Check out our FREE day of music, dance, storytelling, and art for families this Sunday, July 24, 12-6 PM — download our festival guide by clicking HERE and read MORE for the full schedule of activities!
TARGET STAGE in LINCOLN PARK
Emcee – Gabriel Gonzalez
12:00 PM – Plaza’s Youth Mariachi Ensemble: Traditional Mexican mariachi music by students, ages 9-18, under the direction of Irineo Yáñea
1:00 PM – Mariachi Monumental de América: Classic ballads of love and life by award-winning mariachi musicians under the direction of Juan José Almaguer
Plaza’s Youth Folklórico Ensemble: Traditional Mexican folk dance performances by students, ages 12-25, under the direction of Juanita López
2:00 PM – Community Program
2:15 PM – Plaza de la Raza Rock & Salsa Band: Danceable rhythms and rocking tunes by students, ages 12-19, under the direction of Matt Amper
3:15 PM – Chicano Batman: Romántico slow Spanish melodies combined with bossa nova and reminiscent of Tropicália and rock latino del tiempo de nuestros viejos
4:15 PM – Raul Pacheco and The Immaculate Conception: Musical miracles rooted in the faith of sound and rhythm, conceiving moments designed to gather believers and inspire them to dance
5:15 PM – La Santa Cecilia: Modern-day creative hybrid of Latin culture, rock, and world music using traditional instruments in non-traditional ways, going beyond the boundaries of the Latin genre
MARGO ALBERT THEATRE at PLAZA
1:00 PM & 2:00 PM – Bob Baker Marionettes: A magical journey into a fantastical wonderland of family fun
3:00 PM – Cuentos de la Familia/Stories of the Family: An interactive performance of Latino folktales
4:00 PM – Sandra Sandia: Imaginative lyrics sung in Spanish by popular musician and mixed with Latin rhythms that make people of all ages sing and dance
5:00 PM – Inspiraciones de Danza Mexicana: Colorful renditions of popular Mexican dances by children, ages 4-7, under the direction of Susana G. Hinojosa
WILLIE VELASQUEZ OUTDOOR STAGE at PLAZA
12:00 PM & 1:00 PM – Exploración de Música / Music Exploration: Learn more music and play congas, marimbas, and flutes with Ernesto Salcedo and Matt Amper.
2:30 PM – Plaza’s Youth Mariachi Ensemble: Traditional Mexican mariachi music by students, ages 9-18, under the direction of Irineo Yáñea
3:45 PM – Ballet Folklórico Mi Linda Nicaragua Performance of Palo de Mayo: Traditional Nicaraguan dance performances under the direction of Miriam Arroyo
YOUTH DANCE WORKSHOPS
1:00 PM – Danza Azteca / Aztec Dance
2:00 PM – Danza Folklórica de México / Mexican Folk Dance
3:00 PM & 4:00 PM – Salsa, Merengue, Punta / Latin Rhythms
YOUTH ART WORKSHOPS (12:00-1:30 PM / 2:00-3:30 PM / 4:00-5:00 PM)
- Flores de Papel de México / Mexican Paper Flowers: Transform paper into floral art.
- Máscaras / Masks: Make and decorate masks.
- Ojos de Dios / Eyes of God: Weave yarn through sticks and make art.
- Papel Picado / Pierced Paper Art: Create a colorful piñata filled with goodies.
- Repujado / Tin Art: Trace and decorate images on a metal sheet.
- Titeres / Puppets: Design a paper puppet that dances on a stick.
- Actividades de Colorear / Coloring Activities: Create colorful versions of artworks by artist Leo Limon and daughter-father artists Sonia & Frank Romero.
- Caricaturas / Caricatures: Have a cartoon drawn of you by an artist.
- Demonstraciones de Arte / Art Demonstrations: Learn how the Mexican folk art of migajón (bread dough) and repujado (tin art) are made.
- Murales / Murals: Paint on large-scale artworks by Leo Limon and Frank & Sonia Romero on the Mobile Mural Lab under the direction of Roberto del Hoyo and David Russell.
- Pintada de Caras / Face Painting: Get your face painted by an artist.
EXPOSICIÓNES / EXHIBITIONS
Con Nuestras Manos / With Our Hands: Paintings, puppets, drawings, and sculptures produced by Plaza students on view until December 11. Curated by Sarah Wilson and supported by Target and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
Romero | Romero: Art by Sonia & Frank Romero: Paintings and prints – some collaboratively created – by renowned daughter-father artists Sonia & Frank Romero. Sponsored by California Financial Service Providers.