Amoeba's Monthly Charity Auction w/ ¡GUSTAVO ARELLANO!

Amoeba Hollywood - May 4th @ 4:00pm

Nationally syndicated columnist (“¡Ask a Mexican!"), OC Weekly editor and bestselling author Gustavo Arellano hosts our CUATRO DE MAYO charity auction to raise money for the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (YOLA).  We'll have his latest book, Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America, available for purchase and signing after the auction.


As always, Amoeba will match your individual donations up to $1,000! 


Items include:

– Trader Joe's Gift Certificate + cool vintage lunchbox

– Tickets to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles! Take your friends or family!! 

– Brew Café gift card + Amoeba coffee mug

– Tickets to see Alabama Shakes, Bjork, Mumford & Sons + more!

– Amoeba VIP in-store passes to show of your choice!  (jump the line for signing and watch from up front)

– Passes to Sundance Cinemas Sunset 5. It's 21+over theater - great theaters/sound and nice food/drinks bar.

- BEATLES TOTE BAG and SPECIAL ITEMS (Beatles mug, t-shirt, key chain, McCartney live at Amoeba poster)

– Special LIMITED EDITION RECORD STORE DAY GOODIE BAG - Limited edition 45s, vinyl and cool promo items....

– Signed collectibles, one-of-a-kind items and more cool stuff!


About YOLA:  Through Gustavo Dudamel's Youth Orchestra LA (YOLA) program – inspired by Venezuela's revolutionary El Sistema – the LA Phil and its community partners provide free instruments, intensive music training, and academic support to students from underserved neighborhoods, enabling every child to contribute using their full potential. YOLA changes lives – one child, one family, one community at a time.


Gustavo Arellano is the editor of OC Weekly, an alternative newspaper in Orange County, California, author of Orange County: A Personal History and Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America, and lecturer with the Chicana and Chicano Studies department at California State University, Fullerton. He writes “¡Ask a Mexican!,” a nationally syndicated column in which he answers any and all questions about America’s spiciest and largest minority. The column has a weekly circulation of over 2 million in 39 newspapers across the United States, won the 2006 and 2008 Association of Alternative Weeklies award for Best Column, and was published in book form by Scribner Press in May 2007. Arellano has been the subject of press coverage in national and international newspapers, The Today Show, Hannity, Nightline, Good Morning America, and The Colbert Report, and his commentaries regularly appear on Marketplace and the Los Angeles Times. Gustavo is the recipient of the Los Angeles Press Club’s 2007 President’s Award and an Impacto Award from the National Hispanic Media Coalition, and was recognized by the California Latino Legislative Caucus with a 2008 Spirit Award for his “exceptional vision, creativity, and work ethic.” Gustavo is a lifelong resident of Orange County and is the proud son of two Mexican immigrants, one of whom was illegal.

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