Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Events & Things to Do

Highland Park theater company puts a local spin on the traditional nativity play

Tuesday night’s bright moon served as a backdrop for the staging of  L.A. Pastorela, which puts a local spin on the traditional holiday shepherd’s story.  Martha Benedict was on hand to take photos of the show  that took place  indoors and outdoors at Avenue 50 Studio ... Read More »

Fútbol and identity play out in ¡Ser!

Karen Anzoategui in Ser. PHoto by Ed Krieger 12-3-2013 1-07-36 PM

Identity is two cities for Karen Anzoategui in her solo show ¡Ser!  The Highland Park resident examines her life growing up in both Buenos Aires  and Los Angeles as a queer Latina. Similar to fútbol, Anzoategui examines her life in two homes passed between two parents. ... Read More »

Friends & Muses: Artist Shizu Saldamando takes her work personally

Moments of utter bliss or candid joy are captured in Shizu Saldamando’s portrait paintings. Instances of everyday goings ons with friends in social settings stand out in an art world filled with posed models or disconnected subjects. Saldamando’s characters are friends, and this is how she ... Read More »

Save The Date: ‘American Sabor’ celebrates Latinos in pop music

Cal State L.A. will host “American Sabor,” an exhibition celebrating Latinos in popular music November 16 through February 9. The opening reception will feature an all-day open house on campus with live music performances and educational programs. Workshops and speakers will detail the influence and contributions ... Read More »

Boyle Heights honors Dia de los Muertos with lively celebrations

Mariachi Plaza Dia de los Muertos celebration. Photo by Lucy Guanuna 1-1-2000 12-02-01 AM

While many Angelenos spent Saturday returning  Halloween costumes and tossing out rotting pumpkins, Boyle Heights was bustling with a pair of  Dia de Los Muertos, also known as Day of the Dead,  celebrations that filled the streets and Gold Line rail cars with costumed visitors. Boyle ... Read More »

Save The Date: The Eastside celebrates Día de los Muertos

From Lincoln Heights and East L.A. to Atwater Village and Echo Park, there will numerous Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead celebrations across the Eastside. Altar displays. Music. Film. Face painting. You can find all this and more in our holiday events calendar: ... Read More »

Save The Date: A weekend of frightening fun


There is no shortage of Halloween festivals and event this weekend for kids – and dogs – of all ages.  Our Halloween and Dia del Los Muertos Events Calendar provides a sample of what you will find. Click here to add your Eastside Halloween or Dia ... Read More »

Artist Dorian Wood wants to know if you have a moment before the end of times

Epic Art-rock. Soul. Choir. Gay. Queer. Los Angeles. Intense. Orchestral. Psychedilic. Those are a few of the tags that singer, songwriter and performance artist Dorian Wood has placed on the webpage of his new album, “Rattle Rattle.” Wood, who has been a figure on the city’s ... Read More »

What are those pink blobs at Echo Park Lake?

That was the question after bubble-gum colored  blobs began appearing on posts and the new concrete retaining walls that line Echo Park Lake. Closer inspection revealed that the blobs were composed of much smaller  blobs.   Long-time park visitors like Martin Cox (who snapped the photo ... Read More »

Scenes and sounds from Echo Park Rising


Echo Park was awash in bands, beards, and beer on Saturday as Echo Park Rising attracted a youthful crowd to attend musical acts spread across the neighborhood. More music today. Click here for the line up. [View the story "Scenes and sounds from Echo Park Rising" ... Read More »