This morning the Eastsider LA reported that The Clinic of Echo Park and its adjoining frame store (Ballard’s Artwork Framing) have been emptied and “For Lease” signs put up.

According to the Eastsider, “they left following a dispute with the landlord. Andrew Selna of the Clinic said he was going to be opening online stores  at to sell vintage apparel and items he made.” isn’t up yet, but the etsy store is functional and waiting for items to be added.

Andrew Ballard is currently looking for a larger space in Echo Park but, in the meantime, is taking customers.

May 4-9, 2010

Tuesday (tonight!)
Stephen Brower The Silent Majority @ Bootleg Theater

Dosh, White Hinterland, Baths @ The Echo
Eluvium, Bell Gardens, Benoit Piolard, Whale Fals @ Bootleg Theater

Nicole Simone, Paige Stark @ Bootleg Theater
Spindrift, Nurses, Magic Mirror @ The Echo
Carlos Varela @ Echoplex

Hurricane Bells @ The Echo
Analog Rebellion, Mansions @ Bootleg Theater
Feed Your Head Second Anniversary Show w/ Seasons, Downtown/Union, George Glass, Radars To the Sky (Acoustic Set) @ Pehrspace

Red Sparowes, Fang Island, Jesus Makes the Shotgun Sound @ Echoplex (Late Show; 8:30 PM)
Gwendolyn and The Good Time Gang @ Echoplex (Early Show; 11 AM)
Warpaint, Priestbird @ Bootleg Theater
60-Watt Kid, The Fritz, Centipede Eest, French Ship @ Echo Curio

Les Savy Fav, We Barbarians, LA Ghost @ Echoplex
Dave Gleason & The Golden Cadillacs, Mojo Monkeys, The Coals @ The Echo (FREE! Early Show; 5 PM)
Bonfire Madigan @ Bootleg Theater
Collisions, Verbs, Kid Infinity @ Echo Curio

Muchas gracias, LAist

Check out info on club nights and weekly musical events on our community resource pages.

Visit the venue website for more information on the cost and times of shows, that info can also be found on our community resource pages.

This list may not represent all the musical events happening in Echo Park this week. Feel free to add more events in the comment section.

All events listed are subject to change at any time.

Join the Citizens Committee to Save Elysian Park for the 47th Annual Fundraiser Banquet on Sunday, June 6, 2010

Cocktail hour starts at 5:00 pm, dinner at 6:30 pm, and raffle to follow (businesses are welcome to donate to the raffle). I See Hawks in LA will be playing during the cocktail hour.

The event takes place at the Grace E. Simons Lodge, 1025 Elysian Park Avenue

Tickets are $35 for adults, $15 for children and toddlers are free. You can also purchase a table of 8 or 10, be sure to include your name and the names of your guests along with your check.

For all tickets, send a check to:
CCSEP c/o Mike Kogan, Treasurer
1401 W. Calumet Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90026

You can also email your reservation information to Dan Reza. This is expected to be a sell-out event, so make sure to reserve your spot ASAP!

For more information, contact Dan Reza at 818.613.0332 or via email.

Photo via Virgosity's photostream on Flickr

April 24, 2010: Lauren from Westwood at Shortstop! – m4w – 23
Lauren! I talked to you at shortstop last night! You told me you were from westwood and that it was your first time out in echo park. You promised me you’d check missed connections, and I super hope this works. Email me! It will be amazing if this works! Yeeeeeeeeaaaaah!

April 27, 2010: I miss you – m4w – 47
I miss you, Kamal. I wish you’d call I would love to hear your voice. Let me know how you are. You know who this is.

April 28, 2010: Guy on Bike Echo Park – m4m
You were the hot guy on your bike at the corner of echo park blvd/sunset today around 1:45 by the BofA. Thought we made some eye contact as I turned corner. Wow, hot.

May 1, 2010: Blue Civic, white sunglasses – m4w
Yesterday afternoon, on Alvarado, under the 101 freeway, we were stuck waiting for the light. Cute hair, cute smile.

You ordered a bagel today and it didn’t work out! But there is more to the story and it is a riot.

Echo Park sidewalk Photo via KelsoBong Tweetphoto

The Filament Theatre Co. presents the L.A. premiere of “second” in Echo Park on Wednesday, May 6 at 8:00 pm.

While “the worst snowstorm in history” rages, a mysterious man touches a woman, seemingly brings her back to life – then disappears. The mystery and media frenzy instigates three sets of New Yorkers to question their faith in radically different ways. “Second” is a choreography of seven actors and three cameras unfolding through separate, concurrent scenes staged in a private home in Echo Park. The audience will be divided amongst three rooms: as one scene plays out live in the room, the other two scenes are captured by live cameras and presented cinematically, allowing each audience a unique experience while still sharing the same story.

“second” takes place at Laveta Villa in Echo Park at 1367 Laveta Terrace

Cost is $20 general admission (all ages)

The show runs through May 29, every Thursday and Saturday, as well on Wednesday, May 19 and May 26.

Click here for the Filament Theatre Website, and here to purchase tickets online. Purchasing your tickets ahead of time will ensure you get a seat as there is limited seating (cash only at the door).

Fliament Theatre is “A Los Angeles based performance ensemble working to create fresh contact with classic texts, new works, and emerging ideas. Our community spans beyond the boundaries of Theatre into all mediums of art that shape our cultural reality.”

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May Day marchers hit up Mishka Echo Park (1547 Echo Park Ave) before heading downtown.

May Day marchers at Mishka in Echo Park, via mishkaECHOPARK on twitgoo

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Starting right now (Saturday, May 1st at approximately 3:00 pm) and going until 5:00 pm, Two Boots is giving away free slices of its Big Maybelle pizza (marinated chicken, pepperoni and garlic on a white pie). The story is that the company gives away free slices once a month at one of their locations, and this month it’s L.A. So stop reading this, lace up your Converse, and go get a slice. Two Boots is located at 1818 W. Sunset.

Provided by: University of California, Riverside; Riverside, CA.

Today is May Day, and 1910 in Echo Park saw 3,000 gatherers at the Echo Park Playground where they crowned Miss Ethel Pruett Queen of May.

“Three thousand men, women and children were present. As many came back for the evening’s part of the program. It was one of the most notable affairs that has ever been recorded in the history of Los Angeles, where children have taken apart.”

The Playground mentioned in this L.A. Herald article refers to a park that used to stretch from Bellevue Avenue south to Temple street, now bisected by the 101 Freeway.

From the Echo Park Historical Society website: “Huge May Day celebrations occupied the outdoor playground, and by 1912 the playground had thousands patrons in a single year, some of whom arrived from downtown on the Pacific Electric streetcar that moved up Glendale Boulevard (then known as Lake Shore).”

Thanks to LAHistory Twitter page for the link to this fun, historic newspaper article!

Huge May Day celebrations occupied the outdoor playground, and by 1912 the playground had thousands patrons in a single year, some of whom arrived from downtown on the Pacific Electric streetcar that moved up Glendale Boulevard (then known as Lake Shore).