Events In The Zone December 2015

Eventos en la Zona Diciembre 2015. Looking for something to do in the Colonial Zone? ¿Buscando algo que hacer en la Zona Colonial? All the good stuff. Happy Hours, Concerts, Specials, Shows and whatever else is going in the Colonial Zone and surrounding area this Christmas 2015. Some of these events may be changed because of the holidays. I will try to keep up on all the things happening this holiday season.

It is Christmas and New Year’s Eve time again. Dominicans sure know how to celebrate Navidad and Año Nuevo. The streets are full of happy people. Neighborhoods all want to decorate their streets and parks to get into the festive spirit of things.

The bottle tree in Parque Rosado
The bottle tree in Parque Rosado

Many family members return home to be with family and friends for the entire month. There is music and activities all over the country until the first week in January when the country celebrates 3 Kings Day then all goes back to normal again.
Christmas tree on Calle el Conde
Christmas tree on Calle el Conde

How do Dominicans celebrate Christmas?

Continuing events throughout December
*Happy Hour – at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España.

*Culture – First Saturday monthly *Mercado Aleman y Multicultural – German Market at The Dominican-German Center, at Calle Isabel la Católica #212 from 11AM to 6PM. German sausages, breads, sweets crafts, pet items, a BBQ and cold German and domestic beers.

*Art – MALEZA: Multiple Bodies of Work, la Contemporary Art exposición de la artista Quisqueya Henríquez producida en colaboración con Lucy García. Centro Cultural de España, Arz. Meriño, y Casas del XVI, Arzobispo Nouel #3. Estará abierta hasta el 22 de diciembre. / The Contemporary Art exhibition of the artist Quisqueya Henriquez produced in collaboration with Lucy Garcia. Cultural Center of Spain, Arz. Merino and Casas del XVI, Arz. Nouel # 3. It will be open November 5 until 22 December.

colonial-gate-4d-cinema-sleigh-ride-2015*Cinema – Sleigh Ride – A 4D Christmas Ride, where the kids would be able to enjoy a ride on Santa’s sleigh while giving out presents on Christmas eve. At the The Colonial Gate 4D Cinema, Calle Isabel la Católica, from December 6th, 2015 till January 10th, 2016. The film plays every 20 minutes from 10AM to 11PM. Cost RD$400 adults and RD$350 children. Closed Mondays. A little about the Colonial Gate 4D Cinema.

*News – The hours for all Bars, Discotheques, Restaurants, Colmados and other businesses selling alcoholic beverages are non existent. These establishments can be open for as long as they wish with no closing time restrictions. The Ministry of Interior and Police announced that it is lifting alcohol sales restrictions from December 10, 2015 until January 8, 2016. Have a good time and be careful out there.





Tuesday 1

* Happy Hour – Segafredo – Segazona 5 to 8PM and from 9PM TINI NIGHT 2X1 martinis until midnight.

*Happy Hour – 5:30PM – 2×1 Sangría and have your favorite tapas for RD $100 at Pura Tasca , Calle Emiliano Tejera.

Wednesday 2
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Thursday 3
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Friday 4
*Party – Bar Parada 77 on Calle Isabel la Católica #255, is celebrating their 15th year in business. There will be music by Diomary La Mala. They also say there will be many surprises. The party begins at 8PM and continues until—??

*Event – The light spectacular Brilliante Navidad / Sparkling Christmas will have it’s opening inauguration from 4 to 6pm. It will be open to the public until 7 January 2016. The park will have five scenarios with simultaneous presentations including magicians, ballet, dance, Christmas Carols / magos, ballet, danza, cuento de Navidad. Located at the Parque Iberoamérica (the old Zoo), next to the Conservatorio Nacional de Música / National Music Conservatory on Avenida Bolívar and Alma Máter, La Esperilla, Santo Domingo. Please try and use public transportation to visit the park so as to cut down on the congestion in the streets and make life a little easier for the neighborhood. (many pictures from the second year of Brilliante Navidad 2013)

Saturday 5
*Culture – Mercado Aleman y Multicultural – German Market at The Dominican-German Center, at Calle Isabel la Católica #212 from 11AM to 6PM. German sausages, breads, sweets crafts, pet items, a BBQ and cold German and domestic beers. They will be having their special Christmas Bazaar with lots of great German foods and products.

*Event – A Su Gran Noche de Belly Dance. At Rey del Falafel at 9PM.

Sunday 6
* Entertainment – Grupo Bonyé Live More information

*Art – Colonial City Handicraft and Antiques Flea Market Every Sunday at Plaza Maria de Toledo.

*Music – A free concert of Christmas Carols by children from the Estudio Dina de Educacion Musical sponsored by Hotel Billini. At the Plaza Iglesia Regina Angelorum, Calle Padre Billini and José Reyes, starting at 4pm.

*Inauguration of the Coca-Cola Christmas Tree in Plaza España. There will be fun for all ages.

*Sleigh Ride – A 4D Christmas Ride opens- Colonial Gate 4D Cinema (more information in the Continuing Events section here)

Monday 7
*Entertainment – Lulú Live Sessiones – Jazz en Dominicana will bring live jazz to the Ciudad Colonial in various formats and styles to Lulú Tasting Bar, Arzobispo Meriño – 10PM. Tonight – A Brazilian Christmas – On the Road Band

*Music – Karaoke at Cinema Café, Plaza de la Cultura. Starting at 8PM.

Tuesday 8
* Happy Hour – Segafredo – Segazona 5 to 8PM and from 9PM TINI NIGHT 2X1 martinis until midnight.

*Happy Hour – 5:30PM – 2×1 Sangría and have your favorite tapas for RD $100 at Pura Tasca , Calle Emiliano Tejera.

*Happy Hour – Every Tuesday in Cacibajagua Bar, Las Mercedes, from 9PM to 11PM Rum, Vodka and Tequila are only RD$100.

*Tribute to Luis Días – De Noche y De Días – From 4PM to ??? in front of the home where Luis lived at Beller 7 between Calles Piña and Estrelleta, Ciudad Nueva. Commemorating the life of Luis “El Terror” Dias. With Jose Duluc and others playing the songs of Luis Dias and all can join in the celebration of his art.

