by bonsai masters. The show takes place in The Huntington’s Brody Botanical Center. Additional examples of bonsai can be seen in the permanent display in the Japanese Garden’s Bonsai Courts, where more than 70 world-class trees are on permanent display. Entry to the show is included with general admission to The Huntington.”
When: Saturday, March 24 at 10 AM – 5 PM
Where: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

Night of 1,000 Drawings
“Night of 1000 Drawings is a community fundraising initiative that asks everyone in L.A. to ‘doodle for a difference’ – draw anything, with anything, on anything 6 x 8. All donated doodles will be exhibited at a one-night-only art exhibition and sale, which will take place on March 22, 2018, from 5-8pm, at the Globe Theatre. All attendees will get to choose a doodle to take home, and be entertained by award-winning musicians. All proceeds go directly towards funding a music program for Metro Charter Elementary.”
When: Thursday, March 22, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: Globe Theatre, 740 S. Broadway Street 90014

Pasadena Heritage Spring Home Tour: Better Homes and Gardens
“Tour extraordinary historic homes and gorgeous gardens as Pasadena Heritage presents architectural and landscape design spanning more than 130 years. Inspired by the legendary magazine that has epitomized American living since 1922 with articles such as, “Create the Perfect Front Yard” and “Backyard Landscapes with our Gardening Tips,” Better Homes and Gardens continues to be one of America’s favorite magazines.”
When: Sunday, March 25, 2018, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Locations to be provided.

King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh
“In a dramatic new presentation, dazzling multimedia complements rare artifacts to take guests on an immersive journey of the pharaoh’s quest for immortality. Examine exquisite rings found on King Tut’s fingers, opulent jewelry that adorned his body, and the gold sandals placed on his feet upon burial. Discover how the scientific analysis of King Tut’s 3,300-year-old mummy has revealed new information about his health and lineage, and how cutting-edge technologies have played a role in discovering new tombs and analyzing existing ones in ways never before imagined.”
When: March 24, 2018 – January 6, 2019
Where: California Science Center, 700 Exposition Park Drive, 90037

The Unreal City
Installation Gallery and Installation Magazine host a group exhibition of Los Angeles artists each examining the facade of the city they call home as part of the Santa Monica Airport Artwalk 2018.
When: Saturday, March 24 at 12 PM – 5 PM
Where: Installation Magazine, 3021 Airport Ave Suite 102C, Santa Monica 90405

Architecture & Design Film Festival: Los Angeles
The Architecture & Design Film Festival, celebrates the unique creative spirit that drives architecture and design. With a curated selection of films, events and panel discussions, ADFF creates an opportunity to entertain, engage and educate all types of people who are excited about architecture and design. With well-attended screenings, legendary panelists, vibrant discussions and events in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, it has grown into the nation’s largest film festival devoted to the subject. The ADFF also programs for international film festivals as well as cultural institutions and private venues.
When: March 15-18th; various show times
Where: The Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Forest Bathing
“Slow Down. Awaken your senses. Bear witness to yourself and all beings. Inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku, Forest Bathing has been scientifically proven to boost immune strength, reduce stress, and improve cognitive functioning. But beyond these physiological changes, Forest Bathing also offers us the opportunity to deepen our relationship with the natural world. By slowing down and carefully observing with all our senses, we may begin to notice incredible things that may have eluded us for our whole lives. In escaping the rapid pace of our daily routines, we may find unparalleled beauty in the moment and in doing so, relax into the beauty all around us.” $25 per session Arboretum members / $35 non-members (Includes Arboretum Admission)
When: March 17th, 8:00AM-10:00AM
Where: Meets @ Main Entrance of the Los Angeles County Arboretum

The Other Art Fair Los Angeles
The Other Art Fair is a leading artist fair presented by Saatchi Art, showcasing the work of the very best in emerging art to art lovers from all backgrounds. On March 15-18, 2018 the Fair makes its West Coast debut at Los Angeles’ historic The Majestic Downtown, presenting 100 talented emerging artists alongside a unique and immersive features program.
When: Thursday, March 15 at 6 PM – 10 PM
Where: The Majestic Downtown, 650 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, California 90014

Highland Park Heritage Trust 35th Anniversary Celebration
Join us for a day of lively activities! Timed tours of the historic Abbey San Encino plus a Local Artisan Fair and Live Music in the gardens from 10 to 3pm. A special closing Anniversary Reception with Wine, Cheese and a Silent Auction will be held from 3pm to 5pm.
When: March 18th, 10am – 5pm
Where: The Abbey San Encino, 6211 Arroyo Glen Street in historic Highland Park

Huntington Beach Cherry Blossom Festival
The Sister City organization is a volunteer group dedicated to maintaining the tradition of friendship and cultural exchange with Huntington Beach’s Sister City in Anjo, Japan. Historic Wintersburg—a National Treasure goldfish farm and mission property representing over 100 years of Japanese American pioneer history in Huntington Beach—proudly supports our Sister City organization and the annual Cherry Blossom Festival.
When: March 18 at 10:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Where: Huntington Beach Central Park Amphitheater, 7111 Talbert Ave, Huntington Beach, California 92648