Friday, January 29, 2010

MUSIC / January 29 - February 4

January 29 (8 pm) Borges & Piazzolla: A Tango Musical. Directed by Raúl Jaurena. Tickets: $30. At the Thalia Spanish Theater, 41-17 Greenpoint Avenue, Sunnyside, Queens. Through March 21st. For more information, click here or call 718-729-3880 

January 29 (9 pm and 10:30 pm) Live Jazz. Chilean jazz singer Claudia Acuña performs two sets live with her quartet which features Juancho Herrera (guitar), Mark Kelley (bass), and Yayo Serka (drums). Tickets: $20. At The Jazz Gallery, 290 Hudson Street. For more information click here or call 212-242-1063

January 29 (10 pm) ¡Wepa! Welcome to El Barrio. Joann Jiménez’s monthly house party featuring music by deejays Lou Gorbea and Anthony Ocasio. Admission: $5 - $15. At Bar 13, 121 University Place. For more information, click here or call 212-979-6677

January 29 (9 pm) Salsa at the Hilton. Direct from Puerto Rico, Hector Tricoche performs live. Hosted by J I Starr from La Mega 97.9 FM. Featuring music by DJ Elmer G, DJ Coco, and DJ Mo. Tickets: $30. At the Hilton Garden Inn, 1100 South Avenue, Staten Island. For more information, call 718-477-2400

January 30 (6 pm) Red Baraat CD Release Party. Featuring a performance by the Brooklyn-based rock-ranchera band, Pistolera. Admission: $12 - $15. At Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street. For more information, call 212-505-3474 or click here.

January 30 (6 pm - 9 pm) Love for Haiti From El Barrio. A sparkling night of poetry, art and heart pounding music to raise money for those affected in the Haiti earthquake. Hosted by Roberto “Plena” Irizarry. Featuring music by DJ GBo the Pro and DJ Ron Zilla. All proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross. For more information, call 212-348-2703 or click here.

January 30 (10 pm) Urban Jibaro Saturdays. New York’s premiere Boricua roots band Yerbabuena performs bomba, plena, and lelolay. Admission: $7. At Camaradas El Barrio, 2241 East 115th Street. For more information, call 212-348-2703 or click here.

January 30 (8 pm) Voz Latina. Salsa singers La India, Tito Rojas, and Tony Vega perform. Tickets: $50 - $125. At Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza. For more information, call 212-875-5030 or click here.

January 30 (11 am – 3:15 pm) Salsa Lessons. Four Cuban salsa dance classes. Cost: $25 - $75. At You Should Be Dancing! Dance Center, 412 8th Avenue (at 31st Street). For more information, call 212-244-0011 or click here.

January 30 (10 pm) Salsa Saturdays. CharanSalsa performs live authentic salsa and sets the stage for a true Latin party. At Iguana VIP, 240 West 54th Street and Broadway. For more information, call 917-776-1172 or click here.

January 30 (8:30 pm - 9:30 pm) Funk and Soul. The funk, soul, rock band Cyan Tinted Soul funks it up and rocks it out. Featuring Alvaro Benavides (bass), Mauricio Zottarelli (drums), Manu Koch (keys), Adam Stoler (guitar), and Cecilia Molinari (voice). Admission: $10. At Bar East, 1733 1st Avenue. For more information, call 212-876-0203.

January 30 (7 pm - 11:45 pm) Salsa Cubana. Rico Tumbao, the son of Timba, performs live. Includes a pre-party dance class from 7 pm - 8 pm. Two shows at 8:30 pm and 10 pm. At Club 412, 412 8th Avenue. For more information, call 212-244-0011 or click here.

January 31 (12 pm - 3 pm) Flash Concert! An online concert in remembrance of José Martí featuring La Guantanamera as performed by the incomparable Celia Cruz. Hosted by Havana New York. Tune in here.

February 1 & 2 (8 pm) The Last. The Kings of Bachata, Aventura, perform live. Tickets: $64 - $160. At Madison Square Garden, 4 Penn Plaza (7th Avenue between West 31st Street and West 33rd Street). For more information, call 212-465-5894 or click here.

February 2 (6 pm) Celebrating New York City's Mosaic: Homegrown Hip Hop. Join three pioneers of the Latino Hip Hop movement—Joe Conzo, Jorge "Popmaster Fabel" Pabon, and Disco DJ Wiz for a discussion on the roots and challenges of urban Latino Hip Hop. Free event. RSVP required. At the Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue (at 103rd St). For information and to RSVP, call 917-492-3395, send an e-mail to or click here.

February 4 (6 pm) No Singing Allowed: Flamenco and Photography. A very special exhibition co-presented by Aperture and Instituto Cervantes to celebrate the intersection between photography and flamenco. Featuring a performance by world-renowned flamenco dancer Pastora Galván. At Aperture Gallery, 547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor. For more information, call 212-946-7111 or click here.

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