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Danny Trejo Gives Talk on Being Sober for 42 Years, the Black Trompo Pizza, and More! GTFO LA, Our Event Calendar for November Is Here

[dropcap size=big]N[/dropcap]ovember is here. Can you really believe that this year is almost over? The good thing is that Scorpio season is in full swing. It’s time to enjoy that last bit of heat for the year and start pulling out your cobijas and champurrado for these mildly chilly nights, but don't stay in bed too long because it is cracking this month! Get out, Los Angeles. 

National Walkouts For DACA - Nov. 12th - Free - Downtown and MacArthur Park

DACA protects well over half a million young immigrants from deportation and Los Angeles is home to the largest group of DACA recipients. President Cheeto-lini ended the program, thrusting hundreds of thousands of young immigrants into uncertainty. On the 12th, the Supreme Court will start hearing arguments on whether or not Trump’s actions were unlawful. Walkouts will happen across the nation to support DACA recipients. Join on the 12th to support the cause. If you can’t make it, you could donate to a DACA renewal fund, or spread the word on DACA on your social media! Get more details here.  The protestors will be meeting at 255 E Temple Street today from 10 to 11:30 AM and then at MacArthur park from 3 to 8 PM.  

Subsuelo #Juevecito (Season Finale) featuring Tropi Corillo - Nov. 14th - The Virgil 

Join Subsuelo for their final Juevecito event of the year at the Virgil featuring Tropi Corillo. Tropi Corillo creates a unique sound that is rooted in Afro-Tropical rhythms and honors their lineage to the Taíno People. The musical group also infuses sounds from Cumbia, Bomba, and more. It’s going to be a fun night. Juevecito also has two rooms with all kinds of genres to dance to—cumbia, salsa, reggaeton, trap Latino, Afro-house, 3ball, baile funk, plus others. Get more details here.

Anita Berber Is Dead! - Nov. 14 -24th - Independent Studio

Independent Shakespeare Co., the same folks that brought L.A. the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival, presents a new musical, Anita Berber is dead. The musical is based on the real life of Anita Berber, writer, dancer, actress, and infamous for causing pearl-clutching in 1920s Germany. Anita Berber is Dead tells the story of a one-woman rebellion against a stiff patriarchal society and depicts Berber’s struggle against constraints and breaking boundaries. There will only be ten performances, so plan accordingly. Get details here.

The Get Together - 2019 Label Fair and Music Festival - Nov. 15th-16th - MOCA

Join MOCA, KRCW, Other Music and Spaceland for the Get Together Label Fair and Music Festival. A dozen great labels will be selling records spanning a plethora of genres. It will be a great chance to meet the people putting together your favorite records. There will be live music and DJ sets. Get more details here

Adult Swim Festival - Nov. 15-16th - $49 - Banc of California Stadium

The Adult Swim Festival is an eclectic medley of music, comedy and other experiences. There will be performances by Jamie xx, Vince Staples, 2 Chainz and you can also catch The Eric Andre Show Live! There will also be never before seen episodes of Rick and Morty and Robot Chicken Intergalactic Power Summit. Catch previews of other shows, and there’s supposed to be a Meatwad dome—whatever that is. Get more details here.

Fizz Fight LA 2019 - Nov. 16th - $30-$50 - Downtown

Are you a fan of White Claw, or all things La Croix-esque and spiked? Fizz Fight might be the vibe for you. With over a hundred hard seltzers to try, Fizz Fight will probably be a great opportunity to find some new and lighter alternatives to your favorite cocktails and brews. Alongside drinks, there will be art installations, food trucks, music, and baby goats, apparently. There will be two tasting sessions during the day, VIP ticket holders get to come in an hour early before doors open. Get more details here.

Brown Magic Women - Nov. 16th - 

Why not get a little head start on shopping for your homegirls (or yourself) gifts this holiday season? Support local women of color at Brown Magic Women. There will be vendors selling clothing, including Las Sucias Social Club, who sell really cute lingerie that has inclusive sizes ranging from S to 4x. Participants can also get healing sessions, tattoos, massages, nail art, and DIY Diosa crowns for those wanting to channel their inner Goddess. If that’s not enough to convince you to go, there will also be a burlesque show, a DJ, and some open words by @brownbadassbonita. Get more deets here and support WOC owned businesses!

Rose City Pizza x Evil Cooks Presents The Black Trompo Pizza - Nov. 16th - SGV

If a black trompo pizza isn’t an Angeleno innovation, I don’t know what is. I still have yet to try this infamous culinary combination, but Memo says its good, so  ¯_(ツ)_/¯. I will definitely be trying this on the 16th and my body is ready for some black trompo pizza. Get more deets here.

Danny Trejo at the Second Annual California Community Opioid Conference - Nov. 21st and 22nd - Anaheim

It's no secret that Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) is sweeping the nation, with Fentanyl overdose increases headed to this coast. If you want to learn how to help out the community and advocate for your peeps struggling with OUD, the CA Community Opioid Conference is definitely the place for you. This conference has addiction-medicine experts, parent and public advocates, and Danny-F*cking- Trejo-- who has been sober for 42 years himself. OUD is an illness, and shame doesn't help anyone get better. This conference is hosted by Social Model Recovery Systems, which addresses mental health issues and substance use in patients; and is all about learning and activating communities to address the opioid crisis. It is in Anaheim, if that's too far for you, why not reach out to an OC friend to take notes and give them tacos in return? Get more details here.

Pen Presents Carmen Maria Machado - Nov. 21st - $22

The queen weaver of erotica, horror, and queer representation will be giving a talk this month and I am squealing. Carmen Machado is the author of the incredible Her Body and Other Parties book, a delicious anthology of dark tales. Unlike other stories within her genre, women are not debased to metaphors or simple objects that are inflicted with terror. Kim Jones will also be joining the conversation. Kim Jones is an award-winning poet and writer. She was a 2014-2015 Gerald Freund Fellow at The MacDowell Colony. This event will be held at the Dynasty Typewriter. Get more details here.

Hella SELA CIYJA Fundraiser - Nov 22nd - $40
#AbolishICE became a popular phrase recently, the CA Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance (CIYJA), an immigrant youth led organization, is doing the ground work to actually abolish ICE. They're the among the activists that helped push Governor Newson to get phase out private prisons and immigrant detention centers in California earlier this year. CIYJA does great work and advocates for the immigrant community. Fighting ICE is expensive; support their work with your coins! If you can't make it for whatever reason, you can always donate to and show your allyship in dollars that way. Get more deets and tickets here. CIYJA will message you the location for security reasons.

Free days at LACMA - Ongoing - Free

I love museums, but sometimes admission can be a little pricey especially if you’re trying to bring your artsy kid brother— like yours truly. You can gallivant through the Renaissance art section and get content for your IG to show you have culture for free dollars ninety-nine cents. LACMA is free to L.A. residents Monday to Friday and to kids 17 and younger. Take a break from this terrible air quality we’ve been having here and bring your friends, siblings, bae—the special art lover in your life. Get more details here.

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