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Fiesta de Frida

October 8, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


You’re invited to the fifth annual Fiesta de Frida – October 8, 6pm-9pm at Catalyst Ranch!
Fiesta de Frida is back for a special October edition in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Join us for a unique mixed media art project as we re-create Frida Kahlo’s “Unos Cuantos Piquetitos.”
Arguably one of her most evocative works, the painting depicts a gravely injured woman lying on blood stained sheets, overlooked by a looming male figure. Frida Kahlo painted this after reading of a drunken man who had stabbed his girlfriend 22 times to death. He told the judge: “But I only gave her a few small nips.” this is among her goriest work. At the time this painting was produced, Frida had uncovered her husband, Diego Rivera, was having an affair with her sister. Blood-red paint drips out of the picture, on to the frame. Yet the painting is small in size with delicate details. Kahlo juxtaposed pretty details – doves, a lace pillow – with shocking violence. This mix of the macabre and ironic, intimate and gory, showcases intimate partner violence in every way.
Special performance by Las Cartas de Frida honoring domestic violence survivors. Las Cartas de Frida has been empowering women in the Chicago area through writing, music, art, and dance. Inspired by letters written by Frida Kahlo to her husband Diego Rivera from 1929 until her death, Norbella Aguilar will read letters from survivors and perform an interpretive dance while Jaime Garza Rodriguez accompanies with music. Norbella will walk VIP ticket holders through a one-of-a-kind writing workshop.
All guests must be 21 and over – tickets include a complimentary alcoholic beverage. All proceeds benefit the women’s justice league advocating against domestic violence.


October 8, 2022
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Women’s Justice League
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Catalyst Ranch
656 West Randolph
Chicago, 6067 United States
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