Noche Cubana at the World Beat Center - Friday June 29th

A Celebration of Cuban Culture featuring Live Music & Dance Performances. Dance the night away with a Rumba, Saoco Son - Cuban band, Willie Candela leading a Cuban Casino & Timba Dance Line & his Rueda de Casino, with DJ spinning the latest Cuban music between live sets!   Caribbean Cuisine, beverages & mojitos available for purchase. A Gozar!

Here the details:
When: Friday June 29th from 7pm -11pm
Where: WorldBeat Cultural Center 2100 Park Blvd. San Diego, 92101 (Balboa Park)
Admission: $10.  An all ages event.

Film & Dancing: "La Salsa Cubana" Cuban Salsa Night @ Queen Bee's

The summer just keeps on getting better...a lo Cubano! On July 28th at Queen Bee, there will be a screening of the Film "La Salsa Cubana", a documentary film by Eric Johnson & Sarita Streng, which follows the history of a dance group from the Guanabacoa neighborhood in Havana. The film opens a fascinating window into the lives of Cubans, and is a dancing inspiration! It will be followed by a night of dancing to the best Cuban dance rhythms! 

BUT WAIT! There's MORE! 
The following day, Sunday, July 29th in the afternoon at Queen Bee, Eric will be giving unique workshops for beginning through advanced dancers. Don't miss either event, exact times to follow!

Here are the details so far:
What: Film & Dancing afterwards
When: Saturday, July 28th at 7:30pm
Where: Queen Bees Art & Culture Center -
3925 Ohio St., San Diego, California 92104
What: Dance Workshop with Eric Johnson
When: Sunday, June 29th (time (TBA)
More info to come! Stay tuned!

Greetings Everyone!
Casino on Cardboard is ready to set off on Saturday, June 23rd fro 4-8pm. If you've never been to a Casino on Cardboard event, it's basically a free Cuban salsa dance party on a cardboard dance floor. Come dance with us in beautiful Oceanside Harbor, plenty of beach space to watch the sun go down and dance to some great timba and son!

Here are the details:

Date & Time: Saturday from 4pm to 8pm
Location: Oceanside Harbor Beach in front of the Marina del Mar Condominiums 1202 N. Pacific Street Oceanside, CA 92054.

This is a community run event. How can you help? Here are one of three ways you can help:
1. If you want to help set up the dance floor on the sand, please be there at 3pm.
2. Bring finger food and drinks.
3. Help create carpools to the far north end of San Diego. We know it is way up north, so carpooling is encouraged. Bring the south to the north!


Dia de San Juan - Salsa & Bachata Festival - June 24th

Oye Mi Gente!
This looks like a great line up of Latin bands and orchestras. For those of you who want to dance and share in the Dia de San Juan Salsa Bachata Festival (Tribute to El Rey "Tito Puente," you don't want to miss this amazing event!

Here are the event details:When: Sunday June 24th, 2012 from 10am to 6pm
Where: Four Points by Sheraton - 8110 Aero Drive, San Diego, CA 92123
Advance tickets:
VIP: $30
Ages 16 & up: $20
Ages 11-15: $10
Ages 10 & under: Free

Day of the event:

VIP: $35
Ages 16 & up: $25
Ages 11-15: $10
Ages 10 & under: Free

Outdoor Stage
Tito Puente Jr. & his 15 piece Orchestra
Johnny Polanco y su Conjunto Amistad
Gene Perry y su Orquesta Afro Rumba
Orquesta La Cura - San Diego’s very own Hot in your face Salsa Dura Band
DJ Rick “La Voz” Chris bringing a Puerto Rican swag and DJ Israel "El Lobel" coming at you with a Dominican/Boogie Down Bronx flavor both DJs spinning the best in Salsa Dura y mas

Indoor Stage Pily & Bachata Real - the First West Coast Bachatera and her all live band Grupo Bomba Liberte bringing our Afro Boricua Folklore to San Diego Musik Junkies - three of the most popular DJ’s on the West Coast spinning Bachata, Merengue, Salsa y Reggaeton. Dance Performance’s by A Time to Dance & Majesty in Motion 

Food Vendors -Selling Puerto Rican, Cuban and Mexican food

There is a facebook event page for it:

Anthony Garcia (fellow casinero) has advance tickets, which are discounted over the door price. He can be reached at

Cuban Timba & Funk Night at the Kava Lounge - Tuesday, June 12th

Hey gang!We got the call back from the Kava Lounge to throw another party this coming Tuesday, so join us and get your Timba Hip Hop and Cubaton groove on! $5 at door, 9pm till midnight or later. Please help make this a regular monthly event by supporting the bar and buying a drink (or two). The folks at the Kava Lounge appreciate that.
Brand new jams are gonna be burning off the the speakers so don't miss it. Spread the word, ahi na ma! Below are all the details. Click this link for the Facebook event announcement.

Vidal (DJ Pirito)
Salsa Casino & Rueda San Diego
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Noche Cubana - Friday, June 29th

Summer in San Diego is hot with Cuban events. Come and enjoy Noche Cubana and dance with all of our dancing family in San Diego and beyond! Below are the details.


Let's caravan to Los Angeles for the Curuye Party!


CURUYE.COM is honored that ANTONIO SAUZA has chosen CURUYE’s CUBAN DANCE PARTY for his graduate performance with his timba band MONEDA NACIONAL, a presentation that culminates his AFRO LATIN MUSIC studies at CSULA for the Master’s in Music.

This first outdoor Curuye dance party of the year will open with Antonio singing for Eleggua of the Afro Cuban lucumí tradition, followed by a rumba, then LIVE TIMBA, and DJ SAOCO will do his thing between the live sets to keep us on the dance floor. Looking forward to KATI HERNÁNDEZ leading one of her HOT AFRO TIMBA LINES, and sharing a dance and some cake with KRYS, STEPHANIE & MARLON!

It all takes place on the beautiful patio of TRÓPICO de NOPAL GALLERY & ART SPACE in Echo Park, $10 cover. Chef KELLY will have a tasty plate available for purchase, and bartender RAY will be whipping out his incomparable mojitos!
Please contact if you'd also like to celebrate your bday on June 9!


When: Saturday, June 9th from 7:30-12am

Where: Tropico de Nopal Gallery Art-Space
Cost: $10 at the door
Carpooling from San Diego Location at time: Contact Maritza at 206-300-4523 or e-mail at We plan to leave at 6pm from the Oceanside Park & Ride (off the I-5 and Hwy 78 on Vista Way and Moreno St.). There are two cars.One is already full and the other has room for three more people).