MARCH EVENTS 2013

LOS ANGELES AREA

SMASH CUT
MARCH 3, 10,17, 2013 6PM
TEATRO FRIDA KAHLO
2332 WEST 4TH STREET
LOS ANGELES, CA 90057
INFO: (213) 382-8133 and  http://www.fridakahlotheater.org

What would you say if you only had five minutes say it? This is the premise of this ensemble play written by Rubén Garfias playing at the Friday Kahlo Theater through March 17, 2013.

MAKE ‘EM ALL MEXICAN
LINDA VALLEJO AT
GEORGE LAWSON GALLERY
MARCH 2-7, 2013
GEORGE LAWSON GALLERY
8564 WASHINGTON BLVD.
CULVER CITY, CA
INFO:  http://georgelawsongallery.com

A panel discussion on the work of noted artist Linda Vallejo with Betty Ann Brown, Armando Durón, Karne Mary Davalaos and Bill Moreno will take place on March 2nd from 5-7PM. This is an exhibit of the work of Chicano artist Linda Vallejo runs through March7th..

MODERN TEXTURES
& GOOGIE STYLE
THROUGH MARCH 3, 2013
AVE 50 GALLERY
131 NORTH AVENUE 50
LOS ANGELES, CA 90042
INFO:  http://www.avenue50studio.com

Googie Style sprouted from our very own LA City streets during the wild and crazy decade of rock and roll, LA developed a totally local style coined Googie in 1952 by Douglas Haskell of “House and Home” magazine. This period of time — the beginnings of space exploration, the rise of post war capitalism, and the coining of another term, “teenagers”, symbolize the era. Googie Style mirrors the excess of post World War II US exuberance; a period of time when US capitalism was on the rise, and we were king of the jungle. Armando Arreola, observant artist of all things peculiarly different decided to sink his teeth into the past and recover from it a piece of history in need of reconsideration. A child of the 50?s himself, a west side chanticleer of disrespected art historical instances, Armando elevates Googie Style buildings into signature portraits where form overpowers a proper mannered taste. Join us on Saturday, February 9 from 7-10 pm for an artist reception where you can confront the artist with questions of classism. The Avenue 50 Studio considers this exhibit one of important cross-class revelation. Who does architecture serve — the masses or the elite? Please join us in an animated discussion of architectural relevance.

ESCENARIO
MULTI PERFORMER CONCERT
MARCH 7, 2013
THE FONDA THEATER
6126 HOLLYWOOD BLVD.
LOS ANGELES,  CA
INFO: http://panamerika.fm/blog/escenariola

On March 7th, some of today’s most outstanding Latin alternative artists, including the electro-tropical Colombian band Bomba Estéreo, Chilean alternative rock band Astro, Los Angeles-based sextet La Santa Cecilia, Brooklyn’s ‘tropical bass’ DJs Que Bajo?! and Mexican songstress Carla Morrison will perform together under the one roof at Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA) Panamérika Presenta  ESCENARIO. The specially curated show will take place at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. The event is open to all ages and tickets for the show are $15 pre-sale and $18 at the door and available at http://panamerika.fm/blog/escenariola/. Doors will open at 8pm, with the show starting at 9pm. The live performances will be will be recorded and available approximately a week after the show for listening via streaming audio on http://redbull.Panamerika.fm.

MEXICALI BIENNIAL
EXHIBIT      
THRU APRIL 13, 2013
VINCENT PRICE MUSEUM
COMMUNITY FOCUS GALLERY
EAST LOS ANGELES COLLEGE
1301 AVENIDA CESAR CHAVEZ
MONTEREY PARK, CA 91754
INFO:   http://vincentpriceartmuseum.org

VPAM is proud to host the third MexiCali Biennial that will take place from January 19 to April 13, 2013 and includes the work of thirty-three artists. The theme of MexiCali Biennial 2013 is cannibalism. The cannibal is a creature that threatens the collapse of identity and ethics, and instills anarchy in the social order. Cannibalism in the New World was one of the central rationales for colonialism, but MexiCali also proposes it as the path forward for a new model of avant-garde practice. Cannibalism can open up radical new spaces in art for bodies and their environmental interactions, and push against the oppressive pressure of hegemonic Western cultural systems. These transformative possibilities can change our relationship with art, and perhaps with the world itself.  (Va! –Tia Tenopia)

BEAUTY OF THE
HUMAN FIGURE AT
FREMONT GALLERY
MARCH 9, 2013 6-9PM
812 FREMONT AVE.
SOUTH PASADENA, CA
INFO:   http://www.fremontgallery.com

Opening reception of the new March shows at the Fremont gallery includes Beauty of the Human Figure in the front gallery and Odd-ys-sey the work of Edem Elesh in the back gallery.

LUIS VALDEZ’S
STINKIN’ BADGES
THROUGH MARCH 10, 2013
CASA 0101 THEATER
2102 EAST FIRST STREET
LOS ANGELES, CA
INFO:  http://www.casa0101.org

In only its second production in Los Angeles since 1986, Luis Valdez’s I Don’t Have To Show You No Stinking Badges makes a comeback at Joefina Lopez’s Casa 0101. The theatrical production will be presented in a limited run from February 8 – March 10, 2013 at the New Casa 0101 Theater; 2102 E. First Street (at St. Louis Street), Boyle Heights, CA  90033 under the direction of Hector Rodriguez. Preview performances will be given February 1, 2 and 3, 2013.

BOYLE HEIGHTS -ART
VIDA Y AMOR
THROUGH MARCH 30, 2013
AVE 50 GALLERY
131 NORTH AVENUE 50
LOS ANGELES, CA 90042
INFO:  http://www.avenue50studio.com

This group exhibit features the works of artists who have lived and/or worked in Boyle Heights. Artists include: Barbara Carrasco, David Botello, Fabian Debora, Frank Romero, George Yepes, Gronk, Jon Measures, Jose Ramirez, Juan Carlos De Luna, Linda Arreola, Margaret Garcia, Ofelia Esparza, Oscar Castillo, Poli Marichal, Rafael Cardenas, Raoul De la Sota, Ricardo Mendoza, Richard Duardo, Roberto Gutierrez, Wayne Healy, Wenceslao Quiroz

POWER POINTS
MARCH 9 THRU APRIL7, 2013
AVE 50 GALLERY
131 NORTH AVENUE 50
LOS ANGELES, CA 90042
INFO:  http://www.avenue50studio.com

Chilean artist Francisco Letelier creates art that crosses disciplines and cultures with his mixed medai murals. He is paired with Chusien Chang, born in Brazil, and artist Karl Jean-Ghuerly Petion from Haiti in this new show at Avenue 50 Gallery. Reception for the show is on March 9th from 7-10PM.

REEL RASQUACHE ART
& FILM FESTIVAL
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
MARCH 11, 2013
CASA 0101
2102 EAST FIRST STREET
LOS ANGELES, CA
INFO: http://www.reelrasquache.org

The 10th annual Reel Rasquache Art & Film Festival will take place on the weekend of May 17-19, 2013 at Boyle Heights’ Casa 0101, 2102 E. 1st St., 90033. Filmmakers are invited to submit films that celebrate the rich diversity of Latino experiences in the U.S. on all topics and in all genres – animation, documentary, webisodes, experimental, features, and shorts. Reel Rasquache is accepting film submissions through Monday, March 11.

EXPULSION: BOYLE
HEIGHTS PERFORMANCE
MARCH 16, 2013 6-7PM
1st & BOYLE AVENUE
EAST LOS ANGELES, CA
INFO: http://www.hediduckler.org

The Heidi Ducklet Dance Theater and Danza Floricanto/USA inite you to EXPULSION, an evocative perofrmance at the intersection of public art, urban renewal and community engagement. The dancers transform the vacant lot at East 1st Street and North Boyle Avenue, across from Mariachi Plaza.

EL ÚLTIMO COLOR
DEL SILENCIO
MARCH 22-31, 31, 2013
TEATRO FRIDA KAHLO
2332 WEST 4TH STREET
LOS ANGELES, CA 90057
INFO: (213) 382-8133 and  http://www.fridakahlotheater.org

In El Última Color del Silencio (The Last Color of Silence) kidnap victims are imprisoned in a clandestine location to steal their blood and sell it. Written by Mario Zapién and performed in Spanish.

XOCHIPILLI FESTIVAL
MARCH 23, 8 AM TO 8 PM
TEATRO FRIDA KAHLO
2332 WEST 4TH STREET
LOS ANGELES, CA 90057
INFO: (213) 382-8133 and  http://www.fridakahlotheater.org

An exuberant spring celebration according to Mexica (Aztec) traditions. In 2012 over 300 Mexican dancers and musicians came to honor Mexica deity of the flowers and art.

LOS DE ABAJO
PRINTMAKERS
THROUGH MARCH 30, 2013
SPARC
685 VENICE BLVD
VENICE, CA
INFO: (310) 822-9560

A new suite of prints denouncing the critical state of the prison system in the US on exhibit at
the Duron Gallery at the Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC).

DYI SILKSCREENING
MARCH 16, 2013
SELF-HELP GRAPHICS
1300 EAST FIRST STREET
LOS ANGELES, CA
INFO:  http://www.selfhelpgraphics.com

Every third Saturday of the month there is a silkscreening workshop at Self-Help Graphics led by master silkscreener Dewey Tafoya.

SON JAROCHO &
ZAPATEADO LESSONS
ONGOING AT
FLORICANTO CENTER FOR
THE PERFORMING ARTS
4232 WHITESIDE STREET
LOS ANGELES, CA 90063
INFO: (323) 261-0385

Ongoing classes in son jarocho and other traditional music of Mexico and Latin America as well as Zapateado dancing. Call for more information about classes and prices.

