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Getting hungry? We are! All through the month of August, Mohawk Bend is supporting the Echo Park Historical Society by selling you delicious pizza.

Through the restaurant’s monthly fundraising campaign, Piece of the Pie, Mohawk Bend has created a custom pizza called the Historical Ramona. A portion of the proceeds from each pizza sold will directly benefit the Historical Society. On top of the pie: rapini, red onion, cerignola olives, cherry tomatoes, parmesan, and an olive oil drizzle.

The Echo Park Historical Society is a group focused on the preservation of the community, including fantastic things like the Jensen’s Recreation Center sign, and even the Ramona Theater that now houses Mohawk Bend. Support history in Echo Park by stopping into Mohawk Bend through August 31!

This is also a chance to celebrate a bit of history in the amazing theater-turned-Mohawk Bend. The Ramona Theater (also once galled the Garden Theater and Studio 1) remained vacant for about 30 years until owner Tony Yanow came in with the restaurant just a couple of years ago. But the theater was opened in 1914, so Mohawk Bend is celebrating the building’s 100th birthday and its own 2nd birthday with some special events.

From August 8 through 13, Mohawk Bend will be tapping special, limited-release beers, and guests are invited to play beer bingo to win prizes. On August 14, there is a special reservation-only anniversary party featuring the unveiling of a collaboration beer with Golden Road Brewing.

Put this not-to-miss event on your calendar for this weekend – The Eastsider LA is hosting a 30-minute live reading of comments from last year that users posted on its website. If you’re a fan of the site like we are, you know some of the comments are often outlandish, mostly hilarious, and always incredibly entertaining. The event description is spot on: “It’s like ‘Our Town’ if Our Town had more arguments about hipsters and gentrification.”

The performance-style reading, which will also serve as a fundraiser, is directed by Rory Coleman Mitchell. Cast includes Noel Arthur (Bad Lieutentant: Port of Call New Orleans) Brian Beacock, Alison Cardoso (PLUR, Cartel), Jennifer DeFilippo, Jeff Galfer (The River, Buried Treasure), Kimberly Irion (Inappropriate Comedy) Joshua St. Thomas, and more.

See you on Saturday, March 9 at 2:00 pm in the Lounge at Taix in Echo Park, 1911 W Sunset Boulevard.

Celebrate, Educate, Stop Hate presents: HOMEBOY

HOMEBOY takes an unprecedented look at the lives of gay Latino men in the Los Angeles area who are former gang members.
Through candid one-on-one interviews, the men vividly describe the realization and acceptance of their sexual orientation and desire, and their experience in a culture defined by masculinity, heterosexuality and violence. Mature content.

View the trailer here:

Thursday, February 21, 2013
Reception – 6:00pm
Screening – 7:00pm
Q&A with Director Dino Dinco and cast members – 8:00pm
Special Guests: Dino Dinco, Luis Rodriguez and Hector Silva

Cathedral Center of Saint Paul
840 Echo Park Avenue, LA CA 90026

This is a FREE/GRATIS community event.
Parking is FREE at the Center and around the lake.

This is a submission from Celebrate, Educate, Stop Hate. For more information, contact Teresa Sitz at teresa.sitz@gmail.com or (213) 375-8836

If you’re a fan of the ’90s David Lynch TV series Twin Peaks like I am, Echo Country Outpost is the place to be on Thursday night. Here are the deets via LA Record:

There’s a bucolic little town called Twin Peaks, where nothing is as it seems and even the cherry pie carries secrets. Laura Palmer was found by the river wrapped in plastic. WHO DID IT?

Brooklyn based electronic duo Silent Drape Runners will resoundtrack the first episode of “Twin Peaks” live. Join us in a world of mystery and deception. Strip away the veneer of respectable gentility to expose seething undercurrents of illicit passion, greed, jealousy and intrigue in a population of unusual characters. Try and resist the enchantment of Kyle MacLachlan’s chin.

