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  • Have you ever imagined what Downey Avenue might have looked like forty, seventy, even a hundred years ago? Stay Gallery has partnered with the Downey Historical Society, Downey Museum of Art, Downey Conservancy, and the City of Downey, to host their first historical exhibit based on how this city came to be. “Downey Avenue is becoming […]

    Downey Avenue Historical Exhibit August 22

    Have you ever imagined what Downey Avenue might have looked like forty, seventy, even a hundred years ago? Stay Gallery has partnered with the Downey Historical Society, Downey Museum of Art, Downey Conservancy, and the City of Downey, to host their first historical exhibit based on how this city came to be. “Downey Avenue is becoming […]

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  • saturday night art music poetry wine nudity the green salon a monthly gathering of poets writers artists musicians dancers filmmakers and other creative people the fourth saturday evening of the month at casa la reina in downey (los angeles) california 7pm wine and vegan snacks open mic bring something to share bring your books / […]

    Poetrypalooza hosted by the Green Salon August 23

    saturday night art music poetry wine nudity the green salon a monthly gathering of poets writers artists musicians dancers filmmakers and other creative people the fourth saturday evening of the month at casa la reina in downey (los angeles) california 7pm wine and vegan snacks open mic bring something to share bring your books / […]

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  • The Downey Civic Theatre is conducting a survey as part of its effort to make sure the theatre has long-term viability and continues to be relevant in the community.  The Theatre Management wants to hear from Downey residents regarding what they like, what they don’t like and what shows they’d most like to see. An […]

    Downey Theatre seeks feedback on future events

    The Downey Civic Theatre is conducting a survey as part of its effort to make sure the theatre has long-term viability and continues to be relevant in the community.  The Theatre Management wants to hear from Downey residents regarding what they like, what they don’t like and what shows they’d most like to see. An […]

  • For the first time since 1985, the Downey Symphony Orchestra had a sold-out concert at the Downey Civic Theatre.  When the Theatre was being planned in the late 60′s, the Symphonic Society and the Downey Children’s Theatre argued about the size of the auditorium– the Symphony wanted 1000, and the theatre only 500.  At 738 […]

    Downey Symphony’s Sold-out Concert

    For the first time since 1985, the Downey Symphony Orchestra had a sold-out concert at the Downey Civic Theatre.  When the Theatre was being planned in the late 60′s, the Symphonic Society and the Downey Children’s Theatre argued about the size of the auditorium– the Symphony wanted 1000, and the theatre only 500.  At 738 […]

  • Art Exhibit Application Join Local Artists In A Special Exhibit At The 22nd Annual Interfaith Multi-Cultural Songfest Saturday, March 15, 2015 Art Display Viewing Preceding songfest:  4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Immediately after Songfest  8:30 pm – 9:30 pm The Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints 12425 Orizaba Ave., Downey Contact:  Lois Buchanan for more details (562) 927-9790 *protected email* This is a […]

    Call to Artists: Interfaith Multi-Cultural Songfest Mar 15

    Art Exhibit Application Join Local Artists In A Special Exhibit At The 22nd Annual Interfaith Multi-Cultural Songfest Saturday, March 15, 2015 Art Display Viewing Preceding songfest:  4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Immediately after Songfest  8:30 pm – 9:30 pm The Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints 12425 Orizaba Ave., Downey Contact:  Lois Buchanan for more details (562) 927-9790 *protected email* This is a […]

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  • Have you ever imagined what Downey Avenue might have looked like forty, seventy, even a hundred years ago? Stay Gallery has partnered with the Downey Historical Society, Downey Museum of Art, Downey Conservancy, and the City of Downey, to host their first historical exhibit based on how this city came to be. “Downey Avenue is becoming […]

    Downey Avenue Historical Exhibit August 22

    Have you ever imagined what Downey Avenue might have looked like forty, seventy, even a hundred years ago? Stay Gallery has partnered with the Downey Historical Society, Downey Museum of Art, Downey Conservancy, and the City of Downey, to host their first historical exhibit based on how this city came to be. “Downey Avenue is becoming […]

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  • saturday night art music poetry wine nudity the green salon a monthly gathering of poets writers artists musicians dancers filmmakers and other creative people the fourth saturday evening of the month at casa la reina in downey (los angeles) california 7pm wine and vegan snacks open mic bring something to share bring your books / […]

    Poetrypalooza hosted by the Green Salon August 23

    saturday night art music poetry wine nudity the green salon a monthly gathering of poets writers artists musicians dancers filmmakers and other creative people the fourth saturday evening of the month at casa la reina in downey (los angeles) california 7pm wine and vegan snacks open mic bring something to share bring your books / […]

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  • This edition of POETRY MATTERS will feature Poet/performer/librettist Douglas Kearney. His second, full-length collection of poetry, The Black Automaton (Fence Books, 2009), was Catherine Wagner’s selection for the National Poetry Series. His produced operas include Sucktion, Mordake, and Crescent City. “Where, oh where would we be without the dynamic intelligence and feats of lyric daring […]

