Join us for a celebration of the Bomba y Plena Workshop. We turn 13 and are honoring our students, families and friends. Performances by the Children’s Workshop, Adult Workshop and the Music Ensemble Workshop. We will end the night with a Bombazo and Jam at La Peña’s Cafe.
Doors open at 6:30pm with performances at 7pm.
Tickets: $7-10 sliding scale. Child donation: $5
Do you love music and dance? Do you support arts and activism? Are you in favor of arts education?
Then you should keep reading!
In case you missed it, we recently launched our legacy campaign, Building Our Future, on Razoo.
What is this campaign about? What are your goals? What is a Razoo?
Glad you asked!
La Peña has three main goals for this campaign: Renovate, Innovate, and Engage.
- We need to renovate our building to give it a more modern look
- We aim to provide more groundbreaking and innovative programming
- We strive to continue to engage our current audience and reach out to younger generations
Awesome, right? We already started the renovations by restoring our Song of Unity mural, which is the picture on the top left. The bottom right picture is a rendition of how we plan to remodel the exterior of the cafe.
These renovations will serve as a foundation through which we can build our innovative programming and reach out to future generations of artists and activists.
The renovations and ideas are great, but I’m still wondering what a Razoo is.
Razoo is a crowdfunding site specifically for non-profits like La Peña. We set up a campaign page for Building Our Future, and on this page, you can read more about our goals, you can donate, keep track of our progress, and watch our campaign video. Click here for our Razoo page, and click below to watch our video.
We think so too. Our first week is wrapping up with $2730 raised so far. $2000 was raised offline, and $730 was raised online.
Is there anyway I can help?
Yes! Crowdfunding is all about joining forces with other individuals who are passionate about the cause. They are active in spreading the word in person, and especially online.
If you’ve ever been to La Peña, taken a class, rented the space, or in any other way been involved, you know that it is crucial for places like us to exist.
La Peña provides opportunities for artists to share diverse cultural traditions, to create and perform their work, and to support and interact with diverse social movements.
We need to keep these activities going strong, and we need people like you to help us spread the word about our mission and our campaign!
Yes, YOU. You can help make a difference. You can help with a donation, a facebook share, a facebook post, a tweet, a retweet, and an @reply. Throughout the month of November, we will be giving away La Peña bumper stickers, and La Peña hats to people who are most active in sharing our posts on Twitter and Facebook.
This just in! If we raise at least $1000 through Razoo between now and Nov 18, an anonymous donor will match it with an additional $1000 to La Peña! Double your donation to increase the impact of your gift!
If you haven’t donated yet, or have considered donating, please do so before Nov 18th. Help us reach our goal! Let’s tell everyone #IamLaPeña
For the month of November, we will be doing some giveaways for those who are most active in sharing our campaign from our Facebook, and retweeting it from our Twitter.
Did you say free La Peña merch?
We sure did! Here are the details -
15 retweets and/or @replies will get you a La Peña bumper sticker (First 10 people)
15 shares on facebook will get you a La Peña bumper sticker (First 10 people)
20 shares on facebook will get you a La Peña hat (First 5 people)
Like us on facebook and follow us on twitter.
Use the share and retweet buttons below our posts – this is how we will be keeping track of who is most active on sharing. Shares and retweets MUST originally come from our page.
All shares, retweets, and @replies must be Building Our Future/campaign related
If you choose to @reply us on twitter, we will retweet them as long as they are campaign related.
Remember to use #IamLaPeña and #BuildingOurFuture for your shares/posts
You can only claim one prize. (If you have 20 shares on Facebook and 15 retweets on twitter, its your choice between a hat or sticker.)
Share, retweet, and @reply all throughout November! Winners will be announced on our facebook page and twitter page on December 2nd. If you see your name on our list of winners, send us a message through facebook or twitter, and we’ll either set up a time for you to pick up your prizes or we can mail it to you.
For a limited time, we will also be bringing back complimentary tickets to one of our shows if you donate! $50 & up = 1 ticket to a show, and $100 & up = 2 tickets to a show. Let’s reach this goal!
Another way to get involved with our campaign is by sending in your own pictures, like this one:
We will be making a collage out of all of the pictures that we get, and posting them on our social media pages throughout our campaign. Write #IamLaPeña on a piece of paper, take a picture, and send them to our Facebook inbox or upload it and use the hashtag so that we can see it.
Your efforts and support online will help us get that much closer to reaching our goals!
You’ll see. The end result is going to be…
Austin Willacy, Berkeleyite singer/songwriter, youth mentor and member of The House Jacks, will be celebrating the release of his 4th solo CD, Open Up Your Heart, with a family friendly event at La Peña!
Doors: 5 pm Music: 6 pm Austin Willacy: 7:00 – 8:30 pm.
Join us for a celebration of the La Peña Cultural Center Song of Unity Mural Inauguration.
We are so grateful for your ongoing support, for the artists, the
musicians, the dancers, the cooks, the audiences… everyone who has had
a hand in making the mural re-do a reality.
Here we are 9 months from the start of our fundraising efforts still working toward the
finish line with 5K still pending but almost there… And the work on
the mural will be completed this October so there is much to celebrate!
There will be an Arts & Craft Fair outside and inside La Peña starting at 4 PM.
At 7:30 PM we will begin an auction for the rescued pieces of the
previous Song of Unity mural, donated art by the muralists &
From 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM there will be a musical performance by Musa del Sol direct from El Salvador, accompanied by Santiago “Coco” Linares.
At 9:00 PM we will have a dance party in the cultural room (admission $10 and up sliding scale)
Throughout the day we will have food for sale, all food profits go to
the mural and we promise to have delicious Latin American flavors for
you that day!
Now Second Fridays Each Month!
10PM (In The Lounge)
$5 Door/$3 with student ID
Stereo Tropical Selecta Riddm (lyah level) and J Style Jerry Limon (Estilo) will bring you vintage and modern sounds from the Caribbean!
“Love, la promesa de lo eterno the promise of the eternal that can conquer all…”
Join singer-songwriter Diana Cervera for a night of music at Cafe La Pena. Her original canto and other traditional