By LUCY GUANUNA
This weekend, take the opportunity to have fun and do some good at the same time. Shop at a Highland Park rummage sale that benefits the homeless or support a cat rescue group by taking a psychic reading in Echo Park from Nana the Cat Lady. This Friday will also be your last opportunity to catch the play Brown and Out IV centering on the Latino LGBTQ experience, so don’t miss out!
FRIDAY, March 2
Theatre: – Don’t miss your chance to see Brown and Out IV at Casa 0101 Theatre in Boyle Heights. The series of 10 short plays celebrates the Latino LGBTQ experience by highlighting issues of identity, love and family.
Dance: Chicha is what you get when psychedelic rock and cumbias collide, and you can the hear it go down live at Chicha Summit at the Echo in Echo Park. The bands Money Chicha, Dos Santos and Los Angeles’ own, La Chamba, will play songs from their albums inspired by the folk music of the Andes.
SATURDAY, March 3
Dance – If you’ve drank the bar dry, but you’re not ready to retire to your bed – or send that drunk text to your ex – hit up Bahia Nightclub near Echo Park for an after-hour party, Latin style. The DJ will be playing reggaeton, merengue and bachata until the early hours of the morning.
Shop: Get highly fashionable pieces at low prices for yourself or your home during the Let’s Rummage for Good rummage sale organized by stylist Emily Henderson in Highland Park. 100% of the proceeds will go to Pen & Napkin, a non-profit that furnishes homes for people transitioning out of homelessness.
Family Fun: The Black & Red Autonomous Cooperative will be celebrating their Black & Red Opening Night in East Los Angeles with food, raffles and coffee from Cafe Zapatista. Browse their handmade goods while bands Buyepongo and El Rio bring the vibes to the dancefloor during this family-friendly celebration.
Dance: The Dance Cartel, known for their performances in music videos for Yoko Ono and Reggie Watts, will be hosting ONTHEFLOOR at the Bootleg Theatre. The dance event will include performance by Amy O’Neal and LA City Municipal Dance Squad.
SUNDAY, March 4
Pet Friendly: Join your fellow cat people for a night of fundraising at Cat-Tivism Meow: A Night of Advocatsy at Stories Books & Cafe. Join in on a silent auction or grab a cup of coffee and enjoy a performance by Nana the Cat Lady. Psychic readings will also be available for your cat-friendly pup or feline.
Oscars: The Faultline’s raucous Sunday Beer Bust turns into a Oscar viewing party. Red carpet arrivals and the Academy Awards will play on a movie-size projector screen in the lounge, but that won’t slow the party. A DJ on the patio and GoGo dancers will keep the beer bust going strong into the evening.
Community: Do you have a past experience that you would never want to happen again? Sharing can be therapeutic, so write your experience down and bring it to Frogtown Storytellers’ weekly gathering for LGBTQ and feminist storytelling.
That’s It For This Weekend!
Thanks for reading. Until next Thursday, stay on top of the rest of the week’s goings-on by visiting the Eastside Events Calendar.
— Lucy Guanuna