SST6_2016_Logo_A“Summer Soda Tasting 6” Fundraiser L.A.’s famed soda store hosts its Annual Summer Soda Tasting event with sampling, soda-related fun, entertainment, music and more as a fundraiser for the Friends of the Southwest Museum, working to re-open Los Angeles’ first museum as well as the Casa de Adobe to display portions of the museum’s spectacular collections. “Summer Soda Tasting” invites soda-lovers of all ages to sample a wide selection of carbonated bubbly beverages. Kids ages 6-12 years are invited to participate in the Burp Off Competition for prizes and carbonated glory. Best burpers will receive Galco’s gift certificates, and all kids 12 and under automatically get to craft a soda at Galco’s Soda Creation Station. In addition, guests can enjoy music, soda tasting fun in the parking lot, and stock up on all of Galco’s beverage offerings.
When: July 31, 2016, 5-8pm
Where: Galco’s Soda Pop Shop, 5702 York Boulevard, Los Angeles (Highland Park)

Mel Chin: “The TIE that BINDS: the MIRROR of the FUTURE”, 2016: Mel Chin’s new land art project begins at the Bowtie, where ‘mirror makers’ guide visitors through eight unique, drought-resistant sample gardens created by the artist for the site. Visitors can commit to creating a mirror of a sample garden in their own yard, and receive a blueprint for one of the eight sample gardens, the list of plants needed, and instructions about how to plant, establish, and maintain their mirror garden. There are 512 opportunities for interested visitors to commit to creating a mirror site, available on a first-come, first-serve, first-commit basis to interested visitors at Chin’s Field Office. What begins at the Bowtie will live and thrive through 512 newly planted gardens in yards all over the city—reflecting a future, drought-resistant, collective landscape for Los Angeles.
When: July 16-August 14, 2016, every Thursday-Sunday, 5:30pm-sunset
Where: The Bowtie, 2780 West Casitas Avenue, Los Angeles (Glassell Park)

Speed Talks: My Favorite Mentor: A triple mixer brought to you by three Los Angeles organizations promoting women and minorities in architecture and design. Local designers will present on a mentor that has inspired them personally or professionally.
When: August 30th, 2016, 6-9pm
Where: Perkins+Will, 617 West Seventh Street, Los Angeles (Downtown)

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