Where are the Chicana/o Artists this Weekend/Next Week? 8.25.06

Back to School festival features free backpacks for students, Iglesia Smirna, 8.26.06

Published on LatinoLA: August 25, 2006

Where are the Chicana/o Artists this Weekend/Next Week? 8.25.06

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

This Chicana artist will be busy working at Sunland Park tonight & Saturday she?ll be giving away FREE Everest backpacks at 5414 N Figueroa St. Then it?s Sacred Dance teaching on Sunday afternoon & in between being at the Monterey Hills Jazz Festival. Shalom, RuthAnne

Where will you be???


For a complete listing of this newletter go to www.LatinoLA.com or www.myspace.com/sarte_mex_jewelry or www.consafos.com/laevents .

The Church of Highland Park hosts:
Back-to-School Festival
Survival Pack Give-Away
Saturday, August 26, 10a ? 3p
Iglesia Smirna, 5414 N Figueroa St, Highland Park, CA
Sponsored by: Arroyo Seco and Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Councils, CD 1 & 14 and local businesses

We?ll be giving away 1,000 FREE Everest backpacks to the first 1,000 students who come by the festival. Not only will there be the 1,000 FREE Everest backpacks, but there will be FREE ?Back-to-School? hair cuts, free school supplies & personal care items (while they last), free food, live music, a food bank and more. We look forward to seeing you there with your families so that your children can go back-to-school in style.

The 4th Annual Chicano Art show ?Into the Future: Aztlan ?06? is coming up at the dA Center for the Arts. They invite you to participate. The Chicano art show will be held from October 14?November 26, 2006. Two artists? receptions will be held. Contact me for the artist package that contains more information, the official artist invitation letter, the entry form & the reception postcard.

The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs is seeking qualified artists for two public art opportunities in Council District 14, at the new El Sereno Constituent Services Center and Barrio Action Youth & Family Center. Please see the attached RFQ for more information about the projects, the artist selection process, and submission requirements.

DEADLINE: Wednesday, September 13, 2006

A copy of the attached RFQ is also available at www.culturela.org:



Cine Chicano on Main
Cine Sin Fin: Friday, August 25, 9p
Casa de Sousa Coffee House, 634 N Main St, LA, CA 90012

Screening the best of the best ? archives of the world renowned East LA Chicano Film Festival, powered by Tamales.

Soldado Razo: a historic 1971 play by Luis Valdez
Opening Night: Friday, August 25, 8p
Special Moratorium Performance: Tuesday, August 29, 8p
Fridays/Saturdays: 8p
Saturdays/Sundays: 3p
The Museum and Theater Center, 514 S Spring St, LA, CA
August 25 - September 16
Reservations 213.626.7600 626.458.9534
Sponsored by: Latino Museum of History, Art & Culture
Tickets: Adults, $12.50; Students & SAG/AFTRA/Equity members, $8; Seniors & Vets with IDs, $5. Donations in lieu of ticket prices will be accepted. No one will be turned away.

This is a story of a young man about to go to war in Vietnam during the 1960s. The play will have a four weekend run. Ricardo Lopez directs the play. It?s the last production in the old L.A. Theatre Center building before an extensive four million dollar renovation takes place, converting it into the new Museum & Theater Center in partnership with the Latino Theater Company.

The special performance is to commemorate the 36th anniversary of the Chicano Moratorium, the anti-war rally in East LA which brought over thirty thousand demonstrators to Laguna Park (now Salazar Park) in 1970. Angel Diaz & Lynn Ward were killed on the streets of East LA following altercations with police that day. Also killed was Ruben Salazar, noted LA Times news reporter & KMEX News Director, when tear gas projectiles were fired into the Silver Dollar Bar by LA County Sheriffs deputies, August 29, 1970.

