Latin things to do in NYC March 2017

Latin things to do in NYC in March include the Flamenco Festival, BNP Paribas ShowdownArmory Week, Off-Broadway Week, St. Patrick’s Day Paradeand International Women’s Day. It’s Women’s History Month.

Iria Candela and Ximena Ojeda at Lygia Pape "A Multitude of Forms" at the Met Breuer

The March 2017 New York Latin Culture Calendar is sponsored by New York City Center. They put great art in the reach of all New Yorkers.

2018 Oscars, the 90th Academy Awards

Live on ABC
March 4, 2018

It’s Armory Week, a week of art fairs in New York City.

Wednesday, March 1

Celebrate Ash Wednesday the start of the Christian fasting period of Lent.

Celebrate the birthday of actor Javier Bardem in Las Palmas, Spain in 1969.

22nd annual Rendez-Vous with French Cinema film festival opens at Film Society of Lincoln Center with Étienne Comar’s 2017 biopic Django. The festival continues through March 12.

America’s top galleries mostly exhibit solo shows at The Art Show (ADAA) at the Park Avenue Armory in the Upper East Side. March 1-5.

VOLTA NY is the 10th edition of the invitational fair that spotlights solo artist projects at Pier 90, March 1-5.

Spring Break Art Show exhibits curators, not galleries, at 4 Times Square, March 1-6.

Brazilian dance band Forró in the Dark plays its weekly Wednesday residency at Nublu in the East Village with sets at 9 & 11pm.

Thursday, March 2

Scope New York shows emerging international artists and galleries at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea, Thursday-Sunday, March 2-5, 2017

Contemporary Curated is a Contemporary art auction at Sotheby’s in the Upper East Side at 10am. Auction items are on view from February 24.

Independent New York shows 52 international art galleries at Spring Studios in Tribeca March 2-5,2017.

Art on Paper shows works on paper at Pier 36 in the Lower East Side March 2-5, 2017. www.thepaperfair.com/ny

Clio Art Fair for independent artists is at 508 West 26th St March 2-5, 2017. www.ClioArtFair.com

Stéphanie Di Giusto’s 2016 Belle Époque dance film The Dancer is screening at Rendez-Vous with French Cinema at Film Society of Lincoln Center at 1:45pm.

The ReelAbilities Film Festival, March 2-8, opens with a red carpet at the JCC Manhattan in the Upper West Side at 7pm.

José Garofalo renowned dancer, actor, and organizer of the Buenos Aires milonga Porteño y Bailarin teaches and performs at Tango La Nacional. Lesson from 8-9:30pm. Dancing until 2am.

Friday, March 3

Voces Blancas del Nalón, an award-winning girl’s choir from Langreo, Spain, sings a free choral concert at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Midtown from 4-5pm.

Eddie Palmieri and his Salsa Orchestra celebrate Eddie’s 80th year in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater, Friday and Saturday March 3-4, 2017 with shows at 8pm.

Repertorio Español in Kips Bay presents the new Dominican play En el Nombre de Salomé (in Spanish) at 8pm.

Saturday, March 4

Grammy-winning Argentine-American mezzo soprano Isabel Leonard sings Charlotte in Massenet’s French opera Werther at the Metropolitan Opera at 1pm.

Bilingual children’s musical La verdadera historia de Caperucita (Little Red Riding Hood) is at Teatro SEA in the Lower East Side at 3pm.

Repertorio Español in Kips Bay presents the new Dominican play En el Nombre de Salomé (in Spanish) at 3pm.

Adriana Salgado Neira and six-time Colombian Tango champion Daniel Martinez Cadavid teach and perform Argentine Tango at the malaLECHE milonga at You Should Be Dancing in Chelsea from 10pm to late.

Sunday, March 5

Adriana Salgado Neira and six-time Colombian Tango champion Daniel Martinez Cadavid teach a pair of Argentine Tango Workshops at Stepping Out Studios in NoMad: Tango Salon Secrets at 1pm and Turns & Embellishments at 2:30pm.

Spain’s David Villa, Italy’s Andrea Pirlo and the rest of the NYCFC (New York City Football Club) play their season opener at Orlando City at 5pm.

Cuban multi-Grammy® winner Arturo O’Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra plays their weekly gig at Birdland in Hell’s Kitchen at 9 & 11pm.

