#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 Rentería González at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Future, Our Voice, Our Way – Youth Art Exhibition
Self Help Graphics & Art
July 9 – September 3, 2021 – Tuesdays through Fridays: 11am – 5pm
Self Help Graphics & Art is proud to present the youth exhibition, Our Future, Our Voice, Our Way, in our main gallery this summer. RSVP is required to attend the gallery exhibition.
The exhibition, curated originally as a virtual experience on our blog by the 2020-21 SHG Youth Committee, highlights individual youth voices who care strongly about issues in their communities, and addresses topics such as identity, race, culture, and gender; many through the lens of social justice.
The SHG Gallery exhibition will include serigraph prints from SHG’s renowned Professional Printmaking Program, selected by the Youth Committee, to extend the dialogue about the continuing issues that impact youth and communities of color throughout time. The SHG Youth Committee believes young people should have more input in the decisions that directly affect them, and that their voices should be celebrated and uplifted. Through this intimate exhibition, we hope that more young artists are inspired to create new work and showcase it to larger audiences; and inspire a new generation of youth to pursue the arts as a form of expression.
Salvador Dalí – Murals Under the Stars Online
August 7, 2021: 6pm – 8pm PDT
Purchase Tickets HERE
Salvador Dali reached out to the unconscious to paint a world of desires, passions and obsessions. He became the most famous surrealist in the world, only to be later expelled from the surrealist movement, in a similar way to his expulsion from art school and even his own family. His entire life is surrounded by scandal and controversy, what is not in doubt is his enormous talent. His creativity encompasses not only painting, but writing, sculpture, fashion and film. We will analyze in detail his masterpieces, enjoy scenes from his films with Buñuel and Hitchcock and celebrate his obsessive love for his wife Gala, the museums he created and his legacy.
“De Cómo Los Españoles Conquistaron a La Ciudad de México,” Book 12, Florentine Codex – Nahua Voices on the Conquest of Mexico
August 13, 2021: 9am – 5pm PDT
Presented in conjunction with LACMA’s exhibition Mixpantli: Space, Time, and the Indigenous Origins of Mexico, opening in December 2021, this event marks the quincentennial of the fall of Tenochtitlan (Mexico City) with a public reading of a Nahua account of the conquest. We invite you to tune in throughout the day as speakers give voice to this important text.
Co-organized with the Getty Research Institute.
August 14, 2021: 6pm – 8pm PDT
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MOCTEZUMA II (1466-1520) is a tragic figure; the Aztec emperor presided over a vast and complex empire extending from the Gulf Coast to the Pacific Ocean. He was treated as a semi divine creature and his army over of over 100,000 Aztec warriors was feared throughout the land. In 1519 Moctezuma came face to face with another aggressive society the Spanish led by HERNAN CORTES (1485-1547).
Moctezuma’s army, even considering the superiority of the European weapons, could have easily destroyed the 400 men of Cortés, but Moctezuma hesitated; he didn’t know if these foreigners were other men or the descendants of God Quetzalcoatl. Instead of fighting them he sent gifts, only increasing the greed of the Conquistadors. A decisive role in this battle of civilizations is played by La Malinche can indigenous princess, who became Cortes’ interpreter an enabled him to establish alliances with the enemies of the Aztecs and form and even larger army.
Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Biddy Mason
August 15, 2021: 5pm – 6pm PDT
Join us for a celebration of the life and legacy of Biddy Mason, presented in conjunction with a monument by Ada Pinkston for LACMA × Snapchat: Monumental Perspectives. Hosted by Tyree Boyd-Pates, Associate Curator of Western History, Autry Museum of the American West, with an introduction by Cheryl Cox and Robynn Cox PhD, descendants of Biddy Mason.
August 21, 2021: 10am – 2pm PDT
Join us for the first Willowbrook Art Hop celebrating local artists and community. The event will include art activities, music, and self-guided art tours.
Presented by the Willowbrook Inclusion Network in partnership with LACMA, LA Commons, Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation, and USC School of Architecture.
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Center Theatre Group
The mythological monster, the Ahuizotl, has emerged to attack the town of Pueblo Heights. His foul breath has caused everyone to mask up, including the superhero, La Naranja. But what happens when not everybody plays it safe? Find out in Anthony Aguilar’s thrilling Community Story, La Naranja: Attack of the Ahuizotl.
This Community Story is available in both English and Spanish.
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!
Conversación con Dr. Ilán
Consulado General de México en Los Ángeles
Cada martes de la semana – 12:30PM PST
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
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.
LA Theatre Works Broadcasts
LA Theater Works
The Coffee Man Playlist
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.
California Love – a podcast by Walter Thompson-Hernández
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.
Latino Theater Co. at the Los Angeles Theater
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?
Consulado General de México en Los Ángeles
Free Therapy Sessions / Sesiones de Terapia Gratis
Tiahui Talks – A Tía Chucha’s Podcast
Tia Chucha’s Tiahui Talks is inspired by the nahuatl saying Tiahui, meaning adelante, or to move forward.
Join us with host Rebecca Gomez!
Museum From Home
The Mexican Museum
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.
MOLAA En Casa
Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)
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.
2021 Virtual Spring Cultural Arts Workshops
Tía Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore
April 2021 – June 2021
Our Virtual Spring Cultural Arts Classes are here! Starting the week of April 19 up to June 11!
via LAMusArt Website
Los Angeles Music & Art School
Our gift to you in 2021 is more LAMusArt Live! concerts!
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La Nueva Link
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!
Museo Frida Kahlo – Virtual Tour
Google Arts & Culture
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.
Murals Under the Stars Online by Gregorio Luke
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.”
Online Cooking Classes
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!
Latino Theater Co. Online – Archival Screenings
via Facebook & Youtube Live
Latino Theater Co.
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.
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Free Virtual American Sign Language Classes
Every Monday – Ongoing dates in 2020
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!