TOP 5: THE MARCH 2024 CALIFORNIA HOT LIST
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by C California Style
6d ago
Each month we share five unmissable things to see and do in the Golden State. You heard it here first. Words by KELSEY McKINNON and ELIZABETH VARNELL   INDIAN WELLS Tennis’ Top Players Storm the Desert Once Again Naomi Osaka. This month, tennis phenoms Elena Rybakina and Carlos Alcaraz return to the desert to defend their championship titles at the BNP Paribas Open from a star-studded list of challengers, including the two current world number-ones (Novak Djokovic and Iga Swiatek) and the highly anticipated returns of Rafael Nadal and Naomi Osaka. The sprawling tennis gardens are also lo ..read more
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Enter the Dragon
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by C California Style
1w ago
San Francisco Symphony celebrates Lunar New Year Words by CATHERINE BIGELOW Photography by DREW ALTIZER PHOTOGRAPHY   Paul Huang.   Although only fifth in line of 12 animals that comprise the Chinese zodiac, the mighty dragon is revered among Asian cultures as a symbol of power. The cyclical arrival of this mythical creature augurs an auspicious year (prosperity, good fortune, happiness) for Lunar New Year celebrants, especially those lucky ones born in the Year of the Dragon. And party animals were out in force on February 17 as the San Francisco Symphony celebrated its 24th Lunar ..read more
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Shepard Fairey Still Has Plenty To Say…
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by C California Style
1w ago
…as 35 years of his activist art come together for a new exhibition in an election year Words by STEPHANIE RAFANELLI All images courtesy of the artist / ObeyGiant.com.   Fairey’s work takes inspiration from Soviet-era agitprop.   Fifty-something New York street artist Kaves once daubed: “Graffiti writers never die. They just fade away.” Like Kaves, L.A.-based contemporary Shepard Fairey, 54, has done no such thing. After 35 years of activism, in which he has played David to the sociopolitical Goliath through graffiti, screen prints, artworks, and street murals — all evolved from his ..read more
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Windy Chien Is Knot Your Average Artist
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by C California Style
1w ago
Having left a tech career behind to create installations out of sailor’s knots, the San Francisco creative is putting craft back on the map Words by CHRISTINE LENNON   Chien at work in her Mission studio with her 366 mastered knots on display. PHOTO: Braden Young.   Windy Chien’s studio in the Heath Ceramics building in the Mission District of San Francisco resembles a well-appointed nest. It’s an idyllic and cozy place for that rare bird — an organized and disciplined artist — to work and think and play. The first thing you notice about the loft-like space, which is draped with cor ..read more
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Shows To Wow Around California Now
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by C California Style
1w ago
From modernist marvels in Palm Springs to haute couture in the Bay Area Words by KELSEY McKINNON, ELIZABETH VARNELL, and DAVID NASH   Joan Brown, Self-Portrait with Swimming Coach Charlie Sava, at Larsen Pool, San Francisco, 1974. PHOTO: courtesy of the Denver Art Museum.   Swim Meet Artists in California are drawn to water — from David Hockney’s hypnotic swimming pools to James Turrell’s Skyspaces reflected in basins — and San Francisco–born painter Joan Brown’s depictions of the bay’s choppy waves and the turbulent or meditative flow of its open-water swimmers are another key addi ..read more
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School Is In For Spring
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by C California Style
1w ago
A class act of collegiate attire, from blazers to rugby shirts, polos to rara skirts, swept the collections this season Photography by ADAM FRANZINO Styling by KATIE MOSSMAN   Megumi and Cheyenne wear POLO RALPH LAUREN long-sleeve shirts, $448, pants, $148, shirts, $168, and briefs, $30.   Megumi wears LOEWE sweater, $2,500, and skirt, $1,950. CELINE BY HEDI SLIMANE shoes, $1,050. Socks, stylist’s own.   Megumi wears PRADA jacket, $3,450, shorts, $1,520, belt, $650, and shoes, $1,220. Socks, stylist’s own.   Megumi wears MIU MIU shirt, $3,950, and brief, $925. Cheyenne ..read more
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What the Fifth Frieze Los Angeles Has Up Its Sleeve
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by C California Style
1w ago
As the fair returns to Santa Monica, director Christine Messineo unveils her plans for the most formidable lineup yet Words by ELIZABETH VARNELL   LEFT: Spectators at Frieze. PHOTO: Casey Kelbaugh. RIGHT: Christine Messineo. PHOTO: Ramsey Alderson.   Frieze Los Angeles is back at the Santa Monica Airport for a second year, this time housing its annual confluence of international blue chip and renegade galleries inside one bespoke Kulapat Yantrasast tent. Director Christine Messineo says she’s striving to foster discovery and connections to works from emerging and less traditional ba ..read more
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12 Unmissable Shows For Art Week
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by C California Style
1w ago
While the Frieze pulls in the crowds, there is plenty more to see beyond the Barker Hangar Words by KELSEY McKINNON and ELIZABETH VARNELL   Rodney Graham, Actor/Director, 1954, 2013. PHOTO: © Rodney Graham, courtesy of Lisson Gallery.   Rodney Graham Lights Up Lisson Gallery The late conceptual artist Rodney Graham’s large-scale backlit photographs and his textured abstract paintings at Lisson Gallery comprise the Canadian’s first solo show in Los Angeles in two decades. The exhibition, Rodney Graham: Paintings and Lightboxes, brings together the narrative-building fictional persona ..read more
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Veronica Beard Hosts a Los Angeles Luncheon to Launch Handbags
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by C California Style
2w ago
The line’s sister-in-law founders gathered a bevy of friends to celebrate at Chateau Marmont Words by ELIZABETH VARNELL Photography by VIRISA YONG, BFA, and JASON SEAN WEISS, BFA   Veronica Swanson Beard, Veronica Miele Beard.   Glasses of Champagne and gin gimlets made the rounds as Veronica Miele Beard and Veronica Swanson Beard introduced the first handbag collection for their joint line, Veronica Beard, on Tuesday, February 6, during a luncheon held at Chateau Marmont. The sisters-in-law, who founded the brand in 2010 with a rack of dickey jackets meant to simplify dressing, hav ..read more
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How to Spend a Weekend in Aspen
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by C California Style
2w ago
Come for the fresh new trails; stay for the superstar DJs Words by ANDREW BARKER   PHOTO: Rising Sun Photography. WHERE TO SKI Hero Chairlift Aspen Mountain is growing. Not literally, but a new high-speed quad chairlift opened up 153 acres of new terrain this season. Called Hero, it marks the first significant expansion since 1985, adding 19 runs for the more dashing skier and daring snowboarder who crave an hourly dose of adrenaline. It extends Walsh’s Trail and Kristi Trail, eliminating the need for arduous hikes back up, which makes the adventure that much easier on the legs and lungs ..read more
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