In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Artesania para la Familia (Family Arts & Crafts) will present Mariachi Angeles de Pepe Martinez, Jr. at the Alcazar Theatre on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 12:45 p.m. The event is a collaboration of Artesania with Viva el Arte de Santa Barbara and the Alcazar.
With over 25 years as a leading member of Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan, Pepe Jr. brings experience, professionalism and leadership to his new 11-member group based in Los Angeles. Mariachi Angeles has toured the U.S. performing in festivals including the Santa Barbara Mariachi Festival.
A Meet the Artists will be held at 12:15 pm, with seating commencing at 12:30 pm. Folklorico Alma de Mexico from Santa Barbara will also perform as part of this celebration.
“During National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept.15 to Oct. 15) we recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture,” said Suzanne Requejo, program coordinator of Artesanía para la Familia.
The event is free, family-friendly and open to the public. Sponsors for the event are Friends of the Carpinteria Library and La Centra Sumerlin Foundation. For more information, contact (805) 617-5929.