Newsworthy Pops from Last Month
It seemed like every other day in February, I was hearing about a cool new pop-up shop or event. So this week, I’m bringing you the best of the best: quick highlights of what you might have missed — and what you can still potentially get in on.
Saved by the Max Pop-Up Diner
In early February, the Internet freaked out when they heard a “Saved by the Bell” themed pop-up restaurant was coming to Chicago. “Saved by the Max” is being organized by a group of friends who are all in the service industry. They hope to open the parody diner for the month of June in Wicker Park.
The pop-up will feature a pun-filled menu (think “AC Sliders” or “Macaroni and Screech”), themed cocktails, trivia nights and costume parties. And there is chance that Saved by the Bell cast members will make appearances for meet and greets.
You can RSVP to the “Saved By The Bell — Pop Up Parody Bar & Diner!” event page on Facebook so you don’t miss any updates.
It’s happening!!! June 1st for 1 month! Who is coming??? Reservation info + special event tickets coming soon! #savedbythemax.
A photo posted by Saved by the Max (@savedbythemax) on Mar 1, 2016 at 3:12pm PST
The Giving Keys’ First Pop-Up
The Giving Keys sells inspirational jewelry — such as necklaces with keys that have special words engraved on them. The company focuses on giving back and inspiring others. They employ people affected by homelessness and, according to their Instagram profile, encourage customers to “embrace your word, then pass it on to someone who needs the message more than you.”
On Valentine’s Day weekend, they hosted their first-ever pop-up shop. Located in the Arts District in Downtown LA, the pop-up featured new products, freebies and prizes, food, and live engraving. Shoppers also had the chance to meet some of the people behind the charitable brand.
Spend your weekend with us for our first ever Pop-Up shop in the Arts District of LA. Sweet treats, live engraving, free coffee and a chance to win some of our not-yet-released product when you spin our wheel-of-love (while supplies last). Invite your friends. Be our Valentine? Friday: 4PM — 8PM Saturday: 11AM — 7PM 836 Traction Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90013
A photo posted by The Giving Keys (@thegivingkeys) on Feb 12, 2016 at 8:44am PST
Retronaut’s New York from Mashable
On Mashable’s website, you can find news regarding social media, entertainment, lifestyle, business and more. They also have a few sub-sites, including Retronaut, which they call “the photographic time machine.” Articles found there are full of images with a short intro about the topic.
On February 25, Mashable opened a pop-up at Premiere Exhibitions in New York City. According to Mashable, the photo exhibition features “digitally restored panoramas of New York City at the turn of the 19th and 20th century.” The free pop-up event runs through March 28.
See the past like you wouldn’t believe at “Retronaut’s New York”, a pop-up exhibition of historic New York City opening today in #NYC. Click the link in our profile for more details! #Retronaut #tbt (Image: SC Exhibitions)
A photo posted by Mashable (@mashable) on Feb 25, 2016 at 4:50pm PST
LA Galaxy Introduced New Kits
On February 4, the LA Galaxy hosted a pop-up event at BLENDS in Downtown Los Angeles to introduce their new kit for the 2016 Major League Soccer season. The event continued through the weekend, as they also introduced their new #ThisIsLA marketing campaign.
Usually a sneaker store, BLENDS was turned into a gallery to show off the redesigned kit, or “uniform.” Also on display were large photos featuring past and present Galaxy players in their home neighborhoods. Seeing Landon Donovan, Robbie Keane and A.J. DeLaGarza throughout the city reinforced that LA Galaxy “Is LA.”
Come celebrate the launch of the #LAGalaxy’s new 2016 kit this Friday & Saturday at @blendsla! Details 👉 lagalaxy.com #ThisIsLA
A video posted by LA Galaxy (@lagalaxy) on Feb 1, 2016 at 2:42pm PST
Rachel Zoe’s Pop-Up Features Custom Snapchat Filter
Stylist/designer/TV host/author/everythingunderthesun Rachel Zoe opened a pop-up shop on February 24 at The Grove in Los Angeles. Her first retail space showcases her spring 2016 ready-to-wear collection, jewelry, shoes and pieces from her Core collection. Core can only be found online or at the pop-up store.
The pop-up has a custom Snapchat filter that says “OMG, it’s everything!” Open until March 31, the store is somewhat of an experiment for possible future locations in LA, New York, and other major cities. Hollywood Reporter quotes Zoe as saying, “…the pop-up is sort of the dream because I can sort of test the waters without going in head-first.”
Spent the morning chatting about #rachelzoepopup @thegrovela #sneakpeek #tooexcited #pinchme #dreamcometrue #sograteful @laurelandwolf @ericbuterbaugh
A photo posted by Rachel Zoe (@rachelzoe) on Feb 23, 2016 at 1:48pm PST
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