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The LA Auto Show Is Here!
This international premiere showcase of auto manufacturers from across the globe and their latest designs and concepts arrives at the LA Convention Center November 20 thru December 9th.
Get the latest information on technologies, design specs, and industry trends all under one roof.
Major car designers also include Porsche, Mercedes, Tesla, Aston Martin and more.
Visit AUTOSHOWLA for tickets and details.
Union Station Tree Lighting Event
LA Union Station, where LA Begins, will host a tree lighting ceremony on Thursday, November 29th beginning at 6:30 p.m. and will feature Craft Corner, Kids Zone, Confetti Sessions, Santa Selfies and Free Hot Chocolate Flowing from the Classic “Cocoa Bar”.
NOTE: Rain may cause the event to be moved indoors to the historic ticket counter area.
Visitors will also enjoy a live performance from the Grand Arts Chamber Singers and The Los Angeles Symphonic Winds, featuring an elite group of student performers, the award-winning Grand Arts Chamber Singers hail from neighboring Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts in DTLA. The Los Angeles Symphonic Winds are one of the country’s most acclaimed community ensembles comprised of many of L.A.’s most gifted musicians and have enchanted audiences with a diversity of musical styles for more than 35 years.
The event kicks off a month-long series of free “Cocoa Concerts” in collaboration with Metro Art Presents at the historic downtown destination throughout the holiday season (Thursday, November 29 and Fridays December 7, 14 & 21).
Visit UNION STATION for details.
Fiesta Navidad in the OC
The Grammy Award®-winning Mariachi Los Camperos returns to Segerstrom Center with one of Orange County’s most beloved holiday events, Fiesta Navidad. Filled with music and dance, this colorful celebration of Mexican holiday traditions is perfect for the whole family.
Latino Authors Discuss The Complexities of Leadership
Authors Mickey Ibarra and David Ayon share a stage to provide their political insight on how Latinos can shape the political landscape in California and the nation.
The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion with Gloria Molina (Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors (retired), First District), Antonio Villaraigosa (41st Mayor of the City of Los Angeles); and Richard Polanco (former California State Senate Majority leader), moderated by George Pla (co-author of Power Shift How Latinos in California Transformed Politics in America.
Join this dynamic discussion on Wednesday, November 14th at LA Plaza de Artes y Cultura beginning at 7:00 p.m.
The Aquarium of the Pacific will host three separate family events in celebration of Halloween including Family Night on Friday, October 26th from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Scarium of the Pacific on Saturday and Sunday, October 27th and 28th all-day (9am to 5pm) and Haunted Atlantis on Sunday, October 28th from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Halloween Family Night - October 26, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Halloween Family Night will celebrate Halloween with an educational twist. Dress up in your coolest costume and explore our exhibits with your family and friends. Explore the Aquarium, learn about animal blood types, explore and touch animals, and venture into our Biofact Boneyard. This event is free for Aquarium members and $17.95 for non-members.
Scarium of the Pacific - October 27 & 28, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
The Aquarium's Scarium of the Pacific festival is a Halloween event for the whole family. Enjoy special Halloween programs, including the annual children’s costume contest, creepy coloring contest, magic shows, underwater pumpkin carving, spooky storytelling, and kooky crafts, and meet eerie animals in the Great Hall. This festival is free with general admission.
Haunted Atlantis - October 28, 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Kids Dance Society will turn the Aquarium into a
dance party for kids and families with an event called Haunted Atlantis. The
event will feature a DJ and performers on the dance floor, including hula
hoopers and Circuit Breaker the dancing robot. Kids can also snap a photo in
the photo booth and add to their look with face painting and glitter tattoos.
Glow items and LED flashing accessories will be available for purchase. Family
friendly costumes are welcome. Tickets are $23 for Aquarium members and $25 for
The LA Zoo Gets Scary - Daily
Boo at the Zoo happens daily at the Los Angeles Zoo through October 31st with special events including a puppet show, Boo area for the kids to play and get face painting along with other activities.
Check out BOO AT THE ZOO for tickets.
Latino Artists Reimagine at The Huntington
Carolina Caycedo and Mario Ybarra Jr., two Los Angeles-based artists, will debut new work at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens beginning Nov. 10 (thru February 25, 2019) as part of an ongoing contemporary arts initiative. "Rituals of Labor and Engagement: Carolina Caycedo and Mario Ybarra Jr." marks the third year of The Huntington's /five project, in which artists are invited to explore The Huntington's vast collections and make new work in response.
The Huntington is partnering with the Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College and invited Caycedo and Ybarra to be artists in residence. Focusing on the theme of identity, the artists spent several months working in The Huntington's collections, exploring texts, artwork, and the botanical gardens through the lens of labor—mainly by people of color—as represented in materials they examined. The resulting works include a multimedia installation, drawings, and prints.
A highlight of "Rituals of Labor and Engagement" is a video by Caycedo that reconceptualizes iconic Huntington spaces through Afro-Latino and indigenous spiritual practices and dance. The exhibition also presents 24 new prints and drawings by Ybarra that bridge past and present through technique and subject matter, mixing his own iconography with imagery drawn from 15th and 16th-century European works in The Huntington's collections.
"This exhibition—and indeed all of our programs relating to the /five initiative—dramatically spotlights exactly what The Huntington aims to do," said Huntington President Karen R. Lawrence. "Carolina Caycedo and Mario Ybarra Jr. are bringing to life new and meaningful interpretations of our collections, so that traditions are challenged in exciting ways and visitors can be surprised and inspired."
The exhibits are free for East Los Angeles College students.
Carolina Caycedo (b. 1978)
Born in London to Colombian parents, Carolina Caycedo has lived and worked in Los Angeles since 2012. She has developed publicly engaged projects in major cities across the globe, from Bogotá to London, New York to Paris, and San Juan to Tijuana. She has exhibited work at several international biennials and in solo shows in galleries from Los Angeles to Berlin. Her artist book Serpent River Book was included in “A Universal History of Infamy,” an exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). She recently participated in the Hammer Museum’s “Made in LA 2018” exhibition.
Mario Ybarra Jr. (b. 1973)
Mario Ybarra Jr. is an artist, educator, and activist involved in the Mexican-American community and street culture of greater Los Angeles. He creates sculptures, installations, photographs, and activist interventions to examine Mexican-American identity, and he is the co-founder of Slanguage, an artist group based in Wilmington, Calif. He has had numerous solo exhibitions in cities such as Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Torino, and Zurich. His work was featured in “Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement” at LACMA, the 2008 Whitney Biennial, and the 2006 Prague Biennial.
MoLAA will host three events this weekend including El Exporatorio Artist Panel on Saturday, June 23 followed by two events on Sunday, June 24 - The Festival of Innovation and a Craft Beer Festival.
For ticket information visit MOLAA.
And Away They Go...Santa Anita Latino Celebrations
The thrill and prestige of horse racing returns to Los Angeles and Santa Anita has events you do not want to miss.
From Wine festivals, family fun zone, chili cook offs and Mardi Gras, there is something for everyone. Brunch is also available on Saturdays and Sundays in the Front Runner with club access.
This weekend Banda Machos take over the infield on Sunday, June 24. For tickets and details on these and upcoming events visit SANTA ANITA