Six Probable Buildings Artist Edition by LA-BOR + CSA Pickup #2

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Friday, June 12, 2015
7:00pm-9:00pm, Artist Edition Release + Reception, CSA Pickup #2
 
Thank You For Coming is pleased to announce the opening of Six Probable Buildings by LA—BOR. Coinciding with Thank You For Coming’s second CSA distribution, LA—BOR has produced a set of six picnic-ready, risograph-printed placemats. Each placemat includes a telling of an architectural narrative through photographs, drawings and stories.
 
As part of an ongoing exploration into the vernacular architecture of Los Angeles, Six Probable Buildings encompasses a selection of everyday Los Angeles structures presented as a mix of fiction and non-fiction. These six anonymous buildings offer a study into the meticulous and material idiosyncrasies of our city, and the curious architectural specimens which arise in the negotiation between architect, developer, passerby, neighbor, laborer, zoning code, bank, weather, flora and fauna, etc.
 
LA—BOR is a Los Angeles-based collective that works at the intersection of art and architecture. Their studio-based practice often turns to food, fiction, and printed matter to think critically about architecture and the city.
 
More on LA—BOR here.
 

Vincent Price 104th Birthday Dinner with Matt Babb

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015
7:30pm, Vincent Price 104th Birthday Dinner
$25, Buy your tickets here
 
In honor of horror legend Vincent Price’s 104th birthday, TYFC pal and Vincent Price aficionado Matt Babb returns to Thank You For Coming as Vincent Price to cook a meal from one of Vincent Price’s cookbooks.
 
Vincent Price was a stage actor with a passion for life, art, and food. Watch a video of him cooking with Wolfgang Puck here.
 
*Please note that this event will be filmed. Seating is limited–so get your tickets ASAP:





 

Sewing Rebellion Presents Kitchen Stitch’n at TYFC

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Saturday, May 16, 2015
2pm-5pm, Sewing Rebellion presents Kitchen Stitch’n @ TYFC
 
Frau Fiber will teach you to mend and make: Aprons, Napkins, Table Cloths, and Quilted Hot Pads / Trivetts. Bring fabrics and garments to mend and we will supply the rest.
 
The Sewing Rebellion is a free workshop, which began in Chicago Fall of 2006 and now has a home base in Long Beach CA, at the Institute 4 Labor Generosity Workers & Uniforms. Participants of the Sewing Rebellion are invited to emancipate themselves from the global garment industry by learning how to alter, mend and make their own garments and accessories! Hosted by Frau Fiber and an army of Faux Fraus, the Sewing Rebellion distributes knowledge of the garment industry, pattern making and sewing, and encouraging the reuse, renovation and recycling of existing garments and textiles in the creation of unique items tailored to individual tastes and body shapes.
 
More info on Sewing Rebellion here.
 

Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14

Ghana Must Go
Friday, March 13
7pm-9pm
Artist Edition Release, Food + Textiles For Sale,
CSA Pickup #1
 
In conjunction with Thank You For Coming’s first CSA distribution, we present Ghana Must Go, an evening of food, textiles, video and music, celebrating Ghana’s engagement in the global textile and apparel trade.
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Queering Pie Day: Sausages & Pies & Queer Farmers
Saturday, March 14
7pm-10pm
Buy your tickets here.
 
This queer pop up event will feature a variety of sausages by “Meat My Friends”, some pies, and a screening of Out Here, a documentary about the hearts and hard work of queer farmers in the US and will be followed by a Q & A with Director Jonah Mossberg.
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Queering Pie Day: Pies, Sausages, Out Here Screening + Q&A

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Saturday, March 14, 2015
7-10pm, Sausages & Pies & Queer Farmers
$20, Buy your tickets here.
 
This queer pop up event will feature a variety of sausages by “Meat My Friends”, some pies, and a documentary film screening:
 
Out Here is a full-length documentary about the hearts and hard work of queer farmers in the US, created by the Queer Farmer Film Project. This evening’s screening will be followed by a Q&A with Director Jonah Mossberg. Completed after 4 years in production, the film looks at the experiences of queer farmers across the country and asks – what does it mean to be a queer farmer, is agriculture a safe space for queer people, and what are the relationships between food production and queerness? It is the filmmaker’s dream that this project will give voice and visibility to queer people in agriculture and inspire a flagrant national discussion about gender and sexuality as they are related to our food system.
 
Meat My Friends is an extension of the Sausage Homage project by artist Genevieve Erin O’Brien featuring a series of sausages created in homage to friends and family.
 
D’Loco Kid will be making some hot sauce for the sausages so you can get your saucygay on! HAWT!
 
