Saturday, January 9, 2010

L.A. Mushroom Jamboree!

My friend David Fenster, a wonderful filmmaker, has helped to organize a series of events called Fungifest 2010 around LA.  It sounds pretty glorious if you are even just a casual an admirer of fungi.  Opening night is a week from today, on Saturday, January 16th at 8pm. The events move over to the Hammer Museum on Thursday the 21st, then back to Machine on Saturday the 23rd. A full list of events with dates and times is here.  People are encouraged to bring in any mushrooms they find to the events as Bob Cummings, a mycologist, will be on hand to aid in identification. He will answer any questions we can come up with, and will generally drop mushroom knowledge.

Events include:
Mushroom gelato from Scoops
Chanterelle schnapps
The premiere of a couple mushroom themed short films I've just finished
Slime mold racing
A mushroom hunt
Mushroom dancing
Mushroom music
Mushroom growing
and lots more...