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Around the Clock: 24 Hour Donut City Schedule Announced
Los Angeles, arguably the donut capital of the United States, is home to many of the most celebrated 24 hour donut shops in the country. Inherently tied to its car culture, the often iconic signs of these shops and drive-ins are frequently located directly off busy freeways and commuter routes, standing as a testament to this ever-moving and donut-loving city. Also having been likened to a donut in a more spatial sense, a series of interconnected suburbs without a center, Los Angeles’ “sprinkling of centers” allows the city to boast multiple hubs of energy and culture, each with its distinctive personality and flavor.
For the first activity in a space of our own, ForYourArt invites visitors to an event coinciding with LACMA’s 24 hour screening of Christian Marclay’s The Clock. Miracle Mile, a hub and center of energy for Los Angeles which has been greatly enhanced by LACMA, will be a focus for our year-long platform at ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd.
Special thanks to Krispy Kreme, available 24 hours. First come, first served, while supplies last.
Food writer Krista Simmons selected some of her favorite donuts in L.A. for Around the Clock: 24 Hour Donut City.
12:00pm-2:00pm, March 24th
Strawberry Donut at The Donut Man: The city goes wild for what The Donut Man is slinging, and so do we. Jim Nakano, 71, and his wife Miyoko has been running his shop along Route 66 for nearly 4 decades. Jim avoids using any artificial colors and flavors, highlighting the luscious berries with dough that’s made with potato flower. There are peach donuts and pumpkin donuts, sure, but the real prize here is during strawberry season. Unfortunately, that coincides with the start of bikini season. But these are so worth it.
2:00pm-4:00pm, March 24th
Tres Leches Donut at UMAMIcatessen: Adam Fleishman, famous for his Umami Burger restaurants, just opened UMAMIcatessen, in the Historic Broadway area of Downtown L.A. The modern dining hall features five establishments in one, and although pig is the main focus of the menus, the donuts are actually one of the top dishes. The Tres Leches Donut is fried to order and would make a delightful dessert or breakfast.
4:00pm-6:00pm, March 24th
Glazed Coconut Donut at The Donut Hole: This drive-thru donut shop is another L.A. County landmark. The mission out to La Puente is worth the wait not only because you’ll get cute shots of the kitschy architecture to show off to your friends on Facebook, but they’re selling some decent fried dough too. Just do take the photos before ordering, because you’re bound to be covered in glaze after noshing on these things. Lap mats, anyone?
6:00pm-8:00pm, March 24th
Plain Donut at Bob’s Coffee & Doughnuts: This Farmer’s Market stall isn’t flashy by any means, but it’s a staple on the Angeleno donut circuit. Go for the apple fritter or the classic cake donut and you won’t be disappointed. Also impressive: the high quality people watching. God bless L.A.
8:00pm-10:00pm, March 24th
Classic Glazed at Daily Donut: If it’s one of those days where you simply must mainline some indulgent fried dough and sugar, the Daily Donut is your fix. There’s nothing fussy about their glazed version, just some lovely, light dough and a lacquer of glaze that crackles with each bite—and at a decent price, no less. It’s nothing fancy, sure, but that’s not why you’re here.
10:00pm-12:00am, March 24th
Blueberry Cake Donut at SK’s Donuts & Croissant: This Koreatown walk-up shop is cash only, but the fact that it’s open 24 hours totally makes up for it. They’ve got some really fun flavors, like maple bacon, but the best is the blueberry cake donut. Get ‘em while they’re hot!
12:00am-2:00am, March 25th
Apple Fritter at Randy’s Donuts: Perhaps more of a homing beacon than the LAX air traffic control that it’s next to, Randy’s giant donut in the sky is an iconic LA institution. The building was designed by Henry J. Goodwin in 1953, and has been used in countless films since then. But it’s not just Hollywood fluff—the donuts are actually quite good. Try the French Kruller or the Apple Fritter.
2:00am-4:00am, March 25th
Glazed Donut at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts: Yes, it’s a chain. But if you told me you don’t like Krispy Kreme’s melt-in-your-mouth glazed donuts, you’d be a bold-faced liar. Try to just eat one, I dare you.
4:00am-6:00am, March 25th
Sprinkles Donut at Blinkie’s Donut Emporium: This Woodland Hills shop has a soft spot in my heart. After long Saturday morning swim practices, the moms would bring us pink boxes full of an assortment of glazes, bear claws and a rainbow of sprinkles and frosting, making the fact that we had to get up at 6 a.m. on a Saturday almost tolerable.
