EVENTS – The Close Up 7/13-19

Note: this listing will be updated during the week as we see fit, and we try to include FREEEEE events whenever possible. :)

festival_logo7/14-19 – Shakespeare at Our Lady of the Angels
Every Thursday – Outdoor Movies at the Grove
7/16 – Poncho Sanchez in Baldwin Park; Dreaming of India: A Cultural Block Party at CAFAM
7/17 – Horse racing and 80s music with The Romantics

Shakespeare Festival/LA’s 24th Annual Summer Festival presents AQUILA Theatre in “AS  YOU LIKE IT”
July 14-19, 2009, 8pm – Box office opens at 7pm
Where: The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels Plaza, 555 West Temple Street , Downtown
Price: General admission tickets are FREEEEE! Patrons are invited to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Food Bank of Southern California

Details: Shakespeare Festival/LA will hold its 24th annual Summer Festival with a presentation of AQUILA THEATRE in As You Like It, the U.S. debut of the world-class touring production. The performance on July 16 will feature ASL translators for the hearing impaired. On July 17, actors will translate the performance into Spanish, the transmission of which patrons will be able to hear through headphones that will be made available.

Movies in the Park
The Grove Shopping Center, Hollywood  (323) 900-8080
When: Thursdays at 8pm through August 27
The event opens for general grass and bleacher seating at 7pm
Bring a blanket (no chairs, please)

Details: Free classic movies shown outdoors all summer! Yay!
Picnics are allowed. Schedule is as follows:
Spider-Man July 16
Raiders of The Lost Ark
July 23
Kung Fu Panda
August 6
August 13
August 20
August 27

[youtube][/youtube] THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2009
What: Poncho Sanchez and His Latin Jazz Band in Concert
Thursday, July 16, 7pm
Morgan Park, 4100 Baldwin Park Blvd, Baldwin Park (626) 813-5245, Ext. 317

Details: Bring the family and a picnic dinner for a night of latin grooves. Additional parking during concerts is available on the Morgan Park Athletic Field.

What: Dreaming of India: A Cultural Block Party
Thursday, July 16, 7 pm – 9:30 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)
CAFAM (Craft and Folk Art Museum), Wilshire Museum Row
$40 – $30 for CAFAM Members; LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE. Purchase tickets HERE.

Details: Event proceeds benefit the museum’s cultural programming for the upcoming year. “Come dressed in your favorite Indian attire! Join us for a colorful evening inspired by the ARTS and CULTURE of INDIA. Tantalize your senses with an INDIAN BUFFET of food, multiple DANCE performances by the BELLYTWINS Dance Company, HENNA, MUSIC, a display of photographs by Audrey Stein, and the vibrant artworks of Ancient Gods and Modern Politics. Artist Leslie K. Gray will also be working the crowd that evening and sharing some of the JATAKA tales, episodes from the buddha’s life. Treasures will be auctioned off and a prize awarded to the best dressed! Beer and wine will be served. Jai Ho!”

[youtube][/youtube] FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2009
Horse Racing at Hollywood Park & a free concert by 80s band The Romantics (Go ahead and admit it… you kinda liked them. It’s okay! They were catchy!)
Where: Hollywood Park, 1050 South Prairie Avenue, Inglewood
When: Friday, July 17, Concert starts after the race
Price: Hollywood Park admission is $8. The concert is FREEEEE to people who enter the park prior to 10:00 p.m. After 10:00 p.m. admission is $20. $1 Draft Beer (until 9 p.m.) $1 Hot Dogs and $1 Sodas all night long in the Grandstand and Club House

Details: A summer evening of beautiful horses running really really fast, followed by a FREE live concert with admission. The concert will be at the North Park lawn located at the north end of the Grandstand. A big part of my high school soundtrack, The Romantics adopted their cute name because they formed on Valentine’s Day. Influenced by British Invasion rock, garage bands and the Ramones, The Romantics play a pop-oriented variation of punk rock (well, according to Wikipedia). They were also commonly classified into the category of “New Wave” because they had such pretty pretty hair.

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