FEBRUARY EVENTS

FEBRUARY EVENTS:

LOS ANGELES

EL NOGALAR
OPENS JAN 28 THRU FEBRUARY
THE FOUNTAIN THEATER
5060 FOUNTAIN AVENUE
LOS ANGELES, CA 90029
INFO: www.fountainTheater.com

This play, about three women who come home to claim their family’s land in modern day Mexico, was inspired by Anton Chekhov’s classic drama, The Cherry Orchard.  Stars Yetta
Gottesman, Justin Huen, Isabelle Ortega, Diane Romo and Sabina Zuniga Varela. Directed by
Laurie Woolery with dramaturgy by Luis Alfaro.

YLSE.NET FUNDRAISER &
TONY PLANA RECOGNITION
FEBRUARY 4TH, 2012  6:30PM
ATLANTIS BANQUET HALL
3802 EAST CESAR CHAVEZ AVE,
LOS ANELES, CA 90063
INFO: Ylseshow@yahoo.com

An awards ceremony honoring acclaimed actor Tony Plana (Resurrection Blvd., Ugly Betty)
in benefit for the Ylse.net webisode series produced and starring actress Ruth Livier.

FRIDA KAHLO
JAN. 27 THRU
FEBRUARY 26, 2102
FRIDA KAHLO THEATER
2332 WEST FOURTH STREET
LOS ANGELES, CA 90057
INFO: http://www.fridakahlotheater.org

The play Frida Kahlo starring Minerva Garcia returns to the namesake
theater in Boyle Heights for performances only in Spanish during the
month of February.

CROSSING BORDERS
SERGIO TRONCOSO
FEBRUARY 10, 1-3PM
YOUNG RESEARCH LIBRARY
PRESENTATION ROOM
U.C.L.A.
LOS ANGELES, CA

Author Sergio Troncoso reads from his new collection of essays Crossing Borders at UCLA’s
Young Research Library. Event is free.

OUR STORY JETS & SHARKS
THEN AND NOW
FEBRUARY 11, 2012 12-3PM
BARNES & NOBLE BOOKSTORE
714 SOUTH MAIN STREET #100
ORANGE, CA 92868

OUR STORY JETS & SHARKS
THEN AND NOW
FEBRUARY 18, 2012 3-6PM
12136 VENTURA BLVD
STUDIO CITY, CA 91604
Maria Henley, an accomplished assistant director of stage and screen, was one of the dancers in the classic stage and movie production of Westside Story. Now Maria and other cast members share their remembrances in a new book, OUR STORY, JETS & SHARKS, THEN AND NOW.

PROVOCATIVE IMAGES
OF MOTHERHOOD
FEBRUARY 11, 2012 6-9PM
ARENA 1 GALLERY
3026 AIRPORT AVENUE
SANTA MONICA, CA 90405
INFO: http://www.judithehernandez.com

This is a group art show featuring the work of some of the most prominent women artists of the Post World War II period in Los Angeles. Chicana artist in the show are renowned artists JudithE Hernandez and Linda Vallejo.

FLAMENCO & FOLKLORICO
DANCE CLASSES
2012 REGISTRATIONS
ARTE FLAMENCO DANCE THEATRE
230 WEST MAIN STREET
ALHAMBRA, CA 91801
INFO: www. Clarita-artflemenco.com

The Arte Flemenco Dance Theatre under the direction of renowned dancer Clarita is open for Spring classes in Flamenco ballet, folklorico and hip-hop. Prices vary and dance instruction is open to adults as well as children.

NHMC IMPACT
AWARDS
FEBRUARY 24, 2012 6PM
BEVERLY WILSHIRE HOTEL
LOS ANGELES, CA
INFO: http://www.nhmc.org

The National Hispanic Media Coalition, a media advocacy and civil rights organization created in 1986, holds its annual fundraiser at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. The awards ceremony recognizes Latinos who have contributed to the advancement of Latinos in the media.

