10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024
A. Quincy Jones: Building for Better Living is the first major museum retrospective of the Los Angeles-based architect’s work and pays special attention to the unique collaborative nature of his practice. The exhibition is presented as part of the larger Getty-sponsored initiative Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A. Archibald Quincy Jones (1913–1979), who was known as Quincy, practiced architecture in Los Angeles from 1937 until his death in 1979. A quiet modernist and dedicated architecture professor at the University of Southern California, Jones worked to bring a high standard of design to the growing middle class by reconsidering and refining postwar housing and emphasizing cost-effective, innovative, and sustainable building methods. In addition, Jones is among the first architects of this period to view developments as an opportunity to build community through shared green spaces, varied home models, and non-grid site planning. Jones is credited with over 5,000 built projects, most of which still exist today, as the clients and homeowners shared Jones’s compassion for ‘better living.’ Known by architects for designing from the inside out, Jones’s homes and buildings are celebrated for expansive interior spaces, thoughtful and efficient building layouts, and a reverence for the outdoors, which still resonates in contemporary design today. A. Quincy Jones: Building for Better Living is organized by guest curator Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher, Head of Department/Associate Curator of Architecture + Design at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 92656
BombaChante is an explosive ensemble of nine that features some of the finest musicians in the Los Angeles area. Their tight rhythm section sets the foundation for the band’s screaming horn section. BombaChante features Gabriel Gonzalez on lead vocals, whose credits include performing with Stevie Wonder, Los Lonely Boys, Juan Gabriel, Francisco Aguabella, and Los Van Van. Directed by bassist/producer Ernesto Molina, BombaChante continues to make its presence felt in the L.A. scene while spreading its reach to Northern and Southern California.
555 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, 90025
11:00am to 7:00pm
(MAY 26-27) The JazzReggae Festival at UCLA is an annual Los Angeles tradition located in the heart of Westwood, right on UCLA campus. Held on Memorial Day Weekend every year, this two day festival is not only a venue for amazing live music by the top Jazz, Reggae, Sca, and Hip-Hop artists, but also boasts an incredibly diverse range vendors, delicious foods, uniquely personal crafts, and creative art projects from around the greater Los Angeles area. This is one of the biggest music, art, and food festivals in Southern California, and the only one dedicated to Jazz and Reggae. Perfect for the whole family, it's not an event to miss! This year's event features Santigold, Ziggy Marley, Marcia Griffiths and more.