Spring is here! The Descanso Gardens welcomes the season at their spring annual Cherry Blossom festival. Gayle Anderson has all the details for you in Sunday’s edition of ‘Gayle On The Go’.
Rock for Vets Fundraiser @ 2pm
License to Rock
Tracy’s Bar & Grill
5511 East Spring Street
Rock for Vets is having a fundraiser in Long Beach. The non-profit organization says it creates music education programs for veterans and others at-risk, that help build career skills transferable to the music industry.
The Rock for Vets Band is performing.
Vietnam Veterans Day Resource Fair
Rose Hills Memorial Park
3888 Workman Mill Road
Nearly 40 organizations and businesses dedicated to helping veterans will offer information, services and counseling at the Veterans Resource Fair. Also, an evening memorial service will honor four of veterans who died homeless.
Rose Hill Memorial Park says this event bridges the gap for veterans from Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan.
A Royal Passion: Queen Victoria and Photography
The Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Drive
310 440 7300
Witness the beginnings of photography at the Getty in the exhibition A Royal Passion: Queen Victoria and Photography.
Just two years after Victoria became queen of Great Britain, photography was invented. Queen Victoria immediately began commissioning both family and individual portraits, and the royal interest in the new art form catapulted photography into the popular imagination.
Floral Journey: Native North American Beadwork
Autry National Center
4700 Western Heritage Way
323 667 2000
Art and spirituality converge with trade and commerce in Floral Journey: Native North American Beadwork.
This exhibition is the first of its kind to explore how beaded floral designs became a remarkable art form as well as a means of economic and cultural survival for the Native North American people.
Many of the objects will be displayed to the public for the first time.
Frida Kahlo, Her Photos
Fridamania Women’s Day Festival
Museum of Latin American Art
628 Alamitos Avenue
562 437 1689
The Museum of Latin American Art is honored to be the ONLY West Coast venue for the exhibition Frida Kahlo, Her Photos, which presents more than 200 images from Frida Kahlo’s personal Casa Azul archive in Mexico City.
The exhibition is not intended to be biographically chart Kahlo’s life, but rather an exploration of how photography played an important role in shaping and documenting her personal experiences.
The Food + Wine Festival Palm Desert
Palm Desert’s El Paseo Shopping District Larkspur Lane
Culinary experts from across the country, plus more than 50 restaurants and 70 wineries, breweries, and spirit purveyors, gather in the Coachella Valley, for the Food + Wine Festival Palm Desert.
There are culinary demos and craft beer and wine tasting seminars. A full schedule the weekend’s events is available at www.palmdesertfooandwine.com
Free Affordable Healthcare Act
Mama Hill Free Help
3701 Stocker Street
323 326 6363
323 293 2900
There is information and guidance to apply for the benefits of the Affordable Care Act – if you make an appointment – with the non-profit MAMA HILL’S HELP organization working in conjunction with the Crenshaw Chamber of Commerce.
Remember, open enrollment closes at the end of this month!
Descanso Gardens Cherry Blossom Festival
1418 Descanso Drive
La Canada Flintridge
818 949 4200
Descanso Gardens welcomes spring at the annual Cherry Blossom Festival, a celebration of Japanese culture and the beautiful flowering trees in the landscape.
Enjoy music, origami, garden walks and delectable cuisine.
The Flower Fields
5704 Paseo Del Norte Carlsbad
760 431 0352
Spring has sprung at the Flower Fields of Carlsbad. Visitors will be overwhelmed by more than 50 acres of colorful flowers from ranunculus, roses, orchids, and more.
Inaugural O’Reilly Auto Parts Street Machine & Muscle Car Nationals
1101 West McKinley Avenue
Also colorful, the muscle cars at the Street Machine and Muscle Car Nationals at the Pomona Fairplex. You will see hundreds of the hottest hot rods and muscle cars from pro builders and car enthusiasts from all over Southern California take a spin on the Autocross course in their own vehicles, burn some rubber in the burnout contest, test torque and horsepower on the Dyno, and more.
So, what’s going on in your world? Let us know! Please be sure to provide video with your request. The deadline for your information is Tuesday 5pm.
Have a GREAT Sunday!
Gayle Anderson, KTLA 5 News.