5 Design Things To Do This Week

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Your week in design events from DnA.

“Western Motel” neon sign, circa 1950. Collection of the Museum of Neon Art. (Photo courtesy of Museum of Neon Art)

1. Route 66: The Road and the Romance

Explore images and artifacts of America’s historic Route 66 highway in a new exhibition that opens at the Autry museum this week. Route 66 connected Los Angeles to Chicago in its 2,400 mile-long reach, and has long been a symbol for American culture and mobility. The exhibit examines the cultural significance of the highway from the Great Depression until it was removed from the American highway system in 1985.

When: Opens June 8, 2014

Where: The Autry; 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles

Tickets: General admission is $10 for adults, $6 for students, see link below for all pricing info.

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2. H.R. Giger Double Feature 

Swiss surrealist painter, sculptor and set designer Hans Rudolf “Ruedi” Giger (known as H.R. Giger) passed away last month, and New Beverly Cinema is hosting three nights in tribute to him of double features of  two films he worked on, Alien and Jodorowsky’s Dune. Note: DnA has been told that punk rocker Blondie had her dining room entirely decked out by Giger.

When: June 8, 9, 10 7:30 PM

Where: New Beverly Cinema; 7165 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles

Tickets: $8; Click here for tickets.

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3. A Modern Master: Photographs by Balthazar Korab

Bathazar Korab was a Hungarian-born,  Detroit-based photographer known for stunning his architectural photography, exemplified in this 1963 image of Eero Saarinen’s Dulles International Airport. This is the first exhibition to run at the newly opened Christopher W. Mount Gallery in West Hollywood.

When: Open through August 29, 2014

Where: Christopher W. Mount Gallery, Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood

Tickets: Free and open to the public.

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4. Bohemian Fabric Bracelet Making at CAFAM

Head to the Craft and Folk Art Museum this Thursday, where they will be hosting a “bohemian bracelet making workshop.” The museum will provide several colors of dye to choose from as well as wire, beads and other materials. Feel free to bring your own as well!

When: Thursday June 5 7:00-9:00 PM 

Where: Craft and Folk Art Museum; 5814 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles

Tickets: $8; Click here for tickets.

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5. James Sanders discusses and signs Scenes from the City: Filmmaking in New York

This is an awkward subject for many Angelenos who are worried about runaway production and its effect on L.A.’s economy and psyche. But nevertheless, James Sanders’s book Scenes from the City: Filmmaking in New York is a great look into filmmaking in New York City. James Sanders recently published a more recent edition that includes details on female filmmakers in New York and New York’s role in television, and he’ll be at Book Soup this Monday to talk about it and sign copies.

When: Monday June 2, 2014 7:00 PM

Where: Book Soup; 8818 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood

Tickets: Free and open to the public.

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If you would like an event to be considered for DnA’s weekly 5 Design Things post, please email all information about your event and jpegs to caroline.chamberlain@kcrw.org by the Wednesday prior to the week of your event. And don’t forget to listen to our most recent DnA, “Apple Buys Beats; Who Built the Beats Brand?