Art & Entertainment
As the summer winds down, don’t miss Los Dells Festival, the first major Latin Music & Arts Festival in the Midwest and the largest Latin Music Festival in the U.S.! The festival is a multi-cultural experience for fans of Latin music just outside one of the largest family-friendly entertainment destinations in the Midwest: The Wisconsin Dells. With art installations, a vast culinary program, and a heavy hitting lineup, festival attendees are in for an unforgettable experience. Get your tickets and more information here for the best weekend of the summer!
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month in September, NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) will put the spotlight on the Latinx and Hispanic community this year at their annual festival on September 14 at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. NFMLA has partnered with for their annual NewFilmmakers Los Angeles Film Festival InFocus: Latinx & Hispanic Cinema Festival. The fest will include a lineup of local and international films by world-class emerging filmmakers from Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Spain, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Australia, Canada and the United States across three short film programs. ¡Fantástico!
Are video games more your form of entertainment? According to popular video game blogger Joshua Rivera, there’s a Latinx void at the heart of video games, in regards to a lack of diversity among game creators. In his latest post, Rivera writes that “being present is not the same as being seen (by game creators). This is what people mean when they say diverse games are nice, but diverse studios are better. It’s more important to have games made by people from different backgrounds who are empowered to make decisions that are felt in finished games.”