Hidden Hi Fi Halo-Halo Series


Mix it up with an immersive experience of Los Angeles’ Historic Filipinotown (Hi Fi) that brings to life the neighborhood’s vibrant identity through food, history, and a vintage 1944 Sarao Motor Company Jeepney. Sure to delight aficionados of Angeleno culture and urban adventures alike. Filipino- and Filipino-American-curious welcome.

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HIDDEN HI FI: ART ALLEYS CELEBRATION  //  Saturday, August 27, 2016  //  12-3:00pm  //  Gabba Gallery + Alleys – 3126 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90057  //  FREE ADMISSION

walking tours + murals-in-the-making + gallery exhibition: “Crate Digger: The Lost Art of Album Cover Art” + music by DJ/Producer/Vocalist Gingee + neighborhood stories & a pop-up Filipino ice cream jeepney serving Coolhaus ice cream

RSVP here   //   all details here

 

Summer’s in full swing! And nothing says summer quite like Hidden Hi Fi: Art Alleys Celebration!

On Saturday, August 27, join de LaBGabba Gallery, and Hidden Hi Fi as we tour Historic Filipinotown and learn about the 80-plus artists from around the world who have transformed the town’s alleys, buildings and parking lots into an amazing outdoor gallery.

During the tour, we will learn more about how these murals came to be and how they fit in to Hi Fi’s vibrant cultural legacy. In addition to a walking tour of the murals by the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles—including one mural-in-progress!—the Gabba Gallery will be open for viewings of its new show “Crate Digger: The Lost Art of Album Cover Art,” DJ/Producer/Vocalist Gingee will be spinning sweet sounds, and Hidden Hi Fi, project of the Pilipino Workers Center and Public Matters,will be on-site with their blinged-out Jeepney to share more about Hi Fi’s history while serving up delicious ice cream courtesy of Coolhaus.

 

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For all-ages, family-friendly fun, sign up for a Classic Hidden Hi Fi Jeepney Tour today! If you would like to arrange a private Hidden Hi Fi Jeepney Tour, please contact us at hiddenhifila@gmail.com or 323 894 4348.

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Mix it up in 2016 with The Hidden Hi Fi Halo-Halo Series, an immersive experience of Los Angeles’ Historic Filipinotown (Hi Fi) that brings to life the neighborhood’s vibrant identity through food, history, and culture by pairing a sweet ride in a vintage Jeepney with a hands-on workshop led by one of LA’s most inventive Filipino American craft barkeepers and chefs. Sure to delight aficionados of adult beverages, Angeleno culture, urban adventures. Filipino- and Filipino-American-curious welcome.

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Hidden Hi Fi Halo-Halo Episode 2: PUNCHIER // Saturday, March 19, 2016, 11:00pm-3:00pm
Pilipino Workers Center (PWC) // 153 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026
$95 per person // lunch from The Park’s Finest + Tribal Cafe + snacks + supplies provided
Limited to 16 people (21 + over please)
Your Craft Barkeeper: DARWIN MANAHAN // General Manager + Beverage Director @ Cliff’s Edge, Silver Lake and Osso, DTLA

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The expedition starts with an unforgettable ride across Hi Fi in a 1944 Sarao Motor Company Jeepney. Mint. Condition. A flaming orange wonder on wheels. From the Pilipino Workers’ Center, you’ll take in the local landscape –the sights, sounds, people and places that give the neighborhood its personality.  You’ll uncover hidden stories, discover curiosities in plain sight and come to appreciate what’s Filipino (and what’s not) about Historic Filipinotown. By the time you return to Pilipino Workers Center, you’ll be primed to absorb some locally inspired craft mixology and a delicious lunch provided to you by our neighbors at The Park’s Finest and Tribal Cafe.

You can’t get more local than Darwin Manahan. Before he was one of Zagat’s 2015 30 Under 30, years before the profiles on Vice Munchies and LA Magazine, this LA native used to frequently visit Hi Fi as a kid. For this workshop, he revisits his Hi Fi roots and reimagines an old school genre (punch, the adult version with alcohol), imbuing it with the contemporary spirit and flavors of Hi Fi. This custom concoction you will learn to make (and of course taste). You will apply your newly acquired knowledge at your next party and wow your friends. Guaranteed. In the process, you will understand how punch epitomizes community and why it is a most appropriate beverage for a neighborhood like Hi Fi.

