February 27, 2013 |
Fans of Alabama Chanin who are brave enough to attempt the firm's stunning reverse - appliqued style of handcrafted clothing and housewares themselves will be pleased to learn that founder Natalie Chanin will be in Los Angeles on March 16 to lead a one-day workshop. Participants choose from six Studio Style DIY Kits in advance: a set of six placemats, a shawl and matching hat, an apron with four tea towels, a baby blanket and onesie, a swing skirt, or a corset. Select your design, color and size preferences, and the DIY kit will be ready upon arrival.
February 15, 2013 |
There are just a handful of tickets left for Food Forward's Foodsteader Tour , which kicks off in the spring. Angelenos not yet familiar with Food Forward should know that it's a volunteer-powered organization that goes around the city and the surrounding Los Angeles area to harvest excess fruits and vegetables from private homes and public spaces, and then distributes donations to local food pantries. Whether you want to sign up for individual sessions or the whole series, this year's Foodsteader Tour features four seasonal, hands-on workshops.
February 10, 2013
MOROCCO Presentation Join Bruce Carter for a look at Morocco through a geologist's eyes. As part of a group with the Natural History Museum, Carter and his wife, Cathy, crossed the High Atlas Mountains to visit major mines, and collected minerals and gemstones. When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Admission, info: Free. RSVP (626) 449-3220. WINTER SPORTS Workshop Experts will introduce and explain where and why avalanches occur.
February 5, 2013 |
This story has been corrected. Please see note below. "The Virgin and Child With Saint Anne," a highly prized painting by Leonardo da Vinci in the collection of the Louvre, is having a big year. Last spring, the sensitive portrayal of St. Anne with her daughter and grandson was the keystone of an exhibition at the Parisian museum. For the first time, Leonardo's "final masterpiece" - in process for years and left unfinished at the artist's death in 1519 - was exhibited with his compositional sketches, preparatory drawings and landscape studies, along with related works by other artists.
December 16, 2012
SAFETY Workshop For the winter backcountry traveler, this two-hour session introduces and explains where and why avalanches occur and provides a basic approach to managing risk. Learn to recognize basic signs of avalanche danger and how to avoid it. When, where: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the REI store in Tustin, 2962 El Camino Real. Admission, info: Free. (714) 505-0205 Please email announcements at least three weeks before the event to email@example.com .
December 11, 2012 |
Home coffee roasting: Looking to brew like a barista? Daniel Kent of Plow & Gun Coffee will teach a coffee roasting workshop on Saturday at the Institute of Domestic Technology's headquarters in Altadena. Coffee enthusiasts are welcome to join in from 10 a.m. to noon and learn how to roast, brew and taste coffee. The session costs $95 per person and includes ingredients, supplies and snacks. Register online . Zane Grey Estate, 396 E. Mariposa St., Altadena, www.instituteofdomestictechnology.com . Cupcake decorating: Georgetown Cupcake will host a holiday cupcake decorating workshop at the cupcakery's recently opened location on Robertson on Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Participants can frost, decorate and gift-wrap a dozen of their favorite holiday flavors such as gingerbread, white chocolate peppermint, English Christmas cake and chocolate eggnog.