The 5 Literal Best Things To Do On the East Side This Weekend

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Broadway Sings Disney


If rain ends up impeding a weekend trek to Disneyland, explore a whole new world (Disney ref #1) at the Rockwell Table and Stage. Be their guest (Disney ref #2) at Broadway Sings Disney night, where talent from both stage and screen deign to become part of our world (Disney ref #3). They’ll belt out classic tunes from movies like Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, and more using only the bare necessities (Disney ref #4). Saturday’s lineup has yet to be announced, but as the poster promo says, “You never know who’s going to show up…” (This is L.A.) The bar’s two item minimum policy will keep you good and loose so you can let it go (Disney ref #5) and sing along. God help the outcasts, though, am I right? (Disney ref #6). More information (January 14, The Rockwell Table and Stage)

The Jerry Maguire Video Store


Is anyone really fit to determine what “the stupidest incarnation of the American Dream” is? If you’re the video collective Everything Is Terrible!, the group behind iam8bit Gallery’s Jerry Maguire Video Store, then yes. The installation is exactly what it sounds like: a full-scale recreation of a ’90s-era rental hub that strictly stocks Jerry Maguire on VHS. Everything Is Terrible! has managed to amass more than 14,000 tapes of the film through fan donations, all of which will be on display through January 29. (After the exhibition, EIT plans to build a pyramid from the tapes and put the sculpture on display somewhere it in the desert, which is the culmination of the aforementioned dumb American Dream.) Performers including YACHT and Kate Berlant will be on-hand throughout the show’s run. More information (Through January 29, iam8bit Gallery)

Time Frame L.A.


Running into traffic to snap a photo is just one of the L.A.-specific hazards Dustin Snipes faced while shooting this magazine’s now-defunct Time Frame page. The column, which features a historical picture of the city set against what the location looks like now, ran on the back page of Los Angeles for six years; this month, Snipes’ best setups will be featured at Contact Photo Lab at the Brewery Arts Complex in Lincoln Heights (part of Month of Photography Los Angeles). Catch the opening night reception on January 14, or stop in any time before February 2 to see his unique juxtapositions of old and new L.A. More information (January 14-February 2, Contact Photo Lab)

The Hello Kitty Café Truck


Hello Kitty is not a hobby. It’s a lifestyle. Fans of the precious Sanrio character can geek out when the Hello Kitty Café Truck rolls up to H&M at Santa Anita Mall on Saturday. The Pepto-pink bakery-on-wheels sells adorable treats like rainbow colored macarons (with bows, obvs), Hello Kitty cookies, HK petit cakes, bow-shaped water, and doughnuts, plus Hello Kitty mugs, t-shirts, and more. The truck will be on site from 10 a.m. to 8.p.m but only while supplies last, so if you’re the type of person whose life will be obsolete without Hello Kitty baked goods, consider getting there early. More information (January 14, Westfield Santa Anita)

32nd Annual Kingdom Day Parade


I know, I know—Leimert Park isn’t technically the “east side.” But if you’re looking for a way to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the holiday that bears his name, this is it. Head to the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. and Arlington Ave. to watch as floats, marching bands, local organizations, and more roll by. If you can’t make it to the live event, the parade will be televised live on ABC from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. More information (January 16)

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