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10 Ways to Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Posted by Amoebite, January 12, 2016 06:20pm | Post a Comment

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Monday, Jan. 18 marks Martin Luther King, Jr. Day this year, which falls near the civil rights leader’s 87th birthday on Jan. 15. If you’ve got the day off, there are great opportunities to celebrate the day by hitting up some museums you’ve been meaning to check out or engage in other relevant cultural experiences. Whether you’re in L.A. or the Bay, we’ve got you covered.

LOS ANGELES

-The California African American Museum holds an annual “Cake for King” celebration from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free, family-friendly event, held at the museum in Exposition Park, includes an art workshop, documentaries, storytelling, face painting, documentaries and a slice of homemade cake, while it lasts.

-The 31st Annual Kingdom Day Parade is the largest parade in the United States celebrating Dr. King. It starts on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard at Western Avenue and runs down Crenshaw Boulevard to Vernon Avenue. The parade will feature marching bands, drill teams and tons of floats. Free to attend. It runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

-LACMA is free day on MLK, Jr. day and will offer bilingual tours, a family sketching activity, and live music by Dixieland blues/swing band The California Feetwarmers and the California Feetwarmers Dancers at 12:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. It opens at 11 a.m.

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Join Amoeba at Hollywood Food Fest Sunset & Dine Sept. 24

Posted by Amoebite, September 7, 2015 05:06pm | Post a Comment

sunset dineSunset & Dine features food and drinks from dozens of local vendors on Sept. 24. The food festival takes place at BuzzFeed Motion Pictures from 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $25. Children under 12 are free.

We’ll be on hand with our booth, so come by, spin the prize wheel and pick up some swag!

In addition to drink tickets and all the food you can eat, Sunset & Dine will feature a live concert curated by Amoeba Music, featuring reggae-soul band and Stones Throw Records signees The Lions. Their latest album, Soul Riot, is out now. Check out the song "Going Nowhere" for a sample of their classic sound:

 

The fest will feature food, beer and wine from the following participants and more:

Beso
Blue C Sushi
Ciabatta Bar
Cleo at the Redbury
Fabiolus Cucina
The Farmer's Belly
Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop
Kabuki
Shophouse Southeast Asian Kitchen
Los Balcones
McDonald's
33 Taps
Tinhorn Flats
Urban Masala

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LA Street Food Fest Brings Delicious Bites to the Rose Bowl July 11

Posted by Amoebite, June 26, 2015 11:47am | Post a Comment

la street food festThe LA Street Food Fest is back at the Rose Bowl on Saturday, July 11 for its sixth annual Summer Tasting Event from 3-8 p.m. We’ll be on hand with our Prize Wheel, so come by and give it a spin!

The festival boasts bites and drinks from world-class, award-winning top chefs and restaurants, gourmet trucks, street stands and carts and more. Tickets are $60 (plus a $4.29 service fee) for general admission entry at 5 p.m.; VIP early admission at 3 p.m. is $90 (plus a $5.94 service fee). Entry gets you unlimited food and drink, while supplies last. Use promo code amoeba15 and save $5 on tickets now!

The fest will feature artisanal treats from the likes of Boba Bear, La Sriracha Macha and Unbaked a Cookie Dough Bar; mixology drinks from such places as 1933 Bars, Cliff’s Edge and The Church Key; and food from spots like Bling Bling Dumpling, Diablo Tacos, Loteria Grill, Mama Masubi, One Veg World, Poke 2 Go, Spitz and The Pho Burger. There’s also an ice cream social, iced coffee lounge & donut zone, tequila tent, craft beers, wine tasting and more. See a list of all the more than 130 vendors that will be at the festival here.

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COME IN! S, M, L, XLA -- A new exhibit at the A+D Museum opens this Thursday

Posted by Eric Brightwell, June 16, 2014 09:22am | Post a Comment
On 19 June, a new exhibit opens at the A+D Museum called COME IN! S,M,L, XLA. 