Freshen up your Twin Peaks expertiseSee some excerpts from previous performances of “Twin Peaks: The Beginning.” Listen to more Silent Drape Runners music.

Silent Drape Runners will also DJ an eerie dance party after the show.

$5 at the door.
Thursday, November 15 at 9:00 pm.
Click here to RSVP
Echo Country Outpost is located at 1770 Glendale Blvd.

For the week of Monday, October 15 through Sunday, October 21, 2012

Monday Night Residency with Robert DeLong, LA-EX, Five Knives, DJ DLX @ The Echoplex
Monday Night Residency with Superhumanoids, James Supercave, Gothic Tropic, Kisses (DJ Set) @ The Echo
Motown Mondays with Ohmega Watts, Sloe Poke, DJ Jedi @ The Short Stop
Kera and the Lesbians, Sister Ruby Band, Kind Hearts and Coronets @ Bootleg Bar

Hospitality, TEEN, Pageants @ The Echo
Check Yo Ponytail 2 with Riff Raff, Kitty Pryde, Lil’ Debbie, Brrrang-A-Dang, Fat Tony, Tom Cruz @ The Echoplex
My Heart is an Idiot: Found Magazine’s 10th Anniversary Tour with Davy and Peter Rothbart @ Bootleg Theater
Peace (+ free pizza!) @ Origami Vinyl
Elektro-PR Presents: Tyler Gregory, The Mishaped, & more @ Lot 1 Cafe

Dub Club meets Blue Beat Lounge @ The Echoplex
Garrett Pierce Album Release Show with Tall Tales, Irvin Dally @ Echo Country Outpost
Wendesday night residency: Zoom-B @ Mohawk Bend
United Ghosts, The Ross Sea Party, Doña Nicha, Spaceships @ Bootleg Bar
Garrett Pierce @ Origami Vinyl
The Withers, Betty White, The Yams, Precious @ Lot 1 Cafe
Jazz night ever Wednesday @ Echo Lake Coffee Co (formerly Downbeat Cafe)

Woods, White Fence, Randy Randall @ The Echo
Echoplex Speakeasy, DJ E13 @ The Echoplex
The Whigs, The Record Company, Criminal Hygiene @ Bootleg Bar
Madness for Sadness, Charlie Clark, Lael Neale, plus guests @ Taix Lounge

Ultraísta, Matthewdavid @ The Echoplex
Jump N Funk, Rich Medina, DJ Destroyer @ The Echo
Chris Cohen, Ashley Eriksson (LAKE), DIVA @ Pehrspace
Tomas Barfod, Young Adults, Suzanne Kraft @ Bootleg Bar
Hélène Renaut @ Origami Vinyl
Greg Da Ponte, Cap Gun Hold Ups @ Lot 1 Cafe

The Soft Pack, Crocodiles, Heavy Hawaii @ The Echoplex
Funky Sole @ The Echo
Happy Box 15th Anniversary @ Bootleg Theater
Magic Trash @ Origami Vinyl
Women Warriors II Benefit Show @ Lot 1 Cafe

The PolitiCool Party, Overdoz, Polyester The Saint, Iman Omari, Yonas Michael @ The Echoplex
Thieves Like Us, Geneva Jacuzzi, Violet Tremors @ The Echo
Kat DeLuna @ Los Globos
SWAP-A-RAMA (and bands) @ Pehrspace
Peachy Keene, Dark Furs @ Bootleg Bar
French Toast Comedy @ Taix Lounge
Super Soul Sunday @ The Short Stop

Visit the venue websites for more information on the cost and times of shows. Feel free to add more events in the comment section. All events listed are subject to change at any time, and new events announced for the week after this posting may not be included. Visit our Weekly Events page for more neighborhood events, shows and specials.

