Posts tagged Looking Ahead

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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Gabba Alley Project. Mural: DOURONE / Photo: Alissa Walker

Making LA Together Meet-and-Greet
Join us for the kickoff of the Making LA Together series with the four winning teams from our Making LA Together event, each representing Transportation, Water, Density, and Community. Here’s your chance to learn more about the projects, meet the people behind them, and find out how you can get involved to bring their ideas to life. RSVP on Facebook so we can give the bar a headcount!
When: July 16th, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Tabula Rasa, 5125 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90027

 

Summer Movie Nights at the LA River
Join Assemblymember Anthony Rendon, your neighbors, friends and family for an outdoor summer movie night at the Los Angeles River featuring Moana!!! Come enjoy the LA River informational booths, food trucks, and family fun activities. Make sure to bring a blanket and a comfortable chair. The movie will screen in the Los Angeles River channel!! You can bike, walk, or drive to the site. Limited parking available so get there early.
When: July 15, 2017 at 6:30pm – 10pm
Where: 5532 Imperial Hwy, South Gate, CA 90262

 

Choreography of the City: Hans Scharoun’s Philharmonie as a Landscape of the Mind
The In Studio drop-in program presents a demonstration by artist Jamie Sweetman. She explores drawing concepts on form, structure and composition using a variety of mark-making techniques, as in parallel lines, cross-hatching and contour lines. Following the demonstration, visitors are welcome to draw directly from nature in the Sculpture Garden as well as from works in the collections. Join each week to see a different demonstration, and come away with drawings of your own.
When: Thursday, July 27, 2017, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Norton Simon Museum Entrance Gallery

 

Lotus Festival Echo Park Lake
It is an annual event showcasing the people and culture of Asia through verbal and stattionary arts, dances, dragon boat races, and entertainment offered free to the general public. The event is sponsred by the City of Los Angeles Dept. of Recreation and Parks and the Los Angeles lotus Festival, Inc.
When: July 15 at 12 PM to July 16 at 9 PM
Where: 751 Echo Park Ave, Los Angeles, California 90026

 

Concrete Poetry: Words and Sounds in Graphic Space
Drawn principally from the Getty Research Institute’s collection of prints, artists’ books, journals, and manuscripts documenting the international concrete poetry movement, this exhibition focuses on the visual, verbal, and sonic experiments of the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s. Featuring works by foundational figures Augusto de Campos and Ian Hamilton Finlay, Concrete Poetry explores how these artists invented new forms such as cube poems and standing poems and continuously re-created their projects across media. Poetry by contemporaries including Henri Chopin, Ernst Jandl, Mary Ellen Solt, and Emmett Williams also plays a prominent role.
When: Thru July 30th, 2017
Where: Getty Research Institute

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

In the Gutter | Amplified Urbanism by Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects
Join us for a discussion and book launch celebrating Amplified Urbanism, a new publication by Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects. Amplified Urbanism situates O’Herlihy’s work within the larger urban consequence of Los Angeles, and features essays by critics and journalists who examine the city in the broadest sense via infrastructure, ecology, and civic engagement. The panel of guests will include two of the publication’s contributing authors, Judith Lewis Mernit and Greg Goldin; architect Lorcan O’Herlihy FAIA; and Kevin Keller, Deputy Director of City Planning for the City of Los Angeles.
When: April 29th, 3pm–5pm
Where: SL11024 Apartments, 11024 Strathmore Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90024

10 Bridges Downtown – A Walk in Four Parts
Led by Bob Inman, author of Finding Los Angeles by Foot and borrowing (with permission) from the genius of Dan Koeppel: an open call to walk together the “true” 10 Bridges route, a mostly flat route across Los Angeles infrastructure. Note: this type of urban hiking is not for the casual stroller, but there is no charge, no ticket and no requirement to reserve.
When: April 30th, 9 AM – 5:30 PM
Where: Metro-Lincoln & Cypress, 370 W Avenue 26, Los Angeles, California 90031

Back to Our Roots – Food and Identity: A Night of Conversation
Food is a powerful way to explore ideas around identity, authenticity, and power of any city, especially one as diverse as Los Angeles. Featuring food writers and chefs from restaurants Good Girl Dinette, Chengdu Taste, Cassia, and more, “Back to Our Roots” offers insightful conversations and dialogue around food, culture, and authenticity.
When: April 24th, 7:00 PM
Where: Pico House, 424 N. Main St. | Los Angeles, CA 90012

Oracle
“Oracle tackle the effects of organizational frameworks on global events and private individuals. Some works in the installation symbolize marketplace machinations, both official and unofficial, while others are meditations on games, surveillance, vast data sets, mathematical and biological patterns, and even the logic of art itself. Just under the surface of the works in Oracle is an air of anxiety, as if individuals’ freedoms within these manmade phenomena are illusory or beyond reach.”
When: Opening April 29th
Where: The Broad, 221 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Taste of the Eastside
Taste of the Eastside is a food+drink festival that showcases the evolving and diverse food scene of the eastside neighborhoods of Silver Lake, Echo Park, Eagle Rock, Highland Park, Los Feliz, Atwater and beyond. With over two dozen restaurants from the evolving and diverse food scene of the eastside neighborhoods, each restaurant or chef will showcase a signature dish or creates something unique just for the event.
When: April 30th, 4:00-8:00 PM
Where: Los Angeles River Center & Gardens