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Where are the Chicana/o Artists This Weekend/next week? 2.22.06

Celebrate Mardi Gras/Carnaval or, at least, the spirit thereof

By RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina
Published on LatinoLA: February 22, 2006


Where are the Chicana/o Artists This Weekend/next week?  2.22.06


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

This Chicana artist is headed off to the opening of Conversations North of Mexico where her collage Mixed Mexican Icons is a part of the group show from the Mental Menudo Artists Collective at the Mexican Cultural Institute?s downstairs art gallery.

Where will you be???

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Even though this event is listed late, it will be an on-going event. And, though it is in New Mexico, it is listed for those who travel there & because Denise is a personal friend, a cousin of Magu &, unless she has sold it all, some of my jewelry is for sale there.

Chicano/Chicana Literature Alive!
First Group Meeting: February 16, 7p
The Border Book Festival
Cultural Center de Mesilla2231 A Calle de Parian, Mesilla, NM 88048
505.523.3988 bbf@zianet.com www.borderbookfestival.org
Donation: $5 per meeting

The Cultural Center de Mesilla will host a monthly reading & discussion group, Chicano/Chicana Literature Alive!, facilitated by writer Denise Chavez. She is the author of A Taco Testimony: Meditations on Family, Food and Culture, forthcoming in April 2006, the novels Face of Angel and Loving Pedro Infante, as well as the short story collection, The Last of the Menu Girls.

The first meeting will introduce participants to Chicano/Chicana themes and will include the discussion of classic and contemporary writing. The group will have special guests throughout the year, field trips and other book related events. Bring a notebook and your enthusiasm as we explore the power of this great literature!

For a permanent listing of this or previous newsletters or artists? calls, go to www.LatinoLA.com. Last weekend/next week's full listing is at http://latinola.com/story.php?story=3221 Or you subscribe to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Aztlannet_Arte where you?ll not only receive this newsletter & have access to it on a permanent basis, but you?ll be kept abreast of other happenings in the Chicana/o art world.

Check out the article by Jose Torres Tama on "Mardi Gras as Public Healing Ritual for Wounded New Orleans" that has been separately posted.

THIS WEEKEND/NEXT WEEK:

Pre-Carnaval
Thursday, February 23, 10:30p
Temple Bar, 1026 Wilshire, Santa Monica, CA
310.393.6611 www.templebarlive.com
Admission: $10

Echoing Chingazos in the Echo Chamber
Artist Talk: Thursday, February 23, 7:30p
Tropico de Nopal Gallery-Art Space, 1665 Beverly Blvd, LA, CA
Thru March 4
213.481.8112 http://tropicodenopal.com/home/home.html

American Dream: A Book of Prints by Artemio Rodriguez
Book Release Party: Thursday, February 23, 6 - 8p
Artist Conversation: 7p
Art Catalogues at MOCA, Pacific Design Center Plaza, 8687 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA
www.moca.org/museum/event_calendar.php?&m=3D2&day=3D23#23

The artist conversation will be between Rodriguez & MOCA Associate Curator Alma Ruiz. The book is rendered in the simplicity of black & white & printed on paper that resembles medieval parchment. Rodriuez's work reveals a preoccupation with the urban & the rural, the poetic & the critical, the fantastic & the real, a Mexican dream & an American one. This is an art book with all the expressive power of a graphic novel. The book is a collection of the prints, illustrated books & drawings that he has created in the past ten years. This volume is a meditation on the themes of love, women, political conflict, the Day of the Dead & the act of crossing the border in pursuit of the book's title theme, the American Dream which is employed with both irony & sincerity.

Mental Menudo Artists Collective Meeting
Friday, February 24, 7 ? 9p
Continuing Discussion: 7p: Relationship between act of art-making & art of marketing.
Art Community Announcements: 8:30p
After Social/Networking: until 9p
Downstairs Art Gallery, Mexican Cultural Institute, Olvera St, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, LA
magu4u@hotmail.com www.mentalmenudo.org

The Mental Menudo is a free 'art related topics' forum. Everyone is cordially welcome to attend. They thank everyone for their participation in bringing the "Raza" together & your donations for the website. Without your support & dialog the Mental Menudos could not be possible. In order to make these meetings effective we need to spread the word & let the people about the Mental Menudo meetings. Any guests are welcome. Contact Peter or Oscar to be put on the mailing list.

An Hour In The Barrio
Friday, February 24, 4 ? 6p
Rolando?s Taco Shop, 26th & National, San Diego, 2 blocks E of Chicano Park
Donation: $14, include dinner, music & a progressive social environment

We are asking for your support of the work of the CMPP by attending our fund raiser. The fund raiser is a TGIF style event. We would deeply appreciate your attendance or donation to this important cause for justice & human rights. Venceremos, CMPP

The Chicano Mexicano Prison Project (CMPP), part of the Raza Rights Coalition, is dedicated to educating the community to the horrible conditions in which many prisoners exist: extreme violence, guard brutality, rape, poor medical care, lack of educational & recreational programs, etc. It is our position that prisoners are human beings & should be treated as such. Moreover, we believe that many find themselves incarcerated due to the poverty & injustice found in our society. As part of our work, the CMPP helps Mexicano/Raza families visit their love ones in prison, works with youth to keep them out of prison & we mail to prisoners, on a regular basis, newsletters, books & other literature. We are a non-corporate/non-government funded organization & all are members are volunteers. Our funds come from the community, its members & supporters.

Xipe Totec presents:
26 Years of Celebration for Cuauhtemoc
Saturday, February 25, 10a
Mexico Park, N Main St & Mission Rd, Lincoln Heights, CA
714.401.7510

Xipe Totec Danzantes Aztecas invite you to help them celebrate the birthday of Cuauuhtemoc, the last leader of the Aztec resistance in 1521, with an Aztec Dance Ceremony, indigenous artistas & artisanos & food.

Conversations North of Mexico
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 25, 5 - 8p
Downstairs Art Gallery, Mexican Cultural Institute, Olvera St, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, LA
February 25 - March 25
213.624.3660 Mental_Menudo@yahoo.com www.mentalmenudo.org http://lospochos.com/gigs.html
Sponsored by Heineken

Come join us for an evening of art & music by Los Pochos at their first public performance of 2006!

The exhibition shows the rich artistic Chicana/o/Latina/o diversity of the Mental Menudo artists starting 30 years ago & progressing to the present. Conversations North of Mexico documents &/or interprets the historical, social, political, &/or emotional dialogues that occur among between & within Mexico & the U.S., despite political borders & artificial boundaries.

Artists participating include Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin, Linda Arreola, Joe Bravo, Daniel Gonzalez, Richard Haro, Christopher Xavier Hernandez, Sergio Hernandez, Patricia Lazalde, Manuel "Manny" LeGasp?, Nery Lemus, Pola Lopez, Ernesto de la Loza, Gilbert "Mag?" Luj?n, Oscar Magallanes, Don Newton, Gilbert Ortiz, Armando Peralta, Lucia Angela Perez, Ramon Ramirez, Raoul De la Sota, Julie Soto, RuthAnne Tarletz, Mario Trillo, Mark Vallen & Jaime "Germ" Zacarias.

Last Saturday in East Village
Saturday, February 25, 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 First & Broadway into a walking promenade featuring open-air galleries & a mainstage for music & performance art. Last Saturday engages visitors with a wide range of artistic styles, disciplines & media, including painting, sculpture, drawing, photography & more. All art is original & screened to be of a standard of quality that is both unique & creative? an exceptional experience for both artist & visitor.

Last Saturday also features a mainstage with four performances, each beginning at the top of the hour, including a youth performance & a dance, theatre or other such performance. Last Saturday also features art openings & extended hours in the East Village Arts District shops & galleries, including First, Third & Fourth Streets & along Elm & Atlantic Avenues.

Aiming for the Arts, a two-hour free youth art workshop, will be held on Linden from 6 - 8p. Last Saturday Mainstage: 6p, Invictus; 7p, Salsa4Kids; 8p, Excelsus!; 9p, LBOG

El Arte de Chatismo
Artist Reception: Saturday, February 25, 6 - 11p
Logistik Media, 435 E First St, Long Beach, CA 90802
562.244.8935 ricardo@logistikmedia.com www.logistikmedia.com

From the heart of the East Village comes a distinctive collection of art work, an exhibition of extraordinary expression: the unique body of work known as the art of the Chatismo from local Downtown sensation artist/painter Steven Amado. At the Logistik Media a Creative Design Lab. Join them for an evening of true Long Beach art...

Not Always Red
Appreciation Day: Saturday, February 25, 6 - 9p
Latino Art Museum, 281 S Thomas St Ste 103, Pomona, CA 91766
Thru February 25
909.620.6009 latinoartmuseum@msn.com www.lamoa.net

My Heart is in the East & I in the Uttermost West
Ladino Music Concert: Saturday, February 25, 8p
Colloquium on Sephardic Culture: Sunday, February 26, noon - 8p
CSU Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840
562.985.4423 jbluting@csulb.edu lvollend@csulb.edu
Sponsors: Graziadio Center for Italian Studies; Jewish Studies Program; Romance, German &Russian Languages & Literatures; Chicano & Latino Studies Department; History Department; History Students Association & Center for European Studies. Community sponsors: Bureau of Jewish Education of Orange County, Glenn Jampol Artwork & Chemers Gallery, Tustin, CA
Concert Donations: $10 ($5 for students); $50: guaranteed preferred seating & reception entry following event

The Colloquium opens on with a performance of Ladino music by Vanessa Paloma together with Jordan Charnofsky. Performance artist & singer Vanessa Paloma & guitarrist Jordan Charnofsky will perform Ladino music in a whirlwind tour of the rich cultural traditions of the Sephardic diaspora. Infused with melodies from Mediterranean, African & American countries, the lyrics convey the everyday concerns & larger cultural struggles of a dispersed people. Performance will be in the University Music Center, Gerald Daniel Recital Hall.

Panels on: Sephardic Jews in Spain: Yesterday & Today, Jewish & Converso Life & New Christians Crypto-Jews in the New World & a screening of a new documentary on Jews in Spain. Sessions begin at 12noon in Lecture Hall 150. Speakers include: Stanley Hordes, David Graizbord, Moshe Lazar, Michael McGaha, Jonathan Ray, Kate Regan, Lisa Vollendorf, & Seth Ward. The closing event on Sephardic musical traditions in Italy by Francesco Spagnolo, Sephardic Songlines, is in the Karl Anatol Center.

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
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; LA County Arts Commission; Shalom LA; Blazer Communications.
818.784.0344 www.kcdancers.org

Keshet Chaim Dance Ensemble & Israeli singing sensation Noa Dori offer a richly-textured evening of dance & music inspired by the many & colorful cultures that make up Israel & the Diaspora. This many distinctive cultures are woven into a vivid tapestry of movement & sound in a presentation that captures the breathtaking costumes, vibrant music & exhilarating dance of Spain, Yemen, Eastern Europe, ancient Israel & even the Jews of the American West. Using contemporary dance vocabulary inspired by folk traditions, Keshet Chaim pays homage to the diversity of the Jewish experience.

Presented by Keshet Chaim Dance Ensemble; Vocals by Noa Dori with music arranged & produced by Sharon Farber; Choreographed Eytan Avisar; Original music composed by Uri Ophir; Costumes designed by Nili Glazer.

