5 design things to do this week

Celebrate the People Street initiative, check out mural art in Historic Filipinotown, take in a play about gentrification in LA, see sculptures inspired by flowers and scent, and watch a documentary about the Boyle Heights freeway interchange. Here are 5 design things to do this week.

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Is LA Losing Its Smell? The Future is Uncertain for the All-Ages Punk Club

In downtown Los Angeles, there’s an all-ages punk club called The Smell. In the 17 years that it’s been open, it’s become a real hub for local underground music. But after the land it sits on was purchased last year, it now faces the possibility of being shut down. The news sparked outrage mixed with anxiety that the changes taking place in downtown are not all for the better.

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