FLAMENCO DANCE &
BOLLYWOOD DANCE
STARTS MARCH 6, 2013
ARTE FLAMENCO
DANCE THEATER
230 WEST MAIN STREET
ALHAMBRA, CA 91801
INFO: (626) 458-1234

After spending a month in India, dancer, choreographer and Associate Artistic Director of Manu Kala Mandir Dance productions Shivani Thakkar returns to the Center of Worldance. Shivani will be offering Bollywood classes for teens and adults on Wednesday nights at 7:30P. Shivani is also planning to start a Bharata Natyam (classical Indian) and Bollywood class for children. This is a great class for those of you that are looking to dance, workout and smile all at the same time.
For more information call the studio: 626.458.1234

MARCH EVENTS AT
PLAZA DE LA RAZA
3540 NORTH MISSION ROAD
LOS ANGELES, CA 90031
INFO:     http://www.plazadelaraza.org

For events in March at Plaza check out the website above.

MELANCHOLIA
MARCH 15 THRU APRIL 6, 2013
LOS ANGELES THEATER
CENTER
514 SOUTH SPRING STREET
LOS ANGELES, CA 90013
INFO:   http://www.thelatc.org
For some soldiers, there can be something worse than being shot and killed in battle – surviving. The Latino Theater Company’s Melancholia returns to the LATC by popular demand this Spring. This stylized performance explores the life of a young Latino marine who returns from the Iraq war and struggles to reconnect to a world that no longer makes sense. Inspired by true events. 2007 Amnesty International “Freedom of Expression” Award Nominee.

SHADES WORLD PREMIERE
MARCH 21 THRU APRIL 14TH
LOS ANGELES THEATER
CENTER
514 SOUTH SPRING STREET
LOS ANGELES, CA 90013
INFO:   http://www.thelatc.org

It’s 1997, the Hale-Bopp comet zooms overhead, casting its magical glow over a time of relative peace in the U.S. An American family is both haunted and strengthened by its generations of service at home and on the front lines. The politics of war, race, and sex collide with echoes of the past in this compelling drama about what happens to family ties when oppositional politics threaten to tear them apart. Witnesses to life’s fleeting nature, each must take action now or risk losing all. A play about discovering the path to love, laughter, and even some peace beneath the ruins of war. Recipient of the Inaugural Pen & Brush Award for Playwriting. Written by Paula Caplan and directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera.

LAZARILLO DE TORMES
MARCH 17 – 31, 2013
BILINGUAL FOUNDATION FOR
THE ARTS
421 NORTH AVENUE 19
LOS ANGELES, CA 90023
INFO:    http://www.bfatheatre.org

The Bilingual Foundation for the Arts (BFA) is planning on producing a play Lazarillo de Tormes based on a story written anonymously in 1554 in Spain. Besides its importance in the Spanish literature of the Golden Age, Lazarillo de Tormes is credited with founding a new genre, the picaresque novel from the Spanish word pícaro meaning “rogue” or “rascal.”

RAMIRO GOMEZ: LUXURY,
INTERRUPTED
UCLA CHICANO STUDIES
RESEARCH CENTER LIBRARY
THROUGH APRIL 8,. 2013

Ramiro Gomez is a young artist who portrays Latino domestic workers employed in affluent LosAngeles neighborhoods. The Ramiro Gomez Collection of Visual Works at the CSRC Library includes selections from Gomez’s Happy Hills series of mixed-media works, as well as documentary photographs of his installations. Luxury, Interrupted features new pieces, made specifically for this show, that highlight the hard work and dedication of those who come to work at UCLA and in the surrounding neighborhoods—a workforce that is often overlooked. The exhibition is free and open to the public during library hours (Mon.-Fri., 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.).

OPEN MIKE AT
TIA CHUCHA CENTRO
CULTURAL & BOOKSTORE
EVERY FRIDAY IN
AT 8PM
13197-A GLADSTONE AVE
SYLMAR, CA 91342
INFO:    http://www.tiachucha.com

Tia Chucha’s Open Mic is a welcoming creative sanctuary where people are encouraged to share their thoughts and feelings through various styles of expression. Check the website for other events in January.

TEATRO FOR BEGINNERS
THROUGH MARCH 12, 2013
TIA CHUCHA CENTRO
CULTURAL & BOOKSTORE
13197-A GLADSTONE AVE
SYLMAR, CA 91342
INFO:    http://www.tiachucha.com

This beginners class in theater is open to anyone 14 years old to adult. Meets on Tuesday from 6-8PM at the El Nido Family Center, 13460 Van Nuys Blvd. C A 91331.