A Variety to Enjoy
Saturday, February 25
Author Reading & Book Signing: Julian Camachoy, 4p
Live Music: Upground, 6:30p
Tia Chucha's Cafe Cultural, 12737 Glenoaks Blvd #22, Sylmar, CA
818.362.7060 info@tiachucha.com www.tiachucha.com
Door 4 Music: $5

Mexicans are simultaneously the largest minority in the United States & the forgotten native in the Black & White World of the Southwest, specifically Northern Mexico. The Chicano Treatise is an initialization at reclaiming a lost spirit that has lingered for almost five centuries since Spain's conquest of Mexico.

Upground is back! With their musical blend of ska, reggae, punk, & salsa offer a fresh new sound that will make you move & leave you wanting more! Limited Space: First come first served, $5 at the door.

The New Normalcy
Artists' Reception & Opening Party: Saturday, February 25, 6 - 9p
Iraq War 3rd Anniversary Special Events: Saturday, March 18, 8p
Carlotta's Passion Fine Art, 2012 Colorado Blvd, LA, CA 90041.
February 25 - March 26
323.259.1563 rs@carlottaspassion.com www.art-for-a-change.com/exhibits/normalcy.htm

On October 19th, 2001, former Halliburton CEO & now current sitting Vice President, Dick Cheney, christened a new term. Describing the curtailment of civil rights taken for granted by American citizens as the "New Normalcy," Mr. Cheney was notifying Americans that constant surveillance, arrest without charge, secret trials & military tribunals, were the order of the day. Moreover, according to Cheney, "Many of the steps we have now been forced to take will become permanent in American life."

By naming this exhibition "The New Normalcy," the artists in this exhibit remind Mr. Cheney & the other members of the administrative branch of the federal government that the only thing permanent in American life is our cherished freedom & constitutional rights as United States citizens & our promise of liberty & justice for all. There are some who will disagree with the intent & nature of "The New Normalcy" exhibit. This reaction is anticipated as a result of what has become the current dominant social control mechanism which has been effectively communicated by both the federal administrative
branch & the majority of our nation's aristocracy, who dominate our culture industries, including television, radio & the print media.

Over 20 artists will present artworks depicting the realities of the post 9-11 world - endless war, militarism, terrorism, state surveillance & repression. The artists include Van Arno, Hanaa Al-Wardi, Zandra van Batenburg, Peter Carrillo, Carlos Callejo, Robbie Conal, Thomas E. Ellis, Carlos Flores, Margaret Garcia, Sergio Hernandez, Cyndi Kahn, Deborah Krall, Gilbert "Magu" Lujan, Poli Marichal, Juliana Martinez, Manuel Martinez, Patrick Merrill, Louie Metz, Fei Lu, Laura Molina, Andres Montoya, Roberto Munguia, Cindy Nine, Robert Nuengaye, Ramon Ramirez, Wm. Neil Roberts, Keri Rosebraugh, Hector Silva, Gregg Stone, Charles Thompson, Janice Tieken, Amanda Unzueta, Mark Vallen & others.

Leaving Aztlan (redux), curated by Kaytie Johnson
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 25, 6 - 8p
Arena 1,Santa Monica Art Studios, 3026 Airport Ave, Santa Monica
February 25 - April 9
310.397.7456 sherry@santamonicaartstudios.com www.santamonicaartstudios.com

Leaving Aztlan presents the work of contemporary US artists who, by engaging a wide range of artistic practices, forms & strategies, produce work that challenges stereotypical perceptions of Chicana/o & Latina/o art as a homogenous ?style? defined solely in culturally specific terms. The artists in this exhibition use culturally ambiguous formal & conceptual strategies that defy one-dimensional readings, & situate their work not within the confines & constructs of an ethnically based visual ghetto, but within the larger, global context of contemporary art.

These artists do not completely divorce themselves from the visual legacy created by Latina/o & Chicana/o artists from previous generations. Instead, they produce work that signals a significant paradigmatic shift in that it resists a culturally essentialist reading. They accomplish this through the use of hybridity as a formal & conceptual strategy; by adopting formal approaches & subject matter that thwart attempts to align their work with a specific ethnicity; & by appropriating forms & aspects of both ?high? & popular culture in order to challenge cultural & aesthetic hierarchies.

The post-identity practitioners represented in this exhibition create work that represents the wide range of expression found in the Latina/o Chicana/o Diaspora. This generation of artists is mapping out new & important terrain through work that forces us to question, more than ever before, what it means to label work as ?Chicana/o? or ?Latina/o? art, as well as what constitutes the relationship between ethnicity & artistic production.

The exhibition is a version of an exhibition curated by Kaytie Johnson in January 2005 for the Center for Visual Art in Denver, Colorado: therefore the (redux) added to the title. In this updated version of the exhibition, Johnson has invited two well-known California artists to participate (Salomon Huerta & Christina Fernandez).

Leaving Aztlan (redux) artists: Jesse Amado, Connie Arismendi, Javier Carmona, Alex Donis, Christina Fernandez, Carlos Fr?squez, Diana Guerrero-Macia, Salomon Huerta, Chuck Ramirez & Rub?n Ortiz Torres.

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 - 2a
Queen Mary Exhibit Hall, 1126 Queens Hywy, Long Beach, CA 90802
www.powerpointforcourt.com/brazil/carnaval.htm
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

The largest Carnaval Party in Southern California! Get ready for the party of the year? Dig out your costumes! Join them & dance to the high-energy rhythms of the world's most famous Carnaval celebration coming up! Non-stop floor entertainment! Non-stop dancing! Bring your camera, take pictures of this staggering night. Big screens with Brazil's carnaval aired LIVE! Courtesy of Dish Network & TV Globo! Get your autographs from 3 of Brazilian soccer players from LA Galaxy. Plus soccer balls & DVDS giveaways courtesy of Nike. Delicious food served by Pampa?s Grill, Brazilian Brahma Beer, Golly Guarna (Brazilian classic soft drink), crafts. Win a trip to Rio de Janeiro courtesy of Varig Brazilian Airlines.

