Latinx Culture in Dallas


Welcome to the nation's ninth largest city, where the Latino influence can be seen everywhere you go, from world-renowned museums and trendy nightspots to thrilling Dallas Cowboys games.

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Jose Hernandez' Merry-Achi Christmas
Sun - Dec 11

Jose Hernandez' Merry-Achi Christmas

Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez presents an evening of Mexican and American holiday favorites and seasonal songs at A Merry-achi Christmas.

Majestic Theatre

Maria Jose Live In Concert
Fri - Jan 27

Maria Jose Live In Concert

Mexican singer Maria Jose will perform live at Majestic Theatre. Use promo code 1114RK15 to get %15 off!

Majestic Theatre

Spanish-Speaking Santa
Thu - Dec 08

Spanish-Speaking Santa

Spanish-speaking families can visit Santaland without language barriers. Santaland, Level 1, near Banana Republic

Every Thu through Dec 15

Galleria Dallas

Crystal City 1969
Thu - Dec 08

Crystal City 1969

Experience the return of Crystal City 1969 – inspired by the little-known true story of Mexican-American students in South Texas who, in protest against the discrimination they faced, walked...

Every Thu, Fri, Sat through Dec 17
Every Sun through Dec 18

Latino Cultural Center

Teatro Dallas presents Ashes of Light
Thu - Dec 08

Teatro Dallas presents Ashes of Light

A play by New York-based playwright, Marco Antonio Rodriguez presented in the new black box at the Latino Cultural Center. Over the course of two evenings, mother and son, two estranged...

Every 3 Weeks on Thu, Fri, Sat ongoing

Latino Cultural Center

Zoe: Sonidos De Karmatica Resonancia
Fri - Dec 09

Zoe: Sonidos De Karmatica Resonancia

Following more than 10 sold out shows in the US this past fall and an extensive Latin American trek throughout this year, iconic Mexican rock band, Zoé, returns to the US with new dates for...

Music Hall at Fair Park

Blogs

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Where to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Dallas

Ways to get festive for the holiday.

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Photo Essay: Dia de los Muertos Dallas Parade

A closer look at the 2019 parade in preparation for the 2021 celebration.

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Deep in the Heart of Dallas with Cindy Pedraza Puente

Cocoandre Co-Owner Talks Family Business and She Celebrates Her Hispanic Heritage.

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South of the Border Dining

Take a culinary tour of Latin America right here in Dallas.

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Latin Concerts in Dallas

After a year-long live music hiatus, Latin artists are taking the stage at some of Dallas' best-known venues.

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How to Celebrate Dia de los Muertos from home

COVID can't kill Day of the Dead.

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Latino Cultural Center

Latino Cultural Center | Directions

Find the Latino Cultural Center inside a brightly painted building on the east end of Downtown Dallas near Deep Ellum. The center, founded in 1993 with the purpose of promoting the Latino and Hispanic art scene in Dallas, contains a diverse collection of painted works and sculptures and is a beacon for local Latino artists to display their work. Enjoy live performances from local organizations or take a look at their robust events calendar for salsa dance lessons, children's educational programs and holiday festivities.

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Cara Mia Theatre

Cara Mia Theater Co. | Directions

Cara Mía Theatre inspires and engages people to uplift their communities through transformative Latinx theatre, multicultural youth arts experiences and community action. In 1996, Eliberto Gonzalez co-founded Cara Mía Theatre because he believed that Chicano literature and its writers should be more accessible to the general public. Since its founding, the cultural breadth of Cara Mía Theatre's plays have expanded to include all Latinx people living in the United States. Now it it's 25th season, Cara Mía Theatre has grown into the largest Latinx theatre in Texas and the four surrounding states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Oklahoma.

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Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico

Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico | Directions

The Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folkorico (ANMBF) is considered the largest folkorico company in the United States and has been a pioneer in the Dallas Hispanic arts and educational community. The center was founded in 1975 with a mission to introduce a sense of Latino pride through the study of traditional Mexican dance forms. Enjoy ANMBF productions at legendary Dallas performing arts venues like Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, the Dallas Theatre Center, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Majestic Theatre, the Wyly Theatre and the Winspear Opera House.

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Jefferson Blvd.

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As a growing number of visitors and locals enjoy new development in South Dallas, the historical significance of Jefferson Boulevard – Oak Cliff's main street and the oldest shopping strip in Dallas – still shines. The area is home to places like Mercado369, a gallery focused on showcasing the works of Latin American creators, the Texas Theatre and the Oak Cliff Cultural Center. 

Oak Cliff Cultural Center

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The center, previously housed in the Ice House Cultural Center a few blocks away, joined the Jefferson Boulevard roster in 2010. The art gallery and community center offers workshops, art and dance classes and festivals throughout the year.  

Teatro Dallas

Teatro Dallas | Directions

Teatro Dallas focuses on international theater and the Latinx experience as lenses through which to experience the human condition. The theater company stages productions for adults and children from both classical and contemporary Latino, US, and international playwrights. It also supports emerging local artists and produce works from a variety of genres with seasonal productions and ongoing classes for children and adults. 

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Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Museum of Art | Directions

The Dallas Museum of Art began exhibiting works by modern Latin American artists in 1933 and acquired the first work, a lithograph by Roberto Montenegro, in 1941. Since that time, the DMA has presented 45 exhibitions, the most recent being Fine Lands (2018) and México 1900–1950 (2017), which became the Museum's second highest attended special paid exhibition in a decade. In addition, the DMA has acquired since 1941 over 400 works of Latin American art, including paintings, sculpture, works on paper, and textiles beyond the pre-Colombian, viceregal, and contemporary collections.

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