Artists' center Machine Project in Echo Park will host a pop-up pie shop on Thursday, November 18th from 7 to 10 p.m. to benefit the Los Angeles Food Bank. The one-night-only event will transform Machine Project into a stylish pie shop where you can pick up a do-it-yourself holiday treat. “Pie kits” will include a pie crust and a jar of homemade seasonal filling (Maple Pumpkin, Classic Apple or Lovely Lemon) for $20 to assemble and bake at home.

Complimentary pie tasting of the three featured flavors and festive refreshments will be offered while visitors mingle amid atmosphere designed by Julia Luke. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Los Angeles Food Bank.

Echo Park-based baker Sarah Williams is providing the baked pies and pie kits. This month she launched her new pie and tart delivery service, Fruit and Flour. The pies normally retail for $30 including delivery within the general Los Angeles area. Other fall flavors offered are “ugly” pie (oatmeal cookie crust, custard center and chocolate ganache top), chocolate with a hazelnut crust and cardamom-spiced pear.

Machine Project is a nonprofit community space investigating art, technology, natural history, science, music, literature and food. The artists' collective produces events, workshops and site-specific installations in their Echo Park storefront.

No reservations required; just show up and eat pie. For more information, email

Machine Project: 1200-D N. Alvarado St., Los Angeles; (213) 483-8761.

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