Minnesota Events

There are a number of Mexican or Latino events around Minnesota and I will do my best to compile them on this website. My husband and I are continually frustrated at the difficulty in finding information on the web regarding Twin City Mexican and Latino events. Many websites for Latino groups are not regularly updated. This page will be continually changing so check back often if you are looking for an outing.

Events on this page are not guaranteed as classes and concerts are sometimes cancelled. Please verify event with the location.

In an effort to showcase our “mix,” I will also put events (though few and far between) that connect to my Scandinavian heritage. Those events will appear in blue.

If you have an event you would like included, please email me at:  MinMexMix <at> gmail <dot> com

Ongoing – Live Latin music – 2017

Any Night of the Week, times vary. Norteña and Banda music.  For a more authentic Latin experience check out Nuevo Rodeo almost any night of the week. This is one of the few places that features music characteristic of the traditional style of northern Mexico. This music is similar to American country music. They often feature national acts so make sure to check the website for a schedule. Prices vary. El Nuevo Rodeo Restaurante, 2709 East Lake St, Minneapolis, 612-728-0101

January 2017

January 19, 2017, 6 PM to 7:30 PM – Casa de España Meet-Up group event, Spanish Conversation practice. Conversation in front of the fireplace. The University Club has Happy hour until 6 p.m. The University Club of Saint Paul, 420 Summit Avenue, St. Paul

January 21, 2017, 1-4 PM – Amantes de la Ciencia, a Science Fusion Event

Make things and discover science with the inspiring science and education professionals from the Twin Cities Latino and Hispanic communities.

Kids free with paid adult admission ($18.95 museum only)
Bring the whole family to these fun events! You get four free kids admissions (ages 17 and under) with each full-priced adult admission. Call (651) 221-9444 to purchase tickets. Special rates for people with limited income are available.

Science Museum of Minnesota, 120 West Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul (across from Xcel Energy Center)

January 21, 2017, 10:30 AM – Guided Visit to the Raptor Center Casa de España Meet-Up group event, Guided tour of the center and presentation on three birds, in Spanish and for children of all ages. FREE and open to the public – limited space. RSVP required by Jan 19th indicating number of children and adults attending. info@casadeespanamn.org  The Raptor Center College of Vet Medicine, 1920 Fitch Avenue, St. Paul

February 2017

February 14-15, 9 AM – 12:30 PM – MN Zoo World Language Days – Spanish–  Plan a field trip to the Zoo with your language students and discover fascinating facts about Zoo animals, all in the language of the day. Presenting upper level language students use music, costumes, and props to interpret the animal exhibits throughout the Zoo. Observer students each receive a “passport” which gets stamped after their participation at each station. All days are geared toward language students in grades 7-12 and elementary immersion students.

For information on upper level language student presenters call 952.431.9260.

Fees:
K-5th grade
 $9.00/student (event fee $3.00/student plus $6.00 student admission fee)
6th-12th grade $11.00/student (event fee $3.00/student plus $8.00 student admission fee)

Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Boulevard, Apple Valley, MN 55124

Feb 16, 2017, 6 PM to 7:30 PM – Casa de España Meet-Up group event, Spanish Conversation practice. Conversation in front of the fireplace. The University Club has Happy hour until 6 p.m. The University Club of Saint Paul, 420 Summit Avenue, St. Paul

February 23rd, 7 p.m. – Cuban Film Festival  (DESCRIPTION UPDATED IN 2016)     $40 Six Film Pass, $8.50 general admission, $6 members/seniors/students/children. St Anthony Main Theater, 115 SE Main St, Mpls 55414

 

 

March 2017

March 2nd, 7 p.m. – Cuban Film Festival  “Roble de Olor” (Scent of Oak, 2003, 135 min, Drama, Cuba)-    $40 Six Film Pass, $8.50 general admission, $6 members/seniors/students/children. St Anthony Main Theater, 115 SE Main St, Mpls 55414

March xxxxxxx, 6 p.m. – Cocina con la “Casa de España”: Cocido madrileño. Macalester Alumni House, 1644 Summit Ave, St Paul. Members $10, Non-Members $20  RSVP and Pay online at http://www.casadeespanamn.org

March 9th, 7 p.m. – Cuban Film Festival  Feature 1: “Tierralismo” (2014, 49 min, Documentary, Cuba)-    $40 Six Film Pass, $8.50 general admission, $6 members/seniors/students/children. St Anthony Main Theater, 115 SE Main St, Mpls 55414

March 16, 2017, 6 PM to 7:30 PM – Casa de España Meet-Up group event, Spanish Conversation practice. Conversation in front of the fireplace. The University Club has Happy hour until 6 p.m. The University Club of Saint Paul, 420 Summit Avenue, St. Paul

