FREE MUSIC-CARLOS GUITARLOS TRIO@NELA 2ND SATURDAY ART GALLERY NIGHT

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HIGHLAND PARK // NORTHEAST LOS ANGELES

WHAT: FREE LIVE MUSIC WITH CARLOS GUITARLOS AND HIS BAND OUTSIDE // GREAT ART INSIDE @ NELA ART SECOND SATURDAY GALLERY NIGHT

WHERE: 5526 NORTH FIGUEROA STREET, LOS ANGELES, CA 90042

WHEN: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2015; 7:00 - 10:00PM

 



 

September's featured artists:

GWEN FREEMAN displays bold, emotional and expressionistic landscapes.

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SERGIO VASQUEZ displays masterful visions of people and other fantastical beings.

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LILIAN MERCADO will display whimsical handmade jewelry. A portion of all Lilian's sales support pet rescue and adoption.

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The art event is curated and organized by internationally recognized multicultural artist RAFAEL MATIAS.

 



 

And out on the sidewalk. . . LIVE MUSIC by acclaimed Americana/Blues guitarist
CARLOS GUITARLOS and his band. . .

Los Angeles Times says: ". . .The technique is unmistakably sophisticated: chords and melody played simultaneously, the way Chet Atkins might have done. An old gravelly blues voice, perfectly cracked, effortlessly in tune, pours from the slumped singer. The truthfulness of the voice commands you to listen. . ."

LA Weekly says: "If you're going to name yourself Carlos Guitarlos, you'd better make sure you're a damned good guitarist. So good, in fact, that you can play anywhere, out on the streets or in a fancy concert hall, with the uncanny ability to pull from memory just about any blues-rock classic and, on top of that, play it in a style that's uniquely your own. And then, somehow, you should also be so good that you can write and sing dozens of your own originals, in all manner of genres, from bewitchingly sad ballads and deft Beatles-like pop structures to ragingly dirty blues and Latin soul. --Falling James" 


Amgen Bike Tour Passing Through Highland Park Sunday May 17

The AMGEN Bike Tour will be passing through Highland Park Sunday May 17.  There will be street closures along parts of Marmion Way, Monte Vista Street, Avenue 61, Piedmont, North Figueroa and Colorado Blvd.

 

Reading the timetable, the racers will be coming from Downtown L A and are expected to turn North onto Pasadena Avenue at about 10:19 AM. 

From there they will curve onto Marmion Way,  at the base of the Southwest Museum, then onto Monte Vista Street. 

Then at approximately 10:28am , a right turn on Avenue 61 near Saint Ignatius Church, followed by a quick left on Piedmont passing the Highland Park Recreation Center and the Arroyo Seco Regional Library.

Then left onto North Figueroa, up North Figueroa approximately 2 miles, then right on Colorado Blvd, and up the hill to enter Pasadena.

After crossing the Colorado Street Bridge, they will turn left on Orange Grove, then Holly Drive to Arroyo Blvd, to the Rose Bowl Stadium, and lap the Rose Bowl nine times.


NORTHEAST LOS ANGELES HOLIDAY PARADE SUNDAY DECEMBER 1

THE 69th NORTHEAST LOS ANGELES HOLIDAY PARADE RINGS IN THE HOLIDAY SEASON

 

The 69th Northeast Los Angeles Holiday Parade will officially bring in the holiday season on Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 1 p.m. Santa will be there again, will you? The city’s second oldest annual holiday parade has become a great attraction for entertainers and audience alike! Our list of participants continues to grow offering more marching bands, drill teams, dancers, musicians, floats, equestrian units, celebrities and community representatives.

This annual volunteer organized community parade is being presented by the Highland Park Chamber of Commerce with collaboration from Los Angeles City Councilmen Gil Cedillo (CD 1) and Jose Huizar (CD 14) as well as City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and numerous local businesses and organizations.

The parade will proceed from North Figueroa Street and Avenue 60, southbound to Sycamore Grove Park. Accessible by the Metro Rail Gold Line, the parade also introduces visitors to the Northeast area’s cultural and historic facilities and unique shopping experience.  Come out and bring the family for a day of fun and excitement!



Southwest Musuem

The Southwest Musuem, closed since 2002 under a shadow of controversy will open its doors Saturday, May 19 from 10am to 4pm, for a "partial re-opening".
 
The Southwest Museum's Re-opening of the hallway in the lower lobby will be the first time the public has had an opportunity to visit the museum in many years. Wear your Friends of the SWM Coalition t-shirt, stop in for a bit and show that there is overwhelming interest in having the ENTIRE museum re-open, sooner rather than never.


