April 8, 2014

AV SESSIONS.1 (LA)

Sunday, April 27th is "AV SESSION.1" at The Downtown Independent Theater (251 S. Main St, downtown LA) a new Los Angeles event series with mind-expanding audio-visions and new-cinema curated by Brainfeeder visualist STRANGELOOP. With a/v sets by ESKMO+STRANGELOOP, MONO/POLY, NAMETHEMACHINE, AV ARKESTRA and TIMEBOY, plus Special Guests, future cinema shorts and live screen printing by HIT+RUN Crew on the rooftop. 8pm-12am | $15.

April 5, 2014

ARTOPIA (LA)

LA Weekly presents Artopia 2014 at Grand Central Market in Downtown Los Angeles. Featuring food, music, drinks, fashion, film and live art installations, Artopia is celebration of the vibrant arts scene in Los Angeles. Partnering with movers and shakers in the downtown Los Angeles arts district, LA Weekly's Artopia is sure to shock and surprise you. You never know who or what you will meet and see!

HIT+RUN will be on had screen printing limited-edition bandanas and art posters with all proceeds going to our homies at dublab.com

LA Weekly's Artopia event is also a celebration of the LA Weekly Best of LA People Issue. Every city has its interesting people: the artists, the inventors, the dreamers, the visionaries; and this is L.A. Weekly's annual roundup of the city's most intriguing people. Issue on stands May 15th! Tickets to Artopia 2014 go on presale on March 25th at 10 am and on sale March 31st at 10 am.

March 29, 2014

TACO MADNESS 2014 (LA)

L.A. TACO + GRAND PARK INVITE YOU TO ATTEND TACO MADNESS 2014, a free Event in Downtown Los Angeles on April 5th, From 12pm - 7pm celebrating Tacos, Art, and Music!
 This year’s event again focuses on Tacos, Art, and Music and will include many of Los Angeles’ finest taco trucks, restaurants, and stands including past winners of Taco Madness like Mexicali Taco & Co. and Mariscos Jalisco. Newcomers this year include the intriguing Tacos Arabes de Puebla from Boyle Heights, and the small, family-run operation called Carnitas El Momo that Los Angeles Magazine calls “the best carnitas in Los Angeles”. Returning from last year’s event will be Wes Avila’s Guerrilla Tacos, recently lauded by Jonathan Gold of the Los Angeles Times as “singular… delicious…Where else but L.A.?” along with the award-winning fish taco specialists Tacos Punta Cabras of Santa Monica. Vegans, far not– Plant Food For People will supply 100% vegan tacos! At the event’s climax, an award and cash prize for the “Best in Show” taco will given by premier sponsor Groupon.  The world’s first automatic tortilla making machine,  Flatev, created by a Swiss-Mexican team, will make its Los Angeles debut at the event, and they will also sponsor an award for the day’s best tortilla.
Attendees at Taco Madness will have the opportunity to savor the city’s best tacos as they stroll through the park and view the creation of live artwork from of 20 of LA’s most interesting and prolific artists, including East Los Angeles’ Germs, whose art KCET described as “infectious ephemera”; one of LA’s most important and prolific muralists, MEAR ONE; Japanese-American DEFER of Boyle Heights, whose lettering work has graced gallery walls worldwide; and Sand One, daughter of a taquera, and an inspiration to girls worldwide. The artists will use Blick Art materials, and are curated by the DoArt Foundation. Each artist is paired with a non-profit that will receive the artwork created at the event, or the money generated from its sale.  Additionally, Red Bull Latagraphica will have surprise art installations and awards for artists happening all day long including the unveiling of a unique mural.
Presiding over it all will be our wonderful host, Azul 213*, who will welcome everyone, from every corner of the city, to come downtown to get down with the best vibes around. The whole day will be bathed in the sonic soundscapes curated by Azul 213* with of some of our city’s best and most exciting DJs, including B+ (Mochilla), Canyon Cody(Subsuelo), Cee Brown (Delicious Vinyl, Bodega)  Haycock (The Do Over), Mario Cotto (KCRW), Panamami(KPFK, Bodega)  and Travis Holcombe (KCRW).
The beer garden and bar will be run by the amazing brother-sister team of Bricia and Fernando Lopez of landmark Oaxacan restaurant La Guelaguetza in Koreatown. The bar area will feature speciality tequila drinks from Suerte Tequila, the ultimate michelada station, and beer specials from local brewery Venice Duck Brewery.
Live screen printing will be available from LA’s one and only Hit+Run Crew, who will be printing unique, one-of-a-kind artistic designs on demand all day long.  Special items from LATACO.COM including ‘zines, stickers, jewelry, and prints will also be available.
The event is made possible by premier sponsor Groupon, along with: Red Bull Latagraphica, Suerte Tequila, Blick Art Supplies, FlatEV, Venice Duck Brewery, the DoArt Foundation, Cashmere Agency, and La Guelaguetza.
Early arrival is recommended as Grand Park’s performance lawn may reach capacity. For live updates, follow Grand Park on twitter @grandpark_la.   The official hashtag for TACO MADNESS 2014  at Grand Park LA  is #tacomadness.
Full List of Participants
TACOS + FOOD
Mexicali Taco & Co., El Corolenese, Tacos Punta Cabras, Frida’s Tacos, Carnitas El Momo, Plant Food For People, Guelaguetza, Leo’s Taco Truck, Mariscos Jalisco, Guerrilla Tacos, Tacos Arabes de Puebla.
LIVE ARTISTS
Sand One, Germs, Big Sleeps, Defer, Steve Martinez, Cristina Angelina, Restitution Press, Van Saro,  Codak,  Max Nuetra,  Vyal,  Calder, Evan Mendel,  Mear One, Galo “Make One” Canote, Alexander DCD, Bumblebee, Rajiv Jain, Jim Mahfood.
DJs
Azul213*, Mario Cotto (KCRW), Travis Holcombe (KCRW), B+ (Mochilla), Canyon Cody (SubSuelo), Haycock (The Do Over), Panamami (KPFK / Bodega), Cee Brown (Bodega  / Delicious Vinyl).

