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Latino Heritage Los Angeles Challenges California Students to create their own App

Bright, innovative and creative Latino students from elementary, Middle and high school will be able to submit their ideas for a mobile app to LHLA. The top three winners will be paired with developers to take their new idea to market. The goal is to encourage Latino children to pursue studies in STEAM field, and ultimately embark in careers in the tech industry.

Where/When:

September 1- October 31

Throughout the State of California

Submissions: www.latinoheritage.la APP Challenge Tab

 

 

 

NEW METRO GUIDE

LATINO HERITAGE LA DISCOUNTS

LATINO LA METRO GUIDE

September 1- October 31, 2015

Latino Heritage LA has partnered with small businesses across Los Angeles to provide discounts to Metro Rail and Bus riders at Latino Heritage LA’s Metro Guide. All Metro riders who show their TAP cards, Metro or LA employee IDs at select businesses will receive discounts through October 31. Find out more at the Latino LA Metro Guide section.

WHEN: Through October 31
SITE: Throughout Los Angeles
COST: Free
INFO: 213-709-4108, latinoheritage.la, metro.net

Business can join at: www.latinoheritage.la/ Latino LA Metro Guide

 

 

 

 

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Latino Heritage Los Angeles Honors Contributions of Latinos in Hollywood with Photo Exhibit and Tribute to Anthony Quinn

Latinos have a long and unacknowledged history in Hollywood. The Latino Heritage Los Angeles (LHLA) Latinos in Hollywood Exhibit puts a spotlight on the achievements of actors, writers, musicians and directors many of who have gone unappreciated for years. This year’s exhibit will kick off with a celebration of Oscar-winning actor Anthony Quinn’s 100th birthday, and a screening of best picture, director and best actor nominated film Zorba the Greek. In addition, special invited guests include Harry Gamboa, Jr (Los Angeles based artist and educator) and
Mr. Quinn’s son Alex Quinn.

Where/When:

September 15- October 15

Photo Exhibit
Plaza de la Raza
3540 N. Mission Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90031

Film Screening September 18, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

September 18 at 7:00 p.m.
Featured Speakers:
ALEX QUINN
Margot Albert Theatre

September 18 at 7:00 p.m.
HARRY GAMBOA, JR
Margot Albert Theatre

 

 

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Latinos in Fashion

Where/When:

September 15th – October 15th

Both tourists and residents will have the chance to meet the faces behind the clothes that are rarely given the opportunity to be honored as true Latino artists. Iconic, high-fashion Latino designers that have inspired others to creatively pave new paths for the fashion industry will be highlighted like never before. Latino designers will demonstrate their beautiful designs through sketches and photos that deserve recognition as part of Latino Heritage Month.
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PAST EVENTS

 

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Latino Heritage Los Angeles Brings Fiestas to Union Station with the Help of Metro and the Dodgers

Avoid the stress of traffic jams and sit back to promote Metro’s Stadium Express, departing from Union Station and transports ticket-holders to Dodger Stadium free of charge. Latino Heritage LA (LHLA) invites the public to celebrate the Dodgers with music, prizes and more at the Stadium Express Fiestas. Event is open to the   public.

Where/When:

October 4, 10:30am

Union Station
800 N. Alameda St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

August 29, 4:30pm

Union Station
800 N. Alameda St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

August 30, 3:30pm
Union Station
800 N. Alameda St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

September 19, 4:30pm
Union Station
800 N. Alameda St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

September 20, 11:30am
Union Station
800 N. Alameda St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

 

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Fun for the Entire Family at the Latino LA Festival

Bring the kids and join Latino Heritage LA at the 30-acre Wilmington Water Park for a festival that has something for everyone. Kids can enjoy rock climbing, arts and crafts, face painting and an obstacle course throughout the day, while the adults enjoy the rest of the day with art exhibits, and a live musical performance by Mayaztek. The event will culminate with an outdoor screening of the critically acclaimed animated feature, The Book of Life. All activities are free of charge.

Where/When:

Latino LA Festival October 3, 2015 at 4 p.m.

Wilmington Waterfront Park
1170 W 9th Street
Wilmington, CA 90744

 

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Latinos de Hoy Awards

When / Where

October 11th , 2015

Dolby Theater

Latinos the Hoy” is the annual awards show that honors the bilingual/bicultural outstanding Latinos who exemplify leadership, service and dedication to setting an example for their peers and the next generation

To purchase tickets please visit: http://events.latimes.com/latinosdehoy/

 

 

 

OCTOBER 15th 

 

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Closing Ceremony: A Taste of Xocolatl

Where/When: Union Station – Los Angeles

October 15, 2015

As Latino Heritage Month celebrations come to a conclusion, LH-LA will have a festival that will be free to the public. The festival will bring all sorts of Chocolatiers and other pastry chefs to showcase their product. Although the festival will have a variety of foods made with chocolate, it will not be limited to food. There will also be live music performances, as well as activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Union station, 800 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

 

 

 

 

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OCTOBER 18, 2015

 

Latino Lens Showcase

When/Where  Avalon

 

 

This is the INAUGURAL NALIP LATINO LENS Filmmaker Showcase presented in partnership with El Rey Network, and Texican Media in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month and as an official part of the City of Los Angeles’ Latino Heritage LA.