E MUITA ALEGRIA BRASILEIRA!!!!!!!!

All ages welcome. After all, Carnaval is for everyone.

Featuring directly from Brazil Legendary percussionist Robertinho Silva & the Remo Drums. Featuring Chalo Eduardo & the Samba Pimps Batucada nota dez!!! Exhilirating rhythms!! Experience the flavor of authentic Rio de Janeiro & Bahia Carnaval?Play the Samba-Reggae groove from Bahia, Brazil & the Batucada from the Rio de Janeiro Street Carnaval Katia Moraes & Pure samba Explosive Brazilian singer: sambas, marchinhas, authentic carnaval energy!!! Daniela Brasil's Oya Brazil Samba Show dancers, beautiful brazilian sambistas In their feather-sequined-bikini outfits dancing to batucada rhythms all night long! Nayzeth Carrillo & Band, the new carnaval sensation! Perform the best of the Bahian Carnaval with Ax? Music from Ivete Sangalo, Babado Novo, Daniela Mercury, Olodum & Araketu! Official Master of Ceremonies: Vic the Brick Jacobs!! 570 AM Sports Personality!

Dia de Andalucia Flamenco Show
Saturday, February 25, 2 - 10p
Avio Dutch Club, 1557 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92802
MMendgitan@aol.com
Free (Suggested Donation for parking $1)

African Celebration with Martin Espino
Sunday, February 26, 11a
Kidseum @ Bowers Museum, 2002 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92706
714.480.1520 www.bowers.org/kidseum/kidseum.asp

Come see Martin Espino?s class of Mexicano kids, playing African Djembe drums, performing an Afro-Brasilian & an African song. Yeah, we know he's not African, but he got coaching from Senegalese Drummer, Malik Sow & Brasilian Drummer, Ze Bruno. He has worked with the Bowers Museum & Kidseum for more than 10 years!

The Body, Sexuality & Spirituality
And Now, For Something Newd, curated by J Michael Walker
Artist Forum: Sunday, February 26, 2 - 4p
Avenue 50 Studio, 131 N Avenue 50, LA, CA 90042
Thru March 12 323.258.1435 ave50studio@msn.com www.avenue50studio.com
jmichael@jmichaelwalker.com

Lara Medina, Association Professor of Chicano/a Studies at Cal State Univ., Northridge will speak on concepts of the body, sexuality, & spirituality through a critical lens of traditional Christian theology & contemporary Chicana feminist spirituality.

Mardi Gras
Tuesday, February 28, 12midnight - 10p
Olvera Street, El Pueblo Historical Monument, 125 Paseo De La Plaza, LA 90012
213.625.5045 213.485.8372 jherrera@lacity.org www.olvera-street.com

Olvera Street will feature Brazilian singing & dancing, a colorful parade, floats, a crowning of Miss Olvera Street, a costume contest & a burning of a pi?ata representing evil spirits.

Rina Orellana Flamenco Presents:
Una Noche en Andalucia
Tuesday, February 28, 7p
Sangria Restaurant, 68 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA
Reservations for 8 or more: 310-376-4412

An exciting evening of solo & group choreographies featuring students of Rina Orellana, with Ann Quinn (cante) &, from San Francisco, Ben Woods (toque).

The San Diego Automotive Museum presents:
Bajito y Suavecito...Low-riders of Southern California
Free Admission Tuesdays: February 28/March 7/14/21
Third Thursday Speaker Series: March 16,7p
San Diego Automotive Museum, 2080 Pan American Plz #12 (Balboa Park), SD
Thru March 27
619.818.0173 619.231. AUTO (2886) www.sdautomuseum.org
www.saveourcentro.org/low-riderexhibit.html
www.saveourcentro.org/lowriderpressphotos/
The San Diego Automotive Museum is funded, in part, by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts & Culture. Generous support from the National Assn of Latino Arts & Culture & the Save Our Centro Coalition. Funding in part for the community arts & culture involvement of Victor Ochoa by National Latino Arts & Culture.

Bajitos y Suavecitos: Low-riders of Southern California is Organized & Curated by David C. de Baca. The Art Exhibit is curated by Victor Ochoa. Rigo Reyes & Victor Ochoa will speak on March 16. Check out photos of the opening reception on the Save Our Centro website.

The San Diego Automotive Museum is proud to be working with some of the finest auto artisans in the low-rider community on both sides of the border. In addition to the amazing cars, this exhibit features the work of Chicano artists Jose Aguilar (pencil), David Avalos (sculpture), Victor Cordero (internationally known low-rider airbrush muralist & painter), Crol 1 (sculpture), Carlos C. de Baca (photography & memorabilia), Eddie Galindo (ink on paper), Ricardo Islas (photography), Gilbert "Magu" Lujan (sculpture & printmaking), Victor Ochoa (painting), Alberto Varela (photography), Paul Vauchelet (acrylic & airbrush painting) & Werc 1 (painting & sculpture).

EVERY WEEKEND/WEEK:

Every Weekend/Week is listed this week with On-Going in a separate emailing. Go to www.latinola.com for the complete newsletter in one listing.

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 LA
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. Go to the website, click on Listen Now, then an orange box will pop up ...you can send your hellos & even see Carmina on this little orange box. She'll be playing 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.

Viernes de Trova
Viento y Agua Caf?, 4007 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA
Fridays, 8p - midnight +
562.434.1182

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.

