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Where are the CHICANA artists this weekend/next week? 3.10.06

Celebrate Women's History Month / International Day of Women

By RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina
Published on LatinoLA: March 10, 2006


Where are the CHICANA artists this weekend/next week? 3.10.06


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

This Chicana artist will be at Conversations North of Mexico during the day on Saturday & then off to the opening of Divine Feline at Rock Rose Gallery where they'll be celebration Women's History Month all month long.

Where will you be???

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THIS WEEKEND/NEXT WEEK:

An Evening of Mexican Poetry/Noche de Poesia Mexicana
Thursday, March 9, 7p
Mexican Cultural Institute Art Gallery, Placita Olvera, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, (Inside Biscailuz Building on Olvera Street Marketplace)
RSVP 213.624.3660
Co-Sponsors: The Consulates General of San Diego & San Francisco

Acclaimed Mexican poet Gloria Gervitz, one of the most important Mexican poets of the post-Paz generation, will present her book-length poem "Migraciones" in bilingual readings with her translator Mark Schafer. "Migraciones" is at times frank and lushly erotic in the tradition of both Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, the 17th-century mother of all post-conquest Mexican poetry in Spanish, and of modern Mexican feminism. Migrations/Migraciones should be of interest to all those interested poetry, Latin American literature and the Jewish experience.

Copies of her book will be available for purchase. Also, take the time to look at Conversations North of Mexico, the current exhibit in the Gallery.

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
www.downtownartwalk.com www.galleryrow.org

The Downtown Art Walk is a self-guided tour that showcases the art exhibition venues in Downtown LA: commercial art galleries, museums & non-profit arts venues. Guided tours of the Gallery Row portion are available, led by Ashley McLean Emenegger of McLean Fine Art. Downtown Art Ride meets at 5p at the Downtown Art Gallery. Visit all the galleries that take part (except MOCA Grand & the Library) by bicycle. Bring a lock.

Participants are Gallery Crewest, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), LA Public Library, LA Artcore Center, 2nd Street Cigars & Gallery, de Soto, M J Higgins, Pharmaka, LA Center for Digital Art, El Nopal Press, Bert Green Fine Art, Niche LA/Lounge 441, Kristi Engle Gallery, Art Murmur Gallery, 626 Gallery, Modern Art Downtown, Gallery 727, The Hive Gallery, Infusion Gallery, The Fine Arts Building Gallery, Museum of Neon Art (MONA) & the Downtown Art Gallery.

Crewest: Downtown! Grand Opening Exhibit
Thursday, March 9, 12Noon - 9p
Saturday, March 11, 12Noon - 9p
Crewest Gallery & Shop, 110 Winston St, LA, CA 90013
March 11 - April 6
213.627.8272 www.crewest.com

The grand opening features over 30 southern CA's top urban aerosol mural artists & their graffiti style painted murals on wooden panels measuring from 4' x 8' to 8' x 8' that were created during last year's Orange County Fair month long live painting exhibit curated by Man One & Crewest Gallery. The summer event, Southern Cali Heat, included many of today's leading graffiti artists from LA to San Diego & Japan.

Show mural works by: Asylm, Czer, Craola, Duce, Fear, Jahs One, Make One, Malch, Man One, Marka27, Mind, Mural, Potna, Phenik, Riker, Ruet, Rukus, Sherm, Scud, Spurn, Surge, Tews, Vyal, Watwo, Witnes, Zender & Zoueh. Other artworks by Crewest favorites will be shown: Chaz Bojorquez, Codac, Crol One, Kofie, Fern, Logan Hicks, Edgar Hoill, Dave Kawano, Patrick Martinez, Eriberto Oriol, Erick Rodriguez, Victor Sepulveda, Gregg Stone, Syndrome Studio, Werc & Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca. DJ's Fingerprints, Honest & Incognito will provide the music vibe at the opening on the 11th.

Brownsville Four; Curator: Carlos Gomez
Thursday, March 9, 7 - 9p
Cal Poly Pomona, W. Keith & Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery, 3801 W Temple Ave, Pomona
March 9 - April 22
909.869.4301 pemerill@csupomona.edu www.csupomona.edu/~kellogg_gallery

Not much is known about the artistic activity in extreme South Texas, especially the activity in Brownsville. One would think that a region full of Mexican culture would fuel much creativity & thus it would shine. The truth is that the area is remote & with that comes a sense of isolation. Over the past few years, there has been a noticed a sense of evolution in the visual arts & the curator's goal is to present specific individuals who are working & developing contemporary art.

The Brownsville School is that voice that influences all other emerging artists in the area & to some extent defines the region. One would think that since Brownsville is a border town that the border would factor in as the defining, dominant element, but it does not. The artist chosen for this exhibition are all different in both personal philosophy & technical approach. The featured artists include: Carlos Gomez, George Lorio, Noel Palmenez & Alma Delia Rocha.

