National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated annually from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 to recognize the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans. Here are 22 ways the Tampa Bay area is celebrating.
Luxe: A Latin Night: Featuring music by Nalisio Taveras on his saxophone and DJ Junior in between sets with free Latin dance instructions. $10. 7 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 14). Floridian Social Club, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. 727-513-8981.
Sheriff’s Hispanic Advisory Council Banquet: This event honors those who serve as liaisons between the Sheriff’s Office and the Latin community. $125. 6-11 p.m. Friday (Sept. 15). TPepin’s Hospitality Centre, 4121 N 50th St., Tampa. 813-367-0040.
Coastal Comedy Night: Hispanic Heritage: Carlos Hernández (Only in Dade, ABC, NBC, Telemundo), a stand-up comedian, improviser and actor from Miami known for Only in Dade’s “On the Spot” interviews, his viral Spanish Accent Challenge videos and his Reggaeton Star alter ego, Yurisbel, whom he took to “American Idol,” earning a golden ticket, performs. $15-$30. 7:30-11 p.m. Friday (Sept. 15). Coastal Creative, 2201 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. 813-452-9799.
Hispanic Heritage Month Run: Join Latinos Run Tampa for a 5K run-walk. Free. 7 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 16). Fleet Feet Flatwoods, 8604 Hunters Village Road, Tampa.
Science of the Cuban Sandwich: Taste and vote for your favorite Cuban sandwich as restaurants showcase their culinary skills in a friendly contest, and enhance your experience with paired beverages. You can also enjoy live music and demonstrations that uncover the secrets behind the perfect Cuban sandwich. 18 and older only. $25, $20 members (registration required at mosi.org/socs). 6-9 p.m. Saturday. MOSI, 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. 813-987-6000.
Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff: The Tampa Chapter of ALPFA kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month with a salsa class followed by a social mixer with food and drink. $15-$20, members free. 7-9 p.m. Sept. 21. Wepa House, 8140 W Waters Ave., Tampa. 813-708-2523.
Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration: Enjoy inflatables, games, vendors and Latin music. Free food to the first 300 attending. Free. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 23. Fossil Park and Willis S. Johns Center, 6635 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg. 727-893-7756.
Heritage: Youth Latin America Festival: This showcase of Latin American culture, traditions and heritage features dance, comedy, singing and a recycled dress competition. Free. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 24. Water Works Park, 1710 N Highland Ave., Tampa. 813-274-8615.
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Hispanic Heritage Celebration Tampeno Style: Immerse yourself in the culture and traditions of the Hispanic community at this evening of music, dance and ethnic food. $30. 7-10 p.m. Sept. 29. Hilton Tampa Downtown, 211 N Tampa St. 813-204-3000.
Moonfest Arts and Music: Hispanic Heritage Month: Check out artworks representing the area Latin community as you listen to live Latin-style music. Free. 6-8 p.m. Sept. 30. Land O’ Lakes Heritage Park, 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd.
Beso Del Sol: Hispanic Heritage Month: A Latin dance pool party with sensual bachata, salsa romantica and mambo. $14-$16. 3-9 p.m. Oct. 1. Hotel Alba, 5303 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. 813-289-1950.
La Celebracion: Join the USF Campus Activities Board to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Free. 2-4 p.m. Oct. 3. USF Marshall Student Center, 4103 USF Cedar Circle, Tampa. 813-974-3180.
Hispanic Heritage Concert: Welcome Hispanic Heritage Month with a live concert featuring classic and contemporary Spanish songs by Orilla. Join Ona Kirei (Spain) and Alejandro Arenas (Colombia) as they pay tribute to Hispanic musical heritage through their interpretations of coplas, boleros, cumbias, tangos and more. $10, $5 members. 6-7 p.m. Oct. 5. The Dalí Museum, 1 Dalí Blvd., St. Petersburg. 727-823-3767.
Authentic Flamenco: This live dance performance showcases the heritage of flamenco, a traditional Spanish art form. $64-$78. 6:30 and 9 p.m. Oct. 6. Centro Asturiano, 1913 N Nebraska Ave., Tampa. 813-229-2214.
Arts Legacy Remix: The third annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration features visual arts, music and dance. Takes place on the Riverwalk Stage. Free. 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 6. David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N Macinnes Place, Tampa. 813-229-7827.
Christian Nodal: Grammy Award-winning Nodal, known as the creator of “mariacheno,” which unites the musical genres of norteno and mariachi, performs. $61-$181. 8 p.m. Oct. 6. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. 813-301-6500.
EMIT Latin Jazz Fest: Dimas Sánchez and The Afro Latin Jazz Project is influenced by the sounds of Afro Puerto Rican, Afro Cuban music and African rhythms. They close out the Latin Jazz Fest. $15. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 7. ArtsXchange, 515 22nd St. S, St. Petersburg. 727-826-7211.
Viva Tampa Bay Hispanic Heritage Festival: Hispanics and non-Hispanics join together in this celebration of Hispanic art, culture, music and history. No cover. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 8. Perry Harvey Sr. Park, 1201 N Orange St., Tampa. 617-875-6669.
Fall Film Series: Hispanic Heritage Month: This portion of the Warehouse Arts District and Sunscreen Film Festival series features “Between Sea and Land” (2016). In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the film pays tribute to the resiliency of a small Colombian fishing town. $15. 8-10 p.m. Oct. 14. ArtsXchange, 515 22nd St. S, St. Petersburg. 727-256-0821.
Taste of Latino: Hispanic Heritage Celebration: The streets are closed down for this day filled with Latin-style live music, food and dancing. Go to eventbrite.com for tickets. Free (tickets required). Noon-5 p.m. Oct. 15. Centennial Park, 1800 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. 813-223-1111.
Andrés Calamaro: With more than four decades in music and five Latin Grammy Awards, Calamaro is one of the legendary rockers of Spanish-language music. He has recorded more than 30 albums. $57. 8 p.m. Oct. 24. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 5223 Orient Road, Tampa. 813-627-7625.
Bachacha: Hispanic Heritage: A rooftop pool party featuring bachata and cha-cha with a sprinkle of salsa. $12-$40. 3-9 p.m. Oct. 29. Hyatt House Tampa Downtown, 325 N Florida Ave. 813-616-1234.