Events and Happenings
Stay up to date with all of the goodness this little slice of heaven has to offer with our events and happenings blog!
Stay up to date with all of the goodness this little slice of heaven has to offer with our events and happenings blog!
If you are considering moving into a community like Silver Lake, it is only natural that you are going to want to know about the area, what it is like, and what homes are available that are best suited to you. Doing all of this research on your own can be quite time-consuming for you, particularly if you have a full-time job and other commitments that leave you with little free time. What you really need at a time like this is a good realtor to use to assist you. You want more than just someone looking to make a quick sale; you want to discover the top realtors in Silver Lake to work with you on your quest. How to Find the Best Just doing a search online for real estate agents in the area will give you a long list of people to start with. You might have to go through countless websites, reading information, looking at phone numbers, reading reviews in forums and more just to get a list of quality realtors that you want to contact. Instead of spending a lot of time going through all of this information, it would be much easier for you if you had instant access to realtors that are directly in Silver Lake and have the experience and success that you want in an agent. This would allow you to have a much more manageable list of names to contact so that you can get the help you need. Where to Turn for Help At Silverlandia, we have made the process much easier, so you have no problem at all finding realtors in Silver Lake to speak to about a new home. Our website is an informational map and site that brings together the businesses of Silver Lake so that you can locate just what you need in a flash. Our map provides you with a listing of businesses such as realtors, gives you information about each office and ratings provided by visitors so you can see how others like working with a particular firm. Find What You Need With the help of Silverlandia, you will have no trouble at all finding a list of realtors in Silver Lake to contact. You can see our map just by going to our website at www.silverlakemap.com and begin exploring the region right from your computer or mobile device. You can then get the best realtor to work with, so you can get a home perfect for you and your...read more
We all enjoy a relaxing evening out sometimes. After you have worked hard all week, you are ready to blow off some steam with family and friends and take it easy for the weekend. The problem many of us have is finding just the right place to go out at night. It may be that you are not that familiar with the nightlife in your area or that there are a number of locations, but you do not know which suits your personality the best. If only there were a way where you could get a quick list of bars in the Silver Lake area so you could make a decision before you go out. Wait! There is a way to do that! You can find the best bars in Silverlandia for your night out, so you know just where to go. What is Silverlandia? Silverlandia is a unique website we have created to provide people in the Silver Lake area with all of the information they want about their community. Our goal is to combine the old school information that you might find on maps and in phone books with the streamlined style and use of the latest technology. What we have come up with is a Silver Lake map that pinpoints all of the locations that you are looking for in the area. We offer a listing of the businesses in the Silver Lake community so you can easily find what you want when you want it. Choose the Best Place to Go When you are searching for the best bars in Silverlandia, our map makes it all very easy for you. You can use our map on either your desktop computer before you leave home or make use of it on your mobile device so that you always have it with you when you need it. You can pull up the map, find the bars in the area, read details about each place, get the address and have the directions to your location all with one simple click. You and your friends can find the perfect spot to go out that night if you want a quiet drink, a place to eat, somewhere to dance or anything else. Check Us Out You can find the best bars in Silverlandia easier than ever before. All you need to do is go to our website at www.silverlakemap.com and start using the map right away. All of the information about the Silver Lake area is going to be there for you right at your fingertips, so you will always know what is going on and what the best places to try are in your...read more
