Community Calendar: August 8,2013- August 14, 2013

By EGP News

Today, Thurs., Aug. 8

6pm—Presentation Workshop on USC’s 25 Year Master Plan for its Health Sciences Campus & surrounding area. Location: Hazard Park Gym: 2230 Norfolk St. LA  90033. Translation services will be provided. Co-sponsored by the LA-32 Neighborhood Council & Office of Councilman José Huizar. For more information, contact USC Community Partnerships at (323) 442-3572.

6-9pm—Free Community Forum on the Affordable Care Act in Maywood. Families, young adults & seniors will learn about financial assistance available to purchase health insurance, enrollment process, changes to Medicare and Medi-Cal and more. Open enrollment begins Oct. 1; coverage starts Jan. 1, 2014. U.S. Rep. Lucille Roybal Allard & Assemblyman Anthony Rendon will attend. Location: Southeast Rio Vista YMCA, 4801 East 58th St., Maywood, 90270. For more information, visit in English or en Español.

6:30-8:30pm—Montebello Concerts in the Park Presents “TIERRA” at the City Park Amphitheater: 1300 W. Whittier Blvd. Free event includes live entertainment, dancing, food, and more. City presents in partnership with Platinum Sponsor, Cook Hill Properties.

7-9pm—LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes Presents “Los Hermanos Herrera” as part of the Free Sones de mi Tierra: The Roots of Mexican Music summer series. Explore these styles even further with dance lessons by professional instructor Rafael Valpuesta and a film screening of “A Mexican Sound,” a documentary film by Roy Germano. LA Plaza is located at 501 N. Main St., LA 90012, across from Olvera Street and Union Station. For more information,  visit .

7pm—Avenue 50 & York Boulevard Park Planning Workshop at Burbank Middle School. The now city-owned empty lot at the corner of Avenue 50 and York Boulevard is slated to become a park. Find out how residents, business owners, and others can help design the park. Burbank Middle School is located at 6460 N. Figueroa St. LA 90042. For more information or to RSVP, contact Councilman Huizar’s Northeast Office at (323) 254-5295 or email Nate Hayward at


Friday, Aug. 9

7pm—Plaza de La Raza in Lincoln Heights Presents Noches de Variedad Cultural, weekly performances of music, culture, poetry, books and more. Presented by LA Educacion. Plaza de la Raza is located at 3540 N. Mission Rd., LA 90031. For more information, call (323) 223-2475.


Saturday, Aug. 10

9am-3pm—Too Toxic to Trash: Free LA County Hazardous & E-Waste Roundup at the Los Angeles County Office of Education in Downey. Safely discard household hazardous waste such as antifreeze, unused pharmaceuticals, car batteries, used motor oil, paint, pesticides, home-generated 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. County of Education is located at12830 Columbia Way, Downey. For more information, call County of LA Dept. of Public Works at 1(888) CLEAN LA or go to, contact LA County Sanitation Districts at 1 (800) 238-0172 or

10am—Open House & Back to School & Resource Fair at Newly Renovated Boyle Heights City Hall, hosted by Councilman Jose Huizar. City agencies & organizations at the site include the Housing and Community Investment Department, Bureau of Street Services, Department of Aging, College Track, SCE Credit Union, and others. Address: 2130 E. 1st St. LA 90033. For more information, call (323) 526-3059.

6-10pm—“The Cypress Village Tunnel Art Walk,” one-night-only free monthly art exhibit inside a refurbished pedestrian tunnel under Figueroa St in Cypress Park. Explore music, poetry & dance in a unique location. Sponsored in part by Fine Art Solutions. Location: Figueroa & Loreto St. LA 90065. (across from Nightengale Middle School).

7-9pm—Opening Reception of “Chispas,” a survey exhibition of L.A. women artists at Ave. 50 Studio in Highland Park. Chispas means sparks, and these artists are creating stimulating contemporary art. Runs through Sept. 8. Ave 50 Studio is located at 131 N. Ave 50 LA 90042. For more information, visit

7-10pm—Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre Presents Public + Art: Three Ducks in a Row at the East Los Angeles Civic Center. Live Music by Don Preston & Andrea Centazzo, featuring company dancers Teresa Barcelo and Nick Heitzeberg. Civic Center is located at 4801 E. 3rd St, LA. For more information or to RSVP for this free event, go to


Monday, Aug. 12

6:30-7:30pm—“Investing for Beginners” Workshop at the Benjamin Franklin Library in East LA, presented East Los Angeles Community Corporation. CDs? Stock? Bonds? Real Estate? Learn how to invest safely and avoid scams. Library is located at  2200 E. 1st St., LA 90033. For more information, call (323) 263-6901.


Wednesday, Aug. 14

4pm—Weekly Family Story Time at the Robert Louis Stevenson Library. Features engaging story telling & reading for kids and their families. Library is located at 803 Spence St. LA 90023.

7pm— Classical Repertory Theatre Company “A Noise Within” Presents Free Reading of “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” by Eugene O’Neill. Part of the Resident Artists’ Play Reading Series. 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.



The 52nd Annual Monterey Park All City Swim Meet will take place at Barns Park Pool on Fri., Aug. 16 at 5pm. 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.

Latino Comics Expo Makes So Cal Debut Aug. 17-18 at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) in Long Beach. Expo showcases the Latino experience in comic books and related arts. Will include panel discussions with comic creators, specialized workshops for children on cartooning and comic book creation, and screenings of animated short films. Open both days 11am-5pm. 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

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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