NELA Art Second Saturday Gallery Night February 12, 2011

Saturday, February 12, 2011 NELAart presents: SECOND SATURDAY GALLERY NIGHT

WHEN: The Second Saturday of Every Month 7:00-10:00p.m.
WHERE: Highland Park and surrounding neighborhoods.

NELAart Second Saturday Gallery Night is a free self-guided tour of the galleries, non-profits and artist run project spaces located in Northeast Los Angeles (NELA).

NELA has a tradition in the arts that dates back to the early 1900s.

The tradition continues with new spaces opening regularly. NELA is now one of L.A.'s most exciting destinations to view contemporary art.

(Individual gallery hours may vary)

1215 Projects, 1215 Cypress Avenue

Antigua Coffee House, 3400 North Figueroa Street

Avenue 50 Studio, 131 North Avenue 50

Bike Oven/Flying Pigeon, 3706 North Figueroa Street

Cactus, 4534 Eagle Rock Boulevard

Cafe de Leche, 5000 York Boulevard

Curve Line Space, 1577 Colorado Boulevard

First Defense, 5577 North Figueroa Street

Future Studio, 5558 North Figueroa Street

Jose Vera Fine Art, 2012 Colorado Boulevard

Knowhow Shop, 6019 Echo Street

Kristi Engle Gallery, 5002 York Boulevard

LALA (Live Arts L A), 4210 Panamint Street

Leanna Lin’s Wonderland, 5024 Eagle Rock Boulevard

M2, 4501 Eagle Rock Boulevard

MorYork Gallery, 4959 York Boulevard

New Stone Age Mosiacs, 4532 1/2 Eagle Rock Boulevard

One Day, 2113 North San Fernando Road

Outpost for Contemporary Art, 1268 North Avenue 50

Space 2710, 2710 West Avenue 34

Studio Route 66, 5917 North Figueroa

She Rides the Lion, 133 North Avenue 50

The Glass Studio, 5052 York Boulevard

THIS, 5906 North Figueroa Street

Toros Pottery, 4962 Eagle Rock Boulevard

2 Tracks Art Studio, 135 North Avenue 50 (Next to Avenue 50 Studio)

Verbre Studio and Gallery, 4540 Eagle Rock Boulevard

**The featured photo is a piece by assemblage artist Armando Arreola which will be presented at Avenue 50 Studio during its February exhibition, Circulo "Magico/Magical Circus" .

Opening Night Reception:  Saturday, February 12, 2011 from 7-11 pm

“I have always wanted to be a magician.  These small theaters allow me to play that role.”

The Avenue 50 Studio is proud to present its February exhibition, Circulo Magico/Magical Circus by assemblage artist Armando Arreola.  With material obsession, Armando Arreola creates small diorama theater scenes of magicians at work.  Among the 14 theaters, we see the sword swallower, the lady being sawed in half, and the woman levitated over fire– while the small audience delights in the magic of the magician.  We are drawn into the tiny magical world of Armando Arreola.  He obviously delights in assembling his dioramas (and probably smiles or laughs while creating them).  All would be upbeat, except for one factor:  smudged faces with matted hair adorns each participant. We’ve walked into Arreola’s slightly dark world – not bloody, not violent – a Ray Bradbury novel-like world. There is magic here, as we play voyeur peering through side windows, or from the top of the theater.  But isn’t that what originally a circus was supposed to be?  Strange, mysterious, other worldly.  Circulo Magico is actually very charming.  The children will love it, and so will adults.

Avenue 50 Studio, Inc.
a 501(c)(3) non-profit art gallery
131 North Avenue 50
Highland Park, CA  90042

323-258-1435

http://www.avenue50studio.com


Northeast Holiday Parade, Sunday December 5

Holidays on Route 66
66th Northeast Los Angeles Holiday Parade & Winterfest

Sunday, December 5, 2010 at 1 p.m.

The 66th Northeast Los Angeles Holiday Parade will officially bring in the holiday season on Sunday, December 5, 2010 at 1 p.m. The city's second oldest annual holiday parade offers has become a great attraction for entertainers and audience alike!

The list of participants has multiplied in the past two years, offering more marching bands, drill teams, dancers, musicians, floats, equestrian units, celebrities and community representatives.

As in years past, Santa Claus has already confirmed his visit to Northeast L.A. and will be accepting letters from children as part of the Holiday celebration.

This annual volunteer-organized community parade is being presented by the Highland Park Chamber of Commerce with collaboration from Los Angeles City Councilmen Ed Reyes (CD 1) and Jose Huizar (CD 14) as well as the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and numerous local businesses and organizations.

View Northeast Holiday Parade, Sunday, December 5 in a larger map


The parade will proceed from North Figueroa Street and Avenue 60, southbound to Sycamore Grove Park where Winterfest activities continue, offering live music and the announcement of the award-winning Parade entries.

Remember North Figueroa will be closed to vehicle traffic along the parade route from approximately 10:00 AM on.

Accessible by the Metro Rail Gold Line, the parade also introduces visitors to the Northeast area's cultural and historic facilities and unique shopping experience.


18th Annual Arroyo Arts Discovery Tour Coming November 21

Would you like to preview the works of artists featured in this year's North by Northeast Arroyo Arts Discovery Tour?

Arroyo Arts Collective member and amazing multi-media artist Edith Abeyta complied a collection of images showcasing works by members of the Arroyo Arts Collective that will be participating in the upcoming 18th Annual Discovery Tour.

Click on the screen shot, to enjoy a slideshow of the images.

 

 

18th Annual Arroyo Arts Collective Slideshow

More info:

"North by Northeast": Cutting-edge art meets artistic heritage at the 18th annual Arroyo Arts Collective Discovery Tour

  • What: A self-guided auto tour featuring more than 100 artists in homes and studios in Eagle Rock, Highland Park, Glassell Park, Montecito Heights and Mount Washington
  • When: Sunday, Nov. 21, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Where: Tour begins at the Lummis Home, 200 E. Ave. 43, Highland Park, 90031
  • How much: Tickets are $10 in advance; $15 on the day of the tour. Purchase advance tickets online at www.arroyoartscollective.org or at Galco's Old World Grocery, 5702 York Blvd., Highland Park.
  • Information: Go to www.arroyoartscollective.org or call (323) 850-8566.

Dia de los Muertos at Self Help Graphics

Dia de los Muertos honors beloved ancestors, family and friends who have passed on. 

In the lands that are now known as Mexico and Central America, traditions of honoring the deceased with private altars laden with flowers, mememtos, food and drink date back many thousands of years.

When the Spanish Conquistadors came to this land, they attempted to eradicate the holiday celebration in their efforts to convert the indigenous people.

But The Day of the Dead would not die.  And in time, the old customs blended with the Catholic Holy Days of All Saints' Day (November 1) and All Souls' Day (November 2).  And by extension, in modern times,  All Hallows Eve (the eve of All Saints Day, "Halloween")

Self Help Graphics & Art in East Los Angeles has a 37 year tradition of hosting Dia de los Muetos celebrations.

 

 

November 2, at 4:00PM Day of the Dead Procession at Belvedere Park's Virgen de Guadalupe Mural located at the corner of Cesar Chavez Ave. & Mednik Avenue;

November 2, at 5:00 -11:00 PM Celebration at East Los Angeles Civic Center 4801 East 3rd Street, East L.A., CA 90022 featuring music, community altars, many food vendors and local arts & Craft vendors!


7th Annual Halloween and Mourning Tours & Scary Movie Night at Heritage Square

7th Annual Halloween and Mourning Tours & Scary Movie Night 

On Saturday and Sunday, October 23rd and 24th, experience Halloween in a whole new light at Heritage Square Museum's Seventh Annual Halloween and Mourning Tours. 

 

Discover the very different traditions surrounding death and mourning as they were practiced 100 years ago. Mourning Tours are made possible thanks to the support of sponsors like METRO, Los Angeles Family Magazine, 100.3 The Sound,  Pasadena Weekly and Citizen's Trust (a division of Citizens Bank). Additional support provided by Councilman Ed Reyes/CD1, Trader Joe's of South Pasadena, Superior Warehouse and Licha's Flowers. 
 
This living history program puts you in the middle of a superstitious Victorian-era society where death was never far behind. Witness a funeral procession as they bury a loved one, visit a fortune teller, learn about hair jewelry and mourning attire and even join two men in arguing the merits of spirit photography! Also on hand for this year's festivities will be author Mark Daniel Wood. Mark is the Author of several titles, most recently Halloween Crafts-Eerily Elegant Décor (2001) and Create a Bewitched Fall-o-ween: 45 Projects for Decorating and Entertaining (2006). Mark will transform the 1887 John J. Ford residence into an authentic Victorian-esque haunted house. In so doing, he will demonstrate to visitors how to make period decorations. Mark will be on-hand to sign books.


On Sunday, October 24, the event adds family activities. Children can come in costume, make period crafts, receive a free pumpkin, listen to spooky stories by the San Gabriel Valley Storytellers and much more.


