Live mariachi, folkloric dance and more


Celebrate a prelude to Hispanic Heritage Month at the 8th annual “Jalisco en Evanston” on Thursday, Aug. 29, from 5:30 to 9 p.m., at the Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave.

The free event, presented by the Federation of Hometown Associations from the State of Jalisco, Mexico (FEDEJAL), is open to the public and will feature live mariachi music, folkloric dance performances from Ballet Folclórico Guadalajara, and artisans from Jalisco. Entertainment will begin at 6:30 p.m. Food will be available for purchase.

Jalisco en Evanston is part of FEDEJAL’s weeklong tour of the Chicago area. Each year, during the months of August and September, FEDEJAL celebrates “Semana Jalisco” (Jalisco Week), where it tours several Illinois cities to celebrate its culture and traditions.

FEDEJAL builds bridges between the U.S. and the Mexican State of Jalisco, and aspires to a global society that embraces diversity of cultures and shares a commitment to ensure that all people who want to work, contribute to their communities, and seek a better life for themselves and their families have the opportunity to do so in an environment of dignity and respect.

Jalisco en Evanston is presented by the North American Institute for Mexican Advancement (NAIMA), Gobierno de Guadalajara and CONFEDEJAL. Sponsors include the City of Evanston, University of Guadalajara Foundation USA, PEAK Auto, Gobierno de Jalisco, Merchant Lynx Services, Club Pro-Obras Juanacatlán de Chicago, Evanston Arts Council, That Little Mexican Café, Dengeos, Tomate Fresh Kitchen and G&G Imports LLC.

For more information about FEDEJAL, visit fedejal.org or call 708-938-5123.

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