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After a busy weekend, this week is semi-quiet, with two action items for you:

1) Salsa Wednesdays 8th Anniversary Party at AnTuaNua TONIGHT!

Yes, that's right, Boston's original "Salsa Night by Salseros for Salseros" is 8 years old now. It started at Sophia's with just a dozen or so people... Gosh, I'm tearing up! LOL!

Anyway! We're featuring for the first time ever, LIVE MUSIC on a Wed., with Latin Fire! Plus PERFORMANCES with Salsa Y Control and Hacha Y Machete! AND... of course the cake. Come and find out about the cake! Scroll down for details.

Click for the weekly discount to ATN!

2) Get your New Year's Eve Gala Tickets!

This New Year's, SalsaBoston and Havana Club are teaming up again to bring you Boston's Red Carpet NYE Gala. We'll be at the majestic JHCC this year, decorated like never before. Featuring live music with Cinco Son, plus DJ's Hernan and D.Martinez, eats, and of course all the NYE party amenities. 300-450 expected!

$40 discount tickets on sale until this Sat. Dec. 20! $50 after. Please don't wait! Home Page & tickets » or scroll down.

Facebook Group Doubles in Size: Please join
I'm glad to say the group has nearly doubled in just one week! If you're not familiar with Facebook, it's the premier internet way to keep up with your friends and what's going on--literally keep up with the Jones...! With over 10,000 people on the SalsaUpdate list, I'm looking forward to seeing what happens. Click here

Issue #422
December 17, 2008
Presented by SalsaBoston
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Contents of this Issue:

SalsaBoston Events

New Year's Salsa Gala with SalsaBoston and Havana Club
SalsaBoston and Havana Club are please to announce for the second year running, Boston's Biggest Salsa New Year's Gala!

Details »

Early Bird Tickets now on Sale, $40. Don't wait!
(Buy now »)

This year we're at the Majestic JHCC, which will be decorated and lit up like never before! Join over 400 cool classy Salseros & friends to ring in the new year.


  • Live music
  • DJ's Hernan & D. Martinez
  • Beginner Salsa Lesson
  • Passed hors d'oeuvres
  • Snacks
  • Cash bar
  • Black Tie Optional
  • and more
Buy your EARLY BIRD TICKETS FOR $40 now! Prices increase Dec. 20
Buy Tickets »

More details on the New Year's Party Home Page

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

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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

Enclave at Acton Jazz Cafe, Dec. 19
Enclave in Acton! the Acton Jazz Café, next Friday, Dec. 19th!

Performing music from our January 2009 release, Enclave Diaspora!

Enclave is:
Hilary Noble-flute, tenor sax, percussion
Rebecca Cline-piano
Fernando Huergo-electric bass
Steve Langone-drums

Acton Jazz Café
452 Great Road
Acton, MA 01720
Friday, December 19th
Only $15!

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

SalsaUpdate Writers Competition, win $$
Each month we're going to give away up to $50 in gift certificates as well as other prizes we collect, for stories people send us to publish in SalsaUpdate. If you have a story, some thoughts, artwork, or anything creative that you'd like to share with the Salsa community, send it to us. It doesn't have to be about Salsa necessarily, but it should be relevant to Boston's Salsa community. (Be sure to include your "pen name" that will appear online, and some way to contact you.)

Are we missing something?
Some other things going on you heard about that we missed for the mailbag?

Send it to us for the next issue and also be sure to tell the organizers to let us know for the future.

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