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Last Weekend at County Fair, MOLAA Tequila Tasting, ‘Goonies’ Live With Frankie Quinones & More ~ GTFO LA!

10:16 AM PDT on September 20, 2018

    It’s your last chance to go eat King Taco at the L.A. County Fair, plus there's free tequila in Long Beach so get out of the f***ing house!

    Friday, September 19

    Ferris Wheel Selfies at the L.A. County Fair

    [dropcap size=big]T[/dropcap]his weekend is your last chance to gorge on deep fried goodness and take Ferris wheel selfies at the Los Angeles County Fair. Make a day of it and check the all-female DJ collective, Chulita Vinyl Club’s set at Plaza de las Americas from 1 to 4 pm. Then head over to the Mi Poco LA section of the fair in the Millard Sheets Center. You can fuel up on coffee from Cafecito, tacos from Dia de los Puercos, and see One Path Two Journeys, a display of current and collaborative art by pioneering Chicana artists Judithe Hernández and Patssi Valdez. Don’t forget to text your mom and tías to link up! It’ll be a family affair when Chicano funk legends, War, hit the stage at 7:30 pm. More info here.

    Political Folklórico in Santa Monica

    [dropcap size=big]I[/dropcap]f all-day fair shenanigans aren’t your thing head to the Westside and support Latin artists doing intentional and powerful work in the dance community. Choreographers Rayven Armijo and Paola Escobar collaborate on Folklórico / Borderline Movements – Dual Perspectives, a project that not only gives traditional folk dancing a postmodern twist, but seeks to continue the dialogue on the 43 Mexican college students who were kidnapped four years ago on September 26, 2014. More info here.

    Saturday, September 20

    ‘Goonies’ for the Culture at the Montalban

    [dropcap size=big]L[/dropcap]ooking for a way to indulge in comedic nostalgia and donate money to a notable cause at the same time? Go see the live reading of The Goonies at the Montalban Theatre this Saturday at 8 pm. All proceeds will be donated to RAICES, a non-profit that provides free and low-cost legal services to immigrant families and refugees in Texas. Added bonus, Frankie Quinones aka Creeper of Cholo Fit, will be performing as Rosalita! More info here.

    Tattoos, Tequila and Lowriders in Long Beach

    [dropcap size=big]O[/dropcap]r drive the opposite way from all the weekend warriors and head to MOLAA in the LBC. As part of their current exhibition on tattoo culture, INK’D: A Runaway Show, brings together local female designers — Elvira of Wardrobe Divas, Dee of DXCollective, Vanessa from Wasi Clothing and Loretta Vampz — to showcase their stylistic sensibilities through the intersections of tattoo and Latin culture. To sweeten the deal there will also be a complimentary tequila tasting, a lowrider car show, and live music by Roncovacoco, a Latin ska band. The event is from 6-10 pm. Go early before all the free tequila is gone. More info here.

    Sunday, September 21

    ¡Cumbia! in Downtown

    [dropcap size=big]D[/dropcap]idn’t get your cumbia fix in this weekend? Forget that Monday is the day after Sunday and go to the !DAMELO! party at the Redwood Bar in downtown. The night will include performances by bands Betty’s Mustache, Spaghetti Cumbia, and Cara Borracho. Sets by DJ Air Nandez and King Steadybeat who will keep you dancing between the live acts with salsa and boogaloo sounds. Betty’s Mustache is also celebrating the record release for their single “Chillando,” which is the word we use to sum up the Sunday blues anyways, so might as well join the crew. More info here.

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