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  • Festivals 2014
  • Eric Garcetti Mayor City of Los Angeles Los Angeles City Council Gilbert Cedillo, District 1 Paul Krekorian, District 2 Bob Blumenfield, District 3 Tom LaBonge, District 4 Paul Koretz, District 5 Nury Martinez, District 6 Felipe Fuentes, District 7 Bernard C. Parks, District 8 Curren D. Price, Jr., District 9 Herb J. Wesson, Jr., District 10 Mike Bonin, District 11 Mitchell Englander, District 12 Mitch O’Farrell, District 13 Jose Huizar, District 14 Joe Buscaino, District 15 Mike Feuer Los Angeles City Attorney Matthew Rudnick Interim General Manager Senior Staff: Will Caperton y Montoya Director of Marketing and Development Felicia Filer Public Art Division Director Joe Smoke Grants Administration Division Director Leslie Thomas Community Arts Division Director DCA’s Marketing and Development Division Festival Guide Production Team: Will Caperton y Montoya Ron Galperin Los Angeles City Controller Editor and Art Director Martica Caraballo Stork Assistant Editor Cultural Affairs Commission Maria Bell Mari Edelman Charmaine Jefferson Sonia Molina Richard Montoya Eric Paquette lafestivalguide.org The 2014 Festival Guide is published by: 201 North Figueroa Street, Suite 1400 Los Angeles, CA 90012 TEL: 213.202.5500 FAX: 213.202.5513 WEB: culturela.org lafestivalguide.org Photo credit: iStock Images
  • Office of the Mayor City of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti January 1, 2014 Dear Friends, On behalf of the City of Los Angeles, it is my pleasure to present the 2014 Festival Guide produced by the Department of Cultural Affairs. This year’s guide is once again brimming with festivals for you to enjoy all year long. Los Angeles is home to more festivals than any other U.S. city. In 2014, you will find some of your favorite annual celebrations, as well as some exciting new ones that may take you to a neighborhood you’ve been meaning to explore. Now is your chance to discover different pockets of Los Angeles and take in the sights, sounds, and tastes that reflect each community’s distinct flavor and heritage. With festivals, parades, and special events happening from January to December, this guide will be your ultimate resource to help you plan fun, memorable outings with your family and friends. I look forward to seeing you at some of L.A.’s fantastic festivals! Sincerely, ERIC GARCETTI Mayor
  • 2014 CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER JANUARY January 1, 2014 Dear Friends, Under the leadership of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, the Department of Cultural Affairs is pleased to present this year’s Festival Guide, which gives you an overview of the exciting festivals, celebrations, and events taking place throughout Los Angeles in the upcoming year. This year offers numerous opportunities to enjoy the diversity of cultures and traditions our City has to offer. I encourage you to discover, support, and participate in these unique experiences that only the neighborhoods and communities of Los Angeles can provide. As in previous years, we have focused particularly on those festivities that honor the multicultural mix that makes Los Angeles such an amazing and joyous place to live, work, and visit. These celebrations have come together as a result of the passion of our festival organizers, and the breadth of events available provides a glimpse into the extraordinary cultural experience of our City. Through engaging in the music, art, dance, food, and history of our diverse metropolis, we hope you will gain new knowledge and greater understanding of the City of Los Angeles, its cultural heritage, and the vibrant arts and cultural communities that make it thrive! Many of our festivals will expose you to music, film, theatre, literature, and dance. Explore deeper, and you will also find a fusion of folk art, myth, storytelling, history, and tradition. So please join me in 2014’s year-long celebration of festivals that will enrich and enliven our lives here in the City of Angels. Sincerely, MATTHEW RUDNICK Interim General Manager 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Rose Parade Downtown on Ice Outdoor Skating Rink 1st Thursday San Pedro Art Walk Undiscovered Chinatown Tour Oshogatsu Family Festival Three Wise Men Festival Los Tres Reyes – The Three Kings Australia Week 2014 / G’Day USA Downtown Art Walk Pomona Art Walk LA Art Show Photo LA 2014 The All American Collector’s Show World City – Black Violin Underwater Parks Day 16th Annual Los Angeles Times Travel Show Festival of Human Abilities 2014 Chinese New Year Festival Dinofaire at Star Eco Station Whale Fiesta Bones and Blues Los Angeles A Cappella Festival 2014 FEBRUARY 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 African American Heritage Month Celebration African American History Month Programs Undiscovered Chinatown Tour 115th Annual Golden Dragon Parade Lunar New Year Festival Fiesta de la Candelaria 1st Thursday San Pedro Art Walk 22nd Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival Target Free Family Saturday: Aloha from Hawaii with KoAloha Ukulele Pomona Art Walk Be My Valentine Downtown Art Walk Asians On Film Festival World City – Atlantic Steps L.A. Zine Fest Los Angeles Association of Black Personnel African Marketplace African American Heritage Celebration Hillcrest Festival of Fine Arts 70th Annual Temple City Camellia Festival and Carnival Great Los Angeles Air Raid Garba with Attitude African American Festival Complete Whalewatch Bones and Blues 1
  • MARCH 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 MAY Mardi Gras Undiscovered Chinatown Tour 1st Thursday San Pedro Art Walk Fusion: The Los Angeles LGBT People of Color Film Festival Pomona Art Walk Los Angeles Marathon 40th Annual Festival on the Kite Downtown Art Walk Arts at Play Noche de Estrellas Santa Monica Airport Artwalk Tia Chucha’s 13th Anniversary 3rd Annual Cherry Blossom Festival St. Patrick’s Day Community March and Celebration Complete Whalewatch 11th Annual Los Angeles Harbor International Film Festival (LAHIFF) Bones and Blues APRIL 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 Undiscovered Chinatown Tour International Children’s Day Festival Thai New Year “Songkran” Festival CicLAvia 1st Thursday San Pedro Art Walk Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) Downtown Art Walk Getty Center Family Festival Los Angeles Times Festival of Books Pomona Art Walk Puppet Festival Earth Day Black Writers on Tour World City – Khukh Tenger & Huun-Huur Tu Blessing of the Animals City of Lights, City of Angels (COLCOA) – A Week of French Film Premieres in Hollywood Cowboy Festival Bones and Blues Azusa Fest 2014 Olvera Street Anniversary Celebration 17th Annual Monterey Park Cherry Blossom Festival 25th Annual Fiesta Broadway 2 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month Celebration 1st Thursday San Pedro Art Walk 9th Annual South East European Film Festival Los Angeles 29th Annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival Los Angeles Master Chorale High School Choir Festival Venice Garden and Home Tour Undiscovered Chinatown Tour Urban Ocean Festival Cinco de Mayo REDCAT International Children’s Film Festival 32nd Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration Downtown Art Walk Target Free Family Saturday: Take Me Out to the Ball Game World Trade Week Boat Tours Pomona Art Walk Play Days – Monterey Park’s Birthday Celebration Endangered Species Day Asian and Pacific Islander Older Adults Festival ARTrageous Art Walk World City – Daughters of the Purple Sage and Wylie & The Wild West 9th Annual Celebrating Words Festival: Written, Performed & Sung 28th Annual Annual Bug Fair Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest and Folk Festival 35th Annual Venice Family Art Walk & Auctions Cuban Festival “Presencia Cubana en Los Angeles” Sister Cities of Los Angeles Cultural Day at the Grove Fiesta Hermosa Canoga Park Memorial Day Parade Grunion Fish-tival Bones and Blues JUNE 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 National Gay Pride Month / LGBT Heritage Month Celebration Grand Performances Free 2014 Outdoor Concert Series 2014 Summer Concert Season at Levitt Pavilion - MacArthur Park Hollywood Bowl Ford Amphitheatre 2014 Summer Season Theatricum Botanicum 2014 Summer Repertory Season Lummis Day Festival Concerts on the Green 1st Thursday San Pedro Art Walk 13th Annual Dance Camera West Dance Media Film Festival World Ocean Day Undiscovered Chinatown Tour Pacific Islander Festival Children’s Concert Series LA Film Fest Downtown Art Walk Annual Hollywood Fringe Festival Target Free Family Saturday: Imagination Storytime Santa Monica Festival Pomona Art Walk ARTrageous Art Walk Fiesta de las Flores / Flower Day Catalina Above and Below Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival Cars & Stripes Forever! Bones and Blues San Fernando Valley Buddhist Temple Obon Festival Cal Phil Festival on the Green 3
  • J U LY 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 SEPTEMBER Long Beach Municipal Band Concert Series Grand Performances Free 2014 Outdoor Concert Series Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival Movies in the Park Long Beach Sea Festival 2014 Summer Concert Season at Levitt Pavilion - MacArthur Park Hollywood Bowl Ford Amphitheatre 2014 Summer Season Theatricum Botanicum 2014 Summer Repertory Season 1st Thursday San Pedro Art Walk Annual African Marketplace and Cultural Faire 167th Anniversary Re-enactment of First U.S. Flag Raising in Los Angeles Annual 4th of July Street Fair 4th of July Celebration at Hansen Dam Annual Vision Outside 4th of July Jazz and Blues Festival 4th of July Fireworks at Seaside Lagoon Fourth of July Celebration City of Diamond Bar’s Annual 4th of July Blast July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza Undiscovered Chinatown Tour 17th Annual Belize Caye Fest Children’s Concert Series Downtown Art Walk Summer Movie in the Park Pershing Square Summer Concert Series Outfest 2014: The Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival Pomona Art Walk Cal Phil Festival on the Green Movies on the Green 2014 Bastille Day LA Festival Pico Rivera’s Annual Summer Concerts Concerts on the Green ARTrageous Art Walk Movies Under the Stars NOW Festival An Afternoon of Jazz Bones and Blues Family Sandcastle Building Day Day of the Cowboy and Cowgirl Central Avenue Jazz Festival AUGUST 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 Annual Nisei Week Japanese Festival Pershing Square Summer Concert Series Grand Performances Free 2014 Outdoor Concert Series Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival Movies in the Park Long Beach Sea Festival 2014 Summer Concert Season at Levitt Pavilion - MacArthur Park Hollywood Bowl Ford Amphitheatre 2014 Summer Season Theatricum Botanicum 2014 Summer Repertory Season Summer Movie in the Park XVIII Feria Agostina de Los Angeles Movies Under the Stars NOW Festival Undiscovered Chinatown Tour Movies on the Green Jazz on the Lawn Concerts on the Green Cal Phil Festival on the Green 1st Thursday San Pedro Art Walk XXVII Festival Guelaguetza ORO 2014 Pomona Art Walk Ecuadorian Festival Downtown Art Walk Robotic by the Sea Mud Mania: A Celebration of Adobe Tall Ships Festival LA 2014 ARTrageous Art Walk 14th Annual Senior Talent Show See the Sea, Floating Oceanography Lab Blue Whales and More Bones and Blues City of Los Angeles Birthday Celebration Fiesta Hermosa 4 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 Latino Heritage Month Celebration Hollywood Bowl Ford Amphitheatre 2014 Summer Season Theatricum Botanicum 2014 Summer Repertory Season 1st Thursday San Pedro Art Walk Los Angeles International Short Film Festival Senior’s Day L.A. Greek Fest Undiscovered Chinatown Tour Downtown Art Walk Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival Chinatown Moon Festival Fiestas Patrias Pomona Art Walk Little Ethiopia Cultural Street Festival ARTrageous Art Walk Latin American Heritage Celebration Hispanics in the Civil War 1864 Moompetam: Native American Festival 22nd Annual Thai Cultural Day San Pedro TriArt Festival LA Korean Festival Bones and Blues 33rd Annual Watts Towers Day of the Drum Festival DEAFestival LA 2014 Baja Splash Cultural Festival 38th Annual Simon Rodia Watts Towers Jazz Festival OCTOBER 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 Latino Heritage Month Celebration Ford Amphitheatre 2014 Summer Season Theatricum Botanicum 2014 Summer Repertory Season Latino Book and Family Festival 1st Thursday San Pedro Art Walk Southeast Asia Day Undiscovered Chinatown Tour Los Angeles Hispanic Heritage Festival 14th Annual Polish Film Festival Los Angeles Downtown Art Walk Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival 2014 Pomona Art Walk Taste of Encino Festival Clyde Porter’s Arts Day – Festival del Artista Autumn Sea Fair Bones and Blues Happy Harbor Halloween Spooktacular Sea Scare Day of the Dead Festival Day of the Dead – Novenario Procession Community Altar Halloween Haunted House Tour West Hollywood Halloween Carnival 5
  • NOVEMBER 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 American Indian Heritage Month Celebration Undiscovered Chinatown Tour Día de los Muertos en Hollywood Día de los Muertos in the North East San Fernando Valley Día de los Muertos Celebration Día de los Muertos Family Festival Day of the Dead Festival 14th Annual Día de los Muertos Festival 1st Thursday San Pedro Art Walk International Family Film Festival (IFFF) Annual City of Los Angeles & Battleship USS Iowa Veterans Appreciation Festival Autumn Festival American Indian Arts Marketplace Pomona Art Walk Downtown Art Walk Pershing Square Downtown on Ice Bones and Blues J AN UARY 1 Rose Parade This historic and traditional California celebration features majestic floral floats, high-stepping equestrian units, and spirited marching bands from across the nation. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 2 January 1, 8:00 a.m. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena Free The City of Pasadena Tournament of Roses Committee 626-449-ROSE, 626-449-4100, www.tournamentofroses.com Downtown on Ice Outdoor Skating Rink Situated amid the Downtown Los Angeles skyscrapers, the rink will be open for ice skating daily, including holidays. There will also be a variety of free activities, including live concerts, youth programs, and special events. WHEN: DECEMBER 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 Downtown on Ice Outdoor Skating Rink 1st Thursday San Pedro Art Walk Annual Holiday Boutique Undiscovered Chinatown Tour Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting Wilmington Winter Wonderland Port of Los Angeles Holiday Afloat Parade Victorian Christmas at the Banning Museum Civil War Christmas Celebration Navidad en la Calle Ocho, Los Angeles An Old Fashioned Christmas Victorian Christmas House Tour Downtown Art Walk Virgen de Guadalupe Celebration 4th Annual Community Winterlandia Pomona Art Walk Taste of Tamale Food Festival Hanukkah Family Festival Las Posadas LA County Holiday Celebration Bones and Blues Kwanzaa Heritage Festival Through January 20, Mondays through Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m., Fridays through Sundays, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. SITE: Pershing Square, 532 S. Olive St., Downtown Los Angeles COST: $8 per hour SPONSOR: City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks INFO: 213-624-4289, www.pershingsquareicerink.com 3 1st Thursday San Pedro Art Walk On the first Thursday of each month, the artists, entertainers, and business people of San Pedro celebrate the arts with an evening of open galleries, studios, street vendors, and live entertainment in the Downtown San Pedro Arts District. Downtown San Pedro is magically transformed into a village of creativity surrounded by historical architecture, including the magnificent Warner Grand Theatre, quaint restaurants and cafes, plus plenty of places to shop for unusual items and gifts. Bring the whole family for an enjoyable evening in this seaside village. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 4 January 2, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Downtown San Pedro, between 4th & 8th Sts, San Pedro Free San Pedro Peninsula Chamber of Commerce www.1stthursday.com Undiscovered Chinatown Tour Tours take visitors to a number of off-the-beaten-track points of cultural and historical interest, and will guide those interested in shopping to some of Chinatown’s best bargains and trendiest shops. RSVP via email at info@chinatownla.com. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 5 January 4, 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Chinatown, Downtown Los Angeles $20 Chinatown Business Improvement District 213-680-0243, www.chinatownla.com Oshogatsu Family Festival Ring in the New Year and the Year of the Horse with fun arts and crafts, food, and exciting performances. In Japan the most important and elaborate holiday is Oshogatsu - the celebration of the New Year. WHEN: SITE: January 5, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Japanese American National Museum, 100 N. Central Ave., Downtown Los Angeles COST: Free SPONSOR: Japanese American National Museum INFO: 213-625-0414, www.janm.org 6 7
  • 6 Three Wise Men Festival 11 LA Art Show A celebration of the Day of the Wise Men, a Hispanic tradition in which children receive free toys and books from the Wise Men (Melchor, Gaspar, and Baltazar). The festival includes gifts for all attending children, musical performances, and raffles. The event features selected fine international and US galleries exhibiting thousands of works, including historical, modern, and contemporary art. Come explore a world of exceptional paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, videos, and sculptures. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: WHEN: SITE: 7 January 6, 12:00 noon – 3:00 p.m. MacArthur Park, Wilshire Blvd. & 7th St., Los Angeles Free Cervantes Center of Arts & Letters www.cervantescenter.org Los Tres Reyes – The Three Kings A celebration of the Epiphany (visit of the Three Kings) with music and a colorful procession on Olvera Street. Complimentary refreshments are also served. WHEN: SITE: January 6, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. El Pueblo Historical Monument, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, Los Angeles COST: Free SPONSOR: El Pueblo Historical Monument INFO: 213-485-8372, www.calleolvera.com 8 Australia Week 2013 / G’Day USA Australia Week is the largest foreign country promotion held annually in the United States showcasing all things Australian from food and wine, energy resources, film, arts, fashion, lifestyle, trade, and investment to indigenous culture and tourism. The week-long program of events highlights Australia's vitality as a place to visit and a place to do business in the 21st Century. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 9 January 8 - 14, Times vary – Check website Various locations in West Los Angeles Varies Australian Consulate General 310-229-4867, www.australia-week.com Downtown Art Walk The Downtown Art Walk is a monthly, self-guided tour of the art exhibition venues in Downtown Los Angeles, including commercial art galleries, public museums, nonprofit spaces, and grassroots arts venues. The event brings together art lovers and community friends to the ever-evolving Downtown Los Angeles. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 10 January 15 - 19, Check website for times Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall, 1201 S. Figueroa St., Downtown Los Angeles COST: $20 General Admission SPONSOR: Los Angeles Art Show INFO: 310-822-9145, www.laartshow.com January 9, 12:00 noon – 10:00 p.m. Downtown Los Angeles Free Downtown LA Art Walk www.downtownartwalk.org Pomona Art Walk The Downtown Pomona Arts Colony has an art walk every second and last Saturday of the month that brings big crowds to stroll the streets. Over a dozen galleries host receptions and open houses to showcase their latest exhibits and artists. Music, food, wine, and art throughout the evening. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 12 Photo LA 2014 The international Los Angeles photographic art exposition features the finest photographic art from the earliest 19th century photographic experiments to the most contemporary photography and photo-based art. More than 80 premiere galleries and private dealers present international and US artists. WHEN: January 16 - 19, Friday and Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. SITE: LA Mart Building, 1933 Broadway Blvd., Downtown Los Angeles COST: General $20, Students and seniors $15 SPONSOR: ArtLA INFO: 323-937-5523, www.photola.com 13 The All American Collector’s Show This is the largest antique toy and advertising show in California, featuring teddy bears, dolls, trains, movie items, signs, and other great collector items. WHEN: January 17 & 18, Friday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. SITE: Glendale Civic Auditorium, 1401 N. Verdugo Rd., Glendale COST: $8 SPONSOR: All American Collectors INFO: 310-455-2894, www.allamericancal.com 14 World City – Black Violin World City is the Music Center’s highly acclaimed free performance series reflecting the rich array of cultures making up the Los Angeles community. In addition to performances, free arts workshops for children are offered in the adjacent Blue Ribbon Garden. The event features classical and Hip-Hop music from United States. WHEN: SITE: January 18, 11:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. Walt Disney Concert Hall, W. M. Keck Foundation Children’s Amphitheatre, 111 S. Grand Ave., Downtown Los Angeles COST: Free SPONSOR: The Music Center INFO: 213-972-4396, www.musiccenter.org January 11 & 25, 3:00 p.m. until late evening W. 2nd St. & Garey Ave., Downtown Pomona Free Pomona Arts Colony 909-469-1121, www.metropomona.com 8 9
