20 May 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 three unique programs featuring LGBTQ+ leaders in the fields of plant medicine, magic, music, Mexican mixology, and drag.
Spiritual Spring Cleaning Workshop | RSVP
Wednesday, June 2, 11 am–12 pm PDT
It’s time to scrub off all the bad mojo from the past year with House of Intuition’s Latinx LGBTQ+ founders Marlene Vargas and Alex Naranjo; and Suhaly Bautista-Carolina—Spiritual Herbalist, Queer Healer, and Founder of Moon Mother Apothecary. Join this special collaborative workshop with experts in magic, intuition, and plant medicine, and learn how to make your own custom bath and scrub kits with common household materials. Create a personalized spiritual cleansing ritual at home to heal your past and savor the present. We’ll wrap up with a ceremony to manifest your brightest future by releasing and removing roadblocks that stand in the way of your inner magic.
Suhaly Bautista-Carolina [she/her], Moon Mother, is an AfroQuisqueyan herbalist, artist, educator, and community organizer whose work lives intentionally at the intersection of plant power and people power. She is a graduate of the Sacred Vibes Apothecary spiritual herbalism apprenticeship, and continues the legacy, art, and tradition of spiritual herbalism. In 2018, Suhaly founded Moon Mother Apothecary, a practice and offering of heart-centered, moon-powered medicines created in the traditional wisdom and knowledge of her ancestors. The Moon Mother is a proud member of United Plant Savers, Herbalists Without Borders, and Queer Healers. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Oprah Magazine, Bustle, and Nylon Magazine, among others.
Marlene Vargas and Alex Naranjo are the LatinX LGBTQ+ founders of House of Intuition. In addition to handcrafting spiritual tools, such as intention candles, incense, and altar tools, House of Intuition offers a cosmic classroom of esoteric subjects, metaphysical services, and a spiritual Netflix platform called Hoi.tv. Currently, they have nine store locations in southern California and one in Miami. Marlene and Alex’s debut book, Your Intuition Led You Here, will be published by Random House in October 2021.
End-of-Year Dance Party with Chulita Vinyl Club | RSVP
Thursday, June 10, 7–9pm
Vaccines are flying out the door, 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.
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.
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