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Feliz Día de la Madre! ~ GTFO LA Mother’s Day Edition

8:25 AM PDT on May 10, 2019

    Mother’s Day and Día de la Madre are happening this weekend. It’s time to show your mom (or yourself if you don’t have one) some appreciation! My mom is 4’10 and tough as nails –– I’ve seen her instill fear in big men. She gives no f*cks and I aspire to be badder than the woman that likes to says stuff like, “It takes three men to make a perfect one,” and, “What’s the worst that can happen, you die? That’s not so bad.” So naturally I’m making her favorite sangria on Mother’s Day and got her the L.A. Taco hoodie she’s been bugging me about. Anyways, here are some things to do this weekend, with or without your mom, and some spots to get some last minute gifts.

    Madre Art Show Opening at Espacio 1839


    [dropcap size=big]I[/dropcap] can’t think of a better way to celebrate all of the hardworking mamas out there than dedicating an entire art show to motherhood. This Friday is the opening of the Madre art show at Espacio 1839. Madre is a group show featuring artists from L.A. Featured artists include Alfie Ebojo and Sacred Art. I’m really digging Alfie’s painting of a breastfeeding mother, and I hope to see it in person at some point. If you didn’t get enough of her work at the show, check out her art here. The opening begins at 6 pm on Friday.

    When: Friday, May 10
    Where: Espacio 1839, Boyle Heights

    Pacific Pizza Co. at Sara's Market

    [dropcap size=big]S[/dropcap]ara’s Market is hosting their first ever pizza pop-up this Friday, and I couldn’t be more excited because my dreams are honestly made out of melted cheese and tangy tomato sauce. Pacific Pizza Co. is a pizza food truck complete with a 950 degree brick oven. Honestly their meatball pizza looks fire! Bring a friend (or your mom), head over to Sara’s, and share a pizza! If you can’t come out this Friday, you can locate Pacific Pizza Co. here.

    When: Friday, May 10
    Where: Sara's Market, East L.A.

    I Like Scary Movies


    [dropcap size=big]I[/dropcap]t’s the "Museum of I Scream" and I am here for it. Horror fans looking to immerse themselves in their favorite scary movies are in for a treat. I like scary movies promises an immersive experience in artwork based on some horror favorites. Freddy Krueger’s giant chair and Pennywise’s sewer will be featured at this exhibit. If you’ve ever wanted to be a part of a horror movie (I don’t) this is definitely the spot for you.  Also, if your mom is a horror movie fan, you can enter I Like Scary Movies’s instagram contest and get free tickets for you and your mom. Get more details here.

    When: All weekend long
    Where: The Desmond, Mid-Wilshire

    Yu Maeda Solo Art Show

    [dropcap size=big]P[/dropcap]eep Yu Maeda’s work on Instagram and follow him to add a little more psychedelic joy to your feed. The Japanese born artist infuses Buddhist imagery and American Lowbrow to create a style that unique and captivating. His work is a mishmash of geometric, symmetrical, and colorful statues, temples, mandalas, pigs, bats, snakes, and other psychedelic and spiritual iconography. Catch his sculptures and paintings at the Superchief Gallery Saturday. Get more details here.

    When: Saturday, May 11
    Where:  Superchief Gallery, DTLA

    Gudetama's Lazy Diner Experience - Meet Gudetama!


    [dropcap size=big]G[/dropcap]udetama is this lazy af grumpy egg thing that never wants to get up in morning. The sad egg with an asscrack is a cultural phenomena and I’m into it. Sanrio, the creators of Hello Kitty, dropped this character in 2013. Since then, Gudetama has garnered international fame – probably due to it’s relatability. Anyways you can meet Gudetama Mickey Mouse at Disneyland-style this Saturday at the Sanrio store in Little Tokyo. There will be giveaways, Gudetama inspired street wear, and a photo op with Gudetama himself. Get more details here.   

    When: Saturday, May 11
    Where: Sanrio, Little Tokyo

    Super Mamás Social at LA Plaza


    [dropcap size=big]M[/dropcap]otherhood is tough. Shoutout to all of the mamas putting in endless work for their children. Super Mamás Social is a space created for mothers, both current and expecting. Get support from other ladies that get it and understand the experiences that come with being a mother.  Super Mamás Social is a day full of self care, fun, food, shopping, and activities for the entire family! There will also be a live taping of the Super Mamás Podcast. So get out there and make some new mom friends (and find some playdates for your little ones). Get more details here.

    When: Saturday, May 11
    Where: LA Plaza, DTLA

    East Los Angeles Art Walk

    [dropcap size=big]N[/dropcap]eed to get a last minute gift? Support local artist and head over to the East L.A. Artwalk. There will be 30 rotating artists, crafters, and performers. Dear Mama will  be curating a vegan pop-up. There will also be a free screen printing workshop. Monster Under Your Bed Clothing will be there selling some of their punk rock vibe clothing. Can someone please cop the green velvet “spooky bitch” top for me? It’s pretty accessible as it’s right off the Gold Line. Get more details here.

    When: Sunday, May 12
    Where: Gold Line Indiana Station, East L.A.

    'Keep It' Live Show


    [dropcap size=big]P[/dropcap]odcast Keep It is a show about pop culture, politics, and what happens when they crash into each other. This is the show that talks about Pete Buttigieg, Drag Race, and stan culture with the witty perspectives of Ira Madison, Kara Brown, and Louis Virtel. You can catch this funny and sharp podcast live at the Regent Theater on May 14th. Get more details here.

    When: Tuesday, May 14
    Where: Regent, DTLA

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