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BarN LA Pet Adoption Event

Dylan’s Candy Bar - The Original Farmers Market

6333 West Third St. Los Angeles, CA 90036, Los Angeles, 90036

12:00pm to 4:00pm

Dylan’s Candy BarN, the nonprofit organization created by Dylan Lauren (founder and CEO of Dylan’s Candy Bar); and L.A. Love & Leashes, one of the city’s first shelter shops based inside Healthy Spot, Santa Monica; is hosting a Dog Adoption Event. The event will take place to increase awareness about saving lives through adoption, help animals in need find good homes, and donate event proceeds to animal welfare organizations. Fitting celebrities, media professionals, those looking to adopt an animal, and animal welfare advocates should attend.

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Bacon Fest

Los Angeles Center Studios

1201 West Fifth Street , Los Angeles, CA


The 4th annual Los Angeles Bacon Festival will take place May 1st at LA Center Studios. Featuring dozens of restaurants and bakeries, the event will play homage to all things bacon, presented in both sweet and savory dishes.

Admission includes samples of participating businesses' signature dishes, unlimited beer from over 20 breweries, cocktails, access to custom photo booth, Power 106 DJs, and much more. Admission ($60) is limited and will sell out in advance. For tickets and more information, go to www.labaconfest.com

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La Bulla

Plaza de la Raza

3540 Mission Rd, Los Angeles, 90031


La Bulla is back! This event is anticipated to be epic and will be hosted by the stunning model Yasmin Ferrada and the amazing and versatile actor, Richard Montoya. La Bulla will take place in the heart of Los Angeles at the famous Plaza De La Raza on Saturday, April 30th, 2016, from 7:00 PM to 1:00 AM. This event will showcase some of LA’s talented artists and musicians and will feature Lucha Libre films. But the highlight of the evening will be the live Lucha Libre matches.
La Bulla is brought to you by Exodus Events’, their mission is to create a new type of cultural experience specializing in arts, live entertainment, concerts, community outreach and fundraising. Last year’s successful event raised over $10,000 which benefited Plaza De la Raza’s art program. La Bulla gained tremendous support from the community including LA Councilman Gil Cedillo, film actors Sergio Arau, Aurelio Bocanegra, and Tom Kenny (voice Sponge Bob.)
The merging of art, music and live Lucha Libre has captured the interest of many Angelinos; making it one of the most popular cultural events in Los Angeles.
• Vintage car exhibit curated by Memo Ortega
• Live Lucha Libre matches curated by Masked Republic
• Art exhibit curated by Man One & Crewest
• Lucha Libre screenings by Hola Mexico Film Festival
• Live music by El Conjunto Nueva Ola
• DJ set by DJ Sloe Poke.
• Face painting
Richard Montoya is an actor, director, producer, screenwriter, comedian, and co-founder of “Culture Clash”. He is passionate about creating social and political change through a variety of artistic expressions
Yasmin Ferrada is an inspiring model that engages in community organizing through her work with Latino voter registration and diversity trainings. Yasmin is passionate about modeling, which is inspired by Chicana culture and aesthetics.
El Conjunto Nueva Ola will be rocking the house. A band who hailed from Mexico City who will definitely get you off your chair to groove with their iconic sounds of cumbia, new wave, rock and disco. El Conjunto Nueva Ola has been making waves throughout the music scene sharing the stage with legendary Latin musicians and bands such as Café Tacvba, Aleks Syntek, Belanova, Los Tigres Del Norte and the late Jenni Rivera. Their unique style has attracted the attention of many with their signature Lucha Libre Masks and Cumbia style. One can expect a spectacular performance full of energy, dancing, and fun.
DJ Sloe Poke is one of LA’s best DJ who can spin several genres of music. He can mix a Salsa classic like Joe Arroyo’s “Rebelion” with Celso Pina’s Sonidero hit, “Cumbia Sobre El Rio,” then follow those songs with Thalia’s poppy, “Piel Morena” and Frankie Cutlass’ club fave, “Puerto Rico,” making it all flow together. His diverse taste of music within culture and age has given him the edge to surpass other DJ’s in the game.
• 21 and over
• To avoid the hassle of longer lines, please go to www.labulla.eventbrite.com and purchase tickets now
• Online sales:
o Early bird special: $15 (ends March 31, 2016)
o General admission: $25 (ends April 29, 2016)
• Tickets at the door will be $30
• Location: Plaza de la Raza 3540 N. Mission Rd., Los Angeles CA 90031
• Like us / follow us on :
o Facebook: @Exodus Events
o Instagram: @exodus_events
o Twitter: @exodusprod
o Hashtag: #LaBulla #ExodusEvents
About Exodus Events:
Antonio Pelayo and Steve Guerrero have combined their creative and event planning talents to create Exodus Events, a full service event production company headquartered in Los Angeles.
About Plaza de la Raza:
Plaza de la Raza is a 501 © non-profit organization that provides after school programs and cultural events in the performing and visual arts for children, teens and families.

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Taste of the Eastside 2016

Los Angeles River Center and Gardens

570 W. Ave 26 #250, Los Angeles, 90065

4:00pm to 8:00pm

Taste of the Eastside is a food+drink festival that showcases the evolving and diverse food scene of the eastside neighborhoods of Silver Lake, Echo Park, Eagle Rock, Highland Park, Los Feliz, Atwater and beyond. 

Taste of the Eastside invites over two dozen restaurants from the evolving and diverse food scene of the eastside neighborhoods of Silver Lake, Echo Park, Eagle Rock, Highland Park, Los Feliz, Atwater and beyond. 

Each restaurant or chef showcases a signature dish or creates something unique just for the event.

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