Weekend events: Tahdig Tacos, Cheech’s Chicano Art Museum, LBC Taco Festival and the first LGBTQ+ mariachi band


We can’t stand the thought of you being bored this weekend. So we’ve put together an events guide highlighting some of the fun things to do in and around LA over the next few days. Enjoy!


  • If you’ve ever dreamed of spending an hour or two of your life immersed in the life and work of Frida Kahlo, your ship has arrived. The Immersive Frida exhibition is open in Hollywood, with 500,000 feet of video projections covering the walls and floor with the paintings and story of the great artist. Edibles not required, but… $29.50 tickets here6400 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028

  • You are in the high desert. it’s hot. But you see an oasis in sight. This is Hoja Blanca, a new modern Mexican restaurant in Palm Springs from Omar and Arnold Limon, who brought their pop-up to a physical space at Flannery Exchange, featuring Bluefin tostadas with tamari-miso dressing and salsa macha; aguachile with salsa negra and grapes; and a prime rib tenderloin with a mole of burnt eggplant, cilantro chimichurri and pink peppercorns.


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  • Dance DTLA, a free evening of guided dance lessons to local DJs and bands live at the Downtown Music Center’s Jerry Moss Plaza, will focus on salsa music with DJ Aragon and instructor Leslie Ferreira this Friday night, followed by nights dedicated to hip-hop, Bollywood, cumbia, etc. 7-11 p.m., 135 N. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012, RSVP here


  • Open market collaborates with Perilla LA chef Jihee Kim for his series of sandwiches in collaboration with chefs. Jihee imagines a Korean-Italian Deli sandwich would be like, channeling Bay Cities into a sandwich with thinly sliced ​​galbi-marinated pork shoulder, with cabbage banchan, Kewpie and provolone between a Clark Street baguette. 11am-3pm, pre-orders can be placed online3339 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010

  • We heard a rumor that you like tacos. And I can only infer that you would like Long Beach Taco Festival, which goes down Saturday with talented taquero/tels like Evil Cooks and Asadero Chikali. Be there. $25 tickets here, 12 p.m.-6 p.m., 855 Elm Ave. Long Beach, CA 90813
  • The Vast kicks off its “Summer Happenings” series Friday with “Now We’re Here,” featuring an all-LGBTQ and Latinx lineup of artists/performers spanning the worlds of pop, hip-hop, electronic, spoken word, and more, including a vinyl set from the artist and DJ known as cocteautwinks and the return of Mariachi Arcoiris of Los Angeles, dubbed “the world’s first LGBTQ+ mariachi band.” Tickets include access to the museum, including special exhibitions This is not the American flag and Takashi Murakami: Walking on the Tail of a Rainbow. 8 p.m., $25 tickets here221 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Westcoast rapper Warren G sits for a portrait.


  • The California African American Museum will celebrate black farmers, chefs and entrepreneurs at a Tenth edition of its Propserity Market pop-up at the Parc des Expositions. There will be a Farmer’s Market with crafts and prepared foods, a DJ, cooking demonstrations, storytelling and art stations for families, raffles and a sound bath. Free, 11am-3pm, RSVP here600 State Dr., Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90037
  • Don’t forget Father’s Day. And don’t forget that the three slots of the powerhouse of coffee and pastry Goodboy Bob (Culver City, Manhattan Beach and Santa Monica) are offering Steak and Egg Chapatis with Top Sirloin, Pickled Jalapenos, Hot Sauce, Cheddar Hooks and Eggs, and Milk and Cookie Cake . The Santa Monica site will also feature live music. We think you’ve made Father’s Day a success.

  • The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art and Culture The Saturday grand opening is sold out at Riverside, but tickets are still available for Sunday. The collection, in partnership with the famous comedian and actor, who is one of the world’s foremost collectors of Chicano art, will house “hundreds of paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptures” and will be a major destination for art chicano. . $10.95 to $15.95 tickets here3581 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, CA, 92501

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