5 intriguing community and culture events in Los Angeles this weekend

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Looking to get out into the community this weekend?

From a community walk to a book swap, there's plenty to do when it comes to community and cultural meetups coming up in Los Angeles. Read on for a rundown.

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I Weigh Walks Series: Los Angeles — Walk and Talk for Mental Health

From the event description:

Join I Weigh in partnership with Amazon Studios for a morning spent walking and talking for mental health, "Brittany Runs a Marathon" style. I Weigh Walks are communal events that bring people of all ages and abilities out to walk and talk for their mental health. In partnership with Amazon’s new film "Brittany Runs a Marathon," our I Weigh Walk series celebrates the power of exercise in eliminating stress and building self-confidence.

When: Saturday, Aug. 17, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Runyon Canyon Park, 2000 N. Fuller Ave.
Admission: Free
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Crushing The Myth LA: An Asian American Speaker Series (August 17th, '19)

From the event description:

Crushing The Myth is a speaker series dedicated to Asian American topics. The old “Model Minority” label is outdated and doesn’t reflect modern-day Asian America. So let’s crush the myth, and talk about cultural issues that are important to our current generation.

When: Saturday, Aug. 17, 2-5 p.m.
Where: Japanese American National Museum, 100 N. Central Ave.
Admission: $10 - $15
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Branching Out: Memorial Branch Library

From the event description:

Enjoy family fun festivities from salsa dancing to a puppet show in the heart of Mid-Wilshire... With live salsa music and dance lessons by The Open Floor Society, an enthusiastic network of music and dance artists and educators, along with a performance by the legendary Bob Baker Marionettes, your friends and family will have a blast at this playful afternoon in the park.

When: Saturday, Aug. 17, 3-5 p.m.
Where: LA High Memorial Park, 4625 W. Olympic Blvd.
Admission: Free
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Days Presents: Book Swap with Girls at Library

From the event description:

Come engage in the spirit of play that the Summer ICA LA exhibitions — Hervé Tullet: Ideal Exhibition and Worldwide Orphans: Element of Play® — encourage with a celebration of community exchange. Days is pleased to join forces with Girls At Library (GAL) for a book swap... This event is an invitation to exchange books, connect with other bibliophiles and build community and dialogue around literature.

When: Saturday, Aug. 17, 3-5:30 p.m.
Where: Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 1717 E. Seventh St.
Admission: Free
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Liz Hernandez: Wordaful Live x Sonos present Wordaful Women

From the event description:

Join Liz for a 30-seat gathering orchestrated to open lines of communication and share ideas amongst women. Snacks and drinks will be served and everyone will receive a gift bag of some of Liz's favorite products.

When: Saturday, Aug. 17, 5:30-8 p.m.
Where: Hollywood Proper Residences, 1550 N. El Centro Ave.
Admission: $70
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Parking in Downtown LA can be tough, especially during popular events. To find free or cheap parking and to book parking in advance, see this map of Downtown LA parking from SpotAngels. And to get there by public transportation, check the LA Metro website for nearby stations and schedules.

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