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Eastside Weekend: Sculpture and film in Silver Lake; L.A. River boat race; Echo Park classical concert; The Mormon’s Sweet Sixteen show; & talking about pet health

Arts & Culture

VIS-Á-VIS: space-age theatre wraps up performance series at La Cage aux Folles installation

La Cage aux Folles installation comes down September 8 | Nick Cope

The La Cage aux Folles installation (pictured above) at Materials & Applications will be removed in a few days but you can still experience the tubular sculpture and also enjoy an outdoor film screening  at the Silver Lake art space.  Two films – Werner Herzog’s short Nobody Wants to Play With Me and Le Roi et L’oiseau, a classic French surrealist children’s cartoon – will be projected on to the giant cage as part of the Vis-a-Vis performance series. Saturday, Aug. 30 | Silver Lake | Details

pets

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Dr. Lisa Hsuan will address  “Summertime Health Issues”  at a presentation at the Hermon Dog Park. Topics include allergies, fleas, fox-tails and ailments. Sunday, August 31 | Hermon | Details

Outdoors

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Canoeists and  kayakers will  tackle a 3/4-mile stretch of the L.A. River through the Glendale Narrows in the first-ever L.A. River Boat Race. Contestants compete in various age- and skill-level categories for awards and other prizes.  Saturday, Aug 30 | Elysian Valley | Details 

classics

The Edendale Ensemble’s Upclose Concert Series will present a free noontime presentation at the Edendale Branch Library featuring the premiere of Glow for 2 violins by Los Angeles composer Blair Whittington and Mozart’s Duo for violin/viola in G major and the Brahms Clarinet Quintet. Saturday, Aug. 30 | Echo Park |  Details

WeekendBite

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Who can resist the crispy-battered seafood stuffed tacos sold from the Ricky’s Fish Tacos truck. East Hollywood  -Valentina Silva, Eastside Food Bites

Music

The Mormons  are throwing themselves a Sweet 16 Birthday Party at Cafe NELA, where the “DIY punk band” from Eagle Rock will perform with Bloody Brains, The Black Widows and Badtown Boys. Saturday, Aug. 30 | Cypress Park | Details

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