World Arts, Local Lives – June
Los Angeles, with its communities from around the world, is a melting pot of traditions and practices. While the museum doors are closed, the Fowler is pleased to offer digital public programs celebrating world arts and cultures. All programs are free. RSVP to receive the link to join.
PRIDE at the Fowler
The Fowler is continuing its history of supporting social justice by joining the worldwide celebration of Pride Month. Gay pride promotes the dignity, equality, self-affirmation, and increased visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. This year, we are pleased to present two unique programs featuring LGBTQ+ leaders in magic, music, Mexican mixology, and drag.
End-of-Year Dance Party with Chulita Vinyl Club | RSVP
Thursday, June 10, 7–9pm
Vaccines are reaching more people, and Bruins are graduating this weekend. Finally, we have good reasons to celebrate and dance off the pandemic blues!
Tune into the Fowler’s Instagram Live @fowlermuseum, or turn on UCLA Radio for a fabulous, two-hour set with Chulita Vinyl Club Los Angeles. DJs Trankis, Sleepwalk, and Bien Buena will be spinning feel-good music in many genres pulled straight from their personal record collections. When you’re dancing with the Chulitas, anything goes and everyone leaves happy.
This program is presented in partnership with UCLA Residential Life, UCLA Radio, and UCLA LGBTQ Campus Resource Center.
Chulita Vinyl Club (CVC) is made up of women, gender-non-conforming, non-binary, LGBTQ+, and self-identifying people of color. CVC launched in 2014, with the goal of providing a safe space for empowerment, togetherness, and use of music on vinyl as a form of resistance against the erasure of culture. Each Chulita embraces their own identity, rejecting classification as one nationality or culture. Within CVC, members identify as Latinx, Tejanx, Chicanx, Xicanx, Afro-Latinx, and more. Their unifying denominator is the desire to come together over the belief that EL DISCO ES CULTURA and is worth preserving and perpetuating.
L to R: Casita Del Campo’s Classic Margarita. Courtesy Casita Del Campo; Kay Sedia. Courtesy The Cavern Club; Casita del Campo. Image by Jakob Layman. Courtesy Casita Del Campo.
Cocktails and a Queen | RSVP
Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 5–6:00pm
Casita Del Campo is a classic Mexican restaurant in Silverlake that boasts a 55+year history as one of LA’s iconic queer spaces—in large part thanks to The Cavern Club theatre downstairs, which hosts a wide array of comedy, drag, and holiday shows. The restaurant’s craft cocktails, patio oases, and famed stained glass tables depicting Mexican icons make Casita Del Campo a destination for queers and allies alike.
Join the Fowler and owners Robert and Gina Martin Del Campo to learn how to mix Casita Del Campo’s famous classic Margarita and Paloma cocktails (ingredients will be sent upon RSVP). Then, stick around for a drag comedy performance by Kay Sedia, Top National Tupperware Saleslady and star of the long-running Cavern Club hit “Chico’s Angels.” Kay Sedia will entertain us with songs, stories, and—of course—a Tupperware demonstration.
Program recording: “PRIDE at the Fowler: Cocktails and a Queen,” June 16, 2021.