It will feature workshops and film screenings culminating with an Exclusive After-Party Event including DJs from KCRW, live musical performances and special guests. The event will showcase rising Latino filmmakers and creatives who represent the front line in improving diversity of participation and cultural representation in entertainment.  For more information visit:  www.nalip.org/latinolensshowcase

 

 

 

 

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Join Latino Heritage Los Angeles and Ambulante Film Festival Film for a Night of Music Under the Stars at We Like It Like That Film Screening

In partnership with Ambulante, Latino Heritage Los Angeles will be screening We Like It Like That the story of the origins of Latin boogaloo, a sound that redefined generations as it filled NYC streets with colorful expression and soul. We Like It Like That is directed by Mathew Ramirez Warren and will be screening in the heart of Los Angeles.

Where/When:

Sept. 20, 2015, 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m

Boyle Heights Arts Conservatory
2706 East Cesar E Chavez Avenue,
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Latino Heritage Los Angeles Joins LA Philharmonic for Free Community Concerts with Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela

The Chamber Ensemble from the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela will be in the city of Los Angeles from late September to early October as part of LA’s Philharmonic Immortal Beethoven Festival. All the events are free and open to the public to enjoy a night of spectacular music straight from Venezuela. For more information call (323) 850-2000.

Where/When:

October 5, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.

Inner City Arts
720 Kohler St.
Los Angeles, CA, 90021

Latino Heritage Los Angeles Holds Free LA Philharmonic Community Concerts: Youth Orchestra LA

What: Gustavo Dudamel’s Youth Orchestra LA (YOLA) students will join members of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela as a part of LA Phil’s Immortal Beethoven Festival. Free LA Phil concerts will host the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela in the city of Los Angeles beginning late September until early October in communities served by YOLA. As always, the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela residencies are free and open to the public. For more information call (323) 850-2000.

Where/When:

October 7, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles Ca, 90012

2015 Latino Heritage Month Calendar

SEPTEMBER

Miradas: Ancient Roots in Modern and Contemporary Mexican Art

Miradas is an exhibition of over 90 paintings, prints, and photographs drawn from the Bank of America Collection. Originally curated by Cesáreo Moreno of the National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago in collaboration with Bank of America’s curatorial staff, the exhibition presents a survey of artwork created over the past 80 years by artists of Mexican descent, on both sides of the border, who documented the culture they observed. In keeping with the philosophy of Cultura Sin Fronteras (culture without borders) an examination of the artists in this exhibition reveals some common artistic tendencies that have developed since the end of the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920). Featured Mexican artists include Diego Rivera, Gabriel Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros, as well as American artists such as Judithe Hernández and Luis Jiménez Jr.

WHEN: Through September 27, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Fridays 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
SITE Museum of Latin American Art, 628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach
COST: Free with Museum Admission: $9 General Admission, $6 Seniors and Students, Free MOLAA members and children under 12
SPONSOR: Museum of Latin American Art
INFO: 562-437-1689, www.molaa.org

Raúl Anguiano: Retrato de un Maestro

Raúl Anguiano (1915–2006) was a Mexican-born artist, well known for his murals,
who participated in a variety of national and international art movements of the
twentieth century. This exhibition presents a selection of over 30 paintings and works on
paper from the 1930s and ‘40s that shows a more intimate side of the artist and
reflects Anguiano’s mastery of the traditional genres of portraiture and landscape
painting as well as his participation in Surrealism.

WHEN: Through September 27, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Fridays 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
SITE Museum of Latin American Art, 628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach
COST: Free with Museum Admission: $9 General Admission, $6 Seniors and Students, Free MOLAA members and children under 12
SPONSOR: Museum of Latin American Art
INFO: 562-437-1689, www.molaa.org

Latino Heritage Essay Contest

Annual essay contest in celebration of Latino Heritage month. The essay topics vary every year, and the contest is open to children and teens in four age categories (K to 1st, 2nd to 4th, 5th to 7th, and 8th to 12th). For more information contact Ms. Valdez at 323-734-8573.

WHEN: Through September 30
SITE: Jefferson Branch Library, 2211 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles
COST: Free
SPONSOR: Friends of the Jefferson Branch Library
INFO: 323-734-8573, lapl.org

The Strachwitz Frontera: Collection of Mexican and Mexican American Recordings Mexican Independence Day Celebration

Over 100,000 songs celebrating North America’s Spanish-language musical heritage will be available to the public to hear with the official launch of the Frontera Collection website. Listen to recordings, follow the blog, and help gather and share Mexican and Mexican American popular music history for personal, scholarly, or educational use.

WHEN: Through September
SITE: frontera.library.ucla.edu/
COST: Free
SPONSORS: The Arhoolie Foundation, UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA Digital Library
INFO: 310-206-9185, chicano.ucla.edu

Latino Heritage LA Metro Crawl

Latino Heritage LA and Metro have partnered with small businesses across Los Angeles to provide discounts to Metro Rail and Bus riders at Latino Heritage LA’s Metro Crawl. All Metro riders who show their Tap cards will receive small discounts at select stores. Find a store near you at metro.net.

WHEN: Through October 31
SITE: Throughout Los Angeles
COST: Free
SPONSOR: Metro
INFO: 213-709-4108, latinoheritage.la, metro.net

Latino Heritage App Challenge

LAUSD students K-12 will be challenged to create an idea for a new mobile app that improves the lives of Los Angeles residents. First place winners will be paired with developers to take their new ideas to market.

