Saturday, November 13, 2010

MUSIC & DANCE / November 13 - 20

November 13 (4pm – 8pm) Saturday Afternoon Milonga. Come to tango and socialize for the afternoon. Music by DJ Richard. BYOB, treats will be provided. Cover: $10. Don’t know how to tango? Tango lessons by instructor Lee Chan available from 3pm – 4pm. Cost: $10 first-time student, $22 regulars. At Triangulo: the Studio for Argentine Tango, 135 West 20th Street (#301). For more information, click here or call 212-633-6445.

November 13 (6:30pm) Direct from Brazil. Live performance by singer, composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Jair Oliveira. A new spin on classic samba through blending contemporary R&B with a more soulful style. Admission: Free with dinner reservations before 7pm, $10 with RSVP. At S.O.B’s, 204 Varick Street (At West Houston). For reservations, send an email to For more information, click here  or call 212-243-4940.

November 13 (7:30 pm – 9:30 pm) Latin Jazz. Catch Nelson Riveros and his band performing live jazz and Latin standards. Featuring Victor Bastidas (drums) and Alex Hernandez (bass). At Lounge Zen, 254 DeGraw Avenue Teaneck, NJ. For more information, call 201-692-1002.

November 13 (8 pm) Crossover Tango. Otoño Porteño's closing event will include Argentinean tangos featuring El Taller's own singers Alexandra Castaño, Andrea Oliva, Rebecca Salazar and Chantel Lucier. With special guests Guillermo Vaisman, Guillermo Cardenas and Gilberto Mendoza. Tickets: $20. At El Taller Latino Americano, 2710 Broadway (3rd Floor). For more information, click here.

November 13 and 19 (9 pm) Ochún Live. One of New York City’s favorite dance bands, Ochún, performs live, combining original songs with traditional Cuban treasures. At Havana Central – Times Square, 151 West 46th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues). For more information, click here or call 212- 398-7440.

November 14 (2pm – 6pm) Tambo! Join dancer, performer, and scholar Yesenia Selier for an Afro-Caribbean drum/dance class and social. Every second Sunday of the month. Cost: $15 for drumming class, $25 for drumming and dance class. At the Harlem Dance Foundation, 144 West 121st Street (Basement Level). For more information and to register,  send an e-mail to or call 646-418-3186. 

November 18 (9 pm) Havana in Midtown. Cuban band Yuka Seka performs live. Happy Hour from 5 pm - 8 pm. Every Thursday at the Habana Room in the Radisson Lexington Hotel, 134 East 48th Street. For more information, click here or call 212-421-4288.

November 19 (1 pm) Puerto Rican Jibaro Music. A blend of folkloric and contemporary musical expressions of “trovadores, cuatristas and dancers” comes to life on stage. Sponsored by SEA and La Casa de la Herencia Cultural Puertorriqueña, Inc. Free admission. At Casabe Houses, 150 East 121st Street (at Lexington Avenue). For more information, click here  or call 212-722-2205.

November 19 (5pm – 12 am) After-Work Salsa Groove. After-Work Happy Hour includes a free salsa lesson by Corsica at 7 pm. Live performances by salsa giants and leaders of the “new ‘old school’ salsa movement” Bio Ritmo at 8pm and 10 pm. Admission: $10 - $15. At S.O.B’s, 204 Varick Street (At West Houston). For more information, click here or call 212-243-4940.

November 20 (8 pm) Los Pleneros de la 21.  Bomba, plena and more for your dancing and listening pleasure. Admission: $15. At Bruckner Bar and Grill, 1 Bruckner Boulevard (at 134th Street), Bronx. For more information, click here or call 718-665-2001.

November 20 (8 pm) Sounds of the Andes. Two living legends from Peru, Oscar Aviles and Manuel Silva, live in concert. Also featuring performances by Ballet Folklorico, Sangre Boliviana, and Danzantes de Tijeras. Tickets: $15 - $25. At William Paterson University Theater – Shea Center 300 Pompton Road, Wayne, NJ. For tickets or more information, click here or call 973-720-2371.

November 20 (9 pm and 12 am) Brooklyn Boogaloo. Catch Spanglish Fly performing at two Brooklyn shows. At 9pm the group will be opening up for salsa giants Bio Ritmo. At midnight they will be performing two sets at a fundraiser benefit party for the Third Ward. 9pm show at Zebulon, 258 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn. Free admission. For more information, click here or call 718-218-6934. Midnight show at 3rd Ward, 195 Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn. For more information, call 718-715-4961.

Fall 2010 – June 2011 (See schedule below) Mexicanidad by Mano a here or call 212-587-3070. Classes are available at the Brooklyn School of Music (126 Saint Felix Street, Brooklyn). Sessions range from Ballet Folklorico to Mariachi. For more information and to enroll,

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