Community Calendar: May 23, 2013- May 29, 2013 Issue

By EGP News

Today, Thur. May 23

5-7pm—Vincent Price Art Museum (VPAM) Opening Reception for New Summer Shows: 2013 Juried Student Art Exhibition featuring works by ELAC students who have completed a course in studio art, architecture or photography within the last academic year in the Small Gallery; LA-based artist Ana Serrano’s ‘A Daydreamer’s Street in the Hoy Space. Serrano’s hand-made urbanscapes use simple materials like cardboard, glue & paint to create miniature neighborhoods that reference L.A.’s colorful, eclectic street scenes. Both exhibits run through July 26. Free admission. VPAM is at East LA College: 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, 91754. For more information, call (323) 265-8841, or go to

6pm—Be Tartuffed! Adaptation of 16th Century French Satiric Comedy at the Foshay Performing Arts Theater. Performed by Scholar-artists of the USC Neighborhood Academic Initiative (NAI) Theater Workshop and Foshay Learning Center. Tickets are $8 at the door. Foshay is located at 3751 S. Harvard Blvd., LA 90018. For more information, visit

Friday, May 24

Noon-4pm—Monthly 4th Saturday DIY Marketplace and Music Fair at La Tierra de la Culebra Art Park in Highland Park. 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 information: or (323) 206 1209.

Saturday, May 25

9am-5pm—Endeavor to Achieve Homeownership Fair at the California Science Center. 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 ParkDr., LA 90037. Pre-registration encouraged, visit

9am-3pm—Too Toxic to Trash: Free Countywide Household Hazardous and E-Waste Roundup—. 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: 57th Street and Heliotrope Ave., Maywood Park. 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

10am-12 Noon—Ave 50 Studio’s Poetry for the People/Poesia Para La Gente in Cypress Park – A free one-time site-specific event to stimulate intercultural understanding and erase social stigmas, using poetry in English & Spanish with musical accompaniment. Location: Day-Labor Program at the Community Job Center at Home Depot, 2055 N. Figueroa St., LA. 90065. For more information, call (323) 258-1435.

3-5pm—Diavolo Dance Theater’s LA Familia: A Multi-Generational Family Dance Night at Plaza de la Raza Cultural Center in Lincoln Heights. All ages & ability levels welcome for the free event that explores dance, gymnastics, character gesture & more on special stages for this family-oriented dance & theatrical experience. Plaza de la Raza is located at 3540 Mission Rd., LA 90031. For more information, visit


Free Small Business, Entrepreneur Conference on May 30 at USC Health Sciences Campus, from 7:30am to 12:30pm. Attend “Applying Strategic Planning to Help Grow Your Business” & learn about government & private resources. Topics: strategic marketing, business plan development, preparing a winning loan application & government contracting. Spanish translation will be available. USC Campus is located at 1969 Zonal Ave., LA 90033. For more information and to register, contact Vikki at (323) 264-9020 or via email at

Health Justice for Eastside Students Conversation May 30 at Esteban E. Torres High School, hosted by InnerCity Struggle. Learn about the impact school-based clinics and other Community School strategies have on students’ academic success. The event will take place from 9am – 12pm; school is located at 4211 Dozier St., LA 90063. Space is limited, to RSVP email Adrian Escobar at or call (323) 780-7605 x128.

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.

June 6th Town Hall Meeting on State Budget State Budget Hosted by Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens). Garcia will discuss status of state budget & potential impact on local families & businesses across the district. Bring questions on budget & other legislative issues. Meeting will be held from 7-8:30 pm at Bell Gardens City Hall, 7100 Garfield Ave. To RSVP or for more information, call the Assembly office at (562) 402-4893.
Arroyo Arts Collective’s “Birds of a Feather” Art Exhibit Opening Reception June 8 at the Audubon Center at Debs Park. Exhibit features five women artists concerned with the birds found in Northeast LA community working in a variety of media. Exhibit runs through Aug. 31, Tues-Saturdays 9am-5pm. Free admission. The Audubon is located at 4700 N. Griffin Ave., Highland Park, LA. For more information, go to


The Bell Gardens Recreation Department is now accepting online applications for the 2013 Miss Bell Gardens Pageant. Young women who are residents of Bell Gardens and between the ages of 16-22 are encouraged to apply. The deadline to submit an application is 5pm, May 31. Visit to apply or for more information, contact the recreation department at (562) 806-7650.

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