Programming

Below are descriptions of our ongoing programs. We also offer seasonal programs.

Click here to see our current Seasonal workshops and classes.

*Note: The opinions expressed at our events & workshops do not necessarily reflect the views of Tía Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore.

 

Danza Temachtia Quetzalcoatl

Mondays 7-9pm

Learn the Mexica dance tradition step-by-step. Danza Temachtia Quetzalcoatl is strongly committed to providing a place for physical, social, cultural, and spiritual growth. For more information, contact head danzante Monique Orozco at 818-270.6580.

 

Mexicayotl

Every 1st, & 3rd Tuesday / Cada 1ero y 3ero Martes @ 8-9:30pm

The focus of this study circle is to develop our own cultural-historical lens through which we can interpret and analyze life. This is achieved by critically analyzing history through the indigenous perspective and by academically challenging the “official history” we’re often taught in educational institutions. As accustomed by our ancestors, we are inspired by the great native civilizations that preceded us. For this reason, we call this ongoing study of ourselves Mexihcayotl*, which literally means “Mexicanness.” *Nahuatl etymology: mexihcatl (Mexican) + the suffix yotl (state of, condition of, quality of being…). For more information: mexihcayotl.tc@gmail.com

 

Womxn/Femme Reading Circle 

Every 1st Thursday / Cada 1er Jueves @ 8-10pm

The purpose of this reading circle is to provide a safe/healing space for the Womyn/Femme’s of our community that are interested in literature and aim to empower one another. It is not a requirement to attend every meeting continuously (although it is suggested), it can be based on one's needs and/or interest in the book that will be discussed. Meetings will occur every first Thursday, on a monthly basis. For more information: programassistant@tiachucha.org

 

In the Words of Womyn (ITWOW)

Fridays  6-7:30pm

 

In the Words of Womyn strives to create and foster a safe space in which womyn explore and develop their identity as writers. ITWOW empowers womyn “to give sound to our story and volume to our voice,” through the practice and sharing of written and spoken-word arts. For more info visit their website:http://www.itwowinternational.org/ or email: itwow.sfv@gmail.com

 

Noches de Canto y Poesia

Cada 1er, 3er y 5to Viernes   8-10pm

 

Noches de Canto y Poesía son un tiempo dedicado a músicos, poetas y cantantes de la comunidad para que expresen su arte en español o con influencia Latina. Esto incluye pero no es limitado a boleros, baladas, rock en español, folklórico, latinoamericano, ranchera, trova, canto nuevo, jarocho, huapango y más. Todos están bienvenidos! Entrada gratis.

*Conducido por Juan Cardenas.

*Artistas invitados son bienvenidos. !Llamenos!*

 

Open Mic: Night of Music & Spoken Word

Every 2nd, 4th, & 5th Fridays  8-10pm

 

Tía Chucha’s Open Mic is a welcoming, creative sanctuary where people are encouraged to share their thoughts, feelings and talents through various styles of expression. This can be a poem, story, song, joke, freestyle, or just something they feel the need to express. Everyone is welcome to be themselves. It’s FREE. Participants sign up on arrival. Donations are accepted.

Hosted by Jeffrey Martin

 

Reiki Healing

Every 3rd Saturday  4:30-6pm

Reiki healing is an energy hands-on practice that utilizes life force to spark the body’s inborn ability to heal. Some benefits are: the release of stress, migraine decrease, physical pain reduction, better immune system and extra energy. Must call ahead of time to make reservation

 

 


 


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