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Where are the Chicana/o artists This Weekend/Next Week? 3.25.06

It's a weekend of protest marches, but there's still time for Arte!

By RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina
Published on LatinoLA: March 24, 2006


Where are the Chicana/o artists This Weekend/Next Week? 3.25.06


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

This Chicana artist will be at Broadway & Olympic Blvd this Saturday, March 25 at 9:45a to be part of the Gran Marcha LA 2006, a march in unity against HR 4437. From there we'll head to City Hall for a rally. Where should you go to prepare yourself for the march? To Carlotta's Passion where Maria Armoudian & Dennis Davis will be performing peace related music on Friday night. And where is it logical to go after the march? Again to Carlotta's for An Evening with Huayucaltia, a performance to Benefit for The World Can't Wait - Drive Out The Bush Regime. I don't know if it's a plan, but the New Normalcy Exhibit is ending this week-end, just as LA is gearing up to really show it colors about immigration rights & peace. Hopefully, that means that what has been the content of the show won't be the New Normalcy. Unfortunately, I'm not so na?ve as to think that it does. Shalom, RuthAnne

Where will you be???

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

For a complete listing of this newletter go to www.LatinoLA.com or www.myspace.com/sarte_mex_jewelry where you'll also find Calls 4 Artists.

March 25 Coalition Against HR 4437 presents:
Gran Marcha 2006 LA
Saturday, March 25, 10a
Olympic & Broadway, LA
Sunday, March 26, 1p
Temple St & Los Angeles St, LA

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE MASS MARCH AGAINST THE SENSENBRENNER/ KING BILL (HR4437)! 20,000 IN DC & All THROUGH THE MONTH OF MARCH ACTIONS HAVE BEEN HAPPENING AROUND THE COUNTRY.

NOW IS LA's Turn to show our strength as a community get involve and support the March 25 march against HR-4437. Let's put pressure from below to these senators and demand they vote no on HR-4437...WE MUST DEFEAT THIS ANTI-IMMIGRANT RACIST LEGISLATION!! 300,000 marched in Chicago on 3/10/06, for more info on how to get involve or participate contact: Fernando Ramirez 323.572.4668 or Jessie Diaz 951.756.5712.

THE GRAND MARCH expecting 100,000 people. BE ONE OF THE MANY AGAINST HR4437 Sensenbrenner Immigration Bill

The march on Sunday goes up to the New Cathedral for mass at 3:30p commemorating Cesar Chavez & immigrants rights to permanent residence without fear of being arrested by the Police/Homeland Security.

Meetings
Wednesdays: 6p
La Placita Olvera (Olvera Street),LA
Jessie Diaz 951.756.5712 granmarcha2006@hotmail.com Javier Rodriguez 323.260.8097 jrodhdztf@hotmail.com Martha Ugarte 818.398.2578

If you cannot attend for any reason, please write your congress person and tell them your against that bill?

Bay Area Immigrant Rights Coalition presents:
Dolores Huerta speaking at Hunger Strike
Tuesday, March 21, 12noon - 1p
Press conference, start of hunger strike & week of actions
Front of US Federal Bldg, 450 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA
510-839-7598; cell: 415-308-0776 sheila@immigrantrights.org 510-465-1984 x305; cell: 510-928-0685 agarcia@nnirr.org www.immigrantrights.org

Broad Bay Area Coalition Launches Protest To Stop Anti-Immigrant "Specter Bill" Pending In Congress. Dolores Huerta to Kick Off Hunger Strike. Over 50 hunger strikers & community organizations will start a seven-day protest in front of the Federal Building in San Francisco on Tuesday, March 21 calling for fair & just immigration reform, & to denounce Senator Arlen Specter's bill that designates all undocumented immigrants as aggravated felons. Specter's bill allows for the indefinite detention of non-citizens, & criminalizes day-labor centers, churches, health clinics & all others who serve, help or work with undocumented immigrants.

Led by the Bay Area Immigrant Rights Coalition (BAIRC), the hunger strike places pressure on CA Senator Diane Feinstein to oppose the Specter bill. Senator Feinstein opposed the House of Representatives version of bill, which passed on December 16, 2005 as HR 4437. She sits on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, which continues debating the Specter bill this week.

Hunger strike organizers plan daily, evening vigils, a worker-focused day on March 22, a National Day of Solidarity on March 25 & a closing march on March 27 to deliver thousands of postcards & petitions to Senator Feinstein. Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America, will kick off the hunger strike on Tuesday, March 21.

