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DELIRIOUS LA Calendar
March 30, 2010

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THIS WEEK’S EVENTS:

Tuesday 3/30 HIGH SPEED RAIL: THE FIRST BUILDING BLOCK OF MEGA-REGIONS with Mark Pisano, Professor of Urban Planning, SPPD | seminar 12:15pm at USC SPPD Lewis Hall, 725 Childs Way, Los Angeles | MAP | MORE »Wednesday 3/31 ERIC AVILA Associate Professor, Chicano Studies, History and Urban Planning, UCLA on “The Center Cannot Hold” | lecture 7:00pm at SCI-Arc, 960 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, 213 613-2200 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              213 613-2200      end_of_the_skype_highlighting    | MAP | MORE »

Thursday 4/1 FORM INTERIORS celebrating FORM’s

Interiors issue and our new partnerships with IIDA So Cal and ASID Los Angeles | reception 6:30pm at InterfaceFLOR, 1111 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, 818 956-5313 | MAP | MORE »

Saturday 4/3 SMART LANDSCAPE: YARD, DRIVEWAY, SIDEWALK, STREET “Smart Design Strategies for Managing Water + Energy in a Changing Climate” with Fritz Haeg of Edible Estates; Holly Harper of NorthEast Trees; David Fletcher of Fletcher Studio | professional seminar 9:00am at Woodbury University Architecture, 7500 Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, 818 767-0888 x335 | MAP | MORE »

Saturday 4/3 WHAT MATTERS 2 professionals, academics, and students of graphic, product and architectural design consider current and critical theories in the education and practice of architecture and design | $15-$30 reqd | symposium 12:30pm at A+D Architecture and Design Museum, 6032 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, 323 932-9393 | MAP | MORE »

Saturday 4/3 ART DECO LOS ANGELES in downtown’s Historic Core | $5-$10 res reqd | tour 10:00am | MORE »

Saturday 4/3 BROADWAY’S NATIONAL REGISTER THEATRE DISTRICT the largest concentration of pre-World War II movie houses in America | $5-$10 res reqd | tour 10:00am | MORE »

Saturday 4/3 THE HISTORIC CORE four decades of Los Angeles history, architectural styles from the Victorian to the Beaux Arts to the Art Deco | $5-$10 res reqd | tour 10:00am | MORE »

Saturday 4/3 ANGELINO HEIGHTS one of Los Angeles’ first suburbs, rich with history and Victorian architecture | $5-$10 res reqd | tour 10:00am | MORE »

Saturday 4/3 EVOLVING SKYLINE the architecture, open spaces and art of Bunker Hill | $5-$10 res reqd | tour 10:00am | MORE »

Sunday 4/4 BILTMORE HOTEL the architecture and history of this venerable hotel known as “The Host of the Coast” | $5-$10 res reqd | tour 2:00pm at Biltmore Hotel, 506 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, 213 623 2489 | MAP | MORE »


UPCOMING EVENTS:

Tuesday 4/6 USC URBAN GROWTH SEMINAR with Qingyun Ma, Dean, School of Architecture, University of Southern California | seminar 12:15pm at USC SPPD Lewis Hall, 725 Childs Way, Los Angeles | MAP | MORE »Tuesday 4/6 BENJAMIN BALL of Ball-Nogues Studio, Los Angeles | lecture 6:30pm at Woodbury University Architecture, 7500 Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, 818 252-5121 | MAP

Tuesday 4/6 WHEREVER THE NEED featuring designs from young minds that are charting the future of Sanitation and Clean Water by combining social needs with good design | exhibit reception 7:00pm at A+D Architecture and Design Museum, 6032 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, 310 216-7835 | MAP | MORE »

Tuesday 4/6 MODCOM COMMERCIAL COUNCIL MEETING of the Los Angeles Conservancy Modern Committee | meeting 7:00pm at International House of Pancakes, 605 N Glendale Ave, Glendale | MAP | MORE »

Tuesday 4/6 RENEE GREEN “How Many Billboards? Art in Stead” artist | lecture 7:00pm at MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Schindler House, 835 N. Kings Road, Los Angeles, 323 651-1510 | MAP | MORE »

Wednesday 4/7 DAVID ERDMAN Co-Director, davidclovers, Hong Kong on “amass” | lecture 7:00pm at SCI-Arc, 960 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, 213 613-2200 | MAP | MORE »

Thursday 4/8 HOW MANY BILLBOARDS? FILMS Renee Green’s “Endless Dreams and Water Between” (2009), Jennifer Bornstein’s “Phantom Limb” (2009), and Allan Sekula’s “Lottery of the Sea” (2006) | film screening 6:30pm at MOCA – Grand Avenue, 250 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, 323 651-1510 | MAP | MORE »

Friday 4/9 VIVARIUM with Juan Azulay, Matter Management and Eric Owen Moss | panel discussion 7:00pm at SCI-Arc, 960 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, 213 613-2200 | MAP | MORE »

Saturday 4/10 ART DECO LOS ANGELES in downtown’s Historic Core | $5-$10 res reqd | tour 10:00am | MORE »

