Chicanísima Cultural Calendar: April 2013

Chicanísima Cultural Calendar: April 2013
poster by Jori Cicale

We're still waiting for spring to arrive in Chicago, but there are plenty of reasons to get out of the house this month. Here is a selection of events that may interest Chicanísima readers.

Chicago Latino Film Festival
The film festival in its 29th year began April 11 and continues through April 25. There are films from 25 countries, including Argentina, Colombia, Spain and the United States.

Poesía en abril
Poetry in April is the name for a poetry series in Spanish this month organized by Contratiempo magazine. Upcoming events are scheduled for April 15, 19 and 30 at various locations.

Mariachi Opera
"Cruzar la Cara de la Luna" or "To Cross the Face of the Moon" was performed at the Civic Opera House last weekend. Now the world's first mariachi opera will travel to Pilsen and Waukegan. It will be performed at Benito Juarez Community Academy on April 19 and 20 and at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan April 21.

María de Buenos Aires
This tango opera by the Chicago Opera Theater is set during the military junta in 1970s Argentina. It will be performed April 20, 24, 26 and 28 at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph, Chicago.

Patria Libre
This is a play running through May 4 about a woman who lived through the war in Nicaragua and then fled to the United States. It is showing at the Rivendell Theater, 5779 N. Ridge Ave., Chicago.

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