Dolores Huerta, United Farm Workers of America, Sheila Chung, Bay Area Immigrant Rights Coalition; Cesar Cruz, Hunger Striker; Kyung Jin Lee, Korean Community Center of the East Bay; Dr. Mac Jatto, Africa International Mission, Hong-An Tran, Services, Immigrant Rights & Education Network

Join the Chavez family, students, elected officials & community members in celebrating Cesar Chavez Day 2006 at The 8th Annual Cesar Chavez Walk. Join them for music, educational booths, & fun! ------ Please consider forming your own "Si Se Puede" WalkTeam by bringing together your school, organization, family &/or friends to walk. An education program packet is available to facilitate Chavez Day within your school &/or organization. Please contact Felicia Montes 323 722-0118 atcesarchavezwalk@yahoo.com or attend our "drop in" meetings any Tuesday in March at 4p our the Chavez Walk office at 5313 E Beverly Blvd, LA, CA 90022------If you would like to Volunteer for the day of the event, please contact Felicia Montes at (323) 722-0118 or at cesarchavezwalk@yahoo.com ------ Thank You & SI SE PUEDE!

NEW GRAFFITI ART PARK SERVES AEROSOL ARTISTS! The ArtStorm Aerosol ArtPark in Silverlake - a demonstration of evolved graffiti-prevention programming - will see the public viewing of 20 aerosol artists painting on canvas during a 2-month, 4-event run - April 2, April 16, May 7 & May 21 at the Triangle Park in Silverlake - at the intersection of Sunset & Griffith Park Blvds.

A pilot project involving the Silverlake Neighborhood Association, the ArtStorm Aerosol Art Park is a graffiti reduction effort designed to harness the raw, natural talent of local aerosol artists & leverage the modern urban aerosol art into benefits for the artists.

Those benefits include big colorful artistic creation, jobs from local business & property owners, diversion from - & reduction of - illegal graffiti, community involvement, peer respect, bigger self-esteem, fame, glory & if the art is sold, economic opportunity.

The ArtStorm Aerosol ArtPark in Silverlake is the effort by ArtStorm & the community to build the full-fledged ArtPark - a ThemePark of Aerosol Art - complete with 54 painting stations, a custom paint delivery system, a restaurant, retail art supply store, classrooms, a performing arts stage, executive offices & an indoor/outdoor gallery - all dedicated to the Art Form.

The ArtStorm Themepark is designed by noted award-winning architects SPF:a, whose work includes the Getty Villa & other notable LA architectural projects.

While sometimes ridiculed & looked down on, the Art Form & the Aerosol Art community in LA is a vibrant, active sub-culture, full of aerosol art entrepreneurs opening businesses, providing jobs, creating murals, canvas artworks & providing educational opportunities.

ArtStorm was recently awarded a contract with the LA Unified School District to provide pro-art graffiti prevention programming in 10 high schools. With schools signing up for ArtStorm programming & the ArtStorm Aerosol ArtPark in Silverlake, ArtStorm is paving the way for Aerosol Art & Artists to receive the recognition they deserve from the mainstream.

Steve Bagish 310.651.0658 steve@artstormla.com ArtStorm, a project of Community Partners.

(From Bob Squires) Friends, It has just occurred to me that I never reported the results of our Alfredo de Batuc fundraiser. We raised $13,000 for Alfredo. This sum has all been delivered to the Alfredo de Batuc Recovery Fund.

I have documented all of the artists, pieces sold, information about the buyers (which we did not consistently record.live & learn!). This document is available to any artist who donated. Just contact me at rs@carlottaspassion.com

Alfredo was bounced out of Rancho los Amigos because he was purportedly not responding to therapy. He is now in Bonnie Brae Convalescent Hospital, which is far from the ideal placement for him.

$13,000 is a drop in the bucket for Alfredo. I encourage others to host fundraisers for Alfredo. He will likely be out of commission for some time to come.

WEEKEND/NEXT WEEK:

Film Night: Enron - The Smartest Guys In The Room
Wednesday, March 22, 7p
Tia Chucha's Cafe Cultural, 12737 Glenoaks Blvd #22, Sylmar, CA
818.362.7060 info@tiachucha.com www.tiachucha.com

A multidimensional study of one of the biggest business scandals in American history. The Chronicle takes a look at one of the greatest corporate disasters in history, in which top executives from the 7th largest company in this country walked away with over one billion dollars, leaving investors and employees with nothing.

