I really can never
say enough about the plethora of great music and concerts that we have
available to us here in Los Angeles. We're oh so lucky to have bands
consistently play our venues, and we're lucky to have a number of unique
and fun opportunities to find the next slew of up-and-coming bands.
The latest example: Filter Magazine's Culture Collide Festival.
In its third year, the event is going stronger than ever, getting 25
notable bands from all over the world to come and represent their home
countries. On the homefront here in the U.S., we've got the likes of Of
Montreal, Zola Jesus, Diiv; there are bands like the Wombats and Patrick
Wolf repping the U.K.; there's even John Talabot for Spain and Bondo de
Role for Brazil.
They're all taking over the eastside for four days this weekend --
and I bet you can't even believe that the entire weekend, all shows for
all four days, will only cost you $20. One Andrew Jackson! Spend it well.
Filter Magazine's Culture Collide Festival takes place Oct 4-7 in various locations all over the eastside of L.A. Get more info here.
One of my
favorite summertime events is the Barnsdall Park wine tastings on
Fridays, where Silver Lake Wine takes over the Los Feliz park to offer
tastings of wines worthy of the beautiful view. Thankfully, although the
summer is coming to its end, the fun doesn't have to stop.
That's because the wine tastings will continue into the fall -- and will now have movie screenings too.
So you can cozy up under a blanket to watch a fun old movie under the
stars, and still enjoy the wonderful offerings of Silver Lake Wine. This
week, there's the classic comedy Fletch; next week, a personal fave: Edward Scissorhands. So don't be too bummed about summer leaving us, you've still got a chance to be outside and enjoy this California weather.
Outdoor Movies at Barnsdall Park
take place Saturdays this fall at 5:30pm at Barnsdall Park, located at
4800 Hollywood Blvd. in Los Feliz. Tickets for the events include the
wine tasting and movie and cost $25; or you can just see the movie for $10.
I've already extolled all the wonderful virtues of a Cinespia screening in the summer, but this one is definitely on a level of its own. It's
what happens when you combine the super-cinema-powers of Cinespia and
Cinefamily, offering something so truly fun and unique and reminds you
why you live in a great city like Los Angeles.
Kicking off Cinefamily's annual Everything is Festival, this all-nighter in the cemetery features one of my all-time favorite films, Wet Hot American Summer.
But did you catch that? It's an all-nighter. In a cemetery. So the fun
only begins with that summer classic. You'll also get screenings of the
‘80s horror film Sleepaway Camp, and Little Darlings, which
stars Tatum O'Neal. Expect other fun movie mashups and highlights, plus
DJs and even a photobooth. Bring a picnic and friends, and you won't
even notice the night fly by you. And let me tell you, there's nothing
quite like sunrise in Hollywood Forever.
In downtown Los Angeles, years ago, we met while working as editorial assistants at the Los Angeles Times. Today, we're still young, thirsty female journalists, on various paths of life (Chau in Silver Lake and Leslie in Brooklyn), here to deliver our best finds from this city and beyond, via the BEAT of young los angeles. Get comfortable and stay a while. Check back often!