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NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) hosts its November Monthly Film Festival powered by Seed&Spark and made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA). The month’s line-up includes highlights from indigenous filmmakers from around the world with an InFocus: Indigenous Cinema program, a collection of youth-made films in community partnership with Kids in the Spotlight, an international shorts program entitled “Mortal Bodies,” and Los Angeles local thriller “Blinders” by director Tyler Savage.…
Join us! ¡acompáñenos! Angels Gate Cultural Center is now offering monthly Family Art Workshops! All are welcome. Art activities for kids and adults, ages 1 to 101! Angels Gate Cultural Center ofrece Talleres de Arte mensuales para familias! Todos son bienvenidos. Actividades para niños y adultos, desde un 1 año de edad hasta los 100! Sign up today! Register on eventbrite, and you will receive the Zoom link and a list of supplies prior to the event. Inscribese en el…
Artists in the Studio is a series of virtual talks with local artists in the studio describing their creative process. Gabriel Ortiz is a Puerto Rico-born Los Angeles painter who will discuss Christmaking-his life and concerns refracted through Christian lore with artist Leslie Diller Zollo. Come join us! November 22nd, 2020@ 2 PM FREE Please rsvp email@example.com and a zoom meeting link will be sent with your confirmation. About the Lankershim Arts Center: The Historic Lankershim Arts Center is an…
Zoom art workshop Embroider illustrative motifs with various techniques and stitches to tell your story.
The Latino Theater Company presents online readings of eight new plays by Los Angeles-based playwrights in this Friday evening weekly series. Plays are selected to reflect the full range of diverse communities and life in Los Angeles. A new play will be presented each week. Each play will be available for viewing for 10 days October 2 , 9, 16, 23,and 30 November 6, 13, and 20
Leimert Park Village has a long history of being the center of African American arts and culture. The village is inviting the public on the last Sunday of each month to share a day of art exhibitions, music, fashion, food, drumming, spoken word, and local shopping. Throughout the day, cultural spaces, artist studios, and storefronts will also have offerings ranging from free computer seminars and specialty vendors to film screenings, youth theater performances, and live bands.
Loosen up your strokes and learn the art of expressive mark-making with Sumi in this 3-session workshop.
Teaching Artist and award-winning commercial photographer, Michael Going leads a dynamic workshop investigating the stories behind famous photographs to inspire budding photographers. Prior photography experience is highly recommended. All enrollment is through Eventbrite! Last day to register is November 30th! “Inspiration from Great Photographs” with Michael Going Two-Day Workshop: Dec. 1 & 10, 2020 4 PM – 5:30 PM Ages: 13 – 17 Max. 10 students Fee: FREE First day to sign up is November 11th If you have any…
Son Jarocho Narratives: A Focus on Oral Histories from Veracruz & the U.S. Narraciones del Son Jarocho: Un Enfoque en las Narraciones Orales de veracruz y los Estados Unidos Date: Tuesday/Martes, December 1, 2020, 5pm – 6:30pm PST Special Guests/Invitados Especiales: Laura Cambron & Jaime Garza from the son Jarocho group “Ida y Vuelta,” Maya Fernandez of Los Jarochicanos, & Gina Pacheco Hosted by/Conducido por: Federico Zúñiga, Angela Flores, & César Castro (Jarochelo) Live/En Vivo: https://www.youtube.com/CESARCASTROjarochelo Join LHYAC as we…
Join the conversation with Peggy Reavey and guest artists Maggie Lowe Tennesen, Marie Thibeault and Ann Weber on Tuesday, December 1st, 6:30 – 8:00pm. Studio Soup is a quarterly series of candid conversations about process, featuring guest artists who share their experience and practice. Artist Peggy Reavey hosts this closer look at the unique ways artists move from original impulse to finished piece – how their work comes to be. This virtual event is free but registration is required. Register…
“This workshop is an introduction to healthy vocal production techniques. Students will learn 2 songs from the common repertoire by rote. Classes include group instruction, virtual in-class performance, instructor feedback, and peer feedback. Culminates in a private recital on the last day. All enrollment is through Eventbrite! Last day to register is November 30th! Beginning Voice” with Vera Lugo Three-Day Workshop: Dec. 2, 9, & 16 2020 4 PM – 5 PM Ages: 8 – 12 Max. 8 students Fee:…
Students will explore ways to achieve a wide range of effects and gain confidence in their abilities.
BLOOD/SUGAR Trailer created, directed, and performed by Diana Wyenn written by Diana Wyenn and Guy Zimmerman After more than a decade of living with Type 1 Diabetes, I have turned all my skills as a storyteller toward creating a theatrical response that dispels the lies, mystery, and shame surrounding diabetes in all its forms. Blood/Sugar, is an evening-length solo performance about diabetes that uses contemporary theater to explore the realities of this growing epidemic and challenge the binary of…
Join NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) for a conversation with William Morris Endeavor (WME) agent Matthew Baskharoon. We will discuss representation for documentary filmmakers, the current documentary landscape, both for film and series and the packaging and pitching of documentary projects. This discussion will be Moderated by NFMLA Board Member, Filmmaker and TV Director Varda Bar-Kar (director of Fandango at the Wall, HBO’s new documentary executive produced by Quincy Jones and Carlos Santana). For more information and tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nfmla-panel-william-morris-endeavor-wme-on-documentary-filmmaking-tickets-130784829947
NewFilmmakers Los Angeles presents a virtual edition of its annual line-up of Documentary films with DocuSlate on December 4th and 5th, 2020, powered by Seed&Spark. The event will include virtual screenings, filmmaker Q&A’s and industry panels. The films programmed include a selection of international features and short documentaries across six programs. An All-Access Pass is $30 and provides access to all films, industry panels, filmmaker Q&As and networking rooms. Single program tickets are $10 per film program. Catch great films,…
Big Read: Poetry in the Heights Open Mic Night Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020, 5 pm – 7 pm PST Hosted by Mr. Bobby Gordon & Music By DJ Tosstones Live on Instagram: @dca.lhyac Calling all poets, spoken word artists, singers, musicians, dancers, actors, artists of all kinds! We are excited to invite you all to LHYAC’s 2nd Instagram Live Big Read: Poetry in the Heights Open Mic Night on Saturday, December 5, at 5 pm PST, with Teaching Artists, Mr. Bobby as…
Grand Annex Livestream Evenings of Music & Wine pair musicians with wines from around the world. Tickets are available with or without a Concert Packages that includes two or four different bottles of wine and a snack. Wine Pull Raffle Tickets available at point of sale. Everyone wins a bottle, valued at $15 – $60. Try your luck! Enjoy select California wines and the music of SoCal favorites ANDY & RENEE, singing cover songs of California plus originals. Before and…
Teaching Artist Rolandas Dabrukas will take students on a journey into the world of bees using watercolor or markers. The workshop will inspire young students to express healthy and positive messages through their art. All enrollment is through Eventbrite! Last day to register is December 2nd! “SAVE THE BEE!” with Rolandas Dabrukas One-Day Workshop: Dec. 7, 2020 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Ages: 5 – 9 Max. 12 students Fee: $5.50 donation to BACSAC If you have any questions, feel…
Teaching Artist Rolandas Dabrukas will take students on a journey into the world of bees using watercolor or markers. The workshop inspires young students to express healthy and positive messages through their art. Ages: 5 – 9 Date: Monday, Dec. 7, 2020, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), with presenting partners Dutch Culture USA (Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in New York) and the Arab Film and Media Institute (AFMI) and programming partner SEE NL, co-host a virtual edition of the annual NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) Film Festival InFocus: Middle Eastern, Arab & Dutch Cinema program, powered by Seed&Spark. The weekend will feature an international lineup of films by talented emerging…
