Groove Monsters + Friends
Jul
19
to Jul 20

Groove Monsters + Friends

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This month we’re getting together to celebrate and support the next chapter of rctngl!

"For those of you who are asking who is rctngl? We are a Filipino-American forward catering company. To us, the rctngl represents the dining table. The dining table symbolizes connection. More than a flat surface upon which to eat, the table can be the heartbeat of a family. It’s a place to gather, talk and to reconnect. The dining table has always been a symbol of many things: the place where we nourish ourselves, where we come together, celebrate important milestones, share experiences, and create new understandings. 

Through the many connections we have created with our guests, our community of friends and supporters, we we can now move a step forward towards our dream of building our own restaurant. We are celebrating the announcement of the opening of our commercial kitchen and our two delivery only restaurant concepts: Rice Guys and Sandos. 

With the kitchen, we will be able to scale up on the catering front and we will be able to try different food delivery concepts. 

Hard work, passion, and community has brought us to where we are. This milestone proves to us how far the power of support and faith that we have for one another can take us. Thank you to everyone out there who has dined with us, celebrated with us, supported us, listened to us, wrote about us, and just sat down with us."

Donate what you can, all are welcome.

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Eayikes Campout
Jul
5
to Jul 7

Eayikes Campout

Eayikes Campout is our time to unplug from the everyday, to reconnect with ourselves, take in Mother Nature, and be part of an actively loving community. One where we learn, play, break bread, and live together.

This is our manifestation of a 3-day / 2-night camping trip for adults (21+) right in our backyard, nestled in the Angeles National Forest. The weekend is filled with community building, creative workshops, activating your childlike wonder, and camp meals served with love and enjoyed together. Whether it’s taking a hike, doing some yoga, self reflecting & meditating, silent disco dancing with new friends, joining in on the wide array of workshops, or helping cook a meal, we want to create an environment that allows you to do you boo boo!

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Your all-inclusive ticket includes:

  • Full Access to Eayikes Campout (BYO tent & sleeping bag)

  • Creative Workshops (last time we had plant-based breakfast, finding one's purpose, yoga, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu)

  • Silent Disco Party (BYOB and get ready to dance)

  • Small Group Breakouts(sharing and personal development)

  • Big Group Games(soul train, group skits, olympics)

  • 4 Delicious Meals + Snacks (2 Brunch, 2 Dinner)

  • A 2019 keepsake...awe yeaaah!

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Eayikes is a community-based 501(c)3 non-profit and volunteer-run organization facilitating experiences that connect people with others, while learning more deeply about themselves through childlike wonder, self reflection, service, and meaningful dialogues.

“Eayikes are like the long lost friends you never knew you had! The various workshops I’ve attended have helped me become more vulnerable, participate in meaningful discussions, and meet many unique & open-minded individuals. This community is nothing but love and acceptance. I’m hooked on the good vibes!” - Barbara Ly

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Podcast Club
Jun
12
7:30 PM19:30

Podcast Club

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Join us for a night of connection through podcasts and thought provoking discussion facilitated by our resident podcast curator, Dr. Ken Radomski! RSVP below, bring a snack and let's get listening :) 

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Dr. Ken Radomski, OTD OTRL

Occupational Therapist with a passion for mental health and wellness, currently working in Inpatient Psych.

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Potluck & Open Mic
May
27
12:00 PM12:00

Potluck & Open Mic

We're hosting a community gathering for Memorial Day this year and we want you to join us! Let's kick off summer with friends and family and a day of games, drinks, BBQ and an open mic jam.

We will provide some snacks and BBQ foods like meats and veggies to grill, but bring your favorite dishes and drinks to share as well and let's break bread!

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Groove Monsters + Friends
May
17
to May 18

Groove Monsters + Friends

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Kyle and Alex have been DJing together for 10 years. They go by the Groove Monsters and use DJing as a means to bring people together. Did you know Eayikes’ seed funding started from a year of monthly parties at a local bar in Orange County?

For Alex’s birthday, they’re getting everyone together in Chinatown for a night of dancing and connecting!

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Donate what you can, all are welcome.

