Echo Park vintage boutique, Tavin, has some really interesting recycled paper costumes (Michael Jackson costumes, bustiers, skirts and dresses) made from 100% recycled newspaper and magazine pages. They are constructed with duct tape and “pure imagination” by designer Ingrid Ferrin. Stop by for a glass of wine, and complete your outfit with vintage accessories, jewelry, and more.

Friday, October 30, from 2 to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, from 2 to 6 p.m.

Tavin is located at 1543 Echo Park Avenue (near Morton Avenue and Grafton Street), Echo Park. 310-704-6058.


Down and Derby, the premier roller skating organization that has quickly garnered a loyal following in cities such as Las Vegas, Pittsburgh, Pomona and New York City, will host a special Halloween event at The Echoplex on Saturday, October 31. Dublab DJs Greenleaf, SFV Acid and Suzanne Kraft will control the roller disco rink’s turntables, broadcasting amplified sounds for the eight-wheeled revelers.

Down and Derby is a retro-inspired roller-skating party created and designed to give attendees a unique nightlife experience. The interactive throwback events combine décor reminiscent of a 70s roller disco with attendees wearing fashion attire evocative of the era. DJs known for pushing the limits of mixing and music production are procured, adding vibrant energy to the event with both underground and popular mixes.

The entry fee is $5 with RSVP, $10 at the door and quad skates of every size will be available to rent for another $5. Guests are welcome to bring their own roller skates to the event.

Pink Dollaz

@ Echoplex
enter at 1154 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026


9pm / $5 with RSVP, $10 at the door / 18+


Origami Vinyl is hosting a comedy night tonight at 7:00 pm. Special guests include:

Matt Braunger

Matt Dwyer

Kyle Kinane

Steve Agee

Hugh Moore

The show is free and there will be beer.

Origami Vinyl is a record shop and record label in Echo Park, located at:

Los Angeles, CA, 90026


The People’s Ride Costume night

Time: 9:30pm

Ride: 10:00pm

NEW MEET SPOT: Barnsdall Square Shopping Center/ Rite Aid Parking lot, Hollywood and Vermont. 1601 N Vermont Ave. But meet in front of Jon’s Market at the south end of the parking lot. View map.


The People’s Ride was designed for those who cannot make it to LA Critical Mass or want to continue to ride when LACM is over.

The ride usually ends near the start point, close to a Metro Station or bus lines.

We aim to have fun while reminding the LA car culture that there is another alternative. This is a non-confrontational ride through traffic. Educate rather than aggravate. Tell drivers that they are welcome to join us on a bicycle.

This is an all-inclusive ride. Everyone is welcome. No intolerant haters please. Respect the riders and respect the ride.

We ride at night so bring lights for your bike. Bring a spare tube. Wear a helmet if you are not an experienced rider.

Please pick up your trash before riding off.
Check Twitter for up-to-date details.

Tentative route

Pre-Halloween ride! You don’t have to wear a costume, but if you do it will make the ride so much more F.U.N.

Meet at Wilshire and Western Metro Station 6:30pm

Ride at 7:30pm sharp

LA Critical Mass rides through the city of Los Angeles, exerting our right under California Law to ride bicycles on the street.

This is a easy-paced ride.

Fixed-gear fast riders are encouraged to cork intersections then ride up to the front of the pack and cork again.

Though LAPD has been mostly tolerant of our rides, we don’t want to provoke them. Since this is a night ride, you might want to get a rear red blinking light and a front white blinking light. If they (LAPD) tell us to stop at the red lights, we should stop. Let’s be polite and courteous to drivers. Do not argue or engage in conflict.

USC riders meet at Tommy Trojan 6:00pm, Ride to LACM at 6:30pm.

UCLA riders meet at the Bruin Bear 5:30pm, ride to LACM at 6:00pm.

Westside/Culver City/Mar Vista/Palms riders meet at Crank Mob park (Media Park, Culver City) 6:00pm, ride to LACM at 6:30pm

San Fernando Valley: Meet at Noho Station 6:30pm, ride the Redline down to Vermont and Wilshire. Then ride your bikes to Wilshire and Western.

Eastside, please use the Metro Gold Line, Blue Line and Red Line to get to the Wilshire and Western Metro station.

Click here to follow LACM on Twitter.

emPowerLA (The Los Angeles Small Business Owners Group) is hosting a night of mixing and mingling with members and other business owners in the community. The new event will be tonight at City Sip in Echo Park at 7:00 pm.

For the first hour, AbsoluteZen Bodywork will be providing complimentary 5-minute chair massages.

City Sip is offering special price of $20 for event attendees on their 3 Wine Flight with cheese pairings*, or you can order any of the wonderful of wines from their list.

For pricing and other information, please go to their event website.