For the week of Monday, September 24 through Sunday, September 30, 2012

IHC Presents: Ladyhawke with American Royalty, DJ Vice Cooler, American Royalty, DJ Vice Cooler @ The Echoplex
Lavender Diamond, Diva @ The Echo
MOM LA: Beat Junkies Edition with DJ Rhettmatic, residents D-JR, Gordo, Expo @ The Short Stop
D.I.T. fundraiser with Gothic Tropic, Emperor X, Dream Panther, Spaceships @ Pehrspace
Kitten, Mystery Skulls, Sanglorians, Rumspringa @ Bootleg Bar
Open mic night @ Tribal Cafe

Musical Beer Crawl in Echo Park
Hola Indio with Dani Shivers, Tropical Popsicle, Ganas, Tropical Popsicle Ganas (Mas Exitos) @ The Echoplex
Ferraby Lionheart, Drug Cabin, Fire Chief Charlie @ Bootleg Bar
Open mic night @ Tribal Cafe
Dum Dum Girls @ Origami Vinyl
Fever Party @ Los Globos

IHC Presents: Django Django, Vinyl Williams, HOTT MT, @ The Echo
Dub Club @ The Echoplex
Metal Hour @ The Short Stop
Taken By Trees, Big Search @ Bootleg Bar
Jazz night ever Wednesday @ Echo Lake Coffee Co (formerly Downbeat Cafe)
Open mic night @ Tribal Cafe
Harlan record release party @ The Satellite
Indian School @ Origami Vinyl

PopShop West 004 with Kisses, Savoir Adore, Blondfire, Savoir Adore, Blondfire @ The Echo
Fallen Riviera, Rene Breton, Kid Cadaver @ Bootleg Bar
Oak Street Blues, Joe Jane, Aaron White Band @ Lot 1 Cafe
Mad for Sadness, Mouse Kills Tiger @ Taix Lounge
IHC Presents: Dum Dum Girls release show with Dunes, Tremellow, and Tamaryn @ Los Globos
The Lonesome Heroes, The Far West, Ben Reddell Band @ Echo Country Outpost

Jet Jam Presents: Star Slinger, Jim-E Stack, Silky Johnson and Special Guests Jim-E Stack, Silky Johnson, Teams @ The Echo
Seth Petterson and the Undertow, Babies on Acid, Tall Tales and the Silver Lining @ Pehrspace
Firewater, Wedding and Funeral Band @ Bootleg Bar
Vicki Hill, Jeff Turmes @ Taix Lounge
Band Jam Night @ Tribal Cafe
IHC Presents: Sepalcure, Clark, Djemba Djemba, and Say Uhns @ Los Globos
Tim Maia Listening Party @ Origami Vinyl

Wonder-Full, LA7 @ The Echoplex
Funky Sole @ The Echo
Alt-J, Wildcat! Wildcat!, Cayucas @ Bootleg Bar
Live music @ Tribal Cafe
Little Owl @ Origami Vinyl

Grand Ole Echo with Dave Gleason, Rich Mahan, Greg Felden, Dave Gleason, Rich Mahan, Greg Felden @ The Echo
Downwards Records Nite with Tropic Of Cancer, DVA Damas, Collin Gorman Wieland, Flaamingos, Guest DJ Juan Mendez (aka Silent Servant) @ The Echo
Skamania Presents Ska Clash featuring Stranger Cole meets Eric Monty Morris @ Los Globos
Priscilla Ahn (Solo), The Parlour Suite, Communist Daughter @ Bootleg Bar
Slutever @ Origami Vinyl

Visit the venue websites for more information on the cost and times of shows. Feel free to add more events in the comment section. All events listed are subject to change at any time, and new events announced for the week after this posting may not be included. Visit our Weekly Events page for more neighborhood events, shows and specials.

One benefit of celebrating LA Beer Week 2012 is doing it in your own neighborhood! (No one has to be a DD when you get to walk there.) This year’s annual Echo Park Musical Beer Crawl takes place on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 all along Sunset Boulevard and beyond.

