This Weekend In L.A.: 24-Hours Of Free Donuts And LACMA
This weekend, you'll be able to enjoy the city's best donuts from a variety of places, all right across the street from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art located in the Miracle Mile. ForYourArt's "Around the Clock: 24 Hour Donut City" will celebrate the tasty treat by offering - you guessed it- donuts for 24 consecutive hours. Best part - the little delights are free (at least as long as supplies last).
The event is timed to coincide with LACMA's 24 hour-screening of Christian Marclay's "The Clock" (the screening, by the way, is also free). And yes - the movie is actually 24-hours long.
According to KNBC: "The movie is 24 hours long and features thousands of clips of -- wait for it -- clocks and watches and timepieces, all of which happen to show the actual time the viewer is occupying." And L.A. Weekly: "Marclay, who was profiled in a lengthy article in last week's The New Yorker, spent three years compiling thousands of hours' worth of scenes from television and film where the time or a clock is shown, organizing them by hour and editing them together into one giant collage" How very meta.
Free donuts begin at 12:00 p.m. on March 24th and end at 12:00 p.m. on March 25th. Every two hours, a different L.A. area donut shop will feature one of its donuts. Among the 12 donut shops that will be at the event (and the donuts they are featuring): Stan's Donuts (chocolate cream puff), Nickel Diner (bacon maple donut), Randy's Donuts (apple fritter), UMAMIcatessen (tres leches donut) and The Donut Hole (glazed coconut donut).
The donut selection was picked by food writer Krista Simmons.
ForYourArt is located at 6020 Wilshire Blvd.
(to whet your appetitie, click here for donut photos).