*Music – Latin Dance Nights at Hard Rock Café. Blue Mall, at 8PM. Entrance is free.

Wednesday 9
*Oscar y Ricardo – “Maleza: Multiple bodies of work”. The duo Oscar Chabebe and Ricardo Ariel Toribio will be at Centro Cultural de España, Arz. Meriño, at 8PM. Entrance is free.

Thursday 10
*Art – MALEZA: Multiple Bodies of Work, la Contemporary Art exposición de la artista Quisqueya Henríquez producida en colaboración con Lucy García. Centro Cultural de España, Arz. Meriño, y Casas del XVI, Arzobispo Nouel #3. Estará abierta hasta el 22 de diciembre. / The Contemporary Art exhibition of the artist Quisqueya Henriquez produced in collaboration with Lucy Garcia. Cultural Center of Spain, Arz. Merino and Casas del XVI, Arz. Nouel # 3. It will be open until 22 December.

*News – The start of 24 hour Bars, Discotheques, Restaurants, Colmados and other businesses selling alcoholic beverages. From today until January 8, 2016.

*Music – Jazz en la Escalinatas de la Calle El Conde – Sandy Gabriel & Amigos in the Noches de Jazz / Nights of Jazz under the stars at the steps of the Calle El Conde, starting at 8PM. Entrance is free.

*Music – Edgar Molina solo concert at La Espiral, Calle Jose Reyes, starting at 9PM. Cover RD$300.

Friday 11
pavel-nunez-casa-de-teatro-12-2015*Music – Dinasty Fest 2015 – Urban, dembow, hip-hop and reggaetton concert with Arcangel (la Maravilla) from Puerto Rico and locals Don Miguelo, Mark B and El Messiah. At the Marinita Sans Souci in Santo Domingo East. Tickets are RD$1,000 to RD$4,000 and available at the door or online at http://Ticketexpress.com.do

*Music – Pavel Nunez “De Mi Insomnios En Navidad” at the Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño. Tickets are RD$1000 and RD$1500.

*Music – Aprés Work on the rooftop pool lounge of Billini Hotel, Calle Padre Billini, at 7PM.

Saturday 12
*Cultural Event – Noche Larga de los Museos Navidad 2015 / Long Night of Museums Christmas 2015. More information about the Noche Larga de los Museos.

*Music – Night of Jazz with Gustavo Rodriguez and his Band @ The Pool Bar, Hostal Nicolás de Ovando, Zona Colonial – 6PM to 10PM – No Cover

*Alexandro Seguí & Chuchi Mulens at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, at 10PM. Cover RD$400 p/p.

*Music – Ensamble Afro Dominicano, Los Congos de Villa Mella, El Squad and Dj Freaky Phillip to celebrate the 7th year anniversary of La Espiral. The music starts at 8PM. Cover RD$300.

christmas-concert-plaza-espana-2015* Music – Celebremos a Emanuel – With a 70 voice choir and 40 piece orchestra coming together to present some of the most beautiful Christmas carols. The music will transport you where you will feel like you are right there next to the manger where the Christ child was born or accompanying the shepherds who heard the precious heavenly choir. This concert is part of the programs of “A Dios Sea la Gloria 2016” / “To God Be the Glory 2016” by Gad Productions.
The music will be at Plaza España at 6PM for 1 hour and 45 minutes. Entrance is free.

Sunday 13
*Music – Grupo Bonyé Live More information

*Art – Colonial City Handicraft and Antiques Flea Market Every Sunday at Plaza Maria de Toledo.

*Music – Hamlet Mota – at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, at 7PM. Cover RD$500 in advance.

Monday 14
*Music – Lulú Live Sessiones – Jazz en Dominicana will bring live jazz to the Ciudad Colonial in various formats and styles to Lulú Tasting Bar, Arzobispo Meriño – 10PM.

*Music – Karaoke at Cinema Café, Plaza de la Cultura. Starting at 8PM.

*Music – Seguí con Tony – Alexandro Seguí and Tony Almont at Casa De Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starting at 10PM. Tickets are RD$500.

*Cinema – Watch Maria Montez movies. Tonight at 7:30PM is the film “Piratas de Monterrey” at the Centro Cultural Banreservas, Isabel La Católica #202. Entrance is free.

Tuesday 15
* Happy Hour – Segafredo – Segazona 5 to 8PM and from 9PM TINI NIGHT 2X1 martinis until midnight.

*Happy Hour – 5:30PM – 2×1 Sangría and have your favorite tapas for RD $100 at Pura Tasca , Calle Emiliano Tejera.

*Happy Hour – Every Tuesday in Cacibajagua Bar, Las Mercedes, from 9PM to 11PM Rum, Vodka and Tequila are only RD$100.

*Music – Alex Ferreria – solo a guitarra y voz / just guitar and voice. Intimate and exclusive, playing songs from his latest work “Cinema Tropical” including his usual repertoire. At Casa De Teatro, Arz. Meriño, at 8:30PM. Tickets are RD$1,000 in advance and RD$1,200 at the door.

*Music – Latin Dance Nights at Hard Rock Café. Blue Mall, at 8PM. Entrance is free.

cafeteria-del-conde-12-17-2015*Art – The Cafeteria Del Conde presents its are exhibit Muestra Individual Seres Extravagantes / Our Extravagant and Individual Humans by artist Jimmy Verdecia. The opening of the exhibit is at 7PM. This image shows 2 or our most recognized Conde visitors Don Roke and King.




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Thursday 17
*Music – Jazz en la Escalinatas de la Calle El Conde – Sandy Gabriel & Amigos in the Noches de Jazz / Nights of Jazz under the stars at the steps of the Calle El Conde, starting at 8PM. Entrance is free.

