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Lola's Kusina Pop-up: Filipino Kamayan Dining
Presented By Lola's Kusina
Sunday, August 25th at 12:30pm PST
Online sale ends: 08/23/19 at 11:30pm PST
EVZIN Palm Springs
411 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Palm Springs, CA 92264
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Lola's Kusina is excited to collaborate with EVZIN to bring a Kamayan Pop-Up Dining Experience! 

RSVP: Tickets are $55 per person. 

**Before making your Ticket purchase Via PayPal: 
  • Do not use PayPal Guest Checkout. Make sure you purchase your ticket with a secure PayPal Acct, or sign up for one. 

  • Once you purchase your ticket via PayPal, click on 'Activity' in your PayPal acct, click payments, then click the option 'confirm receipt'. Click 'Yes' to confirm that you received your e-ticket order. This step will finish your payment and ticketing process. Thank you!

    If you have questions about purchasing your ticket, please connect with me at LolasKusinaPopUp@gmail.com

Doors open at 12 Noon for drinks. Kamayan Dining starts at 12:30 PM.
  • Your ticket includes a Filipino kamayan feast + dessert. 
  • Tickets sales will end August 23rd at 9PM. No tickets sold at the door. Limited seating. Get yours soon! 

What is Kamayan? 

We will be honoring the Filipino ancestral tradition of Kamayan. Kamayan "eating with your hands" is a traditional Filipino culinary communal experience with an array of Filipino food served on banana leaves. You will enjoy colors, textures, and a unique symphony of flavors.

"Kamayan" style dining is eating family-style on banana leaves on a communal table using your hands. Kamayan is a intimate meal, shared with family and friends, and strangers. No plates/utensils. The menu will have between 6-8 Filipino dishes and desserts, including classic favorites like lumpia, pancit, adobo in 3 different ways, ube halaya jam, turon, and more!

Menu + Drinks
  • The full Kamayan Menu will be e-mailed to confirmed attendees the week of the event.
  • Evzin will be creating Filipino inspired drinks at the bar for purchase on the day of.


Come hungry, be prepared to use your hands, and be in community with one another!

  • Please e-mail me with any dietary/allergy concerns before purchasing your ticket.

The Kamayan Menu will have soy, gluten, meat, and seafood (fish). Due to the nature of the special event day, unfortunately, we cannot cater to very specific dietary requirements, but we do have vegetable options.

Plant-Based Options:

The Kamayan Feast will have plant-based options. We will have plenty of vegetable dishes on the menu that will not contain any meat and a few veggie dishes w/o soy & gluten. Our desserts will be vegan. Please inquire about our plant-based options at least 1 week before the event date to ensure proper menu adjustments.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, we try to be paperless where possible! Please bring along your e-mail confirmation on your phone.

What's the refund policy?

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email us at LolasKusinaPopUp@gmail.com for any questions/concerns. 

We look forward to dining with you! 

About Lola's Kusina + Michelle Castillo

Lola's Kusina began in 2011, as an underground supper club and an arts/cultural happening that ran out of Michelle Castillo's tiny studio apartment in Oakland, CA. Since then, Lola's Kusina has done community workshops, private and public dinners, and popped up at bars, art galleries, parties, in the Los Angeles, Oakland, Coachella Valley area, Whole Foods Market, restaurants and cafes. Most recently Lola's Kusina turned into an interactive art installation in the form of a Sari-Sari store and Filipino Food stall this past March. 

Her pop-up eatery is dedicated to her family, the immigrant experience, and named after her late Lola Sally, the matriarch of her family. The eatery cultivates multi-sensory communal experiences and meaningful interactions by sharing memories and stories through food + culture. In 2016, Castillo started writing a non-fiction book based on Lola's Kusina and recipes from her cultural roots. She hopes to one day open a brick and mortar space! 

Castillo is not your traditional chef with a culinary school background but learned her way around the kitchen growing up in her Lola's Kusina (Grandmother's Kitchen) cooking and learning from the women in her family. Each of them was either a professional chef, baker, home cook, two of them ran a restaurant at one point, and catering business. She has experience creating Filipino, Mexican, and Plant-Based cuisine! 

Michelle Castillo, is the founder of Wyld Womxn and the chef behind Lola's Kusina. She lives and works in the desert as an artist, writer, teacher, community organizer, and activist.  

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12:30pm to 3:00pm
Doors open at 12:00pm

General Admission: $55.00

All Ages

EVZIN Palm Springs<br> 411 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264<br> Palm Springs, 92264


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