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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Speak-Easy, Taqueando, Boleros de Noche & More ~ GTFO LA!

We just had our first heatwave, so summer is pretty official at this point. Father’s Day is this weekend, so idk take your dad to some of these (or take your friends if you don’t do Father’s Day).

Speak-Easy

FREE

[dropcap size=big]H[/dropcap]ands Up Gallery is hosting Speak-Easy, an art gallery with drinks, and good vibes in honor of Pride month. There will be performance art by Blasia disco, a drag artist. The experience is described as a “cross-cultural, intersectional experience.” There will be live music by @_utrera, who has pretty dope art pieces as well, with visuals and music by @fvckruckus. More than 20 artists will be featured at this event. More info here.

When: Thursday, June 13
Where: A Very Rare Shop, Boyle Heights

Original artwork by Angeleno artist, Francesca Quintano (2019). Courtesy of Levitt Pavilion.

Levitt Pavilion 2019 Free Concert Season

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[dropcap size=big]T[/dropcap]he Levitt LA 2019 season is in full steam, so no te pierdas los conciertos gratuitos de esta semana! The concerts are all free when you RSVP at levittlosangeles.org.

THUR/JUEV – 6/13: Get ready for Gabriela Penka’s edgy spin on Latin Ska with performances by Maria Blues & La Infinita (Presented by EvoekoreMedia)

FRI/VIER – 6/14: Astral jazz descends on the lawn with Grammy-award winning trumpeter Josef Leimberg with psychedelic space-jazz by The Breathing Effect (Presented by Hodgepodge - Los Angeles)

SAT/SÁB -- 6/15: Blazing House and dance battle Jackit! with renowned partycrew Unlock the House and the afro-centric smash hit event Blaq Pages’ trybvl (Los Globos/widdit Present)

SUN/DOM -- 6/16: We Are One, a Brazilian-themed arts and music festival with fun for the whole family (Presented by #Target & Brazil Arts Connection) 

Taqueando Festival

$45

[dropcap size=big]B[/dropcap]ill Esparza's Taqueando is an all you can eat taco tasting festival featuring some of L.A.'s best taquerias and even some international ones. We are an official media partner of the festival so make sure you swing by the L.A. Taco booth to say hi and get some exclusive L.A. Taco merch. Get more details here.

When: Saturday, June 15
Where: The Row, DTLA

Vegan Playground Los Angeles 2019

$25

[dropcap size=big]V[/dropcap]egan food in Los Angeles is something special. We do so much more than salad and grains here. Boasting vegan tacos, tamales, pupusas, pizza, empanadas, L.A. is a bastion of everything delicious and plant-based. If you’re vegan or appreciate vegan food the Vegan Playground is happening this Saturday! There will be food, music, art, ideas, and good vibes. Worried about parking in the heart of downtown? Don’t. There’s a metro stop that dumps you right there. Get more details here.

When: Saturday, June 15
Where: Pershing Square, DTLA

Summer Luvin Fest at the Shoreline Village

[dropcap size=big]C[/dropcap]atch some rad local bands this Saturday in Long Beach! La Chamba has cool psychedelic cumbia vibes mixed with surf rock and Twin Seas has a unique retro sound that’s very reminiscent of 80’s pop. Anyways you can catch these bands for free along with a ton of other at the Shoreline Village. Come support and enjoy local musicians. Get more details here.

When: Saturday, June 15
Where: Shoreline Village, Long Beach

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at Paley Center

FREE

[dropcap size=big]W[/dropcap]ere you a fan of the crime fighting, pizza eating, buff af Ninja turtles? This is your chance to relive your childhood and watch the classic cartoon. Catch some of TMNT’s biggest and baddest battles this weekend at the Paley Center in honor of the 35th anniversary of the cartoon. It’s a whole exhibit, so there will be other fun things for Ninja Turtles lovers. Get more details here.

When: Saturday & Sunday, June 15 & 16
Where: Paley Center, Beverly Hills

Usher, Kali Uchis & More ~ Smokin' Grooves

$150

[dropcap size=big]W[/dropcap]atch some of the hottest artists perform at the Queen Mary this Saturday at Smokin' Grooves. Usher, Kali Uchis, Jacquees, Ella Mai are a few of the artists expected to grace the stage. If that’s the vibe for you, head over to Long Beach this Saturday. Get details here.

When: Saturday, June 15
Where: The Queen Mary, Long Beach

San Pedro Pride

$15

[dropcap size=big]C[/dropcap]elebrate pride month at the San Pedro’s first  Pride Festival. It’s going to be held at the L.A. Waterfront at the Battleship Iowa. There will be music, cocktails, food trucks, dancing and more. Rupaul’s Drag Race All-Stars winner Chad Michaels will be performing his famous Cher impersonation. Get details and tickets here.

When: Saturday, June 15
Where: Battleship Iowa, San Pedro

Boleros De Noche

$35

[dropcap size=big]I[/dropcap]s your dad old school and into boleros? This is definitely the vibe then. These romantic melodies came to Mexico from Cuba 100 years ago. There’s been a revival of bolero music recently. Catch Cuban singer Lily Hernandez and Mexican American singer Julian Torres this Sunday. This summer evening will be filled with great music. Head over to the Downey Theatre this Sunday. Get more details here.

When: Sunday, June 16
Where: Downey Theater, Downey

Chulita Vinyl Club Three Year Anniversary

$5 or FREE before 10 pm

[dropcap size=big]W[/dropcap]ish the L.A. chapter of Chulita Vinyl Club a happy 3rd birthday Sunday Night at La Cita Bar! The vinyls start spinning at 9, and if you get there before 10 pm, its free (and $5 after that). There will be several great local DJ’s there including Linda Nuves and Que Madre. You can also get a little gift for a special someone because there will be local vendors there! Drink, dance, and have fun! Get more details here.

When: Sunday, June 16
Where: La Cita, DTLA



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