    Douglas Kearney at Poetry Matters August 14

    This edition of POETRY MATTERS will feature Poet/performer/librettist Douglas Kearney. His second, full-length collection of poetry, The Black Automaton (Fence Books, 2009), was Catherine Wagner’s selection for the National Poetry Series. His produced operas include Sucktion, Mordake, and Crescent City. “Where, oh where would we be without the dynamic intelligence and feats of lyric daring […]

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  • Other neighboring cities to Downey are starting to catch on, that if we care about our communities and would like to see new opportunities for creative people and artists, that the initiative has to come from the people.  SELA Collective has sprung up in the last year with many ideas for Southeast LA, which they’ve […]

    Southeast LA Artwalk August 2

    Other neighboring cities to Downey are starting to catch on, that if we care about our communities and would like to see new opportunities for creative people and artists, that the initiative has to come from the people.  SELA Collective has sprung up in the last year with many ideas for Southeast LA, which they’ve […]

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  • Wednesday August 6th is the annual tradition of the Downey Symphony Orchestra’s free concert in the park.  7PM at Furman Park in Downey, on Rives Ave south of Florence.  Director and conductor Sharon Lavery will lead the orchestra in a number of audience favorites and pops classics.  This year’s concert is entitled “The Sounds of […]

    Downey Symphony Free Concert in the Park August 6

    Wednesday August 6th is the annual tradition of the Downey Symphony Orchestra’s free concert in the park.  7PM at Furman Park in Downey, on Rives Ave south of Florence.  Director and conductor Sharon Lavery will lead the orchestra in a number of audience favorites and pops classics.  This year’s concert is entitled “The Sounds of […]

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  • Every month poet/artist and Downey native Roy Anthony Shabla hosts a gathering of creative people in his backyard garden, the 4th Saturday.  This month features  poet Scott Noon Creley, artist Arteaga Sae, and world-renowned spanish guitarist David Holguin will perform.  7PM July 26th at Casa La Reina, as its a private home, for directions email *protected […]

    The Green Salon – Saturday July 26 7PM

    Every month poet/artist and Downey native Roy Anthony Shabla hosts a gathering of creative people in his backyard garden, the 4th Saturday.  This month features  poet Scott Noon Creley, artist Arteaga Sae, and world-renowned spanish guitarist David Holguin will perform.  7PM July 26th at Casa La Reina, as its a private home, for directions email *protected […]

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  •   Falling Awake Productions and Sweet Nightmares are joining forces to present “An Evening of Short Films”, an event that combines filmmakers and films from Chicago, Illinois and Downey, California for an evening of spectacular entertainment. Beginning at 6pm and running to about 9pm at The Epic Lounge in Downey, California “An Evening of Short […]

    An Evening of Short Films – July 20th at The Epic Lounge

      Falling Awake Productions and Sweet Nightmares are joining forces to present “An Evening of Short Films”, an event that combines filmmakers and films from Chicago, Illinois and Downey, California for an evening of spectacular entertainment. Beginning at 6pm and running to about 9pm at The Epic Lounge in Downey, California “An Evening of Short […]

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  •   Poetry Matters, the 2nd Thursday of every month at Stay Gallery, is a gathering of Downey’s best poets to share an open mic, and feature a prominent poet from Southern California. Thursday, July 10th features poet Sarah Maclay.  An open mic begins at 7:30, with sign-ups beginning at 7.  Stay Gallery is located at […]

    Sarah Maclay reads at Poetry Matters July 10

      Poetry Matters, the 2nd Thursday of every month at Stay Gallery, is a gathering of Downey’s best poets to share an open mic, and feature a prominent poet from Southern California. Thursday, July 10th features poet Sarah Maclay.  An open mic begins at 7:30, with sign-ups beginning at 7.  Stay Gallery is located at […]

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  • “Pieces of Her” is a collaborative theater piece featuring an ensemble of women focusing on the female experience.  This debut project plays June 27 and 28th at Stay Gallery, 8PM. Poetry, Spoken word, monologues, dance, movement, and music serve as storytelling instruments as we touch on everything from love, relationships, body image, sexuality, monumental life […]

    Pieces of Her, a new theatre work at Stay Gallery June 28-29

    “Pieces of Her” is a collaborative theater piece featuring an ensemble of women focusing on the female experience.  This debut project plays June 27 and 28th at Stay Gallery, 8PM. Poetry, Spoken word, monologues, dance, movement, and music serve as storytelling instruments as we touch on everything from love, relationships, body image, sexuality, monumental life […]

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  • Make Music Downey is this Saturday, with a hugely diverse group of musical acts, all performing in downtown Downey from 11AM to 6PM. Featuring headline acts such as Las Cafeteras, Chicano Batman, Ceci Bastida, Quitapenas, Salt Petal and more.  You can also see your favorite Downey local bands, as well as dedicated musicians from across […]

    Make Music Downey 2014 Schedule

    Make Music Downey is this Saturday, with a hugely diverse group of musical acts, all performing in downtown Downey from 11AM to 6PM. Featuring headline acts such as Las Cafeteras, Chicano Batman, Ceci Bastida, Quitapenas, Salt Petal and more.  You can also see your favorite Downey local bands, as well as dedicated musicians from across […]

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