Saturday April 14, 2012
7:00 to 11:00 pm
APA and the Los Angeles Conservancy present an exclusive screening of the classic LA planning themed moved "Chinatown". This special viewing will take place at the breathtaking historic Orpheum Theater which has been home to some of the greatest live entertainment events in Los Angeles history. Live organist and the short film "Hollywood: City of Celluloid" are included. This exclusive show will sell out. Order early to avoid disappointment! Event held at 842 S Broadway, Los Angeles. $20 cash bar and snacks.
Saturday April 14, 2012
7:30 to 10:30 pm
Never been to LA before? Been in LA forever and think you've seen it all? Come join us for a look at an often obscure side of LA in a fun lesson on the City's glitzy past, unexpected architecture, and outright funkiness; from the top of a double-decker bus! The Los Angeles Museum of Neon Art hosts this narrated tour of the best neon signs, movie marquees and neon art in Downtown, Chinatown and Hollywood. Urban anthropologist Eric Lynxwiler, dubbed "Mr. Saturday Night" by LA Weekly, delivers a factual yet entertaining lesson on LA's past, present, and future. Bring cash for snacks and dress warm for this tour as we will be in the open air... and watch out for tree branches!
Note: Due to circumstances beyond the control of APA, the Neon Cruise tour bus has extremely limited access to members who are physically disabled. The tour bus contains upper-level seating only, accessible exclusively by a narrow stairway. Each individual is encouraged to evaluate his or her limitations prior to registering for this event. We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. Bus pick-up at 7:30 p.m. at JW Marriot main entrance on Olympic Blvd. $50, beer and wine included.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
7:00 to 10:00 pm
The Opening Night Celebration will exemplify LA's great tradition of glamorous parties. The night will showcase and celebrate the successful redevelopment of downtown Los Angeles. Yes, Virginia, there IS transit in Los Angeles! Come experience the grandeur of LA's historic Union Station on the opening night of the conference. You will walk the APA red carpet at this Spanish revival building where many of your favorite movies and television shows have been filmed. Festive drinks, dinner provided by Homeboy Industries, dancing and catching up with friends — old and new — await you in the transportation heart of the City of Angels. $40
Monday April 16th, 2012
6:15 to 9:30 pm (approximate ending time)
Join the Friends of Griffith Park for a night hike through the nation's largest urban park, an island in a metropolitan sea. Explore some of Griffith Park's 50 miles of trails for spectacular views of City lights. The hike will likely be on dirt fire roads, about 3 miles long, and about 750 feet in elevation gain. While hiking boots are not required, they are recommended. Sturdy tennis shoes will do, but no flip-flops are allowed. Bring water, a long-sleeved shirt or jacket, and a camera. While there should be enough ambient light to see, if you'd like to bring a flashlight, please bring a red-colored filter. Light snacks will be provided, but bring your own food if not eating before the event.This event is weather-dependent; if rain is forecast 24 hours in advance, the event will be cancelled. Bus pick-up at 6:15 p.m. at the JW Marriot main entrance on Olympic Blvd. $18, Price includes bus transportation to Griffith Park and guided hike.
Monday April 16, 2012
8:00 to 10:00 pm
Network with fellow 'youthful' planners amidst the old Los Angeles glamour of the whiskey bar Seven Grand, located near the heart of historic Downtown Los Angeles. Enjoy an eclectic live DJ mix of down-tempo sounds reflecting the diverse music and culture of Los Angeles. Event held at the Seven Grand, 515 West 7th Street, Los Angeles. Located two blocks west of the 7th Street/Metro Center Red and Blue Line Station, and approximately one mile from the JW Marriott Hotel. $30, two drink tickets and light snacks are included. Cash bar after 10:00 pm.
Tuesday April 17, 2012
Concert starts at 8:00 pm
Join us for "Sublime Schubert," an all-Schubert chamber music concert performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The Walt Disney Concert Hall, designed by architect Frank Gehry, is one of the most acoustically sophisticated concert halls in the world, providing both visual and aural intimacy for an unparalleled musical experience. What's more, Franz Shubert is one of the leading exponents of the early Romantic era in music and remains one of the most frequently performed composers. Event held at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles. $35.