#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 adelapena@lapca.org.

 

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Enfrijoladas – Online Cooking Class

via Zoom

Todo Verde
January 12, 2021: 6PM – 7:15PM
Sign Up HERE

Join Jocelyn for an online series of cooking classes as she shares your favorite Todo Verde recipes from her new cookbook, La Vida Verde: Plant-Based Mexican Cooking with Authentic Flavor as well as brand-new recipes that offer fresh takes on traditional Latin American dishes.

 

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Looking Ahead: Science, Facts and the Public Debate

via UCLA Connections Website

UCLA Connections
January 14, 2021: 6PM
RSVP HERE

As a new U.S. presidential administration prepares for the four years ahead, coping with intersecting challenges including a pandemic, persistent inequality, climate change policy and a sea of misinformation, UCLA experts discuss what role institutions of higher learning will play in addressing the crises of our times.

How can universities help champion science and evidence in a skeptical society where fact-based professions like journalism and medicine are under attack? When we are often divided into disconnected and conflicting media bubbles, how can universities help inspire people to embrace reliable facts as a means to heal our economy, our planet and our culture?

UCLA environmental humanities scholar Ursula K. Heise, public health researcher Gilbert Gee, and internet and society expert Safiya U. Noble come together in a discussion moderated by storyteller and curator Chon Noriega.

 

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Virtual Social Justice Book Club

via Zoom

Tía Chucha’s Centro Cultural
January 16, 2021: 12PM – 1:30PM
Participate HERE

The first book of 2021 for our Social Justice Book Club! Join us for a discussion on the book Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds by Adrienne Maree Brown.

Having read the entirety of the book is not required, we encourage an open critical dialogue from those who choose to join! Find the book on our online bookstore.

For more information on the book club or to receive book club newsletters for our meetings, email andrea@tiachucha.org

 

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Wellness Wednesday: Introduction to Herbalism

via Zoom

Self Help Graphics & Art
January 20, 2021: 6PM – 7:30PM
RSVP HERE

This workshop will be an introduction to working with plants as ancestors and how we can lean on them for support in various ways; including teas to support our bodies and energetic medicine to help support our wellbeing and spirit.

There will be a limited number of tea blend kits created for this workshop. Participants who wish to receive a tea blend kit via mail must register by January 12, 2021 and provide their address upon registration.

If you have any questions please reach out to our Community Engagement Coordinator, Natalie Godinez, at natalie.godinez@selfhelpgraphics.com.

 

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KORDUROY: Latin-Soul Fusion Session – LAMusArt Live!

via YouTube Live

Los Angeles Music & Art School
January 16, 2021: 8PM – 9PM
RSVP HERE

We are currently living in a moment where we are trying to lift the voices reminding us all to enact social change, which is the intention of a few of these compositions. The performance will remind our student community that music serves a purpose not only to convey messages of love and joy, but can have a social message and be a means to process feelings and emotions in a healthy and productive way.

Please RSVP to receive complimentary link and educational resources!

 

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MLK Day Celebration 2021

via Zoom

California African American Museum (CAAM)
January 18, 2021: 10AM – 3PM
RSVP HERE

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day immersed in music, culture, and community. This year’s virtual festival highlights MLK’s dedication to labor and workers’ rights, and these movements’ continued importance today.

Enjoy these vibrant programs and activities for all ages!

 

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Virtual Family Day: Art and Healing

via Zoom

Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH)
January 23, 2021: 10:00AM – 11:00AM
RSVP HERE

Grab your craft supplies and creative kiddos for a new series of virtual family-friendly event with the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH). Hop on Zoom as MAH Learning & Engagement Manager, Jamie Keil, takes you through a hands-on art activity alongside featured artists from our upcoming exhibition In These Uncertain Times.

For our first edition of Virtual Family Day, we’ll be making collages! We have all been through a lot this past year so this Family Day Series is starting with some reflective and healing art.

Featuring artists from In These Uncertain Times, this event will include different projects and activities focusing on processing our feelings through art. Good for all ages, we recommend bringing paper, coloring utensils, scissors, magazines, old books, news clippings, stickers, tape, dried flowers, or any other items you want to collage plus tape or glue.

 

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

via Youtube Live

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

via SoundCloud

LA Theater Works
Ongoing Dates
Listen HERE

 

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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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Free Therapy Sessions / Sesiones de Terapia Gratis

via Video or Telephone / via Video o por Teléfono

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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Intersections – Virtual Exhibition

Featuring William Camargo, Jonah Elijah and Álvaro Márquez

Self Help Graphics & Art
December 12. 2020 – February 10, 2021
View HERE

Our Intersections virtual exhibition features works by recent MFA graduates, William Camargo @billythecamera (MFA Claremont Graduate University), Jonah Elijah @jonah.elijah (MFA Claremont Graduate University) and Álvaro D. Márquez @alvarodmarquez (MFA California State University, Long Beach).

Intersections addresses overlapping conversations about the development of the urban environment and enforcement of racial hierarchies through social and economic policies, or police enforcement of racist and classist legal structures.

 

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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

via The Mexican Museum Website

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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MOLAA En Casa

via MOLAA Website

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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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 Zoom

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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