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Baja Market L.A. Food & Wine Festival, Fishbone Ska, Music and Art at The Broad ~ GTFO LA!

5:02 PM PDT on June 28, 2018

    Welcome back to GTFO LA!, your guide to the very best stuff to do in Los Angeles every weekend, designed to get you out of the f*cking house. We've got plenty of events that will fill your stomachs this week. That's not all— art and music events in and outdoors to get you to GTFO!

    Friday, June 29

    Fishbone at Levitt LA MacArthur Park

    Courtesy of Levitt LA
    Courtesy of Levitt LA

    [dropcap size=big]L[/dropcap]os Angeles' very own Fishbone is celebrating 25 years of innovating American ska music with their SoCal mix of punk, hip-hop, rock. Since forming in 1979 these dudes have birthed upbeat rhythms with both party and protest messages. The band formed when five South L.A. childhood friends would get bused out to school in Woodland Hills. They later found their lead singer, Angelo Moore. Read more about their rollercoaster of a band story — from getting held back due to a religious cult to getting recognition from audiences and major bands – from the Guardian and come skank your heart out at MacArthur Park. You can't miss this local gem live. DJ C Minus will also hit the stage.  More info here.

    Summer Nights in the Garden

    [dropcap size=big]S[/dropcap]ummer evenings should be spent outside. This week we've got the perfect cocktail + outdoor drinking event at one of the coolest museums in L.A. The Natural History Museum is opening their garden after-hours and letting you have a drink or two while you explore its various science and nature experiences. The garden will turn an epicenter of culture and music with live performances. Walk around or sit down and have a picnic if you'd like! Free with advance reservation. More info here.

    Saturday, June 30

    Photo: Ari Macropolis
    Photo: Ari Macropolis

    Summer Happenings at the Broad: Gang Gang Dance and more

    [dropcap size=big]A[/dropcap]rt and music collide at the Broad museum's summer music series. The inaugural concert of the 2018 series is inspired by The Broad's new exhibition that explores artists' complex representations of time, "A Journey That Wasn't," also launching June 30. On the East West Bank Stage in the outdoor Plaza,  experimental, electro-rock band Gang Gang Dance will perform from their latest album, "Kazuashita" their first release in seven years. The acclaimed DJ Stretch Armstrong will spin their remixes and his own eclectic mix of original songs. Innovative minimalist composer Terry Riley performs "Aleph, his 2012 composition that explores ideas from Judaism, mathematics and raga in the Oculus Hall. The third floor galleries, will become stages for punk veteran Tara Jane O'Neil and dancers Jmy James Kidd and The Sunland dancer, as well as Marie Daulne aka Zap Mama and her beatboxing and looping vocals that tie together her hip-hop and her Belgian-Congolese roots. More info here.

    Baja Market L.A. Food & Wine Festival

    [dropcap size=big]I[/dropcap]f you haven't heard, Baja California's Valle de Guadalupe is the Mexican wine country that is making people want to ditch Napa. Just a few hours south of Los Angeles, the thriving region offers wine lovers much to talk about with its food and variety of wines. But if you're too busy to head down south anytime soon, you're in luck this weekend — el Valle is coming to you. Chicas Tacos, TK and TK are hosting a food and wine festival celebrating el Valle de Guadalupe and Mexico's culinary greatness. Chefs from the region including Javier Plascencia from the renowned Finco Altocanzo, Guillermo “Oso” Campos Moreno from Kokopelli, and Omar Valenzuela from Encuentro Guadalupe will be showing their talent along with local chefs like Eduardo Ruiz from Chicas Tacos and more. The tacos will be complemented by over 35 wineries, Mezcal and Tequila brands. What is there not to love about this festival? More info here.

    Chinatown Summer nights

    [dropcap size=big]E[/dropcap]very last Saturday of the month Chinatown becomes a quasi food and summer party. Chinatown Summer Nights bring together culinary food trucks of the area, cooking demonstrations from Chinese chefs, music and cultural activities. Large-scale, outdoor video installations and activities from local museums and local organizations fill the Central Plaza. KCRW DJs Liza Richardson and Garth Trinidad will provide the dancing beats while you sip on craft brews. More info here.

    Sunday, July 1

    626 Night Market

    [dropcap size=big]K[/dropcap]ickoff July with a foodie adventure at the largest Asian inspired night market in the country. More than 250 food, games, crafts, arts and merchandise, music and entertainment attractions gather in one spot. From fried to sweet to savory to grilled, the food options are endless and that may even be an understatement. Just check out the market's IG. This event only happens 3 other times in Arcadia, so don't miss this one! More info here.

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