Elsewhere in the world, the passing of the seasons is marked by changes in the weather.
In Los Angeles, we need ritual reminders that summer is turning into fall. Machine Project and artist Ken Ehrlich have decided to import the traditional New Mexican method of inaugurating all things autumnal: green chiles. And yes, New Mexico chile really is better.
We’ve ordered a big batch of Hatch green chile, and you are invited to pick up chiles at the Machine Project storefront on Tuesday, September 3rd from 1pm-6pm and Wednesday, September 4th from 11am-3pm and 5pm-7pm. (If you can’t make it during those times, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll see what we can do about getting some chiles to you.)
Then, we’ll convene at the Machine Project storefront on Thursday, September 5th at 8pm, where we’ll share a potluck of chile-infused dishes with live musical accompaniment. Possible dishes may include but are not limited to: chile stew, chile chili, chile rellenos, and enchiladas. Tortillas, beer, tequila and limes are also welcome. We also plan to stream the incineration of old man gloom, who happens to be burning that evening.
This will also mark the last event we’ll hold at the storefront for a while — at least until we’ve transformed into a haunted cavern and mystery theater (more on that soon). So come eat some chiles, drink some beer, and say goodbye to our boring old white walls for a while.