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Calendar Of Events

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Recurring Events

Every first Friday of the month, 7pm-9pm

Open Mic Night

Share your palabra, song, or any form of expression up on the mic. All languages and ages are welcome. Sign ups will be available upon arrival. 

Monthly Open Mic Night Host
Person purchasing from our quarterly clothing swapmeet
Occuring Quarterly in the Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall

clothing swapmeet

Our clothing swaps create an opportunity for our community to exchange clothing items and accessories at no cost. You are not required to bring in any items in order to take some home with you!

Merchant & Customer at hands & heart mercadito
Occurring seasonally at Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural

Hearts & Hands Mercadito

Support small businesses and our creative economy by shopping local at our Hearts & Hands Mercadito events. Shop for visual art, jewelry, baked goods, fashion, and more. Email for an opportunity to vend.

Bad Mexicans by Kelly Lytle Hernandez on display
Every Fourth Thursday of every month (with the exception of major holidays) 7:30pm-8:30pm

Tia Chuchas book club

Join our monthly discussions on literature that inspires action and change by challenging systems of oppression. 

every 2nd and 4th wednesday of the month 7pm-8:30Pm


Mexicayotl focuses on our own cultural-historical lens through which we can interpret and analyze life, achieved by critically analyzing history through the indigenous perspective. We call this ongoing study of ourselves Mexihcayotl*, Nahuatl etymology: mexihcatl (Mexican) + the suffix yotl (state of, condition of, quality of being).

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major events

Family posing books that they recieved for free from the annual celebrating words festival

celebrating words festival

Learn more about the longest running arts and literacy festival in the San Fernando Valley! Featuring music performances, creative arts workshops, book giveaways, a resource fair, and more in an outdoor FREE festival!

We’re celebrating life by taking part in cultural traditions that honor our loved ones who have passed. Dia de los muertos workshops occur in October and are all age inclusive and free!

Dia de los muertos

Children posing in front of displays they made for the dia de los muertos workshops at Tia Chuchas Centro Cultural and Bookstore
Danzantes temachtia quetzalcoatle blessing the space

Tía Chucha's Centro Cultural is turning 23! Join our celebration this upcoming September to celebrate the arts, the power of literacy, and our love for the Northeast San Fernando Valley community!

Anniversary Celebration

Children petting animals at the annual winterlandia event

We’re getting festive with our families this winter! Winterlandia is a family friendly event featuring all age inclusive creative art workshops, children’s author readings, food, and more. Coming this December.


where art & minds meet for a change

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