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#LAPlazaComunidad – Virtual Programs & Events

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes supports our friends and partners by listing their online programming.

To be included in this program and event listing, please send your information to Sharon Renteria-Gonzalez at srgonzalez@lapca.org

 

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April Artist Lab: In the Studio – Sketchisme

via Zoom

Self Help Graphics & Art
April 14, 2021 – 7PM – 8PM PST
Register HERE

Did someone say Sketchisme?!

Participate in our next Artist Lab: In the Studio on Zoom, with the Sketchisme (sketch and chat) crew, as we explore the topic of growth after one year living in quarantine. For this session, Sketchisme artists invite you to gather in a virtual community to draw, paint and write in small groups prompted by a theme:

1. How have you grown or changed in the past year?

2. What have we learned as a society?

 

.Community Conversations: Acts of Service with Sam Cunningham

via Zoom

Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (The MAH)
 April 16, 2021 – 6PM – 7:30PM PST
Register HERE

For this week’s Community Conversation (CoCo) we will be joined by Sam Cunningham of Barrios Unidos. Sam Cunningham will share his healing practice centered on the Mahatma Gandhi quote “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

We invite community members to ask questions, hear from one another, and connect about their experience of self-love, community healing, and the varying acts of service.

 

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Mushroom Tinga Tostada – Online Cooking Class

via Zoom

Todo Verde
April 17, 2021 – 10:30AM – 11:45AM PST
Register HERE

Our mushroom-based tinga tostadas pack both flavor and heat!

 

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Virtual Social Justice Book Club

via Zoom

Tía Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore
 April 17, 2021 – 12PM – 1:30PM PST
Register HERE

Join us for April’s Social Justice Book Club on the book Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement by Angela Davis.

This is a free event, all are welcome to join.

For more information email Andrea at andrea@tiachucha.org

 

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Virtual Wellness Wednesday – Self Care Through Ancient Art

Self Help Graphics & Art
April 21, 2021 – 6PM – 7PM PST
Register HERE

Using a simple piece of paper, participants will create a Cura Codex. This workshop is inspired by ancient art and care, and serves a tool to help us process feelings of isolation, and other issues that may surface during and post pandemic. Led by Felicia Montes of Mujeres de Maíz, the workshop will begin with a short breathing exercise, a prayer song to honor the land and offer a space to share cultural ways of practicing self-care.

For this workshop you will need an 8 x11 piece of white paper and pencil or pen. Optional supplies may include markers, colored pencils, and paint.

 

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Rasquache Virtual Artist Talk & Kite Making Tutorial

via Zoom

Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (The MAH)
 April 24, 2021 – 10:30AM PST
Register HERE

Join Beyond the World’s End exhibiting artists and members of the Rasquache Collective, Ann Altstatt, Federico Cuatlacuatl, Karina A-Monroy, and Kyle Lane-McKinley as they share the story behind their piece Borders/Bordados: A Rasquache Time Machine. Tune in on Zoom as the artists discuss and answer questions about the concepts, ideas, and kite building techniques featured in their installation.

Following the event, all guests will receive a step-by-step guide recapping their tutorial so you can make your own kite at home.

 

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Virtual Youth Summit

Self Help Graphics & Art
April 24, 2021 – 11AM – 1:35PM PST
Register HERE

Join us for the East LA Women’s Center Youth Summit! We will be leading a zine making workshop alongside SHG’s Community Engagement Coordinator.

With a few sheets and writing materials you have at home, SHG Youth Committee will walk you through creating a Zine to visualize a topic of your choosing.

In this workshop, you will learn about how others use Zines to create change!

 

.Cheesecake w/ Chocolate Ganache – Online Cooking Class

via Zoom

Todo Verde
April 25, 2021 – 10:30AM – 11:45AM PST
Register HERE

Who says vegans can’t have cheesecake and chocolate too?

Join us in making a sweet and savory plant-based cheesecake with luxurious chocolate ganache.

