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El Grito

 

El Grito de Dolores marks the beginning of the Mexican War of Independence and is celebrated each year on September 15th. For more than twenty years, the celebration of El Grito has been sponsored by the City of Los Angeles. This celebration entertains residents and televisions viewers with a reenactment of the historic cry and bell ringing, and features live musical entertainment on the historic steps of City Hall.

 

WHEN:           September 16, 5:00 p.m.

SITE:               Los Angeles City Hall, 200 N. Spring St., Downtown Los Angeles

COST:             Free

SPONSORS:   Jarritos, Mega 96.3, Boston Beer, The Los Angeles Dodgers, Loteria Grill, Hoy, El Aviso, Del Real, Angry Orchard, Los Angeles World Airports, El Aviso Magazine, Department of Recreation & Parks, LAUSD Board Member Monica Garcia, Los Angeles Public Library, The Port of Los Angeles, Councilmember Jose Huizar, Mayor Eric Garcetti

INFO:             323-254-2020, latinoheritage.la

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Latino Heritage LA Brings Fiestas to Union Station With the

Help of Metro and the Dodgers

 

What:             Your one-hour drive to Dodger Stadium and parking fee are a thing of the past when you ride the stadium express at Union Station. Latino Heritage LA, and Metro are collaborating to help promote Metro’s Stadium Express that departs from Union Station and transports ticketholders 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:   Stadium Express Fiestas                                                  August 27th                 12:00PM

Union Station  800 N. Alameda St.  Los Angeles, CA 90012                August 28th                  12:00PM

 

                                                                                                                                   September 2nd            5:00PM

 

                                                                                                                                   September 4th                     12:00PM

 

                                                                                                                                   September 24th           5:00PM

 

                                                                                                                                   September 25th           10:00AM

 

Background: Latino Heritage LA engages, inspires and highlights contributions made by the Latino community to American culture, while bridging cultural gaps, and connecting the diverse multi-cultural mosaic that is Los Angeles. Events and activities take place during Latino Heritage Month September 15 – October 15, 2016. For more information on Latino Heritage LA visit our web page www.latinoheritage.la, or follow us on social media Facebook.com/latinoheritagela

 

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Fun for the Entire Family at the Latino LA Festival

 

What:             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. And adults can enjoy art exhibits, and a music featuring a live performance by Susie Hansen Latin Band.  The event will culminate with an outdoor screening.  All activities are free of charge.

 

 

Where/When:           Latino LA Festival                        October 1               4pm

Wilmington Waterfront Park      1170 W 9th Street

 

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Los Angeles Public Library and Latino Heritage LA to Celebrate the City’s Roots with Mexican Cuisine, Tequila, Beer and Loteria

 

What:             This is not your grandma’s bingo. Join the Library and Latino Heritage LA in a good game of Loteria. Winners will be allowed entrance to a VIP reception that features the cuisine of Loteria Grill, craft beer of Angel Brewery, and Palomas courtesy of Jarritos. This is one Latino tradition you want to be a part of.

 

  Where/When:          Los Angeles Public Library – Central Downtown

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

                                            630 W 5th Street 

                                          Los Angeles, CA 90071            

 

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Union Station to Host Latino Heritage LA to Host Second Annual Taste of Xocolatl (Chocolate)

 

What:             Come sample chocolate in its many forms, and dance the night away to the sounds of the Susie Hanson Latin Band as we pay homage to the gift from the Gods.

 

 Where/When:           Union Station

4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

                                       800 N. Alameda St.

                                      Los Angeles, CA 90012             

 

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Countdown to Día de los Muertos with Latino Heritage LA

 

What:             Latino Heritage LA will host a children’s piñata making workshop aimed at passing down the tradition of Día de los Muertos. A master artist will give a short lecture on the history of the tradition, and teach families how to create piñatas and decorate sugar skulls. Make up artists will be on hand for calavera face painting.

 

Where/When:            Los Angeles Public Library-  Central Downtown            

                                        October 29, 2016       2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

                                         630 W. 5th Street

                                        Los Angeles, CA 90071

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2016 Latino Heritage Month Calendar

 

A Mexican Trilogy: An American Story by Evelina Fernandez

 

For the first time, Evelina Fernández’s award-winning trilogy will be presented in its entirety.

Travel with the Morales family from a remote mining town in Arizona during World War II, to

Phoenix during the Cuban Missile Crisis, and to L.A. following the death of Pope John Paul II in 2005. The play is directed by Jose Luis Valenzuela and produced by The Latino Theater Company.

 

WHEN:           Through October 8, Thursdays – Fridays 8:00 p.m., Saturdays 5:00 p.m., Sundays  3:00 p.m.