Join exhibition artists Sasha Bergstrom-Katz, William Camargo, Boz Garden, and Rachel Zaretsky for an introduction and conversation about their works in ARCHIVE MACHINES. This program is free and open to all. Advance registration is required. https://forms.gle/7BWegTLbHmiQa5zZ6
Virtual Re-Staging of Expansiveness: Changing Perspective (2020) and interview with company dancers Shelby Davis and Nicole Hagen
This virtual re-staging and livestreaming experience merges dance, architecture, and creative camera work for an engaging and captivating experience that amplifies the original 2018 performance. Ideas of projection, reflection, and revolution are revisited and Expansiveness is reimagined as audiences are led through and between the dancers movements, and the mind bending installation. In honor of National Women’s Equality Day, the performance created by an all female team, explores the potential of people recognizing a problem, considering solutions together, and collectively…
Ancient cultures used natural dyes to stain paper and clothes that depicted scenes from nature. Teaching Artist Rolandas Dabrukas will show young artists how to use household items such as coffee and tea to draw animals inspired from their imagination! All enrollment is through Eventbrite! Last day to register is December 9th! “Creating Art with Coffee & Tea” with Rolandas Dabrukas One-Day Workshop: Dec. 14, 2020 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Ages: 7 – 9 Max. 12 students Fee: $5.50…
Ancient cultures used natural dyes to stain paper and clothes that depicted scenes from nature. Teaching Artist Rolandas Dabrukas shows young artists how to use household items such as coffee and tea to draw animals inspired from their imagination! Ages: 7 – 9 Date: Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
In this all-inclusive watercolor class with teaching artist Aaron Donovan, we will work on paintings together as we follow simple rules and techniques to achieve finished studies. Each class will begin with a discussion about a technique we will be using and then we will apply it in a step by step demonstration to see how it helps us create a finished work. Watercolor can be challenging, so the goal of this workshop is to familiarize us with a few…
Tune in Dec. 14-17 to our 25th Anniversary musical celebration. Featuring Barbara Morrison & the Bu Crew, Robert Glasper & Terrace Martin and The Jazz Classics feat. Patrice Rushen w/Ernie Watts, Marvin “Smitty” Smith and Reggie Hamilton. City of Los Angeles residents can watch on LA Cityview Channel 35 (available on all service providers). Everyone can view the live stream at www.centralavejazzfest.com We will kick off the four days of programming by taking it back to where it all began with…
Mark Bradford’s 150 Portrait Tone, a mural-size composition that contains elements of both abstraction and realism, is based on an idea for a work that the artist conceived after the fatal shooting of Philando Castile by a police officer in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Fridays 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Latin American Cinemateca of Los Ángeles (LACLA) presents the 13th annual LACLA Student Film Festival
Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles (LACLA) presents the 13th annual LACLA Student Film Festival on Friday, December 18th. Due to the current COVID-19 health crisis, LACLA has decided to practice safe, social distancing by offering their selective student film festival for the first time free of charge in a virtual format. The festival will be available on the LACLA website at https://www.lacla.org/ as of December 18, 2020 and will remain on-line indefinitely. As a means of encouraging and celebrating…
LOS ANGELES INDIAN DANCE AND MUSIC FEST – UTSAV 2020 hosted by Soorya Foundation for performing arts. This virtual event will be telecast live on Facebook and YouTube on December 19th 2020 at 9am and 3 pm. The festival will feature award winning dance companies and dancers – Aparna Sindhoor, Sushma Mohan, Deepti Mukund, Seema Kasthuri, Nupur Dance Company, and Aishwarya Raman LIVE telecast on Soorya Arts Academy and www.youtube.com/sooryafoundation This festival is supported by Los Angeles County Department of…
Join us! ¡acompáñenos! Angels Gate Cultural Center is now offering monthly free Family Art Workshops! All are welcome. Art activities for kids and adults, ages 1 to 101! Angels Gate Cultural Center ofrece Talleres de Arte mensuales para familias! Todos son bienvenidos. Actividades para niños y adultos, desde un 1 año de edad hasta los 100! Sign up today! Register on eventbrite, to receive the Zoom link and a list of supplies prior to the event. Inscribese en el sitio…
Santa Cecilia Orchestra, located in Eagle Rock, has shifted our 2020 concert season to be enjoyed remotely. All of the concerts can be accessed free of charge and viewed in the comfort of your own home. We are live streaming these concerts on our Youtube channel, where you can chat with fellow audience members and enjoy the performances safely. Once a concert has been posted, it will remain accessible on our youtube. This will enable you to watch multiple times,…
An archival video showing of Latino Theater Company’s signature holiday pageant, La Virgen de Guadalupe, Dios Inantz . Adapted for the stage by Evelina Fernández from the mid-16th century text The Nican Mopohua and performed in Spanish with English subtitles, La Virgen is the City of L.A.’s largest theatrical holiday production with over 100 actors, singers, and indigenous Aztec dancers as well as children and seniors from the community. Join the tens of thousands who have become transfixed by the…
Whether it’s our reproductive or mental health, our relationship status or relationship with our bodies, women experience deeply rooted shame throughout our lives. Unlike guilt, which tells us we’ve done something wrong, shame makes us feel like we ARE something wrong. UNRAVEL takes an intimate look at these ideas and explores the process of confronting and releasing the shame and stigma surrounding our bodies, health, and relationships. How can we stop shaming and start embracing? Join MashUp for this emotionally…
Studying great photography can inspire your own practice. This course, with teaching artist Michael Going, will explore existing work from several categories of photography: street and photojournalism, portrait, still life, and those images that defy categorization. Students will be provided context and observations for the work followed by opportunities for group discussion and critique. Prior darkroom or digital photography experience recommended, or an interest in learning! This class meets 4 times on Zoom: Tue 12/8, 5:00 – 6:00 pm Tue…
Architecture studio CMLA and MashUp Contemporary Dance Company, in collaboration with the A+D Museum and HomeMake Labs, present Expansiveness: Changing perspective. This immersive performance evokes both spatial and social manifestations of expansiveness. The physical and projected environment is a design implementation of CMLA’s ongoing research project Architecture of Effortless Attention, through which the studio is investigating means and methods for producing qualities of mystery and novelty to promote psychological wellness. MashUp’s choreography brings the audience through a narrative of identifying…
Inspirarte Latinos is a space to narrate inspirational stories, that highlight the spirit of Latin talent. The photographer Gary Ferrer learned to see with the eyes of the heart, after meningitis took his sight, today he dedicates his time to his folkloric group where his students fill him with pride for their culture and love for the effort that he puts into life.
When Center Theatre Group’s Founding Artistic Director Gordon Davidson met with Luis Valdez to commission a play that was quintessentially Los Angeles—what came from their meeting redefined theatre history. When Luis Valdez’s Zoot Suit first premiered at the Mark Taper Forum in association with Teatro El Campesino in 1978, it made history as the first time a Chicano play had been given a mainstage production at the Taper.
Inspirarte Latinos is a space to narrate inspirational stories, that highlight the spirit of Latin talent. This episode we are going to share with you the impeccable and majestic work done by the artist Maricruz Shibaja, who tells stories through her canvas and her brushes and who leaves part of her culture impregnated in each brush of color.