A CRUSHING LOVE
MARCH 10 3-5PM
LA PLAZA DE CULTURA
Y ARTES AT OLVERA STREET
501 NORTH MAIN STREET
LOS ANGELES, CA 90012
INFO:     http://www.lapca.org

A Crushing Love, Sylvia Morales’ sequel to her groundbreaking History of Chicana women, Chicana (1979), honors the achievements of five activist Latinas – labor organizer/farm worker leader Dolores Huerta, author/educator Elizabeth “Betita” Martinez, writer/playwright/educator Cherrie Moraga, civil rights advocate Alice Escalante, and historian/writer Martha Cotera. This film considers how these single mothers managed to be parents and effect broad-based social change at the same time. This event is FREE and open to the public.

WEST COAST TEATRO ENCUENTRO
ADVANCE WARNING
LATE SPRING 2013
LOS ANGELES, CA

A get together of the new coalition of California teatristas and others interested in Latino theater.

EAST OF BROADWAY
ADVANCE WARNING
COMING LATER THIS SPRING
LOS ANGELES THEATER
CENTER
514 SOUTH SPRING STREET
LOS ANGELES, CA 90013
INFO:   http://www.thelatc.org

Check the Los Angeles Theater Center’s website for current information of events and plays.

ADVANCE WARNING
NALIP CONFERENCE 2013
JUNE 6-9, 2013
SHERATON UNIVERSAL
HOTEL,
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA
INFO:  http://www.nalip.org

Save the date for the 2013 annual Conference of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers. This year’s theme is The Evolving Latino Trillion Dollar Market.

POMONA, CALIFORNIA

STAND & DEL IVER
STAGE PRODUCTION
POMONA COLLEGE
MARCH 7-10, 2013
SEAVER THEATER
POMONA COLLEGE
300 EAST BONITA AVENUE
CLAREMONT, CA
INFO: (909) 607-4375

Acclaimed actress and now Professor of Theater Alma Martinez has directed this stage adaptation of the film STAND AND DELIVER. The original film was written by Ramon Menendez and Tom Musca and directed by Ramon Menendez. Here it is adapted for the stage by Robert Bella and directed by Alma Martinez.  This production features drama students of the Claremont Colleges.

RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA

NATIONAL LEADERSHIP
SUMMIT FOR IMMIGRATION
REFORM
MARCH 16, 2013 8AM- 5PM
HIGHLANDER UNION BLDG #302
UC RIVERSIDE
RIVERSIDE, CA
INFO: (951) 827-3821 (CHICANO STUDIES)

Chicano students at UC Riverside are sponsoring this non-partisan National Immigration Summit. Invitations have gone out to numerous high profile federal, state and local elected officials as well as community activists. Panel discussions will address all aspects of Immigration Reform with an aim to promoting comprehensive humane immigration reform.

AFTER THE RAIN:
TOMÁS RIVERA                            
ADVANCE WARNING N
APRIL 29, 2005
UNIVERSITY VILLAGE
CONFERENCE ROOM
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
RIVERSIDE, CA
On April 28, 1980, an unusually heavy rain cut short the inauguration ceremony of Tomás Rivera, the first Latino Chancellor in the University of California system. He never gave his inaugural address. That address will be read in public for the first time at 7 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2013, at UC Riverside during a day-long public celebration of the 25th anniversary of the inauguration called, “After the Rain: The Legacy and Life of Tomás Rivera.”Professor Juan Felipe Herrera, the scholar who holds the newly endowed Tomás Rivera Chair in Creative Writing, will deliver the long-delayed inaugural address during a multi-media performance that includes video, music and readings that tell the story of Chancellor Rivera.

A reception will follow at 6 p.m. in the UCR Commons, before the 7 p.m. multi-media performance that includes video, music and live readings by friends, family and colleagues. It also includes the reading of the inaugural address. Carlos Cortes, a professor emeritus of history at UC Riverside, will narrate the evening performance, called “Tomás Rivera: Celebration of a Life. The story of Tomás Rivera as told in his own words and those of his friends and admirers.”

SAN BERNARDINO CALIFORNIA 

MAYOR JULIAN CASTRO
AT LEAD SUMMIT
MARCH 27, 2013
CALIFORNIA STATE
UNIVERSITY
SAN BERNARDINO, CA

Julian Castro, the mayor of San Antonio, Texas, and the first Latino to deliver a keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention, will be the headline speaker at the 4th annual Latino Education Advocacy Days summit at Cal State San Bernardino on Wednesday, March 27.  Now in its fourth year, the LEAD summit focuses on educational issues affecting Latinos at the national, regional and local levels, said Enrique Murillo, the executive director and founder of the LEAD project, and a professor of education at Cal State San Bernardino. The annual conference will be held in the university’s Santos Manuel Student Union Events Center from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

CHILDREN’S THEATER CLASSES
ONGOING AT
CENTRO CULTURAL DE
LA RAZA
2004 PARK BLVD
SAN DIEGO, CA 92101
INFO:   http://www.centroculturaldelaraza.org

Classes run through March, 2013. For information on enrollment and other March events check the website above.

