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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

Forbidden City Walk
Walkers will explore once-common building types like bungalow courts and dingbats that were outlawed or suppressed – sometimes on purpose, sometimes unintentionally – by changes to zoning and building rules. We will end at a ‘backlash building’ – one of the places that inspired the height limits, downzonings, and other development restrictions common in the city. All participants will receive a timeline of significant land rule changes that created our forbidden city. Walk leader Mark Vallianatos is director of LAplus and a former LA Walks advisory board member.
When: July 29, 2017 at 9am – 12pm
Where: Vermont / Santa Monica Metro Red Line Station

Summer Nights at the Hammer Museum
KCRW and the Hammer Museum present four free nights of live music in the Hammer courtyard. A happy hour with food and cash bar starts at 6:30 p.m., KCRW DJ sets start at 7:00 p.m., and live music starts at 8:00 p.m. The museum’s gallery hours will be extended to 9 p.m. so guests can enjoy the exhibitions. Bring your dancing shoes every Thursday night in July! Amber Mark and Maria Del Pilar and KCRW DJ Liza Richardson.
When: July 27th at 6:30pm
Where: Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, 90024

Abundant Housing L.A. – Pro-housing Happy Hour!
No speeches, just good times! Co-hosted with our friends at Happy Urbanists and Santa Monica Next. We’ve got the back patio at Arsenal reserved starting at 6:30pm – make sure to show up on time if you want happy hour prices! Food and drinks are both cheaper before 7pm. If you really, really can’t go a whole evening without talking policy though, we’ll have a table set up in the back where you can weigh in on the pro-housing policy agenda the policy committee is helping to assemble. Here’s a hint: upzoning. Upzoning everywhere!
Hosted by Happy Urbanists
When: July 24th at 6:30 PM – 9 PM
Where: The Arsenal, 12012 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90064

Silent and Classic Movie Nights at Heritage Square
Take a trip back into LA’s storied architectural past, bring your chairs, blankets, and picnics and enjoy classic films under the stars at Heritage Square. Projected onto the side our historic boxcar, enjoy the film amid our historic structures. Admission: $10 for adults, $5 for children (12 and under), and Free for museum members. Beverages, popcorn, and snacks will be available for purchase. July 29 – “On Moonlight Bay” (1951). Relax “with the mundane distractions of small-town life, the sweet innocence of period songs and the uncertain course of young love.”
When: July 29th, 7:30 p.m. and film will begin at 8:15 p.m. (or as darkness allows)
Where: 3800 Homer St, Los Angeles, CA 90031

Politicon
Politicon will be toasting to a third term as the quintessential non-partisan event of the year. We’re upping the ante with some of the biggest names in politics and the wittiest voices in comedy and entertainment, representing all sides of the political spectrum. Join us at the Pasadena Convention Center for a full weekend of panels, debates, art, podcasts, comedy shows, Q&A’s, book readings, interviews and meet & greets. With rooms ranging from 50-seaters to large-scale auditoriums, you’ll be able to get up close and personal with political heavyweights, revel in the endless humor, dissect documentaries and parodies with filmmakers, and maybe even interact with a few of history’s greatest leaders.
When: July 29th and 30th (various times)
Where: Pasadena Convention Center

with it which it as it if it is to be: A film by Eve Fowler
​Eve Fowler’s film with it which it as it if it is to be is an intimate study of the working practices of artists captured in their studios. Partially scripted as a feminist critique, the film features artists reading off-screen from queer feminist icon and writer Gertrude Stein’s short story Many Many Women. Part of a larger project informed by Stein’s writing, Fowler’s with it which it as it if it is to be is a film that seeks to bring Stein’s writing forward into the contemporary moment.
When: July 27th, 7pm
Where: MOCA, 250 South Grand Avenue, 90012

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Back to the Future at the Triforium
Take a guided tour of the Triforium with Tom the Explorer and stay for a cocktail reception in the underground control room.

LA Design Festival
The LA Design Festival celebrates this city’s rich design culture, honoring the city’s status as a global design capital. Our definition of design is purposely broad to ensure that our festival is reflective of our city’s diversity and talent.
When: June 8-11, 2017
Where: Across various venues

Last Remaining Seats
Last Remaining Seats (LRS) is the Los Angeles Conservancy’s annual series of classic films and live entertainment in historic theatres. What started in 1987 as a way to draw attention to L.A.’s historic theatres is now a summer tradition!
When: Through June 24th
Where: At various historical Los Angeles theaters.