  • 15 Underwater Parks Day Learn about the newly designated Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in Southern California. These areas, like parks on land, will help protect underwater marine resources like fish and kelp forests for future generations to enjoy. Speakers, presentations, interactive activities, and handouts will be available so visitors can learn about these MPAs. WHEN: SITE: January 18, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro COST: Free SPONSOR: City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks INFO: 310-548-7562, www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org 16 19 Dinofaire at Star Eco Stationa Discover your inner paleontologist with real artifacts, fossils and an archeology dig for kids! Live performances by Dinoman and his life size dinosaurs! Reservations required. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: January 25 & 26, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Star Eco Station, 10101 W. Jefferson Blvd., Culver City To be announced Star Eco Station 310-842-8060, www.ecostation.org 16th Annual Los Angeles Times Travel Show The annual Los Angeles Times Travel Show features more than 500 travelrelated companies offering the latest information on destinations, hotels, airlines, cruise lines, and other travel services. The 2-day event includes a variety of panels offering money-saving tips and travel advice. WHEN: SITE: January 18 & 19, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St., Downtown Los Angeles COST: $10 SPONSOR: Los Angeles Times INFO: www.latimes.com/travelshow 17 Festival of Human Abilities Join the Aquarium of the Pacific for its eleventh annual Festival of Human Abilities, a celebration highlighting the creative talents and abilities of people with disabilities. Wheelchair dance, music, signing choirs, art, adaptive SCUBA diving shows, storytelling, service dog demonstrations, and interactive classes by people with disabilities will be featured. WHEN: January 25 & 26, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. SITE: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach COST: $28.95 Adults, $25.95 Seniors, $14.95 Children (3 -11), Free children under 3 and Aquarium members SPONSOR: Aquarium of the Pacific INFO: 562-590-3100, www.aquariumofpacific.org 18 2014 Chinese New Year Festival This year's festival will feature vendors offering unique gifts and specialty items, food booths with various types of delectable items, amusement rides, and lots of live entertainment. The traditional Chinese New Year lion and dragon dancers along with firecrackers will kick-off the festival Saturday morning. Entertainment will be featured on two stages. A large carnival fun zone by Midway Amusements will be featured in parking lots at the corner of Garvey and Lincoln Avenues. 20 Whale Fiesta In celebration of marine mammals and the annual several-thousand-mile migration of Pacific Gray Whales, enjoy arts and crafts, puppet shows, face painting, and more. WHEN: SITE: January 26, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro COST: Free SPONSOR: City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks INFO: 310-548-7562, www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org 21 Bones and Blues Bones and Blues is a monthly concert series featuring live blues and jazz music, domino tournaments, and a hearty barbecue dinner. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 22 January 31, 8:00 p.m. The Center, 10950 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles $25 Door, $15 Pre-sale Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC) 323-563-5639, www.wlcac.org Los Angeles A Cappella Festival 2014 This event is a weekend-long a cappella festival jam-packed with concerts, competitions, master classes, and hands-on workshops led by some of the biggest names in the vocal music universe. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: January 31 – February 2, Check website for schedule University of Southern California, Los Angeles Check website for prices Los Angeles A Cappella Festival www.la-af.com WHEN: SITE: January 25 & 26, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Downtown Business District, Garvey Ave. between Garfield and Nicholson Aves., Monterey Park COST: Free SPONSOR: City of Monterey Park INFO: 626-239-6688, www.ci.monterey-park.ca.us 10 11
  • FE BRUARY 23 African American Heritage Month Celebration African American Heritage Month is a citywide commemoration of African American heritage and history in Los Angeles. The celebration will acknowledge Southern California’s African American contributions in areas of education, religion, the arts, culture, and the humanities. Events include dance and music concerts, and gallery exhibitions. WHEN: Through February and March SITE: Various sites throughout Los Angeles COST: Varies SPONSORS: Los Angeles City Council, Office of the Mayor, Department of Cultural Affairs, Our Authors Study Club INFO: www.laheritagemonth.org, www.culturela.org 24 African American History Month Programs Our Authors Study Club celebrates the African American History Month with an opening ceremony at City Hall, the Dr. Carter G. Woodson Scholarship and awards luncheon, an oratorical contest, and several church and community events. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: Throughout February Various locations Free Our Authors Study Club, Inc. 310-854-6967 28 WHEN: SITE: February 2, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. El Pueblo Historical Monument, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, Los Angeles COST: Free SPONSOR: El Pueblo Historical Monument INFO: 213-485-8372, www.calleolvera.com 29 WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: Undiscovered Chinatown Tour Tours take visitors to a number of off-the-beaten-track points of cultural and historical interest, and will guide those interested in shopping to some of Chinatown’s best bargains and trendiest shops. RSVP via email at info@chinatownla.com. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 26 February 1, 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Chinatown, Downtown Los Angeles $20 Chinatown Business Improvement District 213-680-0243, www.chinatownla.com 115th Annual Golden Dragon Parade This celebration features a parade with beautifully decorated cultural floats, colorful dance troupes, and the magical lion and dragon dancers. Watch the parade go through Chinatown and then visit the Chinese New Year Festival for an all-day family event! WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 27 February 1, 1:00 p.m. Chinatown, Downtown Los Angeles Free Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles 213-617-0396, www.lagoldendragonparade.com Lunar New Year Festival The day of the Lunar New Year is the most celebrated holiday of the year for nearly 1.5 million persons of Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese descent in Southern California. It is celebrated with colorful festivals, parades, and most importantly, large family gatherings. It is also a time when ancestors are fondly remembered and families give thanks for their blessings. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 1st Thursday San Pedro Art WalK On the first Thursday of each month, the artists, entertainers, and business people of San Pedro celebrate the arts with an evening of open galleries, studios, street vendors, and live entertainment in the Downtown San Pedro Arts District. Downtown San Pedro is magically transformed into a village of creativity surrounded by historical architecture, including the magnificent Warner Grand Theatre, quaint restaurants and cafes, plus plenty of places to shop for unusual items and gifts. Bring the whole family for an enjoyable evening in this seaside village. 30 25 Fiesta de la Candelaria This final seasonal event commemorates the presentation of the infant Jesus in the temple. Participants may join the procession and bring an elaborately dressed doll to be blessed. Best dressed doll winners will receive a prize. February 6, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Downtown San Pedro, between 4th & 8th Sts., San Pedro Free San Pedro Peninsula Chamber of Commerce www.1stthursday.com 22nd Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival America’s largest black film festival showcasing over 150 new films from Africa, the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, the South Pacific, South America, and Canada. This event also features 100 black fine artists and craftspeople from the world over, poetry, fashion shows, free forums, and panels. WHEN: SITE: February 6 - 17, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 midnight Magic Johnson Theaters at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, 3650 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Los Angeles COST: Varies by event SPONSOR: Pan African Film & Arts Festival INFO: 310-337-4737, www.PAFF.org 31 Target Free Family Saturday: Aloha from Hawaii with KoAloha Ukulele Come and make music with KoAloha Ukelele as they lead performances, workshops, and crafts. Sponsored by Target, these special Saturdays are filled with fun activities giving families unique ways to learn, play, and grow together. WHEN: SITE: February 8, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Japanese American National Museum, 100 N. Central Ave., Downtown Los Angeles COST: Free SPONSOR: Japanese American National Museum INFO: 213-625-0414, www.janm.org February 1 & 2, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Chinatown, Downtown Los Angeles Free Los Angeles Chinese Chamber of Commerce 213-617-0396, www.lachinesechamber.org 12 13
  • 32 Pomona Art Walk 37 L.A. Zine Fest The Downtown Pomona Arts Colony has an art walk every second and last Saturday of the month that brings big crowds to stroll the streets. Over a dozen galleries host receptions and open houses to showcase their latest exhibits and artists. Music, food, wine, and art throughout the evening. The L.A. Zine Fest is a gathering of artists and writers to promote and celebrate zines - small, handmade, self-published magazines containing just about any kind of content (fiction, photography, journalism, poetry, comics, etc.). WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 33 February 8 & 22, 3:00 p.m. until late evening W. 2nd St. & Garey Ave., Downtown Pomona Free Pomona Arts Colony 909-469-1121, www.metropomona.com Be My Valentine 38 The Grier Musser Museum hosts its annual Valentine Party, featuring antique valentines, teddy bears, kewpie dolls, and other valentine items on display. Guided tours and refreshments are available. Please call for reservations. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 34 February 9, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Grier Musser Museum, 403 S. Bonnie Brae, Los Angeles $12 Adults including tour and refreshments, $6 Children Grier Musser Museum 213-413-1814, www.griermussermuseum.org WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: February 13, 12:00 noon – 10:00 p.m. Downtown Los Angeles Free Downtown LA Art Walk www.downtownartwalk.org The African Marketplace and Fashion Show features a wide range of vendors offering items such as clothing, food, designer jewelry, body oils, and framed paintings. WHEN: SITE: February 19 & 20, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Fletcher Bowron Square (Triforium), Temple St. between Main and Los Angeles Sts., Los Angeles COST: Free SPONSOR: Los Angeles Association of Black Personnel INFO: www.laabp.org 39 African American Heritage Celebration This afternoon celebration includes poetry, storytelling, live gospel, jazz, and blues. African artifacts for sale such as kente cloth, mud cloth, soapstone, handmade masks, and tribal earrings add an authentic flavor to the event. WHEN: SITE: February 21, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Angelus Plaza, 255 S. Hill St., Downtown Los Angeles (4th floor Auditorium) COST: Free, Donations Accepted SPONSOR: Angelus Plaza INFO: 213-623-4352 x317 Asians On Film Festival Asians On Film Festival is an annual celebration of artistic excellence bringing audiences and the entertainment community together to explore the year in Asian-American cinema through nightly red carpet, mixers, and an extraordinary array of Asian/Pacific Islander filmmaker voices. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 36 Los Angeles Association of Black Personnel African Marketplace Downtown Art Walk The Downtown Art Walk is a monthly, self-guided tour of the art exhibition venues in Downtown Los Angeles, including commercial art galleries, public museums, nonprofit spaces, and grassroots arts venues. The event brings together art lovers and community friends to the ever-evolving Downtown Los Angeles. 35 February 16, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Helms Bakery, 8758 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles Free L.A. Zine Fest www.lazinefest.com February 14 - 16, Check website for times To be announced $10 Asians On Film www.asiansonfilm.com 40 Hillcrest Festival of Fine Arts Celebrating 54 years as a community service event showcasing the arts. Enjoy artist demonstrations, exhibits, children's art workshops, an arts and crafts boutique, entertainment, and food. View and shop for ceramics, sculpture, oil and watercolor paintings, jewelry, handmade clothing, mixed media, blown glass, carved wood, pottery, photography, and weaving. WHEN: February 21 - 23, Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. SITE: Hillcrest Congregational Church, 2000 West Rd., La Habra Heights COST: Free SPONSOR: Hillcrest Congregational Church INFO: 562-947-3755, www.hillcrest-church.org World City – Atlantic Steps World City is the Music Center’s highly acclaimed free performance series reflecting the rich array of cultures making up the Los Angeles community. In addition to performances, free arts workshops for children are offered in the adjacent Blue Ribbon Garden. The event features dance and music from Ireland. WHEN: SITE: February 15, 11:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. Walt Disney Concert Hall, W. M. Keck Foundation Children’s Amphitheatre, 111 S. Grand Ave., Downtown Los Angeles COST: Free SPONSOR: The Music Center INFO: 213-972-4396, www.musiccenter.org 14 15
  • 41 70th Annual Temple City Camellia Festival and Carnival 45 Marching bands come from as far away as Lancaster and Victorville to participate and compete in this three-day festival. Other highlights include games, rides, arts and crafts, and food booths. WHEN: February 21 - 23, Friday 4:00 noon – 11:00 p.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00 noon – 8:00 p.m. SITE: Temple City Park, 9701 Las Tunas Dr., Temple City COST: Free SPONSOR: City of Temple City INFO: 626-285-2171, www.templecity.us 42 WHEN: SITE: February 23, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro COST: $20 SPONSOR: City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks INFO: 310-548-7562, www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org 46 Great Los Angeles Air Raid WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: WHEN: SITE: February 22, 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Fort MacArthur Military Museum, Angels Gate Park, 3601 S. Gaffey St., San Pedro COST: $20 Advance Tickets, $30 At the door SPONSORS: Fort MacArthur Museum, City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks INFO: 310-548-2631, www.ftmac.org Garba with Attitude WHEN: SITE: March 1, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. El Pueblo Historical Monument, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, Los Angeles COST: Free SPONSOR: El Pueblo Historical Monument INFO: 213-485-8372, www.calleolvera.com WHEN: SITE: February 22, 5:00 p.m. Segestrom Center for the Arts, Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa COST: Call for prices SPONSOR: Indian Sub-Continental Club at the University of California, Irvine INFO: 626-242-5469, www.garbawithattitude.com 48 Undiscovered Chinatown Tour Tours take visitors to a number of off-the-beaten-track points of cultural and historical interest, and will guide those interested in shopping to some of Chinatown’s best bargains and trendiest shops. RSVP via email at info@chinatownla.com. African American Festival WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: Join the Aquarium of the Pacific during its 12th annual African American Festival, celebrating African American and African cultures. The event features hip hop and break dancers, tap dancing, Mardi Gras second line dancers, jazz, interactive drum circles, West African dance, cultural storytelling, ethnic food, arts and crafts, and the Heritage Award ceremony. 49 Courtesy of the Aquarium of the Pacific WHEN: 16 Mardi Gras A celebration of “Fat Tuesday” Olvera Street style with a children’s carnival. The event includes Brazilian singing and dancing, a festive parade, and mask making workshops. The Indian Sub-Continental Club at the University of California, Irvine will host Garba with Attitude, a national Garba/Raas (Indian folk dance) competition, attracting student formed teams, audience members of various ages, and organizations from across the nation. Garba with Attitude has grown to become America's premier Garba/Raas competition and is the only competition of its kind on the West Coast. February 22 & 23, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. SITE: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach COST: $28.95 Adults, $25.95 Seniors, $14.95 Children (3 -11), Free children under 3 and Aquarium members SPONSOR: Aquarium of the Pacific INFO: 562-590-3100, www.aquariumofpacific.org February 28, 8:00 p.m. The Center, 10950 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles $25 Door, $15 Pre-sale Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC) 323-563-5639, www.wlcac.org MARCH 47 44 Bones and Blues Bones and Blues is a monthly concert series featuring live blues and jazz music, domino tournaments, and a hearty barbecue dinner. Held at a location that was involved in the incident, this event will include eyewitness accounts of what happened on February 25, 1942 and reenactments using authentic military vehicles from the era. Experience a 1940s style swing dance, food and beverage vendors, and more. Come dressed for the occasion. 43 Complete Whalewatch Join Larry Fukuhara, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Programs Director, for an informative and fun slide presentation in the John Olguin Auditorium. Following the presentation, head out to sea on a local whalewatching vessel in search of gray whales, other marine mammals, and sea life. Only two dates, don’t miss the boat! March 1, 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Chinatown, Downtown Los Angeles $20 Chinatown Business Improvement District 213-680-0243, www.chinatownla.com 1st Thursday San Pedro Art Walk On the first Thursday of each month, the artists, entertainers, and business people of San Pedro celebrate the arts with an evening of open galleries, studios, street vendors, and live entertainment in the Downtown San Pedro Arts District. Downtown San Pedro is magically transformed into a village of creativity surrounded by historical architecture, including the magnificent Warner Grand Theatre, quaint restaurants and cafes, plus plenty of places to shop for unusual items and gifts. Bring the whole family for an enjoyable evening in this seaside village. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: March 6, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Downtown San Pedro, between 4th & 8th Sts., San Pedro Free San Pedro Peninsula Chamber of Commerce www.1stthursday.com 17
  • 54 Downtown Art Walk The Downtown Art Walk is a monthly, self-guided tour of the art exhibition venues in Downtown Los Angeles, including commercial art galleries, public museums, nonprofit spaces, and grassroots arts venues. The event brings together art lovers and community friends to the ever-evolving Downtown Los Angeles. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 55 50 Fusion: The Los Angeles LGBT People of Color Film Festival This is the only multi-cultural, gender-inclusive people of color film festival that spotlights the diversity of the LGBT community. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 51 March 7 & 8, Times vary The Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood $13 Outfest 213-480-7088, www.outfest.org WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: March 8 & 29, 3:00 p.m. until late evening W. 2nd St. & Garey Ave., Downtown Pomona Free Pomona Arts Colony 909-469-1121, www.metropomona.com Los Angeles Marathon This event is the largest marathon held in California, the fourth largestinthe country, and the seventh largest in the world. Different entertainment centers located throughout the course will reflect the ethnic neighborhoods, as well as the cultural diversity of Los Angeles and the marathon runners themselves. WHEN: SITE: March 9, 7:00 a.m. Course starts at the Dodger Stadium, 1000 Elysian Park Ave., Los Angeles COST: $150 SPONSOR: Los Angeles Marathon INFO: 310-271-7200, www.lamarathon.com 53 Arts at Play The Art Exhibition is a special opportunity for visual artists from the local community and the Greater Los Angeles area to exhibit and sell their work in two curated gallery spaces. On March 22, the Center will host an Art Fair where vendors can sell their wares in outdoor booths. This year the event will host theatre, dance productions and live music to celebrate all of the arts. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: March 13 - 22, 5:00 p.m. McGroarty Arts Center, 7570 McGroarty Terrace, Tujunga Free McGroarty Arts Center 818-352-5285, www.mcgroartyartscenter.org Pomona Art Walk The Downtown Pomona Arts Colony has an art walk every second and last Saturday of the month that brings big crowds to stroll the streets. Over a dozen galleries host receptions and open houses to showcase their latest exhibits and artists. Music, food, wine, and art throughout the evening. 52 March 13, 12:00 noon – 10:00 p.m. Downtown Los Angeles Free Downtown LA Art Walk www.downtownartwalk.org 40th Annual Festival on the Kite One of Southern California’s longest-running kite festivals is fun for allages with prizes awarded in various categories from the youngest kite flyer to the youngest at heart. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: March 9, 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m. Redondo Pier, 100 Fishermans Wharf, Redondo Beach Free Redondo Pier Association www.redondopier.com 18 56 Noche de Estrellas Party with 11,000 animals as you dance to the sounds of cumbia, salsa, cha cha, rumba, and other Latin rhythms. Enjoy live bands, DJs, underwater dive shows, scavenger hunts with prizes, and ocean activities all in English and Spanish. Mexican cuisine, beers, and drinks will be available for purchase. WHEN: SITE: COST: March 14, 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach $14.95 per person and free for kids under age 3 and Aquarium members SPONSOR: Aquarium of the Pacific INFO: 562-590-3100, www.aquariumofpacific.org 57 Santa Monica Airport Artwalk More than 60 local artists and performers will have their private studios and works on view at the 5th annual Santa Monica Airport ArtWalk. Throughout the day there will be pottery firing demonstrations, theater, and art workshops for kids. Food will be offered from local restaurants, Typhoon and Spitfire Grill, as well as the Border Grill food truck and The Sweets Truck. WHEN: SITE: March 15, 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m. Santa Monica Airport, between 2800 and 3100 Airport Ave., Santa Monica COST: Free SPONSORS: City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division, Santa Monica Airport INFO: 310-434-2630, http://arts.smgov.net/airportartwalk.htm 19
  • 58 Tia Chucha’s 13th Anniversary Celebrate Tia Chucha’s 13 years of service to the communities of the North East San Fernando Valley and beyond. Plan for a day filled with live art, cultural tianguis, food vendors, community fandango, and many more surprises. WHEN: SITE: March 15, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tia’s Chucha Centro Cultural & Bookstore, 13197 Gladstone Ave., Unit A, Sylmar COST: Free SPONSOR: Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore INFO: 818-939-3433, www.tiachucha.com 62 11th Annual Los Angeles Harbor International Film Festival (LAHIFF) The festival showcases film and video that reflects the harbor and all that it embraces - shipping and commerce, fishing, sailing, water sports, sea life and the area’s rich ethnic and cultural influences - to create a cinematic bridge between the people of the region and the people of the world. March 27 - 30, Times vary SITE: Warner Grand Theatre, 478 W. 6th St., San Pedro COST: $5 - $10 SPONSORS: City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Port of Los Angeles INFO: 310-519-0756, www.laharborfilmfest.com WHEN: 63 Bones and Blues Bones and Blues is a monthly concert series featuring live blues and jazz music, domino tournaments, and a hearty barbecue dinner. 59 3rd Annual Cherry Blossom Festival The festival is an annual celebration in the City of Torrance. The freefamily event features cultural entertainment, activities for children, arts and crafts, and food trucks. The festival is produced in collaboration with Soka Gakkai International and the Torrance Sister City Association. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO; 60 March 16, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Columbia Park, 4045 190th St., Torrance Free City of Torrance 310-618-2380, www.torranceca.gov St. Patrick’s Day Community March and Celebration The sidewalk parade welcomes everyone who chooses to attend. There will be bagpipers and even mariachis, storytellers and stilt walkers followed by a free raffle and live music. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 61 March 17, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Madrid Theatre, 21622 Sherman Way, Canoga Park Free Main Street Canoga Park 818-346-7480 Complete Whalewatch Join Larry Fukuhara, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Programs Director, for an informative and fun slide presentation in the John Olguin Auditorium. Following the presentation, head out to sea on a local whalewatching vessel in search of gray whales, other marine mammals, and sea life. Only two dates, don’t miss the boat! WHEN: SITE: March 23, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro COST: $20 SPONSOR: City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks INFO: 310-548-7562, www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org 20 WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: March 28, 8:00 p.m. The Center, 10950 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles $25 Door, $15 Pre-sale Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC) 323-563-5639, www.wlcac.org APRIL 64 Undiscovered Chinatown Tour Tours take visitors to a number of off-the-beaten-track points of cultural and historical interest, and will guide those interested in shopping to some of Chinatown’s best bargains and trendiest shops. RSVP via email at info@chinatownla.com. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 65 April 5, 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Chinatown, Downtown Los Angeles $20 Chinatown Business Improvement District 213-680-0243, www.chinatownla.com International Children’s Day Festival Celebrate the children in your life at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s International Children's Day Festival. This 9th annual event features performances by kids, including an international choir, songs and dances from Native American, African, Mexican, Pacific Islander, and Asian cultures, as well as crafts, face-painting, and the Young Hero Award ceremony. WHEN: SITE: COST: April 5 & 6, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach $28.95 Adults, $25.95 Seniors, $14.95 Children (3 -11), Free children under 3 and Aquarium members SPONSOR: Aquarium of the Pacific INFO: 562-590-3100, www.aquariumofpacific.org 21