Friday Nights @ Not A Cornfield
The Future of Food: Film + Discussion + Surprise Guests
Friday, March 10, 7:30p
The Cornfields, LA State Historic Park,1201 N Spring St (College & Spring), LA
Rain or Shine: inside the heated yurt

This film explores the workings of the modern seed industry & its impact on our food supply. It also looks in depth at the proliferation of genetically modified seeds. Following the film will be an open discussion featuring special guests & designed to explore alternatives to large scale industrial agriculture, seed saving & exchange, urban community gardens & related topics. Come share your thoughts & hear how the seeds of Not A Cornfield will be used in future projects. Free: parking, refreshments, film; campfire

La Plaza de Cultura y Artes presents
Cocina Connection: Art, Culture, & Food
Food-Themed Film Night: Friday, March 10, 7 - 9p
El Pueblo de LA Historical Monument, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, LA
Pico House, 430 N Main St, LA, CA 90012
Co-sponsored by: Chinese American Museum, Mama's Hot Tamales Caf?, The Tamale Museum
Supported by: Department of Cultural Affairs, City of LA; El Pueblo de LA Historical Monument
323.932.5849 programs@lapca.org www.lapca.org

Join them as LA-based producer & filmmaker Nancy De Los Santos (The Bronze Screen: 100 Years of the Latino Image in Hollywood, Selena, & My Family, Mi Familia) discusses the significance of food in popular cross-cultural films. Key scenes from important films including My Family, Mi Familia (Mexican American), Tortilla Soup (Mexican American), Like Water for Chocolate (Mexican), Babette's Feast (French), Eat, Drink, Man, Woman (Taiwanese) & Soul Food (African American) will be screened.

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

This exhibit pairs 10 visual artists with ten people of Northwest Pasadena to make a series of billboards celebrating this unique community. The series opens with a special billboard by Grace Amemiya compositing many of the artists & their collaborating partners. The ten other artists who will follow, one each month, through early 2007 are: Don Repella, Bia Gayotto, Nick Spark, Lisa Mann, Stanley Wilson, Derrick Maddox, George Combs, Michelle Martinez, Linda Kroff & Judith Tanzmann.

This year-long series of super-graphic art (often known as billboards), celebrates the people of Northwest Pasadena. This unique, yet often stereotyped part of Pasadena is one of the most diverse, energetic & creative communities in Southern CA. The 10 Northwest Pasadenans, ranging from a former professional women's ballplayer & beauty queen to a retired bar owner & a physician in a community clinic, have been paired with ten outstanding artists from throughout Southern CA. Together, they will create a collaborative image that at once express the unique individual being portrayed & each artist's unique aesthetic. The result will be a 13' by 8' image, displayed on the fascia of The Armory Northwest, a gateway to Northwest Pasadena.

This exhibit is part of Pasadena's ArtNight. You can join ArtNight by taking the Metro Gold Line to Old Pasadena (Memorial Park Station) & then connect with the shuttle buses that have bilingual docents. There are also surveys to be distributed that will be used to plan future ArtNights. Of particular interest to many of us will be the student work that will be exhibited @ the Art Center/South Campus. This site will be highlighting a variety of musical programs at the Pasadena schools & will have over 300 pieces of art contributed by students from grades (k or 1)-12.

1st Annual Mexica New Year Gathering
Soy Artista Youth Workshops
Saturdays, March 11 & 18, 10a - 2p
Self Help Graphics & Art, 3802 Cesar Chavez Ave, East LA, CA
www.selfhelpgraphics.com

These workshops are for youth ages 11 - 21. They include watercolor, paper mach?, mural painting, poetry, etching, Danza & skateboard printing.

Conversations North of Mexico
Saturday, March 11, 3p:
The Ethnic Experience: Teacher Presentation with Raoul de la Soto
Artists' Conversations: Nery Lemus & Lucia Angela Perez
Downstairs Art Gallery, Mexican Cultural Institute, Olvera Street, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, LA
Thru March 25
213.624.3660 Mental_Menudo@yahoo.com www.mentalmenudo.org
Sponsored by Heineken

Join about 35 LA teachers for a special presentation by Raoul de la Soto, which is part of a program called The Ethnic Experience run by Faith Flam. The Latino Community program also includes sites such as the Metro murals on the Eastside & interviewing artist Paul Botello, the UCLA Fowler Museum, the SPARC Gallery in Venice & a mural tour in different areas of LA. They also enjoy & and are educated about native Mexican foods while eating at La Guelaguetza & at Casablanca.

NELAart presents:
Second Saturdays Gallery Night
Saturday, March 11, 5 - 10p
Highland Park, Eagle Rock, Glassell Park, Sycamore Grove
Maps/Information: www.NELAart.org

Second Saturday Gallery Night with local galleries & arts organizations open until 10p. Join them in celebrating the arts in Northeast LA! Complete gallery information & printable maps can be found on the website. Participating Galleries: Acorn Gallery, Another Year in LA, Art Studio C, Avenue 50 Studio, Blue Chips, Cactus Gallery, Carlotta's Passion, Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, Drawing Club, Drkrm, Future Studio, Huron Substation, Judson Studios Gallery, MorYork Gallery, Rock Rose Gallery, Space Ark Gallery, Toros Pottery, Verbre' Fine Art.

