Community Calendar – Aug. 23 to Aug. 29, 2012

By EGP News

Through Sept. 9 —Mixed-media Exhibit Organized By The Chicano Resource Center of Los Angeles, featuring more than 100 photographs, videos, paintings and archival documents relation of the Chicano Movement of the 1960s and 1970s is now open at the Galería MCI, located in the basement of the Biscailuz Building at El Pueblo/Olvera Street Mexican Cultural Institute. The exhibit includes a special tribute to “Women of the Movement Then and Now.” Exhibit open Thurs-Sun, 1 to 6 pm through Sept. 9. 125 Paseo de la Plaza, #100, Los Angeles, California 90012

Today, Thursday August 23

4-6pm—Art Rocks offers free art lessons to kids ages 8-15.  Learn to paint and play music at the Neighborhood Youth Center in Bell Gardens, located at 5856 Ludell St. For more information and to sign-up, call (562) 806-7667.

5:30-7pm—ELACC hosts Take Back Boyle Heights Town Hall Meeting. East LA Community Corporation invites community members to voice concerns and create alternative guidelines for use of Metro-owned land in Boyle Heights. Location: 137 S. Soto St. For more information call (323) 604-1975.

6:30-8:30pm—Montebello Concerts In the Park Series Presents “Chico” at the City Park Amphitheater. Sponsored by Cook Hills Properties. Amphitheater is located at 1300 W. Whittier Blvd. For more information on upcoming shows, call Parks and Rec. at (323) 887-4540.

Friday, August 24

6pm—Movie Night & Ford Theatre JAM Session at the East L.A. Civic Center. From 6 to 8pm enjoy Folklorico Dance session followed by movie screening at sundown. The East LA Civic Center is located at 4801 E. Third St., LA 90022. Take Metro, exit ELA Civic Center Station. For more information, contact Los Angeles County Parks at (323) 260-2360, or visit Go Metro, 800-COMMUTE,

6:30-10pm—LA Music Center Hosts Bon Odori. As part of LA’s “Dance Downtown” program, come enjoy traditional Japanese performances. Audience participation encouraged. The plaza will open at 5:30pm and picnic tables will be provided; limited vendors available. The center is located at 135 N. Grand Ave. For more information contact Miles Hamada at (323) 620-0662 or email

Saturday, August 25

9am—42nd Annual Commemoration of Chicano Moratorium –March & Rally. March starts at Atlantic Park (570 S. Atlantic Blvd in East LA) and heads to Ruben Salazar Park (3864 Whittier Blvd.) where a rally will take place at 12 Noon. Speakers will discuss issues involving political repression and police brutality; the attack on journalists during May Day 2007; women’s issues; speakers from the Union del Barrio on the life of that group’s late founder, Ernesto Bustillos; cultural presentation by Danza Mexica Cuauhtemoc, and entertainment by Son Real, Aztlan Underground, Guerrilla Queens, El Vu and Folklorico dancers.

9am-3pm—Back to School Resource Fair at El Monte Valley Mall. Event includes a healthy family expo, free haircuts for school age children, give-a-ways and more. All resources and services are on a first come basis. The mall is located at 3754 Santa Anita Ave. For more information call (626) 443-0180.

9am-4:30 pm—Geek Squad Summer Academy’s Two-day Run at the Boyle Heights Technology Youth Center. Students will learn about the latest technologies in fun and interactive ways with classes on programming, digital photography, digital music and more. $10 fee goes towards a drawstring backpack, a 1GB USB drive, a t-shirt, and lunch for two days. Sign up today at

11am-1pm—Candidate Filing Workshop Hosted by the Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council at the Arroyo Seco Library. Workshop attendees/ interested stakeholders, will receive information and assistance on the process for filing for candidacy to the Board of the HHPNC. The library is located at 6145 N. Figueroa St. LA (Highland Park) 90042. For more information, call (323) 255-0537.

5-7pm—Learn from a wildlife expert how to protect your pets and home in Cypress Park at the home of Alexia Terran at 3319 Alice St. Bring your own chairs and food for a potluck. For more information call (323) 223-6840.

Sunday, August 26

4-6pm—Commerce Celebrates Ribbon Cutting of Brenda Villa Aquatic Center. Celebrate four-time Olympian and Commerce native Brenda Villa at Rosewood Park complete with live DJ and more. Ribbon cutting ceremony starts promptly at 4pm. Park located at 5600 Harbor St.

4pm—Antics Performance (kids) Concert at MacArthur Park. A creative multi-media urban and hip-hop dance production that mixes breakdancing, locking, popping, spoken word, theatre, and film into hand clapping, foot-stomping performances. Pre-kid’s concert includes face painting, crafts & more. Free & open to the public. Levitt Pavilion at MacArthur Park near the intersection of West 6th Street & S. Park View Street across from the Park Plaza Hotel, LA. For more info, call (213) 384-5701 or

Tuesday, August 28

6:30-8:30pm—El Sereno Community Meeting on Future of LAC+USC Medical Center. Community members are invited to discuss the best use of more than 90 acres of County-owned property surrounding historic General Hospital to promote wellness. Event will take place at the Los Angeles Christian Church on 2241 N. Eastern Ave. For more information call (626) 300-2363.

Wednesday, August 29

6-9pm—LA Business Source Center Key Business Growth Workshops present “Developing the Financial Portion of your Business Plan” at the Hollenbeck Police Station: 2111 E. 1st St, LA 90033. Space is limited, to RSVP or for more information, call (323) 264-9020.


Artwalk & Concert Sept. 1, at 6pm at the East L.A. Civic Center. ArtWalk will feature the work of 40 artists and local artisans and a concert by Louie Cruz Beltran. The East LA Civic Center is located at 4801 E. Third St., LA 90022. Take Metro, exit ELA Civic Center Station. For more information, contact Los Angeles County Parks at (323) 260-2360, or visit Go Metro, 800-COMMUTE,

The 4th Annual Taste of East LA at the East Los Angeles Civic Center will be held Sept. 8. The family-friendly event features over 20 restaurants in East LA, live bands, mariachis, DJ’s and more and is hosted by the East Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. For sponsorship opportunities call (323) 578-0513 or email

Recycled Resources hosts outreach event on Sept. 8 from 10am-1pm. Participants will learn basic training on mental illness, the homeless population in Los Angeles, substance abuse, communication and more to help reach out to the homeless population in Highland Park, El Sereno, Glassell Park, and South Pasadena. Gather at 715 Nolden St. For more information call (323) 697-0001.


Pan American Bank Offers Tickets to Chivas USA Games to Small Business Owners to either the Sept.15th or Sept. 29th game at the Home Depot Center. To qualify, small business owners must provide the last three months of credit and debit card processing statements for review by a Pan American Bank rep, who will show you how to save money. Non-profit organizations can also participate. For more information, email Alex Penaloza at or call Alex at (323) 264-3310.

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