Weekend Ideas: March 25-26, 2017


So much to do this weekend!  if you have time to steal away and see the California wildflowers in bloom, here’s a good list of where to go. Here’s another good article on the topic.

MOCA has a terrific workshop called Sunday Studio focusing on the art in its new show, Kerry James Marshall: Mastry. Explore the artist’s diverse and joyful depictions of African Americans in portraits, landscapes, interior scenes, and paintings of historical events. Sunday (3/26) from 1:00-4:00 PM at MOCA Grand Avenue. It’s free, and is open to everyone – any age or experience level welcome, and offers a nice way to get to know this remarkable painter.

Curious about LA’s burgeoning art scene way back in the 1960s? Check out LACMA’s new show, Los Angeles to New York: Dwan Gallery, 1959-1971. Virginia Dwan was a gallery owner, art patron, and collector, was one of the greatest champions of avant-garde art and artists of the mid-20th centur. Once again, LACMA provides a peek at a pioneering woman in the arts.

There’s a little movie in theaters called Beauty and the Beast.  The live action version of the much-beloved Disney classic stars Emma Watson, and debuted as the biggest ever opening for a PG-rated film. Common Sense rates the film for ages 9+ for some scares that are more potent than in the animated film (which is also always worth revisiting!).

And, have you checked out Smorgasburg LA, yet? Happens every Sunday from 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM in DTLA, with delicious eats and plenty of shopping and people watching.

Kerry James Marshall, Past Times, 1997, acrylic and collage on canvas, 114 x 156 in., Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, McCormick Place Art Collection, photo by Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago