Día de los Muertos at Olvera Street:
What do we do after the world ends? For the people at this outpost in post-apocalyptic Los Angeles, the answer is simple, survive. Participants enter this immersive and interactive experience as refugees of the apocalypse, making a rest stop on their way to New Babylon, the last bastion of civilization in this post-apocalyptic world. However, a sudden murder throws the outpost into chaos and puts them in the crosshairs of a powerful entity. With several characters vying for leadership and…
Lula Washington Dance Theatre performs Tribute to Pharoah Sanders by Lula Washington; Nina Simone Suite by Lula &dancers; Folk Dance by Donald Byrd; Pages From Negro History composed by William Grant Still. Excerpts from Today by Lula Washington.
In a nearly abandoned Catholic monastery, a man shot through the heart disrupts the lives of a small group of Brothers. “The Travelers” explores brown men seeking connection and heart in California’s Central Valley. In the original voice of the Latinx/Latiné world, Alfaro’s writing breaks through religious dogma, recognizes cultural connections, and offers solace for communal souls. Thursdays – Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., Sundays at 4:00 p.m.
Download our free digital Día de los Muertos activity book and build your own paper ofrenda activity. The “Mi Ofrenda” activity illustrated by Cynthia Navarro is a fun activity to teach your children about the significance of this holiday and special season. Download the Ofrenda base and page with graphics, then print them out. Next, color your images and cut out sections with scissors to assemble on your ofrenda!
This is an in-depth history of the Los Angeles neighborhood from early contact between Spanish colonizers and native Californians to the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, the hunt for hidden Communists among the Jewish population, negotiating citizenship and belonging among Latino migrants and Mexican American residents, and beyond. The residents of Boyle Heights have maintained remarkable solidarity across racial and ethnic lines, acting as a unified polyglot community even as their tribulations have become more explicitly racial…