Updated 4/12: Everyone's favorite holiday is fast approaching--CicLAvia returns to the streets of Los Angeles this Sunday, April 15, this time with a route that will take intrepid bikers, runners, skaters, and rollers along 10 miles of open roadway from Boyle Heights to Downtown, MacArthur Park to East Hollywood, El Pueblo/Olvera Street, and South LA. The event has a new addition to the tour this year--the "Guide to Architecture and Design," which maps out some of the most architecturally significant buildings along the route, will be available for free along the route. Levin & Associates Architects, one of the firms that *sponsored the guide (along with Melendrez and HDR--not compiled, as previously written), led renovations of the Fine Arts Building, the Bradbury Building, City Hall, and the Hompa Hongwanji Temple--so we are dealing with some serious experts here.
Along with the love for some of LA's underappreciated public architecture, CicLAvia is offering a full variety of activities for your seeing and listening pleasure along the route, including:
Central Avenue: A Community Album: detailed in a Curbed post earlier this week.
Bike tours leaving from the African-American Firefighters Museum at Central Avenue and 14th Street
Times: Departing 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm and 2 pm
Masanga Marimba: traditional and popular music from Africa and Latin America.
Northwest corner of 1st Street and San Pedro Street
Time: 11 am-2 pm
Great Leap's CYCLES OF CHANGE: "a site-specific performance about the joys and challenges of biking in Los Angeles."
Location: MacArthur Park at the corner of Seventh Street and S. Park View Street
Times: at 11 am, 12:30 pm and 2 pm
Radio Break: "connects participants with the ambient sounds of the city, inviting them to tune in to its history, noise, narratives, and music."
"Brendan Threadgill reconfigures the Los Angeles Times 'Crime Map' with Incident Reports 2003–2011 (MacArthur Park Homicides), using sound to mark the sites of lives lost throughout the city" and "Arnoldo Vargas’s Triggernometry and the Cartography of Sound gives voice to Wilmington residents by broadcasting their distant concerns to Angelenos and the city at a remove."
Location: MacArthur Park at Wilshire Boulevard and S. Park View Street ?Times: 10 am - 2 pm
"Pedro Reyes sources digital voice messages from Angelenos, making public the private lives of anonymous city residents with the work VMR: Voice Mail Radio."
Location: El Pueblo, 125 Paseo De La Plaza
Times: 10 am - 2 pm
· Scenes From Yesterday's CicLAvia [Curbed LA]