This weekend's events include a Spring Fling mini music festival in Echo Park, a literary tour featuring cycling and feminism and a Sunday night of flamenco in Silver Lake.
SILVER LAKE -- The transformation of the boarded up Sunset Pacific Motel - aka the Bates Motel - into a conceptual art piece is scheduled to take place next month when a French artist will spray the entire building - as well as the adjacent palm trees and billboard - in a ghostly coat of opaque limewash.
Kera and The Lesbians function like a diesel engine, sometimes taking their time to warm up but always efficient at their craft. Okay, maybe a combustion engine is not the best analogy for this group. But consider this: the vocals and guitar can be loose at times and all the while expanding the core components with heat.
Eastside Weekend: Mi Vida in Highland Park; Banetoriko’s noise-scapes in Echo Park; Sunday-night burlesque
Enjoy a live reading of the play Riot/Rebellion which revisits six historic days in 1965 Watts. This play explores race, the struggle of class and power in a section of Los Angeles that was often ignored in the media. First person accounts are weaved into the performances and a bilingual discussion will be conducted after the readings.
Have you ever wondered if there is a songwriter somewhere inside you? The answer is yes, but you must invite the songs out! Find out how at a Songwriting Workshop on April 8 & 15, only $20; capped at 10 students. This workshop is an invitation ... Read More »
Oh, No, Look, Out! It’s A Giant Monster! Actually, in this light it’s not that bad. In fact it’s hugging that building. And you know what, when you get down to it what defines a monster as a “monster”? Kaiju is Japanese for “strange creature,” and so a whole lot of artists are reinterpreting monsters at Supahchute Kaiju Show 2: Cuter, Better, Fatter, Stronger with original paintings, sculptures and figurines.
We know habits are hard to change. But growing into full adulthood requires changing habits that no longer serve us. The good news is that we can do something to develop healthier habits. Do you want to have healthier conversations, be less reactive to certain people, ... Read More »
This weekend's to-do list consists of poetry readings and art openings in Echo Park and a Pop art show in El Sereno. Make sure to move the clock ahead one hour on Sunday so you don't show up late for any event.
BOYLE HEIGHTS -- The murals of Boyle Heights wrap around the facades of storefronts and public housing projects and pop up in alleyways and churches. But while there has been much effort in preserving and repairing existing murals, there has been little in the way of major new work, prompting Boyle Heights Beat to say a revival in murals has skipped over Boyle Heights.
HIGHLAND PARK -- The Highland Theatre turns 90 years old this month. To put that into context, Calvin Coolidge was in the Oval Office at the time, and The New Yorker was just starting out on the East Coast. How many movie screenings that equals is anyone’s guess.