Good Bye Summer...hello Art Season

It's Time for Art!


It may not feel like summer's over, but technically it is. So this means it's the "official" start of art season. Vacations are over and shows are beginning. And it's being kicked off by the opening of The Broad Museum in downtown LA. Admission is free. Go online to get tickets. You'll see a world class collection of art from the biggest names, spanning decades. In The Inaugural Installation you'll see art in chronological order, with the 50s, 60s, through the present. Artists include Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Ed Ruscha, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Cindy Sherman, Jeff Koons, and Takashi Murakami, to name a few.


The Broad collection includes over 2000 pieces, so expect to see a regular rotation of art. You can also grab a bite to eat at Otium, the restaurant connected to the museum...or you can head over to the new Clifton's Cafeteria.


Let's Reduce our Plastic Consumption!

Over at they've got some tips to reduce your plastic consumption. Most of these things we know, but it's easy to forget when involved in most of our fast paced lives. Of course you all bring a reusable bag to the store, right? And since plastic bags have been banned in Los Angeles and most surrounding cities, you probably already do this. But some markets offer plastic bags that you can buy, in addition to the paper bags they also offer you to buy, if you haven't brought your own.

Single use coffee pods, like those used in Keurigs need to be ditched. An unbelievable amount of those pods enter landfills everyday. Even the guy that invented them has deep regrets about that. This is where convenience should not out way the impact of a product on the environment.

Check out the article and see if there's anything else you can do to reduce your consumption of plastics.

Highland Park Independent Film Festival is Coming!


Highland Park's very own Film Festival is coming up. This is the second Highland park Independent Film Festival, and the first one was a blast! Go to their web site and check out the films that are being shown and find out about how to get your tickets. It's a 4 day event, which means there's tons to see. #HPIFF