May 21st through 26th
MULE DAYS CELEBRATION!
There are 14 shows featuring over 700 mules with their trainers, riders and packers. In excess of 30,000 fans converge on the Tri-County Fairgrounds and the Mike Boothe Arena to watch the events and visit the exhibitors!
Mule Days Celebration
1141 N. Main Street
Bishop, CA 93514
For more information: muledays.org
Opens Friday, May 24th
Don’t Miss The Los Angeles Premiere of Nathan Sawaya’s Art of the Brick, a spectacular exhibit of sculptures made entirely out of Lego® bricks. This world-famous exhibit has been featured on The Today Show, Conan and The Colbert Report. It’s also been hailed by CNN as One of the Top 12 Exhibitions in the World!
FOREST LAWN MUSEUM, GLENDALE
1712 S. Glendale Avenue
Glendale, CA 91205
For more information: forestlawn.com
Saturday, May 25th – September 8th
Hammer Museum Presents:
A. Quincy Jones “Building for Better Living”
Equally well-known for glamorous homes he designed for his celebrity clients, like actor Gary Cooper and art collectors Frances and Sidney Brody, and his sensitive and modest housing developments built in the 1950s and 1960s. Jones designed many Eichler Homes developments in California around San Francisco and Los Angeles. Easy-going and ambitious, Jones worked closely with other designers, including architects Paul R. Williams, Frederick Emmons, Whitney Smith, and Edgardo Contini as well as landscape architects Garrett Eckbo, Thomas Church and others.10899 Wilshire Blvd, West Los Angeles, 90024310-443-7000
For more information: hammer.ucla.edu
Saturday, May 25th
Riverside’s 11th Annual
Chili Cook-Off & Car/Cycle Show
9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
On Magnolia Ave. from Van Buren to Jackson
Riverside, CA 92503
For more information: riversideabp.com
Monday, May 27th
Memorial Day: Tour of historic Savannah Cemetery in Rosemead
Join the LA Visionaries Association for a Memorial Day event at Savannah Memorial Park. Established circa 1851 and recently made a California Historical Landmark (#1046), it is the oldest American cemetery in Southern California! The City of Rosemead will host an official ceremony at 10:30am, complete with 21-gun salute and a bagpipe accompaniment.
Tours guides, all of whom have decades of involvement with the cemetery, will recount the trials and tribulations of the pioneer families who braved the Santa Fe Trail and the Mojave Desert to make their homes in the lowlands of the eastern San Gabriel Valley, before finding eternal rest in these hallowed grounds.
9263 Valley Boulevard
Rosemead, CA, 91770
For more information: lavatransforms.org
May 3rd through 28th
California’s premier Tea Festival since 2006! Join us for an exciting opening weekend at our new home-base – the Armory Center for the Arts in Old Town Pasadena. A perfect blend of tea, arts and cultural activities for all ages, the festival will transform the Armory’s contemporary space into a diverse world of teas and flavors, celebrating the tea lover and the rich and ever-growing California tea culture!
Armory Center for the Arts
145 North Raymond Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91103
For more information: tealoversfestival.com
EncinoMom TIP: Buy tickets now!
27th Annual LAST REMAINING SEATS
See great films in historic movie palaces of downtown L.A.!!
The non-profit Los Angeles Conservancy created Last Remaining Seats in 1987 as a way to draw attention to the historic movie palaces of downtown Los Angeles! Little did we know that it would become the Conservancy’s signature event, drawing over 10,000 people a year from around the country and the world!
Ongoing . . . Enjoy Spring!
Suiho En the garden of water and fragrance is a 6½ acre authentic Japanese garden fashioned after “stroll gardens” constructed during the 18th and 19th centuries for Japanese Feudal lords. Our facility is unique in that it incorporates three classical designs: a dry karensansui, a wet garden with promenade chisen, and an authentic tea ceremony garden!
The Japanese Garden
6100 Woodley Ave.,
Van Nuys, California, 91406
For more information: thejapanesegarden.com
Los Angeles has a rich landscape of Farmer’s Markets! Somewhere near you there are local producers of fresh fruits, vegetables, and foods of all sorts and descriptions! It’s a wonderful way to connect with folks right here in California! Pull up a chair at California’s Table!
Two farmer’s markets to explore this weekend:
A FARMER’S MARKET NEAR YOU: projects.latimes.com/farmers-markets
Ongoing Outdoor Fun in Los Angeles
Welcome to Secret Stairs-LA, a walking and hiking guide to the hidden public staircases of Los Angeles! Pick a hike, gather some friends, and explore your city!
The staircases are historical reminders of when this was not a city of cars. City planners and developers installed them as direct routes for pedestrians to get down the hills to school, the supermarket, and transit lines. Los Angeles used to be a city that had trolleys, streetcars, buses, and light-rail systems. Imagine that!
For more information: secretstairs-la.com
Ongoing Community Project
This is a community network dedicated to saving Los Encinos State Historic Park! SaveLosEncinos.org is a place where people can find out about volunteering, get information, and get involved! This is a great one stop site for everything Los Encinos!
Los Encinos State Historic Park
16756 Moorpark St.,
Encino, CA 91436-1068
For more information: savelosencinos.org
Ongoing Half-Price Theater Tickets
Empowering Artists and Engaging Audiences since 1975!
LA Stage Alliance is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to building appreciation and support for the performing arts in Greater Los Angeles for nearly thirty-five years!
Check out their web site for many current shows offering half-price tickets! Get out of the house! Have fun at a live performance! Naturally in 3-D! Gluten Free!
For the latest shows: lastagealliance.com
Child Safety Seat Inspection & Installation
These inspections are held at various locations throughout the San Fernando Valley. A Certified Child Seat Instructor / Technician will inspect your child’s seat at no charge to help protect your child’s ride in the vehicle.
7:30 am to 11:30 am – by appointment please.
Call for appointment: (818) 644-8143
Valley Traffic Advisory Council
7870 Nollan Place,
Panorama City, CA 91402
For more information: vtac-vtd.org
Outside the Box [Office] is an ongoing weekly showcase for upcoming international, documentary and independent cinema! The series draws from around the globe to present movies that may challenge, inspire or simply entertain and often features recent award-winning films from Sundance, Cannes, Berlin, SXSW and Venice Film Festivals!
All screenings are free of charge and open to the public, unless otherwise noted!
To SUBSCRIBE to our MAILING LIST for upcoming free screenings and events, e-mail the word “Subscribe” to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information: cinema.usc.edu
Sunday, June 23rd
CicLAvia temporarily removes cars from L.A. streets – and the streets fill up with smiles! CicLAvia makes the streets safe for people to walk, skate, play and ride a bike!
With five hugely successful CicLAvias under our belt, we are currently preparing for the next round of CicLAvia events in 2013:
CicLAvia – Iconic Wilshire Boulevard on June 23;
and CicLAvia – Heart of LA on October 6.
For more information: ciclavia.org
2nd Thursday of every month…
DOWNTOWN LA ART WALK!
The free, self-guided, public art phenomenon known as The Downtown Art Walk has exciting and unique offerings around every corner, celebrating the arts each and every month! Hours vary by gallery, but can typically range from Noon – 10PM.
Many activities take shape in and around the galleries on Spring and Main streets between 2nd and 9th streets. However, there are many activities that take place all over downtown!
TIP: Arriving early offers a more relaxing stroll through the different galleries and art exhibits!
For more information: downtownartwalk.org