The Natural History Museum’s First Fridays series closes for the season on June 5 from 5-11 pm, and they’re taking the party outside for the finale. The night begins with tours/lectures including “Mathemagician” Arthur Benjamin on “The Magic of Math” and “How Bird Watchers Can Save the World” by Rick Bonney of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Live music by Hanni El Khatib, Chicano Batman, Avid Dancer. Spinning tunes is resident KCRW DJ Raul Campos featuring Captain Planet. Tickets: $20, free for Museum members....read more
Interested in partying inside one of Los Angeles forgotten gems? We know that its still a couple months away, but if you haven’t seen the interior of this beautiful landmark you’re going to want to jump on these tickets asap! Join us in traveling back to the roaring 20’s at the historic and legendary Park Plaza Hotel on Saturday, August 8th for specialty cocktails, music, dancing and a few surprises! Don’t forget to dress the part! The Park Plaza Hotel will be split into separate ballrooms, each with different themes. Traditional swing, jazz, 1920’s themed dance music and current hits played by our resident DJ. Proceeds from this benefit will go to Noah’s B-ark, whose aim is to rescue dogs from shelters and find permanent homes for rescued pets. Cash bar, 21+ Purchase general or VIP tickets here!...read more
We plan on welcoming these New Yorkers with open arms….as long as they involve either gourmet ice cream or artisanal, handcrafted goodies. These criteria make the Arts District debut of Brooklyn-born craft market Artists & Fleas a no-brainer. Every third weekend of the month, stroll along Mateo St (between 6th and 7th Sts) from 11am to 5pm, for an outdoor weekend event, featuring locally made art, fashion, vintage wares, vinyl, edibles and beyond. Mingle with LA’s hippest while eyeing hand-beaded jewelry or one-of-a-kind reclaimed wood work from 75+ vendors. Including one of our new favorite local vendors Pretty Soap Suds Co. Plus, there’s a “feed lot” each weekend that features five LA-based food trucks; past participants include Coolhaus, Currywurst and Komodo. Admission is free. Check here for more information regarding this months vendors and more!...read more
The entire community has been saddened by the loss of The Cheese Store founder and local legend Chris Pollen. Join us on Sunday, May 17th 6PM at The Cheese Store of Silverlake, to eat and drink, toast and cheers, share stories and tears in remembrance of this amazing, larger than life man! $30 at the door will get you a glass, plate and fork, all proceeds will go to Chris’ favorite charities, The Wounded Warrior Project, American Heart Association and the West Valley Food Pantry. Please do take a chance to read about the wonderful groups we will be supporting at this event in Chris’s honor. http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/# http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/ http://www.westvalleyfoodpantry.org/index.html ———————————————————————————– The Cheese Store of Silverlake 3926 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90029 323.644.7511 firstname.lastname@example.org...read more
“Zodiac in Retrograde” Artists Reception: Saturday, May 16th, 2015, 12pm – 4 pm The Gabba Gallery presents Zodiac, an exhibition inviting the viewer to experience a myriad of interpretations of an age-old driving force. Arriving in the 2nd millennia BC, astrology is, arguably, part of the human collective unconscious. In its’ broadest sense, astrology is humanities search for meaning in the sky. The Gabba Gallery has curated its’ almost 2000 sq. ft. gallery, with this search for meaning and what energies drive us. In this exhibit, the coming together of the artists’ exploration is an experience inviting you to discover different interpretations as they give rise to, and touch the viewer’s collective unconscious memories. The curiosity is palatable, to see what artists such as Mike Christy, with his otherworldly painting style, Andrea LaHue aka Random Act, with her layered and nature based paintings and Frank Forte and his love for the cartoon, craft. “We are so driven by astrology, the stars drive each of us differently. So in this show we are excited to see what moves our artists. There is a lot of passion when it comes to the zodiac. We are harnessing it in art, and couldn’t be more excited.” Jason Ostro, Curator The artists included in Zodiac were handpicked by curators Ostro and Santos to explore and share their unique visions of this ancient, deep-rooted and sometimes controversial subject of astrology and the zodiac, and are as follows: Amy Smith, Andrea Lahue, Benedigital, Bleep Bloop, Cody Bayne, Daisuke Okamoto, Daryll Peirce, Espana Garcia, Frank Forte, Gabe Larson, Gianni Arone, Jeremiah Allen Welch, Jessica Ward, Jinx, Joey Rotten, Kate Kelton, Keith Dugas, Kristi Bockrath, Laurene Alvarado, Mary Ancilla Martinez, Mary Hanson, Michele Waterman, Mike Bell, Mike Christy, Moncho1929, Monty Montgomery, Paul Hogue, Michael Pukac, Rene Gagnon, Scott Holloway, Septerhed, Toshee, Vakseen, Valerie Pobjoy, and William Zdan Zodiac will be on view through May 23rd, 2015. A reception for the artists is on Saturday, May 16th, 12p.m.-4 p.m. and is sponsored by Hubert’s and...read more
