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Join us at An Tua Nua tonight! Always hopping, always fun, always Salsa!

Also, note this Saturday is the Lena Salsa Social at Brookline Tai Chi. Read on below, and join us for the inaugural Salsa social in this casual venue.

Club Caribé Continues this Thursday

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We welcome back everyone this Thursday, for night #2 of Club Caribé! DJ Hernan will be in the house, and the party will be hopping! If you hadn't heard already, something like 400-450 people made it to the opening. Fortunately we'll be much more set to handle that many people this week, so we hope you'll join us again if you were there last week, or that you'll come check it out if weren't.

Bring a Friend For Free: 2 for 1 promotion this week. RSVP Here »

A few notes for this week:
- $10 cover, but click above to get the 2 for 1 discount (i.e. $5 each)
- The beginner "Salsa for Gringos" lesson will be taught again this week. Forthcoming we are organizing regular beginner and intermediate drop-in lessons.
- More food this week! Plus a faster bar and coat check.
- Bigger space, so no line to get in.
- Parking: if the hotel lot is full, the hotel has an agreement with Trader Joe's, so there is plenty of additional parking there.

Club Caribé
at the Courtyard Marriott/Cambridge
777 Memorial Drive
overlooking the Charles River
(adjacent to the MicroCenter and Trader Joe's)
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Havana on Fridays/Saturdays round out your weekend: Live Band Saturday

Both Havana Club Fridays in Central Square and Saturdays at JHCC are back in full operation, after waaayyyy too long of a hiatus, so weekends are finally back to normal! Havana Club update below.

See you on the dance floor!


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Issue #428
February 4, 2009
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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.

Havana Fridays and Saturdays
News from Havana Club:

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Friday Night Salsa on Green St in Central Square is BACK! It's a legendary party in an excellent, convenient location - tell your friends, bring your friends, and get ready for one heckuva party this Friday!

Please note that the capacity for Friday Night Salsa has increased- so you don't have to worry about waiting in line!

And this Havana Saturday in Boston is a Live Edition as the Cinco Son Band will take the stage and play their virtuoso takes on some great salsa, merengue and cha cha classic.

This week's parties:
. Friday Night Salsa - Great, Big, Fun Party w/ 300+ People . Havana Saturdays - Live Music w. Cinco Son, 250+ People

Photos and Videos from last week's parties can be seen online at

Rock on salseros,


Friday Night Salsa in Central Square
288 Green Street, Central Square, Cambridge .
8:00-9:00 Beg & Int Rueda Lessons w/ Jeff, Juliana, and Ivan . 9:00-10:00pm Beg & Int Salsa Lesson w/ Salsa y Control . 10:00pm-1am Salsa Dance Party w/ DJ Cuban Jeff and DJ Sonerito . $12 Ages: 21+ Full Bar. Dress: Smart Casual to Fashionable.

Friday Night Salsa is Boston's salsa hot spot! Friday Night Salsa brings together 300+ cool, classy people of all skills levels.


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

The perfect follow-up to Friday Night Salsa, Havana Saturdays features 250+ dancers, live music, and a cool, classy atmosphere.

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"


"Latin Fire" Lena Salsa Social, Feb. 7

Presented in conjunction with SalsaBoston

Saturday, Feb. 7 at Brookline Tai Chi
Beacon St. at Washington Corner, Brookline
Another great new spot we discovered.
Save the date, more details forthcoming!

Special performances by:

Leńa Dance Co. (Boston)
Hacha y Machete (Boston)
Masacote Dance Co. (Boston)
Salsa y Control (Boston)
Salsa con Clase (Springfield)
Touch of Elegance (Springfield)
Melissa & Noel (NY & Philly)

** Special Workshops by Melissa & Nickkii Jammzz **

And remember, when you buy your tickets online you can save a couple of bucks!
For more information and tickets:

Willie Sanchez
Leńa Dance Co.

Lynn: Latin/Salsa Saturdays at Cafe Tropicana

Café Tropicana
649 Lynnway, Lynn MA. (Next to Atlantic Toyota in the Lynnway)
(781) 477-4242 (house phone, for directions only)


Lessons and Schedule:
8:30pm – 9:30pm: Salsa Lessons
10:00 pm-1am: Dance to DJ Gilligan’s Latin Beat.
$10 cover before 10:00pm. $5.00 after 10:00pm
Ladies Free
Lessons: $2.00 additional

- 21+ ID

Tropicana is a Latin night club & grill is located on the Lynnway in Lynn, 15 minutes driving from Boston. Its capacity is of 250+ people, Full bar and seating. Hispanic/American appetizers available. Prices range from $8-$15. Kitchen is open until 11pm.

Parking: Available ON-SITE and FREE!


Providence: Sun. Feb. 8, Special Party at Olives


WORKSHOP...............7-9 P.M........$20.00
COVER AFTER 9 PM.......................$5.00
WORKSHOP & COVER...................$25.00





JEANNIE OKI 401-941-8008

"Sugar & Spice": preValentine's benefit at Hard Rock Feb. 12
A fun benefit for Project Smile on Thur., Feb. 12. Free Salsa lesson included, plus lots of fun stuff!

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