How to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Memphis

September is Hispanic Heritage Month and we want to share with you some ways you can celebrate in Memphis! 

Food

1. Grab a bite to eat at an authentic Hispanic restaurant

No, Chipotle doesn't count. Head to Summer Avenue where there are countless authentic Hispanic restaurants!

 
 Photo: Caminos

Photo: Caminos

 

For some of the best Mexican food and pastries around you have to check out Caminos de Michoacan!

 
 Photo: El Sabor Latino

Photo: El Sabor Latino

 

If you want some Colombian deliciousness then try El Sabor Latino - while you're there a few things you must try are the aborrajados and their chicken plate that comes with rice, beans, a salad, and sweet plantains!

 
 Photo: La Ceiba

Photo: La Ceiba

 

For some authentic Honduran food, go to La Ceiba - they have daily specials and some of the best agua fresca around!

2. Have a cookout and invite your hispanic neighbors

The Hispanic culture has a huge emphasis on family, and of course food. What better way to get to know your Hispanic neighbors then to invite them over for a cookout that not only introduces you to them, but also food from their country!


Arts

1. See a show at cazateatro

 
 Photo: Memphis Moms Blog

Photo: Memphis Moms Blog

 

CazaTeatro is a bilingual theatre group that shares their love of the Latin culture through plays. September 21-29 they have a bilingual play called “The Latin Soul in You.” See a great play, support the arts, and practice your Spanish! It’s a win, win… win!

2. See colombian artist fedirico uribe’s exhibit at the brooks

 
 Photo: Google Image

Photo: Google Image

 

Fedirico Uribe uses ordinary objects to make extraordinary pieces, like these bears made of bullet shells! Uribe is part of the Brooks Rotunda Projects, which means he will display large-scale works of art in the museum’s rotunda.

3. Learn to salsa at rumba room

 
 Photo: I Love Memphis Blog

Photo: I Love Memphis Blog

 

Every Saturday from 9:30 P.M. - 3 A.M. Rumba Room offers FREE salsa lessons! Now is the time to embrace your inner salsa dancer Emoji 💃 

4. Watch Coco at the Levitt Shell

 Photo: Disney

Photo: Disney

Coco is a wonderful, colorful exploration of Mexican culture and the importance of family. Come enjoy this movie with the whole family at the Levitt Shell on Saturday, October 6!

5. check out las cafeteras at the levitt shell

 
 Photo: Rafael Cardenas

Photo: Rafael Cardenas

 

Las Cafeteras was named by LA Weekly as “one of the best Latin alternative bands” so it only makes sense for you to come see them on October 14!


Support

1. volunteer with Organizations that work with the Hispanic Community

 
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Come volunteer with or support us or our friends at Las Americas, Latino Memphis, Centro Cultural Latino de Memphis, and many others!

2. give

For the month of September we have a fundraising campaign to raise $70,000 to continue partnering with the Memphis Hispanic community – Heritage Month and beyond! Best news? We have a MATCH! Would you consider joining our team and giving in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month?

Kendall Griffin