Mammoth Munchies and Lit Yoga: A Stoner’s Delight in L.A. | Marijuana

Mammoth Munchies and Lit Yoga: A Stoner’s Delight in L.A.

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Creative minds in Los Angeles have dreamed up immersive experiences that any cannabis fan will love.

One is a blend of healthful activity, political action, commerce, and trippy highs, while the other is equally mind-bending as it artfully acknowledges our weak dieting willpower — and brings the munchies to life.

At Cheat Day Land, an Instagram-tailored pop-up “museum” dedicated to diet-busting food, visitors can feast their eyes on oversized gigantic pizzas, doughnuts and hamburgers and insert themselves in a cartoony tableau of selfie-ready backdrops.

Located in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District, the installation is not only a tour through  favorite cheat-day foods, but it’s also a fantasy munchie paradise.

A few blocks away in an out-of-the-way L.A. warehouse, DankGals staged a Halloween-themed “Flow In the Dark” Yoga event on Oct. 28, 2018, that put a new twist on elevated yoga.

Experienced all in one day, the events showed the range of immersive experiences tailor-made for cannabis fans.

Control yourself when you enter the chocoholic room at the Cheat Day Land, a temporary, Instagram-friendly museum installation in the downtown Los Angeles Arts District. (Photo by Suzy Nguyen)

Cheat Day Land is made up of 17 cheat-meal-themed rooms where, unlike traditional museums, touching the artwork is encouraged. A tour guide leads each group of up to 20 people through foil fringed curtains into each exhibit.

Passing through the “Gates to Heaven,” you’ll see a fast-food combo of a cheeseburger, fries and a drink that features a spongy hamburger bun “stage,” perfect for picture posing. Capture a quick Boomerang to animate yourself dangling from a French fry or taking a sip from the giant straw.

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Thank you @camly.me and @geummy for visiting us!!! These girls rock! 😄😁 __________ Sneak Peek of Cheat Day Land!!! FULL VIDEO ON IG TV 📺 Please check it out and spread the love! Thank you everyone!! 🙏🙏 DON’T FORGET TO CHECKOUT OUR STORIES FOR PREVIEWS AND MORE CONTENT! 🤘 ———— Come visit Cheat Day Land, Now Open in the LA Art District. 😱📸🤳 TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE!!! Link in bio!!! _________ 📍 @cheatdayland 📸 @camly.me 🎨 @oddcatofficial _________ #instaworthyla #cheatdayeveryday #burgerfest #instafood #explorelosangeles #burgerfest #cheatdayla #foodstagram #burgermania #laadventures #discoverla #popupart #foodiesofinstagram #dola #instaart #hamburgerhelper #burgerholic #bringme #laartdistrict #foodexplorer #foodblogger #foodie #foodlover #foodgram #losangeleslife #foodnation #buzzfeed #burgers

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If you’re a fan of the benefit of plants, the chocoholic room may absolve you of guilt for indulging in chocolate — or other pleasurable, plant-based substances. Carpeted in hot-pink fake fur, the room is plastered with inspirational messages that extoll the wonders of chocolate.  

A few steps away is the Alphabet Delight room, where guests can dive into a super-sized cereal bowl and pose with the foam alphabet bites and spell out funny words or suspend from the giant spoon for a playful picture.

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Do you love cereal?!?!? 🤔 No wait. Do you REALLY love cereal?!?!? 🤨🤔🙋🏻‍♂️ Well then what are you waiting for!?!? 😃😄😁 Come to Cheat Day Land and dive into a colorful pool of cereal 🏊 use your favorite # on a giant spoon 🥄 for example #cheatdayland 😉😉 and just pose and chill 😌😌 and and tag us in your social media 😁🙏✌️ __________ Sneak Peek of Cheat Day Land!!! FULL VIDEO ON IG TV 📺 Please check it out! Share it with your mom, dad, brothers, sisters, your cat, dog, show it to your gold fish and spread the love! Thank you everyone!! 🙏🙏 DON’T FORGET TO CHECKOUT OUR STORIES FOR PREVIEWS AND MORE CONTENT! 🤘 ———— Come visit Cheat Day Land, opening October in LA. 😱📸🤳 TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!!! Link in bio!!! _________ 📍 @cheatdayland 👱‍♂️ @21enrique_mendoza 🎨 @oddcatofficial _________ #firstdatela #cheatdayeveryday #cerealbar #instafood #explorelosangeles #cheatmealtime #cheatdayla #foodstagram #cerealkiller #laadventures #discoverla #popupart #foodiesofinstagram #dola #instaart #cerealmilk #bringmehere #bringme #laartdistrict #foodexplorer #foodblogger #foodie #foodlover #foodgram #losangeleslife #foodnation #buzzfeed #cerealhunters

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The Donut Sweat It room is a “gym,” covered in delightful doughnut treats. As one of the most physically interactive rooms in the museum, visitors can float through the air on doughnut “tire” swings, curl cinnamon roll hand weights or deadlift a doughnut dumbbell, which weighs a whopping 60 pounds, or 27.2 kilograms.

