CULTURE N.E.W.S. September 18 – 20, ’15

its the weekend,

coffee cup

coffee cup

a curated round up of weekend coffee culture from the north, east, west, and south. have fun!

Brooklyn, NY: Oslo Coffee Roasters powers up the New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1’s lunch-only cafeteria, M.Wells Dinette. Get here. A joining of coffee and print that matters – the idea and the website – is the kind of union this culture can get with.

Los Angeles, CA: The Broad, Los Angeles’ new contemporary art museum officially opens to the public this weekend. Showing postwar and contemporary art, more than 2,000 works are on view at the free museum. In the heart of downtown, there’s a bevy of coffee shops nearby we’d suggest you visit, including the coffee shop on this events list right here below.

Los Angeles, CA: Letterpress Chocolate rendezvous in Little Tokyo Cafe Demitasse.  From the looks of it,  there’s going to be some sweet things to pair with a cup, from its specialty bar –  don’t call it a guilty pleasure.  TIME 1 – 4 p.m.

Shuli Shade, via Mana Contemporary

Shuli Shade, via Mana Contemporary

Manhattan, Shepherd Fairey’s takes up residence in at Mana Contemporary bringing his biggest piece of furniture yet – the 147 foot long work – Natural Springs – and a wheat past 60-foot-wide-billboard on top of one of Mana Contemporary buildings (930 Newark Avenue). Take a ride through the Holland Tunnel and see it from the Mana Ice House. Then visit Mana for the wheat paste and talk about it over a cuppa at its café. Klatch Coffee is served.

via Virgin Hotels

via Virgin Hotels

Chicago: Comic books and cartoons are the first thing this culture thinks of when it comes to coffee and hotels right? Well, if it involves Nina Palomba who with BucketFeet has an Artist in Residence at Virgin Hotels Chicago. Looking for a little cultural trifecta – comics, cartoons and coffee, Virgin has you covered in The Commons Club.


Victoria, BC: Fernwood Coffee has shared a serious case of breakfast bagels. So serious, that this culture is ready to hop through the social media airwaves to have one.

London: London Fashion Week kicks off today, September 18th. Taking over a coffee shop on Brewer Street, Fossil Group will take over a coffee shop in the car park. And, keep an eye out for some Vespa scooters, because in conjunction with Lavazza it will caffeinate capital dwellers  and on 21,22 of the week will be sampling the Lavazza Coconut Cappuccino, from event sponsor Alpro.


five by five, acme and co

Singapore: Five By Five in Singapore soft opened this week the classic goods from Australia’s Acme and Co. The specialty coffee shop has beer, coffee, ice cream, cakes and waffles. What more is there to say, but soft pedal our way on over.