SITE:               Los Angeles Theatre Center, Theater 1, 514 S. Spring St., Downtown Los Angeles

COST:             $50 – $90

SPONSORS:   NEA, NALAC, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, LA County Arts Commission

INFO:             866-811-4111, thelatc.org

 

Latino Heritage App Challenge

Latino Heritage LA’s second annual Latino App Challenge is encouraging students K-12 grade to create a mobile app to identify and solve problems in their communities.

 

WHEN:           Through October 31

SITE:               Throughout Los Angeles Unified School Districts

COST:             $1 Machine, $2 Bus

SPONSORS: Jarritos, Boston Beer, The Los Angeles Dodgers, Loteria Grill, Hoy, El Aviso, Del Real, Angry Orchard, Los Angeles World Airports, El Aviso Magazine, Department of Recreation & Parks, LAUSD Board Member Monica Garcia, Los Angeles Public Library, The Port of Los Angeles, Councilmember Jose Huizar, Mayor Eric Garcetti

INFO:             323-254-2020, www.latinoheritage.la

 

Latino LA Metro Guide

 

LHLA is proud to collaborate with Metro on this year’s “Metro Guide.” A mutually beneficial opportunity for Metro rail and bus riders to show their TAP cards and enjoy the great discounts at businesses located near Metro stops throughout the city.

 

WHEN:           Through October 31

SITE:               Throughout the Great City of Los Angeles

COST:             Free

SPONSORS: Jarritos, Boston Beer, The Los Angeles Dodgers, Loteria Grill, Hoy, El Aviso, Del Real, Angry Orchard, Los Angeles World Airports, El Aviso Magazine, Department of Recreation & Parks, LAUSD Board Member Monica Garcia, Los Angeles Public Library, The Port of Los Angeles, Councilmember Jose Huizar, Mayor Eric Garcetti

INFO:             323-254-2020, www.latinoheritage.la

 

 

 

 

 

The Spun Universe: Wixárika (Huichol) Yarn Paintings

 

The Wixárika people, commonly referred to as the Huichol, traditionally reside in Western Mexico. Since the 1960s, Wixárika artists have garnered international acclaim for their paintings (nierakate) composed of colorful yarn attached to wooden boards with beeswax. Inspired by mythology and shamanic visions associated with the use of the hallucinogenic “divine cactus,” peyote, the paintings are thickly populated with images of sacred animals, humanoid ancestral figures, holy plants, and important ritual objects. Highlighted in this exhibition are early works by Ramón Medina Silva, a Wixárika artist who played a major role in the global popularization of nierakate. A master at translat­ing belief and ritual into stunningly arranged strands of spun fiber, Silva’s yarn paintings pulse with vivid depictions of the Wixárika cosmos.

WHEN:           Through December 4, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.; Thursdays 12:00 noon – 8:00 p.m.

SITE:               Fowler Museum at UCLA, W. Sunset Blvd. and Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles

COST:             Free

SPONSOR:     UCLA Fowler Museum

INFO:             310-825-4361, fowler.ucla.edu

 

Culture Fix: Patrick A. Polk on Wixárika Arts

 

Fowler curator of Latin American and Caribbean popular arts, Patrick A. Polk, will lead a discussion about the brilliantly colored yarn paintings of the Wixárika (Huichol) peoples of Mexico—works inspired by mythology and shamanic visions.

WHEN:           Through December 4, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.; Thursdays 12:00 noon – 8:00 p.m.

SITE:               Fowler Museum at UCLA, W. Sunset Blvd. and Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles

COST:             Free

SPONSOR:     UCLA Fowler Museum

INFO:             310-825-4361, fowler.ucla.edu

 

MOLAA at Twenty: 1996-2016

 

The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) celebrates its 20th anniversary with its largest comprehensive Permanent Collection exhibition to date. Learn about the Museum’s founding and be inspired by MOLAA’s Modern and Contemporary Latin American art collection. MOLAA at Twenty showcases founding collection highlights, its collections of new media, and art of the Latino diaspora that includes U.S. Latino and Chicano art.

 

WHEN:           Through January 1, 2017, 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

 

 

 

 

Public Artist, The Works of Sonia Romero with photography by Rafael Cardenas

 

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of Sonia Romero’s sold-out debut show at Avenue 50 Studio, the exhibition will take audiences behind the scenes to narrate the process behind her works. Selections from Romero’s original designs will give an inside look at her process from concept and design to fabrication and installation for public displays around the region. Local photographer, Rafael Cardenas is creating a new photo series for the exhibition to capture how the public interacts with Romero’s final pieces examining the role of public art in local communities.