The event combines some tasty craft beers with some ear-tickling music around Echo Park. All you have to do is get a “passport” (think of it like your Musical Crawl coupon) to take advantage of some great discounts and give-aways. Also, you have to be 21, and it’s recommended that you carry some cash for those cash-only venues, as well as for the Hot Dog Lady the meat-eaters will likely visit at the end of the night.

El Prado will have special brews on tap, while Pazzo Gelato is serving up “beer-infused frozen treats” like Golden Road’s Hudson Rye Imperial Porter, Hefeweizen and Wolf Among Weeds. Other participating venues include Backside, iam8bit, Lot 1, Mohawk Bend, Masa, Taix Sunset Beer, Two Boots, and more. There are also (gasp!) non-Echo Park venues like Golden Road, Eagle Rock Brewery, Gobi Mongolian BBQ and Los Globos. Click here for the full list of venues and events.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter as we explore Echo Park’s beer and music events on Tuesday night!

City Sip, located near Fire Station 20 on Sunset Boulevard, has been closed for a few days for a little makeover/renovation. Reopening on Friday, September 21, the casual dinner sport promises a reinvention as a wine bar and lounge, and serving a new food menu by Chef Gloria Felix alongside plenty of beer and wine. There will also be an emphasis on happy hour and, of course, lounging and socializing.

In an email, City Sip says, “We cherish our neighborhood & our place in it. We are proud to offer our community a fresh and creative perspective on nightlife in Los Angeles.”

In the video advertising the new City Sip below, owner Nicole Daddio is fed up with the monotonous tone of a wine teacher, thankfully interrupted by a customer saying “We just want wine.” Hear, hear!

Join City Sip Wine Bar & Lounge on Friday, September 21 from 6:00 – 11:00 pm for the grand re-opening. City Sip is located at 2150 Sunset Boulevard.

For the week of Monday, September 17 through Sunday, September 23, 2012

XBXRX, Ratchet Set, Whqles, Batwings @ Pehrspace
Gabriel Hart and the Fourth Wall, Brass Tax, Assembly Of Mazes @ The Echoplex
Lavender Diamond, Tom Brosseau, Power Mallets, ThirdEye Memories @ The Echo
Kitten, Body Parts, Incan Abraham, LA Font @ Bootleg Bar
Open mic night @ Tribal Cafe
Motown Mondays @ The Short Stop

The Burning Of Rome @ Origami Vinyl
Breton, Michna, atthewdavid, Mwahaha @ The Echo
Dawns, J Wong, Japanther, Dirt Bird, Dignitary Loss, Spirit Vine@ Bootleg Bar
Open mic night @ Tribal Cafe

Moonface, Foxygen @ The Echo
Dub Club @ The Echoplex
Autolux, Teebs @ Bootleg Theater
Open mic night @ Tribal Cafe
HipHop Philosophy Radio with DJ A.C. The Program Director @ Mohawk Bend
ALT! (electrotheque) @ Los Globos

Part Time, Sam Flax @ The Echo
Jeremiah Jae, Jonwayne @ The Echoplex
Chickfactor 2012: For the Love of Pop! Los Angeles! with Lilys, Stevie Jackson (from Belle & Sebastian), The Legendary Jim Ruiz Group, Kim Baxter @ Bootleg Theater
Pinups Issue 16 Launch. The Melt LA v.11 with Kuedo (Planet Mu), Napolian, and Residents @ Los Globos
Cubits, Super River, Time & Temperature, The Pristines @ Lot 1 Cafe
Open mic night @ Tribal Cafe

Bristol and the Palins, Jack Salley and the Prospectors, Matthew Lee @ Pehrspace
Six Organs Of Admittance, Matt Kivel (Princeton), Colossal Yes @ The Echo
Funky Sole @ The Echo
The Bright Light Social Hour, Wake Up Lucid, Infantree @ Bootleg Theater
99 cent ride + After Party @ Los Globos
Hunter and the Wolf, Jake Johnston Group, Coastline Apparition, Ancient Animals, Andrew Reed @ Lot 1 Cafe
Pop Punk Show @ Tribal Cafe
Far Away Radio presents Woofly, Suzanne Kraft @ The Short Stop
Double Naught Spy Car, Flourescin @ Taix Lounge

