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Hispanic Heritage Month: Last week to enjoy celebrations in Miami

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This year’s Hispanic Heritage Month is from Sept. 15-Oct. 15 – and we’ve got some activities rounded up so you can mark the occasion.

The monthlong celebration honors the rich and diverse Hispanic culture.  

Whether you’re out and about or are still staying at home, there are several ways you can participate. 

We may add more activities as we find them, so be sure to check back often!

 

Miami Beach OnStage! presents Spanish Heritage Month

Where: Normandy Plaza, 7802 Rue Vendome
When: 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021
Free

Miami Beach Arts & Culture and Miami Beach OnStage! are partnering to provide the public with free live performances by Barrio Abajo, Fabi World Music, and DJ Ephniko Selector in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Fiesta USA

Where: Homestead City Hall Plaza, 100 NE Civic Court
When: 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021
Free

In celebration of Hispanic heritage, the organization known as Homestead Main Street Inc. is hosting Fiesta USA. The special event will include: Performance by Ballet Folklorico of Miami, music by DJ Sonido Juventud, a Club Hipico Horse Show, Bee Heaven Farm Farmers Market, plus vendors and international food trucks.

Buchanan’s La Reunión in Miami

Where: MAPS Backlot, 342 NW 24 St.
When: 8-11 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021
Free

The party will bring together the best of Miami’s Hispanic talent, voices, and businesses. Buchanan’s is inviting you to the celebration to enjoy complimentary Buchanan cocktails, curated selection of local food and craft vendors, live music by your favorite leading Latin artists, and colorful and cultural art installations.

Hispanic Heritage Concert with Grammy Award Winner Tony Succar

Where: North Miami Beach Library and Senator Gwen Margolis Amphitheater, 16501 NE 16th Ave.
When: 6-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021
Free

Grammy Award winner Tony Succar is headlining the City of North Miami Beach’s Hispanic Heritage Month Concert on Saturday, Sept. 25. Enjoy the tunes – plus Latin foods and drinks.

OLCDC Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

Where: The ARC (The Arts and Recreation Center), 675 Ali Baba Ave., Opa-locka
When: 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021
Free

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Arsht on the Road as they feature a musical pop-up by MonteroS, Casting Shadows | Framing Histories exhibition, and LatinX art by artists Yanira Collado, Gonzalo Fuenmayor, and Eduardo Roca “Choco” Salazar. There will be plenty of interactive elements for children to enjoy! Light refreshments and beverages will be served.

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month- Los Tres De La Habana

Where: Collins Park, 2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
When: 4-7 p.m. Sunday, September 26, 2021
Free

You can’t celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month without a nod to Cuban culture. Enjoy a salsa Lesson with Fitness by Fernando followed by a DJ set by DJ Leo before Los Tres De La Habana take the stage for the main act. 

Hispanic Heritage Month at Miami Children’s Museum

Where: Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Causeway
When: Sept. 1-30, 2021
General admission is $22. Florida residents pay $15.

Kids can stop by the Art Studio to create 3-D Peruvian art, participate in a Tallest Tower Challenge while learning about Hispanic architects, and listen to stories by Hispanic authors. You also can click on Museum at Home to enjoy video storytellings by Hispanic authors and cooking demonstrations.

Miami Dade College events

Miami Dade College is offering several events throughout the last days of September all the way through the end of October. Many are free. Take a look at the website for more details.

This is just a small sampling of all the events:

  • Oct. 6 – Festival de Musica Hispana, noon, Hialeah Campus, Student Services Common Area, 1780 W 49th St.
  • Oct. 14 – Se Habla Funny Improv Show by Society Circus Players, 8 p.m., West Campus, 3800 NW 115th Ave., Doral 
  • Oct. 26 – “An Afternoon with Richard Blanco: An Inaugural Poet’s Journey,” 1 p.m., Homestead Campus, 500 College Terrace

Celebrating Milestones during Hispanic Heritage Month

Where: The Havana Collection, 1451 SW Eighth St.
When: 6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, 2021
Free

Calle Ocho will be celebrating community milestones made possible by local artists and business owners. With so much history, it’s only natural that the event takes place in the Hispanic cultural hub of Calle Ocho.

