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June 29, 2020

We Make it Our Own

A conversation on Drag and Community with the Imperial Court of Los Angeles and Hollywood
Storytelling with Kumu Hula Patrick Makuakāne
Featuring Artists and Advocates L. Frank Manriquez and Sipu Whittle
Queering the Bolero with Musician Mary Alfaro Velasco
Exploring Queer Identity and a Sense of “Home”
A Pride Series
ACTA Stands in Defense of Black Lives
December 21, 2019

The Gift of Music

Tunes from the Berkeley Old Time Music Convention for You!
December 12, 2019

Ghapama: Stuffed Pumpkin

A festive Armenian recipe for you!
November 23, 2019

Culture Under Pressure

Organizing to keep traditional arts spaces rooted in place
November 23, 2019

From the Field

Site Visits with ACTA's 2019 Apprenticeship Cohort
Through ACTA’s Apprenticeship Program, master artist Bernard Barros Ellorin has been working all year with his 2019 apprentice Kimberly (Kim) Kalanduyan in kulintang music from the Southern Philippines, which is played on a set of gongs that have different melodic…