Opening Hours: Mon, Wed, Thu & Fri 12–5pm, Sat-Sun 10am–5pm  - LA Plaza Live Stream

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.

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Toasted Coconut Horchata | Encore with Esteban Castillo, author of Chicano Eats
Monday, June 21 | 3pm PDT
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Esteban Castillo, author of the award-winning food blog and cookbook Chicano Eats, demonstrates how to make Toasted Coconut Horchata, a refreshing drink that is dairy-free and vegan.

Beyond Protection: The Future of Dreamers in the U.S. with Professor Armando Vasquez-Ramos, California-Mexico Studies Center, Inc. Wednesday, June 23 | 7pm PDT
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There are more than 800,000 Dreamers, children brought without legal documentation to the United States. Although President Barack Obama gave them partial relief by establishing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, by executive order, the fate of Dreamers remains uncertain. Join us as Professor Armando Vasquez-Ramos, founder of the California-Mexico Studies Center, Inc., discusses the continued challenges faced by Dreamers, along with the comprehensive efforts to give them the opportunity to work, study and pursue their dream of a better life in America without worrying about deportation. 

Música Tradicional Mexicana: Preserving, Teaching and Performing with Sergio “Checo” Alonso, Educator, Scholar and Multi-instrumentalist and Betto Arcos, Music Journalist and Author
Friday, June 25 | 7pm PDT
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Educator, scholar, and multi-instrumentalist, Sergio “Checo” Alonso is a committed advocate for the preservation and dissemination of traditional Mexican music. A graduate of UCLA’s Department of Ethnomusicology and a 24-year harpist for the world-renowned, Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano, Alonso has performed in many of the most prestigious concert halls throughout North America and has worked with some of today’s most revered Latin music recording artists. His performance credits have also spanned across other music genres through tours and/or recordings with international artists such as The Chieftains, Los Lobos, Ozomatli, the Los Angeles Master Chorale, and the New York City Opera. Join him in conversation and performance with music journalist and author Betto Arcos.

Plant-based Summer Time Eats
with Wendy Centeno, Guayaba Kitchen
Monday, June 28 | 3pm PDT
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Wendy Centeno, a community chef and founder of Guayaba Kitchen, demonstrates how to make a variety of plant-based Summertime eats. Guayaba Kitchen highlights plant-based Chicana cuisine in the northeast San Fernando Valley.

The Kitchen Philosopher: Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz with Maite Gómez-Rejón, ArtBites
Monday, July 19 | 3pm PDT
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During the colonial period, nuns gave birth to Mexican cuisine in their convent kitchens. Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, an accomplished writer, poet and reluctant cook, wrote the country’s earliest kitchen manuscript. Travel to 17th century Mexico through Sor Juana’s eyes and prepare a traditional cajeta with Maite Gomez-Rejon of ArtBites.

Nah-Cho Cheese with Wendy Centeno, Guayaba Kitchen
Monday, July 26 | 3pm PDT
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Wendy Centeno, a community chef and founder of Guayaba Kitchen, demonstrates how to make Nah-Cho Cheese. Guayaba Kitchen highlights plant- based Chicana cuisine in the northeast San Fernando Valley.

Salsa Luchadora with Samantha Martinez, Salsa Luchadora 
Monday, August 2 | 3pm PDT
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Salsa Luchadora was founded in 2017 by Samantha Martinez in honor of her niece Priscilla. Priscilla was diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes Type 1 at the age of four. By creating a salsa that signifies strength, unity, and positive intent under any and all circumstances, Samantha hopes to provide a glimpse of unwavering hope, not only to her niece but also for all others suffering from an invisible disease.

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