Monolators 10th Anniversary Show, Cassette Release w. Geoff Geis and Kissing Cousins @ Pehrspace
Mike Watt + the missingmen, Chotto Ghetto, Stab City, Opus Dai, Raushi @ Bootleg Bar
Skamania presents Ken Boothe @ Los Globos
Ukulady’s PartyShowFun, The Pocket Rockets, Love Hate Relationship, The Vespertines, Night Fruit @ Lot 1 Cafe
Art vs. Music @ Tribal Cafe

Grand Ole Echo, Dave Serby, Noconas, Brett Detar @ The Echo
Reptar, Rubblebucket @ The Echoplex
Micachu and the Shapes
Moon Pearl, Sara Lov @ Bootleg Bar
Domingos Latinos @ Los Globos
Open mic night @ Tribal Cafe
Love Train @ Los Globos
French Toast Comedy @ Taix Lounge

Visit the venue websites for more information on the cost and times of shows. Feel free to add more events in the comment section. All events listed are subject to change at any time, and new events announced for the week after this posting may not be included. Visit our Weekly Events page for more neighborhood events, shows and specials.

We’ve got a super indie ticket giveaway courtesy of our friends at IHEARTCOMIX Presents for Bootleg Theater’s show on Friday, September 14.

DZ Deathrays comes all the way from Australia with the groups “party slash thrash” sound. Psychadelic pop band Bleeding Rainbows, mellowed out Drug Cabin, and super chill two-piece pop band Eternal Summers round out the lineup.

Bring your date, a friend, or your mom – the first music fan to email us at info@echoparknow.com with their full name will receive two free tickets to the show! Deadline is Friday at 3 pm, so get crackin’!  Congrats to Royce for winning the tickets! Have fun you crazy kids.

Click here for show times and more info.

Echo Park Rising returns to the neighborhood for its second year of hosting and organizing free music, art and fun events.

After the sudden shut-down of Sunset Junction last year, Liz Garo (Spaceland Productions) and other community members decided to fill the void, offering bands and other artists a place to perform at different venues. Thus was born Echo Park Rising in 2011.

Now that the event organizers have had a bit more time to get organized this year, the festival has now become a grass roots neighborhood effort focusing on Echo Park’s arts, culture, music and small businesses.

So far, there will be music and/or DJs at: iam8bit, Fretted Frog, Raffa’s Lounge, Echo, Origami Vinyl, El Prado, Stories Books & Cafe, Sancho Gallery, Fix Cafe and Short Stop.

There will be a main stage in the Taix parking lot, and inside the restaurant. Lineup for the main stage includes Youngblood Hawke, NO, Dante Vs Zombies, Gothic Tropic, Hott MT, Robert Delong and Lavender Diamond.

The Echoplex will have a record fair, book fair, on site t-shirt silkscreening, and workshops on creating a fanzine plus more. The Echo Park Chamber if Commerce will be hosting a Movie Night Under the Stars on the Citibank roof at 7:00 pm that evening. Your $5 for adults, $10 for families donation goes to area youth groups.

Business that wish to participate should email neil@origamiorigami.com with information about what you’re doing (store discounts, music, etc.).

For more information, visit echoparkrising.com

Another way to keep cool this summer and enjoy some family-friendly activities is not far from Echo Park in nearby Chinatown. Chinatown Summer Nights starts this weekend, July 28, and will continue for just two more Saturdays in August.

The event showcases food trucks, neighborhood shops, restaurants, bars and art galleries, along with cooking demonstrations and other cultural activities.

