Announcing UCLA Art Walk – A Self-Guided Tour

I’m very excited to announce the publication of the first Curating Los Angeles walking tour. Titled UCLA Art Walk, this self-guided tour takes you on a leisurely walk through the northeast section of UCLA and focuses on the area’s impressive collection of public art, distinctive architecture and fascinating history.

Run, Walk & Ride: The LA Chinatown Firecracker is Back

With the recent conclusion of the 2016 Los Angeles Marathon, athletes of all stripes can now turn their attention to another great local sporting event; namely the LA Chintatown Firecracker. Put on each year by the Los Angeles Firecracker Run Committee, a community-based non-profit organization, the LA Chinatown Firecracker is a fun way to help […]

Geek Out at UCLA’s Annual Science Festival

Curating Los Angeles is always on the lookout for family-friendly events that are educational, engaging and fun. This weekend the UCLA College of Physical Sciences hosts Exploring Your Universe, an annual science outreach day that features hands-on activities for all ages, including faculty lectures, experiments and telescope viewing, and an opportunity to visit the UCLA […]

Say Goodbye to the 6th Street Bridge

The 6th Street Bridge (aka 6th Street Viaduct) is a well known and much beloved structure spanning the Los Angeles River that connects Boyle Heights to the east and the burgeoning Arts District of Downtown LA to the west. Built in 1932 and constructed of concrete, the bridge is seismically vulnerable due to a rare chemical […]

Art, Music & Family Fun at TarFest 2015

I’m always attracted to events that help cultivate the local arts scene in Los Angeles, which is why I’m so excited about TarFest 2015, the annual music and culture festival hosted by KCSN-FM 88.5 and LAUNCH LA. This free, all ages event features an impressive roster of rising local artists and musicians, a Lagunitas Biergarten […]

Bach in the Subways Los Angeles

Many people in the United States are not exposed to classical music via recordings or live performances. As a result, interest in that genre of music has waned over the years and fewer young people are familiar with its rich traditions.

Post Thanksgiving Family Fun – Animated shorts from the 1940s and 1950s

During the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, the Skirball Cultural Center hosts its family-friendly program called Last Weekends of the Month. This Saturday and Sunday, you and your family can enjoy screenings of animated shorts from the 1940s and 1950s, inspired by the exhibition Light & Noir: Exiles and Émigrés in Hollywood, 1933–1950. These classic cartoons—featuring Daffy […]