Thursday, October 4, 2012

The City Prolific: Weekend Events October 4 - 7

Last weekend was one of my favorite events of the year: the West Hollywood Book Fair. I scored two great reads, and sat around on the lawn of park, under a hot, hot sun.

There's finally been a break in the weather. It's no longer scorching, but it is still beautiful. Get out and enjoy it.


Culture Collide Festival

FILTER Magazine’s Culture Collide is a four-day international festival welcoming artists from 25 countries and counting, bringing their unique perspectives on music and culture to LA’s East Side for a musical melting pot of live performances, film screenings, and happy hours featuring food and drink from around the world. The festival will once again end with the Block Party, a free all-day event in Echo Park on Sunday, October 7th.

Wristbands $20

Thursday - Sunday

Day of the Living Festival

The Day of The Living Festival is a four-day-event in Venice Beach that combines dance, comedy and theater that aims to break the silence surrounding the sensitive subject of suicide.

Tickets: $15

Thursday October 4th at 8 PM
Friday October 5th at 8 PM
Saturday October 6th at 2 PM and 8 PM
Sunday October 7th at 2 PM

Electric Lodge Performing Arts Center
1416 Electric Avenue
Venice, CA


Refine | Music | Art

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Refine Mixers is hosting a special "First Friday" where they will serve complimentary Refine specialty low-calorie cocktails for guests to enjoy while mingling amongst the artwork of renowned artists Randall Bass and Kelcey Fisher.



Refine Mixers House
619 San Juan Ave
Los Angeles 90291



Held on the stretch of Colorado Boulevard between Eagle Rock Boulevard and Townsend, The Eagle Rock Music Festival is a true neighborhood affair.  Angelenos of all ages and demographics roam the streets, line up for food trucks, catch a bunch of local bands, peruse the goods at the clothing and craeft booths, and dance to dj sets.

This year, the Center collaborated with Dublab, KOXY, FYF Fest, LA Record, Stone’s Throw, The Ship Studios, and Kingsize Soundlabs to create the handpicked and artfully curated lineup that the Eagle Rock Music Festival is known for.

A free shuttle service to and from the festival will be available from Eagle Rock Plaza, where free parking will be available for festivalgoers.

(But, you can make a $10 suggested donation at the main festival entrances at Argus Drive and Eagle Rock Boulevard. Your donations support arts in the community.) 

Check out the full line-up and schedule information at

A Current Affair Vintage Pop-Up Marketplace

Premier Los Angeles vintage show A CURRENT AFFAIR returns Saturday October 6, bringing together the best vintage retailers and private dealers for a one of a kind vintage shopping marketplace, which attracts stylists, costumers, celebrities, and vintage fans alike.

$10 general admission


Cooper Design Space
860 South Los Angeles Street
11th Floor Penthouse
Los Angeles, CA 90014

Experience a moment in LA history with unveiling of all 12 acres of downtown LA’s newest green space. Enjoy live music, dancers, aerialists and food trucks cascading down four city blocks. Grand Park is a real boon to LA's lifestyle. Get down there and enjoy it.



Dirty Laundry Lit is a quarterly reading series that blends live music and literature and features diverse writers from all over the nation. Listen to readings by Mark Haskell Smith, Jennine Capo Crucet, David Von Behren, Marissa Landrigan, and more. There will be a dj set by DJ Cazel, and a book swap table.



The Virgil
4519 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90029

Hollywood Light the Night Walk

Join or support the Humanists and Freethinkers of Los Angeles in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk.

Their primary goal is to help raise $1 million for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for bone and blood cancer research. The funds they raise  will be matched dollar for dollar by Todd Stiefel. 

By donation.

Festivities will begin at 5 pm and the walk, a 2 mile stroll actually, will start at 7 pm and conclude by 8. 

Sunset Gower Studios
1438 North Gower Street
Hollywood, CA



CicLAvia is a great experience. Do this, to gain a new understanding of LA, its citizens, and its streets. Break out your bike, your roller blades, or just your sneaks, and ride the car-free streets.  This time, they're expanding their route and adding new spurs to Boyle Heights, Chinatown, and Expo Park.   CicLAvia makes the streets  safe for people to walk, skate, play and ride a bike. There are activities along the route. Shop owners and restaurants are encouraged to open their doors to people along the CicLAvia.

Ciclovías started in Bogotá, Colombia, over thirty years ago as a response to the congestion and pollution of city streets. Now they happen throughout Latin America and the United States.


10am - 3pm

Lots of entry locations.
Check the map here.

For those of you on the west side, you too can join a big old block party. Since its founding in 1984, the Abbot Kinney Festival has grown in size and popularity to become one of the largest community events of its kind in the country.  Each year, it attracts 150,000+ eco-conscious urban singles, couples, and families to the sunny beachside community of Venice. The festival is best known for its unique array of local artisan crafts, live music, good food, and commitment to the environment. 


10am - 6pm

Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Venice, CA

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