FLASH NEWS! Casino on AstroTurf at Solana Beach - Sat. May 30th

Keep Calm & Dance Rueda!
Fiesta Del Sol going on in Solana Beach. Last minutes decision to host our May installment of Casino on AstroTurf this Saturday at our favorite spot (Fletcher Cove Beach Park on the AstroTurf) on Saturday, May 30th! Join us for some fun ruedas, salsa suelta and just plain old on-on-one casino dancing. Bring your camera to capture the sunset while we dance. When we did this last year on Fiesta Del Sol weekend, we had a lot of people there. Let's do that again!

Here are the details:
What: Casino on AstroTurf at Solana Beach
When: Saturday, May 30th 5:00pm-8:00pm
Where: Fletcher Cove Beach Park in Solana Beach: 111 South Sierra Avenue Solana Beach, CA 92075
What to bring: a snack to share and something to drink. 

TODAY! Passport to Cuba - Music-Food-Art-Dance Event in Encinitas - Sat May 23rd



Here are the details:
WHAT: Cuban Music-Food-Art-Dance Event featuring
Jaime Valle & Equinox (Salsa Band), Omo Aché, and Silfredo La O Vigo
WHEN: Saturday, May 23, 2015 from 6:30-8:30pm
WHERE: At the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas, ca  92024
COST:
$20 general admission
$15 EFA members
$30 EFA membership/admission
$25 at the door if space allows — don’t delay as this event will sell out!
Tickets: www.Encinitas.Tix.com

SD Casinero Meet Up: Son Pa Ti Playing at Pacific Beach Turquoise Bar - Sat. May 23rd

They are back! Son Pa Ti are playing at the Turquoise Bar Saturday, May 23rd (Memorial Day weekend). Come check out this cool hang out where the casineros come out to dance together.

Click here for their website


Here are the details:
WHAT: San Diego Casinero Meet Up w/ Live Music from Son Pa Ti and Timba music from Maritza's playlist in between breaks. 
WHEN: Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 from 9:00pm-12:30am
WHERE: Cafe Bar Europa Turquoise Bar in Pacific Beach  - 873 Turquoise St., San Diego, CA 92109
COST: No Cover charge, just buy some food and/or drinks, keep the business happy!

Casinero Invasion at Salsa Under The Stars @ The Headquarters in Seaport Village - Friday, June 19th

Some of the best highlights of living in San Diego is when it's summer time, when you can dance outside under the stars. It's June 's installment of Salsa Under the Stars on Friday, June 19th. Get ready for more Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Bachata and Cuban music from the #1 Salsa Band in San Diego, "The Manny Cepeda Orchestra!" Don't miss it if you didn't come last time!!! SeeYa!!!!

Here are the details:
WHAT: Salsa Under The Stars
WHEN:  June 19, 2015, 6:00pm-9:00pm
WHERE: The Headquarters at Seaport Village 789 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 
COST: Free, but buys some drinks so they keep this event going. 

Salsa Dance Party in Carlsbad w/ Live Music from Son Pa Ti - Sat. June 6th

Son Pa Ti with Melissa Dexter and Maritza Baida invite you to our 2nd event at Dancessense Studios in Carlsbad for our Saturday Salsa Dance Party. Our first event in May was a great success where we had over 60 people dancing the night to Latin music.  Maritza will start the evening with her hour long dance class. Then Melissa will invite you out to the main dance floor to use your new moves and enjoy the night.
Bring your friends and plan to have a great time.
Here are the details:
WHAT:  Salsa Dance Party w/ Live Music from Son Pa Ti with a salsa dance lesson
WHEN: Saturday, June 6th 5:30pm-11:30pm
5:30pm-6:30pm - Salsa lesson w/ Maritza
6:30pm- 11:30pm - Open Floor for dancing
WHERE: Dancessense Studios in Carlsbad: 2441 Impala Dr., Carlsbad, CA 92010
COST: $12 entrance fee will guarantee you the class, dance and fresh healthy snacks of cheese, veggies, fruit, nuts, crackers and water.

Noche Cubana - Sat. June 13th

The best Cuban Night event in San Diego is back for it's summer installment on June 13th at the World Beat Center. You won't find a Cuban Night more authentic than this. This is the real deal! 
Here are the details:
WHAT: Noche Cubana: A night of Cuban music, dancing, food and performances
WHEN: Saturday, June 13, 2015 7pm-12am
WHERE: WorldBeat Center:  2100 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101 (Balboa Park)
COST: $15.00 Advance Ticket Online
            $20.00 At the Door

Los Van Van Concert at the Conga Room in LA - Thurs. Aug 13th

That's right! I said it! The Cuban band we all have been waiting for to play in Southern California. For those who are new to the Cuban dance scene, Los Van Van are world famous and have been the driving force of quality Cuban salsa music since the 70's. In 1999, Los Van Van won a Grammy (Latin/Best Salsa Performance) for their album Llego Van Van. Read up on this amazing orquestra by clicking here. Last year on May 1st 2014, their band leader, director and composer, Juan Formell, passed away. Cuba mourned his passing as a huge loss to the entire island. In a posthumous effort to celebrate the contributions of Juan Formell, Los Van Van recorded and released a new album called Homenaje Formell - La Fantasia(2014).

FINALLY!! Los Van Van Concert on August 13th (Thursday) in Los Angeles at the Conga Room. You do NOT want to miss this concert. Get your tickets now!!!

Below are the details:
WHAT: Los Van Van Concert in LA
WHEN: Thursday, August 13, 2015
WHERE: The Conga Room:  800 West Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015
COST: General Admission $35 a person. Click here to buy your tickets