 

WHEN:           Opening Night Reception September 10, 7:00 p.m., Gallery Hours: Tuesdays through Thursdays 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

SITE:               Avenue 50 Studio, 131 N. Avenue 50, Highland Park

COST:             Free

SPONSOR:     Avenue 50 Studio

INFO:             323-258-1435, avenue50studio.org


The Devil and Tomás Benditos:
 New Works by Sergio Teran

 

WHEN:           September 10 through October 1, Opening Night Reception September 10, 7:00 p.m., Gallery Hours: Tuesdays through Thursdays 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

SITE:               Avenue 50 Studio, 131 N. Avenue 50, Highland Park

COST:             Free

SPONSOR:     Avenue 50 Studio

INFO:             323-258-1435, avenue50studio.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 10 & 11, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

SITE:               El Pueblo Historical Monument, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, Los Angeles

COST:             Free

SPONSOR:  All Access Entertainment

INFO:             310-914-0015, www.allaccess.LA

 

Tiny Tots Playtime – Latino Heritage Month Special

 

Join the library for storytime sharing with bilingual Spanish folktale books and Spanish fingerplays and sons.

 

WHEN:           September 14, 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

SITE:               Eagle Rock Branch Library, 5027 Caspar Ave., Los Angeles

COST:             Free

SPONSOR:     Eagle Rock Branch Library

INFO:             323-258-8078, lapl.org

 

 

 

Kids Craft: Maracas

 

Kids of all ages are invited to create a maraca. The original Latin American maracas were made from hollow gourds filled with pebbles or seeds. These maracas will be crafted from a folded paper plates filled with dried beans.

 

WHEN:           September 15, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

SITE:               Malabar Branch Library, 2801 Wabash Ave., Los Angeles

COST:             Free

SPONSORS:   Malabar Branch Library

INFO:             323-263-1497, lapl.org

 

Latinos in Hollywood Photo Exhibit

 

Latinos have a long history in Hollywood. Latinos in Hollywood Exhibit honors the accomplishments of Latinos in film and television throughout the Hollywood’s history.

 

WHEN:           September 15 through October 15, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays

SITE:               Plaza de la Raza, 3540 N. Mission Rd., Los Angeles

COST:             Free

SPONSORS:   Jarritos, Boston Beer, The Los Angeles Dodgers, Loteria Grill, Hoy, El Aviso, Del Real, Angry Orchard, Los Angeles World Airports, El Aviso Magazine, Department of Recreation & Parks, LAUSD Board Member Monica Garcia, Los Angeles Public Library, The Port of Los Angeles, Councilmember Jose Huizar, Mayor Eric Garcetti

INFO:             323-254-2020, www.latinoheritage.la

 

Cesar Chavez

 

Screening of the movie Cesar Chavez (2013) PG13, starring Michael Peña, America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson, and John Malkovich. Cesar Chavez inspired millions of people from all walks of life to fight for social justice.

 

WHEN:           September 16, 3:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

SITE:               Malabar Branch Library, 2801 Wabash Ave., Los Angeles

COST:             Free

SPONSOR:     Malabar Branch Library

INFO:             323-263-1497, lapl.org

 

Latino LA Festival

 

Latino LA Festival is a family-friendly festival that encourages and enriches the local community through the celebration of Latino culture. The community can enjoy performances from Aztec dancers, Brazilian Capoeira dancers as well as traditional and contemporary art displays.

 

WHEN:           September 16, 4:00 p.m.

SITE:               Wilmington Waterfront Park, Wilmington

COST:             Free

SPONSORS:   Jarritos, Boston Beer, The Los Angeles Dodgers, Loteria Grill, Hoy, El Aviso, Del Real, Angry Orchard, Los Angeles World Airports, El Aviso Magazine, Department of Recreation & Parks, LAUSD Board Member Monica Garcia, Los Angeles Public Library, The Port of Los Angeles, Councilmember Jose Huizar, Mayor Eric Garcetti

INFO:             323-254-2020, www.latinoheritage.la

 

Art in the Style of Gustavo Ortiz

 

Teens are invited to join the library for an afternoon exploring the style of Argentinian-born and Chilean-based artist Gustavo Ortiz. Art supplies and instruction will be provided.

 

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

 

El Grito

 

El Grito de Dolores marks the beginning of the Mexican War of Independence and is celebrated each year on September 15th. For more than twenty years, the celebration of El Grito has been sponsored by the City of Los Angeles. This celebration entertains residents and televisions viewers with a reenactment of the historic cry and bell ringing, and features live musical entertainment on the historic steps of City Hall.

 

WHEN:           September 16, 5:00 p.m.

SITE:               Los Angeles City Hall, 200 N. Spring St., Downtown Los Angeles

COST:             Free

SPONSORS:   Jarritos, Mega 96.3, Boston Beer, The Los Angeles Dodgers, Loteria Grill, Hoy, El Aviso, Del Real, Angry Orchard, Los Angeles World Airports, El Aviso Magazine, Department of Recreation & Parks, LAUSD Board Member Monica Garcia, Los Angeles Public Library, The Port of Los Angeles, Councilmember Jose Huizar, Mayor Eric Garcetti

INFO:             323-254-2020, latinoheritage.la

 

Hispanic Heritage Festival

 

Join the City of Inglewood in recognizing the contributions made by Hispanic and Latino Americans by celebrating their rich heritage and culture. The festival includes live entertainment, carnival style games, arts and crafts, vendor and information booths, as well as a classic car show.

