Marking the official debut of Nike Skateboarding’s newest Training Facility, Sixth & Mill opened it’s downtown Los Angeles doors on Friday night to welcome athletes, media partners and tastemakers alike. Timed to coincide with the launch of his latest pro model shoe, SB team rider Paul Rodriguez took MC responsibilities, introducing the space and unveiling the new P-Rod VI. With special performance by Atlanta rapper Killer Mike and a crowded open bar, the event went strong into the night as Nike and friends once again celebrated a successful activation. Located in LA’s industrial district, the converted S&M warehouse hosts a private skatepark, event space, showrooms, editing rooms, swimming pool, and lounge areas. Photos from the opening party below.
Got the day off from school? Surfrider’s got you covered. Established in 2004 by Surfing Magazine and The Surfrider Foundation, International Surfing Day stands as the waterman’s unofficial (California excluded), environmentally conscious sports-centered holiday. Celebrating the sustainability of the world’s ocean resources through the sport of surfing and the surfing lifestyle, the annual holidays brings a broad focus to the sport and the environment that impacts it, with organized surfing session, paddle-outs and beach cleanups. For live ISD coverage click here and for that promised “out” from school see Surfrider Foundation Chief Executive Jim Moriarty’s permission letter below.Surfing Magazine, Surfrider Foundation
Introduced in stride with the Venice Beach neighborhood’s popular ‘First Fridays,’ Solé Bicycles opened its doors to 500 select tastemakers at the grand opening event for the brand’s new So Cal showroom. The indoor/outdoor party greeted guests on arrival with hand painted bicycles (per Chad Muska and Mar) and a busy hosted bar. Inside, the showroom welcomed a pro line-up of DJ talent including Hot Mouth (Jon Peganto formerly the LARiots), Jam3s K3n3ddy and Bag Raiders, playing to the wall-to-wall crowd. Check out the above video of the night’s scenery.Solé Bicycles
Short and street. Over the past weekend, Neff Headwear and The Seventh Letter teamed up to present Sesame Street at LA’s Known Gallery, a 2-day-only art exhibit to benefit City of Hope’s Department of Pediatrics. Featuring 50 of the collective’s noteworthy street artists, the sold-out show included a broad mix of creative mediums from graffiti and tattoo art, to photography and abstract painting. Representing the creative evolution of a “Sesame Street” generation, the show was a one-of-a-kind take on the the iconic children’s TV show. Below, check out some photos from Friday’s private opening and click here for the pre-show post with artist and Scoutwell fam, MADSTEEZ.Known Gallery, Sesame Street
Curator of cool, the Beastie Boys’ Mike D invites a group of outstanding artists and musicians alike, to create a 17-day festival in Los Angeles. From April 20th to May 6th, the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA will be the meeting point for the international avant-garde, including Benjamin Jones, Mike Mills, Tom Sachs, Lauren Mackler from Public Fiction, Sage Vaughn, Isaac from Still House Group, Peter Coffin, Roy Choi and Will Fowler. Scheduled to include exhibitions, concerts, DJ nights, performances and installations, the free-of-charge festival justifiably looks to deliver an extraordinary audiovisual experience. Take a look at the schedule below, and check out www.theavantgardediaries.com for more info.
Opening hours: FREE OF CHARGE
Sunday: Noon – 6PM
Monday: Noon – 6PM
Wednesday: Noon – 10PM
Thursday: Noon – 10PM
Friday: 11AM – 10PM
Saturday: 11AM – 10PM
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 N Central Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90013