Good evening, San Gabriel:  
We hope you can join us this Thursday in the Mission District for our Cinco de Mayo Mercado from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Entertainment, artists, food and more will all be featured in this festive celebration. Be sure to follow the event's Facebook page for news and information leading to May 3.

For now, here's what's making news for the week of May 2, 2018:  
Dance and music at Cinco de Mayo Mercado
Las Colibri, Yesterday's Dream and more will be performing
With this year's Cinco de Mayo Mercado quickly approaching, here's a look at just a handful of entertainment that will be on display on May 3. This year's headliners feature a mix of traditional dance, instrumentation and music in the Mission District.

Learn who will be performing this Thursday at the link below.
Featured artists at Cinco de Mayo Mercado
Work from Lalo Alcaraz, Juan Solis, and more will be on display
We're very happy to share a list of featured artists at this year's Cinco de Mayo Mercado. Featuring art pieces from Latin American artisans from across the region, this year's event will feature an art gallery and live art demos throughout the day.

Work from Mario Lopez, Manny Cuchilla, Angel Acordagoitia, Emilia Cruz, Irene Carranza, Mario Sibaja, Lilia Ramirez, Estefania Gomez, Ismael Cazarez, Benjamin Botello, and Alfredo Gomez will all be on display.
Asian Pacific American Festival begins May 7
Festival celebrates Asian Pacific American culture
A celebration of Asian Pacific American culture, the Asian Pacific American Festival begins next Monday on May 7 through May 26. The festival consists of workshops (including Tai Chi, martial arts, floral arts, Cantonese opera, and Scholar for a Day), film screenings, performances and a family day at the Playhouse Plaza. All these events are free.

To learn more and to reserve your free spot, visit the festival's official website below.
Celebrate La Laguna Playground on May 19
This year's Play Day includes food, entertainment and more
Ozzy the Octopus fans: save the date for this year's Play Day!

Come celebrate La Laguna Playground with games, food, family fun and entertainment. Bring your friends and family, and be sure to RSVP on Facebook!
Upcoming City Council meetings
  Study Sessions
  • Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 5:30 p.m., Budget Study Session, City Hall, Council Chambers

  Regular Meetings
  • Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 6:30 p.m., City Council Meeting, City Hall, Council Chambers
Upcoming commission meetings
  • Monday, May 7, 2018 - 7:00 p.m., Community Services Commission, City Hall, Council Chambers
All meetings are held at City Hall in the Council Chambers.

Upcoming events at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse:
Here is a list of events coming up in the San Gabriel community:
  • Saturday, May 12, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.: San Gabriel Fire Department, "Fire Service Day," 1303 South Del Mar Avenue 
  • Saturday, May 19, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.: City of San Gabriel, "Play Day," Vincent Lugo Park
  • Thursday, May 24, 10:45 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.: San Gabriel Valley Humane Society, "Cause an Effect," Chipotle
Click on the links in each event for more information, or  click here for more events .
We're currently recruiting for the following positions:
  • Maintenance Worker I (Full-Time) - Closes on May 17, 2018
  • Maintenance Worker I (Part-Time) - Closes on May 17, 2018
  • Mission Playhouse Stage Crew - Multiple positions available!
  • Mission Playhouse Usher - Continuous
  • Police Officer (Lateral/Academy Graduate) - Continuous
  • Recreation Leader
  • Lifeguard/Swim Instructor
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