When: Fri., April 22, 7 p.m. 2016
Jennifer Lopez is no Selena, but the singer/actress did a hell of a job portraying the late Queen of Tejano in writer/director Gregory Nava’s 1997 biopic, which played a crucial role in spreading Selena’s legacy — and launching J. Lo’s career. For many, watching the movie has become an integral part of coping with Selena’s untimely death and celebrating her life. Friday, in a well-timed move — Fiesta and Selena go together like bean and cheese — The Playhouse hosts a free screening of the flick. So dig out the bodysuits, bustiers and dancing boots, and get those singing voices and Kleenex ready. Bonus: Guests who arrive early (5-7pm) can browse for Selena-inspired wares crafted by local artists, purchase drinks from the bar and take in a performance by six-year-old "mini Selena impersonator" Audrey G. Ortega.