Monday, March 6

Celebrate World Tennis Day.

The 10th anniversary BNP Paribas Showdown features Argentine favorite Juan Martin del Potro versus fifth-ranked Kei Nishikori, and Venezuelan-Spanish Garbine Muguruza matched with former #1 Venus Williams, and more at Madison Square Garden at 7pm.

Portuguese trio Caixa de Pandora (Pandora’s Box) brings the world to Joe’s Pub in the East Village in association with the Arte Institute at 9:30pm.

The SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas is Monday-Thursday, March 6-9. It’s not in New York, but a lot of international artists will come to New York right after it.

Tuesday, March 7

Argentine musicians Solange and Sami Merdinian with French cellist Yves Dharamraj play Argentine classical music at Americas Society in the Upper East Side at 7pm. $20

Wednesday, March 8

Celebrate International Women’s Day, Women’s March, A Day Without a Woman.

Celebrate the birthday of Argentine Tango composer and bandleader Enrique Rodríguez in La Plata, Argentina in 1901.

The Armory Show is at Piers 92 94 Thursday-Sunday, March 8-11, 2018.

Independent New York is at Spring Studios in Tribeca March 8-11, 2018.

Repertorio Español in Kips Bay performs the classic Dominican drama En el Tiempo de las Mariposas at 11am.

Brazilian dance band Forró in the Dark plays its weekly “Brazilian Night” at Nublu in the East Village at 10pm.

Thursday, March 9

Celebrate the Jewish fast of Esther to remember the day when the Jews of Persia fasted and prayed for deliverance.

Cuban Jazz-Timba-Funk pianist Axel Tosca Laugart plays Birdland in Midtown at 6pm.

Cuba: Threads of Change is a conversation about Cuba’s remarkable biodiversity and its changing relationship with the United States at the American Museum of Natural History at 6:30pm.

Grammy-winning Argentine-American mezzo soprano Isabel Leonard sings Charlotte in Massenet’s French opera Werther at the Metropolitan Opera at 7:30pm.

Guest artist José Garofalo from Buenos Aires teaches and DJs Tango La Nacional in Chelsea at 8pm. Dancing 9:30-late.

The Flamenco Festival at New York City Center opens with Manuel Liñan’s all-star Gala Flamenca at 8pm.

Argentine Tango Jazz bassist and composer Pedro Giraudo brings his Tango Quartet to Terraza 7 in Woodside, Queens at 9:30pm.

Friday, March 10

Hurray for the Riff Raff, led by New Orleans Puerto Rican rocker Alynda Lee Segarra releases their new album The Navigator.

Multimedia concert “Tango Dreams / Serenity” is at Symphony Space in the Upper West Side at 7:30pm.

The Flamenco Festival at New York City Center continues with Manuel Liñan’s all-star Gala Flamenca at 8pm.

Repertorio Español in Kips Bay presents the new Dominican play En el Nombre de Salomé (in Spanish) at 8pm.

Argentine-Swede indie singer-songwriter José González performs in the Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center as part of Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series at 8:30pm

As part of the Flamenco Festival De Cerca: Josemi Carmona & Javier Colina play Joe’s Pub at 9:30pm.

Colombian Salsa supergroup Grupo Niche plays a battle of the bands with Orquesta Guayacan at La Boom in Woodside, Queens from 10pm-4am. $30.

Saturday, March 11

Celebrate the birthday of Argentine Tango composer Astor Piazzolla, the father of Tango Nuevo, in Mar del Plata, Argentina in 1921.

LAST CHANCE to see Spanish sculptor Jaume Plensa’s “Silence” at Galerie Lelong in Chelsea, 10am-6pm.

Ballet Hispánico presents an En Familia matinee of repertory favorites at the United Palace Cathedral in Washington Heights at 2pm.

Bilingual children’s musical La verdadera historia de Caperucita (Little Red Riding Hood) is at Teatro SEA in the Lower East Side at 3pm.

Jean-Stéphane Bron’s 2017 film The Paris Opera is screening at Rendez-Vous with French Cinema at Film Society of Lincoln Center at 3:30pm.

Celebrate Purim Eve.

Repertorio Español in Kips Bay performs Latin musical comedy La Canción at 8pm.

The Flamenco Festival at New York City Center continues with Manuel Liñan’s all-star Gala Flamenca at 8pm.