 

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Young Warriors Spring 2021 Programming

Tía Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore
 March 2021 – May 2021
Register HERE

Calling all youth!

The Young Warriors is a safe and creative space for youth to meet, discuss, and participate in important issues within our community and ourselves.

We meet every Wednesday from 7pm-8pm. Check out our weekly themes and follow us on instagram at @youngwarriors_818

 

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Perro Mundo|Raw World – Virtual Exhibition

Self Help Graphics & Art
On View March 10 – April 30, 2021
Visit HERE

Perro Mundo (Raw World) is a print portfolio organized by Consejo Gráfico that includes prints by 23 artists from 12 studios. With an urgency to respond against the Trump administration’s shift from pro-environmental, immigration, and human rights policies, the Consejo embarked on this collaboration that reflects what artists and the world witnessed.

 *The site is best viewed on desktop. Some images have detail shots. Tap or hover over images to view.

 

.Xopantla Intersession 2021

Speak Nahuatl
June 21 – July 29, 2021 – 6PM – 7:30PM PST
Register HERE

Educators, Teachers and Community Leaders are encouraged to join. Mispronouncing our ORIGINAL languages is ANOTHER form of repression. Let’s learn to pronounce them correctly starting with Nahuatl.

White allies are encouraged to SPONSOR a Black, Brown, Indigenous Person of Color. We have 4 people interested in learning & waiting to be sponsored.

 

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South Central Blade Club

Saturdays: 2PM – 4PM
Learn More HERE

Bringing Blading back to South Central through the youth and community.

FREE SOCIALLY DISTANCED SKATE CLASSES EVERY SATURDAY 2PM-4PM

Skate and gear rental is free!

 

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Conversación con Dr. Ilán

Consulado General de México en Los Ángeles
Cada martes de la semana – 12:30PM PST
Conéctate AQUÍ

 

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Virtual Programs & Family Workshops – Programas Virtuales y Talleres de Familia

Self Help Graphics & Art
Every Second Saturday of the Month – Cada Segundo Sábado del Mes
Join HERE

Our free Virtual Programs & Family Workshops for all ages are artist led and take place every second Saturday of the month on our SHGTV YouTube channel. These workshops are designed to make arts eduction accessible and spark creativity, using affordable materials or objects found at home.

 

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LA Theatre Works Broadcasts

LA Theater Works
Ongoing Dates
Listen HERE

 

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The Coffee Man Playlist

Trinity CBC
Purchase Trinity CBC Coffee HERE / Listen HERE

While 2020 had many Covid-19 hang-ups, breakups, and hangovers, we still care deeply about the injustice experienced by our Black and Brown neighbors and others in marginalized communities.

In 2021, we pause and honor these unique voices through their music with this coffee playlist. “From the Brown Side of Town: Vol.1” is a celebration of diversity. The Coffee Man playlist reminds us that music by Black and Brown people is beautiful.

The Trinity CBC 2021 Quarantine Playlist honors the forgotten Latin Soul from Chicano musicians between 1950s to the 1970s. 2021 Quarantine Playlist features deep soul, sweet soul, and Chicano Latin jazz music produced by artists from Alabama, Philadelphia, and New York. From the vast dry land in San Antonio Texas to the palm tree-lined barrios in East Los Angeles,

“From the Brown Side of Town: Vol.1” is a rare collection of firme rolas with puro intoxicating chime for you to groove, move and drink Trinity CBC coffee.

 

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California Love – a podcast by Walter Thompson-Hernández

LAist Studios
Listen HERE

Tupac and Dr. Dre’s “California Love” served as a love letter and anthem for a generation. The song inspired author and New York Times writer, Walter Thompson-Hernández, to create a show as prescient as it is personal. In his “California Love” series, Walter invites listeners to join him in his family home, on horseback through the streets of Compton, and up into the sky to examine belonging. Walter takes us deep into his own story as he explores what it means for him to love Los Angeles.

