National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated each September and for the fifth year in a row, Milagro Theatre celebrates with La Luna Nueva arts festival. Presenting more than two weeks of performance with local and international artists and music, dance, stand-up comedy and poetry, the festival runs September 13-28. Milagro is located at 525 SE Stark St.
Singer and folkloric songwriter Paco Padilla opens the fest September 13 and La Luna Nueva’s other musical offerings include Ricardo Diaz and his flamenco guitar; Grupo Condor’s award-winning composer and musical director, Gerardo Calderon; classical guitarist Alfredo Muro, flamenco singer Vicente Griego, Joaquin Lopez’s For The Disenchanted and the return of Chilean guitarist Ricardo Cárdenas.
The premiere of Teatro Milagro’s production El Niño Diego, is an all-ages show inspired by the childhood of Mexican muralist Diego Rivera. Milagro’s production of Frida, un retablo, about Rivera’s equally renowned wife, will be presented again here Friday September 27 as part of its national tour. There will be poetry readings and a special tribute to Pablo Neruda from the pens of local Latino writers’ group, Los Porteños; stand-up comedy by “Portland’s Funniest Person 2013”, Shane Torres, and a visual art exhibition to round out the celebration.
A chock-full schedule of events and performers can be found at www.milagro.org .