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The Greater Echo Park Elysian Neighborhood Council (GEPENC), along with the Positive Energy Group, are hosting the 2nd Annual Echo Park Elementary Principal/Teacher Appreciation Reception on Thursday, October 7th, 2010 from 3:00 – 6:00 pm.

Join your fellow neighbors to help honor the hard working teachers and principals of our community! Food and refreshments will be served.

The event is open to the public – please RSVP to Lisa Baca at 323-660-7234 or by email at bacasigala@eartlink.net by Tuesday, October 5.

2nd Annual Echo Park Elementary Principal/Teacher Appreciation Reception
Thursday, October 7th, 2010 from 3:00 – 6:00 pm
El Centro del Pueblo located at 1157 Lemoyne Street

Click here to download the flyer.


The event has been rescheduled due to weather conditions tentatively for Thursday, November 4 from 3-6:00 pm.

You’re single in Echo Park and a Dodgers fan – god forbid you end up dating a Giants fan!

As part of the Stadium’s “Group Theme Nights,” Singles Night takes place on Friday, August 6 while the Washington Nationals play the Dodgers.

The pre-game party goes on from 5:15 pm – 7:10 pm at the Loge Terrace (check in oustide in Lot D). The $25 ticket gets you a free Miller Lite at the party.

Click here to buy tickets, and make sure to use the promo code SINGLES.

Call Dodgers Representative Charlie Brooks at 323-224-2630 for more information.

Both the Echo Park and Edendale Libraries have some FREE special programs for kids, teens, and even some for adults all summer long. Here are the August events for both libraries:

For Kids

  • Knight Time Reading at Echo Park Branch: Every Wednesday from 3 – 4:00 pm. Stories of dragons and other magical creatures. Create a fire-breathing dragon to take home.
  • Knight Time Reading at Edendale: Stories, jokes, crafts and snacks. Thursdays from 2:30-3:30 pm.
  • Summer Film Fest at Edendale: Mostly family-friendly films, plus popcorn! Tuesdays from 5-7:00 pm.
  • LA Kings Hockey Mascot Storytime: Thursday, August 12 at 2:30 pm at the Edendale Library.
  • Medieval Faire: Juggler/jester/magician Jeff Fredricksen at the Edendale Branch on Thursday, August 26 at 2:30 pm.

Other great activities:

  • Family Playtime at Echo Park Branch: Mondays from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Bilingual Baby & Toddler Storytime at Echo Park Branch: Tuesdays from noon – 1:00 pm
  • Making Books Fun at Edendale: Bilingual. Every Tuesday at 2:30 pm
  • Book Buddies at Echo Park Branch: Thursdays from 3 – 5:00 pm
  • Infant & Toddler Storytime at Edendale: Nursery rhymes, songs, and finger plays, for children 1-3 and their special grown-ups.  Wednesdays from 10-10:45 am.

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The Silver Lake Jubilee is a two-day music and art event featuring 35 music acts, multi-disciplinary art, local artists and crafters, food from local restaurateurs, interactive booths, and various cultural enclaves in the Silver Lake and surrounding communities (Spaceland, Origami Vinyl, buzzbands.la and El Echo Parqeuño are curating music for the event).

The event will have a very strong focus on the environment, including the implementation of “Zero Waste initiatives with the goal of 90% land fill diversion and sourcing power from alternative energy resources.” There will be several interactive “villages,” including a Children’s Village, Literary Village, Arts Village and Eco Village.

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Friday, May 21 at 7:30 pm – CONSTANTINE’S SWORD (PRESENTED BY THE UNION OF PROGRESSIVE IRANIANS) Join us for a night of food, conversation and activism. Our friends and neighbors the Union of Progressive Iranians bring you this powerful film. CONSTANTINE’S SWORD, by Oscar-nominated documentarian Oren Jacoby, is an astonishing exploration of the dark side of Christianity, following acclaimed author and former priest James Carroll on a journey of remembrance and reckoning. DINNER PROVIDED. $5 admission.

Thursday, May 27 at 8:00 pm – VOICES OF LATIN AMERICA: THE OTHER CONQUEST/LA OTRA CONQUISTA Join us for a special evening celebrating the poetry and power of independent Latin American cinema with a screening of “The Other Conquest,” a 2000 Mexican feature film written and directed by Salvador Carrasco. This beautifully visual film tells the story of the Spanish conquest of Mexico from the perspective of the indigenous Aztec people, using original locations such as the pyramid of Tenayuca in Mexico City and the archaeological site of Xochicalco to bring authenticity and history to the filmmaking process. FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE!

