Announcement LA


CAN IT! A Thanksgiving Canned Food Party
Nov
17
8:00 PM20:00

CAN IT! A Thanksgiving Canned Food Party

'Tis the season to have fun and give thanks and what better way to do both of those things than a food drive party! All donations and canned goods go to Los Angeles Regional Food Bank!

Swing by for a fun evening mixer with:

  • Holiday treats!
  • DIY card-making station sponsored by The Temple of Merch!
  • Thanksgiving photo booth by Announcement L.A.
  • Festive drinks!
  • Music provided by Honey Power!

Free entry/drink with any canned good / nonperishable food item (don't forget to check your expiration dates!) 

Let's party for our community!

Flyer designed by Anna Lian Tes with lettering by Hannah Nance.

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B.Y.O.C.
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

B.Y.O.C.

The last Wednesday of every month we're here doing the damn thing! Crafting will start a little earlier this month because we always end up getting in the groove and then suddenly 10 pm hits.

We've seen some really cool crafts these last few months from felting to denim quilting and sculpey to collage. We're excited to see whatever you're working on and feel free to bring drinks and snacks to share. 

Park on Clarence St. and enter through the gate.

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#THE100DAYPROJECT PARTY
Oct
21
4:00 PM16:00

#THE100DAYPROJECT PARTY

#The100DayProject is a free, global art project that anyone can participate in. In collaboration with Creative Futures, we're hosting an interactive event full of surprises, fun, and adventure: a local celebration to honor the creative process. 

Showcase Local Talent.
We've assembled a curated series of projects from creatives who have participated in the 100 Day project.

Engage with the Community.
We have created a series of interactive exercises for participants to engage in the creative process through body-mind and spirit.

RSVP on Eventbrite here.

Can't wait to see you! In the meantime, check out projects on Instagram at  #The100DayProject.

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OMG! YOU MADE IT :: EYE PILLOW + SOUNDBATH
Oct
15
3:00 PM15:00

OMG! YOU MADE IT :: EYE PILLOW + SOUNDBATH

Welcome to the first installment of “OMG! You Made It!” We're going to make custom aromatic eye pillows followed by a soundbath led by Forestkind. It will be a serene Sunday evening with nourishing treats and tea. 

$35 will cover all the materials and instruction for making the eye pillow followed by an hour soundbath with Forestkind. 

$20 if you just want to make your own eye pillow or just attend the soundbath. If you're only attending the soundbath, please arrive at 5:30pm. It will start promptly at 6:00pm.

Everything you need to make your eye pillow will be provided. Please bring a yoga mat and a pillow for the soundbath. Space is limited to 15. 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Hope to relax with all of you soon!

 

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FRIDAY FILM CLUB
Oct
13
8:00 PM20:00

FRIDAY FILM CLUB

It's Friday the 13th and it's October so we're doing a Halloween edition, of course! We'll be watching Nobuhiko Obayashi's indescribable 1977 movie HAUSU. We'll have hurricane pop corn and some Japense beers. Bring a pillow for your butt if you want. We also have chairs.

Park on Clarence St. and enter through the gate.

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CICLAVIA :: HEART OF LA
Oct
8
2:00 PM14:00

CICLAVIA :: HEART OF LA

We're right on the route for CicLAvia again this year and we'll be sipping some coldies after riding the streets of LA all morning. Stop by, get hydrated and hang with us!

CicLAvia closes streets to car traffic and opens them for people to walk, skate, bike, play, and explore Los Angeles. It's a free event and goes from 9 am - 4 pm. Don't worry, it's not a race so we hope to see you out there cruising the best parts of LA!

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B.Y.O.C.
Sep
27
8:00 PM20:00

B.Y.O.C.

This will be the fourth Bring Your Own Crafts night! We really look forward to the last Wednesday of every month now! You know the drill. Bring your crafts and we'll have a few things like collage, makers, and paints for anyone that's feeling uninspired.

Popcorn and cookies provided, and bring whatever you'd like to sip or snack on. Last month someone brought an amazing chocolate cake so maybe the snacks are reason enough to come.

Park on Clarence St. and enter through the gate.

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TEMPLE OF MERCH FUNDRAISER
Sep
9
6:00 PM18:00

TEMPLE OF MERCH FUNDRAISER

We're hosting an IRL Fundraiser for Temple of Merch, a new community art space that is currently crowdfunding.

A huge goal of Temple of Merch is to foster and participate in community art events and we can always get behind that cause!

