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


Take a trip across the pond without leaving L.A. BritWeek, a celebration of all things British, runs through Sunday, May 6. Events range from high tea to a celebration of Downton Abbey in Santa Monica, tours of famous L.A. architecture designed by Brits (including city hall), concerts, and of course, good old-fashioned British booze. Mushy peas optional. Paid and free events, various locations. Through Sun, May 6. See current.britweek.org for more details.

If you’ve always wanted a peek at what goes on inside an architect’s studio – or head, get tickets for In Studio: Building Los Angeles. As part of the Getty’s on-going Pacific Standard Time exhibitions, prominent L.A. architects Frederick Fisher, Michael Maltzan, Julie Eizenberg and Eric Owen Moss have opened their studios to the public for a discussion of their work, process and inspiration. April 26-June 3. Tickets $25 per person.  More information and tickets for purchase here. 

Looking to get out of town? Head to Palm Springs and take one last look at Forever Marilyn, the 26-foot-tall statue of Marilyn Monroe currently gracing the corner of Palm Canyon Drive and Tahquitz Canyon Way in downtown Palm Springs. The statue made its debut on Chicago’s famous Michigan Avenue in 2011, to the bemusement of the Chicagoans (‘enormous and breathtakingly tacky’ was one of the kinder descriptions of the statue), it eventually found a loving home in Palm Springs. Forever Marilyn is on display until June 2013. Free. Palm Canyon Dr and Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs.

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