  • 70 Downtown Art Walk The Downtown Art Walk is a monthly, self-guided tour of the art exhibition venues in Downtown Los Angeles, including commercial art galleries, public museums, nonprofit spaces, and grassroots arts venues. The event brings together art lovers and community friends to the ever-evolving Downtown Los Angeles. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 66 Thai New Year “Songkran” Festival This is a day-long celebration of Thai culture in Thai Town. The event will feature a wide variety of the Thai traditional activities, including Thai kick boxing, stage performances, Thai food cooking demonstrations, and Thai Heritage Village. The event will also feature exhibitions, vendors, traditional arts, and hand crafts. WHEN: SITE: April 6, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Hollywood Blvd. between Western and Normandie Aves., Thai Town COST: Free SPONSOR: Thai New Year Songkran Festival Corp. INFO: 323-640-4033 67 CicLAvia WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: April 6, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. To be announced Free CicLAvia Committee 213-365-0605, www.ciclavia.org Getty Center Family Festival WHEN: SITE: COST SPONSOR: INFO: April 12, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., Los Angeles Free, Tickets are required The Getty Center 310-440-7300, www.getty.edu/education/kids_families/programs Los Angeles Times Festival of Books Take your love of books to new depths at the country’s largest celebration of the written word. The festival includes over 400 authors blended with hundreds of exhibitors representing booksellers, publishers, literacy and cultural organizations, author readings, book signings, children’s activities, and more. WHEN: April 12 & 13, Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. SITE: USC University Park Campus, Los Angeles COST Free SPONSOR: The Los Angeles Times INFO: 213-237-6180, http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/ 1st Thursday San Pedro Art Walk On the first Thursday of each month, the artists, entertainers, and business people of San Pedro celebrate the arts with an evening of open galleries, studios, street vendors, and live entertainment in the Downtown San Pedro Arts District. Downtown San Pedro is magically transformed into a village of creativity surrounded by historical architecture, including the magnificent Warner Grand Theatre, quaint restaurants and cafes, plus plenty of places to shop for unusual items and gifts. Bring the whole family for an enjoyable evening in this seaside village. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 69 71 This family-oriented festival offers a day of celebration and discovery inspired by exhibitions at the Getty Villa. Each unique festival features performances by local dance and music groups, storytelling, art-making workshops, and gallery activities. 72 Inspired by ciclovía, the weekly street closure event in Bogotá, Colombia, established over 30 years ago, CicLAvia consists of the temporary opening of Los Angeles streets to all Angelenos. Free to the public, it interconnects diverse portions of the city, creating a web of temporary public spaces, free of car traffic. 68 April 10, 12:00 noon – 10:00 p.m. Downtown Los Angeles Free Downtown LA Art Walk www.downtownartwalk.org April 6, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Downtown San Pedro, between 4th & 8th Sts., San Pedro Free San Pedro Peninsula Chamber of Commerce www.1stthursday.com Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) IFFLA showcases films from or about India made by Indian and international filmmakers. The mission of the festival is to promote a greater appreciation of Indian culture and cinema. WHEN: SITE: April 8 - 13, All day ArcLight Cinema Hollywood, 6360 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood COST: $10 General SPONSOR: Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles INFO: 310-988-2602, www.indianfilmfestival.org 22 73 Pomona Art Walk The Downtown Pomona Arts Colony has an art walk every second and last Saturday of the month that brings big crowds to stroll the streets. Over a dozen galleries host receptions and open houses to showcase their latest exhibits and artists. Music, food, wine, and art throughout the evening. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 74 March 12 & 26, 3:00 p.m. until late evening W. 2nd St. & Garey Ave., Downtown Pomona Free Pomona Arts Colony 909-469-1121, www.metropomona.com Puppet Festival Inspired by the fanciful animal puppets and kinetic animal sculptures that populate the Noah’s Ark galleries, celebrate the art of puppetry during this festive day of performances, puppet making, and storytelling. This program will bring together some of Los Angeles’s most talented puppeteers and artists working in a wide range of media to entertain, inspire, and amaze. WHEN: SITE: COST: April 14, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles $10 General Admission, $7 Seniors, Students, and Children over 12, $5 Children 2 - 12, Free for members and children under 2 SPONSOR: Skirball Cultural Center INFO: 310-440-4500, www.skirball.org 23
  • 78 Blessing of the Animals This centuries-old tradition of blessing the animals, for the many benefits they provide mankind, is celebrated in the plaza. Brightly adorned animals and their human companions assemble in the historic plaza for a procession. All pets are welcome. WHEN: SITE: April 19, 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m. El Pueblo Historical Monument, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, Los Angeles COST: Free SPONSOR: El Pueblo Historical Monument INFO: 213-485-8372, www.calleolvera.com 79 75 Earth Day Celebrate our Ocean Planet at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium with a day of free programs including a beach cleanup, speakers, information and activities. Participation options include joining the beach clean-up, grunion egg hatching, guided walks to the salt marsh, and more. WHEN: SITE: April 19, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro COST: Free SPONSOR: City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks NFO: 310-548-7562, www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org COLCOA, a week of French film premieres in Hollywood, is one of the biggest events dedicated to French cinema in the world with an exclusive program of 50 films, including world and North American premieres. All films presented with English subtitles. WHEN: SITE: April 21 - 28, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 midnight Directors Guild of America Theatre Complex, 7920 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles COST: $10 General Admission, $8 Seniors, $3 Students SPONSOR: Franco American Cultural Fund INFO: www.colcoa.org 80 76 Black Writers on Tour The tour gives exposure to authors and motives inspiring new writers among children and adults. The event includes workshops for children and adults, poetry jam competitions, a children’s writing contest, and exhibit booths. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: April 19, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Carson Community Center, 801 E. Carson St., Carson Free Black Writers on Tour 323-750-3592, www.blackwritersontour.com Cowboy Festival The annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival celebrates the culture of cowboy with music, poetry, food, shopping, and fun at Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio. WHEN: SITE: April 24 - 27, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio, 24715 Oakcreek Ave., Newhall COST: $20 Adults, $10 Children SPONSOR: City of Santa Clarita INFO: 661-250-3735, www.cowboyfestival.org 81 77 City of Lights, City of Angels (COLCOA) – A Week of French Film Premieres in Hollywood Bones and Blues Bones and Blues is a monthly concert series featuring live blues and jazz music, domino tournaments, and a hearty barbecue dinner. World City Khukh Tenger & Huun-Huur Tu WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: World City is the Music Center’s highly acclaimed free performance series reflecting the rich array of cultures making up the Los Angeles community. In addition to performances, free arts workshops for children are offered in the adjacent Blue Ribbon Garden. The event features Mongolian dances and songs and music from Tuva. 82 April 25, 8:00 p.m. The Center, 10950 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles $25 Door, $15 Pre-sale Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC) 323-563-5639, www.wlcac.org Azusa Fest 2014 The festival includes a heritage tour, a gospel music extravaganza, dancers, and dramas at the historic Azusa Street Mission. The over 100year old site was home to a world shaking event! The festival will recreate the atmosphere with sould, stirring gospel music, in the heart of Little Tokyo. WHEN: SITE: April 19, 11:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. W. M. Keck Foundation Children’s Amphitheatre, Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., Downtown Los Angeles COST: Free SPONSOR: The Music Center INFO: 213-972-4396, www.musiccenter.org 24 WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: April 25 - 27, 12:00 noon – 7:00 p.m. 244 S. San Pedro, Downtown, Los Angeles Free Azusa Street Mission & Historical Society 323-692-7268, www.azusastreetmission.org 25
  • 83 Olvera Street Anniversary Celebration This event celebrates Olvera Street, one of the oldest streets in Los Angeles: a Mexican marketplace opened in the 1930s. The event also includes free refreshments and family entertainment. April 26, Check website for times El Pueblo Historical Monument, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, Los Angeles COST: Free SPONSOR: El Pueblo Historical Monument INFO: 213-485-8372, www.calleolvera.com WHEN: SITE: 84 17th Annual Monterey Park Cherry Blossom Festival The Cherry Blossom Festival provides a glimpse into Japanese culture through its program of cultural entertainment, exhibits, traditional Japanese dancing, taiko drumming, martial arts, a kimono fashion show, a tea ceremony, children's crafts, and more. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 85 April 26 & 27, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Barnes Park, 350 S. McPherrin Ave., Monterey Park Free Monterey Park Cherry Blossom Festival 626-307-1390, www.ci.monterey-park.ca.us 25th Annual Fiesta Broadway The largest Cinco de Mayo celebration in the country will feature both renowned and local Latino entertainment. April 28, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. SITE: Downtown Los Angeles, along Broadway and around the streets of Grand Park and City Hall COST: Free SPONSOR: All Access Entertainment INFO: 310-914-0015, www.fiestabroadway.la 87 1st Thursday San Pedro Art Walk On the first Thursday of each month, the artists, entertainers, and business people of San Pedro celebrate the arts with an evening of open galleries, studios, street vendors, and live entertainment in the Downtown San Pedro Arts District. Downtown San Pedro is magically transformed into a village of creativity surrounded by historical architecture, including the magnificent Warner Grand Theatre, quaint restaurants and cafes, plus plenty of places to shop for unusual items and gifts. Bring the whole family for an enjoyable evening in this seaside village. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 88 May 1, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Downtown San Pedro, between 4th & 8th Sts., San Pedro Free San Pedro Peninsula Chamber of Commerce www.1stthursday.com 9th Annual South East European Film Festival Los Angeles The festival showcases the cultural diversity of South East Europe and fosters cultural exchange through its annual presentations of films from this region. Throughout the year the program offers individual screenings and promotes films at other festivals, organizes seminars and lectures, and creates opportunities for cultural exchange between Southern California and South East Europe. WHEN: SITE: May 1 - 5, Times vary Goethe Institute, 5750 Wilshire Blvd., Ground floor, Los Angeles COST: $10 General Admission SPONSOR: Goethe Institute Los Angeles INFO: 310-709-5497, www.seefilmla.org WHEN: MAY 89 Established in 1983, the Visual Communications Film Festival is Southern California's premier showcase for film and video works by Asian Pacific American and Asian Pacific international cinema artists. The festival encompasses screenings, panels, workshops, and artists’ awards. WHEN: SITE: May 1 - 11, Times vary Directors Guild of America, CGV Cinemas, The Art Theatre of Long Beach COST: $12 General, $10 Members SPONSOR: Visual Communications INFO: 213-680-4462, www.vconline.org/festival 90 86 Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month Celebration Asian and Pacific Islander American Month is a citywide commemoration of Asian and Pacific Islander American heritage and history in Los Angeles. The celebration will acknowledge Southern California’s Asian and Pacific Islander contributions in the areas of education, religion, the arts, culture, and the humanities. Events include music concerts, performances, and several gallery exhibitions. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: Throughout May Various sites throughout Los Angeles Varies Los Angeles City Council, Office of the Mayor, Department of Cultural Affairs www.laheritagemonth.org, www.culturela.org 26 29th Annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival Los Angeles Master Chorale High School Choir Festival The Chorale opens the doors of the Walt Disney Concert Hall to the city free-of-charge for its annual Los Angeles Master Chorale High School Choir Festival. One of the largest high school choir festivals in the nation, it showcases the remarkable vocal talents of more than 900 high school students from 25 Southland schools in a massive choir conducted by Grant Gershon. The community is welcome to enjoy the vitality and power of these young voices raised in song in the splendid setting of Disney Hall. WHEN: SITE: May 2, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., Downtown Los Angeles COST: Free SPONSOR: Los Angeles Master Chorale INFO: www.lamac.org 27
  • 95 REDCAT International Children’s Film Festival The Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater invites film lovers of all ages to discover a world of cinematic surprises. The event includes the best animated and live-action films for children. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 96 91 Venice Garden and Home Tour Don’t miss touring more than 30 eclectic and imaginative gardens and homes of the unique seaside community of Venice, benefiting the nonprofit Neighborhood Youth Association’s Las Doradas Learning Center. WHEN: SITE: May 3, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Neighborhood Youth Association, 1016 Pleasant View Ave., Venice COST: $60 in advance, $70 at the door SPONSOR: Neighborhood Youth Association INFO: 310-821-1857, www.venicegardentour.org 92 Undiscovered Chinatown Tour WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: May 3, 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Chinatown, Downtown Los Angeles $20 Chinatown Business Improvement District 213-680-0243, www.chinatownla.com WHEN: SITE: May 4, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Barnes Park Amphitheater, 350 S. McPherrin Ave, Monterey Park COST: Free SPONSOR: City of Monterey Park INFO: www.ci.monterey-park.ca.us WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: Urban Ocean Festival Explore and celebrate Southern California’s coast during the Aquarium’s annual Urban Ocean Festival. Activities include art exhibitions, a fashion show, mural painting, poetry readings, booths, and a contest for designs using recycled materials. Urban Ocean boat cruises will be available during the weekend for an additional cost. WHEN: SITE: COST: May 3 & 4, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach $28.95 Adults, $25.95 Seniors, $14.95 Children (3 -11), Free children under 3 and Aquarium members SPONSOR: Aquarium of the Pacific INFO: 562-590-3100, www.aquariumofpacific.org 94 Cinco de Mayo WHEN: SITE: May 3 - 4, 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. El Pueblo Historical Monument, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, Los Angeles COST: Free SPONSOR: El Pueblo Historical Monument INFO: 213-485-8372, www.calleolvera.com 28 May 8, 12:00 noon – 10:00 p.m. Downtown Los Angeles Free Downtown LA Art Walk www.downtownartwalk.orgrg Target Free Family Saturday: Take Me Out to the Ball Game Bring out the whole family for baseball-themed fun that will sure to be a home run! Sponsored by Target, these special Saturdays are filled with fun activities giving families unique ways to learn, play, and grow together. WHEN: SITE: May 9, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Japanese American National Museum, 100 N. Central Ave., Downtown Los Angeles COST: Free SPONSOR: Japanese American National Museum INFO: 213-625-0414, www.janm.org 99 A celebration of Mexico’s victory over the French forces in Puebla, Mexico in 1862, with popular and traditional music, cultural presentations, dance, and food booths for everyone to enjoy. Downtown Art Walk The Downtown Art Walk is a monthly, self-guided tour of the art exhibition venues in Downtown Los Angeles, including commercial art galleries, public museums, nonprofit spaces, and grassroots arts venues. The event brings together art lovers and community friends to the ever-evolving Downtown Los Angeles. 98 93 32nd Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration This annual celebration features a wide variety of entertainers, including folklorico dancers, mariachis, and other traditional Mexican music. 97 Tours take visitors to a number of off-the-beaten-track points of cultural and historical interest, and will guide those interested in shopping to some of Chinatown’s best bargains and trendiest shops. RSVP via email at info@chinatownla.com. May 3 - 18, Times vary REDCAT, 631 W. 2nd St., Los Angeles Check website for prices REDCAT 213-237-2800, www.redcat.org World Trade Week Boat Tours In celebration of World Trade Week the Port of Los Angeles is sponsoring free public boat tours of the Los Angeles Harbor. WHEN: SITE: May 10, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Berth 84, South of the Los Angeles Maritime Museum, San Pedro COST: Free SPONSOR: Port of Los Angeles INFO: 310-732-3508, www.portoflosangeles.org 29
  • 100 Pomona Art Walk 105 The Downtown Pomona Arts Colony has an art walk every second and last Saturday of the month that brings big crowds to stroll the streets. Over a dozen galleries host receptions and open houses to showcase their latest exhibits and artists. Music, food, wine, and art throughout the evening. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 101 May 10 & 31, 3:00 p.m. until late evening W. 2nd St. & Garey Ave., Downtown Pomona Free Pomona Arts Colony 909-469-1121, www.metropomona.com World City – Daughters of the Purple Sage and Wylie & The Wild West World City is the Music Center’s highly acclaimed free performance series reflecting the rich array of cultures making up the Los Angeles community. In addition to performances, free arts workshops for children are offered in the adjacent Blue Ribbon Garden. The event features cowboy and cowgirl music and yodeling from American West. Play Days – Monterey Park’s Birthday Celebrationk The event is one of the highlights of Monterey Park’s annual birthday celebration. In addition to the parade, there will be four days of rides and live entertainment at Barnes Park. WHEN: May 15 - 18, Thursday and Friday 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Saturday 12:00 noon – 12:00 midnight, Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. SITE: Barnes Park, 350 S. McPherrin Ave, Monterey Park COST: Free SPONSOR: City of Monterey Park INFO: www.ci.monterey-park.ca.us 102 Endangered Species Day Learn about marine animals that have been designated by the US as endangered. At the Aquatic Nursery see abalone, species that are part of a special program to increase their numbers. Start with a guided beach walk in the morning, join in a scavenger hunt, a storytime in the library, visit the Salt Marsh and more! WHEN: SITE: May 16, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro COST: Free SPONSOR: City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks INFO: 310-548-7562, www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org 103 Asian and Pacific Islander Older Adults Festival The festival brings Folk dancers and choral groups from China, Japan, Korea, and the Philippines, grace the stage in exotic attire to promote diversity and genuine cultural appreciation. WHEN: SITE: May 16, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Angelus Plaza, Hill Street Courtyard, 255 S. Hill St., Downtown Los Angeles COST: Free, Donations Accepted SPONSOR: Angelus Plaza INFO: 213-623-4352 x317, www.angelusplaza.org 104 ARTrageous Art Walke WHEN: SITE: May 17, 11:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. W. M. Keck Foundation Children’s Amphitheatre, Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., Downtown Los Angeles COST: Free SPONSOR: The Music Center INFO: 213-972-4396, www.musiccenter.org 106 9th Annual Celebrating Words Festival: Written, Performed & Sung The event is the biggest annual community-based festival that takes place in the Northeast San Fernando Valley. This literacy, cultural, and performing arts festival promotes self-expression through performance, spoken word, and song among Sylmar and surrounding communities. Come enjoy community artists, poets, musicians, authors, and youth from different cultural backgrounds as they share their expressive arts. WHEN: SITE: May 17, 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Los Angeles Mission College Quad, 13356 Eldridge Ave., Sylmar COST: Free SPONSOR: Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore INFO: 818-939-3433, www.tiachucha.com 107 28th Annual Annual Bug Fair This annual celebration attracts vendors, artists, and insect aficionados to celebrate all things creepy and crawly. WHEN: SITE: May 17 & 18, Check website for times Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles COST: $12 Adults, $5 Children 3 to 12, $9 Seniors and Students SPONSOR: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County INFO: 213-763-DINO, www.nhm.org This family-oriented event returns on the third Thursday of each month from May through September. The event features musicians, artists, vendors, and food trucks through the streets of Historic Downtown Canoga Park. WHEN: SITE: May 16, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Sherman Way between Canoga Ave. and Topanga Blvd., Downtown Canoga Park COST: Free SPONSOR: Canoga Park Improvement Association INFO: 818-346-7480, www.cpthirdthursday.com 30 31
