Eastside Weekend: Painting Chicano in Highland Park; fireworks & bike rides; Elysian Park horror campout
This weekend's events include art shows in Highland Park, fireworks displays in Lincoln Heights and El Sereno and an Eagle Rock performance by the Santa Barbara band Gardens & Villa.
Eastside Weekend: The art of the video game in Echo Park; Glassell Park makes music; Dirty Laundry for Father’s Day
If your dad likes video games, music, conceptual art and burgers, then he will have several ways to celebrate Father's Day all weekend long.
Morning light finds R.H. Lee alone at Offerman Woodshop in Glassell Park. This is her favorite time here because the machines are quiet. As shop manager, the 37-year-old is the first one through the door.
Eastside Weekend: The Kurdles in Eagle Rock; These Birdly Delights at Cactus Gallery; The Silver Lake Chorus album release show
This weekend's offerings include an exhibit devoted to black-light art in Highland Park, an Elysian Valley group show that's for the birds and a record release performance by The Silver Lake Chorus.
Think of Isaac Rother and The Phantoms as that warm sounding tune emanating from a juke box in a Tiki bar catching fire on the Fourth of July. The sound is knee-buckling simple. Take some 1950’s roadhouse blues and let it yellow in the sun for a few decades, soaking up the years on the windowsill like sun tea.
A busy weekend of events include the Cypress Park-to-Chinatown Dim Sum Ride; music, art and performance at the Lummis Festival and folk music in Highland Park.
HIGHLAND PARK -- York Boulevard in recent years has become the neighborhood hot spot for cafes, bars, art galleries and boutiques. But for many people, York Boulevard remains the place to go to get your car fixed at places with names like Bernie’s, Herbie’s, Sam’s and Ray’s. In fact, auto repair is one of York Boulevard’s biggest businesses, with more than two dozen shops in operation.
In Los Angeles, the word winter could be accompanied by air quotes. It’s a mythical promise, a snow icon on the calendar that never graces the city. It’s just a name for the band Winter voiced by Samira Winter, who sings in colorful dream infused intonations.
What to do this weekend? You can explore curiosities in Echo Park and other neighborhoods on Obscura Day or save an appetite for the Taste of the Eastside. There's also music in Eagle Rock, an art show in Highland Park and more to do.
While the L.A. River is poised for a billion-dollar restoration, the nearby Arroyo Seco seems almost forgotten as it runs down a narrow slit along the 110 Freeway through Northeast L.A. But a feasibility study now underway may eventually lead to a restoration of the Arroyo Seco as well.
Eastside Weekend: Summer Camp Dodgeball; Party of Three in Echo Park; Cillie Barnes performs in Silver Lake
Your holiday weekend choices include art show openings in Echo Park and Lincoln Heights; live music along the L.A. River and a Highland Park dodgeball tournament.
LINCOLN HEIGHTS -- It has been three years since Bi-Rite Market at the corner of North Broadway and Griffin Avenue shut down. The parking lot has remained vacant and fenced off while the the market's red paint has faded into a shade pink and a broken neon signs hangs over the entrance. What's going to happen with this property? The owner of Big Saver Foods probably has the answer.
Opera in Highland Park, a Spring Fair & school fundraiser in Silver Lake and a free writing workshop in Boyle Heights are among this weekend's events.
LINCOLN HEIGHTS -- Growing up in the Ramona Gardens housing projects twins America and Penelope Lopez did not know what computer science was, let alone coding languages like Python or Ruby. In January America and Penelope took home the top prize from the Women in Tech Challenge in Las Vegas, where they participated in a 24-hour hackathon, designing a body camera application that includes face-recognition technology.
LINCOLN HEIGHTS -- For many years a section of grass and dirt in front of the Plaza de la Raza Cultural Center in Lincoln Park has served as a parking lot for staff and patrons. That’s going to change after $833,000 in public funds have been allocated to build a paved and landscaped lot a few steps from the front of center. But a Lincoln Heights resident is asking why the city has approved turning a section of the park into a parking lot.