The Nickel Market @ Spring & 5th, DTLA

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The Nickel Market is a new weekly Sunday market that hosts local DTLA and Los Angeles based vendors featuring arts, crafts, fashion, vintage, furniture, home goods, handmade leather, jewelry and other great items + Live Music on most weeks! The market creates a synergy with already popular Farmers Market that happens every Sunday, increasing the daytime shopping population for the entire neighborhood. With the increased traffic and mix of creative vendors this new market is already helping to draw new customers to the existing neighborhood shops and restaurants.

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Join us every Sunday from 9am to 2pm,  bring all your friends as they help back our streets and help create more community in DTLA. Vendor Applications are OPEN, please apply to be a vendor or simply attend and do some shopping! The market hours are every Sunday from 9am-2pm right in the street in the heart of DTLA! 5th Street between Spring Street and Main Street (Use125 w. 5th Street, 90013 if you need for GPS).

FREE, Family Friendly, come take a walk in your neighborhood. Organized by your neighbors with support from the Southland Farmers Market and the Historic Core BID! www.TheNickelMarket.com Sept.18, 25 Oct.2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Nov.6, 13, 20, 27 Dec.4, 11, 18

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New Eats! Spread Mediterranean Kitchen opens this week in DTLA.

Spread Mediterranean Kitchen opens this week in DTLA. 

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The intersection of 4th & Main just added one more restaurant to the list of great places to eat in the Historic Core. Spread mediterranean Kitchen is a tapas style casual eatery with its roots in fine dining and a killer beer/cocktail program.  We were able to get a sneak peek and a taste of what is to come as they prepare to open for lunch starting Wednesday February 2nd and later hours starting Saturday February 20th. Check out these design details and some of the food. You can find a full menu on their website below.
Brandon Parker and Dan Coury are childhood friends that for years have talked about creating a restaurant together. Their mutual love of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern foods led them on a two-year journey researching great restaurants specializing in the cuisine. They realized that Downtown Los Angeles was in need of a fine-casual Mediterranean restaurant, so they created Spread. The chef has spent the past nine years at The Peninsula, working his way up to the position of Senior Sous Chef before joining Spread Kitchen.
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334 S MAIN STREET   LOS ANGELES, CA 90013 . (213) 537-0284      HI@SPREADKITCHEN.COM

OPENING FEBRUARY 17TH: LUNCH ONLY FOR OPENING WEEK (11:30AM – 2:30PM)

NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS BEGINNING 2/20 (11:30AM – 11PM)

(213) 347-5211

Free Event: Friday June 12th, 6pm-Late, DARK NIGHTS at LA Live curated by WE ARE DTLA

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L.A. LIVE’s most exciting night returns with Downtown Dark Nights on Friday, June 12 – featuring live musicians, performers, artists and indie craft vendors AND unbeatable $5 food & drink specials at participating L.A. LIVE restaurants! Don’t miss out on all of the fun in Downtown Los Angeles!

$5 FOOD AND DRINK SPECIALS
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar – Ford’s Filling Station – Katsuya L.A. LIVE – Lawry’s Carvery – Live Basil Pizza – Red Mango – Rosa Mexicano – Rock’N Fish – Smashburger – The Farm of Beverly Hills – Tom’s Urban – Triple 8 – Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill

$10 PARKING (cash or credit, free for Preferred Members)
Lot W, Gate B » PARKING MAP HERE => http://lalive.s3.amazonaws.com/doc/2015-LA-LIVE-Parking-Mapl.pdf

LIVE MUSIC :: LIVE ART :: LIVE PERFORMANCES

DEEJAYS: Anthony Valadez, Francesca Harding & Canyon “El Canyonaso” Cody

MUSIC: The Midnight Blues Band, Hedgehog Swing w/ Dancers, Ben Caron & The Joy Machine, Rachel Grace Electric Violin, Ryan & Liz Dueling Pianos

MURALISTS: Evol, Germs, MDMN, Phobik. SART, Septerhed, Michael Pukac, Vyal One, Zoueh

EASEL PAINTERS: Nicholas Bonamy, Bert Hewener-Esenherz, Dan Gonzales Milnor, and over 10 featured members of RAW Artists

ART INSTALLATIONS & PERFORMANCES
—Mural installation by The Container Yard
—Digi-Graff Digital Spray Paint by HearSee
—P.O.P. Unplugged Drumming Troupe
—Stilt walking costumed performances by Nomadik’s Antonio G-R and Rebecca “Fireplug” Levis + Friends
—Aerial Performances by The Furies!
—SpinFX Hula Hoop performances
—Break dancing by Hollywood Hotshots and Versa-Style
—Tarot card reading Jesselynn Desmond
—Body painting by Robert Yancy and Nicolette Spear
—Chalk art by Markus Walker
—MAPJACKS Projections

