3 Design Things to do this Weekend

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3 Design Events DnA recommends you check out this weekend.

1. Arts ReSTORE LA: Westwood 

Tonight the Hammer Museum will kick off the first night in a month-long initiative of pop-up art stores that aims to, “re-energize Westwood Village with the creative force of local Angeleno artisans and craftspeople.”

From November 1 to 24, several empty storefronts in Westwood, donated by the property owners to this project, will be filled with works by artists including Fallen Fruit, ERMIE, Heather Levine Ceramics and Tanya Aguiñiga. Various other events and workshops will accompany the pop-up stores.

Join the Hammer Museum tonight for an evening of art, shopping, and festivities, with music and performance curated by the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA

This event is free to the public.

Empty Storefront, 1028 Westwood Boulevard, Los Angeles CA, 90024Nov 1, 2013 | 5:00-8:00 PM

No-host bar and snacks by fundamental, KCHUNG Radio, Center for the Art of Performance Poetry Bureau, music by Steve Weisberg and His Orchestra, featuring Jill Sobule, Perla Batalla, Petra Haden, Suzy Williams, Andre Stevens Thomas + more

For more on whether pop-up art help revive Westwood in the long term, read DnA’s report, which looks at Westwood Village’s resistance to change as well as the past experience with storefront art in Glendale.

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2. Private Tour of the Borman Residence

Sunday November 3rd 3:00-5:30 PM

A reception and private tour of the Frank Gehry-designed Borman Residence in Malibu.

The Contemporary Craft Council (CCC) of the Craft & Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) presents a private tour of the Borman Estate designed by Frank Gehry.  This rarely accessible home was built for insurance executive Burton Borman on a 160-foot lot on Malibu’s Broad Beach.

It was built in 1989, the same year that Frank Gehry won the prestigious Pritzker Prize, but before he became a household name with swirling metal-clad buildings like Bilbao’s Guggenheim Museum and the Walt Disney Concert Hall. With six bedrooms and ten bathrooms spread over 11,413 square feet, the Borman Residence is one of Malibu’s largest beach houses.

Tour is free to CCC members. RSVP to contemporarycraftcouncil@cafam.org; $85 non-members, purchase tickets here. Renew your CCC membership or join today

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3. The Groundskeepers from Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre

Heidi Duckler and her dance troupe have animated Modern houses, Laundromats, gas stations and the penthouse of a downtown skyscraper. Now she is taking her act to the Linda Vista Hospital in Boyle Heights for two weekends of The Groundskeepers, “a traveling multimedia performance that will animate the environs of the hospital buildings including the outdoor fire escape staircase, entry-way, chapel, boiler room, and outdoor parking lot wall.”

She says this is the last opportunity for the public to see this 1924 Mission Revival-style space before it is rebuilt as affordable housing, and audience members will follow dancers into areas of the site not typically open to the public.

Choreographed and directed by Heidi Duckler and written by George Moreno, The Groundskeepers will feature eight company dancers’ athletic movement alongside original music by composer Lu Kunene. Media artist and designer Refik Anadol, CalArts-based lighting designer Grant Dunn, and graphic designer Andrew Byrom will paint the hospital with stunning projections and typographic artworks, illuminating this iconic location before it moves on to its next transformation.

November 1, 7, 8, and 9, 2013 | 8pm

$25 General Admission
$20 Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre Member, Student, Senior (60+)

Party on the Roof and Performance
November 2, 2013 | 5:30pm

5:30pm | Groundbreaking Ceremony
6:00pm | Party on the Roof
8:00pm | Performance
$50 General Admission

Click here for tickets

Linda Vista Hospital