Community Calendar: August 29, 2013- September 4, 2013

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Thurs. Aug. 29

5:30-8pm—Free Indie Rock Concert at Grand Park. Features live music, lawn games and more. Grant Park is located at 200 N. Grand Ave. LA 90012. For more information, visit


6-8pm—Education Yes! War No! Town Hall meeting at the Benjamin Franklin Library in East Los Angeles. Speakers will discuss the 1970 Chicano Moratorium anti-Vietnam war protest that drew over 20,000 people and where veteran reporter Ruben Salazar was killed. Speakers will address parallels that continue today in the immigration reform movement and military recruitment of Latinos with the promise of citizenship. Featured Speakers: Gloria Arrellanes-former Brown Beret leader & Chicano Moratorium founder; Ray Andrade-Vietnam war veteran from Boyle Heights; Carlos Montes-Chicano activist in immigrant rights and antiwar & organizer of the first Chicano Moratorium. The library is located at 2200 E. 1st St. LA, 90033.


7-8:30pm—Meeting on Long Term Sustainability of the Southwest Museum at Mt. Washington Elementary School.  The Autry National Center will make a brief presentation on the museum’s diverse collections, which will be followed by an open discussion on options for crafting a long term plan for the Southwest Museum. Simultaneous translation in Spanish will be available. Task force is separate from the Southwest Museum Coalition. School is located at 3981 San Rafael Ave. LA 90065. For more information, visit or call/text (323) 243-3549.


Friday, Aug. 30

8:30pm—Free Outdoor Movie at Pershing Square in Downtown L.A. This week’s feature is “The Adventures of Tin Tin,” rated PG. Movies are projected on a 40ft x 20ft screen. Bring lawn chairs, picnic baskets and well behaved pets. Food for sale. Pershing Square is located at 532 S. Olive St., Downtown L.A. Parking is available for $7 at the Pershing Square garage, located under the park; or you can ride Montebello Bus Line 40 from Beverly Blvd to 5th and Olive. For more information, call (213) 847-5556 or visit


Saturday, Aug. 31

3-4pm—Improv Poetry Workshop at the Montebello Library. Join local poets & writers in exploring how to use poetry to convey a powerful and practical message. Bring your ideas, curiosity, imagination & poems for sharing.Open to ages 12-18. Free art supplies & certificate to each participant. Presented by the Nuvein Foundation for Literature and the Arts of San Gabriel Valley. Library is located at 1550 W. Beverly Blvd. Montebello 90640. For more information, call  (323) 722-6551.


6pm—Free L.A. River Bike-In Movie Theater Screening of “Rushmore” at Marsh Park. Movie begins at 8pm, but come as early as 6pm to reserve your patch of grass, play lawn games, dance to our bike-powered DJ and eat some food! Park is located at 2960 Marsh St. LA 90039. For more information, go


Sunday, Sept. 1

9:30am—20-Mile, Slow-paced Funday Ride through Historic Filipinotown & Eagle Rock. Ride will explore some of L.A.’s Filipino neighborhoods & celebrate Filipino history & culture in LA. Stops include Filipino bakeries, businesses, Gintong Kasaysayan, Gintong Pamanamural in Unidad Park, and more. Meet at United Bread & Pastry, 1515 Griffith Park Blvd, Silver Lake, 90026.


Tuesday, Sept. 3

10-11am—Bell Gardens Preschool Storytime. Preschoolers and caregivers can take part in an age-appropriate art activity, movement & playtime and listen to stories in English & Spanish. Library is located at 7110 S. Garfield Ave. Bell Gardens, 90201. For more information, call (562) 927-1309.


Wednesday, Sept. 4

4:30-5:30pm—After School Adventures at the City Terrace Library. After school program focuses on different activities weekly, such as games, stories and art activities. This week, make colorful suncatchers. The library is located at 4025 E. City Terrace Dr. LA 90063. For more information, call (323) 261-0295.


5:30pm—Arroyo Seco Library Observe Moby Dick Month With Ocean Documentary Screening. Film explores ocean & ocean life. The library is located at 6145 N Figueroa St., LA (Highland Park) 90042. For more information, call



“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


ARTFEST 2013 Sept. 7at the East Los Angeles Civic Center. All day event includes a line of events for the entire family, starting with the Fishing Derby, 7 to 11am; East LA Bicycle Ride at 10am, (register at 8:30am) and bike decorating contest; Taste of East LA with great food from local eateries, 11am to 8pm; Art Walk and All Day Concert. Free admission. East LA Civic Center is located at 4801 E. Third St. LA 90022. Take Metro Gold Line East LA Civic Center Station & avoid parking hassles. For more info, call (323) 260-2360 or visit Presented by LA County Parks & Recreation and Sup. Gloria Molina.


Autism Speaks & Community Groups Host Free Developmental Screenings Sept 7 (8am-4pm) at Magnolia Place Family Center. Screenings open to children age 5 and under; only 100 appointments available. Bilingual staff also available to answer questions on early warning signs & to provide information on available resources. Magnolia Place is located a 1910 Magnolia Ave LA 90007. For more information or to register, visit

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