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Donut Festival, Jazz, Love Thyself, and Mexicali Pop-up ~ GTFO LA!

11:40 AM PDT on June 7, 2019

    It's the weekend, Los Angeles! Get out there, eat some donuts, and listen to Jazz!

    National Donut Day

    [dropcap size=big]I[/dropcap]t’s the national day of everything deep fried, sugary and delicious! Fry-day is National Donut Day. Multiple donut shops will be having specials and are giving out the delicious treats for free in some cases. Krispy Kreme and Dunkin Donuts are both giving out free donuts, so show you love for the ring shaped treats and grab a few. Get a full list of donut chains giving out Donut Day deals here.

    When: Friday, June 7
    Where: Varies

    2019 People Power Convention

    FREE

    [dropcap size=big]A[/dropcap]re you a budding activist that wants to make a change? People Power Convention might be just the thing for you! Join the ground breaking convention for panels on topics affecting Angelenos, including civic engagement, education, and artivism. Unleash your inner activist and check out one of these great panels. Get more details here.

    When: Saturday, June 8
    Where: Los Angeles Trade-Tech College, South Central

    NELA Artwalk

    [dropcap size=big]C[/dropcap]alling all enamel pin fiends! In the Northeast and looking to indulge in your artistic side? Head over to the NELA Art walk this SATURDAY! This month is special because Mi Vida is hosting an exhibit specifically for enamel pins. @moveinsilenceco, @Ducksta, @xocafecito, @rlopinz, and @partimeworks will all be selling their own enamel pins, so you’re sure to find something unique and original. There will also be live music! Get more details here.

    When: Saturday, June 8
    Where: Mi Vida, Highland Park

    Playboy Jazz Festival

    $25+

    [dropcap size=big]C[/dropcap]alling all jazz lovers! Playboy Jazz Festival, a two day festival, is happening this weekend.  Angélique Kidjo, Boz Scaggs,The Maceo Parker Big Band, Fleck and the Flecktones, and much more! George Lopez is also hosting the event. It’s sure to be a night of fabulous beats with artists from all over. Get more details here.

    When: Saturday and Sunday, June 8 & 9
    Where: Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood Hills

    DTLA Donut Fest

    $5

    [dropcap size=big]I[/dropcap]f you didn’t get enough fried fritters on Nat’l donut day on Friday, you can go to a whole fest dedicated to donuts on Saturday. There will be several confectionary crowd pleasers; Voodoo Doughnuts, California Donuts, and Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken. There will also be Japanese style tofu donuts served. If all of that sounds like fun, head over to Union station this Saturday. Get more details here.

    When: Saturday, June 8
    Where: Union Station, DTLA

    Love Thyself Festival

    $27+

    [dropcap size=big]L[/dropcap]ove Thyself is a festival that’s all about self-love for women of color. It aims to be one huge reminder that you have the power to love yourself, with spaces for dialogue, networking, and learning. Special guest include Yesika Salgado, The Hood Witch, Locatora Radio, and more! There will also be a photo-booth for all of your IG needs. Get more details here.

    When: Sunday, June 9
    Where: La Plaza De La Raza, Lincoln Heights

    Chicali Food Fest

    [dropcap size=big]E[/dropcap]ver dream of going to a Mexicali style food fest? You’re in luck! This Sunday try out some of L.A.’s best Mexicali food vendors! There will be Mexicali-style hot dogs from Cachanilla Hotdogs and Nando’s Baja Dogs, cheladas from Cheladas La Resaca, tacos from Asadero Chikali, and micheladas from Los De Chicali. If that isn’t enough, there will be a raffle for Dodgers tickets. The way the raffle works is that for every $15 someone spends, they get a raffle ticket. There will also be live music. This event will be at 401 s. Atlantic Blvd. LA, get more details here.

    When: Sunday, June 9
    Where: 401 s. Atlantic Blvd, East Los Angeles

    Miles Davis: The Complete Birth of Cool’

    [dropcap size=big]C[/dropcap]elebrate one of the most influential and prolific Jazz musicians in history Monday! Miles Davis: The Complete Birth of Cool at In Sheep’s Clothing in the arts district. There will be a panel discussion with Taj Frazier, Mekala Session, and Terrace Martin followed by a listening party of  the album, which is turning 70 on Monday! It’s also the first time since 1957 that these recordings have been remastered for vinyl and they will also be available for sale at the event. Get more details here.

    When: Sunday, June 9
    Where: In Sheep’s Clothing, Arts District



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