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Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2005 12:58 PM
Subject: #265: New Club: Mojitos opens this weekend, Congress Discount tonight at Ryles

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Hi all!

Tonight (Thur.) at Ryles, you will be able to register for the Boston Salsa Congress for a discounted $150 (instead of $180, the current price--save $30), so bring your checkbook!  (You must register and pay tonight to get the discount.)


Many of you are still mourning the closing of Sophia's last winter, but there's good news!  Opening this weekend is a new club in Downtown Crossing called "Mojitos", similar in style to Sophia's with an even nicer look.  It will be an all latin themed establishment and has two floors.  It's about 50 steps from Park Street Station on the Green Line, and they have $7 validated parking nearby.

Grand opening celebrations are this weekend (Fri/Sat).  RSVP for free admission!
For the time being, they are also featuring Salsa on Saturdays until midnight.

Anyway, should be a happening spot, so check it out this weekend!  (Come early to avoid a line...)

NOTE!! We will be opening Salsa Sundays upstairs at Mojitos tentatively on Sept. 25 (after the cruises end and the Congress).  Stay tuned!!


And of course Salsa Harbor Cruise #8 this Sunday!  www.salsaboston.com/cruise

See you on the dance floor!

In this issue:
>> Salsa Briefs:
- Congress

>> SalsaBoston Events:
- Salsa Night on Wednesdays at An Tua Nua
- Harbor Cruise Tickets now on sale (Every Sunday Evening, June 19 - Sept. 11)

>> This Week's Mailbag

*** 5th Annual Boston Salsa Congress! ***
Yes, the event is on the horizon, September 16-18, 2005, at Springtep, just weeks from now...!  $180 for the entire weekend, 3 days of workshops, dancing, performances, shopping, and sheer Salsa maddness.   Prices increase to  $225 at the door, so don't wait

Even though all the fine details aren't published yet, if you're planning to come at all (and keep in mind if you're a Salsero at all you know you probably will come anyway even if you aren't planning on it yet), save yourself a bundle and get your event pass now.  Day passes and other assorted tickets will go on sale in a few weeks.  Last year's event was lauded by numerous invited Salsa stars as, "One of the best/most fun congress we've ever been to," so don't miss this fantastic weekend.  The website is together, and the tentative list of talent and schedule is up.  www.salsaboston.com/congress  Vendors, advertisers, sponsors, please contact us!  Local performance groups, please contact us for audition info.  email: olaf@salsaboston.com or call 617-513-9841


Salsa Night at An Tua Nua with SalsaBoston
every Wednesday

Have you checked out our new home yet?!!  It's a great space and it's getting even better

835 Beacon St., 1 block outbound from Kenmore Square, near Fenway Park
SalsaBoston: (617) 513-9841
An Tua Nua: (617) 262-2121 (for directions only)
More details and directions: www.salsaboston.com/antuanua

7:45pm: Casino Rueda Lessons with Jam'Nastics, all levels
8:45pm: Salsa with Johnny and Kelly, beginner and intermediate NOTE!!! Classes start 15 minutes earlier now because we have to close at 1am.

10pm-1am: Salsa Dance with DJ Hernan and DJ D. Martinez

$10 cover, $2 per lesson additional, 21+ after 10pm
Call 617-513-9841 for details about Salsa Night
For a discount coupon, visit the website.

An Tua Nua is a great contemporary Irish bar & grill on Beacon Street just outside of Kenmore Square (only about 3 blocks from Sophia's).  In the back they have a dance club about the same size as the upstairs at Sophia's, with a sizable dance floor that holds about 150 people, a bar, and plenty of lounge seating. 

Close to the green line (St. Mary's on the C train), plenty of street and lot parking.

Irish/America/Bar food available until 10pm.  I have eaten there, it is tasty and modestly priced.

Note: they have Karaoke with my man Kev MacDaddy in the front portion of the bar when you walk in, but don't let that scare you... Salsa is in the back room!  Full Bar.  Please check your coat.

More info and directions: www.salsaboston.com/antuanua

Boston Harbor Salsa Cruises
Cruise Tickets on sale now!  Book your corporate and group parties now
Every Sunday!  $15 advance, $17 the week of (the Monday before), and $22 at the dock.  Lessons are $2 still.  The price of fuel has gone way up so we have to pay more for the ship this year, sorry.  But the party is fantastic!  Also, new this year we have a five-cruise discount pass for $60, good on any 5 cruises (non-transferrable).  The buffet will be $10 as always, and the afterparty is free.  Call for group rates for parties of 10 or more.  617-513-9841  www.salsaboston.com/cruise

 This Week's Mailbag

1) Other Happenings at Ryles, and Worcester Listings


Wednesday, August 17, 2005
Di Evano String Quartet
Ryles Jazz Club,
212 Hampshire St.,
Inman Square Cambridge, MA
Cost: $10
Doors open at 9 p.m.
In their debut performance, this Cuban string quartet blends authentic folkloric musical styles with a classic influence: Rumba, Tango, Latin- Jazz, Cumbia, Rock Timba, and Cha cha cha. The group says "classic salsa and new timba, will be our repertoire" for the evening. www.ryles.com/event.cfm?event_id=1040

Friday, August 19, 2005
Salsa Cubana
Ryles Jazz Club, 212 Hampshire St.
Inman Square Cambridge, MA
Cost: $10
Cuban Salsa lessons at 9 p.m.
Music starts at 10 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of the hottest salsa sounds direct from Cuba. Today's Cuban salsa (also known as "timba") takes the roots of Cuban music like the son of the Buena Vista Social Club and injects it with influences from hip-hop, reggae, and funk. www.timba.com/artists/boston/index.asp

Saturday, August 20 &
Sunday August 21, 12:30 - 9 p.m.
15th Annual Latin American Festival
In front of Worcester City Hall
Cost: Free
For more info: http://centrolasamericas.org/LatinAmericanFestival

New Casino Style/Rueda De Casino Classes in Worcester
Despelote Dance
The Karate Center, 75 Webster St, Worcester, MA
Advanced Beginner, Wednesdays, 7:30PM to 8:30PM jenn@salsapower.com, www.despelotedance.com

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