BOYLE HEIGHTS LATINA
INDEPENDENT FILM
EXTRAVAGANZA
ADVANCE WARNING
MARCH 2-4, 2012
CASA0101
2102 EAST FIRST STREET
LOS ANGELES, CA 90031
INFO: http://www.facebook/NEW.BHLIFE

The Boyle Heights Latina Independent Film Extravaganza (BHLIFE) will re-launch its festival this year on March 2nd-4th. In celebration of International Woman’s Day. BHLIFE is a celebration of Latinas, their voices and their visions. The mission of the festival is to build a network of Latina filmmakers that will draw attention to the growing number of Latinas working behind the camera. BHLIFE was founded by Josefina Lopez, writer of Real Women Have Curves, among many other plays and novels. Josefina is also the founder of Casa0101 (theater space) in Boyle Heights, which is the new home for BHLIFE.

RESURRECTED HISTORIES
CHICANO ART COLLECTIVES
OF HIGHLAND PARK
JANUARY 14 THRU FEBRUARY 5
AVENUE 50 STUDIO
131 NORTH AVENUE 50
HIGHLAND PARK, CA
INFO: www.avenue50studio.com

Avenue 50 Studio presents an art exhibit showcasing paintings, graphic arts, publications and other memorabilia telling the story of Chicano arts collectives in the Highland Park community of Los Angeles. Showcased are Mechicano and Centro de Arte Publico and the work of numerous artists.

RESUME WORKSHOP
FEBRUARY 8, 2012
IMAGENES FOUNDATION
150 S. ARROYO PARKWAY
SUITE 102B
PASADENA, CA 91105

Diane Medina, Vice President of Diversity and Community Relations at ABC7 gives pointers on how to write an effective resume from an industry professional of more than 35 years.

DISAPPEARING INTO
THE TREES – KEN
GONZALEZ-DAY
FEBRUARY 11 THRU APRIL 27, 2012
SMALL GALLERY
VINCENT PRICE ART MUSEUM
EAST LOS ANGELES COLLEGE
1301 AVENIDA CESAR CHAVEZ
MONTEREY PARK, CA 91754
INFO: http://www.vincentprice.elac.edu

SUDDENLY WE HAD NOTHING
XAVIER CÁZARES CORTÉZ
HOY SPACE
VINCENT PRICE ART MUSEUM
EAST LOS ANGELES COLLEGE
1301 AVENIDA CESAR CHAVEZ
MONTEREY PARK, CA 91754
INFO: http://www.vincentprice.elac.edu

NETWORKING TO YOUR
NEXT JOB
FEBRUARY 29, 2012
IMAGENES FOUNDATION
150 S. ARROYO PARKWAY
SUITE 102B
PASADENA, CA 91105

James E. Wright, Talent Acquisition Pipeline Development at NBC Universal discusses
how Latinos can network their way to their next job.

SAN JOSE

SOLITUDE
FEBRUARY 9-12TH
MEXICAN HERITAGE
PLAZA THEATER
1700 ALUM ROCK AVE.
SAN JOSE, CA 95126
INFO: http://www.teatrovision.org

Teatro Visión of San Jose is proud to bring the national touring productions of Solitude, an original play written by Evelina Fernandez, to San Jose’s Mexican Heritage Plaza Theater. Set on the day of the Los Angeles million immigrant march in 2006, Solitude weaves together an emotionally charged story of secrets, laughter and explosive mambo. Directed by Jose Luis Valenzuela, the play is performed in both English and Spanish versions on alternate dates. For more info check out Teatro Visión website.

CHICANA/O BIENNIAL
EXHIBIT
JANUARY 18 THRU MARCH 10,2012
MACLA
510 SOUTH FIRST STREET
SAN JOSE, CA 95113
INFO: http://www.maclaarte.org

The Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana of San Jose hosts a exhibit and public forums conceived to take inventory and invite reflection on Chicano art. The exhibit features 23 artists.  Opening reception is on February 3, 2012.

