LACER, in collaboration with the City of West Hollywood, will be hosting the 11th Annual Talent Show at Fairfax High School. We will be featuring dozens of acts, with a total of 50 student performers, which include performances in dance, music and spoken word. It is a community event and we welcome all spectators to come out and see the amazing talent our students have to offer. All students went through an audition process, and these were the top acts selected out of 32 performances. Students have the opportunity to place 1st place for $300, 2nd place for $200 and 3rd place for $100. We also have professional judges coming out to select the winners on April 27th! This is the only event of its kind on the Fairfax campus and has become a loved tradition at Fairfax High School.
Starfest 2019 - Saturday, May 11 at 1:00 PM
Featuring DANCE and MUSIC performances from all six LACER Afterschool sites; Bancroft, Irving, King, and LeConte Middle Schools and Hollywood and Fairfax High Schools!
Join the LACER teaching artists, staff, and Board of Directors for this annual showcase of student work, with an outdoor ART SHOW in the courtyard, delicious concessions, and a 50/50 Raffle, hosted by Irving Middle School.
This event is the only opportunity for L.A.C.E.R.’s student dancers, musicians, vocalists, mixed media artists and percussionists from our four middle schools and two high schools take the stage together and show off an entire year’s worth of hard work.
L.A.C.E.R. Afterschool Programs produces the annual event with the sponsorship of the WILBUR MAY FOUNDATION to strengthen the community and provide a performance opportunity for severely underserved youth in the heart of Hollywood and across Los Angeles.
The STARFEST audience includes excited parents and families, community leaders, elected officials, industry members, LACER Board Members, volunteers and dedicated school administrators.
For more information about becoming a Starfest 2019 Event Sponsor, please call us at (323) 957-8461 or click the link below:
This event wouldn’t be possible without the additional support of the following Event Sponsors:
Ford Wellness Center
Jackie Goldberg & Sharon Stricker
Emily Ziff Griffin
Helen & Sid Katz
Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
Helena Paulin & Jonathan Pintoff
Public Interest Investigations
Monica & Kevin Richardson
Elizabeth Weinberg & George Passwell
Beyond the Bell (BTB/LAUSD)
Irving Middle School
Mr. Roscam, Principal, Irving Middle School
Come support students in our annual Word Wizard Spelling Bee Championship hosted at Le Conte Middle School! Students from Bancroft Middle School, Le Conte Middle School and Irving Middle School will showcase their SAT expanded vocabulary in this final showdown!
The LACER Spirit Squad at Hollywood High School will be performing at the Annual Thai Parade being held on April 28th. Come help us ring in the Thai New Year at this lively festival.
The LACER King Drill Dance Team will compete at the annual “Miss Dance Drill Team USA” competition hosted by Six Flags Magic Mountain.
The Rock Band Workshop at LeConte Middle School is made possible by the Wilbur May Foundation, the California Arts Council, a State Agency, as well as the National Endowment for the Arts, a Federal Agency, the Roth Family Foundation, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, and by the generosity of the Flourish Foundation, LeConte Middle School, and LACER’s supporters and parents.
A special thanks to:
Beyond the Bell
Mr. Duran, Le Conte Middle School Principal
LACER students at Bancroft Middle School will be performing at the annual West Hollywood Kids Fair for a fun filled day!
LACER Hip Hop and Rock Band Students will perform the latest projects they have been working on at the annual West Fest Arts Celebration at Fairfax High School. Come show and support!
LACER is providing a series of interactive workshops for our high school students to explore various health careers. The workshops will include a panel of health professionals speaking about their specific careers and offering an opportunity for our students to meet one-on-one with health professionals to ask questions related to their professions.
In generous partnership with Japan House, LACER King Middle School students attending a special VIP experience where they will learn more about the work of the renown manga artist Naoki Urasawa, Japanese culture and have art class on the 5th floor grand room.
In generous partnership with Japan House, LACER Le Conte Middle School students attending a special VIP experience where they will learn more about the work of the renown manga artist Naoki Urasawa, Japanese culture and have art class on the 5th floor grand room.
Girls basketball season is here. This year, the JJ Watt Foundation was generous enough to help provide new uniforms for competition season. Thank you JJ Watt Foundation!
In partnership with the J.K. Livin’ Foundation, LACER students at Fairfax High School participated in the “Home Run for Kids - 5K Fun Run/Walk” event with other community members to help raise awareness in helping solve family homelessness in Los Angeles.
Thank you for the generous partnership with Japan House, LACER Irving students were treated to a special VIP experience and were able to learn more about the work of the renown manga artist Naoki Urasawa!
The students of the L.A.C.E.R. Afterschool Programs have been invited to participate Hollywood Forever's DIA DE LOS MUERTOS event. Students and teaching artists across all four of LACER’s middle schools are building a pyramid of nichos, creating a very personal collaborative altar. Also, LACER's award-winning KING DRILL will perform on the main stage!
LACER Exhibit 12 noon to 12 midnight
A pyramid of nichos created by middle school students and teaching artists celebrating loved ones. Find us in the Kids Center near the Main Gates of Hollywood Forever directly across from the flower shop.
LACER’s King Drill Team Performance 4:15 pm
The award-winning King Drill Team present a “Day of the Dead” performance on the Main Stage (Muerte y Tradición).
Want to join us in supporting a good cause? Do you enjoy cocktails and fun? Then, the Champions for LACER Happy Hour is for you! LACER Board Members Fernando and Nicole are hosting an evening expected to be full of laughs and excitement. Your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps! If you cannot join us, we will be sad, but you can help us miss you a little less by donating a $20.
LACER provides free classes in the arts, athletics, and academics every day after school, to more than 4,000 middle and high school students in Los Angeles. LACER is creating opportunities, building academic skills, and preparing students for their future. This is an amazing program and magnificent group of very passionate individuals.
“LACER makes me feel safe, and it is the type of environment where you can meet ALL kinds of different people with different personalities.”
— Vanessa, 8th-grade LACER student
LACER students received the VIP experience when invited to visit NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Students were able to experience the multimedia presentation "Journey to the Planets and Beyond” and have a personalized tour of the facilities. Thank you LACER Board Member Noelle Berman for setting this up!