12 — 6pm, Weds to Sun
A weekend of cocktails, hand-cranked ice cream, coffee, and conversation.
A Tunisian-inspired family meal by Foad Dizadji-Bahmani, raising money for Standing Rock
Tunisian-Style Vegetable Tagine
Fried Cauliflower with Tahini
Shakshuka with Eggs
An Indian-inspired communal meal by Foad Dizadji-Bahmani, raising money for the Downtown Women's Center.
Popadom with mango chutney and lime pickle
Coconut Potato Curry
A Persian feast by Foad Dizadji-Bahmani and Farideh Dizadji
Sabzi Pollo Mahi
Pomegranate and Walnut Stew
Split Yellow Lentil and Persian Dried Lime Stew
Saffron and Rose-water Handcranked Ice Cream
Foad Dizadji-Bahmani cooks a dinner inspired by his recent trips to Mexico. Cocktail and five courses.
Space is limited to 15.
A portion of the proceeds will go to The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA), and a donor has generously offered to double the money raised.
K'atun mezcal, white sherry, grapefruit shrub
Bacalar Sopa de Camerones w/ patterned tortilla chips
Spiced Coconut Shrimp w/ mango & burnt habenero salsa
DzotibiCAL Pumpkin oil tamale w/ egg and salsa roja
Chard w/ crema fresca
Taco de Escamoles w/ achiote butter
Avocado Sorbet and Lime & Chili Meringues
Join us for churros and spiked Mexican hot chocolate!
Days asks, how can we celebrate what’s good and magical while staying engaged in care and active in serious matters? The new iteration, Vernal Days, explores this question through a series of events and collections manifesting plants, words, and nourishment.
The opening party will feature:
Drinks and sounds by Girlfriends' Touch, A Feel the Magic Experience
Vegan snacks by Lisa Cole
Cilantro, dill, and parsley ice cream, hand-made and hand-cranked by Foad Dizadji-Bahmani
Shiso plant giveaway by Soyoung Shin
Reconnecting with the city as habitat via a foraging walk for edible and medicinal local flora with Yara Zair and Sage Sherlock
a creative exploration of the perception heightening properties of mugwort and wormwood teas served with flower-based snacks, participants receive a plant to take home
Saewon Oh (Sun Song) and Artemisia, A Worker-Owned Cooperative Nursery
a three-part reading series with original works from 16 artists and writers, sharing vulnerability and strength while mirroring the present.
, do you feel the siren.
When you reach to the moon and your scream gets shattered into a million unspoken hopes. Do you look back, or do you look ahead. Do you dream in color? I do too, thank you for asking. I hold you in the street, your sign shadows me from the sun, can you imagine rising over and over again just for [the sake of] us. Constantly hiding from the moon to make the waves wash us clean. Swells of war, wash my blood, it is nasty, and it holds the names of all the warriors who died for the unborn. Protect everyone, I beg, we cry, I fly, we lay naked on the edge of your wall, drip, drip, drip, can you smell the red liquid pour. Recognizing enemies as family, aliens as allies, loved ones as shields. We show up, we wash up, we ride. Millions of people around the world just want to hold hands, imagine that. Your breath is the sorrow fragility we’ll overbuild with love. Can you make the bottom of my shattered glass overthrown the person acting like. Charge. Is a given rather than a quest. How many more will die, hide, climb, descend to the sky. Bury me with treasures or don’t bury me at all, cleaning the dirt from the distraction of your voice I will ask for a revolution everyone can see. Beyond the seas of lies and the lands of power there is a silent roar waiting to be unleashed. Me from the cage while sparkling my back with hits of joy, I can take it, I swear, just keep the extra sweat pouring from the cracks. Shake my head when I yell in your ear that vulnerability is our secret key. Digging wounded fingers looking for a shade of skin, cover me with warmth first and then suffocate the shedding tears. I will follow you anywhere I promised under a tree, the fire took you whole and your wish is my morning, rising with every decision to move a limb.
part one: Ali Kheradyar, Thinh Nguyen, Christine Cangelosi, laub, and Meital Yaniv
Join DESIREEKLEIN, Nancy Stella Soto, The Palatines, Pari Desai, and Vere Verto for a weekend sample sale and launch party.
