Boxing Day Social at The Spare Room

On Monday, December 26th, Naomi Schimek is helping to spread some holiday cheer by hosting a special Boxing Day Social at The Spare Room in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. All proceeds from the event go to the Hospitality Kitchen (aka the “Hippie Kitchen”), a soup kitchen operated by Los Angeles Catholic Worker in Downtown LA’s Skid Row. A suggested donation of $10 at the door gets you into the event. If you’re low on funds, you can bring blankets, sleeping bags or warm clothes to donate instead. Bottomless punch, bites and a Jenga tournament are all included with admission.

Spare Room Boxing Day Social 2011

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To help raise funds, The Spare Room is presenting the First Annual Bartenders with Bar Tabs Auction. Several of the city’s finest are donating their time along with bar tabs from their home bars. The Spare Room will mix and match the tabs and auction off these pre-paid drinking dates. Already confirmed for the auction block: Aidan Demarest, Kate Grutman, Dave Kupchinsky, Lacey Murillo, Lauran September, Alex Straus and Marcos Tello, with more to be announced. Dan “The Imbiber” Dunn will be the emcee and auctioneer.

Added 12/21: Kenny Arbuckle and Bayardo De Murguia.

Boxing Day Social at The Spare Room
Monday, December 26, 2011
Suggested donation: $10

  • Bottomless punch
  • Bar bites
  • Jenga tournament
  • Live music by Hobo Jazz
  • DJ Miss Diana

Sponsored by Wild Geese Irish Whiskey and Akvinta Vodka

The Spare Room
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel (Mezzanine Level)
7000 Hollywood Blvd. (at Orange)
(323) 769-7296

Hospitality Kitchen
821 E. 6th Street (at the corner of 6th and Gladys)
Downtown LA
House: (323) 267-8789
Kitchen: (213) 614-9615
Days: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday (Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and 4th of July.)
Time: 7:45am – 12:45pm

For more information about the Hospitality Kitchen, please visit

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