Events & Things to Do

Eastside Weekend: July 4th fireworks; Echo Park clarinet concert; Atwater Village drama; stand-up in Glassell Park

There are several 4th of July related fireworks shows, concerts and even a parade taking place over this extended holiday weekend. But there are plenty of other events as well that don’t involve skyrockets and loud booms. Clarinetist James Sullivan performs the U.S. premiere of the John Scott Clarinet Quintet with the Edendale Ensemble at Edendale Library in Echo Park. At ... Read More »

Elysian Valley hopping with free music in July at the Frog Spot

ELYSIAN VALLEY — The Frog Spot, the riverfront outreach center of the Friends of the Los Angeles River, presents live music throughout the month of July and hosts a Saturday afternoon beer garden and “Pop Up Food Fest.” The Frog Spots books new and veteran performers presenting an eclectic mix of musical genres, ranging from jazz and country to rock and ... Read More »

Eagle Rock spin classes benefit pets; E. Hollywood ‘live animated comedy’; ‘Westward the Women’ at the Autry

Spin classes and fitness classes in Eagle Rock benefit “The Rescue Train,” a local no-kill animal shelter and pet adoption nonprofit. A “Live Animated [stand-up] Comedy Show” returns to The Virgil in East Hollywood near Silver Lake. The Autry Museum in Griffith Park screens William Wellman’s gritty, realistic western about mail-order brides. Check out the Eastside Comedy Guide. Submit An ... Read More »

A scoop of Negroni ice cream anyone? Explore these twists on the classic cocktail for Negroni Week on the Eastside

The fifth annual Negroni Week, a charity-driven campaign highlighting the classic Italian aperitif on bar menus around the world, is now underway. The Negroni is a distinctly bitter cocktail traditionally built with gin, sweet vermouth, Campari and an orange twist, but for participating bars and restaurants and even an ice cream shop on the Eastside, it’s about exploring new ways to express booze-inspired creativity. Read More »

Celebrating the cultures and traditions of NELA at Lummis Day Festival

Film screenings. Art exhibits. Outdoor music. And a parade. All these and other events will mark this weekend’s 12th annual Lummis Day Festival, which showcases the cultures and traditions of Northeast L.A. The free festival continues its multi-cultural focus with musical performances ranging from the 30-voice Selah Gospel Choir to the indie quartet Teen Judge. There will also be puppet ... Read More »

Eastside Weekend: Lummis Day brings music, art & dance to NELA; Prog rock in Lincoln Heights; art and literacy festival in Echo Park

Lummis Day has grown to three days of music, art, dance, poetry, film and other fun that will be held across Northeast L.A. In Lincoln Heights, HM157 presents a progressive rock festival – with live bands including Sensation’s Fix (from Italy) and Necromonkey (Sweden). In Echo Park, a art, literacy and community festival offers storytelling, pop-up library, writing workshops, live ... Read More »

Shepard Fairey’s Subliminal Projects turns 21

ECHO PARK —   In the mid 1990s artist Shepard Fairey and partners formed a skateboard and apparel company that featured collaborations with other artists. From boards and t-shirts, the company named Subliminal expanded into fine art prints and exhibitions. On Saturday, June 3, Subliminal Projects celebrates 21 years of those collaborations with a salon-style group show featuring 50 artists. The ... Read More »

Get Those Kayaks Ready: L.A. River to reopen for summer recreation

ELYSIAN VALLEY — When a section of the L.A. River was opened during the summer of 2013  for kayaking, hiking and fishing , some wondered if anyone would come.  But, many did come, and,  more are expected this summer as the L.A. River Recreation Zone in Elysian Valley reopens on Memorial Day, May 29, for its fifth season. The River ... Read More »