Apparently, the time to have an existentialist dilemma about which non-profit group will best use donations in a time of crisis is during the time of crisis. Prime example: the devastation crippling Haiti, in which my Facebook page, Twitter, and inbox all have been flooded with half-debates over which group would best utilize funds. Wyclef’s Yele Haiti Foundation? Partners in Health? George Clooney’s Haiti-o-thon? The Southern California Mobile Food Vendors Association, however, has its mind made up: the Red Cross. The Association has organized a food truck fundraiser on Saturday from 11am to 4pm, with nearly two dozen food trucks committed to donating a portion of their proceeds to the Red Cross. The Dosa Truck, Buttermilk Truck, and South Philly Experience Truck are among the donees that will congregate in front of T-Lofts on Olympic and Butler.
A few hours later, Tinlark Gallery, which aims to cultivate both young artists and the art collector in all of us by making design within economical reach, will have its Third Anniversary Show, “Three x Ten.” From 6 to 9, the 6″ x 6″ works of 30 pretty sweet artists – i.e., Katherine Chiu, APAK, and Brooks Salzwedel - will be featured and for sale. You can even bring the kiddies to this one, as artist Wesely Younie promises a secret “special craft” session to entertain them. It’ll be like dropping the kids off at the swimming pool of balls at Ikea, except you’ll come home with something that actually will last more than a year.
The Food Trucks for Haiti event is on Saturday, 11am to 4pm, at T-Lofts (11500 Tennesee Blvd.)
Tinlark’s “Three x Ten” is from 6pm – 9pm and is located at 6671 Sunset Boulevard #1512 in Hollywood.