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Where are the Chicana/o Artists this Weekend/Next Week? 12.15.06

Where will you be?

By RuthAnne Tarletz
Published on LatinoLA: December 15, 2006


Where are the Chicana/o Artists this Weekend/Next Week? 12.15.06


This Chicana artist doing a dance presentation at the LA Recreation & Parks Winter Solstice event at Balboa Park on Saturday and then on Sunday Ill be at Acorn Gallery for The Arroyo Arts Collective and the Avenue 50 Studio Holiday Sale and Fundraiser and the Candlelight Posada for Immigrant Rights. Due to work constraints, Sunday and early week listings, including these Sunday events will be sent out later. Shalom, RuthAnne

Where will you be???

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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

Call for Entries: Framed Fibers: Explorations in Abstraction; Entry Deadline: December 15, That Yarn Store, So Cal area only; Fiber arts, emphasis on non-representational works. No entry fee.

Please mail or email photos or digital pictures to: Email: yarnart@gmail.com ; That Yarn Store, 1578 Colorado Blvd #4, LA, CA 90041; 323.256.9276. www.thatyarnstore.com/show.html 2nd Saturday receptions: January 14, 7 - 10p; Exhibition dates: January 14 - 21, 2007.

THIS WEEKEND/NEXT WEEK:

13th Annual La Posada Magica The Magical Journey
Friday, December 15, 7:45 pm (See website for other dates/times)
South Coast Repertory Theatre, 655 Town Center Dr, Costa Mesa, CA
Thru December 23
Tickets: http://www.scr.org/season/06-07season/posada.html
Title Sponsor: Target


This play is written and directed by Octavio Solis with music by Marcos Loya. This musical will be especially inspirational and will be a wonderful experience for all children. Performed in English with a Latin beat, this enchanting musical play for the entire family is about a young girl who joins her neighborhood posada on Christmas Eve. Along the way, Gracie and her companions encounter colorful characters, including chocolate-gobbling sisters, graveyard spooks and a hearthrob rock singer. Finally, the journey through her community commemorates Joseph and Marys search for lodging and becomes for Gracie a time of discovery, renewal and reunion.

Playwright: Octavio Solis is a playwright and director living in San Francisco. Music: Marcos Loya is a native Los Angeles musician and composer who combines Latin music, jazz, and other influences. Cast: Denise Blasor - Consuela/Widow, Danny Bolero - Papi/Jose Cruz, Sol Castillo - Refugio/Buzzard, Marcos Loya - Musician/Ensemble, Lorenzo Martinez - Musician/Ensemble, Miguel Najera Horacio, Erica Ortega - Mariluz/Mom, Kevin Sifuentes - Eli/Bones/Lauro, Tiffany Ellen Solano Gracie, Teresa Velarde - Caridad/Widow. Creative Team: Christopher Acebo - Scenic Design, Shigeru Yaji - Costume Design, Lonnie Rafael Alcaraz - Lighting Design, Marcos Loya - Musical Director, Linda Kostalik - Choreographer

J Michael Walker in association with Alexandria House & Carlotta's Passion present:
Alexandria House Art Project Homeless Women Project
Artists Reception: Saturday, December 16, 4p
Carlotta's Passion Fine Art, 2012 Colorado Blvd, LA, CA
323.259.1563 rs@carlottaspassion.com www.carlottaspassion.com jmichael@jmichaelwalker.com www.alexandriahouse.org
Exhibit & residency funded in part by a grant from the LAs Department of Cultural Affairs

Michael J Walker has been conducting a series of art workshops with six women at Alexandria House, a shelter for homeless women and their children as they re-center themselves, learn forgiveness, find support & seek a positive outlet for the emotional turmoil of recent hard times. Join them and raise a toast to these resilient women for an evening exhibit. Original artwork by the women will be on exhibit and for sale, as will be the 2007 hot-off-the-press calendar featuring the women's art and their stories.


Traditional Folk Decoration
Saturday, December 16, 12noon 4p
Audubon Center at Debs Park, 4700 N Griffin Ave, LA, CA
323.221.2255 ext. 13 o ext. 14 www.audubon-org/debs_park.htm

Join them as they celebrate the holiday season. Local artist Leo Lim??n will be on hand to help guide our creative spirits. Learn how to make traditional folk decorations including papel picado (cut paper) banners as well as wreaths and garlands using materials from our natural environment. Warm up with mulled cider or champurrado. All ages welcome!

Christmas Tamalada (pictured)
Saturday, December 16, 11a
Mama's Hot Tamales Caf?, 2122 W 7th Street, LA, CA
213.487.4300 sromero@iurd.org www.mamas-hot-tamales.com
Special Price: $20.00 (lunch not included)

Tamales at Christmas are a centuries old tradition celebrated where the United States and Latin America have fused a cultural and culinary border. In this special hands-on Tamalada class, Mama will show you how to make tamales with special ingredients in preparation for Christmas.

Please join us as we roll up our sleeves and dig into masa. You'll have plenty of tamales to take home and freeze. After class, stay and enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by our Top Tamale, Executive Chef Juan Martinez.

A Holiday Season Event
Saturday, December 16, 6p 12midnight
Consuelos Downtown Studio, 201 S Santa Fe Ave, Loft 208, LA, CA
323.222.4740 www.rockrosegallery.com

Featured Artists: Consuelo Campos, Jewelry; Eduardo Rocha Soto, Jewelry and Artisania; among others. Plus a variety of odds & ends to buy. Spirits & holiday treats will be provided.

