DALLAS: June Events @ the Latino Cultural Center

DALLAS The Latino Cultural Center in Dallas, TX

June 1, 10 a.m.
Cine de Oro screening of La Oveja Negra
June 4, 7:30 p.m.
Summer Flamenco
Showcase by Daniel de Cordoba
June 6 – July 1
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
LCC Thriving Minds Summer Camp
June 10 & 11, 8 p.m.

¡Gaytino! Written & performed by Dan Guerrero

*LCC Summer Camp
June 6 – July 1, 2011
Monday – Friday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
!Hurry…a few spaces are still available!
The LCC will continue to register students until June 4, 2011 for its FREE Thriving Minds Summer Camp. Participants must be ages 11-14, reside in Dallas and must attend the entire duration of the camp. Enrollment is limited to 25 and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. A $20 registration fee will be charged to reserve your spot.
Led by professional artists and instructors David Lozano & Tammy McNary, campers will explore the world around them and express their imagination through visual and performing arts. This year, the LCC’s camp will focus on photography and theater. Participants will receive lunch and a daily snack — For more information call / Para más información llame al: 214.671.0045.

Friday & Saturday
June 10 & 11, 2011 @ 8 p.m.

The LCC is thrilled to present the regional premiere of the groundbreaking play ¡Gaytino!, written and performed by Dan Guerrero. Touching, hilarious and absolutely one-of-a-kind, Dan Guerrero brings his two disparate worlds together in one riveting show.
Described by the Washington Post as a “disarming twist on the triumph-of-the-human-spirit theme,” this one-man play takes us through decades of Chicano history and the gay experience from a unique and personal perspective. From Mariachi to Merman, Sondheim to César Chávez, this remarkable life journey takes the audience from East L.A. in the 1950s to New York’s Great White Way in the 1960s and 1970s, and back to Hollywood. A father/son relationship and a treasured boyhood friendship drive this 75-minute, autobiographical solo play with music.
Tickets can be purchased at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/165287 or at the Latino Cultural Center. Early bird ticket buyers can save $5 online by using the code “tempranillo” through 6/3.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

The fluttering red ribbons atop the 28-foot tall poles of an authentic tipi call for a gathering at the LCC Plaza! Awe and anticipations are reflected in faces as they take in the majestic beauty of smoke flaps spreading like wings, and the graceful conical shape of the tipi. Once seated inside this canvas cocoon, the ancient traditions of storytelling begin. Visitors listen to entertaining and informative tales from diverse cultures. Whether age 3 or 103 there are tipi stories to tell and to learn from and enjoy
Target Saturday Schedule for June / Target Sabado Horario para Junio:
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Studio Creations with the Dallas Museum of Art
12 to 12:45 p.m. – Tipi Tellers in the Plaza
1 to 2 p.m. – Juegos y Rondas with Ollimpaxqui Ballet Co.
1 to 3 p.m. – Children’s Craft Workshop
2 to 4 p.m. – Dance Class
*Programs offered during Target Second Saturday are free thanks to the generous support of Target!

*IN THE GALLERIES: René Alvarado, Memories from El Manantial & ¡Lotería!
NOW through AUGUST 20, 2011
If you missed the opening last month, don’t let another day go by without checking out these two great shows!
Our annual Maestros Tejanos exhibition featuring the work of painter René Alvarado in Memories from El Manantial. Alvarado is a consummate painter and storyteller. His large, colorful paintings are layered with multiple details and a highly personal iconography that draws upon the rich cultural heritage of his native Mexico and his adopted West Texas home of San Angelo. Blogger Kent Boyer described it “as a colorful powerhouse of a show.”
In a suite of 20 amazing prints, Michoacán artist Guadalupe Anaya reinvents the traditional images of the loteria cards (the heart, the hand, the frog, the spider, the siren…). Anaya uses various printmaking techniques – etching, aquatint, drypoint and chine collé – to create highly original interpretations of the traditional images.

Please note that from June 6-July 1, the LCC daytime hours will change due to our summer art camp.
Monday through Friday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and evenings for performing arts events
2600 Live Oak
Dallas, TX 75204
Tel: 214.671.0045
Website: www.latinoculturalcenter.org

If you live in the DFW area or plan to visit soon, make sure you check out the fun events @ the LCC. Have a great day! 🙂

FT. WORTH: La Gran Plaza

The Mercado includes hair salons, real estate services, sign/print shops, clothing/apparel, embroidery/tailors, health products, candy stores, party supplies and many other services.

