CULTURAL FRIDAYS / VIERNES CULTURALES

When: This & the last Friday of every month

Where: SW 8th Street (Calle Ocho)
between 13th and 17th Avenue

VIERNES CULTURALES Little Havana’s Free Monthly Arts & Culture Festival.
Viernes Culturales is a surprising mix of old and new. Still bringing you the classic favorites: Dancing under the stars, domino games, and cigar rollers. From Cuban cafecitos, and mojitos, to art galleries and artist studios. The beautiful Domino Plaza will be filled with the works of talented local artists and artisans. A free tour of Little Havana with legendary local historian Dr. Paul George (meet in front of the Tower Theater (1508 SW 8th St.) at 7 pm.
Some of the activites to be part of:

Art Fairs in Domino Plaza and SW 8th St. between 14th and 15th Avenues.

Domino Competition in Domino Park (prizes awarded)

Street Performers & Activities including the human statue and Chiflado the Clown!

Salsa dancing on the patio of the Pub (16th Ave. & SW 8th St.)

Enjoy Uruguayan traditional drumming and dance outside Pizza a la Pala, an Uruguayan restaurant, on SW 8th between 13th and 14th Aves.

Explore art galleries and artist studios. Meet local artists and see galleries featuring both emerging and internationally known talent, with new exhibits at several local galleries, many of which also present live music during the festival.

Mariachi group El Cielito Lindo will perform in front of El Buen Sabor (Mexican restaurant).

Enjoy a cigar at one of our tobacco stores or factories.

Take a tango dance class and experience a tango “Milonga” at DAF Studio (1501 SW 8th St., upstairs)

Drink a mojito at CubaOcho or dine at one of our restaurants offering Cuban, Thai/Sushi, Uruguayan, Chinese or Mexican cuisine (or Spanish, if indeed Casa Panza re-opens in time!).

Listen to live music in one of our many live music venues, including CubaOcho, Alfaro’s, Art of Freedom, Art District Cigars, Molina Gallery, El Exquisito, Pizza a la Pala, Top Cigars, and other locals! Many venues are open late.

This month’s lineup:
FRIDAY October 28th, 2011:

OCTOBER 2011 STAGE LINEUP:

7:00 – 7:45 – Learn to Dance!

7:45 – 8:15 – Capoeira Performance

8:15 – 9:30 – Charanga La Original

9:30 – 11:00 – Elaine y Su Cubaney

Viernes Culturales Art Gallery Presents:

Natalie Nauta

Natalie’s profound appreciation and love of her environment expresses itself through an artistic use of paint textures and a saturated, somewhat explosive use of color. Together, these elements create beautifully decorative and appealing reminders of the Caribbean and Miami.

Opening Reception:

Friday, Octoberber 28, 2011

7 PM – 10 PM

For more info visit: www.viernesculturales.org

Next Cultural Friday November 25th, 2011 See you then!