WHEN: Through October 31
SITE: Throughout the State of California
COST: Free
SPONSORS: University of Southern California, Hispanic Heritage Foundation, LOFT, SHPE, Mayor Eric Garcetti, LAUSD Schoolboard Member Mónica García
INFO: 213-709-4108, latinoheritage.la/appchallenge

Film Screening – Latino Heritage Month

Join the library for a free film screening in honor of Latino Heritage Month. The film, rated PG, is about a group of Latino High School students that starts a robotics club and enters a national robotics contest.

WHEN: September 11, 2:30 p.m.
SITE: Pico Union Branch Library, 1030 S. Alvarado St., Los Angeles
COST: Free
SPONSOR: Pico Union Branch Library
INFO: 213-368-7545, lapl.org

Rock & Doc

Rock & Doc is a Music and Documentary Film Festival showcasing classic and new
rockumentaries and live performances by exciting bands. This festival will spotlight new Latin filmmakers, recording artists, and the scene’s movers and shakers.

WHEN: September 11, 8:00 p.m.; September 12, 3:00 p.m.
SITE: Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S. Spring St., Downtown Los Angeles
COST: $20 – $30
SPONSORS: Los Angeles Theatre Center
INFO: 866-811-4111, thelatc.org

Mexican Independence Day Celebration

Celebration of Mexican Independence from Spain with popular and traditional entertainment, cultural activities, historic displays, food, artisan exhibits, and more.

WHEN: September 12 & 13, 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
SITE: El Pueblo Historical Monument, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, Los Angeles
COST: Free
SPONSORS: El Pueblo Historical Monument, Olvera Street Merchants
INFO: 213-628-1274, www.elpueblo.lacity.org

Jorge Marín – New Bronzes

The exhibition showcases new bronzes by Mexican artist Jorge Marín.

WHEN: September 12 through October 31, Opening exhibition September 12, 6:00 p.m., Gallery hours: Tuesdays through Saturdays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
SITE: Couturier Gallery, 166 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles
COST: Free
SPONSOR: Couturier Gallery
INFO: 323-933-5557, couturiergallery.com

Discovering Latino Heritage through Books

Teens will share information from their favorite books to find the true story of the Latino contribution to our lifestyle today.

WHEN: September 15, 2:30 p.m.
SITE: Ascot Branch Library, 120 W. Florence Ave., Los Angeles
COST: Free
SPONSOR: Ascot Branch Library
INFO: 323-759-4817, lapl.org

INCA the Peruvian Ensemble

The event showcases music from Peru for the entire family.

WHEN: September 15, 4:00 p.m.
SITE: Sylmar Branch Library, 14561 Polk St., Sylmar
COST: Free
SPONSOR: Sylmar Branch Library
INFO: 818-367-6102, lapl.org

Tortilla Tuesday – Art

Children and teens ages ten and up will paint their own images and create an artwork on a tortilla.

WHEN: September 15 & 29, 3:30 p.m.
SITE: Malabar Branch Library, 2801 Wabash Ave., Los Angeles
COST: Free
SPONSOR: Malabar Branch Library
INFO: 323-263-1497, lapl.org

Latino Heritage Month Film Festival

The festival showcases films that depict the life of young adults of Latino heritage living in Los Angeles.

WHEN: September 15, 17, 22, 24, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
SITE: Silver Lake Branch Library, 2411 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles
COST: Free
SPONSOR: Silver Lake Branch Library
INFO: 323-913-7451, lapl.org

Latinos in Fashion

Los Angeles tourists and residents will be able to witness the designs of two Latino designers who will showcase their work through sketches, photos, and clothing displays at the airport.

WHEN: September 15 through October 15
SITE: Los Angeles International Airport, 1 World Way, Los Angeles
COST: Free
SPONSOR: American Airlines
INFO: 213-709-4108, latinoheritage.la

Latinos in Hollywood Photo Exhibit

Latinos have a long history in Hollywood. This year Latino Heritage LA showcases the achievements of Latino actors, directors, and musicians in its photo exhibit.

WHEN: September 15 through October 15
SITE: Plaza de la Raza, 3540 N. Mission Rd., Los Angeles
COST: Free
SPONSOR: Latino Heritage LA
INFO: 213-709-4108, www.latinoheritage.la

Latino Heritage Storytime

Children and their families will listen to various picture books that focus on Latino culture. During the storytime, children will learn simple Spanish words, and make their own maracas at the end of the program.

WHEN: September 16, 4:00 p.m.
SITE: Lincoln Heights Branch Library, 2530 Workman St., Los Angeles
COST: Free
SPONSOR: Lincoln Heights Branch Library
INFO: 323-226-1692, lapl.org

Theatrical Play Reading in Spanish: Papá está en la Atlántida

Center Theater Group will present a Spanish language play reading followed with a discussion on Latino Heritage and Hispanic writers.

WHEN: September 16, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
SITE: Malabar Branch Library, 2801 Wabash Ave., Los Angeles
COST: Free
SPONSORS: Malabar Branch Library, Center Theatre Group
INFO: 323-263-1497, lapl.org

Paper Tissue Flowers

Join Cypress Park Library to make paper tissue flowers. All teens are welcome.

