Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Events & Things to Do

Best bets at this weekend’s Echo Park Rising festival

Scenes from 2013 Echo Park Rising | Nathan Solis

_ ECHO PARK – This weekend Echo Park will welcome the fourth annual Echo Park Rising festival to the neighborhood. The three-day music and arts event is free, and aims to celebrate the creativity and diversity of the Eastside enclave. This year’s schedule is again loaded ... Read More »

Eastside Weekend: Frida2014 in East L.A.; Echo Park Rising; vegan fun in Glassell Park

Artist Juan Solis painting a Frida Kahlo in the gallery | Photo by Steve Saldivar

This weekend's events range from the Frida2014 exhibit in East L.A. and Echo Park Rising in Echo Park to the Superchunk show in Eagle Rock and The Church of Seitan - A Vegan Event - in Glassell Park. Read More »

Eastside Weekend: The return of the Lotus Festival; Second Saturday Gallery Night; Talking About Food in Boyle Heights

Echo Park Lake july 2014 (1)

Looks like the lotus at Echo Park Lake could not wait to bloom for this weekend’s  Lotus Festival,  with many of the aquatic plants having already flowered, leaving behind a  large floating bed of floppy green leaves dotted with the large, remaining pink blooms. Still, it’s ... Read More »

Storefront Report: Echo Chamber brings creative DIY spirit to Echo Park


ECHO PARK –  Echo Chamber will host a series of workshops and other events throughout the summer at the site of former music venue Echo Curio on Sunset Boulevard. Echo Chamber will act as a creative co-op with an emphasis on collaborations, and presenting the community ... Read More »

Eastside Weekend: Figureheads in focus; TwentyWonder’s Carnival of the Mind; Self-Help Graphics Print Fair & more

Photo by Martin Cox

This weekend’s events include Figurehead, a photo exhibition in Echo Park featuring the carved wooden figures created to be displayed on ships. Check out the Eastside Events calendar for more to do this weekend. TwentyWonder 2014 – A Carnival of the Mind Saturday, June 28 | ... Read More »

Eastside Weekend: Atwater Art Walk; Make Music Concert; terrarium-making workshop & more

Gina Acuna Photography-Suicide Bridge

This weekend’s events includes the fourth annual Atwater Art Walk, which will feature art displays, live music and other activities on Saturday night along Glendale Boulevard. Check out the Eastside Events calendar for more to do this weekend. Eastside Events The Eastside Events calendar is for ... Read More »

L.A. River to reopen for another summer of recreation

ELYSIAN VALLEY — A stretch of the Los Angeles River will once again be open for fishing, kayaking, hiking and other recreational pursuits starting Memorial Day, Monday, May 26. For the second year in a row,  the public will be able to access the river at specific ... Read More »

Charles Lummis Sat Here: Handmade commode among “Out of the Vault” items on display at MOTA Day


A chair made from cow horns, a child-size fainting coach and the handmade commode of early L.A. civic leader Charles Fletcher Lummis. These are just some of the rarely seen “Out of the Vault” items that will be on display at the six museums participating in ... Read More »

Lotus Festival returns to Echo Park Lake this summer

ECHO PARK — Remember the Lotus Festival, with its sprawling mass of food and craft vendors, Dragon Boat races, Asian-themed music and dance shows and fireworks displays that would gobble up Echo Park Lake for a weekend in July?  The last festival, which celebrates Asian-Pacific cultures ... Read More »

Will Silver Lake honor architect Richard Neutra with a 100-foot geyser and an Ecology Garden?

3_25_14 Ecology Garden-hi rez

SILVER LAKE — The Modernist homes designed by architect Richard Neutra rise across many of the hillsides of Silver Lake. On Sunday, April 27, the neighborhood will remember the legendary architect with the Neutra Institute’s 4th Run/Walk For Health and tours of several Neutra designed homes, ... Read More »