Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Another Latino Inaugural Event Taking Place!

NCLR, NALEO, LULAC, Voto Latino, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute, and the Democratic National Committee Hispanic Caucus, among many others join together for the 2009 Latino Inaugural Gala. Tickets are $200 and the event runs from 7:30pm to midnight on Sunday, January 18, 2009. For more information, visit

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Have you bought your Mambo for Obama Ticket Yet?

New artists have been invited and the tickets are going fast so visit today to get all the details and to buy your ticket TODAY! YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS CELEBRATION!

Monday, December 15, 2008

TODAY! Holiday Happy Hour "Comparte la alegría de las fiestas"

Join Many Hispanic Organizations for a Holiday Happy Hour with a Purpose!

Ready for the Holidays? Do You Want to Celebrate & at the Same Time Give Back to the Community?

This year has chosen to assist The Children's Inn of NIH with their Wish List. And as an enticement to get you to join us, we will have a tremendous amount of drink specials from 4:00-7:00pm and FREE salsa dance lessons...both ready for you to unwind from the first work day of the week and the holiday rush.

So join Family, Friends and Colleagues for an Evening of Fun! And Please Spread the Word and Stop by....You Can Either Give a Monetary Donation or Bring one of the Many Items that the Children's Inn is in Need of This Year.

For more information and to confirm your attendance visit:

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Oye E-Newsletter! - New Event Added - Coral Cantigas' Concert!

Joined by renowned Argentinean ensemble, OPUS CUATRO
In cooperation with the TCU School of Music and local musicians Zujey de Jesús, Julio Cuellar, and Daniel Cortaza.

Enjoy the heartwarming sounds of Ariel Ramírez's Misa Criolla (Argentina) plus villancicos and parrandas from Uruguay, Mexico, Peru, Argentina, and Venezuela.
Listen to folkloric instruments such as quenas, bombo, cuatro, and güiro.

Saturday, Dec 13, 2008 • 7:30 pm
Bethesda United Methodist Church
8300 Old Georgetown Rd. (corner of Huntington Pkwy), Bethesda, MD
Ample Free Parking • Wheelchair Accessible
Tickets: $25 - $30.
Niños ages 12 & under FREE
For tickets call 301-424-8296 or visit

Oye! E-Newsletter - December 2, 2008

01. Fuego Flamenco Festival IV

This weekend is the closing performances for GALA's 4th Annual Flamenco Festival. The weekend's performance is entitled "Dos Mundos" featuring the Flamenco Aparicio Dance with special guest artist "La Tati" from Spain...[read on]

02. Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc. 21st Annual Convention & Founder's Day Celebration
Every year, during the first weekend in December, Hermanas from across the globe reunite to celebrate and rejoice in the fruition of Sincerity, Loyalty and Unity. We honor our establishment through an amazing weekend filled with outstanding educational, professional and culturally enriching workshops and programming....[read on]

03. La Puerta 9-Fundraiser Party
As already it is custom of Ecuador, we want to offer you the opportunity to find in the culture of the Ecuadorians a source of inspiration and support for the educational projects that we promote in our country....[read on]

04. 9th Young People's Poetry Marathon in Spanish
Teatro de la Luna and the Washington, D.C. Public Library System announce the 9th Young People's Poetry Marathon in Spanish, an event unique in the United States. Produced through Teatro de la Luna's Experience Theater Program,...[read on]

05. Gala Navideña-50th Anniversary
The Círculo de Puerto Rico, Inc. Cordially Invites You to "Gala Navideña - 50th Anniversary" featuring live entertainment by Armonía Latina and Orquesta Afinque...[read on]

06.'s New Year's Eve Salsa Party celebrates its 11th Annual New Year's Eve Salsa Party...[read on]

07. Mambo for Obama-Sunday, January 18, 2009
LatinVIP co-hosts "Mambo for Obama" pre-inauguration night event taking place on Sunday, January 18, 2009 at Zanzibar On The Waterfront....[read on]

08. We Have A New Subscription Company
Sign up for the OYE! newsletter and receive the latest announcements taking place throughout the area SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

Monday, December 01, 2008

Toy Drive on Monday, December 15 - SAVE THE DATE

Here's the info but stay tuned for more details:

7th Annual Holiday Toy Drive "Comparte La Alegría de las Fiestas"

Monday, December 15
5:30pm - 10:oopm
Lima Restaurant
1401 K Street, NWWashington, DC 20001
(202) 789-2800

there will be many drink specials and a FREE salsa lesson!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Bombazo on November 2!

Raíces de Borinquen of Washington DC presents a Puerto Rican Bombazo!

With Special Guest Artists from Puerto Rico: Elia Cortes and Victor Emmanuelli Nater

What: BOMBAZO!! Includes show and public participation!
When: Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, 8:00 to 10:00 pm.
Where: Casa del Pueblo -United Methodist Church,
1459 Columbia Road, nw, Washington , DC 20009
Cost: $5.00 (Includes use of skirts for the women)

Casa del Pueblo is near the Columbia Hgts Metro (Green Line). Garage Parking at the Target Store complex on 14th St. Street Parking is very limited. Water & sodas for sale on site.

