DECEMBER EVENTS

DECEMBER EVENTS:

LOS ANGELES

SHORT EYES
NOVEMBER 29 THRU DECEMBER 11,2011
LOS ANGELES THEATER CENTER
514 S. SPRING STREET, LOS ANGELES
INFO: www.thelatc.org

This is Nuyorican playwright Miguel Pinero’s explosive drama about the racial, sexual and personal dynamics of a group of inmates in an unnamed House of Detention in New York City. Pinero was co-founder of the Nuyorican Poets Café and the drama is based on his experiences
while incarcerated in Sing Sing prison. Produced by the Urban Theater Movement and the Latino Theater Company the play is directed by Julian Acosta.

LA VIRGEN DE GUADALUPE
DIOS INANTZIN
DECEMBER 8 AND 9, 2011
LOS ANGELES THEATER CENTER
OUR LADY OF THE ANGELS CATHEDRAL
555 WEST TEMPLE STREET,
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
INFO: www.thelatc.org

This is the classic retelling of the mythic story of the apparition of the Virgin of Guadalupe to the Indian peasant Juan Diego. This pageant play, with music and dance is free to the public at Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral in downtown Los Angeles.

WE ART THE 99%
DECEMBER 8, 2011
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 Istory, Art and Culture in downtown Los Angeles.

THE PATCHWORK GIRL OF OZ
DECEMBER 3-4, 2011
THE FRIDA KAHLO THEATER
2332 WEST FOURTH STREET
LOS ANGELES, CA 90057
INFO:  www.fridakahlotheater.org

A multimedia dance extravaganza for the entire family based on the classic Wizard of Oz performed by the Los Angeles Choreographers and Dancers and directed by Louise Reichlin.

PASTORELA CON PINATA
DECEMBER 10-18, 2011
THE FRIDA KAHLO THEATER
2332 WEST FOURTH STREET
LOS ANGELES, CA 90057
INFO: www.fridakahlotheater.org

The Frida Kahlo Theater’s production of the timeless Pastorela pageant.

30th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS ART
SHOW AND SALE
DECEMBER 3-4, 10-11, 2011
ROMERO STUDIO
1625 Blake Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90031
INFO:  www.romerostudio.net

This annual art show hosted by legendary Chicano artist Frank Romero showcases art and crafts by the who’s who of Latino Artists in Los Angeles. Saturdays from 7 to midnight and Sundays from Noon to 6PM, this is a great art experience and an ideal opportunity to do your Christmas shopping.

LOS POCHOS 15TH YEAR
ANNIVERSARY PARTY
DECEMBER 31, 2011
VFW POST 1944
16157 EAST GALE AVENUE
INDUSTRY, CALIFORNIA 91745
INFO:  www.lospochos.com

Bring in the New Year at this rocking party at the City of Industry’s VFW Post with Los Angeles Conjunto Los Pochos. This astounding musical group has entertained Los Angeles Latinos for more than 15 years. Check out the Latinopia music video of Los Pochos as well!

GATOS
EL MUSICAL
DECEMBER 2-4,9-10,16-18
CASA DEL MEXICANO
2900 CALLE PEDRO INFANTE
LOS ANGELES, CA 90063

This is a Spanish language revival of the popular Broadway play CATS performed by El Clan Theatro at the Eastside Casa del Mexicano.

NAVIDAD EN WHITTIER
DANZA FLORICANTO
DECEMBER 17, 2011
THE SHANNON CENTER
WHITTIER COLLEGE
WHITTIER, CALIFORNIA
INFO:  www.shannoncenter.org

This is the traditional celebration of Las Posadas with Pinatas performed by Gema
Sandoval’s popular Danza Floricanto/USA group with invited guests the Mariachi
Mexicapan and Cesar Castro the the Cambalache.

JOSE RAMIREZ
OPEN STUDIO
DECEMBER 10 & 17, 10am-5pm
RAMIREZ AGUILAR STUDIOS
1136 STONE STREET
LOS ANGELES, CA 90063
INFO:  www.ramirezart.com

Artist Jose Ramirez opens his studio doors for sales of his original art works.

GUADALUPE RODRÍGUEZ
ART EXHIBIT
DECEMBER 10, 2011
NEPANTLA AT SALON DE
LA PLAZA
1866 EAST FIRST STREET
LOS ANGELES, CA 90033

An art exhibit features the work of artist Guadalupe Rodriguez.

ERNIE G’S DREAM ACT
COMEDY JAM
DECEMBER 10, 2011
LOS ANGELES THEATER CENTER
514 SOUTH SPRING STREET
LOS ANGELES, CA
INFO:  www.thelatc.org

This comedy jam hosted by Ernie G features comedians Juan Garcia, Eric Shwartz,
cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz and journalists Gustavo Arellano and
Abelardo De La Pena, Jr.

JETS & SHARKS
BOOK SIGNING
DECEMBER 10, 2011
SAMUEL FRENCH BOOKSTORE
7623 SUNSET BLVD.
LOS ANGELES, CA
INFO: http://outskirtspress.com  And (323) 876-0570

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. An ideal Christmas gift you can get the book directly from Amazon if you can’t make the book signing.

