Events – NELA and Beyond

Check out these great upcoming events in and around the NELA area.

I love art activities and the greater Los Angeles area is full of them. A surprising number are free if you know where to look! In case of schedule changes, be sure to check the following websites for the museum before you make the trip. 


Descanso Gardens – La Canada
Descanso Gardens in a unique Southern California landscape distinguished by its specialized botanic collections, historical significance, and rare natural beauty. 

Spring Bloom Walks
Stroll through the Gardens and learn about cherry blossoms, flowering trees and other seasonal Spring favorites on Thursdays and Fridays at 1pm, and Saturdays and Sundays at 11am and 1pm through May 12th.

Night Garden: Science Quest on May 18th
Take a tour, dance to music amongst the flowers and learn about science, history and Los Angeles culture with friends and experience nature in a new way.

For a full calendar of events, visit www.descansogardens.org


Lummis Days Festival – NELA on May 31 – June 2, 2019

Lummis Day celebrates the arts, history and ethnic diversity of Northeast Los Angeles through educational and cultural events and an annual festival that draws the community together for a shared experience while providing a platform for cooperation among people of all ages and backgrounds.

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, May 31

Occidental College, Thorne Hall, 1600 Campus Road
7:00pm – 9:30pm
Free screening: “Con Safos: Reflections of Life in the Barrio”
World festival premiere of a documentary feature film directed by Emmy Award-winner Jimmy Velarde, who will moderate a panel discussion with several of the film’s subjects following the screening.

SATURDAY JUNE 1

Southwest Museum, 234 Museum Drive
10:00am — 2:00pm
In the Courtyard
California Art Club Paint / Sculpt-Out: Artists carry on the plein aire tradition creating works inspired by the Southwest Museum site’s views, history, and architecture.
Presented by the California Art Club in partnership with the Autry Museum of the American West.

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m
In the Sprague Gallery
Exhibition: “Four Centuries of Pueblo Pottery”
Lower Level
Exhibition: Making a Big Noise: The Explorations of Charles Lummis
Presented by the Autry Museum of the American West

Avenue 50 at York Boulevard
Boulevard Stage
5:00pm – 9:00pm
5:00 Wolves
6:05 Anderson Town
7:10 Janelane
8:15 Cigarette Bums

SUNDAY, JUNE 2

Southwest Museum, 234 Museum Drive
10:00am — 2:00pm
In the Courtyard
California Art Club Paint / Sculpt-Out: Artists carry on the plein aire tradition creating works inspired by the Southwest Museum site’s views, history, and architecture.
Presented by the California Art Club in partnership with the Autry Museum of the American West.

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m
In the Sprague Gallery
Exhibition: “Four Centuries of Pueblo Pottery”
Lower Level
Exhibition: Making a Big Noise: The Explorations of Charles Lummis
Presented by the Autry Museum of the American West

Lummis Home, 200 E. Avenue 43
10:30am – 2:00pm
Poetry Reading, Reception and Workshop
10:30 Musical Interlude – Karen Elaine
10:55 Native Blessing by Ted Garcia – Tatavia Song Keeper
11:00 Readings by Judith Terzi, Sesshu Foster and Suzanne Lummis
12:00 Reception
12:30 Poetry Workshop with William Archila

Sycamore Grove Park, 4702 N. Figueroa Street
12:30 pm – 7pm
12:15 “Bees & Butterflies: Beyond Borders” Parade from Southwest Museum across Figueroa, into Sycamore Grove Park to the Bandshell.
Musical accompaniment by Cuñao

Uptown Danza Stage
12:45 Native American Blessing by Julia Bogany, Cultural Affairs chair for the Gabrieleno/Tongva Tribe of San Gabriel
2:05 four
3:40 Iris Company
5:15 Ballet Coco

The Bandshell
1:00 Mariachi Lindas Mexicanas
2:35 With Strangers
4:10 The Evangenitals
5:45 Ricardo Lemvo

The Alisal Stage
1:15 Tremolo Lights
2:25 Moonlight Trio
3:35 Greger Walnum
4:45 El Haru Kuroi

Teatro Arroyo / Bugs and Puppets Stage
1:30 Butterfly Rhapsody
2:10 Ms. Serena Sing Along
2:45 Butterfly Rhapsody
3:25 Ms. Serena Sing Along
4:00 Butterfly Rhapsody

The Angel Stage
1:30 Lincoln Heights Youth Arts Center Presents: Los Jarochicos
2:20 Carolina Russek Spanish and Mexican Dancers
3:10 Raul Martinez Presents: Next Generation with the Maria Felix Dancers
4:00 Ballet Bravo
4:50 “Life on the River,” A theatrical performance by the 3rd Graders of the Los Feliz Charter School of the Arts

