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Community Calendar: Nov. 17, 2017 – Nov. 23, 2017

Today, Nov. 17

3:30-4:30pm–Celebrate Native American Heritage Month at Malabar Library and craft your very own “Dreamcatcher.” According to Native American legend, the good dreams of the person sleeping pass through the center of the Dreamcatcher while the bad dreams are trapped in the web, where they perish in the light of dawn. Library is located at 2801 Wabash Ave. LA 90033. For more info, call (323) 263-1497.

 

Friday, Nov. 18

2:30pm–Celebrate Shakespeare at El Sereno Library with a Free Screening of “10 Things I Hate About You,” a modern retelling of William Shakespeare’s comedy “The Taming of the Shrew,” starring Julia Stiles and Heath Led. Library located at 5226 S, Huntington Dr. LA 90032. For more info, call (323) 225-9201.

 

Saturday, Nov. 19

9:30am-7pm–26th Annual Mariachi Festival & Community Fair in Boyle Heights at the iconic Mariachi Plaza. Enjoy hours of free entertainment by Mariachi groups, including Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar, Mariachi Nuestras Raices de Jose A. Gonzalez, Mariachi Los Reyes, Mariachi Los Toros, Mariachi Las Colibri, Steps of Gold Dance Company de Alicia Mendibles, Mariachi Voz de America, Mariachi Arcoiris, Boyle Heights Mariachi Conservatory, Mariachi Olimpico de Roosevelt High School & more. Location: MTA Goldline, Mariachi Plaza Station 1831 E 1st St, LA 90033. For more info, visit mariachiplazafestival.com.

10am-1pm–Public Hearing on Policing and human Relations at Cal State LA with LA County Human Relations Commission in conjunction with countywide Policing and Human Relations Project. Commission seeks comments from public about their personal experiences with law enforcement officers and agencies & suggestions for increasing fairness and equity in policing, and building positive relations between police and communities. Location: University Student Union Theater, 5154 State University Dr. LA 90032. For more info, email kanderson@css.lacounty.com.

10-11:30am–Roybal Academy Personal Development Workshop “Branding: What It Is & Why Is It Valuable? Learn the importance of how to create your personal brand and how to market yourself to future employers. Set yourself apart from others and leave a lasting impression. Presented by: Gabi Barbarena, MBA. Fee: $10. Location: Roybal Community Center 5251 East Beverly Blvd. LA 90022. For more info contact Manuel Gonez at (323) 725-3960 or email mgonez@roybalfoundation.org.

12-4pm–Boyle Heights & Pico Aliso Community Vote Updated IOBY: Pico Aliso Neighborhood Project to improve 1st or 4th Street. Review results of evaluation & vote. Games, prizes & art. Location: Pico Aliso Community Center, 370 S. Clarence St, LA 90033. For more info, call (323) 332-8232.

 

Sunday, Nov. 20

9:30am-5pm–Arroyo Arts Collective 24th Annual Discovery Tour. A self-guided tour of artists and craftpeoples’ homes & studios in Highland Park, Garvanza, Eagle Rock, Grvanza, Montecito Heights & Mount Washington. Preview Party Sat. Nov. 19 at Rock Rose Gallery, 4108 N. Figueroa St. LA. Tour begins at Ave 50 Studio -131 Ave 50, Highland Park. Shuttles to select locations. Tickets $10 in advance/$15 day of tour. Tickets & more info at ArroyoArtsCollective.org.

12:30-3:30pm–Free Andell Family Art Day at the LA County Museum of Art. Families can visit three art stations at their leisure and use a variety of supplies to create their own works of art (while supplies last).. All children 17 and under can sign up for a free LACMA NexGen Membership. Event is outdoors: 5905 Wilshire Blvd. LA 90036. LACMA parking is $14/some street parking available. For more info, visit http://www.lacma.org/ .

 

Tuesday, Nov. 22

2-3pm–Thanksgiving Art Activities: Craft Stick Turkey at the Bell Gardens Library. Children ages 5-12, use paint, glue, feathers, googly eyes & more to make a turkey you can show off on Thanksgiving Day. Library located at 7110 S. Garfield, Bell Gardens 90201. Call (562) 927-1309 to learn more.

 

Upcoming

Scenemakers and Bridgemakers: Sonic Conversations Among Youth Cultures Across the Americas and Beyond Nov. 28, East LA College Vincent Price Museum. In dialogue with the exhibition Tastemakers & Earthshakers: Notes from Los Angeles Youth Culture, 1943 – 2016, roundtable will focus on transnational music genres that are part of the mosaic of SoCal youth cultures. Museum is located at 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park 91754. For more info, call (323) 265-8841 or visit www.vincentpriceartmuseum.org.

Free Children’s Movie Day Dec. 3 at the Lincoln Heights Library.         See Disney’s “Finding Dory,” a great movie for the whole family! Time: 3:30-5pm. Library is located at 2530 Workman St. LA 90031. For more info, call (323) 226-1692.

Learn About Your Hispanic Heritage Genealogy Dec. 7 at the East Los Angeles Library. Gregory Cosio from the Hispanic Heritage Project will talk about Hispanic genealogy and help you discover your own family tree. Time: 6-8pm. Library located at 4837 E. 3rd St. LA 90022. For more info, call (323) 264-0155

 

Announcements

Commerce Public Library Food For Fines Through Dec. 10. Library patrons can pay for overdue library fines by donating canned food for families in need. Cans must be dent-free, labeled and ready to eat meals such as menudo, stew, soup, fruit, chili beans or vegetables. A small can (50 cents), medium can ($1) and large can ($2.50). For info, call (323) 722-6660.

 

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