Celebrate Youth, Music and Great Art | Thurs 10/03 (6p-8p) | @BTBLA
LAUSD Beyond the Bell Branch is proud to invite you to their Annual Latino Art Beat Competition Exhibit. Join them in a celebration of youth, music, and great art.
Thursday, October 3, 2013 6:00PM – 8:00PM
Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts
450 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Exhibit in the Theatre Main Lobby
Please RSVP by September 30 to:
Cynthia Montalbán at Beyond the Bell Cynthia.Montalban@lausd.net or (213) 241-3547
The Force will be strong at the @CypressParkLAPL Library | Tue 10/1 (3-5p) | @StarWars
Tuesday, October 1 the Cypress Park Library will host Star Wars Reads Day II from 3:00p-5:00p.
Cypress Park Branch-Los Angeles Public Library
1150 Cypress Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90065
Enjoy crafts, come dressed as your favorite character! Fun giveaways! Special guests from the 501st Legion of Southern California. Bring the family, bring your camera to take pictures with the characters!
Star Wars Reads Day II Event and Activity Kits:
English (color) | English (B&W) | Spanish
Star Wars Reads Day is an international event that celebrates reading and Star Wars. Fans of reading and a certain galaxy far, far away have reason to rejoice: Star Wars Reads Day, a day-long celebration of literacy and Jedi, Sith, Wookiees, and all things Star Wars, is returning. The second annual Star Wars Reads Day is to be held this October 5, 2013, and will again feature Star Wars fans, authors, and artists coming together in a nationwide multi-publisher initiative. Participating publishing partners include Abrams, Chronicle Books, Dark Horse, Del Rey, DK, Quirk Books, Random House Audio, Scholastic, Titan Magazines, and Workman. Last year, 30 authors and 1,500 costumed volunteers participated in over 1,200 Star Wars Reads Day events across North America.
Community Fridays | FREE Art Program | October Fridays (4:00-5:30) | 10/4 – Fantasy Invention
Every Friday in October, The Wisdom Arts Laboratory will be hosting FREE Arts Programs as part of their Community Fridays Program.
October 4 - Fantasy Invention
Steam Punk Glasses Kindred Gotlieb
Wooden Machines Guadalupe Montalvo
Tiny Inventions and Ships Abira Ali
Paper Cuts Janica Quinones
Chess Keith Martin
Wisdom Arts Laboratory (WAL)
520 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena CA 91104-4351
(Located on the Orange Grove Monthly Meeting Friends Campus Between Oakland and Madison)
The Wisdom Arts Laboratory, a project of Pasadena Arts Council’s EMERGE fiscal sponsorship program, is an education laboratory and art studio offering children’s classes and inter-generational programming connecting the arts, nature, and community awareness in an inventive environment. Workshops have a whimsical bend with a smattering of logical reasoning, common sense, science and ethics.
Tue Oct 1 (6:00p-7:30p) | Mt. Wash Elementary | Meet reps from local Schools @mwpta_la
Our friends at Mt Washington Elementary will be hosting a Middle School Fair where representatives from several of our local Middle Schools will be present. Information on the eChoices Program will also be provided.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 (6:00p-7:30p) Multipurpose Room [MPR]
3981 San Rafael Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90065
The following schools will be present: CALS Charter MS | Eagle Rock Jr/Sr HS | Florence Nightingale MS | Mt. Gleason MS | Ribet Academy | Thomas Starr King MS | Washington Irving MS
Please email any questions to Mimi Austria, VP Programs, Mt. Washington Elementary PTA
available Oct 1 | Choose up to 3 options | Deadline Nov 15 5:00p | @LAUSDGATE @LASchools
The 2014-2015 CHOICES BROCHURE is available TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2013! Deadline: Friday November 15, 2013 by 5:00p. Three different programs are available through eCHOICES: Magnet, Permit with Transportation (PWT), No Child Left Behind - Public School Choice (NCLB-PSC).
eChoices Online Application (Link Available on Oct 1).
eChoices Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
CHOICES BROCHURES will also be available at all LAUSD schools, Educational Service Centers (ESC), LAUSD Headquarters, Parent Community Services Branch (PCSB) and Los Angeles City Libraries.
Brochure-English | Brochure-Spanish | Brochure-Tagalog | Brochure-Korean
8th Annual @FrogtownLA Artwalk | Saturday Sept 28 4:00p-10:00p | Children’s Artshow awards at 3:30pm
The artists, artisans, and architects of Elysian Valley, otherwise known as Frogtown, are pleased to announce the eighth annual Frogtown Artwalk, a celebration of the creativity and talent flourishing in the industrial buildings of this working class neighborhood along the LA River.
