Viernes Cultural/Cultural Friday 3/30/12

Viernes Cultural/Cultural Friday
March 30, 2012 – 7 to 11 pm
Domino Plaza
at SW 15th Ave & 8th St.
Little Havana, FL

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. Join us Friday for a fun filled evening!

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!

Rey Casas
Rey Casas was born into a family of prominent Cuban musicians. His great grandfather Luis Casas Romero, was a composer and founding father of Cuban radio; his father, Reinaldo Casas, a renowned singer, and uncle Rafael Casas, distinguished leader of El Teatro Musical de la Havana. Rey has worked with music greats like Jose Jose, Olga Guillot, Nelson Ned, Roberto Ledesma, Lucho Gatica, and Paquito de Rivera. He has composed soundtracks for several Latin soap operas like Morelia, Maria Elena, Guadalupe among many others. Rey continues to amaze and inspire us with each succeeding presentation, and we are delighted to have him on our stage.

Sole Dancer’s Studios
Viernes Culturales proudly presents an evening of dancers, singers, comedians by the students and professional teachers of Sole Dancer’s Studios under the guidance of proprietor and performing artist Giselle Casas. Professional invited performers include: Johnny Rez, JD, Stephanie Garcia, Alex Rubio, Yalis, Melika Jazz, Kimani, Rudy Gil, Alfonso Cremata, D-3 and the fabulous ACFG GIRLS and more. Sole Dancer’s Stuios promise an evening of outstanding showcased talent, under the stars of Little Havana..


Agustin Gainza Fine Art – Exhibition of works by Agustin Gainza
Cremata Gallery – Exhibition of works by DEMI
Cuba Ocho Art & Research Center-Exhibition of works by various artists
Havana Nostra – Exhibition of works by various artists
Malagon Gallery – Exhibition of work by William Malagon
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
Natalie Nauta Gallery – Exhibition of works by Natalie Nauta
Obrapia Fine Art Restoration-Exhibition works by various artists
Pance Art Gallery – Exhibition of works of Cindy Pance
Penner Studios – Exhibition of works by Katey Penner
Rafi̱o Art РExhibition of works by Rafael Rodriguez
Unzueta Fine Art – Exhibition of works by Ramon Unzueta
Villamil Art Studio – Exhibition of works by Fredy Villamil

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 – Kamazoo – Little Havana to Go – Salsa Art Dance Studio – McDonald’s Restaurant – Oriental Restaurant – Pizza Hut – Catharsis Restaurant – Subway – Tower Theater – Tutti Frutti Ice Cream

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

Other Activities
We welcome Catharsis Restaurant & Lounge as our sponsor, located in the heart of Calle Ocho, with a delicious fusion taste of Caribbean and South American cuisine. Catharsis offers the most exquisite dishes to satisfy the most demanding of palates.
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!

Music and art at the Futurama Building
William Malagon, 16 Primaveras 36 x 48, oil on canvas
Join us for an evening of art and jazz
at the Futurama Building, 1637 SW 8th St. 8 to 10 pm.
Also featuring a sampling of Fuze beverages

Art of Freedom – Barrio Arts Workshop – Borders Art Gallery
Carlos Alves Studio – Ivan Galindo – Mario Chuy Art Studio
Galeria Adelmo – Gallerie Carre Rouge
La Casita de Edin Art Studio
La Casona de la Sagüesera; Ronald & Nelson Curras Ceramics
Laura Luna Studio
Miami-Dade College InterAmerican Campus Art Gallery
Pablo Cano Studio & Gallery – Ritz on 6th – Santo * Martin
Tower Theater Gallery
6th Street Container Alternative Arts Space

Viernes Culturales is made possible with the support of our sponsors the James L. Knight Foundation, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

Giselle Casas, Sole Dancer’s Studios
The director of Sole Dancer’s Studio, a center for
the arts, Giselle’s mission is to continue her work helping students develop their talents development of students for a life in the arts.

Belly 2Abs, Zizi Zabaneth Dancers
CBelly2Abs Fitness & Dance Studio’s mission is to empower and inspire women through the art of dance, with some of the best dance instructors in Miami, Francesca, Anais, Bela, Zizi Zabaneh, Jigna and Adriana Echeverri. Belly2Abs is the home of the newest dance troupe “Fusion Gitana” directed by Zizi Zabaneh. For more information about classes, instructors and events visit

Cremata Gallery Presents
DEMI: Drawings
This exhibition will feature the rare showing of 37 works on paper and five sculptures by DEMI. DEMI’s works on paper exemplify the possibilities of the medium on her own terms. With color pencils, various pens, watercolor, acrylic and ink, DEMI’s lines move across the paper ranging from the subtle and delicate to the harsh and strong. These works are composed in an open and flexible manner. In them, drawing becomes an adventure without dogmas whose lyricism and freedom reminds us of the best of Paul Klee.
Cremata Gallery
1646 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135

Walking Tour of Little Havana
Viernes Culturales/Cultural Fridays is pleased to announce another Dr. George walking tour of Little Havana. As Dr. Paul George, legendary local historian, continues his 11th year of conducting such tours through Cultural Fridays, this tour will roam through through the Old Jewish Quarter.
Where: Meet in front of the Tower Theater (1508 SW 8th St.)
When: 7 pm
Cost: FREE

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!

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 $8 for general public and $7 for students and seniors! Can it get any better than this?
Debut: FOOTNOTE (Hearat Shulayim)

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