Colectivo Bomplenazo puts on a Puerto Rican Bomba y Plena show at Pregones Theater in the Bronx at 8pm.

Flamenco pianist Alfonso Aroca plays from his 2014 album Orilla del Mundo at Joe’s Pub in the East Village at 9:30pm.

Hot Cuban Salsa band Gerardo Contino y los Habaneros plays Subrosa in the Meatpacking District from 12-2am.

Sunday, March 12

It’s 2017 Daylight Savings Time. Remember, “Spring Forward, Fall Back.” Set your clocks an hour forward.

Celebrate Purim to remember the courage of Esther who spoke for, and thereby saved her people.

Spain’s David Villa, Italy’s Andrea Pirlo and the rest of the NYCFC (New York City Football Club) play an MLS game against DC United at Yankee Stadium at 2pm.

Repertorio Español in Kips Bay performs Spanish comedy Burundanga at 3pm.

Adriana Salgado Neira and six-time Colombian Tango champion Daniel Martinez Cadavid teach and perform Argentine Tango at the Astoria Tango Club milonga at Centro Español in Astoria, Queens from 6pm to 12:30am.

The Flamenco Festival at New York City Center closes with Olga Pericet’s Pisadas at 7pm.

As part of United Nations arts week HeForShe, the International Brazilian Opera Company is performing the U.S. premiere of Plastic Flowers, an opera by João MacDowell at The Slipper Room in the Lower East Side, Sunday-Monday, March 12-13 at 8pm. $25 www.brazilianopera.com

Cuban multi-Grammy® winner Arturo O’Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra plays their weekly gig at Birdland in Hell’s Kitchen at 9 & 11pm.

Monday, March 13

Mexican Tenor Luis Chapa is Pinkerton in Puccini’s Italian opera Madama Butterfly at the Metropolitan Opera in Lincoln Center at 7:30pm.  (2018)

Tuesday, March 14

Celebrate the birthday of Argentine Tango pianist and composer Rodolfo Biagi in Buenos Aires in 1906.

Wednesday, March 15

Registration for NYC Dance Week in June opens mid-March.

The New Directors / New Films film festival opens at the Museum of Modern Art and Film Society of Lincoln Center. The festival is Wednesday-Sunday, March 15-26.

Spanish-French Thibaut Garcia and the European Guitar Quartet play a recital that includes the Argentine Tango of Astor Piazzolla at the 92nd Street Y in the Upper East Side at 8:30pm.

Brazilian dance band Forró in the Dark plays its weekly “Brazilian Night” at Nublu in the East Village at 10pm.

Thursday, March 16

Jack Shainman Gallery in Chelsea opens a solo show of Cuban artist Enrique Martinez Celaya with a reception at 6pm. Through April 22.

Cuban Salsa singer Gerardo Contino host the Cuba Caliente Happy Hour at Subrosa in the Meatpacking District from 6-10pm.

Repertorio Español in Kips Bay presents the new Dominican play En el Nombre de Salomé (in Spanish) at 7pm.

Argentine Tango Jazz bassist and composer Pedro Giraudo brings his Tango Quartet to Barbès in Park Slope, Brooklyn at 8pm.

Mexican Tenor Luis Chapa is Pinkerton in Puccini’s Italian opera Madama Butterfly at the Metropolitan Opera in Lincoln Center at 8pm.  (2018)

Cuban Jazz-Timba-Funk pianist Axel Tosca Laugart plays Zinc Bar in Greenwich Village from 9pm-Late.

Guest artist José Garofalo from Buenos Aires teaches and DJs Tango La Nacional in Chelsea at 8pm. Dancing 9:30-late.

Friday, March 17

Celebrate the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. In case you wonder, Spaniards march in it because we share a Celtic culture with the Irish.

Happy birthday to Nicky Jam, the Puerto Rican-Dominican-American Reggaeton star who was born in New York City in 1981.

The 2017 Whitney Biennial is at the Whitney Museum of American Art in the Meatpacking District from March 17 – June 11, 2017.

Award-winning Cuban-American landscape illusionist Teresita Fernández opens “Fire (America),” a solo exhibition at Lehmann Maupin in the Lower East Side with a reception at 6pm. Through May 20.

Colombian Reggaeton singer-songwriter Maluma plays the Hammerstein Ballroom at Manhattan Center Studios in Hell’s Kitchen at 8pm.

Sonia Olla & Ismael Fernández present contemporary Flamenco Raudal at Joe’s Pub in the East Village at 9:30pm.

Flamenco show FLAMENCOtablao with Adrian Galia opens at the Thalia Spanish Theatre in Queens. Fridays-Sundays March 17 – April 2.

Saturday, March 18

It’s Super Sábado Super Mujeres family activities day at El Museo del Barrio in East Harlem from 12-5pm. FREE

Mexican short As Without So Within screens with Chilean short Los diablos azules (The Blue Devils) as part of the “Shorts Program 2” at the New Directors / New Films film festival at the Film Society of Lincoln Center at 1:30pm.

Spain’s David Villa, Italy’s Andrea Pirlo and the rest of the NYCFC (New York City Football Club) play an MLS game against the Montreal Impact at Yankee Stadium at 2pm.

Bilingual children’s musical La verdadera historia de Caperucita (Little Red Riding Hood) is at Teatro SEA in the Lower East Side at 3pm.

Calpulli Mexican Dance Company presents Boda Mexicana (Mexican Wedding) at the Queens Theatre in Flushing Meadows Corona Park at 8pm.

Repertorio Español in Kips Bay performs Spanish comedy Burundanga at 8pm.

German Tango masters Melina Sedó and Detlef Engel teach a pre-Milonga class at Tango Nocturne at DanceSport in Lower Midtown from 9-10pm. www.tangodesalon.de

Nele Wohlatz’ Argentine film The Future Perfect (El Futuro perfecto) screens as part of the New Directors / New Films film festival at the Museum of Modern Art at 9pm.

Flamenco Jazz quartet Ultra High Flamenco plays Joe’s Pub in the East Village at 9:30pm.

Sunday, March 19

March 19 is the Feast of Saint Joseph. It’s Father’s Day, “Festa di San Giuseppe” in Italy, “El Día del Padre” in Spain, Bolivia, and Honduras, and “Dia do Pai” in Portugal . Here’s to all Dads and Step-Dads!

Mexican short As Without So Within screens with Chilean short Los diablos azules (The Blue Devils) as part of the “Shorts Program 2” at the New Directors / New Films film festival at the Museum of Modern Art in Midtown at 1:30pm.

Calpulli Mexican Dance Company presents Boda Mexicana (Mexican Wedding) at the Queens Theatre in Flushing Meadows Corona Park at 3pm.

Repertorio Español in Kips Bay performs Latin musical comedy La Canción at 3pm.

Cuban multi-Grammy® winner Arturo O’Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra plays their weekly gig at Birdland in Hell’s Kitchen at 9 & 11pm.

Monday, March 20

Celebrate the 2017 Spring Equinox. It’s Spring! Yay!

Repertorio Español in Kips Bay performs Latin musical comedy La Canción at 11am.

Nele Wohlatz’ Argentine film The Future Perfect (El Futuro perfecto) screens as part of the New Directors / New Films film festival at Film Society of Lincoln Center at 6:30pm.

Daniela from In the Heights sings Broadway tunes Latin style with cast from Hamilton, In the Heights, and On Your Feet! at Andréa Burns’ Latin Broadway Party at Sheen Center in Greenwich Village at 7:30pm. $45

Tuesday, March 21

Celebrate World Poetry Day. #WorldPoetryDay

Celebrate the World Day of Puppetry at Teatro SEA in the Lower East Side.

Celebrate the birthday of Mexican national hero Benito Juárez in San Pablo Guelatao, México in 1806.

Brazilian artist Lygia Pape “A Multitude of Forms” opens at the Met Breuer in the Upper East Side. Through July 23.

Cuban rumbero Pedrito Martinez plays Subrosa in the Meatpacking District at 7pm & 9pm.

Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet plays a Shanghai Express Buenos Aires theme party at The Django in the basement of the Roxy Hotel in Tribeca from 8-1pm. Ana Padron and Diego Blanco will perform the Tango. $20-40

The Spanish Harlem Sextet plays live Salsa for dancing at Subrosa in the Meatpacking District at 10pm. $10. Ladies Free.

Wednesday, March 22

Celebrate Emancipation Day, the day Puerto Rican slaves were freed in 1873.

Repertorio Español in Kips Bay performs Dominican drama En el Tiempo de las Mariposas at 11am.

