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New Year's with SalsaBoston and Havana Club
We are please to announce that we will be hosting a New Year's Eve Gala!
Due to some delays with people getting back to us, right now we are finalizing plans regarding the location and entertainment, but you can count on no less than Boston's finest Salsa entertainers, most like live music, good eats, a great venue, and super people! Save the date. The official announcement should be forthcoming in a day or two.

This Week's Highlights
Party at ATN Tonight: Masha's Birthday! and Hacha Y Machete Performance!
Come join the celebration this evening!
We've also postponed the anniversary party to next week, and that will be featuring--for the first time ever at ATN--live music with "Latin Fire", performances, all your friends, and of course a really good birthday cake (Kelly's got the secret bakery in JP working on that...) So see you next week hopefully as well!

This Saturday is gonna be busy:
- Havana Club at JHCC
- Masacote's Holiday Gala at Knights of Columbus
- "El Jolgorio" Gala with Ricardo Villanueva and Rumba Caribe (usually about 5000+ people there...)
Scroll down for details on all three happenings.

City Club closed until January
Due to various circumstances and a ton of things going on this holiday season, we're going to reopen sometime in January at this great Salsa venue. Stay tuned and have a happy holiday!

Have a warm, safe, Salsa-filled week!

Issue #421
December 10, 2008
Presented by SalsaBoston Published Weekly Since 1998

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Contents of this Issue:

SalsaBoston Events

Salsa Wednesdays at An Tua Nua

Boston's original "All Salsa by Salseros for Salseros" party, for nine years running!

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

  7pm: Personalized Salsa Instruction (AKA "How'd They Do That?!")
  8pm: Casino Rueda Lesson (w/ Anara and the Gang, beginner through
advanced levels)
  9pm: Salsa Lesson (w/ Johnny and Kelly, beginner and intermediate levels)
  10:15pm-1am: Salsa!

$10 cover, $2 per lesson additional, 21+
**Note: +$6 for 7pm class (i.e $20 for the whole night) Call 617-513-9841 for details about Salsa Night For a discount coupon, please 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, Fenway on the D, Kenmore on the B), plenty of street and lot parking.

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

Note: they have Karaoke with my man Kev-Mac Daddy 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.

Swing Dance at Swing City Fridays

Details ╗

Boston's Swing Dancing scene since 1994! New England's best swing and blues bands and orchestras every Friday night at the Swing City Ballroom at the Somerville City Club. All ages welcome. Free lessons from 7:30-8:45, and dancing until 1am. Full bar, 21+ to drink.

Somerville City Club
20 InnerBelt Rd. (across from the Holiday Inn)
Sullivan Square/Somerville, MA 02143
617-513-9841 or visit"


Havana Club News


Hey Salseros!

Havana Saturdays Live in Boston
85 West Newton Street, South End, Boston . 9:30-10:30 Beginner Salsa Lesson
w/ Ivan . 10:30-2am Salsa Dance Party,
DJ Cuban Jeff . $15 Ages: 21+ Full Cash Bar. Dress: Smart Casual to

* Havana Saturdays - in Boston's South End*

Photos and Videos from recent parties party can be seen online at


Havana Saturdays Live in Boston
85 West Newton Street, South End, Boston
9:30-10:30 Beginner Salsa Lesson w/ Ivan
10:30-2am Salsa Dance Party with DJ Cuban Jeff and/or live music .
$15 Ages: 21+
Full Cash Bar. Dress: Smart Casual to Fashionable

Masacote Holiday Gala
The End of Year Holiday Salsa Gala!
presented by Masacote Entertainment

Saturday, December 13
Knights of Columbus
75 West School St.
Charlestown, MA 02129

FREE Lessons @ 8pm
Dancing starts @ 9pm
*** Come celebrate the holiday season Salsa Dancing the night away!
New to Salsa? Sit at the Meetup Table!
-- Door Prizes (Wear RED to be entered!)
-- Finger Food
-- Free Salsa Lessons
-- Salsa Performances
-- Salsa Dancing
8-9pm FREE Beginner Lesson
8-9pm FREE Ladies' Styling Intermediate Lesson with Ana Masacote
9pm-Close Salsa Dancing to the great sounds of DJ Rob Suave

More info:

El Jolgorio Gala, Dec. 13 Get your tickets
Tickets Are Selling Fast!
íVen a celebrar las Fiestas Naviden╠âas tradicionales acompan╠âadas de una deliciosa cena tÝpica este 13 de diciembre de 2008!
Join us for an evening of celebration on December 13, 2008!

You can make your ticket purchase safely via PayPal directly at or send a check payable to:

El Jolgorio de MA, Inc.
PO Box 300430
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

But hurry, because reserved table seating is limited and tickets are selling fast. For more information feel free to contact us at 617-232-1633 X111.

Free Salsa & Mt. Gay Rum at Masa Thursdays
Salsa Thursdays just got spicier!
Masa Boston
439 Tremont St
Boston, Massachusetts 02116

Mt. Gay Rum hosts Salsa Thursdays all month long at Masa Boston! Come in and sample some of our signature cocktails prepared by our award winning Bartenders mixing with premium Mt. Gay Rums.

-Masa Boston

Salsa Thursdays
Free Mt. Gay Rum Samples
DJ Ricardo spins the hottest Salsa hits all night, while Kelly from renowned SalsaBoston gets the dance floor moving with classic Salsa Instruction.
10PM to 1AM

Burju's 'Coming Out' Shoe Fashion Show
Friday December 12, 2008 7p-9p
Renowned Latin Dancer Burju Hurturk set to unveil her new line of shoes.
Known worldwide for her amazing Latin choreographies and performances, Hurturk has established her shoe line throughout the dance community with amazing success and now looks to expand those comfortable designs to the everyday shoe consumer.
This spectacular night will feature over 30 new designs of women's and men's fashion forward shoes, with the majority being geared towards women. Representatives will also be on hand to assist with selection and fitting.
Prices begin at $100.00 per pair. Hors Dourves will be served along with
special dance performances by Hacha y Machete Dance Company & other special guests.
Mojito's Lounge 48 Winter St. (Downtown Boston)
For show info: Contact Victor: 978.697.3858;
Sponsorship & Press: Contact Chris: 305.491.2089

Worcester: Salsa Social Friday with Salsa Storm
Annette invited you to "Salsa Storm's Winter Wonderland Salsa Social" on Friday, December 12 at 7:00pm.

Event: Salsa Storm's Winter Wonderland Salsa Social
"Salsa dancing for salsa lovers"
What: Holiday Party
Host: Salsa Storm Dance Company
Start Time: Friday, December 12 at 7:00pm End Time: Saturday, December 13 at 1:00am
Where: W.H.C.C. (aka Fiddler's Green)

To see more details and RSVP, click Here

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