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Weekend Events: Mariscos & Discos, Hollywood’s Evil Circus, a Lip-Syncing Drag Brunch, and Native American Arts

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

THURSDAY, JUNE 9

It's Long Beach Architecture Week through June 12, full of separate tours and presentations on some of Long Beach's most awe-striking buildings, corridors, and homes. But you knew that already! See the full schedule of events right here.

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Dono just opened in Santa Monica for modern Spanish tapas from chef Brendan Collins and Michael Greco, his partner in Fia and Fia Steak. The menu features such dishes as short rib bomba, mariscos paella, Moorish lamb shank tagine, Iberico ham, chorizo burgers, gin and tonics, and sangria. And don't we all need more great Spanish food in L.A.? Yes. We do. 2460 Wilshire Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90403

FRIDAY, JUNE 10

via Karnevil
via Karnevil

Hollywood's Karnevil is just what it sounds like: Your average dark 1920's-style circus/dinner theater with aerialists, butter-poached scallops, magic, scary-ass clowns, and more than a little fire. Reservations are available on Yelp. 6627 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028

It's Strokes Night in Hollywood at Boardner's Club Decades on Friday, an indie dance night full of DJs playing sleazy early aughts rock (think Franz Ferdinand and Arctic Monkeys) crowned by a Strokes cover band performing 2 sets. 9:30pm, $15-$20 tickets here, 1652 N. Cherokee Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90028

SATURDAY, JUNE 11

After a two-year hiatus, the Annual Native American Arts Festival returns to the lawn of The Autry Museum in Griffith Park for its 30th year this Saturday and Sunday, with over 100 Native artists from tribes across North America selling handmade jewelry, pottery, sculpture, carvings, baskets, beadwork, and crafts in a massive outdoor market, along with presentations, films, and more. June 11-12, $6-$14 tickets here, includes museum entry. Schedule here. 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462

It's time for Mariscos & Discos at Altura's gallery in Lincoln Heights, where they'll be collaborating with Correas Market & Mariscos, on ceviche, tostiloco, and miche duty, while hosting a grip of vinyl vendors. They even invite you to bring your LPs and drop a set at the open tables. Early arrival encouraged. no cover,  12pm, 1908 Griffin Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90031

Superchief Gallery is launching its giant 10 Year Anniversary Summer Group Show this Saturday , running through July. No cover, June 11th,- July 30th 2022, open Thurs-Sun, 12-7pm, 739 Kohler St. Los Angeles, CA 90021

SUNDAY, JUNE 12

The first-ever Family Goods in West Adams is a one-day pop-up event featuring over 30 local artists showing and selling their work, with music, mezcal, beer, eats, and general hanging out to spark connection and collaboration between friends in the neighborhood (and beyond). $5 entry, $15 for all-you-can-drink wristband, 12-5pm, 1443 W. Jefferson Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90007. All profits from entry go to KTown4All.

Hollywood hotel The Godfrey is holding a Drag Brunch at its new restaurant ALK. Hosted by Carti G this Sunday, doors open at 10:30am and performances begin at noon, with a lip-syncing battles promising hilarity, dancing, and singing along with Cubanos, shrimp ceviche, and smashburgers. $15/person admission wadded to bills, with a portion of the proceeds supporting LA LGBT Youth Center. 1400 Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028, reservations here

 

If aggressive and melodically fast hardcore music is a way of life for you, you probably know about L.A.'s own Touché Amoré. If you love their music then you'll probably also want to check out ther art book, which is now out. Plus, it will be moderated by Dan Ozzi, who is quite possibly the most punk-rock punk rock writer of our generation.

Tuesday, June 14th 5-7pm. The Last Bookstore, 453 South Spring Street Ground Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90013. Purchase your tickets here

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