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It’s Going to Stop Raining this Weekend ~ So GTFO LA!

I’m so ready for it to be aggressively sunny again.

It rained all week and this local news cycle has been heavy. I am ready for some sunshine and fun! Here is your weekend guide. As always there’s something for nearly everyone. So GTFO, bring a friend, and catch me at some of these!

Queer Enough Brunch


[dropcap size=big]E[/dropcap]ver felt like you were not "queer enough?" Cuties Cafe, still on a roll, is welcoming “timid queers, your displACED, bi-erased (pan/agender/trans/questioning), the 'not enough' crowd, the huddled shy masses, the non-binary folx” to a wonderful brunch. There will be a book exchange, so bring a book, and words of affirmation art. Get more details here.

When: Sunday, January 20
Where: Cuties Cafe, East Hollywood



[dropcap size=big]A[/dropcap]frolituation is going to be at Los Globos! Check out L.A.'s biggest afrobeat experience party. Afrolituation is a celebration of Africa through music, fashion, and food. Come meet some new folks. There will also be Suya face painting. Get more details here.

When: Friday, January 18
Where: Los Globos, Echo Park

LibroMobile Literary Arts Festival


[dropcap size=big]T[/dropcap]he rain is finally going to let up Thursday night, so it will be safer (hopefully) to go visit OC and support POC writers in SanTana. LibroMobile, a literary project that sells books by writers of color, is hosting a literary arts festival from 12 pm to 8 pm Saturday. There will be art vendors and a DJ. Activities also include a drag queen storytime, improv, SanTana poets, awards, and more. Get more details here

When: Saturday, January 19
Where: LibroMobile, Santa Ana

Groove Merchant at Rappcats

[dropcap size=big]C[/dropcap]alling all vinyl fiends. Rappcats is beginning their 2019 record pop-up series with Bay Area favorite Groove Merchant. Looking to add some new and unique additions to your vinyl collection? This is the perfect outing to hunt for some new records and learn about different genres – 60s modal jazz, 70s African funk, American funk, 80s boogie soul, to name a few. There will also be gig posters, handbills, and movie slicks up for grabs. More info here.

When: Friday and Saturday, January 18 and 19
Where: Rappcats, Highland Park

WeALL – A Benefit for the Refugees on the Border


[dropcap size=big]T[/dropcap]he AMBOS Project and Dublab are throwing a benefit show for refugees at the border. Enjoy some brunch, sip on a cocktail made with Madre Mezcal, and listen to our own L.A. Taco contributor Melissa Dueñas DJ at this event. Attendees can donate any amount they’d like to help the cause or learn ways they can take action. Get more details here.

When: Saturday, January 19
Where: ZebulonAtwater Village

DTLA Breweries United Fest 5.0


[dropcap size=big]C[/dropcap]raft beer lovers can head over to DTLA Breweries United Fest 5.0. There will be specialty wood/barrel-aged beers from local breweries. You can taste a whole bunch of these brews and not feel too bad. Proceeds are going to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Get more details here.

When: Sunday, January 20
Where: Triangle LotLittle Tokyo

Eastside Eats at Sara’s Market

[dropcap size=big]E[/dropcap]astside Eats is a delicious Latin-Indian fusion pop-up. Check out their Squadros tent at Sara’s Market on the 18th. Their squadros mix the crispiness of a samosa with the savoriness of an empanada, creating the ultimate comfort food. Stop by and say hi to chefs Jose and Shruti right before devouring some squadros. Get more details here.

When: Friday, January 18
Where: Sara's MarketEast L.A.

Something Good LA at Sara’s Market

[dropcap size=big]I[/dropcap]n L.A. there’s a food truck for everything. If you’re into breakfast like me, this charming little brunch spot is probably the vibe for you. Something Good LA will be setting up shop at Sara’s this Saturday. We do not have a link for this one, but we confirmed with Sara’s Market that Something Good LA will be there 5 pm to 9 pm. Even if you can’t make it out Saturday, they can be found on DoorDash.

When: Saturday, January 19
Where: Sara's MarketEast L.A.

A’s BBQ at Indie is a Threenager

[dropcap size=big]R[/dropcap]emember that delicious Chicano BBQ we were raving about last year? You can try A’s BBQ for yourself this Saturday at the Indie Brewing Company. The Indie Brewing Company is celebrating their third year in business. Grab a beer and enjoy some of A’s slice peppery pork belly. This will also be A’s BBQ’s only pop-up this month. Get more details here.

When: Saturday, January 19
Where: Indie Brewing CompanyBoyle Heights

Martin Luther King Jr. Day at CAAM

[dropcap size=big]C[/dropcap]elebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday at the The California African American Museum. It’s a day long event celebrating the legacy of MLK. Learn about lesser known MLK quotes and hear from activists putting in work for social justice and change. Get more details here.

When: Monday, January 21
Where: CAAMExposition Park

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