Let’s face it; our lifestyles makes us no stranger to stress. We work full-time jobs, raise families, pay bills, fight traffic, find time to eat properly, deal with difficult people and all this can take a toll on our physical and mental health.

Our featured Buy Pinoy business is Breathe Bodyworks, owned by Jenn Tamera. For the past seven years, Jenn has been evolving her mobile spa business into a more diverse holistic health community.

Breathe Bodyworks started off as a mobile spa company, bringing massage therapy to homes, corporate businesses and community events. Breathe Bodyworks not only provided a service; it’s soul purpose was also to educate the community about holistic health, well-being and healing.

Breathe Bodyworks teamed up with visual artist, Alfie Numeric, and formed a healing arts festival to Downtown LA called Soul Space. In 2005 and 2006, they hosted a day-long festival at coffee house/art gallery Lost Souls Cafe featuring workshops, massage therapy, reiki, musical performances, yoga classes and a month long art show.

Soul Space was present in the Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture 2006 selling art from featured artists and successfully booking the whole day with on-site massage therapy by licensed practitioners.

Jenn Tamera is also the developer of Isagaya Flow, her version of yoga and massage combined. “Isa” means one & “gaya” means reflecting which describes her style of yoga massage; what energy you put out will be returned back to you.

n this workshop you reflect upon oneself. Flow rollers are used to roll out tight muscles & sustain pressure points. You will be guided through various postures & by the end of the workshop you will have created a personalized therapy session that is a perfect reflection of you. You will leave feeling like you just experienced a deep tissue massage, a deep stretch, & energetic clarity.

Travel Yoga: Yoga for your Active Lifestyle now available on DVD in Amazon.com

One of Jenn Tamera’s latest endeavors is her yoga instructional DVD called “Travel Yoga: Yoga For Your Active Lifestyle.” This DVD teaches how to decompress from travel stress and how taking time for yourself is important for your health. You can purchase the DVD on Amazon.com.

If you are living in the Southern California area and you are interested in booking Jenn’s spa services, taking yoga or Isagaya Flow classes, want to learn about urban gardening or buying products regarding relaxation and health, connect with her at BreatheBodyworks.net . Currently she is offering Spring Detox and energy  sessions, yoga on the beach by donations (suggested $10-20 donation but nobody will be turned away by the lack of funds,) or interested in her monthly Soul Space Garden, go to her website at breathebodyworks.net for more information.

Or give Breathe Bodyworks a “like” on Facebook.

Breathe Bodyworks offers yoga on the beach by donation

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Vintage Renewals Showroom & Art Gallery
located at
565 W. 2nd St. #2
Pomona, Ca 91766
-Open after 5pm or by appointment, call Maria (626)373-7615.
-Check out our Artwalk Events every 2nd & 4th Saturdays Art, Music, Food Trucks
-Add us on facebook to get updates, invites and coupon codes
-and for all BUY PINOY customers enter codefan15” for 15% off our online shop : VintageRenewals.Etsy.Com
Thanks again!!
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Updated info for Vintage Renewals:

Vintage Renewals Showroom & Art Gallery

565 W. 2nd St, Unit 2, Pomona, CA 91790

Opens up after 5p or by appointment.

Save 15% from now until January 1st, 2011.

PRESS RELEASE: THE SHARPIE SHOW II

PRESS RELEASE
November/29/2010

For Immediate Release
Media Contact:
Luna George
818.235.4598
luna@crewest.com

“In the Graffiti subculture, practitioners are known as “writers” because graffiti is about writing your name on as many surfaces as possible. Although many writers elevate their art form to the level of creating huge and beautiful murals, they all began their journey as an artist by first learning to write and perfect their name. The Sharpie marker is often the first tool a writer acquires in his lifelong journey to hone his craft and in becoming an artist“ states Man One on Sharpie.com.

Los Angeles, CA – Crewest is proud to present “The Sharpie Show II” an exhibit featuring unique works of art from all over the world, created solely by a well rounded group of practitioners of the famed marker. These artists have decided to “uncap their creativity” using nothing but a Sharpie!

The Opening Reception will take place Saturday, December 4, 2010 from 6-9pm and will feature live Sharpie art by emerging artist,Douglas Cruise, all the way from Mississippi! Beats by DJ Phyz Ed and free giveaways compliments of Sharpie. The Exhibition runs through Sunday, January 2, 2011. Artwalk event takes place on Thursday, December 9th, 2010 from 6-9pm.

“In the Graffiti subculture, practitioners are known as “writers” because graffiti is about writing your name on as many surfaces as possible. Although many writers elevate their art form to the level of creating huge and beautiful murals, they all began their journey as an artist by first learning to write and perfect their name. The Sharpie marker is often the first tool a writer acquires in his lifelong journey to hone his craft and in becoming an artist“ states Man One on Sharpie.com.

