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The LA Art Show
Los Angeles has emerged as a global epicenter of art & culture, with a distinct, interwoven multi-cultural influence unique to the city. Diversity is our strength and art is most impactful when it includes or transcends all borders.  As LA rises as the world-class destination for art, the LA Art Show continues to lead the way with innovative programming and one-of-a-kind experiences for an expanding collecting audience.
When: January 10-14, 2018 (hour vary)
Where: Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 South Figueroa Street, South Hall

Rock the Garden at the South Coast Botanic Garden
Get your body moving and grooving with our musical garden installation! A selection of trails will host a special “mix-tape” to mix up your post-holiday walk. After you’ve experienced our woodland dance party, follow your map to create and listen to the sounds that nature makes at highlighted locations throughout our 87 acres.
When: January 9th, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard, Palos Verdes Peninsula 90274

There Will Be Food: Latin American Cuisine in LA
Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold and multi-tasking food scholar and radio host Evan Kleiman lead a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American cuisine in dialogue with Los Angeles. Joining the conversation will be Ray Garcia, chef at Broken Spanish, Carlos Salgado of Taco María, and Bricia Lopez, co-owner of L.A.’s legendary Guelaguetza.
When: January 9, 2018, 7:30 pm
Where: Harold M. Williams Auditorium at The Getty

An Evening with Rian Johnson
Before he completed the latest installment of the Star Wars saga, writer/director Rian Johnson made his name with three independent features that teemed with activity and menace. His debut film Brick, a film noir set in the halls of a high school made a star of the filmmaker. Their second collaboration was the post-apocalyptic thriller Looper, in which Levitt played a younger version of Bruce Willis. For our “An Evening With…”, Johnson selected a film that had a formative impact on him, and it’s a George Lucas film that isn’t Star Wars: 1972’s American Graffiti, which is packed with characters and events. After Graffiti plays, Johnson will explore Lucas’ influence beyond “a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…”
When: January 11th, 7:30pm
Where: LACMA | Bing Theater

California Election 2018: Gubernatorial Candidates Town Hall Meeting
Six candidates vying to become the next Governor of California will face off for the first time during a town hall meeting at the University of Southern California on January 13. The event is in partnership with the Empowerment Congress and Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. It will be open to the public, as well as streamed live on the internet and broadcast live on public radio. To attend #ECSummit26, register online at
When: January 13th, 8:00am to 2:00pm
Where: Bovard Auditorium (ADM), 3551 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles 90089


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

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 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

DTLA Historic Core & Fashion District Homes Tour
Join DTLA Rendezvous for an insider tour to explore the various living spaces in the Historic Core and Fashion District of Downtown LA! From mixed-use projects to converted and adaptive reuse properties, we’ll be guided through the history of the residential spaces and these two distinct and historical Downtown neighborhoods. We’ll start by meeting in the Spring Arcade Building in front of Green Grotto Juice Bar. Our guide will then walk us through to several buildings showing off their lobbies, living spaces, balconies and rooftops! We’ll finish the tour with complimentary beverages and a goodie bag!
When: August 19th, 3:45 PM – 6:00 PM
Where: Tour begins at Green Grotto Juice Bar, 541 South Spring Street #133, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Three Cities: Transformations in the Urban Environment
“Art, culture, and architectural design have played significant roles in the revitalization of cities, both large and small, through the renewal of decaying and obsolete industrial infrastructure. Moderated by Michael Govan, LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director, architect Frank Gehry; William Weld, former Governor of Massachusetts; and Thomas Krens, Director Emeritus, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation will talk about their various and overlapping roles in the transformation of three cities—North Adams, MA; Bilbao, Spain; and Los Angeles—by creating cultural centers in former industrial sites, rejuvenating polluted rivers, and rebuilding the urban landscape for the larger edification and enjoyment of both local residents and international visitors.”
When: August 14, 2017, 7:30pm
Where: Bing Theater, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Nisei Week Japanese Festival
The Nisei Week Japanese Festival has lots of great events to participate in, including Nisei Week Rubik’s Cube Open – JACCC Plaza, 8am, the Golden Circle Dinner – Double Tree by Hilton, 4:30 pm (Dinner), the Coronation event at the Aratani Theatre, 7:00 pm, and the Grand Parade on Sunday, August 20th.
When: August 19th-20th
Where: Various across Little Tokyo.

