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Last Chance to View Photo Exhibit at DANA!

Photo Shown: “Headdress,” Maidu dancer, c. 2004

This weekend’s the last chance to view the “She Sang Me a Good Luck Song” photo exhibit at the DANA Adobe Cultural Center! The statewide traveling exhibit features portraits and landscapes that subvert the typical romanticized narrative of Californian Native peoples.

The exhibit will be open on Saturday from 10 AM to 1 PM and on Sunday from 1 PM to 4 PM. Admission is free for DANA members, $5 otherwise.

Order Your Festival Mozaic Tickets Now!

DANA and Festival Mozaic are teaming up to present the UnClassical Series: Harpeth Rising. Harpeth Rising plays Chamberfolk, original music as intricately arranged as a string quartet, lyrically rooted in the singer/songwriter tradition, and wrapped in three-part harmonies reminiscent of both Appalachia and Medieval Europe.

DANA’s tickets will come with wine and dinner in the visitor center followed by the outdoor concert on Thursday, July 19. Dinner includes chicken piccata with lemon spinach orzo, antipasto salad, & choice of red or white wine. Reception and dinner start at 5:30 PM and the concert at 7:30 PM. Tickets are on sale for $75 each, dinner is included with purchase of ticket. Concert-only tickets are $45.

Sunday Speaker Series Featuring Jaime Avila

Join us at the DANA Adobe Cultural Center for the next installment in the Sunday Speaker Series! The first European settlers in both California and New Mexico arrived from Mexico under the Spanish flag. Did both states have a Rancho Period? Well yes and no! Join Jaime Avila as he elaborates on the comparisons of the history of California and New Mexico before they became part of the United States, along with expounding on the experiences of the Californios and Nuevo Mejicanos.

The talk will take place on Sunday, July 15 at 2:00 PM at the DANA Adobe Cultural Center. Members get in free, otherwise, admission is $5.

PCPA Tickets on Sale Now!

Join us on Saturday, July 21 at 7:00 PM for the PCPA showing of “Mamma Mia!” at the Marian Theatre in Santa Maria. Tickets are on sale for $35 each, below box office costs! Tickets are limited, so order now to reserve your seats.

Photography Exhibit at DANA

Image Shown: “Headdress,” Maidu dancer, c. 2004

Filled with stunning photographs revealing the richness and vibrancy of contemporary Native Californian cultures, She Sang Me a Good Luck Song: The California Indian Photographs of Dugan Aguilar is a new statewide traveling exhibition.

The exhibit, which is being hosted at the DANA Adobe Cultural Center from May until mid-July, features portraits and landscapes that subvert the typical romanticized narrative of Native peoples.

The exhibit is open to the public on Saturdays from 10 AM to 1 PM and Sundays from 1 PM to 4 PM. Admission is $5.


She Sang Me A Good Luck Song: The California Indian Photographs of Dugan Aguilaris a partnership with Exhibit Envoy, Heyday Books, and the Native Fund, curated by Theresa Harlan and artist Dugan Aguilar.