Community Calendar: March 27, 2014 – April 2, 2014

By EGP News

“Viva El Mariachi Femenil” Exhibit and Concert Saturday at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse. The exhibit follows over 100 years of women in mariachi music through photographs, videos and personal interviews. Exhibit concludes at 5pm with a concert featuring performances by Mariachi Divas de Cidy Shea, Trio Ellas and more. The exhibit is free and tickets for the concert start at $35. San Gabriel Mission Playhouse is located at 320 S. Mission Dr., San Gabriel, 91776. For tickets, visit www.mariachiwomen.org or call (626) 308-2865.

This Week:

Thursday, March 27

Times Vary-AARP Movies for Grownups Will Host Free Screenings of the New Movie César Chávez in Los Angeles. Free screenings continue March 28 and 29. Admission is free, but seating is limited. For more information and to RSVP, call (877) 926-8300 or go to http://aarp.cvent.com/CesarChavez_LosAngeles.

 

Friday, March 28

6:30pm—Grand Opening of Humane Society’s Pets for Life Center in Boyle Heights. Learn about pet services to be provided at site: 2940 E. 1st St., LA 90033.

 

Saturday, March 29

9am-12pm—Community Planning Forum/Open House In Boyle Heights. City planners will share information on three citywide initiatives to help shape the future vision for the city: Mobility Plan 2035 for transportation and safe streets; Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles, a new public health initiative to create communities where the healthiest choice is the easiest choice; and re:code LA, a comprehensive update of the City’s 1946 Zoning Code. Drop in any time. Forum will be held at Boyle Height city Hall:2130 E. First St., LA  90033.

 

9am-Noon—First Annual Southeast Wellness Festival in Maywood. The free festival will promote wellness, art and fitness through bike rentals, health screening, fitness clinics, healthy food market, a community art show, entertainment from local musicians and more. The event is hosted by the Maywood Lions Club, South Gate Chamber of Commerce and Florence Firestone Merchants Association. Festival will be held at Riverfront Park: 5000 Slauson Ave. Maywood 90270. Formore  info, call (323)567-1203.

 

9am-Noon—Students to Sell Produce at MUSD Farmers Market in Bell Gardens. Ten of the district’s gardening clubs will sell fresh, organic produce including celery, tomatoes, kale, strawberries, zucchini, and lettuce at Bell Gardens Intermediate School. Free health and wellness services will be provided as well as compost recycling and planting demonstrations. Entertainment will be provided by DJ Andres Hortua, the BGE ICES Marching Band & Stomp and the BGI Generation Dance Team. Bell Gardens Intermediate is located at 5841 Live Oak St. For more information, contact John Garza at (562) 927-1319.

 

11am-4pm—A Taste of Dance: Movie Moves hosted by The Music Center. Learn the moves of “Flashdance,” “Dirty Dancing,” “Saturday Night Fever,” and more. Cost is $1 for every 20-minute lesson. The Music Center is located at 135 N. Grand Ave. in downtown Los Angeles. For info, call (213) 972-3335.

 

5pm—“Viva El Mariachi Femeni” Exhibit Concert at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse. The exhibit follows over 100 years of women in mariachi music through photographs, videos and personal interviews. Exhibit ends with a concert featuring performances by Mariachi Divas de Cidy Shea, Trio Ellas and more. The exhibit is free and tickets for the concert start at $35. San Gabriel Mission Playhouse is located at 320 S. Mission Dr., San Gabriel, 91776. For tickets, visit www.mariachiwomen.org or call (626) 308-2865.

 

Monday, March 31

6-8pm—Metro Public Hearing on ExpressLanes Pilot Program at Union Station on March 31 the Fred Harvey Room. Public is invited to give feedback on program designed to alleviate congestion on LA County’s busiest freeways. For more information, including other hearing dates and sites, go to Metro.net.

 

Tuesday, April 1

6pm—Cesar Chavez Birthday Celebration at the East LA Library. Public invited to celebrate Chavez’s birthday by watching vintage films on the life of the civil rights leader. Mariachi Zapopan will perform. Refreshments provided by Los Amigos of the East LA Library. East LA Library is located at 4837 E. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90022. For info, call (323) 264-0155.

 

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