Some events are from ocprogressiveevents.info
Apr 1 – Wed:
Art: “Site Unseen: Incarceration”: N Hollywood. Continues to 4/23, call for hours. LA Valley College Art Gallery, 5800 Fulton Ave, Valley Glen. 818.778.5536.
Art: “Prison Nation”: thru 4/9, Claremont. Posters on the Prison Industrial Complex. CSPG. Clark Humanities Museum, Scripps College, 1030 Columbia Ave. Claremont. 909.621.8000.
Art: “Sink or Swim: Designing for a Sea Change”: thru 5/3. Human resilience in the world’s rich & poor coastal communities facing sea level rise. Annenberg Space for Photography, 2000 Avenue of the Stars. 213.403.3000. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <annenbergphotospace.org>, click “exhibits.”
OC For Climate Action (OCCA): 6:30-8p, Newport Beach. Solidifying plans for Apr 19 (Earth Day). 1151 Dove St #210.
Focus on the OC Coast: 6:30p social, 7:15p meeting, Costa Mesa. Banning Ranch Development & Poseidon Desal Plant. Background info: <banningranchconservancy.org> Democracy for America-OC Monthly Meeting. Free. Karl Strauss Brewery, 901 S Coast Dr. <email@example.com>.
Healthcare For All: 7p San Fernando Valley chapter. Improved Medicare (single-payer) for all Californians. Bernardi Community Ctr, 6514 Sylmar Ave, Van Nuys. 818.766.7318. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <healthcareforall.org> (click on “local chapters”), <facebook.com/hcasfv>.
“Fracking and Our Water” Panel: 7:30p. UCLA Institute of the Environment & Sustainability. Hammer Museum, UCLA, 10899 Wilshire Blvd. 310.443.7000. <email@example.com>.
Apr 2 – Thu
Medicare 50th Anniv. planning mtg: 12:30p.Lunch provided. RSVP ASAP. LA County Federation of Labor, 2130 James M Wood Blvd, LA. 213.252.1351. <doodle.com/52kqvv6xb77htsny>.
Minimum Wage Hearing: 6p, West LA. Economic Development Committee hearing on proposed Minimum Wage Increase and possible rally beforehand. At least 20 people needed. RSVP ASAP. Museum of Tolerance, 9786 W Pico Blvd. 323.770.8020. <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
What Are Universities For?: 7p, Santa Monica. Confirmed RSVP for free parking in structure. Rand Corp, 1776 Main St. <zocalopublicsquare.org/event/?postId=58580>. <zocalopublicsquare.org/contact-us>.
LA premiere of Pussy Riot The Movement film, 7:30p, Laemmle’s Music Hall 3, 9036 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills 90211. Pussy Riot The Movement chronicles the odyssey of the girls who rocked a country and continue to fight for human rights throughout the world.
“Earth Healing, Heart Healing”: 7-9p, Apr 2, 9, 16. Explore your connection to nature thru meditation, discussion & movement. $5 donation at the door. RSVP: <email@example.com>. 30 Days for the Earth: talks, workshops & encounters leading to Earth Day. Throop Hall, Throop Unitarian Universalist Church, 300 S Los Robles Ave. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <transitionpasadena.org>.
Open Screen: 8p, LA. Share your film with the EPFC audience. Any genre, any style, new, old, work-in-progress. First come, first screened; one per filmmaker; 10-minute maximum. DVD, VHS, mini-DV, DV-CAM, Super 8, standard 8mm,16mm. Featuring films from the Arroyo S.E.C.O. Network of Time Banks. Pizza Provided. Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N Alvarado St. 213.484.8846. <email@example.com>
Apr 3 – Fri:
Denounce Junipero Serra & Honor California Native Indians. Actions at several CA Missions. For details: 510.575.8408, 805.636.8653. <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>.
Celebrate Easter & Kelly Thomas’s birthday: 5:30p, Fullerton. Easter Dinner for unhoused friends & cake at Kelly’s pole after. Kelly was killed by Fullerton PD in 2011. Bring a dish. Kelly Thomas Memorial, 123 E Santa Fe. <facebook.com/events/1381034782212980>.
