A ceramic art fair, robots that sense scents, a film installation that plops you in the middle of the road, Santa Monica’s history museum and a cello performance at Schindler House. Here are five design things to do in LA this week.
The long-vacant, fenced-off lot at First Street and Broadway in downtown Los Angeles will soon be developed into a two-acre public park. The $28 million sand-covered parcel next to City Hall and Grand Park will be designed by a team led by the architectural firm Mia Lehrer + Associates.
Generally, disaster preparedness is something many of us ignore — especially newcomers to LA who haven’t yet felt the earth move. But Chalk Repertory Theatre is thinking ahead — and over four weekends they are performing “In Case of Emergency,” a play about earthquake readiness. Is the play any good, and does it get the message out?
Polling places are open for business all around California. There are 34 candidates competing for the seat of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, who’s retiring. Some counties found ways to cram all 34 names on to one page. But in other places, the list takes up two pages of the ballot. And that has some election watchers nervous.
A talk with Deborah Weintraub kicks off the Los Angeles Design Festival; also there’s a tour of the “Grey Gardens of Palm Springs,” a discussion of creative work in LA, the Hammer Museum’s third biennial, and the carousel building at the Santa Monica Pier turns 100. Lots to do this week in DnA events!