LA Plaza Launches En Casa con LA Plaza Online Program

Thrice-weekly virtual platform presents conversations, presentations, demonstrations,

and performances beginning Monday, April 27, 2020

LOS ANGELES, CA – (April 27, 2020) – LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes is pleased to continue its tradition of presenting the best of Los Angeles Latinx history, art and culture with the launch of En Casa con LA Plaza Latinx Zoom Sessions. It’s is a newly-launched virtual platform presenting conversations, presentations, demonstrations, and performances to our community, directly to their homes.

The 30 to 45-minute long En Casa sessions, featuring some of our community’s leading Latinx thinkers, authors, performers, educators, and others, bring culturally-rich entertainment and learning to families and individuals. We’re using Zoom, a video conference app, to make these programs available on smart phones, pads, laptops and other devices.

Presenters and participants include LA Plaza staff and members of our talented art, education, and entertainment communities. You’ll learn to make papel picado; hear an author read their book; enjoy live music; play Lotería; participate in a cooking class; or listen in on a lively panel of expertos.

Free-of-charge, registration is required via a link provided with the event announcements, which are posted on LA Plaza’s website and Facebook page and promoted on our social media platforms. Attendance for some sessions will be limited; sessions will be archived for future viewing. En Casa will also serve as a portal for other Latinx virtual experiences by posting a weekly calendar of upcoming events on our website at

En Casa con LA Plaza is in-line with our mission of honoring the past and inspiring the future by sharing our community’s little told stories. When we re-open our museum and cultural center in what we hope is the near future, we will continue these sessions, making our history, art and culture accessible to all.


California in the Time of Coronavirus with Gustavo Arellano, LA Times Features Writer

Monday, April 27, 3pm

Join us on Zoom as we talk with Gustavo Arellano, a features writer for the Los Angeles Times, covering Southern California everything and a bunch of the West and beyond. He is host of the podcast, “Coronavirus in California: Stories From the Front Lines,” giving listeners dispatches from Californians who are in the thick of this pandemic.

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Día de los Niños Storytelling Celebración with Alicia Rodriguez, Bilingual Outreach Librarian, LA Central Library

Wednesday, April 29, 3pm

Join us on Zoom as we celebrate el Día de los Niños, a celebration every day of children, families, and reading that emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. We’ll learn about Día with Alicia Rodriguez, Bilingual Outreach Librarian at downtown’s LA Central Library, who will tell us a story or two, and share information on LA Public Library’s resources that children and families can enjoy at home. Register at:

Keeping the Música Alive … and Well with Louie Pérez of Los Lobos

Friday, May 1, 7pm

Join us on Zoom with one of the founding members of Los Lobos, established in East LA in 1973. Louie is songwriter, percussionist and guitarist for one of the hardest-working bands in showbiz. We’ll talk about the band, the current situation and how the industry can adapt.

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ABOUT LA PLAZA: LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes celebrates the past and inspires the future by sharing the untold stories about the history, cultures, values, and traditions of Mexicans, Mexican American, and all Latinos in the founding and continuing evolution of Southern California through compelling and culturally enriching exhibitions, educational programs, and public programs.

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, 501 North Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Hours: Temporarily Closed

Admission: FREE




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