Now that the election is over, let's get back to what's really important in life: Film festivals and hosted-bar opening night parties. Tomorrow night, you see, the International Latino Film Festival will mark its twelfth year with a film about a famous Afro-Cuban musician and followed by deliciously infamous afterparty.
Kicking things off is a screening of Cachao: Uno Más (directed by Dikayl Rimmasch), a tribute to the life and music of Israel Lopez "Cachao" at the Castro Theater. Celebrating the life of one of the most influential Afro-Cuban musicians, Cachao: Uno Más documents the musical journey of Israel "Cachao" Lopez, who died in March of this year. This film follows the iconic bassist from his early days in Cuba to worldwide recognition, featuring interviews with Andy Garca, John Santos, and more.
And then, after the screening, there will be an opening night party at the Kabuki, "Noche Cubana". There you can dance to Afro-Cuban beats provided by John Santos and DJ Nica. What's more, you'll get the chance to stuff your face with wine, cocktails and cuisine from different parts of Latin America.
Fiesta forever, indeed.
What: International Latino Film Festival's Opening Night
Where: Castro Theatre (documentary) & Kabuki Theater (opening night party)
When: Friday, 7 p.m.
Image: Cachao with Andy Garcia in "To Cuba With Love"