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Celebration of Afro Peruvian day – 160 years of the abolition of slavery

Celebrating La Peña Cultural Center on their anniversary  peta super (1)

Celebration of Afro Peruvian day – 160 years of the abolition of slavery

For the first cajoneada in the U.S. we will be trying to collect 160 cajones for the 160 years of the abolition of slavery.

If you own a cajon, bring it.  You don’t need experience to be part of this festival of music and Afro Peruvian food.

Invited Artists:

·         Julio bravo

·         Vladimir vucanovch

·         Peta robles

·         Braulio barrera

·         Huaranguito

·         De rompe y raja

·         Kanchis

·         Nestor ruiz

·         Marina LaValle

Admission is free

Peruvian food will be available for sale

Cajoneada- blue jeans and white tshirt

Dance contest

Sign-ups for the cajoneada- call: 510-677-4200 | 510-395-7236

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Celebrando La Peña Cultural Center en su aniversario

Celebracion del dia afro Peruano 160 anos de la abolicion de la esclavitud

La primera cajoneada en estados unidos, tratando de reunir 160 cajones por los 160 anos de la abolicion de la esclavitud.

Si posees un cajon, ven no necesitas experiencia para ser parte de este festival de musica y comida Afro Peruana

Entrada es gratuita

Habra comida Peruana

Entrada gratuita

Cajoneada- blue jean y white tshirt

Concurso de baile

Inscrpciones para la cajoneada Llamar a 510-677-4200 | 510-395-7236

La Peña Board Meeting Minutes, Dec 16, 2013

LP Board Meeting – Monday, December 16, 2013

Present: Mariola, Paul, Victor, Carol, Alex, Eric, Francine, Kristen, Ellen, and Sarah.

Meeting started at 6:15pm.

1.    Approve notes from the Nov. 18 mtg.

Carol moves to approve minutes from 11/18/13.

Paul seconds.

All in favor.

Sarah, Victor and Mariola abstain (not part of the Board at the moment.)

2.    Welcome new board members Sarah Guerra and Victor Martinez and renewed board member Mariola Fernandez.

3.    Report from ED: Kristen sees the need to form an active fundraising committee. This is a primary duty of the board, and we have an enormous opportunity between now and June 2015 with the Building Our Future campaign to be followed by 40th Anniversary activities.

ACTION: Kristen and Eric will look at the budget to determine if LP has money for hiring someone to help with fundraising.

Agreed: in the meantime we should keep a roster of ideas for fundraising; have another phone banking before the end of the year.

ACTION: Kristen will send an email to the board to inform of date for phone banking.

Addressing letter sent to the Board from some community, mural, and chorus members:

ACTION: Kristen will respond to the letter.

Points to cover: regular communication will be through our website; we are planning to go through with the renovations; schedule for the renovations; give numbers for the different phases; programming plan; general direction of LP; we look forward to open communication; we are willing to address the concerns; we are committed to our founding principles.

4.    Financial committee (financial review) by Carol of finance committee:

  • Thus far, for fiscal year 2014, our financial results are in line with the budget projections: Total revenue from the door has met our projected budget and also our overall operating expenses are in line with our budget projections.
  • We’ve received about $40,000 for the capital campaign with an additional $35,000 in pledges.
  • We’ve been doing very well with grants, particularly with key ones such as Hewlett and Haas.
  • So far we’ve taken the investment for the Café from the General Operations fund of the Cultural Center. We are not sure yet if we can use the endowment money for the Café. We are doing additional research.
  • For the most part we are living within our budget with minor variances.
  • Total budget for renovations, including contingencies: around $110,000. We have more than that amount available in cash, not including BOF pledges.
  • We would not be sending out a good message to our funders, donors, etc. if we delay the start of the project.

 

5.    Mural Report:

The mural group has raised most of what they’ve spent. The artists have been asked to do some touch ups on faces that some have complained about. The mural group has a plan/commitment to raise the money needed for this, which is about $3,000. There are some lights to put up too.

