Event Calendar

August – November 2013

World Music Night at the Hollywood Bowl is Back! @ World Music Night At The Hollywood Bowl
Aug 4 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

world music night

A RPCVLA Summer Tradition is Back!
World Music Night At The Hollywood Bowl with eclectic artists Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros!

**Only 9 tix left!**

RPCVs, Friends, and Family Welcome!

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
The Sun Ra Arkestra
Oliver Mtukudzi

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ carousing live shows draw on eclectic influences, rich 12-piece arrangements, and a communal vibe to great acclaim. The Sun Ra Arkestra’s innovative cosmic vibrations transport us with infectious free-form grooves. Zimbabwe’s Mtukudzi opens with his captivating “Tuku” music.

Get the party started early and join your friends or meet some new ones at our annual pre-show picnic starting at 5:30pm. We’ll meet in picnic area #3 across from the back of the stage, to the right of the Bowl entrance. Bring a little something to share with your new friends!

***PLEASE NOTE: By reserving your ticket, you are agreeing to purchase and pay for the ticket EVEN IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND THE EVENT.
We have 20 seats this year in Bench Section T1 Rows 3-4. Tickets are $25 each. All proceeds go to the Yamanaka Fund, RPCVLA’s small grant fund for PCV projects in country.

Please include your email address in your RSVP or email Miki at shalerm@gmail.com with the info.

Please send your check made payable to : RPCVLA to Miki Shaler, 8040 Tarma Street, Long Beach CA 90808 OR pay by PayPal

Please feel free to call or email Miki at 562/537-8583 or shalerm@gmail.com. Thanks!

Bollywood Basics and Indian Food TGIS @ Lineage Dance
Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

RPCVLA is happy to hosting an event with Lineage Performing Arts Center.  This TGISunday will include an Indian dinner and optional Bollywood style dance lessons led by Sangita Shresthova.  There will also be Indian film clips, drinks and more!

No experience is necessary, just come out and enjoy!

Friends and family are welcome as always.  Kindly RSVP by August 20th and include any guests.
Central America’s Independence Day Fiesta
Sep 14 @ 4:00 pm

September 14, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.
Central America’s Independence Day Fiesta
Please join Azusa Pacific’s Department of Modern Languages, Sigma Delta Pi Hispanic Honor Society, and RPCVLA to celebrate Central America’s Independence Day.  We will be celebrating with traditional food, music, special presentations, and with the showing of the Costa Rican film, A Ojos Cerrados.
More details can be found here.

Homeboy Industries 5K Run/Walk @ Los Angeles State Historic Park
Sep 21 @ 8:00 am

September 21, 2013 at 8:00 a.m.
Homeboy Industries 5K Run/Walk
Join RPCVLA’s team to support Homeboy Industries.  You don’t have to be a runner to participate.  Lots of walkers attend!
The cost of the race is $35.  You get a Homeboy t-shirt and a coupon to use at the Homegirl Cafe.  You can register here.   BE SURE TO REGISTER UNDER THE RPCVLA TEAM.
Feel free to invite family, friends, and coworkers and have them join our team.  Questions: Contact Dina at vicepresident@rpcvla.org.

Coastal Cleanup Day @ Coastal Cleanup Day
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us this Saturday for Coastal Cleanup Day. This service event is hosted by Heal The Bay. Please sign up for the Santa Monica (Tower 20) location on Eventbrite. I’ll try to wear a bright red AmeriCorps shirt that day with a Peace Corps pin. Feel free to invite family, friends and coworkers. Looking forward to seeing everyone! You can reach Jimmy on the day of at 6 2 six 8 7 two 5 8 4 five.

Sign up and more info can be found here:


Malibu Wines @ Malibu Wines
Sep 28 @ 12:00 pm

 Malibu Wines

Join RPCVLA at Malibu Wines on Saturday, September 28th starting at 12pm. We will be relaxing in the beautiful Santa Monica Mountains, enjoying live music and sipping wine.
The details: Cost for admission includes a minimum of one bottle purchase for each group of 2-4 people. Seating is on a first come first serve basis – RPCVs will be there starting at noon, and Malibu Wines suggests arriving before 1pm to ensure a spot.  Be sure to pack a yummy picnic as the venue does not serve food. The venue is open to anyone 21 & older.  Lastly, the tasting room is outdoors and weather in the Santa Monica mountains can be unpredictable so bring layers.

Contact at event: Heather Schultz / 908.798.9465 To RVSP please click here.

Be sure to check out http://malibuwines.com/ for important information about the venue.

TGIS Palm Grove Ethiopian Restaurant @ Palm Grove Ethiopian Restaurant
Oct 12 @ 6:30 pm

October’s TGIS is at Palm Grove Ethiopian Restaurant!  This small restaurant has fabulous owners and while they continue to get many positive reviews, their business is struggling.  With RPCVs it is quickly becoming a local favorite so we hope to keep it around.

As always, friends and family are always welcome!

With the help of the owners, we will be reserving the entire restaurant if enough of the group RSVPs.

Kindly RSVP by Thursday, October 10th.

For restaurant details please visit:

Returned Volunteer Mixer @ The Standard, Downtown - Rooftop
Oct 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Returned Volunteer Mixer
Los Angeles

Date – 10/15/2013

Time – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The Standard, Downtown – Rooftop
550 S. Flower St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Calling all past, present and future Peace Corps Volunteers (plus family and friends, too)! Join us as we gather to share stories, learn about Volunteer experiences, and celebrate those preparing to depart for Peace Corps assignments overseas.

Please note: This is a ‘no-host’ mixer. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

More info here.

Griffith Park Full Moon Hike @ Griffith Park
Oct 18 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Let’s get active, RPCVLA! Join us as we go on a night hike in Griffith Park led by the Sierra Club.

Meet at the north end of the upper Merry Go Round parking Lot before the 7pm start time. We will hike to a location where we will have a short potluck snack and enjoy the views and companionship.

Bring snack and beverages to share during the potluck at the top of the hike. Wear sturdy shoes. You can use a daypack to carry your items for our approximately 4 – 5 mile round trip hike. Bring your own water and a light source for the hike. We follow “Leave No Trace” so pack out all your trash back down to the parking lot.

As always, friends and family are welcome. Feel free to call Alison at the number listed above if you have any last minute questions. Otherwise, please email her at events@rpcvla.org

Please RSVP here. For more details please visit:


Alison Thieme, RPCVLA Events Coordinator

Save The Date – Annual International Dinner @ Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church
Nov 9 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Hungry for some international home cooking? Then mark your calendar for RPCVLA’s Annual International Dinner!

Our biggest event of the year, the potluck is back and scheduled for Saturday, November 9, 2013

Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church
301 North Orange Grove Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91103

RSVP here