6:00am-8:00am, March 25th
Strawberry Buttermilk Donut at Fonuts: Waylynn Lucas knows pastry. She did, after all, work at the Bazaar when it received its four stars from the LA Times. She set out on her own venture last year, opening up an alternative donut shop that offers some interesting vegan and gluten-free options. Our favorite, of course, isn’t one of the healthy ones. But it does remind us of our favorite scratch and sniff Strawberry Shortcake book from childhood!
8:00am-10:00am, March 25th
Bacon Maple Donut from Nickel Diner: Bacon + donut. Need we say more? Quite frankly, we’re kicking ourselves that we didn’t think of it first. This is likely one of our favorite confections, donut or not, in the city. There are some other great items on Monica May’s pastry list as well, like her hand made Pop Tarts or the Red Velvet Donut, but this one takes the (fried) cake.
10:00am-12:00pm, March 25th
Chocolate Custard Puff at Stan’s Doughnuts: Stan Berman opened his first shop in Westwood Village in 1965, and college students have been flocking there for his filled confections ever since. It’s a good thing the shop is open until midnight, because these eclair-esque custard puffs are seriously crave-worthy. Yes, there are peanut butter donuts and pretzel donuts, but keep it traditional and go with the custard or jelly-filled. But when you’ve got a good thing, stick with it.
ForYourArt Announces Around the Clock: 24 Hour Donut City, a 24-hour event from noon on Saturday, March 24 to noon on Sunday, March 25
Los Angeles, arguably the Donut Capital of the United States, is home to many of the most celebrated 24 hour donut shops in the country. Inherently tied to its car culture, the often iconic signs of these shops and drive-ins are frequently located directly off busy freeways and commuter routes, standing as a testament to this ever-moving and donut-loving city. Russell C. Wendell, founder of the original ‘Big Donut Drive-In’s of Los Angeles, opened his first drive-through window in the early 1950’s, at least a quarter-century before major fast-food chains would offer the same convenience to their customers.
Los Angeles has also been likened to a donut in a more spatial sense – a series of interconnected suburbs without a center. This sprinkling of “centers” allows the city to boast multiple hubs of energy and culture, each with its distinctive personality and flavor.
For the first activity in a space of our own, ForYourArt invites visitors to an event coinciding with LACMA’s 24 hour screening of Christian Marclay’s The Clock from 12pm on Saturday, March 24 to 12pm on Sunday, March 25. Miracle Mile, a hub and center of energy for Los Angeles that has been greatly enhanced by LACMA, will be a focus for our year-long platform at ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd.
Embracing a key concept of both this award-winning work and many of Los Angeles’ famous donut shops, we will offer a curated selection of signature L.A. donuts from across the city ‘around the clock’ to coincide with the screening.
ForYourArt will also offer its visitors information about the screening as well as donuts and clocks, two round but seemingly unrelated objects that will be synchronized for this 24 hour event.
Donut selections were made by Los Angeles-based food and travel writer Krista Simmons.
 Travel Channel, May 2003 (www.rogerwendell.com)
Photos by David Gilbert - 12 Donuts from Around L.A. From ForYourArt’s Around the Clock: 24 Hour Donut City: Strawberry Donut from The Donut Man, Tres Leches Donut from UMAMIcatessen, Glazed Coconut Donut from The Donut Hole, Plain Donut from Bob’s Coffee & Doughnuts, Classic Glazed from Daily Donut, Blueberry Cake Donut from SK’s Donuts & Croissant, Apple Fritter from Randy’s Donuts, Glazed Donut from Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Sprinkles Donut from Blinkie’s Donut Emporium, Strawberry Buttermilk Donut from Fonuts, Bacon Maple Donut from Nickel Diner, and Chocolate Custard Puff from Stan’s Doughnuts
Download the Program & Know About the Activities
8-10pm – A Conversation between a Clock and a Donut (Window)
8am-12pm – Donut Coloring
ForYourArt Curates Focused Itineraries for You Around Particular Themes And Interests.
ForYourArt’s new activity space is launching with Around the Clock: 24 Hour Donut City in conjunction with the 24 hour screening of Christian Marclay’s The Clock. This week ForYourArt compiled exhibitions with Miracle Mile as our center, and food writer Krista Simmons picked some great places to eat while you’re in the area. What are you interested in? Tell us! Email email@example.com with ideas.
Christian Marclay’s The Clock: 24 Hour Screening
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
12pm Saturday, March 24 – 12pm Sunday March 24
LACMA presents another 24-hour screening of artist Christian Marclay’s The Clock. The Clock is a 24-hour single-channel montage constructed from thousands of moments of cinema and television history depicting the passage of time. It was awarded the prestigious Golden Lion at this year’s Venice Biennale. Read about how Marclay created The Clock from The New Yorker.
