Celebrate ORGULLO

Celebrate ORGULLO

Oct 1 - 15, 2021
Starting: 4:00 PM


By: Ian Maloney | Oct 1, 2020

One part LGBTQ Pride, one part Latinx Realness, Celebrate ORGULLO is bringing Everything to the ball and holding nothing back in celebration of its 9th anniversary, October 1-15, 2020.

Celebrate ORGULLO 2020 will help the community navigate out of, reflect on and rise from an unprecedented global crisis. The festival will explore how Unity in Diversity can inspire through art, society, music, rhythm, crisis, hope, and self-expression. Celebrate ORGULLO is Miami’s first Hispanic LGBT Pride Festival and it enters its 10th successful year with in-person and virtual events, including an international artists showcase and its renowned ART/DIVA bus tours. Proceeds benefit Unity Coalition | Coalición Unida’s (UC|CU) LGBT Scholarship Fund and year-round programming.

Unity in Diversity Virtual Forum
Thursday, October 1 | 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

The 2020 festival kicks off with a Community Forum and Q&A on the effects of the COVID-19 Global Pandemic, politics, and social inequalities. The discussion will focus on how we move forward and reinvent our lives, the world around us, and social interaction. Panelists with insight into the arts, healthcare, tourism, culture, society, and media will help us reflect on this year’s occurrences and how Unity in Diversity can inspire us to grow.

Night of 1,000ish Virtual Stars
Friday, October 2 | 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Celebrate ORGULLO will serve up local and international singers, artists, dancers, musicians and writers who will be entertaining you virtually and raising funds for charity. The three-hour event will fund UC|CU’s MicroGiving COVID-19 Emergency Fund, which benefits LGBT artists and hospitality industry workers. Featured artists scheduled to perform include Ballet Folclorico LLGBTTTI, Tony Enos, En Vee, Rego, Mailyn Soulfree, Rene Rod, Marytrini, Matthew Tutsky, 801 Girls, Robbie Elias, Karina Iglesias, Adora, and many, many more.

Exploring Our Ancestors’ Land with Houston Cypress
Sunday, October 4 | 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Discover the majestic Everglades and the sacred land of the Miccosukee Indian Tribe with Houston Cypress, co-founder of the Love the Everglades Movement, a nonprofit advocacy group dedicated to raising awareness about threats to the Everglades. The tour will also highlight some local tasty delights.

BlackOUT Performances, Maskbook Global Exhibit & Celebrity Masks for Charity
Tuesday, October 6 | 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Miami choreographer Randolph Ward reimagines Me Gritan Negra, a piece originally by Peruvian author Victoria Santa Cruz, featuring gender-fluid Brazilian performer Natanael Leal. The work explores society’s challenge of femininity and skin color, used by Leal as motivation to live beautifully, boldly, and unapologetically. The event will also highlight a monologue by Vanessa Monroe and reading by Terry Dyer. Wear your most creative and most protective mask for an evening of appropriately distant dancing and partying. The evening includes the unveiling and artist’s reception of Celebrity Masks for Auction, which will benefit UC|CU’s MicroGiving LGBT Hospitality Workers & Artists Fund and the Okra Project.

Spoken Word, Jazz & Eats
Thursday, October 8 | 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Enjoy a wonderful dinner for two delivered to your home, then sit back and enjoy readings by authors Richard Blanco, Benjamin Garcia, Jesus Chairez, and Mils Ocampo. Plus, there will be live jazz by Von Henry. The evening will also showcase the Maskbook Art Gallery. The event is free, but dinner delivery is $40.

Descubriendo Mis Raices Tour
Saturday, October 10 | 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Learn about the rich culture of Colombia, Mexico, and two spirited MUXES through dance, music, and food. Hosted by local celebrity Samantha LeTroy.

The Making of a Dance Music Video
Sunday, October 11 | 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

See how music videos are made, styled, choreographed, and filmed at Next Level Dance Company… and learn some dance steps too! Hosted by John Buckley.

Celebrate ORGULLO Drive-In Event presented by OUTshine LGBTQ Film Festival
Wednesday, October 14 | 6:00 p.m.

The world premiere of “Two Eyes,” a cinematic triptych that follows characters in three distinct periods of time: an artist in 1968, a student in 1979, and a trans musician in 2020. The film explores gender, love, and the power of art to transcend time. Enjoy complimentary popcorn and Unity in Diversity masks with your host DJ Adora and entertainment by CC Glitzer and pop artist Rene Rod. Tickets are $40 per vehicle.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit CelebrateORGULLO.com.


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