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Community Calendar: Jan. 29, 2015 – Feb. 7, 2015

Saturday, Jan. 31

8:30-11:30am–Volunteers needed for Cypress Park Community Clean Up. Wear comfortable work clothes. Meet at Nightingale Middle School: 3311 N. Figueroa St., LA 90065. Continental breakfast & lunch served to volunteers. For more information, call Jose Rodriguez at (323) 550-1538.

All Day—Take Metro to 10th Annual SoCal “Museums Free-For-All. Admission is free to more than 20 museums, including the Annenberg Space for Photography; California African American Museum; California Science Center; Craft & Folk Art Museum; Hammer Museum; Japanese American Cultural & Community Center; LA County Museum of Art; Museum of Tolerance; Santa Monica Museum of Art; USC Pacific Asia Museum and many others. To see the full list, go to http://museumsla.org.

11am-5pm—5th Annual Lunar New Year Festival at the USC Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena. The free event celebrating the Year of the Sheep will feature performances, crafts, a puppet show, artist demonstrations and access to the museum galleries. The museum is located at 46 North Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, 91101. For more information, visit pacificasiamuseum.usc.edu.

5-10pm–Night on Broadway. Celebrating the 7th Anniversary of the Bringing Back Broadway Initiative. Celebration will feature booths, art exhibits, a vintage car show, food trucks and programming in six of Broadway’s historic and often closed-to-the-public theatres including the Million Dollar, Los Angeles, Palace, Tower, Orpheum, and the Theatre at Ace Hotel. The Event is free, open to all ages. For info, visit nightonbroadway.la


Monday, Feb. 2

VITA Income Tax Preparation Assistance Begins at Plaza de La Raza in Lincoln Heights. Plaza provides FREE income tax preparation to qualified individuals. Plaza is located at 3540 N. Mission Rd, LA 90031. Contact Mayra, Francis or Carolyn to schedule an appointment (323) 223-2475.


Wednesday, Feb. 4

3pm—Cal State L.A. Panel Discussion, “Rubén Salazar – Siempre Con Nosotros/Always With Us.” Featured special guests Dr. Félix Gutiérrez and Dr. Mario T. García, who will review the words and works of Rubén Salazar. The discussion is being held in conjunction with a multimedia exhibition, “Legacy of Rubén Salazar: A Man of His Words, a Man of His Time,” on display at the University’s John F. Kennedy Memorial Library through March 26. Location: Cal State L.A. Golden Eagle Ballroom 2. RSVP by Feb. 2 at www.calstatela.edu/events/ruben-salazar. For more infor, call (323) 343-3066.



LAUSD District 5 Candidates Forum on Feb. 10 at the Old Timers Foundation in Huntington Park. Candidates Ben Kayser, Ref Rodriguez & Andrew Thomas. Location: 3355 E. Gage Ave., Huntington Park 90255.

Monterey Park Lunar Year Festival Feb. 7-8. Celebrate the year of the goat during the annual street festival. More than 250 merchants, organizations and food vendors will take over East Garvey Avenue. Event will feature live performances, amusement rides and fireworks. Admission is free. Time: 10am-9pm Saturday and 10am-7pm Sunday. For info, visit, www.montereypark.ca.gov/669/Lunar-New-Year-Festival.