*Art – Festival – XIV Feria Nacional de Artesanía – FENART 2015 from the 17th to the 20th in Fortaleza Ozama. “Dedicada a los Artesanos y Artesanas de la Provincia de Santiago de Los Caballeros”. Este año se realizará el Concurso “Premio Nacional de Artesanía”. / “Dedicated to the artisans of the Province of Santiago de Los Caballeros”. This year the competition “National Crafts Award” will be held.

*Music – Christmas Hip-Hop with Alvaro Diaz, Whitests Taino Alive and Sin Fin at La Espiral, and a special Christmas shop.

Friday 18
*Music – Pavel Nunez “De Mi Insomnios En Navidad” at the Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño. Tickets are RD$1000 and RD$1500. See the poster on Dec. 11

*Music – Aprés Work on the rooftop pool lounge of Billini Hotel, Calle Padre Billini, at 7PM.

*Music – Auro Sonico at Cacibajagua Bar, Las Mercedes,at 10PM.

* Music – Toque Profundo “Toque en Puya – Navidad Pal Pueblo” at
Cinema Café at 9PM. Admission RD$70 p/p.

*Music – Vincente Cifuentes “Chileno hasta la Tambora” at Casa De Teatro, Arz. Meriño, at 9PM. Entrance RD$400 p/p.

* Art – Festival – XIV Feria Nacional de Artesanía – FENART 2015

Saturday 19
*Night of Jazz with Gustavo Rodriguez and his Band @ The Pool Bar, Hostal Nicolás de Ovando, Zona Colonial – 6PM to 10PM – No Cover

*Music – El Conjunto Quisqueya “Navidad Party 2015”. The Merengue orchestra will be at the Hard Rock Cafe. Blue Mall, at 10PM. Tickets in advance are RD$1,750 and RD$2,500 at the door.

* Art – Festival – XIV Feria Nacional de Artesanía – FENART 2015

Sunday 20
* Entertainment – Grupo Bonyé Live More information

*Art – Colonial City Handicraft and Antiques Flea Market Every Sunday at Plaza Maria de Toledo.

*Music – A Christmas Carol concert with the Chorus of the Ministry of Education / Concierto de Villancios Con eL Coro Del Ministerio De Educacion at Plaza de España starting at 7PM.

*Music – Dance – Ballet Academy will preform. Santa and friends will be there for pictures.Plaza de España starting at 8PM.

* Art – Festival – XIV Feria Nacional de Artesanía – FENART 2015

sunday-at-the-park-12-20-2015*Sunday At The Park – Christmas Gift with Sir Jerrrod, Ceshermon, Emilio Franco, Freemaid, Ramon Hernandez, Y.A.R.D, JC The Bear. Aporte un jugete (nuevo o usado) ó RD$100 / Donate a new or used toy or RD$100. At Plaza Fray Bartolomé de las Casas, Calle Padre Billini, from 12noon to 9PM.

Monday 21
* Entertainment – Lulú Live Sessiones – Jazz en Dominicana will bring live jazz to the Ciudad Colonial in various formats and styles to Lulú Tasting Bar, Arzobispo Meriño – 10PM.

*Music – Karaoke at Cinema Café, Plaza de la Cultura. Starting at 8PM.

*Music – Seguí con Tony – Alexandro Seguí and Tony Almont at Casa De Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starting at 10PM. Tickets are RD$500.

*Cinema – Watch Maria Montez movies. Tonight at 7:30PM is the film “La Reina de Cobra” at the Centro Cultural Banreservas, Isabel La Católica #202. Entrance is free.

Tuesday 22
* Happy Hour – Segafredo – Segazona 5 to 8PM and from 9PM TINI NIGHT 2X1 martinis until midnight.

*Happy Hour – 5:30PM – 2×1 Sangría and have your favorite tapas for RD $100 at Pura Tasca , Calle Emiliano Tejera.

*Happy Hour – Every Tuesday in Cacibajagua Bar, Las Mercedes, from 9PM to 11PM Rum, Vodka and Tequila are only RD$100.

*Music – Latin Dance Nights at Hard Rock Café. Blue Mall, at 8PM. Entrance is free.

Wednesday 23
*Fiesta Oficial De Navidad / Official Christmas Fiesta – Dance concert with Fernando Villalona and Sergio Vargas at the Hard Rock Café. Blue Mall, at 9PM. Admission is RD$2000 general and RD$3000 VIP.

*Music – Jazz with Cyrille Aimée and guitarist Michael Valeanu live at Lucia 203, Calle Hostos, at 9PM. Entrance is RD$500 p/p.

Thursday 24
Noche Buena. Many businesses are closed for this special family night. Some open later in the evening after the evening meal. Have a blessed Christmas Eve.

*Midnight Mass/ La Misa del Gallo is celebrated at 10PM in the Cathedral de Santa Maria in front of Parque Colon on Christmas Eve/ Noche Buena

Friday 25
Christmas Day. Some businesses may open late or not at all to rest after a busy Christmas Eve.

*Christmas Day Choral Concert in the Cathedral de Santa Maria starting at 8PM. Get there hours early if you want a seat inside. The choir will be singing traditional religious Christmas songs.

Saturday 26
*Night of Jazz with Gustavo Rodriguez and his Band @ The Pool Bar, Hostal Nicolás de Ovando, Zona Colonial – 6PM to 10PM – No Cover

*Toque Profundo at Casa De Teatro, Arz. Meriño, at 9PM. Entrance RD$500 p/p.

Sunday 27
* Entertainment – Grupo Bonyé Live More information

*Art – Colonial City Handicraft and Antiques Flea Market Every Sunday at Plaza Maria de Toledo.

Monday 28
* Entertainment – Lulú Live Sessiones – Jazz en Dominicana will bring live jazz to the Ciudad Colonial in various formats and styles to Lulú Tasting Bar, Arzobispo Meriño – 10PM.

Tuesday 29
* Happy Hour – Segafredo – Segazona 5 to 8PM and from 9PM TINI NIGHT 2X1 martinis until midnight.

*Happy Hour – 5:30PM – 2×1 Sangría and have your favorite tapas for RD $100 at Pura Tasca , Calle Emiliano Tejera.