Rock Rose Gallery presents:
Divine Feline - In honor of Women's History Month
Artists? Reception: Saturday, March 11, 7 - 10p
Poetry Nite: Friday, March 17, 8p - 12midnite
FlatBlack Fridays! Friday, March 31, 8p - 12midnite
Rock Rose Gallery/Productions & Arroyo Books, 4108 N Figueroa St, Sycamore Grove, CA
March 11 - 31
323.222.4740 rockroseart@yahoo.com www.rockrosegallery.com
www.flatblackclothing.com http://www.myspace.com/flatblackclothing

Featured Artists: Ana Chaidez, Erin Plasta, Eris, Hazie, Ida fae, Maria Guerrero, Maria Moctezuma, Miriam Martinez, Sherm, Sonji, Star One, Siren, Tamara Sibley, Timoi, Vell. Guest DJ: Duwop Hip Hop. Performances by: Earthtones, T.I.W.A.E.I.S, Youthinasia-Repping Las Vegas.

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

Joe Linton signs his book, Down By the Los Angeles River: Friends of the Los Angeles River Official Guide (Wilderness Press, 2005). At the beginning of April Leo Limon signs his poster, Down by the Cornfields.

This is an exhibition of six artists' different perspectives on the 52-mile river that is the backbone of LA. Painting & prints by Judith Amdur; Photographs by Bill Johnson; Paintings by Leo Limon; Drawings by Joe Linton; Collaborative Fiber Art & Fused Glass by Connie Rohman & Julie Nagesh; Installation by Jane Tsong.

1st Birthday Party
Saturday, March 11, 7 - 11p
Cactus Gallery & Gifts, 4534 Eagle Rock Blvd, Eagle Rock, CA
March 11 - 22
323.256.6117 semastroianni70@yahoo.com

Your invited to a birthday party where they want to thank you for making their first year in business great. Featuring works by Eduardo Bonilla & Robin "Elotes" Diaz. Music provided by DJ Kuya. Works in their backroom by Victoria Gaw, Angela Marta Ortiz S & Cristian Vega-Rojo. Wine & goodies provided. Gifts for the first 30 guests.

The New Normalcy
Nightwind by Hector Aristizabal: Saturday, March 11, 8p
Carlotta's Passion Fine Art, 2012 Colorado Blvd, LA, CA 90041.
Thru March 26
323.259.1563 rs@carlottaspassion.com www.art-for-a-change.com/exhibits/normalcy.htm

Hector Aristizabal offers a free performance of Nightwind , his movement-based solo show about his arrest & torture by the US-supported military in Colombia. Enzo Fina of Musicantica provides live music on traditional & invented instruments. This short piece has been performed in LA at REDCAT, Theatre of NOTE & human rights conferences, as well as around the country & internationally.

Out of Context: Redefining the Language of Pattern, Color & Shape: Four Artists Group Exhibit
Artist Reception: Saturday, March 11, 6 - 10p
Metro Gallery, 1835 Hyperion Ave, Silverlake, CA
March 11 - April 7
323.663.2787 juan@metrogallery.org www.metrogallery.org

This is a group exhibit of four artists, Hilary Chartrand, Tm Gratkowski, Gary Ochoa & James Zver. The exhibit will include approximately 35 works consisting of: oil paintings on canvas, wood sculptures, as well as works on paper. Each work of art explores & challenges the artificial & balanced arrangements of patterns, colors, shapes & lines through various mediums.

East LA Collage & Bitch 3 by Jim Marquez
Artist's Reading: Saturday, March 11, 8p
Antigua Cultural Coffee House, 4836 Huntington Dr S, El Sereno,
323.539.CAFE [2233] antiguacoffeehouse@hotmail.com www.antiguacoffeehouse.com

This includes a reading from East, a thoughtful, exciting & edgy true-life stories about his LA. The book is in response to those who wanted his signature toughness but with a gentle touch. You can't say Jim doesn't have something for everybody! With Julio Ramos & Band.

A great cultural coffee house & internet caf? that has a revolving art exhibit (a different local artist every month), a gift shop, spoken word & a lot more. Their prices are very competitive and they don't charge for wireless internet. They have a Mayan theme and a very unique look.

Comics! Gallery Show
Comics! Q & A: Saturday, March 11, 3 - 5p
Pico Rivera Centre for the Arts, 9200 Mines Ave, Pico Rivera, CA
Thru March 13
562.801.4300 cgarcia@pico-rivera.org

This event will feature artists Michael Aushenker, Will Caulfield, Jerrell Conner, Louis & Gary Gallegos, Javier Hernandez, Rhode Montijo & Rafael Navarro; all are featured in the current exhibit. The Q & A gives a chance for those interested in comic books, illustration or storyboard art to ask questions to the pros themselves. The event will also be a comic book signing. The first 50 people will receive a free autographed poster signed by each of the artists.