Argentine art critic Reinaldo Laddaga speaks with Argentine street photographer Facundo De Zuviría about his brilliant photo exhibition Siesta Argentina and other modest observations at Americas Society in the Upper East Side at 7pm. $10

A host of star Latin musicians including Luis Enrique, Sheila E., Bernie Williams, Eddie Palmieri, Paquito D’Rivera, and more are joining hands to play a benefit for disabled Puerto Rican percussionist Giovanni Hidalgo at Lehman Center in the Bronx, at 7pm.

Guest artists Yamila Ivonne y Tomás Corbalan from Buenos Aires teach at Tango La Nacional in Chelsea at 8pm and perform around midnight. Dancing 9:30-late.

Ecuadorian singer-songwriter Alex Alvear and special guest Colombian Cumba Jazz King Gregorio Uribe play Subrosa in the Meatpacking District at 9:30pm. $15

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Thursday, March 23

The 5th annual Colombian Film Festival NY opens at Village East Cinema and runs through March 26.

South American teams play 2018 World Cup Qualification soccer starting between 4:30 and 7:30pm.

Cuban Salsa singer Gerardo Contino hosts the Cuba Caliente Happy Hour at Subrosa in the Meatpacking District from 6-10pm.

Cuban Jazz-Timba-Funk pianist Axel Tosca Laugart plays Zinc Bar in Greenwich Village from 9pm-Late.

Gerardo Contino y los Habaneros play the Copacabana in Midtown with Salsa giant Larry Harlow and the Latin Legends at 10pm.

Friday, March 24

Chilean-Swiss director Daniel Espinosa’s sci-fi movie Life opens.

Mexican-American actor Michael Peña stars in Dax Shepard’s comedy movie CHiPs.

European and North American teams play 2018 World Cup Qualification soccer with games starting between 3:45 and 10:30pm.

Chilean-American artist Ernesto Burgos “One Thing After Another” opens at Kate Werble Gallery in Hudson Square (SoHo) with a reception at 6pm. Through May 6.

Julia Murat’s Brazilian film Pendular screens as part of the New Directors / New Films film festival at the Museum of Modern Art in Midtown at 6:30pm.

All-male Argentine dance troupe Che Malambo brings the gaucho spirit to Schimmel Center in the Financial District at 7:30pm.

Multicultural 11-piece band Fulaso plays Boogaloo and Latin Soul from the ’60s and ’70s with an opening set by DJ Turmix at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center at 7:30pm

West African band Holy Forest and Manny’s Boogaloo Crew play Subrosa at 8pm. $10

Repertorio Español in Kips Bay presents the new Dominican play En el Nombre de Salomé (in Spanish) at 8pm.

Hot Cuban Salsa band Gerardo Contino y los Habaneros plays First Fridays at the Bronx Museum for the Havana Film Festival at 8:30pm. The party starts at 6pm. It’s Free, but reservations are required (718) 518-4455.

Saturday, March 25

Divisor (Divider), a performance art piece by Brazilian artist Lygia Pape, is being reenacted in a walk from the Met Fifth Avenue to the Met Breuer in the Upper East Side from 11am – 12pm. Free

Bilingual children’s musical La verdadera historia de Caperucita (Little Red Riding Hood) is at Teatro SEA in the Lower East Side at 3pm.

France and Portugual play 2018 World Cup Qualification soccer at 3:45pm.

Watch New York Red Bulls vs Real Salt Lake soccer at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey (Newark) at 4pm.

All-male Argentine dance troupe Che Malambo brings the gaucho spirit to On Stage at Kingsborough in Manhattan Beach at 7:30pm.

Venezuelan singer-songwriter Franco De Vita plays Radio City Music Hall at 8pm.

Colombian pop band Monsieur Perine plays the Highline Ballroom in Chelsea from 8-11pm.

The Bronx Arts Ensemble performs Pablo Zinger’s Tangos Old and New at the Pregones Theater in the Bronx at 8pm.

Cuban singer-songwriter Lena Burke plays Subrosa with sets at 9 & 11pm. $20

Argentine traditionalists María Olivera & Gustavo Benzecry Sabá teach and perform at the NYC All Night Milonga at Stepping Out Studios in NoMad. Lesson at 9pm. Dancing from 10pm-4am.

