5 design things to do this week

This week: take a walking tour of Compton architecture; peruse art books and party with their authors; explore the creative minds of Mid-Century architects; attend a discussion and book signing with architect Patrick Tighe; and hear this year’s Oscar-nominated production designers talk about their art.

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5 design things to do this week

This week, bliss out at Modernism Week in Palm Springs, get a ‘contact high’ at LAXART, go listen to Pentagram’s principal designer Paula Scher, attend a book discussion on the life and career of Louise Bourgeois, and explore the Bauhaus through a show of multidisciplinary artwork by László Moholy-Nagy at LACMA.

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5 design things to do this week

This week, you can learn how to play more even while working, join a Utopian marathon, attend the opening show of rug designs by multi-talented designer Elena Manferdini, attend an accessible art fair, and take a trip through historical Los Angeles of the mid-20th century.

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5 design things to do this week

Artists take on mass media, architectural photographs from postwar Germany, a deep dive into Louis Kahn’s buildings, discover the magic behind Pixar’s animation, and two shows at Annenberg that celebrate marginalized communities. Here are five things to do this holiday week.

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5 design things to do this week

Enjoy a puppeteer’s take on “hot urban issues”; see cars painted by Keith Haring, and furniture designed by Rick Owens; join a tribute to director Bette Jane Cohen at a screening of The Spirit in Architecture: John Lautner; and hear Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II, Jane Fonda and others discuss the Dakota Access Pipeline. Plus, more holiday markets.

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5 design things to do this week

This week we’ve got events from bold, avant-garde rule-breaking women to classic holiday shows and shopping. Performance art, stimulating discussion, holiday lights on the water, more performance art and one of a kind art you can bring home for the holidays – to keep or gift. Plus some movies of the year you won’t want to miss.

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5 design things to do this week

Lots of opportunities to embrace the season with holiday lights, music and shopping, including the annual studio sale by ceramicist Peter Shire; the upcoming Desert X puts large-scale art in the desert; architect Thom Mayne discusses and signs his new book “M”; and Lewis MacAdams gets a big send-off as he steps down as president of FOLAR.

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