April Calendar

Tuesday, 5 April 2016 01:14

April Calendar

April Events & Activities @ Plaza de la Raza!

Rosalie Portillo
Plaza de la Raza La Tiendita
Community Hero 
Our beloved Rosalie Portillo, Plaza de la Raza’s longtime La Tiendita Manager, was recently honored by the California Community Foundation as one of 30 “Unsung Heroes of LA County.” Take a look at her beautiful portrait and profile HERE
Tierra Blanca @The Margo Albert Theater
April 2nd, 8pm 

For one night only, Tierra Blanca presents Spanish language comedy “Entre Madre Z Te Veas.”  Tickets can be purchased in advance for $15 or $20 at the door. Reserve your seat HERE

✹ Special Benefit Concert

April 3rd, 1:30-6pm

Plaza hosts a special afternoon of music in loving memory of guitarist Eddie ‘Armen’ Dariz.  Performances by The Chico Band, The Rudy Roman Band and Eddie Armendariz Friendship Band. Proceeds will assist Eddie’s family with medical and funeral expenses.  More information HERE

Plaza’s School of Performing & Visual Arts  instruction continues in Spring with over 100 classes and workshops for children, teens and adults in dance, music, theater and visual arts. Spring Session classes begin April 18th and run through June 18th. Contact the school office at (323)223-2475 for more information. Find Spring 2016 Schedule of Classes HERE

SHELTER

Theater Performance
April 7-10 & 14-17, FREE 
CalArts Center for New Performance and Duende CalArts present  “Shelter,” a movement – based theatrical performance that shares stories of the massive human crisis of unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S. border and passing through the U.S. deportation shelter system.  Written and conceived by Marissa Chibas, “Shelter” is directed by Mexico City – based director Martin Acosta and choreographed by Fernando Belo.  FREE Outdoor Performances in Lincoln Park. For questions contact (323)686-8588 or shelter@calarts.edu More information HERE
Plaza hosts its third annual Selena Fan Gathering presented by LoveSelena for and by fans to celebrate the life and music of Selena Quintanilla-Perez. This celebration marks what would have been her 45th Birthday with FREE festivities including a “Selena Look-a-like” contest, “Bidi Bidi Baby” contest and special “Washing Machine” dance workshops. There will also be live painting demonstration with Muralist Levi Ponce, food, vendors, giveaways and more!
VITA Tax Prep through
April 15th, FREE
As a part of Plaza de la Raza’s FamilySource Services, we provide FREE VITA income tax preparation to qualified individuals.  Contact Mayra, Francis or Carolyn for more info on VITA at (323)223-2475. W hen doing your state taxes, please also be aware of the voluntary donation option to “Keep Arts in Schools Fund” which allows Californians to make tax-deductible contributions of $1 or more to arts education programs.
FamilySource Programming ~ Ongoing
FamilySource Centers are located throughout the City of Los Angeles to serve, assist and support residents in their local neighborhoods and communities. Plaza de la Raza hosts ongoing FamilySource Center programming along with its partners, Barrio Action and El Centro de Ayuda .  For more info on our FREE FamilySource activities, please contact Mayra, Francis or Carolyn in Plaza’s School Office at (323)223-2475.   
La Bulla @The Boathouse
April 30th
Plaza hosts a special lucha libre themed exhibition and benefit art auction at the Boathouse Gallery. Exodus Events presents “La Bulla” 21+ event with special musical performance by El Conjunto Nueva Ola and more! Reserve your tickets in advance HERE
Save the Date!
✹ TBD ~ Plaza Parking Area Grand Opening
✹ May 5 ~ “Yell,” CAP Youth Theater performances begin
✹ July 30 ~ “Tatuaje,” tattoo themed art event & exhibition
Where?
Plaza de la Raza is a private 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in LA’s historic Lincoln Park at 3540 North Mission Road, Los Angeles, CA 90031.
Donations
Plaza de la Raza provides after school programs and cultural events in the performing and visual arts for children, teens and families. Consider a tax-deductible gift to our center and school.

March Calender

Tuesday, 29 March 2016 01:41

March Calender

March Events & Activities @ Plaza de la Raza!

March Events & Activities @ Plaza de la Raza!

EmBrase Foundation
5K Fun Run/Walk ~ March 5th
The EmBrase Foundation will hold the 2nd Annual 5K Fun Run/Walk. 5K route will be around and through Lincoln Park beginning and ending at Plaza de la Raza.  Proceeds to benefit arts programs for local kids.  More information HERE.
✹ BFA @The Margo Albert Theater

~ March 4-13th

Bilingual Foundation of the Arts presents “El Burlador de Sevilla” at Plaza’s Margo Albert Theater for both Spanish and English-speaking audiences. “The Trickster of Seville and the Stone Guest” by Tirso de Molina and directed by Margarita Galban. Contact (213) 437-0500 for more information. Reserve tickets in advance at Eventbrite.

Plaza’s School of Performing & Visual Arts  instruction continues with over 100 classes and workshops for children, teens and adults in dance, music, theater and visual arts. Winter Session classes run through March 19th, with final recitals and performances scheduled in class.  Contact the school office at (323)223-2475 for more information.
CAP Music Recital ~
March 20th, 2pm 
Join us at Plaza’s Margo Albert Theater for the culmination of this year’s CAP Music Program with a special recital for family and friends.  Student concert is FREE and open to the public.
Plaza hosts annual special United Way Easter Basket giveaway.  Join us for an afternoon of Springtime family fun including FREE workshops, face painting and more! Contact the school office at (323)223-2475 for more information.
FamilySource Programming ~ Ongoing
FamilySource Centers are located throughout the City of Los Angeles to serve, assist and support residents in their local neighborhoods and communities. Plaza de la Raza hosts ongoing FamilySource Center programming along with its partners, Barrio Action and El Centro de Ayuda.  For more information on our FREE FamilySource Programs, please contact Mayra, Francis or Carolyn at (323)223-2475.
Income Tax Preparation Assistance
As a part of Plaza de la Raza’s FamilySource Services, we provide FREE VITA income tax preparation to qualified individuals.  Contact Mayra, Francis or Carolyn for more info on VITA at (323)223-2475. When doing your state taxes, please also be aware of the voluntary donation option to “Keep Arts in Schools Fund” which allows Californians to make tax-deductible contributions of $1 or more to arts education programs.
SAVE THE DATE

✹ April 16 ~ Selena Fan Gathering
✹ April 30 ~ “La Bulla” Art Exhibition & Concert

✹ TBD ~ Plaza Parking Area Grand Opening!
Where?
Plaza de la Raza is a private 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in LA’s historic Lincoln Park at 3540 North Mission Road, Los Angeles.
Donations
Plaza de la Raza provides after school programs and cultural events in the performing and visual arts for children, teens and families. Consider a tax-deductible gift to our center and school.
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Y.E.L.L. (Your Electronic Lifeline’s Lifeline)

Monday, 7 March 2016 01:52

Y.E.L.L. (Your Electronic Lifeline’s Lifeline)

Y.E.L.L. (Your Electronic Lifeline’s Lifeline)

Plaza de la Raza CAP Youth Theater Production at the Margo Albert Theater

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Cocktails 6:00 PM

Performance 7:00 PM

This evening is a special fundraiser

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Plaza “Yell” Performance ~ $75

 

EXHIBIT: ¡VETERANO! CARS on view in Boathouse Gallery

Tuesday, 29 September 2015 06:06

EXHIBIT: ¡VETERANO! CARS on view in Boathouse Gallery

¡VETERANO! CARS curated by Frank Romero
On view FRI 10/2 thru SAT 10/17 in Boathouse Gallery
Plaza De La Raza @ 3540 N. Mission Road, Los Angeles, CA 90031
Opening Reception on FRI 10/2 @ 7-9 PM

Over fifty works of art depict how the automobile has been a consistent presence in the work of many artists, including one youth from Los Angeles who placed nationally as a finalist in the U.S. version of the worldwide Toyota Dream Car Art Contest. The bulk of the show features work by pioneer Chicano artists of Los Angeles. Gilbert “Magu” Lujan, Frank Romero, Carlos Almaraz, and other “veteranos” of the Chicano art movement that depict the ubiquitous cars of Los Angeles as nostalgic objects of past decades, colorful customized expressions of East L.A. culture, and as anthropomorphic forms embodying mythic presences in contemporary times. These paintings, sculptures, prints, ceramics, and other artworks chronicle a generation’s fascination with the automobiles of their youth and the transformations of contemporary production cars into vehicles of cultural identity.

A Decade Later: The Chicano Collection Returns to Plaza de la Raza

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 10:34

A Decade Later: The Chicano Collection Returns to Plaza de la Raza

Ten years ago this month, Cheech Marin released a limited-edition portfolio series created by master printer Richard S. Duardo of Modern Multiples that launched with an exhibition at Plaza de la Raza followed by a national tour produced by Melissa Richardson Banks that continues today.

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This exhibition was the culmination of the trio’s two-year project, which included the production and distribution of 115 archival fine art print sets — each containing 26 large-scale pigment prints of artwork in Cheech’s notable Chicano art collection and 26 linocut portraits by Artemio Rodriguez of each featured artist. Fifty of the 115 sets were donated to major museums and universities across the nation, including LACMA, San Francisco’s de Young Museum, and the Smithsonian Institution. One set was given to each participating artist, and the remaining sets are available for sale. More information about the project can be found at www.TheChicanoCollection.net or by emailing Melissa at mrb@downtownmuse.com.

JOIN Cheech Marin, Melissa Richardson Banks, and featured artists at Plaza de la Raza for this rare chance to view these prints made by Richard Duardo as part of the groundbreaking The Chicano Collection project. The exhibition will be on view in the Boathouse Gallery free of charge during Plaza’s public hours now through Saturday, July 11, 2015.

Featured artists are Carlos Almaraz, Chaz Bojorquez, David Botello, Melesio Casas, Gaspar Enriquez, Margaret Garcia, Rupert Garcia, Carmen Lomas Garza, Raul M Guerrero, Roberto Gutiérrez, Wayne Healy, Adan Hernández, Ester Hernández, Leo Limon, Jose Lozano, Gilbert Magu Lujan, César Martínez, Frank Romero, Alex Rubio, Marta Sanchez, Eloy Torrez, Jesse Treviño, John Valadez, Patssi Valdez, Vincent Valdez, George Yepes

PLAZA DE LA RAZA
3540 N. Mission Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90031
(323) 223-2475
media inquiries: (213) 446-3467
www.plazadelaraza.org

The Boathouse Gallery is open to the public on Mon-Thu 10am-5pm, Fri 10am-6pm, and Sat 10am-2pm.

NOTE: The books on sale are for the exhibition “Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection” now on view at the Vincent Price Art Museum through Saturday, August 1, 2015. Copies are $39.99 plus tax. If you cannot make the opening, you can still buy books at Plaza de la Raza’s La Tiendita store, Vincent Price Art Museum, and online at www.downtownmuse.com/chicanitas.


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