4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027
¡Viva el Cinco!
Sunday, May 2, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
The Autry celebrates the historic Battle of Puebla with ¡Viva el Cinco!, a day of fun for the whole family. Lively entertainment provides the backdrop to learn about the rich history of Mexico and the traditions behind the country’s music, dance, and folk art. Visitors will enjoy performances by talented artists, a mercado, authentic Mexican food, and museum gallery tours.
Outdoor performances include mariachis, Mexican regional band, a ballet folklórico, and charros. Audience participation is a must with the Bañuelos Charro Team, who return with their high-flying roping skills that they gladly teach visitors of all ages. Then, enjoy the Hermanos Herrera band playing their original songs including Lo Dejaría from their new album En tu Corazón. The Ballet Folklórico México Azteca will feature a cast of dancers, including their delightful toddlers and teens. Not to be outdone is the Mariachi Master Apprentice Program from the City of San Fernando. The program unites world-class mariachi masters with community youth who are ready to advance their skills as mariachis. The musicians’ skillful performance is sure to astound visitors.
New this year is a colorful shopping bazaar featuring artists and vendors similar to those found in traditional Mexican mercados. Brightly colored papel picado and piñatas will set a festive mood for shoppers browsing merchandise from Mexico and other countries south of the border, as well as art and jewelry by local Hispanic artists. A variety of children’s activities and art demonstrations led by museum teachers and local artist Lalo Garcia will be entertaining and informative.
The mercado will feature art and jewelry by the following vendors:Consuelo Campos: Local art jeweler with one-of-kind jewelryHector Silva: Award-winning local artist with original drawings and printsClaudio DeLucca and Maribel Siman-DeLucca: Importers of quality Mexican religious and folk art for over 25 yearsAzalea: Indigenous art from Hecho de Mano, her colorful shop in ArcadiaRoberta Angeles: Fine Oaxacan embroidered textilesSandra Mastroanni: Of Cactus Gallery in Eagle Rock
The Golden Spur Cafe will entice diners to savor the flavors of Mexico with its famous taco bar, fully-stocked drink bar, handcrafted tortillas, and fresh-made salsa. Extended seating will be provided outdoors, and visitors are welcome to picnic on the south lawn.
This year, the annual Educators’ Open House is being held in conjunction with the festivities. Teachers must pre-register to learn more about the Autry’s curriculum, school tours, and outreach kits. To make reservations for the Educators’ Open House, please call Janet Jung at 323.667.2000, ext. 336, or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
¡Viva el Cinco! is free with museum admission.
Autry Members, Veterans, and Children 2 and under: Free
Students with ID and Seniors 60+: $5
Children 3-12: $3
About the Autry National Center
The Autry National Center is an intercultural history center dedicated to exploring and sharing the stories, experiences, and perceptions of the diverse peoples of the American West. Located in Griffith Park, the Autry includes the collections of the Museum of the American West, the Southwest Museum of the American Indian, and the Autry Institute’s two research libraries: the Braun Research Library and the Autry Library. Exhibitions, public programs, K–12 educational services, and publications are designed to examine critical issues of society, offering insights into solutions and the contemporary human condition through the Western historical experience.
Weekday hours of operation for the Autry National Center’s museum at its Griffith Park location are Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Autry Store’s weekday hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and the Golden Spur Cafe is open Tuesday through Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday hours for the museum and the Autry Store are 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The museum, the Autry Store, and the cafe are closed on Mondays. The libraries are open to researchers by appointment.
Museum admission is $9 for adults, $5 for students and seniors 60+, $3 for children 3–12, and free for Autry members, veterans, and children 2 and under. Admission is free on the second Tuesday of every month.