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Weekend Events: Corned Beef Tacos, Israel Vibrations, and An All-Black Planet

10:30 AM PDT on March 17, 2022

We can’t bear the thought of you being bored this weekend. So we’ve put together a new event feature highlighting some of the fun things to do over the next few days in and around Los Angeles. Nonetheless, we still have several other ideas for you to have fun!

Trejo's corned beef brisket hash taco
    • Thursday, March 17 ~ Hollywood

For St. Patrick's Day, Trejo’s Tacos Hollywood Cantina is selling $14 Margaritas Verdes with lime juice, cucumber, avocado, and Tequila for St. Patrick's Day, as well as corned beef brisket hash tacos with pickled onion slaw, tater tots, and mustard chipotle crema for $6.50. 1556 Cahuenga Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028

    • Thursday, March 17 ~ Downtown

Guerrilla Tacos is having a comedy night on its back patio tonight at 7pm, featuring six comedians including Armando Torres, Tian Chen, and Asia Chardonnay. Plus your $30 ticket price includes four tacos! Aye. Tickets here. 2000 E. 7th St. Los Angeles, CA 90021

    • Thursday, March 17 ~ Culver City
Fook your shamrock shakes. Maple Block Meat Co. is celebrating Irish Day with all-day ruebens, pastrami sandwiches, smoked corned beef plates and cabbage, and $8 Guinness on draft. Fie-diddly-dee and a hodie-ho! 3973 Sepulveda Blvd. Culver City, CA 90230
    • Friday, March 18 ~ Boyle Heights

La Zona Rosa is hosting a Nowruz party called "Discostan Nowruz" to celebrate the Persian new year. There will be an installation from  artists Falgoush and Hushi5, DJ sets, dancing, and live music from the Lernazang Ensemble. $15-$20 tickets here. 10pm, 1010 E. Cesar Chavez Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90033

    • Saturday, March 19-20~ Beverly Grove

Metztli Taqueria is back after a brief hiatus, appearing at Brain Dead Studios for something they're calling The Salsa District alongside its friends at Slammers Cafe. In addition to the creative Mexican dishes you know them for, Metztli promises some new greatness, including an "elevated" take on the Cactus Cooler, shrimp tostadas, beef cheek birria, and elote-style market vegetables. 611 N. Fairfax Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90036

John Jennings and Stacey Robinson, aka Black Kirby
    • Saturday, March 19-June 19~ Riverside

Ebon: Fear of a Black Planet by Black Kirby at UCR Arts is a collaboration between Larry Fuller and Black Kirby (the moniker for the partnership of artists and professors John Jennings and Stacey Robinson) to build and re-imagine Ebon, the all-Black world Fuller created in his short-lived 70's series featuring the world's first Black superhero starring in his own comic book title. 3824 + 3834 Main Street
Riverside, CA 92501

    • Saturday, March 19~ Santa Monica

A new U.S.-made vintage store from Unholy Saints opens Saturday on Main Street Santa Monica. It's the kind of a place you might get yourself a worn "Stone Cold" Steve Austin shirt, a 1987 Championship Lakers or I Framed Roger Rabbit hat, a pair of American Trench socks, and a leather Coast guard doctor's bag from WWII. 12pm, 2716 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405

    • Saturday, March 19 though April 3 ~ Lincoln Heights

Prepare yourself for the world premiere of Adobe Punks, an interdisciplinary "theatrical zine with music" about three young punk rockers squatting in Bell Gardens in the early 80s getting their act together, with music by Teresa Chavez and Nina Diaz, going down at Plaza de la Raza's Margo Albert Theater. $20-$60 tickets here. 3540 North Mission Road, Los Angeles, CA, 90031

    • Saturday, March 19 ~ Echo Park

Against many odds, Israel Vibrations has outlived most of their roots reggae peers and will play Dub Club at Echoplex this Saturday night with Roots Radics. This is one legend you really one you won't want to miss, reggae fans. $22, doors at 9pm, tickets here1822 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

    • Sunday, March 20 ~ Downtown

Australian graffiti artist NYCHOS, known for his insane paintings of creatures and their exposed skeletons, viscera, and circulatory systems, currently has a show up at Mirus Gallery through May 1. 1922 E 7th Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90021

    • Sunday, March 20 ~ Online

Bake For Ukraine is an online fundraiser for food, medicine, and emergency care for the people of Ukraine, featuring over ten skilled chefs offering demos from across the States and Europe, such as knakebrod from Anya Voloshyna and Malaysian spiral curry puffs from Linda Tay Esposito. 1pm EST, $25 tickets here.

    • Sunday, March 20 ~ Exposition Park

This weekend, the California Science Center is opening Angkor: The Lost Empire of Cambodia, featuring 120 artifacts and an IMAX movie to explore the legendary temple city. $13-$20 Tickets here. 700 Exposition Park Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90037

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