5 design things to do this week

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This week we’ve got events from bold, avant-garde rule-breaking women to classic holiday shows and shopping. Performance art, stimulating discussion, holiday lights on the water, more performance art and one of a kind art you can bring home for the holidays – to keep or gift. Plus some movies of the year you won’t want to miss.

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Hand-painted silk designs by Valerj Pobega will be worn by Heidi Duckler dancers in this avant-garde art-immersion experience.

1) Eric Buterbaugh Gallery presents Valerj Pobega: Goodbye Berlin

Fashion and dance come together Wednesday evening in an immersive artistic experience.  To introduce her new line, Goodbye Berlin Spring/Summer 2017, Valerj Pobega‘s hand-painted silk fashions will be worn by members of Heidi Duckler Dance Theater, in a performance at floral designer Eric Buterbaugh‘s gallery.  The new line is influenced by the cabaret-style works of David Hemming, Liza Minnelli, Lindsey Kemp and David Bowie. A former runway model, Valerj Pobega’s clients include Beyoncé, Madonna and Lady Gaga; her artist husband Mattia Biagi has collaborated several times with Heidi Duckler and created some of the art and lighting for this show.

When:  Wednesday, Dec 7, 6 – 9 PM

Where: Eric Buterbaugh Gallery, 8271 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Tickets: email livia@lynwinter.com

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Called “a creative powerhouse, spirited breaker of rules and advocate of equality,” Odile Decq is all the more remarkable as an architect from a country with an old-‘garcon’ architect community.

2) LACMA Distinguished Architects Lecture Series | ODILE DECQ

French architect and landscape designer Odile Decq has been breaking gender and aesthetic barriers since winning renown in 1990 with her high-tech La Banque Populaire de l’Ouest headquarters in Rennes, France. Now she’s pushing harder against what she sees as the stuffy architectural education in France, and has founded her own school in Lyon, France. She will talk about her career and the challenges of shaking up academia this Friday at LACMA’s Bing Theater.

When:  Friday, Dec 9,  7:30 pm

Where: LA County Museum of Art, Bing Theater, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90036

Tickets: $18 (members $12, students and seniors $5).  Get tickets here.

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Get into the holiday spirit Southern California-style at the Marina Del Rey Boat Parade.

3) Marina Del Rey Boat Parade

Deck the decks with boughs of holly!  Now in its 54th year, the Marina Del Rey Boat Parade will feature 70 boats which have decked their decks with festive creativity.  Award categories include Best Theme, Best Animation, Best Band, Best Lights and more.  Grab a good viewing spot early to enjoy the fireworks show followed by the procession of floating lights.  Plus, during the day, from noon to 6 pm come out to Burton Chase Park for the Snow Wonder event, with real snow, sledding and arts and crafts.  This event will take place, rain or shine.  Bundle up!

When: Saturday, Dec 10, 5:55 pm

Where: Viewing locations: Fisherman’s Village, 13737 Fiji Way , Los Angeles, 90292;  Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

Tickets: Free. This is an unticketed event.

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Art Share L.A. transforms into a Dada world during Cabaret Revoltaire.

4) Cabaret Revoltaire: 100 Years of Dada

Another spectacle of sound and color in this “immersive performance art instigation,” with dada-esque visuals, music, spoken word and instrumental improvisation.  Featuring Bonnie Barnett Group, Gray Pony, Neal Taylor & Mike Mollett (LA DADA) and friends.

When:  Saturday, Dec 10, 8 – 10 pm (doors, 7:30)

Where: Art Share L.A., 801 East 4th Place, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Tickets: $10 OR 99 cents in your Dada costume!.  Get tickets here.

Gabba Gallery’s “Wish List” affordable art show is a great way for novice and experienced collectors alike to score some great buys this holiday season.

5) Shop Galleries and Craft Fairs

Pick your party or shop them all this weekend throughout L.A.  Great art, food, music, people-watching, and more.

Bergamot Station Holiday Open House

Over 30 galleries, live music, free portrait paintings, festive food and holiday drinks.

When: Saturday, Dec 10, 12 – 4 pm

Where: Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90404.  (Expo Line to Olympic and 26th)

Tickets: Free, no RSVP required. More information here.

Gabba Gallery Affordable Art Show: “Wish List”

A group show with over 60 established and emerging artists and walls that are constantly changing as pieces sell. Nothing costs more than $1,000 and you can take your purchases with you when you leave. Music and drinks.

When: Saturday, Dec 10, 7 – 11 pm

Where: Gabba Gallery, 3126 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90057

Tickets: Free, no RSVP required. More information here.

LACE by Jenny Wu Holiday Pop-Up Shop

LACE by Jenny Wu is a line of 3D printed luxe jewelry created by Jenny Wu, architect and partner at the award winning architecture firm, Oyler Wu Collaborative.  The line features over 25 styles composed of necklaces, earrings and rings, made from innovative 3D printing materials as well as precious metals. Current pieces in the collection feature avant-garde designs in platinum, rose gold, silver, stainless steel, and nylon.

When: Saturday, Dec 10, 1 -5 pm

Where: LACE by Jenny Wu Holiday Pop-up Shop, 2552 Hyperion Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Tickets: Free. More information here.

Holiday Echo Park Craft Fair

With over 120 artists and drawing thousands of guests, the Echo Park Craft Fair has become a pioneering showcase for the thriving Makers Movement.  Offering a meticulous curation of work from some of the finest artists in America, the Fair celebrates innovators creating in a vast array of mediums – from ceramics to jewelry, perfumery to clothing design, woodworking to fabric art. Delicious artisan foods, coffees, juices and cocktails.  Eclectic music curated by renowned Dublab DJs.

When: Saturday and Sunday, Dec 10 and 11, 10 am – 6 pm

Where: Mark Sennett Studios, 1215 Bates Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029

Tickets: One Day Pass: $10; Weekend Pass $16.  Get tickets here.

Renegade Holiday Craft Fair – Grand Park

Shop from hundreds of unique and talented artisans, plus seasonal food + drink, hands-on craft workshops, immersive features, special events, and more.

When: Saturday and Sunday, Dec 10 and 11, 10 am – 5 pm

Where: Grand Park, 200 N. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Tickets: Free. More information here.

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While it didn’t make the Contenders List, we at DnA loved La La Land.

BONUS for film-lovers this week and next:

The Contenders at the Hammer Museum

One of this year’s guaranteed hits La La Land opens this Friday (listen to Tuesday’s DnA for an interview with David Wasco and Sandy Reynolds-Wasco, the production designer and set decorator.) You won’ t find that film, however, among The Museum of Modern Art’s top 10 picks for most influential and innovative films of this year, now being screened at the Hammer Museum. You will find many other gems however, including Arrival, Lion and Moonlight. Most screenings will be accompanied by a Q&A with the director or an actor from the project.

When:  Eight movies showing this week and next.  See schedule here.

Where: Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles 90024

Tickets: $12 ($8 Hammer Plus members).  Get tickets here.