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

Join them for the Artist's Reception - good art - good conversation - good food - good folks.

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

Second Saturday Art Walk with local museums, galleries & studios open until 9p. Help them celebrate the arts in Pomona. Museums: American Museum of Ceramic Art, Latin Art Museum; Galleries: Armstrong Gallery, Cal Poly Pomona DTC, Civil Eyes Gallery, dA Center for the Arts, Ferguson Fine Arts & Design, Fr Bill Moore SS CC Gallery, Galeria Rustica, Gallery 57 Underground, Gallery SOHO/PVAA, Prog Gallery, SCA Gallery; Studios: Casias Studios, Galeria del Fuego, Glassics Studio, Magulandia, Moon Maiden Studio, Studio 6.

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

Feminine Wisdom
Artists' Reception: March 11, 12noon - 6p
Artists' Talk: March 25, 3 - 5p
Cal Poly Pomona Downtown Center, 300 W Second St, Pomona, CA
March 11 - April 22
909.469.0080 www.class.csupomona.edu/downtowncenter/exhibits.htm

This exhibit features seasoned female artists, who gather in this exhibit to explore & celebrate women's wisdom & the passing of that wisdom from woman to woman, generation to generation. There will be an artists panel in conjunction with the event & live jazz music at the opening reception.

Featuring: Cheryl Bookout, Jen Bracy, Sandra Crawly-Kramer, Shawn Davis, Victoira Delgadillo, Alison Denning, Anna Marie Francesco, Anna Gajewska, Maragret Garcia, Mary Hughes, Maria Jas, Susan Kullman, Dee Marcelus-Cole, Babette Mayor, Beatriz Mejia-Krumbein, Shirley Moss, Kathy Spear, Marci Swett, Marvelle Thompson, Georgette Unis, Joan Weldon, Katherine White & Dolores Williams.

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

This is a documentary film by Dominique Abel about travel through Las Tres Mil in Spanish with English Subtitles.

Looking for the roots of the so called New Flamenco this film is a documentary that travels to all Tres Mil Viviendas, the most problematic neighborhood of Seville, where the Triana's ancients gypsies are mixed with the new generations of musicians who found the most modern trends of the music with the deep roots of the traditional Flamenco. Under the pretext of the honoring to Pepe "El Quemao", in a multitudinous concert for the first time in The Tres Mil Viviendas. They show prominent figures of all the styles & ages that along the documentary speaks about the daily problems of this neighborhood, sings, they dance, show his peculiar customs & smooth his roughnesses. The interracial & multicultural mixture that they suppose the current trends of the Flamenco & the whole artists' pleiad will be falling across artists as Rafael Amador, Juana la del Revuelo, Ramon Quilate, from more acquaintances, up to the anonymous figures that continue preserving the most ancient traditions of the artistic gypsy Flamenco expression.

After the movie stick around our Subterranean Flamenco Den for a dose of the very best dark atmospheric ambience, industrial, power electronics & a mixture of eclectic & experimental music.

13th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival, Art Exhibit y Mas
Thursday, March 09, 1p - Sunday, March 19, 7:15p
Hazard Center, 7510 Hazard Center Dr, San Diego, CA

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
Gourd Session: 11a both days
Grand Entry: 1p & 7p Saturday, 1p Sunday
Registration Closes: Saturday 11, 2p
CSULB, 1250 Bellflower Blvd, South Campus, upper quad, Long Beach
562.985.4963 csulb_powwow@hotmail.com

Head Staff: MC, John Dawson (apache); Head Southern Singer, Herschel Kaulaity (kiowa); Host Northern Drum, WhiteCloud Singers; Host Gourd, Golden State Gourd Society Head Man Dancer, Dennis Alley, Jr; Head Lady Dancer, H. Starr Robideau; AD, JR La Plante; Spoonkeeper, Michael Cruz. Featured Artists: Brad Panteah (Dine'/Zuni) and David Snooks (Washoe)

Dancers, drums, singers park in lot 4 & 5 & register at the MC tent. Large mobile homes, recreational vehicles & trailers please park in lot 9 or 11 accessed from Palo Verde Ave.

Specials: Teen Girls Fancy Shawl sponsored by H. Starr Robideau. Roy Track Special, G-rated NDN joke Telling Contest sponsored by CSULB AISC.

All dancers & drums welcome! Dancers, registration closes at 2:00pm, Saturday the 11th. Public is welcome. We strongly recommend spectators to bring folding chairs. With respect to our elders, no pets allowed. California State law forbids overnight camping on campus. Absolutely no alcohol or drugs allowed. Not responsible for theft, loss, accident, injury or personal expenses.

