The list of events and/or links below are approved suggestions for a cultural event outside of the classroom that qualifies for the trimester Cultural Portfolio Assignment.  This is a short list.  If you find another event, please check with señorita Yabu to get approval prior to using it for your Culture Portfolio Assignment.

31st Annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta  Portland Waterfront Park
  • May 2nd, 3rd, and 5th (Closed May 4th) 11am-11pm:   Adults (13yrs and older) $8
        Enjoy Live Entertainment, Authentic Food, Rides, Family Fun, and much more!

        Portland Guadalajara Sister City Association (PGSCA) presents the 31st annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta,                 May 2nd , 3rd, and 5th  2015 (4th- closed)  . PGSCA was established in 1984, and is a 501 (C-3) non-profit        organization dedicated to promoting Latino culture, arts, education, economic and intercultural                            partnerships, and goodwill between the cities of Portland and Guadalajara.


11th Annual Latino Cultural Festival (Hillsboro)
  • Sunday, April 19th, 12pm-5pm: Latino art, food, entertainment and more!  FREE

La Peña de Portland:
  • Saturday, April 25th, 8pm: El Cuadro Gallo
        Seating is limited so please see the link below to call ahead for reservations.  Tickets are $15.

PDX Latin American Film Festival (please check the ratings on any film you will be viewing)
  • Thursday, October 7th, 7pm: Screening and Concert Fundraiser ($12)
7pm: Film: La Jaula de Oro
9pm: Live Music: Martin Zarzar
  • Thursday, November 13th, 7pm: Screening ($9)
Film: Del Amor y Otros Demonios

Chehalem Cultural Center, Newberg, Oregon

  • Saturday October 4th, 8-11pm: Baile/Dance & Group Cumbia Lesson ($5 entry)
Groove to the rhythms of the Caribbean and South America! Our live band will take you straight to the sunshine where cumbia and samba were born. The evening will start off with a brief group bilingual dance lesson so that you know all the steps to make the ballroom come alive! There will also be a brief bilingual presentation on Latin music styles by George Fox University students. For ages 14 and up. 
  • Saturday October 11th, 2pm: Día de Raza Storytime and Craft @ Newberg Public Library (Free) 
    The library will open its doors to celebrate Dia de Raza (Day of the Race) with a short storytime followed by hands-on crafts for kids. This is a Latin American commemoration of the first encounter between Europeans and Indigenous peoples in the year 1492. Recommended for ages 4-10 and an accompanying adult. 
    • October 24th-November 21st: Latin American Heritage Month Art Exhibition (FREE)                 Open during regular business hours (Tues-Sat, 9 am – 6 pm)
    The 2014 Latin American Heritage Month Exhibitions will be heavily focused on student artwork from schools in the surrounding areas. The exhibition will feature artists from Newberg High School, Delphian School, and Mountain View Middle School. Students from each school will be creating a variety of artwork that is centered around Latin American cultures as well as the Dia de los Muertos celebration. We will be exhibiting both 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional artwork created by elementary school-age artists all the way to high school-age artists.  A display and video featuring the work of Ecuadorian muralist Paulina Ramirez will also be on hand, demonstrating her work painting murals with children in disadvantaged neighborhoods in Mexico.  Gallery season sponsored by Art Elements Gallery.
    • Friday, October 24th, 5-8pm: Exhibition Opening Reception (FREE)
    Join us for light refreshments as well celebrate the opening of our exhibition featuring student interpretations of Latin American art and the Dia de los Muertos experience. Ecuadorian muralist Paulina Ramirez will be on hand to give an artist talk on her work painting murals with children in disadvantaged neighborhoods in Mexico.The evening will include the opportunity to participate in create a community “ofrenda” (altar) to honor our loved ones who have past. This communal art piece will be featured at our Dia de los Muertos celebration on November 1. 
    • Thursday, October 30th, 7pm: Spoken Word Poetry Night (FREE)
    Come hear poetry or prepare to share your own thoughts. Hosted by George Fox Latino Heritage club.  For ages 14 and up.
    • Saturday, November 1st, 1-5pm Signature Event: Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead (FREE)
    This free community event celebrates the lives of loved ones who have left a legacy for each of us. This traditional Mexican festival features Aztec dancers, music, food, and art activities for the entire family.  Aztec Dancers featuring Huitzilopochtli of Woodburn, Oregon.  Newberg Youth Mariachi Project with instructor, Ben Rice.  Music, stories, poetry, and more!  New this year, a self-guided tour of downtown Latino-owned businesses 
    • Monday, November 3rd, 6:30pm: Experience the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema (FREE)
    Free, bilingual presentation on Golden Age of Mexican Cinema followed by a film screening of “Ahi esta el detalle” starring Cantinflas. The event will take place at George Fox University – Stevens Center Room 208.
    • Friday November 7th, 5-9pm: November ArtWalk (FREE)
    Park here and join the first Friday activities around downtown Newberg. Our exhibition of student artwork will be featured as well as a tortilla-making station. Learn to make fresh tortillas and take some with you! There is something for all ages!