Things to do in NYC This Week

Latin things to do in NYC this week, Monday – Sunday: October 15 – 21, 2018.

Argentine artist Raul Conti shows 58 years of work at Quebracho

Friday, October 19, 2018
October 19 – 26, 2018
Monday – Friday
Bushwick, Brooklyn
Seasoned Argentine artist inspired by pre-Columbian cultures

J Balvin, Colombian Reggaeton singer, leads Latin Grammy nominations

Saturday, October 20, 2018
Barclays Center
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
8 Latin Grammy Nominations
MTV VMAs “Best Latin”
Balvin leads the trend towards a softer, more melodic reggaeton with lyrics that your abuela can listen to, reggaeton romantico, if you will

Queens Bolivian Day Parade

Sunday, October 21, 2018
Jackson Heights, Queens
Celebrate our Indigenous heritage and freedom from slavery with our folkloric dances: Caporales, La Diablada, Morenada and more. Bolivian Pride!

Happy Birthday Dizzy Gillespie, father of Bebop, Modern Jazz & Latin Jazz

October 21, 1917 ~ John Birks Gillespie was born in Cheraw, South Carolina
Dizzy brought the Latin back to the forefront of Jazz

Happy Birthday Celia Cruz, Queen of Salsa. ¡Azúcar!

October 21, 1925 ~ Úrsula Hilaria Celia Caridad Cruz Alfonso was born in Havana, Cuba
Celia is one of the artists most responsible for popularizing Latin music around the world

Celebrating Tintoretto: Portrait Paintings and Studio Drawings

October 16, 2018 – January 27, 2019
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Upper East Side, Manhattan
The Met contributes to the 500th anniversary celebration of the Venetian Renaissance artist known for working rapidly in a Mannerist style

David Rubenstein Atrium ~ Doug Beavers ¡Vaya! 63 dance party

Friday, October 19, 2018
2018 Grammy nominee Doug Beavers plays a ¡Vaya! 63 dance party tribute to Titanes del Trombón
FREE Concerts Thursdays
David Rubenstein Atrium
Lincoln Center, Manhattan
African, Colombian, Cuban, Dominican, Folk, Guatemalan, Indigenous, Mayan, Mexican, Puerto Rican & Spanish bachata, cumbia, merengue, salsa, soukous music and dancing

Repertorio Español is NYC’s Spanish-language Off-Broadway Theatre

October 3 – 21, 2018
Wednesday – Sunday
Olga Pericet’s “Enfoque”
Spanish Flamenco
Repertorio Español
Kips Bay, Manhattan
300 shows a year of 15 plays from repertory and new productions. (In Spanish with English titles)

Met Opera’s new “Samson et Dalila” stars Elīna Garanča & Roberto Alagna

October 20, 2018, Saturday
2018 – 2019 SEASON
September 24, 2018 – March 28, 2019
Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
Saint-Saëns grand French opera

St. Patrick’s Cathedral ~ Peruvian & Colombian Masses

Sunday, October 21, 2018
El Señor de los Milagros Mass (Peruvian)
El Divino Niño Mass (Colombian)
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Our Lady of Providence Mass (Puerto Rican)
Spanish mass, Sundays
Enter the Christmas Eve Midnight Mass ticket lottery now
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York
Fifth Ave (between 50th/51st St)
Midtown East, Manhattan
Argentine, Brazilian, Colombian, Cuban, Ecuadorian, Filipino, Italian, Mexican, Nicaraguan, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Spanish and Venezuelan masses. ¡Dios te bendiga!

Celebrate Argentine Mother’s Day

Sunday, October 21, 2018
Argentine Mother’s Day
Most countries celebrate the second Sunday in May. Others celebrate on different days in May, June, August, October & December. Love you Mom!

Arturo O’Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Cuban Jazz at Birdland

Sundays in September 2018
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
Cuban O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra are multi-Grammy winners

VolvoTango Pier 45 is an outdoor milonga with stunning river views

Wednesdays & Sundays
April – November
Pier 45
West Village, Manhattan
Argentine Tango dancing

VolvoTango LIC Landing outdoor milonga on a pier with city views

Fair weather Tuesdays
Spring, Summer & Fall
LIC Landing
Long Island City, Queens
(Ferry from Manhattan or Brooklyn)

Tango La Nacional is NYC’s most traditional Argentine milonga

La Nacional
Chelsea, Manhattan
The center of NYC’s Argentine Tango community

‘Once on This Island’ at Circle in the Square, a Broadway musical about love

This Caribbean version of ‘The Little Mermaid’ wins hearts.

“Best Musical Revival”

“Outstanding Revival of a Musical”

Times Square Theater District
Through December 31, 2018

‘Hamilton’ is the most influential Broadway show of our generation

The playwright is a Puerto Rican New Yorker.
Richard Rodgers Theatre
226 West 46th St
between Seventh & Eighth Ave
Times Square / Theater District
Dark Mondays
Open-ended run

Phantom of the Opera is the longest-running show in Broadway history

Majestic Theatre
247 West 44th St
(between Seventh & Eighth Ave)
Times Square Theater District, Manhattan
Set in the Paris Opera House

Chicago the Musical is the longest-running American Broadway musical

Ambassador Theatre
219 West 49th St
between Seventh & Eighth Ave
Usually dark Wednesdays

Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks are NYC’s Hot Jazz Band

Iguana New York
Midtown, Manhattan
Monday – Tuesday
August – October, 2018

Met Opera’s “Aida” stars Anna Netrebko and Anita Rachvelishvili

January 7, 2019, Monday
January 11, 2019, Friday
2018 – 2019 Season
September 26, 2018 – March 7, 2019
Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
Grand Verdi Italian opera set in ancient Egypt

The above are just some of what’s playing, opening, or closing this week. Find more things to do in NYC this week:

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