100 % Festival at The Otis College of Art and Design

The 100% Festival

What drives you to your 100%? What inspires your creativity, mind, and soul? The Otis College of Art and Design is celebrating their 100th year by inspiring you this weekend. The 100% Festival is a two-day opportunity to explore art and design on the campus. The event features creative workshops, speakers, a Makers Market, food trucks, music, and more. What sort of things can you do, you may wonder. Well, try weaving a phone case, learn to draw a live owl, and explore the inner workings of toy design. You can hear from a Disney animator, and learn about various forms of painting, photography, and fashion. The Otis College of Art and Design knows how to throw a centennial celebration.

What inspires me? Well, I love photography and wish I could draw better! This is a great opportunity for people to explore some of the art that inspires them. You’ll have the opportunity to get your hands dirty and maybe learn a thing or two. The best part is that the event is totally free! Although you do have to pay at the food trucks and whatnot, obviously. So, if you’re in the Los Angeles area this weekend, check out the Otis College campus.

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Bloom Los Angeles Into Summer

Art in the Southland

Bloom Los Angeles is here so that everyone has seasonally appropriate Instagram pictures. But wait, actually aren’t flowers supposed to bloom mostly in the Spring? Ah well, don’t think too much into it. Cute pictures! And you know what they say, “Cute Instagram Flower Pics Are Forever.” Who said that? I said that.

Instagram Pictures The Bloom Los Angeles Way 

This event started on Friday (sorry for the late notice) and runs through the rest of the weekend. Bloom Los Angeles will include over a dozen large scale art installations, food trucks, and music. So while it may be suspiciously Spring flower themed at the beginning of Summer, it still promises to be an entertaining time. Also I might just be horribly mistaken, maybe this whole event is celebrating some particular type of flower that exclusively blooms during the summer. Yet, I digress. More details about this nature-inspired event can be found at their website.

It really sounds like this could be good fun for the whole family. Tickets are looking to run at about $25 a pop, but Bloom certainly looks to pack a lot of bang for your buck.


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Street Food Cinema

During the month of October, Street Food Cinema will be bringing some tasty cinematic goodness to the Southland. We’re talking about some of the most popular food trucks from around Los Angeles. But beyond that, we also get some of the coolest venues, and classic, seasonally appropriate films. On October 7th, the Caped Crusader himself, Batman, comes to Victory Park in Pasadena.

Tim Burton’s classic film from the 1989 starts to get us a little used to some darkness in the air. Food trucks like the alliterative Curbside Crab Cakes and humorous Rice Balls of Fire will be in attendance. They may have the most clever names, but they aren’t even the only food trucks that will be there on Saturday. Musician Ballerina Black will be in attendance to grace our collective ears with musical goodness.

But if you thought that one film and cool location wasn’t enough for that Saturday, you’d be in luck. You have options. We should just call  October Halloween month at this point. The holiday takes over everything. Thus, Street Food Cinema allows Halloween-flavored movies to take over their movie selections for the month. The classic film, you guessed it, Halloween will also be going down on October 7th. 

Watch Jaime Lee Curtis do battle against her psychotic foe in one of the most aptly titled film in cinematic history. And all the while, we get to enjoy the food offerings of The Grilled Cheese Truck, Royal Kebab, and many others. Aeb Byrne will be this venue’s musical guest. Speaking of which, this whole shindig will be going down at Los Angeles State Historic Park.

The entire month of October will see Street Food Cinema bring Halloween movies, good company, and good food together in one–sometimes two convenient places– every Saturday. Considering on October 7th, unless you can clone yourself, you will only be able to choose one of the two movies. Enjoy yourselves everyone! Additional details and Street Food Cinema’s entire schedule can be found right here.

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