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Weekend Events ~ June 8th-10th, 2007 ~ Los Angeles

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There are lots of opportunities to see passionate people doing their own thing in Los Angeles this weekend, whether it's bad Bart Simpson tats or hot pin-up girl ink prevailing at the Queen Mary this weekend. Make a day and night out of that Long Beach layover, you absolutely must get your booties to The Self-Made Art Show which features work from the cream of LA's street /graffiti artist crop. It will be dope, possibly even giving you the chance to own some infamous artwork rather than waste that sexy manicure pulling it off the walls. Turntable Lab and Saturday's Swimming with Sharks party at the Standard will similarly be showcasing boundary-pushing beats by today's most discussed dance DJs, both imported and homegrown. And if it's passion we're talking 'pon, give a spin to Cesaria Evora, her voice and rhythms are Cape Verde royalty and are gracing our city tonight at the Orpheum.

Friday June 8th, 2007

Ink & Iron Tattooo Festival @ Queen Mary ~ 1126 Queens Highway Long Beach, CA 90802 ~ 3 days of tattoo arts, contests, live music, sideshows, performers, bars, bbq, and more ~ ~ June 8, 9, 10th ~ $25

Turntable Lab 1st Anniversary @ Echoplex (under The Echo) ~ 1156 Glendale Blvd. Echo Park, CA 90026 ~ Featuring Blaqstarr, Hollertronix, Diplo, Low Budget and more DJs ~ $13 Adv/$15 Door

Cesaria Evora @ The Orpheum ~ 842 S. Broadway Downtown Los Angeles, CA 90014 ~ 8PM ~ $42+

Saturday June 9th, 2007

Los Angeles Pride 2007 @ West Hollywood Park ~ Corners of Robertson & Melrose/Santa Monica Blvd. ~ 12PM-12AM ~ $15 Adv/$20 Door

Swimming with Sharks @The Downtown Standard Roof ~ 550 South Flower St. Downtown Los Angeles, CA 90071 ~ DJ Soundcalsh between Team Cinespace Tuesdays' Dan Oh and Them Jeans and La Cita/Han Cholo's Gaslamp Killer and DJ Pubes. With Hit & Run's live screenprinting, roaming shots, Roxy's photobooth, water gun battles, and swag bags by Barracuda & Middle Class ~ 12-7PM ~ $10 ~ RSVP @ sharksrsvp@gmail.com.

Self-Made Art Show @ Homeland Cultural Center ~ 1321 East Anaheim Long Beach, CA 90813 ~ Gallery exhibit, live printing and painting, t-shirt and poster art featuring Enik, 455er, Subhumanoid, Dial One, Mad One, Tiki Jay, Kofie, Meex, Natoe, El Toro, 14-Bolt, Disposable Hero and many more artists ~ 6-10PM

Sunday June 10th, 2007

Los Angeles River Ride @ Griffith Park ~ 4730 Crystal Springs Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90027 ~ 15, 45, or 70 mile supported rides with bbq, music, and prizes in the end ~ 7AM

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