If you enjoy the sounds of upbeat Afro-Cuban music and bowling, The Pedrito Martinez Group at Brooklyn Bowl is a good way to spend Monday, December 16. Mr. Martínez was a founding member of the highly successful, Afro-Cuban/Afro-Beat band, Yerba Buena. Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 8pm. $10 cover.
Brooklyn-based rapper, Talib Kweli — famously known as a lyrically-gifted, socially aware rapper and as a member of Black Star — will be performing at Brooklyn Bowl on Tuesday, December 17. Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 9pm. Cover: $15. Gravitas in stores now.
The King of Latin Pop, Enrique Iglesias, will be performing at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, February 15, 8pm. Tickets for the Lovers’ Concert are on sale now and are expected to sell out.
Enrique Iglesias is a Spanish-American singer, songwriter, actor and record producer. Iglesias started his career in the mid-1990s and soon became one of the biggest stars in Latin America and the Hispanic Market. Iglesias has sold over 100 million units worldwide, making him one of the best selling Spanish language artists of all time.
PINTA New York, founded in 2007, is an exclusive and intimate international art fair of select exhibitors invited to present the best Modern and Contemporary art from Latin America, Spain, and Portugal.
Thursday, November 14: 6pm – 9pm (by invitation only)
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.
La Marina presents Turn Tables on the Hudson today, Saturday September 7th, 3pm – 1am. Turntables on the Hudson is an all day beach party where an eclectic group of DJs spin and mix sounds from around the world. La Marina has hosted A-listers such as Jay-Z, Beyonce, Leonardo DiCaprio and many others. Location: 348 Dyckman Street, Inwood, NY. Kids welcome until 7pm. Cover: $10.
On Sunday, August 18, Summer Stage is hosting La Mega’s (97.9 fm) 6th Annual Tropical Fest, located in Central Park. The festival will include performances by Tito Nieves, the man behind the 90’s anthem I Like It Like That, and La Mega’s own, DJ Alex Sensation. Hours: 3pm – 7pm.
See Latin America’s top musicians perform at Megaton Mundial at the Barclays Center. Last year, over 40,000 people attended the event and experienced the biggest Latino concert in history. Join Prince Royce and Enrique Iglesias on Sunday, September 22, and enjoy the different genres that encompass the Latin American sound.
On Wednesday, August 7, Lincoln Center presents Ruben Blades, a Panamanian salsa singer, songwriter, actor, activist and Latin jazz musician, who is popularly known for his hit single: Pedro Navaja. Show starts at 7:30pm. West 62nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam avenues.
Blades holds a Licenciado en Derecho law degree from the University of Panama and an LL.M in international law from Harvard University, and ran for Panamanian President in 1994.
Here’s another tango event for the aficionados. Dance the evening away with Hector Del Curto on Sunday, August 4. Join Hector as he offers lessons at no cost, then stay the night and enjoy the sounds of the live band. Lessons start at 6:30pm and the band comes on at 7pm. Location: Pier 84, Maritime Entertainment District.
At the Brooklyn Museum’s First Saturdays, thousands of visitors enjoy free programs of art and entertainment each month, from 5 to 11 p.m. All evening long, the Museum café serves a wide selection of sandwiches, salads, and beverages, and a cash bar offers wine and beer. This coming Saturday, August 3, the museum is showcasing Caribbean-themed music, curatorial talks, film and art. The Brooklyn Museum is located at 200 Eastern Parkway.