Latino Links: Going out?

Here are our picks for Nov. 2 through Nov. 9.

Thurs., Nov. 2

44th Annual Conference on D.C. History
The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. begins its annual three-day conference on the District’s history today. Hola Cultura will have a table during the History Network from noon to 1:15 p.m. on Friday. If you go, drop by and say hola! Tickets and info

Today through Sun., Nov. 5 at the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1313 New York Ave NW

 

Fri., Nov. 3

Exhibition: “The Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers”
This new exhibition brings together nearly 100 representations of laborers to explore the role of working people in the formation, self-definition and development of the United States. The bilingual (English and Spanish) exhibition examines the intersections between work, art and social history. More info

Nov. 3 through Sept. 3, 2018 at Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, Eighth and G streets N.W.

 

Exhibition: “Tamayo: The New York Years”
Rufino Tamayo (1899–1991), one of the most celebrated artists of the 20th century, was drawn to New York City at a time when unparalleled transatlantic and hemispheric cross-cultural exchange was taking place. “Tamayo: The New York Years” is the first exhibition to explore the influences between this major Mexican modernist and the American art world. More info

Nov. 3 through Mar. 18, 2018 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

 

FOTOWEEK DC: Focus on Ibero-American diversity
This exhibition explores the growing diversity in Ibero-American countries (countries speaking predominantly Spanish or Portuguese), through a collection of images from 17 countries shot by internationally recognized photographers such as Javier Hirschfeld celebrating the cultural and economic contributions immigrants have made in Ibero-America. GRATIS/FREE. More info

Opening reception 6-9 p.m., Hillyer Art Space, 9 Hillyer Circuit NW

 

Day of the Dead art and performances in Petworth
Petworth’s festivities will wrap up, with student art and performances from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at venues along Upshur Street NW and Georgia Avenue NW.

6  p.m. to 9 p.m. along Georgia Avenue NW and Upshur Street NW

 

Fuego Flamenco Festival
Flamenco Aparicio Dance Company presents “Flamenco Extranjero/Foreign Flamenco” centered around the stories of non-Spaniards who pursued flamenco to a level of mastery such that no one doubted their authenticity. Production runs November 3rd-12th, tickets $25-$45. Tickets and info

8 p.m., GALA Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th Street NW

 

Sat., Nov. 4

 

Workshop: Shaping Collective Memory and Community Resistance Over Time
This workshop, led by Dr. Olivia Cadaval and Dr. Amelia Tseng, interrogates the importance and transformation of remembrance, taking as an entry point the Latino community of Washington D.C.  Part of the American University Public Anthropology conference on Scholarship and Resistance (flyer attached), admission is Free. More info

1:45-3:15 p.m. at the Mary Graydon Center 247, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW

 

Native Heritage Month: Day of the Dead Concert
Sones de México Ensemble travels to the nation’s capital to celebrate Día de los Muertos at the Potomac Atrium of National Museum of the American Indian.

3 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, 4th St. and Independence Ave. SW


 

Books: Signs of Hope: Messages from Subway Therapy
With a bundle of sticky notes and an eagerness to listen, Chavez approached New York City subway passengers after the 2016 election, exhorting them to “express themselves.” From that simple gesture, which gave people the opportunity to transform their anxiety into something positive, Subway Therapy was born. Now it is a book. Meet the author at this event. More info

6 p.m. at Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave NW

 

Human Rights Potluck Dinner featuring Rumisonko
The Friends of Latin America and the Howard County Office for Human Rights host the 20th Annual Human Rights Potluck Dinner celebrating diversity, inclusion, and global education while munching on international dishes as band “Rumisonko” performs live traditional music from the Andes. It’s free and there will be dancing but you must bring a main dish to contribute to the potluck.

6-9 p.m., Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia, Md

 

Día de los Muertos Celebration
Arlington Arts and Arlington Arts Center hosts its annual FREE and family-friendly celebration featuring art activities, face painting, and live music by Los Gaiteros Sanguashington. More info

5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, Vir.

 

Día de los Muertos Benefit Festival
David Rosa & Lalalu Mexican Art host a Day of the Dead festival to raise money to provide relief for the natural disasters that have recently affected the United States and Mexico. All proceeds will go to foundations working to assist those impacted by Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria and the earthquakes in Mexico City, Oaxaca and Chiapas, Mexico. Live music, food, sugared skulls, artwork and more. Tickets: $5 to $18 apiece. Tickets & info

3 p.m. to midnight, at the Femme Fatale Pop-Up Shop, Union Social, 100 Florida Ave, NW

 

Sun. Nov. 5

Music: Ruben Moreno’s zydeco
Moreno, considered one of the best rubboard artists in the world, brings his Creole soul and honky-tonk zydeco, soulful vocals, and accordion skills to the District for one night only. More Info

Show starts at 4 p.m. at the Pearl Street Warehouse, 33 Pearl St SW

 

Mon., Nov 6

Jazz concert with con Daniel Freiberg
This accomplished Argentine pianist and composer combines jazz, rock and Latin American music. There will be a reception following the performance. More info http://www.eeeuu.mrecic.gov.ar/es/jazz-con-el-pianista-argentino-daniel-freiberg

7 p.m. at the Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St NW

 

Tue., Nov 7

Concert: The Spanish-New York pop of Lara Bello
New York based singer and composer Lara Bello presents her new album Sikame, which features other well-knonw artists such as Richard bona, Lionel Loueke, Jorge Pardo and Carles Benavent. More info

7 p.m. at Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain, 2801 16th Street NW

 

Exhibition: Changing Landscapes by Janelle Lynch and Pedro David
Landscapes are constantly changing, sometimes interrupted by periods of stability, marking points across the lengthy timeline of evolutionary changes, and more recently, changes caused by human-induced technological and economic impact. Nevertheless, we can approach the landscape as a sensuous, living creature: of body and mind, the landscape is merely an external form of ourselves. Free. More info

Opening reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Art Museum of the Americas, 1889 F St. NW

 

Concert: Mexican duo performs classics by Revueltas & othes
Paisajes Sonoros,a Mexican Duo comprised of Paulina Derbez on Violin and Araceli Salazar on Piano, perform work by Mexican and European composers such as Revueltas, Cesar Franck, Manuel Ponce and others. Info and tickets http://www.embassyseries.org/performances/paisajes-sonoros-paulina-derbez-violin-araceli-salazar-piano/

7:30 p.m. at the Mexican Cultural Institute, 2829 16th St NW

 

Wed., Nov 8

 

Concierto: Solo pianist Ignacio Montoya Carlotto
As tango and folklore are the foundation of Argentine culture, the country’s music has been enriched by jazz, says Montoya, who will play is a variety of “old guard” tangos, chacareras, some zamba from Cuchi Leguizamón, as well as his own compositions. FREE but you must RSVP here.

6:30 p.m. at the Embassy of Argentina, 1600 New Hampshire Ave, NW

 

Thur., Nov 9

 

The Local First Awards
The inaugural Local First Awards will bring the city together in support of local businesses and artists for a uniquely-DC celebration. The awards, a Think Local First DC initiative, spotlights the most impactful local independent businesses, entrepreneurs, and artists in DC. The dance party begins at 8 p.m. Tickets and info

6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Blind Whino SW Arts Club, 700 Delaware Ave SW

 

—Jennifer Fowler

 

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