6.    Report from the Café Committee:

Things have been challenging. LP has invested $50,000 so far of which about $26,000 at this time is lost. The past month and a half has shown improvement in revenue.

We’re adopting a new approach to what we’re serving and doing popup kitchens where we bring a guest chef to handle the food service while the Café keeps proceeds from the sale of beverages. The most successful one so far has been the Flamenco cuisine, ñora. We are planning to start opening on Tuesdays. We are also getting interest from restaurants to take over the daytime business as a concession. The idea is that they open for breakfast and lunch and they would leave at 2:30pm. They would pay a rental fee and have a 1-year maximum lease. We had a tasting from one of these businesses and the board was very happy with the results. We also have interest from 2 more businesses. The deadline for proposals is December 20 and the Café board will make a decision by January 6. In terms of programming, there has been a lot more in the Lounge with many exciting events. We will try this arrangement for the next few months to see where we stand and re-evaluate as needed.

7.    Report from the Café Committee:

The construction schedule is being developed. Programming for February should be okay.

ACTION: Kristen will send out a report after hearing construction scheduling details this week.

8.    Capital Campaign updates (see financial report above).

9.    Kristen’s leave: Kristen presented her plan for maternity leave including time off and part-time work

10.   Set February meeting: Monday, February 3 from 6-8pm at La Peña.

Meeting ends at 8:30pm.

Food First Presents: 16 Seeds, a Documentary Short (In the Lounge)

Join Bay Area filmmaker Melinda James and the urban farmers of Digg Deep Farms and Produce for a discussion about food justice.

View the trailer here.

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UNPLUG!

the Joshua Walters presents…

UNPLUG!

With the rate of technological advance, the world is becoming a faster, a more connected, and a more chaotic place. We are at a pinnacle moment in human history in which we can know everything and have our voices felt everywhere, but at what cost? What if everyone in the world stopped using technology for one day? To feel the effect on our minds, emotions, and connection to the divine: UNPLUG!

Watch Dr. Jaw says: UnPlug

Doors at 7pm, Show at 7:30

Advanced Tickets $10

At the door: $20

Premium Reserved Seating: $45

Dinner at Mz. Pat’s House

Playwright: Jovelyn Richardsmz_pats (2)

Director: Stephanie Johnson

Cabaret/Concert 

La Peña Cultural Center Presents: Mz. Pat’s the first legal brothel in Berkeley since the days of the gold rush!

It’s “the other Great Depression.” There are several reasons you get to sit down to dinner at Mz. Pat’s House, a well-known brothel in Cleveland, Ohio, in the ’30s and ’40s: Somebody tried to kill you or you tried to kill somebody; you’re a homosexual; you “passing for somebody you ain’t”; “you old and nobody want you no mo’”; “you too ugly”; or you just “got a story to tell.” Come to Mz. Pat’s—a house of magic and mystery!

Storyteller Extraordinaire and International Performer: Jovelyn Richards weaves the tales of four heart gripping characters that jump to the music of jazz and blues. Stories of racism, homophobia, murder and mystery and through it all love, during the 1930’s other great depression.

August 29th and 30th   

Enjoy a front row dinner experience @ Mz. Pat’s table $20.00 (food priced separate) complimentary glass of wine/beverage.

Advance tickets reg. seating $12.00 and $15.00 at the door.

Doors open at 7:30pm  show times  8:00pm

Dinner at Mz. Pat’s House

mz_pats (2)Playwright: Jovelyn Richards

Director: Stephanie Johnson

Cabaret/Concert 

La Peña Cultural Center Presents: Mz. Pat’s the first legal brothel in Berkeley since the days of the gold rush!

It’s “the other Great Depression.” There are several reasons you get to sit down to dinner at Mz. Pat’s House, a well-known brothel in Cleveland, Ohio, in the ’30s and ’40s: Somebody tried to kill you or you tried to kill somebody; you’re a homosexual; you “passing for somebody you ain’t”; “you old and nobody want you no mo’”; “you too ugly”; or you just “got a story to tell.” Come to Mz. Pat’s—a house of magic and mystery!

