CaminArte: El Grito de Boyle Heights
Fri., Sept. 13-3-10pm—Art, Music, Culture & Much More at Mariachi Plaza. Admission is free. Presented by the Boyle Heights Farmers Market & El Merkado Negro. Take the Metro Gold Line to Mariachi Plaza: 1st Street between Boyle Ave and State St.
Rio Hondo to Host Latino Heritage Celebration
Sat., Sept. 14 – 1-4pm—Rio Hondo College is hosting its first-ever Latino Heritage Celebration. The event is free & open to the public, and will feature entertainment from Folklorico dancers, mariachi, food & more in the Rio Hondo Quad: 3600 Workman Rd., Whittier 90601.For more information, call (562) 908-3492.
Mexican Independence Weekend Festival on Olvera Street
Sat. & Sun, Sept. 14-Sept. 15 -11am-6pm—The annual celebration at El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument includes live music, dancing, carnival games, rides, exhibit booths & great fun for the entire family. Olvera Street restaurants & shops with be open for you to enjoy. Festival runs 11am to 6pm Sat & Sun; On Mon. Sept. 16, live entertainment from 12 noon to 6pm. No cost to attend. Olvera Street is located in Downtown L.A., across from Union Station. $5 (cash only) parking all day, every day in Lot #5, 711 Alameda St. 90012. For more information, visit, www.elpueblo.lacity.org.
¡Mexican Independence Day! at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes
Sun., Sept. 15 -12 Noon-4pm—¡Viva Mexico! Sept. 16 marks the beginning of the Mexican War of Independence. Celebrate this monumental day in history at LA Plaza in Downtown LA, across from Olvera Street. Enjoy live musical and dance performances by Resurrección Mexican Folklorico, Ballet Coco, and more! Prepare your own pico de gallo in LA Plaza’s culinary arts workshop and plant beds of cilantro in our garden. Visit the exhibition LA Starts Here! Event is free & open to the public. For info, go to http://lapca.org/.
Bell Gardens Fiesta at Veterans Park
Mon, Sept. 16 -3:30-5:30pm—Learn about and celebrate Mexico’s Independence with tons of games, trivia, and a huge piñata. Cost is $2 per child. Time: 3;30-5:30 pm. Park is located at 6662 Loveland St.
Hispanic Heritage Month: The Latino Author Summit at the University of La Verne.
Sat, Sept. 21 – 10am-5pm—Event, hosted by nonprofit Latino Literacy Now (LLN) & the University of La Verne, the event will feature dozens of Latino authors & is being held this year in lieu of LLN’s annual Latino Book and Family Festival. All-day event will cater to middle school-college-age youths, teaching them about leadership, scholarship & publishing opportunities and mentorship. A small feria/fair will include food, drinks, music and exhibits. The 3rd Latino Books into Movies” awards will take place at 4pm in Ballroom A of the Campus Center. University is located at 1950 3rd St., La Verne 91750. For more information, visit wor call (858) 603-8680.
Fiesta en México at the Anthony Quinn Library in East Los Angeles.
Tuesday, Oct. 15, 4-5pm—Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by learning about Mexican dances from different regions of Mexico. Free & open to the public. The library is located at 3965 Cesar E. Chavez Ave. LA 90063. For more information, call (323) 264-7715.