Like fellow East End venue The Summit less than half a mile away, Black Barbie is an up-and-coming DIY space. This new venue has been used for special events including live music, art shows, painting, yoga, dance, sculpting lessons, silent auctions, and recording. It is so new, in fact, when we visited on a recent afternoon we saw signage from the building's previous occupant, El Mante Taqueria & Minimarket still up on the building–we aren’t sure if the Black Barbie owners added the painted smiling face to it. Recent musical acts tend to lean towards indie rock, punk, garage and metal.

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