News and Events – 2 December 2009

December 2, 2009 § 2 Comments

River Revitalization Corportation board, with Councilmember Reyes and city staff at last night's inaugural RRC meeting

Recent News:

>Last night, the Los Angeles River Revitalization Corporation held its first meeting. The atmosphere was celebratory and welcoming, even riverly; the business conducted nearly entirely procedural.

Upcoming Events:

>On Friday December 4th at 10am, County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy/Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority invite you to the grand opening of new public art  gates onto Ballona Creek and its bike path. The event takes place at the Inglewood Boulevard Bridge over Ballona Creek. It includes a community tree-planting and a 1.5-mile bike tour of the new gates. For information and to rsvp (recommended but not required) call 323-221-8900 extension 181.

>Starting Friday December 11th, the movie Crude returns to L.A.’s big screens. L.A. Creek Freak highly recommends this great documentary! Read our review here. Crude will show at the Beverly Center movie theaters for at least a week, maybe more. Go see it!

Art/Performance coming to a river near you

CANCELLED – see comments! >On Saturday December 12th from 8:30am to 4:30pm, artist Vlatka Horvat will be performing on the Los Angeles River at Fletcher Drive. There should be good views from the new bike path undercrossing under construction. Per the Outpost for Contemporary Art‘s description:

During this performance, the artist will continuously rearrange 50 chairs over a period of eight hours into different configurations that suggest human encounters and interactions. Its visually arresting and should be an interesting sight to see. Viewers are welcome to come and go as they please.

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