El Pueblo Historical Monument is proud to present Storytelling Sessions. New storytelling sessions are added each week.
The Fowler collection contains over 800 ceramics from the Andes Region of South America ranging from approximately 100 to 800 C.E. These holdings include a comprehensive collection of pre-Columbian ceramics. The Fowler also possesses a cohesive collection of Guatemalan costumes; an extensive collection of Mexican clothing; textiles of Peru; and a comprehensive representation of field-collected market materials from Michoacán, Mexico.
Dan Guerrero brings his gift of gab to En Casa con LA Plaza in a bi-weekly series of live-streamed interviews. The outspoken and irreverent wit master will next banter with el unico, Edward James Olmos. The multi-award-winning actor, director, and producer is internationally renowned for his illustrious career.
Latino Conservation Week – is an annual initiative of the Hispanic Access Foundation showcasing outdoor engagement and conservation advocacy by Latinx communities. In celebration, we are partnering with Latino Outdoors to host a panel discussion recognizing the ways members of our LatinX communities engage with the outdoors and the field of conservation. Our panelists represent a wide array of voices including outdoor educators, organizers and conservationists.
PAPER CHILDREN / NIÑOS DE PAPEL explores America’s invisible refugee crisis through the eyes of one Miami family who navigates a broken system with unwavering resilience. Through it all, the family holds on to their faith and loving spirit—they’ve risked too much to give up hope.
NCA presents an exciting and colorful introduction to the music of Peru, featuring songs and rhythms from Inca, Criollo, and Afro-Peruvian extraction on ethnic woodwinds, strings, and percussion instruments. This LA Made program is part of the pre-festival programming for LA Libros Fest. Streaming live on Facebook and YouTube. ¡Te esperamos!
Luchita Hurtado, a multifaceted artist a passed away in July at the age of 99. Her career survey, Luchita Hurtado: I Live I Die I Will Be Reborn, opened at LACMA in February. This Conversation with Lucith Hurtado was organized in conjunction with her exhibition LACMA.
Inspirarte Latinos is a space to narrate inspirational stories, that highlight the spirit of Latin talent. We honor the work and music of the legendary Eydie Gormé, today we pay tribute with the bolero album NOSOTROS created by her son the musical composer David Lawrence who wishes that his mother be remembered as a pioneer of this musical genre in the United States.
Since moving to Los Angeles from Guatemala, Gaby Moreno has earned a Latin Grammy for Best New Artist, a Grammy nomination for her album Illusion, and an Emmy nomination for co-writing the Parks & Recreation theme song. Moreno also sings the theme song and voices a character on the Disney series, Elena of Avalor.
Four prominent local Chicano/a artists — Judithe Hernández, José Lozano, Miguel Angel Reyes, and Barbara Carrasco — created new murals adorning the new LA Plaza Village mixed-use complex in Downtown Los Angeles near the El Pueblo historic district. The new murals adorn four structures in LA Plaza Village. They are all located on Broadway between the Hollywood Freeway and Cesar Chavez Avenue.
Latino Outdoors (LO)proudly presents, Yo Cuento – a short documentary that was shot on location during the 2019 Latino Outdoors Leadership Campout. Despite the COVID19 pandemic, LO continues to inspire, connect, and engage Latinx communities and embrace cultura y familia as part of the outdoors narrative, ensuring our history, heritage, and leadership are valued and represented.
The collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum contains photography from its inception to the present day. Search their photography collections and you will find works by Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Graciela Iturbide, and Laura Aguilar, as well as other Latinx artists.
Exhibition and digital archive that presents the work of 120 women artists and collectives active in Latin America and the United States during a key period in Latin American history and the development of contemporary art.
For The Love of L.A. by Rafael Cardenas. is a collage of poetry, photography, and music created within this moment of social distancing and political uprising. Each poet offers a glimpse of places and memories that exemplify their slice of Los Angeles.
Download, print and color pages from the teachers at Plaza de la Raza, Manuel Lopez, David Flury, Jose Lozano, and Maricela Sosa.
America Madrigal-Herrera teaches folk art classes for ages 7-12 for Plaza de la Raza’s School of Performing and Visual Arts.
Inspirarte Latinos is a space to narrate inspirational stories, that highlight the spirit of Latin talent. The Peruvian singer Andrea Andrea has brought happiness and love to thousands of children for many years through her music, however, life would put her one of the most difficult tests and she is facing it like a warrior, Andrea faces a battle against cancer but not even that stops her.
Carlos Almaraz: Evolution of Form focuses on the earlier periods in the artist’s life that played a significant influence on his artistic styles and form, from conceptualism and minimalism when he lived in New York in the 1960s, to a burst of color and figurative work when he returned to Los Angeles. It explores his search for his cultural roots and sexual identity and his personal and professional relationship with his wife and fellow artist Elsa Flores Almaraz.
Join us on Facebook as we discover the history of alcoholic beverages in Mexico while preparing a Classic Margarita and a spicy Paloma with muddled grapefruit with Maite Gomez-Rejon of ArtBites.
Join us on Facebook as Dr. Gloria Arjona presents the little-known side of José Guadalupe Posada, creator of iconic Día de los Muertos imagery. In a bilingual presentation, Dr. Arjona reveals his humorous rhymes and illustrations commenting on then-contemporary – but eerily relevant – persons and issues, including politicians, pandemics, and racism.
“ARCHIVE MACHINES” has been extended! LAMAG’s first, online-only exhibition will now close on December 31. ARCHIVE MACHINES brings together jury selected artists whose works explore the ways in which archival structures and materials are interpreted, appropriated, and interrogated. Featuring the works of: Jamie Adams, Sasha Bergstrom-Katz, Arezoo Bharthania, Johanna Breiding, William Camargo, Woohee Cho, Helen Chung, Caroline Clerc, Tom Comitta, Natalie Delgadillo, Nick Flessa, Boz Garden, Carla Jay Harris, stephanie mei huang, Malisa Humphrey, Danny Jauregui, Nova Jiang, Farrah Karapetian,…
Download, print, and color pages from el Pueblo Historical Monument coloring book.
How exactly did the Supreme Court arrive at its DACA decision.? Will Trump once again seek to end this very popular program? What does this mean for the approximately 800,000 “Dreamers” living, working, paying taxes, and raising families in our country? Moderator and Loyola Law School professor Jessica Levinson, National Immigration Law Center executive director Marielena Hincapié, activist Yahaira Carrillo Rosales, and attorney and migrant rights activist Prerna Lal answer these questions.
A short documentary about Martin Espino, musician, teacher, and poet. This documentary shows the heart and true passion he has for bringing his musical gift to the crowd.
Join in a conversation with activist and writer Rosalio Muñoz as he gives an inside look at Chicano Moratorium against the Vietnam War. On August 29, 1970, he and fellow activist Ramses Noriega organized a peaceful march in East Los Angeles which ended in tragedy, with the attendees attacked and tear-gassed and the death of three people, including journalist Rubén Salazar.
Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs’ Henry P. Rio Bridge Gallery at City Hall Presents ‘LA Through Their Lens: Perspectives from the Street’
There are an estimated 41,000 members in our city who are currently un-housed, a 14% increase from the previous year. Inspired by an exhibition at the Paris City Hall in 2015, this exhibition is organized by a recent graduate of the Los Angeles Mayors Youth Council, Ethan Hodess, in hopes to build connections between those who have homes, and those without. A select group of homeless participants were identified by our partner organizations and given disposable cameras to chronicle their…
Arpilleras are a palpable testimonies to the lived experiences of Chilean citizens throughout the brutal seventeen years Pinochet regime. Colorful textile works backed with burlap, they document the stories of women and their communities, denounce the cruelty of the government, and bear witness to the human rights abuses carried out by the dictatorship.
Inspirarte Latinos is a space to narrate inspirational stories, that highlight the spirit of Latin talent. This episode follows the story of Sara Mijares who like many immigrants had to leave her country to continue her dreams, but never forgot her pride in her Mayan culture.
Join us on Zoom and Facebook Live as James Beard and LA Plaza Icon de Arte award-winning Chef John Rivera Sedlar demonstrates how to cook fresh New Mexico Hatch green chile rellenos with mushroom duxelle and chevre red chile sauce.
Bermúdez-Silverman mines her personal and familial histories as a woman of Afro-Puerto Rican and Jewish descent, transforming genetic data into colorful pie charts that call to mind hard-edged abstractions. There is a video with Bermúdez-Silverman about her show and exhibition preview of her art.
Shot during the first wave of the pandemic, the artist Carmen Argote’s first film, Last Light, is a meditation on walking and memory in Los Angeles. Argote describes her walking habit as synonymous with thinking, a way of taking in and digesting the conditions of her environment. The screening is followed by a discussion with Carmen Argote and Hammer associate curator Erin Christovale.
The Mexican-American Cultural Education Foundation will put the spotlight on Nancy de los Santos, writer, producer & director and Marissa López, professor of English and Chicana/o Studies at UCLA.
ELAFF’s 13th Annual Film Festival “Storytelling for Empowerment” produced by Bienvenidos, East LA College, Eastmont Community Center, Hillsides, and The East LA Society of Film & Arts (TELASOFA) be virtual this year.
Lecturer John Schmal will give a presentation on searching for your indigenous roots in Mexico. In addition to showing examples of Indian baptisms and marriages from various parts of the country, he will discuss the issue of tribal identity and the use of the generic term “indio” in Catholic Church records as early as the 1600s. Some of the challenges of tracing indigenous families beyond several generations will be discussed. John P. Schmal is a historian, genealogist, and lecturer. John…
Create a Special Greeting Card for any occasion and have fun creating one of a kind designs.
Join a conversation with Agustin Gúrza, writer and editor for UCLA’s Strachwitz Frontera Collection of Mexican and Mexican American Recordings, as he explores protest music of Summer 1970 as well as socially conscious songs composed and performed by Mexicans, Mexican Americans and Chicanos that made strong statements against the War in Vietnam.
Browse the digital collection of LACMA. Many of the objects in the digital collection are not currently on public view. Highlights of the collection include: Latin American Contemporary Art Gráfica Popular Modern Mexican and Peruvian Silver Spanish Colonial Art & 19th Century Art
A conversation with and performance by Nancy Sanchez, songwriter, performer, and award-winning vocalist. Born in Toluca, Mexico, and making her home in the United States as a young girl, her music reflects two cultures. Elements of Mexican folkloric, jazz, Latin Alternative, and pop infuse her live sets, albums, and songs featured on TV shows, including Vida and Mayans MC.
En Visión: Picturing the Self presents photographs that invite viewers to immerse themselves in the vibrant worlds and imaginations of the women who made them. The artists use photography to document their realities, engage in cultural commentary and express their evolving identities.
This workshop is fun for the whole family and can be created with things you probably already have at home. Decorate the house for special occasions, while staying safe at home. This cultural tradition is a wonderful way to have fun and add some color to any room.
Inspirarte Latinos is a space to narrate inspirational stories, that highlight the spirit of Latin talent. In times of contingency, the Mexican actress and activist Ofelia Mexicana dedicates her time and invites you to support the most vulnerable communities of the indigenous peoples of Mexico.
Inspirarte Latinos is a space to narrate inspirational stories, that highlight the spirit of Latin talent. For more than 50 years, the teacher Violeta Quintero has shared her love for music with her students who are older adults and whose age does not prevent them from continuing to learn and with great faith they want to meet again after this pandemic ends.
The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) is proud to hosted a retrospective exhibition of work by legendary L.A. Chicano artist Frank Romero. The exhibition spans over 50 years of the artist’s career.
The Archive presents ‘Chicano Moratorium 50th Anniversary,’ a free screening of short works examining pivotal moments of activism in East Los Angeles. Followed by a discussion with Harry Gamboa Jr. and Carolina Miranda.
Opens virtually with in-person appointments to be determined at a later date: Made Onsite: Explorations from Angels Gate Community Classes. Made Onsite explores the rich body of work developed by the artists of AGCC’s community classes. These classes have been ongoing for the past twenty years with the goal of bringing together artists of different backgrounds, ages, and practices. Ranging in media from ceramics, collage, painting, and drawing, this exhibition showcases the breadth of art developed through both instructor-led classes…
Join in a conversation about the creation of LA Plaza’s landmark exhibition afroLAtinidad: mi casa, my city. Envisioned and realized by members of the community it represents, it is the first exhibition of its kind dedicated to the unique history, culture, and lived experiences of Afro-Latinx Angelenos. Hear from participants of the team who conceived and formed the exhibition: curator Mariah Berlanga-Shevchuk, advisor La Mikia Castillo, lender Janelle Hartley, and assistant curator/project manager Esperanzant.
This 20-minute documentary examines the multi-ethnic history of the people who came to El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles from its founding in 1781 to the present time.
Dr. Chen, Hincapié, DREAMer activist Yahaira Carrillo Rosales, and moderator Ian Masters discuss ways to navigate the current immigration landscape, particularly how to advocate for support programs and undocumented student policies.
For The Love Of L.A. highlights the broad and expansive array of Angeleno creativity across diverse disciplines and geographies. Manual Lopez, Yaneli Delgado, Rafael Cardenas, San Cha & Maria Maea, and Thalma de Freitas are a few of the Latino artists featured.
Maite Gomez-Rejón, culinary historian, educator, and founder of ArtBites, shows how to make a fruit mezcal margarita inspired by the works of Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo (1899–1991) who achieved international acclaim in the 20th century. Gomez-Rejón also shares insightful information about the ingredients’ history in relation to Mexico.
LA Plaza explores the history and contemporary experiences of afroLAtinidad in Los Angeles through art, photographs, and personal objects in “afroLAtinidad: mi casa, my city.” In the exhibition, visitors enter a recreated Afro-Latinx home and understand how this vibrant, yet underrepresented community is central to Los Angeles culture.
The Riverside Art Museum is reconnecting with artists whose exhibitions at RAM moved and inspired us. In this discussion, you’ll find out how they are sheltering in place, what they are working on, what inspires them, and, perhaps, even what they’re baking. CiCi Segura Gonzalez’s work was last exhibited at RAM in 2017 in Papel Chicano Dos.
Inspirarte Latinos is a space to narrate inspirational stories, that highlight the spirit of Latin talent. The sky is the limit but for Luis Enrique the space was much more interesting, he knows how a Mexican managed to become part of the Mars 2020 Mission and work for NASA.
Luchita Hurtado: I Live I Die I Will Be Reborn presents the first career survey of paintings and works on paper by multifaceted artist Luchita Hurtado (Venezuela, b. 1920). Prior to 2016, the remarkable breadth of Hurtado’s eight-decade career was virtually unknown, as her works were kept in storage and out of public view for most of her life.
