All SRBCC programs receive partial funding from The Illinois Arts Council, Driehaus – MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture, Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, and Field Foundation of Illinois.


DECEMBER 15, 2019, 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Immerse yourself in the Puerto Rican Parranda experience! Join us for a family-friendly musical journey.

Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center and Los Pleneros de Don Segundo invite you to a cultural immersion in the heart of the Puerto Rican Parranda tradition, part of the world’s longest Christmas celebration, extending from Thanksgiving in November to the San Sebastián Street Festival in late January.

Your parranda experience includes:

  • Food tasting in all four stops.
  • Transportation in a spacious 56-passenger Coach Bus.
  • Live music and entertainment.

This event is an end-of-year fundraiser benefeting arts and culture programs at SRBCC.

Generous support provided by The Trust for Public Land.


JANUARY 18, 2020 | 6:00 PM | $35 Adults | $15 for Children

SRBCC’S Signature Event and Fundraiser is our tribute to the world-famous San Sebastián Street Festival.

A delicious food tasting by Casa Yari is included in your ticket! Enjoy live entertainment, as well as arts and crafts by local artesanos.

Live streaming from Old San Juan throughout the night.

If you can’t make it to Puerto Rico during the holidays, come to Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center for Fiestas de la Calle 2020!


After a successful run at the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture, El Circo de la Ausencia, an exhibit by Y No Habia Luz, now has three pieces displayed at Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center.

Read the interactive story by WBEZ’s Bill Healy on the opening of the exhibit here.

Hear SRBCC’s Executive Director Omar Torres-Kortright’s interview with Worldview’s Jerome McDonnell from WBEZ here.