March 16th, 7 p.m. – Cuban Film Festival  “Conducta” (Behavior, 2014, 108 min, Drama, Cuba)-  $40 Six Film Pass, $8.50 general admission, $6 members/seniors/students/children. St Anthony Main Theater, 115 SE Main St, Mpls 55414

March xxxxxx, 6 p.m. – Cinefórum – Hispanic Movie Series, movie “El método” (2005)- Thriller/Drama –  Welcome and Introduction, then movie – in Spanish with English subtitles, followed by 30 minute discussion in Spanish. Must be 18 to attend. Free to the public. Carnegie Hall, Room 06, Macalaster College, 1600 Grand Ave, St. Paul

 

March 23rd, 7 p.m. – Cuban Film Festival  “Hay un Grupo que Dice” (A Group is Saying, 2013, 81 min, Documentary, Cuba)-  $40 Six Film Pass, $8.50 general admission, $6 members/seniors/students/children. St Anthony Main Theater, 115 SE Main St, Mpls 55414

March 30th, 7 p.m. – Cuban Film Festival  “Hay un Grupo que Dice” (A Group is Saying, 2013, 81 min, Documentary, Cuba)-   $40 Six Film Pass, $8.50 general admission, $6 members/seniors/students/children. St Anthony Main Theater, 115 SE Main St, Mpls 55414

April 2015

Throughout April– Twins games broadcast in Spanish. 50 games throughout the year, and any playoff games. All Sunday games for sure. The play-by-play announcer will be Alfonso Fernandez and the color analyst will be Twins legend Tony Oliva. There will also be a 15-minute pre- and post- game show. Games include- Opening Day on the *** and ***************.  Broadcast on:

  • KBGY FM 107.5 and KLCI 106.1.2HD “La Mera Buena” in the Twin Cities and Southern MN.
  • WLKX FM 95.9 “Hope FM” in the Twin Cities North Metro area and Western Wisconsin

Ongoing to April 15th, Art Exhibit, Photographs of Cuba by Tom Olmscheid. Artista Bottega, 937 7th St W, St. Paul.

April 11th, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m., Art Exhibit, Photographs of Cuba by Tom Olmscheid. Impressions of Cuba a discussion with the artist. Artista Bottega, 937 7th St W, St. Paul.

April 15th, 6 p.m. – Cocina con la “Casa de España”: Ensaladilla rusa y ensalada de pimientos. Come and enjoy the wonderful flavors, textures and colors of Spanish cuisine. Macalester Alumni House, 1644 Summit Ave, St Paul. Members $10, Non-Members $20. RSVP at info@casadeespanamn.org and Pay in person or online at http://www.casadeespanamn.org

April 16th, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Casa de España event, Spanish Conversation practice. Conversation in front of the fireplace. The University Club has Happy hour until 6 p.m. The University Club of Saint Paul, 420 Summit Avenue, St. Paul

April 18th, 6 p.m. – Cinefórum – Hispanic Movie Series, movie “Una pistola en cada mano” (2012)- Comedy – Welcome and Introduction, then movie – in Spanish with English subtitles, followed by 30 minute discussion in Spanish. Must be 18 to attend. Free to the public. Carnegie Hall, Room 06, Macalaster College, 1600 Grand Ave, St. Paul

April 30th?? (not sure date yet)–    Dia del Niño (Children’s day) – afternoon. Music, food, activities for children. Mercado Central, Minneapolis, Lake Street and Bloomington

May 2015

Throughout May– Twins games broadcast in Spanish. 50 games throughout the year, and any playoff games. All Sunday games for sure. The play-by-play announcer will be Alfonso Fernandez and the color analyst will be Twins legend Tony Oliva. There will also be a 15-minute pre- and post- game show. Games include- ********.  Broadcast on:

  • KBGY FM 107.5 and KLCI 106.1.2HD “La Mera Buena” in the Twin Cities and Southern MN.
  • WLKX FM 95.9 “Hope FM” in the Twin Cities North Metro area and Western Wisconsin

May 2nd, 6 p.m. – Feria de Sevilla: A taste of Spain in Minnesota. Genuine Spanish food, beverages, sevillanas, rumbas and much more. St. Mary’s Lake Calhoun Event Center. 3450 Irving Ave S, Minneapolis. Members $20, Non-Members $30, Free for children 12 and under. Free parking.  Tickets sold at the door or in advance online at http://www.casadeespanamn.org

May ?????, 4-9 pm  –  ??????, 9 am – 6 pm: Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, West St. Paul, Friday night features Low-rider car show 6:30 – 7:30, live music on multiple stages and great food. Saturday has a parade 10 am – 12 pm, more great food, music and dancers on multiple stages, salsa tasting and more.
www.districtdelsol.com

May ????????: Festival of Nations, $7 – $12.50,   RiverCentre, St. Paul http://www.festivalofnations.com/