Metro Art presents: Sci-Fi at Union Station
This series highlights Los Angeles, a capital of Science Fiction, renowned for being an inspiration and backdrop for many fundamental works within the genre. “Her” features scenes shot within the (fantastically reimagined) Metro transit system.
When: Friday, June 9 from 8:30 – 10:30pm (Doors at 8:00pm)
Where: Union Station Ticketing Hall

de LaB’s Making LA Together
Making LA Together will feature four team project proposals in front of a live audience that address issues of Transportation, Water, Density, and Community in Los Angeles. A panel of experts will ask questions and offer commentary about the projects, and the audience will vote for the best project in each of the four areas. We’ll work to make the winning ideas happen with a project fee of $2500 and the help of volunteers from the de LaB community. In addition to workshops and volunteer days, de LaB will also host four programs to introduce the public to each of the four completed projects.
When: Saturday, June 10, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: City Market South, 1057 S. San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

A Curated Tour of Florence Bixby’s Gardens
There’s no better time to enjoy the Rancho’s nationally recognized gardens which were planned and executed in the early decades of the 20th century under the careful guidance of owner Florence Green Bixby using outstanding landscape architects and plantsmen of the era, including the Olmsted Brothers, William Hertrich, Florence Yoch, Paul J. Howard, and Allen Chickering.
When: Sat, June 10, 2017, 12:00 AM – 2:00 PM PDT
Where: Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch and Gardens, 6400 East Bixby Hill Road, Long Beach, CA 90815

LA Food Fest at Exposition Park
LA’s favorite tasting event returns to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum with more world class, award winning top chefs and restaurants, out of town headliners, your favorite street eats, and more, all in one place for big summer fun.
When: Sat, June 10, 2017. 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM PDT
Where: Exposition Park

CicLAvia: Glendale to Atwater
CicLAvia catalyzes vibrant public spaces, active transportation and good health through car-free streets. Inspired by Bogotá’s weekly ciclovía, CicLAvia temporarily closes streets to car traffic and opens them to Los Angelenos to use as a public park. Free for all, CicLAvia connects communities to each other across an expansive city, creating a safe place to bike, walk, skate, roll, and dance through Los Angeles.
When: Sunday, June 11, 2017 9am — 4pm
Where: Route map here.

Lummis Day Festival
Lummis Day celebrates the arts, history and ethnic diversity of Northeast Los Angeles through educational and cultural events and an annual festival that draws the community together for a shared experience while providing a platform for cooperation among people of all ages and backgrounds.
When: June 2, 3 & 4, 2017
Where: Various locations

Future Aleppo
This summer, visit Future Aleppo at the Skirball—an installation about the human capacity for resilience, hope, and perseverance in times of darkness. A four-by-four-foot model, Future Aleppo was created by a young Syrian boy and aspiring architect named Mohammed Qutaish while living through the indiscriminately violent war in Aleppo. Between 2012 and 2015, as he witnessed his beloved city being demolished, Qutaish crafted his vision for the future of Aleppo using paper, wood, colored pencils, and glue.
When: Thru August 18, 2017
Where: Skirball Cultural Center

How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality, and The Fight for the Neighborhood
Gentrification has become a household word, but few really understand its causes. We talk about hipsters, craft beer and condos as they’re all unexplained phenomena, part of some mysterious process that we can neither foresee nor control. But gentrification is more predictable and more pernicious than we’re often told. In How to Kill a City, journalist Peter Moskowitz explains the hundred-year-long quest to turn cities into gated communities for the rich at the expense of the lives of the poor and middle classes.
When: May 30, 2017, 7:30pm
Where: The Last Bookstore

Charles Phoenix: Long Beachland
Live Comedy Slide Show Performance Celebrating The Epic City By The Sea … Presented by Inretrospect on Retro Row … Be prepared for your local pride to SWELL when Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, sweeps us away on a time travel slide show adventure exploring Long Beach’s classic and kitschy landmarks and lore then and now.
When: May 28th, 2017, 11:00am
Where: Art Theatre of Long Beach

TEDxUCLA:Gravity
In the spirit of “ideas worth spreading,” TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.
When: Sat, May 20, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Where: Royce Hall, UCLA

Sci-Fi Sewage Sanctuary
Tour a water recycling plant better known as Starfleet Academy, and the Japanese garden it irrigates with toilet water.
When: Sat, May 20, 2017
Where: Donald C. Tillman Water Reclamation Plant, 6100 Woodley Avenue, Van Nuys, CA, 91406, United States

Free Metro Bike Share Monthly Pass
May is Bike Month, and we’re celebrating by giving you the opportunity to try Metro Bike Share for a whole month…for free! Sign up online at any time during the month of May and use the promo code BIKEMONTH17 at checkout for your FREE monthly pass.
When: Thru May 2017
Where: Various DTLA locations

The Garden
The South Central Farm was a 14-acre community garden in one of the country’s most blighted neighborhoods. Created as a form of healing after the Los Angeles uprising in 1992, the urban oasis was leveled by its landlord in 2006. The Garden follows the farmers who organized, fought back, and demanded answers. The Oscar-nominated film is about greed, power, racial discord, and the importance of grassroots activism. (2008, dir. Scott Hamilton Kennedy, 80 min.)
When: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 7:30PM
Where: Hammer Museum, Billy Wilder Theater

FutureLA: Contemporary Arts and Culture in the City of Angels
Please join the Asian Business League of Southern California and DTLA Rendezvous for a fire-side chat on the exciting state of contemporary culture in Los Angeles, the many projects in the pipeline, how they figure into the greater development of our city, and our rise as an international-caliber metropolitan destination. Panelists: Danielle Cornwell, Managing Partner of District Realty Group / Dixon Lu, Associate Partner of MAD Architects / Han Lo, Executive Director of Open House Los Angeles / Samuel Vasquez, Deputy Director of Advancement at The Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (ICA LA)
When: Wed, May 17, 2017 6pm
Where: Cross Campus Downtown LA, 800 Wilshire Boulevard #200, 90017