5 Design Things To Do This Week

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Your week in design events from DnA.

1. Los Angeles Auto Show 

The Los Angeles Auto Show returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center this week where car enthusiasts, prospective buyers and automakers converge to see the debut of new vehicles (60 will debut at this years show) and more. Auto critic David Undercoffler of the Los Angeles Times told DnA that sports cars, hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, compact crossovers and the new Mustang are all exciting unveilings at this year’s show.

When: November 21-30

Where: Los Angeles Convention Center; 1201 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles

Tickets: General admission per day $12; Click here for tickets and full price info.

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2. Blobography

Avoid the insanity that is Black Friday, and head to Heath Ceramics, which is currently showcasing the work of Oakland-based artist Brendan Monroe who, according to his website is “best known for his hypnotic, science-inspired illustrations.” The show runs through November 30th, and visitors may purchase some of his work.

When: November 1-30, 2014

Where: Heath Ceramics; 7525 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles

Tickets: Free and open to the public.

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3. Huell Howser Documentary: A Golden State of Mind

This Thanksgiving, tune into KCET where they will debut a new documentary on Huell Howser, the host of the legendary series California’s Gold, who passed almost 2 years ago. Produced by Chapman film professor Jeff Swimmer, the documentary explores “how Howser’s shows were filmed and edited, and includes interviews with his close friends, colleagues, and production team members about his offbeat, yet legendary adventures.”

When: Thursday November 27, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Where: KCET

Tickets: N/A

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4. Andy Warhol: Shadows

Andy Warhol is revered for his silkscreen reproductions of pop culture icons and every day objects. Currently on display at MOCA is a 102 part silkscreen painting called Shadows, that demonstrates his “interest in seriality and repetition beyond the cultural icons and commodity forms that most often populate his art.” 

For more on Warhol, head to Leslie Sacks Contemporary where some of his drawings from 1956-1986 are on display.

When: September 20, 2014–February 2, 2015

Where: MOCA; 250 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles

Tickets: Included in admission price. Click here for pricing info.

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5. Rick Gooding: Subterranea 

Head to CSU Channel Islands where “50 elaborate black-and-white pencil drawings portraying a world of winding tunnels and labyrinthine passageways” by Los Angeles-based architect Rick Gooding are on display. His drawings explore

When: November 10-December 5, 2014

Where: Napa Hall Art Gallery, Ventura Street on the Channel Islands Campus 

Tickets: Free and open to the public.

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