MARIACHI USA
CHRISTMAS
DECEMBER 11, 2011
NOKIA THEATER
L.A.LIVE
777 CHICK HERN COURT
LOS ANGELES, CA
INFO: 1-800-mariachi

The Nokia Theater L.A. Live offers a holiday show that includes traditional holiday music
all performed Marichi style. The event features Mariachi Sol de Mexico, Mariachi Campañas de América and Marichi Solecitos and guest performers. Tickets range from $19.50 to $75.50.

DRIVEN BY CONTENT
DECEMBER 10, 2011
AVENUE 50 STUDIO
131 NORTH AVENUE 50
HIGHLAND PARK, CA
INFO:  www.avenue50studio.com

The Avenue 50 Studio proudly presents “Driven by Content” featuring the works of eight Los Angeles artists: J. Michael Walker, Robert Palacios, Khalid Hussain, Susanna Meiers, Stephanie Mercado, Fabian Debora, Raquel Martinez and Richard Scully. The exhibit of works, comprised of over 24 pieces, many of which have never been shown before, opens with an artists’ reception on Saturday evening, December 10, 2011 from 7 to 10 p.m. and closes on Sunday, January 8, 2012.

7th ANNUAL
HOLIDAY SALE
DECEMBER 17  7-11PM
DECEMBER 18 NOON TO 4PM
AVENUE 50 GALLERY
131-135 NORTH AVENUE 50
LOS ANGELES, CA 90042

An ideal place to do you Christmas shopping! Original
and affordable prints, paintings, photography and jewelry
by some of the leading artists in Los Angeles. You’ll be able
to purchase Lalo Alcaraz cartoons, prints by the Los de Abajo
Printmaking Collective, as well as great original art from
artists like David Botello, Margaret Garcia, Rosie Getz,
Jose Lozano, Jose Rmairez and Sonia Romero. Check it out!

LASTING LEGACIES:
TRIBUTE TO CHICANO ART
DECEMBER 17, 12-3PM
DECEMBER 18, 12-6PM
LA PLAZA DE CULTURA
Y ARTES
501 NORTH MAIN STREET
LOS ANGELES, CA 90012
INFO: www.lapca.org

Join artists of the Chicano movement as they give voice to the impact of the Chicano art movement on the history of Los Angeles. Among the artists: Michael Amescua, David Botello, Barbara Carrasco, Oscar Castillo, Harry Gamboa Jr., Joe Gonzlaez, Ywane Healy, Willie Herron, Gilbert “Magu” Lujan,  Joe Rodriguez, George Rodriguez and Linda Vallejo.

RUBÉN GUEVARA
50 YEARS OF SURVIVING
ROCK AND ROLL
DECEMBER 14, 8PM
EASTSIDE LUV WINE BAR
1835 EAST FIRST STREET
LOS ANGELES,  CA

Singer, bandleader, composer, recording artist Rubén Guevara celebrates 50 years of being in the music business with a blast out party with his band featuring selections from his latest CD The Tao of Funkahuatl.

END OF YEAR BOOK CLEARANCE
DECEMBER 1-31, 2011
TIA CHUCHA CENTRO CULTURAL
13197-A GLADSTONE AVE.
SYLMAR, CA
INFO: www.tiachucha.com

Another great venue for holiday gifts. Tia Chucha book store and cultural center will feature sales every week-end in December.

SAN DIEGO

HASTA LA BAHIA
ALL THE WAY TO
THE BAY
DECEMBER 21, 2011
CHICANO PARK
SAN DIEGO, CA

Artist and muralist Victor Ochoa leads a group of muralists that include Mario Chacon, Eddie Galindo, Hector Villegas, Bees Sanchez and food by Rayvan in restoration of the murals at San Diego’s iconic Chicano Park and dedication and promoting efforts to extend the mural project all the way to the San Diego Bay. Dedication ceremonies coincide with the Winter Solstice.

SAN JOSE

BEST DARN TAMALES!
DECEMBER 13, 11:30am
SAN PEDRO MARKET SQUARE
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA 95110

Hosted by local NBC personalities Damian Trujillo and Darlene Tenes, this event features guests celebrities such as Hip Hop artist Royalty, nutritionist Cheryl Forberg, Irish tenor Michael Londra and Golf champion Nina Rodriguez and, of course,  lots of tamalas!

SAN FRANCISCO

30TH ENCUENTRO DEL
CANTO POPULAR
DECEMBER 3, 2011
BRAVA THEATER
2781 24TH STREET
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
INFO: www.Brava.org and www.eltecolote.com

This music spectacular includes performances by the Grupo Raiz, the John Santos Sextet and legendary Bay area Chicano musicos Los Peludos.

COLIBRI
DECEMBER 3, 2011
LA PEÑA CULTURAL CENTER
3105 SHATTUCK AVENUE
BERKELEY, CA
INFO: www.lapena.org

This duo performs songs from throughout Latin America.