Masanga Marimba Ensemble
Cryptonoche is World Music: Friday, February 24, 8:30p
Club Tropical, 8641 W Washington Blvd, Venice, CA
310.559.1127 www.liraproductions.com
323.478.9108 www.cryptonight.com Booking: mollywhite@sbcglobal.net
Cover: $10; $5 with student ID, all ages
Sponsored by Cryptogramophone Records www.cryptogramophone.com

The Masanga Marimba Ensemble plays traditional and popular music from the African country of Zimbabwe. 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. Dr. Ric Alviso, a Cal State Northridge ethnomusicologist, professor of World Music & the director of the CSUN African Music Ensemble & Japanese Taiko Drum Ensemble, leads he group. Stick around afterwards for a relaxing evening with excellent global/world music DJs. Great Salvadoran food, full bar, safe neighborhood & free night parking.

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
FlamencoBravo.com

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

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

The hottest flamenco in town with a thrilling combination of prepared work & spontaneous exploration - with invited audience participation for the last number! There are new artists & new shows every week. Check with them each week to see who will be performing.

Son Jarocho Classes
Tuesdays, 4:30 ? 6p
East Side Caf?, 5469 Huntington Dr N, LA, CA
323.583.5113
Donations are accepted

Son Jarocho Classes! Learn to: Play Jarana: String Instrument from Veracruz; Dance Zapateado; Sing & compose Sones-songs; & Gain Knowledge of Son Jarocho music, Children, teens & Adults welcomed!

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.

CALL FOR ARTISTS/VOLUNTEERS:

Because of the hi-volume of Calls for Artists, the listings will be at www.LatinoLA.com (http://latinola.com/story.php?story=3224) . The listings below are for volunteers for various arts organizations around town.

Volunteers Needed: To staff gallery hours during Conversations North of Mexico, the Mental Menudo Artists Collective exhibit at the Mexican Cultural Institute. For days/hours & other information contact Abelardo de la Pena at abelardo@latinola.com with your availabilities during the week / weekends through the run of the show, from February 25 through March 25.

ArtNight Pasadena Docents Needed: On Friday, March 10, 6 - 10p the City of Pasadena will be co-sponsoring the 15th ArtNight-Pasadena with cultural institutions offering free events for the evening. Free shuttles are offered to patrons to experience the evening's offerings. Docents are needed to ride the shuttles and guide patrons to various Pasadena cultural venues city-wide.

Duties include: Riding the shuttles, guiding patrons, speaking about the evening?s events, taking surveys & answering general questions. Cordiality is a must. (Bi-lingual skills are welcomed but not required.)

+ Applicant MUST be over 18
+ Applicant MUST be comfortable speaking in front of groups
+ Applicant MUST have a working cell phone for use the day of event.
+ Applicant MUST be able to attend a 1 hour training/orientation
on Monday evening, February 27, 2006 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
+ Applicant MUST be able to the work on Friday, March 10, 5 - 11p

Pay is for a full 7 hours at $10 an hour. (Fee paid 4 weeks after event)

If interested please send note of interest, contact phone, email & a brief paragraph of qualifications (no more than 1/2 page) to: Ernest A Figueroa, Program & Grants Coordinator, Pasadena Cultural Affairs
efigueroa@cityofpasadena.net You will then be contacted if there are positions left to fill.

For information on ArtNight check out www.artnightpasadena.org

Volunteers Needed for Women's History Month Project: Women's History Month Celebration 2006: "Could you imagine Life without Women", when opportunity meets time -it's Moment Time is Moment, but the Moment cannot be Timed. Organic Family Workshop, Ir?-Metta Foundation Program: www.iremetta.org/Binder3.pdf Contact Oshayi @ LaFia House 323.343.8724 for info; brig@iremetta.org

The 2006 Silver Lake Film Festival is seeking volunteers: They are looking for people to volunteer during their upcoming festival March 23-31 at the ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood & at additional venues elsewhere in Hollywood, in Silver Lake, Echo Park & downtown. They are also seeking immediate help for projects leading up to the event. Of special note: During the festival, they are doing a program on Latino-American filmmakers that is being curated by NALIP (the National Association of Independent Latino Producers) & are seeking volunteers to act as filmmakers' liaisons & to help with promotional & marketing outreach. For more information about the festival, please visit www.silverlakefilmfestival.org. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Porter Kelly porter@silverlakefilmfestival.org with phone number & email address & one of their volunteer coordinators will contact you.

SOON-TO-BE:

1st Thursdays in San Pedro
Open House at Art Studios, Galleries, Shops & Restaurants
Thursday, March 2, 6 - 9p
San Pedro Old Town, 4th St - 7th St, San Pedro, CA
310.519.0936 www.1stthursday.com

Bilingual Foundation of the Arts Presents:
Yerma by Federico Garcia Lorca
English opening: Friday, March 3, 8p
Teatro Carmen Zapata, 421 N Avenue 19, LA 323-225-4044.
Thru March 26
Production Grant Provided by NEA
323.225.4044 www.bfatheatre.org
Admission: $35 opening night; $26/27 Regular

Storytelling & Music Performance with Martin Espino
Saturday, March 4, 1p
Martinez Bookstore & Art Gallery, 1110 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA
714.973.7900

4th Annual Route 66 Art Auction
Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, 2225 Colorado Blvd, LA, CA 90041
Members Preview: Saturday, March 4, 6p
General Public: Saturday, March 4, 7p
323.226.1617 info@centerartseaglerock.org www.centerartseaglerock.org

