Cocktails with Creatures
Oct
29
3:00pm 3:00pm

Cocktails with Creatures

You are invited to Cocktails with Creatures! This exciting Halloween fundraiser to benefit Makara Center for the Arts will be held at our tropical-themed arts & culture library in the heart of Santa Ana. We'll have a silent auction with amazing items to bid on, plus delicious signature cocktails for sale and a vision of “Frankenstein” like you’ve never seen before! 100% of event proceeds will be dedicated to Makara’s nonprofit programs including the expansion of our after-school programs and the purchase of nontraditional items for our free lending library (musical instruments, art supplies), as well as support for our 2018 citywide reading initiative, "FrankenRead: Santa Ana Reads Frankenstein!" 

We hope to see you on October 29!

(21 & over please)

BUY TICKETS HERE

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Dancing with the Sun
Oct
14
3:30pm 3:30pm

Dancing with the Sun

Esteemed artist Manuel Hernández Trujillo has created an extraordinary body of work spanning woodcuts, watercolors, yarn paintings, posters and murals that all vary in subject, style, and color. On Saturday, October 7 from 3:30 to 5:00 pm, Trujillo's friend--editor & curator Manuel Gómez--will discuss his book, "Dancing with the Sun," a collection celebrating Trujillo's artwork and career. We invite you to Makara for this intimate exploration of Trujillo's work and its themes of family, the Chicano community, and ongoing struggles for social justice. 

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Cartas, Sueños, y Otros Textos: Tarot
Aug
31
7:00pm 7:00pm

Cartas, Sueños, y Otros Textos: Tarot

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Makara Center for the Arts welcomes all who are interested in learning more about the history and artistic interpretations of Tarot. 

What is Tarot? Where did it come from? Is it fortune-telling or a tool for self-discovery? How do you learn to "read" cards? Join us at Makara Center for the Arts for an open discussion on Tarot where we will provide a general introduction to Tarot, identify recurring symbols in the cards, and explore the various artistic interpretations of Tarot. 

Books & decks will be available for purchase at Makara's Shop.

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Jul
8
11:00am11:00am

Science Saturday: Food!

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Makara is excited to launch a new series: Science Saturdays!

Our series kicks off with special guests Suzana Pinkerton & Christina Catabay. Join these food experts discuss the science of the food we eat and how it impacts our bodies and our culture. We will provide fruity treats for guests, plus a special screening of the classic Brazilian short film, "Ilha das Flores."

This event is free and open to all ages. Seating is limited. 

Saturday, July 8 - 11 a.m.

811 N. Main St. Santa Ana 92701

coin-metered street parking available

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Dirty Laundry Lit: OC - Fundraiser & Book Drive
Jul
1
1:30pm 1:30pm

Dirty Laundry Lit: OC - Fundraiser & Book Drive

Join Makara Center for the Arts & Dirty Laundry Lit for an afternoon of fresh literature and good energy. $10 donation requested at the door to support Makara's programs & events. Book donations are welcome!

Summer snacks and refreshments available to guests. Doors open at 1:30 p.m., readings begin at 2 p.m.

RSVP on Facebook & hope to see you soon!

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Emerging Voices Fellowship: Meet & Greet
Jun
18
5:00pm 5:00pm

Emerging Voices Fellowship: Meet & Greet

The Emerging Voices Fellowship is a unique 8-month program from PEN Center USA designed for writers who follow their own path. The fellowship provides writers with the tools they need to develop their craft, navigate the tricky world of publishing, and form lasting relationships with writers and established authors. 

Join us on Sunday, June 18 at Makara Center for the Arts to learn more about this one-of-a-kind fellowship from PEN staff, EV mentors, and EV fellows. 

Learn more about Emerging Voices HERE

 

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