WHEN: September 17, 4:00 p.m.
SITE: Cypress Park Branch Library, 1150 Cypress Ave., Los Angeles
COST: Free
SPONSOR: Cypress Park Branch Library
INFO: 323-224-0039, lapl.org

Cesar Chavez

Celebrate Latino Heritage Month with the screening of the movie Cesar Chavez. Civil rights activist Chavez battles social injustice in this biographical movie.

WHEN: September 17, 5:15 p.m.
SITE: Harbor City-Harbor Gateway Branch Library, 24000 S. Western Ave., Harbor City
COST: Free
SPONSOR: Harbor City-Harbor Gateway Branch Library
INFO: 310-534-9520, lapl.org

Latin American Heritage Celebration

This colorful spectacle showcases Mariachi bands, folk ensembles, and music from Mexico, Cuba, Central, and South America.

WHEN: September 18, 1:00 p.m.
SITE: Angelus Plaza, 255 S. Hill St., 4th Floor Auditorium, Downtown Los Angeles
COST: Free, Donations Accepted
SPONSOR: Angelus Plaza
INFO: 213-623-4352 x317, www.angelusplaza.org

City of Inglewood’s Hispanic Heritage Festival

The City of Inglewood will host a Hispanic Heritage Festival to recognize and celebrate the Hispanic and Latino American heritage, culture, and contributions. The festival will include live entertainment, Aztec and Ballet Folklorico dancers, interactive and carnival style games, face painting, classic car exhibit, vendor booths, Mexican food, and more!

WHEN: September 19, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
SITE: Crozier Middle School, 120 W. Regent St., Inglewood
COST: Free
SPONSOR: City of Inglewood
INFO: 310-412-6750, cityofinglewood.org

DODGER Stadium Express Fiestas

Latino Heritage LA invites the public to celebrate the LA Dodgers with music, prizes, and more! The event will feature free activities open to the public to help promote Metro’s Stadium Express that departs from Union Station to Dodger Stadium free of charge.

WHEN: September 19, 4:30 p.m.; September 20, 11:30 a.m.
SITE: Union Station, 800 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles
COST: Free
SPONSORS: SBS Interactive Media, Azteca America, Metro
INFO: 213-709-4108, latinoherita.la

Arts & Crafts for Kids: Ojos de Dios

Please join the library to make Ojos de Dios (God’s eyes) in celebration of Latino Heritage Month.

WHEN: September 21, 3:30 p.m.
SITE: Edendale Branch Library, 2011 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles
COST: Free
SPONSOR: Edendale Branch Library
INFO: 213-207-3000, lapl.org

Latino Stories and Crafts

Hear the famous Latin American folktale, La Cucarachita Martina, and make crafts about this hilarious story.

WHEN: September 22, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
SITE: Sunland-Tujunga Branch Library, 7771 Foothill Blvd., Tujunga
COST: Free
SPONSOR: Sunland-Tujunga Branch Library
INFO: 818-352-4481, lapl.org

Quetzal Bird Craft

Children and teens are welcome to celebrate Latino Heritage Month with a Quetzal bird craft.

WHEN: September 23, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
SITE: Little Tokyo Branch Library, 203 S. Los Angeles St., Little Tokyo
COST: Free
SPONSOR: Little Tokyo Branch Library
INFO: 213-612-0525, lapl.org

Art of Aztec Mask for Teens

Make your own Aztec mask and use your own imagination. Supplies will be provided.

WHEN: September 24, 3:30 p.m.
SITE: Sunland-Tujunga Branch Library, 7771 Foothill Blvd., Tujunga
COST: Free
SPONSOR: Sunland-Tujunga Branch Library
INFO: 818-352-4481, lapl.org

Storytime: A Trip to the Amazon Rain Forest

Let’s learn about who lives in the Amazon Rain Forest. The event includes storytime and crafts.

WHEN: September 24, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
SITE: Benjamin Franklin Branch Library, 2200 E. 1st St., Los Angeles
COST: Free
SPONSOR: Benjamin Franklin Branch Library
INFO: 323-263-6901, lapl.org

134th Annual Watts Towers Day of the Drum Festival

A daylong celebration featuring international percussion: Latin, Japanese, African, Jazz, Native American, and other drummers. Tours of the Watts Towers will be offered throughout the day.

WHEN: September 26, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
SITE: Watts Towers Arts Center Campus, 1727 E. 107th St., Watts
COST: Free
SPONSORS: City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Watts Towers Arts Center
INFO: 213-847-4646, www.culturela.org

Fiesta Dancers

Beautifully costumed performers will dazzle with Spanish, Mexican, and Caribbean dances and will teach the audience how to perform their own dance.

WHEN: September 26, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
SITE: Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium, 630 W. Fifth St., Downtown Los Angeles
COST: Free
SPONSOR: Central Library
INFO: 213-228-7250, lapl.org

Family Movie Day: Instructions Not Included

This Mexican comedy/drama about a confirmed bachelor suddenly faced with raising his daughter is written, directed and starring by Eugenio Derbez. Spanish with English subtitles.

WHEN: September 26, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
SITE: Echo Park Branch Library, 1410 W. Temple St., Los Angeles
COST: Free
SPONSOR: Echo Park Branch Library
INFO: 213-250-7809, lapl.org/branches/echo-park

The House of Bernarda Alba by Federico Garcia Lorca

A passionate story of five daughters yearning to be free of their mother’s cruel tyranny. Fraught with conflict, the women are ultimately crushed by an uncontrollable desire for the same man; leading to a tragic yet inevitable fate.

