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House Of Davids Remodel

Remember Hancock Park’s wild House Of Davids? You new LA people won’t but veterans will: when it was purchased, the owners flipped it into a hideosity of a place. Not only does it have bad taste but it’s not fun and is just awful. RIP, House Of Davids. You take a bit of LA oddity with you.

Union Station As Architectural Study: The Getty’s No Further West

No Further West The Getty Los Angeles Union Station 13

For non-Metro riders, Union Station may be unknown territory. It may just be a fancy looking old building in between Chinatown and Downtown, an LA landmark some people go to but you have yet to set foot in. Its a shame it doesn’t get that much attention because the building is quite a breathtaking structure. It’s Spanish Mission exterior is easily appealing to locals and it’s somewhat gaudy, early twentieth century interiors dazzle. You can find yourself lost in time there. The place has become a definitive LA architectural structure.

This is ironic because at the time Union Station was built there wasn’t a clear idea of what LA or Southern californian architecture was. Moreover, the idea of building a Union Station for Los Angeles was divisive: you could not get any farther to the West than LA. Before the 1930s, the streets of Downtown Los Angeles were a mixture of cars, bikes, carriages—and trains. A union station was needed to clear the transport clutter and consolidate where people arrived in LA. Interesting, right? It’s incredibly interesting and a local history currently being celebrated by The Getty through their satellite show No Further West. If you wanted to explore old Los angeles, this is your chance.

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Ghana Must Go Fiber CAFAM Los Angeles

CAFAM is hosting a two day event called Ghana Must Go on November 1 and November 2. There will be a trunk show, West African inspired works, performances, and more.

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Fit, Form, Function Compton

Fit, Form, Function is a new (and first) Compton based arts journal. They’re hoping to explore a few things, their first issue specifically speaking to “objects we do not touch.” If you want to get involved, send in submissions by November 15.

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House Of Modern Horrors Alex Miller Los Angeles Halloween 2014

In case you need more frights this weekend, Alex Miller is bringing an immersive exhibition called the House Of Modern Horrors. It’s a cringeworthy event showcasing “nightmares that haunt our reality.” EEeEeEeeeEE. There will also be some comedians, too.

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