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Machine Project’s grand finale and print sale; new Echo Park fitness options; Moon Juice’s CBD smoothies

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BY CECILIA PADILLA-BRILL

Machine Project completes its 15-year run of  events, workshops and projects in Echo Park by hosting a print sale and closing party on Saturday, January 13.  Shoppers will find a limited edition of artist prints. It runs from 2 pm to 6 pm. Following after the print sale is Machine Project’s closing party from 6 pm to 9 pm. Expect surprise performances and plenty of beer to go around. Machine Project is located on the 1200 block of Alvarado Street in Echo Park.

In other Shopper & Diner news:

Shopping around for a new yoga or pilates spot to get your groove on? Check out Samarasa, a meditation, yoga and Pilates studio located in Echo Park, the Los Angeles Times reports. Officially opened on December 17, Samarasa takes over the 3,800 square foot space once occupied by Crossfit. About 75 classes are held weekly, including restorative Hatha yoga and Reformer Pilates. Samarasa is located in the 1000 block of Alvarado Street in Echo Park.

Gym rats of the Eastside now have another option to trim off the excess holiday weight. Pharos Athletic Club works to whip customers into shape with its wide selection of equipment and classes, the LA Times reports. High-tech machines and weights, Olympic weight-lifting and class offerings such as Work, which is widely used for actors to prepare for a role, are some of the calorie-burning means that Pharos has to offer. Pharos Athletic Club is located in the 1300 block of Glendale Boulevard in Echo Park.

Need a shot of cannabidiol, or CBD, in your smoothie now that pot is legal in California? Head to Moon Juice in Silver Lake, where servers will add the compound with alleged medical benefits sans the high for $3.50 to your favorite juice drink, Eater LA reports. Customers can also purchase the Colorado-based CBD product Charlotte’s Web. Moon Juice is located in the 2800 block of W. Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake.

That’s it for this week’s Shopper & Diner Report!

Cecilia Padilla-Brill is a communications writer and journalist. She writes news, health, education and feature stories. Cecilia is currently working on her first novel. She has lived in Echo Park since 1999.

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