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Sycamore 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.
Library 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/
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.”
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.