Monday, April 18, 2011

An Evening at the Danzon - our fundraiser

Latino Heritage will be hosting an evening of music, entertainment, dancing, cocktails and appetizers on Sunday, May 1, 2011 at the Pasadena Senior Center. An Evening at the Danzon will be a recreation of the Latino social scene during the 1940s and 1950s in Pasadena. Guests will have the opportunity to participate in a social reenactment of times past while raising money for our programs, including the 13th annual Latino Heritage parade & jamaica to be held in Pasadena on October 15th.

The Danzon was a popular Latino Studio Club: a supper club with dance lessons, which flourished in Old Pasadena after World War II. The evening will include a dance lesson from Rose City Ballroom, era cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, and the musical styling of CAVA. Deborah Sanchez, Honorary Committee Chair for the event, encourages 1946-1954 era attire.

Latino Heritage, founded in 1998, focuses on bridging communities and generations while sharing the arts, culture, heritage and history of the Latino community of Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley. The group's best known project is the Latino Heritage parade & jamaica.

Price: $60-$78

Tickets can be purchased via

Individual tickets are $78.00: discounted tickets are available for group sales.

Poster artwork - Silbina Lepe


Kathee said...

Historical Tivia
Population 132,122,000
•Unemployed in 1940 - 8,120,000
•National Debt $43 Billion
•Average Salary $1,299. Teacher's salary $1,441
•Minimum Wage $.43 per hour
•55% of U.S. homes have indoor plumbing
•Antarctica is discovered to be a continent
•Life expectancy 68.2 female, 60.8 male
Auto deaths 34,500
•Supreme Court decides blacks do have a right to vote
•World War II changed the order of world power; the United States and the USSR become super powers
•Cold War begins.

Kathee said...

Some places to find vintage clothing to wear to the event include: Starmaker Costume on North Lake (rental); Adina's consignment at 1840 Walnut and the Good Will Thrift Store on Altadena Drive and Foothill Blvd. All these stores are in Pasadena.