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Stuff To Do This Weekend in Los Angeles: Cuban American Music Festival ~ GTFO LA!

9:35 AM PDT on May 17, 2018

    Welcome back to GTFO LA!, your guide to the best stuff to do in Los Angeles every weekend, designed to get you out of the f*cking house. This week we've got plenty of music, art, and festivals for you to pick from. 

    Thursday, May 17 

    Meet and Rage with Aggretsuko at Amoeba

    Rage with Aggretsuko, the adorably badass Sanrio character with her own anime Netflix show, at Amoeba on Thursday. If you haven't heard of her, Aggretsuko is a 25-year-old red panda that hates her job at an accounting firm. After work, she lets her frustration out at a karaoke bar where she sings death metal. Meet Aggretsuko in all her rage live at this screen printing event. Tickets and more info here.

    Friday, May 18

    LA Pages

    LA Pages will gather 88 west coast publishers for an Independent bookfair that will go throughout Sunday. Besides book digging, enjoy soul food, music and coffee. More info here.

    Beyond the Streets

    Check out more than 40,000 square feet of graffiti art at the Beyond the Streets graffiti exhibit, showcasing paintings, sculptures, photography and more. The show is curated by graffiti historian Roger Gastman. Tickets and more info here.

    RELATED: A Preview of Beyond the Streets

    Saturday, May 19

    Long Beach Pride

    It's the 35th annual Long Beach Pride festival and the two-day event kicks off this Saturday. The festival will include Latino, country and urban musical stages and will include performances from Sheila E, Amara La Negra, and DJ Lezlee. More info here.

    Weaving Words & Rhymes

    The Frente Indígena de Organizaciones Binacionales has put together a sick lineup of indigenous and native artists for the third annual Weaving Words & Rhymes. The concert will celebrate and promote indigenous languages through music. Artists will perform in Zapoteco and Mixteco. This is a one-of-a-kind event can only happen in L.A. More info and lineup here.

    Sunday, May 20

    Cuban American Festival

    Sunday is Cuba's Independence Day and La Plaza is hosting the only Cuban American Music Festival in L.A. on the same day. Head over to downtown and celebrate with dancing, food, and cigars. There will be music by Pedrito Calvo and musical tributes, including a tribute to Afro-Cuban father of salsa, Arsenio Rodriguez. Ticket info here.

    Moz Vegan Brunch

    It's Morrissey's birthday May 22, but El Cid restaurant is celebrating early because, why not — L.A. loves Morrissey that much anyway. Join the fun with Morrissey/Smiths karaoke and DJs Alex Transistor and Rose Knows. More info here.

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