#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.



Compassion Fatigue and Burnout Prevention for Tattoo Artists

via Zoom

Tamara Santibañez
February 26, 2021: 2PM – 4PM PST
Register HERE

This workshop is FREE to Black and Indigenous tattooers.

Sliding scale: $20-40 Payment can be made by Venmo to @tamara-santibanez or via Paypal to santibaneztattoo@gmail.com.

This workshop will discuss in-depth the ways that tattooing as a service and profession can impact the emotional and mental well-being of its practitioners. We will cover burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma, their effects, and recovery and support strategies artists can employ towards career longevity.

We’ll investigate embodied approaches to knowing our boundaries and how to better enforce them in our work lives, as well as understanding how our identities and industry positionality can make us more vulnerable to burnout.



Abstract Feelings – Virtual Gallery Talks

via Zoom

Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH)
February 26, 2021: 6PM – 7PM
Register HERE

Learn more about the artworks and themes of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History’s new community-sourced exhibition, In These Uncertain Times, in their new weekly Virtual Gallery Talk series.

This global pandemic has opened a portal to a whole range of emotions. As we experience the fear, anxiety, and isolation of this moment, many have turned to art as a way to help process complex emotions. The artworks shared in this program use the visual language of shape, color, and form to embrace the unknown.







South Central Blade Club

Saturdays: 2PM – 4PM
Learn More HERE

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


Skate and gear rental is free!



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

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

via SoundCloud

LA Theater Works
Ongoing Dates
Listen HERE



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.



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.”



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.



Intersections – Virtual Exhibition

Featuring William Camargo, Jonah Elijah and Álvaro Márquez

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

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.



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!




Museum From Home

via The Mexican Museum Website

The Mexican Museum
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.



via MOLAA Website

Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)
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.



LAMusArt Live!

via LAMusArt Website

Los Angeles Music & Art School

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



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!




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

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.



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.”


Online Cooking Classes

via Zoom

Todo Verde
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!



Latino Theater Co. Online – Archival Screenings

via Facebook & Youtube Live

Latino Theater Co.
Watch HERE



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!



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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