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We Can Do It! 💪👱‍♀️ ________ The theme and art of the museum is based on “cheat meals.” The concept of the museum comes from people who share a love for food and art. The museum plans to be informative but is mostly a fun, colorful, joyful place celebrating art, food, & bringing people together. Local artists will also showcase their art & bring their point of view on the subject. The pictures shown here are displays of the type of art you can expect. The art installations are still in production so we can’t display them yet. ———— Looking for yummy treats & photo ops? Come visit Cheat Day Land, opening October in LA. 😱📸🤳 TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!!! Link in bio!!! _________ 📸 @yogabycandie 📍 @cheatdayland _________ #cheatdayland #cheatday #cheatdayeveryday #artistsoninstagram #instafood #cheatmealday #streetart #cheatdayla #foodstagram #donutwall #donutlover #deadliftsanddonuts #popupart #foodiesofinstagram #artlover #instaart #artexhibition #donutsanddeadlifts #art_spotlight #donuts #foodexplorer #foodblogger #donutday #foodlover #laart #laartdistrict #laexplorers #bodybuildingcom #donutgrowup #deadliftsfordays

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The cherry on top of the experience may be the mountain of snacks. The bed of food is arranged on the floor but a cleverly positioned mirror creates illusions that seem to show guests scaling to the top of the mountain of snacks or dangling from a churro.

You can also become part of the food art and take flight with a set of chicken wings or dress up in fun foam cutouts of food “dresses.”

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Trick or Cheat! 🧛‍♀️🧟‍♂️🧙🏻‍♀️ Halloween 🎃 is around the corner and we would love to make your Halloween the sweetest celebration ever! _________ In celebration of Halloween guest under 13yrs old that attend with Halloween costumes from 10/24 – 10/30 enter for FREE 😱. Children must be accompanied by parents/guardian in the museum. 👻 _________ Make sure to follow us and post your experience at Cheat Day Land on your IG and social media platforms. Tag us, our location and don’t forget to use #cheatdayland 😁❤️ _________ All children will receive free candy. 🍭 🍬 Stop by and trick or cheat with us in your best costumes! 🧟‍♂️🧙🏻‍♀️👻🧛‍♀️ _________ 📍 @cheatdayland 📸 @maddkeso 🎨 @oddcatofficial _________ #foodiesofinstagram #foodiegram #foodphotography #instafood #explorelosangeles #foodstagram #cheatdayla #foodstagram #donutgrowup #icecreamlover #discoverla #popupart #foodnation #dola #instaart #pancakelover #donutlover #bringme #cakelover #foodexplorer #churrolovers #frenchfrieslover #foodlover #foodgram #lalovers #foodlovers #buzzfeed #pizzalover

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After immersing in the pop-art foodie heaven, it was time to join DankGals as the glass company hosted a Halloween-themed pop-up yoga event, Smokey Hallow. Billed as a glow-in-the-dark, CBD-infused yoga experience, guests — predominantly female — finger-painted their skin with fluorescent body paints that made them into movable art. 

Pipes crafted by glass artist Kate Tatsumi were on display at Smokey Hallow, an elevated yoga practice hosted by DankGals. (Photo by Allena Braithwaite)

The mood-setting blacklight not only intensified the paint colors, but it also added to the spooky vibe. Or was that from sampling the vendors’ free edibles and smokes?  Vendors passed out prerolls, while tables were loaded with infused mini-pastries from Babinka Treats and infused tamales from Blaze N Jane.

Along with sweet treats, there were also edibles by Somatik and glass pipes by California-based artist Kate Tatsumi.

These doughnut-looking edibles were prepared by Babinka Treats for DankGirls’ Smokey Hallow yoga practice. (Photo by Allena Braithwaite)

After everyone had plenty of opportunity to inhale smoke or nibble sweets, yoga instructor Anna Cantwell led the very relaxed yogis on a themed journey with poses she renamed in honor of the holiday: Candy corn triangle pose and Halloween black cat back arches. Some students managed to hold a joint while balancing in the downward-facing dog pose, while stopping for a sip of complimentary coconut water.

Cannabis-infused, chocolate-covered coffee beans by Somatik were served at DankGals’ Smokey Hallow elevated yoga session. (Photo by Allena Braithwaite)

Though glow-in-the-dark yoga was the main attraction, the evening also featured chair massages with CBD oil, colorful yoga wear by Brooke Taylor, infused coffee beans and goji berries from Somatik and a gift box filled with Stiiizy swag, a Kushkard greeting card for stoners, and a keychain attached to a handmade plush boob, in honor of the breast cancer awareness-themed wading pool filled with hundreds of similar lace-and-velveteen boobs.

While the event was all lit with good vibes, DankGals and Budding Mind took the platform to a more serious matter. Brooke Burgstahler, a cannabis reporter and advocate with Budding Mind attended the event to rally for legalization and cannabis justice. In a short speech, she  explained that “prisoners of prohibition” are incarcerated and serving long sentences for a marijuana offenses. She urged attendees to write letters and argue for those convictions to be overturned.

“Flow In the Dark” Yoga event on Oct. 28, 2018. (Photo by Allena Braithwaite)

If You Go:

  • DankGals hosts elevated yoga events monthly in Los Angeles. For more information,  follow DankGals on Instagram and on a backup account @DankGals_Social.
  • Cheat Day Land continues through Feb. 15, 2019, at 2018 E. 7th St., Los Angeles. Admission is $38. For more information or tickets, visit its website or follow its Instagram account.

About Author

When she’s not splitting grape Swishers, Suzy Nguyen writes for Weedmaps. She earned her English Literature degree from California State University, Long Beach and has been in the marijuana industry since she was 21 years old. Armed with knowledge and experience, she brings to the team an insider’s perspective from her years of working in different dispensaries. Besides having a knack for fashioning dank blunts, Suzy also holds an Associate’s degree in Product Development from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.

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