Latin American Cultural Week (LACW) is a diverse and dynamic showcase of the rich culture of Latin America throughout New York City, produced by Pan American Musical Art Research (PAMAR). Institutions and artists across New York City participate with theater, music, dance, film, literature and visual arts presentations from November 9 through 19.

This year’s participating institutions include: American Symphony Orchestra, World Music Institute, Instituto Cervantes, Clemente Soto Velez Educational Center, Carnegie Hall, Museo del Barrio, Americas Society, Cuban Artist Fund, Music Artist Guild, Jose Limon Dance Company and Repertorio Español.

PAMAR will present this year’s opening event, Polly Ferman’s GlamourTango, on Friday, November 9. LACW kicks off with a celebration of women in tango, performed by a company of world-renowned musicians (including piano, bandoneon, guitar, violin and double-bass virtuosos), dancers, and a vocalist.

    LACW: Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas, No. 85

    Americas Society

    Manhattan

    Fri, Nov 16, 2012, 7:00 pm

    This launch of the Eco-Literature and Arts issue of Review will feature comments by Daniel Shapiro and by guest editor Steven F. White, as well as readings by Homero Aridjis, Astrid Cabral, Esthela Calderon, Leonel Lienlaf, and Juan Carlos Galeano. Copies of Review 85 will be available for sale.—Latin American Cultural Week is an annual city-wide festival showcasing the richness and variety of the cultures of Latin America, including music, dance, theater, literatureand the visual arts. ...

    LACW: An American Diplomat in Franco Spain

    Instituto Cervantes New York

    Manhattan

    Mon, Nov 19, 2012, 6:30 pm

    The writer Michael Aaron Rockland will introduce his latest book "An American Diplomat in Franco Spain." Q&A session to follow.—Latin American Cultural Week is an annual city-wide festival showcasing the richness and variety of the cultures of Latin America, including music, dance, theater, literatureand the visual arts. Polly Ferman founded the  New York-based organization 28 years ago for the purpose of showcasing the highest quality Latin American art and artists to a broad cross-section of the ...

    LACW: Pedro Giraudo Sextet

    Barbes

    Manhattan

    Sat, Nov 17, 2012, 8:00 pm

    Acclaimed Argentine-born composer/bassist Pedro Giraudo is known for the sweeping emotional impact of his compositions, which have captivated listeners around the world. With Argentine underpinnings and a hint of South American grooves, they masterfully weave together pre-composed and improvised elements.

    Private: LACW: Andrea Arroyo: Women Unbound

    Morris-Jumel Mansion

    Manhattan

    Fri, Nov 09, 2012 - Sun, Nov 18, 2012

    Andrea Arroyo presents "Women Unbound" an exhibition of works inspired by extraordinary women of New York. This groundbreaking exhibition incorporates Arroyo's signature vibrant work within the historical Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum.—Latin American Cultural Week is an annual city-wide festival showcasing the richness and variety of the cultures of Latin America, including music, dance, theater, literatureand the visual arts. Polly Ferman founded the  New York-based organization 28 years ago for the purpose of showcasing the highest quality Latin ...

    Private: LACW: College Academy Latin Celebration

    College Academy

    Manhattan

    Tue, Nov 13, 2012, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Featuring dance performances (merengue, bachata and salsa) and a piano and voice duo. This project has been specially conceived to participate at the Latin American Cultural Week's "Celebracion de la Cultura Hispana en Washington Heights."

    Private: LACW: WHIN Music Project – El Sistema Uptown

    Our Saviour’s Atonement Lutheran Church

    Manhattan

    Sun, Nov 18, 2012, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    The Washington Heights and Inwood (WHIN) Music Project - El Sistema Uptown, founded and directed by David Gracia is inspired by El Sistema, the Venezuelan internationally-renowned music and social program. WHIN - El Sistema Uptown provides orchestral and choral instruction to children and youth from underserved communities, as a vehicle for personal development, artistic growth and social inclusion.

    Private: LACW: Felipe Galindo: George Washington Revisits Washington Heights

    Morris-Jumel Mansion

    Manhattan

    Fri, Nov 09, 2012 - Sun, Nov 18, 2012

    In "George Washington Revisits Washington Heights" Felipe Galindo interweaves the past and the present through humorous images in which George Washington interacts with the locals and enjoys contemporary New York.—Latin American Cultural Week is an annual city-wide festival showcasing the richness and variety of the cultures of Latin America, including music, dance, theater, literatureand the visual arts. Polly Ferman founded the  New York-based organization 28 years ago for the purpose of showcasing the highest quality Latin ...