20th ANNUAL
SAN DIEGO LATINO
FILM FESTIVAL
MARCH 7-17, 2013
VARIOUS VENUES
SAN DIEGO, CA

INFO: http://www.sdlatinofilm.com

The annual Latino International Film Festival organized by long time director Ethan van Thillo continues for the 20th year. Check out the website for a detailed list of films, venues and screening times.

SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA

HOMEBOYS DOCUMENTARY
MARCH 6, 2013 6PM
CHICANA CHICANO STUDIES
COLLOQUIA SERIES
INFO:   http://www.chicst.ucsb.edu/

Q&A with the Director Dino Dinco to follow the screening of the film. Co-sponsored by the Department of Film & Media Studies, UCSB

SAN JUAN BAUTISTA, CALIFORNIA

PERRA PUMPS
LAST CALL
MARCH 8-10, 2013
AT EL TEATRO CAMPESINO
PLAYHOUSE
SAN JUAN BAUTISTA,CA
INFO:   http://www.elteatrocampesino.com

A new play production at the legendary Teatro Campesino directed by Ruben Gonzalez. .Bar life has sustained Perra Pumps’ family for three generations but now, she is on the verge of losing her bar! Her landlord is raising the rent, and she tries to make sense of this shift with closest friend, DJ Mikey Flexxx. Together they share songs, stories and secrets y un trago de tequila!  Perra Pumps Last Call is the third installment in a trilogy of short plays written by Javier Luis Hurtado that chronicle the hopes, joys and struggles of a queer Chicano family living in California from 1960- 2013.

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA

CINEQUEST FILM
FESTIVAL
THRU MARCH 10,2013
TEATRO VISION
365 S.MARKET STREET
SAN JOSE, CA
INFO:  http://www.teatrovision.org

Teatro Visión is proud to be partnering with Cinequest Film Festival as they unleash their most electrifying Latino Showcase yet, February 26th to March 10th.  Film lovers will celebrate stories of love, laughter, thrills, innovation, inspiration, and life, while discovering the work of some of the world’s greatest artists from México, Ecuador, Panama, Cuba, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Argentina, and right here in the Bay Area. Cinequest will announce the entire film and event line up for this year’s 23rd annual celebration and gives you a chance to be among the first to discover the many World and United States premieres being presented on January 30th.

ADVANCE WARNING
OCTOBER 10-19, 2013
MACARIO
TEATRO VISION
365 S.MARKET STREET
SAN JOSE, CA
INFO:  http://www.teatrovision.org

The novel, MACARIO is considered an iconic Mexican tale, whose characters include popular archetypes of Mexican culture – El Peón (indigenous person, worker), La Mujer Fiel y Valiente (the loyal and valiant woman), El Rico (the Rich), El Diablo (the Devil), El Peregrino (the Spiritual Pilgrim) and others.Written by the mysterious B. Traven (who also wrote Treasure of the Sierra Madre) and published in the 1940s MACARIO is set in pre-independence Mexico, a time when there was a strict cast system based on race, practice of Indigenous culture was subject to severe punishment and the Inquisition was in full force.

Teatro Visión is very excited to launch it’s new work initiative with MACARIO. Play development will involve a creative team led by Teatro Visión Artistic Director, Elisa Marina Alvarado, playwright Evelina Fernandez, Teatro Visión Artistic Program Associate, Rodrigo García, ethnomusicologist and master musician, Russell Rodriguez, choreographer, María de la Rosa and program manager, Dianne Vega. The team will work together to create large scale spectacle theater with music, dance and a rich and magical visual presentation.

ASSEMBLING THE PIECES
THROUGH MARCH 16, 2013
MACLA
510 SOUTH FIRST STREET
SAN JOSE, CA 95113
INFO: (408) 998-2783 OR  http://www.maclaarte.org/

MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana is pleased to present Assembling the Pieces: Reconstructing Memory & Hybrid Identity, featuring new work by San Jose-based artists Tessie Barrera-Scharaga and Samuel Rodriguez. The work presented in Assembling the Pieces address themes of transformation, identity, memory, and the human experience. Barrera-Scharaga and Rodriguez are among San Jose’s most industrious and innovative artists; this exhibition highlights their significant contributions to our artistic landscape.

SAN FRANCISCO

AVOTEJA & MUSICAL
ART QUINTET
MARCH 1, 2013 8PM
LA PEÑA
3105 SHATTUCK AVE
BERKELEY, CA 94705
INFO:    http://www.lapena.org

An evening of Tango, jazz and poetry to celebrate the release of With Ebvery Step author by poet Avotcja accompanied by the Musical Art Quintet.

