Lots to Do This Weekend!

 

An illustration of what of Hope plans for the lake at MacArthur Park.
An illustration of what of Hope plans for the lake at MacArthur Park.

Wondering what to do this weekend?  We can help!

Yard saleSycamore Square Neighborhood Yard Sale

The Sycamore Square neighborhood (bounded by Wilshire, Citrus, Olympic and La Brea) will be holding a neighborhood yard sale on Saturday, August 22, starting at 8:30 a.m.  There will be about 10 households participating at various locations on the 700, 800 and 900 blocks of S. Citrus Ave., Mansfield Ave., Orange Dr. and Sycamore Ave.  Items for sale include antiques, dishware, TVs, DVDs, desks, tables, lamps, a TV armoire, professional floor buffer, clothing, table linens, stereo speakers, housewares,  and much more. Everyone is welcome, but no early birds, please.

256px-John_C._Fremont_Branch_Library,_Los_Angeles,_CaliforniaLibrary Play Date

The John C. Fremont Branch library, 6121 Melrose Ave, will host a free family play date on Saturday, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Come on down and get to know other families in the neighborhood. They’ll have activities for all ages of children, and parents can relax with a delicious mocktail and visit with the other parents. All ages welcome.

MacArthur Park Spheres

The giant Portraits of Hope art project, involving the installation and exhibition of thousands of hand-painted floating spheres in MacArthur park lake, debuts this weekend and will bring new life to the park for the next several weeks.  The 4-6 foot diameter spheres were painted by thousands of volunteers over the last several months, and the display is part of a major park revitalization project.  Previous Buzz story: https://www.larchmontbuzz.com/larchmont-village-people/local-girl-scouts-help-paint-giant-spheres-set-macarthur-park/

Shelter_Web6.8.15Creative Housing Exhibit

The A+D Museum (a.k.a. the Architecture and Design Museum), which recently moved from it’s longtime home on Wilshire Blvd. in Miracle Mile to a new home at 900 E. 4th St. in downtown Los Angeles, has opened it first exhibition in its new space.  “Shelter: Rethinking the Way We Live in Los Angeles”  looks at the work of six design firms that propose creative new housing models to meet the challenges of a changing Los Angeles.  Couldn’t be more timely as our city deals with densification, gentrification and many other critical “-ifications.”

30 Years of Studio Ghibli

The American Cinematheque is celebrating the 30th anniversary of Japan’s beloved Studio Ghibli with its most comprehensive survey yet of the studio’s animated films.  The series, which runs from August 20-September 2 at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood and the Aero in Santa Monica, features “The Wind Rises,” director Hayao Miyazaki’s look at a WWII aircraft designer, Isao Takahata’s coming-of-age folk tale, “The Tale of the Princess Kaguya,” Miyazaki’s old favorites “Kiki’s Delivery Service,” “Howl’s Moving Castle,” “Spirited Away,” “Princess Mononoke” and “My Neighbor Totoro,” as well as Takahata’s “Grave of the Fireflies,” “Pom Poko,” and “My Neighbors the Yamadas.”  See the Cinematheque’s calendar for showtimes and ticket information.

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About Elizabeth Fuller

Elizabeth Fuller was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN but has lived in LA since 1991 - first in the Sycamore Square neighborhood, and since 2012 in West Adams Heights/Sugar Hill. She was long-time board member of the Sycamore Square Neighborhood Association, currently serves on the board of the West Adams Heights/Sugar Hill Neighborhood Association, spent 10 years with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, volunteers at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, and is the co-owner/publisher of the Buzz.

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