Latin American Week

Latin American Week

Latin American Week
June 27 – July 7, 2019

A Week of Dynamic Events Showcasing Latin culture

The weekend of July 6-7 marks the return of Carnaval del Sol, the Pacific Northwest’s largest festival of Latin culture, now in its 11th year. This year’s theme “Sharing Our Indigenous and Afro-Latin American Roots” celebrates Latin America’s rich and diverse history and invites all to “Shine Together.”

But first, Vancouverites and visitors have the opportunity to experience Latin American Week — which is, in fact, much more than a week of events happening throughout the city. Kicking off Latin American Week on June 27, each dynamic event showcases one or more facets of Latin America’s diverse contributions to global culture: music, dance, visual art, food and drink, film, and more.

A summary of Latin American Week events leading up to Carnaval del Sol (July 6-7) follow below.

SIMILITUD ART EXHIBITION
June 27 – July 12, Woodward’s Building
Latin American Week launches with this flagship event. Artists from Canada and Latin America explore the similarities between Latin American and Canadian First Nations culture via live performances, photography, sculpture, music, storytelling, and a culinary workshop. This event is free, but registration is required for opening night. http://www.carnavaldelsol.ca/artexhibition/

FIESTA BLANCA
June 29, 6pm
Guests are invited to wear their best all-white ensemble and board the MV Britannia for this festive 3-level evening cruise featuring live music. https://www.carnavaldelsol.ca/latin-american-week/fiesta-blanca-cruise/

LATIN AMERICAN FILM NIGHT
July 2, 5:30pm, Vancity Theatre
In partnership with the Vancouver International Film Festival, experience the vibrancy of Latin America’s underexposed film industry. Featured film is Chilean documentary Pearl Button from director Patricio Guzman. Ages 19 and up. https://www.carnavaldelsol.ca/latin-american-week/latin-american-film-night/

FLAMENCO, TANGO & WINE
July 4, 6:30pm, Vancouver Playhouse
Dancers from Vancouver’s own Flamenco Rosario and Argentine Tango Lab lead an evening of live performances alongside a captivating showcase of Argentinian wines. https://www.carnavaldelsol.ca/latin-american-week/flamenco-tango-and-wine-in-one-night/

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