Spoken word artist, Pandora Scooter: 7-10p, Torrance. “HOMO-Sapienism, What it is to live OUT, LOUD and PROUD.” Scooter is on a national tour focusing on suicide prevention among LGBTQ teens. Also: free,
confidential, rapid HIV testing, results in 30 min. or less, 7-9p, in conjunction with Bienestar. $5 donation, no one turned away. South Bay LGBT Center, 16610 Crenshaw Blvd. 310.217.9202, 310.328.6550. <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Film: “Linda Simpson’s The Drag Explosion”: 7:30p, W. Hollywood. NYC’s Drag Scene from the 80s to mid 90s. Free. West Hollywood Council Chambers, 625 N San Vicente Blvd. <email@example.com>. <thedragexplosion.com>.
Water-Wise Home: 7:30p. Los Angeles Eco-Village, How to Conserve, Capture & Reuse Water in Your Home and Landscape, a book talk with author Laura Allen. Free/RSVP; book $25. 117 Bimini Pl, LA 90004 214.738.1254. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <laecovillage.org>.
Apr 4 – Sat
Whole Foods Bunny Actions: Apr 3-12, Easter Week. Actions against Whole Foods decision to sell rabbit meat. <wholefoodscruelty.com>, LA event 10-11:30a, location TBD <facebook.com/events/804022246311734>
AWARE-LA, 1-4p, Santa Monica. Alliance of White Anti-Racists Everywhere, Guest speaker: Michael Novick of Change-Links and Turning the Tide, UU Church, 1246 18th St. <email@example.com>.
“A Composed Life” Poetry Writing Workshop: 2p, City Poet Steven Reigns. WeHo Library, 625 N San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood. Contact form: <stevenreigns.com/contact>.
Wake up with the waves: Kids’ concerts at the pier, 10:30a-12n, Santa Monica. Free. AGES: 1-8
https://santamonicapier.org/wakeupwiththewaves/ Every Saturday morning thereís a new concert at the Santa Monica Pier with the kids series ìWake Up With the Waves.î Apr 4 ñ Rhythm Child; Apr 11 ñ Birdieís Playhouse; Apr 18 ñ Gwendolyn and the Goodtime Gang; Apr 25 ñ Tom Freund and Hug Trees
Apr 5 – Sun:
Meeting: 2-3p, Irvine. Green Party of Orange County. Featured speakers explain the work of the OC May Day Coalition (<ocmdc.org>). GPOC County Council meeting immediately after General Meeting. Irvine Ranch Water District Community Meeting Center, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave. 949.559.7336. <ocgreens.org>.
Apr 6 – Mon:
Palabras, Poesia, & Pachamama Writing Workshops: 730-9p, Apr 6,13,20,27, LA. By Las Lunas Locas & IDEA. A safe space for womyn to write, rite, and right. Here & Now: 5471 Huntington Dr. N.. <mujeresdemaiz.com>, <facebook.com/events/781204131929066>.
Tribal Cafe open mic, 7p, 1651 W Temple St., LA. Hosted by Lida Parent Harris, Tribal Cafe Open Mic is a meeting place for poets, writers, musicians, storytellers, romantics, comedians, new and old friends. Located in Historic Filipinotown. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Apr 7 – Tue:
Demonstration to save the life of Mumia Abu Jamal (who was hospitalized in the ICU last week because of untreated diabetes and a massive spike in blood sugar but has now been returned to the prison infirmary). details here: httpss://www.facebook.com/events/1598158947068839/
Tuesday April 7, 4 PM, US District Court, Spring & Temple DTLA
#DeathByCop Coffins March: 8:30a-3p, LA. March with coffins to DA Jackie Lacey’s office. March converges from 4 directions (starting points on Facebook page) by 12:30p to LA County Board of Supervisors, 500 W Temple St. It will also stop at the DA’s office, 210 West Temple St. <youth4justice.org> <httpss://www.facebook.com/events/1570427123195485>.
