Festival Guide Now Online!
Last Updated on Thursday, 21 July 2011 03:06
Thursday, 21 July 2011 02:30

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!


Emcee – Gabriel Gonzalez

12:00 PMPlaza’s Youth Mariachi Ensemble: Traditional Mexican mariachi music by students, ages 9-18, under the direction of Irineo Yáñea

1:00 PMMariachi 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 PMCommunity Program

2:15 PMPlaza 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 PMRaul 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 PMLa 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


1:00 PM & 2:00 PMBob Baker Marionettes: A magical journey into a fantastical wonderland of family fun

3:00 PMCuentos de la Familia/Stories of the Family: An interactive performance of Latino folktales

4:00 PMSandra 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 PMInspiraciones de Danza Mexicana: Colorful renditions of popular Mexican dances by children, ages 4-7, under the direction of Susana G. Hinojosa

12:00 PM & 1:00 PMExploración 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


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.


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.



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