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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Arts & Culture

Supervisor Solis wants to put the brakes on Whittier Boulevard cruising

EAST LOS ANGELES — Cruising Whittier Boulevard, once a time honored ritual, had faded away in recent years. But apparently there’s been a cruising comeback, with events drawing 2,000 classic as well as rather ordinary cars to jam the boulevard. Now, L.A. County Supervisor Hilda Solis wants to renew efforts to clamp down on the cruising events in response to ... Read More »

Hyperion Lyric theater in Silver Lake is holding a fundraiser

At the Lyric Hyperion, Silver Lake theater experiments need support

SILVER LAKE — Spare some change for experimental theater? The Lyric Hyperion – at the corner of, indeed, Lyric and Hyperion – is having a crowd-funding campaign to fix its 70-year-old theater – $3,000 for a busted air-conditioning compressor, $1,000 for wall and ceiling repairs, up to $1,000 for electrical work, the list goes on. But an experimental theater’s greatest ... Read More »

Celebrating the cultures and traditions of NELA at Lummis Day Festival

Film screenings. Art exhibits. Outdoor music. And a parade. All these and other events will mark this weekend’s 12th annual Lummis Day Festival, which showcases the cultures and traditions of Northeast L.A. The free festival continues its multi-cultural focus with musical performances ranging from the 30-voice Selah Gospel Choir to the indie quartet Teen Judge. There will also be puppet ... Read More »

Shepard Fairey’s Subliminal Projects turns 21

ECHO PARK —   In the mid 1990s artist Shepard Fairey and partners formed a skateboard and apparel company that featured collaborations with other artists. From boards and t-shirts, the company named Subliminal expanded into fine art prints and exhibitions. On Saturday, June 3, Subliminal Projects celebrates 21 years of those collaborations with a salon-style group show featuring 50 artists. The ... Read More »

Former Eagle Rock pharmacy now a creative outpost for ArtCenter College alumni

EAGLE ROCK ––  The brick storefront at the corner of Yosemite Drive and Wiota Street has housed a long-line of businesses, including a pharmacy during the 1940s. But, for the past three decades, the modest building covered on two sides with a psychedelic mural has served as a studio for an equally long-line of alumni from the ArtCenter College of Design ... Read More »

Echo Park Lake to host floating performance art on Saturday

ECHO PARK —   Pedal boats and ducks will be sharing Echo Park Lake on Saturday with a floating stage for a day-long series of performances by experimental vocalist and performance artist Carmina Escobar. The Mexico City artist has been spotted this week testing the horns placed on a wooden raft in preparation for a free, day-long show called Fiesta Perpetua!  Starting at ... Read More »

Stand Up or Storytelling? Here’s your guide to Eastside comedy

From alt-comedy to traditional stand-up, there is something for everyone in search of a night of comedy and humor on the Eastside. The guide below will help you figure out what to expect. Chisme Y Queso Multiple Sundays through June | Boyle Heights Center Theatre Group hosts a night of sketch comedy and improv inspired by anonymous chismes the audience ... Read More »

Alt comedy scene thrives on the Eastside

The Eastside comedy scene is drawing performers and patrons alike with its diverse lineups and DIY attitude. The shows break away from the run-of-the-mill stand-up comedy with a variety formats, including storytelling and chismes, making the Eastside a hotbed for alternative comedy. Here’s a sample of what to expect from shows in Boyle Heights, Highland Park & Silver Lake: Read More »

Steel butterflies take flight above El Sereno

El SERENO  —  A steel sculpture features a flock of butterflies was recently installed over the newly reconfigured junction of Soto Street, Mission Road and Huntington Drive. The work is by artist Michael Amescua,  who has also created decorative gates along the Los Angeles River and public artwork at some transit stations. It’s not clear what the new El Sereno ... Read More »