Hispanic or Latino Heritage Month engages, inspires and highlights contributions made by the Latino community to our country, while connecting the multicultural communities of Los Angeles, one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world. Read on for highlights of events taking place during Latino Heritage Month 2017.
September 16, 2017–January 7, 2018
Metropolis in Latin America at the Getty Center
Over the course of a century of rapid urban growth, sociopolitical upheavals and cultural transitions reshaped the architectural landscapes of major cities in Latin America. Focusing on six capitals—Buenos Aires, Havana, Lima, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, and Santiago de Chile—The Metropolis in Latin America, 1830–1930, presents the colonial city as a terrain shaped by Iberian urban regulations, and the republican city as an arena of negotiation of previously imposed and newly imported models, which were later challenged by waves of indigenous revivals.
Slila Downs at Dolby Theatre
A native of Oaxaca, Lila Downs has become one of the most innovative exponents of Mesoamerican music on both sides of the border. By drawing on a pan-Latin palette of music as well as American folk, jazz, blues and rock, Downs and her band of kindred spirits, La Misteriosa, have won accolades and a devoted following of world music fans. Known for her smoky voice and magnetic performances, Downs has created a unique body of work that defies categorization in any single genre. Dolby Theatre is located at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard,
Hollywood 90028 (Level One of the Hollywood & Highland Center), Phone: 323-308-6300. Tickets: www.dolbytheatre.com.
Lotería Night at the Central Library
This is not your grandma’s bingo! Latino Heritage L.A. hosts a lively game of Lotería at the Central Library. Winners will be allowed entrance to a VIP lounge area, where they can enjoy food and complimentary beverages. Lotería Night at the Library is taking place 5:30-7:30 p.m. Located at 630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles 90071. Phone: (213) 228-7000.
Museum of Latin American Art
The only museum in the United States to exclusively feature modern and contemporary Latin American art. In addition to a growing permanent collection of over 1,000 works, the Museum also hosts important traveling exhibitions. Educational programs and events provide a context for the art. Located at 125 Paseo de la Plaza, Los Angeles 90012. Phone: (213) 485-6855. Open Wednesday – Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm.
El Pueblo de Los Angeles
The oldest section of Los Angeles, and the site where the city was founded in 1781. Beautiful outdoor plaza with museums, historic buildings and a traditional Mexican marketplace for shopping and dining. Located at 125 Paseo de la Plaza, Los Angeles 90012. Phone: (213) 4855. Visit the website at http://elpueblo.lacity.org.