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Los Angeles Diversity Dining: Armenian Rhapsody

Sunday, February 23, 2014
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Diversity Dining

Daily Dose Café
1820 Industrial Street, #104
Los Angeles, CA 90021 (Valet Parking is available for $5)

Join us for a very special evening of good Armenian inspired food, art and company. Your evening will commence with an art showing and wine reception, hosted appetizer stations. The event will be hosted by performance artist, Razmina D'Femme. Art pieces on display will be provided by Michael Chearney and Ashleigh Sumner, and featuring music from 'POESIA PER UNA SOGNATRICE' by composer Flavio Motalla. After the reception, there will be a presentation by Emelina Vartan of the Los Angeles chapter of the Gay & Lesbian Armenian Society (GALAS) to discuss about state of the LGBT community in Armenia as well as the Armenian American LGBT community here in Southern California. Lastly, you will enjoy the rest of the Armenian inspired feast, and the evening will culminate with a drawing for one of 36 small canvases (valued at $150 each) painted by Michael Chearney and 12 custom shirts designed by Ashleigh Sumner from her clothing line, Fiers.

First 50 people who purchase their ticket(s) will receive a free copy of the inaugural issue of Hello Mr.

To preview Michael Chearney's artwork, visit
To preview Ashleigh Sumner's artwork, visit

Tickets are $50, which includes the reception with complimentary beer and wine, dinner and 1 ticket for the drawing, as well as an annual HRC membership or membership renewal.

Dinner Menu:

Mezzes (Appetizers – Served Family Style):

  • Armenian Salad
  • Itch Salad
  • Hummus
  • Baba Ganoush
  • Boyrak (baked cheese fritters)
  • Vegetarian Kebbe (made with lentils and chickpeas)
  • Imam Bayildi (roasted eggplant)

Main Course (Choose One):

  • Grass Fed Beef Roast with Mushroom Sauce
  • Fasoulia (Green Bean Stew) and Rice (Vegetarian)


  • Anouschabour (dried fruit stew with barley and walnuts)
  • Armenian Coffee

Water:  Jermuk from Armenia
Beer generously provided by Little Bear

Dinner event programming subject to changes.

Art Pieces on Display provided by Michael Chearney and Ashleigh Sumner


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