March Happenings at the Craft and Folk Art Museum

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March Happenings at the Craft and Folk Art Museum


Thursday, March 1 | 7:00-9:00pm

Etsy Craft Night

Led by Mark Montano

$5/ Free for CAFAM Members (includes materials, drinks, and snacks)

We don’t know what the project is yet, but do know it will knock your socks off! Join us for the coolest thing you’ll do in March.

RSVP suggested to



Sunday, March 4 | 3:00pm

Breaking Stalin’s Nose

Book Discussion and Signing

Free with museum admission

Join author and illustrator Eugene Yelchin for a presentation about his new, highly acclaimed book Breaking Stalin’s Nose—the moving story of a boy’s transition from devotion to disillusionment with the Communist Party.  Eugene will discuss his creative journey and the use of personal experience to create historical fiction.  A book signing will follow the presentation. 

RSVP requested to (323) 937-4230 x50 or



Saturday, March 10 |Drop in between 1:30-3:30pm

Celebrate Nowruz, the Persian New Year

A CRAFTlab Workshop: Fun for everyone!

$5 per participant (includes museum admission)/CAFAM Family/Dual Passport members & above FREE

Celebrated on the Spring Equinox (March 20th) to mark the rebirth of the Earth, the ancient holiday of Nowruz welcomes in the New Year in Iran and other countries in the Middle East and Central Asia. Learn more about this joyous day and create symbols of rebirth, love, and good health.



Sunday, March 11 | 1:00-4:00pm

The Craft of Writing Poetry

Adult Workshop with Brendan Constantine

$30/$20 CAFAM Members

Poet Brendan Constantine presents a special generative workshop inspired by CAFAM's Deconstructing Perestroikaexhibition. Are you a 'writer of conscience?' Is there a line between art and propaganda? What is Ekphrasis? Come spend an afternoon exploring these and other ideas in an atmosphere of laughter and creativity.

Advanced registration required, online at or email:



Saturday, March 17 | 2:00-5:00pm

Yarn Bombing Los Angeles Collective – Knit Group

Free and open to the public

Join YBLA’s monthly meeting of local knitters to share in diverse projects and great conversation.  All skill levels are welcome and encouraged!  To find out more about YBLA, visit



Sunday, March 18 | 3:00pm

Curator’s Talk for Deconstructing Perestroika

Join curator Ljiljana Grubisic, Director of Collections and Public Programs at The Wende Museum, for a fascinating look at this period in Russian history and the unique political artwork it generated.

RSVP requested to (323) 937-4230 x50 or



Sunday, March 25 | 3:00pm

Artist’s Talk for Máximo González: Playful

Free with museum admission

Join exhibition artist Máximo Gonzálezfor a discussion that highlights his connection to the craft and folk art practices of his adopted homeland, Mexico.

This program is sponsored by the Consulate General of Mexico, Los Angeles.

RSVP requested to (323) 937-4230 x50 or




Saturday, March 31 | 11:00am-2:00pm

Folk Art Walk:  Native American History & Culture

A Folk Art Everywhere Happening


Location:  El Pueblo/Olvera St. (meet on south side of bandstand). Parking is available on surrounding streets or arrive via Metro Red or Gold Lines

Artist Votan Henriquez will trace the history and culture of Native American people in Los Angeles.  Emphasis will be placed on the Gabrieleño Indians, whose forty villages occupied the region before the first Mexican settlers arrived in 1781.

RSVP requested to by March 28th