Where are the Chicana/o Artists This Weekend/Next Week? 1.27.06

Disfrutarse: a variety of events to choose from

By RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina
Published on LatinoLA: January 27, 2006

Where are the Chicana/o Artists This Weekend/Next Week? 1.27.06

Where are the Chicana/o artists this weekend/next week?

This Chicana artist will busy getting ready for a road trip to Arizona.

Where will you be???


Friends, Cherished iconoclastic artist Alfredo de Batuc has been stricken with Guillain Barre syndrome. For information about this devastating syndrome, please see: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/gbs/gbs.htm I am working to set up a fundraiser to raise money for Alfredo, who may be unable to paint for many, many months. If you can contribute cash, there is already a fund set up. You make checks out to: Alfredo de Batuc Recovery Fund and mail them to Alfredo's dear friend: Donald J. Ferguson, 1194 W 27th, LA, CA 90007, Thank you. I will keep you posted. Bob Squires


---La Tocada Latina: Free radio SAIC with La Veneno Cortes
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Fridays, 5 - 6p Chicago/Mexico, 3 - 4p Los Angeles
carminacortes@hotmail.com Freeradio@artic.edu 312-345-3805 www.freeradiosaic.org

Listen to Carmina Cortes, a local Chicana artist, as she broadcasts from art school in Chicago. It is back on the air this Friday and every Friday. Go to the website, click on Listen Now, then an orange box will pop up ...you can send your hellos and even see Carmina on this little orange box.

Hopefully Adrean will join her this Friday in the cabin & they?ll talk about their vacations & the reason behind changing her DJ name. Oh ya! & she'll play music en espanol. You can call her & be on the air as well

---Pocho Hour of Power KPFK 90.7fm
Fridays, 4p LA
Live Streaming: www.kpfk.org
Bug Studios 562.945.0015 KPFK 818.985.5735 www.pocho.com

The Pocho Hour of Power (LA, Califaztlan) KPFK 90.7 FM's breakout English-language Latino political talk show returns to its old 4pm slot. Join hosts "La Cucaracha" cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz, Esteban Zul, Patrick Perez & Paul Vato in their drive-time slot. Currently heard in LA & Chicago at WRTE 90.5 FM.

---Flat Black Fridays
Friday, January 27, 7 - 11p
RockRose Gallery & Arroyo Books, 4108 Figueroa, LA, CA 90065
323.222.4740 www.rockrosegallery.com
At the Door: $2 all ages

The last Friday of every month * Representing all elements of Hip Hop * Live performance * Open Mic

Cryptonoche is World Music: Friday, January 27, 8:30p
Club Tropical, 8641 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA
Club 310.559.1127 Show 310.287.1918 323.478.9108 www.cryptonight.com
Cover: $10; $5 with student ID, all ages
Sponsored by Cryptogramophone Records www.cryptogramophone.com

The Masanga Marimba Ensemble plays traditional & popular music from Africa & Latin America. The instruments used in this ensemble consist of 7 marimbas of various sizes along with vocals, drums, percussion & occasional saxophone & trumpet. The marimbas play music that is based on the mbira, a hand-held instrument with 22-28 metal keys. This exciting music is used traditionally for celebrations & dance. The Masanga Marimba Ensemble has been performing since 2000. The group is led by Dr Ric Alviso, a Cal State Northridge ethnomusicologist, professor of World Music & the director of the CSUN African Music Ensemble & Japanese Taiko Drum Ensemble.

---The First Annual Cuatro Festival in So Cal
Cuatro Concert honoring a Puerto Rican Legend
Pre-Concert Exhibit: Friday, January 27,10a - 5p
Karl Anatol Ctr, Academic Services Bldg (By So Campus Library)
Concert: Saturday, January 28 at 6:30p
University Student Union, Ballrooms A, B & C
Cal State Univ Long Beach,1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA
Admission: Minimum $10 donation

The concert features these Superstars of the Puerto Rican Cuatro in a Tribute to The Great Yomo Toro: Edwin Colon Zayas, Emma Colon Zayas, Yomi Matos plus much more...

This will include a photographic exhibition depicting the history of the Cuatro & some of its legendary musicians. Top Cuatro players like Edwin Colon Zayas & Emma Colon Zayas & Yomo Toro will be available to interact with the public & to talk about the Cuatro. There will be displays of Cuatros & exhibits showing how Cuatros are made.

