A Celebration of Mexican-American Culture
Saturday afternoon, 11 a.m. -3 p.m. I Family Friendly Cultural Experience
The warehouse at Silver Street has been transformed into your favorite Mexican town complete with papel picados and string lights hanging from the ceilings. Shop with local Mexican American vendors and learn about their crafts. Taste regional samplings from authentic favorites like La Cuchara and Jarritos. Venture into La Plaza, designed to resemble a traditional town square. Vendors will be selling treats like aguas frescas, churros, street corn, popcorn, and more! A variety of musical acts will take the main stage, complete with folklorico and Aztec dancers. Loteria, pinatas, and facepainting for the kids! Interact with our Frida Kahlo puppet and learn about the art of Mexico. Guest appearances by famous lucha libre stars. Families can receive a takeaway picture from portrait booth extraordinaire Fox & Darling and frame the memories for years to come!
Saturday evening, 7 p.m. - Midnight I Margaritas & Mezcal Experience
Fiesta, fiesta! All of our favorite vices from Mexico are front and center for this night of indulgences. Palomas, margaritas, mescal, and beer burros. Complimentary taco bar by Luna y Sol. For our VIP guests, learn about Mezcal with a formal tasting from Cheech’s top-shelf Mezcal brand, Tres Papalotes, with possible guest appearance by none other than Cheech himself! Dance the night away, as Bulbo takes center stage at La Plaza and entertains crowds as they sing along with the Selena impersonator. Learn how to effortlessly salsa like the pros with a lesson from Love Dance Houston. Try your luck at the adult piñata, stuffed with gift certificates and adult prizes. Celebrate Cinco in the City with all the entertainment that La Plaza has to offer!
Supporting our Houston Non-Profit Partner Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts (MECA)
MECA has served the Houston community as a Latino cultural center for over 35 years and is known for its culturally based arts education programs. MECA also presents local, national, and international artists as part of MECA Performing Arts, including the annual Día de los Muertos Festival; the series features multidisciplinary performances held at the MECA Dow School Auditorium and outdoor Pavilion Green Stage in the Old Sixth Ward Historic District.
MECA looks to collaborate with artists –through presenting, commissioning, producing– whose work traverses the boundaries of tradition, innovates time-honored practices, and give new perspective to the critical role the arts can play in contemporary social life. We are especially interested in artists whose work brings to light the experiences of life on the margins of societies, economies, and cultures.
A portion of the proceeds from Cinco in the City will benefit MECA.