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Oscars Viewing Parties, Nalgona Positivity Pride, Open Mic & More ~ GTFO LA!

8:48 AM PST on February 21, 2019

Yes, February is almost over, and yes, it’s still unbearably cold for most Angelenos, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get out and some fun! Ditch the blankets and comforters, Angelenos, put on your (only?) jacket, get out there, and have some fun! Bring a friend!

Ever Bar's Oscars Viewing Party

[dropcap size=big]A[/dropcap]re you a movie fiend that watched every Oscar bait movie this year? Check out Ever Bar’s Oscars Viewing Party. It comes equipped with an over-the-top Oscar themed cocktail menu. The Bohemian Rhapsody inspired one comes with a mustache and the Black Panther inspired drink glows, vibranium style. More info here.

When: Sunday, February 24
Where: Ever Bar, Hollywood

'Historical Trauma and Eating Disorders'

$10 - $25

[dropcap size=big]H[/dropcap]istorically, eating disorders have been represented as something that affects affluent women (anyone remember Netflix’s To The Bone?). Inland Empire badass and founder of Nalgona Positivity PrideGloria Lucas, wants to address people of color and indigenous descent that are struggling with eating disorders. In her workshop, participants are going to learn about historical trauma, the white-thin-cis-hetero industrial complex, and how colonialism impacts self-esteem and body image. This workshop is in Irvine. I’m a fan of NPP and definitely think it’s worth the trek down the 405, if you’re looking for a POC centered body positivity. Get more details here.

When: Thursday, February 21
Where: Community Room Oak Glen, Irvine

Afro-Latinx Festival ~ MOLAA


[dropcap size=big]E[/dropcap]very time you enjoy dancing salsa, cumbia, eat hallacas, or countless other Latin American traditions, you’re enjoying a mix of African and Mestizo cultures. This Black History Month, celebrate African legacies in Latin American at the Afro-Latinx Festival. Participate in the festival and experience art workshops, face painting, and live performances. Get more details here.

When: Sunday, February 24
Where: MOLAA, Long Beach

theLAnd Release Party


[dropcap size=big]W[/dropcap]hile you could support local journalism by becoming an LA TACO member today (shameless plug, I know), you could additionally go party at the Echoplex with our friends at theLAnd. There will be live performances, spoken word, DJ sets, and live screen printing. All of the proceeds go to supporting the magazine. More info here. Tell them we said, "Hi!"

When: Friday, February 22
Where: Echoplex, Echo Park

Fate/stay night [Heaven's Feel]THE MOVIE II. lost butterfly


[dropcap size=big]A[/dropcap]nime fans can catch Fate/stay night [Heaven's Feel] II. lost butterfly at Regal L.A. Live this Saturday. This is the latest installment of the Fate series by TYPE-MOON, so definitely check out the first one if you haven’t. There’s going to be a special guest and attendees get an exclusive give away. Get more details here.

When: Saturday, February 23
Where: Regal L.A. LiveDTLA

Chocolate and Art Show

$15 - $20

[dropcap size=big]A[/dropcap]rt? Chocolate? I’m sold! Meet some of L.A.’s premier up and coming artists and enjoy chocolate. There will be live body painting, vendors, live music, face-painting, and free chocolate! The event will be held at the Vortex in downtown L.A. Some of the proceeds will go to Artists for Trauma. Get more details here.

When: Friday - Saturday, February 22 - 23
Where: The Vortex, DTLA

DocuDay LA

$17 - $75

[dropcap size=big]I[/dropcap]s your weekend binge queue full of documentaries? Do you sit, watch and wonder how the documentarians got those shots or find those subjects? Here’s your chance to ask! There will be back-to-back Oscar nominated documentaries and Q&As with filmmakers. Get more details here.

When: Saturday, February 23
Where: Writers Guild TheaterBeverly Hills

Alivio Open Mic


[dropcap size=big]T[/dropcap]his one is special. It’s actually held in a garage, but it’s a wonderful community event. If you ever wanted to read your poetry at an open mic, this crowd is welcoming and sweet. There will be at least 15 vendors there, including Enchanted Apples, who rocked my world last year with her tajin and caramel apple. There will also be jewelry and other art vendors. If anything, go for the good vibes. Get more details here.

When: Saturday, February 16
Where: 6328 Orchard Ave., Bell

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