Community Calendar: April 25, 2013- May 1, 2013

By EGP News

Today, Thur. April 25

5-11pm –“Who Remembers in East LA?” – The Year Book Exhibit, first edition. Art exhibit featuring Robert Vargas, Ofelia Esparza, Mario Lopez, Johnny Vatos, Fabian Debera; car show & more. Event is free, but donations requested & silent auction to benefit the Boys & Girls Club. Location: Cities Restaurant, 4512 East Cesar E Chavez Ave, LA 90022. For more information, visit “Who Remembers in ELA” on Facebook.

5pm—Thursday Night at the Movies at Robert Luis Stevenson Library. Come watch a movie at the library! Its free and fun for the entire family. Library is located at 803 Spence St. For more information, call (323) 268-4710.

7-8:30pm—Highland Park ‘Make Love, Not Gentrification’ Photography exhibit & discussion at Ave 50 Studio: 131 N. Avenue 50 LA 90042. Photographer and educator John Tapia Urquiza uses photos & and anecdotes to give a street level view of Highland Park. Free admission. For more information, call (323) 258-1435

Friday, April 26

1pm—High School Choir Festival at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Free Admission. Features 1,000 Students from 25 Southland High School Choirs & Special Performance by 80-Voice Festival Honor Choir & LA Master Chorale’s Professional Chamber Singers. Disney Concert Hall is located at 111 S. Grand Ave  LA 90012. For more information, call (213) 972-7282 or visit .

5-9pm—Happy Hour With a Cause Las Fotos Project Benefit at Eastside Luv Wine Bar y Queso, located at 1835 E 1st Street. A $5 donation at the door & a percentage of bar sales go to toward Las Fotos Project, a community-based nonprofit photography program for young Latinas facing adversity. For more information, visit

Friday, April 26

7pm—Rotary Club of East L.A.’s 9th Annual Casino Night Fundraiser. Fundraiser supports local & international projects, such as scholarships for local youth. Hosted by Pan American Bank at Tamayo Restaurant: 5300 E. Olympic Blvd. LA 90022. Advance ticket $35 ($40 at the door): includes $50 of gaming chips, light buffet, entertainment & prizes. Buy tickets online at or for more information contact Carlos Torres (323) 264-3310 or email

Saturday, April 27

9am-3pm—Two Separate Free Countywide Household Hazardous and E-Waste Roundups: South Gate & Florence-Firestone. 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. Location #1: South Gate Park,-Tweedy Blvd. at Hildreth Ave. Location #2: Roosevelt Park Senior Center -7600 Graham Ave. LA. For more information, call County of LA Dept. of Public Works at 1(888) CLEAN LA or go to, contact LA County Sanitation Districts at 1 (800) 238-0172 or

10-11am —Two Los Angeles Council District 1 Focused Debates & Forums (Eng &Span) hosted by The Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council in partnership with the Highland Park Heritage Trust, Montecito Heights Improvement Association and the MT. Washington Association. Debate will take place from in English and in Spanish from 11:30am to 12:30pm. Location: Highland Park Recreation Center – 6150 Piedmont Ave., LA 90042. For more

10am-2pm— 2013 Healthy Kids Day on Apr. 27 from at the Weingart East Los Angeles YMCA: 2900 Whittier Blvd, LA 90023. Take the whole family for free swim, games, food, health screenings, crafts, giveaways and more. Call the YMCA at (323) 260-7005 for more information.

5-10pm—Building Chicano Studies – Photo Exhibit of MECHA 1968-1975 at Cal State University, Northridge. Hosted by Jorge Garcia & Oscar Castillo. Screening of documentary “UNREST” Free event, free food. Location: First Floor Jerome Richfield Hall, CSUN, Northridge. CA.

2-4pm—Gang Intervention Street Rally presented by End-Time Evangelistic Outreach Ministry, Inc. Campaign aims to reduce crime and violence by gang members and drug addicts.  Hear live music & stories of hope from ex-gang members, drug addicts. For more information, call (323) 438-0724 or visit

Tuesday, April 30

2pm—Movie Day at the Arroyo Seco Library in Highland Park. Free movie screening of a new release or fan favorite.  Pillows, blankets and popcorn welcome! Library is located at 6145 N. Figueroa St. LA 90042. For more information, call (323) 255-0537.

6-7:30pm—Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Project Public Meeting at the PUENTE Learning Center. Get information on intersection improvements. Limited parking available, public transportation encouraged. Center is located at 501 S. Boyle, LA 90033. For more information visit


City of Commerce Kids are Cute Baby Show, May 4 at Rosewood Park from 9am-Noon. Open to children 3 and under. Pre-registration was required; contact City Hall to see if space still available:

Organization Telas de la Vida Presents “A Quilted Rebozo & Quilt Show” on May 5/Cinco de Mayo at Self Help Graphics & Arts. Telas de la Vida is passionate about quilting & sharing the Latino Culture with the quilting world. Event features Viewers Choice” Rebozo/Quilt Competition; Raffle of a Quilt & Rebozo (shawl); Handcrafted Items Reflecting Latino Culture for sale in La Tiendita & more. Admission is free, but donations welcomed. Self Help Graphics is located at 1300 E. First St., LA 90033. Easy access by Metro Link. For more information contact: Ida Leon Ramos at (626) 806-5512.

Lummis Day Fundraiser May 4 at the Heritage Square Museum. See an excerpt from “The Los Angeles Founding Families,” a unique theater piece dramatizing early California history. Enjoy live music, tasty specialties from neighborhood restaurants, sip wine or soft drinks & silent auction in one of L.A.’s most distinctive settings. Heritage Square is located at 3800 Homer St., adjacent to the Arroyo Seco Parkway. Tickets -$30 in advance, $35 at the door – at Galco’s, Antigua Coffee or Paypal at Proceeds support the 2013 Lummis Day Festival, set for Sunday June 2. For more info, email

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