Skip to Content
Events

Cooking Lessons, Phone-less Party, Art Shows & More ~ GTFO LA!

10:46 AM PST on February 7, 2019

    After what feels like weeks of off-and-on rain, the sun is FINALLY out. Enjoy it, Angelenos! If Valentine’s being a week away is going to drain your wallet a tad, we got you! Most of these events are free or relatively cheap.

    Wingwalker Brewing Grand Opening

    [dropcap size=big]I[/dropcap]f you’re out in the San Gabriel Valley this weekend, or live there, Wingwalker Brewing is opening up. There’s going to be live music and food pop-ups. Catch Compton favorite Goat Mafia there too! Goat Mafia going to be serving up their famous birria, this is definitely a good opportunity to check it out and have a drink or two. Get more details here.

    When: Saturday, February 9
    Where: Wingwalker Brewing, Monrovia

    Border Angels Benefit

    FREE

    [dropcap size=big]B[/dropcap]order Angels is a great org that helps migrants on both sides of the southern border. From running shelters in Tijuana to hosting water drop offs at the border for crossing migrants to day laborer outreach, Border Angels is putting in heavy lifting for migrants. This wine tasting benefit goes directly to funding the organization's many endeavors. Taco editor Daniel Hernandez, who grew up along the border, is a guest speaker at the event. More info here.

    When: Friday, February 8
    Where: Angeleno Wine Co, Chinatown

    Angela Davis at Cal State Dominguez

    FREE

    [dropcap size=big]E[/dropcap]ver wish you could have taken a college course taught by Angela Davis, but never had the opportunity to? We can’t hook you up with a time machine, but you can attend Angela Davis’s lecture on “a new generation finding their voice” in honor of Black History Month. Angela Davis is an award winning scholar, activist and author on race, feminism and prison industrialization. Seriously, I would go if I wasn’t working. Get more details here.

    When: Monday, February 11
    Where: Cal State Dominguez, Carson

    One Cali Reggae Fest

    $85+

    [dropcap size=big]L[/dropcap]ove all things Reggae and Ska, One Cali Reggae Fest might be the vibe for you. The line up includes California classics like the Rebelution, Sublime with Rome, Dirty Heads, Slightly Stoopid, and more. Sure it might be kinda chilly, but is there anything more picturesquely Californian than hanging out by the beach listening to Ska classics? Get more details here.

    When: February 8, 9, & 10
    Where: Queen Mary, Long Beach

     You Had To Be There

    $25

    [dropcap size=big]R[/dropcap]emember house parties before phones and the pressure of living your best Instagram life? I don’t. But if you’re nostalgic for those pre-iPhone, Sidekick-Razr days, or want to experience it for the first time, head over to the You Had To Be There party. All the phones get put in a pouch and you get to party without it. Honest question though, what ever did we do before scrolling through awkward moments at parties? Get more details here.

    When: Saturday, February 9
    Where: Los GlobosSilver Lake

    Rose Bowl Flea Market

    $10

    [dropcap size=big]I[/dropcap] finally went to the Rose Bowl Flea Market last month. It’s like a swapmeet, I guess, but there’s Kombucha, handcrafts, and antiques – so a fancy version? Anyway, catch me at the antique record section, the ones with the giant horns because I’m into that now. It’s a great place to get furniture, clothes, other knick-knacks or just walk around. Get more details here

    When: Sunday, February 10
    Where: Rose Bowl, Pasadena

    Tales of the Heart curated by Mi'randa Villanueva

    FREE

    [dropcap size=big]W[/dropcap]ant to support local women artists? Head over to San Pedro to Machine Studio to catch the Tales of the Heart art show which is curated by Mi’randa Villanueva, an indigenous artist. Tales of the Heart boasts 23 featured artists. There will also be live music! Get more details here.

    When: Thursday, February 7
    Where: Machine Studio, San Pedro

    Hecho con Amor: Milpa Grille’s Croquetas de Elote

    $40

    [dropcap size=big]A[/dropcap] huge part of preserving culture is passing down recipes. If your parents or grandparents couldn’t pass down delicious recipes to you, no worries LA Plaza opened up a teaching kitchen to host cooking classes. Check out LA Plaza Cocina’s Hecho con Amor: Milpa Grille’s Croquetas de Elote to learn about milpa corn growing techniques and how to make your own croquetas de elote presented by Milpa Grille. Get more details here.

    When: Saturday, February 9
    Where: LA Plaza, DTLA

    Winter Exhibitions Opening Celebration at the Hammer Museum

    FREE

    [dropcap size=big]T[/dropcap]he Hammer Museum is opening two new exhibitions and throwing a celebration. Allen Ruppersberg: Intellectual Property 1968–2018 and Dirty Protest are the new winter exhibitions. You can be one of the first to check out the latest installments at the Hammer Museum. There will be live music and drinks! Get more details here.

    When: Saturday, February 9
    Where: LA Plaza, DTLA

    East Los Artwalk

    FREE

    [dropcap size=big]T[/dropcap]he East Los Artwalk is this Sunday! There will be a FREE screen printing workshop, so bring your own tee. There will also be 30 artists, designers and crafters, DJs, and food. A vegan pop-up featuring Dear Mama, Hood Bruja’s Kitchen, and Organic by the OZ is also scheduled. Get more details here.

    When: Sunday, February 1o
    Where: 1st & Indiana, Boyle Heights



    Stay in touch

    Sign up for our free newsletter

    More from L.A. TACO

    What To Eat This Weekend: Cannabis-Infused Boat Noodles, Thai Smashburgers, and “Grass & Ass”

    Plus, a pizza festival and a respected chef from Toluca, Mexico comes to Pasadena to consult for a restaurant menu, including enchiladas divorciadas, and more.

    April 12, 2024

    Facing ‘Immediate Layoffs,’ L.A. TACO Launches Membership Drive to Save Our Publication

    After Sunday, we do not have enough money to make another payroll. We need 5,000 members to become sustainable. Our deadline is April 26th to hit this goal.

    April 12, 2024

    The Final Round of TACO MADNESS 2024 Is Now Open for Voting! It’s Highland Park vs. San Fernando Valley

    It was an incredible comeback to deny last year's winner and bring a first-timer from the San Fernando Valley to the finals. They will have an uphill battle against Villa's Tacos, who lead all teams in total votes so far in the 2024 competition. L.A.'s favorite taco will be decided on Sunday, April 14th, at 11:59 P.M. 

    April 11, 2024

    This New Koreatown Onigiri Spot Is Unlike Any Other in Southern California

    Supamu, which started as a food truck and a series of pop-ups, brands itself as Southern California’s first Okinawa-style onigiri. What sets its onigiri apart from competitors? All the details are in the post, plus where to find it.

    April 10, 2024

    When ‘Tomorrow’ Never Comes: The Saga of a DTLA Bar Staff’s Struggle To Get Paid

    A barback recalled a time when he had to use a payday loan app to cover a dinner bill. “How can you, with a straight face, hand someone a check knowing that there isn’t money in the account,” the barback questioned.

    April 10, 2024
    See all posts