Hispanic Heritage Month Events

Sept. 28
Fiesta Familiar Chicago
Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 N. Clark St. | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Free
This event features five interactive pavilions: arts and crafts, nutrition and health, science and technology, music and entertainment, and gardening. For more information, visit fiestafamiliar.com.

Oct. 2
Thalia’s Closet collection debuts for Latino Fashion Week
Macy’s, 111 N. State St., Street Level 7, Narcissus Room | 5:30 p.m. | Free
Nick Verreos, star of Project Runway, will host this Macy’s event in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month by featuring the collection of the influencer, style-maker and music superstar Thalia. For more information, visit www.macyshispanicheritage.eventbrite.com.

Oct. 7
2nd Annual Celebration of
Hispanic Heritage Month
John Barleycorn, 149 W. Kinzie | 6-8 p.m. | Free
The National Latino Education Institute (NLEI) will host this annual event with food, a two-hour open bar and live entertainment. The fundraiser will also include a live auction and raffle. For more information, call 773-247-077, ext. 267 or email lmaraba@nlei.org.

Oct. 11
The “Music on Madison” Series: Mexicana Romantico
The Musical Offering, 743 Custer Ave., Evanston | 7:30 p.m. | $15
As part of the Chicago Latino Music Festival, the Ondas Ensemble will be performing old and new works. Highlights will include Mexican composer Manuel Ponce’s “Trio Romantico” for piano trio, Elbio Barilari’s “Gaudi” sonata for violin and piano and Costa Rican composer Vinicio Meza’s “Mangue” for clarinet, cello and piano. For more information, call 847-866-6260 or visit www.themusicaloffering.org.

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