Author Reading & Performance by Mat Callahan
Thursday, March 23, 7p
Tia Chucha's Cafe Cultural, 12737 Glenoaks Blvd #22, Sylmar, CA
818.362.7060 info@tiachucha.com www.tiachucha.com

Mat Callahan is a life-long musician, producer, activist & author. The Trouble with Music is the fiercest new exposition of the state of current practices around music, and the social impact of music vs. the current music industry in the history of world music.

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

The 6th Edition of LA' Leading Independent Film Showcase Unspools March 23-31, 2006 with the ArcLight Cinemas Hollywood once again serving as the primary venue. The 6th annual Silver Lake Film Festival is under the direction of Kate Marciniak, Roger M. Mayer & Greg Ptacek.

The 2006 festival will spotlight through special showcases & seminars a wide range of topics including Asian Cult Cinema, environmental-friendly alternative lifestyles, contemporary propaganda films (agitprop), the global consciousness movement, the influence on fashion by independent film since the '70s, the changing labor movement & Latino-American filmmakers.

FringeFest, the experimental arm of Silver Lake Film Festival, returns with a series of exhibits & lectures on digital technology. Dubbed "MP4Fest," the program will present the latest in digital video shorts designed for wireless technology including computers, communications & gaming devices. Additional Fringe Fest programming, including art exhibits, lectures & performance art, will be held at locations throughout LA' Eastside communities.

MusicFest, the live music component of Silver Lake Film Festival, will be held at The Knitting Factory in Hollywood & clubs throughout Silver Lake & surrounding neighborhoods.

Friday Nights @ Not A Cornfield
Possible Futures For Downtown LA: 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

Four of LA' leading urbanists gather on the Not A Cornfield site to discuss what happens next - not just here on the grounds of the LA State Historic Park, but throughout the city's central, historic core, during this period of renovation, revitalization, gain, & loss. The evening is co-hosted by the Latino Urban Forum & The L.A. Forum for Architecture & Urban Design.

About the Panelists: James Rojas, of the Latino Urban Forum, is known for his studies of East LA architecture of place & is an MTA consultant; Michael Dear is a Professor of Geography at USC & a well-known conceptual urban thinker; Lane Barden has taught at Sci-Arc & Art Center & is a writer & reviewer; Gloria Ohland, of Reconnecting America, is a writer & a national advocate of alternative transportation.

The New Normalcy
Maria Armoudian & Dennis Davis Performance
Friday, March 24, 8p
Carlotta's Passion Fine Art, 2012 Colorado Blvd, LA, CA
Thru March 26
323.259.1563 rs@carlottaspassion.com www.art-for-a-change.com/exhibits/normalcy.htm
Donation: $10 (No one turned away for lack of funds.)

Dennis Davis is a multi-talented videographer, editor, musician, composer, songwriter. He's at home behind the camera, at the editing console & as a singer-songwriter, composer, & instrumentalist. He has worked as an instrumentalist, composer, songwriter, & producer with various local groups, including The Towels & Mortal Outrage. A bass player extraordinaire, he also plays keyboards & guitar. Recently, he's been writing & performing acoustic songs that reflect the turmoil of war & yearning for peace. Dennis will be performing selections from his upcoming CD, Ode to Peace.

Maria Armoudian is a journalist, singer/songwriter, legislative consultant & board member of KPFK, the Pacifica Fndn, the LA League of Conservation Voters & the Southern CA Americans for Democratic Action. She worked for the CA Legislature for over seven years with a specialty in corporate reform, environmental protection, government accountability, & civil rights. Maria will be performing selections from her newly released CD, Life in the New World.

An Evening with Huayucaltia
Benefit for The World Can't Wait - Drive Out The Bush Regime
World Music Performance: Saturday, March 25, 8p
Carlotta's Passion Fine Art, 2012 Colorado Blvd, LA, CA
Thru March 26
323.259.1563 rs@carlottaspassion.com www.art-for-a-change.com/exhibits/normalcy.htm www.huayucaltia.com www.deniseuyehara.com www.worldcantwait.org
Donation: $15

This is a musical evening featuring Huayucalt?a & with a special appearance by Denise Uyehara. Huayucalt?a has been delighting LA audiences for 20 years. Their music is rooted in the ideals of the Latin American New Song (nueva canci?n or trova) movement of the 1970's & their style is mainly an instrumental fusion of Andean, Afro-Peruvian, jazz, rock & classical influences. Denise Uyehara is an award winning performance artist, writer & playwright whose work has been performed internationally. Huayucaltia's name (pronounced: why-you-call-tia) is derived from the Nahuatl word meaning ! "kinship" - a sentiment you will certainly feel after hearing them perform.

