Latino Links: Going out this week

Concerts, dance, movies, theater and TAMALES! Here are our top picks for Nov. 29 through Dec. 6

SAVE THE DATE: Support of the next TamalFest DC at Pica Taco on Dec. 15!

We love Carmen Lomas Garza’s painting depicting a traditional tamaliza up now @mexculturedc

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!  Propriator 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. Pica Taco, 1406 Florida Avenue NW, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. More info

Nov. 30

Film: Entonces Nosotros
To support Hurricane Nate relief in Costa Rica,the Inter-American Development Bank hosts a by-donation-only screening of this Costa Rican comedy about love, commitment and misunderstandings In Spanish with English subtitles. Space is Limited. Photo I.D. is required. The film begins at 6 p.m. at Inter-American Development Bank’s Enrique Iglesias Auditorium – Level A3, 1330 New York Ave. N.W.  More Info

Art: Cruz Sunu closing happy hour
Pedro, Lorenzo and Antonio Cruz Sunu are  brothers from the town of San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala, who are known for their colorful Maya-inspired paintings. They have an art show and sale in Petworth with special holiday pricing and a raffle from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Hank’s Cocktail Bar, 819 Upshur St NW. More info

Music: Jarabe de Palo at State Theatre
These Mexican rockers, known for masterful mixing of rock and traditional Latin American music, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The band will be back to the D.C. area for one night, part of their tour in support of their CD, “50 PALOS”. Tickets and more info

Fri., Dec. 1

Art: “This is America”
The Gallery Underground presents a new exhibition titled, “This is America”, featuring artists from around the United States exploring what America means to them. It opens Nov. 27 but the opening reception is today from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Gallery Underground, part of the underground shopping mall at Crystal Plaza Arcade in Arlington, Vir. More info and directions

Music: Gente de Zona
Gente de Zona, a Cuban reggaeton (cubaton) group founded by Alexander Delgado, plays Echostage, 2135 Queens Chapel Road NE. More info + Tickets

Theater: Staged reading of play local writer Karen Zacarías
George Mason University presents a free staged reading of Karen Zacarías’ play, “Just Like Us,” which follows four Latina teenage girls in Denver—two of whom are undocumented—through young adulthood. The curtain goes up at 7 p.m. at Johnson Center Cinema, on the university’s Fairfax campus. More info

Sat., Dec. 2

Dance: Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Georgetown
Georgetown University’s student Ballet Folklórico Mexicano hosts a Christmas Posada with caroling, dance performances and a reception to follow. This free event starts at 7:30 p.m. on the University’s Dahlgren Quad. More info

Dance: The DC Contemporary Dance Theatre / El Teatro de Danza Contemporanea
Founded in 1984 by Artistic Director Miya Hisaka, this local dance company combines performance and training for talented local dancers. The company’s work has spanned two continents and three decades. Performances this weekend on Saturday and Sunday at the Dance Place, 3225 8th Street NE. More info & tickets

Sun., Dec. 3

Music: Pasatono Orquesta Mexicana
In conjunction with the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s new exhibit Tamayo: The New York Years, Pasatono Orquesta Mexicana will perform a free concert in the American Art Museum’s Kogod Courtyard at 2 p.m. The orchestra consists of Mexican traditional, indigenous and classical instruments, resembling the Mexican Orchestra created originally by Mexican composer Carlos Chávez (1899–1978), Tamayo’s lifelong friend who traveled to New York with the artist in 1926. More info


Movies: Films Across Borders
This quirky film festival continues with films about migration. The Spanish Arts & Culture is hosting with several films. More info & showtimes

GALA presents eight films from México, Chile and República Dominicana in this festival that runs through Dec. 3. Todas las películas se presentan en español con subtítulos en inglés. GALA Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th Street NW. More info

—Hola Cultura staff





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