Mundo Latino

Even if you don’t know Chita Rivera from Chi Chi Rodriguez, you’ll find something to love at La Gran Fiesta, a far-reaching festividad of Hispanic and Latin culture.

, bring la familia to the free two-day bash featuring crafts, food, mariachi, ballet folklorico, and Latin dance, with some capoeira and zumba thrown in for flavor.

If you weren’t dazzled by the precision flamenco of Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba or the salsa music presented by Oscar Hernández and the Grammy Award-winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra, kick back for a Saturday evening of 2,400-miles-off Broadway chanteuse-ing with Chita Rivera (tickets cost $39 to $49).

Sat., Nov. 6, 12-5 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 7, 12-5 p.m., 2010
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