For more information, visit

Funded by Raíces de Borinquen and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

SAVE THE DATE! and VotoLatino Host Debate Watching Event on October 7th and VotoLatino cordially invite you to attend our non-partisan Debate Watching Event on Tuesday, October 7th at The Park at Fourteenth, 920 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC.

This event is a non-partisan event and everyone is welcomed. The doors will open at 6:00pm with drink specials and appetizers provided by The Park until 8:00pm.

If your organization is interested in joining as a co-sponsor of this event, please contact Estuardo Rodriguez at


Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Getting ready for the summer

Hi LVIP members,

Do you want to be part of our team? We're always on the lookout for some good volunteers to help us out with our events. If you're interested, please send an email at

As I mentioned before we're working hard on putting together some great events for the summer. We're getting ready to do a wine tasting event, some more networking happy hours and maybe another movie screening. So stay tuned! Subscribe today to our newsletter so you know what's going on at all times or post our widget on your facebook page, blog or's easy and convenient!

Also do you have any ideas for future events? Do you have an event that you would like to promote on our newsletter or blog? Feel free to share it with us!

Gracias and enjoy your week! I think we're all glad that the weather is finally cooperating!


Thursday, May 15, 2008

A cool event this weekend May 16 - May 19

In addition to the events that we're planning for you, there is a cool event going on this weekend:

1. The Passport DC event is finishing this weekend. Passport DC will open doors to one of Washington’s most distinctive assets – its diplomatic community. From Iraq and Ethiopia to Slovenia and Argentina, the new annual celebration of international culture will showcase Washington’s embassies and cultural organizations with a wide range of performances, talks, and exhibits.

If you know of other events going on, send us an e-mail to

Thanks and have a great weekend!

Chris B.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Pre-Cinco de Mayo Happy Hour this Friday!

DATE: Friday, May 2, 2008

HOURS: Doors Open at 5:30p.m.

LOCATION: Ultrabar 911 F Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20015

We've got drink specials, prizes, food and a party that is going to be talked about until next year. Check out the pictures from last year's Happy Hour.

Admission is $5 before 6:30pm when you RSVP by NOON on Friday, May 2nd, $7 afterwards. It's $15 if you do not RSVP. To RSVP, send an e-mail to

20s and 30s Going Out Group

Hispanic Bar Association of DC
Hispanic National Bar Association-Region V
National Society of Hispanic MBAs
Hispanic Lobbyists Association

Circulo de Puerto Rico
La Unidad Latina Washington Metro Professional Chapter
HACU Alumni Association

We will have many surprises including:
Live entertainment from Mariachi Las Americas;
Great drink specials and
Complimentary Appetizers will be served while they last, so get there early.

For all details visit,

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Dream Havana was a total hit!

Hello friends,

Last Thursday, April 17, hosted at the E Street Cinema in Washington, DC the premiere of the documentary
Dream Havana. If I had to summarize the experience in a few words I would just say that it was a total success!

More than 200 people attended the screening and left the theater raving about how moving and profound as well as how well produced the film was. The screening was followed by a very interactive and interesting Q&A with the director of the film Gary Marks and the editor Jamie Godfrey. Check out the pictures!

But we also want to hear from you!!!! If you had the chance to attend the screening, let us know what you thought of the movie, the Q&A or anything else you want to comment on... Just click on the comments link. It's that easy!

If you couldn’t make it, just share with us your ideas of what kinds of events you would like for us to keep on bringing to our area! We want to keep our subscribers happy!

Chris B.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Dream Havana Premiere in DC on Thursday, April 17

DATE: Thursday, April 17, 2008

TIME: Screening Begins at 7:00pm

LOCATION: E Street Cinema
555 11th Street, NW
Washington, DC
Closest Metro: Metro Center (Red, Blue, Orange)

DESCRIPTION: will be presenting the screening of the documentary Dream Havana. Tickets are now on sale to the public and can only be purchased through No tickets will be sold at the door. This is an extraordinary film that everyone should see. To view the film trailer and to read more about the film, visit

FILM SYNOPSIS: In August, 1994, more than 33,000 Cubans attempted to escape the island by sea. Two writers, friends since adolescence, are faced with a choice-continue struggling with the hardships of the island or brave the open water on a homemade raft. Ernesto Santana chooses Cuba, Jorge Mota chooses the Sea.
The two men corresponded through letters and audio cassettes. In Havana, Santana began to publish small works of poetry and short stories, while in Chicago, Jorge quickly gained a reputation as a top investigative reporter. This is the story of their struggles, their successes and the friendship that binds them.

You can ONLY buy tickets online! Buy them today at

If you are a member of the media, send an email to