Historic Painting of Plaza de la Raza

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 05:20

Historic Painting of Plaza de la Raza

Donated to Plaza de la Raza shortly after it opened, this painting of the boathouse was created by E.A. Goss in 1971

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Charity Golf Classic 2014 – Thank You

Monday, 14 July 2014 02:09

Charity Golf Classic 2014 – Thank You

A heartfelt thank you from everyone at Plaza de la Raza to those who participated in our 2nd Annual Charity Golf Classic. Together we raised almost $45,000 towards our center and school!

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THIS WEEKEND: Romero Studio Holiday Show

Monday, 2 December 2013 11:40

El Velorio Benefit at Plaza on Saturday 11/2

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 11:00

El Velorio Benefit at Plaza on Saturday 11/2

960154_225104997653407_888179007_nVisit Plaza on Saturday, November 2 @ 7:00 PM to 1:00 AM for the 2013 El Velorio hosted by actor Jacob Vargas.

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FREE Day of the Dead Event on Friday 11/1

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 11:00

FREE Day of the Dead Event on Friday 11/1

Plaza de la Raza presents its annual Day of the Dead commemoration for families on Friday, November 1 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: 2013 Target Feria de la Familia at Plaza

Wednesday, 18 September 2013 12:24

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: 2013 Target Feria de la Familia at Plaza

Celebrate the sounds, sights, and traditions of Latino art and culture at Target Feria de la Familia - FREE

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Target Feria de la Familia

Sunday, September 22 • 12 noon to 6 PM
Plaza de la Raza in Lincoln Park • FREE
3540 N. Mission Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90031

(323) 223-2475 • www.plazadelaraza.org

  • Music and dance performances on Target Stage
  • Youth dance, art workshops plus arts and crafts
  • Puppets and storytelling in Margo Albert Theatre
  • Performances on Willie Velasquez Outdoor Stage
  • Drawing fun at the Toyota Dream Car Coloring Station
  • Reading garden for families by First 5 LA and Jumpstart
  • Student art exhibition sponsored, in part, by The California Wellness Foundation Foundation

RSVP on FACEBOOK !!!

2013 CALENDAR LISTING: Download HERE.

2013 PRESS RELEASE: Download HERE

VOLUNTEER/VENDOR/PERFORMER INSTRUCTIONS: Download HERE.


Quetzal headlines 2013 Target Feria de la Familia at Plaza de la Raza

Quetzal headlines 2013 Target Feria de la Familia at Plaza de la Raza on Sunday 9/22

Activity Guide

TARGET STAGE
EMCEE – Gabriel Gonzalez
11:45 AM–Xipe Totec Dance Company featuring Lazaro Arvizu: Aztec Blessing
12:00 PM–Plaza de la Raza Youth Rock Band: Danceable rhythms and rocking tunes by students ages 12-19 directed by Matt Amper
12:30 PM–Inspiraciones de Danza Mexicana: Colorful renditions of popular Mexican dances by children ages 4-12 directed by Susana G. Hinojosa
1:00 PM–Plaza Youth Folklórico Ensemble: Mexican folk dance performances by students ages 9-20 directed by Juanita López
1:15 PM–Plaza de la Raza Youth Mariachi Ensemble: Classic Mexican mariachi music by students ages 9-18 directed by Irineo Yáñez
2:00 PM–Folklór Pasión Mexicana: Vibrant rendtions of popular Mexican dances by professional dancers directed by Tony Ramirez and Juanita Lopez
2:15 PM–Mariachi Monumental de América: Ballads of love and life by award-winning mariachi musicians directed Juan José Almaguer
2:45 PM–Danza Teocalt: Vibrant Mexican folklórico performances by professional dancers directed Miguel Angel Diaz
3:15 PM–Cindy Ortega: Soulful songs by this bilingual singer-songwriter and others
3:45 PM–Cuicani: Afro-Caribbean music inspired by Los Angeles and performed by this collective of musicians
4:15 PM–BombaChante: Explosive high-energy salsa with screaming horns, tight rhythms, and powerful vocals define this group
5:15 PM–Quetzal: East L.A. rock-and-roll music rooted in social activism and political engagement by this Grammy Award-winning group