Watch this special conversation via Zoom about Rufino Tamayo and the groundbreaking Mixografía printmaking technique, organized in conjunction with the exhibition “Rufino Tamayo: Innovation and Experimentation.”
Artist Luchita Hurtado’s expansive career was marked by a rigorous commitment to experimentation, as demonstrated by her body landscapes from the 1960s and 1970s, on view in Made in L.A. 2018. She discusses her practice with Andrianna Campbell, a writer and art history doctoral candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center specializing in modern and contemporary American art.
This workshop is fun for the whole family and can be created with things you may already have at home! Create homemade maracas by using water bottles, beans, and construction paper to personalize your design.
Los Angeles Libros Festival is a free bilingual book festival for the whole family. Celebrating heritage, the festival will feature storytelling, musical performances, local and international authors, art workshops, books, and more. LA Libros Festival will take place virtually, on Facebook and YouTube.
Works from the artists José Bedia and Belkis Ayón’s explore the history and stories embedded in Afro-Cuban spiritual practices and religious traditions.
Oaxacan migration has had a large impact on local culture. As a result, it is said that California is also Oaxacalifornia; this term describes a binational culture, a region both real due to the large migrant population, but also imagined. It transcends territorial and national divisions and describes not only a continuous flow of people, but also a network of symbols, and of a culture constantly reinventing itself, secured by strong networks of solidarity and belonging.
Inspirarte Latinos is a space to narrate inspirational stories, that highlight the spirit of Latin talent. In the fight for the recognition of the rights of all people regardless of their identity, we introduce you to Renato Lira, who is a true community activist and who continues to pave the way so that no person feels ashamed or excluded because of their sexual preferences.
Hammer associate curator Erin Christovale interviews Los Angeles–based artist rafa esparza about new strategies for collaboration in isolation, his newest project that aims to abolish migrant detention, and artwork by Latinx artists that are inspiring him in the midst of a pandemic.
This archived exhibition explores the 1970’s Chicano art movement in East Los Angeles. With the establishment of the first Chicano art gallery in East Los Angeles, Chicano artists initiated a collective reimagining the urban landscape through such media as photography, graphic arts, murals, painting, and sculpture. These artists mapped another L.A., harnessing their work as part of a social protest and community empowerment movement.
Inspirarte Latinos is a space to narrate inspirational stories, that highlight the spirit of Latin talent. The only way to heal the body is if we heal the heart and Raquel lived in her own flesh how laughter can help her to live happier and thanks to her personal experience she founded RED NOSE to help others who are in hospitals to have happier days.
Collective Constellation: Selections from The Eileen Harris Norton Collection Virtual Exhibition Tour
Collective Constellation: Selections from The Eileen Harris Norton Collection is a free, virtual exhibition honoring women artists of color. This exhibition was curated by Hammer Museum associate curator Erin Christovale from the collection of Eileen Harris Norton and is co-organized by Art + Practice and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.
In this installation, Alex Prager satirizes a specific part of working life, drawing on pop culture tropes to create a simulation of office holiday parties. The artist animates figurative sculptures with costumes, makeup, props, and sound, and places them in recognizable office-party situations, creating a strange yet celebratory scene that can be experienced in the round.
Sparking Stories blends personal and political histories into a powerful and inspirational narrative. Join authors Shirley Ann Higuchi in a conversation and Q&A with actress Tamlyn Tomita, moderated by filmmaker and news anchor David Ono. RSVP at the website for the Zoom link.
Part two of the virtual 40th Annual Black Doll Show, “Going to the Club” starts Saturday, January 9 from 4 to 6:00 p.m. While the dolls can have a have a night out, we will have a night in, with a Zoom dance party, and visits with special guests, all to celebrate @wgsarts‘s signature exhibition. DJ Novena Carmel @novenacarmel and Host Quami Dushon will give us the inspirational vibes. In between dancing we will present a page from our, “Going to the Club”…
Amir has left his Pakistani heritage behind in an attempt to make partner at his corporate law firm, but his wife Emily doesn’t share his negative feelings about Islam—she’s encouraged Amir to help with the case of a controversial imam. When they throw a dinner party for Amir’s colleague Jory and her husband Isaac, the hard truths revealed lead to the unraveling of their carefully constructed lives.
Add our Tuesday bi-weekly cocktail date to your calendar and join Associate Chorus Master-turned-mixologist Jeremy Frank at the piano for a refreshing Bellini (and a pre-Anonymous Lover palate cleanser) in an exploration of the ever-evolving perceptions of vocal beauty in this new episode of Opera Happy Hour.
Poetry and spoken word open MIC event. Currently hosted virtually on Instagram line every Tuesday night. All ages and performers welcome. Please sign up every Tuesday at 12:00 noon (PST) at instagram.com/da_poetry_lounge.
Organized by artist Gabrielle Civil, Black Motion Pictures is a series of Zoom interviews with radical Black creatives about race, performance, and representation. The series of conversations includes artists Ayana Olamide Flewellen, Ra Malaika Imhotep, Jasmine Nyende. Past conversations are available for viewing at REDCAT.org.
Grand Park continues its tradition of lunchtime in the park by providing downtowners and park visitors a wide variety of food trucks three days per week.
These free weekly drop-in sessions are offered live online via Zoom. Mindful Awareness Meditation is the moment-by-moment process of actively and openly observing one’s physical, mental, and emotional experiences. Mindfulness has scientific support as a means to reduce stress, improve attention, boost the immune system, reduce emotional reactivity, and promote a general sense of health and well-being.
Happy New Year! Our online classes are back for a six week Winter session. In case you are burnt out on zoom and schedules, we’re continuing our video tutorials from last spring. If you never got a chance to take some of our classes, take a look at our WilliamGrantStillAC page or follow our IGTV to catch up on everything we offered once we had to close up the art center physically and go virtual. Starting January 11, we will be rolling out daily…
As we all continue to stay safe at home, you and your child can enroll in free virtual music classes. Learn a new instrument or continue building your skills! In addition to Zoom music classes, each week our staff of art instructors will post instructional videos in drawing, painting, and collage on our facebook page: facebook.com/CanogaParkYouthArtsCenter. Music classes meet weekly via Zoom beginning January 19 and ending March 12. For more information and to register, email Caitlin Moss at firstname.lastname@example.org.…
Grand Park’s popular yoga sessions returns in a digital format, giving participants the opportunity to relax, rejuvenate and re-energize.
Join exhibition artist Tristan Espinoza for a virtual walk-through of their new works in Index, Interiors. This program is free and open to all. Advance registration is required. Link to register is here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScBsJe7YnQNbtoTB_n4arVCWEkdo1bRIS1XOSNZPMpgshZltA/viewform About Tristan Espinoza Tristan Espinoza [b. 1995, Tamuning, Guam (he/they)] has exhibited internationally and in the US, in places such as the Archer Beach Haus, Chicago, IL; the Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL; Supplyframe DesignLab, Pasadena, CA; 187 Augusta, Medford, NY; and Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA.…
The remarkable group of Rembrandt paintings in Southern California museums represents nearly every phase of the artist’s long and productive career. In addition, Rembrandt in Southern California provides insight into the rich holdings of etchings and drawings on paper by the master in museums throughout the region. Together, Southern California’s drawn, etched, and painted works attest to the remarkable range of Rembrandt’s achievement across his long career.
