Community Calendar: August 22, 2013- August 28, 2013

By EGP News

Today, Thurs., Aug. 22

6:30-8:30pm—Montebello Concerts in the Park Presents “Mix It Up Salsa with the “Sally Hansen Latin Band” at the City Park Amphitheater: 1300 W. Whittier Blvd. Free event includes live entertainment, dancing, food, and more. City presents in partnership with Cook Hill Properties.

 

7pm—Women’s Rights Day Commemoration: Gender, Race and Voting Rights at Solidarity Hall, 2122 W. Jefferson Blvd. LA. Radical Women’s annual commemoration of women’s suffrage will feature a discussion about how the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn key provisions of the Voting Rights Act will impact African American voters and other people of color. Home-cooked supper, with vegetarian option, served at 6:30pm for an $8 donation. For more information, call (323) 732-6416 or email radicalwomenla@earthlink.net or visit www.radicalwomen.org.

 

Friday, Aug. 23

10am—Affordable Care Act information workshop for Seniors at the Pico Rivera Senior Center. Congresswoman Linda Sánchez and Assemblymember Cristina Garcia will talk about the affordable care act and how it will impact seniors. They event is free and no RSVP is required. Spanish translation will be available. The Pico Rivera Senior Center is located at 9200 Mines Ave., Pico Rivera 90660. For info call, (562)267-9715.

 

Saturday, Aug. 24

8am—Community Bike Ride in El Sereno. The family-friendly event will begin with check in in La Plaza de El Sereno. The 10-mile ride throughout the city will begin at 8:30a.m. All ages are welcome. Riders under 18 must wear a helmet. La Plaza is located at 4910 Huntington Dr., LA 90032. For more information call, (323)572-8211 or email bikesinla@yahoo.com.

 

9am—43rd Chicano Moratorium Commemoration March & Rally in East L.A. March begins at Belvedere Park, 1st & Mednik Ave. and ends with Rally at Salazar Park, 3864 Whittier Blvd. Rally will include a memorial to the late East LA teacher and civil rights leader Sal Castro. Attorney “Bill” Shibley, son of Attorney George Shibley, will speak on his father’s role in successfully defending the “Sleepy Lagoon” defendants of 1942 as part of a retrospective for the 70th anniversary of both that trial and the 1943 “Zoot Suit Riots.” For more information, call Jaime Cruz at (323) 687-0963.

 

10am-6pm—Back to School Supply Drive at The Hook Up.  The Hookup Resource Center in Montebello will be collecting school supplies like backpacks, pencils, pens and notebooks to provide to veterans that are returning to school. The Hook Up is located at 923 W. Whittier Blvd. For info call, (323)516-6382.

 

7:30-9pm—Free Movies in Budd Weiner Park in Northeast L.A. Bring lawn chairs & blankets. Co-sponsored by Councilman Jose Huizar, the Monterey Hills Federation & Fresco Community Market. Free popcorn & drinks for all to enjoy. Park is located on Via Marisol between Vias Colina &Arbolada, LA 90042.

 

8pm—“Intimamente” – Tierra Blanca Dance Company for One Show Only at Plaza de La Raza Margo Albert Theater in Lincoln Heights. Tickets $10. Plaza is located at Plaza de la Raza 3540 N. Mission Rd LA 90031. More info at www.tierrablancaartscenter.org

 

Sunday, Aug. 25

5pm—Griffith Park Shakespeare Festival Free Family Workshop & Performances by Mojacar Flamenco at 6:30 pm & Players in the Park/Teatristas en el Parque performing Macbeth at 7pm. Learn about the play, explore Shakespeare’s language, take a backstage tour, and try out how it feels to be on stage. All ages welcome. Workshops in English & Spanish made possible with support from Union Bank. Bring lawn chairs & blankets. Reservations recommended, call (818) 710-6306. Donations accepted. Location: Old Zoo at Griffith Park (near 4730 Crystal Spring Dr.) Visit www.iscla.org for more information.

 

Monday, Aug. 26

5-6pm—Mariachi Music Class Open House at Bell Gardens Veterans Park. Learn about the new class offered to youth and adults. Participants will meet Richard Mata of the Mariachi Conservatory and other class instructors. Mariachi Voz de America and The Mariachi Conservatory students from Boyle Heights will perform. Admission is free. Veterans Park is located at 6662 Loveland St. For info call, (562)806-7650.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 28

Call for Appointment Time—Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC) auditions for the Young Men’s Ensemble. Open to middle- 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 www.lachildrenschorus.org.

 

Upcoming

“What TRIBE” Multi-Media Exhibition Opening Reception Sept. 5 at Self Help Graphics & Art. The What TRIBE project is designed to discuss negative stereotypical images of Native Americans in media and other diverse cultures. Time: 7pm. Self Help is located at 1300 East 1st St., LA (Boyle Heights) 90033. For more information, go to www.selfhelpgraphics.com.

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