7:30PM - 11:30PM
7:00-11:30 p.m. $6 from 7-8 p.m., children free; $12 or $9 Mint members ($1 off before 9 p.m.).
Celebrating Dia de las Velitas (The Day of the Candles), a traditional Colombian candle-lighting ceremony symbolizing the LIGHT in CommUNITY, family, oneness, sharing, faith & love for all of humankind. Children’s activity 8-9 p.m. in Lewis Family Gallery.
Featured vocalist Yussely Forero
Adults, 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 adult event with discount admission before 9 pm.. Complimentary snacks and party favors while they last; cash bar.
Community Partners: ASC, ArtSi, Café Amaretto, Gelitas, Puerto Rican Society of Charlotte, Rumbao Latin Dance Company, Soy Latino como Tú, Comite’de Fiestas Patrias y Tradiciones de Charlotte, Líderes Colombianos en Charlotte, and UNC Charlotte Africana Studies Department.