The Science Museum of Virginia is teaming up with Spanish radio station Radio Poder 1380 AM to host a ¡Virginia Fiesta! event at the museum on Saturday.
¡Virginia Fiesta! will feature a community fair, vendors, food trucks, cultural performances, live demonstrations, workshops and more.
The festivities include free screenings of the “Big Astronomy” show in The Dome, which is usually $5. The Spanish version will play at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The English version will play at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.
“The mission of the Science Museum is to inspire all Virginians to enrich their lives through science,” said Jennifer Guild, spokeswoman for the museum. “From music and food to dance and art, there is a bit of STEM in everything guests will experience at ¡Virginia Fiesta!, and the event is a great way to bring our community together. “
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Local chefs Danny Menna of Conejo Cocina and Martin Gonzalez of La Milpa will offer cooking demonstrations in the Science Museum’s “Boost” show kitchen.
Artist Cesar Carbajal will demonstrate his popotillo straw art in “The Forge.”
The Salsa Guy will host bachata-cha-cha-cha, salsa and merengue dance classes.
Latin American singer Mauricio Soria, Venezuelan singer Zaida Flores, bachata singer Adriano Lastor, singer Sandra Otero, mariachi singer Alma Ranchera and Ecuadorian singer Pepe Coimbra will perform throughout the day.
There will be demonstrations of traditional and folk dance from many groups, including Centro Sagrado Corazon and La Palma et Tradicion.
Los Cocinita and Panchito will be selling food in front of the science museum that day.
Volunteers will read stories celebrating Hispanic culture to little scientists in the “LightPlace” exhibit for young learners.
The exhibition “Skin: Living Armor, Evolving Identity” will continue to be presented, presented in English and Spanish.
All indoor activities require admission to the museum, which costs $10-$16. Teachers, military personnel and members of the Science Museum enjoy free admission. The event will take place on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is located at 2500 W. Broad St. Visit www.smv.org or call (804) 864-1400 for more information.
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