The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) will be open until 9pm on Fridays beginning this month, featuring special programs, mainly geared towards adults, that are intended to educate, stimulate the senses and provide an interesting way to begin the weekend in a social setting, according to a press release from MOLAA.
Participants will be able to hear art lectures, participate in book discussions, learn about Latin-American cultural traditions and current lifestyle trends and take part in art and cooking workshops. Programs are included with paid admission to the museum.
First Friday: All About Art
Events on this night will include book discussions as well as guest speakers that range from artists to scholars and docents.
Second Friday: Latin American Lifestyles
Participants will learn how to incorporate Latin-American foods and cuisine, as well as cultural traditions and current trends, into their own lifestyle.
Third Friday: En La Noche
Attendees can kick-start the weekend at En La Noche by enjoying an evening of art, food and drink, music and more with friends and other-like minded cultural enthusiasts. (There will be one larger En La Noche event per quarter for which there will be an admission charge for non-members.)
Fourth Friday: Art Workshops
Professional artists, teachers and community members considered experts in their particular crafts will lead hands-on art workshops for artists of all ages.
MOLAA is located at 628 Alamitos Ave. Admission is $9 general, and $6 for students (with ID) and seniors (65 and older). Members and kids under 12 are admitted free of charge.
For more information, call (562) 437-1689 or go to molaa.org .