Friday, October 21, 2016

Eastside Weekend: One Hundred Years in Eagle Rock; Fancy bicycle ride; folklorico in City Terrace



The Floricanto Center for Performing Arts will be hosting a carnival with activities for the whole family, including mask making, games, antojitos, and folklorico demos. The celebration marks the center’s second year in City Terrace, where a  former furniture warehouse has been transformed into a workshop and community performance space. Saturday, February 28.

One hundred years is nothing to sneeze at, so the members of the Women’s Twentieth Century Club are celebrating with a bash. To be more precise the Eagle Rock institution’s Centennial Gala with a Speakeasy vibe and roaring ’20s cocktails. About $30 for the fundraiser event, Saturday February 28.
Los Angeles Plays Itself is not so much a movie as more of a pat on the back for the city. This is a film comprised of many films featuring various neighborhoods of the City of Angels. This time around the 3-hour film is being presented by Metro at Union Station’s Fred Harvey Room. Free, Friday February 27.
There was a time, prior to the automobile, when folks traveled to socials on velocipedes, and they did so in style. Both bicycles and fashion have changed, but that shouldn’t stop anyone from dressing up. Join the Tweed, Moxie & Mustaches ride with C.I.C.L.E. (Cyclists Inciting Change through Live Exchange).  The 10mile-ride, complete with a lot of people in fancy duds, will make its way through Cypress Park and Glassell Park, with several stops along the way, and then eventually landing at a nice little bash.  Sunday March 1.
The neon colored machinations of Dan Deacon may seem strange at first. The performance component is just as important as the music that Deacon makes, similar to a living, breathing cartoon. Think multilayered drums and vocals in an arcade, and you’re on the right road to his sound. It’s a hard sell for those friends who wouldn’t be caught dead dancing in public. But sometimes Deacon breaks through a person’s shell and gets them to dance as though they were alone in their bedroom. Friday, February 27 at the Center for Arts Eagle Rock.

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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