The Weekend Go Go: ArtNight Pasadena, Artisanal L.A., Bakers Will Bake + More

Faith Wilding - Fearful Symmetries at Armory Center of the Arts, ArtNight Pasadena
Faith Wilding – Fearful Symmetries at Armory Center of the Arts, ArtNight Pasadena

It’s hot as hell.

Perfect weather for the month of devils and the flames of the damned.

Party like there’s no hot tomorrow.


What makes for a perfect Friday  night event?

No set start time.  (Fighting traffic for a curtain = crankiness.)

Walking…if you want.  It’s like you’re waking up for the weekend.

Free.  Good any day of the week but on Friday, you deserve it.

Hitting the Friday trifecta: ArtNight Pasadena.

Whether you stroll or shuttle, peruse the galleries or the street art, hit two or all twenty-one venues, Pasadena’s free, four-hour, biannual art event is a feast for the senses.

OUTSIDE/IN is a series of giant, graffiti-inspired murals by international artists at Art Center College of Design.  SOUL POWER at Lightbringer Project @ Day One is a happening with sights and sounds of the 1960’s including a digital storytelling installation by Rasheed Ali, L.A. born artist Frank Romero, and Robbie Conal.  Get interactive with hands-on printmaking and screenprinting at artWORKS TEEN CENTER.

No curtains.  No crankiness.  Just art.

ARTNIGHT PASADENA — Fri, Oct 9; 6 – 10 pm.  FREE/all agesVarious locations.  For more info, including a list of participating museums, maps,  and shuttle information, go HERE.

Artisanal L.A. delivers fall this weekend. (Photo courtesy of Artisanal L.A.)
Artisanal L.A. delivers fall this weekend. (Photo courtesy of Artisanal L.A.)

There Will Be Pumpkins There

Imagine the crispness of fall in the air.

Then head down to two days of Artisanal L.A. – Fall and the crispness of AC at The Reef .

The offerings will be seasonal even if the weather is not.

Think Eagle Rock Homebrewing Supply for your backyard Oktoberfest, Sophab lights for those dimming days,  and Spiced Demerara Syrup from Cocktail & Sons for libations that at least taste like fall, dammit.

Peruse the 200+ vendors, then flaunt your finds via photo strip at the Social Booth. Rest and restore at the Cafe, the Milk + Cookie Corner or the Solid Coffee Roasters java lounge.  Get inspired by chef demos, DIY workshops, Birch & Bone‘s artful seasonal displays and art from DTLA’s Ren Gallery.  Also, baby animals….

There’s so much to do you may need a sweater for the AC chill.

ARTISANAL L.A. ~ FALL — Sat, Oct 10 & Sun, Oct 11; 11am – 6pm.  $12 – $18; all agesThe Reef, 1933 S Broadway, DTLA 90007. Tix and more info HERE.

Bakers Will Bake: Apple Crisp Muffin by Christine Moore from Lincoln Pasadena
Bakers Will Bake: Apple Crisp Muffins by Christine Moore from Lincoln, Pasadena


Sweet Sunday.

Brunch and done.

Bake Sale on Steroids.

Whatever you call it, add awesome as an adjective.

Organized by baker extraordinaire Roxana Jullapat, twenty of L.A.’s top pastry, dough, crust, frosting and glaze wranglers  will gather together at Bakers Will Bake to raise money for edible school gardens.

The other winner: you.

This Sunday will be about cooperation, not competition at the ultimate sweets sale with all proceeds going to: Edible Schoolyard, a gardening and cooking program founded in 2009 as part of Alice Waters’ Chez Panisse Foundation.  The event has tapped some of the town’s top baking talent including: Jullapat, Zoe Nathan (Huckleberry), Na Young Ma (Proof Bakery) and Christine Moore (Lincoln, Little Flower Candy Company).

Don’t mosey in near closing.  At the Hollywood Farmer’s Market, the early bird definitely gets the honey-glazed sticky bun.

BAKERS WILL BAKE — Sun, Oct 11; 8am – 1pm/rain (we wish!) or shine.   FREE admissionHollywood Farmer’s Market btwn Ivar Avenue and Selma Avenue and btwn Hollywood Blvd and Sunset Blvd; Hollywood 90068.  More event info HERE

TEN FEET: Photo by Diana Markessinis (Courtesy of deLab)
TEN FEET: Art Meets the River.  Photo by Diana Markessinis (Courtesy of deLab)

More Weekend Go Go Fun!

Taste of Italy — Cuisine & wine of Italy’s 20 regions!  Chef demos!  Benefits Italian-American Museum!  Sat 10/10

Beer, Art & Music Fest — 100+ beers!  International artists!  Supports the 18th Street Arts Center!  Sat 10/10

TEN FEET: Art Meets The River — Free!  5 artists/5 art sites along the river!  Artist talk!  Sat 10/10

Ready?  U Know U Want 2 Go Go….

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