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

Artisan CaracoL Marketplace
Second Sundays
Sunday, March 12, 10a - 3p
Proyecto Jardin Community Garden, 1718 Bridge St, Boyle Heights, CA (bet State & Boyle, behind White Memorial Medical Plaza I)
323.687.0795 caracolmarketplace@yahoo.com www.myspace.com/caracolmarketplace

Healthy & delicious foods, music, mellow vibe. Jewelry, Art, Clothes, Natural Body Care Products, Herbal Medicine/Natural Health Care, Candles & more. Free Community Workshops.

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

Ladino songs come alive at Mystic Flower loft in the heart of the flower district in downtown LA! Join us for the inauguration of this performance series in an artist's loft with whimsical & passionate songs that explore the struggle between darkness & light throughout the repertoire of the Spanish Diaspora. To truly feel the spirit of Purim & start to throw off the costumes & masks people wear everyday start the celebration of Purim a day early!

Flor de Serena is Vanessa Paloma with vocals & on medieval harp & Jordan Charnofsky on guitar. Mystic Flower Performance series is hosted by Vanessa Paloma. This performance series is inspired by the vision of the mystic flower as a golden blossom of great power whose beauty is intoxicating because it is a reflection of Divine beauty. It is the metaphor for the journey toward purity that brings us ever closer to the primal unity of the cosmos. This performance series will use different art forms & traditions to explore & enliven our awareness of how close we are to mystical ecstacy.

De Bohemian Soul Women's History Month Exhibition:
Reflections of 8 Natural Women
Artists' Reception: March 12, 11: 30a - 5:30p
LaFia House Gallery, Brewery Arts Complex, 642 Moulton Ave W13, LA, CA
March 12 - 31
323.343.8724, oshayi@lafiahouse.com www.lafiahouse.com Ire-Metta Foundation www.iremetta.org

This is a multicultural art project of the Ire-Metta Foundation that presents various artists from diverse cultures & disciplines. This presentation is in honor of the 2006 Women's History Month. The art exhibition will feature a collection of insightful artworks by women artist who share a common respect & love for the natural world.

The featured artists are: Linda Vallejo, Gurpran Rau, Adriana Vargas Allin, Glynnis Reed, Nicola Dill, Margaret "Quica" Alarcon, Joyce Kingsbury & Sandy Chestnutt.

Susie Hansen Latin Band
Sunday, March 12, 1- 4p
Fisherman's Village, 13755 Fiji Wy, Marina Del Rey, CA
310.823.5411 e-mail@susiehansen.com www.susiehansen.com

Enjoy Latin Jazz & Salsa with them outdoors in the sun & sea air.

Latinos 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

A 241-mile march that aims at ensuring that the Latino voice of opposition to the War is heard loud & clear across the Americas. Fernando Suarez del Solar, Pablo Paredes, Camilo Mejia & Aidan Delgado will lead a coalition of the willing across this 241-mile quest for peace starting in Tijuana, Mexico, going through Marine Corps Depot Camp Pendleton to the Cesar Chavez burial site in La Paz, CA, culminating in The Mission district of San Francisco with a memorial ceremony & blood drive.

The March will begin on 12 March 2006. The coalition of the willing will arrive at La Paz, CA on 22 March 2006 & culminate in San Francisco on March 26 - 27. The march from Tijuana across the US-Mexico Border is a symbolic gesture of Peace without Borders. The March will arrive in all the following cities: Tijuana, San Diego, Escondido, Camp Pendleton, Santa Ana, LA, San Fernando, Palmdale, Rosamond, Keene (La Paz), Fresno, San Jose & San Francisco.

Why 241 miles? Last Year was the 75th anniversary of Gandhi?s Salt March one of the most impactful, non-violent acts of protest & civil disobedience in pursuit of social justice in history. Gandhi marched 241 miles to free India from British imperialism. This legacy has been vibrant in all Latino Social Justice movements. Cesar Chavez was a disciple of Gandhi. We wish to rekindle this tradition & one year after the 75th, we wish to put Gandhi?s spirit into practice rather than wait for the next milestone to honor his memory.

EVERY WEEKEND/WEEK:

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.

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.

Mental Menudo Pomona
Wednesdays, 7p
Popztlan, 256 S. Main St., Pomona Arts Colony, Pomona, CA
gallery5iftybucks@earthlink.net

Join them for the Mental Menudo Art Dialogue in the Pomona Arts Colony. 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.

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 http://blog.myspace.com/sarte_mex_jewelry. The listings below are for volunteers for various arts organizations around town.