SAN FRANCISCO

NEW FIRE- TO PUT
THINGS RIGHT AGAIN
LA BRAVA THEATRE
2781 24TH STREET
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94110
INFO: http://www.brava.org

Founding member of La Brava Theater and acclaimed author Cherri Moraga celebrates
the 25th anniversary of La Brava Theater with a play which follows the sacred geography of indigenous American ancestors to tell a post-modern story of rupture and return.

RAFAEL JESÚS GONZALEZ
POETRY READING
FEBRUARY 4, 2012 4PM
BOOK PASSAGE
51 TAMAL VISTA BLVD.
CORTE MADERA, CALIFORNIA 94925
INFO: http://www.bookpassage.com/event/group-poetry-reading-sppillway-magazine

Bay area poet Rafael Jesús González joins other bay area poets in a reading sponsored by Spillway Magazine. Hosted by editor Susan Terris the reading will take place at Book Passage, 51 Tamal Visat Blvd., Corte Madera, California.

WORD BECOMES FLESH
FEBRUARY 11, 2012 8PM
LANEY COLLEGE THEATER
900 FALLON STREET,
OAKLAND, CA
INFO: www.lapena.org

Word Becomes Flesh is an evening length choreopoem written in the form of a narrative verse play. This is a series of performed letters to an unborn son utilizing poetry, dance , live music directed by Marc Bamuthi Joseph. The program is co-commissioned by the La Pena Cultural Center.

ART AS A VEHICLE FOR CHANGE
February 8, 2012 6-8:00PM
THE MEXICAN MUSEUM GALLERIES
FORT MASON CENTER, BLDG. D
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94123

Artist Caleb Duarte will speak about current Artist-in-Residence program revolving around community activism in Chiapas, Mexico.

MIAMI

HISPANICIZE 2012
ADVANCE WARNING
APRIL 11-13, 2012
MIAMI, FLORIDA
INFO: http://www.hispanicizeevent.com

This event brings together national and international media, Latino bloggers, innovators, marketers, celebrities and filmmakers in a creative environment best described as SXSW with a Latino focus. The website above tells you all about the events and opportunities.

CHICAGO

LOS CONDENADOS HUASTECOS
FEBRUARY 1, 2012 8:30 pm
GARY & LAURA MAURER
CONCERT HALL
4544 NORTH LINCOLN AVENUE
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
INFO: http://oldtownschool.org

Los Condenados Huastecos (The Condemned Huastecos) is a Chicago-based trio that specializes in the son huasteco musical tradition from Mexico’s central gulf region. This concert of Son Huasteco takes place on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 8:30PM.

RAUL FERNANDEZ
PASEO JAROCHO
FEBRUARY 22, 2012 8:30 pm
GARY & LAURA MAURER
CONCERT HALL
4544 NORTH LINCOLN AVENUE
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
INFO: http://oldtownschool.org

The Son de Chicago jarocho musical ensemble collaborates with Aztec conchero dancers and musicians of the huasteca tradition in an evening of dance and song.

LATINO BOOK &
FAMILY FESTIVAL
ADVANCE WARNING
MARCH 31-APRIL 1, 2012
UNITY JUNIOR HIGH
2100 s. LARAMIE AVE.
CICERO, ILLINOIS
INFO: www.teleguias.us

Chicago’s Teleguia de Chicago hosts this year’s Latino Book and Family Festival which promotes literacy and education to the Latino communities through book stalls, book-signings, author readings and other entertainment. The festival isn’t until end of March but if you’re an author of or publisher of Latino literature and would like to register now contact América Vasquez at: avasquez@teleguia.us.

TUCSON:

QUETZAL GUERRERO
MUSIC IN THE GARDEN
FEBRUARY 5, 2012 12 NOON
DESERT BOTANICAL GARDEN
TUCSON, ARIZONA

Quetzal Guerrero extraordinary musician performs at the Desert Botanical Garden’s 2012 Concert Series and promotes his newest album Coiza Boa (Good Thing) , a collection of upbeat expressions of all things good featuring Quetzal’s electrifying violin playing.