You will find unique weekly entertainment and special events every month. Take time to check out the original artwork from local artists posted in key spots in the mall. Tour brochures are available in the mall office, Suite 2500, for your convenience.

It’s important for La Gran Plaza to provide a great experience for families by offering seasonal and cultural special events monthly as a major attraction to the community. It’s The Place to Be…Tu Plaza!

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Trío Romance

Date: Sunday, May 29
Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Food court and El Mercado
Details: Enjoy this tender and romantic music by “El Trio de La Gran Plaza”, who have been delighting our visitors and customers for several years, as a part of our weekend events. Fall in love again and again.

Muñekitas Fantasia Children's Show

Date: Sunday, May 29
Time: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: metroPCS Stage
Details: The children will be living a special moment at the La Gran Plaza, this children’s show features characters from Toy Story, The Princess, Mickey Mouse and many more, bring your children and relax, this is their show.

Mariachi Mexicanisimo

Date: Sunday, May 29
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: metroPCS Stage
Details: Every Sunday, our house mariachi fill the La Gran Plaza with traditional music and fun, they are the stars of the Sunday’s shows, in their gold embroidered and studded charro outfit,making your visit a memorable experience.

Alex Flores Karaoke Show

Date: Sunday, May 29
Time: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: metroPCS Stage
Details: Would you like to sing in the stage at the La Gran Plaza? This is the time to be the main star, Alex Flores has over 10,000 tracks ready for you to choose the genre of your choice.

4200 South Freeway
Fort Worth, TX 76115
Tel: 817-922-8888
Website: www.lagranplazamall.com

Monday-Saturday 9a.m. – 9p.m. / Lunes-Sabado 9a,m. – 9p.m.
Sunday 10a.m. – 8p.m. / Domingo 10a.m. – 8p.m.
June 4, 2011
* Saturday, June 04: Trío Romance
* Saturday, June 04: Mariachi Aguilas de México
* Saturday, June 04: Gustavo Sauceda
* Saturday, June 04: Rocio Alvarez

June 05
* Sunday, June 05: Trío Romance
* Sunday, June 05: Academia Infantil de La Gran Plaza
* Sunday, June 05: Mariachi Mexicanisimo
* Sunday, June 05: Alex Flores Karaoke Show

June 11
* Saturday, June 11: Trío Romance
* Saturday, June 11: Muñekitas Fantasia Children’s Show
* Saturday, June 11: Carolina Imperial
* Saturday, June 11: Grupo Pakal Danza Maya

June 12
* Sunday, June 12: Trío Romance
* Sunday, June 12: Mago Gus – Magic Show
* Sunday, June 12: Mariachi Mexicanisimo
* Sunday, June 12: Alex Flores Karaoke Show

FT. WORTH: Teatro Artes de la Rosa / Rose Marine Theater


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Artes de la Rosa is dedicated to preserving, promoting, and interpreting the art, culture, lives, and history of the Latino community by: (1) establishing a venue for Latino art and cultural performances; (2) offering educational art/culture programs to the community including youth in low-income neighborhoods; (3) providing opportunities and support for established and emerging artists and performers; and (4) serving as the central support organization and resource center for Latino art and culture in the City of Fort Worth.

Artes de la Rosa, formerly Latin Arts Association of Fort Worth is the non-profit organization that manages the historic gem of Fort Worth ‘s Northside – The Rose Marine Theater, and Fort Worth’s only Hispanic theater company – Teatro de la Rosa. Artes de la Rosa obtained its non-profit status from the IRS in November, 1999, and though still a young organization, has quickly managed to become an award-winning organization receiving praise for its children’s programming and critical acclaim for its productions. The Rose Marine Theater, the home of Artes de la Rosa, opened as a movie house in the 1920s and has operated under three names, and has a legacy of presenting Spanish language films to generations of the Northside’s ever increasing Hispanic population. The theater is listed on the National Register of Historic places. Today, the Rose Marine Theater has a seating capacity of 254 seats and provides an intimate setting with excellent acoustics for any type of performance. Adjacent to the theater is a gorgeous outdoor plaza and art gallery, both of which provide ample space for performances and receptions.

PRESS / PRENSA: KERA TV Airs “The Rose: A Sense of Place”

youtube Video: I am Artes de la Rosa / Yo Soy Artes de la Rosa

youtube Video: Kiss of the Spiderwoman The Musical / Beso de la mujer araña El Musical

Artes de la Rosa / Rose Marine Theater
1440 N. Main Street
Fort Worth TX 76164
Tel: 817.624.8333
Fax: 817.624.8258
General Inquiries:info@rosemarinetheater.com

Support the Arts – if you live in the DFW area, try to attend a play at the Artes de la Rosa Theater, or if you ever decide to visit the DFW area and are looking for something interesting to do, visit the website for event information.

