The 8th Annual Latin American Cultural Week will take place November 14 – 25, 2013. Latin American Culture Week facilitates performances by many institutions and artists throughout New York City. Presentations consist of music, dance, film, theater, literature, visual and performing arts influenced by the diverse cultures of Latin America. Participants: American Symphony Orchestra, the World Music Institute, Sotheby’s, Christie’s, Instituto Cervantes, Americas Society, Brazilian Endowment for the Arts, Centro Civico Cultural Dominicano, and Repertorio Español.
Gary Clark Jr. will be performing at the Apollo Theater on Thursday, November 14, 8pm. The talented guitarist’s sound is influenced by jazz, soul and country, as well as hip hop. His latest album, Blak and Blu, was released on October 22, 2012 and was critically acclaimed.
The 6th Annual Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival is a multi-night, multi-venue takeover on North 6th Street and the surrounding blocks in the heart of Williamsburg on November 8th, 9th and 10th. Since its inception in 2008, BEMF has established itself as Brooklyn’s most influential genre bending musical event by bringing together fans from across the US to celebrate this city’s electronic musical landscape proudly featuring both emerging and established artists from the Boroughs and beyond sharing the same stage.
At the Brooklyn Museum’s Target First Saturdays, thousands of visitors enjoy free programs of art and entertainment. This month, Saturday, October 5, the museum will feature ¡Viva Brooklyn!, which will highlight the Spanish American identity through music, curatorial talk, film, a pop-up gallery, a social justice forum and a book club. The day starts at 5pm and ends at 11pm. Free and kid friendly.
Marc Anthony — the top selling tropical salsa artist of all time — will be performing at the Barclays Center on Saturday, February 15, 2014, 8pm (Valentine’s Day weekend). The two-time Grammy and three-time Latin Grammy winner has sold more than 12 million albums worldwide. Avoid ticket hikes by purchasing ticket(s) today.
Farewell Summer 2013 is a fundraiser that benefits the Ajile L. Turner Scholarship Foundation, an organization that awards students who demonstrate academic achievement and a desire to work in the arts & entertainment industries through entrepreneurial pursuit. The fundraiser will be held on Thursday, September 12, at the Galapagos Art Space in Dumbo, Brooklyn. Expected performances by Common, Yahzarah, Darien Brockington, Candace Coles and the Strivers Row Poetry Collective. Supporter: $50. Friend: $75. VIP: $125.
Kanye and Jay Z are going on tour, separately. The two hip hop impresarios will be performing around the world and have respectively titled their album tours: Yeezus and Magna Carta. Tour dates and sale dates below.
Yeezus (w/ Kendrick Lamar) pre-sale tickets on sale Wednesday, September 11th, 10am. Concert at the Barclays Center November 19th. Concert at Madison Square Garden November 23rd.
Magna Carta pre-sale tickets on sale Thursday, September 12th, 10am. Back-to-back concerts at the Barclays Center January 12th and 13th.