WHEN: September 26, 7:30 p.m.
SITE: Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts, Whittier College, 13406 E. Philadelphia St., Whittier
COST: $20 General, $15 Seniors, $5 Students with ID
SPONSOR: Bilingual Foundation for the Arts
INFO: 323-225-4044, bfatheatre.org

Baja Splash Cultural Festival

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Aquarium’s 14th annual Baja Splash Festival. Festival featuring live entertainment, crafts, educational programs, ethnic cuisine, and more. This Aquarium weekend festival celebrates the beauty and diversity of Hispanic cultures from Central to South America through song, dance, art, and cultural displays.

WHEN: September 26 & 27, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
SITE: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach
COST: $28.95 Adults, $25.95 Seniors, $14.95 Children (3 -11), Free children under 3 and Aquarium members
SPONSOR: Aquarium of the Pacific
INFO: 562-590-3100, www.aquariumofpacific.org

39th Annual Simon Rodia Watts Towers Jazz Festival

The City’s first Jazz festival features performances from both established and emerging musicians from the area. The festival pays tribute to the roots of Jazz in Gospel and Blues, and takes it to the Avant Garde and the Latin Jazz scene. Tours of the Watts Towers will be offered throughout the day.

WHEN: September 27, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
SITE: Watts Towers Arts Center Campus, 1727 E. 107th St., Watts
COST: Free
SPONSORS: City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Watts Towers Arts Center
INFO: 213-847-4646, www.culturela.org

Latino Heritage Month Craft Time for Kids

Kids are invited to come to this special craft time and make their own rainsticks.

WHEN: September 29, 3:30 p.m.
SITE: Chinatown Branch Library, 639 N. Hill St., Los Angeles
COST: Free
SPONSOR: Chinatown Branch Library
INFO: 213-620-0925, lapl.org

Fiesta for Frida!

Celebrate Frida Kahlo’s life and legacy with Frida inspired arts and crafts. Fun for all ages!

WHEN: September 30, 3:00 p.m.
SITE: Robert Louis Stevenson Branch Library, 803 Spence St., Los Angeles
COST: Free
SPONSOR: Robert Louis Stevenson Branch Library
INFO: 323-268-4710, lapl.org/branches/robert-louis-stevenson

Sandra Sandia Concert for Kids

Join Sandra Sandia in playing, dancing, and singing the rhythms and music of Latin America.

WHEN: September 30, 4:00 p.m.
SITE: Venice-Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library, 501 S. Venice Blvd., Los Angeles
COST: Free
SPONSOR: Venice-Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library
INFO: 310-821-1769, lapl.org/branches/venice

OCTOBER

Detroit 67

It’s 1967 in Detroit. Motown music is getting the party started, and Chelle and her brother Lank are making ends meet by turning their basement into an after-hours joint. But when a mysterious woman finds her way into their lives, the siblings clash over much more than the family business. As their pent-up feelings erupt, so does their city, and they find themselves caught in the middle of the ’67 riots.

WHEN: October 1 through 18, Thursdays – Saturdays 8:00 p.m., Sundays 3:00 p.m.
SITE: Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S. Spring St., Downtown Los Angeles
COST: $3 General, $22 Students, Seniors, and Veterans
SPONSORS: The Standard: An Artist Collective, The Latino Theater Company
INFO: 213- 489-0994, thelatc.org

Cesar Chavez Movie Screening

The library will be screening the movie Cesar Chavez, in celebration of Latino Heritage Month. Refreshments will be served.

WHEN: October 2, 2:00 p.m.
SITE: El Sereno Branch Library, 5226 Huntington Dr. S, Los Angeles
COST: Free
SPONSOR: El Sereno Branch Library
INFO: 323-441-0724, lapl.org

Latino LA Festival

Bring the kids and enjoy the Latino Festival LA. The event includes art exhibits, music performances, face painting, and an arts and crafts section. End the day with an outdoor film screening.

WHEN: October 3, 4:00 p.m.
SITE: Wilmington Waterfront Park, Wilmington
COST: Free
SPONSORS: Nielsen, Port of Los Angeles
INFO: 213-709-4108, www.latinoheritage.la

Stadium Express Fiestas

Latino Heritage LA invites the public to celebrate the LA Dodgers with music, prizes, and more! The event will feature free activities open to the public to help promote Metro’s Stadium Express that departs from Union Station to Dodger Stadium free of charge.

WHEN: October 4, 10:30 a.m.
SITE: Union Station, 800 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles
COST: Free
SPONSORS: SBS Interactive Media, Azteca America, Metro
INFO: 213-709-4108, latinoherita.la

Los Angeles Hispanic Heritage Festival

A celebration of the rich cultural diversity of Latin America and Spain with the presentation of folkloric groups, performers, artisans, painters, and raffles.

WHEN: October 4, 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.
SITE: MacArthur Park, Wilshire Blvd. & 7th St., Los Angeles
COST: Free
SPONSOR: Cervantes Center of Arts & Letters
INFO: www.cervantescenter.org

Latino Storytime

The storytime performance features Hispanic-themed pictures books, songs, and fingerplays, followed by a craft workshop.

