Feria de la Familia

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8th Annual Plaza Feria de la Familia
Sunday, September 22, 2013 @ 12 noon to 6:00 PM
Plaza de la Raza • 3540 N. Mission Rd., Los Angeles 90031

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Enjoy FREE music, dance, art activities, storytelling, and more for the entire family at Plaza de la Raza in Lincoln Heights (East Los Angeles – one mile north of the Brewery Arts Complex).

Check out the Target Stage featuring Latin jazz, rock en Español, indie rock, and mariachi. Visit the Margo Albert Theatre for children’s performances by Franklin Haynes Marionettes and We Tell Stories. Don’t miss folklórico dancing and traditional music from Mexico by Plaza’s award-winning youth and adult performers, too. Visit the theatre lobby to see artwork by Plaza students. Come outdoors to Lincoln Park and draw in the Toyota Dream Car Coloring Station, read with your family in the First 5 LA/Jumpstart Reading Garden, and create an Arts Plate with the folks from the California Arts Council.

LOCATION: Plaza de la Raza, 3540 N. Mission Rd., Los Angeles 90031 (off the 5 Freeway one mile north of Downtown’s Brewery Arts Complex)
ADMISSION: Free and open to the public
PARKING: Available on surrounding streets and at nearby parking lots of DMV and LAC-USC Hospital. Accessible to Metro bus routes 78, 79 and 378.
EVENT INFO: (323) 223-2475, ext. 204
PRESS INQUIRIES: (213) 537-4483 (Melissa)

TARGET STAGE
EMCEE – Gabriel Gonzalez
11:45 AM–Xipetotec featuring Lazaro Arvizu: Aztec Blessing
12:00 PM–Plaza 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 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 Teocatl: 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
California 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
Nuestros Con Manos / With Our Hands: Student exhibition of artwork sponsored in part by The California Wellness Foundation

MARGO ALBERT THEATRE Performances & Film Screenings
1:00 PM–Cuentos de la Familia/Stories of the Family: Latino folktales
2:00 PM–Franklin Haynes Marionettes: Bilingual dancing puppet performance
3:00 PM–Cine Sin Fronteras: Polvo (28 min) & Los ABCs: ¡Que vivan los muertos! (5 min)
3:45 PM–Cine Sin Fronteras : 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

YOUTH 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.
Sock Puppets: Transform ordinary socks into fun puppets.

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.

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