Local Festivals (Venice and Culver City)

This weekend we are celebrating two of our favorite communities in Los Angeles – Venice and Culver City – with the 32nd Annual Abbot Kinney Festival and Culver City Centennial Celebration (say that 10 times fast)! If you’re feeling conflicted … Continue reading

Day 71: 84th Annual Great Sand Sculpture Competition (Long Beach)

Salty air and sandy toes are calling! Head to Long Beach to see some crazy sand sculptures this weekend. Continue reading

Day 64: Little Room Portraits (Venice)

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We stumbled upon the COOLEST little pop-up studio on Abbot Kinney this week and had to share… Little Room Portraits is the brain-child of Davis Guggenheim and . We don’t know how we missed it, but it’s been hanging out … Continue reading

Day 56: Hammer Bash (Westwood)

Gif courtesy of the Hammer  Museum (http://hammer.ucla.edu/hammerbash/)

Gif courtesy of the Hammer Museum (http://hammer.ucla.edu/hammerbash/)

The Hammer Museum feels like it has always flown under the radar for us; next to cultural giants like LACMA and the Getty, it didn’t capture our imaginations the same way a visit to see Metropolis II live would! (Although, this is less a reflection of the museum itself and more one of our family – getting the kids to any museum when they were younger was a challenge.) That being said, now that we are “all grown up” we’ve come to appreciate the sleeping giant that is the Hammer (traffic aside), especially their annual Made in LA exhibit!


This weekend, the Museum is kicking off their fall exhibitions UH-OH: Francis Stark 1991-2015 and The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris with after-hours access, a DJ, and a gif photobooth(!!!). There will also be cash bars serving wine, beer and cocktails, and participating food trucks will be donating 10% of proceeds to the Hammer.

What: Hammer Bash

Where: The Hammer Museum

When: Saturday, October 24th from 8-10pm

Cost: “Free for Good” unless you plan on parking in their underground garage ($3, cash only). If the garage is full, check out this map.

To RSVP, head to the Eventbrite page. Entry is first-come, first-served until they reach capacity.


(Click through these images for more pictures from past receptions!)