Benefits for Residents & Developers of Supportive and Senior Housing: 2-3p, Internet. The 1115 Medicaid Waiver: a new CA proposal to permit some Medicaid funding for supportive services & rental subsidies. This may change Medi-Cal’s response to housing instability. Followed by Q&A. Webinar. SoCal Assoc of Non Profit Housing (SCANPH). Reg: <scanph.memberlodge.org/event-1893132>. <scanph.org/webinar>
Apr 8 – Wed:
Breaking the Silence on Asian American Mental Health, 9a, California Endowment, 1000 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, Asian Coalition <https://breakingthesilencementalhealth.eventbrite.com>.
Justice/ Injustice: 5-6:15p, Fullerton. WSCL Criminal Law Assoc joins Death Penalty Focus – OC Chapter to present an evening of conversation with exonerees. Food will be served. Western State College Of Law, 1111 N State College Blvd.
Change-Links Check-in/Production Planning: usually 2nd Wed 7:30-9p, Culver City. Peace Center, 3916 S Sepulveda Blvd (between Venice & Washington Place. Dial “22” for entry.
Apr 9 – Thu:
Soil Erosion, Storms and Floods: 6:30-8:30p, Orange. How Climate Change Affects Food Security. Also “Dig Deeper About Climate Change” screening. Presented by Alexandra Nagy, Food & Water Watch. RSVP. St. Joseph Center, Mother Louis Room, 480 S Batavia. 714.633.812.x7716. <email@example.com>.
Screening “Cowspiracy- the Sustainability Secret”: 7p, Whittier (special date change from Apr 2). Peace & Justice Films. Whittier Area P&J Coalition. St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056 Washington Ave. 562.587.6270, 562.233.8579. <whittierpeace.org>. <facebook.com/events/283816228484985>.
Screening: “Groundswell Rising: Protecting Our Children’s Air and Water”: 7p, Conscientious Projector Films. Pasadena. Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N Raymond Ave. 310.782.4738, 626.792.4941. <conscientiousprojector.wordpress.com>, <facebook.com/group.php?gid=53883487201>.
Healthcare for All: 7p, Culver City. LA Chapter hosts psychotherapist/ healthcare labor leader Elizabeth White MCSW for “From the Law to the Couch: Mental Health Parity under the ACA (Obamacare).” Peace Center, 3916 Sepulveda Blvd. 310.459.9763.<firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Screening “Hot Type: 150 Years of The Nation”: 730p. LA. Followed by Q&A with filmmaker, Nation editor & others. Hammer Museum, UCLA, 10899 Wilshire Blvd. 310.443.7000. <email@example.com>.
Apr 10 – Fri:
7pm, Friday, April 10, film screening & discussion, Michael Moore’s “Capitalism A Love Story”, sponsored by Revolution LA and PSL, at the PSL office, 2936 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90007, on the 2nd Floor of First Unitarian Church. For more info please call the PSL, 323-810-3380.
Screening “Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret”: 7p. Topanga Peace Alliance film night (date change from Apr 3). Bring veg*n pot luck snack or non-alcoholic drink to share. Park under bldg. Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd. 310.795.1373. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <topangapeacealliance.org>.
Screening “Project Happiness.” 7p, Irvine. Peace in Motion CafÈ.<facebook.com/events/350341751840564>. Center for Living Peace, 4139 Campus Dr. 949.854.5500. <email@example.com>. <facebook.com/PeaceinMotion>.
Play: “Bang Bang”: Apr 10-25, 8:30p, Santa Monica. World Premiere of Michael Kearns’ work inspired by responses to gun violence – from Sandy Hook to Ferguson. $20. Highways Inc, 1651 – 18th St. 310.315.1459. <highwaysperformance.org>
Apr 11 – Sat:
Library Book Sale: County of LA. Largest book sale in the County. Find your local library: 562.940.8403. <colapublib.org>.
