Ever looked at the SAS activities for the weekend and wished you could just leave the Claremont bubble for the day? We are lucky to have a bustling metropolis only an hour away from Claremont, yet few students take advantage of the endless opportunities provided by Los Angeles. This column will offer a few suggestions of activities available in LA over the next two weeks. Grab a friend and head out of Claremont! You can also check out www.lalist.com, www.dailycandy.com as well as www.flavorpill.com/losangeles for blogs highlighting events in the Los Angeles area. Hollywood Film Festival Tired of all the same plot blockbusters? Head over to Los Angeles this weekend (Oct 21-26) where you can see films trying to break the mold—documentaries, dramas, even halloween horrors. Check out www.hollywoodawards.com/festival.html for more information and locations of films.
Art at the Norton Simon This free show is showing a collection of Warne Thiebaud’s work entitled “Sweets & Treats.” Thiebaud is a Pop icon from the 1960s who was known for his conceptual pieces. Creating art to counter the famous Walter Benjamin article “Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction,” Thiebaud tries to bring the “aura” back to art copies. The show goes until Nov 2 and is in the Norton Simon on 411 West Colorado Blvd, Los Angles. FMI: www.flavorpill.com/losangeles.
Vintage Shopping Head to the East Side in Silverlake to check out the Art, Craft & Vintage Flea Market. This arts and crafts bazaar sells clothes, art and records, as well as many other eclectic finds you never knew you just had to buy. It’s the perfect place to head this weekend to get inspired for a creative Halloween costume! Head to Micheltorena Elementary School: 1511 Micheltorena St, Los Angeles. Every Saturday, 10 a.m.- 4p.m.