 

WHEN:           September 17, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

SITE:               Crozier Middle School, 120 W. Regent St., Inglewood

COST:             Free

SPONSOR:     City of Inglewood

INFO:             310-412-8750, www.cityofinglewood.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Viva el Tequila!

 

Celebrate the history & tradition of tequila while indulging in an unlimited sampling of blanco, reposado and añejo tequilas accompanied by delicious Mexican food. Also explore the world of Mezcal and learn the difference between these two popular Mexican spirits.

 

WHEN:           September 17, 7:00 p.m.

SITE                Museum of Latin American Art, 628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach

COST:             $60 General Admission, $50 Museum Members

SPONSOR:     Museum of Latin American Art

INFO:             562-437-1689, www.molaa.org

 

Artventure Sunday: Target Free Sundays@MOLAA

 

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and see the exhibition catch Artists Assemble!

on its closing day!

 

WHEN:           September 18, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

SITE                Museum of Latin American Art, 628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach

COST:             Free

SPONSOR:     Museum of Latin American Art

INFO:             562-437-1689, www.molaa.org

 

Papel Picado

 

Join the library for papel picado banner making. Come learn the history of this beautiful Mexican art that has been around for generations.

 

WHEN:           September 19, 4:00 p.m.

SITE:               Pacoima Branch Library, 13605 Van Nuys Blvd., Pacoima

COST:             Free

SPONSOR:     Pacoima Branch Library

INFO:             818-899-5203, lapl.org

 

Afterschool Storytime

 

Honor Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, at a Frida themed storytime. Followed by a self-portrait family art and craft activity.

 

WHEN:           September 20, 2:30 p.m.

SITE:               Echo Park Branch Library, 1410 W. Temple St., Los Angeles

COST:             Free

SPONSOR:     Echo Park Branch Library

INFO:             213-250-7808, lapl.org/branches/echo-park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Two Inventors Ochoa

 

Discover two inventors who not only share the same Latin American heritage but the same last name. Kids will create flying machines as they learn about Victor Ochoa, who invented types of windmills and airplanes, as well as first Hispanic astronaut, Ellen Ochoa.

 

WHEN:           September 20, 4:00 p.m.

SITE:               Mar Vista Branch Library, 12006 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles

COST:             Free

SPONSOR:     Mar Vista Branch Library

INFO:             310-390-3454, lapl.org

 

INCA, the Peruvian Ensemble

 

The Peruvian Ensemble will play traditional music from Peru for the entire family.

 

WHEN:           September 20, 4:30 p.m.

SITE:               Palms-Rancho Park Branch Library, 2920 Overland Ave., Los Angeles

COST:             Free

SPONSOR:     Palms-Rancho Park Branch Library

INFO:             310-840-2142, lapl.org

 

Fiesta Storytime

 

A fun preschool storytime event filled with stories and songs that help kids learn about and enjoy Hispanic cultures. Children will also get to make mini sombreros and maracas.

 

WHEN:           September 21, 10:30 a.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

 

Decorate Your Own Mexican Sugar Skull

 

Decorate your own sugar skulls with us to celebrate Latino Heritage Month and Dia de Los Muertos. All supplies will be provided. Registration is recommended.

 

WHEN:           September 21, 4:00 p.m.

SITE:               Echo Park Branch Library, 1410 W. Temple St., Los Angeles

COST:             Free

SPONSOR:     Echo Park Branch Library

INFO:             213-250-7808, lapl.org/branches/echo-park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decorating Sugar Skulls

 

Come celebrate Latino Heritage Month at the Sunland-Tujunga Branch Library. Participants will be decorating sugar skulls.

WHEN:           September 22, 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

 

 

Latin American Heritage Celebration

 

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

 

WHEN:           September 23, 1:30 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

 

 

Life of Mexican Artist Frida Kahlo

 

Enjoy the Fast Film Friday series, featuring the biography of famous Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.

 

WHEN:           September 23, 2:00 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

 

 

Craft Club: Papel Picado

 

Papel Picado (cut paper) banners are used throughout Mexico to decorate for special occasions, like festivals and weddings. Join Mónica Carrillo as she leads participants in designing and cutting their own papel picado!

 

WHEN:           September 23, 7:00 p.m.

SITE                Museum of Latin American Art, 628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach

COST:             $15 General Admission, $10 Museum Members

SPONSOR:     Museum of Latin American Art

INFO:             562-437-1689, www.molaa.org

 

 

 

 

 

135th 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 24, 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, culturela.org

 

 

Library Fiesta

 

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with stories, songs, activities, and more!