From: kat; Re: Haramokngna American Indian Cultural Center, kat 310-455-1588 katcalls@aol.com www.haramokngna.org

Dear Friends: Barbara Arvi did some amazing imagining today at the Center. We planned the exhibit space & Jack McCord from the Southwest Museum will create the bioregional mural that is the background for the story of the 5 tribes. Tomorrow Ben & I will paint the walls in prep for the mural - & we could use some help. We also have to get the hands-on stuff together & get the barracks ready for the teachers & for guests to stay overnight March 18. We need help tomorrow, Sat March 11, Fri March 17, Sat March 18 & beyond. We also need donations: a refrigerator for the barracks; a boom box for the Lodge; a phone system that reaches the Center, the Lodge & the barracks; blinds for the Lodge; a counter for the science room; shelves in the kitchen of the Lodge; kitchen bowls, pots & more for the kitchen; & more. Thanks for your help! kat

SOON-TO-BE:

Susie Hansen Latin Band
Thursday, March 16, 10:30p - 1a
Vasilios Salsa Club, 7131 E Firestone, Downey, CA
562-869-5733 e-mail@susiehansen.com www.susiehansen.com

Ladies' Nite
Thursday, March 16, 9p
A Mic & Dim Lights, 300 2nd St (Arts Colony), Pomona, CA
300 pennies (only)

The San Diego Automotive Museum presents:
Bajito y Suavecito...Low-riders of Southern CA
Free Admission Tuesdays: March 14/21
Third Thursday Speaker Series: March 16,7p
San Diego Automotive Museum, 2080 Pan American Plz #12 , 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.

Rock Rose Gallery presents:
Divine Feline - In honor of Women's History Month
Poetry Nite: Friday, March 17, 8p - 12midnite
FlatBlack Fridays! Friday, March 31, 8p - 12midnite
Rock Rose Gallery/Productions & Arroyo Books, 4108 N Figueroa St., Sycamore Grove, CA
Thru March 31
323.222.4740 rockroseart@yahoo.com www.rockrosegallery.com
www.flatblackclothing.com http://www.myspace.com/flatblackclothing

Mental Menudo Artists Collective Meeting
Friday, March 17, 7 - 9p
Continuing Discussion: 7p: The Art of Marketing
Art Community Announcements: 8:30p
After Social/Networking: until 9p
Downstairs Art Gallery, Mexican Cultural Institute, Olvera Street, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, LA
magu4u@hotmail.com www.mentalmenudo.org

Susie Hansen Latin Band
Friday, March 17, 8p - 12midnite
Cavallino Jazz Club, 8052 Adams Ave, Huntington Beach, CA
714.536.6665. e-mail@susiehansen.com www.susiehansen.com

Friday Nights @ Not A Cornfield
Sustainable Urban Parks: Lecture by Galen Cranz
Friday, March 17, 7:30p
The Cornfields, LA State Historic Park,1201 N Spring St (College & Spring), LA

La Diosa: Rapture of the Goddess, curated by Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 18, 7 - 10p
Goddess Forum: Thursday, March 30, 7 - 9p
Dance with the Goddess: April 8, 6 - 10p
Avenue 50 Studio, 131 N Avenue 50, LA, CA 90042
March18 - April 16
323.258.1435 ave50studio@msn.com www.avenue50studio.com
vibi@earthlink.net www.artediosa.com

1st Annual Mexica New Year Gathering
Soy Artista Youth Workshops
Saturday, March 18, 10a - 2p
Self Help Graphics & Art, 3802 Cesar Chavez Ave, East LA, CA
www.selfhelpgraphics.com

This workshops are for youth ages 11 - 21. They include watercolor, paper mach?, mural painting, poetry, etching, Danza & skateboard printing.

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

Readings by Jim Marquez
Artist's Reading: Saturday, March 18, 7p
Jim Fitipaldi's Joint, Downtown LA
213

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

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

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

Center for the Study of Political Graphics Presents:
Prison Nation: Posters on the Prison Industrial Complex
Opening: Sunday, 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

ON-GOING:

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

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.

A Year in France, curated by Patrick Ela
Fine Artists Factory, 474 S Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105
Thru March 12
626.356.0474 www.fineartistsfactory.com

This is an exhibition of paintings of Paris & the south of France by Frank & Sharon Romero.

Comics! Gallery Show
Question & Answer Session: Saturday, March 11, 3 - 5p
Pico Rivera Centre for the Arts, 9200 Mines Ave, Pico Rivera, CA
Thru March 13
562.801.4300 cgarcia@pico-rivera.org

Conversations North of Mexico
Downstairs Art Gallery, Mexican Cultural Institute, Olvera Street, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, LA
Thru March 25
213.624.3660 Mental_Menudo@yahoo.com www.mentalmenudo.org
Sponsored by Heineken

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 US, 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.

I-5 Gallery, a project of the Brewery Art Association presents:
Minimalism - Then, Now & in between 1976-2006, Curator: Mat Gleason
Artists Reception: Saturday, March 4, 7 - 10p
I-5 Gallery, 2100 N Main St #A9 (in the Atrium at The Brewery Art Colony), LA
Thru March 25
323.342.0717 breweryartwalk@yahoo.com www.breweryartwalk.com

This is an exhibit of minimal art from four decades - the 70s, 80s, 90s & 00s. This survey seeks a common aesthetic ground among a variety of approaches from five internationally renowned artists using less to arrive at more. Featured Artists: Max Estenger, Nicola Lamb, Ed Moses, Curt Thomas & Roy Thurston.

