Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month 2015 in Houston

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Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) is celebrated every year from September 15 to October 15. The beginning date coincides with the independence day for five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico celebrates independence on September 16, and Chile on September 18. It’s my understanding that the end date is set to fall (close) to Columbus Day (October 12), which is mostly not celebrated any more but is the date when we celebrate the “discovery” of the American continent by Europeans.

In Houston there are many many activities and events scheduled to celebrate the event, including the annual parade, concerts and performances, and exhibits. Below is the small list of events that you may want to check out. I expect to update this periodically with new events found, so please check back.

In addition, check out the list of upcoming concerts, which may not be listed here. I decided that just because a concert is happening during HHM doesn’t necessarily make it a Hispanic Heritage event.

Enjoy!

Events

Exhibit — “Remembering World War II: Houston’s Latino Veterans” on view August 29, 2015 to November 14, 2015 at Houston Public Library, Julia Ideson Building, Exhibit Gallery, 550 McKinney St., Houston, TX 77002.

Soy Latino! Hispanic Heritage Month exhibit on view September 4-18, 2015 at East End Studio Gallery, located at 708C Telephone Rd., Houston, Texas 77023.

Music of the Americas with the Houston Symphony on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 8pm. The concert will be held at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, located at 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, Woodlands, Texas 77380.

US Mexico Chamber of Commerce 2nd Annual Fiestas Patrias Gala on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 7:30 pm. The event will be held at Woodlands Resort and Conference Center, located at 2301 N. Millbend Dr., The Woodlands, TX 77380.

9th Annual Fiestas Patrias with Telemundo Houston at Traders Village on Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 10 am to 5 pm. Traders Village Houston is located at
7979 N. Eldridge Rd., Houston, Texas 77041.

El Grito featuring Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernandez on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 7:30 pm. The event will be located at Miller Outdoor Theatre,
6000 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, Texas 77030.

Latina Entrepreneurs Empowerment Circle Luncheon on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 11 am. The event will be held at Arcodoro Centre,
5000 Westheimer. #120, Houston, TX 77056.

Opening Reception for Exhibit “Remembering World War II: Houston’s Latino Veterans” on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 6 pm. This event will be held at Houston Public Library, Julia Ideson Building, Tudor Gallery, 550 McKinney St., Houston, TX 77002.

47th Annual Fiestas Patrias International Parade on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 10 am. Parade begins on Texas at Jackson, proceeds west on Texas, south on San Jacinto, east on Preston and concludes on Preston at Crawford.

Alief International Parade on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 9 am.

Mesoamerica de Mexico at Miller Outdoor Theatre on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 11 am. Miller Outdoor Theatre is located at 6000 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX, 77030.

United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce National Convention on September 20 to 22, 2015. The convention will be held at Hilton Americas, located at
1600 Lamar Street, Houston, Texas 77010.

Astros Hispanic Heritage Street Festival on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 3 pm to 6 pm. The event will be held at Plaza at Crawford Street (Crawford St. between Texas and Congress St.).

Salsa y Salud at Miller Outdoor Theatre on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 8 pm. Miller Outdoor Theatre is located at 6000 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, Texas 77030.

Houston Latin American Philharmonic presents “Viva Latin America” on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 5 pm. The concert will be held at Cullen Theater, Wortham Center, located at 501 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX 77002.

Mixteco Ballet Folklorico at Miller Outdoor Theatre on Monday, September 28, 2015 at 11 am. Miller Outdoor Theatre is located at 6000 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, Texas 77030.

36th Annual Festival Chicano at Miller Outdoor Theatre on Thursday, October 1 to Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 7pm each day. Miller Outdoor Theatre is located at 6000 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, Texas 77030.

Dia de la Hispanidad at Miller Outdoor Theatre featuring La Autentica Santanera de Gildardo Zarate Mendez on Friday, October 9, 2015 at 7:30 pm. Miller Outdoor Theatre is located at 6000 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, Texas 77030.

Compañia Flamenca José Porcel at Jones Hall on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 8 pm. This performance will be held at Jones Hall, located at 615 Louisiana Street, Houston, Texas 77002.

Lunada 2015 featuring Houston Symphony at Miller Outdoor Theatre on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 7:30 pm. Miller Outdoor Theatre is located at 6000 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, Texas 77030.

Mágico Ecuador event at Miller Outdoor Theatre on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 11 am. Miller Outdoor Theatre is located at 6000 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, Texas 77030.

Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Elected Officials Reception on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 5:30 pm. The event will be held at Wortham Center, located at 501 Texas Street, Houston, TX 77056.

Ballet Hispanico at Jones Hall on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 8 pm. Jones Hall is located at 615 Louisiana Street, Houston, Texas 77002.

Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 8 pm. The concert will be held at Cullen Theater, Wortham Theater Center located at 501 Texas Ave., Houston, TX 77002.

Want to submit an event to be added to HispanicHouston.com? Send your calendar items to calendar@hispanichouston.com.

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NOTES:

  • We do our best to ensure all event information is accurate and up-to-date. However, it’s a good idea to visit the website listed or contact the organization or venue to verify event details.

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