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.
HIGHLAND PARK -- Artist Quan Sun’s favorite color is yellow, but not just any yellow, more like sunshine. She associates it with empress garb and joy. Vibrancy and color were not always part of Sun’s artwork, which is now hanging in her daughter’s gallery, Boney Puppy off of York Boulevard Growing up in China during the Cultural Revolution, Sun was limited in her choices and bold colors were considered rude.
The Floricanto Center for Performing Arts will be hosting a carnival with activities for the whole family, including mask making, games, antojitos, and folklorico demos. The celebration marks the center’s second year in City Terrace, where a former furniture warehouse has been transformed into a workshop and community performance space.
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Where the left is stimulated, perhaps the right becomes jealous. What type of apparatus is the brain that’s capable of naming itself? Perhaps Big Butter, a Step Felt in Full cannot rightly be expressed with words, this dual show featuring artwork and music from brothers Mike & Tim Biskup.
SILVER LAKE -- City officials on broke ground this week on a $1.75 million Sunset Junction street improvement project that will repair broken curbs and sidewalks and add bump outs and bike racks. But what about that $125,000 public sculpture shaped like a saddle?
HIGHLAND PARK -- Saturday, February 21 marks the grand opening of the York Park at Avenue 50, with a design that was selected by the community vote. (Did anyone specifically ask for a snake slide?) Along with the park’s opening the local Chamber of Commerce and Councilman Jose Huizar will host a community event that hopes to celebrate the businesses and artists from the neighborhood, The York Village El Mercado.
LINCOLN HEIGHTS-- Kris and Mike Kolker have amassed a large collection of murals and large artwork created by street artists as part of their musical writing business. Now, the couple are proposing to use that collection and their Lincoln Heights studio as the foundation for Los Angeles' first mural museum. But if their idea is to become a reality, the couple needs to overcome some major hurdles.