Aurora Theatre to celebrate Hispanic culture


John Zorilla (Photo: Courtesy of Apu Inka)


Fernando Arau (Photo: Fernando Arau)


• What: Fernando Arau

• When: 8 p.m. today

• Cost: $65 to $40

• What: Aurora’s Swing Nights featuring Apu Inka

• When: 8 p.m. Saturday

• Cost: $18

LAWRENCEVILLE — This weekend, the Aurora Theatre is celebrating all things Hispanic.

Today, the venue’s Teatro del Sol welcomes comedian Fernando Arau to celebrate Mexican Independence Day, which is on Monday.

At 8 p.m., Arau brings his stand-up show “Marriage, A History of Science and Friction” to Lawrenceville to tap into the subject of marriage. Topics include friendship, dating, marriage, honeymoons, sex, children and mothers.

The show is performed in Spanish. Tickets are for $40 for general admission and $65 for VIP packages, which includes VIP seats and a photo opportunity with Arau.

Teatro del Sol is a Spanish-language theatre initiative whose goal is the preservation of Hispanic cultural heritage.

On Saturday, the party continues at 8 p.m. with Aurora’s Swing Nights featuring Apu Inka performing South American music.

Founder, Artistic Director and native Peruvian John Zorilla is a professor of arts and recording artist who grew up with the legends and Andean traditions as told by his elders. Through studies and teachings, he grew respect for ancestral art, music and dance.

He founded the group Apu Inka in 2008 performing Latin-American folk music created by playing musical instruments of the Andes like the quena, zampoña (pan flute), charango and indigenous percussion.

Tickets are $18.

For more information, visit www.auroratheatre.com.