The World Can't Wait-Drive out the Bush Regime! is organizing people to take responsibility to stop the whole disastrous course led by the Bush administration. They believe that the Bush regime is setting out to radically remake society very quickly, in a fascist way, & for generations to come. WCW believes that politics as usual cannot meet the enormity of the challenge.

The El Monte Chamber of Commerce & Arroyo High School present:
2nd Annual Car Show & Art Exhibit
March 25, 9a - 3p
Arroyo High School, 4921 Cedar Ave, (Stadium, Lower Azusa & Santa Anita), El Monte, CA
626.222.8991

Aztlan Mexica Nation Harmony Keepers present:
A Night of Indigenous Cultures
Saturday, March 25, 6p
425 W 11th St, LA, CA 90015 (Between: Hope St & Grand Ave, entrance on Hope St)
www.harmonykeepers.com
Donation: $5 (All donations used to support the center)
Vendor/event info: 323.441.1929 xochitlollin@yahoo.com

Featuring XUE (Inspirational Conscious Music) & Tic Tac aka Toltecateskaocelotl (Indigenous Underground Hip Hop from Baldwin Park/LA. One of the Founding Fathers of Street Dancing/Pop Locking)

East LA Collage & Bitch 3 by Jim Marquez
Artist's Reading: Saturday, March 25, 8p
LunaSol Books, 6755 Bright Ave, Whittier 562. 696.4250

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. Los Portales Restaurant is next door.

Lines & 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 www.eclecticcactus.com http://home.earthlink.net/~amosart/

A solo show by photographer Angela Maria Ortiz S. Enjoy wine & music at the reception. Whether you are a collector or simply someone who appreciates beautiful, thought provoking objects, don't miss out on this occasion to see one of Eagle Rock's finest photographers. They invite you to network among artists, patrons & local business owners & enjoy the sounds of Frankie Palmer & violinist Paloma Udovic. Bring a friend!

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

In conjunction with the exhibit, they are having a panel discussion featuring a few of the artists in the exhibit. The following artists are confirmed, with a few more additions coming: Victoria Delgadillo, Anna Marie Francesco & Dee Marcelus-Cole.

The exhibit features the following artists: Lexi Barnes, Cheryl Bookout, Jen Bracy, Sandra Crowley-Kramer, Victoria Delgadillo, Alison Denning, Tracy Duran, Anna Marie Francesco, Anna Gajewska, Cathy Garcia, Margaret Garcia, Mary Hughes, Maria Jas, Susan Kullmann, Dee Marcelus-Cole, Beatriz Mejia-Krumbein, Babette Mayor, Shirley Moss, Kathy Spear, Marcela Swett, Marvelle Thompson, Georgette Unis, Regine Verougstraete, Joan Weldon, Katherine White & Dolores Williams.


Boricuas in Town!
Saturday, March 25, 7p - ???
Not Enough Space
Self Help Graphics & Art, 3802 Cesar Chavez Ave, East LA, CA
323.269.8442 www.selfhelpgraphics.com

Don't miss this rare opportunity to see & hear from revolutionary artist, thinker & independentista Elizam Escobar, direct from Puerto Rico, where the former political prisoner (19 years in US custody) is recognized & revered for his creativity & his sacrifices & struggle for Puerto Rican independence.

This is the main community event for the current exhibit of art by Puerto Rican political prisoners Carlos Alberto Torres & Oscar Lopez Rivera. Elizam Escobar, a world-renowned Puerto Rican artist & art theorist & a former political prisoner himself from 1980-1999, will be the featured speaker. Come on over after the big March for Immigrant/Indigenous Rights downtown! Fidel Rodriguez of KPFK's Divine Forces Radio will m.c.

The event will also include performances by Arieto Borincano, a bomba y plena group from San Diego, Aztlan Underground, Quinto Sol, Wild Horse native drummers, an African drum ensemble, Los Kache, Hip Hop Universe, Guerrilla Rap Nation & Danzantes Azteca Cuauhtemoc. General TACO of the Black Riders Liberation Party, facing a political frame-up trial locally, will be among the other speakers.