  • 108 Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest and Folk Festival This musical festival features four stages and over 100 instrumental and singing contestants from western style to jamming musicians playing on outdoor Western movie sets. The event also includes folk arts booths, National Parks booths, good eats, and children's activities. Since 1961, this event has been Southern California’s premier old-time and bluegrass music festival! WHEN: SITE: May 18, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Paramount Movie Ranch, Cornell Rd., Agoura Hills, in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area COST: $15 General SPONSOR: Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest and Folk Festival, Inc. INFO: www.topangabanjofiddle.org 109 35th Annual Venice Family Art Walk & Auctions This is an annual fundraising event to benefit the Venice Family Clinic, featuring a 400piece art auction, self-guided tours of 50 artists’ private studios and homes, live entertainment, delicious cuisine, children’s art activities, and more. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 110 113 May 24 - 26, Check website for times Downtown Hermosa Beach Free Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce www.hbchamber.net Canoga Park Memorial Day Parade This annual Canoga Park Memorial Day parade honors the military personnel at home and overseas. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: May 26, Time to be announced Sherman Way and Owensmouth Ave., Canoga Park Free Canoga Park West Hills Chamber of Commerce 818-884-4222, www.cpwhchamber.org Grunion Fish-tival Join the Aquarium for some night time fishy fun and a chance to hatch your very own grunion! Enjoy a classic grunion video, some arts and crafts, and a chance to speak with grunion researchers while exploring the aquarium at night! WHEN: SITE: May 18, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Google Los Angeles $50 Studio Tours, Free for Auctions Venice Family Clinic, Google www.veniceartwalk.org This festival celebrates the cultural heritage of the Cuban community living throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Come and enjoy live performances, arts and crafts, Cuban food, and activities for children. The event also commemorates the island’s freedom from Spain on May 20, 1902. 111 Fiesta Hermosa WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 114 Cuban Festival “Presencia Cubana en Los Angeles” WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 112 For the past 40 years, the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce has produced Fiesta Hermosa, the largest arts and crafts fair in Southern California. Over 270 artists and crafters are featured, including painters, photographers, ceramicists, jewelers, sculptors, and handcrafters. With the ocean as a backdrop, the festival takes place every Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekend in downtown Hermosa Beach. May 18, 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Echo Park Lake, 1632 Bellevue Ave., Echo Park Free Duval Productions 310-261-8778 May 30, 7:00 p.m. – 12:00 midnight Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro COST: $5 Adults, $1 Seniors and Children SPONSOR: City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks INFO: 310-548-7562, www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org 115 Bones and Blues Bones and Blues is a monthly concert series featuring live blues and jazz music, domino tournaments, and a hearty barbecue dinner! WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: May 30, 8:00 p.m. The Center, 10950 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles $25 Door, $15 Pre-sale Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC) 323-563-5639, www.wlcac.org Sister Cities of Los Angeles Cultural Day at the Grove Over 100 musicians, dancers, and singers from many of the 25 international Sister Cities of Los Angeles perform for free in the outdoor park at The Grove at Farmers Market. Participating cities include Nagoya, Japan; Eilat, Israel; Jakarta, Indonesia; Beirut, Lebanon; Mumbai, India; Taipei, Taiwan; Berlin, Germany; Mexico City, Mexico; Lusaka, Zambia; and Salvador, Brazil. WHEN: May 18, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. SITE: The Grove at Farmers Market, Fairfax & 3rd St., Los Angeles COST: Free SPONSORS: Sister Cities of Los Angeles, Inc., The Grove at Farmers Market INFO: www.sistercitiesofla.com 32 33
  • J UNE 116 119 National Gay Pride Month / LGBT Heritage Month Celebration WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: National Gay Pride Month is a citywide celebration of Gay Pride in Los Angeles. The celebration will acknowledge Southern California’s LGBT contributions in the areas of education, politics, the arts, culture, and the humanities. Events include educational programs, gallery exhibitions, theater, and dance performances. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 117 Hollywood Bowl The Hollywood Bowl is the summer venue for the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Nearly 80 concerts are presented during summer each year, including orchestral, jazz, popular, and world music. Throughout June Various sites throughout Los Angeles Varies Los Angeles City Council, Office of the Mayor, Department of Cultural Affairs www.laheritagemonth.org, www.culturela.org 120 June through September, Times vary Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood Varies Los Angeles Philharmonic 323-850-2000, www.hollywoodbowl.com Ford Amphitheatre 2014 Summer Season This season the historic Ford Amphitheatre presents more than 100 jazz, world music, dance, theater, film, choral events, and family shows in a 1,200-seat outdoor amphitheatre. Food and beverages are available for purchase on site. Grand Performances Free 2014 Outdoor Concert Series WHEN: June through October, Times vary by performance SITE: Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 E. Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood COST: Prices vary, Call for information SPONSOR: Los Angeles County Arts Commission INFO: 323-461-3673, www.fordamphitheatre.org RJ Sakai 121 Grand Performances’ summer series celebrates our City’s rich diversity through performing arts. Reflecting the best of global culture through an eclectic line up of world music, dance and theater at a stunning outdoor venue in Downtown LA, Grand Performances is where Angelenos make summer GRAND. WHEN: June through August, 8:00 p.m. Check website for full schedule SITE: 350 S. Grand Ave., Downtown Los Angeles COST: Free SPONSOR: Grand Performances INFO: 213-687-2190, www.grandperformances.org Join the annual summer season of Shakespeare and the classics set in a rustic, outdoor amphitheater located in a natural canyon ravine. Picnickers are welcome. WHEN: June through October, Various times, Check website for schedule SITE: Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga COST: Adults $10 - $33, Children 5 and under free SPONSOR: Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum INFO: 310-455-3723, www.theatricum.com 122 118 2014 Summer Concert Season at Levitt Pavilion - MacArthur Park Located in MacArthur Park, the Levitt Pavilion offers 50 concerts this summer, featuring internationally recognized musicians and critically acclaimed performers. Enjoy music from around the world and across America with family and friends! WHEN: June through August, Thursdays through Sundays 7:00 p.m. SITE: Levitt Pavilion, West 6th St. and South Park View St., Los Angeles COST: Free SPONSOR: Friends of the Levitt Pavilion – MacArthur Park INFO: www.levittla.org 34 Theatricum Botanicum 2014 Summer Repertory Season Lummis Day Festival The Lummis Day Festival celebrates the patchwork of cultures that enriches the city. Artists represent Latino, Tagalog, Native American, Anglo, and African American traditions. Music includes blues, rock, banda, salsa, jazz, and country. Dance troupes represent Philippine, Mexican, Pacific Island, Irish, and jazz dance traditions. Poets, painters, and culinary artists - all with local connections - add to the festival's collection of cultures. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: June 1, 2:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Heritage Square Museum, 3800 Homer St., Los Angeles Free Heritage Square Museum 818-535-9178, www.lummisday.org 35
  • Concerts on the Green WHEN: SITE: June 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Warner Center Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills COST: Free SPONSOR: Valley Cultural Center INFO: 818-888-0822, www.valleycultural.org 124 1st Thursday San Pedro Art Walk On the first Thursday of each month, the artists, entertainers, and business people of San Pedro celebrate the arts with an evening of open galleries, studios, street vendors, and live entertainment in the Downtown San Pedro Arts District. Downtown San Pedro is magically transformed into a village of creativity surrounded by historical architecture, including the magnificent Warner Grand Theatre, quaint restaurants and cafes, plus plenty of places to shop for unusual items and gifts. Bring the whole family for an enjoyable evening in this seaside village. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 125 June 5, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Downtown San Pedro, between 4th & 8th Sts., San Pedro Free San Pedro Peninsula Chamber of Commerce www.1stthursday.com 13th Annual Dance Camera West Dance Media Film Festival Dance Camera West is excited to celebrate its 13th Annual Film Festival with screen dance from around the globe. Works will be shown at some of the Los Angeles’s premiere institutions with special programming and live dance performances. WHEN: SITES: June 6 - 8, Times vary Downtown Los Angeles: The Music Center, REDCAT, Grand Park COST: Free SPONSOR: Dance Camera West INFO: 310-248-4944, www.dancecamerawest.org 126 WHEN: SITE: June 7, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro COST: Free SPONSOR: City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks INFO: 310-548-7562, www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org Undiscovered Chinatown Tour Tours take visitors to a number of off-the-beaten-track points of cultural and historical interest, and will guide those interested in shopping to some of Chinatown’s best bargains and trendiest shops. RSVP via email at info@chinatownla.com. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: Pacific Islander Festival Watch hula performances, listen to Tahitian drumming, try ancient Hawaiian games, enjoy island cuisine, admire artisans creating traditional weavings, and enjoy storytelling and educational programs. The Aquarium of the Pacific’s annual Pacific Islander Festival will feature various cultures, including Hawaiian, Fijian, Marshallese, Chamoru, Tahitian, Samoan, Tokelau, and Maori. WHEN: June 7 & 8, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. SITE: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach COST: $28.95 Adults, $25.95 Seniors, $14.95 Children (3 -11), Free children under 3 and Aquarium members SPONSOR: Aquarium of the Pacific INFO: 562-590-3100, www.aquariumofpacific.org 129 Children’s Concert Series Children’s Concert Series at the Madrid Theatre introduces the world of arts and culture to children between the ages of 5 and 9 years old. The free program includes opera, puppetry, acting, dance, music, and artistry. Limited seating available. Call for reservations at 818-347-9938. WHEN: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 130 June 9, 16, 23 & 30, 10:00 a.m. Free Valley Cultural Center 818-888-0822, www.valleycultural.org LA Film Fest The Los Angeles Film Festival is Southern California’s largest film event. The festival showcases the best in new American and international cinema and gives access to some of the most critically acclaimed film talent from around the world. Schedule includes red-carpet premieres, conversations with artists, and outdoor screenings. WHEN: SITES: World Ocean Day Visit the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium to celebrate the ocean and share how important it is in our lives. Family-oriented activities like arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, animal stories and a close up look of baby animals grown at the Aquarium. Enjoy themes like conservation of our urban coastline and precious marine inhabitants. 127 128 June 10 - 19, Times vary Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14, John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, Los Angeles COST: $12 SPONSOR: Film Independent INFO: 866-FILMFEST, www.lafilmfest.com 131 Downtown Art Walk The Downtown Art Walk is a monthly, self-guided tour of the art exhibition venues in Downtown Los Angeles, including commercial art galleries, public museums, nonprofit spaces, and grassroots arts venues. The event brings together art lovers and community friends to the ever-evolving Downtown Los Angeles. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: June 12, 12:00 noon – 10:00 p.m. Downtown Los Angeles Free Downtown LA Art Walk www.downtownartwalk.org June 7, 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Chinatown, Downtown Los Angeles $20 Chinatown Business Improvement District 213-680-0243, www.chinatownla.com 36 37 Courtesy of the Aquarium of the Pacific 123 Since 1975, the Valley Cultural Center has presented a series of free "Concerts on the Green" during the summer. Organized to enrich the lives of Valley residents, these concerts feature top pop, jazz, classical, folk, and world music performances every Sunday afternoon at Warner Park.
  • 136 ARTrageous Art Walk This family-oriented event returns on the third Thursday of each month from May through September. The event features musicians, artists, vendors, and food trucks through the streets of Historic Downtown Canoga Park. June 19, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Sherman Way between Canoga Ave. and Topanga Blvd., Downtown Canoga Park COST: Free SPONSOR: Canoga Park Improvement Association INFO: 818-346-7480, www.cpthirdthursday.com Cora Potter WHEN: SITE: 132 Annual Hollywood Fringe Festival 137 The Hollywood Fringe Festival is an open-access event celebrating freedom of expression and collaboration in the performing arts community. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 133 June 12 - 19, Times vary Dozens of Hollywood Venues. Check website for details $12 Average ticket cost Hollywood Fringe www.hollywoodfringe.org WHEN: SITE: June 21, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. El Pueblo Historical Monument, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, Los Angeles COST: Free SPONSOR: El Pueblo Historical Monument INFO: 213-485-8372, www.calleolvera.comm Target Free Family Saturday: Imagination Storytime Teleport yourself into musical and magical worlds through stories and exciting performances. Sponsored by Target, these special Saturdays are filled with fun activities giving families unique ways to learn, play, and grow together. 138 June 14, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Japanese American National Museum, 100 N. Central Ave., Downtown Los Angeles COST: Free SPONSOR: Japanese American National Museum INFO: 213-625-0414, www.janm.org WHEN: SITE: June 22, 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro COST: $95 SPONSOR: City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks INFO: 310-548-7562, www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org Santa Monica Festival A free celebration of art, culture, and green activism. Groove to music as you shop for homemade goods, enjoy local food, and learn how to live sustainably. 139 WHEN: 135 Pomona Art Walk The Downtown Pomona Arts Colony has an art walk every second and last Saturday of the month that brings big crowds to stroll the streets. Over a dozen galleries host receptions and open houses to showcase their latest exhibits and artists. Music, food, wine, and art throughout the evening. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: June 14 & 28, 3:00 p.m. until late evening W. 2nd St. & Garey Ave., Downtown Pomona Free Pomona Arts Colony 909-469-1121, www.metropomona.com 38 Aaron Paley June 14, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. SITE: Clover Park, 2600 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica COST: Free SPONSORS: City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division, Community and Cultural Services Department, and Office of Sustainability and the Environment INFO: 310-458-8350, www.smgov.net/festival Catalina Above and Below The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium will sponsor an observation and collecting expedition to Catalina Island aboard the 93-foot vessel, First String departing Los Angeles Harbor Sportfishing Landing in Ports O’ Call Village in San Pedro. One of its most popular boat trips! See first-hand, methods used by aquarium staff to capture marine specimens. WHEN: SITE: 134 Fiesta de las Flores / Flower Day The entire Monument including the colorful Olvera Street Mexican Marketplace will be decorated to create scenes from Los Angeles’ historic past. Various areas provide opportunities for both amateur and professional photographer alike. Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival This is the largest summer theater festival, presented outdoors in a natural amphitheater in Griffith Park. There are 10-weeks of free performances, including Twelfth Night, Richard III, and The Taming of the Shrew in rotating repertory all summer long! This summer season also includes a variety of free, pre-performance programming including workshops for families, the Salon Series (lectures and discussions at the intersection of Shakespeare and contemporary culture), and performances from local LA artists. Bring your family and a picnic. WHEN: June 26 - August 31, Thursdays through Sundays 7:00 p.m. SITE: Old Zoo, Griffith Park COST: Free SPONSOR: Independent Shakespeare Co. INFO: 818-710-6303, www.iscla.org 140 Cars & Stripes Forever! More than 100 classic cars and motorcycles will be on display. Live music, fireworks, and a food and beer garden will be available, with proceeds benefitting the Los Angeles Fire Department Historical Society, the Los Angeles Maritime Museum, Los Angeles Port Police Foundation, and Clean San Pedro. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: June 27, 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Swinford St. & Harbor Blvd., San Pedro Free Port of Los Angeles 310-732-3508, www.portoflosangeles.org 39
  • Bones and Blues 145 WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 142 June 27, 8:00 p.m. The Center, 10950 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles $25 Door, $15 Pre-sale Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC) 323-563-5639, www.wlcac.org San Fernando Valley Buddhist Temple Obon Festival This is one of the largest Obon festivals in Southern California. The event includes taiko drum performances, Japanese Folk Dancing, ethnic foods, Japanese cultural displays, and games. WHEN: SITE: June 28 & 29, 4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. San Fernando Valley Japanese American Community Center, 12953 Brandford St., Pacoima COST: Free SPONSOR: San Fernando Valley Hongwanji Buddhist Temple INFO: 818-899-4030 143 Cal Phil Festival on the Green The California Philharmonic hosts its annual Festival on the Green concert series with music, food, and a great location combine into a magical blend unparalleled in Southern California. An engaging maestro, a world-class orchestra, and top soloists ensure enjoyment for all. Live jazz, dining, and family activities begin at 5:30 p.m. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: June 28 & 29, 7:30 p.m. Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Dr., Arcadia $20 - $98 California Philharmonic 626-300-8200, www.calphil.org Grand Performances' summer series celebrates our City's rich diversity through performing arts. Reflecting the best of global culture through an eclectic line up of world music, dance and theater at a stunning outdoor venue in Downtown LA, Grand Performances is where Angelenos make summer GRAND. WHEN: July through August, 8:00 p.m., Check website for full schedule SITE: 350 S. Grand Ave., Downtown Los Angeles Free COST: SPONSOR: Grand Performances INFO: 213-687-2190, www.grandperformances.org 146 Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival This is the largest summer theater festival, presented outdoors in a natural amphitheater in Griffith Park. There are 10-weeks of free performances, including Twelfth Night, Richard III, and The Taming of the Shrew in rotating repertory all summer long! This summer season also includes a variety of free, pre-performance programming, including workshops for families, the Salon Series (lectures and discussions at the intersection of Shakespeare and contemporary culture), and performances from local LA artists. Bring your family and a picnic. WHEN: July through August, Thursdays through Sundays 7:00 p.m. SITE: Old Zoo, Griffith Park COST: Free SPONSOR: Independent Shakespeare Co. INFO: 818-710-6303, www.iscla.org 147 Movies in the Park The movies and popcorn are free – time spent with family and friends – priceless! Movies begin at dusk. Bring a lawn chair, blanket, a picnic basket, and the whole family. Check website for movie and park location information. Staff/Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation & Marine J ULY 144 Grand Performances Free 2014 Outdoor Concert Series Long Beach Municipal Band Concert Series The Long Beach Municipal Band is in its 105th season, making it the longest surviving, municipally-supported band in the country. The annual summer concert series provides a chance for neighbors and families to gather outdoors for a relaxing evening of entertainment and music. You are welcome to bring your picnic basket, blankets, and lawn chairs. WHEN: SITE: Throughout July, 6:30 p.m. Various parks located throughout the City of Long Beach, Check website for schedule COST: Free SPONSOR: City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation & Marine INFO: 562-570-3524, www.longbeach.gov/park/ 40 WHEN: July through August, Movies begin at dusk SITE: Various parks located throughout the City of Long Beach, Check website for schedule COST: Free SPONSOR: City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation & Marine INFO: 562-570-3150, www.longbeach.gov/park/ 148 Long Beach Sea Festivalk Dozens of activities are scheduled at beach areas, pools and parks throughout Long Beach, including the Chinese Dragon Boat Race and the Great Sand Sculpture event. There are aquatic events for the entire family! WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: July through August, Times vary Beaches, pools, and parks in the Long Beach area Free City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation & Marine 562-426-7670, www.longbeach.gov/park/ 41 Staff/Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation & Marine 141 Bones and Blues is a monthly concert series featuring live blues and jazz music, domino tournaments, and a hearty barbecue dinner.
