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Form and Function in the Ancient Americas:
LA Plaza Cocina is a unique space that honors the history and diversity of Mexican cuisine. It displays and traces the history of Mexico’s food and cooking culture from its indigenous roots of the Mesoamerican era to its contemporary adaptations. This t exhibition allows the community to participate by presenting family heirlooms focusing on utensils, recipes, and dishes related to Mexican and Mexican American cuisine.
Recetario para la Memoria is a photographic and literary project compiling the favorite dishes and recipes of the missing people in Mexico, whose families keep their memories alive by generously sharing their stories with me. This project emerged to accomplish several objectives: to produce a cookbook collection of homestyle recipes, to give presence to those who were forcefully disappeared, and to provide funds for families searching for truth and justice.
Enjoy a full month of African-American culture this February for Black History Month! Every Sunday, for 2 hours starting at 2 pm, Founder and industry choreographer KARA MACK will teach a workshop in honor of three particular dance/music cultures from African-Americans: Hip-Hop (90’s Only!), Majorette +Drum Major Vibes, Flag-Work, and Steppin. If you have never experienced this, you should be there; and for those of you who have, join the fun and let the nostalgia of it all put some…
In “Tacos La Brooklyn,” Chino, a Korean American, seeks to expand his taco stand into a restaurant. Accused of cultural appropriation, he must prove his cultural authenticity to a diverse Los Angeles community while navigating gentrification. This multilingual drama explores the complexities of cultural appreciation versus appropriation in a vibrant City of Angels. Thursdays – Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., Sundays at 4:00 p.m.
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.