La Cumbiamba Sextet, Nilko Andreas’ Colombian Cumbia party band, plays Terraza 7 in Elmhurst/Jackson Heights, Queens at 10pm

Hot Cuban Salsa band Gerardo Contino y los Habaneros plays Subrosa in the Meatpacking District from 12-2am.

Sunday, March 26

New Directors / New Films ends at the Museum of Modern Art and Film Society of Lincoln Center.

The 5th annual Colombian Film Festival NY closes at Village East Cinema.

Romania plays 2018 World Cup Qualification soccer at 2:45pm.

Spanish actor and writer Txemi Parra does a standup show Niño a los 40 at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay at 6pm. $20-25

Julia Murat’s Brazilian film Pendular has its North American premiere as part of the New Directors / New Films film festival at the Film Society of Lincoln Center at 6:45pm.

Cuban multi-Grammy® winner Arturo O’Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra plays their weekly gig at Birdland in Hell’s Kitchen at 9 & 11pm.

Tuesday, March 28

Celebrate the birthday of Italian-American pop star Lady Gaga in New York City in 1986.

South American teams play 2018 World Cup Qualification soccer with games starting from 4pm to 10:15pm.

Watch Bolivia vs Argentina, a World Cup Qualifier at 4pm. ¡Vamos, vamos, Argentina!

Cuban rumbero Pedrito Martinez plays Subrosa in the Meatpacking District at 7pm & 9pm.

Wednesday, March 29

The Affordable Art Fair opens with a Private View at The Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea. Through April 2.

Carlos Celdrán’s Cuban National Theater Award winner 10 Millones is March 29 & 30 at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay at 7pm. $17-$68

Brazilian dance band Forró in the Dark plays its weekly “Brazilian Night” at Nublu in the East Village at 10pm.

Thursday, March 30

The AIPAD Photography Show is at Pier 94 March 30-April 2, 2017.

Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado “Kuwait” opens at Sundaram Tagore Gallery in Chelsea with a reception for the artist at 6pm. Through April 29.

Cuban Salsa singer Gerardo Contino host the Cuba Caliente Happy Hour at Subrosa in the Meatpacking District from 6-10pm.

Cuban Jazz pianist and historian Elio Villafranca calls our ancestors again with “Cuba – Senegal: Letters to Mother Africa II” at Aaron Davis Hall in Harlem at 7:30pm. $10-20

Luz Pinos, a new South American pop star from Ecuador, releases her debut album Mariposa Azul with a concert at Drom in the East Village at 8pm.

El Flaco Dany, one of the old guys from the Tango Renaissance teaches Milonga Traspie and performs with Maria Jose at Tango La Nacional in Chelsea. Lesson at 8:15pm. Performance at 11:30pm.

In Goddesses & Demonesses, Spanish choreographer Blanca Li and Bolshoi principal Maria Alexandrova, conjure mythological figures in this U.S. premiere at New York City Center Thursday-Sunday, March 30 – April 1.

The Havana Film Festival New York opens with Esteban at the Directors Guild Theatre in Midtown at 6:30pm.

Friday, March 31

Celebrate César Chávez Day, the birthday of the American labor leader in Yuma, Arizona in 1927.

We Like It Like That the story of Latin Boogaloo is screening with Q&A with Johnny Colon, Joe Bataan, Benny Bonilla, and Bobby Sanabria at El Museo del Barrio in East Harlem from 6-9pm. Free with RSVP at www.elmuseo.org

Argentine rock band Los Fabulosos Cadillacs plays The Theater at Madison Square Garden at 8pm.

Italian singer-songwriter Zucchero plays the Beacon Theatre in the Upper West Side at 8pm.

Repertorio Español in Kips Bay performs Dominican drama En el Tiempo de las Mariposas at 8pm.