Ne?ayuh, Friends of the Haramokngna. Nex?wetem & the Angeles National Forest Service present:
First Annual SoCal Indian Basketweavers? Gathering
Saturday, August 26, 10a ? 5p
Haramokngna American Indian Cultural Center, Angeles Crest Highway (2) N of the 210 at La Ca?ada,14 miles to the junction with Mt Wilson Rd, Angeles National Forest
RSVP: 310-663.4011 katcalls@aol.com www.haramokngna.org
It is funded, in part, by a grant from the Alliance of California Traditional Arts (ACTA)

This is the first basketweavers gathering in the Angeles national Forest, bringing together American Indian weavers from the rural and urban areas of SoCal. The gathering will include a trip to visit proposed sites for the restoration of traditional native plants that can be gathered for medicine and weaving. The Forest Service has a mandate to improve native American access and permit process to allow traditional gathering and land management techniques, and the Haramokngna American Indian Cultural Center has become a focus for the restoration of this relationship.

This will be an opportunity for the public to see the cultural traditions that had almost become extinct, and is very difficult to carry on today due to the reduction of native plant materials by development, pollution & privatization of land. This is a new opportunity to restore those gathering areas within the protection of the Angeles National Forest.

Featuring: A showcase of historic and contemporary baskets woven by SoCal Indians, curated by Richard Bugbee ,(Payoomkawichum) from the CA Indian Basketweavers? Association (CIBA)

Workshops in basketweaving techniques; Musical performance by Carlos Reynosa, (Cherokee); Hands-on activities; Cultural displays

Photo opportunities - Native basketweavers, kids activities, music, basketry exhibit

Conjunto Jardin
Fiesta La Ballona
Saturday, August 26, 12noon (1 set only)
Veterans' Park, 4117 Overland Ave, Culver City, CA

This long-running free outdoor festival is an annual tradition on the Westside. Come out for a lovely day of great entertainment and family fun!

Echos Of The East
Artists? Reception: August 26, 2 - 6p
Book Signing: 3 ? 5p
Folk Tree Collection, 199 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA
August 26 - September 23
626.793.4828 mishkinftc@aol.com www.folktree.com

This is a small group exhibit including collages by Kathi Oshima, baskets by Lynne Everett, fiberworks by Sumi Foley & ceramics by Yuichiro Roy Kunisaki Mafune. All four artists are SoCal residents influenced & inspired by the arts and culture of Asia.

Pacific Asia Museum (Pasadena) curator Meher McArthur signs her book "The Arts of Asia: Materials, Techniques, Styles."

Kathi Oshima creates atmospheric collages incorporating treasures she has collected over the years, many of which originated in Asia - Japanese papers, fabrics, calligraphy samples & remnants of popular culture, like advertisements & labels. Lynne Everett is a teacher & contemporary basketweaver. Sumi Foley learned to sew as a child from her grandmother in Japan. Yuichiro Roy Kunisaki Mafune is a ceramic artist at the Angel's Gate complex in San Pedro.

Christian Vega Rojo?s Birthday Party
Saturday, August 26, 7 ? 10p
Cactus Gallery & Gifts, 4534 Eagle Rock Blvd, Eagle Rock, CA
323.256.6117 semastroianni70@yahoo.com www.eclecticcactus.com

Join them in celebrating their in-house painter, Christian Vega Rojo Birthday. Featuring new paintings by Viktoria Gaw, new glass panels by Jason Schaper & works by Andrea Monroe, Joe Pogan, Valad? & #1081 & P Williams.

Live painting by Viktoria Gaw & Natalie Egnatchik.

Cristian is leaving them in December to return to Chile. He has not seen his family for more than 11 years. They would like to help their dear friend reserve his plane ticket, so 20% of all sales throughout the evening will go towards reserving his plane ticket.

Although they are sad that he is leaving them because he is such an integral part of the Cactus, they know he must embark on this next leg in his artistic journey. Them show him how much they appreciate his existence!