  • 149 2014 Summer Concert Season at Levitt Pavilion - MacArthur Park 153 Located in MacArthur Park, the Levitt Pavilion offers 50 concerts this summer, featuring internationally recognized musicians and critically acclaimed performers. Enjoy music from around the world and across America with family and friends! WHEN: July through August, Thursdays through Sundays 7:00 p.m. SITE: Levitt Pavilion, West 6th St. and South Park View St., Los Angeles Free COST: SPONSOR: Friends of the Levitt Pavilion – MacArthur Park INFO: www.levittla.org 150 WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: Hollywood Bowl 154 The Hollywood Bowl is the summer venue for the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Nearly 80 concerts are presented during summer each year, including orchestral, jazz, popular, and world music. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 151 152 July 3, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Downtown San Pedro, between 4th & 8th Sts., San Pedro Free San Pedro Peninsula Chamber of Commerce www.1stthursday.com Annual African Marketplace and Cultural Faire Founded in 1985 the African Marketplace was designed as a tourist destination in Los Angeles and to meet the global challenge of combating polarization of African Diaspora communities. The event will feature music, dance, fine art, spoken word, food, concerts, and festivals. July through September, Times vary Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood Varies Los Angeles Philharmonic 323-850-2000, www.hollywoodbowl.com WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: Ford Amphitheatre 2014 Summer Season This season the historic Ford Amphitheatre presents more than 100 jazz, world music, dance, theater, film, choral events, and family shows in a 1,200-seat outdoor amphitheatre. Food and beverages are available for purchase on site. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 1st Thursday San Pedro Art Walk On the first Thursday of each month, the artists, entertainers, and business people of San Pedro celebrate the arts with an evening of open galleries, studios, street vendors, and live entertainment in the Downtown San Pedro Arts District. Downtown San Pedro is magically transformed into a village of creativity surrounded by historical architecture, including the magnificent Warner Grand Theatre, quaint restaurants and cafes, plus plenty of places to shop for unusual items and gifts. Bring the whole family for an enjoyable evening in this seaside village. 155 July 3 - 27, 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Downtown Los Angeles To be announced African Marketplace 213-202-5508 167th Anniversary Re-enactment of First U.S. Flag Raising in Los Angeles This family-friendly event is the annual re-enactment of first July 4, 1847 U.S. flag raising in Los Angeles, performed with detailed authenticity of the original ceremony by 1st United States Dragoons, N.Y. Volunteers, 1st Iowa Volunteers (the Mormon Battalion) and local Californians. Mingle with reenactors and learn about historical details of Fort Moore, and the life of the period. July through October, Times vary by performance Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 E. Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood Prices vary, Call for information Los Angeles County Arts Commission 323-461-3673, www.fordamphitheatre.org Theatricum Botanicum 2014 Summer Repertory Season Ian Flanders WHEN: SITE: July 4, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Fort Moore Pioneer Memorial Monument, 451 N. Hill St., Los Angeles COST: Free SPONSOR: Fort Moore Memorial Committee and Fort Moore Garrison INFO: fortMoore@yMail.com 156 Annual 4th of July Street Fair Join the annual summer season of Shakespeare and the classics set in a rustic, outdoor amphitheater located in a natural canyon ravine. Picnickers are welcome. This popular annual event attracts up to 50,000 people to Downtown Ventura and features 300 artisans, food booths, nonprofit organization displays, and four stages of continuous live entertainment. WHEN: WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: July through October, Times vary, Check website for schedule SITE: Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga COST: Adults $10 - $33, Children 5 and under free SPONSOR: Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum INFO: 310-455-3723, www.theatricum.com 42 July 4, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Downtown Ventura Cultural District Free City of Ventura Cultural Affairs Division 805-654-7749, www.cityofventura.net/streetfairs 43
  • 157 4th of July Celebration at Hansen Dam 162 July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza A holiday celebration in the San Fernando Valley featuring music and other live entertainment, food, and fireworks. Booths offer information about safety, health, community resources, and more. Come take a swim in the 1.5-acre swim lake available for use during the day. Attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic. Fourth of July fireworks have returned to the West Valley! With the largest attendance of any 4th of July celebration in the San Fernando Valley, this Extravaganza provides an audience of 40,000 people with a free concert and fireworks show. Come and get up close and personal with the biggest event in the valley. WHEN: SITE: WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: July 4, 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Hansen Dam Recreation Area, 11770 Foothill Blvd., Lake View Terrace COST: Free SPONSOR: City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks INFO: 818-899-8087, www.laparks.org 163 158 Annual Vision Outside 4th of July Jazz and Blues Festival Come celebrate the 4th of July at the Vision Theatre in Leimert Park with the rich cultural heritage of the diverse sounds of jazz and blues. There will also be children’s arts and crafts, face painting, delicious food available, and free watermelon. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 159 July 4, 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Vision Theatre Back Lot, 3341 W. 43rd Pl., Los Angeles Free City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs & City Council District 8 213-202-5500, www.culturela.org 4th of July Fireworks at Seaside Lagoon Considered as one of the premiere fireworks displays in Southern California, the community celebration features live music, activities for kids, food and beverages booths, and a true pyromusical production and laser show. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 160 July 4, 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Seaside Lagoon, 200 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach Check website for prices Redondo Beach Fireworks www.redondofireworks.com Fourth of July Celebration The day will feature entertainment, food, fireworks, and fun for the entire family. Patriotic activities include children's crafts and music by the Monterey Park Concert band. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 161 July 4, 3:00 p.m. Barnes Park, 350 S. McPherrin Ave., Monterey Park Free Monterey Park Cherry Blossom Festival 626-307-1388, www.ci.monterey-park.ca.us City of Diamond Bar’s Annual 4th of July Blast Spend the summer afternoon at the park with family, friends, and neighbors. Bring a picnic or enjoy a variety of concessions available. Kids’ crafts, face painting, and patriotic musical performances lead up to a spectacular fireworks display. A great way to celebrate Independence Day! WHEN: SITE: July 4, 5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Lorbeeer Middle School, 501 S. Diamond Bar Blvd., Diamond Bar COST: Free SPONSOR: City of Diamond Bar INFO: 909-839-7070, www.cityofdiamondbar.com 44 July 4, Concert at 6:00 p.m., Fireworks at 9:10 p.m. Warner Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills Free Valley Cultural Center 818-704-3456, www.valleycultural.org Undiscovered Chinatown Tour Tours take visitors to a number of off-the-beaten-track points of cultural and historical interest, and will guide those interested in shopping to some of Chinatown’s best bargains and trendiest shops. RSVP via email at info@chinatownla.com. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 164 July 5, 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Chinatown, Downtown Los Angeles $20 Chinatown Business Improvement District 213-680-0243, www.chinatownla.com 17th Annual Belize Caye Fest This musical event celebrates the customs and culture of the Belizean people. The sounds of enjoyment are balanced with Punta Rock, Brukdown, and Kungo music. Traditional Belizean arts and craft will on display. The event also includes workshops for children, Caribbean food, and drinks. WHEN: July 6, 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. SITE: To be announced COST: $10 - $15 SPONSOR: Belize Caye Fest Inc. INFO: 661-210-9132, www.belizecayefest.com 165 Children’s Concert Series Children’s Concert Series at the Madrid Theatre introduces the world of arts and culture to children between the ages of 5 and 9 years old. The free program includes opera, puppetry, acting, dance, music, and artistry. Limited seating available. Call for reservations at 818-347-9938. WHEN: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 166 July 7, 14, 21, 28 & August 4, 10:00 a.m. Free Valley Cultural Center 818-888-0822, www.valleycultural.org Downtown Art Walk The Downtown Art Walk is a monthly, self-guided tour of the art exhibition venues in Downtown Los Angeles, including commercial art galleries, public museums, nonprofit spaces, and grassroots arts venues. The event brings together art lovers and community friends to the ever-evolving Downtown Los Angeles. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: July 10, 12:00 noon – 10:00 p.m. Downtown Los Angeles Free Downtown LA Art Walk www.downtownartwalk.org 45
  • Summer Movie in the Park 172 Enjoy a free family movie night in the park! WHEN: July 10, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. SITE: Wilmington Waterfront Park, 1004 W. C Street, Wilmington COST: Free SPONSOR: Port of Los Angeles INFO: 310-732-3508, www.portoflosangeles.org 168 Pershing Square Summer Concert Series From July to September, enjoy this series of free concerts at Pershing Square, an outdoor area in the heart of Downtown LA, featuring a variety of musical genres and performers. Relax on the grass or sit at one of the tables with umbrellas and enjoy lunch time concerts on Wednesdays, rock concerts on Thursdays and Saturdays nights, films on Fridays nights, and Salsa music on Sunday evenings. Staff/Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation & Marine 167 Movies on the Green Enjoy movies under the stars at Warner Park on a 30-foot screen with digital projection and surround sound. In addition, enjoy affordable food and drinks provided by local organizations. It is the perfect way to enjoy a summer evening under the stars. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 173 July 12, 19 & 26, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Warner Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills Free Valley Cultural Center 818-888-0822, www.valleycultural.org 2014 Bastille Day LA Festival The official Bastille Day LA Festival will be celebrated in the heart of Los Angeles with French gastronomic delicacies and spectacular live entertainment. Come join and experience what thousands of people have been enjoying for the past 8 years, making this annual celebration one of the most well-attended community festivals in Los Angeles. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: July 13, 12:00 noon – 10:00 p.m. To be announced $5, Free for children under 13 Bastille Day Committee 323-656-6083, www.bastilledaylosangeles.com WHEN: July 10 through August 18, Times vary, Check website for schedule SITE: Pershing Square, 532 S. Olive St., Downtown Los Angeles COST: Free SPONSOR: City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks INFO: 213-847-4970, www.laparks.org/pershingsquare 169 Outfest 2014: The Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival Outfest is the oldest continuous film festival in Southern California and the region's largest gay and lesbian arts event, featuring more than 4,500 films and videos. Since its founding in 1982, Outfest has screened more than 4,000 highly diverse films and videos for an audience of more than half a million people. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 170 July 10 - 20, Times vary Various locations $13 for most screenings Outfest 213-480-7088, www.outfest.org Pomona Art Walk The Downtown Pomona Arts Colony has an art walk every second and last Saturday of the month that brings big crowds to stroll the streets. Over a dozen galleries host receptions and open houses to showcase their latest exhibits and artists. Music, food, wine, and art throughout the evening. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 171 July 12 & 26, 3:00 p.m. until late evening W. 2nd St. & Garey Ave., Downtown Pomona Free Pomona Arts Colony 909-469-1121, www.metropomona.com Cal Phil Festival on the Green The California Philharmonic hosts its annual Festival on the Green concert series with music, food, and a great location combine into a magical blend unparalleled in Southern California. An engaging maestro, a world-class orchestra, and top soloists ensure enjoyment for all. Live jazz, dining, and family activities begin at 5:30 p.m. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 174 Pico Rivera’s Annual Summer Concerts Don’t miss Pico Rivera’s Annual Summer Concerts in the Park! Bring a chair, spread a blanket, and get ready to dance and enjoy the sounds of live performances. Food and refreshments available for purchase. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 175 July 13 & 20, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Pico Park, 9528 Beverly Blvd., Pico Rivera Free City of Pico Rivera www.pico-rivera.org Concerts on the Green Since 1975, the Valley Cultural Center has presented a series of free “Concerts on the Green during the summer. Organized to enrich the lives of Valley residents, these concerts feature top pop, jazz, classical, folk, and world music performances every Sunday afternoon at Warner Park. WHEN: SITE: July 13, 20 & 27, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Warner Center Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills COST: Free SPONSOR: Valley Cultural Center INFO: 818-888-0822, www.valleycultural.org July 12, 13 & 26, 7:30 p.m. Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Dr., Arcadia $20 - $98 California Philharmonic 626-300-8200, www.calphil.org 46 47
  • 176 ARTrageous Art Walk This family-oriented event returns on the third Thursday of each month from May through September. The event features musicians, artists, vendors, and food trucks through the streets of Historic Downtown Canoga Park. WHEN: SITE: July 17, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Sherman Way between Canoga Ave. and Topanga Blvd., Downtown Canoga Park COST: Free SPONSOR: Canoga Park Improvement Association INFO: 818-346-7480, www.cpthirdthursday.com 177 181 Family Sandcastle Building Day Bring your entire family out to Cabrillo Beach and enjoy a day playing in the sand. All you need is a bucket, a shovel, and your imagination. Great fun for all ages! July 26, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro COST: Free SPONSOR: City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks INFO: 310-548-7562, www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org WHEN: SITE: Movies Under the Stars Enjoy a fun family evening with the annual Movies Under the Stars series. The events offer free popcorn while supplies last. Movies will be shown outdoors one giant 30-foot screen. Snacks and refreshments are available for purchase. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: July 18 & 25, 8:30 p.m. Pico Park, 9528 Beverly Blvd., Pico Rivera Free City of Pico Rivera www.pico-rivera.org 182 Day of the Cowboy and Cowgirl Pay tribute to American cowboy and cowgirl culture by joining the museum for a full day of activities! Including musical performances, square dancing, roping lessons, leather crafts, panning for gold, and more. Tons of western fun for the whole family! 178 NOW Festival New Original Works Festival encourages creative risk to bring new theater, dance, and music works to the stage. The festival focuses on Los Angelesbased artists. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 179 July 24 - 26, July 31 - August 2, August 7 - 9, 8:30 p.m. REDCAT, 631 W. 2nd St., Los Angeles Check website for prices REDCAT 213-237-2800, www.redcat.org An Afternoon of Jazz During the past few years, Angelus Plaza has presented some of the best names in the business including Harold Land, Billy Higgins, George Bohanon, and Herman Riley, among others. The bandstand will sizzle, so be sure to bring a friend. WHEN: SITE: July 25, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Angelus Plaza, 4th floor Auditorium, 255 S. Hill St., Downtown Los Angeles COST: Free, Donations Accepted SPONSOR: Angelus Plaza INFO: 213-623-4352 x317, www.angelusplaza.org 180 WHEN: SITE: COST: INFO: 183 July 26, Time to be announced The Autry National Center, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles To be announced 323-667-2000, www.theautry.org Central Avenue Jazz Festival Two days of jazz performances pay tribute to “The Avenue,” as Central Avenue was known during its renaissance years from the 1920s through the 1950s. Ethnic cuisine and arts and crafts are available for sale, and educational booths provide community information. WHEN: July 26 & 27, Saturday 11 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00 noon – 7:30 p.m. SITE: Central Ave. between 42nd and 43rd Sts., in front of the historic Dunbar Hotel, Los Angeles COST: Free SPONSORS: City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, City Council District 9 INFO: 213-202-5500, www.culturela.org Bones and Blues Bones and Blues is a monthly concert series featuring live blues and jazz music, domino tournaments, and a hearty barbecue dinner. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: July 25, 8:00 p.m. The Center, 10950 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles $25 Door, $15 Pre-sale Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC) 323-563-5639, www.wlcac.org 48 49
  • 184 188 Annual Nisei Week Japanese Festival Los Angeles' oldest ethnic festival celebrates community cultural diversity. Some of the major events include the Queen Coronation, Grand Parade, Taiko Drum Gathering, Tofu Festival, and a car show. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 185 August to be determined Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles Majority of events are free Nisei Week Foundation 213-687-7193, www.niseiweek.org Pershing Square Summer Concert Series From July to September, enjoy this series of free concerts at Pershing Square, an outdoor area in the heart of Downtown LA, featuring a variety of musical genres and performers. Relax on the grass or sit at one of the tables with umbrellas and enjoy lunch time concerts on Wednesdays, rock concerts on Thursdays and Saturdays nights, films on Fridays nights, and Salsa music on Sunday evenings. Movies in the Park The movies and popcorn are free – time spent with family and friends – priceless! Movies begin at dusk. Bring a lawn chair, blanket, a picnic basket, and the whole family. Check website for movie and park location information. Staff/Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation & Marine AUGUST WHEN: Through August, Movies begin at dusk SITE: Various parks located throughout the City of Long Beach, Check website for schedule Free COST: SPONSOR: City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation & Marine INFO: 562-570-3150, www.longbeach.gov/park/ 189 Long Beach Sea Festival Through August 18, Times vary, Check website for full schedule SITE: Pershing Square, 532 S. Olive St., Downtown Los Angeles COST: Free SPONSOR: City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks INFO: 213-847-4970, www.laparks.org/pershingsquare 186 Grand Performances Free 2014 Outdoor Concert Series Grand Performances’ summer series celebrates our City’s rich diversity through performing arts. Reflecting the best of global culture through an eclectic line up of world music, dance and theater at a stunning outdoor venue in Downtown LA, Grand Performances is where Angelenos make summer GRAND. WHEN: Through August, 8:00 p.m., Check website for full schedule SITE: 350 S. Grand Ave., Downtown Los Angeles COST: Free SPONSOR: Grand Performances INFO: 213-687-2190, www.grandperformances.org 187 Staff/Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation & Marine WHEN: Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival This is the largest summer theater festival, presented outdoors in a natural amphitheater in Griffith Park. There are 10-weeks of free performances, including Twelfth Night, Richard III, and The Taming of the Shrew in rotating repertory all summer long! This summer season also includes a variety of free, pre-performance programming including workshops for families, the Salon Series (lectures and discussions at the intersection of Shakespeare and contemporary culture), and performances from local LA artists. Bring your family and a picnic. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: Through August, Thursdays through Sundays 7:00 p.m. Old Zoo, Griffith Park Free Independent Shakespeare Co. 818-710-6303, www.iscla.org 50 Dozens of activities are scheduled at beach areas, pools and parks throughout Long Beach, including the Chinese Dragon Boat Race and the Great Sand Sculpture event. There are aquatic events for the entire family! WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 190 Through August, Times vary Beaches, pools, and parks in the Long Beach area Free City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation & Marine 562-426-7670, www.longbeach.gov/park/ 2014 Summer Concert Season at Levitt Pavilion - MacArthur Park Located in MacArthur Park, the Levitt Pavilion offers 50 concerts this summer, featuring internationally recognized musicians and critically acclaimed performers. Enjoy music from around the world and across America with family and friends! WHEN: SITE: Through August, Thursdays through Sundays 7:00 p.m. Levitt Pavilion, West 6th St. and South Park View St., Los Angeles COST: Free SPONSOR: Friends of the Levitt Pavilion – MacArthur Park INFO: www.levittla.org 191 Hollywood Bowl The Hollywood Bowl is the summer venue for the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Nearly 80 concerts are presented during summer each year, including orchestral, jazz, popular, and world music. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: August through September, Times vary Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood Varies Los Angeles Philharmonic 323-850-2000, www.hollywoodbowl.com 51
