The Obamas at the Brooklyn Museum
On October 24, the groundbreaking portraits of President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama, painted by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, respectively, leave the Brooklyn Museum, the paintings’ only stop in the Northeast on their five-minute journey. cities. The authors of the works will moderate a conversation this Thursday in which the two reflect on the impact of their portraits that change culture and discuss their unique and collaborative approaches to representing the first African-American president and the first lady. Join in person or at Zoom. Information: https: //my.brooklynmuseum.org/
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Americas Poetry of New York Festival 2021
This year the Americas Poetry Festival of New York 2021 celebrates its eighth edition with a hyflex format that allows face-to-face and remote participation. This event, organized by the poets and professors Carlos Aguasaco, Yrene Santos and Carlos Velásquez Torres, will feature Asia, Europe, Africa and America. Some of the participants are Jennifer Rathbun (United States), Mónica Lucía Suárez Beltrán (Colombia), Mateo Morrison (Dominican Republic), Khalid Raissouni (Morocco) and Seamus Scanlon (Ireland) among many others. Instituto Cervantes NY will be part of the event, this Friday at 6:00 pm. For more information, visit www.poetryny.com.
Festival at Casa de People en Español
The Festival at Casa de People in spanish will close Hispanic Heritage Month with a virtual celebration this friday october 15 at 7:00 pm ET, featuring intimate talks with celebrities, inspiring community leaders, and musical performances.
Panelists will discuss topics related to film, television, beauty, community initiatives, and health and wellness. Among the panelists are the legendary television host Don Francisco, Guy Ecker, Roberto Manrique, Alejandra Espinoza, Dayanara Torres, Ariana Debose, Elysaniji and Marjorie de Sousa, among others.
Festival At Home It will also highlight leaders who are transforming their communities, such as the founder of the organization Esposas Militares, Janet sanchez; the president of the Hispanic Federation, Frankie miranda; and the CEO and founder of DREAMers Roadmap, Sarahi Espinosa.
Marilyn Torres talks about Covid
“Covid Recovery” is an interactive solo performance that takes you through Millie Torres’ journey over the past year and a half. Learning that donuts and the 12 steps can be a way to go. Developed by Marilyn Torres. At 7:00 pm, at the Russian Arts Theater and Studios (165 West 86th Street). Tickets and information at: (347) 298-2166 or at [email protected]
Oscar Wao returns to Spanish Repertory
Oscar is a naive “nerd” from New Jersey who has finally left the clutches of his imposing Dominican mother and is attending his first semester of college at Rutgers with his rebellious sister. He dreams of becoming the Dominican JRR Tolkien and, above all, finding love. But Oscar may never get what he wants. Blame it on “fukú,” a curse that has haunted Oscar’s family for generations, following them on their epic journey from Santo Domingo to the United States. That is the story of “The Brief and Wonderful Life of Oscar Wao,” the popular Spanish Repertory play (138 East 27th Street, New York, NY 10016) that returns to the stage this Saturday at 8:00 pm. Tickets and information at: www.repertorio.nyc
Angelina fun in the Big Apple
The Rams aren’t the only Angelenos coming to the Big Apple in October. LA Tourism brings the flavor of Los Angeles to New York, this October 16 and 17. New Yorkers will enjoy a tailgate throughout the weekend with a menu packed with tacos, trivia, games and treats from top travel, featuring selections from Los Angeles’ Golden Road brewery and Mexican chef Enrique Olvera’s new La Taquería, Ditroit.
Attendees will be able to try their luck with a football pitching game that could take him to Los Angeles, courtesy of American Airlines. And, on Saturday October 16, sit back and watch a podcast live direct from TailGate Outdoor Sports Bar (86 N 11th St., Brooklyn, NY 11249). More information: https://www.discoverlosangeles.com/tailgate
Enrique and Ricky will light up the Madison
Two of the most iconic Latin artists of our era, recipients of multiple GRAMMY Awards and Platinum records, Enrique Iglesias and Ricky Martin, continue to entertain and excite audiences throughout North America as they meet each date of their historic tour. And this Sunday they arrive in New York to light the party at Madison Square Garden. To open the show, Sebastián Yatra will perform several of his hits, such as “Traicionera”, “Un Año” and “No Hay Nadie Más”. The appointment is at 7:30 pm. Ticket prices start at $ 59.95, and are available at www.livenation.com
Photographic exhibition “Sunday at 4”
The ACOMPI artistic project presents “Domingo a las 4”, the first public outdoor exhibition of the photographer, Mateo Arciniegas Huertas. Using a community playground and soccer field in Brooklyn, the artist will present 16 portraits of players from the Liga Gorytos Sports intramural soccer league. The series captures and celebrates local Latin American and Central American teammates in whom Huertas has found a familiar sense of camaraderie and community as a Colombian immigrant. The exhibition will be inaugurated this Sunday, at 4:00 pm, at the PO Reinaldo Salgado Playground 750 Monroe St, Brooklyn, NY 11221. More information at: http://mateoarciniegas.com/
Los Recoditos in La Boom
Banda Los Recoditos reinvented Mexican band music for younger generations, offering a more modern, loose and optimistic style that has seen them break into the North American market, as well as being the favorites of the Latin pop world. And this Sunday they will be at La Boom (15 St & Northern Blvd. Queens), in an event that will bring them together with La Original Banda El Limón. The show will be this Sunday, at 11:00 pm. Pre-sale tickets: $ 50.00. Available at: laboomny.com or by calling 718 726 6646
Virtual concert with Nicky Jam
The McDonald’s Ritmo al color program, which seeks to nurture and foster relationships with the Hispanic community through experiences that promote Latino pride, invites music lovers to join in a free virtual concert where Nicky Jam will present his latest hits . GONZO247’s art will take on a life of its own during the show, providing fans with a virtual space where they can see, hear and celebrate Hispanic culture. Fans can visit www.ritmoycolormcd.com to register and get more details on future artistic collaborations. This Sunday at 8:00 pm.