ZunZún Children’s Fest 2021

Where: Miami-Dade County Auditorium, 2901 W. Flagler St.
When: 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021
$5

The seventh edition of ZunZún Children’s Fest will be showing a double bill festival featuring a Traditional Regional Mexican Dance and Mariachi Live Band in a show called “My Folk Life” by Nallely Ponce and a Musical Theatre play called “Insectos y Bicharracos,” produced by Rita Rosa Ruesga. 

Nuestro Fest – Live from Miami

Where: Live on national television
When: 8-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021
Free

Sit back and relax in the comfort of your home as you watch an amazing lineup of Latin music stars and up-and-coming artists. The show will be hosted by Natti Natasha and headlined by J Alvarez. Other highlights will include Latin culinary and mixology tips, a fashion show, and a few surprises. The show will be availabel via ME TV Network, VivaLive TV, Tarima TV Network, Bronx Net, MEGA TV Miami, Maria Marin Live, and the “Bean & Chisme” show.

Thanks to the City of Miami Beach Hispanic Affairs Committee and the Rhythm Foundation, this show will also be broadcast at the North Beach Bandshell, on 73rd and Collins Avenue in Miami Beach, from 8-10 pm on Saturday,  Oct. 2. Admission to the bandshell is free, but RSVP is requested at Northbeachbandshell.com.

Celebrate ORGULLO 2021 Festival

Where: Multiple locations, including Dezerland Park
When: Oct. 1-15, 2021
Prices vary: From free admission up to $40

This Hispanic LGBTQ Pride Festival will feature diverse events on different dates and in different locations. Celebrate ORGULLO will include Art Diva Bus Tours, Diva Arcade Wars, an interpretive performance by drag artist Willaim Dorsey Swann and more! View the complete lineup of events here

Special event CityPlace Doral

Where: Fountain Plaza at CityPlace Doral, at 8300 NW 36th St.
When: 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021
Free

CityPlace Doral invites you to “celebrar” Hispanic history and culture with myriad activities programmed at the Fountain Plaza. The free Saturday event will feature dance and folkloric performances commemorating the history and contributions of Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico and Venezuela. Also scheduled: a live musical performance by Felipe Molinares, beer samples, giveaways, and the chance to win a prize package from Veza Sur Brewing Co.

Hispanicize #UnidosTogether Hispanic Heritage Month

Where: Virtual
When: 12-4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, 2021
Free

Take part in the largest virtual gathering of Latinx influencers, content creators, and innovators. The event is taking place both virtually and in-person from Los Angeles and Miami as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

Viernes Culturales Facebook flyer

Viernes Culturals presents Omar Sicilia

Where: Domino Plaza Stage, Southwest 15th Avenue and Eighth Street, Little Havana
When: Oct. 15, 2021
Free

Viernes Culturales (Cultural Fridays) is a South Florida tradition. This free arts and music festival has typically taken place on the third Friday of each month on Calle Ocho, in the heart of Little Havana. And this month is no different.

You can look forward to Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, when singer Omar Sicilia is expected to perform at the Domino Plaza Stage, in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. 

Frost Family Day: Alebrijes with Pepe Mar

Where: The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU, 10975 SW 17th St.
When: 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021
Ticket prices coming soon

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Mexican artist Pepe Mar at the Frost Art Museum and create your own mythical Alebrije! Not sure what “alebrijes” are? They are imaginary creatures that have elements from different animals and are colorfully painted.  

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Entertainment calendar

Frost Family Day: Alebrijes with Pepe Mar
When
October 30, 2021 @ 11:30 am-3:00 pm
What
Frost Family Day: Alebrijes with Pepe Mar
Where
Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum
Cost
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