Thursday, February 12, 2009

Latino drama, dance, and music planned for OC

Latino Notebook: Drama, dance and music coming
LULAC prepares for 80th anniversary dinner in Garden Grove
By RON GONZALES The Orange County Register

Theater: Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble beginning Friday, Feb. 13 presents "Hurricane in a Glass," about three generations of Cuban American women trapped in a Miami nursing home during a hurricane.

The work, written by Kimberly del Busto and directed by Barbara Covington, will be presented through March 7. Shows are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m. The theater is at 310 W. 5th St., second floor, Santa Ana, near Broadway.

Tickets are $10-$20. For reservations, call 714-540-117 or visit

Musical performance and dance: Noche de Boleros, featuring trio music, will be presented by El Centro Cultural de México on Saturday, Feb. 14.

The performance takes place from 7-9 p.m. at the Yost Theater, 307 N. Spurgeon St., Santa Ana.

Performers include Música de la Agrupación and Taller Sur. Suggested donation is $3.

At the same location on Saturday at 9:30 p.m., El Centro Cultural will present a Valentine's Day "Dance of Love & Friendship," with DJs playing a variety of music, including salsa, cumbia, reggaeton and hip hop. Suggested donation is $5.

For information on both events, see

LULAC anniversary: The League of United Latin American Citizens celebrates the 80th anniversary of its founding in 1929 with a dinner in Garden Grove.

Guest speaker is Cruz Reynoso, former California Supreme Court justice.

The dinner takes place at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 20 at the Garden Grove Community Center, 11300 Stanford Ave., Garden Grove.

Tickets are $75. For information, call Benny Diaz at 714-357-4328 or email

— Ron Gonzales

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