The Agenda: Generators Of The Cylinder + A Dashi Katachi Pop-Up


Public Art

Re-lighting of Michael Hayden’s Generators of the Cylinder

Art enthusiasts, unite. Michael Hayden’s iconic 270-foot-long neon sculpture at downtown LA’s International Jewelry Center will be re-lit for the first time in over a decade. Generators of the Cylinder, commissioned in 1982, is made up of 27 clear plastic half cylinders that encase neon tubes of argon gas and mercury vapor. Strung from the ceiling of the building’s colonnade, the sculpture creates a corridor of lights and shapes, illuminated as people pass by (infrared sensors detect body heat and sets the lights in motion).  

When: 5:15pm, Thursday, 1/22

Where: International Jewelry Center at Pershing Square, 550 South Hill Street, Los Angeles



Dashi Katachi Pop-Up 

Japan by way of Heath Ceramics — Dashi Katachi is the latest pop-up to hit San Francisco’s beloved factory and showroom. Designed by Landscape Products, the pop-up demonstrates the “essence of Japan” through food, culture, activity, and object. Meet the makers whose work is on display during an opening reception on January 23, and indulge in Japanese food and drink. Then, come back over the weekend for workshops in knife sharpening, tea cupping, and brass spoon making.  

When: Anytime

Where: Fridat, 1/23 – Sunday, 1/25, Heath Ceramics, 2900 18th Street, San Francisco


The Grift at the Lafayette Hotel



The Grift at the Lafayette Hotel 

Part game, part drama, The Grift at the Lafayette Hotel is the latest immersive theater experience from Without Walls. Patrons learn the art of the con as “Ben” leads them on an interactive tour through the rooms and spaces of this 1940s landmark. 

When: Tuesday, 1/27 – Sunday, 2/22

Where: 2223 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego


Urban Planning

Market Street Prototyping Festival Design Charrette

Get a sneak peak at the project designs that will be featured on Market Street during April’s festival. It’s a chance to check out the projects and get up close and personal with the 50 design teams, minus the throngs of people expected at the festival later this year. 

When: 11am – 2pm, Wednesday, 1/21

Where: The Village, 969 Market Street, San Francisco



Santa Barbara International Film Festival and Film Feast 

Expect Hollywood-style red carpets, award ceremonies honoring recent Golden Globe winners, and hundreds of US and world premieres. Score tickets to Monument to Michael Jackson, a film about an unraveling man’s plans to replace an old Communist monument with a statue of the King of Pop. Coinciding with the Film Fest is Film Feast, a cinematic-themed chance to sip, savor, and stay in the American Riviera.

When: Tuesday, 1/27 – Saturday, 2/7

Where: Various venues, Santa Barbara 


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