Also Sunday, Paranormal Investigators will share the results of their study of Heritage Square Museum. After all, for more than 40 years, people have claimed to hear, see and feel all manner of mysterious happenings at Heritage Square Museum. Whether it is the nature of the Victorian architecture, the historic furnishings and paintings on display or something all-together different, "ghost sightings" have occurred at the museum since its inception. On October 24th, those "sightings" will be denied...or confirmed!
 
Admission to the Halloween and Mourning tours are free for members, $10.00 for Adults, $8.00 for Seniors over 65, $5.00 for Children 6 to 12 years, and free for Children under 6. For more information about the program, call the museum offices from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at (323) 225-2700.
 
Due to periodic Caltrans Closures on the 110-Pasadena Frewway, we encourage everyone to take public transportation to the event. In fact, if you take the METRO GOLD LINE, we will even give you a free poster! If you are local, take your bicycle and we'll also give you a free poster.
 
Halloween and Mourning Movie Night to feature Body Snatcher (1945)
On the evening of Saturday, October 23, Heritage Square Museum will host its fourth annual Halloween and Mourning Movie Night. The evening is sponsored by Videotheque, the premier destination for classic and indie cinema.

Guests are invited to bring a picnic, blankets, chairs, and candy while enjoying classic scary movies at Heritage Square... if they dare. The scheduled feature is Body Snatcher, a 1945 horror classic starring Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi. The plot involves a ruthless doctor and his young prize student finding themselves continually harassed by a murderous supplier of illegal cadavers. Considered one of Boris Karloff's best performances, the film is based on a classic 1884 short story by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Guests are encouraged to wear warm clothing. Beverages and popcorn will be available for purchase. Admission to the Halloween and Mourning Movie Night is free for Museum members and $10.00 for the general public. The gates will open at 7 p.m. for picnics with the show starting at dusk.
 
Bring the kids for Safe Haven Trick or Treating
Bring your kids for more treats on Halloween inside the safe confines of the museum grounds. Children 1 to 12 years of age, with parent accompaniment, may come in costume and receive sweet treats from our costumed interpreters stationed at each building. Halloween treats will be available from 4 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Admission price is $5 for Adults and $2 for children 6 to 12. Children under 6 are free. Free for members. 


12th Annual Eagle Rock Music Festival Today, October 2

Today, Saturday, October 2, 2010 -- 4:00PM - 11:00PM -- THE 12TH ANNUAL EAGLE ROCK MUSIC FESTIVAL

The Eagle Rock Music Festival welcomes the eclectic, local lineup for which it is known, highlighting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the Los Angeles music scene.

Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock experiments with a multitude of genres to create the truly original experience that has paved the way for many other community music festivals.

This afternoon from 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM, Colorado Boulevard is closed to vehicle traffic and open to pedestrians between Eagle Rock Boulevard and Argus Street.

Musicians perform at eleven unique venues ranging from auto shops to formal stages to historical buildings, and even a motel balcony along the Boulevard.

Classic rock band ANN LIKES RED, a NELA favorite, will perform TWO sets at Columbo's Restaurant. The first set in the outside patio at 4:00 PM, and the second set, inside the restaurant at 7:00PM

Eagle Rock Music Festival 2010

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Countdown to Eagle Rock Music Festival October 2: Bonne Musique Zydeco

 Eagle Rock Music Festival, Saturday, October 2, 4:00PM to 11:00PM

"Musicians perform at eleven unique venues ranging from auto shops to formal stages to historical buildings, and even a motel balcony along Colorado Boulevard."

 Bonne Musique Zydeco stakes their claim each year on the balcony of the Eagle Rock Welcome Inn Motel.

"Bonne Musique Zydeco (BMZ), literally "good zydeco music," is a 6-member band specializing in the Creole music of Louisiana and east Texas. BMZ draws upon the style of traditional Cajun and Creole musicians, and the influences of the blues and New Orleans artists of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s to create a blend of music designed for dancing.  Zydeco is a mix of rock ’n roll, blues, Caribbean and R&B music. But it’s not rock ’n roll or blues music, it’s zydeco. "

 

 

Eagle Rock Music Festival 2010

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Countdown to Eagle Rock Music Festival 2010: Eagle Rock High School Latin Jazz Band

Eagle Rock Music Festival, Saturday, October 2, 4:00PM to 11:00PM

"Musicians perform at eleven unique venues ranging from auto shops to formal stages to historical buildings, and even a motel balcony along Colorado Boulevard."

The Ranz Auto parking lot is one such unique venue. 

The Eagle Rock High School Latin Jazz Band will perform on the Rantz Stage at 7:00 PM.

Video of ERHS Latin Jazz Band at ERMF 2009: 

 

 

 

 

Eagle Rock Music Festival 2010

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