Come shop some fresh art at the Merch Market and dance, meet local artists, get a feel for what we're trying to do, and enjoy some PBR / La Croix all nite long (jk - just from 6-9).

Tell everyone and check out the Facebook event here!

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FRIDAY FILM CLUB :: 20TH CENTURY WOMEN
Sep
8
8:00 PM20:00

FRIDAY FILM CLUB :: 20TH CENTURY WOMEN

What else do you do when you have a giant white wall and projector sitting and collecting dust while we click away at our computers? Of course, we're starting a film club!

To kick off the series we'll be watching 20th Century Women. If you haven't seen it yet, check out the trailer here. If you've seen it, you know it's 100% a movie you could watch over and over again so come hang out.

We didn't think it was possible to love Annette Bening more than we already do so let's bask in her genius.

Park on Clarence St. and enter through the gate.

 

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B.Y.O.C. :: PROTEST POSTCARDS
Aug
30
8:00 PM20:00

B.Y.O.C. :: PROTEST POSTCARDS

Always be crafting! We'll be here the last Wednesday of every month. Bring what you've been working on and we always have a stack of magazines for collaging.

Since we're especially devastated, frustrated and enraged about what's going on in our country right now, we also want to encourage political statement crafts. There'll be blank postcards for you to make a statement.

Popcorn and cookies provided, and bring whatever you'd like to sip on.

Park on Clarence St. and enter through the gate.

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B.Y.O.C.
Jul
26
8:00 PM20:00

B.Y.O.C.

We're doing it again because we love creating with friends! Bring Your Own Crafts night so bring anything you're currently working on or just come to hang out and color. Check out the photos from last month on Facebook here.

We'll have some snacks and bring whatever you'd like to sip on.

Park on Clarence St. and enter through the gate.

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B.Y.O.C.
Jun
28
8:00 PM20:00

B.Y.O.C.

We're finally hosting what will hopefully be the first of many Bring Your Own Crafts nights! Bring whatever you're currently working on, dig up that unfinished weaving from the back of your closet or just come to color on some printer paper.

Make something super ugly to get it out of your system so you can start working on your masterpiece or maybe start your masterpiece. Creating in a vacuum sucks so stop hiding away at your home studio. No judgment or explaining yourself just some good fun with the craft of your choice. 

We'll have a stack of mags for collaging and feel free to bring stuff to share!

Light snacks will be provided and you can bring drinks to sip on.

Park on Clarence St. and enter through the gate.

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NEVER FOR NOTHING :: NEW COLLAGES BY ZACH MOLDOF
Jun
10
7:00 PM19:00

NEVER FOR NOTHING :: NEW COLLAGES BY ZACH MOLDOF

You're all invited to attend the opening night of Zach Moldof's solo collage show entitled "Never for Nothing"!! There will be original pieces for sale along with prints, zines, tees! We're very excited!

Here's a lil' write up:

Zach Moldof is an artist and entrepreneur from Broward County, Florida. In his tireless pursuit of endless fun, and a better self-making better art he has lived in: Orlando, New York City, Oakland, Humboldt, San Francisco, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles.

His visual art covers illustration, collage, assemblage, design, and photography. Zach's work combines precise articulations of imaginary concepts, unique found objects, and transcendent absurdity, in a practice informed by exceptional life experiences. His work is inspired by a dialogue with artists like Robert Rauschenberg, Hannah Höch, Ray Johnson, Marcel Duchamp, Marcel Broodthaers, Vito Acconci, and John Cage.

With nearly half his life spent refining his craft Zach is a rare millennial artist. He is old enough to remember art being obscure and young enough to be part of the omnipresent cultures of the internet. His array of strange creations depict the world from an incalculable vantage. From this observation point the audience is invited to reach out and touch something impossible, or merely gawk at something bizarre. Regardless of what people may or may not feel when they look at Zach's art, the only thing he intends is for them to question something.

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HEALING & INTENTION SETTING
Apr
23
6:00 PM18:00

HEALING & INTENTION SETTING

Join Michelle D'Avella of Pushing Beauty in this is a powerful workshop for learning to get out of your head and connected to your intuition. You'll learn how to use your breath to heal and connect to your body as well as an introduction to The Desire Map to set clear intentions for your life.