  • 192 Ford Amphitheatre 2014 Summer Season 196 Movies Under the Stars This season the historic Ford Amphitheatre presents more than 100 jazz, world music, dance, theater, film, choral events, and family shows in a 1,200-seat outdoor amphitheatre. Food and beverages are available for purchase on site. Enjoy a fun family evening with the annual Movies Under the Stars series. The events offer free popcorn while supplies last. Movies will be shown outdoors one giant 30-foot screen. Snacks and refreshments are available for purchase. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 193 August through October, Times vary by performance Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 E. Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood Prices vary, Call for information Los Angeles County Arts Commission 323-461-3673, www.fordamphitheatre.org Theatricum Botanicum 2014 Summer Repertory Season 197 WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: Ian Flanders WHEN: 194 NOW Festival New Original Works Festival encourages creative risk to bring new theater, dance, and music works to the stage. The festival focuses on Los Angelesbased artists. Join the annual summer season of Shakespeare and the classics set in a rustic, outdoor amphitheater located in a natural canyon ravine. Picnickers are welcome. August through October, Times vary, Check website for schedule SITE: Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga COST: Adults $10 - $33, Children 5 and under free SPONSOR: Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum INFO: 310-455-3723, www.theatricum.com 198 Undiscovered Chinatown Tour WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: Summer Movie in the Park WHEN: SITE: August 1, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 22nd Street Park, S. Harbor Blvd. and Crescent Ave., San Pedro COST: Free SPONSOR: Port of Los Angeles INFO: 310-732-3508, www.portoflosangeles.org 199 El Rescate 200 XVIII Feria Agostina de Los Angeles WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: August 1 - 3, 10:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. MacArthur Park, W. 6th St. and S. Park View St., Los Angeles Free El Rescate 213-387-3284, www.elrescate.org 52 August 2, 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Chinatown, Downtown Los Angeles $20 Chinatown Business Improvement District 213-680-0243, www.chinatownla.com Movies on the Green Enjoy movies under the stars at Warner Park on a 30-foot screen with digital projection and surround sound. In addition, enjoy affordable food and drinks provided by local organizations. It is the perfect way to enjoy a summer evening under the stars. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 195 August 1 - 2, 7 - 9, 8:30 p.m. REDCAT, 631 W. 2nd St., Los Angeles Check website for prices REDCAT 213-237-2800, www.redcat.org Tours take visitors to a number of off-the-beaten-track points of cultural and historical interest, and will guide those interested in shopping to some of Chinatown’s best bargains and trendiest shops. RSVP via email at info@chinatownla.com. Enjoy a free family movie night in the park! This cultural event celebrates the heritage of the Central American community in Southern California. The festival provides important information about health, legal, financial, and community services to the working families of the First Council District of the City and also features live performances from musical groups of diverse communities. August 1 & 8, 8:30 p.m. Pico Park, 9528 Beverly Blvd., Pico Rivera Free City of Pico Rivera www.pico-rivera.org August 2, 9, 16 & 23, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Warner Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills Free Valley Cultural Center 818-888-0822, www.valleycultural.org Jazz on the Lawn Bring a picnic, blanket, and beach chair, and enjoy great live music at the annual concert series in front of Santa Monica City Hall. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 201 August 3, 10, 17 & 24, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Stewart Street Park, 1836 Stewart St., Santa Monica Free City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division 310-458-8350, www.smgov.net/jazz Concerts on the Green Since 1975, the Valley Cultural Center has presented a series of free “Concerts on the Green” during the summer. Organized to enrich the lives of Valley residents, these concerts feature top pop, jazz, classical, folk, and world music performances every Sunday afternoon at Warner Park. WHEN: SITE: August 3, 10, 17 & 24, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Warner Center Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills COST: Free SPONSOR: Valley Cultural Center INFO: 818-888-0822, www.valleycultural.org 53
  • 202 Cal Phil Festival on the Green 207 Downtown Art Walk The California Philharmonic hosts its annual Festival on the Green concert series with music, food, and a great location combine into a magical blend unparalleled in Southern California. An engaging maestro, a world-class orchestra, and top soloists ensure enjoyment for all. Live jazz, dining, and family activities begin at 5:30 p.m. The Downtown Art Walk is a monthly, self-guided tour of the art exhibition venues in Downtown Los Angeles, including commercial art galleries, public museums, nonprofit spaces, and grassroots arts venues. The event brings together art lovers and community friends to the ever-evolving Downtown Los Angeles. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 203 August 3, 19, 23 & 24, 7:30 p.m. Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Dr., Arcadia $20 - $98 California Philharmonic 626-300-8200, www.calphil.org 1st Thursday San Pedro Art Walk On the first Thursday of each month, the artists, entertainers, and business people of San Pedro celebrate the arts with an evening of open galleries, studios, street vendors, and live entertainment in the Downtown San Pedro Arts District. Downtown San Pedro is magically transformed into a village of creativity surrounded by historical architecture, including the magnificent Warner Grand Theatre, quaint restaurants and cafes, plus plenty of places to shop for unusual items and gifts. Bring the whole family for an enjoyable evening in this seaside village. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 204 August 7, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Downtown San Pedro, between 4th & 8th Sts., San Pedro Free San Pedro Peninsula Chamber of Commerce www.1stthursday.com XXVII Festival Guelaguetza ORO 2014 The Guelaguetza Festival is an annual indigenous cultural event in Oaxaca, Mexico that has also taken place in Los Angeles for the past 27 years. The event centers on traditional dancing and costumes and includes parades with indigenous walking bands, native food, and statewide artisanal crafts. WHEN: August 9 & 10, Saturday 12:00 noon – 9:00 p.m., Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. SITE: 3501 Valley Blvd., Los Angeles COST: Free SPONSOR: Guelaguetza ORO Festival INFO: 310-869-4738, www.guelaguetzaoro.com 205 Pomona Art Walk The Downtown Pomona Arts Colony has an art walk every second and last Saturday of the month that brings big crowds to stroll the streets. Over a dozen galleries host receptions and open houses to showcase their latest exhibits and artists. Music, food, wine, and art throughout the evening. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 206 August 9 & 30, 3:00 p.m. until late evening W. 2nd St. & Garey Ave., Downtown Pomona Free Pomona Arts Colony 909-469-1121, www.metropomona.com Ecuadorian Festival Since 1998 the Ecuadorian community in Los Angeles has been celebrating their Independence Day. The festival includes Ecuadorian cuisine, Ecuadorian arts and crafts, musical groups, folklore customs, free health screenings, carnival games, and information provided by all type of exhibitors. WHEN: SITE: August 10, 12:00 noon – 6:00 p.m. El Pueblo Historical Monument, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, Los Angeles COST: Free SPONSOR: El Pueblo Historical Monument INFO: 213-485-8372, www.calleolvera.com 54 208 August 14, 12:00 noon – 10:00 p.m. Downtown Los Angeles Free Downtown LA Art Walk www.downtownartwalk.org Robotic by the Sea Bring your entire family and join the crew at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium to learn about underwater robotics. Witness R.O.V. (Remotely Operated Vehicle) demonstrations and much more. WHEN: SITE: August 16, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro COST: Free SPONSOR: City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks INFO: 310-548-7562, www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org 209 Mud Mania: A Celebration of Adobe This is the muddiest and wackiest event in Southern California! Visit Rancho Los Cerritos and learn about local “adobe” soil and its many uses throughout history. Guests will make real adobe bricks, plaster a wall with mud, construct a miniadobe home, compete in mud relay races, and much more. WHEN: August 17, 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. SITE: Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site, 4600 N. Virginia Rd., Long Beach COST: $7 Adults, $5 Children SPONSOR: Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site INFO: 562-570-1755, www.rancholoscerritos.org 210 Tall Ships Festival LA 2014 Join the Port of Los Angeles for the greatest spectacle of historic Tall Ships in Southern California. More than 10 Tall Ships will gather for on board tours, day sails, arts and crafts, food, beverage, entertainment, and historic reenactments of the LA Waterfront. WHEN: August 20 - 24, Times vary SITE: LA Waterfront, Port of Los Angeles COST: $7 - $17, $95 Daily Sails SPONSORS: Port of Los Angeles, Drew Events INFO: 877-4FLY-TIX 211 ARTrageous Art Walk This family-oriented event returns on the third Thursday of each month from May through September. The event features musicians, artists, vendors, and food trucks through the streets of Historic Downtown Canoga Park. WHEN: SITE: August 21, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Sherman Way between Canoga Ave. and Topanga Blvd., Downtown Canoga Park COST: Free SPONSOR: Canoga Park Improvement Association INFO: 818-346-7480, www.cpthirdthursday.com 55
  • 212 14th Annual Senior Talent Show Since 1999, this annual event has risen in popularity to become one of the brightest jewels of Angelus Plaza. Categories include dance, vocal, instrumental, comedy, drama, magic, and much more. Gifted performers throughout greater Los Angeles will compete for $1,700 in prizes. WHEN: SITE: August 22, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Angelus Plaza, 255 S. Hill St., 4th Floor Auditorium, Downtown Los Angeles COST: Free SPONSOR: Good Samaritan Hospital, Angelus Plaza INFO: 213-623-4352 x317, www.angelusplaza.org 213 WHEN: SITE: August 23, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro COST: $28 SPONSOR: City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks INFO: 310-548-7562, www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org Blue Whales and More Join the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium staff on a boat as they search the Catalina Channel for the largest animals in the world. Blue, Fin, and Humpback whales spend part of their summer here to feed on huge amounts of krill. The boat leaves from San Pedro. WHEN: SITE: August 24, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro COST: $30 SPONSOR: City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks INFO: 310-548-7562, www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org 215 Bones and Blues Bones and Blues is a monthly concert series featuring live blues and jazz music, domino tournaments, and a hearty barbecue dinner. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 216 Fiesta Hermosa WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: August 30 - September 1, Check website for times Downtown Hermosa Beach Free Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce www.hbchamber.net See the Sea, Floating Oceanography Lab Join the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium aboard a specially equipped vessel where you will study near-shore animals collected during the trip. Learn about the fascinating world of plankton, animals that call mud their home, and some of the fish that prefer the sandy bottom. Watch for marine birds, sea lions, and dolphins. 214 217 For the past 40 years, the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce has produced Fiesta Hermosa, the largest arts and crafts fair in Southern California. Over 270 artists and crafters are featured, including painters, photographers, ceramicists, jewelers, sculptors, and handcrafters. With the ocean as a backdrop, the festival takes place every Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekend in downtown Hermosa Beach. August 29, 8:00 p.m. The Center, 10950 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles $25 Door, $15 Pre-sale Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC) 323-563-5639, www.wlcac.org City of Los Angeles Birthday Celebration Celebrate the anniversary of the founding of Los Angeles. The event includes a walk from San Gabriel Mission to Los Angeles, historic reenactments, artisan demonstrations, exhibits, food, entertainment, and plenty of birthday cake. WHEN: SITE: August 30, 6:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. El Pueblo Historical Monument, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, Los Angeles COST: Free SPONSOR: El Pueblo Historical Monument INFO: 213-485-8372, www.calleolvera.com 56 SE PT E MBER 218 Latino Heritage Month Celebration Latino Heritage Month is a citywide commemoration of Latino history, heritage, and tradition in Los Angeles. The celebration will acknowledge Latino contributions in the areas of education, religion, the arts, culture, and the humanities. Events include: community gatherings, educational programs, gallery exhibits, and several music, theater, and dance performances. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 219 September through October Various sites throughout Los Angeles Varies Los Angeles City Council, Office of the Mayor, Department of Cultural Affairs www.laheritagemonth.org, www.culturela.org Hollywood Bowl The Hollywood Bowl is the summer venue for the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Nearly 80 concerts are presented during summer each year, including orchestral, jazz, popular, and world music. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 220 Throughout September, Times vary Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood Varies Los Angeles Philharmonic 323-850-2000, www.hollywoodbowl.com Ford Amphitheatre 2014 Summer Season This season the historic Ford Amphitheatre presents more than 100 jazz, world music, dance, theater, film, choral events, and family shows in a 1,200-seat outdoor amphitheatre. Food and beverages are available for purchase on site. WHEN: September through October, Times vary by performance SITE: Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 E. Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood COST: Prices vary, Call for information SPONSOR: Los Angeles County Arts Commission INFO: 323-461-3673, www.fordamphitheatre.org 57
  • Theatricum Botanicum 2014 Summer Repertory Season 225 L.A. Greek Fest The annual L.A. Greek Fest is held on the Grand Plaza of the St. Sophia Cathedral located in the Byzantine-Latino Quarter of Los Angeles. This event is LA’s premier Greek festival featuring the best of Greek foods, pastries, music, and folk dancing along with exotic gifts and arts and crafts. Ian Flanders 221 Join the annual summer season of Shakespeare and the classics set in a rustic, outdoor amphitheater located in a natural canyon ravine. Picnickers are welcome. WHEN: September through October, Various times, Check website for schedule SITE: Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga COST: Adults $10 - $33, Children 5 and under free SPONSOR: Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum INFO: 310-455-3723, www.theatricum.com 222 1st Thursday San Pedro Art Walk On the first Thursday of each month, the artists, entertainers, and business people of San Pedro celebrate the arts with an evening of open galleries, studios, street vendors, and live entertainment in the Downtown San Pedro Arts District. Downtown San Pedro is magically transformed into a village of creativity surrounded by historical architecture, including the magnificent Warner Grand Theatre, quaint restaurants and cafes, plus plenty of places to shop for unusual items and gifts. Bring the whole family for an enjoyable evening in this seaside village. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 223 September 4, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Downtown San Pedro, between 4th & 8th Sts., San Pedro Free San Pedro Peninsula Chamber of Commerce www.1stthursday.com Los Angeles International Short Film Festival This is the largest short film festival in the world. The festival screens over 400 short films with informational panel discussions, workshops, and a development market. WHEN: SITE: September 4 - 11, Screenings throughout the day Laemmle Noho 7 Theater, 5420 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood COST: $13 SPONSOR: Los Angeles Short Film Festival INFO: 818-508-0800, www.lashortsfest.com 224 WHEN: September 5 - 7, Friday 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., Saturday 12:00 noon – 11:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00 noon – 10:00 p.m. SITE: 1324 S. Normandie Ave., Los Angeles COST: $5 SPONSOR: St. Sophia Cathedral INFO: 213-737-2424, www.lagreekfest.com 226 Undiscovered Chinatown Tour Tours take visitors to a number of off-the-beaten-track points of cultural and historical interest, and will guide those interested in shopping to some of Chinatown’s best bargains and trendiest shops. RSVP via email at info@chinatownla.com. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 227 September 6, 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Chinatown, Downtown Los Angeles $20 Chinatown Business Improvement District 213-680-0243, www.chinatownla.com Downtown Art Walk The Downtown Art Walk is a monthly, self-guided tour of the art exhibition venues in Downtown Los Angeles, including commercial art galleries, public museums, nonprofit spaces, and grassroots arts venues. The event brings together art lovers and community friends to the ever-evolving Downtown Los Angeles. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: September 11, 12:00 noon – 10:00 p.m. Downtown Los Angeles Free Downtown LA Art Walk www.downtownartwalk.org Senior’s Day The Aquarium will offer free admission to people ages 50 and above on this special day. Discover more than 11,000 animals in over 50 exhibits, including the June Keyes Penguin Habitat, Wonders of the Deep, Shark Lagoon, and Lorikeet Forest. Special presentations and booths for seniors will be featured. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: September 5, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Downtown San Pedro, between 4th & 8th Streets, San Pedro Free San Pedro Peninsula Chamber of Commerce www.1stthursday.com 58 59
  • 232 Little Ethiopia Cultural Street Festival A celebration of the Ethiopian New Year with cultural music dance, arts and crafts, and fine Ethiopian cuisine. WHEN: SITE: September 14, 12:00 noon – 8:00 p.m. Fairfax Ave. between Olympic Blvd. and Whitworth Dr., Los Angeles COST: Free SPONSOR: Little Ethiopia Business Association INFO: 319-877-3530, www.littleethiopiabusinessassociation.com 228 Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival 233 ARTrageous Art Walk Awarded four Guiness World records, the Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival features world-famous discount lobster meals, rides, games, the annual lobster pet parade, and non-stop entertainment. Come for the feast and stay for the fun. This family-oriented event returns on the third Thursday of each month from May through September. The event features musicians, artists, vendors, and food trucks through the streets of Historic Downtown Canoga Park. WHEN: WHEN: SITE: September 12 - 14, Friday 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m., Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. SITE: Ports O’Call Village San Pedro COST: $10 Adults, Kids under 12 Free SPONSOR: The Port of Los Angeles INFO: 310-798-7478, www.lobsterfest.com September 18, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Sherman Way between Canoga Ave. and Topanga Blvd., Downtown Canoga Park COST: Free SPONSOR: Canoga Park Improvement Association INFO: 818-346-7480, www.cpthirdthursday.com 234 229 Chinatown Moon Festival Visit Chinatown, Los Angeles to enjoy an evening of fun and cultural activities at the annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. WHEN: SITE: September 13, 5:00 p.m. – 12:00 midnight Central Plaza & West Plaza, 934 - 951 N. Broadway Blvd., Chinatown Downtown Los Angeles COST: Free SPONSOR: Chinatown Los Angeles INFO: www.chinatownla.com 230 WHEN: SITE: September 19, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Angelus Plaza, 255 S. Hill St., 4th Floor Auditorium, Downtown Los Angeles COST: Free, Donations Accepted SPONSOR: Angelus Plaza INFO: 213-623-4352 x317, www.angelusplaza.org 235 Fiestas Patrias Latin American Heritage Celebration This colorful spectacle showcases Mariachi bands, folk ensembles and music from Mexico, Cuba, Central, and South America. Hispanics in the Civil War 1864 The largest Mexican Independence Day Festival in Los Angeles at the birthplace of Los Angeles, Olvera Street. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 231 September 13 & 14, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Olvera Street Plaza, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, Los Angeles Free All Access Entertainment 310-914-0015, www.allacess.la Pomona Art Walk The Downtown Pomona Arts Colony has an art walk every second and last Saturday of the month that brings big crowds to stroll the streets. Over a dozen galleries host receptions and open houses to showcase their latest exhibits and artists. Music, food, wine, and art throughout the evening. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: September 13 & 27, 3:00 p.m. until late evening W. 2nd St. & Garey Ave., Downtown Pomona Free Pomona Arts Colony 909-469-1121, www.metropomona.com 60 This year the Drum Barracks Civil War Museum will be recognizing the Native California Cavalry, four companies of men, almost all of Hispanic heritage, who volunteered to protect their state during the Civil War. All served for varying amounts of time at the Drum Barracks military post starting in 1864. WHEN: SITE: September 20, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Drum Barracks Civil War Museum, 1052 Banning Blvd., Wilmington COST: Free SPONSOR: Drum Barracks Civil War Museum INFO: 310-548-7509, www.drumbarracks.org 61
