L.A. Agenda: Design and Arts Events in Southern California


Get out of town and check out Palm Springs Modernism Week, an 11-day celebration of mid-century design, architecture and culture. Events across the city include bus and car tours, cocktail parties, film screenings, fashion shows and tours of homes celebrated for their aesthetics and their former occupants. Check out CH+D’s top picks here. Coming up this weekend: tours of the Annenbergs’s Sunnylands estate, the Marrakesh Country Club and Temple Isaiah, a modernist synagogue. Also on the docket: a discussion of the ‘Pan Am Experience.’  See modernismweek.com for times, locations and prices. Palm Springs, Calif. through Feb. 24.

Still looking to see all the Oscar noms?  Just like spaghetti westerns a whole lot? Quentin Terantino’s Django Unchained will be playing alongside Sergio Leone’s For a Few Dollars More (starring Clint Eastwood) at Tarantino’s own movie theater, the New Beverly Cinema. Hurry: the double feature’s over Tues., Feb. 19. Django Double Feature Feb. 17-19, New Beverly Cinema. Admission $9.55/$8.50 seniors and children; no discount cards acceptedFirst feature starts 7:30. 7165 W Beverly Blvd.


Photo courtesy of LAMAG

You’ve been to LACMA and poor beleaguered MoMA, but now it’s time to check out LAMAG (Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery). Located on the tiny hilltop of Barnsdale Park, LAMAG has been open since 1954 with a mission of showcasing artists from across Southern California. Swing by on Sunday, Feb. 24 for the opening reception of two new exhibits: Inner Journeys Outer Visions  and Che Mondo (What A World). Take time to drink in the views of surrounding Los Feliz and the Hollywood Hills, as well as the Hollyhock House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Admission is free. Reception from 2-5 p.m. 4800 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles.

If you want to stay closer to home, visit the UCLA’s Undergraduate Juried Exhibition which will be in New Wight Gallery through Feb. 28. The exhibition showcases work in a variety of media by 21 promising UCLA undergrads chosen by Aram Moshayedi of REDCAT. Admission is free. New Wight Gallery open Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm (closed for President’s Day). 1100 Broad Art Center, Los Angeles.



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