 

WHEN:           September 24, 2:00 p.m.

SITE:               Central Library, 630 W. Fifth St., Downtown Los Angeles

COST:             Free

SPONSOR:     Central Library

INFO:             213-228-7250, lapl.org

 

 

Peruvian Music

 

The group INCA will present the music and culture of Peru through a demonstration of the unique musical instruments found in the country.

 

WHEN:           September 24, 3:30 p.m.

SITE:               Granada Hills Branch Library, 10640 Petit Ave., Granada Hills

COST:             Free

SPONSOR:     Granada Hills Branch Library, Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

INFO:             818-368-5687, lapl.org

 

 

Author Talk and Poetry Reading with Luis Rodriguez

 

Luis Rodriguez, Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, shares intimate poems and stories from his own life, including his own experience as a gang member and addiction to drugs, to illustrate the odyssey in everyone’s struggle to find “home.”

 

WHEN:           September 24, 4:00 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

 

 

 

 

 

Baja Splash Cultural Festival

 

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Aquarium’s 14th Annual Baja Splash 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 24 & 25, 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

 

 

Stadium Express Fiesta

 

Latino Heritage L.A. is throwing a fiesta for Dodger Stadium Express riders at Los Angeles Union Station. Our Fiesta includes a variety of fun activities like music and prizes.

 

WHEN:           September 24 & 25, 10:30 p.m.

SITE:               Los Angeles Union Station, 800 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles

COST:             Free

SPONSORS:   Jarritos, Mega 96.3, Boston Beer, The Los Angeles Dodgers, Loteria Grill, Hoy, El Aviso, Del Real, Angry Orchard, Los Angeles World Airports, El Aviso Magazine, Department of Recreation & Parks, LAUSD Board Member Monica Garcia, Los Angeles Public Library, The Port of Los Angeles, Councilmember Jose Huizar, Mayor Eric Garcetti

INFO:             323-254-2020, latinoheritage.la

 

 

40th 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. Ongoing tours of the Watts Towers will be offered throughout the day.

 

WHEN:           September 25, 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sugar Skulls

 

Celebrate the arts of Mexico while decorating your own sugar skull.

 

WHEN:           September 27, 4:00 p.m.

SITE:               Pacoima Branch Library, 13605 Van Nuys Blvd., Pacoima

COST:             Free

SPONSOR:     Pacoima Branch Library

INFO:             818-899-5203, lapl.org

 

OCTOBER

 

Nkame: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón

 

The Fowler Museum is pleased to present Nkame, the first solo museum exhibition in the United States dedicated to the work of Belkis Ayón (1967 – 1999), the late Cuban visual artist who mined the founding myth of the Afro-Cuban fraternal society Abakuá to create an independent and powerful visual iconography. Ayón was known for her signature technique of collography, a printing process in which a variety of materials of various textures and absorbencies are collaged onto a cardboard matrix and then run through a press with paper. Her deliberately austere palette of shades and subtle tones of black, white, and grey added an air of mystery to her narratives, many of which were produced at a very large scale by joining multiple printed sheets. For a black Cuban woman, both her ascendency in the contemporary printmaking world and her investigation of a powerful all-male brotherhood were notable and bold. This exhibition covers a wide range of her graphic production from 1984 until her untimely passing. Nkame, a word synonymous with “greeting” and “praise” in the language of Abakuá, is a posthumous tribute to the artist as well as a sweeping overview of her most fertile period of artistic creativity.

WHEN:           October 2 through February 12, 2017, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.; Thursdays 12:00 noon – 8:00 p.m.

SITE:               Fowler Museum at UCLA, W. Sunset Blvd. and Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles

COST:             Free

SPONSOR:     UCLA Fowler Museum

INFO:             310-825-4361, fowler.ucla.edu

 

Latino Heritage Month Arts & Craft

 

Join the library for some arts and crafts for kids celebrating Latino Heritage Month.

 

WHEN:           October 3, 3:30 p.m.

SITE:               Edendale Branch Library, 2011 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles

COST:             Free

SPONSOR:     Edendele Branch Library

INFO:             213-207-3000, lapl.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Club de Lectores

 

Join the library for a meeting at the language book club.

 

WHEN:           October 4 & 18, 6:30 p.m.

SITE:               Arroyo Seco Branch Library, 6145 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles

COST:             Free

SPONSOR:     Arroyo Seco Branch Library

INFO:             323-255-0537, www.lapl.org

 

 

 

Fiesta Flowers and Paper Creations

 

Teens, tweens, kids, and families are welcome to come and make a variety of decorative paper crafts. The program will be fusing the traditional paper arts of Hispanic and Japanese cultures. Create beautiful tissue paper flowers, origami, and more!

 

WHEN:           October 6, 4:00 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

 

 

Sugar Skull Decorating

 

Come decorate a sugar skull with glitter, sequins, feathers, and foil. All supplies will be provided. This workshop is for children, teens, and adults.