ARTISANS: A Blonde & Her Bag, Black Brain, Bottled Up Lamps, Candle Stash, Copper Mug Co., Copra Soap, Cowpunk Leather, Curmudgeon Cards, Downtown Muse, Freaky Wallet, Goat & Kettle, Handcrafted Honey Bee, Haven Studio & Gallery Publishing, HumanTreeRobot, Ichiban Bath Co., In The Deep Hue Sea, JDN73, KANI Arts, London Manori, Mabuhay Collection, MacBeanie, Micha Design, Nicolina Royale, Objects with Purpose, Panache Jewelry, Phraseology, Pileus Chaotic Art, Pocket Square Clothing ,Pop & Timber, Queens Banners, Roots Revival Co., Salty Language, Shay Candles, Sour Girls / Fox Force Three, The Container Yard, UPCYCLED ARTE by Micha Design, UI Jewelry by Stephanie Payan

EVENT INFO => http://bit.ly/1Jutddl

CONGA ROOM AFTER-PARTY with All NEW #CRLA Fridays at L.A. LIVE with amazing House Music, DJs, Dancers and four HOT Performers Eric Sharp, Story Of The Running Wolf, Liquor Box, and HART. Get on Conga Room Guest List here => http://www.congaroom.com/guestlist/lalive

INTERESTED PERFORMERS & ARTISTS: Are you an artist, musician or other type of performer? Do you want to be a part of one of our upcoming Dark Nights at L.A. LIVE? Submit your application! http://bit.ly/1F85IqR

Entertainment curated by Melissa Richardson Banks of Downtown Muse and Edgar Varela of We Are DTLA

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PICNIC DTLA – Free Picnic at Grand Park – Saturday April 18th, Free Music and Activities. #DTLA

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PicnicDTLA launches picnic season with togetherness and deliciousness in the most magical of LA’s spaces. Spend the day with DJs, food trucks, best friends, best kids, best recipes and your favorite Angelenos. **Please note this is an alcohol-free family friendly event**

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LETTUCE ENTERTAIN YOU: Motown On Mondays – Los Angeles “MOM LA” DJs (with special guest Jeremy Sole of KCRW) spinning sweet soulful sounds / Foodie theatrics from COLD TOFU Improv

BREAD N’ BUTTER N’ KIMCHI: Bake bread with MOMO – a mobile, wood fired oven / Feel the churn with BUTTER AEROBICS (“say wha?” KCRW’s blog explains) / FERMENTATION STATION with make-your-own kimchi

RECIPES TO THE PEOPLE: Hummus Tacos? Vegan Kimpap? Goat-Cheese-with-Dried-Date Things? Jot down favorite snack inventions for trading / Leave a cookbook, take a cookbook at the COOKBOOK SWAP / Get crafty with POP-UP RECIPE BOOK STATION

WHEN PICNICS WIN: Fun and wacky picnic spreads encouraged! Everyone will get a chance to to win cool stuff including: HOLLYWOOD BOWL PICNIC SURVIVAL KIT (performance tickets + the essential picnic basket) y màs prizes!

Pick up the essentials at nearby Grand Central Market (RED/PURPLE LINE PERSHING SQUARE or 10 MIN WALK TO HILL+3rd) or The Springs (Arts District) / Food trucks will be onsite: STREET KITCHEN LA / THE SURFER TACO / ROUNDS PREMIUM BURGERS

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**PACKING LIST: THE MOST AMAZING PICNIC EVER / HANDHELD UMBRELLAS ARE OK (please no large sun umbrellas so everyone can enjoy the view **ALSO** Event Lawn will have shade structures) / LEAVE TENTS AT HOME + ANYTHING THAT SPIKES INTO THE GROUND / ANY OBJECTS THAT OBSCURE VIEW FOR OTHERS MAY BE ASKED TO COME DOWN / BRING SUNSCREEN / AND SMILING FACES / LAWN CHAIRS ARE OK (yay!) / COOLERS ARE COOL / PLEASE NO ALCOHOL (all coolers and bags are subject to inspection)

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This event is located on the Event Lawn, nearest City Hall on Spring St. Between First and Temple. Grand Park’s playground and dog run located in this area will be open for play. Other amenities including the splash pad, Little Libraries and Grand Park’s Walking Paths are available for use.

