Eastside Weekend Collage

The best memories are those associated with food and with loved ones, so grab some of your favorite people and head out to one of many events made for foodies on the Eastside this weekend.  Read on for our weekend picks.

FRIDAY, April 5

Buyepongo vs. Quitapenas at the Lodge Room: Get ready to sweat because both these bands are known to bring the heat - Buyepongo with their energetic fusion of merengue, cumbia, jazz and funk and Quitapenas with their smooth Afro-Latin tropicalia sounds. $15. 8 p.m. Details


3 Year Anniversary Celebration at Kaleidoscope Kollective: Join the ladies of Echo Park’s only women-centric, brick-and-mortar makers market for their 3-year anniversary celebration with a DJ set by Novena Carmel and a performance by Gingee. Free. 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Details

Food Fight: Empanadas Edition at PETA: Forget about counting carbs and eat empanadas for a cause as seven of L.A.’s most notable vegan and vegetarian chefs will be vying for the title of best empanadas in the city, and you get to sample them all with free beer from Lagunitas to wash it all down. $15-$20. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Details

Noisy Library QTPOC Picnic at Echo Park Lake: Join other QTPOC and allies for a potluck picnic under the sun and enjoy delicious snacks, games and good vibes. 420 friendly. Free. 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Details

Renegade Craft Fair at Los Angeles State Historic Park: Browse the wares of over 200 local and national makers. There will also be DJ sets, craft drinks and food trucks to make for a fun day in the park. Free. Saturday & Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Details

Wheel Throwing Class for Trans and Non-Binary Individuals at POT LA: No experience with pottery? No problem! This introductory wheel throwing workshop will offer step-by-step instructions to trans, intersex and non-binary attendees. Free. 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Details

Community Garden Day at Heritage Square Museum: Bring the family along for a day tending to the kitchen garden at the museum. Tools and instruction will be provided. Free. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Details

SUNDAY, April 7

Atlas Obscura Society Los Angeles: Exploring the Third Dimension at 3-D Space: Take a tour of Echo Park’s bunker-like 3-D museum with exclusive access to a stereoscopic collection in storage and a presentation by 3-D artists at the Echo Park Film Center. $30. 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Details

Family Yoga Pop Up Class at People’s Yoga: Bring the family along for a family-friendly yoga class. 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Details

5 Year Anniversary Party at Milkfarm: Join Milkfarm in celebrating five years of serving melty raclette cheese and delectable cheese-heavy sandwiches in Eagle Rock with live music, a photo booth and free ice cream cones, balloon animals and cheese-giveaways (with a purchase). 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Details

Lucy Guanuna is a freelance reporter covering crime, lifestyle and social justice in her native Los Angeles.

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