Win Tickets to a New Pool Party in Downtown Los Angeles Called Wavey

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Dim Mak and the Well want to mix emerging dance music, poolside vibes, and fashion this Summer at the historic Hotel Figueroa in Downtown L.A. Want to go for free?First, join our mailing list, then tweet your favorite song of the summer with hashtag #WAVEY and make sure to @LATACO so we know you want to go… if you don’t have Twitter, just leave a comment on this page (and include your email so we know it’s you).

Keep reading for set times and RSVP info…

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Chicanas, Cholas, Y Chisme presents “UN ACTO CON IMPACTO” ~ May 22

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Chicanas, Cholas, Y Chisme presents, “UN ACTO CON IMPACTO” , a collection of one-act plays written and directed by Latinas in celebration of Latina voices.  These 14 all-new works will be presented over 4 weekends, with Show 1 featuring 7 one-acts over 2 weekends and Show 2 featuring 7 different one-acts over 2 more weekends.

“Chicanas, Cholas y Chisme: Un Acto Con Impacto” is the second of three productions this year by Chicanas, Cholas, y Chisme, a program that began from the desire to foster more Latina-driven creative work.  Since its modest beginning in 2013, Chicanas, Cholas, y Chisme has more than quadrupled in size.  Because of its success, three different productions for short plays, one-acts and one-woman performances are scheduled at Casa 0101 this year.

Full Circle Night Market ~ May 16th

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Artist Lineup:
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Bashment Boogie ~ This Saturday Night

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Afro-Carib-Americana beats and grooves all night long…

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Bashment Boogie at The Mandrake
2692 La Cienega Blvd
9pm-2am
FREE
RSVP

Recap: “SEE YOU AT THE TOP” curated by Known Gallery and The Seventh Letter

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“SEE YOU AT THE TOP” was a photographic exhibition curated by Known Gallery and The Seventh Letter that appeared at The Vape Summit in Las Vegas from Thursday, April 30 through Saturday, May 02, 2015. The photography was presented in association with Black Reserve, and included work by: EVIDENCE / ESTEVAN ORIOL / STEVEN PERILLOUX / WILLIE TOLEDO / SABER / ZES / PATRICK HOELCK / QUAM ODUNSI / LANI LEE / GREGORY BOJORQUEZ / DYLAN MADDUX / BRENT BROZA / PEP WILLIAMS / AZIM LAKE / KC ORTIZ / ZANE MEYER

Keep reading for some of the incredible images which appeared in the show, plus photos of the event, the summit, and the installation of The Seventh Letter x Black Reserve booth… All event photos by Pics from Zane Meyer of Chop em Down Films.

First, please check out some of the work on display…

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Eastside Mural Ride ~ Boyle Heights, East LA

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There’s an old saying: In Europe – all roads lead to Rome. In Southern California – all freeways lead to East Los Angeles. Join us on Saturday, May 16th for a family friendly ride through the streets of Boyle Heights and East LA as we visit some of the most famous murals in our city.

This is the third in an unofficial series of guided mural rides; previous rides included North East LA & the North East San Fernando Valley. We’ll be stopping and discussing the history of the murals and current issues affecting the community. We will also have some of the artists discussing their work, and the current state or murals in the city.

Meet up at 10am at La Concha: 1214 East 1st St and we ride out from there. We will have bike marshals and support, but your bike needs to be in working condition for this ride. RSVP on Facebook ride updates and we’ll see you Saturday!

Pow! Wow! Long Beach is Coming This Summer!

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Pow! Wow! Hawaii is one of the most anticipated art events every year, and now the team behind the mural-centric art happening is coming to Long Beach! Look for new murals to pop up in the city between June 21-28, with a full spectrum of related events to compliment the large-scale art creation by a wide variety of featured artists. L.A. Taco will be covering all the action and have photo and video reports every day. Keep reading for the full artist list, the full press release, and more.

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Tonight: Fine Time Presents Project Pablo, Patricia & More

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5.9 (live vibey techno, funk infused house vibes)
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Location: 1203 W 4th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017

“Eternal Wipeout” New Works by Murk Lurks & Matt Borgia ~ Opens May 9th at Innocnts Gallery

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“Pizza Lovers” New Slices of Art From Benjie Escobar ~ Opens May 9th at Rose City Pizza

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Love pizza and art and wish there were more chances to combine the two? Your wish is Benjie Escobar’s command, as this Saturday he’ll take over Rose City Pizza in the SGV with a pizza-themed show. There will be unique items for sale, there will be custom pizzas to match the vibes, there will be craft beer, and it’s all going down in Rosemead. Full details and preview images below…

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about the show:
Los Angeles-based artist Benjie Escobar debuts a new body of work dedicated to the exploration of everyone’s favorite food: the almighty pizza. Going down at Rose City Pizza, located in Rosemead, CA, where they will be serving custom pizza flavors for the duration of the exhibition. Come thru, have a slice, dudes!

about the artist:
Benjie Escobar is known for his food-related artwork for a wide range of outlets – everything from food-themed art gallery exhibitions, to merchandise for popular restaurants. With a vast background in skate, surf and street wear apparel his art style can be seen on the backs of plenty of people in skate parks or fashion boutiques.

about the venue:
Tucked away in the San Gabriel Valley, Rose City pizza is increasingly recognized and acclaimed for its unique and original takes on pizza, tator tots and other classic comfort foods. They began to showcase more local artists this year with multiple group art shows in the restaurant, and are well known for having an absolutely epic rotating beer tap selection.

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Opens Saturday may 9th, 7pm at Rose City Pizza
3588 Rosemead Blvd. Rosemead, CA 91770

Benjie Escobar can be found at:
http://benjie.us/, or his instagram @benjieescobar

Recap: Taco Madness 2015 at Villains Tavern

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In honor of Taco Madness being an event for the people, we decided to give our staff photographers the day off to enjoy their tacos, and instead collected some of our favorite photos from Instagram.

The day long event consisted of good vibes and delicious tacos in every direction, along with some of L.A.’s best graffiti artists doing their thing while being serenaded by the sounds of our favorite DJs. We couldnt help but notice how it seemed like we were hanging out in one of our Tio’s back yards enjoying ice cold drinks and some of the most amazing tacos Los Angeles has to offer. The winner of our Best in Show taco was Tacos Cuernavaca– our mystery judge said it was a very difficult decision because all of them were great, but Cuernavaca was the best.

Huge thanks to Villain’s Tavern, Red Bull LAX, Azul212, AlexandertheGreatestofThemAll, and all the people who came out to celebrate Los Angeles and the taco lifestyle with us.

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