Viernes Culturales/ Cultural Friday is back just in time for the Halloween weekend! South Floridaâ€™s celebrated monthly arts and culture festival will take place on Friday, October 29th from 7:00pm to 11:00pm along Little Havanaâ€™s legendary Calle Ocho (S.W. 8th Street, between 13th and 17th avenues). Art lovers and festival goers can enjoy pumpkin carving, Halloween themed poetry readings, art galleries, restaurants, live music and hot performances. It is the place to be this Halloween weekend, and itâ€™s all for free! For more information contact Corinna Moebius at (305) 643-5500. Vendors can apply at email@example.com.
We know you love the live music and dance under the stars, the crowds, the art galleries and artist studios, the cigar factories and domino games, the outdoor dining.
But this month, be prepared for more.
Schedule of Events
7 pm: Legendary local historian Dr. Paul George leads a tour of Little Havana (free), filled with all kinds of spooky details!
(rear of Domino Plaza, south side of 15 ave & 8 st)
7 pm Storytelling & Poetry with a Halloween theme
(featuring a scary short story by Miami Herald writer Enrique Fernandez)
7:45 pm Fina Escayola y Su Estudiantes de Flamenco (dance)
8:15 pm Rhythm King Warriors (B-Boys & Latin Rhythms)
9 pm Yansan by Marisol Blanco and IreObini (Afro-Cuban drum & dance)
9:30 pm Orquesta America (salsa)
A Pumpkin Carving patch in the Community Marketplace (near the McDonald’s at 14th Ave & SW 8th St.). Volunteers will carve a pumpkin for kids ages 3-10!
A new ZonaFresca area by 14th Ave. & SW 8th St. featuring live painting, caricature art, rides in locally made Cuban-style carts called chivichanas, more!
A Domino Competition in Domino Park (and more domino games across the street at 15th Ave. & SW 8th St.)
Breakdancing to live Latin rhythms!
Street and sidewalk activities (henna art, tarot card reader, human statue, etc.)
A mariachi band (in front of El Buen Sabor restaurant, between 15th & 16th Avenues)
Dozens of local artists and artisans (including local authors) selling their wares in our outdoor Arts Fair
Art galleries & artist studios open for you to explore
Live music in multiple venues (from old school to new)
Restaurants featuring Cuban, Thai/Sushi, Chinese, Uruguayan and Mexican cuisine (we’ve heard a rumor that Spanish restaurant Casa Panza may re-open in time for Friday)
Free international phone calls with our CoraZona Gold Sponsor Verizon (north side of 15th Ave. & SW 8th St.)