Celebrate Cultural Fridays / Viernes Culturales 11/25/11

Come Celebrate Cultural Fridays / Viernes Culturales
Miami’s Best Arts and Music Festival on the last Friday of every month
Friday, November 25, 2011. From 7:00 to 11:00 p.m.
SW 8th Street (Calle Ocho) between 13th and 17th Avenues

Schedule Of Events
Where: Domino Stage at Domino Plaza. SW 15th Ave & 8th Street
7:30 – 8:00 pm – G Moss Fashion Show
8:00 – 8:30 pm – Learn To Dance
8:30 – 9:00 pm – Artistic Explosion
9:00 – 9:30 pm – Martial Arts Presentation
9:30 – 11:00 pm – Tony Swing
Admission: FREE
Rain Schedule will be posted on www.viernesculturales.org by 4:00 p.m. on day of event

Walking Tour Of Little Havana
When: 7:00 pm – Dr. Paul George – Walking tour of Little Havana
Where: Meet in front of the Tower Theater (1508 SW 8th Street)
Cost: FREE

On The Stage At Viernes Culturales

Tony Swing
The talented merenguero Tony Swing will bring the flavor of the Dominican Republic to Viernes Culturales. Ex-member of world renowned bands like Oro Solido and Pochy y la Coco band, Tony’s swing will spark up the night with the festive flair of contagious merengue. In his unique style, he embraces traditional merengue with merengue ripiao, adding a touch of urban flavor. This all around entertainer is currently filming a movie and is also an outstanding choreographer.

GMoss Urban Classy Fashion Show
Gmoss Designs provides graphic, realistic and cartoon illustrations and technical fashion design services. The fashion show will showcase an original and unique style to engage the youth and young adult markets. The “Gmoss Seek Eternal Purpose” line is an urban/anime/comic book influenced line of art, clothing, and accessories based the short novel “The Chronicles of Ann & Lo” written and illustrated by George Moss. www.gmossdesign.com was created to encourage youth to work hard, use their talents, and seek their eternal purpose.

Daniella Viotti
The Living Statue Performer, has been mesmerizing crowds at Viernes Culturales for many years. Daniela is a statue and award winning sculptor. She loves performing as a Living Statue at Viernes Culturales and giving so much positive energy to all that stop and pose with her!

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.

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. This month’s tour will focus on Historic Shenandoah neighborhood. This special tour is educational, interesting and absolutely free. Learn of when Calle Ocho was a dirt road known in some parts as Orange Gable Road. See the site of historic Blecher Homestead and the historig Bridage 2506 Museum.

Viernes Culturales Art Gallery Presents Natalie Nauta
Dates: Friday, November 25, 2011. 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Where: 742 SW 16th Avenue, Miami FL 33135
Natalie’s profound appreciation and love for her environment expresses itself through an artistic use of paint textures and a saturated, and somewhat explosive use of color. Together, these elements create beautifully decorative and appealing reminders of the Caribbean and Miami. www.natalie-nauta.com.

Films 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 $8 for general public and $7 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 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
Mildrey Guillot Fine Art – Exhibition of works by Mildrey Guillot
Molina Fine Art – Exhibition of works by Luis Molina
Obrapia Fine Art Restoration & Framing – Exhibition works by various artists
Unzueta Fine Art – Exhibition of works by Ramon Unzueta
Viernes Culturales Art Gallery-Exhibition of works by: Natalie Nauta

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

Other Activities
· Viernes Culturales is proud to announce Coca-Cola as our newest sponsor! The Coca-Cola stage on SW 8th Street and SW 16th Avenue will feature a DJ, music, and Salsa Contest. Stop by for a chance to win a variety of prizes. Join us as we welcome Coca-Cola to Little Havana!
· 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 Avenue & SW 8th Street
· 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!

Please make note, our December date is: DECEMBER 16, 2011

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