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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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Nuestro Oak Cliff
Wed - Sep 22

Nuestro Oak Cliff

In partnership with the Latino Cultural Center, the Dallas Mexican American Historical League presents the photography exhibit Nuestro Oak Cliff,  illustrating the neighborhood's transition...

Every Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat through Oct 16

Latino Cultural Center

Texas LatinX Pride Fest 2021
Sat - Sep 25

Texas LatinX Pride Fest 2021

Save the date! Guarden el día!   This festival is a one of a kind in North Texas, contributing to the unification of the Latinx LGBTQIA+ community and its supporters within Dallas...

Reverchon Park

Maluma In Concert
Thu - Oct 14

Maluma In Concert

Colombian singer-songwriter Maluma will bring his brand new 'Papi Juancho' tour to Dallas, TX on Oct 14, 2021!

American Airlines Center

Southwestern Invitational Dancesport Championships
Fri - Sep 24

Southwestern Invitational Dancesport Championships

Come see ballroom and latin dance at it's finest! This spectator friendly events has been a staple in the dance community for 30 years. We love to open our doors to spectators! Don't miss out on...

Daily between Sep 24 and Sep 26

Sheraton DFW

La Pulguita: Art Mercado
Sat - Sep 25

La Pulguita: Art Mercado

Join the LCC for its annual La Pulguita: Art Mercado and support local Latinx artists and artisans. La Pulguita will be a great way to shop for a special piece of art for your family and friends...

Latino Cultural Center

Hispanic Heritage: Cultural Masks Workshop
Sat - Sep 25

Hispanic Heritage: Cultural Masks Workshop

Join artist Cheyenne Farley and the Community Artist Program for this free event featuring a special presentation on Cultural masks from Latin America and around the world! Celebrate Hispanic...

Pleasant Grove Branch Library

Blogs

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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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How to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month During a Pandemic

Online art exhibits, livestream Salsa classes and more round out this year's cultural festivities.

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Dallas-Based Tequilas

Celebrate National Tequila Day with a local twist

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Latin concerts happening in Dallas in 2020

A little salsa, some reggaeton and a whole lot of dancing to add to your 2020 plans.

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How to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month in Dallas

From art and entertainment to food and festivals, there are several ways to celebrate Hispanic heritage in Dallas.

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Explore Latin culture


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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