June 2010

Monthly Archive

Picoso and DJ-T at Nectar, Friday July 2nd

Posted by on 30 Jun 2010 | Tagged as: Music

Start your holiday weekend with live music and dancing at Nectar this Friday, July 2nd.

Picoso and Publish the Quest performing live and DJ Thomas spinning music in between sets with Cubana, Dancehall, African, Konpa, Reggaeton, Soca, and more.

Starts 9pm, $8 (21+ only)


Paladar Cubano Closing – Last day today, June 30 !

Posted by on 30 Jun 2010 | Tagged as: Cuba, Culture

Hi all,
I have been informed and you may have heard, that our friends at Paladar Cubano (the Cuban Food Truck) – corner of 90th and Aurora…will be closing it’s doors for good today.  Open til 7pm or until food runs out. 

A sad day in Seattle. 
We wish them all the best.
Thank you for giving us some of   “El Sabor de Cuba”  for a while!!!

much love, Sam

Saturday, July 3 – “Rueda in the Park” in Bellingham

Posted by on 29 Jun 2010 | Tagged as: Events, Social

For those of you who know or have recently met Antonio and Heather, they have newly moved to Bellingham from Juneau, where they very successfully taught dance; their repertoire includes Rueda, Casino, Son and Afro-Cuban elements of dance, to name several.

(Antonio is also currently teaming with Besty as a guest instructor once a month, and the two together are teaching her Advanced Casino/Performance group on Mondays. He will also bring his experience with and knowledge about Cuban dance, to incorporate the teaching of ‘Son’ Rueda and Afro-Cuban movements within their circle.)

Heather and Antonio are beginning a Rueda and Casino presence and eventually will start teaching classes, up in Bellingham;  They are kicking off their FREE weekly “Rueda in the Park” this Saturday, from 4 – 11 pm.

Let’s gather our enthusiastic and experienced group from Seattle, and carpool up there to help them kick off their presence in Bellingham with a bang, and enjoy ourselves, dancing al fresco together in beautiful Bellingham!!

Find Antonio and Heather on Facebook: (“Rumba Northwest”)

Weekly “Rueda in the Park” event: (also posted on their Facebook page — see above)

Dancing ’til Dusk – Cambalache this Thursday

Posted by on 29 Jun 2010 | Tagged as: Events

Hey everyone,

Cambalache will be at Occidental Park this Thursday from 7:00 to 9:oo pm as part of Seattle Parks Department’s Dancing ’til Dusk series of Thursday dances at city parks. The city brings a real dance floor to each one of these events.



Betsy G.

adding bands to your list?

Posted by on 29 Jun 2010 | Tagged as: Music

Hi, DJ Sammy.

Could you add MangoSon (www.mangoson.com) to your list of local bands? We’ve been around since 2000, and are getting back into the scene after a brief hiatus.

Awesome Party Sunday

Posted by on 29 Jun 2010 | Tagged as: Social

THANK YOU, Deseree for an amazing night of fantastic food fest and dancing! Good to see so many familiar faces too!!
Rueda rocks!!!

Potluck Pictures

Posted by on 27 Jun 2010 | Tagged as: Social

Hey folks – what a great and fun evening, sharing awesome music, food, energy and friendships! Thanks everyone for coming.
I’m going to post some of Aisha’s pics from tonight in the Gallery; Desiree has bunches on her camera, which we will add as well.

PLEASE if you would not like pictures of you posted, or if you find a picture of yourself less than *ahem* satisfactory, send me a private email and I’ll remove said pictures.

Thanks for helping make tonight such a fun time; look for the posting for the next Potluck, August 1st, back at Mr. Israel’s incredible rooftop oasis!

– Christina

Today ~ June 27th…Potluck and Desiree’s Housewarming!!

Posted by on 27 Jun 2010 | Tagged as: Social

Dear Fellow Dancers,

Thank you all for making the potlucks last summer fabulous! We kicked off this year at Israel’s rooftop – what a view!

June’s potluck is at our new house, just around the corner from the old house. It’s also a thank you to all the wonderful people who helped my son and our family after the car crash. We could not have made it without you.

I am excited for our dancers, musicians, neighbors, family, and friends to celebrate with an evening of food, musica, y Bailar Cubano.
Bring anything to eat or drink – We’ll have a BBQ going so bring something for the grill if you like.
See you soon!

Desiree and Dominick and Tanja

1015 N 42nd Street
Seattle, WA 98103
June 27, 2010
Starts at 5:30 pm, ends ????
RSVP Tel (360) 220-1422

Video of the Week

Posted by on 27 Jun 2010 | Tagged as: Video


Sonora Carruseles is playing tonight

Posted by on 26 Jun 2010 | Tagged as: Events, Music

Sonora Carruseles is playing tonight Sat, June 26th at 9pm  at

The Monte Carlo Nightclub located at15221 International BLVD.

Ph: 206 244 1000

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