By LUCY GUANUNA
Get ready for a concert-filled weekend with a throwback reggae party and a Cure tribute night in Silver Lake and a ska reunion show in Boyle Heights.
Read on for our top 10 events and things-to-do this weekend.
FRIDAY, July 13
Dance – End the work week on an irie note with Peppaseed, a Jamaican reggae party at Los Globos in Silver Lake. Jam out to throwback reggae and dancehall tunes with with DJ Crooks on the mic.
Fitness for Kids – Help your child develop peace and mindfulness by enrolling in Kinship Yoga’s 90-minute YAM Sessions in Highland Park. Children will learn the basics of yoga, do an art project and play musical games all while building community.
SATURDAY, July 14
Fundraise & Fitness – When looking for a new pet, adopt, don’t shop. But if you can’t take another rescue dog home and still want to help, join Rev Cycle in Eagle Rock for Ride for Rescues. Proceeds from eight charity spin and fitness classes will go to the rescue organization, the Mutt Scouts.
Shop – The Eastside’s trendiest flea is back from its one week hiatus. Silver Lake Flea will be operating as a night market for the rest of summer, so you can now shop for vintage and handmade goods during the cooler evening hours.
Dance – Join other Cure fans for Disintegration, a Cure and new wave tribute night at the Faultline Bar in Silver Lake. There will be no melodramatic sorrow on the dancefloor, just singing and dancing to hits like Love Cats and Boys Don’t Cry.
Pot Party – Pot L.A., Echo Park’s “radical ceramics” pottery studio, will be celebrating one year of business with tacos, beers and DJ sets by Dirty Rich Kidd and Willyouarenot.
Skank – First Street Pool & Billiards will be taking it way back with a night of OG ska bands from Boyle Heights and East L.A., including Union 13, Social Conflict and the Convicts. Dust off those checkerboard Vans and don’t hesitate to jump into the skank pit.
L.A. River – Lewis MacAdams Riverfront Park in Elysian Valley is buzzing with activity every second Saturday of the month as Friends of the L.A. River host a yoga class, a guided nature tour and a slow bike ride along the river. L.A. River Rover will be parked nearby with an interactive gallery about the river.
Speed Date – Step up your dating game with a Tantra Speed Date workshop at Still Yoga in Silver Lake. Guided connection, light partner yoga and eye-gazing with strangers could be really fun or really awkward – you won’t know unless you try!
SUNDAY, July 15
Family Fun – Celebrate the blooming of the lotus flowers in Echo Park Lake with the 38th Annual Lotus Festival. Dragon races, Japanese tea ceremonies and a children’s area are sure to keep the family busy throughout the weekend. And if that isn’t enough to get your attention, Lakers tickets were auctioned during last year’s celebration … one can only hope.
That’s It For This Weekend!
As always, it’s a good idea to check with event organizers about any changes.
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