The Museum of Latin American Art’s latest exhibit, “Chiachio & Giannone: Celebrating Diversity,” features textile art by Argentinian artist-couple Leo Chiachio and Daniel Giannone, as well as rainbow flags designed with the help of the Long Beach community. In conjunction with the display, the museum hosts Deconstrucción: A Drag Show, emceed by Xotica Erotica, with performances by former RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant Jessica Wild, Melissa Befierce and Paris Diamond, a DJ, food and craft vendors, and booths manned by local organizations, including the Arts Council for Long Beach and the Long Beach Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. The event’s other highlight is a screening of Transvisibile: Bamby Salcedo’s Story, director Dante Alencastre’s 2013 documentary on the life and career of the transgender Latina activist, who founded the L.A.-based TransLatin@ Coalition.
Museum of Latin American Art, 628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach; (562) 437-1689, molaa.org; Sat., June 15, 6-10pm; $40.
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