Eastside Weekend: Lowrider art in Highland Park; family dance fun; Moz vegan brunch


There are plenty of activities to fill your days this weekend, so start the group chat and get planning.  An art show in Highland Park will highlight lowrider culture while an exhibit in  Boyle Heights features neighborhood scenes. And, if you want to put your knowledge to the test, head to Elysian Valley for a Sunday night trivia contest.

Read on for our top 10 events and things-to-do this weekend:

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FRIDAY, April 13

Art –  Jimmy Saldivar’s paintings featuring tranquil and colorful scenes from Boyle Heights will be on display at Espacio 1839 in Boyle Heights for his solo show, A Place to Stay.

SATURDAY, April 14

Fitness – Break a sweat while raising money for pup rescue at Dog Cafe L.A. during their Furry Fitness and Cuddles high-intensity interval training class. Cool off with shakes and hang time with the pups.

Shop & Eat – After an afternoon of shopping for gifts, clothing and art along Hillhurst Avenue, head over to the Odd Market in Los Feliz to sample tasty treats into the night at the market’s Food Truck Pop-Up.

Art – Avenue 50 Studio in Highland Park and artist Frank Romero host the opening reception for Lowrider, a group art show inspired by the ranflas that have been cruising Eastside streets for decades. Art by Margaret Garcia, Pinche Minche and 16 other artists will be featured in the show.

Family Dance – Bring the family to a 3-hour dance session with Alessia Bonacci and DJs spinning kid-friendly dance songs during the Eastside Family Social at the Heartbeat House Dance Studio in Atwater Village.

SUNDAY, April 15

Fitness – What better way to top off your yoga practice than with one of Frogtown Brewery’s farmhouse ales? Take Downward Grog’s 75-minute vinyasa yoga class at the brewery and get a discount on your first beer.

Trivia Time — Bring your team of geeks or join a team during Geeks Who Drink at Spoke Bicycle Cafe in Glassell Park. Get ready to be quizzed on everything from wordplay to bad television.

Eat – Did somebody say Moz Vegan Brunch? It’s going down at El Cid in Silver Lake with a soyrizo tofu taco buffet and a cocktail list inspired by all things Moz. DJs will be spinning your favorite Morrissey and Smiths tracks that just might inspire you to take the mic on the karaoke stage.

Storytelling – Listen to honest stories of rebirth from real people in this month’s Sacred: A Storytelling Show at an outdoor location in Echo Park. Local artists, vendors and healers will be there selling their goods and services while musical guests, Corey James and Scott Rankie perform live.

Create – Pun-loving artist, Ella Mella, will be leading an oil painting class at the second of Black Elephant Coffee’s free monthly community workshops in Atwater Village.

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

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