Saturday 4/10 BROADWAY’S NATIONAL REGISTER THEATRE DISTRICT the largest concentration of pre-World War II movie houses in America | $5-$10 res reqd | tour 10:00am | MORE »

Saturday 4/10 THE HISTORIC CORE four decades of Los Angeles history, architectural styles from the Victorian to the Beaux Arts to the Art Deco | $5-$10 res reqd | tour 10:00am | MORE »

Saturday 4/10 ANGELINO HEIGHTS one of Los Angeles’ first suburbs, rich with history and Victorian architecture | $5-$10 res reqd | tour 10:00am | MORE »

Saturday 4/10 DOWNTOWN RENAISSANCE: SPRING + MAIN the former financial district, once known as “Wall Street of the West” | $5-$10 res reqd | tour 10:00am | MORE »

Sunday 4/11 THIRD ANNUAL L.A. HERITAGE DAY presented by the Los Angeles Heritage Alliance, this festival-type event seeks to reconnect the public with greater Los Angeles’ vast range of cultural institutions and resources | open house 11:00am at Heritage Square Museum, 3800 Homer St, Los Angeles | MAP | MORE »

Sunday 4/11 PHOTOGRAPHY IN 3-D: CAPTURING THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT stereophotographer Jack Laxer presents 3-D images of Modernist architecture from the 1950s and 1960s (Paul Williams, Arthur Froehlich, and the purveyors of California Googie coffee shop design, Armet and Davis) and beyond while sharing his innovative strategies and self-designed equipment | $15 res reqd (3-D glasses included) | lecture 3:30pm at The Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, 310 440-7300 | MAP | MORE »

Sunday 4/11 BILTMORE HOTEL the architecture and history of this venerable hotel known as “The Host of the Coast” | $5-$10 res reqd | tour 2:00pm at Biltmore Hotel, 506 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, 213 623 2489 | MAP | MORE »

Tuesday 4/13 USC URBAN GROWTH SEMINAR with Ellen Hanak, Director of Research, Public Policy Insititute of California | seminar 12:15pm at USC SPPD Lewis Hall, 725 Childs Way, Los Angeles | MAP | MORE »

Tuesday 4/13 JOSHUA STEIN of Radicalcraft, Los Angeles | lecture 6:30pm at Woodbury University Architecture, 7500 Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, 818 252-5121 | MAP

Tuesday 4/13 WILLIAM KRISEL, ARCHITECT directed by Jake Gorst, this documentary explores Krisel’s life and work, including his early experiences in China and his sustained career in truly innovative home design | film screening 7:00pm at The Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, 310 440-7300 | MAP | MORE »

Tuesday 4/13 DnA: DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE hosted by Frances Anderton | radio broadcast on KCRW 89.9fm 2:30pm | MORE »

Thursday 4/15 THE VISUAL ECOLOGY OF ADVERTISING AND ARCHITECTURE outdoor media, art, architecture, and planning experts will focus on current architectural signage and surface strategies to review the city’s relationship between consumer ads and urban structures; with Bill Roschen, Principal of Roschen van Cleve Architects; Mirjam Struppek, President of International Urban Screens Assoc; Alan Bell, Senior City Planner for City of LA; Dennis Hathaway, President of Coalition to Ban Billboard Blight | panel discussion | 7:00pm at SCI-Arc, 960 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, 323 651-1510 | MAP | MORE »

Friday 4/16 WILL AUSTIN BEUTNER GET LA’S MOJO BACK? Beutner has been charged with revamping the City’s approach to economic development, business attraction, and job creation. 13 City departments, from DWP to Planning, from the Port to the Airports, now report directly to this man of mystery. What is his vision for a new, more prosperous city? Has the mayor given him the necessary tools to make this happen? What is his top priority in making economic development and job creation in Los Angeles a reality? | $15-$45 res reqd | panel discussion 7:00am at The Regency Club, 10900 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, 310 322-1520 | MAP | MORE »

Saturday 4/17 SMART SYSTEMS: RAINWATER HARVESTING AND GREYWATER “Smart Design Strategies for Managing Water + Energy in a Changing Climate” with Leigh Jerrard of California Greywater Corps; and Jenna Didier of Fountainhead Design | professional seminar 9:00am at Woodbury University Architecture, 7500 Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, 818 767-0888 x335 | MAP | MORE »

Saturday 4/17 ART DECO LOS ANGELES in downtown’s Historic Core | $5-$10 res reqd | tour 10:00am | MORE »

Saturday 4/17 BROADWAY’S NATIONAL REGISTER THEATRE DISTRICT the largest concentration of pre-World War II movie houses in America | $5-$10 res reqd | tour 10:00am | MORE »

Saturday 4/17 THE HISTORIC CORE four decades of Los Angeles history, architectural styles from the Victorian to the Beaux Arts to the Art Deco | $5-$10 res reqd | tour 10:00am | MORE »

Saturday 4/17 UNION STATION the last great railway station built in America, an inspiring combination of Spanish Colonial revival and Art Deco styles | tour | $5-$10 res reqd 10:00am at Union Station, 800 N Alameda Street, Los Angeles, 213 623 2489 | MAP | MORE »