Storyteller Extraordinaire and International Performer: Jovelyn Richards weaves the tales of four heart gripping characters that jump to the music of jazz and blues. Stories of racism, homophobia, murder and mystery and through it all love, during the 1930’s other great depression.

August 29th and 30th   

Enjoy a front row dinner experience @ Mz. Pat’s table $20.00 (food priced separate) complimentary glass of wine/beverage.

Advance tickets reg. seating $12.00 and $15.00 at the door.

Doors open at 7:30pm  show times  8:00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lounge Rumba (at La Peña’s LOUNGE every 1st & 3rd Sunday)

Donations Encouraged.                   rumba1

The Sunday Lounge Rumba has been going on at La Peña for the past 12 years and we want to see it continue. We highly encourage participants to donate to ensure that we keep this community participatory event alive!

Community Participatory Event

The Afro-Cuban folkloric drums, dances, and songs of rumba. Rumba is the word used for a group of related, community-oriented, music and dance styles in Cuba. Rumba developed in rural Cuba, with strong influences from African drumming and Spanish poetry and singing.

 

Lounge Rumba (at La Peña’s LOUNGE every 1st & 3rd Sunday)

Donations Encouraged.                   rumba1

The Sunday Lounge Rumba has been going on at La Peña for the past 12 years and we want to see it continue. We highly encourage participants to donate to ensure that we keep this community participatory event alive!

Community Participatory Event

The Afro-Cuban folkloric drums, dances, and songs of rumba. Rumba is the word used for a group of related, community-oriented, music and dance styles in Cuba. Rumba developed in rural Cuba, with strong influences from African drumming and Spanish poetry and singing.

East Bay Music Camp

About East Bay Music campers learn to perform their favorite songs, study artist history, poster corrected stuffand gain great instruction from local music veterans. Daily performances on the main stage and a final performances are a popular feature EBMC. Camp cost per session $300.00. Scholarships may still be available!

Contact Jerry Kennedy at: ebmcamp@gmail.com

Session#1 July 28-Aug-1st, (9am-3pm) Sign up today! ebmcamp@gmail.com
(510) 706-4766

All instruments welcome.

 

AVOTCJA’s 73rd BIRTHDAY BASH

Israel & Cris Matos @ La Palabra Musical

 

Avotcja & Modúpue with Francis Wong, Avotcja, Sandi Poindexter @ Chata's Memorial Rocapulco

Jordana at La Pe~a (15)

Hector Lugo @ San jose Jazz Fest 2012

kirk Lumpkin at La Pe~a (73) Phavia Kujichagulia

AVOTCJA‘s 73rd BIRTHDAY BASH

RAMON PIÑERO-POET JEANNE POWELL-Poet
LOS SANTOS.(w/Muteado  Mark G) Poets
ODILIA GALVÁN RODRIGUEZ (Poeta)
AUGUSTA LEE COLLINS Blues Singer/Guitarist
KAYLAH MARIN & TASHA KAME (Poet/Musician)
DUOMUXA (w/Marci & Ricardo Valdivieso)
MAURISA THOMPSON (Poet)
CRIS & ISRAEL MATOS of MANICATO MUSICA
CARLOS DISDIER-Poeta Boricua
KUJICHAGULIA & Family (expect the miraculous) KWAMA THOMPSON (Singer/Storyteller)
BILL VARTNAW-(Poet)
IAN DOGOLE-Perc. & MARIAH PARKER-Piano
MARC KOKINOS-(Poet)
OSCAR PEÑARANDA-Poet/Educator
THE TROUBLEMAKERS UNION-
AVOTCJA & MODÚPUE-
(w/Jon Jang, Francis Wong, Eugene Warren, Manny Martinez, Hector Lugo, Ian Dogole, Avotcja)
members of BAY AREA BLUES SOCIETY
@
LA PEÑA CULTURAL CENTER
3105 Shattuck Ave @ Prince
Berkeley, CA (510)849-256
7PM – 9:30PM
  m$9 in advance $11-$20 at Door

 

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