Room 101

A NIGHT OF LAUGHS AND GOOD DEEDS

Wondering what to do with your boring Wednesday night this week? Have a guy or gal you’d like to take out and impress with your insider knowledge of LA? Or simply want to do something charitable?

This Wednesday night Room 101’s charity show for Tree People can solve any boredom, dating, or philanthropic needs you may have. Room 101 is one of the more established indie Improv shows around town and is held every week at The Complex in Hollywood on Santa Monica Blvd. This show not only strives to spotlight up-and-comers in the comedy scene but 2 to 3 times a year it picks a local charity to showcase and donate all its proceeds made that night.

Tomorrow night is a special charity show benefiting the LA based non-profit organization, Tree People— whose mission is to, “unite the power of trees, people and technology to grow a sustainable future for Los Angeles.”  The philanthropic organization teaches communities how to plant and care for trees, as well as enlightens people about current environmental issues while working with local government to create change. The best part about this 35-year-old organization is that it benefits the entire city which means your donations benefit you too!

Uniquely and appropriately this week’s Room 101 show will take place in an outdoor amphitheater with two of L.A.’s top teams headlining: Skinny Business and Convoy. So if you missed “Shakespeare in the Park,” this summer or just have never seen an improv show– this is sure to make for a great night under the stars as well as an excellent introduction to the form!

The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. and ends at 10:30 p.m. with two intermissions– plenty of time to drink beer, donate, and bid on art prints signed by well know performers in the community! And who knows? Someone you see this night might turn out to be the next Amy Pohler, Steve Carell, or even Tina Fey.

Check out the event page on Facebook for more info on Room 101 as well as the Tree People website to learn how you can make change in your community.

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The OC Mafia

A NEW KIND OF GRIME

Almost as impossible as finding a good parking spot in downtown, befriending a true Los Angeles native in this city is just as unlikely. Whether it’s a struggling actor from the Midwest or tourist from across the pond, the resident demographics of this west side jewel is predominately made up of people from out-of-state. And so amidst this cultural melting pot, The OC Mafia clothing and design company is here to pull the vial off of any tinsel town misconceptions and evoke a more real and grimy essence into Southern California fashion and style.

Co-founders Ryan Mark and Ian Hutchison (old college roommates from Chapman University) have come together to spearhead the cultural and artistic movement that is The OC Mafia. Their clothing line is influenced by an array of cultural elements spanning from the styles of 70s and 80s DIY punk posters, to the vernacular design of Ed Banger records. Infusing these elements together, the duo uses this stylistic approach in showcasing elements of Southern California that not many designers choose to highlight– the dirt and grime.

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