Gayle Anderson gives us a preview of some events taking place around Los Angeles this weekend.
Hermosa Beach Pier & Along Hermosa Avenue
There’s definitely a party over here! Since 1972, the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce has produced Fiesta Hermosa, the ”largest arts & crafts fair in Southern California.” More than 400 artists, photographers, jewelers, sculptors, and handicrafters are in downtown Hermosa Beach all weekend.
Florence-Firestone Street Festival
Florence Avenue & Compton Avenue
The family is invited to the Florence-Firestone Street Festival this holiday weekend. There are cultural exhibits, arts and crafts, as well as live entertainment and carnival areas.
The Collection of Elgin Baylor
9665 Wilshire Boulevard
310 836 1818
Own a piece of basketball history. You can get a sneak peek this weekend at the “Collection of Elgin Baylor”. Hundreds of items from the beginning of Baylor’s career at Spingarn High School in Washington, D.C., to Baylor’s 1977 NBA Hall of Fame induction to his post-playing career as an NBA coach and NBA Executive, will be available at auction Friday, May 31st. Baylor was the first player who took the game off the floor with powerful, high-flying, acrobatic and ballet-like moves never before seen in the game.
This Weekend @ Noon
Los Angeles Black Business Expo
West Angeles Cathedral
3045 Crenshaw Boulevard
The Los Angeles Black Business Expo continues to work to increase the number of businesses and help those already established. Find information and assistance from the experts at “ The Hangar” at the West Angeles Cathedral.
The ONLY Drive Thru Soul Food Restaurant in L.A. County
Ms. B’s M & M’s Soul Food Restaurant
801 East Manchester Boulevard
Speaking of new and improved business ideas, roll into the only soul food drive thru restaurant in Los Angeles County! Ms. B’s M and M Soul Food Restaurant in Inglewood, near the Forum, currently being renovated by Madison Square Garden. What’s good on the menu? Everything. The enormous, meaty chicken wings caught my eye!
Memorial Day Weekend Art Show & Sale
Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center
26876 Mullholland Highway
Enjoy a variety of Oaxacan wood carvings, Mata Ortiz pottery and Zapotec rugs at the Memorial Day Weekend Art Show & Sale in Calabasas. Meet premier Oaxacan wood carver Jacobo Angeles and master Mata Ortiz potter Jorge Quintana.
Butterfly Pavilion Natural History Museum
900 Exposition Boulevard
213 763 DINO
Time is running out for you to see the art of Mother Nature at the Butterfly Pavilion at the Natural History Museum. Learn about 53 different Butterfly species and the official California butterfly, the California Dogface.
Sunday @ 10 a.m.
Butterfly House Opening
Environmental Nature Center
1601 16th Street
949 645 8489
Find more butterfly fluttering and information at the Butterfly House Opening at the Environmental Nature Center in Newport Beach. Also available Butterfly host and nectar plants, as well as recycled butterfly themed crafts.
15th Annual Salsa Congress
Westin Bonaventure Hotel
404 South Figueroa Street
310 445 9705
The International Los Angeles Salsa Congress brings an estimated 20-thousand Latin Music fans from all over the world for competitive international performances of music and dance to the Westin Bonaventure in downtown Los Angeles. ((( NATSOT ))) Ahhh, yes! By the way, if you would like to learn how to shake your groove thing like that, there are classes for beginners at the weekend long event.