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Weekend Events: A Cypress Hill Doc, Cudahy’s Dab Lounge, Free Ice Cream and Jazz, and Sublime Covers in LBC

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!


Ricardo Zarate's ceviche mixto at Causita, photo: Anne Fishbein
Ricardo Zarate's ceviche mixto at Causita, photo: Anne Fishbein
    • Thursday, April 21 ~ Silver Lake

Legendary Lima-born, L.A. chef Ricardo Zarate opened Causita in Silver Lake on Tuesday, his celebration of "Nikkei Peruvian" cuisine that embraces Peru's Japanese ancestry and influences. Menu highlights include signature nigiri causa, chocolata clam ceviche, bao with rocoto and pork belly, seabass tamales, udon with Peruvian pesto, and salmon tiradito, with foie gras churro bombs among the desserts. Tues-Thurs, 5-10pm, Fri.-Sat, 5-10:30pm, 3709 W. Sunset Blvd. Silver Lake, CA 90026

    • Thursday, April 21 ~ Home on the Couch

Estevan Oriol made a documentary about L.A. hip-hop legends Cypress Hill called "Insane In The Brain," celebrating the group's more than 30-year career through archival footage and interviews. It just came out on Showtime. Peep the trailer here and watch it this evening if you're looking to have a blockbuster night at home with a blunt and some popcorn.


    • Friday, April 22-23 ~ Various

Brave Robot is the dairy-free ice cream that actually tastes like ice cream. We know because we've tried a few pints and in no time, finished those same pints. On Friday and Saturday, it will be popping up at various restaurants around time to give out free samples. You know we'd never hold out on you. Here's the breakdown: 4/22 5pm, Block Party, Highland Park; 4/23 11am-3pm, Prince Street Pizza, West Hollywood, 4/23 4-9pm, Taco Vega, Fairfax 

    • Friday, April 22-23 ~ Inglewood

Mexico's legends of rock Manà are in the midst of a residency at the Forum in which they play a new show every month until everybody who wants to see them has seen them and can live the rest of their lives with that itch scratched. This Friday and Saturday finds the band's 3rd and 4th shows going down and tickets are still available.


    • Saturday, April 23 ~ Virtual

Journalists and essentially everyone else who is interested are invited to join the First Amendment Coalition's training session, "Press Rights 101: Understand Your Newsgathering Rights and Limitations in California," detailing both "legal protections and practical considerations for covering protests, filming police in the field and more," led by media lawyer and press advocate Mickey Osterreicher, general counsel of the National Press Photographers Association. 10am, Free, RSVP here.

    • Saturday, April 23 ~ Cudahy

If you read L.A. TACO's 4/20 guide this week, you'll already know that there's a blazing event planned for Cudahy's Patata Street called "Flying High." Expect a dab bar and smoker's lounge, a full bar, a live DJ, and over 20 vendors. 4-9pm, 4901 Patata St. Ste. #203, Cudahy, CA 90201

    • Saturday, April 23 ~ Culver City

Viva Pachamama! is a big Earth Day celebration going down at Surfas in Culver City on Saturday evening, organized by our friends at Aguas Locas, and benefitting Mujeres En Accion. The event will feature a lineup of local women-owned businesses such as Hilo's Handmade, La Sirena Shop, and Original Homies, live art, activist organizations, bands like Safety Pins and Eyeless Collective, food from Aguas Locas, Taco Punx, and Fireburgers, and desserts from the likes of Pitaya Ice Cream and Roc's Delights. Sounds like a banger! 5:30-9pm, 3225 W. Washington Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90018

    • Saturday, April 23-24 ~ USC

It's got Amanda Gorman and Carl Bernstein. It's got Danny Trejo and Luis J. Rodriguez. It's got Billy Porter and Janelle Monae. It's the 27th Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, where more than 550 writers, artists, chefs, poets, and journalists will take part in readings, demos, panels, and such, alongside hundreds of exhibitors selling books on Saturday and Sunday. Books! Yay, books!! More info. and full details here.


    • Sunday, April 224 ~ Long Beach

Gin and Juice: Mi Vida Loca Marketplace is going down at Roxanne's Bar in Long Beach on Sunday afternoon. The event celebrates local LBC art and culture, with vendors, interactive art, locally distilled gin and local juices, and a Sublime cover band, as well as a visual showcase of local car culture and history. $15-$30, 12-6pm, 1115 E. Wardlow Rd. Long Beach, CA 90807

    • Sunday, April 24 ~ Downtown

A mellow Sunday afternoon of free jazz at Union Station? Why the hell not? Downtown L.A.'s historic train station is bringing back its "Jazz Tracks" event, which will find five live jazz performances outside on two patios and in the Waiting Room. Free, 2-5:30pm, first-come, first-served, 800 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

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