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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Mon Laferte - US National Tour
Sun - Oct 24

Mon Laferte - US National Tour

Chilean artist Mon Laferte has announced a two-month tour of the U.S. behind her recent album, SEIS. The coast-to-coast run will kick off September 14 in Seattle. The run will then head down the...

House of Blues Dallas

Pepe Aguilar In Concert
Sun - Oct 24

Pepe Aguilar In Concert

Grammy-winning singer Pepe Aguilar will bring his brand new 'Jaripeo Sin Fronteras' tour to Dallas, TX on Oct 24, 2021!

American Airlines Center

Dia de Los Muertos 2021
Sat - Oct 30

Dia de Los Muertos 2021

The Dallas Dia de los Muertos parade is an exciting tradition for the City of Dallas.  With this heartfelt parade, it is our mission to celebrate the living and honor our beloved. No matter...

Dallas City Hall

Homenaje A Los Grandes: Day of the Dead Production
Sat - Oct 30

Homenaje A Los Grandes: Day of the Dead Production

We invite you to join us in the act of remembering with our annual Dia de Muertos show, Homenaje A Los Grandes. Homenaje A Los Grandes is a new work created to honor the influential voices in...

Annette Strauss Square

Hughes Family Tribute
Tue - Nov 02

Hughes Family Tribute

The Hughes Family Tribute Center will present its seventh Día de los Muertos Celebración on two days, Tuesday, November 2 and Saturday, November 6, 2021 in Crown Hill Memorial Park...

Crown Hill Memorial Park & Mausoleum

Dia de Los Muertos Celebration at Taqueria La Ventana
Tue - Nov 02

Dia de Los Muertos Celebration at Taqueria La Ventana

Taquería La Ventana is bringing back their annual Día de Los Muertos celebration on Tuesday, Nov. 2.Each Taquería La Ventana location will create its own altar, or ofrenda, to...

Taqueria La Ventana

Blogs

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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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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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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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