What to See, Where to Go, What to Do This Weekend in LA


Living big in LA? We’ve got a round-up of the hottest design and architecture events, sales and more happening this weekend!

Project Mah Jongg
The Skirball Cultural Center transforms into a house of games for the summer. The traveling exhibit comes by way of the the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City. The game became a popular pasttime in the 1920s in the jewish community.The exhibit is centered on a Mah Jongg table open to players with garden game space set up just outside the exhibition. The show also features artwork by Christoph Niemann, Isaac Mizrahi, Maira Kalman, and Bruce McCall. 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., LA; 310-440-4500.

High Low Vintage
This chic little boutique specializes in men’s and women’s fashions from the 1950s through the 1980s. Located in Pasadena, design buffs will want to check out this new shop and browse through their selection of antique and collectible furniture. 1031 E. Green St., Pasadena; 626-356-0402.

For the Dance of the Light Exhibit
A new exhibit from LA-based photographer Nancy Berry opens at the Pacific Design Center today, May 18. Berry, who began shooting only six years ago, is self-taught and developed her style through experimentation and exploration. Her debut show will run just this weekend, so be sure to see it now! Saturday and Sunday; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; 8687 Melrose Ave., Suite B315 – 3rd Floor, West Hollywood.

Apt2B’s Pop-up Shop
The Broke Girl’s Guide will host an afternoon of shopping, discounts, and light bites at Apt2B’s Pop-up Shop on Melrose this weekend on Saturday, May 19 from 12 – 4 p.m. Shop for new items and score special in-store discounts on modern furniture and home decor. Plus, dive into the homemade cakes, cookies, and pastries from the B Sweet Mobile parked just outside. The event will also feature vintage clothing and accessories and original designs from the team at the famous pink Le Fashion truck. Fine all-natural bath and body essentials from LA’s first natural beauty truck, Bath Petals, will also be for sale. 8654 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood.

2012 Beverly Hills artSHOW
At the annual Beverly Hills artShow the Los Angeles Art Association will feature works from LA-based emerging artists Steven Fujimoto and Amy Jean Boebel, open this weekend. A large sculptural installation by Fujimoto, entitled The Octopus, and Amy Jean Boebel’s site-specific installation Float, will be on display at the historic Beverly Gardens in Beverly Hills. Show hours are from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. The Beverly Gardens is located along Santa Monica Blvd, from Rodeo Drive to Rexford Drive

Classic Concepts Warehouse Sample & Clearance Sale
Hundreds of pieces of furniture, rugs, table linens, pillows and home décor from Classic Concepts will be available to the public at drastically discounted prices (up to 80% off of retail prices) for one day only. The Warehouse Floor Sample & Clearance Sale takes place this Saturday, from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. The leading manufacturer and distributor of reclaimed and eco-friendly pieces will feature items from all three of their divisions that produce private label products for high-end retailers nationwide. 4505 Bandini Blvd., Vernon.

Art + Design Open Market at One Colorado 
Showcasing over 100 emerging and established artists, the semi-annual Art + Design Open Market takes place this Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at One Colorado in Old Pasadena. This unique shopping experience takes place in the historic central Courtyard and pedestrian alleys, and gives consumers the opportunity to discover new talent and fresh design. The sale will include photography, fine art, paintings, illustrations, graphic design, ceramics, sculptures and more. 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena.

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