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.

 

Son Jarocho
Tuesdays 6-7:30pm

Learn how to play the music of Veracruz, Mexico. Play la jarana, dancing, and vocalskills every Tuesday here at Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural! Ages 7 & Up!

Contact us at 818-939-3433 for more information

 

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

 

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 y 3er    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 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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