JANUARY CALENDARby Melanie Davis
Recurring events â€¢ Wednesdays Bachateame Wednesdays are back in 2017 with DJ Tumbao. Dance lessons take place at 9:30 p.m. Aztec Willieâ€™s Taqueria, 1501 NE Broadway St., Portland. 9 p.m., $7 cover. â€¢ Fridays Free citizenship test preparation courses are coming to Salem, starting Friday, Jan. 27. Join Voz Hispana Cambio Comunitario for these courses which will prepare you for your test and your citizenship interview. To participate, please register first by calling (503)269-5694 or writing to email@example.com. Classes take place Friday nights from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 590 Elma Ave. SE, Salem. â€¢ Saturdays Pa Gozar Salsa Saturdays are your chance to get your groove back, with bachata and salsa dance lessons at 9:45 p.m. Enjoy mambo, cha cha cha, bachata, and more courtesy of DJ Armando. Aztec Willieâ€™s Taqueria, 1501 NE Broadway St., Portland. $7 cover. â€¢ 2nd Thursdays Celebrate Queer Latin Night every month, organized by PDX Latino Pride and the Portland Bi Brigade. Crush Bar, 1400 SE Morrison St., Portland. 8 p.m., free. â€¢ 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month Join Lineâ€™s Dance Academy in Hillsboro for their salsa and bachata social at their Hillsboro location. Sunday Salsa is an every-other-Sunday dance party and an opportunity to learn, share, and practice salsa while socializing. Entry is free for students and $3 for non-students of the academy. Lines Dance Academy, 230 E. Main St., Ste. K, Hillsboro. 6:30 - 10 p.m.
One Offs â€¢ Jan. 14 Tropitaal Desi Latino Soundclash Enjoy an amazing night of music with hosts and resident DJs Anjali and The Incredible Kid and special guests DJ Suavecito playing an all-vinyl set of cumbia and more. Other performers will include Adam McCollom on the Punjabi dhol drum. Goodfoot Lounge, 2845 SE Stark St., Portland. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m, $5 cover, 21+ over. â€¢ Jan. 15 Oregon Sanctuary Assembly The Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice is gathering communities of all backgrounds and representatives of all faiths to come learn about sanctuary as part of the broader movement for immigrant justice. Childcare will be provided. Please RSVP at tinyurl.com/h3e384m. 1314 SW Park Ave, Portland, 3 to 5 p.m. â€¢ Jan. 20 ON 2th Friday Night Mambo Celebrate a night of Latin dance at Aztec Willieâ€™s Taqueria, featuring salsa, bachata, and mambo all night long with DJ Tumbao - along with a free class at 10 p.m. courtesy of Lineâ€™s Dance Academy. Aztec Willieâ€™s Taqueria, 1501 NE Broadway St., Portland. 9 p.m. - 2 a.m., $7 cover. â€¢ Jan. 22 Information Forum on Immigration and Your Rights The community is invited for a special forum over the possible impact of Donald Trumpâ€™s presidency on immigration laws and policies. The discussion will also cover what organizations like Voz Hispana Cambio Comunitario and others will do to prepare the community. Lawyers will be present to answer your questions. St. Peter Parish Center, 2315 N. Main St., Newberg. For more information, call (503)884-2679 or (503)269-5694. â€¢ Jan. 27th Loteria Night Enjoy a Latino community night at Pivot with a game of Loteria. Bring games, loved ones of any culture, age, or background, and some snacks or food to share should you choose! Pivot, 209 SW 4th Ave., Portland. 7 p.m to 10 p.m., free. Colombian Dance Night DJ CJ brings on the Colombian vibrations to the public. Aztec Willieâ€™s Taqueria, 1501 NE Broadway St., Portland. 9 p.m., $7 cover. â€¢ Jan. 28 Second Annual Latin@ Tech Fest Hispanicprosâ€™ 2nd Annual Latin@ Technology Fest will provide a platform for Technology companies and government agencies to engage 200+ Hispanic professionals with STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art and Math) backgrounds as well as college students interested in STEAM careers. This initiative is in its second installment of several to address the low percentages of diverse professionals working in the Technology Industry. Nonprofits and companies alike we be available, and visitors are urged to bring their resumÃ©s. Intel Farm Conference Center, 2111 NE 25th Ave., Hillsboro, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., $10 - $20.