Arpilleras are a palpable testimonies to the lived experiences of Chilean citizens throughout the brutal seventeen year Pinochet regime. Colorful textile works backed with burlap, they document the stories of women and their communities, denounce the cruelty of the government, and bear witness to the human rights abuses carried out by the dictatorship.
Short stories about life’s cancellation. When a pandemic turns your world upside down, and everything from the theater, to your job, your vacation, wedding, or even graduation, are all “Cancelled“ what do you do? You write about it.
Join us for our next L.A. Theatre Speaks event with local arts leaders from Geffen Playhouse, IAMA Theatre Company, Fountain Theatre, Deaf West Theatre, and The Industry Network, plus industry innovators from Situation & Oregon Shakespeare Festival discussing how we’re going digital and moving creating online.
Medea and Jason have escaped the worst. After a harrowing journey across the Mexican–American border, the couple has made it safely to the States, where they can work toward a better life for their family. While Jason is convinced the future looks bright, Medea fears a darker fate as they face the challenges of living without documentation. Blending Euripides’ classic with Mexican folklore, Luis Alfaro examines the tragedy behind America’s immigration system and the destiny of one family caught in…
Watch and listen to a selection of films, television, and radio programs preserved by UCLA Film & Television Archive.
ALOUD is recorded live in Los Angeles Central Library’s Mark Taper Auditorium as part of the award-winning ALOUD speaker series presented by the Library Foundation of Los Angeles. ALOUD podcasts are updated on a weekly basis and contain an archive all programs.
Stephanie Amaro has created a unique sound of pop and jazz elements over a traditional foundation which earned a “Best Regional Album” Latin Grammy nomination in 2012 for her debut album “Con Ustedes…Trio Ellas.” Now a budding solo artist, she’s combining the lessons of her varied musical experiences into a cohesive aesthetic and unique sound.
This year would have marked Jazz at LACMA’s 29th season of celebrating L.A.’s finest jazz musicians. While the concert series is currently on hold, you can join them for a virtual music experience hosted by LACMA’s Mitch Glickman, featuring performers planned for the 2020 season. The events will include interviews with the musicians, live performances, and video clips from the groups.
Stephanie Jones-Rogers, associate professor of history at University of California, Berkeley, draws upon the testimony of formerly enslaved individuals, the correspondence and account books of slave traders, and a wide range of other material (including travel writing, newspapers, and business directories) to show the myriad ways in which white, primarily married, women actively participated in the South’s slave market economy, which involved the buying, selling, and hiring of enslaved people.
!Viva la Tradición! concerts are always a highlight of The Ford’s seasons, with incredible mariachi groups showing off the range and power of traditional Mexican music. Join us as we look back at three amazing concerts for Hispanic Heritage Month, with performances by Las Colibrí, Mariachi Ángeles de Pepe Martinez Jr., Steven Sandoval, Marisa Ronstadt, Ballet Folklórico Ollín, and more!
From its founding in 2008, the Angel City Jazz Festival has grown into an essential multi-day celebration of cutting-edge jazz, featuring established and emerging music innovators committed to the evolution of jazz and improvised music.
Presented in collaboration with the Prototype Festival, Modulation is a groundbreaking exploration of opera and theater adapting to a new virtual format. Audience members are in control as they navigate through a landscape of new musical piece’s each with its own visual component – exploring the strands that weave together our lives over this past tumultuous and revelatory year. With themes of isolation, identity, and fear, with the connection of breath, the experience brings together 13 of the most provocative…
Join us on Zoom and Facebook Live as the author and journalist Betto Arco discusses and reads from his first book, “Music Stories from the Cosmic Barrio” a collection of more than 140 stories about music he’s written for NPR, The World, the BBC, and KPCC in Los Angeles. Check back often, new programs are added frequently and all programs are archived.
The Los Angeles Public Library presents the life’s work of Harry Burnett, Forman Brown, and Richard “Roddy “Brandon. Together, they forged a professional and deeply personal bond that lasted a lifetime and invited Los Angles to turnabout! The marionettes were a “must see” part of Los Angeles from 1941 through 1956. This online exhibit is part of a display in the Getty Gallery.
Farhang Foundation celebrates the art of Iranian Cuisine in our online series Farhang Flavor -simple and easy-to-make recipes by accomplished chefs who are inspired by Iranian cuisine and ingredients.
For The Love Of L.A. highlights the broad and expansive array of Angeleno creativity across diverse disciplines and geographies. More than 35 artists in total will be featured with a platform to express their views of Los Angeles that are relevant and reflective of the current time through music, dance, and visual culture.
Join us for our first L.A. Theatre Speaks live panel discussion as we bring together members of the local theatre community to discuss the issues and opportunities they are facing in this time of crisis.
ArtBites is a video series of small “bites” with educator and cook, Maite Gomez-Rejon, exploring the nexus between culinary history and The Huntington’s collections. New “bites” are added frequently, check back often.
An En Casa con LA Plaza session focusing on the work of Gov. Jose Figueroa, a General and the Mexican territorial Governor of Alta California from 1833 to 1835, who devised a plan to secularize the missions in the 1830 and was later immortalized with a Los Angeles street named in his honor. The panel will discuss its opposition to a plan to rename a portion of Figueroa Street. Check back frequently, new programs are added regularly.
Jaake is a multi-faceted musician, taking cues from the underground vogue ballroom culture, 80s synth-pop, contemporary urban artists, and deeply personal experiences. An unforgettably unique artist, they draw inspiration from a background in nightlife and event production, working notably as an event coordinator, curator, and host with various cornerstones of the underground queer nightlife community throughout Los Angeles.
Viver Brasil offers selections from its Afro-Brazilian repertoire, including a performance of the Orixa Oxum and a Bloco Afro (parade) spectacle, along with a percussion and interactive dance workshop for the whole family.
You can access all of CAAM’s videos “from artist interviews to exhibition previews and guest profiles” on CAAM’s YouTube Channel. There are short videos about their exhibitions and public programs plus full recordings of many of their archived Zoom programs including a free yoga class and a talk with Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza and political commentator Bakari Sellers. New videos are added frequently.
Join a few artists for a can’t miss musical treat. Listen to a recital of songs from some of your favorite operas and musicals. while the artists sing from home.
Join LA Plaza on YouTube to learn about the history of maize and the significant role the grain has played throughout the centuries in Latin America. Join us as food historian and cook Maite Gomez-Rejon prepare memelas with black beans and queso fresco along with champurrado, a chocolate-based warm beverage prepared with masa. New cocina sessions are produced every Monday.
Falling headlong in love, two teenagers defy the long-simmering hatred between their families. But daring to love one’s enemy comes with a terrible cost, as the needless sacrifice of young lives brings this heartbreaking story to its tragic conclusion.
Multimedia tales that explore the desire to escape. rapped. Stuck. Nowhere to go. Nothing to do. Can’t get away. No exit. Hands are tied. Can’t do or say what you want. Nothing is going your way. When you are feeling like any or all of the above, sometimes the only thing that makes sense is to Escape.
Short stories about life’s cancellation. When a pandemic turns your world upside down, and everything from the theater, to your job, your vacation, wedding, or even graduation, are all “canceled” what do you do? You write about it.
Did you know that you can access all of California African American Museum’s videos from artist interviews to exhibition previews and guest profiles on CAAM’s YouTube Channel? You’ll find short videos about our exhibitions and public programs plus full recordings of some of their archived Zoom programs.
