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Sunday, August 10

Amy Bloom- Lucky Us

Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049


Join National Book Award finalist and bestselling author Amy Bloom (Away, Come to Me) as she reads from and discusses her highly anticipated new book, Lucky Us.

Her first novel in seven years, Lucky Us explores the journey of half-sisters Iris and Eva as they navigate the pleasures, perils, and hard choices of adult life. Bloom’s wry humor, psychological insight, and stunning prose bring alive the 1940s—in her words, “a big-shouldered, red-lipped, earth-moving time in American history”—through the story of these two remarkable siblings.

A Q&A and book signing follow the program.

“Remarkable…. One waits a long time for a novel of this scope and dimension.”—Michael Cunningham

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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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29th Annual Children's Festival of the Arts

Paramount Pictures Studios

5555 Melrose Ave, Hollywood, 90211

12:00pm to 4:30pm

Join us for a FREE, fun-filled day of art and performances for the whole family! The day long Children's Festival of the Arts has become a widely anticipated community event created by the Hollywood Arts Council. It is a day of fun for the whole family, filled with cultural arts performances, music and activities for children of all ages. This year we are happy to have 7 excellent performances (emceed by Casey McCabe from AMP Radio 97.1) and 9 creative and kid-friendly arts workshops. There will also be face painting, magic, food from All American Softy Ice Cream and the Border Grill Food Truck (for purchase), child celebrities from your favorite TV shows and movies, and Bugs Bunny from Six Flags Magic Mountain!! For many, this annual festival is one of the few outlets in which families with young children can be exposed to the arts and multi-cultural performances. This festival not only introduces young children to art, but involves them with performances and art workshops representing the rich and diverse cultural fabric which comprises Hollywood and Los Angeles. Don't miss this incredible celebration!

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Conversations in Place 2014: The Past in the 21st Century

Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch & Garden

6400 Bixby Hill Road, Long Beach, 90815

1:30pm to 3:30pm

Rancho Los Alamitos presents a panel of distinguished directors and preservationists to talk about how museums and historic sites are being re-imagined for next-generation audiences in our ever-changing, multi-cultural world. Speakers include Richard West, the President & CEO of the Autry National Center of the American West; Wayne Donaldson, FAIA, and Chairman of the U.S. Advisory Council on Historic Preservation; and Pamela Seager, Executive Director of Rancho Los Alamitos. Rancho Los Alamitos is located at 6400 Bixby Hill Road in Long Beach adjacent to CSULB. Tickets cost $25 and $10 for students with current student ID and available at www.rancholosalamitos.org or 562.431.3541. The event is sponsored in part by Metabolic Studio and IMPRINT Culture Lab.

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California African American Museum

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


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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Monday, August 11