Walter Thompson-Hernández co-curated, along with lead curator Mariah Berlanga-Shevchuk, our exhibition “afroLAtinidad: mi casa, my city.”

 

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Offstage/Unmasked

Latino Theater Co. at the Los Angeles Theater
Listen HERE

Created by the Latino Theater Co., “Offstage/Unmasked” are bravely curious conversations with Latinx theater artists across the country. Join us once a month as we talk about the State of Latinx Theater a year into the Covid-19 pandemic. We shut down, we masked up, went online, we connected and we’re still here.

How has covid impacted our programming? What kept us going? When are we coming back to the stage and what changes do we need to make to get there?

 

.Cuentacuentos en español

Consulado General de México en Los Ángeles
Conéctate AQUÍ

 

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Free Therapy Sessions / Sesiones de Terapia Gratis

Latinx Therapy
Ongoing / En Marcha
Access the referral list HERE / Aceder a la lista de referidos AQUÍ

We are excited to collaborate and unite with other bilingual, Latinx Therapists willing to offer a few pro bono therapy sessions to farm workers, and janitorial workers (in hospital settings only) working during COVID-19. List is linked in our link in bio.
Estamos emocionados por poder colaborar con colegas bilingüe y Latinx ofreciendo terapias gratis para campesinos y trabajadores de limpieza. Para los que no tienen redes sociales, pueden llamarnos (mandar un texto ok) al 818-533-1777 o mandarnos un correo electrónico a info@latinxtherapy.com para más información.

 

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Tiahui Talks – A Tía Chucha’s Podcast

Tía Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore
Listen HERE & HERE

Tia Chucha’s Tiahui Talks is inspired by the nahuatl saying Tiahui, meaning adelante, or to move forward.

Join us with host Rebecca Gomez!

 

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Museum From Home

The Mexican Museum
Ongoing
Explore HERE

The soul and spirit of the arts and cultures of Mexico and the Americas are fundamentally and inextricably linked.

The mission of The Mexican Museum is to voice the complexity and richness of Latino art and culture throughout the Americas, and to engage and facilitate dialogue among the broadest public.

 

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Feral – Cine Nepantla

Latin American Cinemateca of Los Ángeles
March 26-28, 2021
 Purchase Tickets HERE

This streaming of liminal, in-between spaces and states of being in films from Latin America and by directors of Latin American heritage will feature the Mexican horror mockumentary Feral.
Directed by the emerging Mexican filmmaker Andrés Kaiser, Feral takes place in the majestic landscape of the Oaxacan mountains, where videotape diaries and interviews reveal a shocking series of horrific events involving a psychoanalyst priest and his children patients.

 

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MOLAA En Casa

Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)
Ongoing
Explore HERE

During this time of social distancing, our goal is to provide content that inspires, engages and bridges cultural gaps. Keep connected with MOLAA during this time at home! We invite you to explore our online exhibitions, permanent collection and more through our digital initiative, MOLAA En Casa.

 

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2021 Virtual Spring Cultural Arts Workshops

Tía Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore
 April 2021 – June 2021
Register HERE

Our Virtual Spring Cultural Arts Classes are here! Starting the week of April 19 up to June 11!

Apply today!

 

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LAMusArt Live!

via LAMusArt Website

Los Angeles Music & Art School
Ongoing
RSVP HERE

Our gift to you in 2021 is more LAMusArt Live! concerts!

 

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Latino Foodie

Explore HERE 

Based in Los Angeles, LatinoFoodie is one of the best sources for home cooks and foodies to discover original and adapted recipes that are a mix of traditional and modern interpretations of Mexican dishes. The lifestyle blog also explores travel destinations and their culinary offerings. LatinoFoodie offers articles educating readers about the history of Latin food and tells the story of top Latino chefs and how they became successful.

Hungry for more? Follow us on social media!

 

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La Nueva Link

Join HERE & HERE

Community. Culture. Conexión.

