Community Calendar August 28, 2014-September 4, 2014


Friday, Aug. 29

7pm—First Ever Mexican Folklorico Dance Flash Mob at Downtown LA Union Station! Event will kick off Hispanic Heritage Month and feature 75 Mexican folk dancers from LA & Orange County performing “El Torito Jarocho,” a style of dance and music from the south of Mexico, originating from the State of Veracruz. Take Metro to Union Station.

8pm—“A Force to be Reckoned With” at CASA 0101 Through Sept. 28. The new play by Margaret Medina is about three Latinas who must confront their inner demons in the City of Angels.  Play will run Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 5pm. Theater is located at 2009 E. First St. L.A. 90033. For info, call (323) 263-7684.


Saturday, Aug. 30

9am-3pm—Free LA County Hazardous & E-Waste Roundup at LA County Public Works headquarters in Alhambra. 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. Public Works: 900 S. Freemont Ave, Alhambra. For more information, call 1 (888) CLEAN LA, visit or call 1 (800) 238-0172 .


5:30pm––Outdoor Movie Night At the Autry: Outdoor Movie, Classic Cars, and More! Bring a picnic blanket to watch an HD film projected onto the largest outdoor movie screen on the West Coast. The dog-friendly event will feature food tucks and local bands. Cost $10 General, $20 Premium. Space is limited. Museum is located at 4700 Western Heritage Way, L.A. 90027. To make a reservation visit


Sunday, August, 31

5-7pm––Free Yappy Hour & Pet Education Seminar at Hermon Dog Park. Guest speaker Dr. Lisa Hsuan, D.V.M will discuss allergies, fleas and ticks, foxtails, ear infections, and preventative measures to guard against heart worms and other internal ailments. Park is located at 5568 Via Marisol, LA 90042.


Tuesday, Sept. 2

6:30pm––Adult Book Club at the Montebello Library. The group will discuss “A Star For Mrs. Blake” by April Smith. New Selection for September: BAD BLOOD by John Sandford. Library is located is located at 1550 West Beverly Blvd.  For info, call (323) 722-6551.



Military Service Academy Information Night Hosted by Congressman Xavier Becerra Sept. 4. Guest speakers will provide an overview of the military service academies entrance requirements and the congressional nomination process. Event will take place at Rosemont Elementary School located at 421 N. Rosemont Ave. L.A. 90026. Time: 6:30pm-8pm. To RSVP call Irvin De La O at (213) 481-1425.


Neighborhood Music School 100th Anniversary Gala Sept. 13 at the Jonathan Club. The gala will fundraise for more scholarships for its students. The school currently serves 350 low-income students from the areas of Boyle Heights and East LA. Location: 545 S. Figueroa St. L.A., 90071. To purchase tickets  email or call (323) 723-2967.

The Wall-Las Memorias 20th Anniversary Gala on Sept. 19 at La Plaza de Cultura y Artes in Downtown Los Angeles. The event will feature food, live musical entertainment from legendary and local musicians, art installations, silent auction, special guests, and a presentation of the history and future of the organization. Tickets are $100. Time: 6pm to midnight. Location: 501 N Main St L.A. 90012. For info, call Erika Reyes at (323) 257-1056 Ext. 29 or visit



Calling all Artists: Councilman Huizar & Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council taking submissions for the Utility Box (mural) Art Project in Eagle Rock. If interested, contact with LA DOT Art in the subject heading to request more information. Deadline Aug. 25. For more information, call (323) 226-1646.


Attention Artists! Monterey Park Seeks Local Artists to Decorate Utility/Traffic Boxes.  If interested, submit a sketch that incorporates the city’s official flower, geraniums, or other community appropriate design. Participants must be Monterey Park residents or attend a school in the city. For more information, call (626) 307-1388.

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