Citywide Meeting to Demilitarize the Police: 9:30a-3p, LA. Calling on LAPD, LASD & LAUSDPD to end collaboration with the DOD’s 1033 Program. Starting with the LAUSD reversing the $13M grant from LCAP and reinvesting it into Restorative Justice and Ethnic Studies. Augustus Hawkins HS, 825 W 60th St. <facebook.com/events/1415580542088419>.
Cartoonist/ Illustrator/ Writer Anthony Mostrom. @ MESS (Media Ecology Soul Salon) Interviews: 4-6p, Santa Monica. Free. Unurban Cafe, 3301 Pico Blvd. 310.306.7330. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <laughtears.com>.
Art “Time Traveler”: 7-10p, LA. Paintings inspired by artist Isaias Crow’s travels on physical and spiritual plane through time and space. Open Space, 457 N. Fairfax. 323.424.3059. <facebook.com/events/1618974951669517>.
La Bulla: 7p-1a, LA. 21 & over Lucha Libre art exhibit & cultural event hosted by actor Aurelio Miguel Boca Negra & model Amanda Garcia. Art, music, live wrestling, Collaboration with American Diabetes Awareness. <flavorus.com/labulla>. Plaza de la Raza, 3540 N Mission Rd. <facebook.com/events/759854350718567>.
Dolores Huerta 85th Birthday Dance-a-thon: 7p-2a, LA. Dance, eat, mingle & meet with labor & civil rights icon Dolores Huerta. Buffet & cash bar w/ admission: <eventbrite.com/e/dolores-huertas-85th-birthday-dance-a-thon-tickets-15859363784>. Delancey Street Foundation, 400 N Vermont Ave. <facebook.com/events/1423199041307799>.
Apr 12 – Sun:
LB Zine Fest: Long Beach. A diverse range of zine vendors, live music & zine panels/ workshops. Free. Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), 628 Alamitos Ave. <facebook.com/events/484854738319107>.
Family flicks film series: Earth for Earth Day, 11a-1p. Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, Free, Ages 6 & up
“Rethinking Water”: 2p, Pasadena. Meredith McKenzie, Cal Poly lecturer & water activist, talks on CA’s water infrastructure, drought, and long term strategies for sustainability & rehabilitation. $5 donation at the door. Throop Hall, Throop Unitarian Universalist Church, 300 S Los Robles Ave. <email@example.com>. <transitionpasadena.org>.
Honor life of Leslie Feinberg: 4-6p, Hollywood. Feinberg identified as an anti-racist white, working-class, secular Jewish, transgender, lesbian, female, revolutionary communist. She revolutionized the understanding of trans oppression by using revolutionary Marxist analysis that traced the roots of LGBTQ oppression to women’s oppression. LA Obit: <workers.org/articles/2014/11/18/leslie-feinberg>. LGBT Center, Renberg Theater, 1125 N McCadden Pl.<facebook.com/events/1550229505236680>.
Beyond Baroque Awards Dinner: 6-9p (reading 8p), Venice. Honoring Suzanne Lummis & Elena Karina Byrne. $65 dinner, $10 reading. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd. 310.822.3006. RSVP/tickets: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Apr 13 – Mon:
Documental: 6-10p, Santa Monica. Philosophy Films – from Zen to Gurdjieff. Free. Unurban
Cafe, 3301 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica. 310.306.7330. <laughtears.com>.
Class “Marxist Economics 101”: 7-9p, continuing alternate Mondays thru Jul 27. LA. Hearty snack for donation @ 630p. $20/series or $2/session, no one turned away for lack of funds. Solidarity Hall, 2122 W Jefferson Blvd. 323.732.6416. <email@example.com>. <socialism.com>.
Apr 14 – Tue:
General Strike to End Murders by Police. No School! No Work! A call for a day of massive resistance all over the country – a day of stopping business as usual. Adopted at Feb national meeting hosted by Stop Mass Incarceration Network in Atlanta. 347.979.SMIN (7646). <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <stopmassincarceration.ne>, <facebook.com/stopmassincarcerationnetwork>. Twitter: @StopMassIncNet .
