Origami by Robert J. Lang: Join origami master Robert Lang for a gallery talk about the beautifully complex folded art he created for his current installation at The Huntington. (The exhibit ends Jan. 29.) A book signing follows the informal talk. Free; no reservations required. Brody Botanical Center.
When: January 28, 2017, 2 p.m.
Where: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108
Doug Aitken: Electric Earth: For more than 20 years, Doug Aitken has shifted the perception and location of images and narratives. His multichannel video installations, sculptures, photographs, publications, happenings, and architectural works demonstrate the nature and structure of our ever-mobile, ever-changing, image-based contemporary condition. With a profound knowledge and understanding of the history of 20th-century avant-gardes, experimental music, and cinema, and an intimate kinship with the protest movements of the late 1960s, Aitken has invented a unique immersive aesthetic. Rooted in interdisciplinary collaborations, and the broad availability of images and the vulnerability of individuals, his work accounts for the cool but relentless human, industrial, urban, and environmental entropy that defines 21st-century existence.
When: Through January 15, 2017
Where: The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA Grand Avenue), 250 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Patricia Fernandez’s Point of Departure: Five Walks: “Over the past three years, artist Patricia Fernandez, who lives in L.A. but was born in Spain, took five walks through the Pyrenees mountains that separate Spain from France. She was retracing routes her own relatives took at the end of the 1930s, after the Spanish Civil War, when they, like so many other defeated Republicans, trekked off. Along the way, Fernandez collected souvenirs, documents and photographs that she then recreated as paintings, drawings or objects.”
When: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. every Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat.
Where: Commonwealth & Council
3006 W. Seventh St., #220
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Enchanted: Forest of Light at Descanso Gardens: Enchanted: Forest of Light is an interactive, nighttime experience unlike anything else in Los Angeles, featuring a one-mile walk through 8 distinct lighting displays in some of the most beloved areas of Descanso Gardens. Tickets are timed and must be purchased in advance. Enchanted: Forest of Light is a rain or shine event.
When: 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. daily until January 8
Where: 1418 Descanso Dr.
La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011
LA Union Station Cocoa Concert Series: “This Christmas season, Union Station’s majestic south patio will be transformed into a hub of holiday entertainment with three distinctive and diverse “Cocoa Concerts”. From 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Fridays December 16th and 23rd, Angelenos can enjoy a festive, family-friendly holiday celebration featuring free concerts, a “Cocoa Bar” with Elftenders, an “Ugly Christmas Sweater” contest, holiday crafts and cookie decorating, a Naughty & Nice photo booth and selfies with the most popular guy in Tinsel Town.”
When: Friday December 23 2016
Where: Union Station
800 N Alameda St