Latino Links: Going-out picks

Art, theater, FotoWeekDC and National Pupusa Day in the week ahead! Here are our listings for Nov. 9  to Nov. 16.

Thurs., Nov. 9

BECA’s Baleadas and Beer Bash
Fundraising party with bachata/salsa lessons by “Salsa with Silvia” in support of the Bilingual Education for Central America (BECA). More Info

6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at WeWork (1st Floor), 80 M St SE

Fuego Flamenco Festival continues
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

 

Fri., Nov. 10

Art: Mónica Mayer’s “El Tendedero/The Clothesline Project”
The National Museum of Women in the Arts opens its new exhibition by Mexican artists Mónica Mayer. The exhibition, which runs through Jan. 5, 2018, transforms “a traditionally feminine object” into a tool of engagement to facilitate a dialogue around women’s experience with violence. More info

Nov. 10 thorugh Jan. 5, 2018 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave NW

Teatro: Los Ojos Abiertos de Ella
La vida, el amor o la muerte… sucesos, encuentros y recuerdos de Ella… sentimientos de dolor, amor, ternura en espacios y tiempos diferentes… De una de las plumas más importantes del teatro latinoamericano contemporáneo. Teatro de la Luna presenta la obra de Raquel Diana con Marcela Ferlito y Micky Thomas. Boletos

10 a 19 de nov. en la Casa de la Luna, 4020 Georgia Avenue, NW

 

Sat., Nov. 11

FotoWeekDC Opening Night Party
The 10th annual FotoWeek kicks off on Saturday with more than 150 exhibitions and events highlighting work by local and international photographers. Tickets & info

7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at FotoWeekCentral @ Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain, 2801 16th Street NW

 

More FotoWeek
Activities continue through Nov. 19. This year’s FotoWeekCentral Campuses this year are next door to each other on 16th Street NW.

FotoWeek Central @ Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain, 2801 16th St NW, full list of exhibitions
FotoWeek Central @ Mexican Cultural Institute, 2829 16th St NW. Exhibitions at MCI, along with other MCI events, can be found here.
Check out the FotoWeek calendar

 

Sun., Nov. 12

Artisan Gifts & Food Marketplace
Empowered Women International holds its 5th annual Artisan Gifts & Food Marketplace supporting the work of local small businesswomen. More info

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Silver Spring Civic Center, 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, Md.

Art: “Denatured” group show closes
“Denatured: Tehcnology in the Natural World,” a group show featuring artists Ryan Hoover, Joanna Platt, Rachel Schmidt and Fabiola Alvarez Yurcisin, closes today at the DC Arts Center. More info

2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at DC Arts Center, 2438 18th STREET NW 

National Pupusa Day at El Tamarindo
Celebrate the ancient dish that is still eaten and beloved in Central America—and right here in Washington D.C. More info

All day at El Tamarindo, 1785 Florida Ave NW

 

Tues., Nov. 14

Art: Costa Rican artist Rafa Fernández at the OAS
“Time Traveler,” an exhibition of work by Costa Rican artist Rafa Fernández, whose first solo exhibition at an Organization of American States gallery in January 1973 and whose work continues to evolve to the present day. His contemporary pieces are placed alongside earlier pieces, including those that are today touchstones of the OAS art collection. The exhibition opens Nov. 13 and runs through Nov. 24. Free. RSVP

6 p.m. opening reception at Organization of American States, Main Building Gallery, 17th Street and Constitution Ave NW

 

Wed., Nov. 15

“DIS\PLACE: Notions of Home in Latin American Photojournalism”
“DIS\PLACE” is an exhibition that reflects on notions of home through the lens of displacement. It addresses photojournalism’s ability to present development challenges with a sense of intimacy, vulnerability, and empathy. Free. More info

6 p.m. opening reception at the Inter-American Development Bank Cultural Center, 1300 New York Avenue

 

—Hola Cultura staff

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