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

This play is a poetic, impassioned masterpiece about a woman's obsessive desire to bring new life into her barren world. It tells the gripping story of a woman's mission to have a child & taps into the universal themes of love, passion, sexuality & marriage.

Translator: Camen Zapata & Michael Dewell; Director: Margarita Galb?n; Set Designer: Estela Scarlata; Lighting Designer: Edward Motts; Costume Designer: Carlos Brown; Music: Ian Krouse; Choreographor: Mari Sandoval

The New Normalcy
Carlotta's Passion Fine Art, 2012 Colorado Blvd, LA, CA 90041.
Thru March 26
323.259.1563 rs@carlottaspassion.com www.art-for-a-change.com/exhibits/normalcy.htm

Over 20 artists will present artworks depicting the realities of the post 9-11 world - endless war, militarism, terrorism, state surveillance & repression.

The San Diego Automotive Museum presents
Bajito y Suavecito...Low-riders of Southern CA
San Diego Automotive Museum, 2080 Pan American Plz #12, 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).

Hollywood Dream: Bloody Red Carpet, Curator: Samuel Saga
Black Maria Gallery, 3137 Glendale Blvd, Atwater Village, CA
Thru March 29
818.613.9090 323.660.9393 blackmaria_gallery@sbcglobal.net www.blackmariagallery.com

The Oscars are religiously watched by millions upon millions throughout the world. Yet, as the props & production values get glitzier each year, few people pause to reflect on the human cost of the Red Carpet parade. The resplendent glamour & plasticity of the Hollywood enterprise are necessary tools to mask the psychological toll of reaching fame, in tune with the entertainment industry's battle cry of ceaseless fictionalization.

Featuring new & recent works by ten LA-area artists, including Van Arno, Rafael Delgado, Ronald J Llanos, Kris Lewis, Jeff McMillan, Greg Noppe, Andrea Offerman, Kenji Tanaka, Ron Velasco & Ubaldo Miranda Villa

The Arroyo Arts Collective Presents
Views of the River - Art Inspired by the LA River
Poster Signing: Saturday, April 1, 12noon - 4p
Acorn Gallery, 135 N Avenue 50, LA, CA 90042
Thru April 2
323.850.8566 www.arroyoartscollective.org

This is an exhibition of six artists' different perspectives on the 52-mile river that is the backbone of LA. Painting & prints by Judith Amdur; Photographs by Bill Johnson; Paintings by Leo Limon; Drawings by Joe Linton; Collaborative Fiber Art & Fused Glass by Connie Rohman & Julie Nagesh; Installation by Jane Tsong.

At the beginning of April Leo Limon signs his poster, Down by the Cornfields.

9th Annual Everything But the Kitschen Sync
La Luz de Jesus Gallery, 4633 Hollywood Blvd, LA, CA
Thru April 2
323.666.7667 www.laluzdejesus.com

Over 100 artists are showing at this exhibit.

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

XIX Annual Saints & Sinners Exhibition - Folk Tree
Folk Tree, 217 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105
Folk Tree Collection, 199 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105
Thru 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

This is annual Easter season exhibition includes old & new Latin American (largely Mexican) religious folk art & artifacts displayed alongside a wide variety of works by area artists in other media that depict themes related to Easter & more generally deal with issues concerning the sacred & the profane. Easter is the most important holiday of the festival calendar for many Mexican Catholics. The abundance of Easter & Lenten season rituals, including processions, dances & other observances are evidence of its significance.

The intention in this exhibit is to create a church-like environment to serve as a backdrop for a variety of religious & devotional objects. Many local artists are represented, working in a variety of media such as painting, found objects, printmaking, wood & clay. Among the artists are ceramicist Kina Crow, fiber artist Mavis Leahy, painter Nancy Romero & mixed media artists Ellen Grim & Claudia Galvan. Other participating artists are Sheila Baird, Julie Soto, Martha Martinez, Deborah Blanco & several more.

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.

Leaving Aztlan (redux), curated by Kaytie Johnson
Arena 1,Santa Monica Art Studios, 3026 Airport Ave, Santa Monica
Thru April 9
310.397.7456 sherry@santamonicaartstudios.com www.santamonicaartstudios.com

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.

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.

Boroughs of Los Angeles
William Grant Still Arts Center, 2520 S West View St, LA, CA 90016
Thru April 14
323.734.1165 mahyarnili@yahoo.com

A first-ever collaborative student art show featuring undergraduate work from the major art campuses in LA: USC, UCLA, Otis, Art Center & Cal Arts. Featuring an Open Media Exhibition of over 125 different works of art. Come meet emerging artists, with live music by the Sam Brawner Trio & food. Valet parking available on opening night.

