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Saturday, August 9

KCON “All Things Hallyu”

Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena

3939 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, 90037

10:00pm to 9:00am

What is KCON, you ask? KCON is the first convention dedicated to “All Things Hallyu”. The convention was created so that fans could have the opportunity to interact with Korean entertainment and culture as a community. What makes KCON a wonderfully special event? It gives our fans the valuable experience of interacting with each other and established artists in a fun, personal fashion.

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Sunday, August 10

ECUADORIAN Festival & Parade

Placita Olvera

Main St. & Cesar Chavez Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012

10:00am to 6:00pm

Taste of ECUADORIAN Cuisine.
Since 1999 the Ecuadorian community in Los Angeles has been celebrating their Independence Day and this year once again they will celebrate their Fiestas Patrias (1809-2014) with activities (July 18th - August 10th).

The 16th Annual Parade starts at 11:00am on Broadway & 7th St. going north on Broadway until 1st St. then Main St. ending at Placita Olvera (Festival area). The parade will have Car clubs, Dance Groups, Drill Teams, convertibles, Motorcycles, 24 Beauty Queens and various Businesses.

At the Festival (free entrance to the public) more than 10,000 Ecuadorians, 2,500 Latinos in general and 2,500 people from other nationalities will enjoy a full menu of Ecuadorian Cuisine dishes.

There are several Ecuadorian dishes that are typical to the various regions in the country.
From the mountainous regions people prefer meat served with rice, corn and potatoes. HORNADO (potatoes served with roasted pig & hominy, LLAPINGACHOS (a pan seared potato ball). FRITADA, HUMITAS, TAMALES, LOMO SALTADO & CHURRASCO.

From the coast people prefer fish, beans, plantains and seafood. CEVICHE (fish, shrimp, etc.) marinated in lime juice, YUCA BREAD, ENCEBOLLADO (marinade chunks of fish, onions & spices), PATACONES (unripe plantains fried, mashed up & then refried), SECO DE CHIVO (a stew made from goat).

A variety of fresh fruit are available: Granadilla, Passion fruit, Naranjilla, Bananas, Tree Tomato, Etc.

Attendants will also enjoy Ecuadorian Crafts, Ecuadorian Musical groups, Ecuadorian Folklore customs, Commercial Products, free ruffle to win 2 airline tickets to Ecuador, Carnival Games, Marketing & Promotions by all type of exhibitor companies.

For more information, please call (818) 734-2701 e-mail: [email protected]

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Celluloid Soldiers: Veterans Through Hollywood’s Lens

Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium

630 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles CA, 90071

2:00pm to 3:30pm

As part of Cal Humanities’ statewide initiative War Comes Home, the Los Angeles Public Library presenst a Public Conversation event, Celluloid Soldiers: Veterans Through Hollywood’s Lens. Since their invention, films have shaped public perceptions about veterans and the impacts of war. This forum will delve into how the medium of film has shaped the narrative about veterans’ experiences and how that is changing. Panelists include: Kirby Dick, Academy/Emmy Award nominated director/writer, The Invisible War (2012 documentary about Military Sexual Assault,) film critic Jean Oppenheimer, and Brayden Yoder, writer, director, screenwriter, US Army Iraq war veteran. The forum will be moderated by David Theo Goldberg, Director of the University of California Humanities Research Institute, and Executive Director of the Digital Media & Learning Research Hub. Free and open to the public.

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ART WORKSHOP - COLLAGE PORTRAITS

California African American Museum

600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA, CA 90037

2:00pm

Experiment with making a unique portrait inspired by Romare Bearden's famous collage stylings. Materials will be provided but bring your own as well. The workshop will be led by Gallery Services Guide II Karl Jean Petión. CAAM is located at 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90037. For more information visit www.caamuseum.org or call (213) 744-7432.

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