Think Ahead this Weekend: The Silver Lake Jubilee — Rockin' with food trucks, music, arts and more

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Get out of the 818 this weekend without going very far. The reason? The Silver Lake Jubilee — a rockin’ two day event featuring over  30 bands on three stages, 34 food trucks, gourmet food vendors from local restaurants, 60 plus local merchant vendors, a mini-micro-brew garden and four interactive villages (art, literary, eco and children’s).  And it’s a deal…tickets are $5, seniors over 60 and kids under 10 are free!

L.A.'s indie band, Foreign Born, is one of many performing on three stages in this two day festival.

Silver Lake is known for its indie rock culture, eclectic bars, good food, lively nightlife and a generally cool lifestyle. It’s fast becoming an area that’s transforming  into a music, arts, cultural, eco-conscious and food destination — and this progressive festival is a microcosm of it all.

The Eco Village is all about sustainability and harmony , and will include a temporary garden exhibiting xeriscaping and permaculture — gardening approaches that protect the land and help to conserve natural resources such as water— as well as educational booths.

The Art Village features “We Come in Peace” — a collaborative installation that unites a cross section of galleries, artists and independent DIY culture, in the form of zines, books and printed materials. The show will feature contributions from galleries, small press publishers, and artists working together to build a zine fort created specifically as part of the Silver Lake Jubilee. The Village will have over 100 zines, art and a hands-on workshop. The public is invited to come out to view, create art and experience a culture of artists.

Art Village Photo: Silver Lake Jubilee

The Literary Village will feature readings, performances and merchandise sold by local vendors. Participants include organizations such as Rattle, Les Figues Press, Stories, Molossus, PM Press, Poets and writers to be featured include Jillian Lauren, Kate Durbin, Les Figues authors. The Literary Village will also host the Neighborhood Haiku Project, an interactive literary project to generate community literature, and Jubilee Comix, an  independent comics showcase featuring live readings at El Cid both mornings beginning at 10am featuring Tom Neely, Robert Goodin, Jesse Moynihan, Ted Stearn, and Malachi Ward.

Children's Village Photo: Silver Lake Jubilee

The Children’s Village will educate and entertain children from toddlers to teens, and includes arts and crafts, storytelling time by local raconteurs, and theatrical performances by local thespians and dancers.

Festivals revelers will partake in a food fest by local gourmet restaurants as well as over 34 food trucks, including:  Barbie Q’s, Buttermilk, Calbi, Canter’s, Cool Haus, Crepe n’ Around, Del’s, Derb’s, Dim Sum Truck, Don Chow, Dosa, Eat Phamish, Fatburger, Fish Lips, Flying Pig, Frysmith, Greasy Weiner, India Jones, Kabob n’ Roll, Lake St. Creamery, Lee’s Philly, Lomo Arigato, Maui Wowi, Mrs. Beasley’s, Papas Tapas, Reggae Chicken, Slice Truck, Tasty Meat, Vesuvio, Surfer Taco, Louks, Sweet’s Truck, Tropical Shaved Ice and Vizzi.

Over 34 food trucks, plus local restaurant fare, will be available to feed festival goers.

The Silver Lake Jubilee is a bottle water free event. Bring your own cup and pour your own water for FREE from the LADWP with the assistance of Take Back the Tap, SustainLA and the Silver Lake Jubilee. The festival is implementing Zero Waste initiatives with the goal of 90% land fill diversion and sourcing power from alternative energy resources. They encourage attendees to bring their own cups, reusable bags and a blank t-shirt to get a special Silver Lake Jubilee screen-printed T-shirt during the festival. A free bike valet will be available and the festival encourages Metro ridership.

The Silver Lake Jubilee is an all ages event.  V.I.P. and General Admission Tickets available through Eventbrite $5 General Admission, Children 10 and under and seniors 60 and older get in FREE. Saturday May 22 and Sunday 23, 10am-10pm. The festival, located on Myra Avenue between Fountain and Santa Monica, cuts across Sunset. Click here for directions. Sponsored by the Los Angeles Arts and Athletics Alliance. For a full music schedule, click here.

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