Eastside Weekend: Modern ballet in El Sereno; flower crown making in Atwater Village: Who Framed Roger Rabbit  outdoor screening


The summer heat may be unbearable, but once the sun goes down the temperature is just right for a movie under the stars. Pack a picnic and head over to Debs Park or Heritage Square for outdoor film screenings or watch a documentary about the Belgian ’80s underground dance scene at Zebulon Cafe.

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

This issue of Eastside Weekend is sponsored by Metro, which invites you to attend Nisei Week 2018

FRIDAY, July 27

Film – Come out for a free movie and popcorn at the Audubon Center at Debs Park. The Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council will host the screening of the 2015 movie Brothers of the Wind under the stars after a live birds of prey show.  

Film & Dance – Watch a free screening of the Sound of Belgium at the Zebulon Cafe in Elysian Valley and get schooled on new beat, a genre of ’80s Belgian underground dance music that fused techno and acid. The documentary will be followed up by the new beat dance party, Machine Club.   


Dance – Not your regular ballet, Raiford Rogers Modern Ballet is as much traditional in its medium as it is cutting-edge. See the ensemble perform original dance pieces by L.A.-based choreographer Raiford Rogers at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State L.A. in El Sereno.  

Family Hike – Get fit as a family or come on your own and hike the trails of Debs Park with a volunteer-led hiking group. After the hike, stick around for nature-themed arts and crafts.

Film – Watch a screening of Who Framed Roger Rabbit under the stars on the lawn of Heritage Square in Montecito Heights. Come early to picnic amongst structures built in the mid-19th Century. Food and wine will be available for purchase.  

Art – See 14 artists’ interpretations of Sigmund Freud’s life and theories in Buried Alive at the Cactus Gallery in Elysian Valley.  The show runs through August 4 and features artists Andrea Bogdan, Sefi Edery and Charles Garcia.

Festival – Join PUENTE Learning Center for their 3rd Annual PUENTE Community Festival in Boyle Heights. The celebration will showcase the cultures of Boyle Heights and feature food from Latin America.

SUNDAY, July 29

Eat – Hold up. Did somebody say Moz Vegan Brunch? It’s going down at El Cid in Silver Lake with a soyrizo tofu taco buffet and a cocktail list inspired by all things Moz. DJs will be spinning your favorite Morrissey and Smiths tracks that just might inspire you to take the mic on the karaoke stage.

Create – Spend the afternoon sipping on bubbly while weaving your own floral accessory during a Summer Flower Crown Workshop with floral designer Lindsay of La Rosa Que Crecio at Arora Boheme in Atwater Village.   

Karaoke – Sing your heart out at Highland Park Bowl’s weekly karaoke with hosts, Hi Ho Karaoke. The stage opens up at 10 p.m. for anybody who has the chutzpah to take the mic.

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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