La Nueva Link is a digital and IRL community for Latinx creatives & media professionals. We’re rooted in carving out space for Latinx creatives and media professionals to find each other and connect. The Latinx community plays a role in every intersection of la cultura.

Join now to access the private slack channel to meet over 100 Latinx professionals!

 

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Museo Frida Kahlo – Virtual Tour

Google Arts & Culture

Explore HERE

La Casa Azul (The Blue House) was the place where Frida Kahlo, the most renowned Latin American artist in the world, came into this world, lived, and took her last breath. The building, which dates to 1904, was not a large-scale construction.

Today it has an 800 m2 building surrounded by property measuring 1200 m2. Diego and Frida filled it with color, folk art, and pre-Hispanic pieces to show their admiration for the peoples and cultures of Mexico. The construction underwent two major modifications. When Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky lived with Diego and Frida in 1937, the property today occupied by the garden was purchased. In 1946 Diego Rivera asked Juan O’Gorman to build Frida’s studio. The interior of the house has been maintained virtually intact. This was respected by the poet and the couple’s friend, Carlos Pellicer, who designed the museum display for the space after Frida’s death. Therefore, the house and its contents preserve that intimate atmosphere.

 

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Murals Under the Stars Online by Gregorio Luke

via Eventbrite

Gregorio Luke
Ongoing Saturdays
Buy Tickets HERE

“Gregorio Luke gives the most extraordinary lectures that can be seen on Earth. I have never seen anything as instructive and moving as his presentations on great artists, that he makes even greater with his words.”

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Online Cooking Classes

via Zoom

Todo Verde
Ongoing
Register HERE

Join Jocelyn for an online series of cooking classes as she shares your Todo Verde favorite recipes from her new cookbook, La Vida Verde: Plant-Based Mexican with Authentic Flavor. Some recipes include our Palmitas/Heart of Palm Ceviche, Jackfruit Carnitas, Pipian Verde, Coconut Flan, and more! Classes will be held on Saturday and Sunday mornings, so sign up to join us for an interactive online class.

As we’ve seen COVID 19 quickly change our work and living environments, we feel it’s important to continue to connect with our community online as we adjust to our “new normal.” Our team is passionate about sharing healthy plant-based food with our customers and community at events, and during this time we feel it’s important to continue to share that food via recipes that you can prepare in the safety of your home. These classes are offered on a sliding scale, choose the ticket tier that best fits what you are able to contribute during this time.

We’re looking forward to seeing you all on the screen, and hope to share physical space together soon!

 

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Latino Theater Co. Online – Archival Screenings

via Facebook & Youtube Live

Latino Theater Co.
Ongoing
Watch HERE

 

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Tamarindo Podcast

Listen HERE

Tamarindo podcast is a lighthearted show where hosts discuss politics, pop culture, and how to balance it all con calma, hosted by Brenda Gonzalez and Ana Sheila Victorino. Through Tamarindo, we use levity to inform, inspire, and impact our community. Join Brenda and Ana Sheila as we delve into discussions on identity, race, gender, representation, and life!

Tamarindo podcast has been featured in Oprah Magazine, mitu, Remezcla, Latino USA, Latina Magazine, Variety magazine’s Entertainment and Tech Summit and Hip Latina. Tamarindo is available for speaking engagements and podcast workshops.

Contact us to learn more! Subscribe on iTunes today or wherever you listen to podcasts, and don’t forget to rate and review our show! Share it with a friend today!

 

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Free Virtual American Sign Language Classes

via RingCentral/Zoom

LightHouse Louisiana
Every Monday – Ongoing dates in 2020
Register HERE

Are you interested in learning American Sign Language (ASL)? Join us for FREE sign language courses every Monday on Zoom! We are proud to partner with New Orleans Sign Language Services, LLC and Canal Boulevard Baptist Deaf Church to bring these sign language classes to our community!

Open to all ages, learners, and levels!

 

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