ANDRES FLORES ROSAS
JAROCHO
MARCH 3, 2013 7:30PM
LA PEÑA CULTURAL CENTER
3105 SHATTUCK AVE
BERKELEY, CA
INFO:  http://www.lapena.org

Andrés Flores Rosas from Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico invites you to accompany him in a music concert of jarocho music from Veracruz.

ALTURAS DE AMERICA
FOLKLORICO GROUP
MARCH 9, 2013 8PM
LA PEÑA CULTURAL CENTER
3105 SHATTUCK AVE
BERKELEY, CA
INFO:  http://www.lapena.org

Alturas de América, a band emerging from the East Bay, performs Latinamerican music with a “world music flavor.” The group emphasizes Andean baboo instruments from South maerica.

HIP HOP AND
BEYOND GENDER
MARCH 15, 2013 8PM
LA PEÑA CULTURAL CENTER
3105 SHATTUCK AVE
BERKELEY, CA
INFO:  http://www.lapena.org

An evening of hip hop features performances by Invincibles, Las Krudas, Micah Domingo. The event is hosted by members of Brown Boi Project.

CANTORAS FOR SONG
OF UNITY
MARCH 16, 2013 8PM
LA PEÑA CULTURAL CENTER
3105 SHATTUCK AVE
BERKELEY, CA
INFO:  http://www.lapena.org

A round table of shared songs celebrating the people and commemorating the Song of Unity mural that adorns La Peña. The talented group of female musicians performing include Holly Near, Linda Tillery, Lichi Fuentes, Mochi Parra, Avotcja and others.

OTHER MARCH EVENTS
LA PEÑA
3105 SHATTUCK AVE
BERKELEY, CA
INFO:   http://www.lapena.org

For other events in March at La Peña, please check their website.

MARCH EVENTS AT
THE MEXICAN MUSEUM
FOR MASON CENTER, BLDG. D
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
INFO:   http://www.themexicanmuseum.org

For updated events at the Mexican Museum check their website above.

PHOENIX, ARIZONA

QUETZAL GUERRERO
LIVE
MARCH 1, 2013
MONARCH THEATER
122 EAST WASHINGTON STREET
PHOENIX, ARIZONA

Multi-talented musician and performer Quetzal Guerrero performs with his band at the Monarch theater.

MASK MAKING WORKSHOP
WITH ZARCO GUERRERO
MARCH 9, 2013
551 NORTH ALMA SCHOOL ROAD
MESA, ARIZONA
INFO: http://www.zarkmask.com

Master mask-maker Zarco Guerrero offers mask making classes at his studio.

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

LATINO BOOK AND
FAMILY FESTIVAL
ADVANCE WARNING
APRIL 6-7, 2013
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

This is the largest national Latino book festival which this year will be held in Chicago, Illinois. More details later.

CHAS BOJÓRQUEZ
FROM STREETS TO THE CLOUDS
THROUGH JUNE, 2013
NATIONAL MUSEUM
OF MEXICAN ART
1852 WEST 19TH STREET
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
INFO:  http://www.nationalmuseumofmexicanart.org/

This new exhibition features Los Angeles artist Chas Bojorquez.Forty years ago he embraced the “cholo” graffiti writing of his neighborhood inspiring him to create his own unique style. For other events in January check the museum website later in the month.

SIGNATURE ART WORKS
THROUGH APRIL 7, 2013
NATIONAL MUSEUM
OF MEXICAN ART
1852 WEST 19TH STREET
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
INFO:  http://www.nationalmuseumofmexicanart.org/

National Museum of Mexican Art’s “Signature Works: 25th Anniversary Gifts to the Permanent Collection.” Featured art includes “ODE TO LUIS BUÑEL (Homenaje en su Centenario)” A gift to the memory of Luis Spota Saavedra-in the museum’s Main Gallery. Exhibition dates January 17 through April 7, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois

ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO

MAREMMÁGNUM PHOTOGRAPHY
EXHIBIT/FOUR DECADES IN SPAIN
AND EUROPE
THROUGH MARCH 29, 2013
NATIONAL HISPANIC CULTURAL CENTER
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO
INFO:  http://www.nationalhispaniccenter.org

This exhibit was curated by Spanish photojournalist Jordi Socias, (Barcelona, 1945). Socias is one of the key names in the evolution of Spanish photojournalism in the last decades. His style moves away from the objectivity deemed inherent in photography, and becomes aware of its own subjective representation. The most important figures and events of the country’s modern history have posed for him, and together form a fascinating narrative of life since the 1970?s His portraits include Salvador Dalí, Jorge Luis Borges, Graham Greene, John Le Carre, Pedro Almodóvar, Francis Ford Coppola and Penelope Cruz.