  • Courtesy of the Aquarium of the Pacific 239 236 Moompetam: Native American Festival In celebration of local Native American cultures, the Aquarium of the Pacific will host its 10th annual Moompetam Festival, featuring traditional music, dance, cultural craft demonstrations, storytelling, and educational programs. The festival will celebrate California’s indigenous maritime cultures, including the Tongva, Chumash, Acjachemen, Costanoan, Luiseño, and Kumeyaay. WHEN: SITE: COST: September 20 & 21, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach $28.95 Adults, $25.95 Seniors, $14.95 Children (3 -11), Free children under 3 and Aquarium members SPONSOR: Aquarium of the Pacific INFO: 562-590-3100, www.aquariumofpacific.org 237 22nd Annual Thai Cultural Day This one-day festival is comprised of Thai classical music, folk dances, fruit and vegetable carving, a costume contest, children’s workshops, and Thai drama performances. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: September 21, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Barnsdall Art Park, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood Free Thai Community Arts and Cultural Center 310-650-1531, www.thaiculturalcenter.org/events.html LA Korean Festival The festival provides an opportunity for the young Korean second generations to appreciate their culture and traditions, and allows people to come together and share each other’s culture. The event includes Korean music, traditional dancers, live concerts, and more than 300 booths with traditional food and general merchandise. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 240 September 25 - 28, 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Seoul International Park, 3250 San Marino St., Los Angeles Free LA Korean Festival 213-487-9696, www.lakoreanfestival.org Bones and Blues Bones and Blues is a monthly concert series featuring live blues and jazz music, domino tournaments, and a hearty barbecue dinner. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 241 September 26, 8:00 p.m. The Center, 10950 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles $25 Door, $15 Pre-sale Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC) 323-563-5639, www.wlcac.org 33rd Annual Watts Towers Day of the Drum Festival A daylong celebration featuring international percussion: Latin, Japanese, African, Jazz, Native American, and other drummers. Ongoing tours of the Watts Towers will be offered throughout the day. WHEN: September 27, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. SITE: Watts Towers Campus, 1727 E. 107th St., Watts COST: Free SPONSORS: City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Watts Towers Arts Center INFO: 213-847-4646, www.culturela.org 242 DEAFestival LA 2014 The annual DEAFestival Los Angeles is a family outdoor event intended to raise awareness and recognize the achievements, artistic talents, culture, and unique needs of the deaf and hard of hearing community. The festival also provides a community court yard with information about local service providers and organizations. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: San Pedro TriArt Festival The TriArt Festival was created to increase the awareness and appreciation of San Pedro as a vibrant, sophisticated venue for all aspects of the arts, including sculpture, folk art, dance, music, and theater. The event showcases the changing face of San Pedro as an artistic center and includes dance performances, music, arts and crafts, and an entertainment center. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: September 24 & 25, 12:00 noon – 6:00 p.m. Ports O’Call Village, 1199 Nagoya Way, San Pedro Free Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers 213-385-1171, www.triartsp.com 62 243 Baja Splash Cultural Festival Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Aquarium’s 13th annual Baja Splash Festival. Witness ancient Aztec dance and folk dances from Mexico, El Salvador, Panama, and beyond. Enjoy interactive music, mariachis, crafts, and Latin cuisine. See Baja animals, and learn about the amazing marine environments of Baja with experts from Mexico. WHEN: September 27 & 28, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. SITE: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach COST: $28.95 Adults, $25.95 Seniors, $14.95 Children (3 -11), Free children under 3 and Aquarium members SPONSOR: Aquarium of the Pacific INFO: 562-590-3100, www.aquariumofpacific.org 63 Courtesy of the Aquarium of the Pacific 238 September 27, 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m. Woodley Park, 6350 Woodley Ave., Van Nuys Free Friends of the Family 818-778-4998, www.deafestivalla.org
  • 38th Annual Simon Rodia Watts Towers Jazz Festiva 248 The City's first Jazz festival features performances from both established and emerging musicians from the area. The festival pays tribute to the roots of Jazz in Gospel and Blues, and takes it to the Avant Garde and the Latin Jazz scene. Ongoing tours of the Watts Towers will be offered throughout the day. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: WHEN: September 28, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. SITE: Watts Towers Campus, 1727 E. 107th St., Watts COST: Free SPONSORS: City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Watts Towers Arts Center INFO: 213-847-4646, www.culturela.org 249 Latino Heritage Month Celebration INFO: 246 250 Throughout October Various sites throughout Los Angeles Varies Los Angeles City Council, Office of the Mayor, Department of Cultural Affairs www.laheritagemonth.org, www.culturela.org Ford Amphitheatre 2014 Summer Season October 4, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. SITE: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach COST: $28.95 Adults, $25.95 Seniors, $14.95 Children (3 -11), Free children under 3 and Aquarium members SPONSOR: Aquarium of the Pacific INFO: 562-590-3100, www.aquariumofpacific.org Through October, Times vary by performance Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 E. Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood Prices vary, Call for information Los Angeles County Arts Commission 323-461-3673, www.fordamphitheatre.org Theatricum Botanicum 2014 Summer Repertory Season WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: Ian Flanders WHEN: 64 Undiscovered Chinatown Tour Tours take visitors to a number of off-the-beaten-track points of cultural and historical interest, and will guide those interested in shopping to some of Chinatown’s best bargains and trendiest shops. RSVP via email at info@chinatownla.com. Join the annual summer season of Shakespeare and the classics set in a rustic, outdoor amphitheater located in a natural canyon ravine. Picnickers are welcome. Through October, Various times, Check website for schedule SITE: Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga COST: Adults $10 - $33, Children 5 and under free SPONSOR: Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum INFO: 310-455-3723, www.theatricum.com Southeast Asia Day WHEN: 251 247 October 2, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Downtown San Pedro, between 4th & 8th Sts., San Pedro Free San Pedro Peninsula Chamber of Commerce www.1stthursday.com The Aquarium of the Pacific celebrates its tenth annual Southeast Asia Day. The festival’s program highlights the cultures of Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos, and Indonesia. Guests will enjoy live performances, including music, dance, and cultural craft demonstrations, ethnic dishes, and children’s crafts. This season the historic Ford Amphitheatre presents more than 100 jazz, world music, dance, theater, film, choral events, and family shows in a 1,200-seat outdoor amphitheatre. Food and beverages are available for purchase on site. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 1st Thursday San Pedro Art Walk3 WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: Latino Heritage Month is a citywide commemoration of Latino history, heritage, and tradition in Los Angeles. The celebration will acknowledge Latino contributions in the areas of education, religion, the arts, culture, and the humanities. Events include: community gatherings, educational programs, gallery exhibits, and several music, theater, and dance performances. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: October to be announced, Check website for dates California State University, Dominguez Hills, Carson Free Latino Literacy Now 858-603-8680, www.lbff.us On the first Thursday of each month, the artists, entertainers, and business people of San Pedro celebrate the arts with an evening of open galleries, studios, street vendors, and live entertainment in the Downtown San Pedro Arts District. Downtown San Pedro is magically transformed into a village of creativity surrounded by historical architecture, including the magnificent Warner Grand Theatre, quaint restaurants and cafes, plus plenty of places to shop for unusual items and gifts. Bring the whole family for an enjoyable evening in this seaside village. OCTOBER 245 Latino Book and Family Festival This family-oriented event promotes literacy in the Latino community. The festival features authors, book signings, readings, exhibitors, kids booths, entertainment, and ethnic food. 252 October 4, 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Chinatown, Downtown Los Angeles $20 Chinatown Business Improvement District 213-680-0243, www.chinatownla.com Los Angeles Hispanic Heritage Festival A celebration of the rich cultural diversity of Latin America and Spain with the presentation of folkloric groups, performers, artisans, painters, and raffles. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: October 5, 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m. MacArthur Park, Wilshire Blvd. & 7th St., Los Angeles Free Cervantes Center of Arts & Letters www.cervantescenter.org 65 Courtesy of the Aquarium of the Pacific 244
  • 253 14th Annual Polish Film Festival Los Angeles Presentation of films made by Polish filmmakers with English subtitles. There will also be opportunities to meet with the filmmakers and actors. WHEN: October 7 - 16, Times vary SITE: Laemmle’s NoHo 7, 5240 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood & Laemmle’s Royal, 11523 Santa Monica Blvd., West Los Angeles COST: $11 Adults, $8 Seniors, Free Students SPONSOR: Polish American Film Society INFO: 818-982-8827, www.polishfilmla.org 254 258 Clyde Porter’s Arts Day – Festival del Artista This is a celebration of the arts and culture in the Valley. This free family street festival includes street performers, fine art exhibits, chalk artists, children’s games, dive entertainment, food, and refreshments. There will be events within the theatre and also on the street in front of the theatre where the Canoga Park Farmer’s Market takes place. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 259 October 18, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. West Valley Playhouse, 7242 Owensmouth Ave., Canoga Park Free Main Street Canoga Park 818-346-7480 Autumn Sea Fair Downtown Art Walk The Downtown Art Walk is a monthly, self-guided tour of the art exhibition venues in Downtown Los Angeles, including commercial art galleries, public museums, nonprofit spaces, and grassroots arts venues. The event brings together art lovers and community friends to the ever-evolving Downtown Los Angeles. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 255 October 9, 12:00 noon – 10:00 p.m. Downtown Los Angeles Free Downtown LA Art Walk www.downtownartwalk.org Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival 2014 West Coast's premier smooth jazz event features the newest and best in smooth jazz. Jazz fans from around the country flock to Avalon for this event year after year. Over 30 top recording artists are scheduled to perform at the festival, which always takes place the first three weekends in October. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: October 9 - 12, 16 - 19, Check website for times Avalon Ballroom, Avalon, Catalina Island Starting at $27 JazzTrax 866-872-9849, www.jazztrax.com This event offers ocean-related activities for all ages. Celebrate the bounty of the sea with games, beach Olympics, live music, ocean-related exhibits, face painting, a fireboat display, arts and crafts, and more. There will also be a sand sculpture contest, a chance to hunt for buried treasure, pirates, and marine-life puppet show. Chat with marine-related organizations setup to share their information with you. WHEN: SITE: October 19, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro COST: Free SPONSOR: City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks INFO: 310-548-7562, www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org 260 256 Pomona Art Walk The Downtown Pomona Arts Colony has an art walk every second and last Saturday of the month that brings big crowds to stroll the streets. Over a dozen galleries host receptions and open houses to showcase their latest exhibits and artists. Music, food, wine, and art throughout the evening. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 257 October 11 & 25, 3:00 p.m. until late evening W. 2nd St. & Garey Ave., Downtown Pomona Free Pomona Arts Colony 909-469-1121, www.metropomona.com Taste of Encino Festival This is one of the highlights of early fall in the heart of the San Fernando Valley. Entertainment will include four stages of live folk, bluegrass, and other music styles to listen or dance to, along with creative storytelling. There will also be a variety of ethnic and American foods, a rock-climbing wall, a moon bounce, an arts and crafts fair, health and wellness pavilion, and more. Bones and Blues Bones and Blues is a monthly concert series featuring live blues and jazz music, domino tournaments, and a hearty barbecue dinner. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 261 October 24, 8:00 p.m. The Center, 10950 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles $25 Door, $15 Pre-sale Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC) 323-563-5639, www.wlcac.org Happy Harbor Halloween This is a free carnival-style festival featuring games, crafts, music, face painting, storytelling, and more. The event will also include a children’s Halloween costume parade. WHEN: SITE: October 25, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Two locations: Harbor Blvd. and 5th St., San Pedro & 604 W. C St., Wilmington COST: Free SPONSOR: Port of Los Angeles INFO: 310-732-3508, www.portoflosangeles.org WHEN: SITE: October 12, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Encino Park, Ventura Blvd. between Balboa Blvd. & Amestoy Ave., Encino COST: Free SPONSOR: Encino Chamber of Commerce INFO: 818-789-4711, www.tasteofencino.com 66 67
  • 266 Community Altar Día de los Muertos is a celebration of the memories of family and loved ones that have passed on. In honor of this celebration, the Pico Rivera Department of Parks & Recreation will be installing an altar inspired by Our Loyal Pet - Nuestras Mascotas Fieles celebrating the love and bond between pet and owner. The altar will be located in the Pico Park Community Center lobby. The Center will be accepting photos, letters, and small mementos to be included in the altar. Spooktacular WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 263 October 25, 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Pico Park, 9528 Beverly Blvd., Pico Rivera Free City of Pico Rivera www.pico-rivera.org Sea Scare Travel to an “underwater world” of thrills, chills, and gills for its annual night-time Halloween event. Come in costume and scare up some goodies as you trick or treat at six themed goodie stations. The event includes a haunted house, pirates and treasure hunt, sea creature feedings, cryogenic demonstrations, spooky stories, fortunetelling, magic, games, bioluminescent crafts, dancing, a costume contest, and more. WHEN: October 25, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. SITE: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro COST: $5 SPONSOR: City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks INFO: 310-548-7562, www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org 264 Halloween Haunted House tour The Grier Musser Museum will celebrate Halloween with children's readings, ghosts, goblins, and witches. The entire museum will be decorated for this Halloween party. The special day includes guided tours and refreshments. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 268 October 26, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Grier Musser Museum, 403 S. Bonnie Brae St., Los Angeles $12 Adults, $6 Children Grier Musser Museum 213-413-1814, www.griermussermuseum.org West Hollywood Halloween Carnival The much-anticipated West Hollywood Costume Carnival takes place annually along Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood. From divas to drag queens to Dracula, more than 400,000 people participate in one of the world's largest colorful Mardi Gras-style street celebrations. It’s truly the place to see and be seen as Halloween revelers show-off their creative flair by strolling the beautiful boulevard in original and outrageous costumes. WHEN: SITE: October 31, 6:00 p.m. until the ghouls go away Santa Monica Blvd. between La Cienega Blvd. and Doheny Dr., West Hollywood COST: Free SPONSOR: City of West Hollywood INFO: 323-848-6400, www.visitwesthollywood.com Day of the Dead Festival Colorful, ancient Mexican ceremony in remembrance of departed loved ones, with beautifully decorated altars, and entertainment. WHEN: SITE: October 25 & 26, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. El Pueblo Historical Monument, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, Los Angeles COST: Free SPONSOR: El Pueblo Historical Monument INFO: 213-485-8372, www.calleolvera.com 265 267 October 25 - November 8 Pico Park, 9528 Beverly Blvd., Pico Rivera Free City of Pico Rivera 562-801-4470, www.pico-rivera.org Day of the Dead – Novenario Procession As part of the Day of the Dead celebration, this is a Pre-Colombian Novenario procession and blessings each night beginning at 7:00 p.m. WHEN: SITE: October 25 through November 2, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. El Pueblo Historical Monument, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, Los Angeles COST: Free SPONSOR: El Pueblo Historical Monument INFO: 213-485-8372, www.calleolvera.com N OVE MBER 269 American Indian Heritage Month is a citywide commemoration of American Indian history, heritage, and tradition in Los Angeles. The celebration will acknowledge American Indian contributions in the areas of education, religion, the arts, culture, and the humanities. Events include: community gatherings, educational programs, gallery exhibits, and several music, theater, and dance performances. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 68 American Indian Heritage Month Celebration Throughout November Various sites throughout Los Angeles Varies Los Angeles City Council, Office of the Mayor, Department of Cultural Affairs www.laheritagemonth.org, www.culturela.org 69 Danielle Klebanow 262 Enjoy family activities including amusements, carnival games, spooky arts & crafts, the Trick or Treat Village, or take your picture at the various character photo opportunity spots. Visit the Radio Disney booth for awesome prizes and giveaways. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO:
  • 270 Undiscovered Chinatown Tour Tours take visitors to a number of off-the-beaten-track points of cultural and historical interest, and will guide those interested in shopping to some of Chinatown’s best bargains and trendiest shops. RSVP via email at info@chinatownla.com. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: November 1, 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Chinatown, Downtown Los Angeles $20 Chinatown Business Improvement District 213-680-0243, www.chinatownla.com 275 WHEN: SITE: November 1 & 2, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. El Pueblo Historical Monument, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, Los Angeles COST: Free SPONSOR: El Pueblo Historical Monument INFO: 213-485-8372, www.calleolvera.com 276 271 Día de los Muertos en Hollywood Spectacular altars, theater presentations on six different stages, authentic Mexican cuisine, 20-foot walking skeletons, torch-lit paths, Aztec music, and ceremonial dancers enchant this festival. WHEN: SITE: November 1, 12:00 noon – 12:00 midnight Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood COST: Free SPONSOR: Hollywood Forever Cemetery INFO: www.ladayofthedead.com 272 Día de los Muertos in the North East San Fernando Valley Join Tia Chucha for an evening to celebrate our ancestors! The event features artisan vendors, food, spoken word, live music, and entertainment. All are welcomed to dress in best Día de los Muertos attire! WHEN: SITE: November 1, 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. San Fernando Pioneer Memorial Cemetery, 14451 Bledsoe St., Sylmar COST: Free SPONSOR: Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore INFO: 818-939-3433, www.tiachucha.com 273 Día de los Muertos Celebration Join Sun Valley Youth Arts Center for a fun filled evening of art workshops, student art exhibit, refreshments, and entertainment for the entire family. Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is an indigenous ritual of México celebrating life and the after life through art, music and family unity. The celebration concludes with an amazing ritual dance by Danza Temachtia Quetzacoatl. The public is welcome to participate in the community altar, bring a photocopy/image of a loved one who has passed to place on the altar. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 274 November 1, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Sun Valley Youth Arts Center, 8642 Sunland Blvd., Sun Valley Free City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs 818-252-4619, www.culturela.org Day of the Dead Festival Colorful, ancient Mexican ceremony in remembrance of departed loved ones with beautifully decorated altars, and entertainment. 14th Annual Día de los Muertos Festival The annual street festival is a traditional cultural event that celebrates the ancient Mexican and Central American traditions of paying homage to loved ones who have passed. Festivities are continuous all day in historic Downtown Canoga Park, recipient of the All-American City Award, and showcase live musical entertainment, vendors, international foods, calaveras, artists’ exhibits, altar displays, a children’s art pavilion, and a large classic car show. WHEN: SITE: November 2, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sherman Way between Canoga Ave. and Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park COST: Free SPONSORS: Main Street Canoga Park, Canoga Park Chamber of Commerce INFO: 818-884-4222, www.mainstreetcanogapark.org, www.cpwhchamber.org 277 1st Thursday San Pedro Art Walk On the first Thursday of each month, the artists, entertainers, and business people of San Pedro celebrate the arts with an evening of open galleries, studios, street vendors, and live entertainment in the downtown San Pedro Arts District. Downtown San Pedro is magically transformed into a village of creativity surrounded by historical architecture, including the magnificent Warner Grand Theatre, quaint restaurants and cafes, plus plenty of places to shop for unusual items and gifts. Bring the whole family for an enjoyable evening in this seaside village. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 278 November 6, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Downtown San Pedro, between 4th & 8th Sts., San Pedro Free San Pedro Peninsula Chamber of Commerce www.1stthursday.com International Family Film Festival (IFFF) The festival promotes socially responsible films and screenplays, suitable for a general audience, which express a fundamental respect for the positive values of life. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: November 7 - 9, 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Ave., Hollywood $10 General, $8 Members International Family Film Festival 818-230-2672, www.iffilmfest.org Día de los Muertos Family Festival A free community art festival celebrating the Mexican tradition of Day of the Dead. The event features musical entertainment, puppet show, altars, art workshops, and refreshments. WHEN: SITE: November 1, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Canoga Park Youth Arts Center, 7222 Remmet Ave., Canoga Park COST: Free SPONSOR: City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs INFO: 818-346-7099, www.culturela.org 70 71
