Drag performer Isabella Xochitl will read excerpts from the children’s book California the Magic Island by Doug Hansen for an all-ages audience. The beautifully illustrated book takes an ecological and historical approach to the story of Calafia by narrating through native flora and fauna. This event will be followed by an activity led by Orange County-based librarian David Lopez. This event is presented in conjunction with the MexiCali Biennial's exhibition Calafia: Manifesting the Terrestrial Paradise, on view in the Armory Center's Caldwell Gallery through January 12, 2020.
145 N. Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103