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Miracle Mile FREE Community Event- LACMA Artwalk
Saturday, May 30 | 12-8 pm
Once again ARTWALK will be taking over the Miracle Mile. All four museums will be offering free general admission and restaurants throughout the area will offer special discount and offers. There is something for the everyone at this event.
From Bollywood Street Dancers to Latin Art Seminars …. make sure you check out the schedule below!!!!
Weekend Planner: Eichler, Exotic Plants, Elizabeth Taylor, Exercise and More!
Saturday, May 14:
Mid-Century Modern for the Masses
This Saturday is your chance for a rare glimpse inside some of Joseph Eichler’s Balboa Highlands homes. According to Los Angeles magazine, he’s responsible for bringing mid-century modern architecture to housing tracts, including the 108 “airy, Asian-influenced houses” he built in Granada Hills in 1964 with architects A. Quincy Jones and Frederick Emmons.
Check them out for yourself starting at 10am May 14. Find out more and get tickets here, or call (626) 793-3334×52.
Photo from Gamble House website
Information from “Chris’s Pick.” Los Angeles Magazine May 2011: 34
Huntington Plant Sale
- Saturday, May 14 10:30am to 4:30pm: Members Preview includes garden talks on spring rose care, “edible ecosystem” gardening and irrigation techniques.
- Sunday, May 15 10:30am to 4:30pm: Open to the public (free admission).
Head to the Miracle Mile for a day of free art and entertainment in and around the LA County Museum of Art. Admission is free at LACMA and nearby museums (such as the Architecture and Design Museum and Peterson Automotive Museum) on Saturday, and you’ll find musical and dance performances along with “interactive art projects” on and about the LACMA campus. Get all the ArtWalk details here.
Movie Night at the Cemetery
Pack a picnic for Cinespia’s first Hollywood Forever screening of the season, a Liz Taylor tribute. Show up early if you want a good spot…don’t be surprised to see the line winding around the block and beyond when the Hollywood Forever Cemetery gates open at 7pm. DJ-provided tunes will entertain before and after the movie, which starts at 8:30pm. Find out more and get this season’s full schedule here.
Image from IMDB.
Sunday: Jog Your Memory at 5k Benefit
Glisten with sweat and the glow of doing good Sunday morning at the Bruin 5k Run/Walk, a benefit for the Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA. The course is meant to be a trip down “Memory Lane” that evokes childhood memories, while monies raised are mean to help hospitalized children create positive memories.
The race starts at 8:30am, but if you’re in the mood for shopping you can go early and check out the silent auction, starting at 7:45am.
Visit the event website for all the details, or click here to register.
Photo from event website.
Weekend About Town: Watts and Eastside
If you’re not headed to Comic Con this weekend, you’ve still got plenty of options: Saturday LACMA starts running weekend shuttles to the Watts Towers, and on Sunday Eastsiders and Eastsider wannabees can party down at the Los Feliz Street Festival.
Saturday: Sprawling Sculptures
Meet up at LACMA Saturday and head to Watts for tours of the towers and neighboring arts center. Check the schedule and order tickets here. Though they aren’t the kind of architectural masterpieces we usually focus on, these intriguing sculptures, built by hand in the early part of the 20th Century, deserve a look. Constructed by Italian immigrant Simon Rodia in the 1920s, 30s and 40s, the towers are encrusted with pieces of broken glass, ceramics, tiles and other wares of the pre-plastics era.
From top, photos from City of Los Angeles, Watts Towers Website
If you go on your own, be sure to stop by when the towers are open for tours–$7 gets you behind the enclosing walls and an explanation of the eccentric artist’s life and work:
- Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 10:30am-3pm
- Sunday: 12:30-3pm
- no tours on national holidays or rainy days
Sunday: Circus Acts, Chalk Art and Carnival Rides
Get your block party fix at the Los Feliz Street Fair this Sunday. It’s free and chock full o’ entertainment all day:
- Live Band Lineup
- Beer & Wine Gardens
- Carnival Rides, Moon Bounces and more
- Circus School Performances
- Los Feliz Fashion Festival: Trunk Shows & Runway Presentations
- Chalk Art Exhibit
- Green Scene Eco Exhibits
- Mind-Body-Spirit Exhibits
Something to feed your stomach and brain!
Saturday, October 1, marks the starting day of some amazing exhibitions here in Los Angeles. LACMA and A + D Museum celebrates LA art (1930-1965) with furniture, ceramics, metalwork, fashion, textiles, and design. The exhibits will portray a great array of California midcentury modern design, as well as an inspiring display on the beauty of common objects.
California Design, 1930–1965: “Living in a Modern Way“
Resnick Pavilion, LACMA
October 1, 2011 – March 25, 2012
A & D: Eames Designs Exhibition
6032 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90036
October 1 – January 16 2012
Discover more exhibit openings at Pacific Standard Time!
Also happening this Saturday is the 13th Annual Eagle Rock Music Festival.
October 1, Saturday
Visit Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock for more information.
More exciting news…DineLA restaurant week is back! Beginning October 2-7 and October 9-14, venture out to some of the best restaurants in town for a fraction of their prices. For a complete list of participating restaurants and their dineLA menus, visit: Discover LA.
Photo from Wiangya.
LACMA's 'Big Rock'
After the third day of what is so far a successful 11-day journey, LACMA’s ‘Big Rock’ is currently parked in Chino Hills near the 71 freeway. Tonight, it will make it’s way to its next destination at Pathfinder Road, near Fullerton Avenue, in Rowland Heights. LACMA encourages people to see the boulder in Rowland Heights, where it will be located all weekend. The 340-ton granite boulder will soon form the centerpiece of artist Michael Heizer’s enormous, landmark sculpture “Levitated Mass” at LACMA.
The entire project –- the art rock, construction of its sculptural site and the move –- will cost upward of $10 million in private donations; LACMA paid $70,000 to the quarry for the rock alone.
You can follow LACMA’s ‘Big Rock’ journey on their website.