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Mark Your Calendar: Donut City, SVA/BBC Film Fest, Metropolis State of Design, AIPAD Photo Show

  • In the immortal words of Homer Simpson, “Mmm. Donuts.” Splurge on L.A.’s finest (we’re partial to the sprinklebombs from Blinkie’s Donut Emporium) this weekend as ForYourArt opens its new activity space at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. with “Around the Clock: 24 Hour Donut City,” a tasty celebration that runs simultaneously with LACMA‘s 24-hour screening of “The Clock” by Christian Marclay. ForYourArt promises “a curated selection” of (free!) donuts beginning at noon on Saturday. Look sharp for the chocolate custard puff, as the selection will change every two hours. We hear that more enduring donuts will also be on offer, in the form of 1,000 pins made from Kenny Scharfs donut paintings. The artist’s zippy donutmobile will be parked outside ForYourArt all weekend.

  • Meanwhile, here in New York, we suggest hitting up the Maison du Macaron en route to Saturday’s SVA/BBC Design Film Festival, a slate of groundbreaking BBC films that have never been screened in the United States. Curated by the all-seeing Steven Heller along with D-Crit faculty member Adam Harrison Levy, the festival includes films on topics such as the history of the Barcelona chair, the future of the book, and the real life stories that inspired Mad Men (yes, George Lois will be there). The $15 run-of-the-festival tickets are going fast, so grab one here.

  • Once you’ve recovered from the weekend’s dessert-themed cinematic adventures, head over to Steelcase’s New York HQ, which on Wednesday, March 28, plays host to the State of Design, an annual fundraising event organized by our friends at Metropolis and the Education Legacy Fund. The evening of “open, constructive dialogue about what shapes twenty-first century design and how designers respond to our evolving culture” will feature a conversation with health policy guru Ruth Finkelstein (New York Academy of Medicine) and Quest to Learn founder Katie Salen (DePaul University) moderated by Metropolis editor-in-chief Susan Szenasy. Learn more and register here.

  • Rest your eyes (and your wallet) in preparation for the AIPAD Photography Show New York, presented by the Association of International Photography Art Dealers. Seventy-five galleries are on board for this year’s photofest, which runs from March 29 to April 1 at the Park Avenue Armory. Make a beeline for the booth of David Zwirner, making its AIPAD debut with a solo presentation of new work by Philip-Lorca diCorcia. Santa Fe’s Scheinbaum & Russek Ltd. is bringing a collection of personal holiday cards posted by the likes of Lee Friedlander and John Szarkowski to Beaumont Newhall, and don’t miss photos from Karen Knorr’s “India Song” series presented by Danziger Gallery.

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