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I am a fool for Machine Project. I never get to go to the events. They have a way of being planned in the middle of visits from out-of-town friends or can't-miss attractions such as staying at home with my two-year-old. But there is barely a single calendar item that I didn't wish I could just rearrange the particulars of my life for this one time only. Well, at least Machine's calendar is a blast to read, an event in itself. Machine is so...what I want the world to be. Creative collective, environmentally conscious AND arts-conscious; simultaneously groovy and dowdy, the collective seems really to want to be helpful. It's poetry and edible gardens, crazy cubes, macrame and radio waves and now the colors of the rainbow. Just seeing that poetry bus parked on Sunset Boulevard last week and the tomato-mint etc. micro organic gardens in a trashcan in the window of Machine's storefront yesterday and knowing the two "events" were connected made me feel I lived in a good place.

Here's two of three of this coming weekend's offerings:

The first installment of ing’s eight month series on the origin of the rainbow. This installment is red. Please wear something red. This show will start exactly at 8pm. No late entry! We’re serious. We’re locking the door at 8pm.
Red - Episode #1 of ing's Origin of the Rainbow Saturday October 28th 8pm sharp (no late entry!)
Edible Estates closing party at Machine Project Sunday Oct 29th 2-4pm. Meet your fellow urban front yard gardeners.

I'll be thinking red, and considering the alternatives.

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