Come pay tribute to the "Queen of Tejano Music" this Hispanic Heritage Month with a PARTY and screening of the film Selena, starring Jennifer Lopez! The party will feature music by DJ Dave Nada, cumbia dancing lessons, and demo activities by the museum!
In partnership with the Smithsonian Latino Center and the National Museum of American History.
In this biographical drama, Selena Quintanilla (Jennifer Lopez) is born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas. Her father, Abraham (Edward James Olmos), realizes that his young daughter is talented and begins performing with her at small venues. She finds success and falls for her guitarist, Chris Perez (Jon Seda), who draws the ire of her father. Seeking mainstream stardom, Selena begins recording an English-language album which, tragically, she would never complete.