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Eastside Weekend: Holiday shopping at the Latin American Bazaar; Edible Gardening Workshop; Poetry Brothel

By LUCY GUANUNA

It’s never too early to get into the Christmas spirit, so bundle up and head to the Greek Theatre for a screening of “Elf”. If you’re feeling crafty, the animal rescue foundation, Sante D’or will be hosting an embroidery workshop hosted by their feline friends.

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

FRIDAY, November 16

Embroidery Night at Sante D’or: Learn how to embroider your own bandanna with the help of the Atwater Village rescue foundation’s “furriends” during this craft night. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. $25. Details.

SATURDAY, November 17

Edible Gardening Workshop at Artemisia Nursery: No need to have a green thumb to grow veggies in the fall. Learn traditional methods of soil preparation and why fall is the easiest gardening season during this El Sereno workshop. 11 a.m. Free. Details.

Wheel Throwing Workshop for Coffee Lovers at POT: The Echo Park pottery studio that hosts pipe-making parties and a ceramic dildo-making workshops will be hosting Pour Over Me, a workshop where participants will learn how to make their own pour-over coffee and cup set. 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. $65. Details.

Morning Run and Baby Stuff Swap at Prospect Park: Bring your little one along for a morning run and a circuit workout with these fit mamis in Boyle Heights. Has your baby outgrown or outplayed some of their gear? Swap it out during the baby stuff swap following the workout. 7:45 a.m. Free. Details.

Latin American Bazaar at the Autry Store: Find gifts for those with more eclectic tastes at this bazaar. Shop for handmade Mexican pottery, rugs and clothing including work by Oaxacan master carver Jacobo Angeles Ojeda or Mata Ortiz pots by Jorge Quintana. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Details.

13th Annual Miniatures Show at Cactus Gallery: Drop by for the opening reception of Tiny Treasures + One in Elysian Valley. It’s a cash-and-carry show of small works and handmade ornaments featuring work by more than 50 artists including Douglas Alvarez, Julie B. and Holly Wood. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free. Details.

Shaina Lynn’s Bayou Blues at Bootleg Theatre: In this one-woman show, L.A.-based writer and actress Shaina Lynn uses spoken word, song, dance and rap to explores the issues of colonialism and colorism during New Orleans’ Mardi Gras. 7:30 p.m. to 9:01 p.m. $10-$20. Details.

Watch “Elf” at the Greek Theatre: Pass through the seven levels of the Candy Cane forest, through the sea of swirly-twirly gumdrops, and through 5 freeway traffic to watch “Elf” on the big screen. Come early for kids activities, sledding and a tree and menorah lighting ceremony. 4 p.m. $5+. Details.

SUNDAY, November 18

Barnsdall Art & Craft Fair at Barnsdall Art Park: It wouldn’t be a terrible idea to get a head start on your holiday shopping this year, so make your way to this craft fair for unique handcrafted jewelry, ceramics, cards and paintings by Art Center students and faculty. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $0-$5. Details.

The Poetry Brothel Los Angeles: Pantheon at El Cid: This is a far cry from your typical brothel! Here you can get a private poetry reading on a bed or chaise lounge for a small fee amid a riotous night of burlesque, live music, and vaudeville. $44.28-$265.99. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. 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

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