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This year, the Artwalk will feature a“river pavilion” with information on on-going river restoration efforts and live music. A youth art show will offer interpretations on the theme of “River Ecology”. Artist Leo Limon, creator of the “storm drain cats”, will share his knowledge of the neighborhood. A series of movie projections onto the trees in the riverbed will guide visitors from studio to studio.
For the first time, the Frogtown Artwalk will also offer a celebration of text and the written word. Bookshow LA, located in the NOMAD art complex at 1993 Blake Ave., is home to a careful selection of new, used and vintage books showcased in an interactive creative retail space. Stop by Bookshow LA to participate in a spontaneous poetry event by “Typewriter Poetry” and to see altered books created by local artisans.
@JoseHuizar and Recreation & Parks to host 2nd Planning Workshop (Thur 9/26 6:30p) @HighlandPatch
Here’s another opportunity to engage with other interested members of our community when the office of Councilmember José Huizar and the Los Angeles Department of Recreation & Parks are scheduled to hold the second in a planned series of workshops aimed at designing York Park, the latest addition to L.A.’s so-called “50 Parks Initiative,” located on a quarter-acre piece of vacant land on the corner of York Boulevard and Avenue 50, near the border of Highland Park and Eagle Rock.
Thursday, Sept. 26 (6:30p - 8:30p)
Buchanan Elementary School
5024 Buchanan St, Los Angeles, CA 90042
This will be an occasion for community members to view design drafts created by community members at the first workshop last month at Burbank Middle School. Attendees will be able to “flesh out the designs and begin to work on the smaller design details of the park,” according to the Council District 14 weekly newsletter.
For more information, contact the CD 14 Northeast Office at (323) 254-5295 or e-mail Field Deputy Nate Hayward at email@example.com.
Colorado Bl work starts Mon 9/23 | Tue 9/24 Lane & X-Walk striping begins @EagleRockNC @josehuizar
In case you haven't noticed the orange cones on Colorado Blvd, last week the Bureau of Street Services began construction of new crosswalks at El Rio Ave and Glen Iris Ave, which require cutting through the concrete medians.
According to the Council office, the work will be done by Monday, September 23rd, at which time contractors will begin scraping off the current lane striping on Colorado Boulevard. If you live near Colorado, this will be loud work -- and it will happen at night. So be prepared!
On Tuesday, September 24th, the Department of Transportation (DOT) will begin working behind the contractor to stripe in the bike lanes and add crosswalk markings. Most work will be completed at night, and the installations are scheduled to be done by Friday, October 4th, in time for the Eagle Rock Music Festival on Saturday.
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@metrolosangeles @EPFCfilmmobile to screen Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train at Union Station (9/20)
Bring the family to Union Station where Metro and Echo Park Film Center will host a FREE screening of Alfred Hitchcock's classic film, “Strangers on a Train”
Friday, September 20
Screening begins at 8:00 p.m. (doors open 7:00 p.m.)
Union Station North Patio
The event is free to the public. Seating is limited and provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests may bring chairs, blankets and picnics, but no alcoholic beverages are allowed.
Show your valid Metro TAP card at check-in for access to preferential seating. Feel like dinner and a movie? Show your valid Metro TAP card at Traxx Restaurant at Union Station and receive a 10% discount on your dinner bill. Guests are encouraged to make reservations at 213.625.1999 or online.
Reach Union Station via Metro Bus or Metro Rail on the Red, Purple or Gold Line. For more routes and connections, use Trip Planner | Bike parking is also available on site.
@MusicCenterLA host last in a series of ukelele lessons for ADULT (18+) amateur musicians (9/28)
Online Registration is reopened for Sep 28 Ukele-Along! FREE, register online no later than Sep 20. Limited spaces available. For adult (18 years and older) amateur musicians only, beginner* to intermediate level. *For the purposes of this program, a beginner is defined as: the ability to strum in rhythm while playing these 5 chords in this order - C, Em, F, D7 and G7.
STRUMMERS IN THE SUMMER.
Step inside the world of the humble and simple ukulele – the perfect gateway to happy and fun music-making. A wonderful way to get your summer strum on with mixed level group instruction in:
Limited seating capacity (no walk-ins). Kindly bring your own instrument and music stand.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
FUN FACT: Ukulele means “jumping flea” in Hawaiian, alluding to the movement of the fingers plucking the strings.