5 Design Things To Do This Week

Your week in design events from DnA.

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1. Inter-City Cactus Show & Sale 

No better way to show your neighbors you’re in the know about the drought than to accent your yard with some cacti and succulents. Head to the Los Angeles County Arboretum and pick up a few of the prickly plants at the Los Angeles County Arboretum’s Cacti Show & Sale.

When: Saturday August 8 and Sunday August 9, 2015 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Where: Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden; 301 North Baldwin Ave, Arcadia

Tickets: Included in admission to the Arboretum

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2. CicLAvia: Culver City Meets Venice 

CicLAvia hits Culver City and Venice this weekend. Bring your two wheels, (or just your feet) and explore the Westside at a slower pace. Or hit the beach without sweating the parking. The route will pass by the Mar Vista Farmers Market, Abbot Kinney and Venice Beach.

When: Sunday August 9, 2015

Where: Route is from downtown Culver City to Venice. See location info here.

Tickets: Free and open to the public.

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3.  “Revolution of Forms: Cuba’s Forgotten Art Schools”: Talk and book-signing by John A. Loomis

One of the most fascinating built legacies of Castro’s regime in Cuba is the complex of three organic brick and terra–cotta vaulted Art Schools, designed — but never finished — by architects Ricardo Porro, Roberto Gottardi , and Vittorio Garatti in the heady early days of the revolution. John Loomis will discuss his book “Revolution of Forms: Cuba’s Forgotten Art Schools.” While there, check out Hidden ARTifacts, an exhibition of architectural designs, mostly by students from USC, Woodbury and SCI-Arc, which includes a drawing of downtown Havana. Note that from the gallery you can get a view of the emerging Expo Line.

When: Thursday, August 6, 2015, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Where: Building Bridges Art Exchange; 2525 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica

Tickets: Free and open to the public.

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4. 3rd Annual Avocado Fest

Celebrate avocados this Sunday at Angel City Brewery. There, the brewery will be featuring their very own ‘avocado ale’ as well as avocado amusements which include an Avocado Corn Hole, an Avocado Hunt and an AvocadoPhoto Booth.

When: Sunday August 9, 2015 12:00 PM-8:00 PM

Where: Angel City Brewery & Public House 216 South Alameda Street Los Angeles

Tickets: Free and open to everyone over 21.

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5. Sink or Swim

As the president unfurls his proposal for mitigating climate change by reducing dependence on dirty fuels, consider how societies will also adapt to environments already impacted by climate change, from the Netherlands to Bangladesh. That’s the goal of the photography exhibition Sink or Swim, curated by DnA’s Frances Anderton for the Annenberg Space for Photography, and now relocated for the summer to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach.

When: On view until September 15, 2015

Where: Aquarium of the Pacific; 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach

Tickets: Included in the price of admission.

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