Today is Saturday!

What are you doing on the computer?

By Abelardo de la Pe??a Jr., El Editor
Published on LatinoLA: September 27, 2008

Today is Saturday!

I ask myself that question all the time. But that's what I get for being a writer and editor, both professionally and in this labor of love called LatinoLA.

But today, I'll be out and about and I hope to see some of you, los Amigos de LatinoLA, partaking on the vast wealth of cultural, musical, artistic ... let's face it, fun stuff going on in this ciudad.

I'll talk about three of them here, not to play favorites, but because LatinoLA or I have personal involvement in them. And if El Editor can't promote his own work on his website, what the heck?

First, today, Saturday, Sept. 27 from 2 to 6 pm, is the Tardeada de Tortilla Art at the Mexican Cultural Institute's gallery at Olvera Street. Click here.

Joe Bravo is the artist. This is his second solo show at the institute. He's been there all summer and a vast amount of people -- tourists, locals, Latinos -- have enjoyed the uniqueness of seeing fine art created on a flour tortilla. I'm a member of the board of the Institute, and we've worked hard to bring the Institute back from some hard times. Having Joe exhibit has brought new life to the space.

Next, the We the People Festival at Los Angeles State Historic Park,1245 Spring St., just north of Olvera Street. What's up? Over 30 world class Artists on 3 stages, including Les Claypool from Primus, Suicidal Tendencies, Tom Morello and Dilated Peoples. Arts & Crafts Kids Corner. Food & Non Alcoholic Beverage Booths. 21+ Beers Gardens. And more.

Herbert Gonzalez and Jennifer Gonzalez from the institute's board will both be there, giving out info, participating in the Kid's Corner and being their awesome selves. A bit pricey, but well worth it.

Click http://wethepeoplefestival.com.

Last, if I still have energy (I will, I will), there's the first, last and only show by El Quickie, Giovanny Blanco's risky music project. His goal: form a band, write and learn songs, put out a CD, videos, blogs, and wrap it up with a concert at The Big Hurt. In 6 weeks!

Click here.

So there. I have to go now, to help my daughter Alicia get ready for a reunion picnic of her 10th grade class at The Design High School, then jam to the institute to make sure the beer is cold and the bathrooms are clean.

So...log off and get out! Now!

But before you do, plan your own Saturday (or Sunday, or Monday), by going to LatinoLA's Calendar.

About Abelardo de la Pe??a Jr., El Editor:
A Libra, I like long walks in the park with my wife and dogs.
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