THANK YOU! County of Los Angeles / The Music Center: Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles / The James Irvine Foundation / FUSICOLOGY /Metro Los Angeles / Alta Dena
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Go Metro: METRO RED/PURPLE LINES TO CIVIC CENTER/GRAND PARK STATION, GOLD LINE TO LITTLE TOKYO/ARTS DISTRICT STATION. Show your valid TAP card, Metro employee ID, or LA County employee ID at the info table and receive a special Hollywood Bowl Picnic Gift while supplies last.

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More Info: http://grandparkla.org/ai1ec_event/picnicdtla/

 

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MOPLA Event: INSTAGRAM JAM – Saturday April 11- DTLA Arts District. Free

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2015 marks the third iteration of the Lucie Foundation‘s Instagram Jam, originally conceived by Shaughn Crawford. This year will feature 20+ Instagram sensations including Tasya van Ree ARTIST, Downtown Muse and many more. A portion of the print sales will benefit SNAPSHOP!, Lucie Foundation’s at-risk youth workshop program. This event is produced in partnership with Edgar Varela and Melissa Richardson Banks of We Are DTLA.

Admission is FREE, but RSVP on Eventbrite (http://instagram-jam.eventbrite.com/) is recommended (plus your name gets entered for a drawing to win a FREE Arts District print!).

Cash bar and food for sale during event. Photo by Tasya van Ree.

Featuring an all-star ladies line-up of DJs from The Real Roxanne featuring Suzie Asmar Strong (Legends DJ’s, Sparkletrot), Dot (Team Supreme, Unspeakable Records), DJ Syrena (Mastro’s Penthouse) and more…!

PPSST! Want to go on a FREE guided tour of the DTLA Arts District BEFORE the opening of Instagram Jam? First 30 people can sign up for the Downtown Muse Photo Walk. Meet at LOT 613. The guided walking tour starts promptly at 6:00 PM and ends at 7:30 PM. RSVP for FREE tickets onEventbriteLA here => https://downtownmuse-photowalk.eventbrite.com/

DARK NIGHTS at L.A. Live > Friday Feb. 6th from 6-10pm (FREE) Art, Music & Performance.

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Celebrate the ups of being Downtown at L.A. LIVE’s most exciting night – Dark Nights – featuring live musicians, performers, artists and indie craft vendors AND unbeatable $5 food & drink specials at participating L.A. LIVE restaurants! Don’t miss out on Downtown’s best night of the month!

$5 FOOD AND DRINK SPECIALS

Lawry’s Carvery   » menu
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar » menu
Ford’s Filling Station   » menu
Katsuya L.A. LIVE   » menu
Live Basil Pizza   » menu
Red Mango   » menu
Rosa Mexicano   » menu
ROCK’N FISH   » menu
Smashburger   » menu
The Farm of Beverly Hills   » menu
Tom’s Urban  » menu
Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill   » menu

$5 PARKING (Free for Preferred Members)* » Parking Map 

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Music

Stonefeather l Ben Caron & The Joy Machine l Trio Ellas l Midnight Blues BandWaterparx l DJ Panamami l Anthony Valadez l Hendy & Thee Rockafarians l The Gajillionaires l

Art

John Kilduff l James P. Scott l Patricia R. Mitchell l Dan Milnor Gonzales l Tamboura the Violinist l Mear One l Ted Meyer and Anna Stump l Man One lLEBA l Sand One l Danger Beez l Blosm l Nora Ann-Francis Martin-Hall l Blacklight King l Armando Rosete l 3D Art Gallery by Debi Cable l Drew Merritt l

Entertainment

Hula Hoop LED-Lit Dancers l Live Body Painting by Michael Buntyn l Live Body Painting by Robert Yancy l Microsoft Interactive Piano l

Indie Craft Vendors

HumanTreeRobot l A Blonde & Her Bag l Anvil Handcrafted l Blackbrain LA l Downtown Muse l Arts District Co-Op l Mayu Silk Art l London Manori lMacbeanie l Church of Type l Pocket Square Clothing l Btwn Wind & Water l Goat & Kettle l Objects with PurposeRoots Revival l Pop & Timber l Late Sunday Afternoon l

*Cash only. Lot W, Gate G. For Dark Nights parking map, click here.

Here’s a sneak peak of what Dark Nights is all about!

Are you an artist, musician or other type of performer? Do you want to be a part of one of our upcoming Dark Nights at L.A. LIVE? Submit your application here!

Entertainment curated by Melissa Richardson Banks of Downtown Muse and Edgar Varela of WeAreDTLA.