By Deb Flomberg
There is a quiet and empty-looking storefront on North Alvarado Street in Los Angeles. Upon first glance, it looks like a store that is in construction, or maybe one that is closing. Upon second glance, well, it still looks like that. However, this unique space is home to the Machine Project, a fascinating space that is dedicated to a host of different types of educational events. It’s almost like a giant art project, but in reality it is so much more. So don’t let the empty space fool you, check out the event calendar and enjoy some of the fascinating talks that are hosted here.
The Machine Project usually hosts two events per week, and they are always open to the public and free of charge, as well as a lot of other classes and lectures with a small tuition fee. You’ll find events dedicated to just anything that the founders find interesting. Science, poetry, music and more. Catch a class on sewing or learn how to make pickles. Learn all about the musical potential of household objets or learn how to program your iPhone. Take a class on yodeling or Bulgarian folk singing or learn how to make cool masks or drawing plants. Really, it is a huge variety of classes on pretty much any possible topic.
A visit to The Machine Project is really like a perfect case study in learning not to judge a book by its cover. This seemingly empty store is actually home to more information and more entertainment than pretty much any other business in town. It’s one of the best kept secrets of southern California, and now you know about it too.
Make your trip to The Machine Project perfect when you set out in your 2013 SL63 AMG Roadster from Mercedes-Benz of Encino. You can enjoy the drive to the storefront as you put the top down and cruise down the road with the wind in your hair. Plus, you’ll arrive in style, ready to learn about a host of new topics and ready to support this important and fascinating institution in California.
Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.
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