LATINOPIA JANUARY EVENTS

JANUARY EVENTS:

LOS ANGELES, CA

3RD ANNUAL PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL
JANUARY 25-20, 2012
LOS ANGELES THEATER CENTER
514 S. SPRING STREET, LOS ANGELES
INFO: www.thelatc.org

LATC 3rd Annual Playwrights Festival Reading of select plays for the 2012 Spring and Fall seasons. The UCLA New Play festival is incorporated into this event with playreadings of MFA playwrights’ thesis projects. (schedule subject to change)

WE ART THE 99%
ON-GOING EXHIBIT
THE LATINO MUSEUM OF
HISTORY ART AND CULTURE
514 SOUTH SPRING STREET
LOS ANGELES, CA 90013
INFO: www.thelatinomuseum.org

An art exhibit underscoring the Occupy Los Angeles movement at the Latino Museum of History, Art and Culture in downtown Los Angeles.

LOS TRES REYES MAGOS
JANUARY 6, 2012
MEXICAN CULTURAL CENTER
125 PASEO DE LA PLAZA (OLVERA STREET)
LOS ANGELES, CA
INFO: (213) 624-3660

A Binational Exhibition of art inspired by La Virgen de Guadalupe is on exhibit at the Mexican Cultural Institute. A good time to visit will be during the annual celebration of Los Tres Reyes Magos procession in Olvera Street.

FRIDA KAHLO, THE PLAY
JANUARY DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED
THE FRIDA KAHLO THEATER
2332 WEST FOURTH STREET
LOS ANGELES, CA 90057
INFO: www.fridakahlotheater.org

Grupo de Teatro SINERGIA returns with their production of Frida Kahlo, The play.

PALOMA ROOM POETS
JANUARY 8,  2PM
AVENUE 50 STUDIO
131 NORTH AVENUE 50
HIGHLAND PARK, CA
INFO: www.avenue50studio.com

Hosted By Rolando Ortiz, this poetry reading includes readings by poets Carlye Archibeque,
Armine Iknadossian, Bryan Sanders, Miguel Sanchez and Judi Smolker.

NOCHES DE CANTO Y POESIA
1st and 2nd WEDNESDAYS IN JANUARY 8-10PM
TIA CHUCHA CENTRO CULTURAL
13197-A GLADSTONE AVE.
SYLMAR, CA
INFO: www.tiachucha.com

Noches de Canto y Poesía is a time dedicated to musicians and poets that express their art in Spanish, with Latin influence. This includes, but is not limited to, boleros, ballads, Spanish Rock, folklorica, latin american, ranchera, trova, new song, jarocho, huapango and poetry. Everyone is invited! Entry is always free, but we do accept your generous donations.

TIA CHUCHA OPEN MIC
FRIDAYS IN JANUARY 8-10PM
TIA CHUCHA CENTRO CULTURAL
13197-A GLADSTONE AVE.
SYLMAR, CA
INFO: www.tiachucha.com

Tía Chucha’s Open Mic is a welcoming, creative sanctuary where people are encouraged to share their thoughts, feelings and talents through various styles of expression. Whether it be a poem, story, song, joke, freestyle, or just something they feel the need to express. Everyone is welcome to be themselves. Hosted by Nery Boche. Free, donations welcomed.

MAPPING ANOTHER L.A.
CHICANO ART MOVEMENT
ONGOING IN JANUARY
FOWLER MUSEUM AT UCLA
LOS ANGELES, CA
INFO: www.pacificstandardtime.org

On going art exhibit maps the deiverse social netowrks among Chicano artist groups and art speaces in Los Aneles during the 1970s such as ASCO, Centro de Arte Público, East Los Streetscapers, Goez Art Gallery, Self-Help graphics and Social Public Art Resource Center (SPARC).

ICONS OF THE INVISIBLE

OSCAR CASTILLO
ONGOING IN JANUARY
FOWLER MUSEUM AT UCLA
LOS ANGELES, CA
INFO: www.pacificstandardtime.org

Since the late 1960s, Oscar Castillo has documented the Chicano community in Los Angeles, from major political events to cultural practices to the work of muralists and painters. This exhibition will present rarely seen photographs from 1969-1980, drawing from an on-line digital archive of over 3,000 images by Castillo at the CSRC Library and a forthcoming book on Castillo through the CSRC series The Chicano Archives.

