Los Van Van Concert in SAN DIEGO at the Music Box - Sun. June 5th

My birthday wish came true. Los Van Van is coming to San Diego to the Music Box. This is going to be a big turn out of people. Calling all Cuban music fanatics! Get your tickets now! This is going to be huge!!
Here are the details:
WHAT: Direct from Cuba Los Van Van Live Concert
WHEN: Sunday, June 5, 2016 Doors open at 6:30pm, Show is at 8pm
WHERE: The Music Box: 1337 India St., San Diego, CA 92101
COST: $35.00  NO FEE TICKETS: Available at Music Box Monday-Friday 10AM-4PM (except for $3 building fee on all tickets)
To buy tickets online, click this link. There will be a $4.22 service fee on top of the $35

Funday Friday Rueda Practice & Continual Birthday Celebration for Maritza & Tim - Fri. May 6th

Greetings San Diego Casineros!
Come dance outside with us in Oceanside. Rueda at the Oceanside Pier. This is a public rueda practice and a social time. Tim Snedeker and Maritza are still celebrating their birthday week. We know that not everyone was able to come and join us in LA for Cubamania but at least we can all share a meal together in beautiful Oceanside.  All casineros are welcome no matter what level. Just come for some dancing and to break bread with some friends.

Here are the details
WHAT: Rueda Practice Meet Up....San Diego Style....OUTSIDE
WHEN: Friday, May 6, 2016 6:30pm-8:30pm+
WHERE: Meet us in front of Wheel Fun Rentals on the other side (NORTH side) of the Pier. Click this map link for directions.

HOW TO PREPARE: Wear layers, flat shoes you don't mind scuffing. We will be on north side of the Pier on the concrete.  Bring water. We will all go share a meal together in Oceanside afterwards. 

Casino on Huntington Beach Pier (Cuban Salsa & Rueda) - Sat. May 7

Oye mi Gente!!! Come join us at the beautiful Huntington Beach Pier for some fun Cuban Salsa as we watch the sunset and enjoy the ocean breeze. Enjoy the scenery, the music and the fun and dance the evening away!!
Facebook Event: Casino On Huntington Beach Pier (Cuban Salsa & Rueda)

****There is no class given at this event, just social Rueda and Casino dancing (play time)!****

We've been hosting for a few months and are very happy to see it growing! Come to Huntington Beach pier and join the fun as we dance Cuban salsa and rueda de casino. We play non stop Cuban Salsa/Timba from sundown pretty much until our feet just don't want to move anymore! Plenty of lights and excitement to keep us going. Look for us next to the pier, on the North side, in front of the grassy area. Wear comfortable shoes, bring your water bottle and a sweater or jacket!

Una Bulla!!!

---Robert Morales and Laura Cristina

Here are the details:
WHAT: Rueda de Casino & Cuban Salsa at the Huntington Beach Pier
WHEN: Saturday, May 7, 2016,  5:30pm
WHERE: Huntington Beach Pier Plaza  
Look for us at the North side of the pier.

HOW TO PREPARE: Walking/dancing shoes, snacks to share. Drinks to share as well!

Cubamanía - Friday Cuban Salsa Night - Fri. May 20

CUBAMANIA FRIDAY, MAY 20th. We dance until 1:45 a.m..!!! Ñoooooo!!! 100% CUBAN NIGHT! CUBAN SALSA/TIMBA, SON, CUBATON and everything in between! Music provided by DJ Warapo all night long!

Facebook Event: Cubamania - Friday Cuban Salsa Night

Afro-Cuban Class by super talented Cuban guest instructor Nayara Nuñez from Los Angeles. Click here to learn more about Nayara! http://www.studiomaesto.com/instructors/nayara-nunez/
$10 cover charge includes:
- Dance lesson with Nayara Nuñez 
- Access to Steven's salsa/bachata lounge for more dancing (at no additional charge).
* FREE parking back of restaurant + street parking.
Dinner can be purchased in the Cubamanía ballroom. Just ask one of the servers. Steven’s Steak House and Cubamanía appreciate your support by leaving personal beverages at home.

We are GRATEFUL for you and for supporting our local instructors and musicians! Una bullaaa! 

Robert & Laura Cristina

Here are the details:
WHAT: Cubamania - Friday Cuban Salsa Night
WHEN: Friday, May 20th, 2016 7pm 
7-8pm - Afro-Cuban Class by guest instructor Nayara Nuñez
9pm - Party (music by DJ Warapo)
WHERE: Steven's Steakhouse - 5332 Steven's Place, Commerce, CA 90040
COST:  $10 cover charge includes: 
$10 cover charge includes:
- Dance lesson with Nayara Nuñez 
- Access to Steven's salsa/bachata lounge for more dancing (at no additional charge).
* FREE parking back of restaurant + street parking.

Funday Friday Rueda Practice Outside in Escondido Maple Street Plaza- Fri. Apr. 29

We are taking rueda de casino practice outside in Escondido at Maple Street Plaza. Let's have some fun dancing and celebrating the beginning of a super fun weekend.

Here are the details:
WHAT: Rueda de Casino Dance Practice Just for Ponches & Giggles
WHEN: Friday, April 29, 2016 6:00pm-8:00pm
WHERE: Maple Street Plaza in Escondido: Click here for Google directions 
(there is no address)
WHERE TO PARK: Park across from US Bank - 125 N Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025

Free parking there and Maple Street Plaza is next to this parking lot.


SAVE THE DATE! First Ever Timba-thon! in San Diego - Sun, May 29th

Omo Ache will host the 1st Timba-thon @ Centro Cultural de la Raza!!!
A full spacious dance floor for an afternoon or early evening of Timba, timba and more timba!!! Stay tuned for more event details coming soon. Updates will be posted @omoachecubanculture.org

Here are the details so far (more to come):
What: Timba, Timba & More Timba (dance party)
When: Sunday, May 29, 2016   Time TBA
Balboa Park - Centro Cultural de la Raza, 2004 Park Blvd, SD, CA 92101
Brought to you by: 
Omo Aché Cuban Cultural Arts |619 520-8353 | 
Email: omoachecubanculturalarts@gmail.com 
Website: omoachecubanculture.org 


In L.A. ... from CUBA!


Giggles Nightclub215 North Brand AvenueGlendale 91203

Cuba's DAVID CALZADO y La CHARANGA HABANERA return to Southern California, making their debut at GIGGLES NIGHTCLUB in Glendale. An event of LA DIOSA and PIZZA LOCA. Doors open at 9 PM.  21+  Tickets $20 in advance general; $50 VIP: tickeri.com