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GTFOLA! ~ G-Funk Rising Star Ron-Ron, Mexico vs. Germany at Don Chente

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. Summer is almost here and this week LA is offering an outdoor beer fest, Mexico's first World Cup 2018 in the heart of the city and the best of the rap scene. 

Friday, June 15

Photo: Oscar Castillo

Ya Basta! The East L.A. Walkouts and the Power of Protest Exhibit Reception

[dropcap size=big]I[/dropcap]n 1968, a series of protests shook up East Los Angeles. Fueled by frustration and anger, Mexican American students marched out of their schools and into the streets to demand change. Students were tired of institutional racism and the lack of educational resources given to schools with predominantly Mexican American student populations and took on a socio-political ideology that rather than sit back and let things be, fought for basic civil rights. Fifty years later,  La Plaza de Cultura y Artes is bringing the stories of those students and their struggle to this generation. Learn about the walkouts through photographs, posters film footage and music. The reception will open with sets from the female crew, Chulita Vinyl Club and organizers of the walkouts as special guests. Don't miss seeing one of the most powerful times for Mexican-Americans in recent time on exhibit.  More info here.

Red Bull Presents: Ron-Ron & Friends

[dropcap size=big]R[/dropcap]Ron-Ron is the 21-year-old mastermind behind some of L.A.'s most important underground rappers. The Fader has described the Watts producer as renovating the internet rap game with his G-funk, hyphy movement and jerkin' movement influences. Ron-Ron is set to release a mixtape next week featuring Watt's very own 03 Greedo, who has also gained recognition as one of the fastest-rising rappers in L.A, Drakeo, Shoreline Mafia, The Ruler and others. UPROXX says the grouping is set to bring "a new wave of energetic, party-centric rap from the West Coast to the world." Red Bull has taken notice and is showcasing some of the rappers Ron-Ron has worked with including  03 Greedo, Shoreline Mafia and DJ/Radio Personality Cypress Moreno. Come see what the hype is about. This is an 18+ event, $10. Click here for more info and to hear music from each of these performers.

Saturday, June 16

Flickr/Scott Beale
Flickr/Scott Beale

Los Angeles Beer Week

[dropcap size=big]S[/dropcap]ummer is the perfect season to have a beer and hang outside. It already feels like summer, so why not start early? LA Beer Week is kicking off this Saturday in the heart of LA and will feature the largest amount of LA County based brewers — that means every place from Eagle Rock Brewery to San Fernando Brewing to Santa Monica Brew Works and more. The event will also include breweries from out of the county, so if you've been wanting to visit breweries like Ventura Coast Brewing Company or Stone Brewing, this is your shot to try their amazing brews without leaving the city. Admission includes a glass you can keep and unlimited tastes of over 180 beers. Pair your favorite beer with food from Brew Wings, Surfer Taco, Panzerotti and more. Other fun stuff includes Hollywood Curling and live music. General admission is $50, but to ensure you have a safe experience the event is offering $25 for designated drivers. More info here.

Stoke Much Magazine Release Party

[dropcap size=big]C[/dropcap]elebrate and support the creative culture of skating with the launch of Stoke Much magazine. This new magazine will publish the stories of those that support, promote and empower people who skateboard. The mag goes beyond the crazy tricks and dives into the creative culture that drives skateboarding. To launch the first issue, the mag will host a gallery show with works from Zach Moldof (Twin Beast), Skateboard photog and documentary filmmaker Zorah Olivia, Skater Blake Carpenter and others. Oh, and bring your board—there will be a trick contest outside of the gallery. The winner gets prizes from Toy Machine, Girl, Altamont and more. More info here.

Folklorico from El Salvador at the Palace Theatre

[dropcap size=big]P[/dropcap]art of ASOSAL's mission is to spread the richness of El Slavador's culture and identity throughout Los Angeles. That is the reason they created Folkloric Ballet of El Salvador. Watch the group take the stage this Saturday at the Palace Theatre in downtown Los Angeles to learn more about the history, traditions and music of El Salvador. More info here.

Sunday, June 17

Mexico vs. Germany

[dropcap size=big]T[/dropcap]he World Cup is finally here and on Father's Day, Mexico, the birthland of the taco, takes on Germany, the third country with the most cup victories. As seen on our World Cup Viewing Guide, Don Chente in downtown L.A is hosting Mexico fans in collaboration with Pasion 1927, a Mexican team fanatic group. With Don Chente's rooftop views, food and spirits along with Pasion 1927's enthusiasm, Don Chente is set to be an exciting place to watch the game. But if you're looking for something more family oriented, check out La Guelaguetza. The Oaxacan restaurant is opening at 6 a.m. for futbol fans. How will Mexico open up its 16th World Cup? Be there to watch.

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