Na­tional His­panic Her­itage Month kicks off this week

The Dallas Morning News - - Inside - By NORMA CAVAZOS Staff Writer ncava­zos@dal­las­news.com

Places and hap­pen­ings you should know about.

Na­tional His­panic Her­itage Month be­gins this week with cel­e­bra­tions tied to Mex­i­can In­de­pen­dence Day (Sept. 16). The fes­tiv­i­ties con­tinue through Oct. 15, fea­tur­ing fi­es­tas, mu­sic, movies and art events. Here are some high­lights.

FREE OPEN­ING RE­CEP­TION: “CEL­E­BRAT­ING 10 YEARS OF PRE­SERV­ING MEX­I­CAN AMER­I­CAN HIS­TORY IN DAL­LAS” The Dal­las Mex­i­can Amer­i­can His­tor­i­cal League opens a new ex­hibit fea­tur­ing pho­tos and other me­mora­bilia that doc­u­ment its decade of work in re­search­ing and pre­serv­ing the Latino ex­pe­ri­ence in Dal­las. Light bites and bev­er­ages will be of­fered. Af­ter the re­cep­tion, the ex­hi­bi­tion will be on view through Oct. 13. Sept. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Latino Cul­tural Cen­ter, 2600 Live Oak St., Dal­las. lcc.dal­las­cul­ture.org.

FREE MEX­I­CAN IN­DE­PEN­DENCE DAY AT THE MAR­KET As you shop the Grand Prairie Farm­ers Mar­ket on Sept. 15, en­joy Latin mu­sic and other per­for­mances from 10 a.m. to noon. The mar­ket is open on Satur­days from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through mid-de­cem­ber and fea­tures lo­cally grown fruits and veg­eta­bles, baked goods, tamales, sal­sas, dips and more. It’s at Mar­ket Square, 120 W. Main, Grand Prairie. gptx.org/busi­nesses/farm­ers-mar­ket.

MUTTS AND MARGS/MEX­I­CAN IN­DE­PEN­DENCE DAY CEL­E­BRA­TION On Sept. 15, the Car­roll­ton restau­rant El Rin­con hosts Stray Dog Ranch an­i­mal res­cue with adopt­able dogs on the pa­tio. Pur­chase a $10 ticket and re­ceive a house mar­garita and half off any en­tree. All ticket sales ben­e­fit Stray Dog Ranch. On Sept. 16, Rin­con cel­e­brates again with spe­cials from 11 a.m. un­til 3 p.m. in­clud­ing a $5 house marg. Sept. 15 and 16 at El Rin­con Mex­i­can Kitchen and Tequila Bar, 1114 S. Elm St., Car­roll­ton. face­book.com/ El­rin­contx.

FREE FI­ES­TAS PA­TRIAS The Latino Cul­tural Cen­ter and Oak Cliff Coali­tion for the Arts col­lab­o­rate to present an evening of mu­sic, folk­lorico danc­ing, ar­ti­sanal arts and crafts, work­shops and a tra­di­tional grito in cel­e­bra­tion of Mex­i­can In­de­pen­dence Day. Sept. 15 from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Latino Cul­tural Cen­ter, 2600 Live Oak St., Dal­las. lcc.dal­las­cul­ture.org.

FREE VIVA MEX­ICO The con­sulate gen­eral of Mex­ico de­liv­ers the tra­di­tional grito declar­ing the 208th an­niver­sary of Mex­ico’s in­de­pen­dence. The fes­ti­val in­cludes live mu­sic by La En­ergía Norteña and Los Com­pas SN and per­for­mances by bal­let folk­lorico troupes Mex­ico Lindo and Sima. Sept. 15 from 4 to 9 p.m. at Main Street Gar­den, 1902 Main St., Dal­las. con­sul­mex.sre.gob.mx/dal­las.

FREE FAM­ILY TOURS IN SPAN­ISH In­ter­ac­tive do­cent-guided tours in Span­ish will ex­plore Span­ish and an­cient Amer­i­can mas­ter­pieces in the Kim­bell Art Mu­seum’s per­ma­nent col­lec­tion. The 45-minute tours, of­fered dur­ing His­panic

Her­itage Month, are free and open to the public. Sept. 16-Oct. 14, on Sun­days from 1 to 1:45 p.m. at the Kim­bell, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. kim­bel­lart.org.

KNON MEX­I­CAN IN­DE­PEN­DENCE DAY WEEK­END Join com­mu­nity ra­dio sta­tion KNON for a day of live mu­sic on in­door and out­door stages, a ven­dors’ mar­ket­place and more. Sched­uled to per­form are Grupo Stam­pede, Mon­ica Sal­divar, Grupo Pres­sion, Sonia Kilo and Ser­ti­fied Mu­sic. Sept. 16 from 2 to 9 p.m. at Lola’s Sa­loon, 2735 W. Fifth St., Fort Worth. $15. face­book.com/knon893 (then click “Events”).

