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Get an early start on Hispanic Heritage Month with these 5 free virtual events around Indianapolis

Our partners at Yelp Indy have a series of programs called the Yelp Cultura Club that highlight some of the great Hispanic and Latinx businesses in central Indiana.
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INDIANAPOLIS — Hispanic Heritage Month starts next month, but our partners at Yelp Indy want to celebrate a little early.

Yelp has launched their Cultura Club program which is a a series of free virtual events dedicated to highlighting Hispanic and Latinx-owned businesses around central Indiana. 

All of the events below are free and open to all ages, you just have to RSVP.

1. Make mangonadas with Chile y Limón

Credit: Chile y Limón

What it is: A summertime sweet treat. It's a combination of mango sherbet, fresh mango, tajin (chili powder), chamoy (chili sauce), and a spicy tamarind candy straw.

Where the influence is from: Mexico

Event date: Monday, August 17 at 7:00pm on Zoom

2. Take bilingual yoga with The Hot Room

Credit: The Hot Room

What it is: This local yoga studio specializes in hot yoga (bikram) and will teach this class by sharing instructions in both English and Spanish.

Where they’re located: Downtown Indianapolis, Uptown Indianapolis, Fishers, Chicago

Event date: Wednesday, August 19 at 7:00pm on Zoom

3. Create elotes with Paco’s Taqueria

Credit: Paco’s Taqueria

What it is: A popular street food. It consists of sweet corn on the cob slathered in a spicy mixture of mayonnaise, cotija cheese, and chili powder.

Where the influence is from: Mexico

Event date: Wednesday, August 26th at 7:00pm on Zoom

4. Cook arepas with Bae Latin Food

Credit: Bae Latin Food

What it is: A flat, round bread-like (gluten-free) patty. It’s made of cornmeal which is grilled or deep fried then filled with cheese, meats, fish, and/or veggies.

Where the influence is from: Venezuela

Event date: Tuesday, September 1 at 7:30pm on Zoom

5. Practice Spanish during zumba with Indy Language Center

Credit: Indy Language Center

What it is: A language school that offers both virtual and in-person classes in twelve languages. They can also provide translators for any of your communication needs.

Where they’re located: Carmel

Event date: Wednesday, September 2 at 7:00pm on Zoom

Yelp Indy invites you to join them in support of local businesses by nominating yourself for the Yelp Indy Elite Squad, granting access to special experiences and events.