Around the Clock: 24 Hour Donut City
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. (Miracle Mile)
12pm Saturday, March 24 – 12pm Sunday March 24
For the first activity in a space of our own, ForYourArt invites visitors to an event coinciding with LACMA’s 24 hour screening of Christian Marclay’s The Clock. Embracing a key concept of both this award-winning work and many of Los Angeles’ famous donut shops, we will offer a curated selection of signature L.A. donuts from across the city ‘around the clock’ to coincide with the screening.
GALLERIES & MUSEUMS
Mel Bochner: Theory of Sculpture: Fontana’s Light
Marc Selwyn Fine Art (6222 Wilshire Blvd # 101)
Sat: 11am-6pm, Sun: Closed
In this show, Mel Bochner recreates a 1991 Milan exhibition in which he added luminous color to his 1970′s sculptures. On view through April 27, 2012.
ACME (6150 Wilshire Blvd.)
Sat: 11am-6pm, Sun: Closed
The exhibition features drawings, paintings, and sculpture by artist Daniel Cummings. On view through April 21, 2012
Fiona Banner: Unboxing, the Greatest Film Never Made
1301PE (6150 Wilshire Blvd.)
Sat 11am–6pm, Sun: Closed
Opening reception for 1301PE’s fourth solo exhibition of work by British artist Fiona Banner. In a homage to Orson Welles’ failed attempt at his first movie, Heart of Darkness, Banner constructs an exhibition that articulates manʼs hubris through drawings and sculpture. On view through May 5, 2012.
Sanya Kantarovsky: Blue Notebook № 10
Marc Foxx (6150 Wilshire Blvd.)
Sat: 11am-6pm, Sun: Closed
A solo exhibition of work by Los Angeles-based Russian painter Sanya Kantarovsky. Kantarovsky’s paintings combine elements of illustration and design with more programmatic strategies linked to historical abstraction. On view through March 24, 2012.
Scooters: Size Doesn’t Always Matter and Sculpture in Motion: Masterpieces of Italian Design
Petersen Automotive Museum (6060 Wilshire Blvd.)
Sat and Sun: 10am-6pm Adults $10, Seniors $8, Students & Military $5, Children 5-12 $3, Children Under 5 FREE
Two exhibitions at the Peterson Automotive Museum. Sculpture in Motion: Masterpieces of Italian Design explores the many ways in which Italian coachbuilders and manufacturers have contributed to the evolution of the automobile from a collection of disorganized parts to a single, visually appealing unit. On view through February 2013. Scooters: Size Doesn’t Always Matter is a survey of the scooter throughout its history. On view through May 28, 2012.
Rowan Wood: The Quadrant of Caricature
Steve Turner Contemporary (6026 Wilshire Blvd.)
Sat: 11am–6pm, Sun: Closed
An exhibition of new paintings created in the last two years by Rowan Wood. Wood’s paintings explore the nature of visual language, parsed into “signs” that communicate formal and connotative ideas.
Death and Life of an Object
Edward Cella Art & Architecture (6018 Wilshire Blvd.)
Sat. 11am–6pm, Sun: Closed
A three person exhibition featuring sculptures and installations by Lynn Aldrich, Laurie Frick, and Tim Hawkinson. All three artists pursue the transformation of everyday objects and materials into artworks. On view through March 31, 2012.
A+D Museum (6032 Wilshire Blvd.)
Sat and Sun: 12-6pm
General $15, Seniors $8, Students $5, Children 5-12 $3, Children Under 5 FREE
An exhibition featuring work by architects, landscape architects, engineers, and urban designers responding to the challenges of water scarcity in the face of climate change. On view through April 26, 2012.
Máximo González: Playful and Deconstructing Perestroika
Craft & Folk Art Museum (5814 Wilshire Blvd.)
Sat and Sun: 12-6pm
General $7, Seniors & Students $5, Children Under 10 FREE
Playful presents a decade of Mexico City-based Argentinean artist Máximo González’s investigations into contemporary politics, popular culture, and the reutilization of material.Deconstructing Perestroika is the first major exhibition in the United States of hand-painted Soviet-era political posters that were inspired by a new government policy of transparency in the former Soviet Union. Both exhibitions are on view through May 6, 2012.
