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Saturday, August 30

OPERALIA: The World Opera Competition

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012


Operalia returns to Los Angeles for the third time! Created by Plácido Domingo to discover the best emerging young opera singers of our day, the prestigious international vocal competition will bring 40 of the world's most promising young singers to compete on our stage over the course of one week. Out of more than a thousand initial applicants from every corner of the globe, only ten singers will make it to the final round of competition, which takes the form of a concert with Plácido Domingo conducting the LA Opera Orchestra. An international panel of judges will then announce the winners. Don't miss your chance to see the stars of tomorrow today!

Rolex is the Presenting Sponsor of OPERALIA.

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Sunday, August 31

9th Annual Back 2 School Health & Resource Fair

Dodger Stadium

Los Angeles, CA 90012

2:00pm to 6:00pm

Special Needs Network Proudly Presents…
The Biggest Back to School Inclusion Fair and Backpack Give-A-Way in L.A.

Hosted by the Los Angeles Dodgers and Sponsored by Bank of America

Special Needs Network, Inc. (SNN), California’s leading grassroots autism advocacy organization, in collaboration will host the 9th Annual Back 2 School Health + Resource Fair from 2 to 6 pm on Sunday, August 31 at the Dodger Stadium. Aimed to provide relief to families under financial pressure who may find it difficult to purchase back to school materials, We are committed to distribute over 2500 backpacks filled with supplies like pencils, notebooks, and more.

“We began Back 2 School to provide underserved children and youths with the tools essential for school success,” said president + co-founder Areva Martin, Esq. “Today, we address not only academic needs, but health and wellness as well.”

Back 2 School is the biggest inclusion healthcare + resource fair in Los Angeles for children with developmental disabilities and their families. The event will bring out resource vendors to provide families with medical, dental, developmental, and mental health screenings, pro bono legal clinic, and educational workshops on a range of topics from harnessing the power of social media, to improving your overall health and wellness through daily exercises, and more.

In addition to the signature backpack giveaway, Back 2 School will also feature fun activities including rock climbing, arts and crafts, pony ride, bouncy house, gaming stations, live music, and surprise celebrity guests. Additionally, there will be a raffle that will include the latest Tablets and more.

“This is one of the country’s most innovative event and a much-needed part of the Los Angeles community,” said Los Angeles County Board (District 1) Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas.

Each year, Back 2 School provides a fun and inclusive setting that brings developmentally disabled children together with their typical peers for an exciting afternoon filled with family-friendly fun and critical socialization.

COST: FREE to the Public. All are Welcome.

Be Sure to Register for a FREE Backpack

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Monday, September 1

Latino Heritage Month: Metro Crawl

9:00am to 8:00pm

METRO CRAWL - Throughout Los Angeles near Metro stops – L.A. is proud to collaborate with the MTA on the “Metro Crawl” – a mutually beneficial opportunity for Metro rail and bus riders to show their TAP cards and enjoy deep discounts at Latino-owned and -themed businesses near Metro stops throughout the city, while we help promote both local small businesses and Metro. Metro Crawl Launch reception scheduled for September 1st at Union Station. Join Los Angeles City Officials, Council Members, Sponsors, MTA officials, and other dignitaries as we officially kick-off the Metro Crawl component to the City of L.A. Latino Heritage Month festivities.

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see the “island of lemurs: madagascar,” in 3d imax

California Science Center

700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037


“Island of Lemurs: Madagascar” is now showing at the California Science Center in 3D IMAX, and it’s a must-see movie that tells the incredible true story of nature’s greatest explorers—lemurs. Lemurs arrived in Madagascar as castaways millions of years ago and evolved into hundreds of diverse species but are now highly endangered. Learn how these strange and adorable creatures survive in the modern world.

Good to know: parking is $10, cash only, (or you can take the Metro) and plan on spending the day – when you purchase your movie tickets you can reserve your free, timed tickets to visit the Space Shuttle Endeavour.


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