PARRANDA PA’ TI
DECEMBER 10, 2011
LA PEÑA CULTURAL CENTER
3105 SHATTUCK AVENUE
BERKELEY, CA
INFO: www.lapena.org

An evening of music featuring Jackeline Rago’s Venezuelan Music Project.

LA PEÑA OPEN HOUSE
DECEMBER 15, 2011
LA PEÑA CULTURAL CENTER
3105 SHATTUCK AVENUE
BERKELEY, CA
INFO: www.lapena.org

This open house showcases the work of faculty ad student of the various projects at
la Pena including the Youth Bomba, Adult Bomba and Jose Jones Latin Jazz ensemble.

NEW YORK

BALLET HISPANICO
DECEMBER 17, 2011
APOLLO THEATER
253 WEST 125TH STREET
NEW YORK, NEW YORK
INFO: APOLLO THEATER BOX OFFICE
(212) 531-5305

This is a not to be missed music tribute to Salsa legends Celia Cruz and Tito Puente performed by Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra and featuring the dancing of the Ballet Hispanico.

MIAMI

LOS ZAFIRO S
MUSIC FROM THE
EDGE OF TIME
DECEMBER 8-12, 2011
BILL COSFORD CINEMA
MIAMI, FLORIDA
INFO: www.cosfordcinema.com

Lorenzo DeStefano’s highly acclaimed documentary on the Cuban music group Los Zafiros plays on the big screen for a five-day engagement in Miami.

CHICAGO

ARRANCAME LA VIDA
FILM SCREENING
DECEMBER 6, 2011
UNAM, CHICAGO
350 WEST ERIE
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

Based on the iconic novel by Ángeles Mastretta, Arráncame la vida is the story of a young woman searching for freedom and identity during Mexico’s defining Revolutionary era of the early 20th century. Directed by Roberto Sneider with English subtitles.

LAS BOMPLENERAS
DECEMBER 8- 9:30PM
RUMBA
351 WEST HUBBARD
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

Las BomPleneras is an Afro-Caribbean all female ensemble dedicated to the preservation, promotion and growth of the Puerto Rican culture through the music and dance genres of Bomba and Plena. Their range of voices and improvisational dance elements are sure to captivate any audience. $8 Advance/ $10 at the door

PHOENIX AREA

ZARCO GUERRERO
OPEN STUDIO
DECEMBER 3-4 AND
10-11, 1-5PM
551 NORTH ALMA SCHOOL
MESA, ARIZONA
INFO: www.zarkmask.com
Master artist, musician and mask sculptor Zarco Guerrero opens his studio for sale of art, jewelry, masks and sculptures. An ideal Christmas shopping venue!

SAN ANTONIO

INDIGENOUS QUOTIENT
DECEMBER, 2011
AZTLAN LIBRE PRESS
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
INFO:  www.aztlanlibrepress.com
Aztlan Libre Press announces the publication of a ne wbook, INDIGENOUS QUOTIENT/STALKING WORDS-AMERICAN INDIAN HERITAGE AS FUTURE
by Juan Gómez-Quiñonez.

DALLAS

NUESTRA PASTORELA
DECEMBER 2-17, 2011
CARA MIA THEATER COMPANY
THE LATINO CULTURAL CENTER
CITY OF DALLAS
INFO: www.dallasculture.org  And www.caramiatheatre.com

This is a the classic story of the Virgin of Guadalupe’s apparition to the Indian peasant Juan Diego produced by the Dallas-based Cara Mia Theater Company. This version is written by
Jeffry Farrell and David Lozano and directed by Jeffry Farrell.

HOUSTON

HOUSTON: NUESTRA
HISTORIA
DECEMBER 6, 2011
SOMBREROS CAFE
2910 NAVIGATION BLVD.
HOUSTON, TEXAS 77003
INFO: kdeville@uh.edu

This is a celebration of the authors of Houston’s history magazine HOUSTON HISTORY. This Fall 2011 issue is devoted exclusively to articles about Houston’s Mexican American community
and this get together will honor the authors of the articles.

LA POSADA IN
THE OLD SIXTH WARD
DECEMBER 16TH 6PM
MECA
1900 KANE STREET
HOUSTON, TEXAS
INFO:  www.meca-houston.org

MECA’s annual La Posada celebration with performances by the MECA mariachi. This freE event is open to the public at the Dow School campus.

EL PASO

REPUJADO- METAL
EMBOSSING WORKSHOP
DECEMBER 3, 2011
RICHARD BURGES BRANCH
EL PASO PUBLIC LIBRARY
9600 DYER BLVD.
EL PASO, TEXAS

REPUJADO- METAL
EMBOSSING WORKSHOP
DECEMBER 10, 2011
ARMIJO BRANCH
EL PASO PUBLIC LIBRARY
620 EAST 7TH AVENUE
EL PASO, TEXAS

An opportunity to learn the art of metal embossing at two El Paso venues. Ideal for the entire family as well as teachers and students of art.

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