KTLA5 reporter Gayle Anderson gives us a preview of some events taking place this weeekend around Los Angeles.
Saturday @ 11am
Abilities Expo Los Angeles
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street
Downtown Los Angeles
310-450-8831, Extension 130
Abilities Expo is the go-to source for people coping with disabilities, their families, seniors, veterans and healthcare professionals.
The expo offers a variety of ability enhancing products and services. Also, find play adaptive sports, learn new dance moves, attend informative workshops and more at the Abilities Expo Los Angeles.
Saturday @ 6pm
Expulsion: Boyle Heights
101 South Boyle Avenue
818 784 8669
This dancing in, dancing on, and dancing around scaffolding is the creative choreography Gema Sandoval of Danza Floricanto/USA and Heidi Duckler of Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre. Their first time artistic collaboration is called EXPULSION: Boyle Heights.
The evocative performance at the intersection of public art, urban renewal, and community engagement, happens tonight only , FREE, in the vacant lot at East 1st Street and North Boyle Avenue.
Saturday @ 8pm
Gay Men’s Chorus Los Angeles
First Congregational Church of Los Angeles
540 South Commonwealth Avenue
If you enjoyed the singing of the Gay Men’s Chorus Los Angeles with Oscar host Seth MacFarlane, there’s more to see and hear of the chorus this weekend at its 34th season performances at First Congregational Church of Los Angeles
The chorus’ “Awakenings” performance features the powerful voices of the entire 200-member group plus special guests Vox Femina Los Angeles and the new youth chorus, Outside Voices.
Saturday @ 8pm
Old Time is a Good Time Square Dance
227 South Avenue 55
How about a little square dancing at the “Third Saturday Square Dances” at Highland Park’s American Legion Hall.
Say what? You don’t know how to square dance? No problem! An official square dance caller will take you, and the entire dance hall, through each step BEFORE the fun begins! DO-SI-DO, y’all!
Sunday @ 10am
George Washington’s Acts of Congress
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum
40 Presidential Drive
805 522 2977
This is the LAST WEEKEND you can see President George Washington’s personal copy of the Constitution, Acts of Congress. It’s on display at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. This is the Constitution’s first stop on a nationwide tour to each of the 13 presidential libraries.
The well preserved book includes President Washington’s copy of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and other legislation passed by the first session of Congress, complete with his personal annotations.
Saturday @ 11am
Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition & Sale
Autry National Center’s 25th Anniversary
4700 Western Heritage Way
323 667 2000
The Autry National Center in Griffith Park celebrates its’ 25th anniversary with the exhibition and sale of “Masters of the American West”, considered by art experts as the country’s most important Western art show.
This is the last weekend you can bid on more than 75-nationally recognized, contemporary Western artists .
Hollywood Horse Park @ Gate 2
1050 South Prairie Avenue
310 419 1500
This is the opening weekend of the Universoul Circus.
Saturday @ 5pm
Celebration of Life Fundraiser for Jeremiah MacKay & Family
Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa
27984 California Highway 189
909 337 3715
909 336 1511
There’s a celebration of life fundraiser for the family of San Bernardino Detective Jeremiah MacKay. It’s being hosted by the Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa.
The detective was killed in a gun battle with rogue former Los Angeles Police Department officer Christopher Dorner in Big Bear.
One-hundred percent of the proceeds from the fundraising dinner and silent auction will benefit the detective’s widow and two children.
Saturday @ Noon
Festival of Colors in L.A.
Excelsior High School
15711 Pioneer Boulevard
This is the world’s biggest color party. The India celebration known as the Festival of Colors happens at Excelsior High School in Norwalk. The goal is for everyone to end their disputes and grudges, to throw their worries to the wind and instead, sing, dance, and throw colors on each other.
Also find non-stop live music, yoga, food, and dry color throws every two hours starting at noon.
Saturday @ 10am
Los Angeles Sentinel Blood Drive
3800 South Crenshaw Boulevard
323 299 3800
You can make saving lives a habit at the blood donation drive at the Los Angeles Sentinel newspaper on Crenshaw Boulevard. You donation will help Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, where more than 38-thousand blood donations are needed every day.
Saturday, March 16th @ 9am
ASICS LA Marathon Expo
Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall
Downtown Los Angeles
More than 20-thousand people will be running and walking 26.2 miles to help the charities working to raise money and resources with the help of the ASICS LA Marathon.
Runners, walkers, and shoppers can see the latest gear and get the latest sports information Saturday at the ASICS LA Marathon Expo. More than 150 exhibitors will feature the brand new designs in running gear. And, don’t forget KTLA is your official ASICS LA Marathon station, Sunday beginning at 7am.