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Eastside Weekend: The art of the video game in Echo Park; Glassell Park makes music; Dirty Laundry for Father’s Day

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Marie Bergeron’s Piranha Plant artwork at iam8bit

By NATHAN SOLIS

The pixelated curators at iam8bit are celebrating 10 years of showcasing video game and pop culture art. The Echo Park gallery is featuring some classically themed video game art for the occasion, featuring super plumbers in colorful overalls, racing hedgehogs, space bounty hunters, carnivorous plants and so much more video game goodness. Ongoing until July.

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Bring your father or father figure to Dirty Laundry TV’s Summer Fest at The Satellite. Featuring jams from Colleen Green, Kera & The Lesbians, Mike Watt & the Secondmen, The Abigails and more. Dirty Laundry is a series that interviews touring musicians washing their unmentionables, so it’ll be a clean event, 21 and over with a BBQ and swap mall. Sunday, June 21.
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Art Cricket L.A. is celebrating its first birthday. They’ve been pairing patrons with carefully selected art from some of the best artists in the area. They’ll be celebrating with past featured artists, like Jory Felice, whose art on photographs replaces automobiles with surrealist creatures. During the Atwater Artwalk on June 20.
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Glassell Park gets to host it’s own music event this weekend with Make Music L.A. This series has a bit more country and folk in the soup, featuring the likes of Karen Tobin, Lauren Adams, Skip Heller and more. Sunday, June 21.
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Nothing says Father’s Day like beer, burgers and friendly competition. Friendly, meaty competition, because it’s Clash of the Burger Titans.  The Eagle Rock Public House will be hosting a cook off between Eagle Rock’s The Oinkster versus Alhambra’s Grill Em’ All. This is all part of Beer Week L.A., so it could be more than one day of your father drinking too much. Sunday, June 21.

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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