2012 Summer Event: Chinatown brunch and art

We’ve decided to do something a little different this summer. LAGLS is going to town. Chinatown, that is. We’ll do brunch at the Home Girl Cafe, followed by a viewing of an oddball museum exhibition of alternate physics theories at the Institute for Figuring. It’ll be fun. And very different! If you let us know you are coming, we will save you a seat. 

Saturday, August 25, 2012
12 pm: Brunch
Home Girl Cafe

130 W. Bruno Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
See the menu at www.homegirlcafe.org

Followed by a viewing of the
Physics on the Fringe Exhibit
at the
Institute for Figuring

990 N. Hill Street, #180
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Homegirl Cafe, a division of Homeboy Industries, is a social enterprise assisting at-risk and formerly gang-involved young women and men to become contributing members of their community through training in restaurant service and culinary arts. Homegirl Cafe offers a one year training program within the food and service industry, empowering young people to redirect their lives and providing them with hope for their futures. Plus, the food reviews are pretty good!

In the Institute For Figuring’s first suite of jewel-box-like exhibitions, the main gallery features Physics on the Fringe, an exploration of alternative theories of the universe by geniuses, mavericks and outsiders from the nineteenth century to today. The exhibit celebrates the amateur spirit of inquiry, putting into historical context the individual impulse to understand our universe. Visitors are invited to peruse their unique collection of both insider and outsider physics theories, and to write their own ideas about the structure of reality in their exhibition folio. In addition to the main exhibit, the Institute’s three Project Rooms will show three new miniature exhibitions: The Antigravity Annex, an intimate look at subverters and deniers of gravity; The Hyperbolic Imaginary, a mathematical celebration of hyperbolic space in which visitors are invited to construct their own paper models to add to the exhibit; and Pod Worlds, a visionary suite of tiny, hyperbolic crochet landscapes.

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