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Weekend Events: L.A. TACO’s Taco Madness, The Science of Cannabis, and AAPI Market In DTLA

12:00 PM PDT on May 19, 2022

RiceBox will be at AAPI LA Market at Smorgasburg on Sunday

We can’t bear the thought of you being bored this weekend. So we’ve cobbled together an events guide highlighting some of the fun things to do over the next few days in and around Los Angeles.

Have fun!

Before we tell you about the other thrilling events going on this week, we simply must inform you first that L.A. TACO’s own TACO MADNESS Festival is next Saturday, May 21, at Santa Anita Park. L.A. TACO members get in free, in case you want to join our membership program. Otherwise, $15 tickets can be found right here, $20 at the door, ages 17 and under enter for free.


    • There's something new going on at Downtown's legendary Clifton's Republic tonight. It's called Cabaret Ronin and is described as "an evening of esoteric performances including trapeze, comedy, dance, live music, and art," while celebrating the lives of "the loved ones we’ve lost." 8pm-2am, $24.93 tickets here, 648 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014


A tlayuda from Samos Oaxaca
    • If you're reading this, we hope it doesn't mean you're missing the Cannabis Science Conference going on in Long Beach right now. Hopefully you just have your phone in one hand and a blunt and bunson burner in the other. $79, May 18-20, 300 E. Ocean Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90802
Meat Puppets, photo: Joseph Cultice


    • An art-filled fundraiser for Ukraine is planned for Saturday afternoon at CommunityMade in Downtown's Arts Districts, featuring art exhibitions, crafts, music, food, and drink, with proceeds going to Stand With Ukraine for the Ukrainian Culture Center Foundation. No cover, 12-6pm, 584 Mateo St. Los Angeles, CA 90013
    • Daily Harvest, a chef-crafted food delivery company, is holding a pop-up shop on Abbot Kinney Boulevard this weekend that it describes as an "old school butcher in the heart of Venice," only with organic fruit and veggies, instead of meats. It will be serving breakfast tacos, vegan Italian “sausage” pesto paninis, and chopped salads, among other things. May 21-22, 11am-6pm, 1306 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291


    • Downtown's Smorgasburg will host the AAPI L.A. Market this Sunday, highlighting local Asian American Pacific Islander chefs, artisans, artists, bakers and confectioners, with specials and one-off dishes. Participants will include RiceBox, Dai Pie Dong and its British-Canto savory pies, Brothers Sushi, and Brio Brio, along with performers Hollis, DANakaDAN, and Travis Atreo. No cover, 10am-4pm, 777 S. Alameda St. Los Angeles, CA 90021
    • Highland Park's Nativo is collaborating with AGL's Craft Meats on a barbecue brunch this Sunday. The pop-up will feature smoked meat tacos and chilaquiles, along with a special mezcal cocktail. 11:30-5pm, reservations via Yelp, 5137 York Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90042
    •  Dress Codes, an examination of the enduring iconic styles of the U.S. West (blue jeans, boots, plaid shirts, fringed leather jackets, aloha shirts, and China Poblana dresses), will be on view through January 2023 at the Autry Museum of the American West, featuring more than 150 objects to explore ideas of Western identity, tradition, individual freedom, hybridity, and reinvention.  $14/adults, $10/students and seniors 60+, $6 ages 3–12, 4700 Western Heritage Way Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462
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