Monday, August 18, 2008

Three Things to check out - August 18 - 24

Here are three inspirational things to check out this week:

1) Continuing at the Autry National Center until September 7, check out the exhibit "All the Saint of the City of the Angels," artist J. Michael Walker's exploration of Los Angeles. Walker uses Los Angeles streets named after saints to look back at L.A.'s history and its multicultural heritage. He connects the stories of the saints themselves to the original naming of the streets, and his paintings depict the saints as seen through our eyes today.

2) Culver City holds its annual Fiesta La Ballona August 22, 23 and 24. This festival started in 1951, and celebrates the Mexican first families of Southern California. There are carnival rides, food booths, a petting zoo, and stage performances. This year features "Fiesta-Palooza" showcasing teen bands from the neighborhood.

3) Check out the Sunset Junction Street Fair on August 23 and 24. A hip street festival in Los Feliz/Silverlake this festival is put on by the neighborhood association, but it features some pretty hot music and some cool programs.

1 comment:

Liz said...

Ooooh! A street fair! How fun.