NYC: the events that can not be missed this week

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The best coquito and Puerto Rican theater, concert of the most versioned Spanish composer in the world and much more in our review of the top events of the week

Thursday 10

Fania takes Bushwick

Completely inspired by the most influential record label in the history of Latin music in New York, Armada Fania emerges, a pop-up club and and store that, in collaboration with the electronic music festival of Brooklyn, will open its doors of 6 pm To 12 at night for those who want to dance to the beat of the Fania and other artists and DJs influenced by their sound. At the Knockdown Center (52-19 Flushing Ave, Maspeth). From 6 pm to 12 am.


The Chilean composer Javier Farias and the duo Alturas, composed by guitar and charango, will present, among other themes of the work of Farias, two unpublished songs dedicated to the writer and Nobel Prize for literature Mario Vargas Llosa. Inwood Public Library (4790 Broadway, Manhattan). Free. 7 pm.
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This Mexican singer based in New York is considered one of the most beautiful and expressive voices of Latin jazz, both singing in English, Spanish or Protugués. In addition to overcoming any language barrier, Herrera is known for his art when it comes to improvising. At Joe’s Pub (425 Lafayette St., Manhattan). 7:30 p.m. $ 20.


Friday 11

Concierto: Jose Luis Perales

After selling more than 30 million albums around the world and becoming the world’s most popular Spanish-language artist, the man responsible for such hits as “And how is he” or “Why are you leaving?” Is presented at a very special concert At the Beacon Theater (2124 Broadway, Manhattan). 8 pm. From $ 90.


In its 24th edition, in the art fair made with food cans “Canstruction” will use more than 120,000 cans of food to create gigantic facilities and sculptures and also for a good cause: all the food collected is donated to the organization City Harvest, which collects food for the underprivileged in New York. Entry to the exhibition is free, but donation of one can of food per person is recommended. Until November 16, at Brookfield Place Mall (230 Vesey St, Manhattan). Free.

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Saturday 12

Learn with your children a lesson of confidence and self-esteem, with the story of Juan Bobo and Pedro Animal, a classic of Puerto Rican and Dominican children’s folklore that will be performing in the Lower East Side for the Bormimix festival. At the SEA Theater (107 Suffolk, Manhattan). 3 pm. Adults $ 20 / children free.


Brazilian Tribute to David Bowie

Although Wes Anderson’s film “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou” was not exactly a big hit, the film’s soundtrack did become a global hit in the independent music scene and he suspected further international consolidation for his Author and singer, Seu Jorge, who was already a star in his country, where he is considered one of the greatest talents of the genre known as “Pop Samba”. Do not miss his performance in tribute to the late David Bowie, in Town Hall (123 W 43rd St, Manhattan). From $ 40. 7:30 pm


Sunday 13

Theater: Made in Puerto Rico

A man and his family are in a crisis due to the economic recession when they suddenly receive an old suitcase with the belongings of their grandfather whom he did not even know. The find makes him face the real story of his family and country. Passes at 4pm and 6pm, at the SEA Theater (107 Suffolk St., Manhattan). 6 to 8:30 p.m. $ 30.


Event: Coquito masters

Just in time for the cold and holiday season, the winners and finalists of the annual Coquito contest will be selling their delicious and original recipes from the traditional Port drink at the Bronx Museum (1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx) Rich that although in each house varies, it usually counts among its basic ingredients the milk and coconut cream, white rum, evaporated milk, condensed milk, cinnamon and vanilla. Free Access. 12 to 5 p.m.

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Monday 14

Concert: All their dead

From Rastafari ideology and musical influences ranging from blues to punk, jazz and, of course, reggae, this legendary Argentine band returns to celebrate their more than thirty years of musical career. At BBKing’s Blues (107 Suffolk St., Manhattan). 7 pm. $ 35 in advance / $ 40 concert day.