(Not sure if this event is going on or not) May  ?????? :   Mother’s Day celebration, Live music on multiple stages, charros (Mexican horsemen), low-rider cars, Mexican dancers, entertainment, food, vendors, Lake Street – between Portland to 35W, Minneapolis

May 16th, 6 p.m. – Cinefórum – Hispanic Movie Series, movie “Elephante blanco” (2012)- Drama –  Welcome and Introduction, then movie – in Spanish with English subtitles, followed by 30 minute discussion in Spanish. Must be 18 to attend. Free to the public. Carnegie Hall, Room 06, Macalaster College, 1600 Grand Ave, St. Paul

May 21st, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Casa de España event, Spanish Conversation practice. Conversation in front of the fireplace. The University Club has Happy hour until 6 p.m. The University Club of Saint Paul, 420 Summit Avenue, St. Paul

June 2015

Throughout June– Twins games broadcast in Spanish. 50 games throughout the year, and any playoff games. All Sunday games for sure. The play-by-play announcer will be Alfonso Fernandez and the color analyst will be Twins legend Tony Oliva. There will also be a 15-minute pre- and post- game show. Games include- ********  .  Broadcast on:

  • KBGY FM 107.5 and KLCI 106.1.2HD “La Mera Buena” in the Twin Cities and Southern MN.
  • WLKX FM 95.9 “Hope FM” in the Twin Cities North Metro area and Western Wisconsin

June – Dates and prices vary– Spanish Immersion Camp, thru Concordia Language village. A variety of day camps throughout the Twin Cities and also a location in Bemidji. Visit their website for locations and times.

June 18th, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Casa de España event, Spanish Conversation practice. Conversation in front of the fireplace. The University Club has Happy hour until 6 p.m. The University Club of Saint Paul, 420 Summit Avenue, St. Paul

July 2015

Throughout July– Twins games broadcast in Spanish. 50 games throughout the year, and any playoff games. All Sunday games for sure. The play-by-play announcer will be Alfonso Fernandez and the color analyst will be Twins legend Tony Oliva. There will also be a 15-minute pre- and post- game show. Games include-  ******  .  Broadcast on:

  • KBGY FM 107.5 and KLCI 106.1.2HD “La Mera Buena” in the Twin Cities and Southern MN.
  • WLKX FM 95.9 “Hope FM” in the Twin Cities North Metro area and Western Wisconsin

July – Dates and prices vary– Spanish Immersion Camp, thru Concordia Language village. A variety of day camps throughout the Twin Cities and also a location in Bemidji. Visit their website for locations and times.

July 18th, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Casa de España event, Spanish Conversation practice. Conversation in front of the fireplace. The University Club has Happy hour until 6 p.m. The University Club of Saint Paul, 420 Summit Avenue, St. Paul

Dates not announced yet– Eat fresh tacos and Mexican-style corn (roasted corn slathered with crema, cojita cheese, chili and lime… YUM!) while enjoying outdoor music and entertainment in La Placita next to El Burrito Mercado on St. Paul’s West Side.

???? Every Friday, 6-8 p.m.: Enjoy live music in the cafe at El Burrito Mercado on St. Paul’s West Side.

August 2015

Throughout August– Twins games broadcast in Spanish. 50 games throughout the year, and any playoff games. All Sunday games for sure. The play-by-play announcer will be Alfonso Fernandez and the color analyst will be Twins legend Tony Oliva. There will also be a 15-minute pre- and post- game show. Games include-  ******.  Broadcast on:

  • KBGY FM 107.5 and KLCI 106.1.2HD “La Mera Buena” in the Twin Cities and Southern MN.
  • WLKX FM 95.9 “Hope FM” in the Twin Cities North Metro area and Western Wisconsin

Dates not announced yet– Eat fresh tacos and Mexican-style corn (roasted corn slathered with crema, cojita cheese, chili and lime… YUM!) while enjoying outdoor music and entertainment in La Placita next to El Burrito Mercado on St. Paul’s West Side.

???? Every Friday, 6-8 p.m.: Enjoy live music in the cafe at El Burrito Mercado on St. Paul’s West Side.

