JUNE EVENTS

LOS ANGELES AREA

EVANGELINE: THE
QUEEN OF MAKE-BELIEVE
MAY 3 THRU MAY 27, 2012
ABOUT PRODUCTIONS AT
BOOTLEG THEATER
2220 BEVERLY BLVD.
LOS ANGELES, CA 90057
INFO:   http://www.aboutPD.org

High acclaim from LA Weekly, Broadway World and Backstage for Evangeline, The Queen of Make-Believe. Evangeline…a devoted daughter by day, a Hollywood go-go dancer by night. A young Chicana’s neighborhood roots and make-believe world collide as she is engulfed in a journey self-discovery amid the backdrop of 1968 student walk-outs. Written by Theresa Chávez, Rose Portillo and Louie
Pérez, of the rock group Los Lobos. The play features music from Louie Pérez and David Hidalgo. General run: May 12 thru June 2nd. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7PM. Sundays at 2PM.

Re: present LA
JUNE 1 THRU JULY 27, 2012
VINCENT PRICE MUSEUM
COMMUNITY FOCUS GALLERY
EAST LOS ANGELES COLLEGE
1301 AVENIDA CESAR CHAVEZ
MONTEREY PARK, CA 91754

re: present LA aims to explore, challenge, and depict the multiple representations of Los Angeles. Select artworks curated by graduate students of Claremont Graduate University Arts Management and Cultural Studies programs.

UNITY RUN/WALK AND
CROSS-CULTURAL FESTIVAL

JUNE 2, 2012
SEPULVEDA RECREATION CENTER
8801 KESTER AVENUE
PANORAMA CITY, CA
INFO: Ses.culturefest@gmail.com

A 5 K Run/Walk sponsored by Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon and Danza Cuauhtémoc with ballet folklorico, drumming, art show and film screenings afterwards.
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OLE TARDEADA FUNDRAISER
JUNE 9, 2012
BILINGUAL FOUNDATION
FOR THE ARTS
421 North Avenue 19
Los Angeles, CA 90031
INFO: http://www.bfatheatre.org

A fundraiser for this long standing theater institution that has maintained the tradition of great Latino theater over decades.

FLAMENCO DANCE
WORKSHOP WITH
ANTONIO RODRIGUEZ
JIMENEZ

JUNE 8,9 & 10, 2012
CENTER FOR WORLD DANCE
230 WEST MAIN STREET
ALHAMBRA, CA
INFO: (626) 458-1234

Direct from Seville, Spain, a workshop with one of the master instructors of Flamenco, Antonio Rodriguez Jimenez, “EL Chupete.”

IMAGINING WOMEN
AVENUE 50 STUDIO
JUNE 9, 2012
131 NORTH AVENUE 50
HIGHLAND PARK. CA
INFO: http://www.avenue50studio.com

Art exhibit curated by Raoul De la Sota. Includes the works of Pat Boyd, Lynda Brothers, Ruth De Nicola, Pat Gomez, Rebeca Guerrero, Heather Hoggan, Patricia Lazalde, Dorothy Magallon, Susanna Meiers, Poli Marichal, Isabel Martinez, Toti O’Brien, Olga Ponomarenko, Violetta Sorcini, Cindy Suriyani, Virginia Warren, Alexandra Wiesenfeld.  Opening Night Reception:  Saturday, June 9 from 7-10 pm

DANZA FLORICANTO/USA
JUNE 16, 2012 5PM
SOUTH PASADENA
PUBLIC LIBRARY
1115 EL CENTRO STREET
SOUTH PASADENA, CA
INFO: http://www.danzafloricantousa.com

A free performance featuring Gema Sandoval’s dance company Danza Floricanto/USA with accompaniment by Mariachi Mexicapan and Conjunto Jarocho Cambalache.

CONJUNTO LOS POCHOS
FATHER’S DAY TARDEADA

JUNE 17, 2012
VFW POST 1944
16157 EAST GALE AVENUE
INDUSTRY, CA 91745
INFO:http://ww.lospochos.com

Conjunto Los Pochos performs on Father’s Day at the VFW Post-1944 from 4-8pm. Honoring our fathers and giving away prizes.

MARIACHI USA
JUNE 23, 2012
HOLLYWOOD BOWL
LOS ANGELES, CA
INFO: http://www.hollywoodbowl.com

The 23rd Annual MARIACHI USA Festival, the premier mariachi music festival in the United States, will once again rock the Hollywood Bowl stage. Featuring five of the top mariachi groups from the United States and Mexico, the MARIACHI USA Festival has thrilled audiences, young and old, and elevated the musical art form to a new level of entertainment. Sing and dance the night away with friends and family to an effervescent experience of world’s finest Mariachis with beautiful ballet folklorico and a spectacular fireworks finale.