Councilmember Alex Padilla, 7th District, Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural, LA Mission College ? YAP, Youth 4 Unity Committee & LA Dept of Recreation and Parks present:
1st Annual Youth for Unity Community Festival
Saturday, August 26, from 12noon ? 7p
Sylmar Recreation Center, 13109 Borden Ave, Sylmar, CA
818.754.2402 youth4unity@gmail.com www.myspace.com/youth4unity info@tiachucha.com www.tiachucha.com

The YFU Committee formed in response to dialogue amongst Sylmar community members and local high school students to improve youth relations and community improvement efforts. This group felt the need to address issues affecting the unity of youth and the community of Sylmar through art and music as well as connect community members with local social, health & educational resources. Ultimately, Youth For Unity will provide an open forum and a safe environment to begin a process of unifying youthful minds and exhibiting their talents by organizing a community festival that will link community members with local businesses and resources.

Performances 12noon - 3p: DJ - Danza Azteca ? Mariachi - Chuck G. Magic Show - Storyteller

Performances 4 - 7p: Future Shock ? Tezozomoc - Cihuatl Tonali - Hazze Hip Hop Dream Center - Krazy Race - Aztlan Underground - Johnny's Gone Mad and the Roller Coasters (Last live performance)

The Monterey Hills Federation presents:
The Annual Monterey Hills Jazz Festival
Sunday, August 27, 11a - 7p
Bud Wiener Park, Via Marisol (between Via Arbolada & Via Colina),Montery Hills, CA
323.761.6494 jazz@montereyhills.org
Sponsored by: Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council, Monterey Hills Federation, LA City
Councilmember Jose Huizar, Council District 14, & LAPD Hollenbeck Division.

Join your neighbors for food, fun and fantastic music. Music will be provided by several noted jazz bands including Nocy, Jimmy McConnell and the United Jazz Band and the Susie Hansen Band.

Nocy, a flamenco guitarist, is known for his soulful, rhythmic classical guitar wizardry and vocal stylings. Jimmy McConnell and the United Jazz Band features traditional Big
Band music inspired by Count Basie and Dizzy Gillespie. Bring your dance shoes and be ready to enjoy the Susie Hansen Band. Electric violinist Susie Hansen plays Latin jazz and salsa.

In addition to your dance shoes, bring your appetite to savor the foods from Holly's Bar-Be-Que, Kettle Corn & Stuff, Smoothie Land,Acoustic Blend Market and Cobblermania. There will also be various arts and crafts available for purchase and a masseuse. Children are welcome.

Artisan CaracoL Marketplace ? 2nd Anniversary Celebration
Last Sundays
Sunday, August 27, 10a - 6p
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.proyectojardin.org

Healthy, yummy, home-made food; music, mellow vibe. Jewelry, art, clothes, natural body care products, herbal medicine/natural health care, candles & more including IMIX Bookstore goodies.

Celebrate their 2nd year anniversary in a place where artisans sell their items at an urban garden in Boyle Heights, amongst mosaic murals, peach trees and spiral medicinal herb beds. Celebrate the success of Proyecto Jard?n, which continues to provide residents of the area a place where they can produce some of their own food items and thereby help their families to survive.

IMIX Books: Gabriel Garcia Marquez - All books 50% off
Ilaments: 10% off all Ilament?s Jewelry at this event only
Sandra's Caf?: 1.50 Drinks; Veggie Tostadas: $1.50 ea. 10a ?12noon
Emilia Garcia: Decorated mugs: Buy 2 and get one free.

Mi Casa Es Su Casa
Funkin Dance Party: Sunday, August 25, 6p
Casa de Sousa Coffee House, 634 N Main St, LA, CA 90012

A multi-media artist dance party: a dash of the past, a pinch of the future & a tall cup of the NOW - Dining, Film, Music & Dance with LA's real underground movement, taking it back to the birth place of El Pueblo de Los Angeles.


