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.
Eastside Weekend: L.A. Zine Fest 2015; The Princess Bride in Highland Park; creative writing in Boyle Heights
The most exciting thing about L.A. Zine Fest 2015 is the sheer volume of talent that is shared with total strangers. Think of it as a page out of the artist’s private diary. Close to 200 vendors, artists and publishers will be on hand, covering the entire spectrum of zines, from the basic DIY cookbook, to the more polished glossy magazine.
Local photographer Drew Aveling is O&M Leather’s artist of the month. Photos from his travels to Monument Valley, Zion, Alaska, Oregon and Kuala Lumpur will be on display, along with Tacos El Mago De Culiacan Sinaloa if the pictures don’t fill anyone up.
This weekend's events include contemporary versions of the story of Don Diego and the Virgen de Guadalupe, poetry and live music in Echo Park and a vinyl record potluck. Read More »
Eastside Weekend: L.A. Witch at The Echo; Homegirl poetry jam with Black Butterfly; Agents Provocateurs in Echo Park
This weekend's events include a concert by the garage band L.A. Witch, an exhibit of skateboard graphics in Echo Park, a "homegirl poetry jam" and a reading by emerging writers in East L.A. Read More »
Eastside Weekend: Cute Enemies in Eagle Rock; Vince Staples in Echo Park; Neil Hamburger in Silver Lake & more
This weekend's events include an Eagle Rock art exhibit about the cuter side of villainy, a performance by rapper Vince Staples in Echo Park and (on Monday) a Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Pride Day in Glassell Park. Read More »
Eastside Weekend: Burlesque in Echo Park; Vermin on the Mount in Highland Park; Viral at Bootleg Theater
This weekend's events include a burlesque review in Echo Park, a spoken word show in Highland Park, a night of Cumbia and play about privacy in the digital age. Read More »
Eastside Weekend: Closing out La Boheme; “Piñata Dreams” at Casa 0101; Margaret’s story at Bootleg Theater
A play about piñatas, an exhibit of one-of-kind holiday ornaments, posadas and a show by a Guatamalan rock group are on tap for this weekend before Christmas. Read More »
ECHO PARK — Bands, drills teams, horses, politicians, classic cars, more drill teams and Santa – the Echo Park Community Parade had a little something for everybody as it made its way down Sunset Boulevard today through the heart of the neighborhood’s commercial district. If you ... Read More »
Echo Park gets into the holiday spirit today, with the Echo Park Community Parade making its way down Sunset Boulevard and neighborhood merchants offering a day of holiday deals, art shows and other special events. There will also be holiday gift sales and shows in El ... Read More »