Apologies for the unexpected hiatus (ask us to tell you the story over drinks sometime)! But we’re back in action in 2010 with a very arty de LaB that’s—gasp!—taking us west of La Brea: A bus tour with the MAK Center to view some of the pieces in their show How Many Billboards? Art In Stead.This large-scale urban exhibition debuts 21 newly commissioned works by leading contemporary artists, presented simultaneously on billboards in Los Angeles in February and March.

On Monday, February 22, we’ll be meeting at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at 6pm, where de LaB’s own Marissa Gluck will be giving tours of the Schindler House before we go. At 7pm, we’ll board a bus with MAK director Kimberli Meyer and other special guests to see as many of the billboards as we can. Then we’ll finish out the night at the Andaz West Hollywood around 9:30, where a comprehensive public art program has made the hotel a destination in itself.