5 design things to do this week

This week, you can: converge at the center of the creativity and innovation economy in Los Angeles; hear Thom Mayne talk about the most important buildings of the 20th century; party to support M&A’s creative experimentation made public; participate as audience in two site-specific performances; and hear fascinating speakers on what’s going on “Under LA.”

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5 design things to do this week

This week, you can: go downtown for Grand Avenue’s cultural open house; celebrate 30 years of “foruming”; explore the relationship between Disney and urban planning in Southern California; take a walking tour of classic buildings in K-Town; and see some iconic Street Pop Art before it goes on the auction block.

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5 design things to do this week

This week, you can: hear about the Chicago Architecture Biennial from its creative directors and architects; watch a Lawrence Halprin-designed park come alive with dance; sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to Grand Central Market; learn about the plantings of Piet Oudolf on the High Line; and capture the light of DTLA with an expert photographer.

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5 design things to do this week

This week, you can: learn about the landscape ‘choreography’ of Lawrence Halprin; see the embellished Southern California version of Spanish Colonial Revival; spend the weekend at Watts Towers; parade through car-free streets in Santa Monica; and explore Cuban culture, low and high-tech.

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5 design things to do this week

This week, you can: join a conversation at the intersection of surfing, writing and art; see how Michigan made its mark on Modernism; go to a dinner party at a Mid-century gem in the Hollywood Hills or a Masquerade Ball to mark Culver City’s 100th birthday; also, view the “POPcalyptic” art of D*Face, an exhibition that transcends borders and one that explores colors that you can taste and smell.

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