It’s a pretty easy bicycle commute from where I live in Echo Park, and they even offer free bike valet courtesy of Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition. This weekend, there’s a cooking demonstration, family workshop with Chinese calligraphy, food trucks (including B Sweet Mobile, Crepe N Around, Flying Pig, Jogasaki Burrito, Munchie Machine, Pigs Feet Under, Tabom Truck, Trailer Park Truck, and Tropical Shave Ice), dancing and DJs.

And what’s a celebration of summer without beer? A craft beer garden on the corner of Meiling Way and Jung Jing Road will have Eagle Rock Brewery on deck with its Solidarity & Umlaut Kolsch brews, along with Golden Road Brewery featuring IPA and Hefe, and El Segundo Brewing Company featuring Blue House Pale Ale and White Dog IPA.

Click here for the Chinatown Summer Nights website to view the event map and full schedule.

The Trailer Trash Project (a Pasadena Arts Council’s EMERGE Fiscal Sponsorship Program) is celebrating the 100th birthday of folk artist Woody Guthrie. And because he was a resident of Echo Park, what better way to have a celebration in the neighborhood!

The celebration is an all-day event tomorrow, Saturday, July 14, 2011, with art, music, and other family-friendly activities. The schedule is as follows:

Children’s Concert and Storytelling + Sign Making + History Breakfast
Blues musicians S.S. Jones plays Lead Belly songs for children. Woody Guthrie greatly admired Lead Belly and valued his friendship. Other musicians will play some of Woody’s many children’s songs as well as some of their own compositions. Dancers help out with movement.

El Centro Del Pueblo
10:00 am – 12:00 noon

Afternoon Picnic + Street Art + Writing Session + Song Writing
El Centro Del Pueblo
12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Concert / Art Activities
El Centro Del Pueblo
12:30 pm – 5:03 pm

Second Line Parade
El Centro Del Pueblo
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

An Evening of Music, Dancing & Activism / Skid Row Fundraiser:
The Echo
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
$10 suggested donation

From The Echo Park Stories Festival:

Friends of Elysian Heights Elementary invites friends and neighbors of the school, residents of Echo Park, and anyone else who has an entertaining story to tell, to participate in what promises to be a fun community event.

Storytellers, writers, poets and performers to share their stories of life in Echo Park and Los Angeles to help raise money for the after school enrichment program at Elysian Heights Elementary.

The festival will take place on Saturday, June 16 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the school, located at 1562 Baxter Street.

It’s time for the second annual Taste of the Eastside – an event that includes taste-testing awesome treats from local restaurants in the area, including Silver Lake, Atwater Village, Eagle Rock, Los Feliz, Downtown, and Highland Park, and more importantly, Echo Park!

Last year we attended the first Taste of the Eastside and had a blast – beautiful weather plus tons of great Echo Park restaurants made it worth the ticket price. We enjoyed some incredible bread pudding from Delilah’s, vegan ceviche by Elf Cafe, Farro salad from Cookbook, Pho Beef Tacos from Xoia, and savory rhubarb galette from The Park. A memorable cup of coffee from Silver Lake’s Intelligentsia made us realize why the coffee shop is so packed all the time. Click here for our photos from last year.

This year we can expect some of the same restaurants from last year plus a couple of new additions from Echo Park, including The Park, Cookbook, Mohawk Bend, Xoia, and Pazzo Gelato. We know Xoia is serving up some homemade ice cream, which will be perfect for the wonderful 74 degree, sunny weather we can expect!

Tickets are a little more expensive this year, but includes unlimited tastings from the 30+ restaurants from the area. With each $35 ticket you get a unlimited food tastes, a $45 bar ticket adds a wine/beer flight, and a $65 VIP ticket a bunch of other goodies like seminars . Kids 2-12 are only $5, two and under are free!

Taste of the Eastside
Barnsdall Art Park, located at 4800 Hollywood Blvd
Sunday, May 6 from 1-5:00 pm.
Click here for the website