Breathwork is an active meditation that moves stuck energy, uprooting deep traumas, emotions, and limiting beliefs so you can access your deepest truths. This two-part breath is done in and out of the mouth which helps connect you to your body and active your energy system. In this powerful journey, you’ll breathe, scream, and maybe even laugh and cry to a killer playlist. No matter what you’re going through in your life Breathwork will help you release what’s not serving you, leaving you lighter and clearer. 

We'll discuss intention setting, and you'll be guided through some writing prompts from The Desire Map to begin to connect you to what you truly want. 

This workshop is for anyone interested in healing, intention setting, and anyone ready to make some changes in their lives.

Space is limited. Claim your spot now.

You will need to bring a yoga mat, blanket, notebook, and pen.

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DRINK 'N DRAW WITH SCOUT BOOKS
Jul
1
8:00 PM20:00

DRINK 'N DRAW WITH SCOUT BOOKS

Come join us at Announcement LA for our very first Drink 'N Draw in collaboration with the kind folks at Portland based Scout Books who are providing us with blank notebooks that YOU get to design! Meg Peterson aka illustrator extraordinaire will be repping Scout Books at the event. Be sure to give her a warm "hello"! We'll have some markers and colored pencils for you to use, but feel free to bring your own. The event is B.Y.O.B. We'll also have a donation bar available. Seeing how it's summer and all, we'll have popsicles to cool you off just in case the A/C isn't doing the trick. 

We're located at 1499 E. 4th Street, Suite 107 Los Angeles, CA 90033 (Boyle Heights / Arts District adjacent). There should be plenty of street parking on Clarence. Enter through the wooden gate. 

It's a FREE Event, so there's limited space available. You must RSVP.

Hope to see you there!

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MOVED LA: CREATIVE MOVEMENT WORKSHOP
May
25
7:00 PM19:00

MOVED LA: CREATIVE MOVEMENT WORKSHOP

MOVED LA is a creative movement class for the untrained/"non" dancer. This fun and energizing workshop provides an outlet for creative minds to unleash your imagination in a new and challenging way. There is no difficult choreography, just stimulating exercises that allow you to express yourself in a genuine way. Join us for a super fun evening of moving with new friends, happy hour drinks, and tapping into your creativity in ways you never have before! Come dressed in clothes you can move in and sneakers. *You will receive a fun take-home gift as well!

Ready to get MOVING? SIGN UP HERE! See Moved LA in action HERE.

 

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WOLF IN STITCHES
Apr
24
1:00 PM13:00

WOLF IN STITCHES

Join the Nomadic Werewolf Museum and artist Dawn Rogal on Sunday, April 24th from 1-3pm for an afternoon of creative stitching inspired by our lycanthrope friends at Announcement LA! Fabric and materials provided; $2 donation for materials goes directly to the artist. 

WEREWOLF BARBIE curated by Paige Bridges will also be on view. 

The NOMADIC WEREWOLF MUSEUM is dedicated to the exhibition and education of werewolf history and culture. NOMADIC WEREWOLF MUSEUM is an institution founded on play and art. 

RSVP at crawfordhollym@gmail.com 

MORE INFO.

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TUESDAY BASSEN & FRIENDS: POP-UP SHOP!
Apr
22
7:00 PM19:00

TUESDAY BASSEN & FRIENDS: POP-UP SHOP!

Tuesday Bassen and her incredibly hardworking crew have been coworking at our space for the past month. It's been super fun having them! Before they say good-bye and move into their brand new storefront, they will have one final hurrah at Announcement! She put together a fun POP-UP happening this FRI from 7-10PM. It features a lot of her amazing pals:

Lillipore, Steff Bomb, Big Bud, Carly Jean Andrews, Hallie Bateman, Whurl, Mokuyobi Threads, Jack Sjogren, Mowgli Surf, Little Friends of Printmaking and Penelope Gazin.

Come say hello, try on some tees and her very cool satin jackets. East Los Musubi will be there to feed you all!

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LA PEN PAL CLUB
Mar
29
6:00 PM18:00

LA PEN PAL CLUB

We are so excited to be hosting the fine folks at LA Pen Pal Club! If you aren't familiar, it is a monthly meetup to share recent mail and write letters. The gatherings are run by pen pals Margaret of Paper Pastries and Victoria of Paper & Type. Fellow stationery enthusiasts and analog correspondents are all welcome! 

Join them for an evening of card making and letter writing. You will also meet new friends and catch up on correspondence!

