The Cultural Events program at Rio Hondo College presents a diverse selection of the very best in arts and entertainment free of charge for our community. Presenting over 30 events each year, Rio Hondo’s Cultural Events program showcases the visual and performing arts work of students and faculty, as well as regional, national and international artists. Annual events include performances by Rio Hondo’s theatre, dance and music programs, exhibits of paintings, ceramics and sculpture, film screenings, magic and comedy. Most events are suitable for the entire family and all events are completely free.
CULTURAL EVENTS HOTLINE: 562.908.3492
Welcome to our Cultural Events Calendar for 2020-2021! Our classes are remote for fall and so are our events, which means that you can enjoy our great workshops and performances from your own home. We are excited to bring you a variety of dance, art, history, culture, and even cooking this year!
Links and any additional information for each event will be added as the event approaches, so be sure to check back often! Click here to sign up for email updates.
Learn the Okinawan tradition of Bokashi composting! Bokashi ‘pickles’ your waste, stops rotting and smelly odors, and enriches your soil! Collect your food waste, sprinkle Bokashi on top and cover. During this one-hour demonstration you’ll learn about the problems with landfill dumping and begin to repair our broken food cycle using Bokashi.
September 15th, 2020, Live showing at Noon, replay at 7pm
2020 Day of the Dead altar building and talk with Ofelia Esparza.
Altar build: October 6th- 8th, 2020
Artist talk: October 8th, 2020
In this workshop we will create a kite exploring stories of resilience, courage and ancestry using maps and images exploring migration, memory and geographies. Looking at the cultural practices of Mayan communities in Guatemala, who create kites to honor their ancestors and family members who have passed during all saints day, we will honor our own legacies of migration and family members who have passed.
October 15th, 2020
As a part of our 3-day series with the Self Help Graphics Barrio Mobile Arts Team, SHG Legacy artists will lead two consecutive lectures discussing the history of Self Help Graphics’ tradition of celebrating Dia de Los Muertos in Los Angeles.
October 20-21st, 2020
Join us for the final installation of our 3-day series with the Self Help Graphics Barrio Mobile Arts Team. Self Help Graphic’s artists will facilitate an online Dia de Los Muertos workshop focusing on Papel Picado and the tradition behind it.
October 22, 2020
Join Chef Jocelyn of Los Angeles based Todo Verde and author of La Vida Verde: Plant-Based Mexican Cooking with Authentic Flavor for an interactive online cooking class. We will be exploring a jackfruit carnitas recipe that can also be used as a quick and easy substitute for most dishes with chicken or pork.
November 5th, 2020
FandangObon workshop will work with participants in a dialogue about all of our connections to each other and to the Earth. We work through dance in a virtual circle to remind all of us that together we are stronger, together we can make changes and that the synergy of our connections is what we need today more than ever to bring justice to our communities.
Live showing at Noon, replay at 7pm
2019-2020 Events Calendar
Self Help Graphics
Reflection and Futurity:
45 Years of Dia De Los Muertos
Latinx History Month 2018
The Session with Christian James Hand
Dr. Lucy Jones
Photos from Dr. Jones’ speech and pre-reception
Students had a chance to make their own prints at the workshop:
Photos from the workshop and altar build:
Latino Heritage Celebration
Outstanding Arts and Cultural Students Award Ceremony