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Weekend Guide: Christmas Parades, UTLA Art Show, Food Pop-Ups Galore & More ~ GTFO LA!

It’s Friday. Westeros is freezing. And here is your weekend guide, Los Angeles. So ... get the f**k out of the house!

Friday, December 7

Very Be Careful + Chulita Vinyl Club in Santa Ana

[dropcap size=big]C[/dropcap]hulita Vinyl Club de Santa Ana is celebrating its birthday at
El Indio Botanas Y Cerveza and they're bringing Very Be Careful along for the festivities. More info here.

When: Friday; 9 pm
Where: El Indio, Santa Ana

UTLA Art Show in Venice

[dropcap size=big]S[/dropcap]PARC is hosting a three-day art build to support the Los Angeles Teachers Union as they prepare for a possible strike. The even starts Friday and runs through Sunday in Venice. More info here

When: Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Where: SPARC, Venice

Bartz Barbecue in East L.A.

[dropcap size=big]D[/dropcap]ustin Bartz is bringing his Texas-style barbecue pop-up to Sara's Market in East L.A. More info here

When: Friday; 4 to 8 pm
Where: Sara's, East L.A.

Enchilate in Gardena

[dropcap size=big]'D[/dropcap]os Latinas from Lynwood" run this Mexican fusion pop-up. This Friday Judith and Aimee are bringing their pot roast taco to State Brewing Co in Gardena. More info here.

When: Friday; 7 pm
Where: State Brewing Co, Gardena

Saturday, December 8

Snow Day in Montebello

[dropcap size=big]P[/dropcap]lay in the snow in Montebello. The city's Snow in the Park event will feature food vendors, snow slides, Santa Claus, and all kinds of other fun holiday activities. More info here

When: Saturday; 11 am
Where: Montebello City Park, Montebello

Christmas Parade in Boyle Heights

[dropcap size=big]C[/dropcap]elebrity chefs Jaime and Ramiro will grand marshal the second annual Boyle Heights parade on 1st between Chicago and Boyle. Local schools, businesses, organizations, and celebrities will also be participating. More info here.

When: Saturday; 1 pm
Where: Boyle Heights 

Hotville Chicken in Gardena

[dropcap size=big]K[/dropcap]im Prince brings her famous Hotville Chicken pop-up to State Brewing in Gardena Saturday. Prince comes from Nashville hot chicken royalty. Her family founded and runs the James Beard Award-winning Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack in Nashville. More info here.

When: Saturday; Noon
Where: State Brewing CoGardena

Holiday Parade in HP

[dropcap size=big]T[/dropcap]he Huntington Park Christmas Parade typically showcases Southeast L.A. high school bands, athletes, and cheerleaders. It's been going on for 68 years along Pacific and this year is no different. If you can't make it out, the event will air on ABC7. More info here.

When: Saturday; 6 pm
Where: Huntington Park

Christmas Parade in Compton

[dropcap size=big]C[/dropcap]ompton also has one of the longest running holiday parades in L.A. This year, the 65th annual Compton Christmas Parade will roll down Compton Boulevard starting on Bullis and ending on Alameda. More info here.

When: Saturday; 11 am
Where: Compton

Barbakush in Glendale

[dropcap size=big]B[/dropcap]arbakush is bringing menudo to Glendale Tap Saturday. So you can drink and cure your hangover at the same time. Barbakush is also bringing its famous lamb barbacoa. More info here.

When: Saturday; 2 pm
Where: Glendale Tap, Glendale

Smorgasburg LA in Santa Monica

[dropcap size=big]S[/dropcap]morgasburg is having a bonus event this week. Along with its regular Sunday at The Row in DTLA, the weekly food festival is having a special holiday festival Saturday on the Santa Monica Pier. More info here.

When: Saturday; 11 am
Where: Santa Monica PierSanta Monica 

Sunday, December 9

Ken Salter + Mazzy Star in Pasadena

[dropcap size=big]P[/dropcap]asadena artist Ken Salter's collaboration with Mazzy Star The Garden of Strange Loops is currently on display at Gallery 30 South. The immersive show features a Mazzy Star scored reflecting pool, "an interactive device that generates mesmerizing, neo-psychedelic, fractal images and sounds that captivate and hypnotize." The pool responds to hand movements.

The show runs through January 27 so if you can't catch it this weekend, there's still time. Tickets are only $15 but there is a limit on how many tickets you can buy per time slot. More info here.

When: Sunday; 12 to 6 pm
Where: Gallery 30 South, Pasadena

Mr. Fries Man in East L.A.

[dropcap size=big]C[/dropcap]raig Batiste, aka Mr. Fries Man, is popping up at Sara's Market in East L.A. Sunday. The decadent fries specialist usually closes his tiny Gardena shop on Sundays, which is perfect for Eastsiders looking to score some honey garlic lemon shrimp fires or whatever he's bringing Sunday. More info here

When: Sunday; 11 am
Where: Sara's, East L.A.

Tacos and Books in Downtown L.A.

[dropcap size=big]P[/dropcap]hotographer and L.A. Taco contributor Sean Maung is having a book release party for Chain Smoke, and he's bringing Taco Madness winners Taqueria La Venganza Sunday to the These Days gallery in downtown. Venganza stars selling at 7 pm and will probably run out quickly. My advice is to get there early and try the assortment of vegan deliciousness while enjoying Maung's new noir thriller. Books and tacos. My two favorite things. More info here

When: Sunday; 6 to 9 pm
Where: These Days, DTLA

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