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How To Survive The Oppression Olympics
May
2
8:00 PM20:00

How To Survive The Oppression Olympics

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In alignment with our intentions to have more conversations this year and empower members of the community, we’re teaming up with Matt to bring you this workshop! Matt has been a part of the Eayikes community since the beginning, helping at one of our first community services and performing at one of our earliest fundraiser parties. A soulful dude on a mission to explore his own multicultural identity, he writes:

“What role does your multicultural identity play in your life? In this workshop, we aim to discuss multi-generational trauma, learn-as-you-go parenting, con-fusion identities, and the processes and microaggressions we all juggle to feel American.

W.E.B. DuBois describes double consciousness as the psychological challenge of “always looking at one's self through the eyes” of a racist white society, and “measuring oneself by the means of a nation that looked back in contempt". What happens when you throw in language barriers, accents, immigration, “stinky” food, and racial ambiguity and a plethora of other cultural labels into the mix? Let’s discuss.”

Donate what you can, all are welcome. RSVP below!

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Spring Taco Shindig
Apr
28
11:00 AM11:00

Spring Taco Shindig

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Join us for a Sunday funday full of tacos, connection, and communitaaaay, led by Eayikes camper turned grown young man - Ricky Cadena! Ricky has been working on his own taco cart concept and wishes to share his passion with us. The event will feature activities and discussions on food and how we each relate to this basic human necessity.

Come support a young man’s grassroots business project and enjoy time with the community. $10 includes all the deliciousness! Paypal, Venmo, or cash.

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Wonderfull Wednesday
Mar
20
8:00 PM20:00

Wonderfull Wednesday

And we’re back with our first Wonderfull Wednesday of 2019. To celebrate Women’s History Month, our March workshop is dedicated to the theme of “honoring our female role models”. Bring an open heart, a friend, and a favorite snack to share!

Cost: Donate what you can, all are welcome.
Cash/Check/PayPal/Venmo @eayikes

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Toasts N Jams
Mar
10
1:00 PM13:00

Toasts N Jams

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Come have a Jam Sesh with us while we listen to and discuss music! At this brunch we will break bread, and make friends while discussing how music shapes and connects us.

The first theme will be Forever Young; we will be talking about music we heard and discovered in our childhood. 

There will be some food provided, but of course if you would want to bring food/drink the more the merrier!

Donate what you can, all are welcome!

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BHM: Skid Row Positive Movements
Feb
28
4:00 PM16:00

BHM: Skid Row Positive Movements

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Participating and walking in solidarity with the Skid Row movement has helped us expand what it means to be of service; to be more than a service provider - to strive for equity and equality in our exchanges with communities outside of our comfort zone.

OG Manuel Compito and his tribe have been mentoring us, compassionately guiding us through art, service event partnerships, and parables like Stone Stoup. In his decades of service to South Los Angeles communities, OG is paying forward his experiences and knowledge through books, documentaries, and in-person exchanges. We feel so fortunate to have met him on this journey and for the many lessons standing with Skid Row community teaches us.

We invite you to build relationship with the beautiful human beings in the community by joining us for this celebratory event! Check out the Facebook Event to learn more. RSVP below!

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Let's Get Talking!
Feb
23
5:00 PM17:00

Let's Get Talking!

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In celebration of us, our cultures, and Black History Month, we are helping community members Mary and Esther with a 4-part series called Let’s Get Talking! Come and connect over an international potluck as we discuss various topics like ethnic family dynamics, minorities in the workplace, cultural contributions to the United States, and more! No expertise necessary, just you being you.

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Let's Get Talking!
Feb
16
5:00 PM17:00

Let's Get Talking!

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In celebration of us, our cultures, and Black History Month, we are helping community members Mary and Esther with a 4-part series called Let’s Get Talking! Come and connect over an international potluck as we discuss various topics like ethnic family dynamics, minorities in the workplace, cultural contributions to the United States, and more! No expertise necessary, just you being you.

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Let's Get Talking!
Feb
9
5:00 PM17:00

Let's Get Talking!