Apr 15 – Wed:
Income Tax deadline day. Likely war tax resistance leafleting at various post offices.
“Fight for 15” Dollars Per Hour Rallies: LA. Low-wage workers at Wal-mart, LAX, warehouses, nursing homes, health clinics and carwash workers in Los Angeles are taking to the streets April 15 to demand pay that supports families. Contact them to find or create an event. <email@example.com>. <april15.org>.
Get the Most out of In-Person Meetings with Public Officials & Staff: 11a-1230p, LA. The role of “meetings” in influencing decisions & building relationships. How to make them more strategically significant. SoCal Assoc of NonProfit Housing (SCANPH). Reg: <scanph.memberlodge.org/event-1896197>. CA Community Foundation, Joan Palevsky Center, 281 S Figueroa St.
Democracy Rocks- Celebrate Democracy’s Rock Stars: 7-9p, LA. Honoring former Sen. Pres. pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, Former CA Chief Justice Ron George, Sharon Kyle & Dick Price. $150. Skirball Cultural Center, Ruby Gallery, 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd. 213.623.1216. <commoncause.org/DemocracyRocks>.
Global Underground Economy: 7:30p. Off-the-books, dirty money laundered into the global financial system. James Henry, economist, lawyer, journalist, and lead researcher for Tax Justice Network, and
others outline the global network of hidden money. Hammer Museum, UCLA, 10899 Wilshire Blvd. 310.443.7000. <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Why Have Kids?: 7:30p, LA. Downtown Independent, 251 S. Main St. Contact form: <zocalopublicsquare.org/contact-us>. <zocalopublicsquare.org/event/?postId=58641>.
Apr 16 – Thu:
Art and Action: Performing Social Change, 7p. Spoken Word: A Performance by Marc Bamuthi Joseph,
Bovard Auditorium, USC, 3551 Trousdale Pkwy, LA.
Backyard Chickens & Ducks: 7-9p, Pasadena. The basics of responsibly raising poultry in the city. $45.
RSVP. Urban Homestead Annex, 653 Cypress Ave. call/ text 626.765.5704, <email@example.com>.
Poetry: 7:30p, LA. Michael Waters’ books include Celestial Joyride, Gospel Night Darling Vulgarity, finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and Parthenopi: New and Selected Poems. Recipient of 5 Pushcart Prizes. Hammer Museum, UCLA, 10899 Wilshire Blvd. 310.443.7000. <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Screening People & Places Shorts: 8p, LA. Vinegar Syndrome, our monthly grab bag of short
educational and ephemeral films. Free snacks & opportunities for audience commentary. Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N Alvarado St. 213.484.8846. <email@example.com>.
Noche de Flor y Canto w/Mujeres de Maiz Poetry Collective: 8-10:30p, El Sereno. The Writers Underground. $1-3 donation. Eastside CafÈ, 5471 Huntington Dr N. <mujeresdemaiz.com>.
Apr 17 – Fri:
7pm, Fri., April 17 PSL Study Group, “Lenin’s Imperialism Today”, read & discuss the latest PSL publication on Imperialism & how it relates to today’s worldwide conflicts, meet at the PSL office, 2936 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90007, on the 2nd Floor of First Unitarian Church. For more info please call the PSL, 323-810-3380.
Apr 18 – Sat:
Kids’ films. Santa Monica pier, see Apr. 4.
6pm, Sat., April 18, Cuban fund raising dinner & presentation, Welcome back Yohana from her recent visit to Cuba where she met with the newly freed Cuban Five. $5 donation at door, at the ANSWER office; 2936 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90007, on the 2nd Floor of First Unitarian Church. For more information, please call 323-394-3611 or visit our web stie: AnswerLA.ORG.
