Community Calendar: June 6, 2013- June 12, 2013

By EGP News

Today, Thursday, June 6

5pm— Screening of the movie “G-Dog,” a new film from academy award winner Freida Lee Mock at Home Industries: 1912 E. 1st St., LA 90033, hosted by Learning Works. 2nd screening  Tuesday, June 11, at 5pm at Learning Works Charter School: 90 N. Daisy Ave., Pasadena 91107. Popcorn and refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome.

7-8:30pm—State Budget Town Hall Meeting Hosted at Bell Gardens City Hall Hosted by Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia. Garcia will discuss status of state budget & potential impact on local families & businesses across the district. Bring questions on budget & other legislative issues. City Hall: 7100 Garfield Ave. To RSVP or for more information, call the Assembly office at (562) 402-4893.

8pm—3-Day/3 Performances of Puppets Retake Northeast LA kicks off at the Highland Park Ebell Club: 131 S. Ave 57, Highland Park, 90042. Additional performances June 6th kicks off with Leslie Gray’s moving shadow puppet story of a river rescue (adult themed); June 7th (8pm) toy theater show about the development of LA; June 8th (12 pm) family friendly program includes Gina Pavlova’s sly use of ordinary objects to tell fairy tales and a special historic show recreation from the vaults of the International Puppetry Museum in Pasadena. Advance registration strongly suggested at: For more information, go to or call (323) 850-8566.

Friday, June 7

5-10pm—Celebrate LA! A Free Family-Friendly Street Festival at Grand Park In Downtown Los Angeles. Event will include live music, art, and food and a tribute to Mayor Villaraigosa by former President Bill Clinton. Main stage performances by Grammy-winning artist Pepe Aguilar, the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, and a special evening appearance by Plácido Domingo. Grand Park is multi-street open space stretching from City Hall to the Music Center – Spring St to Broadway, between First & Temple.  For more information visit or call (213) 365-0605.

Saturday, June 8

8-11am—Ready to Learn to Swim? Commerce residents can sign up for summer swim lessons at Rosewood Park: 5600 Harbor St. Slots fill up fast, so register early. For more information, call (323) 887-4427.

3-5pm—Opening Reception Arroyo Arts Collective’s “Birds of a Feather” Art Exhibit 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, 90042. For more information, go to

Monday, June 10

6:30-7:30pm—Budgeting and Saving Class at the Benjamin Franklin Branch Library: 2200 E. 1st St. LA 90033. Make your money go further and set goals to save for future plans, such as college and retirement. For more information, call (323) 263-6901.

7pm – “The Taco Maker/El Taquero,” a “Chicano slasher dark comedy” film set in Boyle Heights presented by Teatro Urbano – Chango Cinema at the Hayworth Theatre: 2511 Wilshire Blvd. LA 90057.

Tuesday, June 11

5-7pm – CALARTS & Self Help Graphics’ Digital Media Student Art Exhibition. Free event featuring visual and digital art works created by local students. Self Help is located at 1300 East 1st St. LA 90033. For more information call (323) 881.6444 or visit

5-9pm—CERB, Collaborative Eagle Rock Beautiful Fundraiser at La Fuente Restaurant, 2256 Colorado Blvd., LA 90041. A portion of every purchase benefits the Eagle Rock Canyon Trail Purchase. Tell your server you are with CERB.

6-8:15pm—Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council Talks Bike Lanes: Presentation on bike lane alternatives to follow up the LADOT presentation last month in Montecito Heights. Location: Ramona Hall Community Center, 4580 Figueroa St.  just south of Sycamore Grove Park. It concludes at 8:15pm.


Attention DREAMers! Free DACA/ Deferred Action Workshop June 13 at the Robert L. Stevenson Branch Library: 803 Spence St., LA 90023. Bring your passport, photo ID, matrícula consular, school records, medical records, immunization records, bank statements, etc. Workshop in Spanish 5-6pm; English 6:30-7:30pm.

Father’s Day Event at the Lou Costello Jr. Recreation Center on June 14. Fathers, grandfathers and father figures invited to BBQ and Indoor Soccer Tournament. RSVP Required for BBQ. The center is located at 3141 E. Olympic Blvd., LA 90023. For more information, call (213) 485-9111. Sponsored by: Council District 14 Jose Huizar, PEPSI, WILL-I-AM, Hollenbeck PAL, Smart & Final, LA Dept. of Recreation and Parks.

Free 12-week Series of Citizenship Classes at the Benjamin Franklin Branch Library, starting June 15, 10am-12:15pm. Prepare for the citizenship interview and exam. The classes are presented by CARECEN in English and Spanish. The library is located at 2200 E. 1st St., LA 90033. For more information, call (323) 263-6901.

Roosevelt High School Music Scholarship Benefit Concert on Wed., June 19, featuring the Roosevelt Alumni Jazz Band & R & B Group performing jazz, Latin jazz, soul and R & B. Admission: adults $10 at the door; High & middle school students with ID $5; elementary students free.  Location: Roosevelt Auditorium, 456 S. Matthews St. LA 90033.

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