What: Noche de las Americas Gala.
Where: The Junior League of Houston.
PC Moment: Representatives of various Hispanic countries paraded through the ballroom, during the 51st anniversary gala, bearing the colorful flags of their homelands in the traditional March of Padrinos. The “Discovery and Exploration” gala, benefiting the Institute of Hispanic Culture, was chaired by Karina and Carlos Barbieri.
Festivities for the 200 guests included dinner and dancing to the Latin sounds of Angelucho Copacabana. The night saluted author Rima de Vallbona of Costa Rica.
Who: Emcee Osvaldo Corral of Univision 45, George Diaz-Arrastia, Costa Rican Consul General Carlos Pacheco Murillo, Peruvian Consul General Alberto Massa, Miriam and Carlos Sera, Maria and Evelio Fernandez, Nereida and Dario Bauder, Merille and Richard Espinosa, Ana Ilovera and Carlos Gonzalez, Dorothy Caram, Jenny Lynn Weitz and Scott Cartwright.