March 28, 2014

CREATIVE CULTIVATION 2014 (LA)

Join us next Thursday, April 3rd for @dublab's awesome annual “CREATIVE CULTIVATION” Fundraiser Salon which truly brings together the most turned-on minds in the Los Angeles community!!!  Brilliant attendees will converge in a vibrant atmosphere filled with live music, tasty food, delicious drinks, inspiring art & other elevated offerings.  Musical sets by some of dublab’s favorite musicians including TEEBS, SECRET CIRCUIT, THE ALBUM LEAF, CARLOS NINO and dublab DJs. Plus art & floral installations, a stop-motion photo booth by GRACE OH & THEO JEMISON (with original backdrop by KIEL JOHNSON), SUN ARAW’s Second System Vision Radio Viewing Center, and last but not least FREE custom tote bags screen printed live by HIT+RUN Crew featuring exclusive designs by KOZYNDAN, CHRISTOPHE GILLAND, KIEL JOHNSON, ANNIE MADISON, DIEGO HERRERA, and H+R CREW.  Not to mention inventive culinary creations by SQRL, PETIT TAKETT, ROSEWOOD PANTRY, LIL SNEAKS and an open bar serving specialty cocktails, beer, wine, coffee & tea.  All of this amazing night takes place at JF Chen (1000 North Highland Ave, LA 90038) from 7-11pm and every bit of the proceeds benefit true LA originators #dublab. Tickets here >>>> dublab.com/salon

March 26, 2014

SILICON VALLEY (LA)

Crew will be screen printing live at the premiere of MIKE JUDGE's new HBO Series "SILICON VALLEY" on April 3rd in Hollywood. The series debuts on April 6th at 10pm. Check the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69V__a49xtw

March 20, 2014

THE SINK

Catch OG CREW Biff Chitlins spinning at his new once a month residency at the Basement Tavern in the Victorian (2640 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90405). Its FREE night of Beats, Soul, Rock, Funk, Blues, Old School, Reggae, Underground and much more. Each night he will be giving out FREE one-of-kind T-shirts to the crowd printed up by the CREW. Buy that fool a drink! CREWRUNSDEEP