August 20th, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Casa de España event, Spanish Conversation practice. Conversation in front of the fireplace. The University Club has Happy hour until 6 p.m. The University Club of Saint Paul, 420 Summit Avenue, St. Paul

September 2015

(Hispanic Heritage Month: Sept 15 -Oct 15)

Throughout September– Twins games broadcast in Spanish. 50 games throughout the year, and any playoff games. All Sunday games for sure. The play-by-play announcer will be Alfonso Fernandez and the color analyst will be Twins legend Tony Oliva. There will also be a 15-minute pre- and post- game show. Games include-  ***********.  Broadcast on:

  • KBGY FM 107.5 and KLCI 106.1.2HD “La Mera Buena” in the Twin Cities and Southern MN.
  • WLKX FM 95.9 “Hope FM” in the Twin Cities North Metro area and Western Wisconsin

September ???????????, noon – 7 p.m. – Join around 30,000 people to celebrate Mexican Independence Day (which is actually the 16th), The parade starts at 1:00. See the low-rider car show, petting zoo animals, Mexican dancers, live music, and enjoy lots of great food.  Lake Street, Minneapolis, www.golatino.org

September ????????, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – La Familia Latino Fiesta. A one day expo catered to the needs and interests of the Latino community.  Free to the public. Clink link here for more information including how to have a booth at this event. Neighborhood house/ Wellstone Center, St. Paul

Every Friday, 6-8 p.m.: Enjoy live music in the cafe at El Burrito Mercado on St. Paul’s West Side.

September 17th, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Casa de España event, Spanish Conversation practice. Conversation in front of the fireplace. The University Club has Happy hour until 6 p.m. The University Club of Saint Paul, 420 Summit Avenue, St. Paul

Spanish day at the Minnesota Zoo – this has been an event the past two years but haven’t seen it on the schedule yet for 2015

October 2015

October 15th, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Casa de España event, Spanish Conversation practice. Conversation in front of the fireplace. The University Club has Happy hour until 6 p.m. The University Club of Saint Paul, 420 Summit Avenue, St. Paul

October ??????, 12 – 4 p.m. – Day of the Dead – family friendly activities, Aztec dancers, live music, and beautiful ofrendas (a collection of food, flowers, and items representing the deceased’s favorite items during life). Events FREE with price of museum admission, ($5 – $10) MN History Center, St. Paul

October ???????, 12 – 2 p.m. – Day of the Dead opening ceremony – family friendly activities, ofrenda display, Kalpulli KetzalCoatlkue dancers, food samples and music. Events FREE. Midtown Global Market, Minneapolis

October ??????, 10:30 – 11:30 p.m. (AT THIS TIME – DATE ESTIMATED BASED ON PREVIOUS YEAR’S EVENT) –Wee Wednesday – Day of the Dead mask making. Events FREE. Midtown Global Market, Minneapolis

November 2015

Dia de los Muertos – activities to be announced

November 1st, 5 – 8 p.m. (AT THIS TIME – DATE ESTIMATED BASED ON PREVIOUS YEAR’S EVENT) –Day of the dead – Free muerto face painting from 5 – 7pm, complimentary pan de muerto and traditional Mexican food tastings. Mariachi Estrella 6 – 8pm. Full cash bar available. Event mostly FREE. El Burrito Mercado, 175 Cesar Chavez St, St Paul

November 2nd, 2 – 4 p.m. (AT THIS TIME – DATE ESTIMATED BASED ON PREVIOUS YEAR’S EVENT) –Day of the dead – Complimentary pan de muerto and traditional Mexican food tastings. In the deli, brief Dia de los Muertos presentation by co-owner Milisa Silva-Diaz at 3pm near their ofrenda (altar). Event FREE. El Burrito Mercado, 175 Cesar Chavez St, St Paul

November 2nd, 12 – 2 p.m.  (AT THIS TIME – DATE ESTIMATED BASED ON PREVIOUS YEAR’S EVENT) – Day of the Dead closing ceremony – Face painting, music, crafts and Pan de Muerto samples. Events FREE. Midtown Global Market, Minneapolis

November *********, ******** p.m. – (EVENT FROM 2014 – WILL UPDATE CLOSER TO EVENT DATE IF IT IS REPEATED)  Dia de los Muertos Dinner Experience -Evening includes live music, specialty margaritas, wine or beer, authentic five course dinner, decorate your own sugar skull, brief Dia de los Muertos presentation. ($50 plus tax and gratuity). El Burrito Mercado, 175 Cesar Chavez St, St Paul

November 19th, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Casa de España event, Spanish Conversation practice. Conversation in front of the fireplace. The University Club has Happy hour until 6 p.m. The University Club of Saint Paul, 420 Summit Avenue, St. Paul

December 2015

December *******************  , ********* p.m. –Tamalada – (EVENT FROM 2014 – WILL UPDATE CLOSER TO EVENT DATE IF IT IS REPEATED)   Tamale making demo, make your own tamales to take home and cook. Includes beverages, tamales, ponche, buñuelos dessert and a bag of goodies. ($65 plus tax and gratuity) . El Burrito Mercado, 175 Cesar Chavez St, St Paul

December 17th, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Casa de España event, Spanish Conversation practice. Conversation in front of the fireplace. The University Club has Happy hour until 6 p.m. The University Club of Saint Paul, 420 Summit Avenue, St. Paul

December 16 – 24 – Las Posadas Navideñas – – activities to be announced

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