Hightower, Space Vacation (SF)
Green & Wood, Blackleg (LA)
LOWCARD video screening
Sketchiest Trick Contest (on our tiny QP) sponsored by SKATEBOOK.


1778 Glendale Blvd.

21+    $5    9pm

Text from the Echo Curio website.


This is gonna be a killer show, PCNVB is Spencer from SKATERS and VODKA
SOAP jamming with two other dudes.  We also got the incredible NYC sound
artist/explorer Marcia Bassett, playing here as ZAIMPH.  And to top off the deal, we
have the Dutch vibrationist and keyboard ritualist STELLAR OM SOURCE here to
shake us slowly to sleep.

good luck finding the PACIFIC CITY NIGHTLIFE VISION BAND anywhere.

Tues, Mar 2nd – PEACE, LOVING + HORAFLORA + headlight + LOLA LOSHKEY

Well, we moved our art drop back a day to help out these fine folks, slyly named
PEACE, LOVING travelling from New England, bringing with them a calamitous
cacophony of metal and whirling free jazz.  SF’s HORAFLORA also shares this love
of prepared instruments and strange sonic disturbances.  Our very own headlight,
on the other hand, will seem like a gentle dream, a synth-based slalom into the
abyss.  And also recently added is the newly developed LOLA LOSHKEY, a
frightening trip into the realm of dead pets, stuffed unicorns and skeleton suits.


Wed, Mar 3rd – ART DROP for the PEOPLE WE KNOW SHOW 7p to 10p

I know, we usually do art drops on Tuesdays, but this one is gonna be Wednesday,
so that we can have the Peace,Loving guys play.  But don’t let out tardiness fool
you, we’re super psyched about the phenomenal Rebekkah Clendening coming up
with the idea for this show, and we’ll be featuring many of her portraits of local
figures from the neighborhood.  But what kind of neighbors would we be if we didn’
t open up the show to everybody… so come and bring us your portraits, photos,
sculptures and even stories about people you know, people we might get to know!!!

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From their website:


Daily morning Kundalini Yoga Classes are ongoing at The Rec Center 1161 Logan St. at Sunset Raghubir (Nancy) will be guest teaching March 1st – April 9th as part of the next 40-day boot camp program (download flyer).  Drop ins and part time students welcome.

During this time Patrick will be teaching a full 40-day program, including weekends, at Goldenbridge Yoga in Hollwood. Click here for more info or to download a flyer.

Kundalini Yoga Boot Camp is known for the “40 day change your life” program of classes.  If you’d like to learn more about the 40 day program check out the FAQ here: and then speak with the teacher about doing 40 days.  At Echo Park Yoga we’re only in session Monday thru Friday.  So in order to complete 40 days, you will practice a yoga set and the daiily meditation on your own, on weekends, holidays or if you have to travel.  We give you everything you need– a copy of the yoga set and meditation and instructions on how to complete your practice on your own time, so beginners have no problems.

For More Information or questions contact us, or call 213-471-2761″

From LAist:

The LAPD is doing their weekly DUI Checkpoint and tonight’s is in Echo Park. Specifically, one will be held on Glendale Boulevard between Effie and Berkely from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. There have already seen 13 driving under the influence-related and 116 hit and run traffic collisions in the Northeast Police division this year.

Here’s your schedule for Saturday, February 27:

Echo Park Beautification Cleanup
Postponed due to rain! We will let you know when the event is rescheduled.

Stairways of Echo Park Tour (if not rained out!)
10 am
Elysian Heights Elementary School: 1562 Baxter St.

Miss Scarlot in the Parlor Studio Sale
10 am – 8 pm, Saturday + Sunday
1282 W. Sunset Blvd.

Snow Day Fundraiser
Has been rescheduled (due to rain) for March 6 March 13, more info to come later!

Echo Park Block Party (if not rained out!)
11 am – 1 pm
1572 Sunset Boulevard @ Echo Park Avenue

Origami Vinyl Show
12 noon
Brunch with The Mother Hips

Know New Taxes workshop
2:00 PM
The Ronin Gallery: 1924 Echo Park Avenue
$10 / seat (contact them to RSVP)

So you can’t be bored on Saturday – there’s plenty to do!

