The Hailey Public Library’s Cultura series concludes with a visit to Cali, the second largest city in Colombia, known as the “Rumba Capital” of the world. Los Angeles violinista and educator Mauricio Molino will share personal stories, images, and conversation about his home country, and play the violin. The presentation will be held Sunday, October 8, 2;00-4:00 PM at Town Center West.
To help celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, the Hailey Public Library will host Cultura, a series inviting community leaders to share personal stories, images, and conversation about their home countries. On Thursday, September 21 at 5:30-7:00 PM, Dirce Flores, a former professional dancer from a small town near Oaxaca, will introduce us to her area’s regions, multiple ethnic groups, pre-Hispanic ceremonial centers and the Guelaguetza, an annual indigenous cultural celebration. She will conclude by demonstrating a traditional dance.
The Hailey Public Library will host the 4th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff on Friday, September 15, 4:00-7:00 PM at Town Center West. Celebrate our community’s rich Hispanic traditions with these family-friendly offerings: music by Quinta Generaćion; food from Taqueria Al Pastor (first 25 meals free!); face painting, tissue paper flowers, games and piñatas for the kids; and bilingual Lotería and prizes with callers Herbert Romero & friends. A bilingual StoryWalk© about a girl of Peruvian and American heritage will be installed at Town Center West, 9/14-10/12.
SEPT 29–OCT 8 ALMA by Benjamin Benne Directed by BRETT MOELLENBERG Performed by MARLENE MONTES and ISABELLA ORREGO DESCRIPTION: Working mom Alma (Marlene Montes) has single handedly raised her daughter, Angel (Isabella Orrego), on tough love, home-cooked comida, and lots of prayers. But on the eve of the all-important SAT, Alma discovers her daughter isn’t at home studying. A schooling and la chancla await Angel at home—but so does a creeping realization that more’s at stake than just a test score. A sacrifice from Alma’s past weighs heavy on their present; now, Alma fears that her worst nightmare may soon be their reality. Will the American Dream cost them a life together? [synopsis by Cat Rodríguez] *Winner of Arizona Theatre Company’s National Latinx Playwriting Award *Winner of American Blues Theater’s Blue Ink Playwriting Award RUN TIME: approx. 90 minutes with no intermission SUITABILITY: recommended for audiences 12+ TICKETS: PREMIUM • $40 STANDARD • $30 SECOND ROW FLOOR • $22 🔥 STUDENT/30 and UNDER • $15 *special price for patrons currently enrolled in school and/or patrons aged 30 and under PERFORMANCES: Friday Sept. 29 @ 7:30pm Saturday Sept. 30 @ 4:00pm + 7:30pm Sunday Oct. 1 @ 4:00pm Wednesday Oct. 4 @ 7:30pm Thursday Oct. 5 @ 7:30pm Friday Oct. 6 @ 7:30pm Saturday Oct. 7 @ 7:30pm Sunday Oct. 8 @ 4:00pm Stay …
Jarabe Mexicano captures the nostalgic spirit of their border roots with their brand of “Bordeño-Soul,” which honors the musical tastes and cultural influences of its members. Jarabe, which translates to “concoction,” highlights the eclectic mix of genres they perform ranging from Mexican Folk, Rock & Roll, and Norteño/Tex-Mex to Latin Rock, Trio Romántico, and popular Cumbia. Their traditional Mariachi string instruments and Norteño-inspired drums complement dramatic vocals in English, Spanish, and Spanglish, and shows how this multi-generational ensemble embraces change while still honoring the past. As educators, cultural ambassadors, and advocates for the arts, the Vilar Performing Arts Center raves that Jarabe Mexicano is “thought-provoking, heartfelt, and engaging.”
Hailey Public Library and Neighbors Helping Neighbors are launching Lotería Night, a new monthly, bilingual community night, held on the 4th Thursday of each month from 6:00-8:00 PM starting May 25. Lotería is a traditional game of chance, sometimes referred to as Mexican bingo, and played with a deck of 54 colorful cards. The free, family friendly event will be held at Town Center West and feature door prizes and aperitivos.
We are in the middle of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15- October 15) and here in the Wood River Valley we’re continuously grateful for the Hispanic community and all that they bring to our valley.