---The San Diego Automotive Museum presents
Bajito y Suavecito...Lowriders of Southern California
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 26, 6 ? 10p
Third Thursday Speaker Series: February 16 & March 16,7p
San Diego Automotive Museum, 2080 Pan American Plz #12 (Balboa Park), SD
January 27 ? March 27
619.818.0173 619.231. AUTO (2886 www.sdautomuseum.org
The San Diego Automotive Museum is funded, in part, by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts & Culture.

?Bajito y Suavecito? literally translates to ?low & slow,? a term often used to describe these remarkable cars that were born out of oppression & misunderstanding. In post-war LA, young Chicanos resisting intimidation took a symbol of white middle-class culture & turned it into a symbol of their own. This was the birth of the jaunty, colorful, road-hugging counterpart of the zoot suit. This was the birth of the auto phenomenon known as the lowrider. These cars have evolved a great deal since then & their appeal is international. They tell a story of personal & cultural history, frequently incorporating Catholic imagery as well as icons from Aztec mythology. Since many are now exclusively show cars & are no longer driven, this exhibit a unique opportunity to experience the cars, the culture, & the art ? a first for anywhere in SoCal.

The San Diego Automotive Museum is proud to be working with some of the finest auto artisans in the lowrider community on both sides of the border. In addition to the amazing cars, this exhibit features the work of Chicano artists David Avalos (sculpture), Eddie Galindo (ink on paper), Ricardo Islas (photography), Gilbert ?Magu? Lujan (sculpture & printmaking), Victor Ochoa (painting), Alberto Varela (photography),Crol one (sculpture), Werc one (painting & sculpture) & Victor Cordero - internationally known lowrider airbrush muralist & painter.

Historic artifacts from the 50's to the present will be on display including many original car club jackets from the lowrider clubs in SD. Rigo Reyes, founder of the San Diego Amigos Car Club, is a well-known & respected historian & culturist. His 1929 Willy?s will be featured in the show. One of the most famous lowriders in the United States will also be on display. The Gypsy Rose, a 1964 Chevy Impala, was featured on the television show Chico & the Man.

Dr. Denise Sandoval, a renowned authority on Chicano culture & lowriders, will speak on February 16. Rigo Reyes & Victor Ochoa will speak on March 16.

---Viernes de Trova
Viento y Agua Caf?, 4007 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA
Fridays, 8p - midnight +

Listen, dance &, perhaps, join in with Arturo Martinez, Ernesto Merino & Ismael Garcia of Trova accompanied by Arturo Jr & Anita Kunkin. Featuring Musica Nuevo Canto & Son Jarocho. The Mexican folk & protest music of this group is just the touch to liven your Friday nights. Look forward to meeting you on the dance floor.

---Open Mic
Fridays, 7:30p
Tia Chucha's Cafe Cultural, 12737 Glenoaks Blvd #22, Sylmar, CA
818.362.7060 info@tiachucha.com www.tiachucha.com

Writers, singers, poets, rappers & musicians perform their art. Host: Victor E of Xicano Records & Film.

---Juan Talavera
Friday Evenings
La Luna Negra, 44 W Green St, Pasadena, CA 91105
626.844.4331 lnegra@earthlink.net

Please call the restaurant for show times & reservations. Ole, Juan!!

---Aztlan Mexica Nation Harmony Keepers Present:
A Night of Indigenous Culture
Saturday, January 28, 6p
6320 Florence Avenue, Unit F, Bell Gardens, CA 90201 (Cross Streets: Garfield Avenue & Toler)
323.441.1929 xochitlollin@yahoo.com www.harmonykeepers.com
$5 Donation (All donations are used to support our center.)

Join us for a night of music, spoken word, open mic, & refreshments with Many Trophies, 2020 de Aztlan (Political Conscious Artist) & Quese IMC (Pawnee/Seminole Hip Hop Artist).

---Last Saturday in East Village
Saturday, January 28, 4 - 10p
East Village Arts District, Downtown Long Beach, CA
562.268.EVAD lastsat@eastvillageartsdistrict.com www.lastsaturday.com www.eastvillageartsdistrict.com

Last Saturday transforms Linden Avenue between 1st & Broadway into a walking promenade featuring open-air galleries with artists of all media presenting their work directly to the public & a stage featuring performing arts. Last Saturday engages visitors with a wide range of artistic styles, disciplines & media, including painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, literature, music, dance, clothing & jewelry design, & workshops. All art is original & screened to be of a standard of quality that is both unique & creative? an exceptional experience for both artist & visitor.

