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Cultural Venues in Southern California's Hispanic Community
 
  • Museums & Galleries
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      • MUSEUM OF LATIN AMERICAN ART (MOLAA)   http://www.molaa.com/
             628 Alamitos, Long Beach, CA 90802, (562) 437-1689.
             MOLAA is dedicated to showcase contemporary artwork by artists from Latin America.
      • THE LATINO MUSEUM OF HISTORY, ART AND CULTURE   http://www.thelatinomuseum.com/
             514 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013, (213) 626-7600.
             TLM holds a unique collection of works from emerging and established contemporary Mexican, Chicano and Latino artists working in the USA.
      • THE BOWERS MUSEUM OF CULTURAL ART   http://www.bowers.org/
             2002 North Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706, (714) 567-3600.
             The Bowers has an extensive collection of pre-columbian art and offers various activities celebrating El Día de los Muertos and Las Posadas.
      • SALT FINE ART GALLERY   http://saltfineart.com/exhibitions.php
             1492 South PCH, Unit 3, Laguna Beach, CA 92651, (949) 715-5554.
             This gallery showcases artwork by artists from Latin America.
      • LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART (LACMA)   http://www.lacma.org
             5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036, (323) 857-6000.
             LACMA has a building that displays American and Latin American art.
      • NORTON SIMON MUSEUM OF ART   http://www.nortonsimon.org/
             411 West Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91105-1825, (626) 449-6840.
             NSM has paintings from well known artists such as Goya, Picasso, Gris, Zurbaran, Murillo, and El Greco.
      • SAN DIEGO MUSEUM OF ART   http://www.sdmart.org/
             1450 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, California (619) 232-7931.
             SDMart has paintings from well known artists such as Goya, Miró, Picasso, Dalí, El Greco and Tamayo.

  • Theaters (plays in Spanish and English)
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      • BILINGUAL FOUNDATION OF THE ARTS (BFA)   http://www.bfatheatre.org/
             2332 West Fourth St., Los Angeles, CA 90057, (213) 382-8133.
            Every fall, there's a major production of a classic Spanish play, and in spring, there's a variety of smaller plays. In December, Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto is a family favorite.
      • FRIDA KAHLO THEATER   http://www.fridakahlotheater.org/
             10863 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601-3928, (818) 506-5527.
            The plays Frida and Las mujeres de Juárez in Spanish and English have become must see classics.
      • THE NEW LATC   http://www.thenewlatc.com/
             514 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013, (213) 489-0994.
            This theater offers a variety of dance, music and plays in Spanish.
      • SOUTH COAST REPERTORY   http://www.scr.org/
             655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, (714) 708-5555.
            In December, the classic La Posada Mágica has been delighting children and adults with its holiday theme.​

  • Performins Arts Centers
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      • THE IRVINE BARCLAY THEATER AT UCI   http://www.thebarclay.org/
             4242 Campus Drive, Irvine, CA 92612, (949) 854-4646.
            Every August, the one week long New World Flamenco Festival bring some of the best flamenco companies from Spain.
      • SEGERSTROM CENTER FOR THE ARTS   http://www.scfta.org/home/default.aspx
             600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, (714) 556-2787.
            SCFTA often presents flamenco and tango shows.
      • GIBSON AMPHITHEATRE   http://www.citywalkhollywood.com/concerts.php
             100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, Los Angeles, CA 91608, (323) 769-4340 and (818) 622-4440.
             This amphitheatre often presents concerts by famous Latin-American artists.
      • FORD AMPHITHEATER   http://www.fordamphitheater.org/en/home/index.asp
             2580 Cahuenga Blvd., East Los Angeles, CA 90068, (323) 461-3673.
            This amphitheater often presents dance and music from Spanish-speaking countries.
      • LOS ANGELES PERFORMING ARTS CENTER   http://www.musiccenter.org/index.html
            This Music Center includes Walt Disney Concert Hall, Dorothy Chandler Pavillion, Ahmanson Theatre, and Mark Taper Forum.

  • Flamenco and Tango Shows
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      • TAPAS BAR & GRILL   http://tapasnewportbeach.net/
             4253 Martingale Way, Newport Beach, CA 92660, (949) 756-8194 (flamenco Friday and Saturday).
      • EL CID SHOW RESTAURANT   http://www.elcidla.com/
             4212 West Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90029, (323) 668-0318 (flamenco Wednesday-Sunday).
      • FOUNTAIN THEATRE   http://www.fountaintheatre.com/perform.html
             5060 Fountain Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90029, (323) 663-1525 (flamenco first Sunday of every month).
      • CAFÉ SEVILLA   http://cafesevilla.com/
             Tango, gypsy fusion and flamenco shows on weekends in Long Beach, Riverside and downtown San Diego.

  • Books in Spanish
  • Film Festivals
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      • UCI LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL   http://www.humanities.uci.edu/fvc/festivals.html
             This three week long yearly event takes place in April and May and features the newest independent films from Latin America.
      • LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL   http://www.lafilmfest.com/
             This yearly festival in the month of June features films, documentaries, shorts and music videos from around the world.
      • SAN DIEGO LATINO FILM FESTIVAL   http://www.sdlatinofilm.com/
             This monthly festival presents a series of Spanish, Mexican and Latin American films.
      • SAN DIEGO FILM FESTIVAL   http://www.sdff.org/
             This yearly festival in the month of September features American and international films, documentaries, workshops and panel discussions.

  • Nightclubs (for lessons and/or dancing)
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      • TÍA JUANA'S   http://www.tiajuanas.com/home.html
             14988 Sand Canyon, Old Town Irvine, CA 92618, (949) 551-2998 (salsa, merengue, bachata, reggaeton and rock en español).
      • TAPAS BAR & GRILL   http://tapasnewportbeach.net/
             4253 Martingale Way, Newport Beach, CA 92660, (949) 756-8194 (salsa and rock en español Friday and Saturday).
      • EL CENTRO CULTURAL DE MÉXICO   http://www.el-centro.org/
             1522 South Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92701, (714) 953-9305 (Mexican folk, jarocho, danza azteca, rock and nueva canción).
      • THE GRANADA   http://www.thegranadaalhambra.com/noflash.php
             17th South 1st. Street, Alhambra, CA 91801, (626) 227-2572 (one of the largest salsa venues).
      • CAFÉ SEVILLA   http://cafesevilla.com/
              Tango (Fr.), flamenco (Sat.) and salsa (Sun.) in Long Beach, Riverside and downtown San Diego.
      • VILLA ROMA   http://villaromarest.com/
             25254 La Paz Road, Suite B, Laguna Hills, CA 92653-5130, (949) 454-8585 (live Latin music & dance Friday nights).
      • THE CONGA ROOM   http://www.congaroom.com/
              800 West Olympic Blvd., Suites A160 and A260, Los Angeles, CA 90015, (213) 745-0162 (salsa, reggaeton, bachata, merengue and latin pop/rock music).
      • THE MAYAN   http://www.clubmayan.com/
              1038 South Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015, (213) 746-4225 (live salsa orchestras, merengue and reggaeton music - professional salsa lessons available).
      • CLUB BAHÍA
             1130 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA (213) 250-4313 (cumbia, punta, salsa and merengue).

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