WHEN: October 5, 1:00 p.m.
SITE: Harbor City-Harbor Gateway Branch Library, 24000 S. Western Ave., Harbor City
COST: Free
SPONSOR: Harbor City-Harbor Gateway Branch Library
INFO: 310-534-9520, lapl.org

Luis Buñuel Film Festival

A month-long festival of Luis Buñel’s films with speakers after each screening, including Raphael Buñuel (son of Luis), Oscar Arce from the Buñuel Film Institute, and more to be announced.

WHEN: October 5, 5:00 p.m.
SITE: Will & Ariel Durant Branch Library, 7140 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles
COST: Free
SPONSOR: Will & Ariel Durant Branch Library
INFO: 323-876-2741, lapl.org

Movie Night: Stand and Deliver

The event celebrates teacher Jaime Escalante’s accomplishments and contributions to the youth of Los Angeles with a viewing of Stand and Deliver. Information on Mr. Escalante and light refreshments will be provided.

WHEN: October 7, 5:00 p.m.
SITE: Vermont Square Branch Library, 1201 W. 48th St., Los Angeles
COST: Free
SPONSOR: Vermont Square Branch Library
INFO: 323-290-7405, www.lapl.org

Movie Screening

Cypress Park Library will screen a feature film about the life of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo as part of Latino Heritage Month. Light refreshments will be served.

WHEN: October 7, 6:30 p.m.
SITE: Cypress Park Branch Library, 1150 Cypress Ave., Los Angeles
COST: Free
SPONSOR: Cypress Park Branch Library
INFO: 323-224-0039, lapl.org

Kids Celebrate Latino Heritage with Papel Picado

This children’s program celebrates Latino Heritage by making papel picado from tissue paper.

WHEN: October 8, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
SITE: Malabar Branch Library, 2801 Wabash Ave., Los Angeles
COST: Free
SPONSOR: Malabar Branch Library
INFO: 323-263-1497, lapl.org

Cesar Chavez: His Life and Heritage

Children and teens are welcome to celebrate Latino Heritage Month by listening to a presentation on the life and history of Cesar Chavez.

WHEN: October 8, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
SITE: Little Tokyo Branch Library, 203 S. Los Angeles St., Little Tokyo
COST: Free
SPONSOR: Little Tokyo Branch Library
INFO: 213-612-0525, lapl.org

Fiesta de Papel!

Join the library for a paper party! Teens can make a variety of paper crafts from Latin America, in celebration of Latino Heritage Month.

WHEN: October 13, 4:00 p.m.
SITE: Edendale Branch Library, 2011 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles
COST: Free
SPONSOR: Edendale Branch Library
INFO: 213-207-3000, lapl.org

Closing Ceremony: A Taste of Xocolatl

As Latino Heritage Month celebrations come to a close, enjoy a full day of Latin American art, live music, and tasty treats.

WHEN: October 15, 1:00 p.m.
SITE: Union Station, 800 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles
COST: Free
SPONSORS: Jarritos, Del Real, Azteca America
INFO: 213-709-4108, www.latinoheritage.la

Sugar Skulls

Join the Cypress Park Library to make sugar skulls in preparation for the Day of the Dead. All teens are welcome.

WHEN: October 15, 4:00 p.m.
SITE: Cypress Park Branch Library, 1150 Cypress Ave., Los Angeles
COST: Free
SPONSOR: Cypress Park Branch Library
INFO: 323-224-0039, lapl.org

Victor Hugo Zayas

The Museum of Latin American Art presents a solo exhibition of new work by Los Angeles artist Victor Hugo Zayas. This survey presentation features a recent, soulful body of work born from the artist’s industrial studio on the bank of the Los Angeles River. These extraordinary works constitute a time-lapse portrait of Los Angeles’s infrastructural heart, capturing its movement, moods, and light through changing seasons, smog, fires, riots, night, and fog.

WHEN: October 17, 7:00 p.m.
SITE Museum of Latin American Art, 628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach
COST: Free with Museum Admission: $9 General Admission, $6 Seniors and Students, Free MOLAA members and children under 12
SPONSOR: Museum of Latin American Art
INFO: 562-437-1689, www.molaa.org

Immigrant Stories: A Danced Program

Nestled in the City Terrace neighborhood of East Los Angeles, the Floricanto Center for the Performing Arts offers its audiences affordable family programming with a Latino/Chicano perspective and a focus on dance.

WHEN: October 17, 8:00 p.m., October 18, 5:00 p.m.
SITE: The Floricanto Center for the Performing Arts, 4232 Whiteside St., Los Angeles
COST: $20
SPONSOR: Danza Floricanto/USA
INFO: 323-261-0385, danzafloricantousa.com/store.php

Guatemalan Pottery Designs

Kids and families join the library to celebrate Latino Heritage Month and make a special plate craft using traditional Guatemalan pottery designs.

WHEN: October 19, 4:00 p.m.
SITE: Pico Union Branch Library, 1030 S. Alvarado St., Los Angeles
COST: Free
SPONSOR: Pico Union Branch Library
INFO: 213-368-7545, lapl.org

Storytime and Crafts

Hear a children’s folktale from Latin America and make Aztec art.

WHEN: October 20, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
SITE: Sunland-Tujunga Branch Library, 7771 Foothill Blvd., Tujunga
COST: Free
SPONSOR: Sunland-Tujunga Branch Library
INFO: 818-352-4481, lapl.org

Día de los Muertos Sugar Skulls

Come decorate your own sugar skull to celebrate Día de los Muertos with the library at this free workshop. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a parent. Supplies are limited. First come, first served.

