Holiday Season at Viernes Culturales 12/17/10

Enjoy the Holiday Season at Viernes Culturales
Friday, December 17
Where: SW 8 St. bw 13 & 17 Aves.
When: 7 – 11 pm
Cost: FREE

Events & Activities
Legendary local historian Dr. Paul George leads a tour of Little Havana. Meet in front of the Tower Theater (1508 8 St.) at 7 pm.

(rear of Domino Plaza, SW 15 ave & 9 St.)
7:10 pm Little Havana Community Choir
7:50 pm Fina Escayola & Her Flamenco Dance Students
8:10 pm Creativo Dance Studios (mix of styles) (website)
8:20 pm Rudolfo Nunez (Peruvian singer/songwriter)
8:50 pm Mercy Martinez (Cuban singer/songwriter)
9:30 pm Fusion 4 Band (MySpace page)

A Domino Competition in Domino Park (anyone can participate — and there are prizes!)

Street and sidewalk performers & activities

A mariachi band (in front of El Buen Sabor restaurant, between 15th & 16th Aves.), composer/guitarist Rudolpho Nunez at the corner of 16th Ave. & SW 8th, abd Uruguayan drumming near the east corner of SW 8th St. & 14th Ave.

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, Uruguayan, Spanish and Mexican cuisine (and two new spots: Casa Panza Cafe & Quiereme Mucho … Morena!).

Beautiful art galleries & artist studios open for you to explore

Live music (and dance) in many of our local venues: flamenco, traditional Cuban music, Afro-Cuban rumba, more!

Unique stores selling locally made cigars (watch cigar rollers), Latin music CDs, gifts, guayaberas and more

Fresh tropical drinks at the fruteria on SW 8th St. before 13th Ave.

Free international phone calls with our Gold Sponsor Verizon (north side of 15th Ave. & SW 8th St.)

As you know, our monthly festival is usually on the LAST Friday of the month, but this December is different: Viernes Culturales is NEXT FRIDAY, December 17 — just in time for some last-minute holiday shopping!

Take a break from boring shopping malls. At our free street festival and art walk, enjoy hot chocolate and churros while browsing the work of our many artists and artisans.

Our stage lineup for this month includes popular local group Fusion 4 and their blend of salsa, merengue, cumbia and other Latin favorites, Christmas carols sung by the Little Havana Community Choir, and singer/songwriters Rudolfo Nunez and Mercy Martinez. Plus, enjoy dance performances by Fina Escayola’s flamenco students as well as students from Creativo Dance Studios.

And it’s all free? Sí! Plus, our free Little Havana tour, a domino competition (in Domino Park, of course) street performers, our many galleries, and all the other arts, food & culture activities that make us one of Miami’s favorite festivals.

See below for the details. Our website is under construction, so in the meantime please forward this email to your friends, Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for the latest.

P.S. A shout out to the Yelpers who have been giving us 4-5 star ratings …

See you on the 17th!