Make this your summer of love by celebrating Valentine’s Day – or San Valentín – the way the Mexicans do. That means the good vibes aren’t limited to lovers, but also bestowed freely upon friends, family and whoever else you want to say muchas gracias to in style.
Based on the Mexican tradition El Día del Amor y la Amistad (The Day of Love and Friendship), this Latin Valentine evening at the Immigration Museum will be abundant with Mexican food and drink, and dancing and music in the outdoor courtyard. It’s presented in collaboration with MexVic (the Mexican Social and Cultural Association of Victoria), as part of the Immigration Museum’s epic Summer of Dance.
You can celebrate with DJ sets from DJ Saca La Mois a.k.a Moses Iten (Cumbia Cosmonauts), mariachi love song dedications from local legends Mariachi Los Romanticos and as the sun sets, Cuba’s king of dance Eric Turro Martinez and Karen Bravo will get you dancing. For $20 ($10 for concession), you can also add some extra fun to your evening with two specialty workshops ($60 each; $50 for concession).
The first offers Latin dance lessons from Melbourne Salsa in the Immigration Museum’s stunning Long Room, lubricated by a cocktail on arrival. The second is a tasting tour of four bespoke mezcals and tequilas, matched with chocolate with Agaveria. You’ll have to book ahead for these workshops, as places are limited.
From 6pm to 10pm.
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