Because of the overwhelming interest and attendance to our June 8th performance, we will have an encore performance during ” El Gran Dia De los Artistas” on June 24th at 3PM!!!
June 8, 2018 – The Story of El Laredito: A Historic Reenactment by Dr. Maria Citlali Zentella. 6-9PM
In conjunction with San Antonio’s Tricentennial Celebrations, Centro Cultural Aztlan will present an original ethnodrama depicting the story of El Laredito, the forgotten neighborhood west of San Pedro Creek located in San Antonio, Texas.
Social anthropologist, Dr. Citlali Maria Zentella, will engage participants through an historical journey featuring El Laredito’s barrio experience covering the lives of three families, whose ancestors were among the original residents of San Antonio’s 300-year history.
On Friday, June 8, 2018, from 6-9 pm, residents as well as interested visitors will be able to enjoy a historical re-enactment of El Laredito written and narrated by Dr. Citlali Maria Zentella. The 300 years of EL Laredito will be recreated covering three periods beginning in 1718 and ending in the 1970’s when urban renewal demolished a once vibrant and thriving barrio.
In addition to the historical ethnodrama directed by Dr. Zentella, music of the period and original songs will be performed by Binisa, of Los Inocentes. Don Nuñez and Diana Rodriguez Gil will reconstruct the settings for El Laredito which includes: Una Noche en el Mercado, La Casa Navarro, and La Botanica. Last but not least, participants will be able to taste and enjoy culinary creations that represent the traditional foods served at the Cenaduria tables at el Mercado by the famous Chili Queens.
For more information you can contact us M-F, 9am to 5pm. Our center is located in the historic Deco Building, 1800 Fredericksburg Rd., 103, San Antonio, TX 78201.
This Tricentennial Celebration is free and open to the public and is brought to you by the generous support of the City of San Antonio/Department of Arts & Culture, Humanities Texas, and the many friends of Centro Cultural Aztlan.
SAVE THE DATE:
June 24, 2018 – El Gran Día de los Artistas. 2-8PM
Centro Cultural Aztlan is presenting El Gran Dia de Los Artistas again this year to celebrate our 41 year anniversary!
The event will be held on Sunday, June 24, 2018, from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Centro Cultural Aztlan was established in 1977, and we are marking the important milestone of our 41st anniversary by celebrating with a free community event. El Gran Dia de Los Artistas promises to be an explosion of creativity in the Deco District showcasing live music, Arts and Craft market, art demonstrations, exhibits, and live painting.
The event will feature:
• An encore performance of “El Laredito”, the forgotten neighborhood west of San Pedro Creek Ethnodrama at 3pm.
• Live Performances by local bands and poets
• Live Painting
• Over 30 artists and artisans showcasing original and unique works of art
• Children’s Craft Table.
We hope that you will be able to join us in the celebration of this important milestone for our organization and our community.
If you are interested in participating as an artist vendor, food vendor or sponsor, you can download an application here: