This is a Sunday for dancing, roses from around the world, a celebration of art, and a day to honor our veterans. Gayle has all the details on this and more in Sunday’s ‘Gayle On The Go’ report.
16th Annual International Salsa Congress
Westin Bonaventure Hotel
404 South Figueroa Street
Downtown Los Angeles
310 445 9705
The LARGEST international salsa celebration is in Los Angeles this weekend! The 16th Annual International Los Angeles Salsa Congress brings Latin Jazz and Salsa stars to the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles and for the first time downtown L.A.’s new Grand Park.
White Out Steppers Event
Gentleman G Entertainment DoubleTree By Hilton
6161 West Centinela Avenue
310 266 4274
And, there’s moving and grooving in Culver City. Wear white only if you want to look good on the dance floor at the Steppers Ball at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Culver City.
16th Annual Butterfly Pavilion
Natural History Museum
900 Exposition Boulevard
1 213 763 DINO
See more than 30 native North American butterfly species and an array of plants that butterflies love at the Butterfly Pavilion at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.
The museum is looking for volunteers to help with their work to stop the decline of the Monarch Butterfly by monitoring the Monarch Waystation at the Pavilion. This is where the California Native Milkweed has been planted. It’s a Monarch Butterfly favorite, which will help the butterfly survival predators and urban habitat destruction.
Descanso Gardens Rose Festival
1418 Descanso Drive
La Canada Flintridge
818 949 4200
Everything is coming up roses at Descanso Gardens’ new one day Rose Festival.
Get gardening tips and take a guided tour through the five-and-a-half acre International Rosarium, featuring roses from around the world.
45th Anniversary @ Noon
St. Elmo Village
4830 St. Elmo Drive
323 931 3409
St. Elmo Village celebrates its 45th anniversary as one of the oldest artists spaces in Los Angeles. Learn about the village and how it has nurtured community with arts and music with a weekend of art, crafts, jazz, food.
Free Pet Adoptions for the Military
spcaLA South Bay Pet Adoption Center
12910 Yukon Avenue
spcaLA P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village & Education Center
7700 E. Spring Street
323 730 5303
And, this Memorial Day weekend, spcaLA and the Animals for Armed Forces® Foundation are providing free pet adoptions for members of the military and their immediate families this weekend. Service men and women can visit any spcaLA Pet Adoption Center to participate. Active duty, Reserve, and veterans of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and National Guard and/or immediate family members qualify for the adoption must bring a photo ID and military ID, DD-214 a Driver License, or a NGB Form 22. Potential adopters must meet spcaLA pet adoption requirements. Information on adoption is available at spcaLA.com. The discount applies to the first 50 animals adopted by qualified applicants, limit two animals per household. Additional fees might apply for medication and e-collars. Go to spcaLA.com to view adoptable pets and adoption information.
Benefit Concert for Homeless Veterans @6pm
Pomona Fox Theater
301 South Garey Avenue Pomona
877 283 6976
And, this Memorial Day weekend, there is a benefit concert homeless veterans courtesy the Costanoan Rumsen Carmel Native American Tribe. Los Angeles is the homeless veterans capital of the country. The Housing Department reports more than six-thousand homeless vets living in LA and more than 60-thousand nationwide. Official say the count is incomplete because many of the vets sleeping under bridges, in alleys or in abandoned buildings have not been counted.
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Gayle Anderson, KTLA 5 News.
This segment aired on the KTLA Morning News on Sunday May 25, 2014