7:30PM - 11:30PM
Celebrating Dia de las Velitas (The Day of the Candles), a traditional Colombia, South America candle-lighting ceremony to reflect community---families, sharing, food, and cultural appreciation.
Friday, December 1, 7:30- 11:30 p.m. | UPTOWN
$12 general admission; $9 Mint members ($1.00 off before 9:00 pm)
Enjoy 4 hours of African, Afro-Cuban and Latin-American dance rhythms with a DJ, live musicians, and unique themes to celebrate multi-cultures, ethnic and gender diversity, dance, visual and performing art. Guests can kizomba, semba, salsa, bachata, cha cha, line dance, and step to other dance forms relative to various global communities as well as enjoy other performing and visual art (including live painting) by local artists. Free Dance Lessons @ 7:45 and 9:00 p.m. This is a drop-in event with discount admission before 9 pm.. Complimentary snacks and party favors while they last; cash bar.
ASC, ArtSi, Puerto Rican Society of Charlotte, Festivale Patrias, Rumbao Latin Dance Company, and UNCC Africana Studies Department