Concerts, Workshops And More Scheduled From Sept. 15 to Nov. 18

 

 The city of Las Vegas invites the community to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a variety of events throughout September, October and November. All activities are subject to change.

 

 

 

Movie in the Pavilion (all ages)

 

Friday, Sept. 15, 7 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave.

 

Bring the family to enjoy the animated movie “The Book of Life.” Bring low chairs and blankets to be more comfortable. Call 702-229-1515 for more information.

 

 

 

2017 Hispanic Heritage Month Presentation

 

Wednesday, Sept. 20, 9 a.m.

 

Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St.

 

Join Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman, Councilman Bob Coffin and the Las Vegas City Council as they kick-off Hispanic Heritage Month in the city of Las Vegas.

 

 

 

Folkloric Dance Workshops (all ages)

 

Thursdays Sept. 21, Sept. 28, Oct. 5 and Oct. 12, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave.

 

Learn traditional Latin American dances known as baile folklórico. These dances emphasize local folk culture and have ballet characteristics such as pointed toes and exaggerated movements. For more information, call 702-229-6242.

 

 

 

REACHing Harmony Community Health Event

 

Saturday, Oct. 7, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave.

 

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating health and REACHing Harmony with R.E.A.C.H. (Research, Education and Access for Community Health).  Community medical services will be avalaible for free or at a low cost as well as classes, health education and other fun activities.

 

 

 

Hispanic Heritage Month Family Fiesta (all ages)

 

Saturday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave.

 

Enjoy a day filled with family fun such as games, face painting, food, entertainment and more! Call 702-229-1515 for more information.

 

 

 

Hispanic Cultures: Histories & Traditions/Culturas Hispanas: Historia y Tradiciones

 

Sept. 28 - Dec. 7, hours Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; closed weekends and holidays.

 

Meet-the-artists Reception Thursday, Sept. 28, 5 to 7 p.m.

 

Free admission and open to the public.

 

Las Vegas City Hall Chamber Gallery, 495 S. Main St., second floor.

 

This exhibit will focus on the local Hispanic visual arts community through a group exhibit

 

exploring relevant cultural topics. Artists to be determined. For more information, call 702-229-

 

ARTS (2787).

 

 

 

Sugar Skull Workshop, Celebrating Hispanic Heritage (ages 7+)

 

Saturday, Oct. 28, 1 to 3 p.m. Advance registration required.

 

Cost: $15; open to beginner and intermediate levels.

 

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

 

This one-day workshop celebrates Hispanic heritage. Learn about the Mexican tradition of sugar

 

skulls and create a colorfully decorated sugar skull to take home just in time for the Dias de los

 

Muertos Mexican holiday. Dress for a mess. Registration open from Aug. 9 until full. To register

 

online, visit www.artslasvegas.org. For more information, call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

 

 

Dia de los Muertos Celebration (all ages)

 

Thursday, Nov. 2, 5 to 9 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza in Lorenzi Park, 720 Twin Lakes Drive

 

Bring the family to celebrate Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)! This vibrant homage to life is a true community event and one of the most charming and colorful holidays celebrated by Mexican and Latin American cultures. This lighthearted and joyful tribute honors the memory of family and friends who have passed away in a fun and immersive atmosphere featuring special entertainment, interactive children’s activities, artisan vendors, food, face-painting, special décor and an exhibition of alters created by community organizations and groups.

 

 

 

Las Cafeteras Concert (all ages)

 

Saturday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m.

 

Cost: $16 (Adult) $8 (Under 18)

 

Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St.

 

Las Cafeteras seamlessly fuse traditional Afro-Mexican music with modern rhythms and rich storytelling to create a fresh urban folk sound from the streets of East Los Angeles. Their infectious sound is brought to life by a host of eclectic traditional instruments. Based in traditional son jarocho sounds, their inspiring lyrics, sung in English, Spanish and Spanglish, reflect a story that is at once uniquely East LA, yet universal in its appeal. This program is supported, in part, with funds provided by the Western States Arts Federation. For more information, visit http://www.artslasvegas.orgor call 702-229-ARTS (2787).