The holidays offer a natural time to consider how each of us can make a difference in our increasingly complex world. As we prepare abundant meals for loved ones and consider our gifts for the holidays, it's a natural time for reflection on how to give back. We are aways inspired by examples of meaningful social change, and so recommend a new, highly interactive exhibition that has just opened at the Skirball Cultural Center.
TOUCH: Original Artworks Paired with Photographic Portraits by Jim McHugh is an art experience at the El Segundo Museum of Art and features McHugh’s portraits of L.A. artists from the 1960s to today - including rarely seen vintage Polaroids and original 8x10 transparencies.
For thirty-five years the Conservancy has offered fascinating walking tours of Downtown L.A., introducing countless Angelenos to the rich history and culture that the area’s architecture has to offer. This year they are marking the 35th anniversary of their walking tour program with special programs, including new youth and family tours of the marvelous Union Station.
Common Sense Media released a large-scale study that explores young people’s use of the full range of media and technology. It offers a comprehensive picture of the use of media by kids, ages 8 to 18 in the U.S., including the level of enjoyment, frequency of use, and amount of time devoted to a wide array of media activities and devices.
The California Science Center is hosting the travelling exhibition and 3-D film Journey to Space, which explore what it is like to live and work in space today, and what the future of space exploration holds. Since a visit to the Science Center also offers the opportunity to stand before the mighty Space Shuttle Endeavor, the museum is presently offering a high-impact trio of experiences for space enthusiasts, including several moments along the way where the local SoCal connection is noted.
Looking for a great Labor Day getaway - one that doesn't require a lot of advance planning? Take an hour-long drive down the coast and relax at Crystal Cove. One woman fought to keep this beach open to the public and you can pay homage by playing in tide pools, drinking a date shake, and watching the sunset on an unspoiled spot along our spectacular coastline.
A plethora of art events are taking place this month, starting with architecture but including some rare California Impressionist paintings and a new show about mummies. Take note of these openings and closings when it comes to planning your September.
Orange County Great Park bills itself as the “first great metropolitan park of the 21st century.” Currently, the Great Park consists of 88 acres, and amenities include the Great Park Balloon, the Carousel, the Visitors Center, the Historic Hangar 244, Palm Court and the Farm + Food Lab. Once completed, this Irvine-area attraction will span approximately 1,300 acres.