Community Calendar Sept. 15- 20

September 14, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Friday, Sept. 15

3:30-5:30-pm–Fiesta Mexicana Youth Program at Bell Gardens Veterans Park Celebrate & learn about Mexico’s Independence Day. Enjoy traditional snacks, games, and music. Open to ages 5-14. Free to attend. Location: Game Room-6662 Loveland St. For more info, call (562) 806-7650.

Saturday, Sept. 16

9:30-11:30 am–El Sereno Community Clean Up. Volunteers should meet in front of Food 4 Less: 4910 Huntington Dr., South, LA 90032. For more info call Office of Jose Huizar at (323) 226-1648.

10-3pm–LADWP presents Los Angeles National Drive Electric Week Event. Experience the excitement of test-driving the latest electric vehicles. Enjoy a fun family day with activities, food trucks, vendors and more. Event will take place at the Los Angeles State Historic Park, 1245 N. Spring St., 90012. For more information visit

3-5pm– Free Film Screening of Evita at the Malabar Library In Boyle Heights in Celebration of Latino Heritage Month. Rated PG, the 1996 film stars Madonna & Antonio Banderas & follows the life of Argentine political leader Eva Perón, from her early life, rise to power, charity work, and eventual death. Library is located at 2801 Wabash Ave., LA 90033. For more info, call (323) 263-1497.

5-7pm–Opening Reception of Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell Exhibition at the Vincent Price Museum at East LA College. Features 130 works by the photographer from the last 3 decades that traverse performative, feminist, and queer art genres. Free admission. Exhibit runs through Feb. 10. Gallery is located at 1301 Cesar Chavez Ave, Monterey Park 91754. For more info, call (323) 265-8851.

9-10pm–High Holiday/Selichot Evening Services Sept. 16 at Temple B’nai Emet (482 N. Garfield Ave., Montebello). Services will be led by Rabbi Pennes and Cantor Robert Pflug. Tickets not required. For more information, call (323) 721-7064.

Sunday, Sept. 17

12-5pm–Public Opening of Dia de los Muertos: A cultural Legacy Past, Present and Future at Self Help Graphics & Art in Boyle Heights. Part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, the exhibition explores the evolution of the celebration in L.A. Includes ofrendas (altars) by artists Ofelia Esparza (East LA.), Tijuana’s Gerardo “Acamonchi” Yépiz & Marcus Kuiland-Nazario (L.A.) & select prints, photographs & other items from SHG’s 4-decade history of celebration. Location: 1300 E. 1st St., LA 90033. For more info, visit,

Wednesday, Sept. 20

6-8pm–Open to the Public: 51st Assembly Candidate’s Forum at East LA College. Panel of East LA stakeholders will question candidates on how they plan to address issues impacting the district & State of California. All qualified candidates were invited to attend. Location: ELAC Multi-Purpose Rm F-5-201 (1300 Cesar Chavez Ave, Monterey Park). For more info, email Felipe Agredano at


Eagle Rock Disaster Preparedness Neighborhood Meeting Sept. 21 at Eagle Rock City Hall. Help create Eagle Rock’s disaster response plans & build volunteer neighborhood response teams ready to take action when a disaster strikes. Time: 7-8:30pm. ER City Hall is located at 20135 Colorado Blvd, LA 90041. Register at https://cert2-eaglerockmeeting.

Workshop on Latest Alzheimer Research Sept. 21 (3pm) at the Montebello Library. Hear from researchers about the latest findings related to causes, symptoms, available and future treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. Presented by Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles. No charge. Library is located at 15550 W. Beverly Blvd., Montebello 90640. For more info, call (323) 722-6551.

Community Calendar August 10 – August 12

August 10, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Today, Thursday August 10

4:30-6pm–Meeting of the Teen Volunteer Board at East Los Angeles Library. Join the board and help shape future of teen activities. Ages 12-17. Library is located at 4837 E. 3rd St. LA 90022. For more information contact Teen Service Librarian  (323) 264-0155.

6:30pm–Public Hearing On Proposals for the Lincoln Heights Jail. The city’s Community Advisory Panel will present information on three proposals received during the RFP process and under review. Time for an open discussion with members of the panel and the public will be assigned. Hearing will take place at Goodwill Industries Auditorium, 342 N. San Fernando Rd. Los Angeles 90031. For more information contact Gerald Gubatan at (213) 473-7001 or via email at

Friday, August 11

7:30pm–El Centro Del Pueblo presents outdoor of showing of Willoughby in Los Angeles. Directed by Ruben Soto and Herbert Megurk enjoy this thriller based on a true story. Donations will be accepted to benefit Arturo Aguayo Jr. and the Boxing Club at El Centro Del Pueblo. Showing will take place at El Centro Playground, 1155 Lemoyne Street, Los Angeles 90026. For more info contact Ruben Soto at (213) 393-4215 or Robert Aguayo at (213) 483-6335.

Saturday, Aug. 12

2-6pm–100% Solar Powered Art & Music Festival- Eastside Sol. Enjoy live music, entertainment and giveaways as your learn about energy saving alternatives. Fun for all ages. Festival will take place at Mariachi Plaza, 1817 E 1st St, Boyle Heights, 90033. For more information, follow Eastside Sol on Twitter @EastSol.

3:30 & 5:30pm–Arroyo Arts Collective and Teatro Arroyo present world premier of Alicia in Arroyoland at the Audubon Center at Debs Park. The classic story of Wonderland is re-imagined with the merging of colorful characters and local icons including Tongva medicine woman Toypurina, Charles Lummis, and Chicken Boy in this free-to-attend rollicking music and dance-driven salute to the diverse people of Highland Park. Additional performances on Aug. 13, 19 and 20th. Center is located at Debs Park, 4700 North Griffin Ave, LA 90042. For free ticket info, go to For more info, visit

8pm–Casa 0101 Theater presents Flamenco Flavor in Boyle Heights. Indulge in the exciting heel stomping rhythms of flamenco dancers and the cry of the Spanish guitar. General admission is $25; students, seniors & local residents pay $20. Location: Little Casa, 2009 E. 1st, LA 90033. For more info, call (323) 263-7664 or visit


Councilmember Jose Huizar’s Monthly Boyle Heights Bulky Item Program on Sunday, Aug. 20. If you have furniture you don’t want, come in dump in containers.City containers will be in the following locations 6th & Euclid Ave., Fickett & Malabar St., 3rd & St. Louis St. and in Gabriel Garcia Marquez St. & Park Paseo. For more information contact the Boyle Heights office at (323) 526-9332.

Play Music on the Porch Day Sat., Aug. 26 from 5-7pm in Highland Park. All are invited to take part in a free family event filled with music & activities for kids of all ages. Event will take place at the Highland Park Senior Center, 6152 N. Figueroa St. LA 90042. For more information or if you’re a musician, contact or checkout their Facebook page @playmusicontheporchday.

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