 

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PRESS // Darwin Manahan:

http://munchies.vice.com/articles/this-former-firefighter-is-making-some-of-the-best-drinks-in-la

https://www.zagat.com/30under30/2015/los-angeles#18

http://www.lamag.com/liquidlablog/darwin-manahan-cliffs-edge-bar-program/

http://www.lamag.com/liquidlablog/shift-drink-darwin-manahan-cliffs-edge-and-osso/

http://www.lamag.com/liquidlablog/ossos-cocktails-drink-like-fine-wine/

http://www.lamag.com/liquidlablog/a-tale-of-two-lists-la-claims-winners-in-esquires-best-bars-and-tales-of-the-cocktails-spirited-awards/

http://www.esquire.com/food-drink/bars/g1654/best-bars-in-america-2014/?slide=7

http://imbibemagazine.com/cocchi-cobbler/

 

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For all-ages, family-friendly fun, sign up for a Classic Hidden Hi Fi Jeepney Tour today! If you would like to arrange a private Hidden Hi Fi Jeepney Tour, please contact us at hiddenhifila@gmail.com or 323 894 4348.

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Mix it up in 2016 with The Hidden Hi Fi Halo-Halo Series, an immersive experience of Los Angeles’ Historic Filipinotown (Hi Fi) that brings to life the neighborhood’s vibrant identity through food, history, and culture by pairing a sweet ride in a vintage Jeepney with a hands-on workshop led by one of LA’s most inventive Filipino American craft barkeepers and chefs. Sure to delight aficionados of adult beverages, Angeleno culture, urban adventures. Filipino- and Filipino-American-curious welcome.

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Hidden Hi Fi Halo-Halo Episode 1: PUNCH // Saturday, February 6, 2016, 11:00pm-3:00pm
Pilipino Workers Center (PWC) // 153 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026
$95 per person // lunch from The Park’s Finest + snacks + supplies provided
Limited to 16 people (21 + over please)
Your Craft Barkeeper: DARWIN MANAHAN // General Manager + Beverage Director @ Cliff’s Edge, Silver Lake and Osso, DTLA

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The expedition starts with an unforgettable ride across Hi Fi in a 1944 Sarao Motor Company Jeepney. Mint. Condition. A flaming orange wonder on wheels. From the Pilipino Workers’ Center, you’ll take in the local landscape –the sights, sounds, people and places that give the neighborhood its personality.  You’ll uncover hidden stories, discover curiosities in plain sight and come to appreciate what’s Filipino (and what’s not) about Historic Filipinotown. By the time you return to Pilipino Workers Center, you’ll be primed to absorb some locally inspired craft mixology and a delicious lunch provided to you by our neighbors at The Park’s Finest.

You can’t get more local than Darwin Manahan. Before he was one of Zagat’s 2015 30 Under 30, years before the profiles on Vice Munchies and LA Magazine, this LA native used to frequently visit Hi Fi as a kid. For this workshop, he revisits his Hi Fi roots and reimagines an old school genre (punch, the adult version with alcohol), imbuing it with the contemporary spirit and flavors of Hi Fi. This custom concoction you will learn to make (and of course taste). You will apply your newly acquired knowledge at your next party and wow your friends. Guaranteed. In the process, you will understand how punch epitomizes community and why it is a most appropriate beverage for a neighborhood like Hi Fi.

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Pangasinan Association, Alexandra Hotel, 1950, courtesy of Gubatan Family Collection

 

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Darwin Manahan photo courtesy of Cliff’s Edge and Bradley Tuck PR
craft cocktail photos courtesy of Bradley Tuck PR and David Manahan

 

PRESS // Darwin Manahan:

http://munchies.vice.com/articles/this-former-firefighter-is-making-some-of-the-best-drinks-in-la

https://www.zagat.com/30under30/2015/los-angeles#18

http://www.lamag.com/liquidlablog/darwin-manahan-cliffs-edge-bar-program/

http://www.lamag.com/liquidlablog/shift-drink-darwin-manahan-cliffs-edge-and-osso/

http://www.lamag.com/liquidlablog/ossos-cocktails-drink-like-fine-wine/

http://www.lamag.com/liquidlablog/a-tale-of-two-lists-la-claims-winners-in-esquires-best-bars-and-tales-of-the-cocktails-spirited-awards/

http://www.esquire.com/food-drink/bars/g1654/best-bars-in-america-2014/?slide=7

http://imbibemagazine.com/cocchi-cobbler/

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BE THE FIRST TO KNOW ABOUT UPCOMING HIDDEN HI FI EVENTS!

Sign up for the Hidden Hi Fi Email List below:

*Indicates Required

 

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For all-ages, family-friendly fun, sign up for a Classic Hidden Hi Fi Jeepney Tour today! If you would like to arrange a private Hidden Hi Fi Jeepney Tour, please contact us at hiddenhifila@gmail.com or 323 894 4348.

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