Community Calendar: December 5, 2013 – December 11, 2013

By EGP News

Today, Thur., Dec. 5

4-7pm—City Terrace Library Presents A Mobile Film Classroom for Teens. Learn all the latest tips and techniques for filming and editing your own movies. This is a special 3-hour program lead by knowledgeable and professional instructors. The library is located 4025 E. City Terrace Dr. LA 90063. For more information, call (323) 261-0295.


7:30pm— Independent Shakespeare Co. Presents the holiday Classic  “A Christmas Carol With Charles Dickens.” Runs through Dec. 22 in the group’s Studio: 3191 Casitas Ave, #162 LA 90039. Performances Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30 pm & Sundays at 2pm. No shows Dec. 13 & Dec. 15. Tickets: $20 Adults, $15 Students. For more information or to buy tickets, go to or call (818) 710-6306.


Friday, Dec. 6

7pm—Los Poets del Norte, El Merkado Negro and Espacio 1839 present “Yo Soy Boyle Heights”  Volume 2, an inter-generational gathering of art & poetry, music, history, cultura, neighborhood chisme y mucho mas! The event is free & open to the public. Espacio 1839 is located at 1839 E. 1st Dt. LA 90033.



Saturday, Dec. 7

8am-12:30pm—Parent Academy at Cal State L.A. to assist parents of first-time freshmen in understanding,  participating in their children’s transition to higher education; transition to college life; financing college and more. Location: CSULA Golden Eagle Ballrooms (at the Eastern Ave exit, San Bernardino (I-10) freeway, at the interchange of the 10 and 710 freeways.


10am-12Noon—Affordable Care Act Information Session at the PUENTE Learning Center hosted by US Rep. Xavier Becerra & LAUSD Board Member Monica Garcia. Session will include a presentation and one-on-one counseling in multiple languages. PUENTE is located at 501 S. Boyle Ave., LA 90033. To ensure that you get to speak to a Covered California Certified Educator, RSVP at (213) 481-1425.


2pm—Floricanto Center for the Performing Arts Free Posada/Fandango. Show unites traditions of a typical Posada-piñata, singing of traditional holiday Mexican songs & foods & drinks of the season with the traditions of La Rama and Fandango from the state of Veracruz, Mexico.  Admission is free. Center is located at 4232 Whiteside St. LA 90063. For more information, call Floricanto Center at (323) 261-0385.


7:30pm—Santa and the Snowflake at Casa 0101 in Boyle Heights. Santa’s missing! Come help 9-year-old Rickey Gutierrez rescue Santa from the Crystal Blue Snowflake. Based on the book by Ramon Parra.  Shows Fri & Sat at 7:30pm and Sun at 5pm through Dec. 22. Tickets: $15 General; $12 students/seniors; $8 children 12 & under. Location: Little Casa, 2009 E. 1st St., LA 90033. For more information or to RSVP: (323) 263-7684, or visit


4-9pm—Heritage Square Museum 19th Annual Holiday Lamplight Celebration Sat & Sun. Amidst historic Victorian homes, guests follow costumed characters from the Jazz Age to the late Victorian period, listen to classic Christmas tales, enjoy warm apple cider with tasty treats at the end of the tour. 1-hour tours run every 20 minutes from 4pm to 8:40pm. Reservations required. Admission: adults $30; children 6 & over $15; museum members 25% discount (special terms apply). Not suitable for children under 6. Heritage Square is located at 3800 Homer St., off the 110 Freeway in Northeast LA. To RSVP or for more information, call the box office at (323) 225-2700 ext. 223, Mon & Wed-Fri 9am-4pm.



Tuesday, Dec. 10

6-7pm—Traditional Las Posadas Celebration at the East LA Library. Explore the wonderful tradition with a Posada walk, traditional singing & a post walk celebration. Evening will also include music, refreshments, Santa, and treats for children. The event is free. Library is located at 4837 E. 3rd St. LA 90022. For more information, call (323) 264-0155.


Wednesday, Dec. 11

5-6pm—Create Marshmallow Snowmen at Chet Holifield Library in Montebello. Make out of edible ingredients, then if you like, devour your delicious work of art! This program is suitable for all ages. Library is located at 1060 S. Greenwood Ave. Montebello, 90640. For more information, call (323) 728-0421.



Virgin de Guadalupe Celebration Dec. 11 & 12th at El Pueblo Historic Monument/Olvera Street. Music, processions, and more take place all day on the 11th and continue overnight and all day on the 12th.


Free Used Motor Oil & Used Filter Recycling Event Dec. 14 at California High School in Whittier sponsored by LA County Dept. of Public Works. Exchange used oil for free oil containers, oil filter containers, shop towels, and funnels while supplies last. School is located at 9800 . Mills Ave. Prepare items for drop-off by placing used oil filters in sealed plastic bags and storing used motor oil in leak-proof containers without mixing the oil with other liquids, including water. For more information, call Edna Gandarilla at (626) 458-6536.


Metro Presents: Dr. Pinch and the Pinchtones Swing Music Show at Union Station Friday, Dec. 13 . Enjoy a night of dancing & listening to WWII-era swing music. The group will appear as part of Metro’s program of arts & entertainment at the iconic station, in the former Fred Harvey Restaurant. Free & open to the public. No reservation required. Two 45-minute sets beginning at 6 and 7pm. Union Station Fred Harvey Room: 800 N. Alameda St. LA 90012.


Las Posadas at El Pueblo/Olvera Street, Nightly Dec. 16 to the 24th. Depicts the nine-day journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem with singing, a candlelight procession, and the breaking of a piñata each night in keeping with Mexican traditions. Admission is free. Program runs from 5:30-8:30pm. El Pueblo Historical Monument is located at 125 Paseo de la Plaza, in downtown L.A., across from Union Station. Enjoy great food & shopping while there. For more information, call (213) 485-8372 or visit


L.A. County Holiday Celebration Dec. 24 at the Music Center Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Choirs, instrumental groups, and dance companies representing the many cultures of Los Angeles celebrate the season with seasonally-themed music and dance. Around 1,500 performers from 35 groups will participate. Free admission. Doors open at 2:30pm, program runs 3-9pm. Free parking at the Music Center: 135 N. Grand Ave., Downtown LA. For more information, call (213) 972-3099 or visit .


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