  • 279 Annual City of Los Angeles & Battleship USS Iowa Veterans Appreciation Festival Built in 1940, the USS Iowa (BB-61) served our country for over 50 years. Designated the “World's Greatest Naval Ship” due to her big guns, heavy armor, fast speed, longevity and modernization, she kept pace with technology for more than 50 years. USS Iowa is now transforming into the most interactive and educational museum of its kind. The festival will show our appreciation for all that this nation’s veterans have done to protect our freedoms. The free events is for the whole family and will include live music, a resource fair, free food, and loads of activities! WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 280 November 8, Time to be announced 250 S. Harbor Blvd., Berth 87, San Pedro Free Port of Los Angeles, Battleship USSIowa 310-732-3508, www.pacificbattleship.com Autumn Festival WHEN: SITE: COST: November 8 & 9, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach $28.95 Adults, $25.95 Seniors, $14.95 Children (3 -11), Free children under 3 and Aquarium members SPONSOR: Aquarium of the Pacific INFO: 562-590-3100, www.aquariumofpacific.org American Indian Arts Marketplace Southern California’s Largest American Indian Arts Market! More than 180 Native American artists will be in Los Angeles this November for the Autry’s annual Marketplace. Featuring the finest in contemporary and traditional American Indian arts, the festival includes more than 25,000 square feet of exhibition space, artist demonstrations, music, dance, and food. WHEN: November 8 & 9, Time to be announced SITE: The Autry National Center, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles COST: To be announced SPONSOR: The Autry National Center INFO: 323-667-2000, www.theautry.org 282 Downtown Art Walk WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 284 November 13, 12:00 noon – 10:00 p.m. Downtown Los Angeles Free Downtown LA Art Walk www.downtownartwalk.org Pershing Square Downtown on Ice Situated amid the Downtown Los Angeles skyscrapers, the rink will be open for ice skating daily, including holidays. There will also be a variety of free activities, including live concerts, youth programs, and special events. WHEN: Experience the cultures of Asia during the Aquarium of the Pacific’s thirteenth annual Autumn Festival. The traditions and cultures of Japan, China, Korea, and the Philippines are highlighted. The festival features traditional music, dance, acrobatics, martial arts, cultural exhibits, crafts, and ethnic cuisine. 281 283 The Downtown Art Walk is a monthly, self-guided tour of the art exhibition venues in Downtown Los Angeles, including commercial art galleries, public museums, nonprofit spaces, and grassroots arts venues. The event brings together art lovers and community friends to the ever-evolving Downtown Los Angeles. November 13 - January 19, 2015, Mondays through Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m., Fridays through Sundays, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. SITE: Pershing Square, 532 S. Olive St., Downtown Los Angeles COST: $8 per hour SPONSOR: City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks INFO: 213-624-4289, www.pershingsquareicerink.com 285 Bones and Blues Bones and Blues is a monthly concert series featuring live blues and jazz music, domino tournaments, and a hearty barbecue dinner. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: November 28, 8:00 p.m. The Center, 10950 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles $25 Door, $15 Pre-sale Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC) 323-563-5639, www.wlcac.org DE CE MBE R 286 Downtown on Ice Outdoor Skating Rink Situated amid the Downtown Los Angeles skyscrapers, the rink will be open for ice skating daily, including holidays. There will also be a variety of free activities, including live concerts, youth programs, and special events. WHEN: Through January 19, 2015, Mondays through Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m., Fridays through Sundays, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. SITE: Pershing Square, 532 S. Olive St., Downtown Los Angeles COST: $8 per hour SPONSOR: City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks INFO: 213-624-4289, www.pershingsquareicerink.com Pomona Art Walk The Downtown Pomona Arts Colony has an art walk every second and last Saturday of the month that brings big crowds to stroll the streets. Over a dozen galleries host receptions and open houses to showcase their latest exhibits and artists. Music, food, wine, and art throughout the evening. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: November 8 & 29, 3:00 p.m. until late evening W. 2nd St. & Garey Ave., Downtown Pomona Free Pomona Arts Colony 909-469-1121, www.metropomona.com 287 1st Thursday San Pedro Art Walk On the first Thursday of each month, the artists, entertainers, and business people of San Pedro celebrate the arts with an evening of open galleries, studios, street vendors, and live entertainment in the Downtown San Pedro Arts District. Downtown San Pedro is magically transformed into a village of creativity surrounded by historical architecture, including the magnificent Warner Grand Theatre, quaint restaurants and cafes, plus plenty of places to shop for unusual items and gifts. Bring the whole family for an enjoyable evening in this seaside village. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 72 December 4, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Downtown San Pedro, between 4th & 8th Sts., San Pedro Free San Pedro Peninsula Chamber of Commerce www.1stthursday.com 73
  • 288 Annual Holiday Boutique Find affordable, quality gifts for everyone one your list. The McGroarty Arts Center presents the finest local artists and artisans, carefully selected to sell their hand-crafted work. Original paintings, photographs, soaps, lotions, and jewelry are just some of the treasures you'll find. Live musicians provide ambient music on harp, piano, flute, guitar, and violin throughout the day. The chili bowl sale offers a great deal on hand-made ceramic bowls, created on-site by the McGroarty Ceramics Department. Choose your favorite bowl and fill it with the chili of your choice. Select from hundreds of different bowls and dozens of chili recipes with all the fixings. Don't forget to visit the bake sale for hot cocoa and dessert! WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 289 December 6, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. McGroarty Arts Center, 7570 McGroarty Terrace, Tujunga Free McGroarty Arts Center 818-352-5285, www.mcgroartyartscenter.org Undiscovered Chinatown Tour Tours take visitors to a number of off-the-beaten-track points of cultural and historical interest, and will guide those interested in shopping to some of Chinatown’s best bargains and trendiest shops. RSVP via email at info@chinatownla.com. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 290 December 6, 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Chinatown, Downtown Los Angeles $20 Chinatown Business Improvement District 213-680-0243, www.chinatownla.com Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting Join your family and friends for this festive event featuring an array of activities such as a sled and snow play area, arts and crafts, food, special performances by the El Rancho High School Choraleers, a dance recital, and a visit from Santa Claus. Santa will be available to pose for pictures with children and accept their letters. The event will close with the lighting of the Civic Center Holiday Tree. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: December 6, 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m. Pico Rivera City Hall, 6615 Passons Blvd., Pico Rivera Free City of Pico Rivera www.pico-rivera.org 292 Port of Los Angeles Holiday Afloat Parade The parade begins in the East Basin of Wilmington and takes approximately 90 minutes to cover the entire parade route up the Port’s Main Channel. Spectators may view the procession from several points along the Port’s Main Channel. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 293 December 6, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Main Channel, Los Angeles Harbor Free Port of Los Angeles 310-732-3508, www.portoflosangeles.org Victorian Christmas at the Banning Museum This family event will feature authentic, Victorian-style seasonal decorations, including Christmas trees with handmade ornaments. The event is a presentation of the holiday season as it was celebrated 150 years ago, including holiday-themed entertainment and strolling carolers, readings of Victorian Christmas stories, ornament making sessions, hot cider, and cookies. A complimentary horse-drawn trolley will take visitors to the nearby Drum Barracks Museum for a Civil War Christmas. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 294 December 6 & 7, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The Banning Museum, 401 East M St., Wilmington Free Friends of Banning Museum 310-548-7777, www.thebanningmuseum.org Civil War Christmas Celebration Experience an authentic replica of a Civil Warera holiday celebration, complete with rustic handmade toys, ornaments, and other decorations. Entertainment including seasonal tunes will be played on a restored 1864 Steinway box grand piano. A horse-drawn trolley will take visitors to the nearby Banning Residence Museum to experience its Victorian Christmas program. WHEN: SITE: December 6 & 7, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Drum Barracks Civil War Museum, 1052 Banning Blvd., Wilmington COST: Free SPONSOR: Drum Barracks Civil War Museum INFO: 310-548-7509, www.drumbarracks.org 295 Navidad en la Calle Ocho, Los Angeles The Christmas Navidad en la Calle Ocho festival is considered the biggest toy giveaway and one of the most important festivals in the community. This 2-day event will include entertainment on four stages, free toys and products, clowns, and small rides. Come celebrate the joy of the Christmas spirit and the happiness of children. Wilmington Winter Wonderland WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: December 6 & 7, 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 8th St. at Normandie Ave., Los Angeles Free Edgar N. Palacios Fundacion ECUA-USA 213-388-8291, www.calleochola.co December 6, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Wilmington Waterfront Park, 604 W. C St., Wilmington Free Port of Los Angeles 310-732-3508, www.portoflosangeles.org, www.thebanningmuseum.org 74 Edgar N Palacios & Beto Oloarte 291 Snow in Wilmington? Yes, tons of it! Activities include face painting, a story booth, jumpers, and more. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 75
  • 296 An Old Fashioned Christmas Step back in time and celebrate Christmas in 1878! Tour the decorated home with a costumed living history docent and meet the Bixby family, friends and workers on this active sheep ranch as they share holiday traditions and discuss daily life in the Los Angeles area through theatrical vignettes! Enjoy light refreshments and seasonal music in the gardens. The museum shop will also be open for holiday shopping. December 7, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site, 4600 N. Virginia Rd., Long Beach $3 General, $10 Family COST: SPONSOR: Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site INFO: 562-570-1755, www.rancholoscerritos.org 301 Pomona Art Walk The Downtown Pomona Arts Colony has an art walk every second and last Saturday of the month that brings big crowds to stroll the streets. Over a dozen galleries host receptions and open houses to showcase their latest exhibits and artists. Music, food, wine, and art throughout the evening. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: December 13 & 27, 3:00 p.m. until late evening W. 2nd St. & Garey Ave., Downtown Pomona Free Pomona Arts Colony 909-469-1121, www.metropomona.com WHEN: SITE: 297 Victorian Christmas House Tour The Grier Musser Museum will host its annual Christmas party in a festive Victorian, turn-of-the-century restored setting. There will be guided tours and refreshment! WHEN: SITE: December 7, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Grier Musser Museum, 403 South Bonnie Brae St., Los Angeles COST: $12 Adults, $6 Children SPONSOR: Grier Musser Museum INFO: 213-413-1814, www.griermussermuseum.org 298 Downtown Art Walk The Downtown Art Walk is a monthly, self-guided tour of the art exhibition venues in Downtown Los Angeles, including commercial art galleries, public museums, nonprofit spaces, and grassroots arts venues. The event brings together art lovers and community friends to the ever-evolving Downtown Los Angeles. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: December 11, 12:00 noon – 10:00 p.m. Downtown Los Angeles Free Downtown LA Art Walk www.downtownartwalk.org 302 WHEN: SITE: December 14, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. El Pueblo Historical Monument, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, Los Angeles COST: Free SPONSOR: El Pueblo Historical Monument INFO: 213-485-8372, www.calleolvera.com 303 299 Virgen de Guadalupe Celebration WHEN: SITE: December 11 - 14, All Day El Pueblo Historical Monument, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, Los Angeles COST: Free SPONSOR: El Pueblo Historical Monument INFO: 213-485-8372, www.calleolvera.com WHEN: SITE: COST: December 14, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles $10 General Admission, $7 Seniors, Students, and Children over 12, $5 Children 2 - 12, Free for members and children under 2 SPONSOR: Skirball Cultural Center INFO: 310-440-4500, www.skirball.org 300 4th Annual Community Winterlandia WHEN: SITE: December 13, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tia’s Chucha Centro Cultural & Bookstore, 13197 Gladstone Ave., Unit A, Sylmar COST: Free SPONSOR: Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore INFO: 818-939-3433, www.tiachucha.com 76 Las Posadas This presentation of the 9-day journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem is depicted with singing, a candlelight procession, and the breaking of a piñata each night. WHEN: SITE: December 16 - 24, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. El Pueblo Historical Monument, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, Los Angeles COST: Free SPONSOR: El Pueblo Historical Monument INFO: 213-485-8372, www.calleolvera.com 305 Bring your children for a day of fun! The event features arts and crafts, children’s authors reading, a marketplace, face painting, bike racing, and more surprises. Hanukkah Family Festival The Skirball Cultural Center presents its annual Hanukkah Family Festival that welcomes people of all backgrounds to celebrate the holiday of light, freedom, and dedication. Families can enjoy the festival through a variety of activities including performances, storytelling, art workshops, gallery tours, and more. 304 Celebrating the Virgen de Guadalupe’s appearance to native Mexican San Juan Diego in 1531. The event includes food, shopping, and family entertainment. Taste of Tamale Food Festival More than 15,000 Latinos from different countries and 5,000 people from other nationalities will taste a full variety of Tamales (a holiday tradition) provided by food vendors and restaurants of the Los Angeles area. They will also enjoy arts and crafts, musical groups, cooking books, free health screenings, services, and information provided by all type of exhibitors. LA County Holiday Celebration Choirs, instrumental groups, and dance companies representing the many cultures of Los Angeles celebrate the season with seasonally-themed music and dance from across the cultural spectrum. Around 1,500 performers from 35 groups, chosen by competitive application, participate in this event. WHEN: December 24, 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Door opens at 2:30 p.m. SITE: Music Center, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave., Downtown Los Angeles COST: Free, Parking under the Music Center is free for this event SPONSOR: Los Angeles County Arts Commission INFO: 213-972-3099, www.lacountyarts.org 77
  • 306 Bones and Blues Bones and Blues is a monthly concert series featuring live blues and jazz music, domino tournaments, and a hearty barbecue dinner. WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: INFO: 307 December 26, 8:00 p.m. The Center, 10950 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles $25 Door, $15 Pre-sale Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC) 323-563-5639, www.wlcac.org Kwanzaa Heritage Festival Kwanzaa Heritage Festival and Parade is a unique African Cultural event that is great fun for the entire family. It celebrates the very best of the arts including a drum circle, live music, children’s village, authentic crafts, and a warm environment. WHEN: SITE: December 27, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Leimert Park Village, Vision Lot, 4330 Degnan Blvd., Los Angeles COST: Free SPONSOR: Kwanzaa Heritage Foundation INFO: 323-789-0580, www.kwanzaaheritage.org lafestivalguide.org Most festivals and special events in this guide are located in Los Angeles, but some are located in surrounding cities and areas. Please call ahead for more information and directions. Although we have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information provided in this Festival Guide, we strongly encourage you to call the information numbers or check the websites listed for each festival prior to attending any venue. To inquire about being included in next year’s Festival Guide, or if we have missed a festival in our guide you would like to see listed next year, please call 213.202.5500, visit our website at www.culturela.org, or fax your information to 213.202.5511. Vendors: Independent producers sponsor the events in this guide. Vendors wishing to participate in these festivals and events, please call the producers at the phone numbers listed under each event, or visit their websites. Festival Guide Design: Michael Chan 78
  • About the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) The Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) generates and supports high quality arts and cultural experiences for Los Angeles’ 4 million residents and 40 million annual overnight and day visitors. DCA advances the social and economic impact of the arts and ensures access to diverse and enriching cultural activities through: grantmaking, marketing, development, public art, community arts programming, arts education, and building partnerships with artists and arts and cultural organizations in neighborhoods throughout the City of Los Angeles. DCA’s projected operating budget and managed portfolio totals $52 million in fiscal year 2013/14. It consists of: $13.4 million in City related and indirect cost allocations; $10.5 million in Transient Occupancy Tax funds; $9 million in one-time City funding; $9 million in funds from the Public Works Improvements Arts Program (PWIAP); $7.5 million from the Private Arts Development Fee Program (ADF); and $2.4 million raised to date this fiscal year in private and public funds from foundation, corporate, government, and individual donors. DCA significantly supports artists and cultural projects through its Public Art Division by administering a portfolio totaling $16.5 million in PWIAP and ADF funds in FY13/14. Of this amount, typically 15% to 20%, or between $2.5 and $3.3 million, is attributable to artists’ fees. DCA’s Marketing and Development Division has raised over $23 million since FY07/08 to re-grant to LA-based artists and arts and cultural organizations for re-granting initiatives, and to support DCA’s special programming and facilities. DCA also grants approximately $2.3 million annually to 268 artists and nonprofit arts and cultural organizations through its long-established Grants Administration Division. Additional special project support of more than $1.5 million is also awarded annually for a total of approximately $3.8 million invested each year in LA’s creative community. DCA provides arts and cultural programming through its Community Arts Division, managing numerous neighborhood arts and cultural centers, theaters, historic sites, and educational initiatives. DCA’s Marketing and Development Division also markets the City's arts and cultural events through development and collaboration with strategic partners, design and production of creative catalogs, publications, and promotional materials, and management of the culturela.org website visited by over 3 million people annually.
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