City Sip
2150 W. Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

(213) 483-WINE

Parking: Plenty of metered street parking is available along Sunset Blvd (the end times for feeding the meter differ on each side of the street, so please pay attention to all signage). Some street parking is also available on adjacent side streets

About City Sip

City Sip LA is a hip & funky WINE BAR and WINE SHOP located in the heart of Echo Park, Los Angeles.
Their Mission:  WINE FOR THE PEOPLE!  City Sip’s goal is to demystify the world of wine with an approachable, user-friendly menu of wines by the glass, as well as wine to carry out.  They specialize in wine from all regions, all grape varietals that are value priced, but drink like a million bucks! They also have a delicious selection of artisanal cheese & charcuterie, and serve up hot panini’s, salads and special bites, as well! You can find out more about City Sip LA by visiting

About AbsoluteZen

Adrienne Montoya,CMT, owner and principal talent of AbsoluteZen Bodywork, is a native of Southern California, Scripps College graduate, and Echo Park resident. Adrienne offers a unique blend of massage modalities, once described by a client as “absolute zen”, in the comfort and tranquil setting of your home, office or at the AbsoluteZen office. Her personal and professional mission is to “encourage others to explore how therapeutic massage and bodywork, healthy living and exercise can enrich one’s life on many levels.” You can find out more at


Echo Park’s Dia de Los Muertos celebration takes place on Sunday, November 1, from 1-8:00 pm at El Centro de Pueblo (1157 Lemoyne Street).

This free family event will feature altars, music, and culture, entertainment including Ollin, 5Senti2, Plaza de la Raza Salsa Performing Group, Soft Parade, face painting, arts and crafts workshops, lotería, food and refreshments. To set up your own free altar to remember your loved ones or participate as a vendor for $50, call 213-483-6335 or

El Centro del Pueblo was established in 1974 as a not-for-profit community service agency. Its mission is to provide social services and resources to the community to improve the quality of life for children, youth and families in the diverse communities of Los Angeles County. They work to alleviate and mitigate the negative affects of gang violence and improve the quality of life for youth and families through prevention, intervention, and education.

Services include counseling, drug prevention, social rehabilitation, employment, outreach, education, health services, and youth services. These services help the physical, mental, emotional and economic well-being of the residents of the communities of Northeast, Downtown and South Los Angeles.

Tegan and Sara

Tegan and Sara

For those of you who pre-orderd the new Tegan and Sara album, titled Sainthood, the duo will be at Stories in Echo Park for a special signing today.
From 4-8:00 pm, 500 individuals who secured wristbands by preordering at Stories will have access to the signing and photo taking.

Your Daily Thread has put together a Neighborhood Green Guide to navigate what is green, local, sustainable, organic and/or handmade in the areas of  Atwater Village, Echo Park, Los Feliz and Silver Lake.

Echo Park neighborhood shops and restaurants include:

Delilah’s Bakery


Taxi CDC (Corrugated Design Collective)

Masa of Echo Park

826LA East

Echo Park Film Center

Echo Park Time Bank

Click here for the full list from Your Daily Thread. You can also download an easy-to-reference PDF of this guide here.


Warwick, the Vintage clothing and gifts store on Sunset Blvd. in Echo Park, is dedicating the month of November to sustainability in fashion, style, art and design. Titled “Eco-in-the-Echo,” the store will feature local artists and designers who bring awareness to or participate in the environment.

“The idea is to show the community how vintage and restyled vintage is sustainable fashion, using existing materials to create style, trends and art,” says owner Justin Warwick in a press release.

On Thursday, October 29 from 8:00 pm – 1:00 am, Warwick will be kickstarting the month with a special launch party with complimentary beverages and gift bags for the first 100 guests.

In addition to his own vintage line, some of the artists that will participate in Eco-in-the-Echo include:

Chandra Abel Designs
Colleen Corcoran
Joseph Prichard
Docs Pop
Button Muse
Joanna Oster

Warwick is located at 1461 ½ West Sunset Blvd.

Check out some recent coverage on Warwick in the Green Guide Network, and for more information about Warwick you can go to the store’s website.

Mooi in Echo Park

Looks like Mooi, a raw vegan restaurant we read about earlier this year, is no longer set to open up on Glendale Blvd. under the bridge – its new location has sprung up at the corner of Sunset and Logan. Taking over a former medical clinic, the new corner location is part of Jensen’s Recreation Center.

According to its website, the restaurant concept includes organic food, and, whenever possible, locally grown. They don’t use any animal protein or dairy products, soy, wheat, or gluten. They never deyhdrate anything over 118 degrees, “therefore preserving all of their natural nutriets and enzymes which allows us to bring you not only the best tasting but the healthiest and most nutritional food that we can.”

While we await their opening, you can try out their vegan desserts at Elf Cafe (2135 Sunset Boulevard).

At a price tag og $495,000 to $649,000, the 5 Sunset Five lots are now officially up for grabs. You can take a look at what’s inside by going to the website, A little stark and modern for my tastes, but those views are totally worth it.

Tonight’s Part Time Punks is a tribute to the Smiths, with guest DJ Jose Maldonado (from The Sweet And Tender Hooligans), and resident DJs Michael Stock and Benny Shambles spinning “mutant disco.”

The weekly event takes place at The Echo at 10pm – 18+ and $5 at the door.


Echo Park Fright Night will take place on Saturday, October 31 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm at the Echo Park Recreation Center.

The event is free for everyone!

There will be Monsters on Parade at 5:30 and a Teen Dance from 5:00 – 8:00 pm, Carnival games, Moonbounce, and more!

Explore the historic highlights of Elysian Park’s western edge on a bike ride sponsored by the Echo Park Historical Society. The 90-minute tour, on Saturday, October 24, headed by Matthew Dubois will include several stops at points of historical interest (the tour is limited to paved roads). Space is extremely limited. Riders must provide their own bikes and helmets. The tour is free to EPHS members and $5 for all others.

Please send an email to to reserve a spot and receive information about the tour starting point.