Viernes Culturales Cultural Fridays 11/27/09

FREE this Friday: Art, Music and Cuisine at Calle Ocho
Miami’s Best Arts and Music Festival on the last Friday of every month
Friday, November 27th, 2009. From 6:30 – 11:00 p.m.
Mark your calendars everyone! Our next Viernes Culturales will be December 18th!!!
SW 8th Street (Calle Ocho) between 13th and 17th Avenues

7:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. – Free History Walking Tour of Little Havana led by Dr. Paul George.
(Meet in front of Tower Theater)
8:00 – 9:15 – p.m. – Miami Dade College InterAmerican Campus Latin Jazz Band. (In front of the Tower Theater)
7:30 – 10:30 p.m. – Pamir Guanchez. (Domino Plaza SW 8th Street and 15th Avenue)

Free History Walking Tour of Little Havana led by Dr. Paul George (7:00 – 7:45 p.m.)
Dr. Paul George will guide you through Little Havana, pointing out the significance of South Florida bungalow architecture, the Tower Theater, old-fashioned hand rollers at a cigar factory and more. Visit Cuban Memorial Boulevard and observe the monuments that speak to the exile presence in Miami. The tour features architectural details, cultural history and other interesting tidbits from the mind of South Florida’s most respected historian. October’s walking tour is sponsored by the generous donation of the Latin Quarter Cultural Center of Miami.
This special tour is educational, interesting and absolutely free!
• See and learn of the fabulous Firestone Station (today’s Walgreen’s)
• View such historical and architectural treasures as the Orange Bowl, St. John Bosco Catholic Church and Riverside Elementary.
• See the buildings that housed Charlie’s Grocery, Gordon’s Funeral Home, and the Cushman Bakery
• See the original site of the Miami Jewish Home and Hospital for the Aged
• Walk on the right-of-way of two Miami streetcar lines
• See the former home of La Esquina de Tejas Restaurant, which hosted President Ronald Reagan in 1983

Miami Dade College InterAmerican Campus Latin Jazz Band. In front of the Tower Theater (8:00 – 9:15 p.m.)
The IAC Salsa/Latin-jazz band is part of the School of Community Education’s music program at the InterAmericam Campus of Miami Dade College. Participants of all ages meet on Saturday mornings at IAC and play different Latin music popular styles such as Salsa, Son, Bachata, etc. All instruments and vocalists are welcome to participate. The award-winning ensemble plays at local community events in the Little Havana area. Directed by music professor Sergio Bezard.

Pamir Guanchez. Corner of SW 8th St and 16th Avenue. (7:30 – 10:30 p.m.)
Pamir Guanchez, a native son of Venezuela received his formal training in music at the conservatory of music in Caracas. He traveled extensively throughout the world, as part of Oscar D’ Leon orchestra, for whom he has played for over 15 years. He currently accompanies Tito Puente Jr. in his shows around the USA. Some of the highlights of Pamir’s musical journey include performing in the world famous Carnegie Hall and Madison Square Garden. This Viernes Culturales the audience will be hypnotized and dazzled by the rising star that is pursuing his long awaited solo career. Pamir’s flute and saxophone talent is at his peak and he hopes to express his passion for music in his upcoming productions.

Cremata Gallery
The gallery is currently presenting the exhibition Diego de Souza + Luis Manuel Fernandez. A dialogue between the works of Diego de Souza and Luis Manuel Fernandez: one exhibition, two artists, one Argentine and one Cuban, two different ways of approaching art. Diego’s paintings, with his expressive use of color, light, transparency, and his free and imaginative strokes, comes very close to pure abstraction. In contrast with Luis Manuel’s sculptures: precise, figurative and full of symbolic realism. The exhibition is the dichotomy between two artists, but it’s also full of coincidences – both produce the type of work that we want to be surrounded with in our private and personal spaces: classy, ingenious, elegant. Come to the gallery this Cultural Friday’s evening to share a glass of wine and experience it all for yourself.
1646 SW 8th Street. Miami, FL 33135. Ph: 305.644.3315 Email: Website:

The Latin Quarter Cultural Center
The Latin Quarter Cultural Center presents a photography exhibition by Aurelio Miranda-Sousa, starting October 30th, 2009 at the Viernes Culturales Gallery located at 742 SW 16th Avenue. Miami, FL 33135. Free and open to the public. For information call 305.643.5500

Viernes Culturales / Cultural Fridays, Inc.
742 SW 16th Avenue
Miami, FL 33135
Ph: 305.643.5500
Fax: 786.999.8894

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