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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 – https://www.lapovertydept.org/walk-the-talk-2018/
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

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