05:00 PM - 07:00 PM - _Pre-Event

5 pm: Block Carving Workshop with Loren Kantor

picture-54-254x300Learn to carve your own rubber blocks and make custom prints and greeting cards.  Participants use a tool called a gouge (not sharp) to carve a soft rubber block.  The carved block becomes a rubber stamp and is used to make prints with colored inks.  Make your own designs or utilize designs supplied by instructor.The class is fun and meditative. Reserve your free spot now!

Venue: Village Idiot 7383 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046


6pm: Pre-Event with Melrose Poetry Bureau


Melrose Poetry Bureau – MC’d by RENT Poet Brian Sonia-Wallace, the poets of Melrose Poetry Bureau will face off to create a spontaneous literary masterpiece with suggestions from the audience, blending poetry and improv into a genre totally its own. What kind of poem do you need? These poets will craft it on the spot and deliver it with unpeered showmanship right into your earholes. Come prepared to laugh and think! Venue: Outside Spartina (at the corner of Gardner and Melrose)