Ed Moses: Garden of Forking Tongues (Bifurcated), Carl Andre: Installation of Rise, and Mary Corse: Installation of Current Paintings
ACE Gallery Los Angeles (5514 Wilshire Blvd.)
Sat: 11am-6pm, Sun: Closed
Garden of Forking Tongues (Bifurcated) is the first part of a two-part exhibition of artist Ed Moses’ most recent paintings created through repetition of painting, masking, stenciling, and overlay. Through Moses’ process, the surfaces become dimensional. On view through May 2012. Carl Andre’s Installation of Rise, which is a 6 feet tall, 6 feet wide, and 49 feet long standing hot rolled steel plates. Also at ACE is an Installation of Current Paintings by Mary Corse, who uses glass microspheres in acrylic on canvas.
SPECIFICALLY FOR SATURDAY
Artists’ Tower of Protest Closing
Saturday, March 24, 4-6pm
Sunset Boulevard and Hilldale Ave. (West Hollywood)
Meet the curators, participating artists, and City officials and celebrate Mark di Suvero’s Artists’ Tower of Protest on the Sunset Strip one last time before it is dismantled and returned to the artist’s studio. The event will feature food trucks, beverages, and a DJ.
MOCA FRESH Auction
$85 in advance, $100 at the door.
MOCA’s fundraising silent auction will feature works by emerging and established artists including John Baldessari, Joe Biel, Chaz Bojorquez, Shepard Fairey, Elliott Hundley, Liz Larner, William Leavitt, Faris McReynolds, Ed Moses, Ed Ruscha, Cindy Sherman, and Rena Small. Bidding closes at 8pm and will be followed by a reception with music and drinks. Public previews begin March 17. Tickets are available online.
El Rey Theatre
Saturday, 9 pm
5515 Wilshire Blvd.
The Do LaB Presents EOTO with Bluetech & Pumpkin, $17
With 24 hours of sitting on your docket, you’re bound to need a break. Head over to the El Rey to dance your pants off and brag about how great the show was to your hipster compadres. You’ve earned it.
WHERE TO EAT
Meals by Genet
1053 S Fairfax Ave
Sat: 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m., Sun: 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Gather around a communal platter of Ethiopian vittles served on top of a sourdough-like injera flatbread. Don’t miss the dorowat – the best in Little Ethiopia.
Ray’s & Stark Bar
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Sat: 11:00 a.m.–2 a.m., Sun: 11 a.m.–11 p.m.
Chef Kris Morningstar has garnered plenty of attention for his cuisine at Ray’s, which is exhibits as much artistry as the museum it’s housed in. The bar will be doing specially themed cocktails for the Clock screening as well.
The Counter Burger
5779 Wilshire Blvd.
Sat: 11 a.m.–12 a.m., Sun: 11 a.m.–10 p.m.
Build your own burg at the ultimate restaurant for control freaks. There are nearly 312,000 possible combinations, so there’s bound to be something for everyone—even the vegos.
Black Cat Bakery
519 S Fairfax Ave.
Sat: 8 a.m.–8 p.m., Sun: 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
If you’ve pulled an all-nighter with Christian Marclay, the Black Cat has the end-all-be-all hangover cure. For brekky, opt for their fluffy house made buttermilk pancakes with market blueberries. If you’re feeling adventurous, go for the bibimbap-style farro, topped with a perfectly set sunny side up egg.
Cube Cafe and Marketplace
615 N La Brea Ave
Sat: 11 a.m. – 11:30 p.m., Sun: Closed
There is always time for a proper meal, and Cube is just the place to partake: great wines, beautiful California market cuisine, and a romantic space whose lighting is just low enough to hide the circles under your eyes. If you’re not sure as to how to decipher the cheese and salumi menu, go for the Cheesemonger’s Choice. These folks know their stuff.
801 N. Fairfax Ave.
Sat: 7 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun: 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
The Commisarry is a good spot to go if you’re in need of a pick-me-up. They do excellent pour overs and espressos with Victrola, Sight Glass and Coava roasts. If you’re grabbing a cup before you head home from the screening, pick up some sustainable short ribs next door at Lindy & Grundy’s butcher shop. Then braise them while you take a nap. It’s been a long weekend.
672 S La Brea Ave.
Sat: 10am–11:30 p.m., Sun: 10 a.m.–10 p.m.
No matter the hour, Luna Park has you covered for brunch, lunch or dinner. There are plenty of decent cocktails on tap too, but the real draw is the make your own s’mores. You are camping out at LACMA, after all.
Still from Christian Marclay’s The Clock and Blueberry Cake Donut from SK’s Donuts & Croissant, donut image by David Gilbert