Family Jam: Ready, Set, Play!
Celebrate the traditional ball game pelota mixteca brought to California by Oaxacan emigrés by creating your very own colorful bouncy ball and enjoying live music from UCLA’s Music of Mexico Ensemble. Learn the science behind mixing colors, and be sure to explore the photographs featured in our accompanying exhibition, Pelotas Oaxaqueñas, after the show!
Drop-in art making from 1-4 pm. Concert starts at 2 pm.
Parking available in UCLA Lot 4, 398 Westwood Plaza, directly off Sunset Blvd | $12/day
About the Exhibition
A longtime resident of Los Angeles, Leopoldo Peña makes photographic works that center on themes of immigration and the environment. Pelotas Oaxaqueñas / Oaxacan Ball Games: Photographs by Leopoldo Peña features black-and-white images of traditional ball games played by Oaxacan expatriates throughout Southern and Central California. Peña’s photographs capture discrete moments—arms reaching toward the ball; pauses in action as players gather their strength; families and friends watching the game from the sidelines—and in so doing document how the game creates and reinforces communal ties.