Randoms Rundown: Mayday Mayhem

It would seem that everyone and their mom is going to be in Downtown this Saturday for the May Day march. I myself will also be there of course, but what about after the march is over. Then what ? Well, jump on board the Goldline and make your way East of the river and indulge in a night out in Boyle Heights. Marching, chanting and holding up signs can take its toll and work up a hunger. Well what better way to end a protest than by supporting the Boyle Heights Street Vendors Association. The street vendors are officially back. All the hard work from East Los Angeles Community Corporation’s Community Organizing Department will culminate into what is sure to be a great night of some of the best antojitos in L.A.

137 N. Soto (soto st. and Michigan Ave) between 6pm and 10pm.  Help us support street vendors who are struggling to make a living and fighting for the right to work in their own community. (Bring Cash, no credit cards accepted)

Also, depending on how much time you have to kill, May first is also Free Comic Book Day. I love comics and I’m always sharing them with friends. Problem is I never get those comics back sometimes. Stop by and support your local comic book shop, like Comic City. The last comic book shop, that I know of, in East L.A. You can also check what comics store is nearest you with the comic book shop locator. I for one wanna grab a copy of the reprinted 1st issue of the Tick. I first found out about it watching Saturday morning cartoons and when I realized it was a comic first, I flipped my wig and looked it up. Plus, it’s also a great opportunity to stop in and check out your local store and see what’s going on in the comic universe. One rule of thumb that I always employ is to always shop local. Unless they don’t have it, then that’s another story. Spoon !!!

After you have your comic and food cravings filled, go to Corazon del Pueblo’s opening night for their newest exhibit, “Your Revolution: UNDER CONSTRUCTION.”

Inspired by the historic convergence between art and the struggle for worker’s rights – the use of “everyday” objects to create work that moves PEOPLE into ACTION – and the urgent need for immigration and labor reform…
Corazon Del Pueblo invites you to join us on International Worker’s Day for…

| | Your Revolution : UNDER CONSTRUCTION | |

A collection of visual artworks recounting the history and visioning the future of labor movements through the constructed arts : COLLAGE, MIXED MEDIA, & ASSEMBLAGE
Bringing together multiple perspectives and experiences regarding working class identity, worker’s rights, labor and its intersections with race/sexuality/gender/culture/spirituality, citizenship status and labor, the history and future of labor movements.

*This is a family friendly event*
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 1, 2010, 7:30 pm
Corazon Del Pueblo
2003 E. 1st St.
Los Angeles 90033

2 thoughts on “Randoms Rundown: Mayday Mayhem

  1. if i may add an event, Cinco de Mayo weekend at Olvera street. Yes it may be a bit commercialized. But if your attending the Mayday Protest this is right up the street. So you can stop by and get a churro, support your favorite Olvera St merchant and listen to some music before you go over to the Food Fair in Boyle Heights.

    http://www.lacincodemayo.com/

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