Viernes Culturales / Cultural Fridays 7/29/11

Viernes Culturales / Cultural Fridays
7/29/2011, 7:00-11:00pm
Little Havana
SW 8th Street, between 14 & 17th Avenue
Little Havana, Miami 33135

July 29, 2011 – 7 to 11 PM

Samaris Cassano
Mistress of Ceremony
Puerto Rican born and raised, Samaris is a talented singer, published author and radio personality. She is delighted to be working with us to help guide your Viernes Culturales experience.

6:30 – 7:30 pm – Live DJ Juan Jose

7:30 – 8:00 pm – Top 1 Entertainment for Children
Come enjoy singing, dancing and story telling presented by Top 1 Entertainment. Be a part of the show as these costumed performers bring classic stories to life and might even incorporate members of the audience into their act. You are surely in for a treat with Top 1 Entertainment.

8:00 – 8:30 pm – Artistic Explosion
Artistic-Explosion is a vocal and dance performance academy devoted to helping young artists grow and succeed. These incredibly talented kids will keep you entertained with their amazing performances!

8:30 – 9:30 pm – Sociedad Rebelde
Sociedad Rebelde is a groove-alternative band with fresh original songs and a retro yet innovative sound, bringing elements of Pop-Rock, Reggae, and Latin together with a new, vibrant & fresh sound! The purpose of Sociedad Rebelde is very specific: To have a signature sound, involving great songs, catchy hooks with a rockin band.

9:30 – 11:00 pm – Son Miami
Music has no boundaries. This was the inspiration for the creation of Son Miami, a twelve-piece band of police officers that will keep you dancing and having a great time. Son Miami are professional musicians who’s elaborate Salsa with Charanga and a touch of Latin Jazz will keep the stage spicy and the audience wanting more.

*Rain Schedule will be posted on by 4 pm on day of event * 7:00 – 10:00 pm – Live DJ

Walking Tour of Little Havana
Legendary local historian Dr. Paul George leads a walking tour of Little Havana each month. Learn the fascinating details about Little Havana’s history, people and places.
Viernes Culturales is pleased to announce July’s “Romp Through Little Havana.” This tour of Little Havana will focus on the historic Conch Hill Neighborhood, Peter & Paul Parish and The Roads neighborhood.
Where: Meet in front of the Tower Theater (1508 SW 8th St.)
When: 7 pm
Cost: FREE

Viernes Culturales Art Gallery Presents: Francisco Ceron
Francisco Ceron combines elements of cubism, pop art and urban style in his work, using mixed media and digital resources.
Through September 23, 2011
Where: 742 SW 16th Ave, Miami FL 33135
When: Friday, July 29, 2011: 7 – 10 pm
(Weekdays: Mon, Wed, Fri – 11 to 6 pm)

Film at the Tower Theater
To all cinema lovers: We would like to invite you to discover one of Miami’s best-kept secrets, the historic Tower Theater. Enjoy top-quality foreign or independent films, film premiers, and even an art exhibition. To top it off, screenings have English (or Spanish) subtitles and prices are just $6 for general public and $5 for students and seniors! Can it get any better than this?

Other Activities
• Event sponsor, Ford Motor Company, will host an evening of nostalgia right here on Calle Ocho! Enjoy a display of vintage Ford photographs taken in 1950’s Cuba and get up close and personal with two classic Ford vehicles. Ford’s strong business heritage throughout the world has made the company a major part of history of many cultures and its vehicles have truly defined generations. As Ford looks toward the future with vehicles such as the newly-launched 2012 Focus and the Battery Electric Focus expected by the end of the year, it’s just as important to reflect upon the cars and trucks that started it all, and launched the company into being a leader in the automotive industry. The company’s ongoing commitment to the consumer is as strong as ever and made evident through the full lineup of vehicles available to meet everyone’s needs.
• Domino Competition in Domino Park (anyone can participate). Starts at 8 pm. Street and sidewalk performers & activities
• Dozens of NEW local artists and artisans (including local authors) selling their wares in our outdoor Arts Fair
• Restaurants & bars featuring Cuban, Thai/Sushi, Chinese, Spanish and Mexican cuisine
• Traditional fruteria at 13th Ave. & SW 8th St.
• Beautiful art galleries & artist studios open for you to explore (some featuring live music)
• Live music (and dance) in many of our local venues: flamenco, traditional Cuban music, Afro-Cuban rumba, more!
• Unique stores selling locally made cigars (cigars rolled in person), Latin music CDs, gifts, guayaberas and more!

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