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Don't let Olvera Street be empty! Get out, already! | Photo by km999@sbcglobal.net via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr

CHECK OUT SOME CABALLEROS
The Autry National Center of the American West welcomes its newest exhibit today. Bold Caballeros y Noble Bandidas aims to explore the development of Mexican popular culture and US-Mexico relations through the use of art, rare historical footage, feature film, music, and popular culture. Visitors will experience and learn about the monumental changes in the Americas that were initiated by the Mexican Revolution of 1910. The exhibit opens today and runs until Sunday, May 10th (Day of the Dead until Mother's Day).

TAKE A TIME-OUT FOR TAMALES
It's time for the 4th Annual Tamale Festival! Head over to MacArthur Park ("the tamales capital of the world" apparently) for: Tamale Cook-off, Altar Making Contest, Art & Crafts Booths, Best Commercial Tamale Contest & Best Homemade Tamale Contest, Tamale Eating Contest, Tamale Making Demo, Commercial Booths, Non-profit Booths, Kids Zone, Free Entertainment. Admission to the event is free! (Last year's fest was documented by LAist.)