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Lane Arts Council is pleased to announce the 8th year of Fiesta Cultural! Lane County’s largest celebration of Latino/a/x/e arts, culture, and heritage, Fiesta Cultural features multicultural in person and digital events happening September through December in Lane County. 

Interested in participating?  Lane Arts Council is seeking additional events, projects, and programs from the community to add to the Fiesta Cultural calendar, as well as more Latino/a/x/e and indigenous artists to feature during Fiesta Cultural.

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FIESTA CULTURAL EVENTS & PROGRAMS


UPCOMING EVENTS


Unmasking Our Raices: Celebrating Our Independence with Folklórico Dancing
Saturday, September 17th, 2-3pm
Kesey Square (Broadway & Willamette), Eugene

FREE!

Raices De Oregón will be showcasing traditions of Mexico through Folklórico dancing. Come enjoy various regions that will be brought to light in Downtown Eugene. 


DIY Make It! Calaveras
BRING, 4446 Franklin Blvd, Eugene,
Saturday, October 22, 10am–2pm
Suggested donation: $5-10
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Celebrate Día de Los Muertos with BRING at their DIY Make It! Calaveras (skulls) event.  This art project gives materials a new life by saving them from the landfill!


MULTIPLE DAY OR ONGOING EVENTS


Salsa & Bachata Fridays 
Every Friday, lesson at 9pm and open dancing at 10pm
Vet’s Club, 1626 Willamette St (upstairs), Eugene
$8 cover on regular Fridays
$12 online/$14 at the door for first Fridays with live music 

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Join Salseros Productions every Friday for some dancing! They start off with a beginner salsa and bachata lesson from 9-10pm and then dancing starts at 10pm. No previous experience or partner necessary to attend.

The first Friday of the month features live music by Orquesta Descarga 54, a 12-piece salsa band.


PERMANENT VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING


Bilingual Storytime Online
Online: Eugene Public Library’s YouTube (www.YouTube.com/EugeneLRCS
FREE!

Join Toña Aguilar online for fun stories, songs, and rhymes in Spanish and English. She is an experienced local teacher and currently coordinates the Nutrition Services Program at The Village School. She was born and raised in the Willamette Valley; her father was an activist for migrant farmworker rights and her mother was a bilingual elementary school educator. Enjoy this video anytime on Eugene Public Library’s YouTube (www.YouTube.com/EugeneLRCS). Information: 541-682-5450 or www.eugene-or.gov/library.


Lane Arts Council Artist Happy Hour featuring Antonio Huerta
Lane Arts Council’s Facebook
FREE!

Join this special Live Stream Happy Hour as Fiesta Cultural grabs hold of the ropes! Jill Torres interviews Antonio Huerta, who practices Charrería. Charrería is an art form involving the use of ropes in horsemanship and cattle work, dating back to the 1500s. Learn more about the history of this sport, as well as some of the other work Antonio has done in the community during this Happy Hour.


Lane Arts Council Artist Happy Hour featuring Erick Wonderly Varela
Lane Arts Council’s Facebook

FREE!

Erick Wonderly Varela’s work is inspired by his experience working in a fish market, an appreciation for food illustration, his Honduran family background, and his love of the natural world. His preferred medium is gouache paint. As a cartoonist/illustrator, his work is bright and colorful with subject matter that evokes both whimsy and dreamy adventurism.


Lane Arts Council Artist Happy Hour featuring Fernell López
Lane Arts Council’s Facebook
FREE!

Fernell López started his musical journey over 40 years ago in México City. He has been an artist and educator in Eugene since he arrived in 1984. He currently works as a Human Services coordinator at Kelly Middle School and teaches Mariachi Music at the Shedd Institute. Grab a beer, wine, cocktail, soda or seltzer – and join us for this special Fiesta Cultural Happy Hour Takeover with host Jill Torres!


Lane Arts Council Artist Happy Hour featuring Jessica Zapata
Lane Arts Council’s Facebook
or YouTube
FREE!

For this Fiesta Cultural Livestream Happy Hour, Jill Torres interviews Jessica Zapata!  Jessica Zapata was born in Mexico, a wonderful country extremely rich in culture, traditions, legends, music, art, architecture, literature and gastronomy. Currently based in Eugene, Oregon, she is a fervent cultural promoter and manager, architect and educator and has facilitated an extensive cultural promotion link between Mexico and various cities in the Northwest United States. In 2007, she founded Eugene Arte Latino, whose mission is to promote the music, dance, art, and values ​​of Mexican and Latin American traditions in a warm and vibrant environment for the entire Lane County community. Jessica is also a mentor for several organizations and several Spanish-speaking youth. She offers monthly bilingual art workshops for Spanish-speaking children and youth and mothers. 


Lane Arts Council Artist Happy Hour featuring Lalo Lira & Pamela Garcia 
Lane Arts Council’s Facebook
or YouTube

FREE!

Pamela Garcia & Lalo Lira are dancers visiting from Mexico! Jill Torres interviews the artists to learn about their current creative projects, how they got here, and their artistic collaborations.