Provisional schedule and details for our 2021 live events.
Día del Niño (canceled)
Día del Niño
El Día del Niño is celebrated every April 30th in Mexico. During WWI many children were left vulnerable around the world. This celebration was created after the Declaration of Rights of the Child which was adopted on the 26th of November, 1925, by the League of Nations after recognizing that all children are left vulnerable after a war.
Join us for our annual Fiesta de Frida, celebrating legendary artist and activist, Frida Kahlo!
• Little Frida Children's Parade
• Local Craft Vendors
• Art Workshops for All Ages
• Authentic Food and Drinks
This one-day event features the popular dress up as Frida Kahlo Look-Alike Contest! Interpret a painting in your favorite costume or dress in one of her many iconic styles and bring out your inner Frida.
The 11th annual Panteón de Sacramento will live on! This year it has been re-imagined as A Moonlit Slow Drive-Through Remembrance held at The Latino Center of Art & Culture (LCAC), 2700 Front St., Sacramento.
Remember this year will be a drive-through celebration so all visitors must attend in cars.
We expect this will be a powerful year to remember and celebrate those who have passed. We are very excited to keep our tradition alive. We look forward to seeing you all there.
RSVP using the Eventbrite link for the corresponding day.
An outdoor installation of the apparition of La Virgen de Guadalupe, featuring a life-size statue brought from Mexico for this occasion.
According to accounts published in both Nahuatl and Spanish in the 1600s, on December 12, 1531, Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe appeared to an indigenous peasant, Juan Diego, on a slope in the outskirts of Tepeyac. She requested that a church be built in her honor and sent Juan Diego to carry her message to the Spanish bishops. She appeared to him four times. Each time he sought audience with the bishops but they did not believe him. On his last visit with the bishops in Mexico City, he opened his cape and roses fell to the ground revealing the image of La Virgen de Guadalupe.
It is also told, that at this place, the Indians living in the area of Tepeyac had a temple dedicated to the mother of the gods, whom they called Tonantzin, which means Our Mother. The image of the Virgin of Guadalupe is of a woman with brown skin.
La Virgin has since been an important icon in Mexico’s struggle for freedom and as a patriotic symbol. In the United States banners with her image led marches by Cesar Chavez’s United Farm Workers. On the days leading up to December 12, people begin a pilgrimage to the Basilica de Guadalupe in Tepeyac to pay homage to La Virgen. Many make their way on their knees, carrying candles, images, flags, and illustrations of her likeness to give thanks and honor the Queen of Mexico.
The public is welcome to bring flowers, social distancing and masks required.
Parking available on site.
This year we had to cancel our live performances of La Pastorela 2021. We rewrote and staged it as a digital production that can be seen on our site as part of our Digital Programs.
A modern bilingual musical based on Mexico’s traditional Christmas pageant. Satirical, poignant, moralistic, sly, and romantic, with contemporary and timeless subject matter. La Pastorela draws directly from current affairs in the best tradition of magical realism, The Latino Center of Art & Culture (LCAC) offers Sacramento a musical perfect for the spirit of the season.