Domingo Siete: Quitate la Mascara
Saturday, March 25, 8p
Tropico de Nopal Gallery, 1665 Beverly Blvd
213.481.8112 nopalarte@earthlink.net www.tropicodenopal.com www.domingosiete.net
Door: $10

Domingo Siete returns to Tropico fresh from their latest European tour armed with their latest CD "Quitate la Mascara". These urban soneros pack a musical assault mixed with Cuban son, swamp guitar riffs and dangerous rhythms guaranteed to make you dance. Opening the event will be singer songwriter Jesus "Chuy" Perez author of "como vez" recorded by LA's own Ozomatli. Come & dance, enjoy the beginning of Spring, view projected videos of last years Calavera Fashion Show & take a chance on winning original artwork in this unique art space & one of LA best kept secret.

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

Featuring, among others, painters, illustrators, a handmade collective and the Gaian Mind's rescued art.

Last Saturday Stage:

7p: Women of Poetry (female poets honoring Women's History Month)
8p: The Leviathan Brothers(jazz trio)
9p: Slippers (instrumental funk/jazz sextet)

There will be filming taking place in the EVAD Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week, including Last Saturday. In exchange for moving the Last Saturday festival one block west to Elm and starting the performances at 7p, the film company has offered to make a donation to the East Village Arts District, Inc. This donation will help to offset the costs of moving the event, and compensate for the inconvenience and disruption to the event and participating businesses. The priority use of these funds will be to assist Last Saturday in becoming a self-sustaining operation while further getting the word out about the EVAD as a shopping and dining destination.

2006 Women's Music, Art & Dance Festival
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 25, 11a - 6p
2nd City Council, Art Gallery + Performance Space, 435 Alamitos Ave, LB, CA
Thru April 17
562.901.0997 www.womensfestival.org 2ndcitycouncil@earthlink.net

Culturally Enriching. Movingly complex. Spiritually rewarding. Simply the best. Come experience California's creativity at the 5th annual Women's Music, Art & Dance Festival: Celebrating Diversity. Faith Rivera, our Emmy-winning Entertainment Coordinator, has put together another fantastic line-up in the garden & in the gallery. The gallery features 23 female visual artists from throughout the State. The exhibition was juried by Barbara Drucker, Chair of the Department of Art UCLA, who is an internationally known & professor of painting & drawing. There is also a photographic exhibition highlighting the work of teens living at Florence Crittenton. Art, CDs,food & drinks available for purchase.

Live Performance: Obscuridad, Fitter & Afixion
Saturday, March 25, 6:30p
Tia Chucha's Cafe Cultural, 12737 Glenoaks Blvd #22, Sylmar, CA
818.362.7060 info@tiachucha.com www.tiachucha.com
$5 Admission

Obscuridad is a Rock en Espa?ol group whose music speaks for itself and beyond the native tongue of the lyrics sung. Afixion's music is influenced by the Classic Rock, Grunge & Latin Alternative genres that result in a musical fusion which is neutral in it's own way. Fitter has captivated its audience with their diverse energetic musical style cradled on hard aggressive rock embraced with funk, ska, reggae, samba, blues, and Latin rhythms. Limited Space, First come first served.

Wendy Worthington & Way South
Saturday, March 25, 8:30p
La Portena Restuarant, 16150 Nordhoff St, North Hills, CA 91343
Reservations: 818.988.3359 WAYSOUTH98

Come & be ready to enjoy her sensual & beautiful voice plus the energy of this powerful & outstanding band. (Funk, Jazz, Blues & Brazilian)

Nuestro Tiempo
Tuesday, March 28, 8:30p
La Portena Restuarant, 16150 Nordhoff St, North Hills, CA 91343
Reservations: 818.988.3359 WAYSOUTH98

Let's travel for one night, through our nostalgia, to the wonderful world of the passion. (Tango,Milonga & Vals...pus some guests)

Cultural Youth Documentaries
Wednesday, March 29, 7p
Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural, 12737 Glenoaks Blvd #20, Sylmar
818.754.2402 info@tiachucha.com www.tiachucha.com
Funded by: The Diane Middleton Foundation & the Department of Cultural Affairs

A group of local Sylmar youth produced documentaries revolving around community-based issues such as environmental justice, graffiti, the high school industrial military complex & drug addiction.