The recent earthquake in Nepal has devastated the region, leaving thousands dead and hundreds of thousand homeless. In the aftermath of this terrible tragedy a world away, many of us wonder how we can make a difference. So as always, craft beer to the rescue! Join us on May 9th at participating breweries and beer bars around Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino Counties. Participating locations will have at least one beer on draft as their “donation beer.” 100% of the proceeds will go to GlobalGiving, a highly vetted organization raising funds for both immediate use as well as long term recovery. They have already raised over $2 million! Can’t make it Saturday or like to make a separate donation? Visit our fundraising page: http://www.globalgiving.org/fundraisers/crawl4nepal/ #Crawl4Nepal Participants so far include: 1642 (on Temple Street) The Bruery Angel City Brewery Eagle Rock Brewery Golden Road Brewing Mohawk Bend Tony’s Darts Away Sunset Beer Company The Rookery Cismontane Brewing Ritual Brewing Co. Barley Forge Brewing Co. Sanctum Brewing Co. Bread & Barley Beach City Brewery Bottle Logic Brewing Phantom Carriage Brewery Blue Palms Brewhouse Three Weavers Brewing Co King Harbor Brewing Company Far Bar Little Tokyo Noble Ale Works The Lost Knight Select Beer Store City Tavern DTLA Hangar 24 38 Degrees Ale House & Grill Barbara’s at the Brewery Alosta Brewing ...read more
ECHO PARK — The lulling sounds of a Buddhist chant box invite passersby to peep inside the small store at the corner of Echo Park and Scott Avenues. Inside, in an otherworldly setting, a wild variety of cacti displayed on cinder blocks are jammed into the 350-square-foot shop, illuminated by red light bulbs that decorate the walls. Welcome to Echo Park’s cactus shop. Actually, the shop, known to some as the Cactus Store or Hot Cactus, does not have an official name. “The store intentionally doesn’t have a name,” said co-owner Carlos Morera, “We felt the neighborhood didn’t need anything that was branded, it just is what it is. We wanted it to feel like you’ve wandered into another dimension and, if it had a big name outside, it wouldn’t feel like another dimension, dimensions don’t have names,” Morera has collected cacti for more than 18 years. After leaving a Los Angeles design firm to start his own self-funded projects, Morea saw the small space open up down the street from his house. Within two weeks, Morera opened the cactus store on December 5 , along with four partners and fellow designers, and his uncle, Johnny Morera, who manages the store. The 350-square-foot store has a collection of more than 150 cacti that have been handpicked for their quality or unusual shape. Prices range from about $25 to $750.“All of the owners are designers and we are all involved in different projects that try to blur the lines between what we are,” Morea said. A “Devil’s Run” is what Morera calls the trips to the California/Mexico border where they handpick their new stock at hard-to-reach cactus farms. The trip is usually taken by one person and a trailer hitch along fire roads that are not maintained by any jurisdiction, Morera said. “You really have to keep your confidence on these trips, but when you get back it feels like a major accomplishment, like coming from hell and back with badass cactus!” They recently built a greenhouse at Morera’s house and are looking into hiring a horticulturalist to crossbreed and propagate different species of cactus. They hope to offer their own “weird species”...read more
Join us this Thursday at El Cid’s Odalisque is an international-themed showgirl revue with a retro wink — a fun, flirty dinner show that combines vintage bellydancing with samba, burlesque, Bollywood and more. Taking inspiration from film, art and far-flung adventures, this eclectic cabaret stars world-class bellydancer Baheyya El-Ghazal and her Luxora Dance Company. Each week’s globe-hopping production features new numbers and guest stars, so don’t be surprised to find a famous Egyptian musician taking the stage, a Bollywood film come to life, or a dance that evokes the spirit of Carmen Miranda. Share a few delicious tapas or enjoy a full Spanish dinner and enjoy a unique hour of entertainment, all within the walls of El Cid’s wonderfully historic — and totally romantic — Old Hollywood...read more