MY SPANGLISH HIP HOP STORY Hous­ton­based artist and poet Mar­lon Lizama tells his fam­ily’s com­ing-to-amer­ica story through words, mu­sic, dance and me­dia. Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Latino Cul­tural Cen­ter, 2600 Live Oak St., Dal­las. $10. brown­pa­pertick­ets.com.

CHAYANNE The Puerto Ri­can pop star brings his Desde El Alma tour to D-FW. Sept. 21 at 8 p.m. at the Theatre at Grand Prairie, 1001 Per­for­mance Place, Grand Prairie. $59. ver­i­zonthe­atre.com.

QUINCEAÑERA FASH­ION SHOW Cel­e­brate His­panic Her­itage Month at the Dal­las Ar­bore­tum with fun cul­tural ac­tiv­i­ties, food, demos, ven­dors and a Quinceañera Fash­ion Show em­ceed by Tele­mu­ndo 39 host Adri­ana López. Fes­tiv­i­ties in­clude per­for­mances by Bal­let Folk­lorico His­pano Dal­las. Grab a bite from His­panic food and drink ven­dors in­clud­ing Em­panada Cook­house, Tamales Over Texas, Topo Chico and La Princesa Pale­tas. En­ter­tain­ment is in­cluded with ad­mis­sion. Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Dal­las Ar­bore­tum, 8525 Gar­land Road, Dal­las. $10-$15. dal­lasar­bore­tum.org.

FREE HIS­PANIC HER­ITAGE CEL­E­BRA­TION: CUBA Guests can meet Ha­vana-born chil­dren’s au­thor Car­men Agra Deedy, lis­ten to Cuban mu­sic per­formed by Chaché and sam­ple Cuban pas­tries. Sept. 22 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at Irv­ing’s East Branch Li­brary, 440 S. Nurs­ery Road, Irv­ing. city­ofirv­ing. org/1054/li­brary.

TEXAS RANGERS HIS­PANIC HER­ITAGE NIGHT It’s His­panic Her­itage night at the ball­park as the Rangers take on the Mariners. Fes­tiv­i­ties in­clude per­for­mances by Mari­achi Nueva Era and Mari­achi Da­mas be­fore the game. Sept. 22 at Globe Life Park, 1000 Ball­park Way, Ar­ling­ton. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., and the first pitch is at 7:05. Ticket prices vary. tex­as­rangers.com/the­menights.

FREE BOOK IT! COCO FI­ESTA The fun in­cludes a mari­achi band, Latin-in­spired snacks, crafts, face paint­ing and a screen­ing of the Dis­ney-pixar film Coco. Sept. 29 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the South Irv­ing Li­brary, 601 Schulze Drive, Irv­ing. city­ofirv­ing.org/1054/li­brary.

FREE LA PULGUITA: ART MER­CADO Latino artists and ar­ti­sans will dis­play and sell their work at a fes­tive flea mar­ket. Sept. 29 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Latino Cul­tural Cen­ter, 2600 Live Oak St., Dal­las. lcc.dal­las­cul­ture.org.

MICHAEL SAL­GADO The Latin Gram­my­win­ning artist brings his Te­jano/norteño sound to the Chevro­let Main Stage at the State Fair of Texas. Sept. 30 at 5:30 p.m. in Fair Park, 3921 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Dal­las. Free with fair ad­mis­sion. big­tex.com.

SA­VOR MEX­ICO: TOLUCA En­joy an el­e­gant evening sam­pling the fla­vors of Toluca, the cap­i­tal of the state of Mex­ico. A three-course menu by Toluca-born chef Chris­tian Muñoz Tapia high­lights the event, which also in­cludes im­ported wine and beer, craft cock­tails and mar­gar­i­tas from Des­per­a­dos Mex­i­can Restau­rant, host of Sa­vor Mex­ico. Oct. 13 from 7 to 10 p.m. at 3015 at Trin­ity Groves, 3015 Gulden Lane, Dal­las. $75-$100. sa­vormex­ico.org.

FREE ARTISTS RE­CEP­TION: “DÍA DE LOS MUER­TOS: MEM­O­RIES WRIT­TEN IN VERSE” Lo­cal, re­gional and in­ter­na­tional artists dis­play their works hon­or­ing peo­ple, things and ideas that have passed on. Po­etry is the theme for the 32nd an­nual Día de los Muer­tos ex­hi­bi­tion, which opens with a free re­cep­tion and con­tin­ues through Nov. 10. Oct. 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Bath House Cul­tural Cen­ter, 521 E. Lawther Drive, Dal­las. bath­house.dal­las­cul­ture.org.

2017 File Photo

Head to the Latino Cul­tural Cen­ter on Sept. 15 for a free Fi­es­tas Pa­trias cel­e­bra­tion mark­ing Mex­ico’s In­de­pen­dence Day.

2015 File Photo/al Día

Puerto Ri­can pop star Chayanne will per­form at the Theatre at Grand Prairie on Sept. 21.

2017 File Photo/dis­ney-pixar

The Dis­ney-pixar film Coco is the cen­ter­piece for a Sept. 29 fi­esta at the South Irv­ing Li­brary.

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