A three-part reading series with original works from 16 artists and writers, sharing vulnerability and strength while mirroring the present
Part two: David Bell, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Noelle Armstrong, Greg Luna, Jennifer Moon, Catherine Wagley
Reimagining how dinner is served and how food is eaten, Foad Dizadji-Bahmani presents a series of increasingly complex dishes to navigate and share. Join us for a five course Italian-inspired dining adventure!
Limited to 8 participants. SOLD OUT.
Five Italian classics, reimagined:
prosciutto & melon (bacon and pistachio dust balloons burst over cantaloupes)
bruschetta (ciabatta w/ seven pestos)
calamari (slow braised squid and fried bread w/ bubbling broth)
lasagna (lamb and laurel ragu over a single 8 foot long sheet of pasta (true!) w/ bechamel and parmesan crisps)
tiramisu (suspended ristretto ice cream and mascarpone cream, crumbed Savoiardi)
Bi-coastal Triple Motion ice cream makers reunite at Days for a special secular Easter edition flavor! Join us for for some hand-cranked ice cream this Sunday.
Blood orange curd ice cream
GAL (girls at library) & Lisa Cole host a Noir themed dinner party: 3 chapters of vegan food & surprises paired with martinis. Join literary-minded folks for an evening of culinary plot twists and ingestible intrigue.
Limited to 16 participants. SOLD OUT
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Women Behind Bars Book Drive.
A three-part reading series with original works from 16 artists and writers, sharing vulnerability and strength while mirroring the present.
Part three: Kim Ye, Tanya Rubbak, Johanna Breiding, Nora Beckman, Neha Choksi
Come learn about Alma Community Outreach and get a glimpse into a new art book project by Ashleigh Parsons, Dario Solari, and Sean Pierce. The book celebrates environmentalism and activism through text and photography compiling elements of land, community, and education.
The book will be out later this year, so this is a chance to get involved—a $30 donation reserves a copy, $60 will get you a copy with your name listed in the book!
Nicole Calhoun and Matt Orenstein will be playing selections from 44 Duos for Two Violins by Bartók on cello and double bass.
ACO (alma community outreach) is a 501(c)(3) providing a diversified Wellness Curriculum in partnership with public schools in low-income communities throughout Los Angeles.
Come and meet the members of the Artemisia Cooperative, buy plants, build a terrarium, learn something new about plants, share an experience of your own, enjoy refreshments, and celebrate in the evening with food from Conjure Kitchen. Feel free to come to some or all of the following:
10am - 12pm Neighborhood Walk
Meet at Days at 10am for a guided walk through the neighborhood. We'll check out some "secret" stairs and see what flora is growing and blooming. Returning to the space by noon.
1 - 4pm Zine Workshop
Artemisia will facilitate a zine workshop centered around creatively recording our interactions with plants. Participants are invited to bring personal photographs and/or memories of their relationships with plants which will serve as the foundation of the zine project. Collaging supplies will be available for all to create a 1 to 2 page spread that visually captures interactions with and memories of plants past and plants present.
5 - 8pm Dinner with Conjure Kitchen and Music
NYC-based Conjure Kitchen will be offering food in LA for the first time! Come eat delicious food ($10 - $15 suggested donation), and hang out with the folks from Artemisia and get to know the co-op better.
Iris Alonzo & Carolina Crespo are the founders behind EVERYBODY.WORLD, a clothing and lifestyle goods company that approaches design and manufacturing as a new frontier–conscious of Workers, Ecology and Ideas. They will be discussing the process behind their Trash Tee, the first 100% recycled cotton tee (produced in Los Angeles!) and taking orders for new custom-colors of their unisex Flightsuit.
Stop by for homemade vegetarian snacks, mezcal from Carolina’s mom’s village in Mexico, and fresh turmeric ginger lemon soda.
Last chance to shop the spring selection! Celebrate all that Vernal Days has offered with this closing party. Come have a spritz, eat some of Foad Dizadji-Bahmani's hand-cranked ice cream, and catch a surprise performance!