Friday, May 28 at 7:45 pm – CINEMA SPEAKEASY PRESENTS ART BY CHANCE: The Largest Public Art Event Ever! For this festival, you don’t need to buy a ticket or go to a movie theater! Movies just pop into your lives in subways, buses, airports, shopping malls, trains, sports centers, art galleries, museums, plains, campuses, cafes and bars! Internationally selected and “TIME” themed creative short films catch you unexpectedly while traveling in the subway, waiting at the airport, shopping or just strolling around. ART BY CHANCE is taking place May 7 though June 4 in over 100 cities worldwide. Go here for more info. Bring: Your happy self and a noisemaking machine. We will be creating our own soundtrack to these silent short films!

Come on down for a shimmering night of music and images from Funeral Club (Bakersfield), Tippy Canoe (Oakland) and The Here & Now (Echo Park). Go here for more info.

Information provided by the Echo Park Film Center website.

HOMO CENTRIC – A May Old Time!

Thursday, May 20

A literary evening /reading for the GBLT set; this month featuring a lesbian comic, a former priest & everyone in-between. Yes, really. In-between. See, the funny lady goes 1st, the formerly frocked fellow is last & 3 other equally talented writers are between them (it’s an alphabet thing)-Like a big homo-Oreo! Be a smart cookie & join us. – Stories Email Blast

Stories Books and Café
1716 Sunset Blvd

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Everybody Was In The French Resistance…Now, Ezra Furman and The Harpoons at The Echo:

9pm. $8. 18+

If you don’t know the gimmick yet, Everybody Was In The French Resistance… Now is all about rewriting the biggest mistakes in pop history. Whether it’s telling Avril Lavigne to back off or correcting the likes of Bob Dylan on “Think Twice (It’s Not Alright)”, they’ve corrected some grave injustices in the popular musical landscape. But if you’re still not sure what’s going on, you can get a first-hand look when the band, lead by Art Brut’s Eddie Argos and The Blood Arm’s Dyan Valdes, tour the U.S. and Canada this April and May.

The tour kicks off April 23rd in Los Angeles, CA and darts all across the U.S. and into Toronto and Montreal before wrapping up on May 26th in Phoenix, AZ. In an interview with NME recently, Argos said he was excited to get out on the road, especially to get ahead of work on his day job band.

“I’m really looking forward to the tour,” Argos said. “Unfortunately Dave Newton, who played the European tour and SXSW shows, can’t make it. We have Ian Catskilkin from Art Brut instead, which will be useful for writing the next Art Brut album.”Consequence of Sound

with resident DJs spinning the best in Brit / Indie / Soul / Twee / Madchester / Punk / Glam

Find out more at ClubUnderground.net.

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  • Thursday April 22nd – Earth Day at Environment Furniture: Want to get pampered?  Then head over to the Environment Furniture show room for some earth-friendly fashion and makeovers There will also be a silent auction benefiting Brand Aid Haiti.  The event takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. at 8126 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90048 (map).
  • Thursday April 22nd – LA Green Drinks Present I Heart Earth: Join up with the local LA Green drinks crowd as they combine forces with all of the chapters to create one be Green Drinks event at the New LEED Cheroke Lofts in the Fairfax District.  Meet and greet with lots of local organizations doing good green work.  More info at http://lagreendrinks.blogspot.com/
  • Thursday April 22nd – Pledge For The Planet: Join local business owners and community members pledge to make eco-friendly changes in their lives.  Independent music collective Dublab will be there spinning live and come via public transportation or your bike.   The event starts at 12 p.m.  Learn more at Sustainablesilverlake.org
  • Thursday April 22nd – Global Home Tree Benefit: Celebrate Earth Day with James Cameron and the crew behind the film at the Nokia Live event in downtown Los Angeles.   Enjoy live music, see eco-highlights of the film and participate in a Q&A with cast and crew.  Get complete details and tickets (that benefit local at risk youth) email EarthDayHomeTree@gmail.com
  • Thursday April 22nd -Valley Water Expo: Did you know you could receive up to 2,000 from LADWP?  Learn about this and more ways you can be “Water Wise” at the Valley Water Expo. Get complete details at http://valleywaterexpo.blogspot.com/

Via Your Daily Thread. Visit their site for weekend earth day events and other eco friendly stories and tips.