I hope you’re having a good weekend my friends! 🙂

DALLAS: The Latino Cultural Center

I first attended the Latino Cultural Center about 2 years ago and this place has become a favorite spot for me since then. The LCC is a 27,000 square foot facility with a 300-seat theater, a multi-purpose room, an art gallery, and sculpture courtyards that are widely used by local, regional, and international artists. Vibrant educational classes and events for children, adults, and families take place throughout the year at the LCC. And, as a design enthusiast, I absolutely love the paint color selection and feel that the color combination is very fitting of the LCC.

So, if you’re looking for something to do that is fun yet educational and want to learn more about Latino art and culture this is the place to go! Access to the facility is FREE, but admission may be required to some events, so please check in advance to determine applicable admission fees.


The Latino Cultural Center, was designed by world-renowned architect Ricardo Legorreta and dedicated on September 16, 2003. A multidisciplinary arts center that presents Latino artists in the visual and performing arts, film, and literature, the LCC also supports local artists and arts organizations by developing and celebrating Latino art and culture.

The Latino Cultural Center hosts a wide range of multidisciplinary events for diverse audiences. Art exhibitions rotate every few months, and the sculpture collection features works by esteemed artists Luis Jimenez and Jesus Moroles. Cine en el Centro is a film series program featuring the best in popular and avant-garde Spanish language film.

The Oak Farms Dairy Performance Hall theater is kept busy with the best in theater, music, and dance performances, and the courtyard is often used for vibrant cultural festivals celebrating everything from Dieciseis de Septiembre to Las Posadas.

Join us on the second Saturday of every month for family-friendly activities celebrating Latino arts and culture. Come in for one hour, or stay the whole day! Each Target Second Saturday is a little different, with bilingual storytelling/theater, dance, music, and craft workshops, and family films. Admission is free; please check the event calendar for specific Saturday activities.
youtube: Latino Cultural Center Target Second Saturdays video

MAESTROS TEJANOS 2011 – René Alvarado: Memories from El Manantial
5/12/2011 – 8/20/2011
Latino Cultural Center

The Latino Cultural Center is proud to announce the opening of René Alvarado: Memories from El Manantial, the 2011 Maestros Tejanos exhibition. An opening reception will be held May 12, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. and the exhibit will be on view through August 20. Both the reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.

René Alvarado is a consummate painter and storyteller. His paintings are full of elegant and mysterious images, layering the multiple details of the stories that inspire the artist. His highly personal iconography draws upon the rich cultural heritage of his native Mexico and his adopted West Texas home, mixing the reverence for Catholic saints with cultural folklore. Alvarado is often inspired in family, friends and stories from the small town in Mexico where he was born. The exhibition at the Latino Cultural Center, Memories from El Manantial, features 16 paintings that give the viewer a glimpse of the lyrical approach that characterizes Alvarado’s work

5/12/2011 – 8/20/2011
Latino Cultural Center

The Latino Cultural Center is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition ¡Lotería!, an exhibition of original prints by the Mexican artist Guadalupe Anaya inspired in the traditional Mexican card game. The exhibition will open on May 12, and will be on view through August 20. An opening reception is scheduled for May 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Both the exhibition and the reception are free and open to the public.

¡Lotería! features 20 limited-edition prints that illustrate this popular Mexican game. Artist Guadalupe Anaya uses various printmaking techniques, etching, aquatint, drypoint and chine collé to create highly original interpretations of the traditional images of the Loteria cards, including the heart, the hand, the frog, the spider, the siren, etc. Anaya plays on the meaning of each card and pays homage to the desire of risking it all, only to lose the majority of the time. The outcome is a visual feast of mixed media, all depicting the art of good fortune

6/10/2011 – 6/11/2011
Latino Cultural Center

Mariachi to Merman, Sondheim to Cesar Chavez, a remarkable life journey in story and song! A father/son relationship and a treasured boyhood friendship drive Dan Guerrero’s one-man autobiographical play through decades of Chicano history and the gay experience from a unique and personal perspective.
Performed in English

Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. / Martes a Sábado 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed on Sunday & Monday / Cerrado los Domingos y Lunes

2600 Live Oak
Dallas, TX 75204
Tel: 214. 670.3320
Fax: 214.670.0633

*The LCC is located just east of downtown Dallas, near the intersection of Central Expressway & Live Oak Street.

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