Good Girl Dinette, your queer favorite, will provide the scrumptious pie crust for the pies. You want this pie in your mouth!
 

Ghana Must Go Artist Edition and Event + CSA Pickup #1

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Friday, March 13
7pm-9pm, Artist Edition Release, Food + Textiles For Sale, CSA Pickup #1 
 
In conjunction with Thank You For Coming’s first CSA distribution, we present Ghana Must Go, an evening of food, textiles, video and music, celebrating Ghana’s engagement in the global textile and apparel trade.
 
In May of 2014, Frau Fiber traveled to Ghana to meet and work with Ghanaian textile workers. She learned Batik and Adinkra textile print techniques, and Fugu and Kente weaving. As she traveled over and back again, the textile workers requested of her to find them a market for their goods. Frau Fiber’s response has been a series of textile and food events, under the title Ghana Must Go, making reference to the travel bags used to hand-carry goods to and from the country.
 
To coincide with Thank You For Coming’s March CSA pickup, Frau Fiber has created an artist edition which is a zine, A textile worker’s guide to eating in Ghana/Meals From The Market, accompanied by East German shopping bags produced by dyers, weavers and seamstresses in Tamale, Ghana.
 
On Friday, March 13, we celebrate its release — GHANA MUST GO! 
 
Textiles for sale for one night only: Patchwerk bags, shorts, and aprons designed by Seidu Mustapha and Pocket Smock Dresses designed by Frau Fiber, produced by seamstresses and tailors in Tamale, Ghana
 
Food for fun: popcorn + peanuts
 
Food for sale: jollaf rice + spinach stew + eggs + plantains + bissap (hibiscus tea) + fruit plate

Thank You For Coming now offers subscriptions to its very own CSA — Community Supported Art! Inspired by Community Supported Agriculture programs that help small-scale farms distribute goods to their supporters, TYFC’s CSA is an annual food and art subscription that kicks off in 2015 as a quarterly for $180. A quarterly box may include, for example, a fresh loaf of sourdough bread, a quart of housemade yogurt, a wheel of cheese, a jar of preserves, and a printed zine of some of our recipes, an artist-made functional object, or a surprise from one of our community partners or guest cooks.

 
Coinciding with each CSA pickup is the announcement of a new artist edition available in our shop. Special events for the release of these artist editions are always open to the public, but CSA members are able to purchase the editions at a discount.
 
Sign up for Thank You For Coming’s CSA here.
 
Learn more about Frau Fiber here and here.

 

Drinkollage during Brunch! BYO Books + Magazines to #cutup

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Sunday, March 8
11am-3pm — during TYFC’s Sunday Brunch
Scissors + Some Magazines + Glue provided
 
WE <3 DRINKOLLAGE! This time around, please RSVP to drinkollage@gmail.com if ya can, so we can get an idea of how many to expect.
 
About Drinkollage:
DRINKOLLAGE began in the fall of 2011 with a group of friends, a stack of magazines, scissors, glue, and some cans of Coors Lite.
 
It has since developed into a semi-regular gathering of friends who make collages together and drink. In May 2013 we published the first issue of our ZINE.
 
DRINKOLLAGE is brought to you by JAMIE GAUL and RACHAEL MORRISON.
 
More info:
Drinkollage
 

Anna Ialeggio’s Laser Tag Soundtrack at UltraZone in Alhambra

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Tuesday, February 24
6:30pm, UltraZone: 213 E. Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
 
We’re delighted to be providing snacks for Laser Tag Sound Track, an evening of curated experimental compositions used as the game soundtracks in a functioning laser tag facility. The audience will explore these soundscapes as active participants in six 15-20 minutes laser tag games. Audience members will also be to act within each game as “embedded” scenario journalists. They will be loaned equipment for recording a live audio track: a mix of soundtrack, subjective narrative and field recordings, which will be aired live on a mobile low-powered FM radio broadcasting unit. Each game will be prefaced by a short theatrical performance.
 
More info here.
 

Ben Tripp reads poetry about Frasier — What About Frasier?

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Saturday, February 21
Around Noon, during Weekend Brunch
 
Visiting us all the way from New York, Ben Tripp reads his poetry, What About Frasier?
 
BEN TRIPP is a poet & fiction writer who has also written critically (non-fiction) about poetry, other books, music, dance and art for The Brooklyn Rail and HTML Giant. He is the author of The Lemon & What About Frasier.
 
With an opening reading by Becket Flannery, an artist and writer living in Los Angeles.
 

Drinkollage Issue 4 Zine Launch Party – Drinks + Snacks!

