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From: Olaf Bleck
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2001 10:20 PM
To: 'salsaupdate@salsaboston.com'
Subject: Salsa Update #121

Dear Salseros!

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Read down a bit for New Years info!  Sophia's, $25 advance, All Salsa Night until 3am+!  First Night and Ryles afterparty discount available too!  Advance Ticket Purchase online at http://salsaboston.com/newyear


THIS RUMOR JUST IN!  Look for a Celia Cruz/Gilberto Santa Rosa Concert in mid-January!  Yeah, SalsaBoston is going to HOOK YOU UP!  Stay tuned...

Now Back to our regularly Scheduled Program

Given that New Year's is coming up fast (see below), I wanted to respond to some comments I get every now and then about Sophia's, particularly to those of you MISSING OUT!

Ever heard this conversation?

  "Have you checked out Salsa Night at Sophia's?"

  "Sophia's?  Oh I hate that place, it's too crowded and they
  don't play much Salsa."

  "Huh...???  What night did you go?"

  "I think it was a Saturday."


We Salseros all know weekends are a tough on the scene world wide because we aren't booze hounds, and let's face it, night clubs are in the business of selling booze.  However...!

Sophia's Loves Salseros!  Yes YOU!!  And because of it, over two years ago, they have been begging you all to SHOW UP there on the off nights, which they have dedicated to Salsa!  What nights are those?  Tuesdays, and of course...

    Wednesday is Salsa Night with SalsaBoston.com!

So why go there on Wednesdays?

1) Wednesday isn't Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.  It's Wednesday.  Ask anyone, Wednesday is Salsa Night at Sophia's!  Yes ***SALSA*** Night!  ***ALL*** SALSA NIGHT!!  You're gonna hear about 3-4 Merengue's and about one Bachata ALL NIGHT.

2) We call this night "by Salseros for Salseros", because it's true.  You want Salsa?  THIS IS THE PLACE!

3) It ain't crowded!  While the size of the night has grown over the last year since we started it, there's still room to dance.  When there's no room left, we'll just open another floor.  And when that one is filled, we'll open another one.  Won't that be something?  Boston's only 3 floors of Salsa!  We'll have New York Style on one, floor, LA on the next, and the Casino dancers on the third!

4) It's in the newly renovated Champagne Lounge, with a great new dance floor!

5) Boston's best dancers can be seen there regularly, and they will dance with you no matter how good you are!  Plus, Johnny and Kelly teach a great lesson for beginners and intermediates, and SalsaBoston DJ's Luis Arroy, Antonio Ortiz, and Nik Caswell spin the best Salsa in Boston!

So if you haven't been there, we hope to see you soon!

This and every Wednesday...

   Salsa Night at Sophia's
 with SalsaBoston.com
1270 Boylston St., Boston (near Kenmore Sq. and Fenway Park)
Lessons with Johnny and Kelly at 9:15,
beginnner and intermediate, no partner necessary!
Salsa with DJ Luis Arroyo after, until 2am!
21+ Proper ID and Dress
$10 Cover, $2 extra for lesson


Tickets are selling fast!

SalsaBoston.com and Sophia's Present:

         NEW YEAR'S EVE
           SALSA GALA!

Break into 2002 with Salsa "by Salseros for Salseros" and celebrate a
full year of SalsaBoston.com nights at Sophia's!

All Salsa until 3am+ with SalsaBoston's newest DJ Nikolai!
plus, Special Dance Performances

   Capacity will be limited to accomodate dancing!
     Get your tickets before they sell out!

Sophia's "Champagne Lounge" (and ? 2 floors?)
1270 Boylston St, near Fenway Park
$25 advance, $35 door (if available)

Ticket price includes
-champagne toast
-party favors
-line privileges
-coat check (?)
-Salsa lesson (9-10pm, no partner needed)
-hors doureves (sp?!)

Cash bar

Dress: Festive or formal!

Advance Ticket Purchase online at http://salsaboston.com/newyear

For ticket information call 617-513-9841 or visit
For directions call 617-351-7001

*** Got other plans earlier?  Make it yout after-party!
$15 after 12:30, $10 with First Night button or Ryles ticket stub.

21+, Proper ID and dress required.

What else...

T-shirts!  We just need a few more for another order.  If you haven't
emailed me already and want one, please do so asap!  Have a look online
at http://salsaboston.com/shirt

This Week's Mailbag

1) Supershag Dance Party this Saturday!
2) and, check this out too, SALSALEGRE! this Sat. in Natick!
3) Maine Update
4) Sophia's Fundraiser for Flight 587 Victims this Friday
5) DON'T FORGET!  Order your New Year's Tickets NOW!

