Save the Date: “La Bulla” at Plaza de la Raza – Saturday April 30th
Join Exodus Events for their one night only and highly anticipated event, “La Bulla,” at Plaza de la Raza on April 30, from 7:00pm – 1:00am. Created by Exodus Events, “La Bulla”– a new type of cultural experience in art, live entertainment, concerts, community outreach and fundraising- showcases Los Angles artists and musicians, while featuring lucha libre films, and lucha libre matches.
Lucha libre, aka Mexican wrestling, has captured the interest of many Angelinos from across the city, making La Bulla’s merging of art, music and live lucha libre one of the most popular (multi) cultural events in Los Angeles. This year’s “La Bulla,” art show is curated by Man One, Check out the impressive roster of artists below!
The event will be hosted by model Yasmin Ferrada, an inspiring model who engages in community organizing through her work with Latino voter registration and diversity trainings; and actor, playwright and founding member of Culture Clash, Richard Montoya.
Last year’s successful event raised over $10,000 which benefited Plaza De la Raza’s art program. “La Bulla” gained tremendous support from the community including LA Councilman Gil Cedillo, film actors Sergio Arau, Aurelio Bocanegra, and Tom Kenny (voice Sponge Bob.)
WHAT TO EXPECT:
• Vintage car exhibit curated by Memo Ortega
• Live Lucha Libre matches curated by Masked Republic
• Art exhibit curated by Man One & Crewest
• Lucha libre screenings by Hola Mexico Film Festival
• Live music by El Conjunto Nueva Ola
• DJ set by DJ Sloe Poke.
• Face painting
El Conjunto Nueva Ola will be rocking the house. Hailing from Mexico City this band will definitely get you off your chair to groove with their iconic sounds of cumbia, new wave, rock and disco. El Conjunto Nueva Ola has been making waves throughout the music scene sharing the stage with legendary Latin musicians and bands such as Café Tacvba, Aleks Syntek, Belanova, Los Tigres Del Norte and the late Jenni Rivera. Their unique style has attracted the attention of many with their signature Lucha Libre Masks and Cumbia style. One can expect a spectacular performance full of energy, dancing, and fun.
DJ Sloe Poke is one of LA’s best DJ and spins several genres of music. He can mix a Salsa classic like Joe Arroyo’s “Rebelion” with Celso Pina’s Sonidero hit, “Cumbia Sobre El Rio,” then follow those songs with Thalia’s poppy, “Piel Morena” and Frankie Cutlass’ club fave, “Puerto Rico,” making it all flow together.
Curator Statement from Man One: My intention in curating this exhibition of “La Bulla” is to address the crossover effect that Lucha has had on visual artists of all races and disciplines. Lucha Libre is essentially an operatic display of sport and culture and has attracted artists to it from all walks of life. It is important to show the cross section of influenced artists. Invited are some of LA’s best tattoo artists like Tattoo Ruben, Chuey Quintanar, and Freddy Negrete among others. Key Latino and Chicano artists I invited include the highly collected Yolanda Gonzalez, Pola Lopez, and Luis Ituarte. I also wanted to open up the exhibition by showing the influence of Mexican wrestling on contemporary toy designers such as Jesse Hernandez and Marka27 as well as artist-designers like Bob Motown, Lichiban, Ritzy P, and Louie Galvez. Some of the notable non-Latino and highly respected artists influenced by Lucha Libre include Gregg Stone, Michael Massenburg, and Italian born Gusmano Cesaretti. Not to be left out is the work of graffiti artists Vyal One, CaleK2S, Fishe Kog and Tetris Wai (among others). I also thought it was essential to show the work of Hollywood animators/writers like Andy Bialk, Jorge R Gutierrez, and Lalo Alcaraz.
Artists in the Man One curated show:
Scott Kiche, Alan Padilla, Tania Zatikian, Ralph Villalobos, Tattoo Ruben, OffEarthArt, Manny Torres, Lalo Alcaraz, Eric Almanza, Steven Correa, Ezra, Fotograficante, EricaFriend, Piero Giunti, Danny Mateo, Antonio Mejia, Jackie Boy Mora, Memo Ortega,
Freddy Negrete, Alfie Numeric, Laura Pelayo, Louie Perez III, Johnny Quintana,
Chuey Quintanar, Zach Oldenkamp, Ray Vargas, Jose Lozano, David Espinoza,
Josh Garcia , Bob Motown, Syndrome Studio, Jesse Hernandez, Marka27, Lichiban,
Anthony Melendez, SeratLA, Roger Triviños, Pablo Damas, BlackBrain, Gloria Centurion,
Johnny Tapia, Tetris Wai, Nacho Salinas, John Carlos De Luna, Gusmano Cesaretti,
CaleK2S, Ritzy P., Steve Martinez, Septerhed, Jennifer Korsen, Vyal One, Pola Lopez,
El Sarto, Mike Pyro, Andy Bialk, Gregg Stone, Clinton Bopp, Fishe Kog, Jorge R Gutierrez,
Jaime “Germs” Zacarias, Fabian Debora, Isaias Crow, Sicktlz,
Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca, Codak Smith, Michael Massenburg, Yolanda Gonzalez,
Mario Ybarra Jr., Atomik One, Tank, Kori Thompson, Tewsr, Irvin Saravia, Danny Mateo,
Luis Ituarte, Nathan Cartwright, PAW, Esteban Vargas, Danny Cee, Louie Galvez,
Pablo Cristi and more to be added.
SPECIAL NOTE FROM CARTWHEEL ART TOURS: Join Cartwheel Art Tours x Atlas Obscura with Man One, curator of the art show and Antoio Pelaya, founder of Exodus events, earlier in the day from 11am-1pm for a sneak peek preview of the art show and to learn more about their inspiration from Lucha Libre, for the art and event. More information and link to purchase tickets for the tour can be found on Cartwheel Art Tours event page here.
• 21 and over. Bring ID!
• To avoid long lines, please go to www.labulla.eventbrite.com and purchase tickets now
•Early bird special: $15 (ends March 31, 2016)
•General admission: $25 (ends April 29, 2016)
• Tickets at the door will be $30
• Location: Plaza de la Raza 3540 N. Mission Rd., Los Angeles CA 90031
About Exodus Events:
Antonio Pelayo and Steve Guerrero have combined their creative and event planning talents to create Exodus Events, a full service event production company headquartered in Los Angeles.
About Plaza de la Raza:
Plaza de la Raza is a 501 c3 non-profit organization that provides after school programs and cultural events in the performing and visual arts for children, teens and families.
Lucha libre masks will be available for sale.
The art of Chuey Quintanar
The art of Johnny Quintana
Artist Gloria Centurion
Antonio Pelaya, “La Bulla” event producer at the El Velorio event.