Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.
ARTS DISTRICT—DTLA's crafty monthly pop-up, Artists & Fleas (647 Mateo Street) is back this Saturday and Sunday with its reliably talented crop of vendors that includes the Blossom Vintage airstream trailer, the Beautiful Things LA bus, Lustered Walnut, and RitaYma Jewelry, among a ton of other makers and vintage dealers. The 11am-5pm open-air market will also include a visit from the Falasophy falafel and hummus truck, the Zugo Liquitarian juice truck, and The Gypsy Bazaar, who will be selling henna tattoo and other beauty services.
ARTS DISTRICT—Mama Gallery's (1242 Palmetto Street) current exhibition from Lisa Solberg, Mister Lee's Shangri-La, has been building quite a buzz since its success at Miami's Art Basel. The immersive experience the artist has created, which includes pink neon lights, plants, and customized fragrance, and oh, exotic dancers expertly swirling around on poles (check the gallery's geotag on Instagram for visuals) has had guests to the gallery entertained to say the least. Now hear more about the concept from Solberg herself as the gallery presents "Mama Talks" this Friday at 7pm. The multi-media maven will chat for an hour with writer Meg Whiteford, then treat the audience to the aforementioned performances in the space.