This Saturday at SuperShag Mega Dance Complex

Professional shows by SuperShag staff Chris, Tibor,
Regina, Hansol and Katia plus a special presentation by:

Commonwealth Classic Professional
Latin Champions
Dale Bennett and Olga Kinaird

We need YOU to make the party happen-remember:

Free Lesson 8:30 p.m.
Free Refreshments
Dance Until 12:00 a.m.
Admission $10

Dance to swing, salsa, cha-cha, rumba and more, on 3,000 square feet of pristine dance floor!
It's a big party and you're invited! No partner necessary, all levels welcome!

Looking for a  perfect office grab gift or stocking stuffer? Want to share your love of dance with others?

Print SuperShag MDC's free gift certificate for a complimentary group beginner lesson :

For directions and more information visit www.supershag.com. Or, call 781-894-7424 (SHAG)

Don't forget Ryles is OPEN on December 22,  29th.


[If you're coming or going to SuperShag's event, might as well hit this too!]

December 15th is the next Salsalegre!
Metrowest's once-a-month Saturday night Salsa Social.

Family in town for the holidays? Bring them along for
an exciting holiday outing!!
Come dance to the best Salsa Clasica, Salsa de Hoy,
and Cha Cha Cha with DJ Luis Arroyo at:

The Sons of Italy Lodge 1411
37 Washington AVENUE (not Washington St)
Natick, MA (directions follow)
8 pm: Salsa Lesson
9 to midnight: dance, dance, dance!
Cash Bar!
$10 per person
***All ages welcome!
(must show ID 21+ at bar)

Upcoming dates:
December 15, January 19, and February 16

For more info:
508-655-7142 or 508-820-9828
en español: 617-522-2524

Directions to Salsalegre!

An easy ½ hour from Boston!!
From East via Rt 9:
--Take Rt 9 West. When you pass under Rt 95/128,
you'll go 6.5 more miles till you get to exit for Rt.
27 South.
--On right, just before exits for 27, you'll see a big
shopping center with a BIG Stop and Shop.
For 27 South exit you'll go under Rt 27--slowly
because exit is immediately on your right!
--Take 27 South 8/10 of a mile to Lake St on your
right. (At 7/10 of a mile is a light.) Turn RIGHT
onto Lake St., then bear IMMEDIATELY LEFT onto
Washington AVENUE (not Street).
--Go 2/10 of a mile down Washington Ave. to Lodge 1411
on your left (look for red awning).
From Mass Pike East or West:
--Take Pike to Exit 13. Follow signs after tolls for Natick.
--This puts you briefly on 30 East. Go to first light
and turn RIGHT onto Speen St.
--Take Speen about ½ mile, look for sign for Rt. 9
East. A little past Natick Mall (on right), you will
EXIT LEFT to get on 9 East.
--Take Rt. 9 East a short distance (1/2 mile maybe)to
exit for Rt 27 South.
--Take 27 South 8/10 of a mile to Lake St on your
right. (At 7/10 of a mile is a light.) Turn RIGHT
onto Lake St., then bear IMMEDIATELY LEFT onto
Washington AVENUE (not Street).
--Go 2/10 of a mile down Washington Ave. to Lodge 1411
on your left (look for red awning).
Via Rt 135, East or West:
--Washington AVENUE (not street) is a small street off
Rt 135. It's the first traffic light west of the big
intersection of routes 27 and 135 in downtown Natick.
--Turn off 135 onto Washington Ave. (it's only on one
side, so you have to turn right from dowtown Natick,
or left from Framingham)
--Go about 1/3 mile to Lodge 1411 on your right (look
for red awning).

3)  Maine Update:
We here at Club Night Headquarters are JOYFUL, JOYFUL to announce that CLUB NIGHT (which is, of course, anything but SILENT) will resume its regular schedule after the New Year. 

NOT A MOUSE WILL BE STIRRING to salsa, merengue, cha-cha-cha or bachata at the Breakaway Lounge until then.

Now, in the new year, we will be using an "MSN Community" (called "Salsamaine") to keep everyone up-to-date with SALSA  happenings in PORTLAND. This current email list is being DISCONTINUED.

If you haven't already joined "Salsamaine,"

      ***YOU MUST REPLY***

to this message so I can put you on the NEW LIST. Then, watch for the "Invitation" to join "Salsamaine."

In the mean time, Olaf has some heavy holiday party action going down in Boston. Check out salsaboston.com for some excellent events.

And, after the holidays, we'll see ALL YE FAITHFUL when we JINGLE our BELLS once again at the Breakaway Lounge.



> Sofia's is holding a fundraiser this Friday Dec. 14th for the victims of
> Flight 587.
> I  would greatly appreciate it if you could send out a dedicated email to
> your email list with the information below.
If you have any questions please let me know.
> thank you in advance.
> Karima Khawja
> (617) 921-0448
> Solidaridad
> Friday
> Decembeer 14, 2001
> 7:30-10:00 PM
> The Boston area Latino community
> extends our support.
> $15 Donation Requested, 100%
> to benefit Dominican families affected
> by the tragedy of flight 587.
> Sponsored by Sophia's
> and
> Presidente
> 1270 Boylston, Boston
> 617-351-7001


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