5 Things To Do In NEO: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage, 'Cirque Us' And Jazz

Artist Hector Castellanos-Lara paints a mural along the fence at Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center in Cleveland.
Artist Hector Castellanos-Lara paints a mural along the fence at Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center in Cleveland. [Nahomy Garcia]

Hispanic Heritage Month begins in Northeast Ohio with an artistic celebration and theatrical production while a rag tag circus comes to town. Here are five arts and culture events to enjoy in these waning days of summer.

¡Celebrando!

The Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center on Cleveland's Near West Side hosts ¡Celebrando! for Hispanic Heritage Month Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. Featuring dance, art, food and a concert by members of the Cleveland Orchestra, ¡Celebrando! also includes a performance by Grammy-nominated Afro-Rican jazz artist William Cepeda.

"The House of Bernarda Alba"

Cleveland's Spanish language theater company LatinUs hosts the first production at its new Blackbox Theater, Federico García Lorca's final play "The House of Bernarda Alba." The play's Cleveland debut runs September 17 - October 3 in Spanish with English supertitles inside the Pivot Center of Art, Dance and Expression located in Cleveland's Clark-Fulton neighborhood on West 25th Street.

Cirque Us

WizBang Theatre in Cleveland Heights presents Cirque Us featuring a group of circus ragamuffins from Boston, Thursday through Saturday. The high-fying production weaves acrobats, jugglers and musicians into its traveling show, "RagTag: a Circus in Stitches."

Theron Brown Trio

Akron Civic Theatre's Knight Stage hosts Akron jazz pianist and composer Theron Brown with his trio Friday at 8 p.m. Brown, the founder of the Rubber City Jazz and Blues Festival, performs original tunes from his trio's debut album, "No Concepts."

"Wu Lin - The Society"

Award-winning Cleveland filmmaker Johnny Wu filmed his latest movie during the pandemic using social distancing and masks while complying with CDC guidelines. The result is the sci-fi feature film "Wu Lin - The Society," which gets its premiere Saturday at 7 p.m. at Atlas Cinemas Lakeshore 7 in Euclid.

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