Hey, westsiders, I know it's difficult for some of you to step outside your comfort zone and venture east of the 405 but I promise it will be worth it for this: starting with a string of official kickoff events tonight, FILTER Magazine's Culture Collide 2011 Festival is back, taking over Echo Park through the weekend with stacked lineups of musical acts, DJs from around the world, film screenings and art shows.

Therefore, for those of you who suffer from AWOL (Always West Of Lincoln) Syndrome, and even for those who don't, we've made your journey over yonder all the more simple with this handy guide of all the events and shows you don't want to miss at this year's Culture Collide, so get over it!