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.
Breakfast Molletes and Agua Fresca
Lola Dweck, Lola’s Cocina
Monday, August 3 | 3pm PDT
Join us on Zoom and Facebook Live as Lola Dweck, founder and publisher of Lola’s Cocina, a food and travel blog dedicated to sharing Mexico’s rich culinary traditions and cherished family recipes, demonstrates how to make two breakfast staples: molletes and agua fresca.
Posada’s Literary Calaveras
Dr. Gloria Arjona, Lecturer, Entertainer and Author
Wednesday, August 5 | 7pm PDT
Join us on Zoom and Facebook Live as Dr. Gloria Arjona presents the little-known side of José Guadalupe Posada, creator of iconic Día de los Muertos imagery. In a bilingual presentation, Dr. Arjona reveals his humorous rhymes and illustrations commenting on then-contemporary – but eerily relevant – persons and issues, including politicians, pandemics, and racism.
Dan Guerrero Happy Hour with guest Edward James Olmos
Friday, August 7 | 7pm PDT
Dan Guerrero brings his gift of gab to En Casa con LA Plaza in a bi-weekly series of live-streamed interviews. The outspoken and irreverent wit master will next banter with el unico, Edward James Olmos. The multi-award-winning actor, director and producer is internationally renowned for his illustrious career. But he is equally admired as a humanitarian and passionate activist. Do not miss this conversation with the pride of the Mexican-American/Chicano community and beyond.
Margaritas y Palomas
Maite Gómez-Rejón, ArtBites
Monday, August 10 | 3pm PDT
Join us on Zoom and Facebook Live as we discover the history of alcoholic beverages in Mexico while preparing a Classic Margarita and a spicy Paloma with muddled grapefruit with Maite Gomez-Rejon of ArtBites.
Gaby Moreno: A Singular Voice of Latin Soul
Hosted by Betto Arcos, Independent Music Journalist
Wednesday, August 12 | 7pm PDT
Since moving to Los Angeles from her native Guatemala, singer-songwriter-producer Gaby Moreno has released 5 albums, earned a Grammy nomination for her album “Illusion” in 2017, an Emmy nomination for co-writing the “Parks & Recreation” theme song, and won a Latin Grammy for Best New Artist in 2013. Gaby’s latest album “¡Spangled!” – a collaboration with musician, songwriter and arranger, Van Dyke Parks – is a set of ten songs celebrating the migration of song across the Americas and spans more than a century, including a bolero from Panama, a bossa nova from Brazil, and an elegiac ballad from the Southwest United States. The album also includes one of Moreno’s own songs as well as the “The Immigrants” by Trinidadian songwriter David Rudder.
New Mexico Hatch Green Chile Rellenos
John Rivera Sedlar
Monday, August 17 | 3pm PDT
Join us on Zoom and Facebook Live as James Beard and LA Plaza Icon de Arte award-winning Chef John Rivera Sedlar demonstrates how to cook fresh New Mexico Hatch green chile rellenos with mushroom duxelle and chevre red chile sauce.
Carrot Tacos with Tomatillo Salsa
Lesley Tellez, Journalist and Author
Monday, August 31 | 3pm PDT
Join us on Zoom and Facebook Live as journalist, cookbook author, mom, student of Mexican and Mexican-American cuisine and owner of Eat Mexico Culinary Tours demonstrates how to prepare carrot tacos with tomatillo sauce.