LAUSD will co-host a “going green” exposition to build green representatives throughout the construction industry. Los Angeles Convention Ctr., West Hall B., 1201 S. Figueroa St., L.A. 7 a.m.-4 p.m. (213) 241-2077 or CalConExpo.com.
Poetry & Music. 626 Word Art: Poetry, Words, Art, Jazz, featuring Peter Harris and Kevin Sandbloom. 626 Art Gallery at Studio B, 626 S. Spring St., L.A. 6-9 p.m. (213) 614-8872 or 626ArtGallery.com
Women’s Celebration. Women’s Rights Day Celebration hosted by Radical Women this month will focus on proposed legislature budget cuts to education. Solidarity Hall, 2170 W. Washington Blvd., L.A. Salad buffet: 6:30 p.m. $7; program 7 p.m. (323) 732-6416.
Spoken Word. “Celebrate the Word,” a festival featuring spoken word performances, plays and film. Greenway Court Theatre, 544 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A. (323) 655-7679, ext. 100 or greenwayarts.org.
August 21 & 28
Summer Nights. Fun for the whole family; sign up for basketball, soccer, family tennis, African drumming and many more activities. FREE. Jim Gilliam Park, 4000 S. La Brea., L.A. 7 p.m. to Midnight.
Business Mixer. “Bridge the Gap,” a joint event with the San Gabriel Valley Black Business Assoc. & the North Lake Village Business Assoc. Pasadena Museum of Calif. Art (PMCA), 490 E. Union St., Pasadena. 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. $15. (626) 796-7164, ext.12.