They are pleased to introduce some exciting new programming that will engage our community through art, dance, theater & music! Activities include Aiming for the Arts youth workshops in the ArtPark on Elm, Chalk by Numbers on Broadway, Pro-ject Pro:ject on Broadway, the Mainstage on Linden, & Art Openings & Receptions in the neighboring businesses & galleries. Last Saturday also features art openings & extended hours in select East Village Arts District shops & galleries. Featured performers for January include local music acts Greater California (9p) & The Year Zero (7p), fire-dance troupe Sirena Serpentina (8p) & the youth music education group Excelsus (6p).

---Live Performance
Saturday, January 28, 6p
Tia Chucha's Cafe Cultural, 12737 Glenoaks Blvd #22, Sylmar, CA 91342
818.362.7060 info@tiachucha.com www.tiachucha.com

Piano After Use, Ten Seconds To Go & The Archies. Come join Tia Chucha?s in supporting local talent from the San Fernando Valley

---El Patronato Jos? Mart?, Inc presents
Mario Vargas Llosa en LA
Book Presentation & Signing: Saturday, January 28, 3p
University of Southern California o Commons Room o Doheny Library (2nd Flr, Entrance 3)

Come meet the author & purchase a signed copy of Rumbo a la libertad.

---FREE Arts Tune Up
Saturday, January 28, 1 - 4p
Pacific Community Center, 501 S. Pacific Ave, Glendale, CA
Sponsored by the LA County Arts Commission & the City of Glendale in collaboration with the Center for Cultural Innovation & the participation of the City of LA Cultural Affairs Department.

We are please to announce an "Arts Tune Up" event for individual artists & small budget organizations. This free event is designed to put you in contact with arts consultants, working artists, & administrators who can provide information & answer questions on a variety of topics, including fundraising, how to market & publicize your art, information on new loan fund programs for artists & organizations, benefit opportunities for artists, training programs for artists & organizations, board development for arts organizations, arts education resources, & much more.

There will be several tables set up with an arts expert/consultant located at each table. Locate the table that has the topic you want to learn more about & join that table. Each table discussion will last for 25 minutes. After 25 minutes an announcement will be made, indicating that the session is over. Then rotate to another table with a topic you want to learn more about as the sessions repeat. There will be a series of 5 round-robin sessions of 25 minutes each.

There will be lots of basic information for individual artists & small arts organizations. While seasoned artists, arts administrators & board members are welcome to attend, the information is geared more toward those people who are earlier in their careers & are looking for some basic ideas to help them with the business side of their work.

The Arts Tune Up is free, but you do need to REGISTER through SurveryMonkey by clicking on this link:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?A=107208776E52415 ( http://cciarts.pmailus.com/pmailweb/ct?d=BZeeHwAOAAEAAAz0AACLJQ )

---Blueprints: Works on Paper by John Zender
Closing Reception: Sunday, January 29, 7 - 11p
Bluebird Art House, 6747 Bright Ave, Whittier, CA 90601
Thru January 29
562.696.9493 www.bluebirdarthouse.com

An in-depth look at the formation & development of John Zender's Biblically inspired work.

---Almuerzo Martiano
Sunday, January 29, 12 noon
The Castaway Restaurant, 1250 East Harvard Rd, Burbank, CA 91501
Reservations: 818.288.8398
Donation $25, $ 30 at the door

---Oaxaca: A Foreign Perspective
Opening Reception: Sunday, January 29, 5 ? 9p
Marilyn Werby Gallery, CSU LB, 1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840
January 27 ? February 2
Sponsors: Dr Robert C Maxon & the Office of the President CSULB, California- Mexico Project, CSULB Chicano & Latino Studies Dept, College of Liberal Arts, CSULB, Anthropology Club CSULB

This is a group exhibition of images by Jennifer Tran, Israel Serna & Jennifer Gutierrez Morgan. Please join us for an evening of Art, Culture & Consciousness! Free Food, Drinks & Music will be provided.