ART ALONG THE HYPHEN
MEXICAN-AMERICAN GENERATION
ON-GOING IN JANUARY
THE AUTRY MUSEUM
4700 WESTERN HERITAGE WAY
LOS ANGELES, CA 90027-1462
INFO: (323) 667.2000 www.autrymuseum.org

ART OF OAXACA
THROUGH JANUARY 14, 2012
FREMONT GALLERY
812 FREMONT AVENUE
SUITE 100
SOUTH PASADENA, CA
INFO: www.fremontgallery.com

On exhibit and for sale jewelry and art by noted artisans from Oaxaca and Norther Mexico.

ART MURAL ORDINANCE
PUBLIC MEETING
JANUARY 5, 2012  6PM
GOODWILL INDUSTRIES
342 N. SAN FERNANDO ROAD
LOS ANGELES, CA

Convened by Los Angeles city councilman Ed Reyes, this meeting is to discuss and obtian public input on a new ordinance under consideration by the city of Los Angeles that would limit mural and other super graphics in Los Angeles.

SAN DIEGO, CA

MEDIA WORKSHOPS
JANUARY 10-12,17-19,
24-26, 2012
MEDIA ARTS CENTER
2921 EL CAJON BLVD.
SAN DEIGO, CA 92104
INFO: http://www.mediartscenter.org

San Diego’s Media Art center which yearly sponsors the San Diego Latino Film Festival has on-going media workshops in January. You cna register on-line for the workshops bying going to their website: http://www.mediartscenter.org

HASTA LA BAHIA
ALL THE WAY TO
THE BAY
ON-GOING IN JANUARY
CHICANO PARK
SAN DIEGO, CA

Following a December 21st, Solstice Day commemoration, artist and muralist Victor Ochoa continues to lead a group of muralists that include Mario Chacon, Eddie Galindo, Hector Villegas, Bees Sanchez and others in restoration of the murals at San Diego’s iconic Chicano Park.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

IMAGES; INDEPENDENCE
AND REVOLUTION
ONGOING IN JANUARY
THE MEXICAN MUSEUM
FORT MASON CENTER, BLDG.D
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94123
INFO: www.themexicanmuseum.org

An on-going exhibit drawn from the museum’s collections to celebrate the Bicentennial of the Mexican Independence of 1810 and the Centennial of the Mexican Revolution of 1910.

THE TEQUILA DON JULIO
ART COLLECTION
ONGOING IN JANUARY
THE MEXICAN MUSEUM
FORT MASON CENTER, BLDG.D
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94123
INFO: www.themexicanmuseum.org

A contemporary art exhibition featuring some of today’s most engaging Mexican and Mexican American artists.

LATIN JAZZ YOUTH ENSEMBLE
OF SAN FRANCISCO
JANUARY 7, 7PM, 2012
LA PENA CULTURAL CENTER
3105 SHATTUCK AVENUE
BERKELEY, CA
INFO: www.lapena.org

Join the Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble for thier annual Reunion Concert benefitting La Peña education programs. The ensemble is led by John Calloway, a virtuoso multi-instrument music educator and musician.

CHUCUMITE
JAROCHO GROUP
JANUARY 21, 2012
LA PENA CULTURAL CENTER
3105 SHATTUCK AVENUE
BERKELEY, CA
INFO: www.lapena.org

Santa Barbara based jarocho group on tour performs folk music from Veracruz, Mexico.

AVOTCJA’S MUSIC/POETRY
EXTRAVAGANZA
JANUARY 29, 7PM, 2012
LA PENA CULTURAL CENTER
3105 SHATTUCK AVENUE
BERKELEY, CA
INFO: www.lapena.org

Truly a music extravaganza, this event features the Bay Area Blues Society, Pablo Rosales, Little Brown Brothers and others.

RENACER FOLKLORICO BOLIVIA
JANUARY 29, 2012 8PM
LA PENA CULTURAL CENTER
3105 SHATTUCK AVENUE
BERKELEY, CA
INFO: www.lapena.org

Celebrating 20 years in existence, the bay area Renacer Folklorico Bolviia presents an evening of music from the many regions of Bolivia.

TUCSON, AZ

QUETZAL GUERRERO
MUSIC IN THE GARDEN
FEBRUARY 5, 2012 12-2PM
DESERT BOTANICAL GARDEN
TUCSON, ARIZONA

Coinciding with the release of his album Cosa Boa (Good Thing) , this is violinist extraordinaire Quetzal Guerrero’s live performance at the Desert Botanical Gardens.

HOUSTON, TX

SPRING 2012 REGISTRATION
ARTS,MUSIC AND DANCE CLASSES
ON-GOING IN JANUARY
MECA
1900 KANE STREET
HOUSTON, TEXAS
INFO: www.meca-houston.org

MECA offers classes in ethnic and classsical studies in music, dance, and visual arts. Classes run from 3PM to 8PM Mondays through Fridays.

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