Family Fun Area
1:00 – 500
• The Franklin School RoboNerds
• Create a Tongva Shell Necklace with Julia Bogany, Tribal Elder, San Gabrielino Band of Mission Indians
• Home Depot / Planting Booth
• “Bees & Butterflies: Beyond Borders” — Puppet making workshop sponsored by the Arroyo Arts Collective and Teatro Arroyo
• Audubon Center at Debs Park activity
• Frame Monster Paint-a-Thon
• Fahrenheit Ceramics Wall Hanging workshop
• Homes Fur All – Pet Adoption Information
• Making Space for Urban Wildlife
• Wild Foods – Urban Foraging
• Northeast Trees – Tree Planting
Elsewhere in the Park
• Adam’s Forge – Blacksmith demonstration in another area of the park – see map
• Independent Shakespeare Company Los Angeles

For more information, please visit: http://www.lummisdays,org

 

Agents and Ales – Frogtown Brewery in Los Angeles – May 30, 2019
Join me on the last Thursday of every month for a few hours of socializing and to gain some valuable insight on the topic of real estate. It is an excellent chance to get to know our community and try some new, local brews, all while supporting Frogtown Brewery.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
RSVP to get your free beer!

WHEN:
The last Thursday of every month

WHERE:
Frogtown Brewery
2931 Gilroy St
Los Angeles, CA 90039

TIME:
5:30 PM-7:30 PM


Bet Yer Bottom Bingo Akbar – Los Angeles
B-I-N-G-O! Come out and play Bingo while being a part of a good cause for just $1 a game hosted by Sparkleblob on various Sunday nights at Akbar in Los Angeles.

Sparkleblob, a non-profit organization who helps create new art makers and arts leaders by shaping culture, teaching people to connect, opening eyes to different experiences and creating conversations with people of all walks of life.

For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/431659730711453/


Explore L.A. With Discover & Go Using Your Los Angeles Public Library Card 

The Los Angeles Public Library has partnered with local museums, science centers, zoos, theatres and other cultural destinations for free and low-cost passes through their Discover & Go program and all you need is your library card.

Log on to https://lapl.discoverandgo.net/ with your library card credentials and browse for passes by date or attractions.

Participating destinations include:
• Recording Academy’s Grammy Museum: L.A. Live
• Discovery Cube in Los Angeles
• Los Angeles Zoo
• Autry Museum of the American West
• Catalina Island Museum
• Japanese American National Museum
• Chinese American Museum
• Kidspace Children’s Museum
• The Museum of Jurassic Technology
• Natural History Museum
• Museum of Tolerance
• Craft & Folk Art Museum
• Battleship Iowa: Los Angeles
• Hammer
• La Brea Tar Pits & Museum
• L.A. Plaza De Culturay Artes
• Los Angeles Conservancy
• Skirball
• Wende Museum of the Cold War

For additional or general information about the Los Angeles Public Library, please visit https://www.lapl.org/explorela

Rancho de Philo Winery – Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Specializes in their own award-winning brand called Triple Cream Sherry located in Rancho Cucamonga. It was such a relaxing and wonderfully delicious experience. The owners and staff were admirably hospitable and I can’t say enough about the quality of flavor.

For more information, visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Rancho-de-Philo-Winery-160166454045803/


Aquarium Of The Pacific – Long Beach
This season at the Aquarium, see a new show in the Ocean Theater, visit your favorite animals (I love the cephalopods), and take part in cultural festivals and events celebrating the ocean planet.

Events at the Aquarium in March include Divers Day on March 9, the International Children’s Festival on March 16 and 17, Noche de Estrellas on March 22, and the Urban Ocean Festival March 30 and 31. In April the Aquarium will host its annual Earth Day Celebration on April 27 and 28, and on May 4 and 5 visitors can experience the annual Pacific Islander Festival. Visit the Aquarium’s events section for a full calendar of educational, entertainment, and cultural events.
http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/


National Park Free Entrance Days
Come experience the national parks! On four days in 2018, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. Mark your calendar for these entrance fee-free dates in 2018:

  • January 15 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • April 21 – First day of National Park Week
  • September 22 – National Public Lands Day
  • November 11 – Veterans Day


LACMA

Free second Tuesday of the month and select holidays; free after 3pm Monday—Friday for LA County residents


MOCA
Grand Avenue location
Free every Thursday 5-8pm
For more information, please visit https://www.moca.org/visit/grand-ave


Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens

Free first Thursday of the month with advance ticket.


The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

Free every Thursday


Natural History Museum

Free the first Tuesday of every month (except July and August)


Autry National Center: Museum of the American West

Free every second Tuesday of the month


Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits

Museum free first Tuesday of every month (except July and August) and free every Tuesday during September; tar pits area always free.


Japanese American National Museum

Free every Thursday 5-8pm and all day every third Thursday of the month


Skirball Cultural Center

Free every Thursday


Norton Simon Museum

Free first Friday of the month 5-8pm


Museum of Latin American Art

Free every Sunday and the fourth Friday of every month between 5-9pm


Pacific Asia Museum

Free second Sunday of every month


Kidspace Children’s Museum
Free first Tuesday of every month from 4-8pm


Long Beach Museum of Art

Free from 3-8pm Thursdays and all day Fridays


California Art Museum in Pasadena

PMCA 1234 is free the first Friday of the month from 12-5pm


Norton Simon in Pasadena

Free the first Friday of the month from 5pm-8pm


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