Since it’s Keith first day in LA (ever!) I wanted to plan some (all!) of his favorite activities. This involves art, beer, first addition signed books and creepy movies/tv shows.
We started the day off with The Brewery Art Complex Tour. This was a wonderful opportunity to meet artist in their live-work spaces. The Brewery Art Colony, formally a Pabst Blue Ribbon brewery, is one of the oldest and largest artist colonies in the world. Our guide and first artist Kevin explained that in the mid 80’s the buildings were converted into the 300 lofts we see today, and these lofts are used by over 500 artists. We really enjoyed walking the campus and meeting amazingly talented artists.
After the tour we stayed on campus for some craft beer, mimosas and brunch at Barber’s. We discussed how having a community like the Brewery Art Colony was such a great idea, and an even better idea was to open a bar here that has great craft beer! Maybe Keith should move in since he’s a writer? Or I should start a colony for event planners?
Since we were already downtown we decided to visit The Last Bookstore. This was a recommendation from my friend Yoders, who is also a writer like Keith. We scored a great find – signed, first additions of Clive Barker’s Books of Blood. Volume one through four! I think Keith was happy.
That night we grabbed sandwiches at Mendocino Farms (thanks for the recommendation Gretchen!) and headed out to Cinespia at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery (thanks for the recommendation Heather!). They hosted a free advanced screening of the season finale of The Path, and the stars (Aaron Paul, Hugh Dancy and Michelle Monaghan) along with the producers did a Q&A right after the show. Very cool, and a classic Hollywood experience.