XIX Annual Saints & Sinners Exhibition - Folk Tree
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 4, 2 - 6p
Book Signing: Saturday, March 4, 2 - 6p
Pierre Odier: Some Last People: Vanishing Tribes of Bhutan, China, Mexico, Mongolia & Siberia
Folk Tree, 217 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105
Folk Tree Collection, 199 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105
March 4 - April 8
Rocky Behr, The Folk Tree 626.795.8733 rfolktree@aol.com
Gail Mishkin, The Folk Tree Collection, 626.793.4828,mishkinftc@aol.com
www.folktree.com

The Arroyo Arts Collective Presents
Views of the River ? Art Inspired by the Los Angeles River
Artists? Reception: Saturday, March 4, 6 - 9p
Book Signing: Saturday, March 11, 5 - 8p
Poster Signing: Saturday, April 1, 12noon - 4p
Acorn Gallery, 135 N Avenue 50, LA, CA 90042
March 4 - April 2
323.850.8566 www.arroyoartscollective.org

ON-GOING:

Side Street Projects Presents:
Get Your Sh*t Together VI
Wednesdays, March 15 - May 17, 7 - 9p plus
Saturday, May 20, 10a - 2p
Armory Northwest, Pasadena, CA
626.798.7774 www.sidestreet.org/gyst
GYST is made possible by a grant from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation. Special thanks to the Armory Center for the Arts for their continued partnership.

See Call 4 Artists separate listing for more info.

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

Not Always Red
Latino Art Museum, 281 S Thomas St Ste 103, Pomona, CA 91766
Thru February 25
909.620.6009 latinoartmuseum@msn.com www.lamoa.net

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.

De El Corazon
Blue Chips, 5505 N Figueroa, Highland Park, CA 90042
Thru February 28
323.550.1400 Timoi@timoi.com www.timoi.com

A multi-woman show featuring the artworks of Timoi & including Victoria Delgadillo, Kateri Forbes, Cidne Hart, Brandy Maya Healy, Jazmin Lopez, Karla Lopez & Miriam Martinez. The exhibit is: A reflection of their struggles, passions, inspiration; a reflection of how women see the world around them.

Echoing Chingazos in the Echo Chamber
Artist Talk: Thursday, February 23, 7:30p
Tropico de Nopal Gallery-Art Space, 1665 Beverly Blvd, LA, CA
Thru March 4
213.481.8112 http://tropicodenopal.com/home/home.html

In his first solo exhibition Arturo Romo has created a swap-meet-church-machine-shop-chemistry-lab installation multiplying conspiratorial chingaderas in space of a gallery/echo chamber that is a many-media installation elucidating hidden fertility of a potent urban landscape.

Nostradamus - Three Waves to the Apocalypse
Copro/Nason Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave T5, Santa Monica, CA 90404
310.829.2156 CoproNason@msn.com www.CoproNason.com
Thru March 4

This is a group art exhibition of work honoring the most widely read seer of the Renaissance, Nostradamus. Artists depictions of prophesies & apocalypse include: Amanda Visell, Anthony Ausgang, Brian Viveros, Charles Manson, Charles Wish, Chet Zar, Dan Quintana, David Lynch, Esao Andrews, Gidget Gein, Isabel Samaras Joe Ledbetter, Joe Vaux, Joey Remmers, John John Jesse, Kevin Peterson, KRK Ryden, Luke Chueh, Michael Leavitt, Naoto Hattori, Pamela Jaeger, Pooch, Robert Craig, Ron English, Sas Christian, Shag, Shepard Fairey, Stone Thomas Han, Ver Mar & many more!!

Michael Salerno: New Work
LA Center for Digital Art, 107 W 5th St, LA, CA
Thru March 4
323.646.9427 lacda@lacda.com www.lacda.com

Over the last 25 years Michael Salerno has established himself as a LA mainstay with his complex abstracts made of countless colorful marks & swirls of paint. By reinterpreting his painting style through his custom "recipe" of software processes his exploration of texture, form, shape & color departs in a new direction made possible by computer technology.

About Productions in association with Ensemble Theatre Collective Presents:
At [Inside] the Ford: LA Real
Fridays/Saturdays, 8p; Sundays, 2p
Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd E, LA
Thru March 5
323.461.3673

A contemporary Latina uncovers her family's past cemented over by 250 years of LA history. Exploring the myths & nostalgia that affect our perceptions of California, LA Real traces the relationships between LA & its three dominant cultures: Mestizo/Mexican/Californio, Native California Indian & American-European. A one-woman theater work written & directed by Theresa Chavez & performed by Rose Portillo. It incorporates painting, photography, video & original music. Chavez is a seventh-generation Californio; her family settled in what now LA in 1771.

Works on Paper
Downtown Art Gallery DAG, 1611 S Hope St, LA,CA 90015
Thru March 7
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.

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).

In Honor of Black History Month:
Artworks by Joni Wilson & Terry Wilson
Artist's Reception: March 11, 4 - 6p
Tia Chucha's Cafe Cultural, 12737 Glenoaks Blvd #22, Sylmar, CA
Thru March 12
818.362.7060 info@tiachucha.com www.tiachucha.com

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.

A Now, For Something Newd, curated by J Michael Walker
Avenue 50 Studio, 131 N Avenue 50, LA, CA 90042
Thru March 12 323.258.1435 ave50studio@msn.com www.avenue50studio.com
jmichael@jmichaelwalker.com

David Botello, Frances Dunham Catlett, Raoul De la Sota, Diane Gamboa, Cici Gonzalez, Kevin Hass, Irene Fertik, Don Normark, Tom?s Owen, Sergio Rebia, Reyes Rodriguez, Mark Vallen -- Wonderful artists all, ranging across media ? drawing, painting, photography & sculpture ? consider the undraped form in works both thoughtful & gorgeous, most for the first time.

Comix! 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.

The San Diego Automotive Museum presents
Bajito y Suavecito...Low-riders of Southern California
San Diego Automotive Museum, 2080 Pan American Plz #12 (Balboa Park), SD
Thru March 27
619.818.0173 619.231. AUTO (2886) www.sdautomuseum.org
www.saveourcentro.org/low-riderexhibit.html
www.saveourcentro.org/lowriderpressphotos/
The San Diego Automotive Museum is funded, in part, by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts & Culture. Generous support from the National Assn of Latino Arts & Culture & the Save Our Centro Coalition.
Funding in part for the community arts & culture involvement of Victor Ochoa by National Latino Arts & Culture.

The San Diego Automotive Museum is proud to be working with some of the finest auto artisans in the low-rider community on both sides of the border. In addition to the amazing cars, this exhibit features the work of Chicano artists Jose Aguilar (pencil), David Avalos (sculpture), Victor Cordero (internationally known low-rider airbrush muralist & painter), Crol 1 (sculpture), Carlos C. de Baca (photography & memorabilia), Eddie Galindo (ink on paper), Ricardo Islas (photography), Gilbert "Magu" Lujan (sculpture & printmaking), Victor Ochoa (painting), Alberto Varela (photography), Paul Vauchelet (acrylic & airbrush painting) & Werc 1 (painting & sculpture).

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

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 LA Art
LA Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Park, 4800 Hollywood Blvd, LA, CA
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

18th Street Center Presents:
HTTL:// Hacking the Timeline / EZTV, Digilantism & the LA Digital Arts Movement: Exhibition of Digital Art in Print, Video & Installation
Panel Discussions: Thursday, April 8
18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404
310.453.3711 office@18thstreet.org http://www.eztvmedia.com/httl.html; http://www.18thstreet.org
Thru April 8
Funded by a grant from the James Irvine Foundation.

Patssi Valdez
Gallery A, Angels Gate Cultural Center, 3601 S Gaffey St, San Pedro, CA 90731
Thru April 9
310.519.0936 info@angelsgateart.org www.angelsgateart.org
Suggested donation: $5/adult; under 18 free

LA legend Patssi Valdez takes over Angels Gate Gallery A, the Center's first solo exhibition in its recently remodeled main gallery. The show includes five works produced in 2005 not been previously shown anywhere. Peter Grimes, Turandot, Ainadamar, Lucio Silla & The Barber of Seville were commissioned by the Santa Fe Opera to promote the opera company's most recent season of musical classics & new works.

Casa 0101 & LA Theater Project, Inc present:
Real Women Have Curves, the play
Casa 0101 Theater, 2009 E 1st St, Boyle Heights (LA), CA 90033
Thru 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!

Josefina Lopez's hit dramatic comedy is returning to Boyle Heights, where the stories of five full figured Latina seamstresses bare all in a fast paced, witty & empowering evening. USC School of Theater MFA graduate Annette Jelstje Jacobs directs this production for its long awaited comeback to Boyle Heights. The play stars: Ramona Gonzales, Yolanda Gonzalez, Margie Gutierrez, Gabriela Lopez & Miriam Moses.

LifeCycles: Reflections of Change & A New Hope for Future Generations
UCR/California Museum of Photography, 3824 Main St, Riverside, CA 92501
Thru April 15
jacalyn@artelunasol.com 951.784.FOTO www.cmp.ucr.edu http://lifecycles.ucr.edu
With the help of a grant from the CA Council for the Humanities.

Jacalyn Lopez Garcia's documentary project examines the personal histories of seven immigrant & migrant farm worker families that settled in the colonias of Coachella Valley & further reveals their involvement in changing the
California social landspace. This multimedia documentary project focuses on the personal stories of struggle & accomplishments of families, students, & members of the growing Colonia communities located in the Southeastern deserts of CA.

To bring further clarity & a new level of understanding to this documentary series, researchers (including Garcia herself) conducted interviews with the Colonia residents to document their life experiences. The results of this portion of the documentary project, as well as the photographs, have been incorporated into an interactive website.

Art of Adornment: Tribal Beauty
Permanent Exhibition
Bowers Museum, 2002 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92706
714.567.3642 714.552.2842 rweinberg@bowers.org www.bowers.org

The exhibition focuses on the tribal aesthetic of body adornment from indigenous peoples around the world. Tribal art represents the art of the world's indigenous people. The primary areas featured in the exhibition include: Pacific Islands: Polynesia, Melanesia & Micronesia; Africa: Peoples of the Niger, Nomads of North Africa & SubSaharan Africa; China & Southeast Asia: Tribal People of China & Southeast Asia, Southeast Asian archipelagos & Tribal India; The Americas: Pre-Columbian America & The Native American West.

UP-COMING:

Gallery Row Organization (GRO) presents:
Downtown Art Walk: 2nd Thursdays
Thursday, March 9, 12 noon - 9p (limited hours noted on the Art Walk map)
Downtown Art Ride: 5p
Gallery Row y mas, Downtown LA

NewTown presents:
Northwest Portraits
Friday, March 10, 6 - 10p
Armory Northwest, 965 North Fair Oaks, Pasadena, north end of east wall
Rotating exhibit, runs through January, 2007
Richard Amromin 626.398.9278 newtownart@charter.net www.newtownart.org

Grand Opening Exhibit
Saturday, March 11, 12Noon - 9p
Gallery Crewest, 110 Winston St, LA, CA 90013
213.627.8272 Crewest.com

NELAart* presents:
Second Saturdays Gallery Night
Saturday, March 11, 5 - 10p
Highland Park, Eagle Rock, Glassell Park
www.NELAart.org

Pomona Art Colony presents:
Second Saturdays Art Walk
Saturday, March 11, 6 - 9p
Pomona Arts Colony
www.pomonaartcolony.com

