By LUCY GUANUNA
This weekend, have somebody else take the wheel while you become a tourist in your own neighborhood. A bus tour through Echo Park will highlight the tales of the neighborhood’s most infamous crimes and a guided sunset hike through Griffith Park will be accompanied by music and a guided meditation. All you have to do is show up!
Read on for our top 10 events and things-to-do this weekend.
SATURDAY, January 19
Yoga for Runners at Indie Brewing Company: Work up a sweat during a 2-mile run and an hour-long vinyasa yoga class geared towards runners in the taproom. $20. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Details
Indie Brewing Company’s 3 Year Anniversary: No need to leave after yoga, the Boyle Heights brewery is celebrating its 3-year anniversary, and you can join the party featuring 25 artist vendors, food vendors, live music and of course, beer. Free. 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Details
Sunset Hiking Meditation at Griffith Park Observatory: This hike pulls out all the stops. Hikers will be given headphones that play music and a guided meditation and will be treated to cheese and wine post-hike. $35-$40. 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Details
Singles Going Steady: A Rock & Roll Dance Party at the Short Stop: DJ’s are digging up all the hits from your favorite rock & roll eras for this party. Get down to ‘50s, ‘60s, garage, mod, punk and more from artists like The Clash, Rolling Stones and The Kinks. Free. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Details
Book of the Dead Crime Bus Tour in Echo Park: Hear the horror stories that haunt the hills of Eastside while traveling in a comfy bus. Featured cases include the Hillside Strangler serial killings, “Man in the Attic” slaying and other crime tales. $64. 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Details
The Found Footage Festival at The Lodge Room Highland Park: You won’t find any crazy plot twists or award-winning actors in this film festival, but the large collection of strange and outrageously “stupid videos” like a ‘90s McDonald’s training video will have you in stitches. $16-$18. 7 p.m. Details
Women Magicians Association Magic Show at the Book Show: See magicians Belle Daily, Georgia Lyle and Dana Douglas dominate the stage in this women-led magic show in Highland Park. $10. 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Details
Donuts with Chef Mary Moran at the King’s Roost: No need to pay questionable amounts of cash for donuts from a trendy shop when you can make your own. Learn the basics of donut-making in this Silver Lake workshop. $85. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Details
SUNDAY, January 20
Xelas Kickback Brunch: With menu items like a chorizo con papa burrito, mole chilaquiles and mimosas all under $10, you can’t go wrong. To get the party poppin, DJ and Boyle Heights local, Que Madre, will be spinning the best in “open genre”. Free entry. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Details
Totally ‘80s Dance Party at the Airliner: There’s no work or school on Monday, so drink up and dance late into the night to your favorite ‘80s hits in Lincoln Heights. $10. 9:30 to 2 a.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