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Weekend Events: L.A. TACO’s Birriamania, DMT, Climate Strike at City Hall, and Gangsta Boo In Los Feliz

10:33 AM PDT on March 24, 2022

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

    • Thursday, March 24 ~ Los Feliz

It's "Bike Night" at Bigfoot Lodge East. Meaning there will be a DJ set from Gangsta Boo of Three Six Mafia, badass tattoos by Sean from Texas, live adult entertainment from Chelsea Conrad, and crunch wraps from Chingon Catering, among other things. That's what it means. Free, 21+, 8pm, 3172 Los Feliz Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90039

    • Friday, March 25 ~ Downtown

Smoke City Char Bar is a brand-new barbecue spot opening Friday in Downtown. Here, executive chef Omari Williams will offer smoked brisket, tri-tip, pulled pork, and turkey, in addition to salmon and vegan options like jack fruit, available plated, in sandwiches, or salads, with sides and cocktails. 950 E. Third St. Building 2, Ste. #4, Los Angeles, CA 90013

    • Friday, March 25 ~ Downtown

The future may be uncertain, the end potentially near, but not if the Youth Climate Strike has anything to say about it. Step up and defend the planet and this thing called "life" at the Global Climate Strike, which plans to rally at the South Lawn of City Hall and call upon the California Teachers Association to get Calstrs to divest from fossil fuels. There will be musicians, speakers, marching, and a special, secret planned action. 12:30pm, City Hall, 200 N. Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90012

    • Friday, March 25 ~ Santa Monica

COME ON DOWWWWWN! to the Santa Monica Pier on Friday for a celebration of 50 years of The Price is Right, where the Ferris wheel will be converted into a giant version of the show's infamous prize wheel. You'll also get to play Plinko and Showcase Showdown for prizes, among other highlights. And you won't even need to convince your mom you're sick and need to stay home from school. Free, all ages, 12-8pm, Santa Monica Pier

    • Friday, March 25 ~ Culver City

Esteemed L.A. chef Jason Fullilove will preview his new "Californian Caribbean" concept Kokoda Beach House on Thursday and Friday on the patio of Culver City's Kustaa Cheese & Wine, before it opens in Redondo Beach later this year. There will be two seatings nightly, with reservations at (424) 289-9167 or over email to $60, 6:30pm and 8:15pm, 12954 W. Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90066

    • Friday, March 25 ~ Downtown

Broadway Bar hosts Half-and-Half Nite, a dance party with live DJs featuring a "little of this and a little of that," including reggaeton, R&B, hip-hop, and pop. 10pm, 830 Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014

    • Saturday, March 26 ~ Santa Anita Park

L.A. TACO and Santa Anita Park will celebrate "The Taco Lifestyle" together with the best birria taco vendors in Los Angeles on Saturday. Dunk your tacos in birria consome and wash them down with cold craft beers while watching world-class horse racing. There will be a live DJ, as well as public and judge-voting for the best birria taco in L.A., among vendors including Goat Mafia, Birrieria Don Boni, LA Birria, and Tacos y Birria La Unica. Tickets $33, and 20% off with the code TACO22. 12-4:30pm, 285 W. Huntington Dr. Arcadia, CA 91007

    • Saturday, March 26 ~ Boyle Heights

2 Live And Die In L.A. returns this Saturday at Under the Bridge Studios, with the art and photography of over 50 artists celebrating L.A. culture and defying gentrification, along with 40 local vendors, food, and live performances. 12-10pm, $30 tickets here, 635 S. Clarence St. Los Angeles 90023

    • Saturday, March 26 ~ Alhambra

Gallery Nucleus is welcoming Chiapas artist Monica Robles Corzo, aka "Monarobot," for her first U.S. gallery exhibition, El Futuro Antiguo. Inspired by Mayan, Aztec, Mesoamerican and contemporary pop culture, her new works highlight famous monsters from pop culture as well as creatures of her own design. Opening reception 5-8pm, free, all ages. 210 East Main St. Alhambra CA 91801

    • Saturday, March 26-27 ~ Santa Monica

626 Night Market is holding a mini-market on Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade on Saturday and Sunday afternoon/evenings, with vendors including All Dat Sim Sum, Shake Ramen, Bombing Giant Squid, and Drunken Cake Pops, among the many. 1-10pm, free tickets here, Lot 27, Santa Monica

    • Saturday, March 26 ~ Irwindale

It's "Night of Destruction" at the Irwindale Speedway, where cars will be driven fast and trailers will be cracked up, on purpose, in a savage display of auto annihilation. Or so we gather. Doors 4pm, begins 7pm, $10-$25 tickets here.

    • Saturday, March 26-27 ~ Riverside County

Temple of Eden is holding a sacred toad ceremony in Cherry Valley, offering the sacrament of  5-MEO-DMT, (derived sustainably and responsibly, it claims) from the venom of the the Sonoran Desert Toad, Bufo Alvarius, to connect with a divine power. 21+, details here.

    • Monday March 28-April 3  ~ Citywide

The first ever L.A. Food Waste Week begins on Monday. Organized by Imperfect Foods, the 7-day activation will save 1,000 pounds of food as local eateries create limited-edition, no waste menu items. In addition, there will be a succession of tastings, demos, and panels for locals, with the full schedule and list of participating businesses right here.

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