New York events agenda: concerts for all tastes for the weekend of 7-9 October

New York’s events calendar is full of surprises during the weekend of 7-9 October. Here are some of the best ideas.

Chucho Valdes at Jazz at Lincoln Center

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Jazz at Lincoln Center brings Cuban piano virtuoso and distinguished composer Chucho Valdés back to the Rose Theatre at Frederick P. Rose Hall on Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8, at 8:00 pm. In celebration of Chucho’s 81st birthday, the maestro will perform his new composition, The Creation, with the Yoruban Orchestra, his new four-movement suite that explores the creation story through the ritual music of Santeria, West African music, and the blues. Jazz at Lincoln Center is located on Broadway and 60th Street. Visit their website for tickets and more information.

RESPECT at the Kings Theater

The Queen of Soul comes to the Kings Theatre ( 1027 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn) with a concert experience like no other. R.E.S.S.P.E.C.T., a tribute celebrating the legendary Aretha Franklin, follows her story through a soundtrack of the hits that made her the Queen of Soul. More than just a concert, this is the Aretha experience like no other featuring all of her favorite hits in one night, including “Natural Woman,” “Think,” “I Knew You Were Waiting for Me,” “Chain of Fools,” “Respect,” and many more. The event will begin on October 6, with additional performances on October 7 and 8. For tickets and additional information, please visit this page.

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The New York Coffee Festival

The New York Coffee Festival will take over the Metropolitan Pavilion (125 West 18th Street Manhattan) from October 7-9 to bring together the best New York offers in coffee, food, cocktails, live music, art, and more. Coffee novices and aficionados can expect unlimited tastings and presentations from over 100 of the most innovative coffee, tea, and more exhibitors. The three-day festival will also feature The Lab program with an exciting lineup of interactive demonstrations, educational workshops, talks, and tastings. Tickets are on sale here.


Teatro Circulo presents “Fuente Ovejuna”

From October 7 to 23, Teatro Círculo will stage the classic “Fuente Ovejuna” by Lope de Vega, a play known for its vivid depiction and critique of the abuse of power. The play, under the stage direction of Spaniard Mariano de Paco Serrano, tells a story about collective empowerment. The costumes, elements, and scenery were designed by Israel Franco Müller (Puerto Rico); Lope’s word-made comprehensible verse is by verse director Karmele Aranburu (Spain); and the cast includes José Cheo Oliveras (Puerto Rico), María Fontanals (Spain), Eva Cristina Vásquez (Puerto Rico), Juan Luis Acevedo (Puerto Rico), Gemma Ibarra (Spain), Pablo Andrade (Venezuela), Fernando Gazzaniga (Argentina) and Daniel Alonso (Spain). The play, in Spanish with English subtitles, will be presented at the 36th Street Chain Theatre (312 West 36th St., 3rd floor). Tickets here.


Sebastian Yatra at United Palace

This Saturday, October 8, Sebastián Yatra will arrive at the United Palace Theatre ( 4140 Broadway 10033) with his first world tour, “Dharma World Tour.” The Colombian artist will perform tracks from his multiplatinum album “Dharma,” recently nominated for four Latin Grammys, along with some fan favorites, including this year’s mega-hit “Tacones Rojos,” as well as “Pareja del Año,” “Chica Ideal” and his new piano ballad “Contigo.” Doors open at 6:00 pm and the show at 8:00 pm. Tickets here.


Wisin and Yandel at the Madison Square Garden

Their “La Última Misión” tour has sold out stadium after stadium throughout Latin America, and this Saturday, Wisin y Yandel arrive at Madison Square Garden with their farewell concert. The performers, who made history once again by selling out 14 shows at the José M. Agrelo Coliseum in their native Puerto Rico, will perform their countless classics, such as Rakatá and Noche de Sexo, as well as songs from their new album that bears the same title as their tour, which hit all digital platforms on September 30. At 8:00 pm. Tickets:


Fito Páez at Radio City

Legendary Argentine musician Fito Paez, who this year received three Latin Grammy nominations, including Best Pop/Rock Album for “Años Salvajes,” brings to Radio City Music Hall his tour “El Amor, 30 años después del Amor”, which bears the title of his seventh album that marked a whole era in Latin rock. Hits such as “A rodar mi vida”, “Un vestido y un amor”, “Tumbas de la gloria” and “La rueda mágica”, will be part of the concert this Sunday at 8:00 pm. Tickets:

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Myriam Hernández kicks off her tour in NYC.

Myriam Hernandez, who will be honored with the Latin Recording Academy’s Latin Grammy Award for musical excellence, being the first Chilean artist to receive this recognition, returns with her most extensive tour in the United States, starting in the tri-state area. The performances will kick off next Monday, October 10th, at the United Palace and continue in Westbury, NY, Elizabeth, NJ, and Stamford, CT. At 8:00 pm. Tickets are at:


Spanish food festival

Spain’s Great Match, presented by Foods and Wines from Spain and #alimentosdespaña, returns to New York. The Spanish food and wine event, organized by the Spain Trade Commission, will take place on Wednesday, October 12, at José Andrés’ Little Spain Market, located at Hudson Yards. It will feature more than 300 of Spain’s finest wines, five regional wine bars, four gin and brandy bars, a beer bar featuring a beer brewed with olives, tastings of the country’s signature dishes and excellent culinary ingredients, seminars, quick tastings presented by leading Spanish wine experts, wine and food pairings, and more. 100% of the proceeds generated from ticket sales will benefit World Central Kitchen, a charitable organization founded by renowned chef José Andrés. Tickets and information: