Join us at Pica Taco this Friday + other top picks for Dec. 14-21!
HOLA CULTURA EVENT! Pica Taco Friday to support the next TamalFest DC!
TamalFest fundraiser at Pica Taco
THIS FIRDAY, Dec. 15, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Pica Taco’s Columbia Heights location hosts Hola Cultura for a fundraiser in support of TamalFest 2018.
Enjoy tamales and other delicious food while supporting TamalFest 2018! Propriator Maria Villalta’s Mexican-style tamales won a People’s Choice Award at last year’s TamalFest. Good food for a good cause! There is no cover charge.
Pica Taco will donate 20% of proceeds to Hola Cultura. With every additional donation, we’ll throw in a free Hola Cultura. Pica Taco, 1406 Florida Avenue NW, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. More info
Thur., Dec. 14
Concert: Ensamble Herencia
Celebrate Spanish and Peruvian culture through music with the Ensamble Herencia quintet at the Art Museum of the Americas! Audience members can expect to hear a variety of traditional instruments from criolla guitar to charango. The show begins at 6 p.m.. Art Museum of The Americas, 201 18th Street NW. Info
Photography: a “Double Look” at Latin America
Explore this photo documentary of Latin America featuring images from over a dozen latino artists focusing on answering questions of identity, political uncertainty, and the relationship between photographer and the technology used to document (and sometimes distance) artist from subject. 5:30 p.m.,Embassy of Chile, 1732 Massachusetts Avenue NW. Info
Fri., Dec. 15
TamalFest fundraiser at Pica Taco
On Dec. 15, Join us at Pica Taco’s Columbia Heights location to enjoy tamales and other delicious food while supporting TamalFest 2018! Proprietor Maria Villalta’s Mexican-style tamales won a People’s Choice Award at last year’s TamalFest, so don’t miss this event! There is no cover charge. Pica Taco will donate 20% of proceeds to Hola Cultura. With every additional donation, we’ll throw in a free Hola Cultura [WHAT WILL WE THROW IN?]. Pica Taco, 1406 Florida Avenue NW, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Music: Verny & the Four Piece Latin Band
Dancing shoes and a valid ID are a must for this Friday night fiesta of salsa, reggaeton, bachata and more at Local 16. 10 p.m., 1602 U Street NW. Info
Theatre: “Desde Mis Ojos”
This (free!) performance of “Desde Mis Ojos” by youth performance group Pasonuevo premiers a story about love, racism, self-esteem and immigration. The show will be in Spanish with English subtitles. 8 p.m., GALA Theatre, 14th Street NW. Info
Watch Paso Nuevo’s trailer
Sat., Dec. 16
Christmas Party and Toy Drive!
The Center for Spanish Literacy (Centro de Alfabetización en Español/CENAES) hosts its annual Christmas party and toy drive at the DC Bilingual Public Charter School! Enjoy food, caroling, traditional dancing, music, surprises and presents! Each year the school collects presents for the children of its adult students. The fiesta is free, but please bring a gift for a child age 1-12 (or a check and CENAES will use the funds to purchase the present.) This year CENAES’s goal is to collect presents for the almost 170 children of its students. 2 p.m.-4 p.m., 33 Riggs Road NE. All purchases are tax deductible since CENAES is non-profit organization. Info
Music: Tumbao and Roy Morel
Hear Dominican-born salsero sensation Roy Morel croon ballads, boleros, salsas, merengues and original compositions as he’s backed by fiery pan-American quartet Tumbao at Bossa Bistro. 10:30 p.m., 2463 18th Street NW. Info
Sun., Dec. 17
Music: Chalaca Trio
The Chalaco Trio will bring their unique combination of harp, clarinet, and percussion to the Thomas T. Gaff House for an evening of exploration through the musical traditions of South America and the Caribbean. 4 p.m., 1520 20th Street NW. Info
Mon., Dec. 18
Taking a Stand: Stopping Violence Against the LGBTQ Community
Visual art, poetry, dance, and spoken word come together for an evening of self-expression and artistic brainstorming on how to prevent violence and support survivors in the LGBT community. 7 p.m., Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th Street NW. Info
Celebrate this 400-year-old Mexican tradition with a contemporary twist! Begin at St. Joseph’s Parish with music, food and festivities and march to Capitol Hill with the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, exemplifying the similarities of the Christmas Eve Story and those of migrants today. This event is open to all. 3:30 p.m., 313 2nd Street NE. Info
Tue., Dec. 19
Discussion: Empowering Males of Color
DC Public Schools’ Male Educators of Color Collaborative presents an evening with author/educator Dr. Ivory A. Toldson, discussing and strategizing how to strengthen the role of male educators of color in the public education system in D.C. and the U.S. Info