Glassell Park Neighborhood Council and Gilbert Cedillo/ Council District 1 bring you our SPRING CLEAN-UP + EARTH DAY EVENT!! 2710 W Avenue 34, LA. Confirm with Crystal COrozco@glassellparknc.org
NOTHIN’ BUT SAND BEACH CLEANUP, 10:a-12noon Santa Monica Beach, 2600 Barnard Way
at the end of Ocean Park, SM, CA 90405
Madrona Marsh Earth Day Fair 2015, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance CA 90505, Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-32-MARSH, firstname.lastname@example.org
LA Times Festival of Books: Apr 18-19. Schedule & all details on website. Various locations on USC campus. <email@example.com> <events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks>.
Screening: “Rebel Without a Cause”: 1-4p, LA. Part of the film screening & discussion series, “Made in LA.” Shown in conjunction with exhibit in the Art Department Atrium. Central Library, Meeting Room A, 630 W 5th St. 213.228.7000. Contact form: <lapl.org/user/112/contact>
Screening: “Exile Nation: the Plastic People”: 6p-12m. Venice. Shot under dangerous conditions using concealed cameras, captures the humanity in the millions of Mexican American deportees as they struggle to survive a cartel war, live in cardboard shacks, creating an underworld of exiles. Riot Grrrl Punk Rock Movie Nite. Q&A w/producer, bands, Chicano art show, vendors, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Bl. 310.822.3006. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <facebook.com/events/1580369292180853>
Ballads O’er Bullets – 150 Years Ago: 7-9p, Pasadena. 1865 marked the end of the US Civil War. The era also brought the birth of the country’s first national form of music, a foundation for songwriting in all the years to follow. Free light refreshments; dinner/ dessert options available for purchase. $20. Urban Homestead, 631 Cypress Ave. 626.795.8400. <urbanhomestead.org>.
Don’t Even Look at Itó RIA live cinema event: 8p. Resonant Interval Algorythmns. Gerry Fialka & Will Erokan perform multi-projection moving image art, music, spoken word & psychedelic phantasmagoRIA. 8604 S Broadway, LA. 310.306.7330. <email@example.com>. <laughtears.com/iwantmyRIA.html>, <winwithin.org>.
Apr 19 – Sun:
Free Children’s Earth Day fest, 10a-4p, STAR Ecostation, 10101 Jefferson Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
LA Times Festival of Books, USC. See Apr. 18.
John Muir Birthday Earth Day: 2p, Santa Monica. Music, poetry, speakers, sponsored by: Campaign to Save the Muir Woods Mural. Free. 721 Ocean Park Bl. 310.399.1000 <facebook.com/events/1970202689784977>
“We Roll Up our SleevesÖ”: 2-4p, Pasadena. Environmental & social justice groups meet & greet mixer of casual conversation and ways to get active. Throop Hall, Throop Unitarian Universalist Church, 300 S Los Robles Ave. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <transitionpasadena.org>.
Retomemos la Noche (Take Back the Night): 5-9p, LA. Interventions, poetry, arts, crafts& film to take back the night and reclaim public space. Commemorating those we’ve lost to domestic violence and connecting participants to services. Celebrating healthy relationships and gender equity. Boyle Hts Farmers Market, Mariachi Plaza, 1817 E First St. <justiceformysister.com>.
Apr 20 – Mon:
Music & Hemp Initiative: 8p, LA. Guest Speaker: CA Cannabis Hemp Initiative 2016 rep Jeanette Perez. Riot Grrrl presents: Dabbed OUT 420. Bands, DJ, party pix, homemade lasagna. Costume discount at the door. Homophobic, trans*-phobic, sexist, classist, or otherwise bigoted language/behavior, violence or fighting of any kind NOT tolerated. At the Germ Hole. <RiotGrrrlLosangeles@gmail.com>. <facebook.com/events/1568748373403883>.
Apr 21 – Tue:
CSUF Earth Week: Apr 21-23, Tue-Thu, Fullerton. Annual festivities including art & poetry events, alternative energy, transportation, waste conservation expos, a farmers’ market, forums. CSUF Center for Sustainability and ASI Environmental Sustainability Comm. CSU Fullerton, 800 N State College Blvd.
Stop LAPD Spying Coalition: 6:30p. UCLA Downtown Labor Center, 675 Parkview. <email@example.com>. <stoplapdspying.org>.
Apr 22 – Wed:
Register New Citizens to Vote: LA. Bend the Arc works towards fixing Voting Rights and passing Comprehensive Immigration Reform. They’re registering new citizens to vote moments after they take the US oath of citizenship. Convention Center, 1201 S Figueroa St. 323.761.8350. (firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Don’t Leave Your Sisters Behind: 7-9p, Internet. Interactive workshop on how to be a parent ally, building family friendly communities and support systems for parents and allies alike. By Ticicalli Yahualli.
Screening “Cremaster 5” & “Cremaster 2”: 7:30p LA. Matthew Barney’s epic masterwork The Cremaster Cycle, screened over several days in the order of the films’ making. Visually arresting and often disturbing, a grand mixture of history, mythology & autobiography, exploring the creation of form. Schedule: <hammer.ucla.edu/cremaster-cycle>. Hammer Museum, UCLA, 10899 Wilshire Blvd. 310.443.7000.
“The Story of the Hillside”: 7:30-9:30p, Culver City. Sabina Virgo, nationally known speaker on social and economic justice, tells a tale of climate change, profit, racism for Earth Day. Free, light refreshments. Center for the Study of Political Graphics (CSPG). Peace Center, 3916 Sepulveda Blvd. <cspgblog.blogspot.com>, <politicalgraphics.org>.
Apr 23 – Thu:
Statewide Coordinated Actions To End Solitary Confinement (SCATESC): 23rd of each month, Time and location for April TBD. 323.636.7388 <email@example.com> <facebook.com/events/1542572716014948>. <prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com>.
OC Labor Federation 15th Annual Solidarity Awards Dinner: 5:30-9p, Orange. 7p: program &
dinner. 309 N Rampart St, Ste A.<events.org/creg.aspx?e=82415&m=10>.
Screening: “Memorial Ride”: Contemporary Native American Shorts, 8p, LA. Documentary about a 300 mi. memorial horse ride members of the Pineridge Lakota community make every year from the site of Sitting Bull’s death to the location of the Wounded Knee massacre. Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N Alvarado St. 213.484.8846. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <echoparkfilmcenter.org/calendar>.
Apr 24 – Fri:
Earl Ofari Hutchinson at Activist Support Circle: 6:30p, Santa Monica. Also speaking will be the Hutchinson Report associate radio host and exec producer Pedro Baez. Quaker Friends Meeting Hall. 1440 Harvard St.
Call Jerry Rubin 310.399.1000. <email@example.com>, <activistsupportcircle.org>.
Screening: “The Battle of Algiers”: 6:30p, LA. Vividly re-creates a key year in the Algerian struggle for independence from France. The film has astonishing relevance today. $5 suggested donation. Nobody turned away for lack of funds! Refreshments provided. Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N Alvarado St. 213.484.8846.
Apr 25 – Sat:
Earth Day happening, 1p, Corita Art Center 5515 Franklin Avenue Los Angeles CA 90028
Building Blocks Against Climate Change, Wilshire Blvd. corners, see front page.
OC LGBTQ Youth Convening: 9:30a-3:30p, Santa Ana. All-day event for youth, parents, teachers, school admins & community members. Topics include: Social Justice, Local Organizing, Art & Identity, Coming Out, Transgender Awareness & Activism, Parent Support, Mental Health & Healing and more. Spurgeon Intermediate School, 2701 W 5th St.
Green Prize Festival: 11a-7p, Long Beach. In celebration of Earth Day. Urban farmers, green technology & sustainability-minded nonprofits with arts, education, live music & artisanal food. Free. 401 Golden Ave. <facebook.com/events/645052728917505>.
Intersecting & Illuminated Poetry: 4-5:15p. WEHO Lamppost Poet Reading. W Hollywood City Poet Steven
Reigns hosts this reading honoring National Poetry Month. W Hollywood City Council Chambers, 625 N San Vicente Blvd. <facebook.com/events/1532843310338823>.
Jazz Funk Fest: 7-10p, Santa Monica. Free. Unurban, 3301 Pico Blvd. <laughtears.com>, <blackshoepolish.blogspot.com>.
Apr 26 – Sun:
Leimert Park Art Walk Tribute to Wanda Coleman: High Priestess of Word, 12nñ3:30p (book/CD vendors/light refreshments) Vision Theatre Lobby, 3341 W. 43rd Place, Leimert Park Village. Documentary film on Wanda Coleman, spoken word, literary readings, panel discussion. Free, family event. Luis J. Rodriguez, 2014 Los Angeles Poet Laureate, Get Lit Players, Project Blowed, KAOS Network, Conscious Youth Global Network and others.
Sham El-Nessim Picnic, Hosted by Egyptian American Organization (EAO) LA. Annual Egyptian Spring Festival. Save the date, details httpss://www.facebook.com/events/343392552531679/
CodePink Delegation to Cuba: Apr 26-May 3. Coinciding with May Day. Details on webpage. RSVP/apply ASAP. $2175. <Nalini@codepink.org>. <codepink.org/cuba>.
“The Myth of American Exceptionalism”: 10:30a, North Hills. Blase Bonpane, director of Office of the Americas, speaks at Sunday Morning Service and facilitates a 1p discussion group. Donations requested. “The Onion,” Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society, 9550 Haskell Ave.818.360.1167. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <sepulvedauu.org>.
Change-Links Distribution/Planning: Last Sun 11:30a-1p, Culver City. Peace Center, 3916 S Sepulveda Blvd (between Venice & Washington Place, adjacent to I-405). Dial “22” for entry.
Screening “Let’s Own It!: The Struggle of the Lincoln Place Tenants Association”: 7p, Free, donations appreciated. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd. 310.822.3006. <email@example.com>. <beyondbaroque.org>.
Apr 27 – Mon:
WILPF 100th anniversary: Apr 27-29 (Mon-Wed). Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. The Hague/Netherlands. 212.682.1265, +41(0)22.919.70.80. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <womenstopwar.org>.
Apr 29 – Wed:
Human Faces in the Juvenile Justice Gulag: 7:30p. LA. Juvenile In Justice project, the reality of incarcerated young people in the US, and the growing movement for youth justice system reform. Hammer Museum, UCLA, 10899 Wilshire Blvd. 310.443.7000. <email@example.com>.
Apr 30 – Thu:
Labor, Social & Environmental Justice Fair: 9a-330p, Carson. Sponsored by CSU Dominguez Hills Labor and Social Justice Club. 310.243.3583. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <dhlaborstudies.org>.
A Sense of Place – Short Videos: 8p, LA. Films by Form Follows Function (FfF), LA collaborative media studio creating non-fiction, short format, videos about places. Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N Alvarado St. 213.484.8846. <email@example.com>. <echoparkfilmcenter.org/calendar>.
May 1 – Fri:
May Day Dia Internacional de Trabajador@s: 12n, LA. We are All Immigrants: Keep Families
Together! 213.746.6264, 323.394.3611. Cesar Chavez & Broadway.
May Day March: 2p, Santa Ana. Human Rights and Equity for All. Sasscer Park, 500 W Santa
Ana Blvd. <ocmdc.org>.
May Day March/Marcha 4p, MacArthur Park Los Angeles, California 90057
Sponsored by Union del Barrio httpss://www.facebook.com/events/734688953314714/
An attack on ONE worker is an attack on ALL workers! WE DEMAND: -Stop Police Brutality!-$15 minimum wage in LA!-Justice for Ayotzinapa! -FULL Legalization for ALL!-Schools LA Students Deserve!
Freethought Alliance Conference: May 1-3, Fullerton. Howard Johnson Hotel & Conference
Center, 222 W Houston Ave. <freethoughtalliance.org>.