10/25/2012 04:47 pm ET Updated Dec 25, 2012

PLAN ForYourArt: October 25-31

ForYourArt selects the best opportunities to SEECOLLECTLEARN ABOUT, and SUPPORT art each week.


Architecture and Cinema: New and Rare Films 
MAK Center at the Schindler House (West Hollywood)
7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by MAK Center, this event is the second of a three part film screening series featuring architecture films from around the world. Curated by filmmaker Thom Andersen, the evening includes screenings of Maillart's Bridges and A City at Chandigarh. Films will be screened in the courtyard of the Schindler House. Tickets are $10 and available online.


Neon Bus Tour Presented in Conjunction with Mary Weatherford
Departs from LA><ART (Culver City)
8-11 p.m.
The Museum of Neon Art | Neon Cruise™ is an urban electric adventure led by Eric Lynxwiler, who will give facts and fun throughout L.A.'s historic Broadway Theater District, Chinatown, Hollywood, and neighborhoods in-between. See the lights of Los Angeles atop an open air double-decker bus. The tour is presented in conjunction with Mary Weatherford's Bakersfield Paintings currently at LA><ART. There is a limited capacity; to buy tickets please call 310.559.0166 or email


Artists' Books & Cookies
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. (Miracle Mile)
11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Co-hosted with Mexico City-based Biblioteca Alumnos47, this one-day event devoted to artists' books features presentations by contemporary artists, historians, curators, and critics that relate to the production of artists' books, their history, and their future. To accompany the discussions, Top Chef Masters Judge and LAist Food Editor Krista Simmons will select cookies from across Los Angeles to present throughout the day as refreshments and to encourage mingling and dialogue. The event will bring academic minds, artistic talents, and people simply curious to know more about artists' books together for these informal and formal exchanges, which will be streamed live by KCHUNG Radio.

Fifth Annual Literati Toast
Central Library (Downtown)
8 p.m.
Hosted by Shepard and Amanda Fairey, this benefit event for the Los Angeles Public Library features appearances by Jack Black, Moby, Miranda July, and other artists who will read from or perform work that has been central and transformative to their development as artists. Food will be provided by Mas Malo. Tickets are $175 and available online.


Light My Way, Stranger
Fitzpatrick-Leland House (Laurel Canyon)
Friday, November 2 | 7-10 p.m.
Presented by the MAK Center, this benefit auction features a set of unique light fixtures, largely one-of-a-kind, designed specifically for this event by a group of Los Angeles architects and artists. The event features food and music by experimental chamber music collective LA Fog. All proceeds from the auction will go to support the MAK Center. Reservations are $130 and available online