Memorial Day weekend arrives with a burst of heat and purple jacaranda blossoms, creating great weather and a colorful backdrop to enjoy Eastside events. The weekend fare ranges from a collection of erotic film shorts screened at the Echo Park Film Center to a string-band session in Montecito Heights. On Saturday, volunteers will gather at Micheltorena school in Silver Lake to paint a mural while the Echo Park neighborhood council holds a town hall to find out what to do with its $42,000 budget. There are also tai-chi classes at Debs Park and a discussion of the “Make ’em All Mexican” exhibit in Highland Park.” And don’t forget the Memorial Day observances in Cypress Park and Highland Park. Check out the live music picks in Eastside Mix before finding more to do in the Save the Date calendar.