LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes is pleased to continue our tradition of presenting the best of Los Angeles Latinx history, art and culture with En Casa con LA Plaza. Register on Zoom using the links below. Guests can also view live-streamed Sessions on our Facebook page. Sponsored by SoCalGas and California Humanities.

View past Sessions by clicking here.

The Impact of COVID-19 on Latinos: The Way Forward with Dr. David E. Hayes-Bautista, Dr. Yohualli B. Anaya, Dr. Laura E. Martinez. Moderated by Giselle Hernandez.
Monday, October 26 | 12pm PDT
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Join us on Zoom and Facebook Live as the UCLA’s Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture and Latino Policy and Politics Initiative examine the present impact of COVID-19 on Latinos within the backdrop of the Latino Physician shortage in California. They will provide policy recommendations to help address the structural barriers that our most vulnerable populations are grappling with during this pandemic.
Panelists: Dr. David E. Hayes-Bautista, Distinguished Professor of Medicine and the Director of the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture at the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA. Dr. Yohualli B. Anaya, Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Dr. Laura E. Martinez, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA. Moderated by Giselle Hernandez, Research Assistant, Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture at the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA.

Día de los Muertos with Maite Gómez-Rejón, ArtBites
Monday, October 26 | 3pm PDT
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Join us on Zoom and Facebook Live to explore the rich history of Mexico’s Día de los Muertos, a holiday that draws on indigenous and European traditions, with Maite Gomez-Rejon of ArtBites. Sip on mezcal while learning about the history of mole and its ingredients as we prepare enmoladas. Sponsored by Northgate Gonzalez Markets.

Decisión 2020 Election Roundtable
Moderated by Mirthala Salinas, EstrellaTV
With Luis Alvarado, Hernán Molina & Héctor Sánchez Barba
Wednesday, October 28 | 7pm PDT
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Join us on Zoom and Facebook Live as Mirthala Salinas, Interim Vice President of News and National News Anchor for EstrellaTV, moderates a roundtable discussion on one of the most consequential elections in recent history. Participants: Luis Alvarado, political strategist; Hernán Molina, political analyst; and Héctor Sánchez Barba, Executive Director and CEO of Mi Familia Vota.

Dan Guerrero Happy Hour with guest Dolores Huerta
Friday, October 30 | 7pm PDT
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Social Justice icon Dolores Huerta joins wit master Dan Guerrero in a very special Happy Hour on October 30. An American hero, Huerta continues her life-long journey as a labor leader, community organizer and civil rights activist. Her public profile is well known, but Dan will bring out Dolores the woman, the mother behind the living historic figure.

Vegan Sugar Skulls 
Melissa Martinez, Vegancitas  
Monday, November 2 | 3pm PDT
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Join us on Zoom and Facebook Live to learn how to make Vegan Sugar Skulls, just in time for Día de los Muertos, with Melissa Martinez, owner of Vegancitas, a vegan panaderia re-cultivating the culture of homemade food on a plant-based diet.

El Circo Anahuac: An Aztec Opera Revisited 
Maria Elena Yepes, Librettist 
David Reyes, Composer 
Dr. Steven Loza, Director  
Wednesday, November 4 | 7pm
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El Circo Anahuac, an Aztec Opera telling the ancient tale of the twin volcanoes outside Mexico City, Popocaltepetl (Smoky Mountain) and Ixtlacihualt (The Sleeping Woman), was staged successfully at LA Plaza during October and November, 2018. The pandemic halted plans for 2020, including fundraisers and performances.
Join us on Zoom and Facebook Live as librettist Maria Elena Yepes, composer David Reyes and director Dr. Steven Loza, provide their personal reflections on the creation of the opera and its successful run at LA Plaza, share updated versions of current and new songs, and present a brief pre-recorded performance with singers and dancers.

Travel Tips to Aztlan: 25 Years of Música Alternativa 
Mark Torres, Radio Journalist 
Friday, November 6 | 7pm PDT
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Join us on Zoom and Facebook Live for a conversation with Mark Torres, founder of KPFK’s Travel Tips to Aztlán, which since 1995 has featured the music, words, and personalities driving LA’s Latino youth culture. The radio space has given voice to an underrepresented community as well as presenting international superstars in a comfortable, familial setting.

Toasted Coconut Horchata 
Esteban Castillo, Author of Chicano Eats 
Monday, November 16 | 3pm PDT
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Join us on Zoom and Facebook Live as Esteban Castillo, demonstrates how to make Toasted Coconut Horchata, a refreshing drink that is dairy-free and vegan.  Esteban is author of the award-winning food blog and cookbook Chicano Eats, where he explores his bicultural identity as a Chicano through stories and food.

Baja’s New Reality with Pedro Poncelis Jr and Gil Gutierrez
Friday, November 20 | 7pm PDT
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Join us on Zoom and Facebook Live as sommelier and Baja California’s Valle de Guadalupe wine expert Pedro D’ Poncelis of Vinicola Punto y Aparte, along with noted importer of wines from El Valle, Gil Gutierrez of Vinos Los Angeles, share an overview of this celebrated wine region, including the current challenges being faced by the wine industry during the COVID 19 pandemic. Attendees have the option of tasting three of Vinicola Punto y Aparte wines: Punto Uno and Punto Dos, both red wines, and Alesia, a Rosé. They are available for purchase at a reduced-price with pick-up at a local restaurant in Downtown Los Angeles a few days before the Session. Send an email to Gil Gutierrez at gil@vinoslosangeles.com for pricing and pick-up information.

Baja-style Beer Battered Fish Tacos 
Papa Pancho’s 
Monday, November 30 | 3pm PDT
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Join us on Zoom and Facebook Live as the fine folks at Papa Pancho’s demonstrate the making of their Baja-style Beer Battered Fish Tacos, a modern, gourmet twist on a secret family recipe that honors the family’s patriarch, affectionately known as Pancho.

 

 

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