August 22-24, 2008

FRIDAY

RALLY – Come out and support a rally in support of our youth and education. Complimentary breakfast served until 9 a.m. Moderated by Reverend Eric Lee, President SCLC.

Rally in Support of Our Youth and Education
Friday, August 22, 2008
7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Bethel AME
7900 Western Avenue, Los Angeles

TRAVEL – Friday, August 22 is the last day to make your payment for Treazure Magazine’s Rosarito Mexico Bus Trip taking place on September 6. The bus leaves from 120th and Crenshaw Blvd. at 9:30 a.m. and returns at 11 p.m. You do not need passport for the trip, but you do need at least two forms of ID (Driver’s License, Birth Certificate). There will be games, prizes, drinks, raffles and a lot of adult fun. The cost is $40.00 and includes your bus fare. Liquor and soft drinks will be sold on the bus. For more information, please call Treazure at (818) 231-5817.

MUSIC/DANCING – Trinidad+Duplaix Present Kiss-n-Grind. Come out and join my friends Garth Trinidad and Grammy nominee Vikter Duplaix along with the incredible DJ Rashida as the Love Movement continues with more art, life, and sound in transition.

Trinidad+Duplaix Present
Kiss-n-Grind
Friday, August 22, 2008
10 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Cicada
617 South Olive Street, Los Angeles
$10 before Midnight, $15 after
http://www.myspace.com/duplaix

SATURDAY

JOB FAIRLos Angeles Recruitment and Job Fair.  This exciting job fair will be held on Saturday, August 23, 2008 at Crenshaw Christian Center: 7901 S. Vermont Avenue, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. For more information please contact Mareta Papu at (323) 730-7900 or via email at mpapu@leta.com or visit http://www.ladwp.com

BIRTHDAY PARTY – My girl Michelle of Michelle’s XXX is celebrating her birthday!!!!

Michelle’s XXX Birthday Party
9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
21 and over, Full bar
8811 Santa Monica Boulevard West Hollywood
$10
www.michellesxxx.com

CULTURAL – For the past 22 years the African Marketplace and Cultural Faire has presented programs and events to increase the economic development potential of South Los Angeles and people of color in general in Southern California. Last year’s event attracted legions of visitors and continued the reign of the Cultural Faire as the premier end of the summer event in Los Angeles.

African Marketplace
August 23,24,30,31 and September 1
10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Rancho Cienega Sports Complex
5001 Rodeo Blvd. Los Angeles, CA
General Admission $8
Senior Citizens $5
http://www.africanmarketplace.org/index.htm

FESTIVAL – The 28th annual Sunset Junction Street Fair will feature Stephanie Mills, Jeane Carne, Sister Nancy, J Davey, and my girl Kim Hill among others. All in all, three stages, 38 bands, and 9 deejays (including DJ Al Jackson) will be in full effect for your listening and dancing pleasure.

Tickets for Sunset Junction are available for $15 at Ticket web and Tsunami Coffee House, or $20 at the entrance. 12 and under and 65 and older get in for free. For the full roster of performers each day, click here.

Sunset Junction
Saturday & Sunday August 23,24
3700 to 4200 Sunset Boulevard (between Fountain and Edgecliff)
and 4000 to 4200 Santa Monica Boulevard (between Hoover and Sanborn).
For parking instructions, click here.

SPOKENWORD – The Black/Brown Dialogues: Inspiration House PoetryChoir. Curated by Peter J. Harris, artistic director. Featuring Music by: Maria Elena Gaitan, cello, Nailah, vocals, Curtis Robertson, Jr., guitar, and spokenword by Peter J. Harris, Amalia Ortiz, Bryan Sanders.

The Black/Brown Dialogues: Inspiration House PoetryChoir
Saturday, August 23, 2008
7 p.m.
Avenue 50 Studio, Inc.
131 No. Avenue 50
Highland Park, CA 90042
(323) 258-1435
www.avenue50studio.com

SUNDAY

SPORTS – Sunday, the hike in Runyan Canyon starts at 8 a.m. We meet up on the corner of Fuller and Franklin Avenues in Hollywood. Take LaBrea Blvd. north to Franklin Avenue (one block past Hollywood Blvd.) Make a left and go up on block to Fuller Avenue. Say a prayer to the Parking Fairy and begin to look for parking. We meet on the northwest corner of Fuller and Franklin. The hike usually takes about an hour and then we head to the Hollywood Farmer’s Market. It’s a good idea to let me know if you’re planning on coming ahead of time in case anything changes. More info or to confirm, jasmyne@jasmynecannick.com.

BBQ– Now one of the summers most anticipated events for Los Angeles’ Black gay community, the 3rd Annual ‘Old Skool’ Barbeque will take place Sunday, August 24, 2008 from noon until 10 p.m. at 4012 Halldale Avenue in Los Angeles. This year’s event will benefit Los Angeles’ Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community by donating all of the proceeds to an upcoming town hall meeting on the state of ‘Black Gay Los Angeles.’ Community honorees this year include: Carrie Broadus, executive director of Women Alive, a Los Angeles based coalition of, by and for women living with HIV/AIDS; Wendell Carmichael, President of At the Beach (ATB) Los Angeles Black Gay Pride, La Verne “Mother Rose,” longtime transgender community activist; Cleo Manago, founder of AmASSI, a non-profit, community based health, wellness and cultural affirmation center; Vinessa Romain, board chair of Long Beach Gay Pride; Rev. Russell Thornhill a pastor at Unity Fellowship Church and noted lecturer and counselor; and community activist Alton Miranda (posthumous). In addition, this year’s event will feature spoken word performances, dominoes and spades tournaments, the best in east coast classic house dance music, and a ‘Best Old Skool Drag Show’ Contest (6 p.m.) with a top prize of $200. Dinner will be served at 8 p.m. with the awards ceremony to follow. Tickets in advance are $20 and $25 at the door. For more information, please call (323) 919-7522 or email blkgayla@aol.com.

3rd Annual Old Skool BBQ
Sunday, August 24, 2008
12 Noon to 10 p.m.
4012 Halldale Avenue Los Angeles
General Admission $25
Email: blkgayla@aol.com

FESTIVAL – The 28th annual Sunset Junction Street Fair will feature Stephanie Mills, Jeane Carne, Sister Nancy, J Davey, and my girl Kim Hill among others. All in all, three stages, 38 bands, and 9 deejays (including DJ Al Jackson) will be in full effect for your listening and dancing pleasure.

Tickets for Sunset Junction are available for $15 at Ticket web and Tsunami Coffee House, or $20 at the entrance. 12 and under and 65 and older get in for free. For the full roster of performers each day, click here.

Sunset Junction
Saturday & Sunday August 23,24
3700 to 4200 Sunset Boulevard (between Fountain and Edgecliff)
and 4000 to 4200 Santa Monica Boulevard (between Hoover and Sanborn).
For parking instructions, click here.