    LACW: Pedro Giraudo Expansions Big Band

    Manhattan

    Tue, Nov 13, 2012, 8:00 pm

    Led by acclaimed Argentine-born composer/bassist Pedro Giraudo, this award-winning 17-piece big band combines Argentine underpinnings with a sound that's subtly suggestive of composers like Ellington and Mingus, masterfully weaving together pre-composed and improvised elements.

    LACW: Eco-Literature in Latin America Symposium, Day Two

    Americas Society

    Manhattan

    Thu, Nov 15, 2012, 4:00 pm

    The second evening of the Eco-Literature in Latin America symposium will open with two films, "Confluencias" by Mariana Matthews and "The Trees Have a Mother" by Juan Carlos Galeano. It will continue with a panel on eco-literature featuring scholars Laura Barbas Rhoden, Sofia Kearns, Jeremy Larochelle and Christopher M. Travis.—Latin American Cultural Week is an annual city-wide festival showcasing the richness and variety of the cultures of Latin America, including music, dance, theater, literatureand the visual ...

    LACW: Festival Flamenco Gitano, Diego el Cigala

    Town Hall

    Manhattan

    Sat, Nov 03, 2012, 8:00 pm

    While renowned for his pioneering fusions of flamenco with Latin American music, here Diego el Cigala returns to his roots, providing audiences with a rare chance to see him perform his fierce and blazing renditions of flamenco puro on stage. Guitarist Diego del Morao joins him as a special guest.

    LACW: Xavier Montsalvatge: Half Violin, a Seat and a Piano

    Film Society of Lincoln Center

    Manhattan

    Mon, Nov 12, 2012, 12:00 am

    New York premiere of a documentary film on the composer's life will be screened, followed by a round table and discussion.—Latin American Cultural Week is an annual city-wide festival showcasing the richness and variety of the cultures of Latin America, including music, dance, theater, literatureand the visual arts. Polly Ferman founded the  New York-based organization 28 years ago for the purpose of showcasing the highest quality Latin American art and artists to a broad cross-section of ...

    LACW: Book Presentation: The Dream of the Celt

    Americas Society

    Manhattan

    Mon, Nov 12, 2012, 7:00 pm

    This much anticipated event will bring together 2010 Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa and renowned translator Edith Grossman in a public conversation in celebration of the author's latest novel, translated by Grossman and published this year by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.—Latin American Cultural Week is an annual city-wide festival showcasing the richness and variety of the cultures of Latin America, including music, dance, theater, literatureand the visual arts. Polly Ferman founded the  New York-based organization 28 ...

    Private: LACW: Xavier Montsalvatge

    Repertorio Español

    Manhattan

    Fri, Nov 16, 2012 - Sun, Nov 18, 2012

    A celebration in music and dance interpreted by Suite Hispania: A program of music by Catalan musical genius Xavier Montsalvatge along with flamenco dance.—Latin American Cultural Week is an annual city-wide festival showcasing the richness and variety of the cultures of Latin America, including music, dance, theater, literatureand the visual arts. Polly Ferman founded the  New York-based organization 28 years ago for the purpose of showcasing the highest quality Latin American art and artists to a ...

    LACW: Opening Night of the Eco-Literature in Latin America Symposium

    Americas Society

    Manhattan

    Wed, Nov 14, 2012, 7:00 pm

    This keynote lecture inaugurates the Americas Society's Eco-Literature in Latin America symposium. The lecture will be delivered by Homero Aridjis, a distinguished Mexican poet, novelist, and essayist, as well as an environmental activist.—Latin American Cultural Week is an annual city-wide festival showcasing the richness and variety of the cultures of Latin America, including music, dance, theater, literatureand the visual arts. Polly Ferman founded the  New York-based organization 28 years ago for the purpose of showcasing the ...

    Private: LACW: Garden of Delights

    Theater for the New City

    Manhattan

    Thu, Nov 15, 2012 - Sun, Dec 02, 2012

    A beautiful and troubled actress, Lais, is tortured by guilt and isolated in her palatial home. As she fields prying calls from a live celebrity talk show, her memories and emotions manifest before her. In Fernando Arrabal’s Garden of Delights, the lines between reality, imagination and remembering blur.