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
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]
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!
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.
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.
490 East Union Street, Pasadena, CA 91101
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Jay Belloli, co-curator of June Wayne, leads an exhibition walkthrough, particularly highlighting how Wayne’s scientific knowledge and connections influenced her work across all media.
Free with admission and free to PMCA members.