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

Artist Juan Solis during a “live painting” at Frida2014 exhibit at ChiMaya | Photo by Steve Saldivar

All About Frida: The ChiMaya Art Gallery is currently presenting its Frida 2014 group show featuring images of Frida Kahlo created by more than 60 artists. The two pieces in the show created by Juan Solis sold so quickly he agreed to paint another Frida portrait during a “live painting” (pictured above) held last month in the gallery. Frida 2014 runs through the end of August | East Los Angeles



Echo Park Rising is once again upon us. The three-day music event will bring shows to numerous clubs, cafes and storefronts; art exhibits and other events will also pop up across the neighborhood to give music fans more to do between between the performances of their favorite bands. Tickets to the event are free  or you can grab VIP tickets for an extra charge. August 15 – 17 | Echo Park

Arts & Culture


I Saw It On You: Echo Chamber presents new work by painter Andrea Nakhla. Her series of portraits draws upon a collective anxiety ignited by the impermanence of time Making paintings of her friends, just as they are. The paintings aim to keep them there in that place of tension – the time in life when everything felt alive and terrifying and electric. Opens Friday, August 15. Echo Park


The Church of Seitan – A Vegan Event: The Church of Seitan is a community of parishioners determined to have fun with veganism. Monthly mass includes: vegan vendors, vegan bingo, vegan education, vegan fun. This month’s service at Verdugo Bar features the Vegan Taco Eating Contest sponsored by Plant Food for People! It’s a $10 buy in and cash prize for winner. Eat 5 tacos the fastest and you are the winner. 21 and over. Sunday, Aug. 17. Glassell Park

WeekendBiteWeekendBite There are many flavorful choices at  Pazzo Gelatto,  including tres leches. Echo Park & Silver Lake  –-Valentina Silva, Eastside Food Bites


Superchunk, the punk-rock influenced indie band that was formed more than 20 years ago, will perform at the Eagle Rock Center for the Arts as part of a nationwide I Hate Music album tour. Friday, Aug. 15 | Eagle Rock


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