Tres Leches Productions presents:
The Siren Collective: Open Mic & $100 Poetry Slam
Wednesdays, 8:30 - 11:30p
Sign Ups: 8p
The Lankershim Arts Center, 5108 Lankershim Blvd, N Hollywood
626.437.3405 thesirencollective@yahoo.com
Door: $5; Slam: $10

Hosted by Mayda del Valle, Mollie Angelheart & Natalie Patterson. Music Provided by Dj Ervin (Ugly People | RSC)

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
312.345.3805 carminacortes@hotmail.com Freeradio@artic.edu 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
Fridays, 7:30p
La Luna Negra, 44 W Green St, Pasadena
626.844.4331 lnegra@earthlink.net
Juan@FlamencoBravo.com www.FlamencoBravo.com

Call now & reserve a space as the place gets packed! He also performs there on the Last Saturday of the month.

Forever Flamenco!
Sundays, 8p
Fountain Theater, 5060 Fountain Ave, LA
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
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.

Tres Leches Productions presents:
The Siren Collective: Open Mic & $100 Poetry Slam
Wednesdays, 8:30 - 11:30p
Sign Ups: 8p
The Lankershim Arts Center, 5108 Lankershim Blvd, N Hollywood, CA
626.437.3405 thesirencollective@yahoo.com
Door: $5; Slam: $10

Hosted by Mayda del Valle, Mollie Angelheart & Natalie Patterson. Music Provided by Dj Ervin (Ugly People | RSC)

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. Maestro de Cermonia: Alfredo Hidalgo.

CALLS FOR ARTISTS/VOLUNTEERS:

For a complete listings of Calls for Artists go to http://blog.myspace.com/sarte_mex_jewelry If you want direct emailings of updates, please let me know & I'll put you on my mailing list.

The listings below are for volunteers for various arts organizations around town.

The Center for the Arts Eagle Rock is putting on an Opera! We need volunteers to help out with the box-office & be ushers. We also need volunteers to assist with our two Benefit Receptions on April 6 & 8. Please contact Kate at 323.226.1617 or kate@centerartseaglerock.org

Looking for Volunteers! The Center for the Arts needs your help. Do you have a few hours each week to donate? We are looking for people to answer phones & help with mailings. Please contact Kate at 323.226.1617 or kate@centerartseaglerock.org

SOON-TO-BE:

La Diosa: Rapture of the Goddess, curated by Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin
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
Thru April 16
323.258.1435 ave50studio@sbcglobal.net www.avenue50studio.com
vibi@earthlink.net www.artediosa.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
Thru March 31
323.222.4740 rockroseart@yahoo.com www.rockrosegallery.com
www.flatblackclothing.com http://www.myspace.com/flatblackclothing

Casa de Sousa Coffee House, Olvera Street presents:
Creative Coffeehouse on Main
Friday, March 31:
Acoustic Musical Performance: 7:30p
Cine Sin Fin: 9p
Casa de Sousa Coffee House, 634 N Main St, LA, CA 90012
213.687.0363

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

Songfest for Justice featuring:
Emma's Revolution, Conjunto Jardn, Triple Chicken Foot
Friday, March 31, 8p
Tropico de Nopal Gallery, 1665 Beverly Blvd, LA, CA
213.481.8112 nopalarte@earthlink.net www.tropicodenopal.com
Door: $10

Casa de Sousa Coffee House, Olvera Street presents:
Creative Coffeehouse on Main
Acoustic Musical Performance: Saturday, April 1, 3:30p
Casa de Sousa Coffee House, 634 N Main St, LA, CA 90012
213.687.0363

LA Mayor Antonio R Villaraigosa, Councilmember Jose Huizar & 14th District invite you to:
The 8th Annual Cesar Chavez Walk on Olvera Street
Saturday, April 1, 8a - 3p
Historic Olvera St (Main St between Arcadia & Cesar Chavez Ave)125 Paseo de la Plaza, LA, CA 90012
Host: United Farm Workers & UFW Foundation
Register: 323-722-0118 cesarchavezwalk@yahoo.com 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

Author Reading with Sandra Cisneros
Saturday, April 1, 2p
Tia Chucha's Cafe Cultural, 12737 Glenoaks Blvd #22, Sylmar, CA
818.362.7060 info@tiachucha.com www.tiachucha.com Mmiaculpa@aol.com

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
Sundays, 12 - 3p, Creative Writing 101, 818-754-2402 Free (Begins Sunday, April 22 - June 4.)

Conversations North of Mexico
Downstairs Art Gallery, Mexican Cultural Institute, Olvera Street, 125 Paseo de la Plaza
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
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.

International Women Month Exhibition
Latino Art Museum, 281 S Thomas St Ste 103, Pomona, CA 91766
Thru March 26
909.620.6009 latinoartmuseum@msn.com www.lamoa.net
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 present artworks of diverse focuses on the post-9/11 world of ongoing American imperialism, domestic & international neglect & ongoing social & human rights violations.

