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The Mexican and the Cockroach

Arellano & Alcaraz at the NHCC

La Cucaracha by Lalo Alcaraz

Readers of the Alibi, the OC Weekly and various other publications have heard of Gustavo Arellano or have at least skimmed the satirical lines of his weekly column “Ask a Mexican.” Now, Burqueños will get to meet the mad dude in person, along with famous cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz, known for his comic La Cucaracha. Both will be making appearances at a series of events happening at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (1701 Fourth Street SW). The first is A Night at the Museum on Thursday, July 23, at 7pm, during which folks can take a tour of the museum with Alcaraz and Arellano, enjoy treats from Pop Fizz and indulge in an “adult” night of artwork. That's $5, folks.

Head back on Friday, July 24, at noon for a catered lunch with these two artists, complete with readings and discussions of their published works. That's $15. And if you can't take the time out for lunch, try to make it at 7pm that same day to the Bank of America Theatre at NHCC for an exclusive sneak peek of “Bordertown,” a new series premiering on Fox this fall. Alcaraz and Arellano will also give a talk on what it's like to be “one of a handful of Latino writers in Hollywood.” That one is $5. Not a bad way to spend a few hard-earned dollar bills. For more info go to nationalhispaniccenter.org. National Hispanic Cultural Center • Thu Jul 23 • 7pm • $5 • 21+ • View on Alibi calendar