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LA Chinatown Firecracker Festival One of the longest-running and largest Lunar New Year charity runs in the country, the Firecracker run will use 100% of its proceeds to invest in the local community. With Chinatown already one of the most up-and-coming spots in LA, you’ll definitely want to check out one of the four events this year: the 20/40 mile bike ride, the 5K run/walk, the 10K run/walk, or the kiddie run. Y’know, if you’re a kiddie. $25-$60; Saturday &...

Rubio’s Wild Argentinian Red Shrimp Has Arrived

It’s that special time of year again when people all over the world eat fish on Fridays. You can always get the same old fish fillet sandwich from your local fast food spot, or you can try a wild, exotic treat. Only available during this season, enjoy a delicious bowl or taco plate filled with Wild Argentinian Red Shrimp from Rubio’s. I’m not going to lie, I love shrimp and was pretty excited to try these dishes. But would they...

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Monday: Mezcal Mondays at Petite Petite and offering half off Mezcal and Tacos all night. They will also have a mariachi band there for the launch this Monday, along with brisket tacos made by Burt Bakman who is the one doing brisket at SLAB. Mondays; 755 N La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069; 310.855.7223 The Stalking Horse Late Night Social The Stalking Horse’s new late night social means you can grab $5 Stalking Horse Brew; $8 classic cocktails; $9 wine by the glass, along with pub...

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Chinese New Year Festival The annual Chinese New Year Festival is taking place at the Central Plaza in Chinatown. The family-friendly event has live music, cultural performances, cultural artisans, vendors, food trucks and a craft beer garden. The highlight of DTLA’s Chinese New Year festivities is the 119th Annual Golden Dragon Parade. The parade features dozens of floats, marching bands, entertainers, local business leaders and cultural groups. The parade starts at Hill and Ord streets and concludes at Broadway and Cesar Chavez. The...

AMLA GLOW by Dr. Raj Kanodia

For centuries, the amla fruit—also known as the Indian Gooseberry—has been consumed for its ultra-nourishing and rejuvenating properties. It has been used in Ayurvedic medicine, a traditional Indian medical practice, as a revitalizing tonic. Your skin needs antioxidants to fight damage from environmental pollution and stress. With smog, this is needed more in Los Angeles than anywhere else! Amla contains the highest level of antioxidants versus other fruits, and is one of the richest sources of vitamin C, amino acids and...