4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027
2:00pm to 4:00pm
(DEC. 8) The Autry celebrates this Mexican tradition in which children portray Mary and Joseph seeking shelter in Bethlehem as baby Jesus is about to be born, while innkeepers urge them in song to move on. The evening features dances by Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company, performances by Harmonies Girls Choir, and more.
The audience joins in this interactive celebration to learn cantos de las posadas (songs of las posadas). Grandeza Mexicana and Harmonies Girls Choir will perform La Pastorela, a comic play that depicts—through music, humor, and dance—the pilgrimage of the shepherds who travel to Bethlehem. After the performance, hot chocolate and Mexican sweet bread will be served for everyone to enjoy. Read more about Harmonies Girls Choir in Trading Posts.
5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 92656
The work Aztec Stadium, 2010 Malleable Deed by Melanie Smith and Rafael Ortega is included in the exhibition Under the Mexican Sky : Gabriel Figueroa—Art and Film as a contemporary counterpoint in the dialogue about Mexican culture and history. Smith will discuss her research on Mexican culture through various projects developed in the last ten years.