LANGUAGE ROOMS
JUNE 3- JUNE 24, 2012
LOS ANGELES THEATER CENTER
514 SOUTH SPRING STREET
LOS ANGELES, CA
INFO: http://www.thelatc.org

Ahmed is a shining example of the American Dream, working as a translator in a homeland security detainment facility. Soon after his big promotion, his loyalty is questioned. Written by acclaimed playwright Yussef El Guindi and directed by Evren Odcikin.

REFUGEE NATION
THRU JUNE 24, 2012
LOS ANGELES THEATER CENTER
514 SOUTH SPRING STREET
LOS ANGELES, CA
INFO: www.thelatc.org

An on-going Refugee Nation exhibit in the LATC lobby–from Legacies of War-A Retrospective on the secret war in Laos.

1ST ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF
TOURNAMENT FOR
PLAZA DE LA RAZA

3540 NORTH MISSION RD
LOS ANGELES, CA 90031
INFO: http://www.plazadelaraza.org

A charity golf tournament for Plaza de la Raza Cultural Center. Takes place at Montebello Country Club with shotgun start at 9:30. For information and prices contact Azucena Maldonado at azucena@plazadelaraza.org.

CHILDREN OF THE PLUMED
SERPENT

THRU JULY 1, 2012
LOS ANGELES COUNTY
MUSEUM OF ART
5905 WILSHIRE BLVD
LOS ANGELES, CA 90036
INFO: (323) 857-6000

Exhibit of Mexican art works related to Quetzalcoatl the plumed serpent.

SOLADERAS
THRU JUNE 17, 2012
FRIDA KAHLO THEATER
2332 WEST FOURTH STREET
LOS ANGELES, CA 90057
INFO:http://www.fridakahlotheater.org

Soldaderas were the women who went to war during the Mexican Revolution. This new play by the Frida Kahlo Theater’s Grupo Sinergia performs the new play written and directed by Rubén Amavizca-Murúa in Spanish only during this run.

QUE FAMILIAS!
THRU JUNE 15, 2012
FRIDA KAHLO THEATER
2332 WEST FOURTH STREET
LOS ANGELES, CA 90057
INFO: http://www.fridakahlotheater.org

Frida Kahlo Theater presents the Grupo Teatristas in the staging of two works in Spanish, “Hule a Gas,” and “El Candidato.” Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday matinees.

MADRES Y HEROÍNAS
JUNE 20,21 & 22, 2012
FRIDA KAHLO THEATER
2332 WEST FOURTH STREET
LOS ANGELES, CA 90057
INFO:   
  http://www.fridakahlotheater.org

Play written by Ana Báez and directed by Yulisa Rodríguez.

LA STARTS HERE!
LA PLAZA DE CULTURA
Y ARTES AT OLVERA STREET
501 NORTH MAIN STREET
LOS ANGELES, CA 90012
INFO: http://www.lapca.org

The first of its kind in approach and scope, LA Plaza’s inaugural exhibition, LA Starts Here!, examines Mexican and Mexican American history and identity in Los Angeles. Iconic artifacts, one-of-a-kind interactive experiences, and captivating films reveal the region’s rich and often unknown history as a multicultural project from its very beginnings. Visitors of all backgrounds are encouraged to think
critically about the shaping of cultural and national identity in an increasingly diverse world.

CHARITY
PART III THE
MEXICAN TRILOGY

EXTENDED THRU JUNE 10, 2012
LOS ANGELES THEATER CENTER
514 SOUTH SPRING STREET
LOS ANGELES, CA
INFO: http://www.thelatc.org

Ofelia Medina stars in the third installment of Evelina Fernández’s trilogy about three generations of Mexican and Mexican Americans living in the United States. War, religion, loss and ancient traditions collide as the matriarch great grandmother, born before the Mexican Revolution, refuses to die. Highly acclaimed show has been extended through June 10th.

NHMC
WRITERS PROGRAM
ADVANCE WARNING

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
AUGUST 13, 2012
INFO: http://www.nhmc.org

The National Latino Media Council and the National Hispanic Media Coalition Television Writers Program is an intensive scriptwriters workshop to prepare and place Latinos in writing jobs for the major television networks. To find out more information or apply contact the National Hispanic Media Coalition at the website above.

