From January 16th – 23rd Machine Project and the greater Los Angeles area will be consumed by fungi and molds.
Everyone is strongly encouraged to bring mushroom specimens to the events, whether you find them growing in your yard, behind your toilet or in the woods. Please download and use our official fungifest collection form and make sure you get a good photograph.
Our resident mushroom and mold expert, Bob Cummings of Santa Barbara City College, will be on hand to drop knowledge and guide us in identification. We also plan to create a book, cataloguing the various mushrooms that are found throughout the week.
Saturday January 16th, 8pm – At Machine Project
Mushroom collecting tutorial, screening of mushroom-themed short films, mushroom flavored gelato from Scoops, chanterelle schnapps, slime mold racing and more!
Monday January 18th, 7:30pm – At the Museum of Natural History
Meeting of the Los Angeles Mycological Society, all are welcome.
Thursday January 21st, 6-9pm At the Hammer Museum
Ask a mycologist, mushroom dancing, special mystery guest, mushroom-themed short films and more!
Saturday January 23rd, 8pm (mushroom walk in the morning) – At Machine Project
Guided mushroom walk, mushroom ID session, special mystery guest, harvesting and cooking of oyster mushrooms, mushroom music. The mushroom walk is happening across town, in Franklin Canyon Park — for directions, click here.