If you can't make it to our de LaB outings to the Tile House April 9th or to the Julius Shulman book signing on April 15th, be sure to check out these other great events this weekend!
Silent Disco: Friday night, join de LaB board member Barbara Bestor at the opening of her show at SCI-Arc, Silent Disco. The gallery space has been transformed into a place where architecture students can slip away from the rigor of academia and experience a legitimate disco experience, featuring everything from a simulated mirror ball and lasers (yes, lasers!), to a downloadable soundtrack. That starts at 7:00pm on Friday, April 1.Heartbeat Japan: A fundraising event to benefit Architecture for Humanity, Japan. Stop by Saturday afternoon to see Sasaki transform the human heartbeat into futuristic fine art. Get your very own heartbeat drawing or have your ticker added to a larger canvas. 100% of donations go directly to disaster relief. Hosted by Materials & Applications (1619 Silver Lake Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026). Check out a video of Sasaki in action here.
LA ForumFest: Hosted at the St. Thomas the Apostle school recently completed by Griffin Enright Architects, this annual fundraiser will include tours of the building with the architects, a silent book auction, and the exciting announcement of a new annual event in honor of former LA Forum board member and great friend of de LaB, the late John Chase. de LaB, in collaboration with KCRW's DnA: Design and Architecture, will be hosting an architectural walking tour of John Chase's West Hollywood on May 21st, John's birthday, with a group of his friends, family, and collaborators. We're looking still looking for more stories about John and the buildings he helped enable. If you know of a structure or a project that should be included on the tour, let us know at hello[at]designeastoflabrea.org. Come out to ForumFest Saturday night to show your support for John's legacy. Purchase tickets here.