Eastside Weekend: Big Butter in Highland Park ; comedy in Eagle Rock; The Crumbles in Boyle Heights



Where the left is stimulated, perhaps the right becomes jealous. What type of apparatus is the brain that’s capable of naming itself? Perhaps Big Butter, a Step Felt in Full cannot rightly be expressed with words, this dual show featuring artwork and music from brothers Mike & Tim Biskup. At times the Big Butter moniker represents the experimental music made by the brothers, and other times it’s meant to house the other works of the Biskup camp. Saturday, February 20, opening reception at Slow Culture.


A number of local acts are featured in the first ever York Village El Mercado, which will coincide with the opening of a new park at York Boulevard and Avenue 50 in Highland Park. Musical acts include Big Circus, Marie Von Strange and The Wolfingtons, Very Be Careful and Elliot Cane, just to name a few of the groups playing on Saturday, February, 21.
Center Theatre Group’s The Shop will host a free reading of Memorias de Dos Hijos Caracol. The play by by Conchi de Leon and Antonio Zuñiga will be presented in Spanish. The play tells the story of Coco and Toto, school friends who explore the institution of family through their imagination and friendship. Toto dreams of becoming a butterfly and Coco is certain that she was exchanged at birth. Friday, February 20 at Carmen Lomas Garza Primary Center Library in Boyle Heights.
Rapper Nelly sang “Good gracious, ass bodacious” way back in the early naughts. What he was talking about is better left for future scholars. But what we can mine from that nugget of knowledge is that life can get a bit hectic at times. Like all the comedy that’s up for grabs this weekend. There’s Gentrification, a backyard comedy show in Highland Park featuring Melinda Hill, Dave Ross, Laura House, and then there’s Eagle Rock’s Whatever series hosted by Eric Dadourian & Allen Strickland Williams. Both events are happening Friday night.
 Two unique movies about young people coming of age will be screened as part of the Annual Lummis Day Film Night.  The Crumbles  features a slice-of-life story about the forming of a band in Northeast L.A. and the pains and laughs that come with such an endeavor. The movie features music by Quetzal Flores. The second movie, From Invisible to Invisible, is  a documentary that tells the story of six homeless youths and their journey through Los Angeles.

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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.


  1. Nathan, did you mean Very Be Careful?

  2. Tony the Main Spoon

    The Crumbles!! When is their next gig Nathan?

  3. Thanks The Eastsider, I love to hear about all the upcoming activities.

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