 

WHEN:           October 6, 4:00 p.m.

SITE:               Studio City Branch Library, 12511 Moorpark St., Studio City

COST:             Free

SPONSOR:     Studio City Branch Library

INFO:             818-755-7873, lapl.org

 

Noche at the Library

 

In partnership with the Los Angeles Public Library, Latino Heritage LA will host our first Noche at the Library. This is an adult only event that will feature cocktails and reading by Latino authors in celebration of Latino Heritage Month.

 

WHEN:           October 6, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

SITE:               Los Angeles Public Library, 630 W. 5th St., Downtown Los Angeles

COST:             Free

SPONSORS:   Jarritos, Boston Beer, The Los Angeles Dodgers, Loteria Grill, Hoy, El Aviso, Del Real, Angry Orchard, Los Angeles World Airports, El Aviso Magazine, Department of Recreation & Parks, LAUSD Board Member Monica Garcia, Los Angeles Public Library, The Port of Los Angeles, Councilmember Jose Huizar, Mayor Eric Garcetti

 

INFO:             323-254-2020, latinoheritage.la

 

Don Quijote, el Hombre de La Mancha

 

Enjoy the national premiere of Dale Wasserman’s best known musical work based on Cervantes’ classic book “Don Quixote de La Mancha.” This is a masterpiece that offers a closer vision of one of the most iconic characters of literature and his universal message of idealism and kindness. A Spanish language premiere with English supertitle.

 

WHEN:           October 7 – 16, Fridays 8:00 p.m., Saturdays 4:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m., Sundays 3:00 p.m.

SITE:               Plaza de La Raza, 3345 N. Mission Rd., Los Angeles

COST:             Free

SPONSORS:   Wells Fargo/ City National Bank, California Community foundation, City of Los

Angeles

INFO:             213-437-0500, www.bfatheatre.org

 

 

Muñecas de Trapo and History of Corn

 

Join the library in celebrating Latino Heritage Month. Make your own Muñecas de Trapo and learn about the history of corn. A perfect program for the whole family!

 

WHEN:           October 8, 2:00 p.m.

SITE:               Canoga Park Branch Library, 20939 Sherman Way, Canoga Park

COST:             Free

SPONSOR:     Canoga Park Branch Library

INFO:             818-887-0320, lapl.org/branches/canoga-park

 

 

Tex-Mex Rockin’ Movie: La Bamba

 

Lou Diamond Phillips plays legendary 1950s rocker Ritchie Valens, in this biopic that turned a new generation on to the influential Tex-Mex rock. Additional music is provided by Los Lobos, a band with musical roots linked to Valens and other Mexican influences.

 

WHEN:           October 8, 3:00 p.m.

SITE:               Playa Vista Branch Library, 6400 Playa Vista Dr., Los Angeles

COST:             Free

SPONSOR:     Playa Vista Branch Library

INFO:             310-437-6680, lapl.org

 

Latino Heritage Month Teen Trivia Competition

 

Join the library for a fun-filled trivia competition celebrating Latino Heritage Month.

Refreshments will be served and there will be prizes!

 

WHEN:           October 11, 4:00 p.m.

SITE:               Edendale Branch Library, 2011 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles

COST:             Free

SPONSOR:     Edendele Branch Library

INFO:             213-207-3000, lapl.org

Create Papel Picado

 

Kids of all ages are invited to create papel picado. This Mexican folk craft is made out of paper cut into elaborate designs. The designs are commonly cut from tissue paper using a guide and small chisels.

 

WHEN:           October 13, 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

 

A Taste of Xocolatl

 

The second annual Taste of Xocolatl will bring together chocolate lovers from around Southern California for an unprecedented chocolate-filled night.

 

WHEN:           October 13, 4:00 p.m.

SITE:               Union Station, 800 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles

COST:             Free

SPONSORS:   Jarritos, Mega 96.3, Boston Beer, The Los Angeles Dodgers, Loteria Grill, Hoy, El Aviso, Del Real, Angry Orchard, Los Angeles World Airports, El Aviso Magazine, Department of Recreation & Parks, LAUSD Board Member Monica Garcia, Los Angeles Public Library, The Port of Los Angeles, Councilmember Jose Huizar, Mayor Eric Garcetti

INFO:             323-254-2020, www.latinoheritage.la

 

 

Meet the Author: Gustavo Arellano

 

Gustavo Arellano, a nationally syndicated columnist and best-selling author, will host a

one-hour lecture revolving around current events, the transformative political climate,

and the role he has played as editor of O.C. Weekly.

 

WHEN:           October 15, 3:00 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

 

 

Latino Crafts for Kids

 

Join the library family to make Latino crafts for kids. Activities will include making maracas, decorating piñatas, painting ceramics, making flowers, bracelet weaving, drawing quilt patterns, and sharing hands-on art pieces created by parents.

