Summer Lineup for the Santa Monica Pier Concerts
Mayer Hawthorne, Alina Baraz
Psychedelic Furs, Day Wave
Protoje, Raging Fyah
Natalia Lafourcade, Monsieur Periné
Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Steady
Thursdays, Jul 21–Aug 25 | FREE
Join for FREE live music under the stars. The twentieth anniversary season of Sunset Concerts kicks off with bass-driven indie rock from San Francisco’s Thao and the Get Down Stay Down.
Check out the full lineup and mark your calendar today!
TURF: A Mini-Golf Project explores Los Angeles through the playful tropes of artificial terrains and fantastical architecture in a nine-hole miniature golf course. From June 18 – July 31, TURF transforms a corner lot in Echo Park into a fully-operational mini-golf course. The mini-golf course is open to the public Thursday to Sunday.
Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!
TURF: TOURNAMENT Summer Benefit Event
Co-hosted with Los Angeles Design Festival
June 26, 2016 | 2-6 PM new time!
Compete as a team, sponsor a team, or join as a tournament spectator!
You love pop-up pocket parks and neighborhood putt-putt. You rock at mini-golf, love the smell of astroturf, and crave the sweet taste of victory. Most importantly, you care about experimental architecture in Los Angeles and want to support M&A’s unique public programming!
What: Fierce mini-golf competition at M&A’s pop-up mini-golf course in Echo Park! Co-hosted with LA Design Festival, TURF: Tournament features an afternoon of playful rivalry and summer cocktails in support of Materials & Applications experimental and public architecture programs!
When: Sunday, June 26, 2PM – 6PM *stay cool during our new event hours!
Where: 1601 Park Ave, Los Angeles CA 90026 (Corner of Echo Park Ave / Park Ave)
Why: The TURF Tournament is a summer benefit event for Materials & Applications, a 501c3 tax exempt organization. All registration fees and donations are tax deductible. Support Los Angeles architects, designers and artist by registering your team today!
$500 entry fee per 4 person team. Your entry fee is a tax deductible donation to M&A. Thank you!
12-4PM (arrive 15 minutes prior to tee time for check in)
Each player will be provided with a ball, a putter, 2 drink tickets
Winning team will be lauded on social media
Awards for Most Holes-in-One, Lowest Score, Best Golf Attire will be presented
Come ready to play!
“The Divine” is an immersive, floor-to-ceiling mural installation featuring 80 linear feet of energetic, abstract art created in artist, JT Burke’s
signature digital style. This special installation is unveiling on Saturday June 25th at Gallery 825 in West Hollywood.
Using photos of vintage costume jewelry as building blocks, JT has created a mural that offers a narrative of innocent beauty, greed and competition, prophesies of destructive change, renewal and a blissful conclusion. Two abstract deities look on from the center of the room, leaving viewers to wonder who rules this domain. Feel free to attend the opening, or visit anytime during the exhibition.
JT Burke’s “The Divine” at Gallery 825
June 25-July 22
LA Art Association Gallery 825
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Opening Night Reception – Saturday, June 25, 6-9pm
Artist talk – Wednesday, July 20, 6pm
This event is free to attend.
Ah yes, men’s body grooming, better known as ‘manscaping’. We all do it, but no one likes to talk about, especially with our fellow gents. We like to share where we scored a killer deal on a fresh new pair of wing tip shoes or blazer but we won’t share how we get rid of hair down there, and I mean way ‘down there’. Know what I mean?
If you’re a sexy hairy beast or barely grow a hair on your chest, every man needs to do some grooming maintenance work on their body, especially in the summer when we’re hitting the beach just about fully exposed. So here’s a guide to get your body well groomed from head to toe and everywhere in between to get ready for summer in a tasteful way.
So let’s get down to business:
Keep it short, fellas. Summer is the perfect time to try a new fresh haircut. If you usually get a #1 or #2 on the sides, try going shorter with a #0 or a skin-tight fade. It’s going to get really hot there guys, so a shorter cut will keep you cool and looking fresh!
When it comes to hair on your body, you have to work with what you got. The key is to go for a natural look. If you’re extra hairy, you don’t want to completely remove all your hair. It just won’t look good. Buy a pair of haircutting clippers and trim your chest. Make sure to apply lotion after you trim to soothe any redness.
If you are pretty much hairless on your chest, but have a few random stray hairs, you’ll want to remove them. Depending on how many hairs you have, you can either pluck the hairs or gently shave them the night before your beach or pool outing.
So you have two options here guys:
1. If you have a really good roommate, or if you don’t mind asking your wife, have them trim your back hair with haircutting clippers.
2. Schedule an appointment and get that rug on your back waxed. Back hair is never sexy. If keeping up with your waxing appointments becomes to much of a hassle, you can also opt for laser hair removal. Don’t be afraid, back hair removal is the most common area serviced for guys.
This is the only area that’s OK to keep ‘hairy’. BUT you still need to do some upkeep. If your armpit hair peaks out and is visible when your arms are down by your side, then it’s time to trim. Just grab a pair of scissors and trim the hair that is visible. That’s it!
The areas that should NOT have hair are your biceps and shoulders. Grab your amazing haircutting clippers and trim away. Now this is the tricky part: you SHOULD have hair from your elbows down. What you want to do next is use a guard that comes with the clippers you purchased to blend in the no hair on your biceps and shoulders to the hair on your forearms.
The is where the ‘natural look’ applies. You want to keep hair on your legs. If you feel you’re extra hairy, use your handy dandy haircutting clippers with a guard for a small trim.
The ‘natural look’ applies here as well. You definitely want to trim that bush, but still keep some hair down there. And please no ‘love trail’ or any other fancy design. And don’t forget to trim those hairs that trial off from your bush to your legs and pelvic area.
Now we’re getting to the danger zone. What you’re going to want to do is shave your sack in the shower. Apply shaving creaming and, with surgeon-like precision, take small strokes to remove hair in small sections. DO NOT take long strokes as if you were shaving your face. Trust me, you’ll regret it! Apply post shave balm after you’re out the shower to help relieve any razor burn. That’s the last place you want it to burn.
Use the same technique as you did when shaving your sack. Hold your junk upright and shave upwards in small strokes. This area is extremely sensitive (you probably know that already) so don’t spend too much time in one area because it’s easy to get razor burn there. So make sure you have a steady hand and do your best to grab the hairs on the first stroke.
Now this area you DO NOT want to shave because there is a lot of friction going on down there. You’re OK if you want to keep the hair down there, but I still recommend you give it a short trim every now and then with your clippers.
Grooming Tip: If grooming your junk area sounds too complicated and you don’t trust yourself, schedule an appointment to get it waxed (yes, you can get it waxed).
Butt hair is always a no-no. Grab your clippers and start trimming as short as possible. A good machine to use for this is the peanut. It’s smaller than your clippers and cuts shorter too. So don’t be shy, guys. Get every hair between every nook and cranny (and that means between the cheeks). Also cut those hairs that start connecting to the back of your legs from your butt like vines.
Again, if you don’t trust yourself with this you can always schedule an appointment to get this done by a professional.
You guys should now be summer ready and won’t have to be put in any hairy situations. Hairy situation… Get it???
I hope you guys found this information helpful.
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Until Next Time, Gents!
Steve A. Nuñez