Thursday, February 21, 2013

FEB. 22: Viernes Culturales marks the opening of two new Little Havana art spaces

El Fresco .. practicing for the real grand opening on Friday, Feb. 22. (Image provided by Krave)
Viernes Culturales, Little Havana's monthly street fest and gallery stroll along S.W. Eighth Street (between 14th and 17th Avenues) is billed as "a mix of old and new." It's a place where people can dance under the stars, play dominoes, drink mojitos and Cuban cafecitos, see street performers, enjoy Latin frozen confections and visit art galleries, studios and Domino Plaza, which will host local artists. You can even enjoy a locally hand-rolled cigar.
(Image courtesy of Upstairs Underground)

Other festivities include a free tour of Little Havana guided by historian Dr. Paul George (interested parties should meet at 7 p.m. in front of the Tower Theater, 1508 S.W. Eighth St.), salsa dancing on the patio of The Pub (16th Avenue and Southwest Eight Street) and more.

The next art walk is 7-11 p.m. Feb. 22 and will include the openings of two new venues. Daniel Fila a.k.a. Krave will hold the grand opening of his new art space El Fresco ("The Fresh") and Upstairs Underground will open just above 6th Street Container with its inaugural exhibition, Mary Larsen's Dreamscapes.

Future art walks will be held March 29, April 26, May 31, June 28, July 26, Aug. 30, Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 29, Dec. 27. Viernes Culturales/Cultural Friday office is in the Futurama Building, 1637 S.W. Eighth St., Miami, 305-643-5500,

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