|International Spanish Music Festival
Immerse yourself in the Spanish culture this winter with Minnesota’s own 4-series International Spanish Musical Festival. Concerts include Jordi Savall and Hespèrion XXI, Spanish Music for Violin and Piano, and Sephardic Diaspora. Take advantage of the free Mexican Music Workshop that will conclude the Festival, offering participants the opportunity to test out a variety of different instruments. Reservations recommended, free-$35.
|Minnesota Cuban Film Festival
Thursdays at 7pm from February 23 - March 30
St. Anthony Main Theatre, Minneapolis
Don’t miss this six-week Cuban film series coming to the St. Anthony Main Theatre in Minneapolis. The Festival is sure to be a hit with movies bringing everything from dance to drama to the screen. $8, in Spanish.
|Twin Cities Public Television Program: Top 10 South American Adventures
Feb 21, 8pm and Feb 22, 2am on TPT Life
Take an adventurous voyage to various Latin American countries including Venezuela, Colombia, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, and Paraguay while climbing mountains and waterfalls, white water rafting, and looking for poisonous snakes. Free, on public television.
|The U.S.-Mexican Border
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
February 25, 10-11am or 2-3pm
Make sure to stop by for a riveting talk about the history of our nation’s border with Mexico. Historian Rachel St. John will take you back to 1848 when a clear border was first drawn before exploring the changes and increases in regulation that have been made since. $16 general audience, $12 members, advance purchase recommended.
|Ventanas with special guest
February 28, 7:30pm
The Cedar, Minneapolis
Tamar Ilana and Ventanas have come together, combining the sounds of Spain and Northern Africa as well as a variety of instruments. By blending flamenco and Sephardic Jewish song, the group has created a wholly unique musical repertoire. $15-12, advance purchase recommended.
|Globe Trekker Food Hour: The Story of Chocolate
Mar 1 at 2am, Mar 22 at 11am or 4pm, Mar 23 at 5am
Tantalize your tastebuds with a culinary tour of Central and South America - centered around chocolate, aka the food of the gods, as deemed by the Mesoamericans. Learn about the significance chocolate has had on daily life for thousands of years as a tasty dessert, for rituals, romance, and medicinal purposes.
March 4, 7pm
The Dakota, Minneapolis
Join Nachito Herrera, a world-renowned Cuban pianist at the Dakota. His rich, soulful playing have earned him various awards including the title of Immigrant of Distinction, an American Heritage Award, and the chance to partake on a 40-city tour in the Afro-Cuban All-Stars. $15, advance purchase recommended.
|Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters
March 5 - May 28
Minneapolis Institute of Art
See the inner workings of talented filmmaker and artist Guillermo del Toro’s mind with this one-of-a-kind exhibition. A compilation of artifacts, drawings, and maquettes, among other forms of art exhibit del Toro’s fascination with the supernatural. As seen in “Cronos” (1993) and “Pan’s Labyrinth” (2006), among others, del Toro employs magical realism as a tool to convey his culture in his work. $20, $16 for members.
March 23, 2017 7:30pm
The Ordway, St. Paul
Las Cafeteras' blend of Afro-Mexican music and storytelling is sure to be a riveting performance that will get you up and out of your seat. Local musician Alma Andina will be opening with an opportunity for the audience to get out on the dance floor. Pre-show at 6:30pm, $32-27, advance purchase required.
|Sharon Isbin & Isabel Leonard--Music of Spain
April 2, 2017, 2pm
The O’Shaughnessy, St. Catherine University
Join two Grammy Award-winning musicians for what is sure to be a riveting performance blending classic Spanish guitar sounds with superb vocals from Sharon Isbin and Isabel Leonard. $25-45, advance ticket purchase recommended.
April 17, 7pm
The Dakota, Minneapolis
A singer, songwriter, and guitar-player, Raul Midón has a strong one-man show. Despite being born blind, Midón’s career has not suffered as he has released seven albums and worked with various influential artists. $30-25, advance purchase recommended.
|Tapas and Paella
April 21, 6 – 9:30 pm
Kitchen Window, Minneapolis
Prepare mouth-watering Spanish cuisine such as different kinds of tapas: manchego croquettes, gambas al romesco (shrimp in pepper and almond sauce), chorizo stuffed dates, catalan flat bread. You will also learn the secrets to chicken and chorizo paella, spiced oranges with sherry and cream, and sangría, a refreshing wine and fruit drink. $89, party-style participation, reservations required.
|Mexican Small Plates & Street Food
April 29 6-9:30 p.m.
Kitchen Window, Minneapolis
Prepare tasty Mexican cuisine such as queso fundido con chorizo (melted cheese with chorizo), mexican salsa, gordas, and molletes (bread topped with Mexican beans, melted cheese, and salsa). In addition, learn to make potatoe and chorizo tostadas as well as a dessert of nieve de mango (mango sherbet). $79, participation, reservations required.
Spanish Institute | Londonderry Office Park | 5780 Lincoln Drive, Suite 160 | (Hwy 169, Londonderry Road exit) | Minneapolis, MN 55436-1640 | Tel: 952 933 9940 | E-mail: email@example.com | Fax: 952 933 9905