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Your Guide to This Weekend’s Events: Banda MS Live in DTLA; BIPOC Exchange in 90210

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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. Have fun!

    • Friday, Feb. 18 ~ DTLA

On Friday night starting at 9pm, Downtown bar La Cita presents Norteño Showdown, featuring live music from Refugio Norte, Grupo Decidio, and Grupo Asignacion, along with DJ Gordies. $15 cover. 336 S. Hill St. Los Angeles, CA 90013

    • Feb. 17-20 ~ Beverly Hills

As part of Frieze L.A., artist and Art Made Between Opposite Sides founder Tanya Aguiñiga is offering BIPOC Exchange at a communal space inside the Beverly Hilton Hotel, a free section that honors 10 L.A. artist-led social impact projects, including Tierra del Sol, AMBOS, Tequio Youth/MICOP, Urban Voices Project, People's Pottery Project, and Las Fotos Project. Full schedule here. 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, California 90210

    • Saturday, Feb. 19 ~ Chinatown

Saturday marks the debut of East L.A. artist Danie Cansino's solo show, entitled "I'm Starting to Forget," an exhibition at the Charles James Gallery featuring oil paintings documenting her friends, family, and neighborhood. According to Art News, "an untitled large-scale map done in ballpoint pen depicts Los Angeles from the Pacific Ocean stretching all the way to Big Bear ...[where] Cansino invited friends to use their fingers to write on the work using Hot Cheeto dust. With the fingerprints of Cansino’s friends left visible, the work also includes the phrase 'FUCK ICE.'" 969 Chung King Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90012

    • Saturday, Feb. 19 ~ Fairfax

At 4pm, Melrose gallery EWKUKS is opening "Intergalactic," a 20-strong group art show concentrating on space... the final frontier! 527 N. Fairfax Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90036

    • Saturday, Feb. 19 ~ Arena

Saturday night finds Mazatlàn's prolific and award-winning Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga, aka Banda MS, playing Downtown's Arena. See them here before they hit Coachella this April. Tickets via Stubhub.

    • Sunday, Feb. 20 ~ Inglewood

Join Angel City Market for its one-year birthday party. Running from 12-6pm, the event promises over 70 vendors, giveaways, a live DJ, and photo booths. Local vendor offerings include chamoy candies, succulents, clothes, jewelry, candles, and so much more. 10903 S. Inglewood Ave, Inglewood, CA 90304

    • Sunday, Feb. 2o ~ Hollywood

New Hollywood restaurant Grandmaster Records, housed in a legendary former recording studio, is kicking off a weekly happy hour celebration called "Apertivo Hour" that will highlight different chefs and food personalities through special dishes and drinks. The first Sunday starts with chef Mei Lin's "Dim Sum and Then Sum," followed by events such as as Indonesian chef Zen Ong's "Balinese Sunset" and on March 13, a pizza party with funnyboy Eric Wareheim and Philly pizza dude Joe Beddia called "Hey Joe." First come, first served. 1518 Cahuenga Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028

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