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Culinary Art: Donut Sculptures and Mezcal-Inspired Murals

Photo courtesy of Manny Castro
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Now that you've finally gotten over the jarring event that was Daylight Savings, it's time to start planning the rest of your week. Thankfully, there are two food/art hybrids coming up. Here's what:

Manny Castro's Donut Sculptures: The nuts and bolts of this week's sweet event at the Downtown L.A. Art Walk are enough to have us sold: Free admissions. Yummy Donuts. Free Alcohol. Live DJ. Boom. The party is a celebration of Manny Castro's newest collection of donut sculptures, which look like a 3D version of Kenny Scharf's work. Castro's exhibition is taking a decidedly more lighthearted turn for the event; you might remember him for his politically-driven mural on a local Chick-Fil-A that read "Tastes Like Hate." For Thursday's soirree, he'll be bringing in DJ Paz to keep the vibes high. (And hopefully not violate his probation.) Thursday, March 14, 6pm-midnight, 840 S. Los Angeles St. 90014

Mezcal and Murals at Guelaguetza: Also celebrating the fusion of the culinary world and art is Oaxacan mainstay Guelaguetza. On Wednesday, they'll be unveiling a new mural by the group La Piztola, as well as a photography exhibition by mezcal enthusiast Susan Coss. The event, which aims to celebrate all things Oaxaca, starts at 7 p.m. You can RSVP at Naturally. Wednesday, March 13, 7pm, 3014 W Olympic Blvd. 90006