REYNA GRANDE
THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US
MARCH 30, 2013 2pm
NATIONAL HISPANIC CULTURAL CENTER
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO
INFO:  http://www.nationalhispaniccenter.org

author Reyna Grande will read from and sign her new memoir The Distance Between Us. In this extraordinary memoir, award-winning writer Reyna Grande vividly brings to life her tumultuous early years, capturing all the confusion and contradictions of childhood, especially one spent torn between two parents and two countries.

SUMMIT ON LATINO
HIGHER EDUCATION
ADVANCE WARNING
OCTOBER 2-4,2013
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO
INFO: fcertain@unm.edu

The Sereno Alliance for Higher Education in partnership with the University of New mexico jointly convenes the Third Policy Summit on Latino Higher Education.Theme is”We are the Future and the Future is Now!” Más later.

SANTE FE, NEW MEXICO

NEW MEXICO POPULAR
RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS
MARCH 2,2013
MUSEUM OF SPANISH COLONIAL
ART
SANTE FE, NEW MEXICO
INFO: http://ifdm.unm.edu/wordpress/?page_id=32

This is an all day celebration of the various popular religious traditions in New Mexico as evidenced with artifacts, photos, exhibits and panels. For detail of the day’s planned events visit the website.

LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO

19TH ANNUAL BORDER
BOOK FESTIVAL
ADVANCE WARNING
APRIL 19-21, 2012

The annual Border Book Festival organized by author Denise Chavez will take place at the Casa Camino real in its new home at 314 South Tornillo Street in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Filmmakers Viviana García Besné and her British husband, Alistair Tremps will be joining us from Mexico City. Viviana’s grandfather, Jorge García Besné, produced the first films starring El Santo, the legendary silver-masked Mexican wrestler. Her grand-uncles Pedro A. Calderón, José Luis Calderón, and Guillermo Calderón were also prolific producers from the 1930′s to the 1980′s. Her movie, Perdida, is about healing and retrieving her family roots.

Jesús ‘Chuy’ Treviño is a filmmaker from L.A., whose film Raíces de Sangre/Roots of Blood, deals with a maquiladora/factory strike on the U.S./México border. It was the first Chicano film made in collaboration with the Mexican government, considered one of the top 25 Chicano films of all time.

Nora Naranjo Morse, filmmaker/poet/potter will join us from San Juan Pueblo, now called Ohkay Owinghe. In past Nora did a family pottery and poetry workshop for us at Tortugas Pueblo. We want to screen her film, Always Becoming, about her art work as well as some of her other documentaries, possibly including Gia’s Song, about the effects of government housing on traditional pueblo building. Rubén Martínez is a journalist/ performer/songwriter/singer and fillmmaker whose new book is Desert America: Boom and Bust in the New Old West will also be attending.

DENVER, COLORADO

BY THE HAND OF
THE FATHER
MARCH 7-24, 2013
SU TEATRO CULTURAL &
PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
721 SANTA FE DRIVE
DENVER, COLORADO 80204
INFO:    http://www.suteatro.net

By the Hand of the Father – written by Theresa Chavez, Oscar Garza, Eric Gutierrez and Rose Portillo opens next week.This theatrical tribute weaves original music by Alejandro Escovedo with stories about the experiences, joys, and travails of the Mexican American fathers who made the courageous crossing to this side of the U.S.-Mexico border at the turn of the last century.

XICANIDIE FILM FESTIVAL
ADVANCE WARNING
APRIL 4-7, 2013
SU TEATRO
721 SANTE DE DRIVE
DENVER, COLORADO 80204
INFO:    http://www.suteatro.net

Su Teatro’s annual film festival features films of the Chicano, Mexicano and Indio experience.

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS

CINEFESTIVAL
THROUGH MARCH 2, 2013
GUADALUPE CULTURAL
ARTS CENTER
1301 GUADALUPE STREET
SAN ANTONIO,  TEXAS 78207
INFO:   http://www.guadalupeculturalarts.org

The 35th Annual CineFestival is on-going in San Antonio through March 2, 2013 in the historic Guadalupe Theater, 1301 Guadalupe Street. The eight day event will feature national and international film screenings, Q & A sessions, panels and informal discussions. Guests include Loue Diamond Phillips and Gina Rodriguez from the film Filly Brown. For details check the Guadalupe Center website.

THIS RIVER HERE
EXHIBIT
THROUGH MARCH 2, 2013
GUADALUPE CULTURAL
ARTS CENTER
1301 GUADALUPE STREET
SAN ANTONIO,  TEXAS 78207
INFO:    http://www.guadalupeculturalarts.org

The Guadalupe investigates the powerful interconnection between word and image by asking artists to visually realize the words of San Antonio’s Poet Laureate, Dr. Carmen Tafolla through her poem This river here. The exhibition runs January 11-March 2, 2013. Guadalupe Gallery, 723 S. Brazos. Free. Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12 – 5 p.m.

