XXVII International Hispanic Theatre Festival (Miami, Florida)
Latino playwrights, companies, directors and designers are celebrated in this two-week long festival. Check listings for the complete schedule of plays.
“Oedipus el Rey” at the Victory Gardens Theater (Chicago, Illinois)
The ancient story of Oedipus the King is reinterpreted through the lense of South Central Los Angeles and with it, new meaning from its Latino characters is wrought.
The 10th Annual Manoa Project Presents “In Passing” at the National Hispanic Center (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
The story of the chess team at TeeBliss High is explored through the lense of friendship and the future’s potential in this inspiring play by Kelsey Montoya.
Museums & Art Exhibits
Mexicanisimo through Artist’s Eyes at the San Jose Museum of Art (San Jose, California)
Art – both Low-brow, high-brow, traditional and contemporary – is the focus of this fascinating exhibit including arts across a variety of media and traditions.
Dulce Pinzón at Zia Gallery (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
Mexican photographer Dulce’s work captures the hard work and integrity of the Mexican-American immigrant experience in this carefully curated exhibit.
Descarga 2012 at Universal CityWalk (Las Vegas, Nevada)
This Sunday check out Mexican norteno group Los Rieleros del Norte, Mexican pop band Jotdog, and Mexican cumbia group El Conjunto Nueva Ola in concert as the first in a free summer-long concert series presented by mun2, Telemundo Las Vegas and the Fremont Street Experience.
Latin Alternative Music Conference (New York, New York)
The summer concert season is in full swing with a full weekend of performances including Calle 13 and Chilean rapper Ana Tijoux.
“Ice Age” (opens in theaters nationwide this Friday)
John Leguizamo gets his jokes in as”Sid the Sloth” in this fourth installment of the popular cartoon franchise.
George Lopez presents: “It’s Not Me, It’s You” (HBO; check local listings for times)
Famed comedian George Lopez debuts an all-new comedy special presented from the Nokia Theater. Prepare yourself for more irreverent jokes, tongue-in-cheek observations and more from the hilarious personality.
Los de Abajo Printing Making Collective at the Social & Public Art Resource Center (Venice, California)
Poli Marchical delves into her Puerto Rican heritage through mixed media printmaking and her work is now on display as part of The Los de Abajo print making collective show on thru the end of the month.
Independencia de Colombia at La Covacha (Doral, Florida)
Celebrate Colombia’s independence this Saturday with hip swaying beats and live musical acts.