Muse ‘Til Midnight – LACMA
Muse ’til Midnight brings hundreds of art lovers together every summer for the ultimate late night at LACMA. Celebrate Latin American and Latino art in Los Angeles with more than a dozen DJs both inside and outside the galleries from 8 pm ’til midnight, curated by ArtDontSleep and drawing inspiration from Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.
When: August 19th, 8pm
Where: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Unique LA Summer Market
Shop more than 150 independent designers and makers selling everything from “home goods, clothing, leather goods, bath products, gourmet edibles, children’s goods, and so much more!” This market is held 2-3 times a year. I really enjoy attending the Unique fairs. All of the vendors are really lovely and friendly, so the good vibes are always there floating around.
When: August 19th & 20th, 11 – 6 PM both days
Where: Barker Hangar – 3021 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Breakout: What’s Inside DTLA?
“Join an intimate group of ‘Breakers’ on August 19th, as we have in store a day-long deep dive throughout DTLA. Be prepared to hear from activists, social entrepreneurs, artists, wellness experts, and creatives about ‘what’s inside’ and what makes them who they are and propels their work. Our canvas will be an immersive journey through the Arts District and Boyle Heights. A detailed agenda will be released the week of the event.”
When: August 19th, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Where: Row DTLA, 777 Alameda, Los Angeles, CA

Westin Bonaventure, Downtown LA by Scutter (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Smooth Operator: Late-Modern Mirror Glass Architecture, 1970-1985
“A student of the vernacular and the weird, architectural historian Daniel Paul brings a head’s sensibility to research pursuits across the vast text that is the built environment of Southern California. In this illustrated Power Point lecture, he reveals the history and aesthetic underpinnings of one of it’s most identifiable tropes: curtain walls of mirrored glass – from countless corporate centers of Orange County to the iconic tBonaventure Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles.”
When: August 8th, 7pm
Where: Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, 709 N. Hill Street

Lost Landscapes of Los Angeles
An event to share with friends and colleagues up north: “Lost Landscapes of Los Angeles is the latest of Rick Prelinger’s “urban history film events,” featuring rediscovered and largely-unseen archival film footage arranged into feature-length programs. Unlike most screenings, the audience makes the soundtrack — viewers are encouraged to identify places, people and events; ask questions; and engage with fellow audience members. While the films show Los Angeles as it was, the event encourages viewers to think about (and share) their ideas for the city’s future. What kind of a city do we want to live in?”
When: August 7, 2017, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
Where: Internet Archive Head Office, 300 Funston Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94118

Urban Soil Summit 2.0 – TERROIR!
Internationally renowned scientists, thinkers, and doers gather to discuss how stewarding living soil could reverse climate change and make our urban communities more resilient.
Inoculation Party – Evening of August 7, 2017
Day 1: Inspiring Small Group Sessions (Including Lunch) – Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Fermentation Celebration – Tuesday Evening, August 8, 2017
Day 2: Powerful Plenary Session (Including Lunch) – Wednesday, August 9, 2017
When: August 8th and 9th, 2017, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Where: UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center, 425 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles 90095

Design for Dignity Taskforce Meeting #1
This task force will identify a few very specific homelessness & housing policy ‘call to actions’ to prioritize and then will establish a road-map to accomplish moving forward on these call-to-actions. There is also a group of “Yes and…” pro-housing advocates being led by LAplus, The Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce and Abundant Housing LA – and ideally once the D4D task force has had a chance to identify its core objectives we can align in effort and synthesize our ideas and call-to-actions together. Multidisciplinary collaboration will be key to our success.
When: August 9, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Where: CallisonRTKL Inc. – 333 South Hope Street Suite C-200 Los Angeles, CA 90071

Katy Grannan: Stories We Tell Ourselves
Part of the Iris Nights Lecture Series at The Annenberg Space for Photography, Katy Grannan screens her intimate and powerful film The Nine, then takes part in a Q&A with the audience. The Nine, Grannan’s first feature film, is an intimate, at times disturbing, view into an America most would rather ignore. Raw, poetic, direct, and unnerving, the film is less a window into a foreign world than a distorted mirror reflecting our own shared existence.
When: August 10th, 2017, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
Where: Annenberg Space for Photography’s Skylight Studios, 10050 Constellation Boulevard, Los Angeles, 90067

Intro to Storytelling in VR
“Let no one say otherwise, shooting & stitching 360 video is difficult and intense! It’s a medium that has completely unique challenges. And that is exciting for both the tech folks and storytellers. You’ll need to understand the many hurdles so that you can soar. Knowing the specific details, inherent limitations, and potential problems will only help to inform how to successfully create immersion. And that’s what making360 will teach you with this new series of workshops!”
When: August 10th, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM PDT
Where: Making360, 2137 Glyndon Ave, Los Angeles