LATINO MEDIACON
AND EXPO
ADVANCE WARNING

JULY 20-21, 2012
PASADENA CONVENTION
CENTER
300 EAST GREEN STREET
PASADENA,CA
INFO:http:/www.nhmc.org

The National Hispanic Media Coalition announces the 2012 Latino Mediacon & Expo taking place July 20-21 at the Pasadena Convention Center. Mediacon will cover media topics pertaining to Laitnos incuding Latinos and Social Media, Cracking the Code to Success in Tinseltown, Case studies in Successful Cable TV Programming and Filmmaker Creative Series. Scheduled speaker is Haim Saban, Univision Chairman and CEO.

MUSIC & ART CLASSES
AT PLAZA DE LA RAZA

THRU JUNE 16, 2012
3540 NORTH MISSION ROAD
LOS ANGELES, CA 90031
INFO:http://www.plazadelaraza.org

Plaza de la Raza’s School of Performing & Visual Arts schedule is now online and open for registration for Spring classes. Classes include music, dance, theater and visual art. To find out more information or apply visit the website above.

FINDING MYSELF
THE ARTWORK OF
HERBERT SIQUENZA

JUNE 2-30,2012
FREMONT GALLERY
812 FREMONT AVE.
SOUTH PASADENA, CA
INFO: http://www.fremontgallery.com

Herbert Siquenza is known as a member of the Culture Clash comedy trio. He has also appeared in a one-man performances as Pablo Picasso. Now he paintings he has created as part of his one-man show will be on exhibit at the Fremont Gallery. Herbert will appear at the reception night on Saturday, June 2nd.

EMPOWERING IMAGES
ADVANCE WARNING

AUGUST 2, 2012
ONTARIO AIRPORT HILTON
700 NORTH HAVEN AVENUE
ONTARIO , CALIFORNIA
INFO: http://www.hispaniclifestyle.com

A Latina Conferenec sponsored by Hispanic Lifestyles on the theme of “Empowering Images.”  Check website for details.

OCEANSIDE

CRUSIN’ CALIFAS
ART OF LOWRIDING
THRU SEPT 20, 2012
SING FAMILY GALLERY
OCEANSIDE MUSEUM OF ART
704 PIER VIEW WAY
OCEANSIDE, CA
INFO:http://www.oma-online.org/

A lowrider art exhibit featuring the works of the late, great Gilbert “Magu” Lujan.

SAN DIEGO

SANTA ANA CONDITION
JOHN VALADEZ
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY
ART SAN DIEGO
700 PROSPECT STREET
LA JOLLA, CA 92037

A retrospective of more than thirty-five years of photorealistic artwork by celebrated artist and muralist John Valadez. This guy’s art work is truly awesome! Don’t miss it!

LOCAL MOTION
ART EXHIBITION

THRU JULY 7, 2012
CENTER FOR COMMUNITY
AND CULTURAL ARTS
404 EUCLID AVE. SUITE 212
SAN DIEGO, CA 92114
INFO: http://www.communityandculturalarts.com

An exhibit of art work by various San Diego artist who work and create in San Diego’s southeastern neighborhoods. Opening reception is on Thursday, May 31, 2012.

SUMMER YOUTH
MEDIA AND TECH
CAMP
REGISTRATION
ON-GOING

MEDIA ARTS CENTER
2921 EL CAJON BLVD.
SAN DIEGO, CA 92104

Registration now open for summer youth classes in media beginning June 25th thru August 30.

2ND ANNUAL SAN
DIEGO JEWISH
LATINO FILM SERIES
SAN DIEGO LATINO FILM
FESTIVAL

VARIOUS VENUES
INFO: http://www.sdlatinofilm.com

An array of films on the Jewish Latino experience includes “Mi Primera Boda,” “Salsa Tel Aviv,” “Anita,” and “Dos Hermanos.” Films to be screened at different venues so check the San Diego Latino Film festival website.

SAN JOSE

MACARIO
ADVANCE WARNING
OCTOBER 4-21, 2012
TEATRO VISIÓN
365 S.MARKET STREET
SAN JOSE, CA
INFO: http://www.teatrovision.org

The product of workshops on B.Traven’s classic work involving a humble wood cutter whose pack with the devil brings about unexpected results will be performed at Teatro Visión. Play is developed with the creative team of Elisa Marina Alvarado, playwright
Evelina Fernández, musical director Rodrigo García.

SAN FRANCISCO

PHOTOGRAPHY IN MEXICO
THROUGH JULY 8,2012
SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM
OF MODERN ART
151 THIRD STREET
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103
INFO:http://www.sfmoma.org

Mexican photography from the permanent collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser.

