Lummis Day Festival
Date/Time:Sun., June 7, 10:30am
By LIbby Molyneaux
It's a great weekend for festivals. Here's one that's as L.A. as they come. The Lummis Day Festival, a celebration of locally made dance, art, stories and music held at the Charles F. Lummis Home and Garden, built on the west bank of the Arroyo Seco sometime around 1900.
Hometown sons I See Hawks (pictured) in L.A. and Ozomatli's Wil-Dog make beautiful music, and there will be performances of Latino, Tagalog, Native American, Anglo and Nigerian traditions. Such as? Blues and roots music by Carlos Guitarlos, Bomba Chante's salsa, the Native American "round dance" music of Glen Ahhaitty, plus the hilarious socially and politically charged comic performance group Culture Clash.
What else? Dance troupes, poets, painters and chefs all doing their thing. Poets appearing at the morning gala include Ruben Martinez, Suzanne Lummis and Gail Wronsky. Art by J. Michael Walker, Raoul de la Sota, Luis Villanueva, Julie Nagesh and others the Autry National Center's Casa de Adobe.
Kiddie stuff includes puppetry from the Puppets and Players Little Theater, story-telling by We Tell Stories and art projects. Lummis Home, 200 E. Ave. 43; art exhibitions at Casa de Adobe, 4605 N. Figueroa St.; musical, dance and theatrical performances at Sycamore Grove Park, 4702 N. Figueroa St..; Sun., June 7, 10:30 a.m.; poetry gala 12:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. (323) 222-0546.
Lummis Day info at www.lummisday.org