E.P.I.C or Echo Park Independent Co-op will be celebrating their grand opening tonight (February 26) Friday, March 12 from 7 to 11 pm at 1712 Sunset (inside the Jensen Recreational Center Building). The store is the creation of Rhianon Jones and Tristan Scott and features the work of local fashion designers and artists.

In their own words, “It is their goal to be a community leader and a social bridge for the community in fashion, art, music, visual artists, and environment.Everything in the store will be presented in a gallery-like setting. All items are carefully selected and locally designed, and in most cases locally produced.”

Join the fun on Saturday, February 27 for the Office & Community Center Grand Opening and Echo Park Block Party.

1572 Sunset Boulevard @ Echo Park Avenue

11 am – 1 pm

Formal Program at 12 noon

Honoring: Bank of America, LAPD Rampart, GEPENC & City Attorney Tom Griego

Featuring: LA COUNTs 2010 U.S.CENSUS, with Congressman Xavier Becerra, Senator Gil Cedillo, Assembly Member Kevin De Leon, Council President Eric Garcetti, and Council Member Ed Reyes

Supporting Organizations: Betty Plasencia Elementary School, Clifford St. Elementary School, Rev. David Farley, United Methodist Church, Echo Park Chamber of Commerce, Echo Park Improvement Association, Echo Park Library Community Group, Echo Park Security Association, Edendale Library Friends Society (ELFS), Elysian Heights Elementary School, Episcopal Cathedral Center of St. Paul, Foursquare Church/Angelus Temple, Historic Filipinotown Chamber of Commerce, Judy Donovan of Edendale Library, Lisa Palombi of Echo Park Library, Logan St. Elementary School, Mayberry St. Elementary School, Positive Energy Group, Rosemont Elementary School

Donation Requested: GEPENC is supporting the efforts of Student International Travel Experiences (SITE) 501 (c)(3) by collecting used, old or broken digital cameras, lap tops, cell phones, IPODS, GPS and ink cartridges. Please bring your items and place in SITE BOX at the event.

Click here for the press release.

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1st Annual Snow Day Fundraiser at Elysian Heights Elementary

Saturday February 27 10 am to 4 pm (In case of rain the event will be rescheduled for March 6)

Saturday, March 6 March 12, 10 am – 4 pm

1562 Baxter St. (corner of Baxter and Echo Park Ave)

Please bring family and friends out for a day of winter fun while raising money for one of our charming neighborhood schools.

Sled ride, games, crafts, face painting, delicious baked goods, hot chocolate, snow cones, pizza, tostadas, and a raffle to win gift certificates from some wonderful neighborhood businesses.

Admission is free. Activities and food are via ticket purchase day of. (Sled rides are $2. Food, games, craft tickets range from .50 to $3.00)

Special Thanks to:
LA Pizza Company, The Little Barn, BabyCakes Bakery, Sweet Estelle’s Baking Supply on Etsy,Beauty Box, Blue Collar, Fix, Echo Park Cycles, Delilah’s Bakery, and many more…

Upcoming shows:

Friday, February 26th @7pm
CorridorEstelle Raskina

Saturday, February 27th @ 12 noon
Brunch with The Mother Hips

Sunday, February 28th @7pm
Benjamin Hoste Photography Showing SNAP!

New and restocked music as listed on their blog:

Charizma & Peanut Butter Wolf – Raquel 7″
Dam Funk – Toaechizown 5 LP Box Set
J Dilla – Donuts
Judee Sill – S/T
Madlib – No. 1: Before the Verdict with Guilty Simpson
Mayer Hawthorne – The Ills 7″
Myron & E / The Soul Investigators – It’s a Shame 7″
Peanut Butter Wolf – Straight to Tape 1990-1992
V/A – Psych Funk 101
We Are The World “Clay Stones” 7″
#1 in a series of 7″s from the LA Collection on IAMSOUND
Joanna Newsom “Have One On Me”
Shout Out Louds “Work”
Holly Miranda “The Magician’s Private Library”
Four Tet “There Is Love In You”
Efterklang – Magic Chairs
Gil Scott-Heron – I’m New Here
Gil Scott-Heron – Me And The Devil 7″
High On Fire – Snakes For The Divine
Hockey – Learn To Lose 7”
Hockey – Too Fake 7”
Hot Chip – One Life Stand
Meat Puppets – II (reissue)
Pantha du Prince – Black Noise
Shearwater – The Golden Archipelago
The Big Pink – Velvet Remixes 12″
The Morning Benders – Promises 7″
The Rocket Summer – Of Men and Angels
Titus Andronicus – Four Score and Seven 7″
Tune Yards – Hatari 7″
Tune Yards – Real Live Flesh 7″
tUnE-yArDs – BiRd-BrAiNs
V/A – Harder Shade of Black
Ween – The Pod (Reissue)

