Monday, October 24, 2016

Eastside Weekend: Capture cute creatures; dance the weekend away; & draw by the river


Capture Creatures | Courtesy Boom! Studios


There was a time when fighting pocket monsters from Japan was all the craze and kids gobbled up any and all merchandise affiliated with these monsters. Artists Becky & Frank are re-imagining their own world of fighting animals with Capture Creatures. Yes, they’re somewhat cute, and that’s what B&F do, sure, but this is its own universe and now there’s a graphic series, with lush colors and fearsome characters. The artists will be singing Capture Creatures at Secret Headquarters, Saturday, November 29.

You probably need to move this weekend. Just shake off the month of November and all the holiday food that made its way onto your plate. Funky Sole is an institution when it comes to dancing on a Saturday night. The range in music jumps from 60s’ psychedelic, to Italian disco, and other times it might be a straight up soundtrack block that puts you in the center of some crazy chase sequence across The Echo dance floor. Saturday, November 29.
The outdoors are full of invigorating details. Yes, those outdoors that you’ve been ignoring. Try and get out more with Draw by the Riverside with Elysian Valley Arts Collective. It’s a free adult drawing class, but if you have to bring you’re kids no one is going to say anything. Sunday, November 30.
Calentura at Los Globos is a dance night that features music genres like Moombahton, Dembow, Cumbia and other jams that will burn those Thanksgiving calories. This go around, Subsuelo will bring their world sound, with bass and noise. This will also be an excuse to dance in an animal mask. Friday, November 28.
Your relatives from out of town don’t believe you. There’s an honest to goodness turkey platter exhibit and you’re going to have to take them to Red Pipe Gallery to prove it to them. It’s a wall of Turkey Platters and sure there are countless interpretations of turkeys on them walls, but in the spaces between them all are glimmers of madness and beauty.

Nathan Solis is a Highland Park resident who writes about and photographs the L.A. music scene. You can find more of Solis’ stories, reviews and photos at Avenue Meander.

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