Monday, January 24

Events calendar: what to do this weekend


Global Mode-Omnivores at the Cervantes

Instituto Cervantes New York is showing ‘Global Mode-Omnivores’, a solo exhibition by new media artist Eva Davidova. Davidova’s participatory mixed reality installations, digital animations, and hybrid objects highlight the connections between humans and non-humans on our planet, using ancient myths and novel technology to address ecological disasters and the potential for alternative actions. The show also serves as a platform for a series of tentacles / “happenings” that will take place during the duration of the exhibition, bringing works by three additional artists into dialogue. Gallery hours: Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm, until November 10. (211 E 49th St. 10017). Information:



Portillo’s bus in Times Square

Portillo’s famous Beef Bus will arrive in New York from October 21-27, from Times Square to Battery Park, and from Brooklyn to Queens. Portillo’s is a fast food restaurant known for its iconic Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian steak sandwiches, and chocolate cakes. Despite having more than 60 locations across the country, it has yet to arrive in New York, until now, when Portillo’s huge Beef Bus travels through the Big Apple starting this Thursday, October 21, when it will spend the day at the heart of the city, in Times Square, where they will be handing out free food. From 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. For information on the addresses and times of all the stops you will make, visite:




2do Festival “The Greater Good” en Pregones

Darrel Alejandro Holnes, Latinx Drawrights Circle and Pregones / PRTT will carry out the 2nd Festival “The Greater Good”. Founded by playwright Darrel Alejandro Holnes, the Greater Good Commission offers mini-grants to Latino playwrights to write short plays , in an innovative way, that reflect the time. The mission of the Commission is to help sustain Latino playwrights and support their contributions to American theater. The second installment of the festival sheds light on five LGBTQIA + playwrights who identify with Latinx: Dominic Colón, Lily Gonzales, Tavi Juárez, Phanésia Pharel and Andrew Rincón. The presentations will take place this Friday at 7:30 pm, at the Pregones Theater, located at 304 West 47th Street, Manhattan. Information:


Stories at the “Tell Me” event

This Friday, October 22, at 8:00 pm, JJ Franco Productions will present the Tell Me (Storytellers) project in its 5th season, an event that seeks to rescue stories, tales, what is known as oral tradition, from a room theater where several actors will be telling them in Spanish. Thanks to the sponsorship of the New York City Artist Corps, the event will be held at the traditional Circle Theater, located 64 East 4th Street, 3rd Floor. The activity will be carried out under the direction of JJ Franco, and among the artists who will be telling stories, the Colombian actresses Piedad Castaño, Martha Alzate, the Cuban actress Mirla Pereira and the Colombian actor Jaime Lopez stand out. Also for the first time, the show will have an “open stage”, so that people in the audience who want to tell a little story can do so. The entrance will be free, you only have to reserve by calling the number: 929-200-2947.

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From Mexico & Colombia to the World

The United Palace will host a party for two of the largest Latino communities in the city, the concert De México & Colombia para el Mundo, which will be given by singers Carin León and Jessy Uribe. The Mexican singer will perform the songs from his most recent studio album entitled “Inédito”, in which he explored other genres and instrumentation fused with the essence of his characteristic Sierreño sound. While Uribe will make everyone dance to the rhythm of his traditional Colombian music, with songs such as ‘Dulce Pecado’, with which he obtained more than 200 million views on YouTube, ‘Matemos Las Ganas’, ‘Ok’, ‘Repeat it’ , ‘El Último No’, among others. Both will perform live their hit duet “Resultó Muy Perra ‘(Me Left Alone). At 7:00 pm at 4140 Broadway, New York, NY 10033. Tickets and information at:


Dayramir González and his piano at Flushing Town Hall

This Saturday at 7:00 pm, Flushing Town Hall will present Dayramir González & Habana enTRANCé in a hybrid performance for face-to-face and virtual audiences. The special program titled “Havana Today, Afro Cuban Jazz,” pays tribute to legends Chucho Valdes, Chico O’Farrill, and Chick Corea and will feature Dayramir González on piano, Juan Chiavassa on drums, Dean Torrey on bass, and Christian Moraga in percussion. Dayramir González studied at Berklee College of Music as the first Cuban national recipient of the institution’s prestigious Presidential Scholarship. He has won three Cubadisco Awards for his 2007 debut album, Dayramir & Habana enTRANCé, and the 2013 Wayne Shorter Award for Outstanding Jazz Composer. He has performed with legends such as Chucho and Bebo Valdés and has headlined concerts at Carnegie Hall. Critically acclaimed, González has made his mark as an international composer, orchestrator, conductor, and pianist. The Flusing Town Hall is located at 137-35 Northern Blvd. Flushing, NY 11354. For tickets and information:


Party at the Guggenheim

Join Saturday on The House, a free monthly party hosted by the Guggenheim Museum to celebrate the vibrancy of New York City. The famous cultural institution takes over 88th Street and Fifth Avenue with live music, performances, art-making activities and more. This Saturday, participants can interact with the Abandoned Orchestra, a sound sculpture and a performance by drummer and composer Zane Rodulfo; and watch the members of Missing Element merge beatbox music creation with street dance. Inside the museum’s iconic spiral, visitors are invited to discover exhibits of works by two visionary artists, Vasily Kandinsky. From 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. For more information, visit:




José Luis Perales at the Beacon Theater

José Luis Perales returns to New York with his long-awaited tour “Baladas para una Bienvenida”; and next October 27 it will be presented at the Beacon Theater. With a long career full of successes, the singer-songwriter will delight the audience with songs that are part of the musical iconography of the Hispanic world such as “El Amor”, “Te Quiero”, “Y Como Es El ?, song that Marc Anthony performed in his album “Icons” in 2010. In addition, Perales will bring songs from his most recent album “Mirándote a los Ojos”, thus celebrating his more than 50 years of career with 70 concerts on his agenda. At 8:00 pm, in the 2124 Broadway 74th St, New York, NY 10023. Information and tickets at:

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