Community Calendar: May 10, 2012 to May 16, 2012

By EGP News Report

May 11 & May 12: Lola in Lincolnlandia - Teens Bring the Statues of East LA’s Iconic Lincoln Park to Life in Premiere Production. Middle and high school students in CalArts Community Arts Partnership (CAP)/Plaza de la Raza’s Theater Program create a musical dreamscape to explore issues of teenage identity and cultural heritage, this weekend at 7:30 pm at the Margo Albert Theater at Plaza de la Raza: 3540 N. Mission Rd. LA 90031. Cost: Free. Reservations advised. Call Plaza de la Raza at (323) 223-2475. Repeat performances will be held May 25 & 26 at REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater) in downtown LA; 631 West 2nd St., 7:30 pm. Call REDCAT’s box office at (213) 237-2800

Today, Thursday, May 10
4-6:30pm—“3 on 3 Soccer Tournament in Bell Gardens at the Neighborhood Youth Center.
Free sign-ups for tournaments in three division, ages 7-9 (Division A), 10-12 (Division B), and 13-15 (Division C). Meet at the neighborhood center located at 5856 Ludell Street, Bell Gardens, CA 90201. For more information, call (562) 806-7667 or email

Friday, May 11
10am-7pm—LéaLA (ReadLA), the Spanish Book Fair & Cultural Festival at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
More than 130 authors presenting books in Spanish; book signings & discussions; children’s programs and more. Continues through May 13. Free admission, for more info, visit:

5:30pm—Bell Gardens Police & Faith-Based Community “Light the Flame-Candlelight Vigil”at Bell Gardens High School: 6119 Agra St. Bell Gardens 90201. All our invited.

8pm—Charity: Part III of a Mexican Trilogy opens at The LATC-Latino Theater Company in downtown Los Angeles. Written by Evelina Fernandez, and stars Mexican actress Ofelia Medina, Sal Lopez, Geoffrey Rivas, Lucy Rodriguez and more, under the direction of Jose Luis Valenzuela. Tickets: $40 general admission/$20 students, seniors & veterans; $10 Thursdays. The LATC is located at 514 Spring St., LA. For more dates and information, go to

9am-3pm—Too Toxic to Trash: Free Countywide Household Hazardous and E-Waste Roundup in La Mirada. Residents can safely discard of household hazardous waste such as antifreeze, unused medications, car batteries, used motor oil, paint, pesticides; sharps waste such as hypodermic needles, pen needles, syringes, lancets, and intravenous needles; universal waste including household batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, and electronic waste (e-waste) such as TVs and monitors, computers, VCRs, stereos and cell phones. Drop off site: La Mirada Regional Park, Tennis Court Parking Lot on Adelfa Drive. For more information, call LA County Dept. of Public Works at 1(888) CLEAN LA or go to or the Sanitation Districts of LA County at 1 (800) 238-0172 or

Saturday, May 12
11am-4pm—Free Fun at National Train Day at Union Station, marking the 143rd anniversary of America’s first transcontinental railroad.
Celebrate train travel by riding the rails to attend the event. Take Metro’s Red, Purple or Gold Lines, Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner or Metrolink’s San Bernardino Line or Orange County Line to Union Station. Free fun activities include, interactive exhibits and model train displays; tours of Amtrak equipment, freight and commuter trains and notable private railroad cars; live entertainment and more.

1-4pm—2nd Annual Boyle Heights Community Dog Show at Resurrection Church in Boyle Heights. Families can enter dogs in a variety of categories. Resurrection is located at 3360 Opal St. LA 90023. For more info:

4-8pm—Northeast Democratic Club Fundraiser Art Auction & Sale – 1950’s Theme! Tickets $20 on line at For more information, call (323) 254-1084.

7-10pm—Opening Night Reception: Frank Romero in his first solo show with the Avenue 50 Studio: City and Country ˜ Recent Work. As a member of the 1970s Chicano art collective, Los Four, Romero and fellow artists Carlos Almaraz, Beto de la Rocha and Gilbert Lujan, helped to define and promote the new awareness of La Raza through murals, publications and exhibitions. Avenue 50 Studio is located at 131 N. Avenue 50, Highland Park, 90042. For more information, call (323) 258-1435 or visit

Sunday, May 13
3pm—Free Mothers Day Concert presented by The CalStateLA Symphony Orchestra/Olympia Youth Orchestra at the historic San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, 320 S Mission Dr., San Gabriel, 91776.
Concert will feature Brett Deubner, viola professor of Temple University in the North American premiere performance of the Viola Concerto by contemporary composer Amanda Harberg. Other work by Glinka, Mascagni and Mozart. Free tickets are available by visiting the website at

Monday, May 14
6-8pm—Metro & Caltrans Host SR-710 Study Open House in El Sereno.
Hear about options to improve mobility and relieve congestion within the study area. Learn about the process and concepts under evaluation, including a “no build” alternative, improvements to local streets, more transit systems & freeway options. The open house will be held at El Sereno Senior Center: 4818 Klamath Pl., LA 90032. A meeting will also be held Thurs., May 17 at Eagle Rock Elementary: 2057 Fair Park Ave, LA 90041.

Monterey Park Celebrates its Birthday with Play Days –May 17-20 at Barnes Park.
4-day carnival will include a roller coaster, live entertainment, great food and a Play Day Idols contest. Pre-sale tickets now on sale. Play Day Parade is May 19-on Garvey Ave at 11am. Barns Park is located at 350 S. McPherrin Ave. (behind City Hall). For more information, call (323) 307-1390.

5th Annual PEACE in the Northeast Day is set for May 19. The march promotes peace and unity, and includes a resource fair, 5K run, family activities, food and entertainment. Sonia Sotomayor Learning Academies, 2050 N. San Fernando Rd., LA 90065. For more information email

Tickets are now on sale for the May 29 Lummis Day fundraiser from 7-9pm at the Lummis Home: 200 East Ave 43, LA 90042. There will be food from local restaurants, beer, wine and soft drinks; silent auction of wines, artwork and collectibles. Tickets: $30 in advance/$35 at the door. Purchased tickets online at the Tickets available at Highland Park businesses: Galco’s -5702 York Ave, or Antigua Café -3400 N. Figueroa St.

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