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF
HISPANICS IN HIGHER EDUCATION
8TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
MARCH 28-30, 2013
HYATT REGENCY HOTEL
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
INFO: http://www.aahhe.org

This annual meeting of Hispanics in Higher education features presentations by distringuished Drs. Ricardo Romo, J. Michael Ortiz, Raymundo Paredes and Antonio Herandnez, Arturo Madrid and other scholars.

CONJUNTO FESTIVAL
ADVANCE WARNING
MAY 15-19, 2013
GUADALUPE CULTURAL
ARTS CENTER
1301 GUADALUPE STREET
SAN ANTONIO,  TEXAS 78207
INFO:    http://www.guadalupeculturalarts.org

The annual Tejano Conjunto Festival en San Antonio, will be held May 15-19, 2013 at the Guadalupe Theater and Rosedale Park. Historically the festival brings together the best of Southwest conjunto groups.

CRYSTAL CITY, TEXAS

CHICANO LEGACY
COMMEMORATION
ADVANCE WARNING
NOVEMBER 7-10, 2013
VARIOUS LOCALES IN
CRYSTAL CITY, TEXAS
INFO: http://www.zavalacountysentinel.net

A three day celebration honoring the contributions of Chicano Movement activists in Crystal City. Activist include Diana Serna Aguilera, Roberto Alonzo, Virginia Torres, Sandy Cardenas, Richard Espinosa, Jose Angel Gutierrez and many others. More details later.

AUSTIN, TEXAS

RAZA ROUND TABLE
SATURDAYS IN MARCH 10AM
MEXITAS MEXICAN RESTAURANT
1109 INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 35
AUSTIN, TEXAS
INFO: (512) 944-4123

Community activists gather weekly fora weekly platica and information sharing on
topical issues of the day. The event is open to the public and everyone is invited.  For
more information about the Raza Round Table contact Alfred R. Santos (512) 944-4123.

16TH CINE LAS AMERICAS
ADVANCE WARNING
APRIL 16- 21, 2013
VARIOUS VENUES
AUSTIN, TEXAS
INFO:   http://www.cinelasamericas.org

Cine Las Americas invites filmmakers, producers and distributors to participate in the Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, now in its16th year.

HOUSTON, TEXAS

ARTE PUBLICO PRESS
NICK KANELLOS
MARCH 7, 2013 1-3PM
ANDERSON LIBRARY
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
HOUSTON, TEXAS
INFO: http://www.class.uh.edu/cmas

A visit with Dr. Kicolás Kanellos, Director of Arte Público Press speaking on, “The history of Arte Público Press: The Oldest and Largest Latino Publishing House.”

CHICANO PATHS
TO POWER
DR. JOSE ANGEL GUTIERREZ
MARCH 27, 2013 1-3PM
ANDERSON LIBRARY
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
HOUSTON, TEXAS
INFO: http://www.class.uh.edu/cmas

Dr, Jose Angel Gutierrez founder of the La Raza Unida political party and one of the speaks on the future of Chicano empowerment in America.

SPRING SEMESTER
OF ART CLASSES BEGINS
ON-GOING AT
MECA
1900 KANE STREET
HOUSTON, TX 77007
INFO:   http://www.meca-houston.org

The Spring semester of classes for youth in art, dance and theater begins. For January events at MECA visit their website above.

DALLAS, TEXAS

TIMELESS MEXICO; THE
PHOTOGRAPHS OF HUGO
BREHME
THROUGH MARCH 3, 2013
LATINO CULTURAL CENTER
2600 LIVE OAK STREET
DALLAS, TEXAS
INFO:    http://www.dallasculture.org

The exhibit “Timeless Mexico: The Photographs Of Hugo Brehme” runs from January 1, 2013 through March 3, 2013.  On loan from the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University- San Marcos, Timeless Mexico: The Photographs of Hugo Brehme features 60 real photo postcards and hand-tinted photographs of early twentieth-century Mexico. One of that country’s first modern photographers, Brehme focused on iconic subjects ranging from the Mexican Revolution to scenic landscapes, colonial architecture, and the everyday life of indigenous peoples.

THE DREAMERS TRILOGY
ADVANCE WARNING
MAY 31–JUNE 15, 2013
LATINO CULTURAL CENTER
2600 LIVE OAK STREET
DALLAS, TEXAS
INFO:  http:www.brownpapertickets.com/event/265483

This workshop performance is in anticipation of the final production for the One Act Play festival scheduled for May 31-June 15,2013. Part One of The Dreamers Trilogy focuses on the experience of women who travel from El Salvador in their quest to reach the United States.

MIAMI, FLORIDA

HISPANICIZE 2013
ADVANCE WARNING
APRIL 9 THRU APRIL 13, 2013
MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA  INFO: http://www.hispanicizeevent.com/

The fourth Annual Latino events for film, music, social media, blogging, advertising and PR has gotten the attention of the biggest brands now sponsoring the event (Target, Univision, UH
McDonalds).

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