Celebrate the arts and cultures of Latin America with dance, music and crafts.
Learn Together: Spanish
Meet weekly to study beginning Latin American Spanish as a group using Mango Languages online . Practice and increase your fluency by speaking and interacting with other learners. Lessons are cumulative — participants must attend all six sessions. Registration required.
Mondays, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Sept. 16–30, Oct. 14–28
Adventures of Juan
Hear the story of Juan, a young Mexican boy who moves to rural Minnesota, in this entertaining puppet show that explores Mexican and American mythologies including Paul Bunyan and Quetzalcoatl. Presented by Teatro del Pueblo.
Saturday, Sept. 21, 10–11 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 28, 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Spanish and English Storytime for 2s–6s
Stories, rhymes and fingerplays in Spanish and English. Siblings welcome. Ages: 2–6.
Thursday, Oct. 3, 10:30–11:15 a.m.
Skeletons in the Closet
See this bilingual puppet show about remembering grandparents who have passed away and the connection that continues beyond death. The story is a celebration of love and the cycle of life as children discover the meaning of the Day of the Dead. Presented in Spanish and English by In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre.
Friday, Oct. 11, 10:30–11:15 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 26, 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 2, 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Leo and Kathy Lara: Música, Lengua y Cultura
Hear the legend of the armadillo-shelled charango, sing a Cuban lullaby and listen to Latin American folk music with performances by Leo and Kathy Lara in this event featuring music, language and culture.
Saturday, Oct. 12, 10:30–11:15 a.m.
Ticket to Brasil
Take an inspiring journey through the world of Brazilian music, traditional percussion playing and dance with Ticket to Brasil.
Saturday, Oct. 12, 2–3 p.m.
Latin Dance Styles with Salsabrosa
Watch Salsabrosa's top dance instructors perform the hottest Latin dance styles, and learn the fun and easy steps and moves. Registration required.
Monday, Oct. 14, 6–7 p.m. Register starting Sept. 30.
Aztec and Nahuatl Dance and Culture
Enjoy the drum rhythms and dazzling costumes of the Kalpulli Ketzal Coatlicue dance troupe. Learn the symbols of the Meso-American calendar, experience the music of an ancient people and begin to understand the connections between ritual and daily life.
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 23, 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Bluedog Blues Band
Enjoy a performance by Bluedog, a NAMMY award-winning, 5-member blues and rock band from Minneapolis whose music is influenced by the life experiences of Native people.
Saturday, Nov. 23, 3–4 p.m.
Gourds come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, colors and textures. Choose your favorite and work with an ArtStart artist to create a decorative gourd shaker inspired by those found in South America. Registration required. Geared for adults and youth ages 16 and older.
Tuesday, Dec. 10, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Register starting Nov. 26.
Celebrate the spirit and beauty of Indigenous peoples through modern and traditional Native American dance with the Native Pride Arts performance company.
Saturday, Dec. 14, 10:30–11:30 a.m.