After the success of last year’s “The Sharpie Show”, Crewest and Man One have decided to bring back this exhibition to Los Angeles with “The Sharpie Show II”. Last year’s exhibit featured original pieces by some of the best known graffiti artists, illustrators and tattoo artists in the country (and beyond) such as Mike Giant, Greg “Craola” Simkins, George Clinton and Lalo Alcaraz. This year’s The Sharpie Show II promises to rock LA to a new creative tempo in the world of Sharpie art and will open people’s eyes to an expanded range of uncapped techniques, styles and talent. All are welcome to come through and enjoy!

In the Featured Artist Room:
Travis Moore impressed us all at the last Sharpie Show with his massive monster of a piece “The Wait of the World” which entailed fine lines designed by his own creative vision. His piece is still unforgettable. This year, Crewest is proud to present Travis Moore as December’s featured artist. His enthusiasm and dedication to using Sharpies as his preferred tool to making outstanding art will be injected into a super Sharpie installation on display and in conjunction with the exhibit all month long. Get your Sharpie on!

Exhibiting Artists:
14bolt, Abe Lincoln Jr., Afex THC, Alexandra Tolbert, Alfie Ebojo, Andre Khazraei, Arpen THC, Bahgo, Bart Saric, BboyB the Hiphop Preservationist, Beenznrice, Benjie, Bob Motown, Branded, Brendan Blowers, Bron Theron, Chad Kouri, Chris Giorgio, CINK, CJ, Cristian “Smear” Gheorghiu, Dan Ruhrmanty, Donna Letterese, Douglas Cruise, Ezra, Faris Farisaalsaffar, Ghost One, Gil Areola, Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca, Ilse Valfre, Inept, Jacobo Wallker, James Bentley, Jana Bocklund, Jaxiajax, Jeffery Page, JNGL, Jonathan Delgado, Josh Attkisson, JOS-L, JR aka Zombiac, Koffinz One, Lab Studio Designs, Leo Silva, Leticia Maldonado, Lindsey, MAD ONE, Man One, Mark Dugally, MelonJames, Michael Pizarro, Mildred, Modern Day Monster, Mr. Puppet, Ms. Klue, New Colony, Nils Jawa, OkiraMyth, Omar Martinez, Oso, Phloe, PHONETICONTROL, REL.ONE, Rick Rodriguez, ROME, Ruthie Pie, S. Watters, Septerhed, Sergio D. Robleto, Sherrie Thai, SIMS, Sloke, Smerf One, Steve Martinez aka Pablo Jimenez, Todd, Travis Moore, Two Rabbits, VOX, Xirena, Xplode One DCV, Yumi Sakugawa, Zender and more…

Link to pics from last year’s Sharpie Show:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/crewestman/sets/72157612846199949/

List of artist websites:
http://blog.crewest.com/2010/11/sharpie-show-list-of-artist-websites.html

Sneak Preview:
http://blog.crewest.com/2010/11/sneak-peak-sharpie-show-ii.html

Link to flyer image:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/crewestman/5120226426/in/set-72157625251490030/

Crewest Gallery is located at 110 Winston St. Los Angeles, CA 90013. Crewest is a gallery that supports some of the most talented underground artists from the West Coast and beyond. The gallery’s focus is on urban & graffiti art created through painting, sculpture, digital, and print medias. All of the exhibits housed at Crewest deal with what is current, and significant within the realm of the urban art experience. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Thursday: Noon to 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday: Noon to 8 p.m.; Sunday: Noon to 6 p.m. and Mondays are closed. For more information, please call 213.627.8272, email at info@crewest.com or visitwww.crewest.com

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Long Beach, California- Dream Jungle Tattoos and Beatrock Artist Kollective present “Portraits of the Proletariat”, an artshow curated by Manila Ryce.

The show debuted in June and is closing the month-long run on July 24th, 2010 with a special live performance of Los Angeles lyricist Bambu and a live set by hip hop live band Rhythm Natives.

The art show showcase a few members of the Beatrock Artist Kollective which includes stuter, Mark Canto, Patrick Strand, Manila Ryce and Alfie Ebojo aka alfie numeric.

One of the highlights of the night is winning the ORIGINAL ARTWORK made for Bambu’s album “Paper Cuts” created by Manila Ryce. Imagine winning an art piece worth over $1200 by one (or a few) $5 raffle ticket!

The event takes place at Dream Jungle Tattoos owned by Aleks Figueroa, a long-time  tattoo artist dedicated and specializing on Babayin script and Filipino tattoo designs, both classic and modern. Dream Jungle is also a member of the BUY PINOY Campaign.

Free Event! Prints, shirts, products, and CDs of the artists will be available for purchase.

Come out and check out the art! You know you want a framed Manny Pacquiao print for your sala!

