Ena Columbié and Marga Gomez at The Miami Beach Botanical Garden

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Ena Columbié and Marga Gomez at The Miami Beach Botanical Garden

May 7 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Saturday, May 7 • 2pm
Ena Columbié and Marga Gomez at The Miami Beach Botanical Garden
This double-billed event will feature an afternoon of a live literary reading by Ena Columbie that explores Latino identity and issues surrounding migration through the juxtaposition of images and words and the stand-up comedy performance Latin Standards by San Francisco-based solo performer Marga Gomez who will explore current themes such as acculturation and performing gender in the way of life of the newly arrived emigrant.
Ena Columbié will present a multidisciplinary exhibit, which includes a live literary reading that explores Latino identity and migration issues through the juxtaposition of images and words.
Latin Standards was named New York Times “Critic’s Pick” for its “winning heart and humor.” Written and performed by GLAAD award winner Marga Gomez and directed by David Schweizer, “Latin Standards” recalls Marga’s childhood in Washington Heights with her father, Willy Chevalier, comedian, producer, songwriter, and prominent figure in the golden era of New York’s Latino variety shows also known as La Farandula. As a tribute to his memory, adult Marga defied reason and launched a hipster comedy night at “Esta Noche,” a doomed San Francisco Latino drag club, during the onset of the city’s gentrification crisis. It’s an energetic, funny, and poignant story of perseverance and creative addiction passed down from immigrant father to lesbian daughter. After playing full houses in Tucson in 2018, the Arizona Star said: “Gomez infuses her stories with such delicious details and character that you are transported. That makes for a fine 80 minutes.”

Details

Date:
May 7
Time:
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm