Thursday, August 21, 2014

Events & Things to Do

Last Call for Poetry in El Sereno

EL SERENO — Readers at The Writer’s Underground open mic recite poetry from memory, notebooks or off their phones. Each person attends the monthly reading at the Eastside Cafe for a different reason. Some are new to poetry and this is their first push into the ... Read More »

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


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 »

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


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 »

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

| Rafael Cardenas

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 »

Save The Date: Singing the praises of an Echo Park backyard

G&G designe Steelink, photo Summa

The urban flora and fauna found in the backyard of an Echo Park home served as inspiration for an upcoming show of music, puppetry and art being staged this weekend in Chinatown. The backyard in this case belongs to performers and artists Weba Garretson and Ralph ... Read More »

Save The Date: Arroyo Culture is just a Gold Line ride away

The Southwest Museum Gold Line Station is only a short walk from some of cultural and historic treasures of Highland Park, Mt. Washington and Montecito Heights. On Saturday, March 8, “The Living Museum: Sycamore Grove” will showcase the architecture, culture, history and environment on both sides ... Read More »

Save The Date: “Firemen” explores an unthinkable love relationship


A different kind of love story opens at The Echo Theater Company’s 2014 season in its new home at the Atwater Village Theatre. Chris Fields directs the  Feb. 8 premiere of Firemen by Tommy Smith. 
Set in rural Washington state during the first Iraq war, Firemen explores ... Read More »

Save The Date: The plight of the uninsured serves as backdrop for healthcare-related play

There have been many heartbreaking stories about the millions of  people without health insurance in the United States,  putting them in a precarious situation when a medical emergency comes up.  That challenge  “A Cat Named Mercy,”  a new play at Boyle Height’s Casa 0101, gets its ... Read More »

The art of punk and the dive at Cafe NELA


Illuminated by the glow of a neon beer sign, David Travis crosses the checkered-tiled floor of Cypress Park’s Cafe NELA as a hardcore punk band plays on a modest stage. Patrons and performers come in all shapes and dress: tattered leather jackets with safety pins, women ... Read More »

It’s showtime for a Highland Park church

Sean O'Connor, Beth Stelling, Brent Sullivan and Julian McCullough perform at The Church on York | Nathan Solis

Sean O’Connor tells jokes for living. He also happened to film a music video at The Church on York, and something about the Highland Park venue must have struck his fancy  because now he’s hosting a bi-weekly comedy show on Mondays with his friends at the ... Read More »