Provisional schedule and details for our 2021 live events.
Día del Niño (Live-Stream)
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.
The Latino Center of Art and Culture is celebrating our 8th annual Día del Niño, April 30, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Check back here or on social media for more details.
The Latino Center of Art & Culture is pleased to announce our annual ¡Fiesta de Frida! on Saturday, June 25th, 2022 from 1-8 PM!
Fiesta de Frida is a day to honor the legendary Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and celebrate not only her artwork but her continued influence questioning colonialism, patriarchy, gender and our connection to of indigenoius culture. Setting the ambiance will be live music, DJs and performances, authentic Mexican food and drink, and a mercado with dozens of local artisans and vendors. Kids crafts will be offered from 1- 5pm, helping any kids who join make art and costumes celebrating the life of this amazing artist. All the children are invited to walk in our “Little Frida” parade (kids under 16 years old).
And as always we will be hosting our popular Frida Look-alike contest with cash prizes for adults! Participants are encouraged to interpret a painting in costume or dress in one of Kahlo’s many iconic styles or just show off your inner Frida!
We will have kids crafts and live music and performances 1-5. We will have a bar open for adults starting at 5pm- serving mixed drinks, beer and wine, available to those over 21 with ID.
This popular event is FREE for the whole family and features a variety of local artists, dancers, and creative collaborators for a day that celebrates one of Latin America's most famed and dynamic artists, Frida Kahlo.
For more information check back here or on social media as we get closer to the event.
We will follow public health guidelines in order to maintain the safety of our community.
If you are interested in becoming a vendor or sponsoring the event, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The centuries-old tradition of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) will be celebrated this year on the grounds of the Latino Center of Art and Culture. This annual LCAC event, El Panteón de Sacramento, features live dance and music. And dozens of traditional memorials will be created by families and friends to honor those who have passed, telling the stories of their departed loved ones. These colorful ofrendas are adorned with sugar skulls, food and drink once enjoyed by the departed, flowers and personal mementos. Bathed in the light of the moon during evening hours and filled with drifting fragrances of copal and cempasuchil, the bright marigolds considered the flowers of the dead, El Panteón is not only a place of remembrance, but a joyous celebration of our loved ones.
El Panteón will have free off-site parking a few blocks away at 2300 Front St. We strongly recommend carpooling or using a rideshare app. The Center is also just a short bike or scooter ride from Midtown Sac. We will have a dropoff area in front for anyone coming via ridesharing app, or anyone else in need. We will also have limited handicapped parking close to the entrance, please bring your placard if you plan to use the handicapped parking. **
About Día de los Muertos:
Rooted in 3,000-year-old Aztec and Nahua cultural beliefs in the cyclical nature of life, Día de los Muertos is a contemporary Mexican festival during which the souls of the departed are believed to leave the world of the dead and reunite with their loved ones for a single evening. After building altars to share memories and activities the dead once enjoyed in life, participants come together to celebrate their lives with food, drink, music and dancing. Día de los Muertos recognizes death as a natural part of the human experience and honors the contributions ancestors have made to their families and to the community. Día de los Muertos VIDEO.
For more information check back here on on social media as we get closer to the event.
November 2, 3, 4, and 5th.
Thursday & Friday, 6-10pm
Saturday, 10am - 10 pm
Sunday, 8am -8pm
The Latino Center of Art and Culture is excited to announce our monthly Maker's Mercados, a marketplace featuring arts and crafts by local artists, food, drinks and music. The Mercado opens Saturday, Sept. 11th in Old Town Sacramento, and will continue every second Saturday, 12pm-8pm. Look for us along the Embarcadero. Come see all that the local artistic community has to offer and enjoy a walk along the waterfront. Leave with gifts for all your friends and family! For more information, you can reach us on social media or email email@example.com.
The Latino Center of Art and Culture, presents the 9th annual La Pastorela de Sacramento, a popular holiday musical for kids and adults alike. This Pastorela is a clear-eyed example of political theater mixed with cultural traditions mixed with hope and holiday spirit.
La Pastorela de Sacramento is a modern bilingual musical of Mexico’s traditional Christmas pageant. Satirical, poignant, moralistic, sly and romantic, with contemporary and timeless subject matter. La Pastorela de Sacramento draws directly from current affairs in the best tradition of magical realism. The Latino Center of Art & Culture showcases talented local artists offering Sacramento a musical perfect for the spirit of the season.
The transformation of contemporary recognizable figures into four "shepherds" is a new twist. Armando, a young developer about to score a major contract in Oak Park; Carmela, a Sacramento-born former Hollywood starlet who lost everything when she refused to sleep with her producer; Juan, an Afghanistan war vet with PTSD, and Gila, a college student and homeless advocate face their moral dilemmas. They have to work together to help a homeless family (Mary and Joseph characters) and save the world from “fire, famine and pestilence”. The finale, a dramatic battle of good VS. evil, has audiences erupting into boos, cheers and songs.
For more information please check back here or on social media as we get closer to the event.