 

WHEN:           October 20, 4:00 p.m.

SITE:               Vernon Branch Library, 4504 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles

COST:             Free

SPONSOR:     Vernon Branch Library

INFO:             323-234-9106, lapl.org

Sugar Skull Decorating

 

Come decorate a sugar skull with glitter, sequins, feathers, and foil. All supplies will be provided. This workshop is for children, teens, and adults.

 

WHEN:           October 20, 4:00 p.m.

SITE:               Van Nuys Branch Library, 6250 Sylmar Ave., Mall, Van Nuys

COST:             Free

SPONSOR:     Van Nuys Branch Library

INFO:             818-756-8453, lapl.org

 

 

Bilingual Storytime with Arts and Crafts

 

Enjoy 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

 

 

Perfectly Petrifying Paper Crafts

 

Come and have a “spooktacular” time and create a variety of wonderfully ghoulish creations for the season of scary, Dia de los Muertos masks, creepy tissue paper flowers, and haunted candy stash houses.

 

WHEN:           October 25, 3:00 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

 

 

Sugar Skulls

 

Celebrate Latino Heritage Month with sugar skulls! Snacks and all craft materials will be provided. Designed for ages 11 to 19.

 

WHEN:           October 25, 4:15 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

 

 

 

 

Day of the Dead – Novenario Procession

 

As part of the Day of the Dead celebration, join a Pre-Colombian Novenario procession and blessing 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:             213-625-7074, www.olveraevents.com

 

Creepy Fun Storytime

 

Get ready to share some stories during the Little Tokyo Branch Library’s preschool storytime that help us see how different cultures celebrate this time of the year. Children will get to make their very own colorful masks for Dia de los Muertos.

 

WHEN:           October 26, 10:30 a.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

 

Stories and Crafts

 

Children will hear stories and learn about Dia de los Muertos and will make Mexican calaveras arts and crafts.

 

WHEN:           October 26, 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

 

 

Juárez: A Documentary Mythology

 

Led by Artistic Director, Rubén Polendo (born and raised in Juárez), Theater Mitu creates a map of El Paso, incorporating verbatim transcripts and a deep investment in the voice of the El Paso community. Company members act as witnesses to memory and myth, and as the many stories from this polemic border.

 

WHEN:           October 27 through November 13, Thursdays – Saturdays 8:00 p.m., Sundays 3:00 p.m.

SITE:               Los Angeles Theatre Center, Theater 1, 514 S. Spring St., Downtown Los Angeles

COST:             $32 – $38

SPONSORS:   NEFA, WESTAF, NEA, Department of Cultural Affairs

INFO:             866-811-4111, thelatc.org

 

 

Dia de los Muertos

 

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos at the Los Angeles Public Library. All families are welcome to learn about the true meaning of the Day of the Dead through storytelling, face painting, and Piñata making.

 

WHEN:           October 29, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

SITE:               Los Angeles Public Library, 630 W. 5th St., Downtown Los Angeles

COST:             Free

SPONSORS:   Jarritos, Mega 96.3, Boston Beer, The Los Angeles Dodgers, Loteria Grill, Hoy, El Aviso, Del Real, Angry Orchard, Los Angeles World Airports, El Aviso Magazine, Department of Recreation & Parks, LAUSD Board Member Monica Garcia, Los Angeles Public Library, The Port of Los Angeles, Councilmember Jose Huizar, Mayor Eric Garcetti

INFO:             323-254-2020, latinoheritage.la

 

Dia de los Muertos

 

Come and celebrate Latino Heritage Month at the El Sereno Branch Library. Make your own sugar skulls for Dia de los Muertos. All supplies are included. Open to all ages.

 

WHEN:           October 29, 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

 

Dia de los Muertos Party

 

Come to the library and celebrate Dia de los Muertos. The event includes mariachi music, calaveras crafts, face painting, Mexican cocoa, and pan dulce. There will be lots of spooky, fun festivities. Wear your Halloween costume to the library!

 

WHEN:           October 29, 2:00 p.m.

SITE:               Sunland-Tujunga Branch Library, 7771 Foothill Blvd., Tujunga

COST:             Free

SPONSOR:     Sunland-Tujunga Branch Library

INFO:             818-352-4481, lapl.org

 

Sugar Skulls

 

Come and decorate sugar skulls. The event is open to adults, teens, and kids.

 

WHEN:           October 29, 3:00 p.m.

SITE:               Los Angeles Central Library, Rotunda, 630 W. 5th St., Downtown Los Angeles

COST:             Free

SPONSOR:     Los Angeles Central Library

INFO:             213-228-7000, lapl.org

 

 

 

 

Kid’s Science: Windmills

 

Learn about and create your own windmill, just like the kind invented by Latino inventor Victor Ochoa.