---Forever Flamenco!
Sundays, 8p
Fountain Theater, 5060 Fountain Ave, LA 90029
Box Office: 323.663.1525 Info@FountainTheatre.com ww.fountaintheatre.com

The hottest flamenco in town with a thrilling combination of prepared work & spontaneous exploration - with invited audience participation for the last number! New Artists & New Shows Every Week. Check with us each week to see who will be performing, including great artists like: Paco & Yolanda Arroyo, Abigail Caro, Antonio de Jerez, Adam del Monte, Timo Nunez, Lourdes Rodriguez, Juan Talavera, La Tania, Antonio Triana, La Yeni, Briseyda Zarate, Ryan Zermeno & many more! Program Artistic Directors: Antonio de Jerez, Antonio Triana, & Paco & Yolanda Arroyo.Produced by Deborah Lawlor & Ben Bradley.

---Noches Bohemias
Tuesdays, 7p
Tia Chucha's Cafe Cultural, 12737 Glenoaks Blvd #22, Sylmar, CA
818.362.7060 info@tiachucha.com www.tiachucha.com

Noche de musica y canciones en espanol. Maestro de Cermonia: Alfredo Hidalgo.

---Mojacar Flamenco
Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9p
Dinner seating: 6:30p
Show: 8p
El Cid Restaurant, 4212 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90029
Reservations: 323.668.0318 www.elcidla.com
626.403.7489 mojacar@earthlink.net www.mojacarflamenco.com
Dinner: $29.95; Cover Charge without Dinner: $15

Mojacar Flamenco brings its unique blend of Flamenco, Latin & Jazz to the famous El Cid Restaurant, LA?s longest running flamenco nightclub! The ensemble, led by guitarist Stephen Dick & dancer Katerina Tom?s, merges flamenco music & dance with jazz harmonies & Latin rhythms, weaving guitar music, percussion & footwork together in tight interplay. Joining Moj?car Flamenco on stage include the flamenco dancer Rocio Ponce, Latin & Flamenco percussionist Johnny Sandoval & Brazilian bassist, Paulo Gustavo.

---Film Night
Wednesdays, 7:30p
Tia Chucha's Cafe Cultural, 12737 Glenoaks Blvd #22, Sylmar, CA
818.362.7060 info@tiachucha.com www.tiachucha.com

Screening of a socially relevant dramatic or documentary film; see website for schedule.


Because of the hi-volume of Calls for Artists, the listings will be at LatinoLA.com. The listings below are for volunteers for various arts organizations around town.

But we need volunteers! We are getting ready to open Haramokngna for the 2006 year with a big line-up of guest hosts, workshops, & events. We need folks who are excited to learn about the history of the 5 tribes of the San Gabriels, who can share information with visitors, who can help at workshops & special events, who can help create a mural depicting the bioregions of SoCal for our exhibit, who can paint the science room, or stage, who can get the yard in shape, etc. We will host a CPR/First Aid training day on Feb 25 for those who sign up to be Center docents. Please let me know if you can come - want to sign up as a docent, or want to help create the new exhibit.

In an effort to get advance publicity about our events at Haramokngna out to the public - we are all so busy now - I hope you will let me know about your availability for our events for this year. Musical guest hosts - First Saturdays, & the quarterly solstice events - workshops for the general public on Saturdays - check the schedule for openings (any Sat in small print), & workshops for the community on Sundays. We are trying to put together two series - a basketry series, & a beading series - but would love to offer more - give me your ideas. We will also have space for vendor booths on the guest host & workshop days. Plus - we will be presenting an exhibit in thek Toypurina Gallery with the spring, summer, & fall events - Nadiya Littlewarrior is the curator - kiwenkikwe@yahoo.com The spring show is traditional arts, the summer show - photography, & the fall show - contemporary arts. Please join us - & help publicize our events. thanks, kat katcalls@aol.com 626-449-8975

Haramokngna Schedule of Events for March (full year's schedule available upon request)

Saturday, March 18 - Spring Equinox - opening - Erik Sevilla
Saturday, March 25 - Hands-on activities


Fiesta De La Candelaria
Thursday, February 2, 6:30 - 8:30p
Olvera Street, El Pueblo Historical Monument, 125 Paseo De La Plaza, LA 90012
213.625.5045 213.485.8372 jherrera@mailbox.lacity.org www.olvera-street.com

---Mental Menudo Meeting
Friday, February 3, 7 - 8p
Mexican Cultural Institute, Biscailuz Building, gallery,downstairs
Peter E Carrillo 818.621.3234 pecart68@yahoo.com Oscar Magallanes 626.665.0688 nimexica@hotmail.com, Magu 909.629.8240 magu4u@hotmail.com www.mentalmenudo.org

