5 Design Things To Do This Week

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Your week in design events from DnA.

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1. Artists and Fleas Market

Still looking for that vintage or artisanal gift for friend or family? Or for more evidence of the Brooklyn influence on lifestyle in downtown Los Angeles and the Eastside? Check out this flea and craft market that was first launched in Williamsburg in 2003 and has now put down sticks in Los Angeles.

When: Saturday and Sunday December 20+21, 2014

Where: 647 Mateo Street,  Downtown Los Angeles

Tickets: Free and open to the public.

Click here for more information.

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Photo by Steve Cohn

2. Cafe Vienne 

Café Vienne is a site-specific exhibition developed for the Skirball by Austrian artist Isa Rosenberger (b. 1969). This “immersive installation. . . pays tribute to the important cultural role of Viennese coffee houses” that have served as gathering places for many a thinker, including female artists and writers in early twentieth century. Rosenberger focuses on Gina Kaus (1893–1985), a little-known Jewish writer who was once a well-known literary figure in Vienna, but was driven from Europe by the Nazi regime, eventually emigrating to the United States, where she became a Hollywood screenwriter.

When: Runs through March 10, 2015

Where: Skirball; 2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles

Tickets: Free and open to the public.

Click here for more information.

3. LA Phil Deck the Halls Concert Series 

From a holiday singalong with Drew Carey to New Year’s Eve with Pink Martini, the LA Phil puts on its festive hat, with — as evidenced by this gorgeous flyer — its usual panache.

When: December 16-December 31, 2014

Where: Walt Disney Concert Hall

Tickets: Various prices; Click here for tickets.

Click here for more information.

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4. The Music Center’s Holiday Sing-Along

And if you’d like to participate in the seasonal spirit on Grand Avenue, without buying a ticket, go next door to the Music Center plaza for their popular, free, sing-along that takes place under the stars. It’s first come first serve for spots on the plaza so get there early.

When: Friday December 19, 2014 6:30-8:00 PM

Where: Music Center; 135 N Grand Avenue Los Angeles

Tickets: *TICKETS ARE DISTRIBUTED STARTING AT 6:00 P.M., ONE PER PERSON WAITING IN LINE, FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.

Click here for more information.

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5. It’s Just a Shot Away: The Rolling Stones in Photographs

Taschen Books recently opened a new gallery, situated in the old Design Within Reach space at 8070 Beverly Blvd, with a crowd-pleasing first exhibition: a selection of images of Mick, Keith and the rest of the eternally cool band from Taschen’s new SUMO sized publicationThe Rolling Stones. The limited edition (1,600 copies worldwide) volume  — costing a mere $5,000 — features classic images by David Bailey, Anton Corbijn, Gered Mankowitz, Terry Richardson, Dominique Tarlé, and Albert Watson, as well as a foreword by our rockstar former President Bill Clinton.

When: December 13, 2014 to January 31st 2o15

Where: Taschen Gallery; 8070 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles

Tickets: Free and open to the public.

Click here for more information.

UPDATE: Iris Nights talk about Sink Or Swim Postponed

This Thursday, December 18, Frances Anderton was due to give a talk at the Annenberg Space for Photography about her new exhibition, Sink Or Swim: Designing For a Sea Change. That talk has been postponed until the New Year. More details to come. In the meantime, do go check out the exhibition or read more about it here.