International Women Month Exhibition
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 11, 6 - 9p
Latino Art Museum, 281 S Thomas St Ste 103, Pomona, CA 91766
March 1 - 26
909.620.6009 latinoartmuseum@msn.com www.lamoa.net

Cinemania Flamenco presents
2nd Saturday Film Nite: Poligono Sur: Seville Southside
Saturday, March 11, 6p
Cultural Stage of Art, 410-B W 4th St Ste 4, Santa Ana Artists' Village, CA 92701
714.543.0613 tierra_flamenca@yahoo.com www.tierra-flamenca.com
Suggested Donation: $1

The American Indian Studies Department, American Indian Student Council, Native American Alumni Chapter, Division of Student Services, Student Life & Development, 49er Shops, Inc & Associated Students Inc present:
CSULB 36th Annual Pow Wow
Saturday, March 11, 11a - 10p
Sunday, March 12, 11a - 6p
Registration Closes: Saturday 11, 2p
CSU Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840
csulb_powwow@hotmail.com

Art Festival Featuring:
Rosario y Naranja Dulce Series by Ruth Olivar Millan
Saturday/Sunday, March 11/12
San Felipe Fine Art Assn/SF Storage Co, Hwy #5, KM 181.3, San Felipe, BCN
rutholivarmillan@sbcglobal.net

Flor de Serena ? Spirit of Purim
Sunday March 12, 3p
Mystic Flower Loft, 606 E 8th St #302, LA
213-489-2258 www.flordeserena.com
Please RSVP
Entrance: With Mask $10; Without Mask $15

March for Peace ? 241-Mile March
March 12 - 27
Tijuana, Mexico to San Francisco, CA
Fernando Su?rez del Solar 760.233.0630 858.774.0172 fernando@guerreroazteca.org

The San Diego Automotive Museum presents:
Bajito y Suavecito...Low-riders of Southern California
Free Admission Tuesdays: March 7/14/21
Third Thursday Speaker Series: March 16,7p
San Diego Automotive Museum, 2080 Pan American Plz #12 (Balboa Park), SD
Thru March 27
619.818.0173 619.231. AUTO (2886) www.sdautomuseum.org
www.saveourcentro.org/low-riderexhibit.html
www.saveourcentro.org/lowriderpressphotos/
The San Diego Automotive Museum is funded, in part, by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts & Culture. Generous support from the National Assn of Latino Arts & Culture & the Save Our Centro Coalition. Funding in part for the community arts & culture involvement of Victor Ochoa by National Latino Arts & Culture.

Rigo Reyes & Victor Ochoa will speak on March 16.

La Diosa: Rapture of the Goddess, curated by Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 18, 7 - 10p
Artists Talk & Goddess Forum: Thursday, March 30, 8p
Drum Circle, Eastern Dance & Art Walk Evening: April 8, 8p
Avenue 50 Studio, 131 N Avenue 50, LA, CA 90042
March18 - April 16
323.258.1435 ave50studio@msn.com www.avenue50studio.com

1st Annual Mexica New Year Gathering
Saturday, March 18, 3p - 12 midnite
Self Help Graphics & Art, 3802 Cesar Chavez Ave, East LA, CA
www.selfhelpgraphics.com

Ontario Arts Walk
Saturday, March 18, 5 - 9p
Ontario Emporia Arts District, 211 W Emporia St, Ontario, CA 91768
877.563.8743

Photography Fine Art Documentary
Saturday, March 18, 6 - 9p
119 W Transit St, Ontario, CA 91762
shernandez@mksound.com

2006 Women's Music, Art & Dance Festival
Exhibition: March 18 - April 17
Festival: March 25, 11a - 6p
2nd City Council, Art Gallery + Performance Space, 435 Alamitos Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802
2ndcitycouncil@earthlink.net

The New Normalcy
Iraq War 3rd Anniversary Special Events: Saturday, March 18, 8p
Carlotta's Passion Fine Art, 2012 Colorado Blvd, LA, CA 90041.
February 25 - March 26
323.259.1563 rs@carlottaspassion.com www.art-for-a-change.com/exhibits/normalcy.htm

Center for the Study of Political Graphics Presents:
Prison Nation: Posters on the Prison Industrial Complex
Opening: March 19, 1 - 3pm
Panel Presentation: 2p
Watts Towers Art Center, 1727 E 107th St, LA, CA
March 19 - June 4
323.653.4662 cspg@politicalgraphics.org

2006 Silver Lake Film Festival
March 23 ? 31
Primary Venue: ArcLight Cinemas, 6360 W Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA
www.silverlakefilmfestival.org

Mexican Cultural Institute Presents:
Cesar E Chavez Day
Friday, March 31, 10a - 3p
Mexican Cultural Institute, Olvera Street, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, LA
213.624.3660

XII Eco Maya Festival
Saturday/Sunday, April 22/23, 10a ? 10p
The Cornfields, LA State Historic Park,1201 N Spring St (College & Spring), LA
323.662.3750 Roman@afrocuba.org ecomaya@stageofthearts.info www.stageofthearts.info/ecomaya.htm

12th Annual De Colores Art Show & Festival
Festival: Sunday, April 23
California Oil Museum, 1001 E Main St, Santa Paula, CA 93061
Art Show: April 2 - May 21
805.525.8961 Xavier 805.890.0001 Carmen cguerrero@DeColoresArtGroup.org
www.DeColoresArtGroup.org www.XavierMontes.com
805.933.0076 info@oilmuseum.net www.oilmuseum.net







About RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina:
RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina is a Chicana artist/jeweler y mas. This weekend she feels very privileged to have one of her artworks in the Mental Menudo exhibit along with such well-known artists as Magu, Joe Bravo, Sergio Hernandez, Mark Vallen.




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