Imagine a completely car-free bike highway running right through the middle of Los Angeles, from Canoga Park to Long Beach. That vision is already becoming a reality and significant segments of the LA River Bikeway exist today, but there is more work to do before all 51 miles of this exciting project are completed.
My two boys recently learned about beekeeping at school. Now they’re trying to convince me and my wife to take the plunge and start producing honey in our backyard.
While the idea is intriguing, we don’t know the first thing about tending hives and harvesting honey. So I was very excited to learn that the Los Angeles Obscura Society and The Velaslavasay Panorama are hosting beekeeper Max Wong for a discussion about urban beekeeping.
This evening the 5th Annual LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival and Screen Play Competition opens in downtown Los Angeles. The four day event features screenings of comedic short films, industry panels and an awards ceremony.
When people think of revitalizing the LA River, using it as a venue for movie screenings doesn’t usually come to mind. But that’s exactly the sort of activity the LA River Revitalization Corporation (LARRC) seeks to promote as it raises funds for a LA River Bike-In Movie Theater.
I regularly keep tabs on the latest TED talks, since I find many of them both engaging and thought provoking. One of the best I've seen in a long time is by Ron Finley, an artist and designer raised in South Central LA.
Once again LACMA MUSE, the museum’s membership group for art enthusiasts in their 20s and 30s, is hosting Young Directors Night, a celebration of short films by Los Angeles filmmakers. As in years past, the directors and a panel of film-industry insiders will participate in a discussion following the screening.
While the do-it-yourself zine culture has been active and publishing for decades, its growth and popularity have really blossomed during the past several years. A case in point is the LA Zine Fest, which launched last year with over 100 exhibitors and attracted approximately 1,500 attendees.
As a longtime fan of animated films, I am very excited about a new show at GRworks that is opening this weekend titled Ladies of Animation. Curated by Gennie Rim, former artistic manager at Pixar and Disney and founder of the exhibition space, the exhibit will showcase the personal work of female artists from major studios including Disney, Pixar and Dreamworks.