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Wed, Jun 12


The Los Angeles Breakfast Club

LABC Presents: Cruise Night: An Intimate Look at the Mexican American Lowrider Tradition in LA

Enjoy a catered breakfast, silly songs, club traditions, and special presentation each week at the historic Los Angeles Breakfast Club.

LABC Presents: Cruise Night: An Intimate Look at the Mexican American Lowrider Tradition in LA
LABC Presents: Cruise Night: An Intimate Look at the Mexican American Lowrider Tradition in LA

Time & Location

Jun 12, 2024, 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM

The Los Angeles Breakfast Club, 3201 Riverside Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA


About the event

ABOUT THE BOOK: Known for her quiet portraits of American cultural movements, Kristin Bedford’s book, Cruise Night, is an intimate and unstaged exploration of Mexican American lowrider car culture in Los Angeles. From 2014 to 2019 she attended hundreds of lowrider cruise nights, car shows, quinceañeras, weddings, and funerals. Bedford’s images offer a new visual narrative around the lowrider tradition and invite us to question prevalent societal stereotypes. Located at the intersection of aesthetics and social realism, her photographs explore the nuance of cars as mobile canvases and the legendary community that creates them. With the bold language of color photography and the female vantage point, Cruise Night is an original look at a prolific American movement set against the Los Angeles cityscape.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Kristin Bedford’s photography explores race, visual stereotypes, and communal self-expression.

Her monograph Cruise Night was a best-selling photography book in the USA in 2021 and has been reprinted with a 2024 release. Her work has appeared in solo and group exhibitions throughout the U.S. and Europe and is held in numerous private and public collections worldwide, including LACMA, the Library of Congress, and the Archive of Documentary Arts at the Rubenstein Library. Bedford’s photographs have been featured in leading publications including The New York Times, The Guardian, Smithsonian Magazine, Aesthetica Magazine, The Telegraph, CNN, and Polka Magazine.

ABOUT THE CLUB: Founded in 1925, the Los Angeles Breakfast Club still thrives with food, friendship, and fun. Our meetings are held in our clubhouse, Friendship Auditorium, located at 3201 Riverside Drive, near the corner of Los Feliz Boulevard, in Griffith Park. Best described as a variety show, attendees enjoy a catered breakfast, silly songs, club traditions, and an interesting presentation from a guest speaker.

TICKETS: Sales on close 48 hours before breakfast. Non-members are $25 and Members receive a 25% discount when logged into their Membership Portal.

Please arrive between 6:45 - 7:00 AM sharp! Doors close at 7:15 AM. Your admission includes a buffet breakfast, enjoyment of our 99-year-old club traditions, plus a special presentation from our Speaker of the Week!

For our ticket refund and exchange policy, please click here.

Note: Membership discounts are a benefit for members current with their dues. If you would like to apply to become a member, click here for more information.

HEALTH & SAFETY: Surgical disposable face masks or medical-grade masks (i.e., KN95, KF94, N95) are strongly recommended when not eating or drinking, especially during the cold and flu season, and will be provided on request.

Membership Offer
Buy a membership and get up to 25% off this event at checkout


  • Breakfast Tickets

    Sale ends: Jun 10, 12:10 PM
    +$0.63 service fee
  • Sponsor a Speaker

    Sale ends: Jun 10, 12:10 PM

    Support the Los Angeles Breakfast Club to offset the costs of offering complimentary breakfast tickets to special guests.

    +$0.63 service fee



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