Community Calendar: August 15, 2013 – August 21, 2013

By EGP News

Thursday, Aug. 15

7pm—Downtown Repertory Theatre Performs “Romeo and Juliet” at El Pueblo de Los Angeles (Olvera Street) for three consecutive weekends. Free admission. Repeat performances will be held Aug.16 (7pm), Aug. 17 (8pm); Aug. 22, 23, 25, (7pm); Aug. 29-31 (7pm). Location: Historic Pico House, 424 N. Main St., LA 90012. Park in Lot 2 on Main St., between Arcadia & Cesar Chavez, or take Metro to Union Station.


Friday, Aug. 16

5pm—The 52nd Annual Monterey Park All City Swim Meet at Barns Park Pool. Competitive swimmers and swim lesson students are invited to show off their swim skills. Free food and refreshments for all participants. Barns Park is located at 350 S. McPherrin Avenue. For more information, call (626) 307-1388.


7:30pm—Plaza de La Raza Summer Nights Series With Hermanos Herrera playing regional Mexican music. Also performing will be Folklor Pasion Mexicana & Plaza’s Youth Folklorico and Mariachi Ensembles. Tickets $10; Buy in advance online at Brown Paper Tickets.  Plaza de la Raza Cultural Center is located at 3540 N. Mission Rd, Lincoln Heights 90031.


Saturday, Aug. 17

8am-12pm—AltaMed’s 5k “Run for Life” in East Los Angeles. Walkers and runners of all ages are welcome to participate in the event at ELAC stadium located at 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez in Monterey Park. The event will feature free health screenings. Registration cost: $25. For more information, call (323)477-3862.

11am-5pm—Latino Comics Expo Makes So Cal Debut at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) in Long Beach. Expo showcases the Latino experience in comic books & related arts & will include panel discussions with comic creators, specialized workshops for children on cartooning, comic book creation & screenings of animated short films. Open same hours on Sunday. General Admission $9; Students & Seniors $6 ; 12 & under & MOLAA members free. Museum is located at 628 Alamitos Ave Long Beach 90802. For more info, visit

12-8pm—LA Taco Festival at Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights . Event will feature 20 of LA’s tastiest taco vendors, music, and arts & crafts. For more information visit

1-5pm—4th Annual Community Resource & Job Fair in Highland Park.  Event is a collaboration between local churches, businesses & community groups. Bring plenty of resumes to share employers that are hiring. Live music, food and more. Free Admission. Location: 5319 N. Figueroa St., LA 90042 (parking lot next to Reina’s Insurance. For more information, call Wayne Turner at (323) 484-024.

5-8pm—Opening Reception for “El Pueblo: A Photographic Celebration” at the Pico House on Olvera Street in downtown Los Angeles. Presented by the Los Angeles Photographic Project. Sponsored by the El Pueblo Park Assoc. El Paseo Restaurant and Command Strips. Exhibit runs through Sept. 16. Free admission.


Sunday, Aug. 18

9am-12 Noon—Low-Cost Dog & Cat Vaccine Clinic at Ascot Hills in El Sereno: Rabies $5 – Ages 4 months & older (Dogs and Cats); Distemper & Parvo $10 -6 weeks & older (Dogs); Bordetella $10 – 8 weeks & older (Dogs); FVRCP $8 – 8 weeks & older (Cats) FELV $12 – 9 weeks and older (Cats). Ascot Hills  is located at 4371 Multnomah, LA, 90032. For more information call Councilman Jose Huizar’s El Sereno Constituent Services Center at (323) 226-1646.


Tuesday, Aug. 20

4-8pm—Music Fest at the Old L.A. Farmers Market in Highland Park With “Calico & Severin Browne.” Enjoy the music, meet your neighbors, purchase some organic food, artwork, hand-crafted items. Music Fest continues on Aug. 27. Farmers market is located on Ave. 58 at Figueroa Street near the Metro Gold Line Highland Park Station (LA 90042.)



The Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC) will hold auditions Aug. 21 & 28 for its Young Men’s Ensemble. Open to Middle school- and high school-aged boys with changing or changed voices. Candidates must prepare one solo art or folk song and will also be gauged on their ability to sing as part of an ensemble, and should be proficient in the fundamentals of music theory and musicianship.  The vocal audition also includes a written music theory test and a sight-singing evaluation. Auditions will be held at Pasadena Presbyterian Church: 585 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, 91101.  For more information or audition appointment, call (626) 793-4231 or visit


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