Your Guide to After Hours

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A curated itinerary for eventide.

The festivities don’t end when the sun goes down. Read on for a round-up of things to do after hours, from awards night, opening receptions, and block parties, to the LA Design Festival’s closing party.

Twentieth x Henzel Studio

Twentieth x Henzel Studio

Thursday - Awards Night and After Party, Twentieth x Henzel Studio Opening Night Reception

Don’t miss this special evening honoring the 2019 ICON and EDGE award recipients. We’ll start out in Segovia Hall at Ace Hotel with special libations by Madre Mezcal, Pabst, and Flying Ember and glasses blown by Neptune Glassworks. Then we’ll head up to Upstairs at Ace for the After Party. If you’re on the West Side, stop by Twentieth for the opening reception of their exhibition with Henzel Studio.

Design Block Party, photo by Paul Vu

Design Block Party, photo by Paul Vu

Friday - An Epic Summer Design Block Party

LA Design Festival kicks off with an all-out Design Block Party at ROW DTLA featuring design collaborations, installations, exhibitions, and more. Enjoy beats by dublab, site-specific dance performance by MashUp Contemporary Dance Company, live music by WINSTON HOUSE, desserts by My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream, and drinks by Flying Embers, Madre Mezcal, Seedlip, and Whispering Angel. Ticket purchase is required for shows, exhibitions, and complimentary beverages at the bar. Please check in at the LA Design Festival Welcome Pavilion at ROW DTLA to collect a drink wristband. Tickets will also be available at the door.

A+D Museum

A+D Museum

Saturday - Design Supper Club with Assembledge+, A+D Museum x Urban Situations

Grab a ticket to the first-ever Design Supper Club hosted by Assembledge+. Architect David Thompson opens up his recently completed Studio City home for a private dinner party al fresco, with farm to table menu by Chef Rachelle Boucher. If you’re downtown, head over to the A+D Museum for a night of celebration with their collaborators, revealing a custom architectural installation designed and fabricated by one of DOPIUM.LA’s participants, hosted by A+D Museum and Archinect.

TEALEAVES x Language of Aroma

TEALEAVES x Language of Aroma

Sunday - TEALEAVES Language of Aroma, DOPIUM.LA x LA Design Festival Experience

TEALEAVES returns for the second year with Language of Aroma, the next installment of their research program exploring the science behind the senses. Aroma has the power to enhance the human experience. Join the Institute for Art and Olfaction founder Saskia Wilson-Brown and TEALEAVES for a screening of Language of Aroma followed by a smelling session where Saskia will share some of the key molecules discovered in TEALEAVES’ teas. To close the Festival, DOPIUM.LA returns with their one-night art and design event hosted at La Plaza Village in Chinatown, featuring ephemeral immersive works from LA artists including experimental sculptures, installations, projections, VR, performances and more.

Haily Zaki