By LUCY GUANUNA
Like anybody ever needed an excuse to get sauced up and dance – or cry – listening to Morrissey. So don’t forget your waterproof mascara when you make your way to Highland Park for the Offbeat Bar’s “Morrissey day” celebration.
If you’re not a Moz fan, we still have plenty of fun events for you to choose from. Catch the last two weekends of Subliminal Project’s Black Sabbath showcase or a cello yoga class at Zebulon Cafe.
Read on for our top 10 events and things-to-do this weekend.
FRIDAY, November 9
Remembering Boyle Heights World Premier at Casa 0101: The current debates surrounding gentrification inspires Remembering Boyle Heights, an interactive play that explores the neighborhood’s early history and stories. 7:45 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. $19.99+. Details
SATURDAY, November 10
“Morrissey Day” at the Offbeat Bar: Celebrate the “man who put the ‘M’ in Moz Angeles” during Los Angeles’ annual “Morrissey Day.” Morrissey and Smiths tribute band, Nowhere Fast, will perform cover songs celebrating the singer’s moody melodies and morose lyrics that have entranced Angelenos young and old for decades. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Free. Details
50 Years of Black Sabbath at Subliminal Projects: The band that sold their soul for rock and roll will be honored in an immersive showcase that features historical photos, memorabilia and a group art exhibition featuring artists Ben Venom and Shepard Fairey. The show will run through November 17. 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Details
Run, jog or walk with the Running Mamis: If getting a sweat session in has gotten harder since having a baby, bring the little one and a stroller along for a morning run or walk at the L.A. Historic Park with Running Mamis. 7:45 a.m. Free. Details
Cello Yoga at Zebulon Cafe: Let a cello guide your movements in Fantastic Morning, a cello yoga class. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Donation-based. Details
American Indian Arts Marketplace at the Autry: Shop for sculptures, pottery, beadwork, basketry, jewelry, paintings and more made by more than 200 Native American artists from 40 nations. This is a family-friendly event with plenty of food vendors, performances and kid’s activities to keep the little ones happy. Saturday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $6-$14. Details
Teddy Bear Concert with Milk and Cookies reception at the Santa Cecilia Arts & Learning Center: Bring your toddler and their favorite stuffed animal along for “Meet the String Family,” an introduction to the instruments of the orchestra. The concert will be followed by a milk-and-cookies reception. 2 p.m. $8-$20. Details
Live Animated Comedy Show at the Virgil: If you never quite grew out of comic books and you dig stand up comedy, this one’s for you! See animators draw comedians while their set unfolds during Picture This!, a live animated comedy show. 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Free. Details
SUNDAY, November 11
The Cure Nite at the Echo: Part Time Punks, a weekly party with a focus on everything punk rock, will be devoting this night to the Cure. Party like it’s 1989 with DJ’s spinning tracks pulled from 35 years of the Cure’s catalogue. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. $7-$10. Details
Brush Lettering Workshop at Makers Mess: Forget buying conventional Christmas cards. Learn the basics of hand lettering with brush pens in this 2 hour workshop and make your own. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. $90. Details
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