3 Design Things To Do This Weekend

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Here are three must-do design things this weekend, including “Caturday,” recommended by DnA.

greystone mansion

1. Tea and Talk at Greystone Mansion 

Join the Friends of Greystone for tea and a rare chance to see one of L.A.’s most unique historical landmarks. Greystone Mansion, also known as Doheny Mansion was built in the Tudor Revival style by architect Gordon Kaufman and has served as a backdrop for films including The Big Lebowski, The Social Network, and Stripes. The house also gained notoriety when its owner Edward “Ned” Doheny, Jr., was found dead in a murder-suicide with his secretary, Hugh Plunket. James Doyle and Kathryn Herman will take guests on a tour of the American and European Gardens; tea will also be served!

When: Sunday January 26 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM

Where: Greystone Mansion; 905 Loma Vista Drive, Beverly Hills

Tickets: $50/ticket (Friends of Greystone Members) $60 Non-members; Click here to register

Click here for more information.

cat video film festival

2. Cat Art Show and Cat Video Film Festival 

Cat lovers rejoice! This Saturday — or Caturday — there are two events that celebrate the explosion of feline-related pop culture that has emerged in recent years. The Cat Art Show features the work of over 50 artists and claims to be both a “meditation and a celebration of the feline form.” Click here for more information.

And in the first “Cat Video Film Festival” “fellow feline fanatics” are invited to gather at the Echoplex to view a selection of 85 cat videos. Click here for more information.

Cat Art Show

When: Opening reception Saturday January 25; Click here for full list of dates and hours of the show. 

Where: 101/Exhibit 6205 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles

Tickets: Free and open to the public.

Cat Video Film Festival

When: Saturday January 25 at 2:00 PM

Where: Echoplex; 1154 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles

Tickets: $14; Click here for tickets.

LACMA Lamps
Courtesy of standardpixel via Flickr

3. Free Museum Day 

No better time for a museum day with friends and family this Saturday, when several museums in Los Angeles will offer free admission this coming Saturday including Pasadena Museum of California Art, LACMA (above), MOCA, Getty Center, and The Autry.

When: Saturday January 25

Where: At participating museums; see full list below

Tickets: Free!

Full list of museums participating:

Annenberg Space for Photography
Armory Center for the Arts
Autry National Center of the American West
California African American Museum
California Science Center
Fowler Museum at UCLA
Getty Center
Getty Villa
Hammer Museum
Japanese American National Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Los Angeles Fire Department Museum and Memorial (Hollywood and San Pedro)
Museum of Contemporary Art
Museum of Latin American Art
Orange County Museum of Art
Paley Center for Media
Pasadena Museum of California Art
Santa Monica Museum of Art
USC Pacific Asia Museum