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Weekend Guide: A Taco Festival, A Pink Happy Hour, A Secret Dance Party & Bacon ~ GTFO LA!

It’s Friday. There’s a Typhus outbreak. The world may end in 10 years. And here is your weekend guide, Los Angeles.  So get out of the f***ing house!

Friday, October 12

Support the Community on Wilshire

[dropcap size=big]T[/dropcap]he annual Heart of the Family Award Luncheon raises money for the Weingart East Los Angeles YMCA. This year’s event will honor Chamber of Commerce President Maria Salinas and the members of the 1968 East L.A. Blowouts. The event starts Friday at 11 am at the InterContinental Wilshire Grand. Tickets here.

Go See Female Driven Films in Downtown

[dropcap size=big]T[/dropcap]here’s a three-day film festival dedicated to celebrating women in film. It’s called FFFEST and we are all about it! The festival is about more than celebrating accomplished female filmmakers, it’s also an opportunity for emerging and aspiring women who want to break into the biz. The event takes place at Downtown Independent starting at 2 pm Friday and runs through Sunday. More info here.

Drink for Fuck Cancer in Long Beach

ong Beach store Lucy's Boudoir is hosting “Pink Happy Hour” from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Friday. The event is being hosted in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and will feature pink drinks, raffles, vendors, and more. Proceeds from the event will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation and National Breast Cancer Foundation. In addition, Wacoal Lingerie will donate $2 for every free bra-fitting and sale during the event to Susan G. Komen. More info here.

Saturday, October 13

Plant Trees in Lynwood

[dropcap size=big]T[/dropcap]he city of Lynwood, Edison International and TreePeople are hosting a tree planting that they say will bring “some much needed trees that will add shade and beauty to the community.” The event runs from 8 am to 11 am at El Granada Avenue and Cortland Street. More info here.

Taquea at Lynwood’s Taco Festival and Competition

[dropcap size=big]S[/dropcap]ince you just worked up an appetite planting trees for the ungrateful future, eat some tacos at Lynwood’s Taco Festival. The event starts at 11 am on the City Hall lawn and will según decide the question “Who Makes the Best Taco in Lynwood?” More info here.

Learn How to Save Water at Occidental

[dropcap size=big]E[/dropcap]ast Yard Communities is hosting an event designed to teach la comunidad about water sustainability from 10 am to 1 pm at Occidental College. The event will feature Spanish language translators, free transportation, and free food! For more info call 323-263-2133.

Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos Early in Pasadena

[dropcap size=big]T[/dropcap]here’s a free, inclusive, family fun Saturday affair at The Pasadena Playhouse and Zona Rosa Caffe starting at 3 pm with Ballet Folklorico Quetzal dancers. The event runs most of the evening with events like a Bob Baker Marionette Theater presentation, a silent disco, and a performance by Beastie Boys drummer Fredo Ortiz. More info here.

Party With the Family on Avalon

[dropcap size=big]L[/dropcap]os Angeles Community Fest is having its free annual festival from 12 pm to 6 pm at 7622 S. Avalon Blvd. It will be hosted by 90s rap queen Yo-Yo. There will be carnival games, music, food, and rides for the whole family. More info here.

Eat Paella, Drink Sangria with Gipsy Kings in Pershing Square

[dropcap size=big]I[/dropcap]t’s the 4th annual instalment of the  International Paella Wine & Beer Festival starting Saturday at 1 pm in downtown L.A. Tickets get you unlimited paella, wine, and sangria tasting, plus you get to see the Gipsy Kings by Andre Reyes. More info here.

Dance the Weekend Away in Chinatown

[dropcap size=big]S[/dropcap]ecret Project is a huge two-day dance party in Chinatown starting Sunday at 2 pm at Factory 93. There’s going to be a ton of sets by some top DJs including  Apotheke, Majordomo, and A Club Called Rhonda. More info here.

Sunday, October 7

Go 99 Globos Rojos at Smorgasburg in the Arts District

[dropcap size=big]T[/dropcap]his ain’t your der Papa’s Oktoberfest. Smorgasburg LA is hosting “Octubrefest” Sunday starting at 10 am to celebrate L.A.’s diverse craft beer scene with a Mexican twist. Octubrefest will feature a selection of Mexican inspired craft beer, a selection of different michelada flavors, live DJs, and Mexican food pop ups serving chorizo, Oaxacan sausage, and more. The tunes will be provided by DJs Metralleta De Oro and friends. More info here.

Eat All the Bacon in Santa Anita Park

[dropcap size=big]S[/dropcap]anta Anita Park is throwing the first-ever Bacon Bash at noon Sunday, featuring a collection of vendors selling “bacon creations” and SoCal craft beers. The “Bacon Bash Package” is $26 and features four bacon tastings, four 3 oz. beer tastings, a $5 betting voucher, and trackside seating. Tickets here.

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