Date:           
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Time:
 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Location:
 Dream Jungle Tattoo
Street:
724 East Anaheim Street
City:
Long Beach, CA
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Los Angeles prides itself in being one of the must richly diverse metropolitans in the nation. This weekend holds the 32nd Annual Lotus Festival presented by the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks.

This festival is FREE and family-oriented so bring the whole family and celebrate the beautiful Asian Pacific Island cultures (which according to the laparks.org site) include 

Japanese, Filipino, Asian Indian, Chinese, Samoan, Tongan, Hawaiian, Thai, Korean, Malaysian, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Indonesian, Tibetan, Laotian, Bangladeshi and Hmong.

And a word to the wise: Parking can be a bit tricky there so please watch for the street signs.

Have a wonderful weekend!

WHAT: 32nd Celebration of the Lotus Festival Sponsored by L.A. Lotus Festival, Inc. and the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks.
DATES: Saturday, July 10, 2010 – 12 noon to 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 11, 2010 – 12 noon to 8:00 p.m.
(Dates coincide with the anticipated blooming of the Lotus Flower)
LOCATION: Echo Park Lake in Los Angeles, California, is located on Park Avenue between Glendale Avenue and Echo Park Boulevard, just north of the Hollywood (101) and Pasadena (110) freeway junction, near Dodger Stadium. (FREE ADMISSION)
MISSION: The mission of the Lotus Festival is to develop, promote and create an atmosphere of understanding in which Asian and Pacific Islander communities in Southern California are brought together for two (2) days of cultural sharing. The Festival also seeks to preserve and enlighten the public with a sampling of distinctly different and unique Asian and Pacific Islander culture and traditions through cultural displays, art, music, dance and food.
HIGHLIGHTS Opening Ceremonies on Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 12:00 p.m., to earmark the celebration of the 32nd Lotus Festival, which includes live music, dance and entertainment from a variety of performers representing many of the diverse countries of Asia and the Pacific Islands.  This year, the Festival will highlight the people and cultures of China. Asian and Pacific Islander personalities from the media and its communities will act as emcees/hosts during this two-day event.

Artisans-at-work will be on hand to demonstrate their skills on the beautifully decorated Flower Island Pavilion.  Their artwork illustrates their spirit, tradition and pride of the Asian and Pacific Islander handiwork.  This includes: paper-cutting, hand painted scrolls, calligraphy, plant and flower expertise, fish, birds and other Asian artifacts.

The Health Fair will feature educational lectures on holistic fitness.  Other services to be provided include: free screenings, health information and referrals.

The Community Services will feature a variety of organizations offering free information, assistance and referrals in areas of employment, social services, immigration, legal services, education, housing and translating.

The Boutiques will offer a variety of Asian and Pacific Islander items and gifts for sale including clothing, jewelry, artwork, hand-made crafts, incense, body oils and much more.

The International Food Booth area will provide a variety of Asian and Pacific Islander cuisine that will feature enticing delicacies and exotic beverages which are traditional to the Asian and Pacific Island Cultures.

FESTIVAL CONTACT: L.A. Lotus Festival, Inc.
Leo Pandac
2001 W. Beverly Blvd. Suite 201
Los Angeles, CA 90057
Phone: (213) 413-1622Email: lepandac@aol.com
DEPARTMENT CONTACT: Lotus Festival
Department of Recreation and Parks
3900 West Chevy Chase Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Phone: (213) 485-1310; Fax: (213) 485-8746Email: Lotus.Festival@lacity.org

Website: www.laparks.org/Calendar/Lotus/lotus.htm

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Set for the same day of Make It Funky. I know. But great things happen in the City of Los Angeles. Maybe you can support both by going to Make it Funky in Chinatown earlier in the day and then head over to Little Tokyo to close out your July 31st summer night?

Tuesday Night Cafe is LA’s longest running free arts showcase, completely running on the love of the community. No grants and no corporate funding. For 12 years, they have been showcasing the nation’s talented artists – spoken word, dance, theater, improv, comedy, visual art, film, cuisine- you name it, TNC showcased them.

But it’s that time of year where they have to raise funds in order to keep going for another 12 years.

Please come out and support the arts, our people, and the community but attending this outdoor concert and arts party!

Pinoy artists involved are:
-Harlem Lee (winner of 2007 show Fame)
- Mister Cookie Jar (music)
-Bambu (music)
-Rocky Rivera and DJ Roza (music)
-DJ Ant and DJ WaxStyles (music)
-alfie numeric (visual arts)
-Park’s Finest BBQ (cuisine
and many more!

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Tuesday Night Project & JACCC Present:

The TNParty
Annual Benefit for the Tuesday Night Project

Art + Music + Food + Dancing + Community under the LA sky

Raising funds to keep Tuesday Night Project and the 1st & 3rd Tuesday Night Cafe going strong!