*Happy Hour – Every Tuesday in Cacibajagua Bar, Las Mercedes, from 9PM to 11PM Rum, Vodka and Tequila are only RD$100.

*Music – New Years Concert Warmup Party With Los Gypsies and del Pais Los Frankos at the Hard Rock Café. Blue Mall, at 9PM. Admission is RD$1000 general and RD$1800 VIP.

Wednesday 30
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Thursday 31
*New Year’s Mass/ la Misa de Año Nuevo at 11PM in the Cathedral de Santa Maria

*New Years Eve / Año Nuevo “Rally del Borracho” The 45th Anniversary of this giant street party starts at 10AM Thursday December 31, 2015 until the rising of the sun on January 1, 2016 or until the last man (or woman) is left standing. A map and more information about the Rally del Borracho from last years post.

Noche Larga de los Museos Navidad 2015

Noche Larga de los Museos Navidad 2015 / Long Night of Museums Christmas 2015

Noche Larga de los Museos Navidad 2015
Noche Larga de los Museos Navidad 2015




Another much loved Night of the Museums is here. This years Christmas version of the 4 time yearly event give all a chance to enjoy the many museums in the Colonial Zone for free. Saturday December 12, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight is when the fun happens. There will be guided tours, costumed characters, cultural activities and and art. There is fun for all, young and old, tourists and locals. It is all here in the Zone.

We are looking forward to the live chorus and dance event of Carmina Burana sung by more than 70 voices. The big event will be happening at Fortaleza Ozama at 8:30PM.




All the events schedules have been posted. Please click on the images to see the entire listings of all the exciting things going on in the Colonial Zone. Here are a few or the highlights.

*Galeria Abad – Calle Sanchez #120, between Padre Billini and Portes

*Alcázar Colon – 9AM to Midnight characters in costumes from the time of Columbus; 7PM to Midnight – Living Christmas Statues

*Capilla de los Remedios – 8PM to Midnight – 8PM – Concierto de Cuerdas
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Chu-Chu Colonial – Take a ride on the chu-chu around the streets of the Colonial Zone from 5PM to 12midnight for RD$100 p/p

*Casa de Tostado – 9AM to Midnight – 7PM to Midnight – Living Statues; 9PM to Midnight – Poets Farah Hallal and José Angel Bratini

*Casa Reales – Programs from 9AM to Midnight – 7PM to Midnight – Living Statues; 9 to 10PM – Victor Victor Concert
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*Plaza España – 9AM to Midnight – 6:30PM – Concierto Para Emmanuel; 11PM to midnight – Grand Closing Festival – Presentation by the Orquesta del Conservatorio

*Reloj del Sol – 7PM to 9M

*Museo Trampolín – 6PM to 8PM

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*Fortaleza Ozama – 9AM to Midnight – Artists selling their art, Persons dressed in era costumes; 8:30PM Carmina Barana – Dance Spectacular.

*Centro Cultural de las Telecomunicaciones – 10AM to 11PM – Art Exposition from painters from San Francisco de Macrois, movies and art projects; 9PM to 10:40 – Santa Claus.

*Plaza María Toledo – 9AM to Midnight – Artist selling their products
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Events In The Zone November 2015

Eventos en la Zona Noviembre 2015. Looking for something to do in the Colonial Zone? ¿Buscando algo que hacer en la Zona Colonial?

The cool weather that November brings is very welcome as the humidity of the summer is gone for another season.

Saturday afternoon in Parque Colon.
Saturday afternoon in Parque Colon.

November brings us Baseball and the start of the Christmas season as the stores and streets are lit in all the bright lights ready for the Christmas Holiday celebrations. This month also brings the Santo Domingo Colonial Festival, the 3 day long party in the streets of the Colonial City.

Here is our list of things and events happening in the Zona Colonial and surrounding area this month. If you have an event you want added just send me a message of post in the comments. Also, remember, things can change. I try to keep up but the Colonial Zone is very active and it is difficult to find all the events.

Continuing events throughout November
*Happy Hour – at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España.

*Culture – First Saturday monthly *Mercado Aleman y Multicultural – German Market at The Dominican-German Center, at Calle Isabel la Católica #212 from 11AM to 6PM. German sausages, breads, sweets crafts, pet items, a BBQ and cold German and domestic beers.

12195912_10153703872694089_4968055552033954038_n*Theater – Festival Internacional de Artes Escénicas de Ciudad Colonial – Theatros Libre /Free Theater Sunday 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th at the Teatro Las Máscaras, Teatro Guloya and Casa de Teatro. Click the poster to enlarge for more information.

*Art – MALEZA: Multiple Bodies of Work, la Contemporary Art exposición de la artista Quisqueya Henríquez producida en colaboración con Lucy García. Centro Cultural de España, Arz. Meriño, y Casas del XVI, Arzobispo Nouel #3. Estará abierta hasta el 22 de diciembre. / The Contemporary Art exhibition of the artist Quisqueya Henriquez produced in collaboration with Lucy Garcia. Cultural Center of Spain, Arz. Merino and Casas del XVI, Arz. Nouel # 3. It will be open November 5 until 22 December.




Sunday 1
* Entertainment – Grupo Bonyé Live at the Ruinas de San Francisco More information

*Art – Colonial City Handicraft and Antiques Flea Market Every Sunday at Plaza Maria de Toledo.

*Art, Music, Culture – ASOARTCA Asociación de Artistas en la Calle / Association of Street Artists Every Sunday starting at 4 hold La Escuelita de Musica del Conde / The Music School of the Conde this is to help the street kids and shoeshine boys to experience music, see people playing different instruments while sharing knowledge and helping them to learn to play and appreciate music and to spark their curiosity and interest in music. Many of the artists are well known Dominican artists that show up to help these children. It is fun for all and a great way to help a child in need. More information and to see what you can do to help at their Facebook page ASOARTCA

Monday 2
*Entertainment – Lulú Live Sessiones – Jazz en Dominicana will bring live jazz to the Ciudad Colonial in various formats and styles to Lulú Tasting Bar, Arzobispo Meriño – 10PM.

