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Mujeres Market, Soulful Sundays, Boleros & More ~ GTFO LA!

The weekend is here, Angelenos! We’re truly blessed to live in a city with so many cool things to do. Let’s make the most of it! There’s a lot this week: you can support local QTPOC and WOC artists at Mujeres Market, listen to great local artists at Soulful Sunday (or perform), look for a cute vintage piece to flex on folks with, and much more!  

Soulful Sundays at Comfort LA

FREE

[dropcap size=big]W[/dropcap]ant to go to a bomb open mic that’s also chill and community oriented? Soulful Sundays is happening at Comfort LA this weekend. Head over there for good food, music, and vendors. Also, bring some lightly used clothing you don’t wear. They’re also hosting a clothing drive for folks living on Skid Row. If you’re trying to perform this Sunday follow @soulfulofnoise on Instagram, there will be a sign-up sheet posted the day of the event. Apparently, the house band The Noise learns your music on the spot, which sounds pretty amazing to me. Get more details here.

When: Sunday, April 7
Where: Comfort LA, DTLA

Mujeres Market

$2-$5

[dropcap size=big]S[/dropcap]upport your local womxn, femmes, gender-queer, transgender artists, and creators of color this Sunday! Nalgona Positivity Pride is bringing Mujeres Market to Eastside Cafe. Come out and celebrate the brilliance and creativity of of QTPOC and WOC artists. Some of my personal favorites will be there too! Local feminist icon, Gata Salvaje Merch will be there selling totes and shirts. There will also be artisan chile and chamoy covered gummies, courtesy of ChiliOSO Gummy Bear. The Salvi Vegan will also be there slanging some plant based goodness. All of these artists are great and if you’re looking for a gift for a friend, family member, or yourself (treat yourself!), this is the spot! Get more details here.

When: Sunday, April 7
Where: Eastside Cafe, El Sereno

Metro Art Presents: Jazz Tracks at Union Station with KJazz

Free

[dropcap size=big]T[/dropcap]his one is for all jazz lovers in Los Angeles! In honor of Jazz Appreciation Month, Metro Art has partnered with KJazz 88.1 FM to host Jazz Tracks at Union Station. The show is going to be held in the Ticketing hall from 4 to 9 pm April 6. There will be four performances, scribes from the Poetry Society L.A. making personalized, jazz themed poems, an exhibition from local jazz historian Sean O'Connell, a jazz lounge, and a tarot card reading. Get more details here.

When: Saturday, April 6
Where: Union Station, DTLA

Jim Jarmusch @ The Zebulon

FREE

[dropcap size=big]I[/dropcap]f you’re a cinephile that enjoys Jim Jarmusch films, you’re in for a treat.The Zebulon is showing a Jim Jarmusch flick every Sunday this whole month. Kicking off the series is the 1984 film Stranger Than Paradise. The screening is followed by a Q&A with Richard Edson. If you can’t make it out this week, you have the rest of the month to try to catch a free Jarmusch screening at the Zebulon LA. Get more details here.

When: Sunday, April 7
Where: Zebulon, Atwater Village

Chinatown After Dark

[dropcap size=big]C[/dropcap]esar wrote about Chinatown After Dark last month, and I’ve been dying to try it ever since. Described as a “food open mic”, Chinatown After Dark gives young chefs space to experiment and make some truly delicious dishes. It’s happening this Thursday in the Far East Plaza.  There will be live music as well. I can’t make it to this one, so be a real one and check it out for me, yea? Get more details here.

When: Thursday, April 4
Where: Far East Plaza, Chinatown

Boleros De Noche at LA Plaza

$21-$45

[dropcap size=big]F[/dropcap]unny thing is I was actually listening to a few Boleros while writing this guide. Boleros De Noche at LA Plaza is a cultural and musical event that aims to celebrate and preserve the vibrant history of bolero music in Latin America. While Bolero music might suggest old timey Spanish music, this all female lineup is pretty fresh. Grammy award winner Martha Gonzalez, will be headlining the event. Margarita Luna and Tres Souls will also perform. Get more details here.

When: Friday, April 5
Where: LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, DTLA

A Current Affair: Pop Up Vintage Marketplace

$12-$36

[dropcap size=big]F[/dropcap]or the vintage loving fashionistas: A Current Affair Pop-Up Vintage Marketplace is happening this weekend! With clothes, accessories, and shoes as old as the Victorian Era to modern pieces, you’re bound to find a unique piece to strut your stuff in. There will be over 70 premier vintage retailers and private dealers from both the East and West Coast. Vogue  has also dubbed this a “cult shopping event.” Get more details here.

When: Saturday-Sunday, April 6-7
Where: Cooper Design Space, Fashion District

2019 LA Beer Fest

$45-$85

[dropcap size=big]I[/dropcap]f you love beer tasting, the LA Beer Fest probably the vibe for you! This event features dozens of domestic and imported beers and more than a dozen food trucks. GA tickets include unlimited beer tasting. There will also be live entertainment. This event will be held at the LA Center Studios Studios and proceeds go to dogs in need of homes. Get more details here.

When: Friday, April 6.
Where: Los Angeles Center Studios, DTLA



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