 

WHEN:           September 29, 4:00 p.m.

SITE:               Westwood Branch Library, 1246 Glendon Ave., Los Angeles

COST:             Free

SPONSOR:     Westwood Branch Library

INFO:             310-474-1739, lapl.org

 

16th 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 29, 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, culturela.org

 

Fiesta de los Muertos Weekend Festival

 

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

 

WHEN:           October 29 & 30, 11:00 a.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, elpueblo.lacity.org , olveraevents.com

 

Día de los Muertos

 

Mercado La Paloma invites you to celebrate Día de los Muertos through art, food, and cultural events.

 

WHEN:           October 30, 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.

SITE:               Mercado La Paloma, 3655 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles

COST:             Free

SPONSOR:     Esperanza Community Housing

INFO              esperanzacommunityhousing.org

 

NOVEMBER

 

10th Annual Día de los Muertos Celebration

 

Join Sun Valley Youth Arts Center for a fun filled evening of art workshops, a 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, culturela.org

 

Dia de los Muertos

 

Celebrate Day of the Dead my making your own Dia de los Muertos photo frame to honor your loved ones.

 

WHEN:           November 1, Call for times

SITE:               Malabar Branch Library, 2801 Wabash Ave., Los Angeles

COST:             Free

SPONSORS:   Malabar Branch Library

INFO:             323-263-1497, lapl.org

 

Club de Lectores

 

Join the library for a meeting at the language book club.

 

WHEN:           November 1 & 15, 6:30 p.m.

SITE:               Arroyo Seco Branch Library, 6145 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles

COST:             Free

SPONSOR:     Arroyo Seco Branch Library

INFO:             323-255-0537, lapl.org

 

Dia de los Muertos

 

Celebrate the joyous tradition of Mexico’s Day of the Dead 24th Street style, with music, dance, homemade tamales, face painting, craft booths, and a graveyard where families can make their own altars for their departed loved ones.

 

WHEN:           November 2, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

SITE:               24th Street Theatre, Hoover and 24th St., Los Angeles

COST:             Free

SPONSOR:     City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

INFO:             213-745-6516, 24thstreet.org/dia-de- los-muertos/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Woodlawn Cemetery Día de los Muertos

 

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 5, 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.

SITE:               Woodlawn Cemetery, 1847 14th St., Santa Monica

COST: Free

SPONSOR:     City of Santa Monica

INFO:             smgov.net/dia

 

16th Annual Main Street Canoga Park 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 held throughout the day in historic Downtown Canoga Park, recipient of the All-American City Award. The festival will 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 6, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

SITE:               Sherman Way between Canoga Ave. & Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park

COST:             Free

SPONSORS: Main Street Canoga Park, Canoga Park Chamber of Commerce

INFO:             818-884-4222, canogaparkcal.com

 

On Writing to Heal: A Reading & Panel

 

Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin, author of Mi Amor: A Memoir, moderates a panel on writing to heal, including local authors reading their own personal stories in poetry and prose. In particular, the writers will address the grief brought on by memory loss or the loss of memory of loved ones.

 

WHEN:           November 6, 4:00 p.m.

SITE:               Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Canada

COST:             Free

SPONSOR:     Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse

INFO:             818-790-0717

 

 

Tex-Mex Rockin’ Movie: Selena

 

Jennifer Lopez plays Selena Quintanilla, who was a major figure in Tejano music, a Grammy-winning recording artist, and a beloved star in the American Southwest and Mexico.

 

WHEN:           November 12, 3:00 p.m.

SITE:               Playa Vista Branch Library, 6400 Playa Vista Dr., Los Angeles

COST:             Free

SPONSOR:     Playa Vista Branch Library

INFO:             310-437-6680, lapl.org

The Latina Christmas Special

 

Back by popular demand, The Latina Christmas Special returns to the LATC this holiday

season! You thought your holidays with the family were dramatic? Try these three hilarious,

touching and surprisingly personal stories of holidays past told by acclaimed Latina comedians.

 

WHEN:           November 17 through December 18, Thursdays – Saturdays 8:00 p.m., Sundays 3:00 p.m.

SITE:               Los Angeles Theatre Center, Theater 4, 514 S. Spring St., Downtown Los Angeles

COST:             $24 – $32

SPONSORS:   City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, LA County Arts Commission

INFO:             866-811-4111, thelatc.org

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26th Annual Mariachi Festival

 

The 26th Annual Mariachi Festival will celebrate the diversity of the Los Angeles mariachi community with a stellar line-up of musical ensembles that truly reflect the rainbow kaleidoscope of cultures, histories, and ethnicities. The festival is the oldest and the only free mariachi extravaganza in Los Angeles. There will be arts activities, photo opportunities, art exhibitions, delicious food, and information booths.

WHEN:           November 20, 10:00 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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