Hispanic Heritage Month Events & Trip

Hispanic Heritage Month Movie Presentation:  Selena

(PG13, 1997, 128 min)
Starring: Jennifer Lopez, Edward James Olmos
Selena Quintanilla-Perez was born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas. Her father Abraham, realizing that his young daughter was talented, begins having her perform in small venues, skyrocketing her to stardom. Part Cinderella story, part memorial, this film documents her life as a beloved idol and fallen angel in the Latino community worldwide. Meal includes:  Steak fajitas, flour tortillas, rice, tossed tropical salad, toppings, beverage and dessert.  Movie only, NO COST
Tuesday, Oct 4 • 5:00pm • $7M/$10.50NM
Wednesday, Oct 5 • 1:00pm • $7M/$10.50NM
(Register by Oct 3)

Puerto Rican Cooking Demo: Tostones

Join NSC member Iris Arroyo-Erlicher as she gives a cooking demo of the popular Puerto Rican snack, tostones. Equivalent to the American potato chip, tostones is a tasty treat eaten all over Caribbean Latin American countries. Iris will teach us the authentic way to prepare tostones as well as a variety of versatile dipping sauces that be used in whatever way your palate desires!  Wednesday, Oct 12 • 11:30am • $4M/$6NM

An Evening with the Stars: Hispanic Heritage Month Community Celebration

Starring The Victor Garcia Latin Quartet
The NSC and the Village of Niles are pleased to present our first Hispanic Heritage Month Community Celebration featuring the Victor Garcia Latin Quartet.  Led by renowned trumpeter Victor Garcia, this dance party will feature music from Puerto Rico, Cuba, and other Central American and Carribean Latin American countries.  Victor Garcia is a celebrated artist who has played with the likes of Tito Pente Jr., Branford Marsalis, rock artist Spoon and R&B legend Aretha Franklin just to name a few, and has played with various ensembles nominated for numerous Grammy Awards.  Let’s dance the night away and celebrate Latino culture!   Meal includes: Taco bar, a variety of sides, dessert, and beverages. (Two (2) glasses of wine will be provided for guests 21+. The NSC reserves the right to request identification at the discretion of staff.)
Friday, Oct 14 • 4:30-7:00pm • $7.50 Children/$15 Adult 
(Please register by October 10)

Hispanic Heritage Month Trip

Let’s celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a day of exploration and fun! Wake up your senses and dust off your dancing shoes with the festive global ambiance of Carnivale Restaurant where we will listen to Latin jazz.  Prepare to tickle your taste buds with your choice of one of three eclectic dishes: 
1- Arrachera (grilled marinated skirt steak, rice and beans, bacon sofrito, sweet red onion, and chimichurri sauce), 2- Salmon (sweet corn risotto, market carrot escabeche, tomato saffron sauce, parsley oil), or 3- Spiced chicken (criollo marinated Amish chicken, roasted potatoes, watercress). You will have a choice between a Carnivale specialty mocktail or seasonal agua fresca (fresh water). Next, we will visit the National Museum of Mexican Art, the leading Mexican art institution in the U.S., where we will have the opportunity to have a guided tour of the four galleries and special exhibitions. Finally, we will make a stop in Pilsen’s most popular panaderia, Nuevo Leon, for some dessert before we head home.  
Sunday, Oct 16 • Check-in: 10:30am • Depart: 11:00am-3:30pm • $55M/$60NM
Building opens at 10:30am (Register by Sept 6) 

Hispanic Heritage Month Movie Presentation: Frida

(R, 2002, 123 min)
Selma Hayek received a 2002 Best Actress nomination for her portrayal of legendary artist Frida Kahlo.  This biopic follows Frida as she channels the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work and becomes one of the most significant figures in contemporary Latin American history.
Meal includes: Ropa vieja (Cuban shredded beef), white rice, black beans, 
beverage, and dessert. Movie only, NO COST
Tuesday, Oct 18 • 5:00pm • $7M/$10.50NM
Wednesday, Oct 19  • 1:00pm • $7M/$10.50NM
(Register by Oct 14)