TEQUILA DON JULIO
ART COLLECTION

THE MEXICAN MUSEUM
THRU AUGUST 5, 2012
FORT MASON CENTER
BUILDING D
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94123
INFO:http://www.mexicanmuseum.org

Standing exhibit of art work of the Tequila Don Julio collection on view through
August 5, 2012.

DEAR INDUGU
JUNE 1, 2012
LA PEÑA
3105 SHATTUCK AVE
BERKELEY, CA
INFO: http://www.lapena.org

Oakland based folk-rock band Dear Indugu celebrates releae of a new EP with live performance.

LAS BOMBERAS DE LA
BAHIA

JUNE 16, 2012
LA PEÑA
3105 SHATTUCK AVE
BERKELEY, CA
INFO: www.lapena.org

A concert featuring the Bay Area’s first and only all-women’s Bomba ensemble, Las Bomberas de la Bahia, which preserves the Puerto Rico’s oldest African influenced music and dance tradition of the Bomba. Performance starts at 8PM.

37th BIRTHDAY
PARTY FOR
LA PEÑA

3105 SHATTUCK AVE
BERKELEY, CA
INFO:www.lapena.org

La Peña celerbates 37 years of community service in the arts, music and theater
with a benefit concert by the residetn community Chorus.

LATIN AMERICAN
FILM FESTIVAL

JUNE 7,14, 21,28, 2012
LA PEÑA
3105 SHATTUCK AVE
BERKELEY, CA
INFO: www.lapena.org

La Peña’s Thursday night film festival of Latinamerican films include Story of the Day, Miramelinda, La Cuerda Floja, The Tijuana Project, Ch’ulel, Post Mortem and Paz America, and Cronicas Chilangas. Check website for film dates and times.

SANDRA CISNEROS
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
ADVANCE WARNING

CHICANA LATINA
FOUNDATION
OCTOBER 12, 2012
WESTIN ST. FRANCIS
HOTEL
335 POWELL STREET
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
INFO: http://www.chicanalatina.org

Chicana Latina Foundation is proud to announce that noted author Sandra Cisneros will be the keynote speaker at its 35th Anniversary celebration to be held October 12, 2012 at the Westin St. Francis Hotel.

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

NIGHT IN SPAIN
JUNE 2, 2012
CANTIAN HALL
825 NORTH CARPENTER ST.
CHICAGO, ILL
INFO: http://www.arteyvidachicago.com

A Night in Spain features an evening of Spanish song and dance with Las Compañeras, Classical and Flamenco Dance Amy Conn, Concert Soprano Shannon McGinnis,, Piano Humberto Cruz and Thomas Kimball, Flamenco Guitar.

MAREMÁGNUM JORDI SOCÍAS
JUNE 5 THRU SEPTEMBER 14, 2012
INSTITUTO CERVANTES
31 WEST OHIO
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
INFO:  http://www.arteyvidachicago.com

An exhibition of images of upheaval and metamorphosis in post-Franco Spain of the 1970s and 80s. Portraits of cultural figures such as Salvador Dali, Jorge Luis Borjes, Pedro Almodóvar, Francis Ford Coppola, Chucho Valdez and Penelope Cruz.

FLAMENCO PALMAS
& COMPASS

THE TROWBRIDGE
GUITAR STUDIO
1748 W. BALMORAL AVENUE
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
INFO:  http://www.arteyvidachicago.com

This rhythmic hand clapping is the basis for all flamenco percussion.  Instruction by flamenco master, choose from one, two and three sessions of palmas and compass.

FLAMENCO PASSION
NORTH SHORE CENTER FOR
THE PERFORMING ARTS
9501 SKOKIE BLVD,
SKOKI, ILLINOIS
INFO: http://www.arteyvidachicago.com

The critically acclaimed Ensemble Español make its annual return and continues to entertain audiences from around the world with the must see concert of the year “Flamenco Passion.” Extraordinary costumes and stage settings accompany this spectacular concert with romantic Spanish Ballets, traditional folkloric suites, and fiery, sensual Flamenco dramas.

ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO

ROCK AND SOUL SHOW
AND REVUE

JUNE 2, 12012
ALBUQUERQUE
JOURNAL THEATER
NATIONAL HISPANIC
CULTURAL CENTER
1701 4TH STREET SW
ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87102
INFO: (505) 246-2261Albuquerque’s most popular rock ‘n’ roll variety show, now in its seventh year, showcases the great rock, soul, and R&B tunes from the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. The event features headliners Freddie Chavez, Christine V, and Shauntel Campos
and the 11-piece Ray García Allstar Band.

