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Wrapped: Your Guide to the Weekend


Chicago

DJ ROBBIE RIVERA

Puerto Rican Dj Robbie Rivera crashed onto the House music scene in 2000 with his huge hit “Bang”. Since then he has been putting out original songs and mixes using his own brand of tribal and progressive house.

He will be spinning with a pair of other big names ATB and Ferry Corsten on October 16th at Congress Theatre.

Friday

BUIKA AND LILA DOWNS

Hear two mesmerizing artists together in a tribute to the legendary ranchera vocalist Chavela Vargas. Raised in a gypsy neighborhood on the Spanish island of Mallorca, multidimensional vocalist Buika is hailed as the “Flamenco Queen.” Her music fuses traditional flamenco and coplas with soul and jazz. Lila Downs’ sultry and exotic vocals have left audiences of all cultures and countries spellbound. Downs and Buika perform together at Chicago’s Symphony Center on October 15th.
Friday

VICENTE FERNANDEZ

El Rey indiscutible, el ídolo de México, Vicente Fernandez. Una Leyenda viviente que durante 4 décadas ha sido el más grande exponente de la música ranchera.

Y ahora estará en Chicago cantando sus canciones de dolor, pasión y amor, y tambien cantara canciones de su nuevo album “El Hombre Que Mas Te Amo” en Chicago el 17 de Octubre en Allstate Arena. No se lo pierdan, ya que este señor nunca los podrá decepcionar!

Sunday
Los Angeles

SUQUEIROS EN LOS ANGELES

There may never be a triad of muralists more influential to the artistic landscape of Mexico in the 20th Century than Mexican artists José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros. And for a limited time, the latter of the crew will be exhibited at The Autry, with an emphasis on Siqueiros’ seven months spent in the City of Angels in 1932. Over 100 works will be showcased, including archives and drawings depicting his “America Tropical” mural — a work scandelized by its revolutionary overtones and subsequently neglected…until now.
Friday

MANU CHAO, MALDITA VECINDAD Y LOS RAKAS

West Coast hip hop pioneers Cypress Hill have been hosting Smokeout since 1998, and this year the first Latino group to have a platinum record return with yet another incredibly eclectic mix of artists from nearly every genre.

Incubus, MGMT, Nas and loads of others will perform, but Remezcla predicts the standout act at this year’s festival will be Manu Chao who will perform in Southern California for the first time in three years!

Saturday

SALSA NIGHT

Dance the night away at this upscale club, Rumba Room, where salsa night ends the week every Sunday. Dance instructor Marco Antonio kicks off the night with complimentary dance lessons from 7 pm to 8 pm -and listen to great live music, which starts at 9pm- everything absolutely gratis!
Sunday
Miami

MYRIAM HERNANDEZ

Chilean Songstress Myriam Hernandez has been around since the late ’80s, performing on t.v. show “Generación Joven” at the tender age of 11, before rising to fame as the singer of hits “Ay Amor” and “El Hombre Que Yo Amo“. On October 15th, she performs some of her best-known songs at Miami Beach’s Fillmore, performing some of her best-known songs and more.
Friday

CEVICHE THROWDOWN

The sumptuous, citrusy ceviche is one of Latin America’s greatest culinary triumphs, and nearly every country has their variation on the classic seafood dish, which is why Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill, Miami International Wine Fair, and South Florida Foodies are sponsoring a Ceviche Throwdown on October 17th. Participating Chefs include Sugarcane’s own Timon Balloo, former Azul chef Clay Conley, Fin’s Jonathan Eismann, Ocean and De Rodriguez Cuba’s Douglas Rodriguez, Water Club’s Andrea Randazzo, and Red Light’s Kris Wessel. Proceeds from this event benefit Friends of the Fisherman.
Sunday

MIAMI CULINARY TOURS

Sure, there’s Zagat, a plethora of dining websites and a surplus of foodie blogs, but when you’re really in the mood for mom-and-pop restaurant-quality food but don’t feel like scouring blogs or risking paper cuts from a just-published Zagat guide, Miami Culinary Tours has you covered. For less than you’d pay for an entrée at a so-called five-star restaurant, their guides will lead you through Miami’s culinary maze, sampling bites from renowned chefs and discovering artisanal creations at various off-the-beaten-path locations. Whether you’re in the mood for crispy, Cuban empanadas in Little Havana or a mixologist-perfected mojito on South Beach, Miami Culinary Tours promises something for everyone.
Next Wednesday
New York

GUARCO

New York City-based, Uruguay-born artist Guarco’s debut album, “Fiebre” unleashes an eclectic mix of samba, folklore and reggae fused with jangly, high energy rock and roll. Coupled with introspective lyrics (mostly in Spanish) and a militant delivery, his songs are as catchy and groovy as they are solemn statements of the world we live in. Guarco’s live show is full of energy as he takes it back to the basics of what live music is meant to do: make you move!
Friday

ZOMBIECON NYC

The dead walk! And…drink? It must be ZOMBIECON NYC!! Claw your way to an all day undead bar crawl starting at 2 PM, with an afterparty from 7PM to 2 AM at Le Poisson Rouge. That’s right, 12 hours of gluttonous, gangrenous guzzling. And the drink and food specials aren’t all: Penthouse pet Ryan Keeley will treat the hordes to Zombie Burlesque along with GodsGirls performer Apathy, a performance of “Thriller” by Thrill the World, DJ’s Boris Bleeding Elf and Tim the Enchanter, and much, much more!!
Saturday

EUGENIO MACCHIA & FRIENDS

Latin Jazz pianist Eugenio Macchia plays the night away, with Dario di Lecce on bass and Gianlivio Liberti on drums. They’ll also be joined by guest artists Joe Lovanno and Antonio Ciacca on October 12th, and on the 13th through the 16th by the Kenny Baron Quintet. Shows are at 11 Tuesday through Thursday, and at 11:30 Fridays and Saturdays.
Sunday
San Francisco

MANU CHAO

Manu Chao is on tour again! On October 15th the Franco-Spanish living legend comes to San Fransisco, performing at The Warfield on Market Street.
Friday

OSCAR PALACIO

In American Places we’ll see, for the first time, images from both of Oscar Palacio’s recent bodies of work, History Revisited and Un-Familiar Territory. The works of History Revisited–sites of conquest, national pride, or shame–are juxtaposed against the works from Un-Familiar Territory, which show both the familiar and forgotten, the grandiose and banal, in sites closer to what we migh associate as “home.”
Saturday

JOAN SEBASTIAN

His songs are legendary and his image is unique. Three-time Grammy Award and five-time Latin Grammy Award winning-Mexican singer and songwriter Joan Sebastian will be performing live at the HP Pavilion.
Sunday