Thursday, June 4, 2015

Three Los Angeles Festivals this weekend

Ashley Wells, CC Liu, Pfc. Sandoval, Crystal Quintero, Wisdom Quarterly; LA Poet Laureate Luis J. Rodriguez (; Bliss (;; Hsi Lai
A Journey to Find Yourself, Summer 2015. Free for students. (

Or visit the largest Buddhist temple complex in America: Going West Temple (Hsi Lai)
"Los Angeles" is a state of mind, like Zen (jhana). Just ask Jen (
Why did we come out to this Coachella desert if we could see music free in LA? (LAT)
There are three local Los Angeles area festival events this weekend: Lummis Day Festival in Highland Park (Northeast L.A.), the 8th Making Music Festival in Pasadena (the foothills), and the Celebrating Words Festival in Pacoima (the Valley) for music, culture, and words. All three events are FREE and open to the public to enjoy food, local color, and good times to welcome summer under the Strawberry Moon. KROQ takes us to the horse races for animal cruelty around the Triple Crown. And there's one last Vesak celebration.
Together in Music
Crowds Colorado Bl., Make Music Festival, Pasadena (
Pasadena crowd plays with beach ball (Chris Molina/
Free Make Music Festival (
PASADENA (Bliss) The 8th Make Music Pasadenafestival takes over stages and nontraditional venues across Pasadena on Saturday with: Sir Sly, Hundred Waters, Nick Waterhouse, How to Dress Well, Caroline Smith, Avid Dancer, Kishi Bashi, Making Movies, Mudbug Brass Band, Little Wolves, Quinto Sol, the Wild Reeds, and many others.

In 1982, France’s Ministry of Culture established what became a global phenomenon: Fête de la Musique, a free festival now also known as World Music Day or Make Music Day.

Together In Music
Music galore all day long in Pasadena
More than 120 countries are joining in the celebration of creativity and community, which invites professional as well as amateur musicians to participate. Fête de la Musique was originally established to coincide with summer solstice, June 21. But here in Pasadena the event was pushed to the beginning of the month. Co-produced by the Old Pasadena Management District and the Playhouse District Association, the eighth Make Music Pasadena festival takes place Saturday. Indie rock, dance pop, and Americana are well represented on this year’s multi-genre roster....performing for free on more than two dozen stages across the city. That includes buskers on the ARTS... More
Celebrating Words Festival

In 2005, with funding from the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Tía Chucha’s established the only annual outdoor literacy and arts festival in the Northeast San Fernando Valley called “Celebrating Words: Written, Performed & Sung.” Celebrating Words Festival has since become a cherished event in which Tía Chucha’s brings poets, writers, musicians, artists, vendors, local organizations, and community together for one day.

Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore (in neighboring Sylmar) is passionate about enhancing and empowering people’s lives by promoting and providing a wide variety of literary, cultural and artistic programs and experiences, and CWF is an expression of this commitment. More
Lummis Day: Northeast Los Angeles

Lummis homestead 2014 (WQ)
HIGHLAND PARK ( This year is the 10th Anniversary of the Lummis Day Festival, and it features LA's current Poet Laureate Luis J. Rodriguez! Thanks to all for making it possible with a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs, and The Los Angeles County Arts Commission. The concert is sponsored by LA County Supervisor Hilda Solis.
Los Angeles Film Fest (June 10-18, 2015)
MISSION:  Lummis Day celebrates the arts, history, and ethnic diversity of Northeast LA through educational and cultural events and an annual event that draws the community together for a shared experience while providing a platform for cooperation among people of all ages and backgrounds. More

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