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GTFO for Spring! Prison Gourmet, Ariana Grande Dance Party & Finally … Let the Flowers and Photos Be

It’s the first weekend of Spring, and I’m so ready to dust off my rompers and have fun! This weekend get a dose of culture and check out at least one of these art exhibits. If your wallet is a little tight this weekend, I got you — most of these events are free! So what are you waiting for L.A.? GTFO of the house and enjoy Spring!

POWHER: A Celebration of Women in Art

Free

[dropcap size=big]L[/dropcap]ooking for art? Head over to the Regime Contemporary inside the Mayfair hotel to experience PowHer an art exhibit featuring only female artists tonight. The Regime Contemporary features many graffiti artist from around the world, I’m personally excited for this exhibit.

Get more details here.

When: Thursday, March 21.
Where: Regime Contemporary (inside Mayfair Hotel), Westlake.

Karla Diaz: Prison Gourmet

Free

[dropcap size=big]T[/dropcap]his is exactly what it sounds like. Karla Diaz’s multi-disciplinary installation Prison Gourmet is being featured at ESMoA gallery. There will be a live performance where Diaz will recreate one prison recipe collected from inmates, and the audience will get to try it. The project arose after the imprisonment of one of Diaz’s family members.

During the experience, the audience is encouraged to think about the politics of food and resistance. Get more details here.

When: Saturday, March 23.
Where: ESMoA, El Segundo.

Vegan Street Fair

Free

[dropcap size=big]V[/dropcap]egan and non-vegans alike will enjoy this celebration of vegan food happening this Sunday in North Hollywood. Entry is free, and there will be 200 vendors, including one of my favorites, Vegatinos. The vendors showcase $4 items for folks to try. There will be entertainment, games, rides, and activities. Get more details here.

When: Saturday and Sunday, March 23-24.
Where: Chandler Boulevard between Tujunga and Vineland, North Hollywood.

Tacos and Art Show

Free

Tacos and Art? Seems pretty on brand to me. This art show features local artists and vendors. There will be a conversation about the art, a live band, DJ, Art Exhibition and of course, tacos. This is also a BYOB event, one wine bottle per person or one six pack. More details here.

When: Saturday, March 23.
Where: 1125 E Pico Blvd, Downtown.

Free Legal Clinic @ La Conxa

Free

[dropcap size=big]A[/dropcap]ny kind of legal bill is expensive and knowing where to start to fix any legal issues can be overwhelming. La Conxa is addressing the need by hosting a free legal clinic with Saavefra & associates Legal Services. This clinic can support folks that need expungements, preparing for parole hearings, fighting evictions, marijuana laws, referrals to legal aid. Services are confidential. For more information check here and email laconxalegalhelp@gmail.com.

When: Saturday, March 23.
Where: 2628 East Cesar E Chavez Avenue, Boyle Heights.

Capuyo Coffee Grand Opening

Free

[dropcap size=big]C[/dropcap]apuyo aspires to be a community space according to their website. The Latino owned business is throwing a grand opening this Saturday. Food will be by by none other than De La Luna Catering, who makes a mean cauliflower taco. There will be music by Xica Soul, Sleepwalk, and Sonido De Valle and vendors of course. Might be a great idea to stop by if you want to pick up a unique little something for someone. More details here.

When: Saturday, March 23.
Where: 1850 1/2, E 1st Street, Boyle Heights.

Thank u, Next - An Ariana Pop Dance Party

$7 with RSVP, 18+

[dropcap size=big]I[/dropcap]f you are also an Ariana Grande fan (forever my problematic fave, tbh) you will be pleased to know that there is an Ariana Grande Pop Dance Party happening this Saturday. The party is being thrown in honor of her upcoming world tour and headlining of Coachella. Attendees are encouraged to dress in their favorite Ariana Grande looks and enjoy a night of glitter, pop pleasure and debauchery. Get more details here.

When: Saturday, March 23.
Where: Echoplex, Echo Park.

Semillas Wellness Mixer

$5 donation requested, no one turned away.

[dropcap size=big]I[/dropcap]nto community wellness and overall good vibes? Look no further than Semillas Wellness. A part of COOP-LA, this group brings helpful workshops to their communities in South East LA ranging from writing workshops, yoga, grad school applications, how to file your own taxes and more! This mixer will be held at Tio Pepe’s Restaurant on 8th Street and is set to be a good networking opportunity for community members. Get more details here.

When: Saturday, March 23.
Where: Tio Pepe's, 3578 8th Street, Los Angeles.

Catch the Superbloom!

Free

[dropcap size=big]M[/dropcap]y unpopular opinion is that IDGAF about people taking pictures next to flowers. Let people feel cute once a year! Of course enjoy responsibly, try not to trample these beauties and for the love of all things good, don’t pick a bunch, leave them for others enjoy. Peep this list and have fun.

When: All Spring.
Where: Everywhere.

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