*Dining – Enjoy delicious pizzas from Pizzeria Antica half price every Monday.

*Happy Hour – 5 to 8PM – 2×1 Sangría Pura Tasca , Calle Emiliano Tejera.

Tuesday 3
* Happy Hour – Segafredo – Segazona 5 to 8PM and from 9PM TINI NIGHT 2X1 martinis until midnight.

*Happy Hour – 5:30PM – 2×1 Sangría and have your favorite tapas for RD $100 at Pura Tasca , Calle Emiliano Tejera.

*Music – “Boleros de Mujer” with Nairoby Duarte at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, at 8PM. Entrance RD$400 p/p.

*Bar – Learn to dance Salsa for free at Patio del Canario, Calle Atarazana. There are drink specials, Margarita (RD$200) and Cubalibre (RD$150) from 7PM to 10PM.

Wednesday 4
12106855_750881781684905_883594042981967163_n*Sparring Partners Project presents documentary films subsidized in Cuba, Haiti and Dominican Republic. They will be showing films under the stars in the Plaza del Convento de los Dominicos, Calle Padre Billini in front of Parque Duarte. This weeks films include “El Secreto Musical”, “Mawoulé, desmitificación”, “Caribbean Fantasy” and “Heroe de Culto” from 7PM to 10PM. Entrance is free. More information at sparringproject.org

Thursday 5
10919012_845123718863137_4153479829039719975_n*Grand Opening – Today the much needed super market on Calle el Conde will be opening again under the Super Mercado Nacional brand. We have been waiting for another supermarket in the area and finally it is open.

*Art – MALEZA: Multiple Bodies of Work, la Contemporary Art exposición de la artista Quisqueya Henríquez producida en colaboración con Lucy García. Centro Cultural de España, Arz. Meriño, y Casas del XVI, Arzobispo Nouel #3. Estará abierta hasta el 22 de diciembre. / The Contemporary Art exhibition of the artist Quisqueya Henriquez produced in collaboration with Lucy Garcia. Cultural Center of Spain, Arz. Merino and Casas del XVI, Arz. Nouel # 3. It will be open until 22 December.

*Art – Exposición: Desnudos at the Museo Fernando Peña Defilló, Calle Padre Billini 251. On the corner of José Reyes in front of the Iglesia Regina Angelorum. Starting at 6:30PM.

*Theater – Jueves de Teatro Joven / Thursday Youth Theatre presents “Electra” at the Teatro Guloya, 8:30PM. Entrance RD$150 p/p

Friday 6
Holiday – Día de la Constitución / Constitution Day (official date). This will be a long weekend from Friday the 6th to Monday the 9th when the celebration of the day will occur.

*Music – Djs Lombardo & Cesar Owen – Urban Grooves at La Espiral, Calle Jose Reyes starting at 9PM. Cover RD$100.

*Theater – El Prestamista by Fernando Josseau and directed by Germana Quiintana. A play with drama, suspense and mystery in the lives of three characters involved in the death of the lender. Friday and Saturday at 8:30PM and Sunday at 6:30PM. General admission RD$500 p/p. At Teatro Las Máscaras, Arz. Portes

noche-lunatica*Theater – Dentro del Festival Nacional de Performance / Part of the National Theater Performance “Noche Lunática” at the Teatro Guloya starting at 9PM. Entrance is free.

*Music – Bobby Delgado – Teoría de Cuerdas at Casa de Teatro starting at 9:30PM.

Saturday 7
*Culture – Mercado Aleman y Multicultural – German Market at The Dominican-German Center, at Calle Isabel la Católica #212 from 11AM to 6PM. German sausages, breads, sweets crafts, pet items, a BBQ and cold German and domestic beers.

*Music – Night of Jazz with Gustavo Rodriguez and his Band @ The Pool Bar, Hostal Nicolás de Ovando, Zona Colonial – 6PM to 10PM – No Cover

*Theater – El Prestamista by Fernando Josseau and directed by Germana Quiintana. A play with drama, suspense and mystery in the lives of three characters involved in the death of the lender. Friday and Saturday at 8:30PM and Sunday at 6:30PM. General admission RD$500 p/p. At Teatro Las Máscaras, Arz. Portes

Sunday 8
* Entertainment – Grupo Bonyé Live at the Ruinas de San Francisco More information

*Art – Colonial City Handicraft and Antiques Flea Market Every Sunday at Plaza Maria de Toledo.

*Theater – El Prestamista by Fernando Josseau and directed by Germana Quiintana. A play with drama, suspense and mystery in the lives of three characters involved in the death of the lender. Friday and Saturday at 8:30PM and Sunday at 6:30PM. General admission RD$500 p/p. At Teatro Las Máscaras, Arz. Portes

*Theater – Festival Internacional de Artes Escénicas de Ciudad Colonial – Theatros Libre /Free Theater at the Teatro Las Máscaras, Teatro Guloya and Casa de Teatro. See poster in Continuing Events for details.

*Art, Music, Culture – ASOARTCA Asociación de Artistas en la Calle / Association of Street Artists Every Sunday starting at 4 hold La Escuelita de Musica del Conde / The Music School of the Conde this is to help the street kids and shoeshine boys to experience music, see people playing different instruments while sharing knowledge and helping them to learn to play and appreciate music and to spark their curiosity and interest in music. Many of the artists are well known Dominican artists that show up to help these children. It is fun for all to enjoy and a great way to help a child in need. More information and to see what you can do to help at their Facebook page ASOARTCA

Monday 9
Holiday – Día de la Constitución / Constitution Day. This will be a long weekend from Friday the 6th (the official date) to Monday the 9th when the celebration of the day will occur.

*Music – Lulú Live Sessiones – Jazz en Dominicana will bring live jazz to the Ciudad Colonial in various formats and styles to Lulú Tasting Bar, Arzobispo Meriño – 10PM. Tonight Benny and the Cupids.

*Dining – Enjoy delicious pizzas from Pizzeria Antica half price every Monday.

*Happy Hour – 5 to 8PM – 2×1 Sangría Pura Tasca , Calle Emiliano Tejera.