WHEN: October 21, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
SITE: Benjamin Franklin Branch Library, 2200 E. 1st St., Los Angeles
COST: Free
SPONSOR: Benjamin Franklin Branch Library
INFO: 323-263-6901, lapl.org

Sugar Skull Decorations

Sugar Skull (calavera) is a traditional craft to celebrate Day of the Dead. Come to the library to participate on this craft program for families.

WHEN: October 21, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
SITE: Pico Union Branch Library, 1030 S. Alvarado St., Los Angeles
COST: Free
SPONSOR: Pico Union Branch Library
INFO: 213-368-7545, lapl.org

Bilingual Story Time with Arts and Crafts

The event features bilingual stories for the entire family following with a craft that celebrates Hispanic culture.

WHEN: October 22, 4:00 p.m.
SITE: West Valley Regional Branch Library, 19036 Vanowen St., Reseda
COST: Free
SPONSOR: West Valley Regional Branch Library
INFO: 818-345-9806, lapl.org

Sugar Skulls

Come celebrate Latino Heritage Month at the El Sereno Branch Library. Participants will be decorating sugar skulls.

WHEN: October 24, 2:00 p.m.
SITE: El Sereno Branch Library, 5226 Huntington Dr. S, Los Angeles
COST: Free
SPONSOR: El Sereno Branch Library
INFO: 323-441-0724, lapl.org

15th Annual Día de los Muertos Family Festival

A free community art festival celebrating the Mexican tradition of Day of the Dead. The event features musical entertainment, puppet show, altars, art workshops, and refreshments.

WHEN: October 24, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
SITE: Canoga Park Youth Arts Center, 7222 Remmet Ave., Canoga Park
COST: Free
SPONSOR: City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs
INFO: 818-346-7099, www.culturela.org

Day of the Dead – Novenario Procession

As part of the Day of the Dead celebration, this is a Pre-Colombian Novenario procession and blessings each night beginning at 7:00 p.m.

WHEN: October 25 through November 2, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
SITE: El Pueblo Historical Monument, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, Los Angeles
COST: Free
SPONSORS: El Pueblo Historical Monument, Olvera Street Merchants
INFO: 213-628-1274, www.elpueblo.lacity.org

Day of the Dead Photo Frames

Make your own Day of the Dead photo frame to honor your loved ones.

WHEN: October 27, 3:30 p.m.
SITE: Malabar Branch Library, 2801 Wabash Ave., Los Angeles
COST: Free
SPONSOR: Malabar Branch Library
INFO: 323-263-1497, lapl.org

Hispanic Heritage

A fun craft event celebrating Día de los Muertos.

WHEN: October 27, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
SITE: Eagle Rock Branch Library, 5127 Caspar Ave., Los Angeles
COST: Free
SPONSOR: Eagle Rock Branch Library
INFO: 323-258-8078, lapl.org

Sugar Skulls for Día de los Muertos

Celebrate the Day of the Dead. Join the library to decorate your own sugar skull with colored frosting, sequins, and feathers.

WHEN: October 27, 4:00p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
SITE: Vernon Branch Library, 4504 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles
COST: Free
SPONSOR: Vernon Branch Library
INFO: 323-234-9106, lapl.org

Kids Celebrate Día de los Muertos at the Malabar Branch

A children’s program celebrating Latino Heritage and Día de los Muertos with a storytime followed by a paper skeleton craft.

WHEN: October 30, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
SITE: Malabar Branch Library, 2801 Wabash Ave., Los Angeles
COST: Free
SPONSOR: Malabar Branch Library
INFO: 323-263-1497, lapl.org

Dancing Skeleton Puppets

Kids and families join the library to celebrate the Día de los Muertos by making dancing skeleton puppets!

WHEN: October 31, 2:00 p.m.
SITE: Pico Union Branch Library, 1030 S. Alvarado St., Los Angeles
COST: Free
SPONSOR: Pico Union Branch Library
INFO: 213-368-7545, lapl.org

Día de los Muertos Celebration

Bring the whole family to celebrate Día de los Muertos with a live music, refreshments, crafts, stories, and face painting.

WHEN: October 31, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
SITE: Sunland-Tujunga Branch Library, 7771 Foothill Blvd., Tujunga
COST: Free
SPONSOR: Sunland-Tujunga Branch Library
INFO: 818-352-4481, lapl.org

NOVEMBER

15th Annual Día de los Muertos Festival

The annual street festival is a traditional cultural event that celebrates the ancient Mexican and Central American traditions of paying homage to loved ones who have passed. Festivities are continuous all day in historic Downtown Canoga Park, recipient of the All-American City Award, and showcase live musical entertainment, vendors, international foods, calaveras, artists’ exhibits, altar displays, a children’s art pavilion, and a large classic car show.

WHEN: November 1, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
SITE: Sherman Way between Canoga Ave. and Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park
COST: Free
SPONSORS: Main Street Canoga Park, Canoga Park Chamber of Commerce
INFO: 818-884-4222, www.mainstreetcanogapark.org

Día de los Muertos at Woodlawn Cemetery

The community is invited to join in this traditional celebration of life and death featuring an opening procession, a workshop to create offerings for loved ones who have passed, a blessing with traditional music and dance, self-guided tours of the grave sites of local people of interest, and musicians performing throughout the cemetery honoring those who have passed.