April 2017 Calendar of Latin things to do in NYC

“Hamilton” is the most influential Broadway show of our generation

Lin-Manuel Miranda
New York Puerto Rican writer
Richard Rodgers Theatre
226 W 46th St, Times Square
Tuesday-Sunday, June 2017

Argentina Soccer welcomes coach Jorge Sampaoli with a win over #1 Brazil

Next game, Singapore vs Argentina friendly
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Pedro Giraudo is NYC’s busiest Tango Jazz leader

Argentine
Terraza 7
40-19 Gleane St, Jackson Heights/Elmhurst, Queens
Thursday, June 8

DJ Louie Vega “Roots NYC”

New York Puerto Rican DJ
Cielo
18 Little West 12th St
Meatpacking District
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Paíto y los Gaiteros de Punta Brava play David Rubenstein Atrium

Colombian native flute band
Lincoln Center
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Free

St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York’s iconic church

Catholic church
5th Ave between 50th / 51st St
Midtown East
Spanish mass
Sundays

New York Red Bulls

Major League Soccer
U.S. Open Cup
NYCFC
Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

NYCFC ( New York City Football Club )

Major League Soccer
U.S. Open Cup
New York Red Bulls
Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Seattle Sounders
Yankee Stadium
Saturday, June 17, 2017

Celebrate Mother’s Day. We love you Mom!

Most countries celebrate on the second Sunday in May (May 14, 2017). Some celebrate on other days in March, May, August, October, or December.

Ballet Hispánico is America’s leading Latino dance company

Contemporary dance with Mexican, Colombian, and Spanish influences at The Joyce Theater in Chelsea, Tue-Sat, Apr 18-22, 2017

Blanca Li and Maria Alexandrova “Goddesses & Demonesses”

The Spanish choreographer lets out some serious girl power with Bolshoi ballerina Alexandrova at New York City Center Thu-Sat, Mar 30 – Apr 1, 2017

Elio Villafranca Cuba – Senegal: Letters to Mother Africa II

Cuban Jazz pianist, composer, and Juilliard professor calls our ancestors again with “Cuba – Senegal: Letters to Mother Africa II” at Aaron Davis Hall in Harlem on Fri, Mar 31

Sebastião Salgado makes striking photographs of our changing planet

Kuwait is at Sundaram Tagore Gallery Chelsea, Mar 30-Apr 29. Genesis is at the dealer’s Madison Avenue gallery, Apr 1-29, 2017.

César Chávez

Celebrate the birthday of the great American union and civil rights leader in Yuma, Arizona on March 31, 1927.

Havana Film Festival New York 2017

At the Directors Guild Theatre and other venues Mar 30 – Apr 7, 2017

World Cup 2018 Qualifiers continue, Brazil is through

The 2017 World Cup Russia is Jun 14 – Jul 15, 2018. South American qualifying continues Wed, Aug 30, 2017

Lygia Pape A Multitude of Forms (Review)

Brazilian artist
Met Breuer
945 Madison Avenue
Upper East Side
March 21 – July 23, 2017

AIPAD Photography Show is America’s leading fine art photography fair

The fair opens at Pier 94 with a private viewing Wed, Mar 29. The show runs Thu-Sun, Mar 30 – Apr 2, 2017

Affordable Art Fair offers art from $100 – $10,000

Start your art collection at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea, Wed-Sun, Mar 29 – Apr 2, 2017

Che Malambo is Argentine gaucho dancing

The all-male Argentine cowboy dance sensation hits Schimmel Center downtown Fri, Mar 24 and On Stage at Kingsborough in Brooklyn Sat, Mar 25, 2017

Teresita Fernández creates landscapes of illusion

The Cuban-American plays with the way we see landscapes in Fire (America) at Lehmann Maupin Chrystie Street Fri, Mar 17 – May 20, 2017

Maluma Medellín Reggaeton

The Colombian Reggaeton singer-songwriter who recently went #1 in Shakira’s Chantaje featuring Maluma brings his “Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy” tour to the Hammerstein Ballroom Fri, Mar 17, 2017

New Directors / New Films presents emerging filmmakers in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, & Mexico

Emerging filmmakers from around the world at MoMA and Film Society of Lincoln Center, Mar 15-26, 2017

Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2017

22nd annual festival of contemporary French film is at Film Society of Lincoln Center Wed-Sun, Mar 1-12, 2017

Spanish & French groups march in the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Amigos De San Froilán, Bagad de Lorient, Casa Galicia, & Xuntanza De Cataluna will march up Fifth Avenue from 44th to 79th St on Mar 17, 2017

Raúl de Nieves in the 2017 Whitney Biennial

The New York-based Mexican mixed media and performance artist is in the 2017 Whitney Biennial in Greenwich Village Mar 17 – Jun 11, 2017

Be Bold For Change on International Women’s Day

#BeBoldForChange, Women’s March, A Day Without a Woman. A protest is gathering midday at Grand Army Plaza at Fifth Ave & 59th St. Wed, Mar 8, 2017