This is for those of you who have participated in the Mental Menudo Artists Collective. The images (slide or 8 x 10 print) are to be submitted at the next Mental Menudo meeting on Feb 3, 7p at the Mexican Cultural Institute. Up to 3 works per artist will be accepted for review. More details in the pdf file (contact sarte1mex@aol.com for a copy) &/or contact Mental_Menudo@yahoo.com

---Echoing Chingazos in the Echo Chamber
Art Reception: Saturday, February 4, 7 - 10p
Conversation with the Artist: Thursday, February 23, 7:30p
Tropico de Nopal Gallery-Art Space, 1665 Beverly Blvd, (Echo Park) LA, CA
February 4 - March 4
213.481.8112 http://tropicodenopal.com/home/home.html

---The Valentine Show
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 4, 7 - 10p
LA River Li'l Frogtown Gallery/Frank Romero Studio, 1625 Blake Ave, LA, CA

---Mardi Gras / Fat Tuesday
Tuesday, February 7, 12 noon - 10p
Olvera Street, El Pueblo Historical Monument, 125 Paseo De La Plaza, LA 90012
213.625.5045 213.485.8372 jherrera@mailbox.lacity.org www.olvera-street.com

---Casa 0101 and Los Angeles Theater Project, Inc present:
Real Women Have Curves, the play
Previews: Wednesday/Thursday, February 8/9, 7p
Casa 0101 Theater, 2009 E 1st St, Boyle Heights (LA), CA 90033
February 17 - April 9
Fridays & Saturdays: 8p; Sundays: 3p
Tickets: $15 general admission, $12 students, Senior Citizens with ID & Boyle Hts residents with ID displaying 90033 or 90063 zip code
Reservations or information: www.latheaterproject.org
323.263.7684 info@latheaterproject.org
Reservations are strongly recommended!


---Tia Chucha's Centro Workshops
Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural, 12737 Glenoaks Blvd #20, Sylmar
818.754.2402 info@tiachucha.com www.tiachucha.com

---Mondays, 7p, Danza Azteca, Mateo 818.754.4302
Wednesdays, 7 - 9p, Jarocho Workshop, Cesar 818.754.2402
Thursdays, 5 - 7p, Youthtopia Teen Outreach, Esperanaza 818.621.9276
Saturdays, 11a - 1p, Guitar lessons, Alejandro Laborde 818.644.5375
To Be Soon: DJ/Mixing Workshop, 818.754.2402
Sundays, 12noon - 2p, Young Womyn Circle, Adriana 818.406.2013

---End of the Spear
Opens nationwide: Friday, January 20
For Locations & Times: www.endofthespear.com

---Blueprints: Works on Paper by John Zender
Bluebird Art House, 6747 Bright Ave, Whittier, CA 90601
Thru January 29
562.696.9493 www.bluebirdarthouse.com

An in-depth look at the formation & development of John Zender's Biblically inspired work.

---The MacArthur Park Story - A Collaborative Exhibition
Sabor Y Cultura Caf?, 5625 Hollywood Blvd, LA, CA 90028
Thru January 31
(323) 466 0481 www.saborycultura.com

Several artists contributed to this artistic & historical depiction of MacArthur Park. The exhibit includes several archival photos & documentary interview footage recognizing the areas many transformations.

---Don't Talk About Religion or Politics, curated by Mark Vallen
Avenue 50 Studio, 131 N Avenue 50, LA, CA 90042
Thru February 6
323.258.1435 ave50studio@msn.com www.avenue50studio.com

This art exhibition focuses on questions of religion & politics. It features the works of artists: Sergio Hernandez, Gwyneth Leech, Poli Marichal, John Paul Thornton & Mark Vallen.

---Works on Paper
Downtown Art Gallery DAG, 1611 S Hope St, LA, rrvesCA 90015
Thru February 8
213.255.2067 juan@rosillo.com www.downtownag.com www.downtownartwalk.com

The exhibit comprises an interesting selection of rare pieces produced by artists collaborating with major printmakers, a collaboration that was a catalyst for experimentation that eventually produced a revolution in traditional printmaking during the past two decades.

---On the Wall: Sculpture
Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, 2225 Colorado Blvd, LA, CA 90041
Thru February 14
323.226.1617 info@centerartseaglerock.org www.centerartseaglerock.org

This exhibition features eight artists creating artworks on the Center's movable walls using them not only as a surface but also as wall-as-object to create work.

---La Primera Art Exhibit
Casita del Pueblo, 6744 Greenleaf Ave, Whittier, CA 90601
Thru February 14

Arturo Rivas as a participant in an art competition won the opportunity to exhibit his work in this one-man show. Al Borde sponsored the competition. The exhibit consists of metal sculptures, paintings (acrylic) & mixed media.

---Get Yer Yas-Yas Out Erotica Group Exhibition
Carlotta's Passion Fine Art, 2012 Colorado Blvd, LA, CA
Thru February 14
323.259.1563 rs@carlottaspassion.com www.carlottaspassion.com

This adults-only exhibit features a rich blend of the high & low brow art worlds. The artwork includes paintings, mixed media, drawings, etchings, photography & limited edition lithographs.

---LA League Of Photographers presents:
Everyday LA Group Exhibit
Metro Gallery, 1835 Hyperion Ave, Silverlake, CA
Thru February 18
323.663.2787 www.metrogallery.org

Twenty members of the LALOP present this group photography exhibit. The show displays over 100 photographs exploring different perspectives of LA structures, people, communities, lifestyle & culture.

---The Arroyo Arts Collective presents
Faces in the Parade-Portraits of Northeast Los Angeles
Acorn Gallery, 135 N Avenue 50, Highland Park, CA
Thru February 19
323.256.6172 Arroyoartscollective.org

This is an exhibition of painted & photographic portraits by six local artists inspired by photos taken during the recent 61st Annual Northeast LA Holiday Parade.

---On the Wall: Drawings
Art Gallery PCC, Pasadena City College, 1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA Thru February 25
626-585-3285 PCCgallery@att.net www.pasadena.edu/artgallery

The Art Gallery presents its latest exhibit featuring five main artists. The show is of works created by artists directly on the walls of the PCC art gallery.

---Gronk: The Ainadamar Opera Paintings
Patricia Correia Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave., E-2, Santa Monica, 310-264-1760, Thru March 11
310.264.1760 www.correiagallery.com

This is an exhibition of new paintings by Gronk. He continues to explore imagery inspired by his set design for the new opera Ainadamar (Osvaldo Golijov, composer; Peter Sellers, director).

---Meditations on the Natural World Exhibition
The Natural History Museum of LA County, 900 Exposition Blvd, LA, CA 90007
East & West Ground-Floor Galleries
Thru March 12
213-763-DINO www.nhm.org
This installation & exhibition is assisted in completion by a Durfee Foundation ARC Award.

This is an exhibit of recent oil paintings by Linda Vallejo that reveal an artist's perspective on this region as a place in which turbulent physical forces continually define the land, the sea & the sky.

---Comics! Gallery Show
Pico Rivera Centre for the Arts, 9200 Mines Ave, Pico Rivera, CA
Thru March 13
562.801.4300 cgarcia@pico-rivera.org

Featuring local & nationally recognized artists working in the field of comics.

On the Wall: Murals
Armory Northwest/965, 965 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA
Thru April 2

An exhibition of contemporary mural-sized paintings using the 6,000-square-foot warehouse gallery, including site-specific works painted directly on the wall & the exterior of a vintage Airstream trailer.

---Otis: Nine Decades of Los Angeles Art
LA Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Park, 4800 Hollywood Blvd,
Thru April 2
323.644.6269 cadmag@sbcglobal.net www.otis.edu
Admission: Gen'l $5, Seniors/Students, $3; Children under 12 w/adults, FREE
Free Admission: Opening Reception, Scheduled Events & First Fridays

Works of 77 Artists / 88 Years of Art Education in LA: The show provides a trans-generational survey of painting, sculpture, drawing, ceramics, mixed media, installation & video projection.

Scheduled events, including films, conversations with artists, & a video program, are listed at www.otis.edu/calendar


---Benefit Concert - Jewel Akens Review
Sherman Indian High School, 9010 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA
Saturday, February 11, 4:30p
Tickets $25.00
Doors open at 3:45pm
Tickets are available at the door, etix.com, Sherman Indian Museum, 951.276.6719, www.twobearsproductions.com, OCB Trading Post & Senior Centers in Riverside County
no_reply@yahoogroups.com nativecaliforniaindians@yahoogroups.com

---NELAart* presents:
Second Saturdays Gallery Night
February 11, 5 - 10p
Highland Park, Eagle Rock, Glassell Park

---1st Annual $100 Show
February 11, 7 - 10p
CActuS Gallery & Gifts, 4534 Eagle Rock Blvd, Eagle Rock, CA 90041

---Pomona Art Colony presents:
Second Saturdays Art Walk
February 11, 6 - 9p
Pomona Arts Colony

---Chinese New Year Parade
Saturday, February 11, 12 noon
Olvera Street, El Pueblo Historical Monument, 125 Paseo De La Plaza, LA 90012
213.625.5045 213.485.8372 jherrera@mailbox.lacity.org www.olvera-street.com

---Quarteto Nuevo
Friday, February 17, 9p
Club Tropical, 8641 W Washington Blvd, Venice, CA
310.559.1127 www.liraproductions.com
Admission: $10

---Tia Chucha's 4th Anniversary!
Saturday, February 18, 6p
Tia Chucha's Cafe Cultural, 12737 Glenoaks Blvd #22, Sylmar, CA 91342
818.362.7060 info@tiachucha.com www.tiachucha.com

---Sesshu Foster reading Atomik Aztex
Saturday, February 18
Tropico de Nopal Gallery-Art Space, 1665 Beverly Blvd, (Echo Park) LA, CA (bet Belmont & Union, 1 mile west of downtown LA)
213.481.8112 http://tropicodenopal.com/home/home.html

---4th Annual Chinese American Museum "Lantern Festival"
Saturday, February 18, 12 noon - 6p
Olvera Street, El Pueblo Historical Monument, 125 Paseo De La Plaza, LA 90012
213.625.5045 213.485.8372 jherrera@mailbox.lacity.org www.olvera-street.com

---La Plaza de Cultura y Artes presents
Cocina Connection: Art, Culture, & Food
Storytelling: Saturday, February 18, 12 - 7p
Old Plaza, El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, LA, CA 90012
Co-sponsored by: Chinese American Museum, Mama's Hot Tamales Caf?, The Tamale Museum
Generously Supported by: Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles; El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument
323.932.5849 programs@lapca.org www.lapca.org

---Xipe Totec presents:
26 Years of Celebration for Cuauhtemoc
Saturday, February 25, 10a
Mexico Park, N Main St & Mission Rd, Lincoln Heights, CA

---Conversations North of Mexico
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 25, 7 - 10p
Mexican Cultural Institute, Biscailuz Building, gallery, downstairs
February 25 ? March 25
Mental_Menudo@yahoo.com www.mentalmenudo.org

---Colors of Israel
Saturday, February 25, 8:30p
Sunday, February 26, 2:30p
The Janet & Ray Scherr Forum Theater, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA (just off 101 Frwy)
Tickets: $36 $54 $72 805.449.2787 www.ticketmaster.com
Sponsored in part by Alliance For the Arts - Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza; The Jewish Federation; Los Angeles County Arts Commission; Shalom LA; Blazer Communications.
818.784.0344 www.kcdancers.org

---Brazilizan Nites Productions & Varig Brazilian Airlines present:
Queen Mary Brazilian Carnaval 2006
Carnaval e Futebol: Celebrating the Year of the World Cup Championship
Saturday, February 25, 8p - ?
Queen Mary Exhibit Hall, 1126 Queens Hywy, Long Beach, CA 90802
Ticket & Information: (818) 566-1111 www.BrazilianNites.com
www.pelourinho.com / www.vivamigente.com
Tickets: General Admission $35 ($40 at the door)
Reserved Table seats: $45 ($50 at the door)
Sponsored in part by Varig Brazilian Airlines, Brahma Brazilian Beer, REMO Inc., Pelourinho.com, Dish Network/TV Globo, Brazilian Pacific Times, Golly Guarana, Rio Joe's, Beth Hale, Pampas Grill, Super Estrella 107.1 FM, KPFK 90.7FM, KJAZZ 88.1FM & Radiovisa 830 AM
In association with Brazilian Women's Group - Part of the proceeds will be donated to the social work of the Brazilian Women's Group

About RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina:
RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina is a Chicana/o artist/ jeweler who believes that we need to support each other in our endeavors. Hope that you enjoy the selections of events available this weekend/next week.

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