Eastside Weekend: Frida2014 in East L.A.; Echo Park Rising; Fun with veganism in Glassell Park

Artist Juan Solis painting a Frida Kahlo in the gallery | Photo by Steve Saldivar

Artist Juan Solis during a “live painting”  at Frida2014 exhibit at ChiMaya  | Photo by Steve Saldivar

All About Frida: The ChiMaya Art Gallery  is currently presenting its Frida 2014  group show featuring images  of Frida Kahlo created by more than 60 artists.  The two pieces in the show created by Juan Solis sold so quickly he agreed to create another piece during a “live painting” (pictured above) held last month in the gallery.  Frida 2014 runs through  the end of August | East Los Angeles



Echo Park Rising is once again upon us. The three-day musical event will bring shows to numerous clubs, cafes and storefronts;  art shows and other events will also pop up across the neighborhood to give music fans  more to do between sets of their favorite bands.  Tickets to the event are free with RSVP or you can grab VIP tickets for an extra charge. August 15 – 17 | Echo Park 

Arts & Culture


I Saw It On You: Echo Chamber presents new work by the painter Andrea Nakhla. Her series of portraits draws upon a collective anxiety ignited by the impermanence of time  Making paintings of her friends, just as they are. The paintings aim to keep them there in that place of tension – the time in life when everything felt alive and terrifying and electric. Opens Friday, August 15Echo Park


The Church of Seitan – A Vegan Event:   The Church of Seitan is a community of parishioners determined to have fun with veganism. Monthly mass includes: vegan vendors, vegan bingo, vegan education, vegan fun. This month’s service at Verdugo Bar features the Vegan Taco Eating Contest sponsored by Plant Food for People!  It’s a $10 buy in and cash prize for winner.  Eat 5 tacos the fastest and you are the winner.  21 and over.  Sunday, Aug. 17. Glassell Park

WeekendBiteWeekendBite Tres leches gelato from Pazzo Gelatto  in Echo Park and Silver Lake. –-Valentina Silva, Eastside Food Bites


Superchunk, the punk-rock influenced indie band that was formed more than 20 years ago, will perform at the Eagle Rock Center for the Arts as part of a nationwide I Hate Music album tour. Friday, Aug. 15 | Eagle Rock


I love walking two laps around the Silver Lake Reservoir early Saturday morning before picking up some coffee and heading home to read my favorite magazines” – Sandy Driscoll, Silver Lake


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