Saturday 4/17 ANGELINO HEIGHTS one of Los Angeles’ first suburbs, rich with history and Victorian architecture | $5-$10 res reqd | tour 10:00am | MORE »

Saturday 4/17 EVOLVING SKYLINE the architecture, open spaces and art of Bunker Hill | $5-$10 res reqd | tour 10:00am | MORE »

Sunday 4/18 LOS ANGELES RIVER stops include tat the gorgeous Sepulveda Basin, new parks in the Glendale Narrows, the historic Arroyo Seco confluence, the Los Angeles State Historic Park (aka the Cornfield), and the industrial downtown location that everyone’s seen in movies and on TV led by environmental historian / writer Jenny Price | $20-$25 res reqd | carpool tour | 9:30am at LA State Historic Park, 1245 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, 323 223-0585 | MAP | MORE »

Sunday 4/18 HOME SIXTIES HOME explore some swinging sixties homes in the Brentwood area, including a virtual time capsule from 1961 and a 1966 residence designed as the ultimate modern bachelor pad | $40-$60 res reqd | tour 10:00am | MORE »

Sunday 4/18 1960s RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE with Jan Horn, founder and executive director of the Architectural Division of Coldwell Banker | $5-$10 res reqd | lecture 8:00pm at Sinai Temple, 10400 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, 213 623-2489 | MAP | MORE »

Sunday 4/18 BILTMORE HOTEL the architecture and history of this venerable hotel known as “The Host of the Coast” | $5-$10 res reqd | tour 2:00pm at Biltmore Hotel, 506 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, 213 623 2489 | MAP | MORE »

Wednesday 4/21 FREDERICK FISHER: THINKING BY HAND new and recent watercolors explores the form making process and composition strategies Fisher employs when envisioning and creating proposals for a wide variety of potential architectural commissions | exhibit | MORE »

Wednesday 4/21 – Saturday 5/22 FREDERICK FISHER: THINKING BY HAND new and recent watercolors explores the form making process and composition strategies Fisher employs when envisioning and creating proposals for a wide variety of potential architectural commissions | exhibit | MORE »

Saturday 4/24 ART DECO LOS ANGELES in downtown’s Historic Core | $5-$10 res reqd | tour 10:00am | MORE »

Saturday 4/24 BROADWAY’S NATIONAL REGISTER THEATRE DISTRICT the largest concentration of pre-World War II movie houses in America | $5-$10 res reqd | tour 10:00am | MORE »

Saturday 4/24 THE HISTORIC CORE four decades of Los Angeles history, architectural styles from the Victorian to the Beaux Arts to the Art Deco | $5-$10 res reqd | tour 10:00am | MORE »

Saturday 4/24 ANGELINO HEIGHTS one of Los Angeles’ first suburbs, rich with history and Victorian architecture | $5-$10 res reqd | tour 10:00am | MORE »


ONGOING EVENTS:

VIVARIUM installation by Juan Azulay, Matter Management | exhibit at SCI-Arc, 960 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, 213 613-2200 | Friday 3/26 – Sunday 5/9 | MAP | MORE »

LONDON EIGHT work by Marjan Colletti and Marcos Cruz, Yusef Al-Mehdari, CJ Lim, Pascal Bronner, Mark Smout and Laura Allen, John Hybschmann; curated by Peter Cook | exhibit at SCI-Arc, 960 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, 213 613-2200 | Saturday 3/20 – Sunday 5/9 | MAP | MORE »

FENCE DITCH REPEAT Iterations of the Border at Juarez / El Paso -a CLUI Independent Interpreter exhibit featuring the work of Sarah Cowles and Alan Smart with Sound by John Also Bennett | exhibit at CLUI – Center for Land Use Interpretation, 9331 Venice Blvd, Culver City, 310 839-5722 | Friday 3/5 | MAP | MORE »

LAS VEGAS STUDIO Images From the Archives of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown | exhibit at MOCA – Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, 213 626-6222 | Sunday 3/21 – Sunday 6/20 | MAP | MORE »

WESTSIDE PRIZE 2010 recognizing projects, programs, policies and academic studies that demonstrate excellence in city making and community building in the geographic area bounded by the Santa Monica Mountains, LAX, the Pacific Ocean, and Downtown Los Angeles | awards program | Sunday 3/28 – Thursday 4/22 | MORE »

2D3D: FAST, CHEAP, AND OUT OF CONTROL a comprehensive annual exhibition of architectural drawings from individuals and firms from Los Angeles and beyond | exhibit at LA Forum events at Woodbury Hollywood Exhibitions, 6518 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles | Thursday 3/25 – Friday 4/23 | MAP

UNPLANNED: RESEARCH AND EXPERIMENTS AT THE URBAN SCALE a group exhibit with more than twenty participants, UNPLANNED spans architecture, urban design, industrial design, conceptual art, and cartography to present an array of experimental work at the urban scale. Multi-disciplinary practitioners address emergent urbanism, “wild building”, and other alternatives to conventional urban planning | exhibit at Superfront LA – Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Ave #208, West Hollywood | Thursday 3/25 – Friday 7/2 | MAP | MORE »


Delirious LA Calendar

This calendar is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.


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