May 15, 2018 • Ramadan in LA • 72 Virgins is teaming up with Marium Mohiuddin and LA Commons to produce the third annual #RAMADANinLA. We’re part of an entire month focused on celebrating the many facets of Los Angeles County’s diverse Muslim population.
November 14, 2017 • 7:00pm • SPOTLIGHT Storytelling • 72 Virgins and Drink_Draw attended NewGround’s signature SPOTLIGHT event. Participants made pre-show mocktails, and drew them at the IMAN Center (map). 72 Virgins and Drink_Draw thank NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change for sharing the SPOTLIGHT with us!
May 26, 2017 • #RAMADANinLA: A Date with Islam • 72 Virgins, Drink_Draw, and 20+ local organizations took part in L.A. Commons‘ second annual event celebrating Ramadan at Barnsdall Art Park. We made simple mocktails and drew them!
October 26, 2016 • Drink_Draw • SIJCC SPHERES 72 Virgins Creator & Educator Howard Seth Cohen led the group through the molecular gastronomy technique of direct spheriphication, creating caviar-like flavor spheres to add to drinks. Have you ever popped a sphere of liquid in your mouth, instantly changing the taste of your beverage? We have.
October 19, 2016 • Drink_Draw • SIJCC MICHELADAS & TOMATO COCKTAILS 72 Virgins Creator & Educator Howard Seth Cohen and special guest Lee Bakofsky of Eagle Rock Brewery talked about beer, NA beer, and then led the group in making micheladas and bloody mary varietals with FRESH heirloom tomato juice. Then we drew them! The results were delicious and beautiful.
September 21, 2016 • FajrLoose • SIJCC Early morning dance party started with open space for yoga, shared prayer, and meditation.
June 5, 2016 • Ramadan In LA: A Date with Islam • Barnsdall Art Park 72 Virgins Creator & Educator Howard Seth Cohen led participants through the process of creating their own mocktail. Together, Angelinos celebrated the start of Ramadan with a casual evening of food, music, poetry, and mingling. At Sunset, the new moon signaled the beginning of the lunar month of Ramadan. #RamadanInLA was a Trecking LA event produced by LA Commons.
November 29, 2015 • SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY • SIJCC Participants crafted heirloom tomato based mocktails at this special 72 Virgins event. As a group, we’ll briefly explored the Bogside Massacre (Bloody Sunday 1972), and how the Troubles and reconciliation has shaped present day Northern Ireland. Info on Bloody Sunday/ Bogside Massacre.
October 17, 2015 • House Party 72 Virgins Creator & Educator Howard Seth Cohen led a House Party workshop for Interfaith Family Los Angeles.
October 12, 7pm • Performance 72 Virgins Creator and Educator Howard Seth Cohen performed at WRITE CLUB Los Angeles at Bootleg Theater. His prize money (from the door) was directed to 72 Virgins. “Literature as bloodsport. Prize money to charity.” Sliding scale tickets.
Spring 2015 • Inaugural 72 Virgins Workshop Five weeks of public workshops culminated in a Mocktail Party hosted by 72 Virgins participants.
72 Virgins is dedicated to brining Muslims, Jews, and others together to socialize over a drink. Help us fight xenophobia and bust stereotypes by having a good time. It’s that easy.