PHOENIX AREA

LATINO ARIZONA
100 YEARS
OPENS FEB. 3, 2012
ARIZONA LATINO ARTS
& CULTURAL CENTER
147 EAST ADAMS STREET
PHOENIX, AZ 85004
INFO: http://www.alacaz.org

“Latino Arizona: 100 Years,” a new state Centennial documentary photo exhibition that opens First Friday, Feb. 3 at the Arizona Latino Arts & Cultural Center (ALAC) in Phoenix, holds a mirror to the past, and chronicles the contributions Latinos of Mexican descent have made to the state of Arizona. This revealing photograph collection looks back at the early days of Latino pioneers and their many contributions to the founding and growth of the state.

NEW MEXICO

SHAMANIC JOURNEY
APRIL 19-22, 2012
BORDER BOOK FESTIVAL INC.
MESILLA CULTURAL CENTER
MESILLA, NEW MEXICO
INFO: www.borderbookfestival.org

Hosted by Denise Chávez and the Border Book Festival, this yearly event brings together curandera/herbalist Dona Enriqueta Contreras from Oaxaca, Dr. Marta Moreno Vega, Yoruba priestess from New York, Alter artist Catalina Delgado Trunk and Ester Yazzie-Lewis, Navajao Earth Activist in a celebration healing energies for 2012.

SAN ANTONIO

TEJANO MONUMENT
ADVANCE WARNING
MARCH 29-31, 2012
AUSTIN STATE CAPITAL
AUSTIN, TEXAS
INFO: darellano@austin.rr.com

The Tejano Genealogy Society of Austin announces the unveiling of a major Tejano Monument honoring Tejano Heroes which will take place at the State Capital Building in Austin, Texas. On Thursday, March 29th, there will be an official unveiling of the monument. On Friday, March 30th there will be free historical sessions by scholars of Tejano history with a banquet Friday night at the Texas Executive Student Center at the University of Texas, Austin. On Saturday, March 31st, there will be a Tejano parade on South Congress Street beginning at 9AM.

HOUSTON

PONCHE MARTINEZ
CHICANO/A CORRIDOS
March 2, 2012
Texas State University
San Marcos , Texas 7866
INFO: CHANO6_@HOTMAIL,COM

The Museo Guadalupe Aztlan will present artist-in-residence Ildelfonso “Poncho” Martinez singing corridos to coincide with the National Association of Chicano/a Studies Conference, Tejas Foco 2012 on March 2, 2012 at Texas State university, San Marcos, Texas.

VIVA EL AMOR
ART EXHIBIT
JANUARY 30 THRU
FEBRUARY 24TH, 2012
MECA
1900 KANE STREET
HOUSTON, TEXAS 77007
INFO: http://www.meca-houston.org

MECA celebrates Valentine’s Day with an art exhibit running through February 24th. The exhibit features “Heart” art work by community people.

VIVA EL AMOR
CONCERT
MECA
1900 KANE STREET
HOUSTON, TEXAS 77007
INFO: http://www.meca-houston.org

MECA celebrates Valentine’s Day with a concert featur9ing the music of Mariachi MECA, Tres En Punto de Colombia, and Vanessa Cerda Alonso

ARTE PÚBLICO
CHANGES LOCATION

Arte Público, the premiere bilingual publishing house in the United States announces they have changed their address. The new address is:  Arte Público Press, University of Houston, 4902 Gulf Frwy. Bldg. 19 Room 100, Houston, TX 77204-2004

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA

DOING YOUR DOC
3-DAY WORKSHOP
FEBRUARY 10-12, 2012
NEW ORLEANS, LA
INFO: http://www.nalip.org

This is a three day workshop for Latino documentary media makers sponsored by the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) and the National Endowment for the Arts and the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.

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