Tuesday 10
* Happy Hour – Segafredo – Segazona 5 to 8PM and from 9PM TINI NIGHT 2X1 martinis until midnight.

*Happy Hour – 5:30PM – 2×1 Sangría and have your favorite tapas for RD $100 at Pura Tasca , Calle Emiliano Tejera.

*Music – “Boleros de Mujer” with Nairoby Duarte at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, at 8PM. Entrance RD$400 p/p.

*Bar – Learn to dance Salsa for free at Patio del Canario, Calle Atarazana. There are drink specials, Margarita (RD$200) and Cubalibre (RD$150) from 7PM to 10PM.

Wednesday 11
12106855_750881781684905_883594042981967163_n*Film – Sparring Partners Project presents documentary films subsidized in Cuba, Haiti and Dominican Republic. They will be showing films under the stars in the Plaza del Convento de los Dominicos, Calle Padre Billini in front of Parque Duarte. This weeks films include “La Piel Como Lienzo”, Si Dios Quiere, Yuu”, “Haiti, Belles De Nuitt” and Chacabana” from 7PM to 10PM. Entrance is free. More information at sparringproject.org

Thursday 12
*Music – Samuel Esteban: “Yo soy Hispanoamérica” with pianist Porfilio Mateo will be playing tangos, arias from operettas and the most emblematic songs from Latin and Dominican repertoires. At the La Capilla de Los Remedios, Calle Las Damas starting at 8PM. Entrance RD$500 p/p.

12193778_10153686088968695_597249651341393182_n*Shopping – Bazar Sin Priza at the Videoteca in Casa de Teatro. There will be vintage clothing, accessories and more. There will also be various activities happening as well. Thursday and Friday 6PM to 10PM and Saturday from 2PM to 10PM.

Friday 13
*Shopping – Bazar Sin Priza at the Videoteca in Casa de Teatro. There will be vintage clothing, accessories and more. There will also be various activities happening as well. Thursday and Friday 6PM to 10PM and Saturday from 2PM to 10PM.

*Theater – “Todo Está Bien” a kind of Reality Show, where we will discover how addiction can destroy and lead to decline of society and how we need to realize that it is a disease and should be treated even if we want to appear that everything is fine. At the Teatro Guloya at 8:30PM. Entrance is RD$500 and RD$400 for students with ID.

*Music – Victor Victor and La Vellonera “Ensayos de Navidad” at Lucia 203. Cover RD$500 p/p

*Music – Bobby Delgado – Teoría de Cuerdas at Casa de Teatro starting at 9:30PM.

Saturday 14
*Shopping – Bazar Sin Priza at the Videoteca in Casa de Teatro. There will be vintage clothing, accessories and more. There will also be various activities happening as well. Thursday and Friday 6PM to 10PM and Saturday from 2PM to 10PM.

*Music – Night of Jazz with Gustavo Rodriguez and his Band @ The Pool Bar, Hostal Nicolás de Ovando, Zona Colonial – 6PM to 10PM – No Cover

*Music – Chuchi Mulens – Sábado X Sábado at Casa de Teatro starting at 10PM. Cover RD$200 p/p.

*Entertainment – La Casa Del Humor – Jokes, routines, skits and characters – at Case de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starting at 9:30PM. Cover RD$200 p/p.

Sunday 15
*Music – Grupo Bonyé Live at the Ruinas de San Francisco More information

*Art – Colonial City Handicraft and Antiques Flea Market Every Sunday at Plaza Maria de Toledo.

*Art, Music, Culture – ASOARTCA Asociación de Artistas en la Calle / Association of Street Artists Every Sunday starting at 4 hold La Escuelita de Musica del Conde / The Music School of the Conde this is to help the street kids and shoeshine boys to experience music, see people playing different instruments while sharing knowledge and helping them to learn to play and appreciate music and to spark their curiosity and interest in music. Many of the artists are well known Dominican artists that show up to help these children. It is fun for all to enjoy and a great way to help a child in need. More information and to see what you can do to help at their Facebook page ASOARTCA

*Theater – Festival Internacional de Artes Escénicas de Ciudad Colonial – Theatros Libre /Free Theater at the Teatro Las Máscaras, Teatro Guloya and Casa de Teatro. See poster in Continuing Events for details.

*Music – Femme – Éxtasis Jazz Project – at Casa de Teatro starting at 9:30PM. Cover RD$300 p/p.

Monday 16
*Music – Lulú Live Sessiones – Jazz en Dominicana will bring live jazz to the Ciudad Colonial in various formats and styles to Lulú Tasting Bar, Arzobispo Meriño – 10PM. Tonight – Carijazz RD.

*Dining – Enjoy delicious pizzas from Pizzeria Antica half price every Monday.

*Happy Hour – 5 to 8PM – 2×1 Sangría Pura Tasca , Calle Emiliano Tejera.

Tuesday 17
*Happy Hour – Segafredo – Segazona 5 to 8PM and from 9PM TINI NIGHT 2X1 martinis until midnight.

*Happy Hour – 5:30PM – 2×1 Sangría and have your favorite tapas for RD $100 at Pura Tasca , Calle Emiliano Tejera.

*Music – “Boleros de Mujer” with Nairoby Duarte at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, at 8PM. Entrance RD$400 p/p.

*Bar – Learn to dance Salsa for free at Patio del Canario, Calle Atarazana. There are drink specials, Margarita (RD$200) and Cubalibre (RD$150) from 7PM to 10PM.

Wednesday 18
12106855_750881781684905_883594042981967163_n*Sparring Partners Project presents documentary films subsidized in Cuba, Haiti and Dominican Republic. They will be showing films under the stars in the Plaza del Convento de los Dominicos, Calle Padre Billini in front of Parque Duarte. This weeks films include “Dominican Dance Hall”, Relato De Una Sirvienta”, “Como Antes” and “Desarraigo” from 7PM to 10PM. Entrance is free. More information at sparringproject.org

Thursday 19
12208741_10153703873369089_710341919115799841_n*2nd Feria Internacional de Arte at the Fortaleza Ozama, Calle las Damas. A 4 day event with a large variety of art and crafts for sale. Get your Christmas gifts now. More information at fiarterd.com

Friday 20
*2nd Feria Internacional de Arte at the Fortaleza Ozama, Calle las Damas. More information and poster on Thursday 19.