July 31, 2010
5pm–11pm

JACCC Plaza, Little Tokyo
244 S San Pedro St
(Between 2nd and 3rd St)
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Tickets on sale NOW: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/111899
$15 Presale/Students/Seniors
$20 General Admission (at the door)
12 and under free!

Tuesday Night Project (TNP) celebrates its 12th year of bringing together thousands of people to live performance, music, poetry, short film, live-stream broadcasts and an eclectic gathering of Los Angeles art+community through its “1st & 3rd Tuesday Night Cafe” series in Little Tokyo/Downtown L.A.

On July 31st, 2010, TNP & JACCC present “TNParty: annual benefit for the Tuesday Night Project” in the JACCC Plaza from 5PM to 11PM. It will be TNP’s 2nd annual fundraiser underneath the Los Angeles summer skyline, with an outdoor plaza full of DJ’s spinning, live music, a silent art auction, video projection, and live painting. Everyone is welcome, from long-time supporters of Tuesday Night Cafe to past performers to people who are new to TNP.

Join Tuesday Night Project at the TNParty and support one of the longest running free public art spaces in Downtown L.A.!

With performances by:

-Mista Cookie Jar
http://mistacookiejar.com/

-Progressive Taiko
http://progressivetaiko.wordpress.com/

-Bambu
http://bambu.la/

-SueJin w/ Jenny San Angel
http://www.myspace.com/suejinmusic
http://www.myspace.com/jennysanangel

-Rocky Rivera & DJ Roza
http://www.rockyrivera.com/

-Durwood (Golda Inquito & Gertie Meza) & Applesauce (David Tran)
http://durwoodmusic.net/
http://www.myspace.com/worldofapplesauce

-Dawen
http://www.dawen.us/

-Shin Kawasaki
http://www.shinkawasaki.com/

-Harlem Lee (winner of 2007 show Fame)
A sample of his performance:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3RB-vAzOLM

And more to come!

More info about performers, vendors, and other details about the TN Party to come! To keep updated on all the news, keep your eyes on:

http://www.tuesdaynightproject.org/

Become a fan at: http://www.facebook.com/tnproject
Follow us on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/tnproject

And RSVP to our YELP event! http://www.yelp.com/events/los-angeles-the-tnparty-annual-benefit-for-the-tuesday-night-project

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Buy Pinoy wants to highlight FLOCK SHOP and their upcoming event, Make it Funky! It’s a music and art summer block party featuring live music, live painting, an outdoor gallery, food court with LA’s sought after food trucks, DJ’s, a kids’ corner, vendors, and more!

This event is not only funky but also good for the whole family. So come out and support FLOCK SHOP and their crew for putting one of LA’s biggest outdoor party of the summer!

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This is a community based event and need YOUR participation in order to keep events like this alive in Los Angeles!

Help spread the good word!

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Flock Shop Presents…
The 2nd Annual “Make It Funky” Music & Arts Festival this Summer!
(formerly known as “The Funk Rumble Block Party”)

Make It Funky
{Music & Arts Festival}
Saturday, July 31st
2pm – 12am
Chinatown Central Plaza {South Side}
947 N. Broadway, LA 90012
All Ages Event
$5 admission until 6pm, $10 after, Kids 10 & Under in Free

Live Performances by:

Connie Price and the Keystones featuring Wildchild from The Lootpack and MC Daakir/Soup of Jurassic 5

Jeremy Sole’s Musaics
The Rebirth
BabyStone
Simple Citizens
E Reece and Core Elements

Hosted by Jeremy Sole & Anthony Valadez of KCRW

Art Walk/Gallery Wall & Live Painting curated by The Hive Gallery

Over 25 artists painting live!

50+ DJs from LA’s top underground clubs! Including The Rootdown, Soul Sessions, Hit+Run, Afro Funke, Boombox, Sonido Sundays + more!

Get immortalized at The Holy Vampire Photo Booth!
http://www.theholyvampire.com/

Food Truck Court – Lomo Arigato / TheShrimpGuys / Jumby’s + more!

Quality, Unique Indie Vendors / Kids Area / Food Trucks / Food Vendors

Drinking for 21 & Over inside the Grand Star Jazz Club
Free after party at the Grand Star, talent tba, open til 2am

Check out last year’s event at:
http://www.thefunkrumbleblockparty.blogspot.com/
http://www.facebook.com/makeitfunkyfest
http://www.myspace.com/funkrumble

If you would like to be a vendor at this event we are renting out 10 x 10 spaces with quality, unique vendors.

Please email us at info@makeitfunkyfest.com for an application and details.

Thank you!

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More info @ http://www.makeitfunkyfest.blogspot.com/
http://www.makeitfunkyfest.com/

Follow us on Twitter!
http://www.twitter.com/makeitfunkyfest
 
From last year’s event!

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