The Miami 1-Acts Festival at The Roxy Performing Arts Center (Miami, Florida)
This first annual festival will show case one-act plays by Latino theater notables such as Ricky J. Martinez, Vanesas Garcia and Juan C. Sanchez.
“El Ultimo Color del Silencio” at the Frida Kahlo Theater (Los Angeles, California)
Playwright and director Mario Zapién presents an introspective look into the life of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.
Museums & Art Exhibits
The Hispanic Heritage Baseball Museum Hall of Fame (Phoenix, Arizona)
Nothing says summer quite like American baseball, so celebrate your holiday with a trip to the Hispanic Heritage Baseball Museum Hall of Fame, which is now featuring a Latino Living Legends exhibit celebrating the legacy of America’s best Latino baseball stars.
El Museo del Barrio presents “Around the Block from El Museo” (New York, New York)
Explore the New York’s El Barrio with an interactive walking tour of the area’s must-see landmarks, murals, gardens and more.
“Fowler in Focus: Curious Creatures From Mexican Popular Arts” at the Fowler Museum at UCLA (Los Angeles, California)
Mexican art goes wild in this exhibit featuring fantastic, fabulous and creative creatures of unique imagination.
Carlos Barberena’s “Paradise Lost” at the Prospectus Art Gallery (Chicago, Illinois)
Nicaraguan printmaker Carlos Barberna’s intricate art has been exhibited throughout Europe and Latin America, and with this new collection, is now available for viewing in Chicago.
Wisin y Yandel’s “Lideres” (Machete Music)
Wisin y Yandel may have made headlines this week for dropping out of Jennifer Lopez’s upcoming North American tour, but their new album is sure to please both new and old fans of the group.
Susan Pereira and Sabor Brasil at Central Park (New York, New York)
The sensual rhythms of Brazil are the inspiration for vocalist Susan Pereira and her band, performing in a free concert this weekend in Central Park.
Fiesta Noche del Rio at the Arneson River Theatre (San Antonio, Texas)
Enjoy a vibrant performance of traditional Mexican mariachi and folk dance, whose ticket sales go directly to the Alamo Kiwanis Club charity.
Angel Romeo at the Raivina Festival (Highland Park, Illinois)
Spanish guitarist Angel Romero reveals why he’s lauded worldwide for his masterful artistry with his performance at the Raivina Festival in Illinois.
“Wonders and Traditions of Peru” at the Mountain View Center for Performing Arts (Mountain View, California)
The wonder of Peruvian culture with its unique blend of Native Indian, African and Spanish influences is the focus of this folkloric dance show.
Sobredosis del Sabor at Dominic’s (El Paso, Texas)
Salsa, merengue and bachata are the beats to groove to in this open dance night on Saturday.
Books & Literary Events
“The Lady Matador’s Hotel” by Cristina Garcia (Simon and Schuster)
National Book Award finalist Cristina García delves into the world of the mysterious with this story about the lives of six men and women whose lives are intertwined thanks to their hotel stay.
“Traveler’s Rest” by Jonathan Marcantoni (Savant Books)
Puerto Rican author Jonathan Marcantoni’s new release is a collection of short stories centered around Tony, a former drug addict who struggles to reconcile his previous choices with the pursuit of a life worth living.