Thursday, October 27, 2016

Eastside Weekend: Con/Safos at The Bowtie Project; To Whom It May Concern; Joan of Arc at The Viaduct


The Passion of Joan of Arc, 1928, will be screened at The Viaduct. It’s not as sinister as it sounds. The Viaduct is located under the Broadway Bridge near the Los Angeles State Historic Park bordering Lincoln Heights. The silent film will be accompanied with music by George Sarah, which includes string parts, choral and electronic elements. Sunday, May 3.

Anything can become a best friend with enough imagination. Oh, potato, you’re my only friend. But in time potato will decompose. That’s where the talents of Zazu Faure shine, what with her ability to repurpose old sweaters and transform them into stuffed animals. Fifteen artists will be featured at The Los Angeles County Store’s Birthday Pop-Up. Saturday and Sunday.
On any given day a person in a major city has the opportunity to interact with hundreds of complete strangers. But in that quantity are those genuine or merely a cursory glance of someone’s face? Now, what about a much narrower forum, where a group of writers are served in a round-robin buffet? Uncovering L.A.: An Evening With LAtitudes is speed-dating-with-writers. Lynell George, Wendy Gilmartin, Michael Jaime-Becerra, and Josh Kun will give short lectures of their essays and hopefully everyone will have a chance to make a mini connection. Saturday, May 2 at Clockshop.

So much is made about the L.A. River, but has anyone ever really seen said river?  The Los Angeles River 5K Fun Run/Walk   will give you a reason to come down to the river  or, in this case, the bike and walking path above the river channel. Oh, it’s 3 mile event and the whole family is invited. Sunday, May 3.

Spontaneity is often times marketed as a resource in most creative industries, but do cheetahs ever leap out of a tree and look back to say, “Damn, that was awfully compulsive of me?” No, that’s instinct and that’s where the story-tellers of To Whom It May Concern come into play. They’ll be reading real, fake and improvised letters. They’ll be relying on instincts and will be accompanied by musician Katie Ferrara. Saturday, May 2 at The Lyric-Hyperion Theatre & Café.
In collaboration with Self Help Graphics & Art and California State Parks, the Con/Safos sculpture is a site specific work by Rafa Esparza. The yearlong work will be morphed by artists Leo Limón and Roach, who will paint over previous artists’ work. The work sits on The Bowtie Project, a coordinated effort by Clockshop and California State Parks to attract attentionand visitors to a 19-acre post-industrial lot known as the Bowtie Parcel. Sunday, May 3.

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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One comment

  1. So is the movie going to be on the west side of the viaduct?
    Or will it be in the river??

    I thought the State Park at the west end has been closed for ~18 months.


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