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Sofrito is the combination of sauteed veggies, spices, and olive oil that provides the flavoring for many Latin dishes. It’s also the theatrical show that does much the same for Latin cultural education, with the storytelling of David Gonzalez and the bouncy rhythms of Larry Harlow’s Latin Legends Band. Gonzalez, a music therapist, poet, children’s-show radio host, and spirited performer, first put together “Sofrito!” with veteran keyboardist Harlow in 1997. For it, Gonzalez exuberantly orates, chants, and sings mythological bilingual tales that celebrate Caribbean culture via the Bronx. Designed for all ages, but especially for kids, “Sofrito!” uses repeated lines, goofy faces, timeless themes, and beats from top salsa players to entertain and teach the Nickelodeon crowd (and grown-ups). “Sofrito!” begins at 7 p.m. at the National Museum of Natural History’s Baird Auditorium, 10th and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. (202) 357-2700. (Steve Kiviat)