The exclusive, U.S. premiere, Frida Kahlo: Her Photos, opening at Artisphere this coming Thursday, Feb. 23, is waving in a whole series of events related to Frida Kahlo, Mexican art, and women artists. This coming Friday at 8pm Artisphere is showing a biography of Frida in the Dome Theatre. This is a great opportunity to learn more about this celebrated artist. On Saturday, Feb. 25, Rana Santacruz will bring his unique Mexican musical syncretism to Artisphere:
His music, often called "Mexican Bluegrass" or "Irish Mariachi" starts in Ireland, runs through Appalachia, swings through New Orleans, and careens across most of Mexico. Santacruz’s songs seem to belong on a magical-realistic novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez or Mexican author Juan Rulfo and tell tales of funerals, loyal dogs and towns flooded with tears.Schedule Friday night, March 9, for flamenco fusion artist La Shica. She won the 2011 Spanish Music Award for Best New Act. Reserve Saturday night, March 17, for the Mexican Institute of Sound and its eclectic electronic music. The following Saturday at Artisphere will feature a Women in Salsa show and dance party, as well as surrealism workshops for adults and for families with children ages 5 and older.