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS

REGISTRATION FOR
SUMMER PROGRAMS
JUNE 1 THRU JUN E8, 2012
GUADALUPE CULTURAL
ARTS CENTER
1300 GUADALUPE STREET
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
INFO: www.guadalupeculturalarts.org

Now accepting registrations for the Guadalupe Center’s music, dance, literary and performance programs.

SAN ANTONIO
FILM FESTIVAL

JUNE 18-24, 2012
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
INFO: http://www.safilm.com

The San Antonio Film Festival showcases films from around the world while nurturing, fostering and developing filmmakers of all ages. Check the website for a complete list of films, dates and venues.

AUSTIN

LA RAZA UNIDA
PARTY REUNION
ADVANCE WARNING
JULY 6TH AND 7TH, 2012
AUSTIN, TEXAS
INFO: http://www.larazaunidapartyreunion.org

This reunion of ‘60s and ‘70s La raza Unida party activists will bring people from throughout the United States for two days of reunion. Check out the website for details and to register.

SAN MARCOS

83 ANNUAL TEXAS LULAC
STATE CONVENTION DANCE
JUNE 8, 2012
CUAUHTÉMOC HALL
1100 PATTON STREET
SAN MARCOS, TEXAS.
INFO: (512) 644-0881

Hosted by LULAC Chapter 4876, th evening includes performances by Ricky Naranjo y Los Gamblers and Conjunto Roma.

HOUSTON, TEXAS

CHILDREN’S SUMMER
ART PROGRAM
ON-GOING THROUGH
JUNE/ REGISTRATION
MECA-HOUSTON
1900 KANE STREET
HOUSTON, TX 77007
INFO: http:www.meca-houston.org

Registration now open for MECA’s popular summer arts program. Classes include The Musical, Oil Painting, and Silk Screen Workshops.

DALLAS, TEXAS

THE DESERT PRAIRIE
OF TEXAS
ADVANCE WARNING
JULY & AUGUST 2012
CARA MIA THEATER
COMPANY
P.O. BOX 226144
DALLAS, TX 75222
INFO: http://www.caramiatheatre.com

The Dallas-based Cara Mía Theatre Company and the Laboratorio de la Máscara from Mexico City will present a collaboration titled  The Desert Prairie of Texas; it is a new work based on texts in Memory of Fire by Eduardo Galeono The play to be directed by Alicia Mártinez Álvarez.

REGISTER FOR SUMMER
PROGRAM IN THE ARTS

CARA MIA THEATER
COMPANY
P.O. BOX 226144
DALLAS, TX 75222
INFO:http://www.caramiatheatre.com

Each year the Latino Cultural Center partners with Big Thought to offer middle school students hte opportunity to learn about themselves and the community through the arts. This year the LCC gives students he opportunity to learn from and work directly
professionally trained artists from the Car aMia Theater Company. For more information and an online application go to: http://lccsummerheroes.wordpress.com

EL PASO, TEXAS

40TH ANNIVERSARY OF
1972  LA RAZA UNIDA
CONVENTION
ADVANCE WARNING
AUGUST 31- SEPTEMBER 2, 2012
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT
EL PASO, TEXAS
INFO: dbixlerm@utep.edu

The University of Texas at El Paso is hosting a reunion of activists who attended the 1972 La Raza Unida National Convention convened in El Paso. Reunion will include panel discussions, film screenings and book signings.

EDINBURG, TEXAS

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
ADVANCE WARNING
FEBRUARY 21-23, 2013
NACCS TEJAS FOCO
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS
PAN AMERICAN
1201 WEST UNIVERSITY DRIVE
EDINBURG, TX 78539

Recent attacks on Chicano@ and Ethnic Studies programs are reminders of the need for more spaces to produce knowledge in and about our communities. This is a call for proposals for a conference to focus on ways in which academic research, creative activities and pedagogy can directly affect and become embedded in these communities. The conference will take place February 21-23, 2013.

CODA
THE FINAL CONCERT
JUNE 3, 2012
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS
PAN AMERICAN
1201 WEST UNIVERSITY DRIVE
EDINBURG, TX 78539
INFO:http://www.utpa.edu/coda

The University of Texas Pan American bids farewell to the Fine Arts Complex that hasserved the community for more than four decades in order to welcome in a new Academic and Performing Arts Center. All the major groups who have performed in the theater, including the Valley Symphony Orchestera,  University Theater, the folkloric and modern dance groups and the Music Department, will convene for a final day of performances.

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