Unplugged & Uncorked in Santa Monica!

Sometimes, on Fridays, I love nothing more than to get cozy in my recliner chair in my jammies & kick back, then, there are those weeks, like last, I really would like to go out yet don’t want to spend a lot of money. You can guess how happy I was when I found out through a theatre connection of mine that the lovely TAG Gallery at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica (just off Pico Blvd) would be having a night of music, food, wine & the unplugging of ALL Β devices since it was, apparently, National Day of Unplugging. This is a day when we vow not to use our phones for texting, checking in, tweeting, yelping….ya know, a day us Bloggers really do not know;)


(*Hi!, Acrylic on canvas, by Betty Sheinbaum. available at TAG Gallery)

The Gallery made it easy to oblige by the rules, though; upon entry, guests were given a cute little cloth bag to put their cell phone in & add to a ‘tree’ (It could have been a coat rack!) of phones! Along with a fortune of a random act of kindness to complete; I just love what mine was: “Put $5 in someones pocket with a note that reads, ‘You have been reverse pick pocketed'”.

Acoustic band, The Coals provided awesome chill-out music. They gave the perfect setting for wanting to forget about who was saying what on-line, & made everyone wan to listen to their music had to say, while we all gazed at gorgeous art for sale along the walls of this 2 level gallery

31_Rogier_AlainΒ  Β  (*Red, Black, Blue and White Diptych #1, Acrylic on canvas, by Alain Rogier also at TAG)

The TAG Gallery is located with several other warehouse-style buildings, I, at first thought I was lost! But as you go to the end of the street & enter through their parking lot, you will come upon it quickly. I really enjoyed the atmosphere & spending a Friday night in Santa Monica, but without a lot of fuss & money;) Check out their site here for up-coming events & to visit!

Afterwards, since my friend & I were some of the last to leave the soiree! We hit up an adorable coffeehouse open til midnight called Unurban Cafe, which, to my delight serves gluten-free bagels, muffins & cookies. My cappuccino was delicious, too. The enviroment was very ‘Friends’ Central Perk-esque, which I loved:) If you’re in the LA/SM area, check out these great local spots, Santa Monica has much more to offer than the well-known pier & promenade.

(*Disclaimer: I was provided with complimentary tickets to the Unplugged event. All opinions are my own & it was a great time!)

About Along Comes Mary

Book Worm, Internet Nerd, Blogger, Daughter, Friend, Caffeine Addict, Non Smoker who sometimes smokes, Lover, Fighter, Ear with Feet, In Search of Bunbury, Gluten Free Pescatarian. Enough about me, what about YOU?;-)
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21 Responses to Unplugged & Uncorked in Santa Monica!

  1. Another gallery to put on my fast growing list. I’ve been to Urban Cafe and loved it. How cool is that. πŸ™‚

  2. Unurban on Pico?! How funny!:) I loved it & the people there:)

  3. Looks like it was a lot of fun! I like that they actually made you “unplug” yourselves from your phones. I think that made the visitors/audience become more involved in the event.

  4. Wow I’ve never been in a gallery since I was in college. I guess I also miss inclination towards the artistic side, sometime we just gotta relax and do something different from the ordinary…

  5. what a fun event you attended the unurban cafe sounds great πŸ™‚

  6. Emily says:

    Sounds like such a fun time. I wish I knew about a similar event in my area, i’d love to go.

  7. Kari says:

    I had the opportunity to visit Santa Monica for a couple days earlier this year – I loved it so much! Hope to come back again someday to spend more time there.

  8. Sounds like a fun evening. I love the idea of Reverse Pick-pocketing. I collect ideas for random acts of kindness so now I’m thinking of other ways to incorporate it!

  9. What a fun event to attend.

  10. I use to attend events like this all the time, makes me want to again!!

  11. Jamie says:

    Too funny! I was at Bergamot Station on Sunday after months of telling myself I need to go. I stopped in TAG Gallery while I was there =) Would have loved to gone on this venture with you.. πŸ˜‰

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