saturday may 8 | sala

ORIGINAL MURAL: AUDREY CHAN

Hey, Happy May!

If all goes well, our SALA events will hopefully begin to take place in real life, live and direct! For now, though, we still gotta play it safe, and so our virtual event returns on Zoom this coming Saturday, May 8th at 8:30pm.

It’s another stellar lineup of activists, visual artists, poets, thespians, musicians, and deejays coming together–as we have during much of the pandemic–to elevate your spirits while you socialize from home.

This month, our featured artists celebrate Mothers’ Day, International Workers’ Day, and Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, so invite those mamas out there to Zoom in!

  • JOLLENE LEVID (AF3IRM), Opening Remarks
  • AUDREY CHAN, Visual Art
  • IRIS DE ANDA, Poetry
  • SESSHU FOSTER & ARTURO ROMO, Fiction
  • PATTY CACHAPERO, Solo Performance
  • NANCY SANCHEZ, Live Musical Performance
  • GLENN RED & REYES, Resident Deejays

Plus, be sure to move that furniture and stick around for the dance party!

As always, it’s a FREE event…just visit our Facebook event page to grab the Zoom meeting link. Virtual ‘doors’ open at 8pm; full program beins at 8:30pm. See you on Saturday night in your salas!

saturday april 10 | sala

With the March event having been our most well-attended show thus far, SALA returns on Saturday April 10th with another marvelous lineup of literary, visual and musical artists!

It’s a heavyweight roster, including Favianna Rodriguez (art), Lorna Dee Cervantes and Richard Montoya with his father José Montoya–representing both the future and brilliant past of LA Chicanx poetry, respectively.

Additionally, since Earth Day falls in April, we’ve invited young climate activist Riddhi Patel (Sunrise Kern) to speak on the topic of climate change and environmental responsibility.

Musician Ángel Garcia, aka Mezklah, rounds out the roster of live performances with a short set featuring his signature ‘SpiderMonkey Beats’. All this jumps off before the always highly anticipated dance party with deejays Reyes and yours truly, Glenn Red, gets lit!

The Zoom virtual ‘doors’ open at 8pm with the full program beginning at 8:30pm. As always, it’s a FREE EVENT!

Be sure to find the Zoom meeting link via the SALA Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1421051948262527

See you on Saturday night!

music mix | marina soul club 020

Happy Spring, All!

Right on time for bright, warm and sunny days here on the west coast, Mix #020 of my Marina Soul Club series is now up on mixcloud.com!

If you haven’t yet checked it out, I started this collection of music mixes in April 2020 as an extension of the monthly dinner & wine events my crew and I were hosting at Melody Wine Bar in Los Angeles before the pandemic. Along with ‘Executive Officer (XO), Ryan Baysa, we set out to keep the music that we love alive.

Marina Soul Club is the place in our hearts where the cool smooth rock & soul music of the late 70s and early 80s co-exist, via both the widely popular and more obscure selections of the era. The mixes simultaneously aim to skip along the surface and take deep dives into the material, recalling the hits as well as shining some light on the many hidden treasures overlooked by mainstream radio in those days.

It’s soft rock, breezy jazz, lite disco, mellow 80s, island grooves and coastal vibes throughout. Yacht and nyacht for those who know the lingo. 15 songs, 57 minutes long. This latest playlist finds the music of the artists listed below together, as we think they should be 🙂 Enjoy the music and the sunshine state of mind!

ARTIST / Tracklist
  1. CULTURE CLUB / “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me”
  2. 10cc / “The Things We Do For Love”
  3. RENEÉ GEYER / “Be There In The Morning”
  4. GREG PHILLINGANES / “Lazy Nina”
  5. CLAUDIO RODITI ft. KENIA / “Madalena”
  6. CHRISTOPHER CROSS / “All Right”
  7. RHEAD BROTHERS / “Oh! Darling”
  8. PERCY MAYS / “Changes”
  9. POSITIVE FORCE ft. DENISE VALLIN / “You Told Me You Loved Me
  10. RITA COOLIDGE / “The Fool In Me”
  11. STEVE KIPNER / “Cryin’ Out For Love”
  12. DUSTY SPRINGFIELD / “Don’t Call It Love”
  13. SKOOL BOYZ / “Your Love”
  14. PATRICE RUSHEN / “Remind Me”
  15. MARCOS VALLE / “Naturalmente

saturday march 13 | sala

Your monthly medicina for pandemic isolation is back on Saturday March 13th–delivered safely from LA to your Sala via Zoom! We’ll be celebrating Womxns Herstory Month as well as reflecting back on the last year as we roll up on the anniversary of the Covid-19 pandemic in the USA.

Here’s the lineup:

8:30-10pm CULTURA
Dolores Huerta!!!! – Opening Remarks
Gloria Alvarez and Antonieta Carpio – Wordsmiths
Monica Palacios – Comedy
Sheila Govindarajan – Live Music

10pm-12am DANCE PARTY
DJs Glenn Red and Reyes

Be sure to visit SALA’s March Event Page for the Zoom link. See you there!