Eastside Weekend: St. Patrick Swayze Day | Donut-making class | Queer poetry slam


Don’t forget to put on some green before making your way out the door to one of the many St. Patrick’s Day events on the Eastside. Steer clear of cheap commercial beer that’s dyed green and head to local breweries for specials on their Irish-style brews.

Read on for our weekend picks.

FRIDAY, March 8

Native Voices at the Autry: In the theatrical performance of Pure Native, see what happens when a Native American man devises a plan for a bottled water plant on reservation land. With mixed responses from family and friends, could his idea actually work? $8-$25. 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Details.


Silverlake Flea at Micheltorena St. Elementary School: This flea market frequented by celebrities will be popping up in Joshua Tree this weekend, but you can still browse the market’s wares at it’s usual location in Silver Lake. Free entry. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Details.

St. Patty’s at Indie Brewing Company: Kick off your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations a little early with $5 O’Malleys Irish Stout all weekend. 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Details.

Donut Making Class at the King’s Roost: Learn how to make the perfect batter and glaze for donuts that are baked, not fried, for less mess. $85. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Details.A Perfect Pairing Fundraiser for Avenue 50 Studio: Check out this exhibition and live auction of 12 wine bottles hand-painted by 12 prominent Angeleno artists as you sip handcrafted wine by home winemaker, Francisco Fernandez. $75. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Details.

SUNDAY, March 10

Vogueing & Waacking at the Sweat Spot: This all-levels dance class will help you get the techniques, muscles and swag you need to vogue and waack your way through any dance battle. $18. 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Details.

St. Patrick Swayze Day at the Greyhound Bar & Grill: Celebrate the life of the late actor, Patrick Swayze with corned beef, drink specials and an all day Swayze movie marathon. Free entry. Details.

Screening of Stanley Kubrick’s “Barry Lyndon”: Watch as an Irish rogue turns his luck around when he assumes the position of a rich widow’s dead husband in this award-winning adaptation of a William Makepeace Thackeray novel. Free. 1 p.m. Details.

Queerslam at Akbar: This queer storytelling and poetry slam is open mic, so come prepared with that poem or song you’ve been wanting to perform and maybe with the help of some liquid courage, share!  8 p.m. Details.

Irish I Were Drinking at Golden Road: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with $5 pints of Golden Road’s Irish Red Ale and Nitro Stout, green micheladas and live music by the Molly McGuires. Free entry. 10 a.m. to 12 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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