*Music – Bobby Delgado – Teoría de Cuerdas at Casa de Teatro starting at 9:30PM.

Colonial Fest 2015 Schedule - Click to enlarge
Colonial Fest 2015 Schedule – Click to enlarge

colonial-fest-2015* Santo Domingo Colonial Festival. 3 days of fun, culture, history, music and more. The main events will be happening around Calle Las Damas, Plaza España and the Fortaleza Ozama. Many of the Restaurants will have special prices and dishes.
Concerts in the Plaza España at the end of each day. There will be Mimes and clowns throughout the Colonial City to entertain visitors.
All the bells will be ringing at coordinated times. There will be train rides with costumed colonial era characters. The museums will have special events and prices and will be open in the evenings. More information colonialfest.org

11011875_10153684672484320_3870641981968411464_n*Art – Luz pa’l conde y nuestra Zona Colonial / Light for the Conde and our Colonial Zone! During the 3 day Colonial Fest the artist group Proyecto Artístico TRANSITANDO will be transforming the ugly metal doors all along Calle el Conde. Different artists of all ages will be painting these doors to transform the street into “EL PASEO DE LA MODA” / “The Fashion Walk”. Make sure to pass by and check out these works of art in progress.

Saturday 21
*Santo Domingo Colonial Festival. 3 days of fun, culture, history, music and more.

*Art – Luz pa’l conde y nuestra Zona Colonial / Light for the Conde and our Colonial Zone!

*2nd Feria Internacional de Arte at the Fortaleza Ozama, Calle las Damas. More information and poster on Thursday 19.

*Night of Jazz with Gustavo Rodriguez and his Band @ The Pool Bar, Hostal Nicolás de Ovando, Zona Colonial – 6PM to 10PM – No Cover

*Music – Chuchi Mulens – Sábado X Sábado at Casa de Teatro starting at 10PM. Cover RD$200 p/p.

Sunday 22
*Santo Domingo Colonial Festival. 3 days of fun, culture, history, music and more.

*2nd Feria Internacional de Arte at the Fortaleza Ozama, Calle las Damas. More information and poster on Thursday 19.

*Art – Luz pa’l conde y nuestra Zona Colonial / Light for the Conde and our Colonial Zone!

*Music – Grupo Bonyé Live at the Ruinas de San Francisco More information

*Art – Colonial City Handicraft and Antiques Flea Market Every Sunday at Plaza Maria de Toledo.

*Art, Music, Culture – ASOARTCA Asociación de Artistas en la Calle / Association of Street Artists Every Sunday starting at 4 hold La Escuelita de Musica del Conde / The Music School of the Conde this is to help the street kids and shoeshine boys to experience music, see people playing different instruments while sharing knowledge and helping them to learn to play and appreciate music and to spark their curiosity and interest in music. Many of the artists are well known Dominican artists that show up to help these children. It is fun for all to enjoy and a great way to help a child in need. More information and to see what you can do to help at their Facebook page ASOARTCA

*Theater – Festival Internacional de Artes Escénicas de Ciudad Colonial – Theatros Libre /Free Theater at the Teatro Las Máscaras, Teatro Guloya and Casa de Teatro. See poster in Continuing Events for details.

Monday 23
*Music – Lulú Live Sessiones – Jazz en Dominicana will bring live jazz to the Ciudad Colonial in various formats and styles to Lulú Tasting Bar, Arzobispo Meriño – 10PM. Tonight – Joshy & 4 Jazz – Jazzeando el Son

*Dining – Enjoy delicious pizzas from Pizzeria Antica half price every Monday.

*Happy Hour – 5 to 8PM – 2×1 Sangría Pura Tasca , Calle Emiliano Tejera.

Tuesday 24
*Happy Hour – Segafredo – Segazona 5 to 8PM and from 9PM TINI NIGHT 2X1 martinis until midnight.

*Happy Hour – 5:30PM – 2×1 Sangría and have your favorite tapas for RD $100 at Pura Tasca , Calle Emiliano Tejera.

*Music – “Boleros de Mujer” with Nairoby Duarte at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, at 8PM. Entrance RD$400 p/p.

*Bar – Learn to dance Salsa for free at Patio del Canario, Calle Atarazana. There are drink specials, Margarita (RD$200) and Cubalibre (RD$150) from 7PM to 10PM.

Wednesday 25
12106855_750881781684905_883594042981967163_n*Sparring Partners Project presents documentary films subsidized in Cuba, Haiti and Dominican Republic. They will be showing films under the stars in the Plaza del Convento de los Dominicos, Calle Padre Billini in front of Parque Duarte. This weeks films include “Goayza”, Villa Rosa”, El Verdadero Rostro De Toussaint Louverture” and “Los 80, Años Dorados Del Merengue” from 7PM to 10PM. Entrance is free. More information at sparringproject.org

Thursday 26
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Friday 27
*Music – Bobby Delgado – Teoría de Cuerdas at Casa de Teatro starting at 9:30PM.

Saturday 28
*Music – Night of Jazz with Gustavo Rodriguez and his Band @ The Pool Bar, Hostal Nicolás de Ovando, Zona Colonial – 6PM to 10PM – No Cover

*Music – Chuchi Mulens – Sábado X Sábado at Casa de Teatro starting at 10PM. Cover RD$200 p/p.

Sunday 29
*Music – Grupo Bonyé Live at the Ruinas de San Francisco More information

*Art – Colonial City Handicraft and Antiques Flea Market Every Sunday at Plaza Maria de Toledo.

12189992_902467603201999_6063713870630619533_n*Sports – Segundo clásico de vitilla / Second Vitilla Classic at the Plazolita de San Anton, Calle Resturacion (behind the Ruins of San Francisco – number #19 on the Colonial Zone map) Vitilla or Bitilla is played using plastic bottle tops of the large water bottles or plastic discs as the ball and a stick. Similar to baseball or softball but a game all its own.

