2017 Tulipanes Special Events

9/21 – "The Way to Andina" w/ Director Arlen Parsa

Tulipanes Screening Info:
6:30 PM Thursday | Boys & Girls Club (North and South Sides)
The director Arlen Parsa will be speaking at the South Side Club at 6:30pm to introduce the film, and will be staying to interact with the audience for about 45 minutes after.

Screening sponsored by the Alliance for Cultural & Ethnic Harmony. Proyección patrocinada por el Alliance for Cultural & Ethnic Harmony.

Director: Arlen Parsa
Running Time: 70 minutes
Film Language: English
Recommended Ages: All Ages


When Arlen discovers his Colombian great-grandfather left behind a long lost opera that’s never been performed, he knows what he has to do… He just doesn’t know how to do it. Despite having zero of experience with opera, and not even speaking Spanish, he takes a leap of faith. But after promising his entire family that the 80 year old Latin music will finally get a world premiere, is he in over his head?

Cuando el cineasta independiente radicado en Chicago Arlen Parsa descubre que su bisabuelo colombiano Eustasio Rosales escribió una ópera que hasta hace poco se consideraba perdida y que nunca fue montada, cree saber qué debe hacer. Resuelto a cumplir con su legado familiar y resucitar la ópera décadas después de ser compuesta, Arlen da un salto al vacío y decide producir su estreno mundial aunque no tenga experiencia teatral alguna y aunque no pueda hablar ni una pizca de español. ¿Qué podría salir mal?

9/22 – ¡Presentando Pan! | The Bread Show (JUST ADDED!)

Join us for a celebration of Latin American and Anglo European bread making traditions!

In conjunction with Urban Garden Performing Arts, Tulipanes will showcase ¡Presentando Pan! / The Bread Show on Friday, September 22nd. The performance will run in approximately half hour cycles from 6pm-10pm at the Hope Maas Conference Center (264 Columbia Ave, Holland, MI 49423).

¡Presentando Pan! is a multi-media celebration of Latin American bread making traditions – featuring live performance by actors Jose Angulo, Mariana Ramirez-Franco, dance by Jazlyn Ruiz, visual art by Erick Picardo, Lisa Walcott, Sara Alsum-Wassenaar, and Alynn Guerra.

9/23 – Outdoor Movie Night sponsored by Boar's Head

OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT sponsored by Boar’s Head
7:30 PM Saturday 9/23 | Kollen Park
*Weather permitting

Nothing is better than enjoying a film under the canopy of the stars! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy one of our films! Each year, we scout for a special film that is funny, charming, and appealing to all ages. This free family event is a must for all! This year’s Outdoor Movie is The Book of Life | El Libro de la Vida.

Director: Jorge R. Gutierrez
Running Time: 95 minutes
Film Language: English
Recommended Ages: PG13


Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart, embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastic worlds where he must face his greatest fears.

El productor Guillermo del Toro y el director Jorge Gutiérrez nos ofrecen una divertida película de animación con un estilo visual único. EL LIBRO DE LA VIDA narra la historia de Manolo, un joven que debe decidir entre cumplir las expectativas de su familia o seguir lo que le dicta su corazón.

9/24 – Church Service | Servicio de Iglesia

Join us for a church service at Christ Memorial Church on Sunday, September 24th at 1:30 PM. Our final Tulipanes film screening will take place after the service.

CANCELLED – Mariachi Flor de Toloache

Unfortunately, Mariachi Flor de Toloache has cancelled on their Tulipanes performance. We are very unhappy about this unforeseen change of events and do apologize for the schedule shift. We hope you’ll join us for all the other wonderful Tulipanes events and screenings.