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Carolina Camacho, Other Places Art Fair, Beat Swap Meet, Eres Poderosa & More ~ GTFO LA!

I know I complain a lot about the weather in this weekly guide, but it’s going to be warm and sunny this weekend, finally. I personally can’t wait to GTFO of the house and enjoy some of these events. You should too. Grab a friend and seize the weekend, Angelenos! There’s art, music and food in this list; try something new!

SEE-LA Chipotle Fundraiser

[dropcap size=big]N[/dropcap]ot really a particular place to go out to per say, however if you find yourself in a Chipotle on Friday there is an L.A. County-wide fundraiser happening to benefit the Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles (SEE-LA), which basically aims to connect local farmers and their fresh food to low to moderate income Angelenos through WIC, CalFresh EBT, and Market Match. You just have to mention the fundraiser to the cashier.

When: Friday, March 15
Where: Any Chipotle

Surfing in Huntington Beach Book Release Party


[dropcap size=big]S[/dropcap]upport a local Long Beach bookstore and learn some Huntington Beach history with Mark Zambrano, author of Surfing in Huntington Beach. Did you know that “Surf City” used to be a working class community that arose out of the oil boom? I didn’t. Once you get your fill of OC history, browse around and maybe grab a few books to read. Bookstores are kind of rare these days so definitely support the ones left standing. Get more details here. 

When: Saturday, March 16
Where: Gatsby Books, Long Beach

Other Places art fair (OPaf)

$5 donation

[dropcap size=big]M[/dropcap]uch like the name suggests, OPaf is an unconventional art fair featuring 41 participants. The space itself is at the Battery Leary-Merriam / Angels Gate Park to give space for these pieces that might run into issues if featured in a gallery space. Honestly, going through a park and looking at art in a place that used to be a NIKE missile launch site seems like an interesting way to spend a Saturday. Bring your crush! Get more details here.  

When: Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17
Where: Battery Leary-Merriam, San Pedro

Beat Swap Meet at Smorgasburg


[dropcap size=big]G[/dropcap]ood food, and beats? I’m down! While you nosh on some staff picks like Macheen, Poncho’s Tlayudas, or my personal fave, Little Llama Tacos, at Smorgasburg, head over to enjoy the activities happening at the Beat Swap Meet. There will be four different music areas, break dance battles, and a scratch Q&A. Join dozens of record collectors, shops, and indie labels that are selling and buy all kinds of genres of records this Sunday! Get more details here.

When: Sunday, March 17
Where: Smorgasburg, Arts District

Carolina Camacho at El Cid


[dropcap size=big]F[/dropcap]lowers Rhythm is hosting Carolina Camacho at El Cid this Friday. The Dominican songstress currently resides in Mexico City and her music is an eclectic mix of indie vibes, Caribbean folk, and electronic music. Camacho’s music has been featured on NPR, Remezcla, Vice, Afropunk, SXSW, Havana Music Festival, and more! Also at the show, there will be a presentation by spoken word artist Danyeli Rodriguez and an opening performance by Karol Posadas. Get more details here.

When: Friday, March 15
Where: El Cid, Silverlake

Eastside Queer Stories 2019 presented by L.A. Fest


[dropcap size=big]E[/dropcap]astside Queer Stories is addressing the need for queer spaces both in narratives and outside of bars. This performing arts festival is a collection of one act plays. There are two showings this weekend, on Friday and Sunday. Get more details here.

When: Friday, March 15 and Sunday, March 17
Where: Ensemble Studio Theatre LA, Atwater

Eres Poderosa @ Espacio 1839

[dropcap size=big]E[/dropcap]res Poderosa is an art exhibit highlighting women-identified artists. This exhibit is dedicated to the inspiration, resilience, encouragement, and celebration of women around the world. It will be a beautiful night of poetry and art. There will also be poetry by L.A. poet diosa Yesika Salgado, and our own columnist Astrid! Get more details here. Get more details here.

When: Saturday, March 16
Where: Espacio 1839Boyle Heights

Lynwood Union Gallery

[dropcap size=big]C[/dropcap]elebrate the Lynwood Union Gallery’s 3rd year anniversary at the Lynwood Depot this Saturday. There will be free workshops, food, and drinks. The Lynwood Union Gallery is a non-profit dedicated to art, history, film, photography, and food. Get more details here.

When: Saturday, March 16
Where: Lynwood DepotLynwood

Macheen at Sara’s Market

[dropcap size=big]W[/dropcap]e’re big fans of Macheen at the Taco (peep this mouth watering piece by Cesar Hernandez). Here’s you  chance to check them out! At 5 pm Friday, Macheen will set up shop at Sara’s Market. Apparently they caught yellowtail in Baja and are serving yellowtail tostadas. Get more details here.

When: Friday, March 15
Where: Sara's MarketEast L.A.

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