Last week Starz hosted a Sip and Paint event at Valentine in Downtown Los Angeles. It was an art meets music type of experience in celebration of the new season of the latinx comedy Vida.
The show follows the lives of two Mexican-American sisters who reunite back in their hometown of Boyle Heights in East LA after their mother’s passing. In season one the girls start the process of revamping their mothers family owned bar and even change the name much to the dismay of those who frequent it. The second season will pick up right where it left off showing the challenges of them running their mother’s old bar and the potential worry of gentrification affecting their neighborhood. We can expect much more to unfold between the two sisters as they bond over this commonality in business, encounter new people, and of course deal with their past.
For those that may not know vida is Spanish for life and that’s exactly what the event gave me: LIFE. From the minute I stepped into the venue and peeped the street taco table area and tamales being served, the Latino in me was shaking. Everything from the “barrio” like twinkle lights to the micheladas and churros being served provided such a warm familiar feeling. Mind you, I’m not even Mexican but as a Latino I still related to the themes and decor throughout the evening. From the tunes being spun, the cultural candles, all the way to the creative cocktail names, the attention to detail was impressive.
Created by Tanya Saracho, Vida doesn’t just embrace latinx culture with it’s themes but it also prevalent with the shows latino cast. It stars Melissa Barrera, Mishel Prada, Ser Anzoategui, Chelsea Rendon, Carlos Miranda, Roberta Colindrez and a few others. We can expect Raul Castillo and Adrian Gonzalez as guest stars during season 2 as well.
“Vida” Season 2 premiered Thursday May, 23, 2019 and all 10 half-hour episodes are available on the Starz app and Starz On-Demand.