A monthly arts & culture street festival and gallery stroll in Little Havana’s cultural district. Take the free walking tour of Little Havana with legendary local historian Dr. Paul George, artist fair with local painters, sculptors and artisans along Calle Ocho (SW 8th Street) between 12th and 17th Avenues, and a variety of galleries and local-owned restaurants. Takes place the last Friday of the month! www.culturalfridays.org www.facebook.com/vcmiami www.twitter.com/@vcmiami
Un festival mensual de arte y cultura y un paseo a través de las galerías del distrito cultural de la Pequeña Habana. Tome un tour de la Pequena Habana gratuito con la compañía del legendario historiador, Dr. Paul George, una feria artística con pintores locales, escultores y artesanos a lo largo de la Calle Ocho (SW 8th St.) entre las avenidas 12 y 17, y una gran variedad de galerías y restaurantes locales. El evento toma lugar el último viernes de cada mes. www.viernesculturales.org
Domino Plaza, at SW 15th Ave & 8th St.
Join us in celebrating another Viernes Cultural/Cultural Friday. Little Havana’s popular art and culture festival is a great event for the whole family. Enjoy music and discover works by local artists and artisans in and around our iconic Domino Plaza on SW 8th Street and SW 15th Avenue, and behold contemporary and historic artworks at our many fine art galleries along Calle Ocho. Finish off your fabulous Friday night by savoring a delicious dinner at one of our various restaurants, boasting cuisine from all over the world. Come dance, eat, shop and enjoy a delightful evening in Little Havana!
Come enjoy a performance by members of this arts and dance academy for children from 3 to 12 years old. Artevivo will delight us with an array of dances and artistry showcased by these talented children. Artevivo Art School is committed to providing an excellent dance program in a safe, family-oriented environment.
Where: Domino Plaza
When: 7:30 – 8:00 pm
Belen Jazz Band
The Belen Jazz Band was founded in 2007 by Maestro, Marlene Urbay.
Celebrating its fifth year the Belen Jesuit Jazz Band launched their first CD featuring American & Latin Jazz standards in September. The Jazz Band is integrated into the curriculum of the school and is treated as a subject; a student receives credit and a grade. Since its inception, the band has participated annually in the Disney Music Festival and won gold in 2010 and 2011. Other awards of distinction have been: Best in Class (2010), Best Soloist (2011) at the Disney Music Festival and winning Perfect Score at the Miami Youth Fair in 2009. In April of 2012, the Jazz Band made their first appearance at Orlando Fest in Universal Orlando and won Silver.
Where: Domino Plaza
When: 8:00 pm to 8:45 pm
Walking Tour of Little Havana
This month’s tour features 1. A walk to Conch Hill, a onetime Bahamian enclave ;2. A look at St. Peter and Paul Church and school, and its story: 3. A stroll along Cuban Memorial Blvd., and a looks at 3 homes built in 1914; 4. A look at the Cuban prisoner home and reception on the Blvd.; 5. A look and explanation of 3 classic Bungalow-styled homes; 6. A look at a synagogue that is now an Hispanic Baptist church!!
Where: Meet in front of the Tower Theater (1508 SW 8th St.)
When: 7 pm
And much more.
Free Trolley Service
The City of Miami takes you to Viernes Culturales! The free Miami Trolley will be leaving from the Mary Brickell Village and the Brickell Metrorail/Metromover Station to the heart of the Viernes Culturales festival every 15 minutes.
Viernes Culturales is made possible with the support of our sponsors:
The James L. Knight Foundation, The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, The Cultural Affairs Council, The Miami-Dade County Mayor and
Board of County Commissioners.