Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations provided entertainment, music, dance, food, sharing the traditions and culture of the Hispanic community throughout Sept. 15-Oct. 15 with closing event on October 16.

On October 6, over 400 people from the UCF community gathered in the Pegasus Ballroom to enjoy the comedy show “Made in Puerto Rico.” The comedy show was written, produced and performed by one of the most innovative comedians around, Elizardi Castro.

Castro combines his Puerto Rican heritage with American culture to create a Spanglish riot of laughter and fun in all his shows. Born in Puerto Rico and raised in New York, this “NuyoRican” comic has been blazing the stages and delighting audiences of all ages. To learn more about Elizardi Castro, visit: www.elicastro.com.

The comedy show was part of UCF’s Hispanic Heritage Month programming, made possible by the Latin American Student Association and the Multicultural Student Center.

Cyndia Muñiz, LASA advisor stated, “I am thrilled that we had the opportunity to bring Elizardi to campus and that we received such an overwhelmingly positive response from the community. It was a beautiful display of Latino culture and we look forward to bringing more of it to campus.”

Join the Multicultural Student Center and the Latin American Student Association for the closing celebration for Hispanic Heritage Month on October 16 at 6:30-8:30 p.m. held in the Student Union room 316. The Punto y Coma Orquestra will be performing various salsa, merengue, bachata and much more. Food will be catered by Rice & Beans. Come immerse yourself in the Latino culture.