Join Tuesday Night Project (TNP) for a showcase of Asian American creative expression and discussion about their multigenerational, intersectional approach to art and community. The festival includes a look back at the history of TNP’s flagship program, Tuesday Night Cafe.
The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) is proud to host a retrospective exhibition of work by legendary L.A. Chicano artist Frank Romero. The exhibition spans over 50 years of the artist’s career.o
Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company presents favorite moments from their 2019 program Magia del Sureste, which gives life to the mystery and enchantment that are emblematic of Mexico’s Southeast ” the cradle of Mexican civilization”.
Enjoy thought-provoking panel discussions, performances inspired by the legendary Selena, and introductions to the organizations and artists working to make L.A. a more vibrant city for all. In addition to thoughtful panel discussions and a reading from poet Yosimar Reyes.
Although the live weekly programming at our new location, St. James’ in-the-City, has been canceled until further notice, you can continue to experience the best local and international performers along with emerging chamber music artists in selected encore programs from the 30-year history of Sundays Live.
Professor Annette Gordon-Reed, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and one of the nation’s premier authorities on the Founding era, discusses how Americans today deal with problematic historical figures such as Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, in the inaugural lecture for the Shapiro Center for American History and Culture at The Huntington.
San Cha is an acclaimed singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles. Fans of cumbia, punk, bolero, and electro flock to see San Cha’s emotional renditions of traditional Mexican rancheras and original songs that focus on conventions of identity, power, and love.
A kid-friendly opera based on The Barber of Seville, Figaro’s American Adventure transports Figaro and his band of sneaky barbers to colonial America. Journey back in time to colonial America where Figaro, along with his band of sneaky barbers and colonial compatriots, leads us on a musical goose chase. Ultimately, he outsmarts his adversary, and love triumphs as he helps his friend the Count win the hand of his beloved Rosina.
Born and raised east of the Los Angeles River, Las Cafeteras remixes roots music to tell the modern-day stories of their community and build bridges between cultures. The band believes in using their music as a tool for creating positive change and inspiring others to do the same.
In 1964 an audio recording was made by a member of one of the early pioneer families of Los Angeles. In the recording, Belle Buford Thom Collins recalled growing up in 1880s Los Angeles. The interviewee’s father, Cameron Erskine Thom (1825-1915), was Los Angeles County district attorney, Mayor of Los Angeles (elected 1882), and later a California state senator.
Explore collection areas and past exhibitions online through these six in-depth repositories of images and research materials. UCLA Artists in the Hammer Museum Collection Corita Kent in the Grunwald Center Collection Loss and Restitution: The Story of the Grunwald Family Collection Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960 – 1985 Now Dig This!: Art and Black Los Angeles 1960- 1980 Take It or Leave It: Institution, Images, Ideology
SOUND/STAGE is an online concert film series produced by LA Phil Media, the media and digital initiatives arm of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association. The series brings the LA Phil’s musical programs to the screen through collaborations with music video, documentary, and feature film directors. Each episode is organized around a single artist, ensemble, or theme that is explored through music as well as supporting essays, artwork, playlists, and interviews. Created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the series is…
The 2021 Festival Guide highlights cultural offerings from our great local art institutions that you can see from home. Check out music, film, theater, literature, opera, dance, folk art, myth, storytelling, history, and lectures all through the year. Start exploring here: culturela.org/events/category/festival/
Curated by influential DJ and cultural programmer Sasha Ali (a.k.a. Miss Modular), Midnight in the Diaspora explores how L.A.-based artists either born outside of the United States or working between more than one country are bringing a combination of global influences to the city’s music and nightlife.
Amy Stanley, professor of history at Northwestern University, introduces the vibrant social and cultural life of early nineteenth-century Japan through the story of an irrepressible woman named Tsuneno, who defied convention to make a life for herself in the big city of Edo (now Tokyo) in the decades before the arrival of Commodore Perry and the fall of the shogunate.
TaikoProject is the go-to group for a modern American style of taiko, blending traditional forms with an innovative and fresh aesthetic. These clips from the group’s annual “Rhythmic Relations” concert feature 50 drummers of all ages performing classic and contemporary taiko songs accompanied by dynamic choreography and vocals.
After months quarantined in his apartment, single Todd reluctantly embarks on a challenging new social adventure: a blind Zoom date!
Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella is a thrilling and evocative love story told in dance. A reinterpretation of the classic fairy tale, it features heart-stopping choreography, vivid, truthful characters. Set in London during the Second World War, the drama features Cinderella and a dashing young RAF pilot. Together just long enough to fall in love, they are parted by the horrors of the Blitz. Among the obstacles to their reunion is Cinderella’s sinister step-mother, while the Angel weaves his magic to protect…
Before Los Angeles’s name was first written on a map, there was Tovaangar: a gathering place and nurturing home to the Tongva people. Tovaangar Today is a virtual celebration of the Native artists and cultural creators who still thrive in the region working as poets, actors, emcees, multimedia artists, and advocates.
Blue13 Dance Company brings to life the joy and exuberance of contemporary Indian dance, including Bollywood and Bhangra inspired dance works and demonstrations that at once entertain and educate all ages.
Join us for our next L.A. Theatre Speaks panel as an all-star line-up of playwrights including Luis Alfaro, Boni B. Alvarez, Bekah Brunstetter, Aleshea Harris, Jeremy O. Harris, Molly Smith Metzler, and Dominique Morisseau talk about writing for a changing world.
The Afro-Cuban Experience in Art from the Museum of Latin American Art The Afro-Cuban Experience in Art from the Museum of Latin American Art. Belkis Ayon’s mysterious images are based upon the mythology of the Afro-Cuban all-male secret society the Abakua.
The UCLA Film & Television Archive’s Virtual Screening Room is an online home for curated programs, many drawn from the Archive’s extensive holdings of short and feature films, television shows, and newsreels. Other programs are ticketed virtual cinema releases that provide support for Archive public programs while the Billy Wilder Theater remains closed. Past programs have included The Murder of Fred Hampton, Celebration of Iranian Cinema, and Archive Television.
Art has the power to transport us and to give insight into pressing cultural, political, and social questions. The Hammer’s lectures, symposia, film series, readings, and performances aim to spark meaningful encounters with art and ideas. Many of these programs were recorded, you can find them on our YouTube channel.
LA Opera is thrilled to offer new Spanish language, online programming that you can enjoy from home. Visit our Programas en español page for podcasts and videos. The page will be updated regularly with more special content and resources from our partners each week. LA Opera Connects está encantada de ofrecer programas en español. Visite esta página regularmente para obtener más contenido especial y recursos de nuestros socios.
Iranian singer Mamak Khadem blends her roots in the ancient poetry and music of the Persian masters with a bold and new sound. Her latest album, The Road, invites us on a journey that includes her native Iran as well as Serbia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Greece, and Arab-Andalusia. Khadem draws upon a treasure trove of traditional melodies, rhythms, and poetry to create a lush sound.
These paintings consider the relationship between the city of Los Angeles and the Zapotec communities of Oaxaca and California through the visual arts, education, social activism and literature. Oaxacan migration has had a large impact on local culture.
Join the Japanese American National Museum for a week of virtual, kid-friendly activities to celebrate Oshogatsu (New Year’s Day)! From interactive, offline festivities for all ages to multi-lingual storytimes and play performances, welcome the Year of the Ox with JANM!
