Between February 24 and the end of June, The American Friends of the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba and a number of arts institutions present the Cuban Culture Festival NY, celebrating Cuban music, dance, movies and visual arts. Among the offerings, the vital young Cuban Malpaso dance company, which performs at the Joyce March 3-8, the Havana Film Festival April 9-17, opening with Conducta, and BAM will have master classes, a film series and performances.
TRAVELING TO CUBA
Travel-friendlier rules went into effect January 16.
The late Emilio Sanchez was known for his paintings featuring bright, colorful geometrics intersected by areas of sunlight and shadow. He moved from Cuba to New York in 1944 but never lost his tropical vitality. He painted New York, too: has Crosstown Traffic ever been more appealing? More info.
Cuban Cultural Center presents a recital in the beautiful Hispanic Society of America salon, Saturday, February 7 at 4pm. Tickets… Charanga more your thing? Check out YeraSon and their performance dates… One of the great figures in Cuban popular music, Justi Barreto, died on January 11. Videos and more from Cuban Popular Music on Film 1929-1960s… And this will warm up a February morning: Rosemary Clooney singing Mack the Knife with Cuban bandleader Pérez Prado [via: Center for Cuban Studies.
At Praxis, 541 W. 25th [10th/11th] 212.772.9478, Interruptions, a show of images by Cuban-born, Brooklyn-based Luis Mallo, in which scenes aren't—at least for the moment—what they used to be.
The Golden Leaf:
How Tobacco Shaped Cuba
and the Atlantic World
Amor Cubano, 2018 3rd [111th] 212.996.1220
Cuba, 222 Thompson [W. 3rd/Bleecker ] 212.420.7878
Cuban Food Market, online
Cubana Social, 70 N. 6th [Kent/Wythe] Bklyn 718.782.3334
Guantanamero, 939 8th [55th/56th] 212.262.5354
Havana Central, 151 W. 46th [6th/7th] 646.462.3042
Margon, 136 W. 46th [6th/7th] 212.354.5013
Sophie's Cuban Cuisine, multiple locations
Victor's Cafe, 236 W. 52nd [Bway/8th]
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