CHICAGO LATINO FILM FESTIVAL (April) – The CLFF is produced every April by the International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago (ILCC), a pan-Latino, nonprofit, multidisciplinary arts organization dedicated to developing, promoting and increasing awareness of Latino culture among Latinos and other communities by presenting a wide variety of art forms.  The Chicago Latino Film Festival began…

Chicago International Salsa Congress (February) – Salsa Congresses celebrate the rich cultural legacy of Latin and Afro-Caribbean music and dance. The Chicago International Salsa Congress is the premier Latin Music and Dance event of the year for the Chicago-Midwest region, bringing you total immersion for 4 nights and 3 days of non-stop excitement with our unsurpassed…

Carlos Salamanca gives us 5 Video Tips that work. Working with the Linea411 team, we meet so many different businesses, services and organizations that have gotten bad information on how to promote themselves. We run into a wide variety of marketing opportunity and challenges Tip#1: KEEP IT SHORT & SIMPLE We recommend your video promo to be short, sweet…

3 consejos fáciles para liberar el Gorila en ti. Crear una campaña para tu nuevo servicio, producto o sitio web puede volverse demasiado costoso. Contratar a profesionales del mundo de la animación y vídeo puede costarte bastante dinero. En ocasiones, puedes tú mismo crear tus propios Vlogs valiéndote de ideas como las que siguen a continuación.…

Clearly, the good people of Evanston were hungry this morning. It was not yet 10 a.m. on Friday when Amanecer Breakfast Tacos sold its last taco of the day. I bought it; lucky me. For the past two months or so, Ana L. Vela has been hitting the streets of Evanston selling Texas-style breakfast tacos,…

Contamos con una muy importante población, en continuo crecimiento. El país que habitamos tiene al idioma inglés como lengua oficial. Pero desde hace algunas décadas, a nadie sorprende escuchar en las calles o en cualquier otro lugar a dos personas hablando en idioma español.

HispanoFest (Sep 09 – 15th) – HispanoFest is compiled of local business owners, Village of Melrose Park employees, community volunteers and the continued support of the Mayor of Melrose Park Ronald Serpico. HispanoFest is also a non-profit 503(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and also classified as a public charity under section 509(a)(1) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi). Mission: HispanoFest promotes the…

Pilsen Mexican Independence Day Parade (Sept 12th) – This parade is a culturally enriched parade celebrating Mexican Independence. It features traditional folkloric, equestrian and Aztec dancing, local school organizations (marching bands), and floats sponsored by local businesses. This parade also seeks to help lift the spirits of people who are suffering from terminal illnesses by bestowing the…

Chicago Mexican Independence Day (Sept 9 – 11th) – One of the largest celebrations of Mexican culture and history in the Midwest takes place the weekend of September 9-11 in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood. The 27th annual Festival de La Villita is part of the Fiestas Patrias family of patriotic holidays held each year in Mexico. This…

Taste of Latin America (August) – Unlike other big-city food festivals, Taste of Latin America is food-centric and stays completely true to its purpose- to celebrate and showcase the very best that Chicago’s finest Latin American restaurants and chefs have to offer. The goal is to give attendees a true and varied Latin American culinary and…