The meeting will be Tuesday, March 29, from 6:00–9PM. As always, join anytime during those hours, whether it be for the duration or just long enough to write one good and thoughtful card. Feel free to bring your own supplies to use or to share (and no worries if not, they'll provide you some!).

RSVP
Your RSVP is requested to reserve a seat and to help them plan for snacks. If all seats have been reserved, feel free to email them to be added to our waiting list. For notifications of upcoming meetings, sign up for their newsletter and follow them on Instagram @lapenpalclub.

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GRD PRESENTS: Reptoid, Hex Horizontal, Cinder Cone, Drafted By Minotaurs
Mar
19
to Mar 20

GRD PRESENTS: Reptoid, Hex Horizontal, Cinder Cone, Drafted By Minotaurs

GEWEIH RITUAL DOCUMENTS showcase:
https://geweihritual.bandcamp.com/

Geweih (Prounounced Guh-vhy) Ritual Documents (GRD) is a DIY music label established in 2010. Originally releasing strictly limited-edition cassette tapes, they have recently forayed into the world of vinyl records. One of their calling cards is an attention to aesthetic detail. Every one of their releases is housed in beautiful hand-made, labor-intensive packaging (silk-screened, hand-cut, manually folded, sometimes even hand-stitched). 

Featuring music from:
DRAFTED BY MINOTAURS
 https://infraction.bandcamp.com/album/aversion-therapy

REPTOID (Oakland) 
https://reptoidx.bandcamp.com/

CINDER CONE (special all instrumental set)
https://cindercone.bandcamp.com/

HEX HORIZONTAL
https://hexhorizontal.bandcamp.com/

$5 Suggested Donation. There will be a donation bar. 

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BEERS AND VINYL
Mar
11
to Mar 12

BEERS AND VINYL

Beers and Vinyl is back! This is the first one of the year. Our turntable turns into yours at this BYOV event. [V is for VINYL, guys.] Come prepared with 3-5 of your favorite cuts and some friends to groove with. Sharing history + facts about the music you bring is highly* encouraged. 

There will be 15 slots available on a first-come basis! 

Bring records and have a drink on us. 
Otherwise, donation bar.

#beersandvinyl

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GOT A GIRL CRUSH POP-UP EVENT!
Feb
26
to Feb 27

GOT A GIRL CRUSH POP-UP EVENT!

We are so very excited to host GOT A GIRL CRUSH's first ever pop-up in Los Angeles. It will feature LA-based lady-run independent press at Announcement L.A. in the East Arts District in DTLA! 

VENDORS INCLUDE: 
Got a Girl Crush
Tuesday Bassen
Ariel Roman
Selfish Magazine
Bogus Press
Summer of Bummer

MORE FUN STUFF! 

  • Vegan baked goods by Clara Cakes

  • Tarot readings by Marcella Kroll

  • Live portrait drawing by Tuesday Bassen

  • Don't forgot to bring magazines, catalogues, and copies of your artwork for a group-made zine! 
     

RSVP on Facebook

Special thanks to Meg Wachter + Amanda Stosz of Got a Girl Crush! Also to our girl Roxy Lange for the intro!

FREE!! ALL AGES!!

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CA MADE :: INDIGO SHIBORI WORKSHOP
Jan
26
8:30 PM20:30

CA MADE :: INDIGO SHIBORI WORKSHOP

CA MADE [Crafters And Makers of the Arts District East] is returning for another season here at Announcement LA. Thanks to everyone who came and crafted with us last season! 

To kick off the new year, our Indigo Shibori workshop is back due to the incredible response we received from you guys! We'll be learning the art of folding & dying all natural fabrics with indigo. We'll supply everything you need to walk out with a cool, unique hand-dyed item. 
  
DETAILS
$30 will cover a night of crafting, meeting new friends, snacking & jamming out to old school hip hop. RSVP by January 4th to catch the early-bird rate of $20!

We'll provide an all-natural fiber piece for you to dye, but feel free to bring your own fabric (all-natural fibers work best) if there's something you want to try. 

Click here to RSVP.
Donation bar. Pizza provided by our #artsdistricteast friends Purgatory Pizza.

#CAMadeClub at @announcementla

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CA MADE [Crafters And Makers: Arts District East] is a monthly craft night where we open our door and make room on our floor for you to get down and dirty. Hosted in collaborations with Erin Hensley (@erinadventures), Kelsey Tucker (@kelseytucker) and your friends at Announcement LA (@announcementla).

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CA MADE :: CANDLE MAKING
Dec
8
8:30 PM20:30

CA MADE :: CANDLE MAKING

For our third CA MADE [Crafters And Makers: Arts District East] night, we'll be making soy candles! Add a little flame in your own life, or create a handmade gift for someone else. 

We'll provide everything you need to make your own custom scented candles. We'll have scents to choose from that you can mix and match, tips about wicks, and labels for you to design. We recommend (but it's not required, we'll have some on hand!) that you hit up thrift stores beforehand to get your own sweet candleholder (keep in mind for sizing, your own container should hold around 1 cup of water). 

$40 will cover a night of crafting, meeting new friends, snacking & jamming out to old school hip hop. RSVP now to catch the early-bird rate of $35! Want to make more than one candle? Add more to your cart for $10 a pop. 

Get on that RSVP ASAP, these workshops regularly sell out!

Pizza provided by Purgatory Pizza. Donation bar. 

@camadeclub #CAMadeClub at @announcementla

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CA MADE [Crafters And Makers: Arts District East] is a monthly craft night where we open our door and make room on our floor for you to get down and dirty. Hosted in collaboration with Erin Hensley (@erinadventures), craft-visionary extraordinaire and your friends at Announcement LA (@announcementla). 

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CHEERS Y'ALL ::  HOLIDAY POP-UP
Dec
5
2:00 PM14:00

CHEERS Y'ALL :: HOLIDAY POP-UP

Come get into the Holiday spirit with us here at Announcement LA! 

We'll have goods for sale from local artist friends:

Bagtazo
Benjie Escobar Art
The Good Twin
Kate Miss Jewelry & Creative Studio
The Little Friends of Printmaking
No Kings
Paper & Type
Hello Thunderpuss
 

Warm drinks & delicious cookies from Rosewood Pantry will be served for your enjoyment to snack on while checking out awesomeness from our vendors. 

Mark your calendars and stay tuned for announcements about what we have in store!

 

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COMEDIC STORYTELLING WORKSHOP W. MARGOT LEITMAN
Dec
2
7:00 PM19:00

COMEDIC STORYTELLING WORKSHOP W. MARGOT LEITMAN

Margot Leitman is a comedian, writer, teacher, best-selling author, Moth Grandslam Champ and a regular at UCB. You can also add being a professional storyteller on that list! Her latest book is called "Long Story Short: The Only Storytelling Guide You'll Ever Need". It has gotten praise from folks like Matt Besser, Elna Baker, Rob Delaney and Dan Kennedy.

For this workshop, each student should leave class with a basic concept of how to make painful, strange, or even mundane life experiences funny. The students will learn to dig inside their own lives to find humorous, relatable material, which unifies an audience, making them laugh at their own experiences through the student’s performance. Students will leave class with a strong direction of how to structure a story for comedic purposes. Additional focus will be on getting through the fear of being judged for our honesty.

Keep in mind that you don't have to be a writer or go on stage as a professional storyteller to take this workshop. Have you ever been on a job interview? Gone on a first date? Talked to a stranger at a party? If you answered yes, then you should sign up to get the skills you need to tell a memorable story.

Bonus: Each student will receive a copy of "Long Story Short"! 

Check out her website for more info on her upcoming classes and performances. Follow her on Instagram to see how her book tour is going! 

SIGN UP FOR THE WORKSHOP HERE! :: $65

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HOLIDAY SWEETS DEMO PARTY W. MATCHBOX KITCHEN
Nov
22
2:00 PM14:00

HOLIDAY SWEETS DEMO PARTY W. MATCHBOX KITCHEN

Spend an afternoon with Sara Tso of Matchbox Kitchen. She will be hosting a Holiday Sweets Demo just in time for well...the holidays! She will be doing a step-by-step guide from start to finish of three recipes perfect for gift giving or bringing to a festive potluck.

THE RECIPES FEATURED ARE:

  • Sticky Toffee Gingerbread Loaf
  • Rosemary Pecan Shortbread
  • Carrot Clementine Cake

So come ready to enjoy an afternoon of watching a fun demo, eating yummy treats, holiday cheer and making new friends! Each student will go home with a goodie bag including three recipe cards, baking ingredients, and more.

Matchbox Kitchen makes beautiful cakes for all sorts of occasions. They are all made with care and will make any day feel special. You can see samples of her gorgeous baked goods on instagram and can order your next cake at her shop!

SIGN UP FOR THE DEMO HERE! :: $75

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