Events calendar: what to do this weekend

Tony Vega and George Lamond in the Bronx

As part of the SummerStage series, singers Tony Vega and George Lamond bring their freestyle and salsa swing vibes to The Bronx, this Thursday at Crotona Park (1700 Crotona Ave, The Bronx). Vega, who played with celebrities such as Eddie Palmieri, and whose album, Yo Me Quedo, remains a classic of romantic salsa, will bring his best hits, such as “Aparentemente” and “Esa Mujer”. George Lamond, best known for his 1989 debut single “Bad of the Heart,” is a definitive classic of the free style. They will be joined by local Bronx-based DJ collective Uptown Vinyl Supreme, which pays homage to the roots of hip-hop. Starting at 6:00 p.m. Free. More information:

Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City Series

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) announced the concert schedule for the ‘Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City 2022’ series, with a list of artists that will perform outdoors every Thursday from August 11 to 25, from 6 to 9 p.m. This Thursday kicks off with a show from JON B, the GRAMMY-nominated R&B artist, with hits like “They Don’t Know”, “Someone to Love” with Babyface and “Are U Still Down” with 2pac. Free. At the NJPAC’s Chambers Plaza (One Center Street Newark). Information in: or by calling 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722)

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Ukrainian Music at Astor Place

Hear the world music quartet, DakhaBrakha, from Kyiv, Ukraine, accompanied by traditional Indian, Arabic, African, Russian and Australian instrumentation, during a free performance at Astor Place (near the hub), this Friday, August 12, as part of the Joe’s Pub @ Astor series. The quartet’s powerful and uncompromising vocal range creates a transnational sound rooted in Ukrainian culture. Free. At 7:00 pm. More information:


“The Little House” at Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center hosts “La Casita” this Saturday, an inclusive international festival celebrating global oral traditions in poetry and music, based on the principle that New York City is more equitably represented in presenting the rich traditions arts of its many underserved communities. This year will bring together an all-star cast of poets and musicians from around the world, including interdisciplinary poets Jonah Mixon-Webster, Jacqueline Johnson, Franny Choi, Paul con Queso, Gabriel Ramirez, Mario Jose Pagán Morales, and Audry Funk; and the music group Lucia Pulido Trio and the Congolese percussion group, Mfouambila Congo Company. The evening’s host is poet and sound artist LaTasha N. Nevada Digg. Free. At 6:30 pm at Hearst Plaza (30 Lincoln Center Plaza). More information:

Carlos Santana in Jones Beach

The “Miraculous Supernatural with Carlos Santana, Earth Wind and Fire and War” tour will make a stop this Saturday, August 13 at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater (1000 Ocean Pkwy. 11793 Wantagh, NY) to commemorate two important career milestones. from Santana: 21 years since his celebrated, multi-Grammy-winning album “Supernatural” and the 52nd anniversary of “Abraxas,” a record from 1970. At 7pm. Tickets:

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Annual dance festival ‘Battery Dance’

Battery Dance, New York City’s oldest free public dance festival, celebrates its 41st anniversary August 13-20. In partnership with the Battery Park City Authority, the Annual Dance Festival will feature in-person and live-streamed performances, staged in Wagner Park, Battery Park City, at 7 pm. Reaching local and international audiences, the event furthers Battery Dance’s mission to connect the world through dance. Free. For more information, visit

Pepe Aguilar and his talented children, Angela and Leonardo, bring their show Jaripeo Sin Fronteras to New Jersey this Sunday

Jaripeo Without Borders

The Aguilar family continues in style with their tour Jaripeo without borders, which arrives this weekend at the New Jersey Prudential Center (25 Lafayette St, Newark, NJ 07102). Ángela Aguilar, Leonardo Aguilar, Antonio Aguilar Jr, horses, clowns, bulls and acrobats is just some of what is included in this new show that has toured important arenas throughout the country. The main course is Pepe Aguilar, who is in charge of closing the show that lasts three hours. Includes mariachi music, orchestra and live band. Sunday, August 14, 8 p.m. Tickets:


Eva Luna returns to Spanish Repertoire

Repertorio Español announced the return of her play Eva Luna, written by award-winning playwright Caridad Svich and based on the acclaimed novel by Chilean-American writer Isabel Allende. This work tells the story of a woman born into poverty who, through the years, finds her voice as a narrator and reflection of history. Charming, comical, and witty, Eva Luna tells the protagonist’s personal journey from childhood to adulthood, and along the way introduces us to a series of characters that will change the course of her life forever. The cast is made up of: Andrea Velasco, Pablo Andrade, Gonzalo Trigueros, Belange Rodríguez, Fernando Vieira, Jaime Puerta, and Zulema Clares. Presented in Spanish with English subtitles. For dates and tickets, visit: