A retrospective of Tim Burton, last year's Cannes jury president, comes to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "The show allows Tim's work to be seen in the broadest context of creative activity," says curator Britt Salvesen.
"I'll definitely go to the Burton exhibit," says Boing Boing's Mark Frauenfelder. He'll also be at Maker Faire, a DIY celebration. "Our food demos run the gamut" from tofu to seedballs to fermentation, says organizer Kim Dow.
Six days later, O'Reilly Media is holding RailsConf for open-source aficionados. "I'll be talking about building a geek army of coders and designers to make governments more transparent," says speaker Dan Melton of Code for America.
One of Be Your Own Best Publicist's coauthors, Meryl Weinsaft Cooper, will represent New Amsterdam Gin at the Manhattan Cocktail Classic, where alcohol-brand reps and cocktail connoisseurs will clink, drink, and network.
Fitness makes me a better leader," says Napster general manager Christopher Allen, who will pedal his way through the holiday after the National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) convention. "Anyone who's anyone in music retail is there."
What else is on Melton's calendar? "Watching and laughing at Thor." Of his portrayal of villainous Loki, actor Tom Hiddleston has said, "I'm proud to say that I am continuing a long tradition of British baddies."
Red Magnet Media's Rachel Masters, who leads a workshop at NARM, is also headed to a Duran Duran concert — "my favorite band in the world" — and the Fashion140 Conference, centered on social media and fashion.