Being a long time Beastie Boys fan, I had to check out the art show at The Geffen Contemporary At Moca now through this Sunday the 6th. It is curated by Mike D (congrats to the Beastie Boys for their recent induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) and features 16 artists, bands, food, a coffee bar and more and admission is FREE! I would also recommend checking out the exhibit by Cai Guo-Qiang in the same building. Crop circles, gun powder and explosions. Amazing stuff!
Outside of Moca
The show is sponsored by Mercedes-Benz. Our friends Mark & Silvia with Wade, keeping it real.
A set of cards featuring each of the artists was given to us at the door.
Hanging at the coffee bar in the middle of the art show.
Pinwheels by Ara Peterson & Jim Drain
Painting by Sage Vaughn
If you are looking for something to do this weekend I would highly recommend checking out the exhibits and festivities at The Geffen Contemporary 152 N Central Ave. LA CA 90012.
*This is an add on to this post. I just found out that Adam Yauch, the founding member of The Beastie Boys passed away this morning at age 47 after battling cancer for the last 3 years. May he rest in peace.
The Jack Mormon Coffee Co. in Salt Lake City, UT is one-of-a-kind and so is its owner Cruser. We were initially drawn to it because of the name and it’s great YELP reviews, then we tried the coffee. It was one of the best, tastiest cups we had ever had and we were hooked! The shop boasts four roasting machines and a vast assortment of raw coffee beans from around the world. It’s all about freshness and each batch of beans is roasted to order. This produces a magic that couldn’t otherwise be obtained without the artisanal approach Cruser takes at his shop. When you walk into Jack Mormon Coffee Co., you’ll notice a few bar stools facing the front window, really impressive coffee equipment, and a Buddha statue peeking out from the back watching over the shop (he believes it to be an ancient Cambodian relic and plans to return it someday). There are no fluffy couches, no wi-fi, just straight forward amazing coffee. It’s a get in and get out kind of shop. He’s doing things his own way and it’s working. He has collaborated with other local business to produce espresso infused chocolate truffle bars and a sold out run of Jack Mormon Coffee Stout (he’s working on more!). If you are a coffee lover, this place should not be missed the next time you’re in SLC but be aware they are only open from 10-6!
Ed, Sarah and Cruser
Raw coffee beans
Coffee Bean Roasters
Jack Mormon Coffee Co. is at 82 E. St. SLC UT 84103