5 Design Things To Do This Week

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Your week in design events from DnA.


1. A+D Museum Annual Gala (Come on Show Come on)

A+D always manages to put the fun in fundraiser and this year’s Celebrate party should be no different as it “celebrates” California’s beach communities with a beachy-themed runway show of custom surfboards, boogie boards and skateboards. Tunes spun by KCRW’s Raul Campos.

When: Saturday June 28, 2014 7:00-11:00 PM

Where: 5900 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles

Tickets: $125; Click here for tickets.

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2. Last Remaining Seats– Citizen Kane at the Orpheum Theatre

LA Conservancy is getting to the last of its Last Remaining Seats series, which involves watching a fantastic classic film in a splendid setting, specifically a screening of Citizen Kane at the Orpheum Theatere, an opulent theatre and twelve-story office building opened in 1926.

When: Saturday June 28, 2014; 8:00 PM

Where: Orpheum Theater; 842 South Broadway, Los Angeles

Tickets: $20; Click here for tickets.

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3. Tacolandia—SOLD OUT

LA’s mobile food craze has its roots in taco trucks that served affordable snacks to workers across the region from cheerfully decorated, unpretentious trucks. Now LA Weekly marks that legacy with Tacolandia 2014 at El Pueblo de Los Angeles in downtown. The event is billed as an evening of food, drinks, entertainment and exclusive tequila tasting experience, curated by the World’s First Tacorazzo, Bill Esparza, featuring tacos from over forty of “LA and Mexico’s hottest vendors.” 

When: Saturday June 28th, 2014; 3:00-7:00 PM

Where: El Pueblo de Los Angeles; 125 Paseo De La Plz, Los Angeles

Tickets:$30; Click here for tickets.

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4. Muji Opening in Santa Monica 

When Muji opened in Hollywood last December, one fan of Japan’s famed emporium of understated, anonymously designed household goods, was so upset the company had chosen Hollywood over Santa Monica she actually wrote to the head of the company (hear her on this DnA). That customer will be among those delighted to know that Muji is opening this Saturday in Santa Monica; but not on the Promenade — its new store is almost at the Venice border, in Ocean Park.

When: Saturday June 28, 2014; 10:00 AM

Where: 2936 Main Street; Santa Monica

Tickets: Free and open to the public.

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5. Talking Heads

When: On display until July 12, 2014

In 2010, Rolston set up a portrait studio at the Vent Haven Museum in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky and photographed dummies from the museum’s collection of nearly seven hundred ventriloquists dolls (dating from 1820 – 1980); each was shot in square format, low angle, monochromatic backdrop, and a single light source. Now some of Rolston’s large color portraits — 60″ square — are featured in a solo show at Dianne Rosenstein Fine Art.

Where: Dianne Rosenstein Fine Art; 831 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles

Tickets: Free and open to the public.

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And don’t forget to listen to our most recent DnA,”Tesla Patents, Miracle Mile Makeover, Coolhaus”

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.