Viva La Muxer 2017 at Plaza de la Raza in Los Angeles, California on March 11, 2017. Photo by Calvin B. Alagot

Thousands of art and music enthusiasts are expected at the fourth annual “Viva La Muxer” benefit festival hosted on Saturday, March 10 at Plaza de La Raza in Lincoln Heights.

The event benefits Las Fotos Project, a community-based nonprofit organization that provides Eastside teenage girls with photography mentoring programs designed to build their self-confidence, connect them with their community, and teach them the importance of advocating for social change.

The event is held in commemoration of the March 8 International Women’s Day. According to a press release,  “Viva La Muxer will celebrate the creativity and spirit of women that have contributed to history and those working for a more promising future.”

This year the event’s theme is “Boss Lady” and will include a special ceremony honoring women leaders who have paved the way for a new generation of women entrepreneurs through personal empowerment, innovative developments, and social action.

The event’s all-women lineup includes over 250 musicians, dancers, artists, vendors and local leaders.

Las Fotos Project’s  “Viva La Muxer” Art & Music Benefit Festival will take place Saturday, March 10 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m at Plaza de la Raza, 3540 North Mission Road, Los Angeles.

General admission tickets for $25 are available online before the event or at the door for $35; VIP tickets available for $55. Information: www.lasfotosproject.org

Photo above: perfomers at the ‘Viva La Muxer’ 2017 festival at Plaza de la Raza. All photos by Calvin B. Alagot

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