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In celebration of us, our cultures, and Black History Month, we are helping community members Mary and Esther with a 4-part series called Let’s Get Talking! Come and connect over an international potluck as we discuss various topics like ethnic family dynamics, minorities in the workplace, cultural contributions to the United States, and more! No expertise necessary, just you being you.

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Skid Row People's Market Opening Ceremony
Feb
3
1:30 PM13:30

Skid Row People's Market Opening Ceremony

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Danny of Skid Row Coffee has renovated his family's convenience store, which exists in the heart of SKid Row on 5th and San Pedro, and transformed it into "a small grocery store with focus on real food and community building". As a major hub for the local houseless community, Skid Row People's Market will be one of a very few establishments that provide fresh vegetables and fruits. Join us this Sunday in blessing this market and its people!

Rain or shine! Ponchos and umbrellas will be provided. For more details visit the Facebook event here.

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Let's Get Talking!
Feb
2
5:00 PM17:00

Let's Get Talking!

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In celebration of us, our cultures, and Black History Month, we are helping community members Mary and Esther with a 4-part series called Let’s Get Talking! Come and connect over an international potluck as we discuss various topics like ethnic family dynamics, minorities in the workplace, cultural contributions to the United States, and more! No expertise necessary, just you being you.

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Game Night
Dec
2
6:00 PM18:00

Game Night

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Each year of Eayikes continues to get better and better. Learnings on learnings and growth on growth! 2018 was no exception, so we want to celebrate the communitaaaay with an end-of-year gala. It’s a Sunday evening full of food, games, and community! Join us as we recap this wonderfull year and raise funds for our community partner Skid Row Coffee.

$40 includes dinner, drinks & games. Food graciously provided by our friends at rctngl.

100% of proceeds benefit Skid Row Coffee.

Skid Row Coffee is a community-based social enterprise. We organize around the intersections of land, food, and labor to build political and economic power in Skid Row.

Skid Row Coffee Cafe is located in the Los Angeles Public Library—Central Library, a “crossroad” where many different people and communities come together. The cafe celebrates the humxn right to food that’s accessible, affordable and nourishing to all people.

We work to create dignified jobs with fair wages, access to safe and equitable cultural spaces, and reclaiming food in Skid Row.

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Thankfull Thursday
Nov
15
8:00 PM20:00

Thankfull Thursday

Think Wonderfull Wednesday, but a holiday version centered around gratitude… on a Thursday! We all have abundance in our lives, let’s get together and celebrate life.

This is a free event. Please bring a snack to share. RSVP below!

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Orphanage visit in Mexico
Nov
10
8:00 AM08:00

Orphanage visit in Mexico

Back in March we partnered with Araceli of Speaking From The Heart to play and wonder with children in Mexico. It was eye-opening traveling to our southern neighbors, and in an effort to build bridges we're headed back to the same orphanage!

RSVP below. $40 includes transportation, donations are welcome, passports required.

Shoutout to the Culture Shock LA family for creating a donation drive for the kids!!

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Festival for all Skid Row Artists
Nov
3
to Nov 4

Festival for all Skid Row Artists

The annual Festival for All Skid Row Artists has become one of the most anticipated grassroots cultural events in the area. Los Angeles Poverty Department celebrates and preserves the rich artistic heritage of Skid Row. The Festival encourages known neighborhood artists and identifies and brings together arts makers who are unknown even in their own Skid Row neighborhood. LAPD collects information about the artists, documents their work and has kept a registry of Skid Row artists, which now numbers more than 700.

We’ll be volunteering our time and spreading the love at this 9th annual event! RSVP below.

To learn more go to: https://www.lapovertydept.org/projects/festival

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HALLOWEAYIKES
Oct
27
to Oct 28

HALLOWEAYIKES

Join us for a costume house party with the community! $20 suggested donation includes:

  • costume contest prizes

  • silent disco

  • games

Bring your own spirits, snacks, and wonder! RSVP below.

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Eaymmerse Yourself
Oct
18
8:00 PM20:00

Eaymmerse Yourself

The gracious folks at Hostelling International want to host us again to bring together LA locals and travelers! Come share the Eayikes love and help build some bridges as we expand the Wonderfull Wednesday vibe on a Thursday. RSVP below, this is a free event!

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