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Monday, September 15


Los Angeles City Hall

200 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012


(SEPT. 15-16) EL GRITO MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY - Celebrated every 16th of September, El Grito is the Mexican Fiesta par excellence! On this day Mexicans all over the world celebrate Mexico’s independence from Spanishrule and 2014 will be no different, with the annual celebration on City Hall steps attracting over 25,000 attendees.

WHEN:September 15 & 16, 7:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

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9:00am to 8:00pm

LATINOS IN HOLLYWOOD PHOTO EXHIBIT - Celebrating the accomplishments of Latinos in film and television throughout the history of Hollywood, famous Latinos both past and present will be highlighted in a special photo exhibition. Various locations throughout Los Angeles, such as LAX Terminal 4, where 90,000 daily passengers will experience the exhibit, along with the Los Angeles Library and others, with a final showing at “Bailamos L.A.” at The Greek Theater on October 18th.

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Wednesday, September 17

United Latino Fund Awards Reception

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012


The United Latino Fund's Annual Awards Reception serves to honor individuals that have helped advance causes affecting Latinos through non-profit advocacy. In addition, ULF awards new grants to outstanding start-up non-profits and new programs that focus on education or health and wellness. September 17, 7:00 p.m.


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Anti-Girl: The First Glow-in-The-Dark Exhibit

The Standard, Downtown LA

550 South Flower Street, Los Angeles, 90071


Tiphanie Brooke aka Anti-Girl puts on her first glow-in-the-dark art exhibit at the Standard in Downtown. In 2009, Brooke turned her hearts collection (2008 – 2010) into various large installations, with the first unraveling at Phoenix Design Week (AIGA). Tiphanie adapted these pieces for both public and private — collectors and clients. As well as designing and building an installation for her solo show, a heart condition.

In early 2010 she began experimenting with manual photography and by April 2010, she had won an award from Phoenix College for a deconstructed photo she took, which was later displayed at the Phoenix Art Museum.

In May 2012 she moved back to Los Angeles (Tiphanie is originally from San Pedro, California), to attend Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, where she is currently earning her BFA in graphics. Since returning, she created, "The Heart of LA" (icon) which she originally designed as a response to Milton Glaser's I heart NY and as a further adaption to her lovelife heart. Her LA heart has attracted a lot of attention and is quickly becoming an "urban art icon" around the city of angels. - discoverLA

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Thursday, September 18

Friday, September 19