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Evil Cooks, M.I.A. Doc, Broke Times, Summer Nights in the Garden & More ~ GTFO LA!

9:38 AM PDT on June 28, 2019

    Summer is in full swing, it’s warm, sunny, and I am STOKED for all of the things on this list. Catch a movie at LACMA, watch Shakespeare in the park, eat at a pop-up, or listen to some great beats. L.A. is particularly wonderful in the summer, so don’t miss out! GTFO of the house and into at least one of these events.

    Summer Nights in the Garden


    [dropcap size=big]E[/dropcap]njoy some refreshments and enjoy a summer evening breeze with music and art right outside the Natural History Museum for Summer Nights in the Garden. Sip on a cocktail, have a picnic, and enjoy the vibes. There is a “Discardosaurus” art installation which is put together by artists Riaunna Hineman, Kirk Kunihiro, Mucio Martinez, and Sophia Nielsen, who are part of an environmentalist collective known as The Trash Pirates. Chulita Vinyl Club will be spinning records and Masanga Marimba will be providing live music with African and Latin American vibes. Get more details here. 

    When: Friday, June 28
    Where: Natural History Museum, Exposition Park

    Evil Cooks at Sara’s Market

    [dropcap size=big]C[/dropcap]raving something delicious? Head over to Sara’s Market for the Evil Cooks pop-up this Friday. Evil Cooks is serving up gorditas with chicharron, nopales, and barbacoa. You could wash down all that deliciousness with some of the beer sold at Sara’s. If you have a sweet tooth, there will also be dessert provided by Muy Yummy Vegan, so invite your plant based munching friends. Get more deets here.

    When: Friday, June 28
    Where: Sara's Market, East L.A.

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

    Levitt Pavilion 2019 Free Concert Season


    [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

    MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. Screening


    [dropcap size=big]C[/dropcap]alling all M.I.A. fans! Watch this incredible profile that documents the rise of M.I.A. from refugee child to international pop star. Matangi (M.I.A.) begins her journey as the daughter of the founder of Sri Lanka’s Tamil resistance during a violent civil war. She fled the conflict as a child and immigrated to the UK where she later became the strong confident voice known as M.I.A. Get more details here.

    When: Friday, June 28
    Where: LACMA, Mid-Wilshire

    Griffith Park Shakespeare Festival


    [dropcap size=big]A[/dropcap]re you into Shakespeare? Or cool free shit at the park? Catch the Twelfth Night and Pericles this weekend at Griffith Park. The performances will be held at the Old Zoo. Get your blankets ready and grab a friend. Get more details here.

    When: Saturday & Sunday, June 29 & 30
    Where: Griffith Park Old Zoo, Griffith Park

    Broke Times and Rag Top Pop-up

    [dropcap size=big]B[/dropcap]roke Times is comprised of two girls that just wanna feed you. They specialize in making an affordable and versatile menu. They will be serving up cornbread, greens, potato salad, and mac and cheese. Get some bomb BBQ from Ragtop Fern and dessert will also be served. DM them for details. 

    When: Saturday, June 29
    Where: Send Instagram message here.



    [dropcap size=big]H[/dropcap]ead over to Civic Center Studios for Discostan, a night of music and storytelling this Saturday. Discostan is a SWANA diasporic Discoteque. Raafat and Radi are providing an incredible chaabi sound, and Kohinoorgasm will also be gracing the soundwaves. There will also be readings by authors Randa Jarrar and Sham-E-Ali Nayeem, with selections from their new books with Donia Jarrar. Get details and tickets here.

    When: Saturday, June 29
    Where: Civic Center Studios, DTLA

    Day of Ancestors: Festival of Masks

    $0 - $50

    [dropcap size=big]J[/dropcap]oin LA Commons and KAOS Network for the 9th annual Festival of Masks. This festival was started by the son of Urhobo tribal chief Najite Agindotan. This event celebrates the West African tradition of Egungun or masked performance. There will be a bunch of dope artists including Rene Fisher-Mimms, Nzingha Camara, and Ben Caldwell. There will be libation ceremony, procession, and a lineup of dance and musical performances. Get more details here.

    When: Sunday, June 30
    Where: Leimert Park Village Plaza, Leimert Park

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