Here’s the low-down for the second Echo Park Art Walk on Saturday, April 3 from noon to 6:00 pm:

Feeding Birds

  • Guitarist Miles Moore (1-3:00 pm), indie-folk rock ensemble Sons Of August (4:00 pm), guitar and harmonica player Smokey Miles (5:00 pm).  Sidewalk print sale (1-5:00 pm) with Feeding Birds and Dan Schmidt from Evil Monito. Workshop:  Bring a light colored t-shirt for $1.00 printing/stenciling a Feedings Birds design.
  • 1825 Echo Park Ave


Blue Collar Supplies

  • Pitbull Rescue Event: Every dog adopted will receive free food, free training sessions and a free dog walker coupon.
  • 1533 Echo Park Ave

Fix Coffee

  • Featuring 20+ artists from around the globe presented by Phone Booth Gallery.  In conjunction with the PDA art walk, this new opening will carry into the night with the ComfortTruck food truck (7-10:00 pm)
  • 2100 Echo Park Ave

Echo Park Cycles

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Once again Echo Curio has a lot of shows lined up to entertain the neighborhood. All shows are at 9pm unless otherwise noted. A $5 donation is asked for at the door.

Echo Curio is located at 1519 Sunset Blvd (at Laveta Ter).


Wowee-wow-wow-wow… we’re extra psyched for this show, as we all know the
CORSANO-FLAHERTY DUO, or possibly his work with Sunburned Hand of the
Man, Michael Flowers, Bjork or Jandek, and some of us will have experienced the
CORSANO-KOLOVOS DUO, but most of us have not seen Mr. CHRIS CORSANO
solo.  This drummer experimentalist will no doubt take us into realms undreamed
of.  As will our good friend Seth and his WARM CLIMATE project, whether it be in its
solo form or three piece mammoth form.  More to come on this show!!!



BRIDGE CAROLS was born of both LAURA GIBSON’s (amazing songstress for
HUSH) and sound artist ETHAN ROSE’s separate disenchantments with the written
and spoken word.  Together they have created an almost Gysin-esque way of
chopping and rearranging word and tone in new and challenging formats.  The
other three bands pretty much go about the same old way that everybody else
does, but man, do they do it beautifully.


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Stories Bookstore and Cafe on Sunset has a lot going on this month. For those of you who have not ventured inside, there is an outdoor area in back for relaxing and they have wireless internet. See the Stories menu posted here.

Mac n’ Cheese Mondays:
Between 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, get an indulgent order of macaroni & cheese and green salad for $5.00!

Friday, March 12:
A special patio performance from Boy Scout Jamboree, the acoustic-ish country-ish alter ego of Spindrift – LA’s hip version of psych rock meets Morricone.

Stories Books and Cafe is located at 1716 Sunset Blvd. You can check out their website by clicking here.

Thursday, March 18 at 7:00 pm
HOMO-CENTRIC” Curated by Hank Henderson
Featuring: Daniel Foster, Paloma Parfrey, Sage, Steven Tagleand more to be announced!

Sunday, March 21 at 2:00 pm:
H.I.P., Hollywood Institute of Poetics presents  Moe Green Poetry Show reading panel discussion On Poetry in the Prison System. Hosted by Rafael F J Alvarado, panel moderator to be announced.

Robert Juarez, Hugo Machuca, Luis Javier Rodriguez, Hannah Wehr

Wednesday, March 24 at 6:30 pm:
Signing and party of “Ripe” by Arthur Allen. For the millions of food lovers who are tomato-obsessed, Ripe, reveals the fascinating story behind the fruit, its farmers and its fans around the world.


Every 2nd & 4th Monday from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm:
An astrological salon with Malcolm Schenot – learn what the stars and moons and your birthday all mean!

Every Wednesday at 4:30 pm:
StoryTimeFunLand kids’ party train meets every Weds on the Stories patio! Songs, stories and a little sunshine for the kids. Café discounts during STFL.  StoryTimeFunLand now also has a CD, “Welcome”, with their hit song “Sea Monkey Shake.”

Every Thursday at 5:00 pm:
Tarot card reading on the patio with Marcela; $20.00 for a reading.

Every Friday at 7:00 pm:
Friday Night Knits: Tina Marin and Michelle Tritten host a non pressure “stitch & bitch.” Bring your knitting, get some coffee and knit one/ purl two.  For those of you who know your way with yarn and for those of you who end up in knots.

Stories Books and Cafe is located at 1716 Sunset Blvd. You can also check out their website by clicking here.

Here are a sampling of event flyers for this weekend. The post would be very long so I’ve split it up. Click the link below to see the rest. Have a good weekend!

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