Taste of Tlaquepaque

Published on September 11th, 2019 | by Alexandra Saner

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Taste of Tlaquepaque brings Mexican talent to Springfield to promote peace between cultures

Springfield Sister Cities Association proudly presents Taste of Tlaquepaque: Viva Jalisco on Friday, October 11, 2019 from 7-10 p.m. at historic Firehouse No. 2, 101 E. Commercial St., Springfield, Mo. The event features talent from Springfield’s sister city of Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, Mexico, and raises funds for cultural programs that promote “Peace through People.” General admission is $150; young professional admission is $75; sponsorships start at $1,500 and include admission for 10.

Enrique Quesada, Bernardo Ruvalcaba and Jesus Cervantes of the world-class Mariachi Viva Xalisco band will showcase their talents and mingle with guests. They are joined by accomplished artist, singer and songwriter Paco Padilla and Charly Lopez, bartender at the Quinta Don Jose boutique hotel in Tlaquepaque.

Enjoy heavy hors d’uoerves by Tortilleria Perches and opportunities to forge friendships across cultures. Dancing and singing is encouraged; attire is festive.

Join Enrique, Paco and Charly for an intimate tequila tasting prior to the main event. Listen to music by Enrique, learn its meaning from Paco and sample a wide variety of tequilas poured by Charly. This patron experience runs from 5:30-7 p.m. on the second floor of the Firehouse and costs $50 per person.

Springfield Sister Cities is a nonprofit organization with a vision of “Peace through People.” It facilitates opportunities for citizens of the Springfield area to interact with foreign cultures – particularly the cultures of Springfield’s sister cities of Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, Mexico, and Isesaki, Gunma, Japan.

For more information on Taste of Tlaquepaque and to purchase tickets, please click here.

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About the Author

Lexy served on Springfield Sister Cities Association's Board of Directors for four years before joining the ranks as Associate Director. She is also Associate Director of Friends of the Garden. Lexy is an arts and culture enthusiast, and she has served as Marketing Director for Springfield Little Theatre and Membership and Development Coordinator for Springfield Regional Arts Council. Lexy is a past Board member and Membership Committee member of Springfield Creatives. She also moonlights in community theatre and film projects.



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