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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Eastsider on the Go

Eastside Weekend: Northeast L.A. gallery hopping; Indian electronica & Forró

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This weekend’s agenda includes art and people watching across Northeast L.A. during Second Saturday Gallery Night; a classical Indian fusion and electronic concert in El Sereno; and a Forró dance party in Echo Park. What’s Forrró?  Go to Eastside Events to find out. Read More »

Bargain hunters welcome Glassell Park’s new Goodwill store

Goodwill Store opening in Glassell Park. Brenda Rees 4-11-2014 10-24-25 AM

GLASSELL PARK — “I think we had close to 600 shoppers in the first 45 minutes of the store opening,” says Sahsa Itzikman, vice president of marketing and community relations for Goodwill California about the new Goodwill flagship retail store and outlet center that opened to ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: ‘Wear the Eastside?’ asks Eagle Rock boutique; handmade gift store opens in Los Feliz; and plenty of Goodwill to go around in Glassell Park

Wearing your heart on your sleeve is so 2013. Now you can wear your neighborhood on you chest. Eagle Rock’s boutique MediaNoche  has just introduced a line of EASTSIDE t-shirts from L.A.-based map makers, Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography. Whether you want to keep your neighborhood close to ... Read More »

Storefront Report: The owners of Echo Park’s Cortez call it quits

ECHO PARK –  The owners of Cortez, which was praised for its cuisine but criticized for its pricey small portions, have sold the restaurant that  opened only 18 months ago. Co-owners Marta Teegan and Robert Stelzner did not explain why they sold the restaurant when they ... Read More »

Eastside Weekend: Classical/Jazz Happy Hour; community garden seedling sale and “Homecoming Queen’s Got a Gun!” – the musical

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Plenty to do this weekend, with events including an Eagle Rock community garden open house and seedling sale; a dose of classical music and jazz in Silver Lake and the ongoing musical comedy “Julie Brown’s Homecoming Queen’s Got a Gun!” Go to Eastside Events for more ... Read More »

Storefront Report: Coffee coming to the Silver Lake building Elliott Smith made famous

SILVER LAKE — Ben Hantoot’s claim to fame was that he was  one of the co-creators of Cards Against Humanity, the popular card game that soared to the top of the best-seller lists on Amazon. Now, Hantoot and his wife, Michelle, have teamed up for a ... Read More »

Storefront Report: Trencher seeks to satisfy Echo Park’s sandwich cravings

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ECHO PARK –  After about a year of work,  Trencher, a sandwich shop on Portia Street near Sunset Boulevard,  is scheduled to make its debut today just in time for Dodger season.  Owners Justin Foster, Hussein Katz and Danny Zackery plan to offer a to-go lunch ... Read More »

Eastside Weekend: Festivals, comedy and square dancing

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Take advantage of the calm between earthquakes to enjoy several events this weekend, ranging from a Boyle Heights community festival held at Center Theatre Group’s costume and prop shop to Sunday’s night’s French Toast Comedy in Echo Park.  Go to Eastside Events for more to do.  Read More »

Save The Date: New exhibits showcase Eastside street photography and images of “dangerous passion”

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Boyle Heights photographer Rafael Cardenas will present his street photographs of the Eastside as part of an exhibition – “Because L.A.” – that opens tonight in Chinatown. Cardenas’ show will be held in conjunction with a second exhibit by Juan Luis Garcia, a photographer and graphic ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: Apparel company revs up Echo Park; East L.A’s tastebud-stinging torta; new ‘Bigfoot’ sightings in Atwater*

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Grease is the word in Echo Park. Chopper Fever, an old timey, motorcyle-themed apparel company has just opened up in Echo Park. The Sunset Boulevard storefront sits above the owner’s current Sunrise Cycles custom motorcycle manufacturers.  Owner Kosuke Saito notes he’s been waiting five years to ... Read More »