WHEN: November 1, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
SITE: Woodlawn Cemetery, 1847 14th St., Santa Monica
COST: Free
SPONSOR: City of Santa Monica
INFO: 310-458-8688, www.smgov.net/dia

Día de los Muertos Celebration

Join Sun Valley Youth Arts Center for a fun filled evening of art workshops, student art exhibit, refreshments, and entertainment for the entire family. Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is an indigenous ritual of México celebrating life and the afterlife through art, music and family unity. The celebration concludes with an amazing ritual dance by Danza Temachtia Quetzacoatl. The public is welcome to participate in the community altar, bring a photocopy/image of a loved one who has passed to place on the altar.

WHEN: November 1, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
SITE: Sun Valley Youth Arts Center, 8642 Sunland Blvd., Sun Valley
COST: Free
SPONSOR: City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs
INFO: 818-252-4619, www.culturela.org

Día de los Muertos

Colorful, ancient Mexican ceremony in remembrance of departed loved ones, with beautifully decorated altars, and entertainment.

WHEN: November 1 & 2, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
SITE: El Pueblo Historical Monument, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, Los Angeles
COST: Free
SPONSORS: El Pueblo Historical Monument, Olvera Street Merchants
INFO: 213-628-1274, www.elpueblo.lacity.org

‘57 Chevy

It’s 1964 and ten-year-old Junior is in crisis: his Old World Mexican dad is loading the 1957 Chevy and moving the entire familia from their diverse East Side neighborhood to a new tract home in the middle-class and eerily homogeneous San Fernando Valley. This one-man memory play, from Emmy Award winning writer/comedian Cris Franco, humorously explores the Baby Boomers’ generation of “double immigrants” who first moved from their homelands to the U.S. barrios in search of opportunity — then moved on up into the suburbs in search of color TV and the middle-class American dream! Performed by Culture Clash’s Ric Salinas.

WHEN: November 5 through December 6, Opening Night November 7, 8:00 p.m.; Thursdays – Saturdays 8:00 p.m., Sundays 3:00 p.m.
SITE: Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S. Spring St., Downtown Los Angeles
COST: $30 General; $22 Students, Seniors, and Veterans
SPONSORS: The Latino Theater Company
INFO: 213- 489-0994, thelatc.org

Arturo O’Farril’s Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Arturo O’Farrill is a pianist and composer based in New York City. He is the son of pioneering Latin jazz musician, arranger and bandleader Chico O’Farrill. When his father died in 2001, Arturo became bandleader of the legendary Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra and took over the tradition of playing the NYC jazz institution Birdland each Sunday night. Soon thereafter, Wynton Marsalis offered O’Farrill the opportunity to form and lead an Afro-Cuban jazz band that would perform regularly at Lincoln Center.

WHEN: November 7, 8:00 p.m.
SITE: UCLA, Royce Hall
COST: $39 – $69
SPONSOR: Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA
INFO: 310-825-2101, cap.ucla.edu

Floricanto’s Día de los Muertos Celebration

Nestled in the City Terrace neighborhood of East Los Angeles, the Floricanto Center for the Performing Arts offers its audiences affordable family programming with a Latino/Chicano perspective and a focus on dance. The themed Mexican folk dance program is based on the Día de los Muertos celebration.

WHEN: November 7, 8:00 p.m., November 8, 5:00 p.m.
SITE: The Floricanto Center for the Performing Arts, 4232 Whiteside St., Los Angeles
COST: $20
SPONSOR: Danza Floricanto/USA
INFO: 323-261-0385, danzafloricantousa.com/store.php

Calavera CollageProgram for Day of the Dead

Children and teens are welcome to celebrate the Day of the Dead by making calavera collages.

WHEN: November 12, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
SITE: Little Tokyo Branch Library, 203 S. Los Angeles St., Little Tokyo
COST: Free
SPONSOR: Little Tokyo Branch Library
INFO: 213-612-0525, lapl.org

Theatrical Play Reading in Spanish: Martina y los Hombres Pájaro

Center Theater Group will present a Spanish language play reading followed with a discussion on Latino Heritage and Hispanic writers.

WHEN: November 18, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
SITE: Malabar Branch Library, 2801 Wabash Ave., Los Angeles
COST: Free
SPONSORS: Malabar Branch Library, Center Theatre Group
INFO: 323-263-1497, lapl.org

Movie Screening

Cypress Park Library will screen a film about the immigrant experience as told from the perspective of a hard-working father and his wayward son who go on a quest that brings them closer together.

WHEN: November 19, 4:00 p.m.
SITE: Cypress Park Branch Library, 1150 Cypress Ave., Los Angeles
COST: Free
SPONSOR: Cypress Park Branch Library
INFO: 323-224-0039, lapl.org

Mariachi Festival

The Mariachi Festival will celebrate the diversity of the Los Angeles mariachi community with a stellar line-up of musical ensembles that truly reflects the rainbow kaleidoscope of cultures, histories, ethnicities, and more. The festival is the oldest and still the only free mariachi extravaganza in Los Angeles and offers arts activities, photo opportunities, art exhibitions, delicious food, and information booths.
WHEN: November 22, 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
SITE: Mariachi Plaza, 1st St. and Boyle St., Boyle Heights
COST: Free
SPONSOR: Mariachi Plaza Festival Foundation
INFO: www.mariachiplazafestival.com

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