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Mexican Vegan Brunch, In the Arts We Rise, East LA Comicbook Expo & More ~ GTFO LA!

Wheeew! How is it basically Summer already? Enjoy the first weekend of June by getting the f*ck of house and heading over to some of these cool events. There’s art, comics, photography, Mexican vegan food, and an indigenous rap concert happening this weekend. Don’t miss out!  

In The Arts We Rise


[dropcap size=big]H[/dropcap]ead over to In the Arts We Rise this Friday for a night of art and music. The goal of this event is for participants to enjoy ideas of optimism, hopeful progress, and radical change through the appreciation of art. There will be live performances, including ones by MuWosi, StormDeBarge and ImJeronelle and art exhibits, including pieces by Createluv and R3iB0T. In the Arts We Rise is hosted by the Attic LA, a collective of artists and performers. Get more details here.

When: Friday, May 31
Where: 628 W College St, Chinatown

Weaving Words and Rhymes

$10 suggested donation

[dropcap size=big]S[/dropcap]upport and enjoy local indigenous rappers at Weaving Words and Rhymes this Saturday. This event will feature Jota Effectus, Mixe Represents, and Mare Advertencia Lirika. Bring a friend for what’s sure to be a great night full of music and more! Get more details here.

When: Saturday, June 1
Where: 4318 S. Main Street, South Central

Mexican Vegan Brunch

[dropcap size=big]T[/dropcap]rying to get a vegan brunch in SELA from a local pop-up? El Cielito Café is hosting Mex Vegana, a local vegan pop-up, they will be serving brunch from 9:30 am to 3 pm. There will be breakfast tacos with tofuevos, soyrizo, country potatoes, and pancakes. El Cielito is a really cool community space and cafe in South Gate decorated with art by local artists. They have great drinks too, and source their coffee from small farms across Latin America.

When: Saturday, June 1
Where: El Cielito, South Gate

Coming of Age Presented By Virgil Abloh

[dropcap size=big]V[/dropcap]irgil Abloh is one of the biggest names in the fashion industry. Abloh is both artistic director of Louis Vuitton's menswear collection and CEO of Off-White. Abloh curated Coming of Age, an exhibition on boyhood. There will be a limited edition giveaway of zines featuring the artists involved in Coming of Age. This event will be held at the Little Big Man Gallery in the Arts District. Get more details here.

When: Saturday, June 1
Where: Little Big Man Gallery, Arts District

Bloody Gums Presents 100 Portraits

[dropcap size=big]T[/dropcap]he Bloody Gums Collective is hosting 100 Portraits,  a photography show featuring all kinds of portraits ranging from conceptual, street, to fashion photography. There will also by some surprises by Red Futon, a Pasadena based creative space, and artist Mekael Dawson. Get more details here.

When: Saturday, June 1
Where: Infinity West Adams, West Adams

 On the Inside


n the Inside is a collection of 110 portrait drawings by LGBTQ+ artists that are currently incarcerated. The art is made from materials available to incarcerated artists, pens, letter sized paper, and dull pencils. There is even art made from innovations like an asthma inhaler filled with kool aid used as an air brush. This exhibit started with a small ad in the Black and Pink newsletter that called for art submissions from incarcerated artists, which led to the submission of thousands of art pieces. The opening reception is happening June 1 at the Craft Contemporary. Get more details here.

When: Saturday, June 1
Where: Craft Contemporary, Mid-Wilshire

East LA Comicbook, Art and Pop-Culture Expo


[dropcap size=big]A[/dropcap]re you a comic book lover? Head over to East LA for the Comic Book Art and Pop-Culture Expo! This is a community show that features local and independants artists, as well as a love for pop culture. There will be comics, artists, cosplayers, and some possible surprise guests. This event is free, open to all ages. Get more details here.

When: Saturday, June 1
Where: El Gallo Plaza, East Los Angeles

Calamansi Over Everything

[dropcap size=big]T[/dropcap]aste of the Pacific will be teaming up with chef Ralph Xavier Dagala, who was a contestant on MasterChef’s 9th season, and The Lokel Show for an afternoon of Filipino food. Just an FYI, Taste of the Pacific’s chicken skewers look bomb. There will be music and beer as well. Head over to Brewyard Beer Co. for a chance to try a surprise dish by chef Dagala. RSVP here.

When: Sunday, June 2
Where: Brewyard Beer Company, Glendale

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