Community & Anniversaries Celebration
Saturday, December 16, 2 - 7p
Antigua Cultural Coffee 4836 Huntington Dr S, El Sereno, CA
323.539.2233 www.antiguacoffeehouse.com www.dignidad.org

Join Author Jim Marquez (you can get your very own signed copy of East LA Collage and/or LA Bitch III) and other of my friends at this anniversary celebration for both Antigua Cultural Coffee House (first) & Academia Semillas del Pueblo. Food, live music (Quinto Sol, Domingo Siete, Pachamama & many more), art from local vendors, books, raffles, teatro, student presentations, free coffee & much more The street in front of Antigua will be closed for this event.


The Olvera Street Merchants present:
Las Posadas
Saturday, December 16 Sunday, December 24, 6 - 8p
Traditional Candlelight Procession: 7:30p
Avila Adobe, Olvera Street, El Pueblo Historical Monument, 125 Paseo de la Plaza
213.625.7074 213.485.8372 www.olvera-street.com

The traditional, community Christmas/Navidad Procession portrays the Holy Familys journey to Bethlehem. The nightly procession winds through Olvera Street with the Merchants leading the group singing traditional hymns and holiday songs in both English and Spanish. Champurrado & pan dulce are served each night following the procession. There is a festive pi??ata breaking for the children.

Las Posadas has been celebrated on Olvera Street since the 1930s. In Spanish, las posadas means ǣinns or ǣshelters and represents the journey of Joseph and Mary to Bethlehem and their search for shelter. For nine nights in December the procession stops at different shops on Olvera Street, each one representing a posada where the group asks to stay. Many of the founding Olvera Street merchant families continue to preserve this wonderful and beloved holiday tradition, sharing the joy of the season with their children and grandchildren.

Creative Coffeehouse on Main
Dinner Theater Show: Saturday, December 16, 8:30p
Casa de Sousa Coffee House, 634 N Main St, LA, CA
213.687.0363

The Story Of My Life - Episode Five - Yes, I Wear A Mantilla - So What

Art16
Artists Reception: Saturday, December 16, 6 9p
Maetar: 7p
Bamboo Lane Gallery, 418 Bamboo Lane, ChinaTown, CA.
310-823-0292. info@maetar.com www.myspace.com/maetar

Maetar at will play a special set at featuring Shere Disraeli on drums. Come and experience great art.

Open House & Art Sale
Saturday, December 16, 12noon - 8p
Tropico de Nopal Gallery-Art Space, 1665 Beverly Blvd, Echo Park, CA
213.481.8112 nopalarte@earthlink.net www.tropicodenopal.com

Art, music, hors d'oeuvres, drinks and Holiday Spirit. Some of the artists will be present. Artwork: Arturo E. Romo, CiCi Segura, Diane Gamboa, Ixrael, Linda Arreola, Maria Elena Castro, Omar Nava, Daniel Gonzalez, Oscar Sanabria, Reyes Rodriguez, Thomas L Bakofsky, Willie Herr??n III, Charles Glaubitz and others. Special Items: Ana Guajardo, Charlene, Rosanna Ahrens. Books:
Sesshu Foster, Willie Perdomo, Tom?s Riley & (just hot off the press) Palabra, a Magazine of Chicano & Latino Literary Art edited by Elena Minor.

Bob DeSerna Latin Jazz Band
Saturday, December 16, 9p 12midnight
Holly Street Bar & Grill, 175 E. Holly Street Pasadena, CA
(626) 440-1421


Fighting for Our Lives: Women's Rights in Central America Presentation
Saturday, December 16, 6p
Tia Chucha's Cafe Cultural Bookstore, 12737 Glenoaks Blvd #22, Sylmar, CA
818.362.7060 info@tiachucha.com www.tiachucha.com

Over 2,000 women have been murdered in Guatemala since 2001 and their killers have not been brought to justice. Luc?a Mu??oz, founder of Mujeres Iniciando en las Americas (MIA) and co-founder of the Guatemalan Peace and Development Network, will describe the organizing to stop the femicide and as well as her work for the economic, political and legal equality of Guatemalan women.

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.

Community Drum Circles
Sundays, 12:30p 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


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 welcome!

Charangoa
Thursdays
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.

CALLS FOR ARTISTS/VOLUNTEERS:

Call For Entries 2007 Silver Lake Film Festival LA: The 7th Edition of Los Angeles' Leading Independent Film & Arts Showcase Unspools May 3-12, 2007. The organizers of Silver Lake Film Festival, LAs' leading showcase for independent film and multi-media, have announced its seventh annual edition will be held May 3-12, 2007 at venues throughout Los Angeles' Eastside, including sites in Hollywood, Silver Lake, Echo Park and Downtown. Silver Lake Film Festival uses Without a Box (http://www.withoutabox.com/ ) for its registration process.

The deadlines for submission of films are:
? Feature films December 31st

Silver Lake Film Festival proudly embraces the work of independent filmmakers; in fact, the greater Silver Lake area is home to the largest community of independent filmmakers in the world. Alternative and experimental film and video -- features, shorts and documentaries -- are the festival's focus. The primary programming goal is to provide access to films that would not necessarily be available to the public. A portion of each year's programming line-up is reserved to showcase the distinctively alternative style of local filmmakers.

The 2007 annual Silver Lake Film Festival will present an expanded MP4Fest, the digital content program that debuted at the 2006 festival. Also returning in an expanded format is MusicFest, the festival's music documentary and live-musical performance program. www.silverlakefilmfestival.org .







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