friday july 9 | piña

It’s time for another summer night full of music, friends, dancing and tasty cocktails as La Junta presents PIÑA at La Cita Bar in DTLA!! We’re super excited to bring back the tropical, Latin Caribbean sounds of the Inland Empire’s QUITAPENAS!

As always, the evening features our La Junta Sound System deejays–yours truly Glenn Red, Yukicito & degruvme–providing plenty of Afro-Latin and global dance rhythms to keep you bouncing and swinging around the dance floor, while our host Miz Honey P makes sure you’re smiling for the camera.

It’s also the perfect place to come party after the show at Grand Performances. Round up your dancin’ crew and join us this Friday July 9th…we can’t wait to see to see you!

LA CITA BAR
336 S. Hill Street
Los Angeles CA 90013

9pm-2am | 21+ | $10 at door.
Early arrival recommended!

friday june 18 | piña


Hola, familia!  La Junta crew here, writing this to you with so much excitement!!  We’ve all been waiting with unwavering hope, and now our City of Angels is ever so close to a full reopening after fifteen months of the COVID lockdown…so we have an announcement:

IT’S TIME TO MOVE!!  This has a double meaning for us.  1) We can’t wait to see you and get down on the dance floor with you all, and 2) PIÑA has a new home at La Cita Bar!!

You read that right.  PIÑA moves to DTLA’s most renowned and beloved neighborhood bar, La Cita, on Friday, June 18th!  The evening features La Junta Sound System (deejays degruvme, Yukicito & Glenn Red) playing Cumbia, Salsa, Reggaeton, Samba, and other Afro-Latin rhythms, plus a live performance by the always fun and frenetic LA rockeros, Spaghetti Cumbia!

Gather your dance floor fam, make a plan and we’ll see you on the 18th!

DETAILS

Where: La Cita: 336 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90013 || 21+|| $10 at the door || 9pm to 2am

Questions you may have:

1.       Are masks required? NO, for fully vaccinated guests. YES, for unvaccinated guests. Honor system encouraged but not enforced.

2.       Do you need to show your vaccination cards? No

3.       Are you doing Temp checks? No

4.       Capacity? La Cita will open at full capacity, approx. 200-250 guests

5.       Will the outdoor bar be available? Yes

**All this information is based on the LA County Dept. of Public Health’s approval to reopen on Tuesday, June 15th with their latest guidelines announced on Thursday, June 10th.

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!