Around January this year I started a monthly South Central walk. WeÂ walked different main streets each month until about summer time. It was basically just me and whoever wanted to join.Â There is so much to see and learn in such a controversial part of the city. Great photo shots, art, street food, mom and pop restaurants, old houses, industrial and more. My friends who love the grimy aesthetics of SC enjoyed the walks. I will call this post the first SC art walk…more to come, and if you are interested in ever walking along hit me up!
Beautiful use of colors
Rockin 2011 curated by Lovegalo:
Come check out this amazing graffiti art exhibition with a historical twist. Featuring LA’s earliest graffiti writers still rocking their shit. It takes a look into the early graffiti by some of these guys at the famous Belmont Tunnel. The show will also feature great art and photography by various talented artist’s.
Tonight: Saturday, August, 27th 2011 @ 7 p.m.Â
Location: KGB studio’s 1640 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, Ca 90012
Whittier BoulevardÂ in Los Angeles is a street with deep rooted history. In a wayÂ it has become the pinnacle of East Los Angeles. Even though I did not grow up in the area, I always heard ofÂ Whittier Boulevard. It hasÂ often known as the hub for Mexican-Americans on the Eastside. Old Chicano filmsÂ and music often brought this to light.Â Â You canÂ still take a drive downÂ Whittier today andÂ feel someÂ of the historyÂ seepingÂ from the buildings. I wish I could have seen it during its prime time. However, I can only imagine and listen to stories of the past.
Fellow blogger Al DesmadreÂ is a great EastsideÂ source when it comes to forgotten history ofÂ WhittierÂ Boulevard he has written excellent Â posts reliving the era.
What caught my curiosity of this street? Well I had been driving down it almost every Sunday meeting friends near Montebello. On the way back instead of taking the freeway I went downÂ WhittierÂ Boulevard. Since the street is pretty popular I never thought about blogging about it before, but hey everybody has their own perspective on a place. I decided to do a short but sweet photo session on the beauty I see onÂ WhittierÂ Boulevard.
Sample Sale Saturday, May 07 and Sunday May 08,2011
Photo viaÂ Flickr
El Primo will be having a large clothing/sample sale this weekend in El Sereno. There will be new name brand clothing for men and women at low discount prices! Some brands include: American Apparel, LRG, One World, Alternative, Curl, RSQ, Parris Skinny jeans, Cache Jeans and more. All sizesÂ available!
Location: 4441 Alpha Street
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Los Angeles, Ca 90032
Cross-Streets, Huntington Dr and Maycrest
Support a swapmeetero out!
On Saturday my two friends and I decided to go hunt for some new mariscos spots. For the longest our friend Don Bon was telling us about this truck near the old Lincoln Heights jail called, “milagros” he said that the shrimp cocteles were the best. Well that milagro neverÂ occurredÂ because the truck was never found, andÂ I had asked around a few times. Â However, last weekend he suggested another truck which is calledÂ Mariscos El Rey del Mar. The funny thing is that it took us about 40 minutes to find it(we did not know the name at first). He said if we exit the freeway we would get off on 4th and it would be on State Street near a park. We did all that but we went to the wrong truck! we ended up by Hollenback park where there was another marisco truck. I was kind ofÂ suspiciousÂ about it because it was real lonely with no customers. I talked to the older lady serving the food and she said she was the only marisco truck nearby. My friendÂ orderedÂ the ceveche but I had to taste it before I ordered. First taste and I was not feeling it at all.Â Â I knew after that we must of found the wrong truck! I still felt obligated to order so I got a taco de papa for a buck. After feeling defeated we called Don Bon again we all Â felt like Â we wereÂ definitelyÂ bugging him, but Â he laughed and told us once again how to find the correct truck. Long story short we finally found it!
Our favorite eastside artist Sand Oner will be exhibiting this Friday, April 29, 2011. Â This will be her first SoloÂ exhibition, and what better way to represent her roots than to have the exhibition atÂ Casa De Cultura Galleria” Mariachi Plaza inÂ Â Boyle Heights.
Friday,Â April 29, 2011
6 p.m. -11 p.m.
Saturday, May 7, 2011
6 p.m. -11 p.m.
1711 Mariachi Plaza De Los Angeles 90033
Corner of Boyle and 1st
Sand One presents: “Bow Ties” Sand ChikzÂ A week-long art exhibit showcasing the new works on mixed media surfaces by LAâ€™s youngest female street artist: Sand One.Â Los Angelesâ€” From corn carts and taco stands in Los Angeles to the Art Basel walls in Miami, this pint-sized artist continues to leave a larger than life mark in every town she visits. In only two years Sandâ€™s signature mob of buxom female cartoon characters, known as â€œSand Chikz,â€ have taken the art community by storm.Â Â Sandâ€™s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles, â€œBow Tiesâ€, will feature her signature ultra-feminine and hood â€œSand Chikzâ€ in a different light. Each Sand Chik will be dressed in a tuxedo, symbolizing class, authority and power; three characteristics people often associate with masculinity and wealth. In â€œBow Tiesâ€ Sand Oneâ€™s underlying theme seeks to liberate gender-biased characteristics often imposed on women while also questioning the relationship between street art, fine art and the arts institution.
“BookersÂ LiquorÂ Store” FigueroaÂ and 59th
When I took this picture I seriously did not know what the word “Sundries” was I decided to look it up but never did. Today when my professor was discussing a topic on “SocialÂ Stratification and Inequality” the word Â “Sundries” came up when he was giving us an example. IÂ immediatelyÂ thought of thisÂ liquorÂ store in South Central where I first was curious about the word. I kind ofÂ figuredÂ out what it was when the teacher used the word in an example but after looking it up, I get it!
Do most people even know this word?? I am joking most probably do however, I did not and now I do. Here is theÂ definition.
noun miscellaneousÂ objectsÂ tooÂ numerousÂ orÂ tooÂ smallÂ toÂ beÂ specified.
sundry( plural noun) Â thingsÂ orÂ items,Â esp.Â small,Â miscellaneousÂ itemsÂ ofÂ little value
Thank you for reading my rants!
My compa Don Ignacio SMC, inspired me to write this post because he had some videos on hisÂ FacebookÂ page with old Rancheras/Corridos/Nortenas. While browsing through Â the videos and listening to others on YouTube I noticed a common theme of old paisa bars, they seemed always pop up in the older videos. Artists such as Vicente Fernandez and Los Tigeres del Norte and countless others always had scenes in old paisa bars. Most of these are classic movie clips they starred in from back in the 1970s and 1980s.
No tengas miedo metete…..
In order to refresh everyone’s memory proposition 187 Â was passed 16 years ago this week on Nov 8, 1994.
More after the jump
The Â Harbor Area and the cool breeze of the Pacific Ocean are calling you this Sunday!
Support my comadre DoÃ±a Licha for the: ” Harbor Area Music and Art Gathering” in good old Wilmington. She will be displaying Â some of her art along with 20+ artists.
For $3 bucks enjoy art, music andÂ good times!
When: Sunday, September 25, 2010
Time: 12:00 p.m. till 6:00 p.m.
Where: Smoking Coffin
1606 n. Wilmington Blvd
Wilmington, Ca 90744