Viernes Culturales / Cultural Fridays Arts and Culture Festival 5/27/11

Viernes Culturales / Cultural Fridays Arts & Culture Festival
Friday, May 27, 2011, 7:00p-11:00p
Calle Ocho-Little Havana
Southwest 8th Street, between 14 & 17th Avenue
Miami, FL 33135

Come Celebrate Cultural Fridays / Viernes Culturales

Miami’s best arts and music festival on the last Friday of every month, from 7 to 11 pm on SW 8th Street (Calle Ocho) between 13th and 17th Avenues.
Where: Domino Stage at Domino Plaza, at SW 15th Ave & 8th St.
7:00 pm – Dr. Paul George – Walking tour of Little Havana
7:15 – 7:50 pm – Denisse Cambria – Learn to Dance
8:00 – 8:30 pm – Chiflado Entertainment
8:30 – 9:30 pm – Artistic Explosion
9:30 – 11:00 pm – Edwin Bonilla y su son
Cost: FREE

Samaris Cassano – Mistress of Ceremony
Puerto Rican born and raised, Samaris is a talented artist, published author and radio personality. She studied television directing/production at the Colegio de Artes y Ciencias. Television at the University of Puerto Rico, communications at the Universidad del Sagrado Corazon and acting at the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueño. She is delighted to be working with us to help guide your Viernes Culturales experience!

Denisse Cambria Dancers
Learn the latest tropical steps and moves while enjoying an hour of fun on the dance floor with all-star Latin dancers Denisse and JC. They will teach merengue, danzón, salsa, sones, and many more steps to get you moving.

Circo Ritmo y Alegria
Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages, come and enjoy Circo Ritmo y Alegria! Chiflado the clown and his buddies promise a fun filled evening including acrobats, jugglers and unicyclists. Don’t miss this incredible troupe of performers.

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.

Edwin Bonilla
This multi-talented Puerto Rican is one of the best percussionists, songwriters and producer worldwide. Invited by artists like Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin, Madonna, Juan Luis Guerra, Celia Cruz and many more, Edwin will delight you with his nostalgic rhythms of sones, guaguanco and descargas. Don’t miss this incredible performer.

…and don’t forget,
Walking Tour of Little Havana
Legendary local historian Dr. Paul George leads a walking tour of Little Havana. Lear the fascinating and entertaining details about Little Havana’s history, people and places.
Viernes Culturales is pleased to announce May’s “Romp Through Little Havana”. This tour of Little Havana, will focus on the historic Conch Hill Neighborhood.
Where: Meet in front of the Tower Theater (1508 SW 8th St.)
When: 7 pm
Cost: FREE

Viernes Culturales Art Gallery Presents World Refugee Month Artists
Enjoy the works of:
Enrique Ermus who arrived from Santiago de Cuba in 2010. His work has been exhibited in galleries in Cuba, Spain Dominican Republic and recently in Solo Art, Miami.
Helier Batista is a Cuban Regufee who arrived in Miami August, 2008. He is a graduate of Fine Arts Academy of Las Tunas, Cuba.
Hiremio Garcia aka Santa Olaya is a Cuban refugee who arrived in Miami in 2009. His work has been exhibited throughout Cuba, Spain and Puerto Rico.
The art work will be displayed at Viernes Culturales Art Gallery through June 17.
Where: 742 SW 16th Ave, Miami Fl 33135
When: Friday, May 27, 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?

Galleries / Art
Agustin Gainza Fine Art – Exhibition of works by Agustin Gainza
Cremata Gallery -Exhibition works by Katiuska Gonzalez-partial funds for Japanese Rec Cross Society
Imago Art Gallery – Exhibition of works by various artists
Marta G. Ismail Fine Art – Exhibition of works by Marta G. Ismail
Maxoly /Latin Art Core – Exhibition of works by Cuban Masters
Mildred Guillot Fine Art -Exhibition of works by Mildred Guillot
Molina Fine Art – Exhibition of works by Luis Molina
Obrapia Fine Art Restoration & Framing -Exhibition works of Rafael Perez Valdez
Unzueta Fine Art – Exhibition of works by Ramon Unzueta
Vienes Culturales Art Gallery – Exhibition of works by Refugee Collection

Dining & Entertainment
2B Asian Bristo – Alfaro’s – Casa Panza Cafe – Cuba Ocho – Domino’s Pizza – El Buen Sabor Cafeteria – El Cristo Restaurant & Cafeteria – El Pub – El Exquisito Restaurant – I Love Calle Ocho – La Casa de Tula – Le’Hooka Lounge – Little Havana to go – McDonald’s Restaurant – Oriental Restaurant – Pizza Hut – Catharsis – Subway – Tower Theater – Tutti Frutti Ice Cream

Cigar Shops
Art District Cigars – Cuban Cigar, Co. -Cuba Tobacco Cigar, Co. – Little Havana Cigar Factory – Top Cigars

Other Activities
•Viernes Culturales is proud to sponsor Japan on my mind, an exhibit of Katiuska Gonzalez’ Geisha paintings to benefit the tsunami victims in Japan. Exhibit will be held at Cremata Gallery, 1646 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33136 from May 13 to June 24. For more information: (305) 644-3315
•Domino Competition in Domino Park (anyone can participate). Starts at
8 pm. Street and sidewalk performers & activities
•Mariachi band (in front of El Buen Sabor restaurant, between 15th & 16th Aves.
•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!