Vik Muniz Brazilian Master Illusionist

The series Perfect Strangers is installed in the walls of the 72nd Street station of the Second Avenue subway. Vik goes abstract while staying true to his process with Epistemes a solo show of his new Handmade series at Sikkema Jenkins & Co in Chelsea, Feb 23 – Apr 1, 2017

ADAA Art Show 2017 hosts America’s top art dealers [Review]

Argentine, Brazilian, Cuban, French, Italian, Mexican, and Spanish artists are exhibited at the Gala Preview Feb 28 at the Park Avenue Armory. The show runs Mar 1-5, 2017

BNP Paribas Showdown features Juan Martin del Potro & Garbiñe Muguruza

Argentine favorite Juan Martin del Potro plays Japan’s Kei Nishikori (#5), Venezuelan-Spanish Garbine Muguruza (#7) takes on tennis icon Venus Williams, and more at Madison Square Garden Mon, Mar 6, 2017

Flamenco Festival 2017 NYC brings Spain’s finest to NYC

Manuel Liñán’s Gala Flamenca with Juana Amaya, Olga Pericet, Jesús Carmona, Rocío Márquez, & Patricia Guerrero; and Olga Pericet’s Pisadas at New York City Center Mar 9-12, 2017

NADA New York 2017, the young art show

At Skylight Clarkson Sq in Hudson Square/SoHo Thu-Sun, Mar 2-5, 2017

Independent New York 2018 hip and established galleries

A hip vibe that is attracting established galleries. Italian, French, Portuguese, and Cuban galleries showed in 2017. The next show is Mar 8-11, 2018

Armory Week 2017 is NYC’s big week of art fairs

Armory Week 2017 is Feb 28 – Mar 1

La verdadera historia de Caperucita (Little Red Riding Hood)

A Little Red Riding Hood comic musical with a twist. At Teatro SEA in the Lower East Side, Sat, Mar 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2017

Sotheby’s Contemporary Curated

Sotheby’s Armory Week auction includes Brazilian, Chilean, French, French-Canadian, Italian, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Spanish, and Uruguayan artists Thu, Mar 2, 2017

VOLTA NY invitational show of solo artist projects

Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Cuban, French-Canadian, Honduran, Italian, Mexican, & Peruvian art at Pier 90 Mar 1-5, 2017

Everybody Loves Somebody is a fun, romantic comedy

Bilingual Mexican-American film screened Feb 17 – Mar 2 2017

Scope New York 2017 emerging international artists and galleries

Argentine, Chilean, Dominican, French, Italian, Panamanian, and Spanish galleries exhibit at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea Mar 2-5, 2017

Spring Break Art Show 2017 is where you’ll find the next, next big thing

The art fair that shows curators, not galleries, in underused historic New York City spaces, explores the “Black Mirror” of the selfie generation at 4 Times Square Feb 28 – Mar 6, 2017

Voces Blancas del Nalón is a heavenly young women’s choir

The choir from Asturias, Spain sings a free chorale concert highlighting Spanish composers and arrangements at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Midtown Fri, Mar 3, 2017

The Armory Show 2018 is NYC’s big international art fair

The next show is at Piers 92 94 Mar 8-11, 2018

Wild Noise / Ruido Salvaje

Cuban art
Bronx Museum
1040 Grand Concourse
February 17 – July 3, 2017

Off-Broadway Week

2-for-1 tickets go on sale Feb 13 for Spanish-language shows Burundanga, En el Nombre de Salomé, La Canción, and La Gringa at Repertorio Español Feb 27 – Mar 12

Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim

Spanish, French, Romanian
Guggenheim Museum
1071 5th Ave, Upper East Side
February 10 – September 6, 2017

Jaume Plensa “Silence” [Review]

A new configuration of the Spanish artist’s monumental sculpture “Silence” is at Galerie Lelong in Chelsea Feb 2 – Mar 11, 2017

John Leguizamo Riffs a Latin History for Morons

Broadway’s Ghetto Klown digs up historical Latino heroes so his son has something to write a school paper about. At the Public Theater Feb 24 – Apr 23, 2017.

Titanosaur

This 122-foot-long dinosaur skeleton from Patagonia, Argentina is so big, the head pokes through the door of the hall. American Museum of Natural History through Jan 1, 2020


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