FAMILY FUN in LINCOLN PARK
FY14-Dream-Car-logo_stacked125First5LA-125pxCalifornia Arts Council Arts Plate Bus: Drive the arts. Draw the plate!
Toyota Dream Car Coloring Station: Design a car of the future and learn about the contest.
First 5 LA-Jumpstart Reading Garden: Read together and get a book! (while supplies last)

MARGO ALBERT THEATRE LOBBY
Con Nuestras Manos / With Our Hands: Student exhibition of artwork sponsored in part by The California Wellness Foundation

MARGO ALBERT THEATRE
Family Performances
1:00 PMCuentos de la Familia/Stories of the Family by We Tell Stories: Latino folktales
2:00 PM–Franklin Haynes Marionettes: Bilingual dancing puppet performance

Cine Sin Fronteras Film Screening presented by Latin American Cinematica Los Angeles
3:00 PM–Polvo (28 min) and Los ABCs: ¡Que vivan los muertos! (5 min)
3:45 PM–La batalla de los invisibles (50 min.)

BOATHOUSE GALLERY
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM--Demonstraciones de Arte / Art Demonstrations: Mexican folk art of migajón (bread dough), repujado (tin art), flower making, and ceramics

WILLIE VELASQUEZ OUTDOOR STAGE
1:00 PM to 1:30 PM–Presentación Folklórica by Mi Linda Nicaragua: Traditions of Nicaraguan dance directed by Miriam Arroyo
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM–Tierra Blanca Arts Center Dance Performances: Mexican dances such as Bendición, Huapango de Moncayo, Llorona, and Veracruz Afro-Mestizo

Female-Aztec-dancerYOUTH DANCE WORKSHOPS (Dance Building)
1:00 PM–Danza Azteca / Aztec Dance
3:00 PM–Danza Folklórica de México / Mexican Folk Dance

YOUTH ART WORKSHOPS (Courtyard and Back Patio)
12:00-1:30 PM / 2:00-3:30 PM / 4:00-5:00 PM
Arte de Reciclaje / Recycled Art: Reuse paper and other materials to create flowers.
Máscaras / Masks: Make and decorate masks.
Ojos de Dios / Eyes of God: Weave yarn through sticks and make art.
Papel Picado / Pierced Paper Art: Cut out designs on paper.
Repujado / Tin Art: Trace and decorate images on a metal sheet.
Titeres / Puppets: Design a paper puppet that dances on a stick.

ART ACTIVITIES (Art Building and Lincoln Park)
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Actividades de Colorear / Coloring Activities: Draw something fun, including your car of the future!
Caricaturas / Caricatures: Have a cartoon drawn of you by an artist.
Piñatas: Decorate paper mâché figures to fill with candy and more.
Pintada de Caras / Face Painting: Get your face painted by an artist.
Sun Print Making: Use light rays from the sun to create art.

MUSIC ACTIVITIES
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (Courtyard and Back Patio)
Exploración de Música / Music Exploration: Learn about music and play congas, marimbas, and flutes with Matt Amper.
African Drumming: Learn rhythms and beats from musician Jonathan Armstrong.

FOOD + DRINK
Taqueria-El-Severo-logo125pxJarritos-logo125pxEnjoy $2 tacos or taco plates (four for $7) made fresh on site by Chef Pablo Romero of Taqueria El Severo — asada, chicken, pastor, vegetarian. Quesadillas ($4 cheese – $6 meat), elotes or corn on the cob ($3), chips with guacamole ($4), and chopped fruit ($4) will also be sold. Cash and credit cards accepted. Quench your thirst with a cold Jarritos. A variety of flavors from this popular Mexican soda drink will be available for $2: fruit punch, grapefruit, guava, hibiscus, lime, mandarin, pineapple, strawberry, tamarind, watermelon, mango, cola, and sparkling water.


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