While the concert series is currently on hold, LACMA has developed a new audio series, Latin Sounds: Meet the Musicians. Spend your evenings with world-renowned artists as they play everything from Indigenous works to the latest sounds from Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, and Los Angeles! Featured artists have included Dori Caymmi, Costazul, Echo Park Project, Mongorama, andÂ Chuchito Valdes.
This brand new initiative is a free collection of diverse performances: from Flamenco song and dance to Latin-Soul music to enjoy from the comfort of your home, on the second Saturday of every month. We invite you to preview the full season announcement at the website and to RSVP to your favorite concert and dates.
Dr. Sowande’ Mustakeem, Associate Professor of History and of African and African-American Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, explores the roles of bonds people, sailors, and slave ship surgeons during the centuries of racial calamity at sea. By centering maritime history and culture in the realities of transoceanic slaving, we gain greater insight into the entangled nature of the human manufacturing system and make greater meaning of the lives of the dead, thereby ensuring the future of collective historical…
The online exhibition Carlos Almaraz: Evolution of Form focuses on the artist’s early life that significantly influenced his artistic style and form, from conceptualism and minimalism when he lived in New York in the 60s, to color and figurative work when he returned to Los Angeles.
All Dolled Up: A 40 Year Celebration of the William Grant Still Arts Center’s Annual Black Doll Show
All Dolled Up: A 40 Year Celebration of the William Grant Still Arts Center’s Annual Black Doll Show, is one of the longest-running displays of Black Dolls in Los Angeles. The show will roll out with three themes and premieres on December 12, 2020, and will run through February 21, 2021. This community tradition honors the diversity and uniqueness of the Black community through an exhibition of historical, artistic, and commercial Black dolls. The retrospective reflects forty years of Black…
Namwali Serpell, professor of literature at Harvard, discusses the origins of Afrofuturism.
Transport your little ones (and yourself!) to the rugged American West where a colorful cast of characters meet in a mining camp during the 1850’s California Gold Rush. Here in this wild and untamed country, a prospector charms a group of coyotes with a story of cowboys and miners competing for the love of a strong and beautiful woman. The Prospector is our celebration of Puccini’s The Girl of the Golden West by Lee Holdridge and Richard Sparks, and directed…
Four young men swear off women to devote themselves to learning—only to fall for four attractive newcomers. Shakespeare’s language reaches its most virtuosic heights in a vivacious comedy that will dazzle and delight.
California’s premier baile folkllorio company takes you on a colorful journey to Mexico through music and dance. This vibrant ensemble of dancers and musicians celebrated its 25th anniversary on The Ford’s stage in 2017 with an evening exploring early Mexican history, myth, and folktales through a signature blend of traditional and contemporary dance movements.
Writer and performer Dael Orlandersmith’s one-woman show explores Ferguson following the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown. Based on extensive interviews, this theatrical event gives voice to a community grappling with injustice and yearning for change.
A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you’ve got a major play that unflinchingly—and uproariously—exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family. This will be a radio play available on SoundCloud
Movement/Matters curator Tyree Boyd-Pates is joined by original BLM-LA member and Dance Activism founder Dr. Shamell Bell for a discussion of the intersection of dance, protest, and the necessity of self-care. The event includes short dance films “Hold On” and “It’s Been a Long Time Coming.”
LA Opera has commissioned some of today’s most in-demand composers to create a series of short vocal works. These superstars are’ pairing up with talented visual artists including animators, experimental filmmakers, and choreographers to bring you a number of new pieces throughout the fall and early winter.
Essays and conversations on all things opera, created for you by LA Opera’s beloved Music Director. Listen to his Podcast and grab a cup of coffee and settle in for a chat.
Bandleader Louie Vega is renowned the world over for helping to create and establish the soulful, Latin jazz, and deep house -influenced music style. Based in New York City, Vega is a dance music legend, both as a DJ and a producer. Louie and his band, The Elements of Life, performed live at The Ford in a celebratory 2018 concert commemorating global soul music marketing platform Fusicology’s 15th anniversary.
As he approaches the end of a lengthy prison sentence, Oedipus is ready to taste his long-awaited freedom. But physical liberation comes at a price, and life on the outside proves its own kind of prison ruled by a cruel and violent fate. Based on Sophocles’ classic tale, Oedipus El Rey is an urgent examination of modern institutions, social barriers, and the power of storytelling for those bold enough to challenge the gods of our time. Performed in English with…
In recent years, the parameters of Islamic art (particularly as defined by museums, commercial art galleries, and private collections) have expanded to include contemporary works by artists from or with roots in the Middle East. These artists draw inspiration from their own cultural traditions, using techniques, and incorporating imagery and ideas from earlier periods. Explore the LACMA Collection of Contemporary Art of the Middle East.
Latin Grammy-nominated artist Buika hails from Spanish island of Mallorca. She creates a fusion with flamenco, jazz, soul, and dance rhythms in her songs. Buika has become an international sensation.
The exhibition Carlos Almaraz: Evolution of Form focuses on the artist’s early life that significantly influenced his artistic style and form, from conceptualism and minimalism when he lived in New York in the 60s, to color and figurative work when he returned to Los Angeles.
In the days following the murder of her father by her mother, Electricidad is committed to vengeance. To get it, she’ll need her brother, Orestes, to return from Las Vegas and help her finish the job. Transporting Sophocles’ Electra to the Los Angeles barrios, Luis Alfaro investigates violence, loss, and redemption through the lens of this age-old tragedy. Performed in English with an option for Spanish captioning.
The Huntington hosts video and recorded programs each program or lecture is based on themes related to its collections. The lectures and conference remain online for on demand viewing.
Join us for a live talk about the artistic collaboration invoking the timeless wisdom of Attar’s The Conference of the Birds through poetry, music, and dance. The event features poet and playwright Sholeh Wolpe, performer, composer and conductor Fahad Siadat, and artistic director Andre Megerdichian.
In 2019, Boleros de Noche’s annual celebration of boleros brought together the internationally-renowned Los Panchos – who formed in New York City in 1944 and have since become the quintessential Latin trio romantico with the young Trio Ellas, who meld traditional mariachi roots music with the sounds of everyday L.A.
The Huntington is beginning a phased reopening. The Galleries remain closed. Explore living collections of orchids and camellias, a botanical conservatory, a fragrant rose garden, a children’s garden, and more, in 16 themed gardens spread over 120 acres. All visitors, including Members, must reserve tickets online in advance.
Part two of the virtual 40th Annual Black Doll Show, “Going to the Club” starts Saturday, January 9 from 4 to 6:00 p.m. While the dolls can have a have a night out, we will have a night in, with a Zoom dance party, and visits with special guests, all to celebrate William Grant Still Arts Center’s‘s signature exhibition. DJ Novena Carmel @novenacarmel and Host Quami Dushon will give us the inspirational vibes. In between dancing we will present a page from our,…
To celebrate the inauguration of our country’s first female, multi-racial Vice President Kamala Harris, The Passionistas Project Women’s Equality Exchange presents an evening of stories called I’m Speaking. The virtual event will be held on Sunday, January 17 at 8 pm EST/5 pm PST. Voiceover actress Grey DeLisle Griffin (the voice of Vicky from “The Fairly Odd Parents,” Azula from “Avatar: The Last Airbender” and Daphne Blake from “Scooby-Doo”) will headline a lineup of five women with very diverse backgrounds…