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Get Out: Crafts, Community Action, Yoga, Little Tokyo

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This Sunday (and every Sunday) head to the Silver Lake Art Craft & Vintage at the intersection of Silverlake and Glendale in the CitiBank parking lot (2450 Glendale Blvd). If the rain stays away, you can shop and browse the vendors--different ones each week--from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entrance is free, and there are great deals to be found on cool handmade and vintage wares. Support your local indie artists and crafters!

One LA-IAF, an organization of congregations, unions, and civic organizations from across Los Angeles County, will announce their plan for a Community Economic Stimulus Plan to deal with the housing crisis and create living wage jobs. Over 500 One LA Leaders will address their federal, state and local officials to demand that bailout and local resources get to the communities that need them most. Congressman Howard Berman, County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, State Assemblymember Felipe Fuentes, LAUSD School Board President Monica Garcia, and LA City Councilmember Richard Alarcon are scheduled to participate. Learn what the hope to do about schools, jobs, and wages here in LA today from 3-5 p.m. at the San Fernando High School Auditorium (1113 O’Melveney Avenue in San Fernando).

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"The Yoga of Acting: A workshop in movement, breath and script" is a class being held today in Santa Monica led by actress and yoga instructor Meghan Maureen McDonough. She can help you peel back the layers to come to a deeper awareness of yourself and your work, while in a safe and accepting environment. The class aims to take you on the journey from the mat to the script by utilizing the tools and techniques of yoga; help you find your center, and become grounded in your body and voice by connecting through ancient yogic philosophy and techniques; and teach you how the yogic philosophy/ practice and the art of acting parallel one another and influence each other deeply. Bring comfortable clothes, your mat a memorized monologue and an open heart to see how you can utilize these techniques in your own work. The workshop runs from 1:30-5:30 p.m. and costs $50.00; call (310) 313-0279 to sign up or for more info about future classes.

If you head over to the Japanese American National Museum at 1:00 this afternoon you can help celebrate the 10th anniversary of the opening of the National Museum’s ongoing exhibition, Common Ground, and take a look at the last ten years and also the plans for its future. In addition, The Japanese American Citizens League in Partnership with the Japanese American Museum and UCLA NSU present: "LT and Me: A Survey of Youth" which will take input from the community to help create a strong future for Little Tokyo. This event is free for members and included with admission for visitors.

Other Things to Do: Hit up Yuca's in Los Feliz for a burger and some tacos, watch the last day of competition for the West's best baristas, see some shows that will make you laugh, meld the magic of bacon with a Taco Bell gordita, or hide out in a movie theatre.

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