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A special message from Man-Eating Cats:

Hello! Man-Eating Cats will be at this event, The Donuts present: Jelly-Filled Fridays this Friday at 9:30PM. In addition to playing a short set, we are hosting an OPEN-MIC for emcees. Take the mic and rhyme over some MEC grooves. Freestyle, written, other people’s verses, it’s ALL GOOD. COME

Creativity. Positivity.. Community… It’s ALL GOOD!

As we continue on with Jelly-Filled Fridays, reaching out to like-minded striving & starving artists is so important to us. Paying it forward to good peoples pursuing creative paths is why we began this event, and we feel blessed to even be in this position to facilitate these positive experiences. So cheers to you for helping us keep this going, and here’s what we created this month to thank you :D

So for October, we’re stoked to be collaborating with electronic music blog SoundLogik. We’re calling it the “Two Party System” as a nod to the upcoming elections, but mainly to recognize the coming together of two creative communities to produce one awesome experience. The best part about this is we get to host some of the artists out of their community! First, let us introduce Mr.Y:

This dude, as you can see, blends the arts of beatboxing, producing, and mixing to create an incredible live music experience. Every piece of sound is organic, with little to no effects, making what he does not only damn unique, but really effing difficult!! It’s with great excitement we’ll be hosting him in the basement, starting at 10pm.
Mr.Y - thisisMrY EP

DJ duo MathMatix are coming out of San Diego with a fresh taste on BASS. After listening to their latest original production, Bass Division, we’re finding it hard to believe they just got on the scene in 2012. These guys definitely have a bright future ahead of them, and we’re just happy to be a stop along their journey. Check them headlining the mainroom from 12-2am!!

And the night wouldn’t be complete without your residents, the Groove Monsters. They’ll be on the decks in the mainroom, so get them dancing shoes ready and get ready to sweat. Check them out from 10pm-midnight!

As for art, some of our best Jelly-Filled Friday memories have been the amazing exhibits we’ve been able to feature in our “Basement Series”. This week we have an exhibit called “Safe Travels”, a three-week photo journey through Europe by 3 of our good friends.

12FV / In House Goods / They Shoot Film

"We journeyed all throughout Europe for fun, the views, the landscape, and the pictures. We skipped around to Iceland, Spain, Morocco, Switzerland, Italy, and Turkey, and came back with a plethora of photographs to share. Traveling has mostly changed us for the better, but we also got a speeding ticket in Iceland and duped into Moroccan carpet." -12fv

Here’s the Facebook event, come out come out old and new faces! This Friday is gonna be a good one. We hope to see you there <3

For those that have been with us since February, it’s been quite the journey. From the first art exhibit to the Coachella Photo Booth, from the comedy show to last month’s The Donut Cellar, it’s pretty awesome being able to say we’ve accomplished what we originally set out to do! Looking through all the photo album sets, seeing old & new faces smiling, dancing, drinking, yelling, and straight cheesin’ is amazing. Take a look for yourself!

The Donuts Present: Jelly Filled Fridays @ The Donut Cellar from Mark Batstone on Vimeo.

This Friday we bring you Jelly-Filled Fridays 8/3 @ Proof Bar. The basement will be transformed into “The Bassment” as we bring out our hommies Sharon Isadora (10-1130pm) & DJ St3vil (1130-1am) to bump some dope beats and bass music. Upstairs we have DJ DZ (10-1130pm) spinning some good ol’ hip-hop/top40 classics, & Groove Monsters (1130-close) making your feet happy with a variety set. Cruise through to Orange County and get funky with us!!

ADDITIONALLY, please help us wish a Happy Birthday to Adele Joven & Sharon Isadora, as well as say farewell to some dear friends as they take their journeys to other parts of the world. Let’s fill Tomo, Wade, and Darnell with that Donut love & positivity so that they embark on their new adventures feeling goooooood….!

As always, free entry, free donuts, & free hugs. Come play.

Really REALLY excited to announce this month’s Jelly-Filled Friday!

Starting the night, we have The Donut Shop Comedy Show in the basement at 930pm. Comedians Rob Weissman, Jonny Loquasto, & Robbie Pickard are gracing us with their jokes, so comeby early and help us show some donut love! $3 Stellas, free donuts, and good vibes. BASEMENT COMEDY SHOW. When’s the last time you been to one of those? Hosted by the ever hilarious Kunal Dudheker of Studio64Comedy!

Spinning tunes in the mainroom we have:
DJ MexMix 930-11
Groove Monsters11-1215

DJ Predakon 1215-145

Free all night, hope you can make it! A huge thanks to those who’ve kicked it with us these past 4 months… trying our best to bring you some positive goodness at least once a month.

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Thanks to Kurtis @ Caveman Crayon for hooking us up with the flyer!!

By now we hope you’ve gotten a glimpse of who we are and what we’re about. One branch of the Donut tree is our monthly event, Jelly-Filled Fridays, at Proof Bar in Downtown Santa Ana Arts District. With this event our aim is to showcase multiple forms of creativity and the members of our community who are traveling down artistic paths! As the months go by, our hope is to bring more artists along on the journey, while inspiring others to pursue their passions. Like Coolio said,

Come along and ride on a fantastic voyage!

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Save the date! April 6 we’re teaming up with our friends at ThreadSence to bring you our Coachella Kick-Off shindig. Details coming soon, be the first to know what’s good:

p.s. The hommies Dr. Oc2pus, Sambot, and the Shiver Crew are hosting SHIVER ME TIMBERS this Saturday (3/24) in Little Tokyo. Always a good time, especially with our very own Time Machine spinning some tunes! Here’s a dedication re-edit by Dr. Oc2pus to get you pumped for the weekend:

Happy Friday!