*Art, Music, Culture – ASOARTCA Asociación de Artistas en la Calle / Association of Street Artists Every Sunday starting at 4 hold La Escuelita de Musica del Conde / The Music School of the Conde this is to help the street kids and shoeshine boys to experience music, see people playing different instruments while sharing knowledge and helping them to learn to play and appreciate music and to spark their curiosity and interest in music. Many of the artists are well known Dominican artists that show up to help these children. It is fun for all to enjoy and a great way to help a child in need. More information and to see what you can do to help at their Facebook page ASOARTCA

*Theater – Festival Internacional de Artes Escénicas de Ciudad Colonial – Theatros Libre /Free Theater at the Teatro Las Máscaras, Teatro Guloya and Casa de Teatro. See poster in Continuing Events for details.

Monday 30
*Music – Lulú Live Sessiones – Jazz en Dominicana will bring live jazz to the Ciudad Colonial in various formats and styles to Lulú Tasting Bar, Arzobispo Meriño – 10PM. Tonight – Jordi Masalles & Tiempo Libre

*Dining – Enjoy delicious pizzas from Pizzeria Antica half price every Monday.

2nd Festival Marisco Ripiao in Sanchez

The Second Annual Cultural Festival, Marisco Ripiao / 2nd Festival del Marisco Ripiao, Sánchez, República Dominicana, on will be held in June 2015. Friday 19th from 6PM to 10PM, Saturday 20th from noon to 10PM and Sunday 21st from 10AM to 2PM at the Plaza of the Port, Sánchez, Samaná / Municipio de Sánchez, Samaná en La Plazuelta de la Muella.

This 3 day festival focuses on promoting the history, culture, gastronomy while helping with the economic development of Sanchez, Samana. The festival will help to educate the general public about the historical significance of Sanchez, the local cuisine and also rescue the musical culture of this region as the “Perico Ripiao.” They also want to educate the general public about the importance of natural resource area and what all can do locally to protect the area.

The Second Annual Cultural Festival, Marisco Ripiao / 2nd Festival del Marisco Ripiao
The Second Annual Cultural Festival, Marisco Ripiao / 2nd Festival del Marisco Ripiao

The festival will focus on education on the conservation of natural resources and the adaptation of climate change in Sanchez including the Mangrove National Park and the Lower Yuna / el Parque Nacional Manglares del Bajo Yuna and Los Haitises National Park / el Parque Nacional Los Haitíses.

The Tentative program includes
• Talks / mini-workshops on local culture and history and conservation of natural resources
• “Cooking show” with known local and international chefs
• Sanchez Band
• Ballet Folklorico de Sánchez
• National Folkloric Ballet of Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Culture
• Music Perico Ripiao
• Sale of traditional food, seafood, breads, sweets
• Sale of local crafts
• Exhibitions on the conservation of natural resources and climate change
• Exhibitions on local culture and tourism in the Samana peninsula

Tentative Seafood Menu / Menu Marisco Tentativo :
The menu will be based on seafood and coconut, cooked by the locals using their own home recipes. Examples of dishes: Creole Shrimp with Coconut / camarones a la criollos con coco, Garlic Shrimp / camarones al ajillo, Crab Stew / cangrejos guisado, fried fish steamed with coconut / pescado frito y al vapor con coco, Crab Dumplings / albondigas de cangrejo, Shredded Crabmeat / masa de cangrejo and more. There will also be all the typical Dominican side dishes, breads and sweets.

Organizers include –
*The Center for Conservation and Eco Samana Bay / El Centro para la Conservación y Ecodesarrollo de la Bahía de Samaná (CEBSE)
* The Fishermen Cooperative of San Lorenzo, Sánchez / Cooperativa de Pescadores de San Lorenzo, Sánchez
* Festival Marisco Ripiao Organizing Committee / Comité Organizador Festival Marisco Ripiao
…in cooperation with the City of Sanchez / en cooperación con el Ayuntamiento de Sánchez

For more information visit their web site
www.mariscoripiao.com
or the Facebook page
www.facebook.com/festivalmariscoripiao

A little history
“Sánchez was founded in 1886 and soon became a center of commerce for the Dominican Republic, as it was a maritime town with a very active port. It was the home of a train that connected the town directly to La Vega and the interior of the country. It was also home to The Royal Bank of Canada, the first bank in the country. The town is known for its picturesque Victorian houses, many of which still exist today. Sánchez is the primary entry way for excursions to the Los Haitises National Park and the mangrove laden tropical rivers of Barracote, Yuna and Colorado.”

Long Night of Museums Summer 2014

MINISTERIO DE CULTURA y EL MUSEO ALCÁZAR DE COLÓN presentan La Noche Larga de los Museos Verano el sábado 21 de junio 2014. / MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND THE MUSEO ALCÁZAR DE COLÓN present The Long Night of Museums Summer Version on Saturday June 21, 2014.

This fun day is held 4 times a year in the Colonial Zone area from 9am until 12 midnight, with an extensive program of activities related to theater, dance, painting, music, literature, crafts, film and food.

Noche Larga de los Museos Verano 2014 / Long Night of Museums Summer 2014
Noche Larga de los Museos Verano 2014 / Long Night of Museums Summer 2014

There are many activities and best of all many of the museums waive their entry fees. You can visit for free. Enjoy music, theater, dance, art, film, literature, crafts, food and more food. There will be so many special activities throughout the Colonial City. Come and join in the fun and maybe learn a little bit while your at it.

Japanese Fair 4-12&13-2014

Feria Japonesa / Japanese Fair.

Come enjoy and learn about the Japanese culture, art and anime. This 2 day event will be on April
12 and 13, 2014 from 11AM to 6PM at Acropolis Center on the 2nd floor. Entrance is free.

Feria Japonesa / Japanese Fair 4-12&13-2014
Feria Japonesa / Japanese Fair 4-12&13-2014