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).

Latinos March for Peace: 241-Mile March
Thru March 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 began 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.

Fearless Affirmations
Bluebird Art House, 6747 Bright Ave, Whittier, CA 90601
Thru March 28
562.696.9493 www.bluebirdarthouse.com

Group exhibit with Brandy Maya Healy, Kay Gott, Spice, Irena Kazazic, Tamara Sibley, Melissa Trochez, Natalya Loefin, Hillary Sylvester, Wendy DeLeon, Patricia Lazalde & Mary Streeter.

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

Rock Rose Gallery presents:
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
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.

De Bohemian Soul Women's History Month Exhibition:
Reflections of 8 Natural Women
LaFia House Gallery, Brewery Arts Complex, 642 Moulton Ave W13, LA, CA
Thru March 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.

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
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

Free your creative spirit for a day with this huge, no-theme group exhibition featuring work from more than 100 artists. This ninth annual show presents art from animators, scenic painters, students & even tattooists.

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

Crewest: Downtown! Grand Opening Exhibit
Crewest Gallery & Shop, 110 Winston St, LA, CA 90013
Thru April 6
213.627.8272 www.crewest.com

This exhibit 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.

Out of Context: Redefining the Language of Pattern, Color & Shape: Four Artists Group Exhibit
Metro Gallery, 1835 Hyperion Ave, Silverlake, CA
Thru 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.

XIX Annual Saints & Sinners Exhibition
Folk Tree, 217 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105
Thru April 8
626.795.8733 rfolktree@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.

El Arte de Chatismo
The Blue House Cafe, 12200 Washington Blvd Ste D, Whittier, CA
Thru April 9
562.693.5677 sachato@yahoo.com www.chiu1.com

From the heart of Long Beach's East Village comes a distinctive collection of artwork, an exhibition of extraordinary expression.The unique body of work known as the Art of the "Chatismo", a Downtown sensation. They are proud to present the work of artist/painter Steven Amado. A bold collection of of paintings from this up & coming artist.

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 LA
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.

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

12 artists from Southern CA showcase their art in a moving & poignant exhibition about the Eternal Goddess. The artists are women & men of various ages, ethnicities & artistic vision. The many facets of La Diosa are explored in this dynamic art show about the woman goddess, who is known all over the world & in all cultures. She is presented by a group of artists who depict her many faces within varying cultural & personal contexts.

Paintings, prints, collage, mixed media, petit altars, video & multi- media by Southern CA artists: Linda Arreola, Julio Martinez, Nancy Ann Jones, Alexander Suriano, Margaret Garcia, Larimie Garcia, Brian Medina, John Miner, Jonde Northcutt, Ada Pullini-Brown, Jorge Sicre & Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin.

I Have Died Many Times
Maria Reyna: Painter Photographer Poet Storyteller
Tia Chucha's Cafe Cultural, 12737 Glenoaks Blvd #22, Sylmar, CA
Thru April 22
818.362.7060 info@tiachucha.com www.tiachucha.com Mmiaculpa@aol.com
"I have died many times" - I am not the same person I was twenty years ago or ten years ago..or five years ago ..or even a year ago! As a Latina Woman... as a single mother...as a woman in my forties I have traveled far on My Journey...& the best is yet to come!

Feminine Wisdom
Cal Poly Pomona Downtown Center, 300 W Second St, Pomona, CA
Thru 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. 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.

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

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.

Center for the Study of Political Graphics Presents:
Prison Nation: Posters on the Prison Industrial Complex
Watts Towers Art Center, 1727 E 107th St, LA, CA
Thru June 4
323.653.4662 cspg@politicalgraphics.org www.politcalgraphics.org
Funded in part by the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of LA

Prison Nation will cover many of the critical issues surrounding the system of mass incarceration including: the death penalty, Three Strikes, racism, women's right to self defense, access to education & health care, sweatshop labor, divestment, privatization, torture, & re-entry into the community. The panel is with representatives from organizations doing prison work in LA.

The Center for the Study of Political Graphics collects, conserves & exhibits historical & contemporary social movement posters. With more than 50,000 posters, the Center is internationally recognized as the largest archive of post-WWII political posters in the US. The Center uses its collection to reclaim the power of art and inspire action.

