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Weekend Guide: Selena Movie Night, Chingonas Rise, Punk Flea Market & More ~ GTFO LA!

9:37 AM PST on January 10, 2019

    If your New Year’s Resolution is to go out more, we definitely got you covered. It’s probably going to rain this weekend, but we can handle it. Luckily, most of these events are happening indoors. So GTFO and have some fun this weekend!

    ¡Viva Mi Gente! Presents: Selena Movie Night


    [dropcap size=big]H[/dropcap]ere's a chance to view Selena in theaters once again. This time, however, the screening will be accompanied with a mariachi performance, a panel, and tacos! The panel will also include Gregory Nava (director of Selena), Gladys Rodriguez (writer/co-executive producer, Selena Netflix series), Tery Lopez (Writers Guild West director of inclusion and equity), and Bianca Quesada (director, Live Nation Productions). It definitely seems like a great conversation that would benefit POC interested in filmmaking. More info here.

    When: Friday, January 11
    Where: Wiltern, Koreatown

    Spoonies, Crips & Cuties with Disabilities


    [dropcap size=big]I[/dropcap]f you’re a part of the LGBTQIA+ community and have a disability, Cuties Cafe is hosting “Crips, Spoonies & Cuties with Disabilities” which is a social and support group meetup. Meet other folks in your community. There will be two ASL interpreters and resource sharing. Shout out to Cuties Cafe for starting off 2019 with a ton of great events. Get more details here!

    When: Sunday, January 13
    Where: Cuties Cafe, East Hollywood

    Chingonas Rise!


    [dropcap size=big]J[/dropcap]oin Chicana/Latina influencers, educators, artists, activists, and vendors for an afternoon of speakers, poetry, music, and art making. Learn about how contemporary pop aesthetics holds roots in Chicana/Latina traditions, and about the rise and history of Chingona politics. Get more details here.

    When: Saturday, January 12
    Where: MOLAA, Long Beach

    For You: New Works By Pinche Kid


    [dropcap size=big]F[/dropcap]rom local event posters to social justice causes, Jesse Jaramillo’s iconic artwork is always landing on my Insta feed. Fortunately for Angelenos, he’s local and opening a show with all of his new pieces at the NELA art walk at Mi Vida. Stop by, check out his work and stroll through the rest of the artwalk on Saturday. More details here.

    When: Saturday, January 12
    Where: Mi Vida, Highland Park

    Los Angeles 4 Refugees / Solidarity Night Fundraiser

    $5 to $20

    [dropcap size=big]R[/dropcap]emember the migrant caravan headlines that dominated the media during the end of 2018? Central American migrants are still in Mexico and need resources. CARECEN (Central American Resource Center) is throwing a solidarity night fundraiser to raise money for a medical brigade and shelter resources for migrants in Tijuana. It looks like a great event, there is going to be a panel, a drag queen show, performances by local bands, and food by De La Luna Catering. Get more details here.

    When: Saturday, January 12
    Where: CARECENWestlake

    You Kids Get Off My Lawn


    [dropcap size=big]C[/dropcap]omedy at a reasonable hour and only featuring comedians over 30? Niche, but looks cool to me. You Kids Get Off My Lawn is a monthly free comedy show in Los Feliz. There's free parking (!!), and free refreshments from 7 pm to 8:30 pm. Surprise your special someone, arrange a few hours of babysitting, sip on some free refreshments, listen to some relatable comedy, and support your local comedians. Get more details here!  

    When: Saturday, January 12
    Where: The ClubhouseEast Hollywood

    Arts District Brewing Co. 3-Year Anniversary

    [dropcap size=big]A[/dropcap]rts District Brewing is celebrating their three year anniversary with the release of four new bottles and a few guest beers on tap. Grab a bite to eat at the pub, try a new brew, and play Skee-Ball on Sunday anywhere between 12 pm and 12 am. Get more details here.

    When: Sunday, January 13
    Where: Arts District Brewing Co.Arts District

    Punk Flea Market


    [dropcap size=big]J[/dropcap]oin local vendors and punk bands at the Punk Flea Market at the First Street Pool & Billiard Parlor. There will even be a fashion show. Get more details here.

    When: Saturday, January 12
    Where: First Street Pool & Billiard Parlors, Boyle Heights

    Paper Planes • MIA Night and Electro-Pop Party


    [dropcap size=big]M[/dropcap]issing 2000s electro-pop and indie beats? You’re in luck. The Lash is hosting an MIA night and electro-pop party. Enjoy favorites like LCD Soundsystem, Gorillaz, and more. If you get tired of all the indie hits, just hop into the next room over, there will be throwback party jams, hip hop, and R&B. Get more details here.

    When: Saturday, January 12
    Where: The LashDTLA

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