And these restocks:
Fever Ray – S/T
Fucked Up – Couple Tracks
Hunx and His Punx – Gay Singles
Kurt Vile – Childish Prodigy
M83 – Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts
M83 – Digital Shades Vol. 1
M83 – Saturdays = Youth
Mission Of Burma – Vs. (The Definitive Edition)
Pixies – Doolittle
Ratatat – Classics
Ratatat – LP3
St. Vincent – Marry Me
The Growlers – Are You In Or Out
The Horrors – Primary Colours
The National – Alligator
The National – Boxer
The XX – VCR 7″
The XX – XX
Vampire Weekend – S/T
Yo La Tengo – I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass
Yo La Tengo – I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One
Big Star – #1 Record
Big Star – 3rd (Sister Lovers)
Chris Bell – I Am The Cosmos
Dam Funk – It’s My Life 7″
Elliott Smith – XO
Faust – So Far
J Dilla – Ruff Draft
Mayer Hawthorne And The County – Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out (Heart Shaped 7”)
My Bloody Valentine – Isn’t Anything
My Bloody Valentine – Loveless
Nico – Chelsea Girl
Nina Simone – The Amazing Nina Simone
Otis Redding – Pain In My Heart
Public Image Ltd – Second Edition
Serge Gainsbourg – Aux Armes Et Caetera
Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot – Bonnie & Clyde
Spacemen 3 – Performance
Television – Marquee Moon
The Cure – Three Imaginary Boys
The Kinks – United Kinksdom
The Seeds – S/T
The Velvet Underground – White Light/White Heat
V/A – Dublab Presents Echo Expansion
V/A – Forge Your Own Chains: Heavy Psychedelic Ballads and Dirges 1968-1974
V/A – The Funky 16 Corners
Wire – Chairs Missing

They have new t-shirts, too.

Origami Vinyl
1816 W. Sunset Blvd. Echo Park, Ca

Mon – Noon ’til 9pm
Tues – Noon ’til 8pm
Wed – Noon ’til 9pm
Thu – Noon ’til 9pm
Fri – Noon ’til 10pm
Sat – Noon ’til 10pm
Sun – Noon ’til 8pm

Tomorrow, Thursday, February 25 at 8pm, the Echo Park Film Center will be celebrating the release of their film “Sister Aimee: The Musical.” The film was created out of a free EPFC youth filmmaking class that introduced the kids “to the musical genre as they learned about one of Echo Park’s most dynamic historical figures: ‘Sister’ Aimee Semple McPherson.” The film features all original sets, costumes, songs and choreography created by the students. Screening is free and open to the public. Q&A with the filmmakers and refreshments to follow the screening!

Check out The Moth GrandSLAM on Tuesday, March 2, at the Echoplex in Echo Park.

The Moth is basically an unscripted story telling hour – just the speaker telling a short story without notes about certain experiences (storytellers are provided with a theme). I have personally thoroughly enjoyed listening to some of the stories – often hilarious and heartwarming.

The event is described as follows:

The Moth presents the GrandSLAM, a battle of wits and words – fierce, hilarious, heartbreaking and all points between. Listen as ten StorySLAM champs tell tales of uncharted territory. Stories of new places on the map or in the mind.

The Moth is dedicated to finding intriguing people to tell inspired stories.  At The Moth StorySLAM, those people find us. On this night, using words as weapons, they word- it-out to determine The Moth’s LA GrandSLAM Story Champion.

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Masa of Echo Park, along with other Los Angeles restaurants and businesses, is once again participating in Go Eat Go Drink Go Out, a one-day event that raises funds to provide direct and vital support to those impoverished and disabled by HIV/AIDS in our community.

On Thursday, February 25 all participating Los Angeles restaurants will donate a portion of their days’s receipts to Aid for AIDs and The Sierra Project.

Masa of Echo Park
Thursday, February 25th
11am to 11pm

All you have to do is stop by and have something to eat or drink, and Rhonda, Rob, Tom and Julie of Masa will take care of the rest!