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07/13/2011 06:02 pm ET Updated Sep 12, 2011

PLAN ForYourArt: July 14-20

Each week, ForYourArt highlights select events to help you PLAN ForYourArt. SEE, KNOW, COLLECT, and ENJOY the best of Los Angeles art and culture.

THURSDAY, JULY 14
Little Tokyo Design Week
Various Locations (Little Tokyo)
July 14-July 17
Little Tokyo Design Week: Future City (LTDW) celebrates the power and energy of cutting edge design and technology emerging from Japan and its intersection with current trends materializing in Los Angeles. Design's ability to move us towards a more sustainable and creative urban lifestyle is at the heart of this four-day festival, which will be open to the public from July 14 - July 17.

SATURDAY, JULY 16
Culver City Gallery Openings
Various Locations (Culver City)
6-9pm
Opening receptions for new exhibitions in Culver City's gallery district. See Nick Herman: FATLAND and Shannon Ebner: Ampersand at LAXART; Loud Flash: British Punk on Paper and It's Great to Be in New Jersey at Honor Fraser; FLATLAND: A Collision of Architectures by Gregory Michael Hernandez at Emma Gray HQ; Matt Connors, Robert Cumming, and Florian Morlat at Cherry and Martin; GLEE and Drew Heitzler: Spiral Jetty/Crystal Voyager/Region Centrale (Bootlegged, Re-ordered, Combined, Sometimes More, Sometimes Less) at Blum and Poe; Kiel Johnson and Cordy Ryman: Construct at Mark Moore Gallery; Vincent Robbins: Artworks 1968-Present at Cardwell Jimmerson; and Troy Morgan: Beneath the Sea at Blythe Projects.

The Dinosaur Hall
The Natural History Museum (Exposition Park)
9:30am-5pm
The opening day of the Natural History Museum's new Dinosaur Hall, featuring over 300 fossils and 20 complete dinosaurs and sea creatures. Highlights of the exhibit are the T.rex growth series, multi-media stations for "excavation," never-before-seen footage, and more. Look a Triceratops in the eye, or walk under the neck of a 68-foot Mamenchisaurus that's longer than a city bus. Reservations are required, and may be completed online.

SUNDAY, JULY 17
LAXART Garden Party
The Home of Karyn Lovegrove
11am-3pm
Celebrate LAXART at their Garden Party fundraiser and benefit auction. The day will feature a raffle for artworks donated by Edgar Arceneaux, Sarah Cain, Phil Chang, Paul Cherwick, Freeway Eyewear, Emilie Halpern, Glenn Kaino, Nicole Miller, Camilo Ontiveros, Eamon Ore-Giron, and Mateo Tannatt and a silent auction of artist-designed handbags by Lauren Merkin. Tickets begin at $100 and may be purchased online.

Dan Graham on John Lautner
Art Catalogues at LACMA (Mid-Wilshire)
4-6pm
On the occasion of a special exhibition at Art Catalogues to celebrate John Lautner's 100th birthday, hear artist Dan Graham speak about the architect, his influence, and his horoscope.