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Weekend Buzz – Events for October 22-23, 2016


The heat should be dissipating this weekend, so it should be a lovely time to be out and about.

estatesaleSaturday dawns, as it often does, with a couple of great local estate sales.  The first, at 526 S. Hudson, actually runs from Friday-Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The historic 1924 house was built by famed local developer George Hancock, and the sale will include vintage antique English and French furnishings, collectible antique lamps, large handmade rugs, and art (including graffiti paintings by Hieronymus Schofferman). See https://www.EstateSales.NET/CA/Los-Angeles/90020/1335072 for more details.

The second sale, running Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 116 Wilton Dr., is at the home of a former tailor for a Rodeo Drive men’s clothing store.  Items available include floor lamps, mirrors, art, wall decorations, ashtrays, furs and fine ladies clothing, statues, vases, barware, vintage stereo equipment, couches, kitchen sets, a claw foot dub, commercial Singer sewing machine, redwood picnic table, old Raleigh bicycles…and much more. Full details available at https://www.EstateSales.NET/CA/Los-Angeles/90004/1350465

fowl2016smallFor more bargain hunting, and some tasty bites, the Friends of Wilshire Library (FOWL) will be holding its fall Book and Bake Sale to raise money for the library.  You can find the Friends from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., in front of the library at 149 N St Andrews Place (entrance on Council). In addition to lots of great books, there will also be Halloween crafts for children and delicious baked treats.

grovejobsLater, if you or someone you know is looking for holiday-season employment, head over to the Grove for their annual job fair.  The event helps merchants at the Grove and Original Farmer’s Market fill coveted seasonal positions. Both shopping centers are “looking for outstanding personalities eager to share award-winning customer service skills with guests at the retail destinations.” Positions available include Santa House Helpers and Concierge Ambassadors, among others.  You can find the fair on the 2nd floor of Morel’s French Steakhouse & Bistro from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday.

lacmaneurosciencetalkFor a different slant on jobs and the workplace, check out Talk: The Neuroscientific Workplace with Jonathon Keats and Elizabeth Brink, at 1 p.m. at LACMA on Saturday.   Art + Technology Lab grant recipient Jonathon Keats will discuss the future of the workplace with Gensler principal and studio director Elizabeth Brink. Keats has converted the Art + Technology Lab into a model office that conceptually explores the neuroscientific future of workplace optimization.

oktoberfestAnd finally on Saturday, enjoy a traditional German fall festival at the Downtown L.A. Oktoberfest, running both Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 8 p.m. at downtown’s Pershing Square.  There will be a Beer Garden with a wide variety of beers to taste or buy, along with sausages, pretzels, authentic desserts, and live music and dancing.  General admission is free, with food items offered for purchase.  Food, beer, and tasting packages will also be available on site during the event hours.

aidswalkla2016logoOn Sunday, you can walk off the beer and brats by participating in the annual AIDS Walk LA.  The 31-year old 10K walk has has raised more than $82 million over the years for APLA Health and 20 other L.A. County HIV service organizations.  This year, the event starts and ends in downtown’s Grand Park. For registration, start times, route maps and more, see

bugattiFor those who’d rather drive than walk, or at least dream about driving a classic Bugatti sports car, The Art of Bugatti exhibit opens on Sunday at the Petersen Museum.  The show features more than 20 exotic Bugatti vehicles and other Bugatti family creations such as drawings and paintings, furniture, jewelry, fine silver, and more.  It’s open during normal museum hours, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

ncsaIf you’re interested in more environmentally sustainable technology, Los Angeles’ Neighborhood Council Sustainability Alliance (NCSA) is looking for volunteers in each Neighborhood Council District who want to help their neighborhoods become greener, safer, and resilient to disasters.  The NCSA will  hold an educational event on Sunday, from 1:30 to 4:30 pm. at Hollywood City Hall, 6501 Fountain Ave., to introduce the new Cool Blocks LA pilot program and its innovative neighbor-to-neighbor engagement and support model.  Participants will learn how to build “a more sustainable, resilient and socially connected LA — block by block — while also honing their leadership, coaching, and team-building skills and improving neighborhood knowledge of and access to citywide resources.”  See for more information and to RSVP.

The 900 block of South Windsor was closed down for the block party.

A bit closer to home, another group of concerned neighbors – the Windsor Village Association, representing residents of the area from Lucerne to Crenshaw and Wilshire to Olympic Blvds. – will hold its annual meeting at 4 p.m. on Sunday at 901 S. Lucerne Blvd.  This will be a great opportunity to meet area neighbors while enjoying complimentary cheese, hors d’ouevres, and wine.  There will also be free pumpkins for the first 10 children to arrive…and complimentary “Curb Your Dog” lawn signs. The Windsor Village Association elections will also take place at the event. RSVPs are encouraged to [email protected].

embroideryAnd finally on Sunday, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. head over to the Craft and Folk Art Museum for a special workshop with artist Jenny Hart, who will lead a spiritual session on automatic embroidering in the tradition of Victorian spirit writing. Gather under black lights and share your ghostly encounters while embroidering with neon threads. No previous experience necessary; previous encounters with ghosts highly recommended. Tickets are $60 ($50 for CAFAM members), and include materials, drinks, & snacks.
For even more events, be sure to check out our  Larchmont Buzz calendar …and please submit events for your group or organization to [email protected]

Have a great weekend!

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Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN but has lived in LA since 1991 - with deep roots in both the Sycamore Square and West Adams Heights-Sugar Hill neighborhoods. She spent 10 years with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, volunteers at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, and has been writing for the Buzz since 2015.

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