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La Peña is a not-for-profit cultural center and we need your support to fund our new sound system! We need your help in raising $7,800 before the end of our fiscal year August 31, 2016. Please donate online at:  Lapena.org/donate

We look forward to many more years of programming that reflects our central mission of promoting peace, social justice, cultural understanding, and community action through art. 
Come check out our new sound system at one of our upcoming events!

Hyatt-Don and microphone

Bay Area Skeptics: Australian Skepticism

Speaker Don Hyatt of the “Australian Skeptics” will take you through a guided tour of Australian skepticism, looking at the Australian attitude to pseudoscience, the paranormal and religion. The fights with anti-vaxers, purveyors of CAM, chiro, the emergence of shonky university degrees, water dowsing, compulsory religious instruction in schools and those legendary bush animals that have never been photographed clearly – and lots more. Plus the very important battle to reform the less than effective Therapeutic Goods Administration (= FDA).


FREE, Donations Encouraged!


Feliz 28! 2016

Peruvian Independence Day

Join us to celebrate Peruivian Independence Day!
Peruvian food and refreshments available and an Afro-Peruvian music lineup:

De Rompe y Raja Cultural Association, Huaranguito Youth Ensemble, Peta Robles, Marina la Valle, Rosa los Santos and Special Guests from Peru: Members of Ambiente Criollo, Hijas del Sol & Teatro Milenio. Peruvian Ensemble: Master Percussionist – Kata Robles,  Peruivan Guitar – Ruth Torres


Advance Tickets $15, Door $18


uptown thief

Come celebrate the breakthrough sexy social justice novel that’s been 8 years in the making! The event will include a reading by Aya de Leon from UPTOWN THIEF, a performance by Vixen Noir, and Aya will be interviewed by Carolina De Robertis. Books will be available for sale! Come get your signed copy!

No Door Cover!

Please RSVP: info@kayepublicity.com


Bomba y plena

Bombazo! Bomba y Plena Celebration Finale

 Doors open at 4pm, Event starts at 4:30pm

The Bomba y Plena Workshop invites you to our Semester Closing Celebration Bombazo! Join us as we jam to celebrate all the love, talent, and commitment of our adult and youth students to the study and practice of Puerto Rican music, history and cultura! We invite you to sing, dance, and play with the participants of the Bomba y Plena Workshop in this celebratory Bombazo jam! This is a family friendly event. 


$5 – $10 Suggested Donation