LifeCycles: Reflections of Change & A New Hope for Future Generations
UCR/CA 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 CA 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.

UP-COMING:

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

Friday Nights @ Not A Cornfield
Possible Futures For Downtown L.A.: Panel Discussion with James Rojas, Michael Dear, Lane Barden, Gloria Ohland
Friday, March 24, 7:30p
The Cornfields, LA State Historic Park,1201 N Spring St (College & Spring), LA

East LA Collage & Bitch 3 by Jim Marquez
Artist's Reading: Saturday, March 25, 8p
LunaSol Books, Whittier, CA
213

Lines and Textures: Photography by Angela Maria Ortiz S
Saturday, March 25, 7 - 10p
Cactus Gallery & Gifts, 4534 Eagle Rock Blvd, Eagle Rock, CA
March 25 - April 22
323.256.6117 semastroianni70@yahoo.com

Last Saturday in East Village
Saturday, March 25, 4 - 10p
East Village Arts District, Downtown Long Beach, CA
562.268.EVAD lastsat@eastvillageartsdistrict.com www.lastsaturday.com www.eastvillageartsdistrict.com

Rock Rose Gallery & FlatBlack Clothing present:
Divine Feline - In honor of Women's History Month
FlatBlack Fridays! Friday, March 31, 8p - 12midnite
Rock Rose Gallery/Productions & Arroyo Books, 4108 N Figueroa St., Sycamore Grove, CA
Thru March 31
323.222.4740 rockroseart@yahoo.com www.rockrosegallery.com
www.flatblackclothing.com http://www.myspace.com/flatblackclothing

Mexican Cultural Institute Presents:
Cesar E Chavez Day
Friday, March 31, 10a - 3p
Mexican Cultural Institute, Olvera Street, 125 Paseo de la Plaza
213.624.3660 213.624.9443 Cozette.institute@SBCglobal.net

Friday Nights @ Not A Cornfield Grand Finale
The End - A Party
Friday, March 31, 7:30p
The Cornfields, LA State Historic Park,1201 N Spring St (College & Spring), LA

First Saturday Art Fair
Saturday, April 1, 1 - 10p
Potluck: 5 - 7p
Jam Session: 8 - 10p
Rock Rose Gallery/Productions & Arroyo Books, 4108 N Figueroa St., Sycamore Grove, CA
323.222.4740 rockroseart@yahoo.com www.rockrosegallery.com

United Farm Workers & UFW Foundation host:
The 8th Annual Cesar Chavez Walk on Olvera Street
Saturday, April 1, 10a - 3p
323-722-0118 www.ufw.org/la.htm

Susie Hansen Latin Band
Saturday, April 1, 8:30p - 12:30a
Steamers Jazz Club & Caf?, 138 W Commonwealth, Fullerton, CA
714.871.8800 e-mail@susiehansen.com www.susiehansen.com

12th Annual De Colores Art Show & Festival
Festival: Sunday, April 23
CA 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

Poetry Reading w/ Martin Espada
Friday, April 7, 8p
T?a Chucha's Caf? Cultural, 12737 Glenoaks Blvd #22, Sylmar, CA
818.362.7060 info@tiachucha.com www.tiachucha.com

Susie Hansen Latin Band
Sunday, April 9, 1 - 4p
Fisherman's Village, 13755 Fiji Wy, Marina Del Rey, CA
310.823.5411 e-mail@susiehansen.com www.susiehansen.com

Susie Hansen Latin Band
Thursday, April 13, 10:30p - 1a
Vasilios Salsa Club, 7131 E Firestone Blvd, Downey, CA
310.823.5411 e-mail@susiehansen.com www.susiehansen.com

Susie Hansen Latin Band
Friday, April 21, 10p - 1a
Granada Club, 17 S First St, Alhambra, CA
626/227.2572 e-mail@susiehansen.com www.susiehansen.com

Gilbert "Magu" Lujan
Artist Reception: Saturday, April 22, 2 - 6p
Folk Tree, 217 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105
April 22 - May 20
Rocky Behr, The Folk Tree 626.795.8733 rfolktree@aol.com www.folktree.com

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

Susie Hansen Latin Band
Sunday, April 30, 2 - 3p
Etcetera Stage, LA Times Festival of Books, UCLA, Westwood,CA
800.350.3211 e-mail@susiehansen.com www.susiehansen.com

2nd Annual Call for Entries Exhibit
Artists Reception: Sunday, May 21, 3 - 5p
Pico Rivera Centre for the Arts, 9200 Mines Ave, Pico Rivera, CA
May 20 - August 21
562.801.4300 cgarcia@pico-rivera.org www.pico-rivera.org


About RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina:
RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina is a Chicana artist who hopes that everyone takes the time this weekend/next week to enjoy the many women's exhibits around town.




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