There are just a few precious weeks left to the unofficial summer season, so take advantage of the still-long days and plan something fun for your weekend. Here’s a list of some of the best the area has to offer. Enjoy!
Where/When: Echo Park Film Center, Thursday, 8 p.m.
Why Go: The Echo Park Film Center presents this screening of Let Me Sing, the story of singer/actor/comic/entertainer Bobby Byrne, whose popular stage act includes aspects of vaudeville, Broadway musicals and Irish drinking songs, and has been filling enormous church halls and other venues across New Jersey for decades. Filmmaker Alison Byrne will be in attendance.
Where/When: Taxi CDC, Friday, 6-9 p.m.
Why Go: Check out the art and enjoy 40% off the redesigned vintage items for sale during the opening. Acoustic music and tarot card readings round out the evening.
Where/When: Edendale Branch Library, Saturday, 11 a.m.
Why Go: Learn the basics about e-mail, including how to open a free e-mail account, send messages and more. Great for kids or the older generation looking to catch up with their computer skills.
Where/When: The Echoplex, Saturday, 5 p.m.
Why Go: Echoplex and Mucho present this evening of music featuring performances by Torreblanca, Upground, Nina Dioz, Orlando and the Shantelles, Master Blaster, Street Spirit, Viirey, Andrea Balency and Josh of Yellow Red Sparks. Must be 18 or older to attend. Reservations recommended.
Where/When: The Echo, Sunday, 5-9 p.m.
Why Go: The Echo hosts the Grand Ole Echo each Sunday with a lineup of country music and BBQ. This week’s performers include The Get Down Boys, Rose’s Pawn Shop and Claremont Voodoo Society. Open to all ages and free to attend.
Have we missed out on something fun in the neighborhood? Please feel free to let us know of anything coming up that we should include on the calendar. Just share your ideas in our comment box below.