Community Calendar: May 16,2013-May 22, 2013

By EGP News

Today, Thurs. May 16

6pm—“Taste of Boyle Heights” Fundraiser & Public Concert Benefitting the East LA Community Corporation at the Historic Boyle Hotel-Cummings Block. Kicks off with a paid reception/food tasting with local restaurants & street vendors ($100 per person) at 6pm, followed by a free (no food) public concert featuring Buyepongo at 7pm. Councilman Jose Huizar & Leadership for Urban Renewal Now (LURN) to be honored. Boyle Hotel is located at 101 N Boyle Ave., LA 90033. For more information, call (323) 863-8040 or email

7pm—NELAart Short Film Series Screening featuring seven Independent Short Films at the Highland Theatre, 5604 N. Figueroa St., LA 90042. Tickets $10; Seating limited, advanced preferred seating available at Ticket gets you into the post screening party at The York, 5018 York Blvd. LA 90042. For more information, contact Alessandro at

Friday, May 17

8:30am-4pm—Alzheimer’s Association Annual Caregiver Wellness Day in Montebello. Caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease & other dementias get stress. Speak with professionals who specialize in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia care. $5 suggested donation. Location: DePaul Center, 1105 Bluff Rd., in Montebello 90640. To register (required) or for information, call Joseph Herrera at (323) 881-0574 or email

10am—Free, Three-Day LéaLA, Book Fair Kicks off at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Event includes exhibit space, author talks, book signings, discussion forums, and more than 100 activities in the children’s area. Ends Sunday. For more information, visit

6pm—Sacred Heart Community Fiesta 2013 in Lincoln Heights. Three-day event includes carnival rides, food booths, beer garden, live entertainment and more. Hours: Friday, 6-11pm; Saturday, 2-11pm; Sunday, 9:30am-8pm. Sacred Heart is located at 2210 Sichel St, between Griffin Ave & Workman St. For more information, contact Robert Vega (323) 574-1063.

8pm—Company of Angeles Presents L.A.Views: playlist at the Alexandria in LA’s downtown historic district: 501 S. Spring St, 3rd Floor. Playwrights’ mix-tape to Los Angeles, to its freeways and palm trees, traffic and culture, language and the Hollywood dream. Shows Friday-Sunday through June 9. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to

Saturday, May 18

8:30am-1pm—9th Annual Family Community Learning Faire at El Sereno Middle School, hosted by the El Sereno Healthy Start Project. Workshops on health, social, culture and education. Entertainment by Las Cafeteras & community bike ride led by the Eastside Bike Club. School is located at 2839 N. Eastern, LA 90032.

9-11am—Montebello Elks Lodge #2051 Monthly Breakfast. Open to the public, menu includes eggs, bacon or sausage, potatoes, waffles, juice, coffee & deserts for $8 donation. Location: Elks Lodge, 506 W. Whittier Blvd., Montebello; enter in the rear. For more information, call (323) 721-8506 between 2 and 9pm, Sun. after 9am.

9am-1pm—Free County Used Motor Oil & Oil Filter Recycling Event at East L.A. College. Free oil containers, containers for oil filters, shop towels and funnels while supplies last. Location: Floral Drive and Bleakwood Ave parking lot/1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, 91754. For more information visit

9am-Noon—Friends of the Los Angeles River (FOLAR) 24th Annual Great LA River Clean Up/La Gran Limpieza. Volunteers will clean up 15 river sites, including Taylor Yard, Fletcher Drive, Arroyo Seco Pasadena, Los Feliz and others. Service hour certificates available. Register at

11am-5pm—Free Admission to Museum of Latin American Art  (MOLAA), the only museum in the US exclusively dedicated to modern & contemporary Latin American art. MOLAA is located at 628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach, 90802. For more information, call (562) 437-1689 or visit

7pm—Family Movie Night Under the Stars at the Highland Park Recreation Center. Bring, blankets, chairs and snacks and see Disney’s Finding Nemo. Free & open to the public.  Hosted byHHPNC.  Recreation Center is located at 6150 Piedmont Ave. LA 90042.

Sunday, May 19

10am-Noon—Public Memorial Honoring Education & Civil Rights Activist Sal Castro, who fought along side East Los Angeles students for equal educational opportunities during the 1960s Walk Outs. Location: Sal Castro Middle School, 1575 West 2nd St. LA 90026. For more information, contact

Noon-5pm—24th Annual Museums of the Arroyo Day. Tour five museums and enjoy music, storytelling, art, crafts & entertainment for free at The Gamble House, Heritage Square Museum, The Los Angeles Police Museum, The Lummis Home and Garden & Pasadena Museum of History. For more information, visit


Monthly 4th Saturday DIY Marketplace and Music Fair at La Tierra de la Culebra Art Park in Highland Park on May 25th from 12 noon to 4pm. Local artisans will show their artwork. Food, kids activities & music. La Culebra is located at 240 S. Ave 57, Highland Park,  90042. Contact Alex for vender and schedule information: (323) 206-1209.

Endeavor to Achieve Homeownership Fair at the California Science Center on May 25, 9am-5pm. Includes workshops in English, Spanish & Korean on down payment assistance, credit repair, fraud prevention & more. Free admission to the fair and California Science Center: 700 Exposition Parl Dr., LA 90037. Pre-registration encouraged, visit

Free Small Business, Entrepreneur Conference on May 30 at USC Health Sciences Campus from 7:30am to 12:30pm. Learn about government & private resources that can help you grow your business. Topics: strategic marketing, business plan development, preparing a winning loan application & government contracting. Spanish translations available. USC Campus is located at 1969 Zonal Ave. LA 90033. For more information & to register, contact Vikki at (323) 264-9020 or via email at

Classical Repertory Theatre Company A Noise Within Presents Four Free One-Night Summer Play Readings, starting June 5 at 7pm with “The Heiress” by Ruth & Augustus Goetz & based on the 1880 Henry James novel Washington Square. A Noise Within Theatre is located at 3352 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, 91107. Readings are free, but reservations are appreciated, call (626) 356-3121 or visit for additional dates & titles.

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