Who says cultural education about history cannot be fun? I've been coming to the tango concert for several years this year they added tango classes ahead of time. My fellow students were a mix of beginners and intermediate at the beginning but the teachers were amazing. They taught us little tricks to make things easier. After six weeks we went to the concert with a greater appreciation for the music plus the ability to dance to it wthout being too self-conscious. Thank you La Senora. I was sorry to learn that this year will have no film series or educational events at the hacienda as they are working on historic designation project. Go for it! This will be a wonderful historic resource.
Review from Guidestar
I've been to two events at La Senora in the past month and I'm going to three more. This is an amazing place. The lecture the other night was scheduled to end at 10 but people kept asking great questions or contributing their own knowledge into the pot and it went on until 11. Could have gone another hour if not a week night. The concert over the prior weekend was a 10+. I'll become a member.
My children have become involved with La Senora's Youth Chamber Music Series. They are introducing the kids to the instruments of the orchestra. Two weeks ago they had a concert teaching the kids about the difference between classical music and jazz. The programs are collaborative with world class student musicians from The Colburn School and the last two concerts were staged at the Broad with free tickets arranged by La Senora. This is a great organization for our community.
I was recruited to work a bit at La Senora's exhibit for LA as Subject. That annual Bazaar is an amazing collage of the history of Los Angeles. The Doheny Library is beautiful for this type of event. Then I was invited to the book lecture by the Archivist of the company that spent 100 years developing the Ranchos into the communities of Westwood, Brentwood, SM Canyons and the Pacific Palisades. Getting to learn about this in the setting of the lush subtropical gardens of La Senora was a wonderful experience. The programs are very educational. The Q&A was longer than the talk as the audience was asking seriously interested questions.