Alfredo Lopez, director of the famed Mexican musical group Quetzalcoatl, will be the featured performer at the first 2010 installment of the Planet Siqueiros Pe“a series of the Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC) in Venice at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, February 20th.
Joining Lopez at SPARC, 685 Venice Blvd., will be local musicians Jesus R. Carlos and Isaac Ruben Izquierdo.
Lopez is a musician/vocalist who has mastered more than 20 styles of Latino American traditional music, according to a SPARC spokesperson. He plays over 30 acoustic stringed and percussion instruments.
Lopez’s performances include solo concerts at venues such as the Smithsonian Institute and Royce Hall at UCLA, and he has composed songs which have been included in films such as “The Net,” “Luminarias” “American Me” and “The Maldonado Miracle.”
Also performing will be Ann Polhemus, a professional singer for 25 years. She has performed in numerous musicals, bands, choirs, and for studio work including the national tour of “The Wizard of Oz” as Dorothy, The Girl Group, a capella trio, The Lefteous Sisters, the Los Angeles Opera and “Big Love.”
Polhemus has also produced and starred in two feature films, “My Bad Dad” and “The Scottish Tale.”
Tickets are $10. Food and open cash bar will be available during intermission.
Information, www.sparcmurals.org/, or (310) 822-9560.