Upcoming Latino events include a five-course tequila dinner, open mic, mariachi performances

With Hispanic Heritage Month coming up Sept. 15, Connecticut has a series of Latin events that appeal to various interests.

Here are five in-state events coming up in September. 

People’s Center to host Hispanic Heritage Month-themed open mic night

New Haven People’s Center, 37 Howe St., honors Hispanic Heritage Month with Free 2 Spit, its poetry open mic and karaoke event, on Friday, from 7 to 10 p.m. Free 2 Spit is one of Connecticut’s longest-running poetry-available mic venues, with an open mic session on the first Friday of every month. Poet, actor and writer Baub Bidon hosts the event. The karaoke and open mic event is $10 at the door, with the option to pay it forward. 

Mexican restaurant to host Independence Day five-course tequila dinner in West Hartford

Mexican chain restaurant Rosa Mexicano will offer a five-course tequila dinner on Thursday, Sept. 14, from 6 to 9 p.m., at all of its locations, including its Connecticut location at 51 Isham Road in West Hartford. The five-course dinner is in observance of Mexican Independence Day, which is Sept. 16. Each course is paired with a selection of premium 1800 Tequilas. The general admission price is $75 per person. Tickets are available on the Eventbrite website. Guests must be over 21.

Latinos Run to host 5K Run and Walk for Hispanic Heritage Month

Latinos Run, powered by Fleet Feet, is hosting its annual hybrid Hispanic Heritage Month 5K Run and Walk in Westport, with the first one Friday, Sept. 15, and the last one Wednesday, Oct. 18. The yearly event invites community members from across the nation to participate in running virtually or in-person for group fun. The group will host an in-person run beginning at Fleet Feet, 633 Post Road, in Westport on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 6:30 p.m. To register for the free Hispanic Heritage Month, visit the Latinos Run website. Children under the age of 15 require in-person registration. Latinos Run will provide free meals for the children at the in-person walks. 

SCOW School of Music to celebrate Mexican Independence Day with performances

The Spanish Community of Wallingford School of Music celebrates Mexican Independence Day with a performance by the youth mariachi orchestra and dance groups at the Meriden Public Library, 105 Miller St., on Friday, Sept. 16, from 1 to 2 p.m. The library will provide light refreshments and snacks after the event. The performance is free and open to the public. To register, visit the Meriden Public Library website

Greenwich library to host Spanish guitarist for Hispanic Heritage Month

Perrot Memorial Library, 90 Sound Beach Ave., Greenwich welcomes Dan Garcia for “An Evening of Spanish Guitar” on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. in the library’s Youth Services Program Room, celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. Garcia will present music by Latin composers like Heitor Villa-Lobos, Agustín Barrios, Jose Luis Merlín, Antonio Ruiz-Pipó, Albéniz, Tárrega and Brower. Garcia was born in Madrid, Spain, where he acquired his love for the Spanish guitar. In addition, Garcia holds a master’s degree from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. The program is free and open to the public. To learn more about the program and Garcia, visit the Perrot Memorial Library website

If you know of any local event that interests and is relevant to our Latino communities, please share it with us via email: RJLatinos@record-journal.com.



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