All roads lead to MacArthur Park in Los Angeles this Saturday, September 3rd for FilAm Arts’ Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture presented in partnership with the Levitt Pavilion.
1. It’s gonna be a hot one! Bring Your Own Water Bottle
The LA Department of Water and Power is providing their mobile water station. FREE water plus none of that microplastic waste.
Remember to wear sunscreen too!
2. Take the Metro or Shuttle Service
Parking can be a challenge around MacArthur Park, so here are several options for those attending.
*There is an Allied parking lot on 611 S Carondelet St, Los Angeles, CA 90057 behind Parkview, which will be closed off to accomodate commmunity members for $10 for all day parking for about 200 spaces.
*Courtesy of Councilmember Kevin De Leon (LA District 14), community members from Eagle Rock/ Glendale area can park at Eagle Rock Plaza at 2700 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041. FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE begins at 3pm every hour and a half thereafter.
*Courtesy of Councilmember Mitch O’ Farrell (LA District 13) , community members from Historic Filipinotown area can park at Rideback Ranch at 1660 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026. FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE begins at 3pm every hour to and from MacArthur Park.
*Skip the hassle of parking and take the bus! Metro Los Angeles is providing 50% discounted Day Fares of $3.50 so Go Metro: Take the B Line (Red) or D Line (Purple) to Westlake/MacArthur Park Station. Plan your trip on Transit app or call 323.GO.METRO.
3. Sign up for covid shots
GET BOOSTED! As a public service for our community, FREE COVID-19 Vaccinations and Boosters will be available during #FPAC2022
FilAm ARTS supports the Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 education campaign We Can Do This efforts to increase education and awareness about COVID-19 vaccines.
4. There’ll be a Rum Garden for 21+
FPAC is free to attend but you will need a ticket to enter the Don Papa Rum Garden and VIP Tent. Sample libations and enjoy the acoustic performances of Filipino-American artists Melody of The Mellow Dees, Belle, Bootleg Orchestra and Demi Voix.
Don Papa Rum is a single island rum from the Philippines, all made on the island of Negros. In the tent you will also be able to taste Brewyard Beer Company’s Ube Wan IPA (yes, ube beer!)
Inside the Rum Garden, you can visit with Kwento Comics, the first all-Asian women comic book company that brings Philippine Mythology to life through an urban fantasy series. In collaboration with Nomsi's calamansi juice and Papo J's Lambanog, you can try the delicious, "Bakunawa Breeze," inspired by one of the mythological creatures from "The Mask of Haliya" comic book series.
Space is limited so get your tickets here.
5. Who’s performing?
This year’s festival will be headlined by Filipino American rapper, music producer and spoken word artist, Ruby Ibarra. Other notable performers include: Kiana V, Jay R, Mica Javier, Ez Mil, Ella Jay Basco, Q-York, Kajo, Headband Andy, DJ CherishTheLuv, Les The DJ, Kayamanan Ng Lahi Philippine Folk Arts, DJ Joel Quizon, Malaya Filipino American Dance Arts, Filosophy,Pakaraguian Kulintang Ensemble, and Rondalla Club of Los Angeles, led by Tagumpay De Leon, a nationally-renowned Filipino performer and educator recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts
Cover Photo Credit: Fil-Am Arts LA Instagram