Off-Site: Opening-Night Celebration
Hacienda Heights Art+Film Lab debuts with a special opening party! Get an inside peek into the Art+Film Lab, enjoy live music by Chicano Batman, and see a special screening of the film These Birds Walk by Omar Mullick and Bassam Tariq.
Chicano Batman was founded in 2008 in the sprawling Latin American-infused metropolis of Los Angeles by Eduardo Arenas, Bardo Martinez, and Gabriel Villa, all raised on Spanish-language ballads from the likes of Los Angeles Negros, Leo Dan, and Los Bukis and heavily inspired by classic oldies anthems and the Brazilian sounds of Caetano Veloso. Just six months after its formation, the band recorded its debut full-length album, Chicano Batman, released in 2009 on Unicornio Records. The album was an instant hit, establishing Chicano Batman as a band that knows how to skillfully fuse the old with the new. In 2011, Carlos Arévalo joined the trio and was instrumental in decorating the lavish rhythmic melodies heard in the band’s second vinyl release, the EP Joven Navegante.
Steinmetz Park, Hacienda Heights | See below for specific times.
Free and open to the public
Open house: 6–8 pm
Live music: Begins at 7 pm
Screening: Begins at 8 pm
Note: Steinmetz Park is located at 1545 S. Stimson Avenue, Hacienda Heights, CA 91745
The Hacienda Heights Art+Film Lab is supported by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation.
Image: Photo by Lorena Endara