Friday, July 16, 2010

URBAN HIKE: Echo Park – This Sunday!

“Nobody walks in L.A” – Well, they do now!

The A+D museum presents URBAN HIKE: Forgotten L.A. w/ “Mike the Poet.” For my adventurers out there, come take an excursion through the cultural, historical and architectural gems of Los Angeles, with walking poem performances by your tour guide, “Mike the Poet.” The summer lineup of weekend tours includes Echo Park (7/18,) MacArthur Park (8/1) and the L.A. River (8/8) at 11AM. This is walking tour meets treasure hunt meets performance art, AKA – amazing!

This week:

Echo Park: Sunday, July 18 at 11:00 am.
Email the event organizers with questions at or call 323.932.9393

Some deets about “Mike the Poet:”

Los Angeles poet and native Mike Sonksen, aka ‘Mike The Poet’, performs his poems live and loud while providing a cultural, historical and architectural tour exploring the forgotten and hidden gems in our City of Angels. Mike is widely acclaimed for his live performances, contributions to international publications and legendary city tours with A+D Museum, Red Line and The Museum of Neon Art. Poet, journalist, historian, tour guide, and teacher, Mike is published in Citybeat, O.C. Weekly, New Angeles, L.A. Weekly & many others. A third generation L.A. native, Mike graduated from UCLA in 1997. His book I AM ALIVE IN LOS ANGELES! has been added to the curriculum of several universities and receives rave reviews.

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