Academia Avance, a charter school in Highland Park, presents Noche x Cultural x Night 2018, a festive family night of food, music, dancing, fun and games on Friday, Apr. 13 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Ebell Club in Highland Park (131 S. Ave. 57). The party will celebrate the senior class and raise money for a trip in May for 50 seniors to St. Regis Mohawk Nation, Canada, and the village of Hoosick Falls, NY, two of the places the students have studied in their courses on social policy and public engagement. Tickets are $15 for parents of students at the school, $25 for a guest or $45 for two guests. Or you can become a sponsor for $100 to $1,000. For tickets, go to Eventbrite.com and enter “Academia Avance”
Lucia Sano, 14, (at right), a student at Eagle Rock High School, shown with a portion of the mural at Oxy Arts which she created with help from fellow students at ERHS, Franklin High School, Occidental College, Oxy Arts staff and passersby.