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SFV Pride, Goddesses and God, Dolores Huerta Square & More ~ GTFO LA!

1:42 PM PDT on June 20, 2019

    It’s another weekend in L.A. with TONS of things to do! Get out there and have some fun!

    Talking While Female Storytelling Sessions

    $0-$25

    [dropcap size=big]T[/dropcap]alking While Female: Storytelling Sessions (or TWF) is a cool podcast and live show that features stories by women of color. Get inspired by the narratives of artists, activists, makers, writers, and thinkers. This show is put on by Teatro Luna, an organization dedicated to creating bold spaces for women of color. There will be 10 free tickets given to Boyle Heights residents, and there will also be food and drinks there. Get more details here.

    When: Thursday, June 20
    Where: Teatro Luna, Boyle Heights

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

    Levitt Pavilion 2019 Free Concert Season

    [Sponsored]

    [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.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/By6fSZNFQlf/

    Chulita Vinyl Club @ Novacane Bar

    [dropcap size=big]W[/dropcap]hat could possibly be cooler than listening to bomb WOC DJ’s spin records at my favorite bar? Nothing. Chulita Vinyl Club members will be spinning souldies, funk and more at the Nocavane, which is actually named after the Frank Ocean song. Listen to some dope beats and grab a drink, their micheladas are great and made our michelada list. The novacane also boasts a full list of original cocktails, I would recommend the “Love Fool” which is basically a mangoneada with a bunch of tequila in it. Get more details here.

    When: Friday, June 21
    Where: Novacane Bar, Huntington Park

    SFV Pride

    FREE

    [dropcap size=big]H[/dropcap]appy Pride month, Los Angeles. Head over and enjoy the festivities for FREE in the San Fernando Valley. The line up looks dope, with local artists like San Cha, Jarina De Marco, Blasia Discoteca, and Irka Mateo. There will be food trucks, local artists, art activities, screen printing, and a resource fair. Councilwoman Nury Martinez will also be there, as she put on this rad party. Get more details here.

    When: Saturday, June 22
    Where: Van Nuys Civic Center, Van Nuys

    Goddesses and Gods

    [dropcap size=big]C[/dropcap]hannel your inner pagan and celebrate the Summer Solstice this weekend by heading over to the Goddesses and Gods exhibit. Presented by Coagula Curatorial and Lisa Derrick Fine, Godesses and Gods has pieces by artists in L.A., Las Vegas, Ireland, and Mexico. There will be themes of folklore and mythology, so it’s sure to be a good time. The opening is happening this Saturday, get more details here.

    When: Saturday, June 22
    Where: 974 Chung King Rd, Chinatown

    Dolores Huerta Square Unveiling

    FREE

    [dropcap size=big]Y[/dropcap]es, you saw that right. The famed and beloved activist Dolores Huerta is getting a plaza dedicated to her in Boyle Heights. In true L.A. fashion, this celebration will take place with art, food trucks, and music. Chulita Vinyl Club members will be there spinning records. There will also be live music by Alice Bag Band, Lysa Flores, Ella, and Drew Trap Girl. Nikki Darling will be performing poetry. Get more details here.

    When: Saturday, June 22
    Where: 2130 E 1st St, Boyle Heights

    Opening Reception: Homebase

    [dropcap size=big]R[/dropcap]esidency Art Gallery is presenting Homebase, an exhibition that is described as a “love letter” to Los Angeles. This particular show aims to highlight narratives that aren’t talked about enough in mainstream outlets, including homelessness, community, family, and the everyday trials that come with living in a city with a huge wealth gap. Participating artists were asked to create works that “aesthetically capture narratives, moments, and settings that embody” perceptions of Los Angeles. The gallery opens this Saturday, but if you miss that, it runs until August 10th. Get more details here.

    When: Saturday, June 22
    Where: Residency Art Gallery, Inglewood

    ARRL Field Day

    [dropcap size=big]E[/dropcap]ver wanted to try operating a HAM radio? Now’s your chance! Basically 40,000 ham radios are going to be set up throughout the country for ARRL Field Day, which has been happening every year since 1933. The point of Field Day is to educate the public on ham radio's science, skill, and service. Ham radios are also good for emergency preparedness, definitely great for the climate change or zombie apocalypse (whichever comes first). If all this sounds like fun to you, head over to the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. There will be radio lessons and a potluck. Get more details here.

    When: Saturday & Sunday, June 22 & 23
    Where: Art Center College of Design, Pasadena

    Mega Mujeres Market

    [dropcap size=big]H[/dropcap]ere’s another chance to support local BIPOC artists! Shoutout to Nalgona Positivity for bringing out a long list of creators, artists, and vendors that’s just dizzying. I love Mujeres Market events. It’s really fun to get to know the vendors. Why go to mass retailers when you can find unique pieces here and maybe make a new friend or two? Get more details here.

    When: Sunday, June 23
    Where: Rio Hondo Golf Club, Downey

    Taste of Eagle Rock

    [dropcap size=big]E[/dropcap]ver been in a neighborhood and thought, “Wow, so many restaurants. Wish I could taste a BUNCH of them at once!”? If you wanna try a whole bunch of NELA restaurants all at once, head over to the Taste of Eagle Rock. There will be a ton of restaurants to try including, Colorado Wine Co., Eagle Rock Public House, and Eagle Rock Brewery. There will also be live music. All of the proceeds go to The Collaborative Eagle Rock Beautiful, which does stuff like maintaining the Eagle Rock Canyon Trail. It’s a family friendly event, so take your special someone and save on a sitter. Get more details here.

    When: Sunday, June 23
    Where: 2154 Hill Drive, Eagle Rock



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