Chicanísima Cultural Calendar: August in Chicago

Chicanísima Cultural Calendar: August in Chicago
Via Victory Gardens Theater

Here is a sampling of a few events happening this month in Chicago's Latino community.

If you haven't yet seen the play Mojada by Luis Alfaro, this is your last weekend. The play is a reinterpretation of Euripedes' Medea set in the Pilsen neighborhood. The play ends Sunday at the Victory Gardens Theater.

On Sunday, there will be a Lowrider festival in Pilsen. Cars and bikes will be on display and there also will be food and mariachi music. It runs 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 600 W. Cermak Road and costs $5. Children under 12 enter for free.

Unisono is an art and music festival organized by The Resurrection Project. It takes place next Saturday, Aug. 17 from noon to 11 p.m. at 18th Street and Paulina Ave. Among the musical acts will be the Mexican Institute of Sound, Girl in a Coma and Banda Potrillos.

Feminart, a pop up gallery by Yollocalli Arts Reach, will be held Aug. 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. at 2620 S. Central Park Ave. Artwork by young women, ages 10 to 20, including zines, photography and painting, will be on display.

On Aug. 30, "Mostruos" or "Monsters," a documentary about the struggle to close the coal plants in Pilsen and Little Village will be shown at the National Museum of Mexican Art,  1852 W. 19th St. The benefit for the environmental group P.E.R.R.O. costs $30 and marks the one-year anniversary of the coal plant closings.

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