S, M, L, XLA logo designed by Andrew Byrom


The website's description follows: 

Historically, Los Angeles as a city has been a site of inspiration and exploration for architects and designers alike. The city has been developed around and defined by a variety of large-scale urban planning projects as well as medium and smaller sized residential and public work including housing, product design and technological innovations. Through these various architecture and design projects, the city has nurtured experimental pursuits and critical inquiry and today it continues to expand in the contemporaneous city. 

Projects are currently being developed at various scales all over L.A. from miniscule to monumental and everything in-between. Small, medium, large, extra-large Los Angeles takes Rem Koolhaas and Bruce Maus seminal text as a departure point and more importantly as an organizing principle to examine the production and discourse of architecture and design within today's city of L.A. bringing coherence to the body of work of an emergent group of Los Angeles based designers that span across disciplines from architecture and graphics to digital media and sound art, to jewelry, landscape, lighting, product, and textile design; the show highlights the ways in which young practitioners are currently thinking and making in Los Angeles in addition to their impact on the present-day city and its future.

The exhibit highlights the work of artists and designers, including Fieldwork (Maya Santos and Rani de Leon), On The Road Project LA (Jonathan Louie and James Michael Tate), Jae Won Cho of J1, Laurel Broughton of WELCOME PROJECTSNatasha Bajc, NO RELATION (Steven and Mads Christensen), Grey Crowell of the Foundation for Architecture and Design, Bijan Fahmian of the Los Angeles Arts CollectiveNONdesigns (Miao Miao and Scott Franklin), Cellular Complexity (Julia Koerner, Kais Al-Rawi, and Marie Boltenstern), Andrew Kovacs, Jonathan Louie, Evan Mather, Alison Petty Ragguette, M-Rad (Matthew Rosenberg), Lisa C. Soto, Maxi Spina, T8projects (James Michael Tate), limilLab (Filipa Valente), and Eduardo Viramontes.


Image source -- A+D Museum

The A+D Museum (aka Architecture and Design Museum) was founded in 2001 and originally located in Downtown Los Angeles's iconic Bradbury Building. It later moved to Museum Row, where it currently resides alongside the Craft & Folk Art MuseumLACMA, the George C. Page Museum, the Petersen Automotive Museum, and Zimmer Children's MuseumThe A+D is only museum in Los Angeles with an exclusive emphasis on architecture and design. The exhibition will run from 19 June until 31 August and the opening will be DJed by Rani De Leon


Museum Row in Midtown

A+D Museum is located in Miracle Mile at 6032 Wilshire Boulevard. It is located near the intersection of Wilshire and Fairfax Avenue (where Notorious BIG was killed) and is conveniently accessible by the Metro 20 and 217 lines as well as the Metro Rapid 720. The extension of the Purple Line will mean the displacement of the museum in the future.

Click here to purchase tickets

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Check Out the Downtown Flea Market Oct. 27

Posted by Billy Gil, October 17, 2013 06:41pm | Post a Comment

Flea markets are just a bunch of people selling their unwanted junk and old ladies rumaging through dusty trunks, right? WRONG. The Downtown Flea Market is an event all to itself, a much hipper cousin to your grandmama's swap meet of yore.

The Downtown Flea Market was started this year by Phillip Dane, a veteran of flea markets. In 1991 Dane created the popular Fairfax High Flea Market. This new Downtown market boasts antiques, collectibles, vintage clothing, and crafts and clothes by independent designers. In addition, there's a "chill out" area and local bands, DJs a wall climb and beer.

Amoeba is a proud sponsor of The Downtown Flea Market. The event takes place every fourth Sunday of the month, with this next event taking place Oct. 27. The market takes place in four parking lots in Downtown Los Angeles:

Yellow Lot: 246 S. Spring Street
Purple Lot: 253 S. Main Street
Green Lot: 243 S. Spring Street
Red Lot: 236 S. Broadway Street

Tickets are $5 for general admission and $25 for VIP. Find out more here. There's local parking, or you can take the metro and get a free ticket, find out more here.

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