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.

 

Mexihcayotl

Every 2nd, & 4th Tuesday / Cada 2do y 4to Martes @ 8-9:30pm

El enfoque de este círculo de estudio es desarrollar nuestra propia lente histórico-cultural a través de la cual podemos interpretar y analizar la vida. Esto se logra analizando críticamente la historia a través de la perspectiva indígena y desafiando académicamente la "historia oficial" que a menudo se enseña en las instituciones educativas. Como acostumbrado por nuestros antepasados, nos inspiran las grandes civilizaciones nativas que nos precedieron. Por esta razón, llamamos a este estudio en curso de nosotros mismos Mexihcayotl *, que literalmente significa "mexicanidad". * Etimología náhuatl: mexihcatl (mexicano) + el sufijo yotl (estado de, condición de, calidad de ser ...). Para más información: mexihcayotl.tc@gmail.com

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

 

Young Warriors
Wednesdays/Miercoles 6pm

Our mission is to help young people understand their individual: mental, emotional and physical needs through the practices of proper mentoring. Our vision is to empower a generation of community leaders who live a balanced, purposeful and wholesome life.

In 2007, Mayra Zaragoza, still a high school student, established Young Warriors Youth Mentoring Program, under the umbrella of, Tia Chucha's Cultural Center & Bookstore with the help of the co-founder and know author Luis J Rodriguez. Young Warriors was created to meet the needs of the young people living in the low-income communities of the northeast San Fernando Valley. The need being: a safe, judgment-free space, in which young people from all walk of life could coexist, learn from each other, mature and contribute to the betterment of themselves and community. (show less)

In the Words of Womxn (ITWOW)

Every 2nd & 4th Friday 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 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.

*Artistas invitados son bienvenidos. !Llamenos!*

 

 

Young Warriors Open Mic

Every 3rd Friday 7-9:30pm

 

Join the youth of Young Warriors for a night of music, poetry, and spoken word. A night dedicated for youth to express themselves while connecting to their community! Vegan and vegetarian food or snacks for sale during the night. For more information email: youngwarriors@tiachucha.org

 

Open Mic: Night of Music & Spoken Word

Every 2nd & 4th 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 the Los Angeles Poet Society www.lapoetsociety.org

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