The Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk is this Thursday, April 11, and it's certain a party atmosphere will be there. But for those brave souls who like art with their art walk, there's plenty to see before and during the official event hours of 6 and 10 p.m. Sneaking in before the crowds is the one good way to plan your self-guided experience. Here's a peek for later this week.
This week, let the art of the city soak over you. Los Angeles, despite its superficial misgivings, is teeming with art and culture, some that dates back hundreds of years. And while it's always fun to head for the beach or obsessively plan your Saturday night, spending some time indoors with the art that has come to define L.A. is never a bad thing. Here are the best artsy fartsy events going on this week, plus some regular ol' stuff in case you get burned out on all that culture.
This week is all about doing things for yourself. Now that April has arrived and begun to usher in the spring, it's time to get out into the garden, make plans to catch a great movie, print up your own artwork or celebrate yourself with a glass of wine (or beer, lots of beer). Here are a few of the city's best events to help you realize your goals.
The days are warming up but the nights are still cool around Los Angeles, an early indication that the best months are still ahead of us. But things are waking up, and there's more to do than ever around town, especially for those looking to sip, chew or take in a little culture. Here are some of the best events happening this week in Southern California.
This Thursday is the monthly Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk, and now, with daylight saving time in effect, it not only means extra sunlight for gallery-goers' enjoyment, but also more time to capture themselves as Angels by posing with Collette Miller's painted wings on Main Street between 5th and Winston. To help plan your self-guided experience, the below guide will help you find some of the best art this week, and don't forget to check the Art Walk website, which will be updated more throughout the week.
In the run up to Sunday's St. Patrick's Day festivities, you may have considered taking things easy. Well, all that's about to change, because there is just too much great stuff happening in Los Angeles this week to waste your days at home. Here are a few of our favorites for the next seven days.
If you don't know who Mary Baldwin is, that means she's doing her job correctly. The former GOOD staffer currently heads up the Farmers Market Recovery Program for Food Forward, an L.A.-based nonprofit that seeks to reconnect our city with the true foods we need to survive. As the Recovery manager, Baldwin's job is simple: work with the vendors, farmers and wholesalers at some of the city's most popular weekly markets to procure pounds and pounds of fresh produce for the poor. Using volunteers, networking and her own determination, Baldwin is helping to transform the pantries of some of Los Angeles' most desperate social service agencies, while maintaining positive relationships with the farmers markets that the city has come to rely on.
For all of you Los Angeles county dwellers, today is election day! There are mayors to be picked, city council members to chosen, and district leaders to be discussed at length. While your votes shall forever remain anonymous, it's no secret that gloomy election days like these can drain people of their desire to do anything other than lay under the covers. That would be a shame, though, considering all of the great things that Southern California has to offer this week.
Everyone's beginning to get a bit antsy in Los Angeles. The sun is shining, but there's still a chill in the air, and spring just can't seem to find its way here. So what are we as citizens to do when the calendar has turned its back on us? Find some place to explore, grab a bite to eat and soak up some culture.