Saturday, January 5
9am-3pm—Free Countywide Household Hazardous and E-Waste Roundup at the Paramont Swap Meet. Los Angeles County residents can safely discard of household hazardous waste such as antifreeze, unused pharmaceuticals, car batteries, used motor oil, paint, pesticides, home-generated 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. The Paramount Swap Meet is located at 7900 All American City Way (off of Paramount Blvd.) in the city of Paramount. For more information, call County of LA Dept. of Public Works at 1(888) CLEAN LA or go to www.888CleanLA.com, contact LA County Sanitation Districts at 1 (800) 238-0172 or www.lacsd.org.
2-4pm—El Día de los Tres Reyes Magos Day of the Three Kings at Bell Gardens Library. Hear stories in Spanish & English. Art Activity: Make a rosca de reyes. The library is located at 7110 S. Garfield Ave., Bell Gardens 90201. For more information, call (562) 927-1309.
Sunday, January 6
7-10pm—Día de Los Reyes at the historic Olvera Street marketplace in downtown Los Angeles. Celebrate the epiphany of the Magi. See Gaspar, Melchor, and Baltasar as depicted in a colorful procession commemorating their journey following the Star of Bethlehem. Enjoy a live musical production. Find the baby doll in the Rosca de Reyes and win a prize! Enjoy a great meal and taking in some great shopping while there. Olvera Street/El Pueblo is located at 125 Paseo de La Plaza, LA 90012. For more information, call (213) 485-8247.
Monday, January 7
7:30pm—LATC Presents a Free Stage Reading of “El Gallo Bravo To Go,” featuring Hector Elizondo & JamesKaren Star. El Gallo Bravo is the former commandante of a Guatemalan penal colony in the 1980’s who fled Guatemala 30 years ago and now runs a chicken-to-go place in Corpus Christi. The Los Angeles Theatre Center is located at 514 S. Spring St., LA 90013. For more information, call (213) 489-0994 or visit www.thelatc.org.
Tuesday, January 8
4-5pm—Yoga for Teens at the Anthony Quinn Library. Start off the New Year fit and healthy by learning & practicing the basics of yoga. Wear comfortable clothing. Equipment will be provided. Open to ages 12-18. Library is located at 3965 Cesar E. Chavez Ave., LA 90063. For more information, call (323) 264-7715.
Wednesday, January 9
4:30-5:30pm—The City Terrace Library presents LA Opera Talks: A Kid’s Introduction to Opera. The interactive program introduces the exciting world of opera to school-age children, teens, and parents. Free admission. The library is located at 4025 E. City Terrace Dr., LA 90063 For more information, call (323) 261-0295.
Club Victoria at Ruben Salazar Park in unincorporated East Los Angeles will host a dance on Sat. Jan. 12 from 1pm to 4pm. The park is located at 3864 Whittier Blvd., East Los Angeles 90023. For more information, call (323) 260-2330.
The Montebello Library on Jan. 12 will present Barry Rothstein, author of “Eye-Popping 3-D Pets” and “Eye-Popping 3-D Bugs.” He will present amazing 3-D images and show you how to make them for yourself. Admission is free. Program starts at 2pm and is for teens and adults. The library is located at 1550 W. Beverly Blvd., Montebello, 90640. For more information, call Beth Krupsaw at (323) 722-6551.