3 Design Things to do This Weekend

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Three Design Events DnA recommends you check out this weekend.

In the event you are looking for something other to do than get your outfit together for KCRW’s Masquerade Ball (Yes, there are a few tix left at the door and attendees’ outfits will be displayed next week for judging), here’s some recommendations for design-related fun for the weekend.

MAK Games 2013

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Saturday, October 26, 2013, 2-6 PM
at The Sheats/Goldstein Residence

Doors open at 2 PM
Games begin promptly at 3 PM

The MAK Center at the Schindler House has cooked up a sporting event to raise money to maintain its programming. Get your tennis game on this Saturday, along with anticipated guests including Ben Goldhirsh, Danger Mouse, and Stephen Gaghan, on a new court in one of LA’s most eye-popping architectural sites: the Sheats-Goldstein residence by John Lautner.

Even if you don’t break a sweat, join the party for drinks, BBQ, tours of the house, exciting raffles (including a trip to Vienna!), and good fun as we cheer them on.

Click here for tickets and here for more information

Wildflowering L.A.


Artist Fritz Haeg made a mark on LA’s front yards a few years back when he encouraged homeowners to turn their overwatered lawns into “edible estates.” Since then he’s been traveling around the country, and globe, with his consciousness-raising environmental art projects and now he’s back in LA, persuading people with land to spare to turn it into wildflower gardens. Anyone who wants to participate is invited to an hour-long workshop, Wildflowering L.A. on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden at any time between 11am-5pm. There you will receive seeds for your garden. Click here for more information. (And you can hear Fritz on this past DnA, talking about Edible Gardens).
Note that if you are interested in participating:
– You should have ownership of an open plot of land (or permission from the owner to plant) that is sunny and completely visible from a public street.
– Seeds are provided for areas from 500 to 2000 square feet.
– A 3’ by 5’ wood sign is installed on each site by the project team after the seeds are planted by the owners in November.
– Each site will be identified on a published map and photographed before and after for the spring exhibition.

Community Day Open House

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Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (Beverly Hills)

Sunday October 27 11am-3pm Formerly the Historic Beverly Hills Post Office, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, designed by Zoltan Pali opens its doors to the public for the first time with this free community celebration. Bring the family and explore the space’s two stages, meet the staff, learn about upcoming programming, and preview the new theater school. Community Day events include live entertainment and interactive workshops. Read a Los Angeles Magazine piece about the newly restored venue here.