What to watch, read and enjoy this weekend in Latino USA.
“Paloma” at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
“Paloma” explores how Muslims, Christians and Jews lived together peacefully in 11th century Spain by juxtaposing history with thoughtful examination and reflection of modern American racism and tragedy.
The International Hispanic Theater Festival (Various locations in Miami, Florida)
Multiple innovative plays representing some of the best writing, acting and directing in Hispanic theater will be showcased at the 27th annual International Hispanic Theatre Festival in Miami. Catch any one of a handful of plays running throughout the weekend, or participate in the weekend’s International Children’s Day activities presented Sunday.
Museums & Art Exhibits
“Shared Threads: Maria Lino’s Portrait of a Shipbo Healer” at the Florida International University (Miami, Florida)
Explore the Amazonian presence in Pucallpa, Peru with this multi-media exhibit highlighting the culture and artistic traditions of the region.
“Sacred Gold: Pre-Hispanic Art of Colombia” at the Bowers Museum (Santa Ana, California)
Take a look at the intricately molded fine jewelry of the highest quality gold in this exhibit of over 200 gold figures and ornaments – art that fueled the rumors of El Dorado, the lost city of Gold once Spaniards conquistadores descended on Colombia’s mountains as colonialists.
Luisa Maita at the Mayne Stage (Chicago, Illinois)
Heralded as “The New Voice of Brazil,” sultry pop-samba artist Luisa Maita will be performing hits from her chart-topping “Lero-Lero.”
Brasil Summer Fest (Various locations in New York, New York)
Brazilian music is being celebrated from coast to coast this weekend and in New York, the Brasil Summerfest will feature the cutting edge samba stylings of Bebel Gilberto and Forro in the Dark.
Arturo O’Farrill – “The Noguchi Sessions” (Zoho Music)
Slip into the groove with Grammy-award winner Arturo O’Farrill’s latest release of forward-thinking jazz, inspired by Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi. Take a look at how O’Farrill is keeping Latin jazz alive with youth here.
“Out of the Blue,” by Victor Cruz (Penguin Group USA)
Felipe Galindo at La Casa Azul (New York, New York)
Illustrator and animator Felipe Galindo will be providing a fun glimpse of his ink and water color drawings and animations in this book presentation at New York’s very own Latino literature book store, La Casa Azul. Check out NBC Latino’s interview with the Mexican artist here.
Colombian Day Parade (Queens, New York)
On Sunday, Flushing Meadow Park will host thousands of proud Colombianos celebrating their heritage with music, dance and of course, plenty of delicious food.
Peruvian Festival in Milwaukee (Greendale, Wisconsin)
Peruvian cuisine, games, music and folk dance are the focus of this colorful, free event presented by the Peruvian Association of Milwaukee.