The Agenda: Midcentury Modern Driving Tour, Designing For A Sea Change Exhibit + A Holiday Craft MarketAuthor:Allison McCarthy
Design savvy friends and relatives will love this self-guided driving tour of 80+ landmarks of midcentury architecture in Coachella Valley. Download the iPhone or Android app, put on a Rat Pack-heavy playlist, and roll through town with the top down as you take in the best examples of midcentury style. The app, written and narrated by architectural historians, features in-depth profiles of 12 leading architects (including Donald Wexler, E. Stewart Williams, and William F. Cody), plus video access to the interiors of some of Palm Spring’s premier properties. Don’t miss Frank Sinatra’s house, Elvis’ honeymoon hideaway, and Bob Hope’s circular estate.
Where: Palm Springs North, Central, and South
Stock up on home goods the day after Christmas at Room & Board’s one-and-only annual clearance event. Get there early (brace yourself for a line that wraps around the block) to score up to 50% off of floor samples and discontinued items. Bonus tip: additional sale items will be available online for the crowd averse.
When: 10am-6pm, Friday, 12/26
Where: Room & Board, 685 Seventh Street, San Francisco
This timely exhibit at LA’s Annenberg Space for Photography contemplates coastal resilience through the lens of fine-art photographers and photojournalists Iwan Baan, Stephen Wilkes, Paula Bronstein, Jonas Bendiksen, and Monica Nouwens. The work explores the human response to sea level rise, from adaptation to infrastructure planning, in an attempt to instigate a dialogue about today’s coastal challenges shared by millions around the globe.
When: Through Sunday, 5/3/15
Where: Annenberg Space for Photography, 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles
Dax Gallery and the OC Art Walk highlight local talent at this group show featuring artists — including Chad Daly, Steve Metzger, and Miguel Paredes — who work across mediums in fashion, art, and music. Expect a pop-up truck boutique and live music.
When: Through Tuesday, 1/20/15
Where: Dax Gallery, 2951 Randolph Street, Costa Mesa
From jewelry and ceramics to tree ornaments and folk art, this annual craft fair boasts fine craft and work by local artisans. Stock up on unique gifts for the family while supporting SLO’s vibrant community.
When: Through Wednesday, 12/31
Where: San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo
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