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Lummis Day-The Festival of Northeast Los Angeles and Boyle Heights marks its 10th anniversary with an expansion to a three-day event at five sites on June 5, 6 and 7, featuring music, poetry, dance, art, theater, opera and crafts representing a rainbow of cultural traditions. Admission to all events is free.
The Festival, supported by a grassroots coalition of arts groups and neighborhood associations, has become a Los Angeles cultural tradition. This year’s program will build on the Festival’s multi-cultural history with performances ranging from Italian opera to Mexican mariachi, Celtic to cumbia, country to jazz, modern choreographers, folkloric dancers, poets, and robots , printmakers and puppets.
The three-day festival will be spread over five locations:
§ Friday, June 5, Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights, 4:00pm-8:00pm (in cooperation with the Boyle Heights Farmers Market). Music, dance, poetry and theater.
§ Saturday, June 6, Southwest Museum in Mount Washington, 10:00am-4:00pm (in partnership with the Arroyo Arts Collective). Art exhibits, a tribute to the late artist, mentor and printmaker Richard Duardo, poetry and music.
§ Saturday, June 6, York Park in Highland Park, 2:00pm-6:00pm. Opera, dance, jazz and rock music.
§ Sunday, June 7: Lummis Home in Montecito Heights, 10:30 am-5:00pm: Poetry, music, crafts exhibits.
§ Sunday, June 7: Southwest Museum in Mt Washington, 12:noon-5:00pm: Art exhibits, music.
§ Sunday, June 7 Sycamore Grove Park in Sycamore Grove/Highland Park., 12 noon-7:00 pm. Music, dance, puppets, storytelling and other family activities.
A complete schedule of events for all sites, parking information, and the location of shuttle bus stops and bicycle racks is available at www.LummisDay.org.
Participating arts groups for this year’s Festival include the Arroyo Arts Collective, the Pacific Opera Project, Self-Help Graphics, Casa 0101, the Music Center, Boyle Heights’ Neighborhood Music School, the Rock Rose Gallery and the Avenue 50 Studio.
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Make way as Grand Central Market hosts the first-ever Los Angeles Bread Festival on June 6-7, a free, two-day celebration of the Southern Californian artisan bread renaissance.
Curated by Grand Central Market creative director Joseph Shuldiner, who is also founder and director of the Institute of Domestic Technology, the Los Angeles Bread Festival will be an opportunity to experience the many flavors of L.A. bread through an assortment of pop-ups, workshops (including a community bread bake), demonstrations, and moderated panel discussions such as “Field to Table,” an exploration of the L.A. bread movement from the perspective of local farmers, millers, bakers and chefs.
Hands-on family friendly activities will include “Feel the Churn Butter Aerobics,” a participatory butter-making/aerobic class, tortilla-making, sourdough starter 101 and more.
“Southern California has been on the rise as a key player in the burgeoning ‘Bread Revolution’,” said Shuldiner. “It’s time to recognize and bring together the many hands that shape our favorite loaves in an event that gives guests a chance to meet, learn from and, of course, taste some of the most delectable bread being made today.”
The Festival will also include a 12-minute sneak peek of the highly anticipated documentary “A Grain Divide,” a film by JD McLelland that aims to change society’s perceptions of wheat and mend the broken relationship between humans and grains.
Throughout the two-day festival, Grand Central Market vendors will provide an eclectic offering of bread items—traditional, hearth-baked loaves from Clark Street Bread, cornbread from Horse Thief BBQ, flatbread from Madcapra, zucchini bread from Valerie’s Confections, handmade tortillas from Chiles Secos, cheeses and butter from DTLA Cheese and much more. Among the local bakers and other purveyors setting up shop in the Market during the festival are Grist & Toll, Mark Stambler of Pagnol Boulanger, Erik Knutzen of best-selling book “The Urban Homestead,” Fat Uncle Farms, Spread the Love, The King's Roost, Saving the Season, and Los Angeles Bread Bakers.
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