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

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

J Balvin, Colombian Reggaeton singer, leads Latin Grammy nominations

Saturday, October 20, 2018
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Barclays Center
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
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8 Latin Grammy Nominations
MTV VMAs “Best Latin”
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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
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Jackson Heights, Queens
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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
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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
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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
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Metropolitan Museum of Art
Upper East Side, Manhattan
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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
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2018 Grammy nominee Doug Beavers plays a ¡Vaya! 63 dance party tribute to Titanes del Trombón
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FREE Concerts Thursdays
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David Rubenstein Atrium
Lincoln Center, Manhattan
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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
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Olga Pericet’s “Enfoque”
Spanish Flamenco
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Repertorio Español
Kips Bay, Manhattan
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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
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2018 – 2019 SEASON
September 24, 2018 – March 28, 2019
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Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
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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)
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Sunday, November 18, 2018
Our Lady of Providence Mass (Puerto Rican)
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Spanish mass, Sundays
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Enter the Christmas Eve Midnight Mass ticket lottery now
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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York
Fifth Ave (between 50th/51st St)
Midtown East, Manhattan
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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
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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
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Birdland
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
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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
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Pier 45
West Village, Manhattan
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Argentine Tango dancing

VolvoTango LIC Landing outdoor milonga on a pier with city views

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

Tango La Nacional is NYC’s most traditional Argentine milonga

Thursdays
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La Nacional
Chelsea, Manhattan
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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.

TONY AWARDS
“Best Musical Revival”

DRAMA DESK NOMINATION
“Outstanding Revival of a Musical”

CIRCLE IN THE SQUARE THEATRE
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

NOW PLAYING
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Majestic Theatre
247 West 44th St
(between Seventh & Eighth Ave)
Times Square Theater District, Manhattan
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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
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2018 – 2019 Season
September 26, 2018 – March 7, 2019
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Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
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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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