Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center

The Guadalupe Dance Company is starting up a series of recurring dance events and it starts with a phrase in Spanish: Pisando Fuerte.

"Pisando Fuerte means stomping hard, which of course, is Flamenco dance."

The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center's Jeanette Chavez. And she's talking about something they're calling Flamenco Fridays, which happen the next two Fridays, June 3rd and June 10th.

Murali Subraman

Another cooler weekend is heading our way and we've found some fun things to do, rain, shine or a mix. 

A noteworthy local film festival will soon kick into high gear. I spoke to its director, San Antonian Jim Mendiola.

“This is the 37th Annual Latino Film Festival—it’s the longest running one in the United States. We’re going to be running for eight days."

Several films are screened each night of CineFestival.

"We’ve got about 35 films this year from the US and Mexico. Documentaries, narrative films and short films.”

I asked  "Are there any nights you’d describe as just must-come nights?"

Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center

The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center will host its traditional holiday festival soon.  It’s called Hecho a Mano, and for a good reason. Everything there is...

“Made by hand.”

That’s Haydee Munoz from the Guadalupe. And yes, everything’s made by hand.

“Hecho a Mano is a three-day festival that offers fine art and handicraft artisan items by local and general artists. It’s a mixture between crafts, fine artists, we have jewelry designers, we have wood carving, we have a little bit of everything.”

Blanca Obregón

A music and dance performance returns to the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center on Friday.  It's called "Rio Bravo" and it was created and first performed in San Antonio twenty years ago.

“It brings to life dance and music on both sides of the Texas/Mexico border... from very primitive dance to present day Tejano, and everything in between," says Belinda Menchaca, program manager at the Guadalupe.

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