Fridays by The Fountain
Hollywood & Highland Center, Central Courtyard
Friday, June 30, 12noon - 2p

Take a musical lunch break this Friday. Take the Red Line - and have lunch there. If you call ahead and order your lunch, they'll have it waiting for you. For more information on the concert series and on how to order lunch: http://www.hollywoodandhighland.com/friday-fount.html

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.

Susie Hansen Latin Band
Fridays, 6:30 - 9:30p
Thru September 29
Radisson Hotel Whittier, 7320 Greenleaf Ave, Whittier
562.945.8511 e-mail@susiehansen.com www.susiehansen.com

Come & dance with them--enjoy a night of great Salsa dancing. This is their 13th summer of "Dancing Under the Stars." Buffet grill dinner available.

Summer Season of Short Plays
Fridays, 8p
Sabor Y Cultura Caf?, 5625 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA
323.466.0481 info@saborandcultura.com www.saborandcultura.com
Admission: $10

Fridays in July they present along with COFAC (Border Council of Arts and Culture) & Cruazarte (Mexico-USA Bi-National Arts Project) a series of short plays by writers and performers from both sides of the border. The first play, which is in Spanish, is written by Edward Coward & directed by Emmanuel Marquez.

Flamenco por la Playa with Cuadro Flamenco Rina Orellana
Saturdays, 7 & 8p
Top Shelf Restaurant & Nightclub, 403 N PCH, Redondo Beach, CA
www.randmmusic.com www.rinaorellana.com
Cover: $10 after 7p (Avoid the cover by coming for dinner early!)

Join Cuadro Flamenco Rina Orellana every Saturday night for a tablao show of flamenco puro. Please check www.rinaorellana.com for upcoming lineups of musicians and dancers. Enjoy delicious international fare with an electrifying flamenco performance followed by salsa.

Musical Odyssey
Sabor Y Cultura Caf?, 5625 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA
Saturday, July 22, 8p
323.466.0481 info@saborandcultura.com www.saborycultura.com www.saborandcultura.com

This musical series is hosted by Hector Marquez every other Saturday. He brings local & international musicians to perfomer music from various Latin American regions & styles.

Community Drum Circles
Sundays, 12:30 families, 1:30p adults only
Rock Rose Gallery/Productions & Arroyo Books, 4108 N Figueroa St, Sycamore Grove
323.222.4740 rockroseart@yahoo.com www.rockrosegallery.com

Drum Circle - Bring your own drum or percussion instrument or use one of those provided by the gallery. Taught by Mr Blue, a versatile artist from New York.

Jazz Composers Workshop
Sundays, 3 - 5:30p
Rock Rose Gallery/Productions & Arroyo Books, 4108 N Figueroa St, Sycamore Grove
323.222.4740 rockroseart@yahoo.com www.rockrosegallery.com

Open Mic Poetry Jam Session
Sabor Y Cultura Caf?, 5625 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA
Sunday, July 16, 7:30p
323.466.0481 info@saborandcultura.com www.saborandcultura.com

Giovanni hosts local talent during an open mic. Arrive early to sign-up. The series continues every other Sunday.

Son Jarocho Classes
Tuesdays, 4:30 - 6p
East Side Caf?, 5469 Huntington Dr N, LA, CA
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 welcome!

Free Salsa Dance Class with Miguel: 7 ? 8p
Live Music: 9p - 1:30a
Steven's SteakHouse, 5332 Steven's Place City of Commerce, CA
323.723.9856 Fay@charangoa.com www.charangoa.com

There are lots of great dancers & surprises. They hope to see you there soon.

Comedy Night
Sabor Y Cultura Caf?, 5625 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA
Thursdays, 7:30p
323.466.0481 info@saborandcultura.com www.saborycultura.com www.saborandcultura.com

Catch up-and-coming Hollywood comedians tear up the night as this weekly series continues with host Rich Pierre-Louis.

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