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Wednesday, January 28
7pm, New Zines For Sale + Drinks + Snacks!
 
Our pals at Drinkollage are releasing vol.4 of their zine this Wednesday 7-9pm, and we’re having a lil’ get together here at the shop to celebrate. Come get your copy — all the collages included in the new issue were created during Drinkollage events at Thank You For Coming in 2014.
 

Watch What You Eat #1: Chungking Express + HK Style Diner Food

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Saturday, December 20
6pm, Movie + Karaoke + Eats, $5/$15 (meal ticket) at the door
 
Join us for the inaugural event of a new series, Watch What You Eat. First up: watch Chungking Express, sing karaoke, and eat Hong Kong-style diner food.
 
Watch What You Eat is a series of parties themed around our favorite films featuring food. Pairing screenings with meals based on the food in the flicks, we aim for a good, delicious time for all five of your senses. The series comes from the minds and hearts of odd ducks Miko Revereza, filmmaker and instructor at the Echo Park Film Center, and David Chun, local writer and filmmaker.
 
Our premier installment will kick off with a night on Chungking Express featuring a Hong Kong Diner themed menu, screening, and a chance to mop the floor with your best version of “California Dreaming” after the credits roll.
 

Friday, December 5 – Happy Birthday to Us

12 to 4 pm, eat in or takeaway
6 to 9 pm,
come celebrate with us
 
SANDWICHES on housemade sourdough
BLT – bacon, lettuce, tomato, harissa mayo
Grilled Cheese – muenster, heirloom tomato, red onion
Vegan – roasted vegetable spread, sesame seeds, mushroom, red onion, lettuce, heirloom tomato
Avocado and Sprouts – with heirloom tomato, red onion, harissa mayo or vegan spread
 
SALADS
Aware – lettuce, mint, shredded beets, carrots and zucchini, sprouts, avocado, sunflower seeds, turmeric dressing
Green – lettuce, shredded zucchini, sprouts, tomato, avocado, lemon vinaigrette
 
STEWS
Chili – 4 beans, peppers, and other seasonal vegetables with avocado (vegan) or sour cream
 
SIPS
mint or hibiscus soda, bitters + soda, Trystero coffee, tea

Stop and Smell Your Dinner with IAO and Castle Gourmet

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Thursday, December 18
7:30pm Dinner + Scent Pairing, $65 Tickets here
 
Castle Gourmet, Institute for Art and Olfaction and Thank You for Coming presentStop and Smell Your Dinner Winter Feast – A scented pop-up dining experience, the 3rd installment of this fun and innovative project between Chef Anne Lee of Castle Gourmet and Saskia Wilson-Brown of the Institute for Art and Olfaction.
 
Featuring four winter and holiday themed courses from Chef Anne Lee, each creatively paired with complimentary aromas by The Institute for Art and Olfaction.
 
Press from our last event:
LA CANVAS /
TIMEOUT / LA WEEKLY
 

Last Drinkollage of 2014: Scissors + Magazines + Glue + Drinks

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Sunday, December 21
11am-3pm – – during TYFC’s Sunday Brunch
Scissors + Magazines + Glue provided
 
Yay, Drinkollage is back!!! Last one of 2014–come get your collage and drink on.
 
About Drinkollage:
DRINKOLLAGE began in the fall of 2011 with a group of friends, a stack of magazines, scissors, glue, and some cans of Coors Lite.
 
It has since developed into a semi-regular gathering of friends who make collages together and drink. In May 2013 we published the first issue of our ZINE.
 
DRINKOLLAGE is brought to you by JAMIE GAUL and RACHAEL MORRISON.
 
More info:
Drinkollage
 

This Friday: Thank You For Coming Turns Two Years Old

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Friday, December 5
6pm-9pm, POTLUCK PARTY
 
Come celebrate our birthday with us —
+Raffle around 8 — BRING A DRINK OR DISH to share and get entered into a raffle for new and old kitchen equipment and wares, pantry items, artist books, and ceramics.
+Make your own holiday cards
+Music ‘n DJs by our awesome friends over at dublab
+Ceramics and gifts for sale!
 
See you there?
 
xo TYFC
 

Special Weekend Brunch: Clara Cakes Diner (All Vegan)

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Saturday + Sunday, December 13-14,
10am-2pm, Vegan Brunch
 
Clara Cakes presents an all vegan menu for weekend brunch:
Benedict burger served w/ side of hashbrowns
Cornbread chili waffle
Mexican hot chocolate pancakes
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Pastry case:
Bear claws
Cinnamon rolls
Pop tarts
Banana cream pie
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special djs
 
More info here.