NewTown presents:
Northwest Portraits
Armory Northwest, 965 North Fair Oaks, Pasadena, north end of east wall
Rotating exhibit, thru 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.
UP-COMING:

Mental Menudo Artists Collective Meeting
Friday, April 7, 7 - 9p
Continuing Discussion: 7p
Art Community Announcements: 8:30p
After Social/Networking: until 9p
The Cornfields, LA State Historic Park,1201 N Spring St (College & Spring), LA
magu4u@hotmail.com www.mentalmenudo.org

Chim Maya
Business Mixer, Art Exhibit & Sale: April 7
5283 E Beverly, LA, CA
RSVP: 323.869.8881

American Beauties
Artists Reception: Friday, April 7, 7 ? 10p
April 1- June 30
Space on Spurgeon Gallery, 210 N Spurgeon St, Santa Ana, CA
949.464.0105 www.spaceonspurgeon.com

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

NELAart presents:
Second Saturdays Gallery Night
RCtA of ASNC presents:
Spoke(n) Art Bike Ride
Saturday, April 8, 7 - 10p
Highland Park, Eagle Rock, Glassell Park, Sycamore Grove
Maps/Information: www.NELAart.org

La Diosa: Rapture of the Goddess, curated by Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin
Dance with the Goddess: April 8, 6 - 10p
Avenue 50 Studio, 131 N Avenue 50, LA, CA
Thru April 16
323.258.1435 ave50studio@sbcglobal.net www.avenue50studio.com
vibi@earthlink.net www.artediosa.com

Artisan CaracoL Marketplace
Second Sundays
Sunday, April 9, 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.

Center for the Study of Political Graphics Presents:
Sunday Film Series at the Watts Towers Arts Center
Juvies, Tattooed Tears, & Mario: Sunday, April 9, 1 - 3:30p
Prison Nation: Posters on the Prison Industrial Complex
Watts Towers Art Center, 1727 E 107th St, LA, CA
Thru June 4
323.653.4662 cspg@politicalgraphics.org www.politcalgraphics.org
Funded in part by the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of LA

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

Gallery Row Organization (GRO) presents:
Downtown Art Walk: 2nd Thursdays
Thursday, April 13, 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

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

Ontario Arts Walk
Third Saturdays, April 15, 5 - 9p
Ontario Emporia Arts District, 211 W Emporia St, Ontario, CA 91768
877.563.8743

Hispanic Lifestyle - 8th Annual Latina Conference
Art Exhibit including Dolores Haro
Friday, April 21
Ontario Airport Hilton, Ontario, CA
Events@Hispaniclifestyle.com www.Hispaniclifestyle.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

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

Bedazzled IV: Contemporary Jewelry Design
Artists Reception: Saturday, April 22, 2 - 6p
Folk Tree Collection, 199 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA
April 22 - May 20
626.793.4828 mishkinftc@aol.com www.folktree.com

UC Riverside Chicano Student Programs presents:
88.3 FM KUCR Radio Aztlan
10th Annual Music Festival
Saturday, April 22, 6:30p
University Theater, 900 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92501
Tickets: $15 Advance; $20 Door
951.827.3821 www.kucr.org

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, 12noon - 8p
Veteran's Park, corner of 10th & Ventura Ave
Art Show: Thru May 21
CA Oil Museum, 1001 E Main St, Santa Paula, CA 93061
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

Center for the Study of Political Graphics Presents:
Sunday Film Series at the Watts Towers Arts Center
The Farm & Pelican Bay State Prison: Sunday, April 23, 1 - 3:30p
Prison Nation: Posters on the Prison Industrial Complex
Watts Towers Art Center, 1727 E 107th St, LA, CA
Thru June 4
323.653.4662 cspg@politicalgraphics.org www.politcalgraphics.org
Funded in part by the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of LA

Art Exhibit featuring Dolores Haro
Sunday, April 30
El Portal Restaurant, 695 E Green St (Playhouse Dist), Pasadena, CA
626.795.8553 www.elportalrestaurant.com

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

First Saturdays Fiesta de Arte
Cinco de Mayo on the 6th
Saturday, May 6, 1 - 10p
Contests: Chili Salsa, Chili Eating, Lucha Libre Costume, Bicycle Decorating
Rock Rose Gallery/Productions & Arroyo Books, 4108 N Figueroa St, Sycamore Grove
323.222.4740 rockroseart@yahoo.com www.rockrosegallery.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 Tarleletz de Molina is a Chicana artist who'll be out marching this weekend along with her friends. And, maybe, Carmina will catch you with her camera if you're there.




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