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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5 design things to do this week

This week, you can: wander into the natural wonder of spectacular landscape photography; continue your journey through PST: LA/LA; see what’s best of what’s next at SCI-Arc; go loco for art by Southern California pioneers; and hear Dar Williams on what makes a small town work.

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5 design things to do this week

This week, you can: explore Latin American influences in Los Angeles art; get to know the unique narratives behind Grand Park and other Rios Clementi Hale Studios projects; check out the new Institute of Contemporary Art LA; see four artists’ expressions of life in L.A.; go to an opening of sculptures with an inner story of material, intention and fabrication.

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5 design things to do this week

Check out a treasure trove of “clean trash” and get your creative juices flowing; hear USC’s newest dean discuss architecture and race; experience sugarcoated sculptures with a dark side; tour DTLA by moonlight; and see Cuba’s take on Hollywood movie posters.

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5 design things to do this week

This week, you can: learn about the architecture shaping our city today; party DTLA-style on a Los Angeles summer night; solve a murder at the Getty; discover art old and new at a street festival; view a photo-ceramic mash up, and hear Frances and friends talk about “Urban Hallucinations.”

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5 design things to do this week

This week you can: learn about the architecture shaping our city today; rediscover Old Pasadena; ‘dig’ a new take on the classic album cover; see Aleppo through a young boy’s vision; conceptualize architectural thickness; and consider how images of wealth affect global desires.

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5 design things to do this week

This week, you can admire modernist buildings in the film “Columbus”; explore the ruins of a socialist utopia at Llano del Rio; get inspired by Marc Chagall’s theatrical costumes and set decorations; browse the work of over 100 zinesters; and tour the servants’ quarters of the Gamble House.

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5 design things to do this week

This week, you can: celebrate David Hockney at the Getty Center; experience an ambitious multi-media art collaborative; consider global warming and its impact on global conflict; rediscover a 1960’s Abstract Expressionist; geek out at a mammoth computer graphics conference and see a flower arrangement that honors an iconic vase.

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5 design things to do this week

This week you can: discuss virtual reality in architecture and design; tour iconic ’70s and ’80s business park architecture in Orange County; smell (and see and hear about) Ancient Rome at the Getty Villa; drool over sugar sculptures; and join a cross-cultural, community dance experience in DTLA Grand Park.

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