Sep. 15 through Oct. 15 is National Hispanic American Heritage Month. This annual celebration aims to recognize and appreciate Hispanic history, culture and achievements in the United States. Celebrations and performances will take place all around the country this month. Here’s how you can take part in the celebration here in Raleigh.
“Virtual Slow Art Appreciation” at the NC Museum of Art
Sept. 21, 7 p.m.
“Slow art” is the practice of slowing down your art observation in order to come to a deeper understanding of the meaning behind the work. This free virtual event, hosted by the North Carolina Museum of Art, will teach attendees the practice of slow art as they discover a piece of artwork from the museum’s “Ancient America” collection.
To register and find more information visit ncartmuseum.org
“Noche Latina” with the North Carolina Football Club
Oct. 1, 5 p.m.
The North Carolina Football Club will honor its Latino players on Oct. 1st, prior to their match with Union Omaha. The celebrations will begin at 5 p.m. with live band performances with the match following at 7 p.m.
The free event will begin at 5 p.m. at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary
Tickets to the game can be purchased for only $15 at ticketmaster.com.
Book Talk with Marilyn Marrero
Oct. 8, 3:15 p.m. at Leesville Community Library
Oct. 9, 1:30 p.m. at Cary Regional Library
Marilyn Marrero is the author of Just Like Mima’s: The Heart Behind the Cuban Recipes We All Love. In addition to 50 authentic Cuban recipes, Just Like Mima’s also reflects on the life of Marrero’s grandmother “Mima.” Marrero’s book is a heartfelt reflection on hardships, family, hard work and big dreams.
Learn more at justlikemimas.com/events
“Dance in the Library” at North Regional Library
Oct. 8, 2:30 p.m. - Venezuelan Dance Group of NC
Oct. 15, 11 a.m. - Takiri Folclor Latino Group
The Venezuelan Dance Group of North Carolina will present a performance in the North Regional Library of Raleigh. The group is a nonprofit community with members from all over Central and South America.
Takiri Folclor Latino Group has African, European and Indigenous influences. Their purpose is to show Latin American culture through dance. On the last day of Hispanic Heritage Month, they will have a performance in the North Regional Library of Raleigh.
For more information visit wakegov.com
Latin Dance Class at the West Regional Library
Oct. 9, 2 p.m.
This free dance class is taught by the founder of Mambo Dinamico Dance Company, Betto Herrera. The class will cover dances from many different countries including Cuba, Colombia and the Dominican Republic. The class caters for both singles and couples.
Sign up to attend at wakegov.com
Ofrenda Workshop at the Diamante Arts and Cultural Center
Oct. 15, 1 p.m.
During Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, many families will create an Ofrenda - an altar celebrating loved ones who have passed. Artist Peter Marin will be leading an Ofrenda workshop on the last day of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Tickets can be purchased at diamanteartsculturalcenter.org
(Ticket prices cover the cost of materials)
By Gabriella LeBron, Contributing Writer