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.

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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.

New Years Eve “Rally del Borracho” 2014

44th Anniversary of the “Rally del Borracho”/ “Drunkard’s Rally” as always will be celebrated starting at 10AM Wednesday December 31, 2014 until the rising of the sun on January 1, 2015 or until the last man (or woman) is left standing.

Rally del Borracho 2014 / Rally Don Bosco  2014
Rally del Borracho 2014 / Rally Don Bosco 2014

They are using a little variation of the name changing it to “Rally Don Bosco” but it is the same rally that started in 1971 in the Don Bosco sector of Santo Domingo. Beginning small as a neighborhood get together to share drinks and bring in the New Year it is no longer just a neighborhood event. It brings all people, young and old, neighbors and people living throughout the entire country together for a giant street party. Live Bands, Music, Dancing, a big wild party! Sponsored by Ron Barceló and Cerveza Presidente.

The party is on Calle Monseñor Ricardo Pittini and Cotubanama in the Barrio Don Bosco, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. See in Google Maps view larger map

More information on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/rallydelborracho

Halloween Party – La Espiral 10-31-2013

Halloween at La Espiral “Party Pa Revivir Los Muertos”. October 31, 2013 from 9PM to 3AM and costs RD$100 p/p.

LA ESPIRAL  - Party Pa Revivir Los Muertos
LA ESPIRAL – Party Pa Revivir Los Muertos

This will be a night full of music and energy with a variety of music including rock, ska, reggae, afrobeat, jazz and Dominican music by Rootstedy Squad Compuesto Por Jah Beat, Amin Dominguez, Carolina Camacho, Jordano Villalona, Jose Carlos Oviedo and Jose Duluc with mixes by Dj Seso.

La Espiral is located on Calle Jose Reyes #107, Colonial Zone, Santo Domingo

Festivalia – Zoom and Vicente Garcia 6-21-2013

FESTIVALIA – Presents the Festival of Summer with Zoom y Vicente Garcia. The concert will be at the Terraza del Mediterraneo, Casa de España (located on Aut. 30 de Mayo, Km. 10 ½, Santo Domingo) on Friday June 21, 2013 at 9PM.

FESTIVALIA - Summer Party
FESTIVALIA – Summer Party

Dominican singer/songwriter Vicente Garcia plays a mix of soul and tropical rhythms. Vicente Garcia – “Te Soñe” – Presenta

Zoom, the Dominican Pop/Rock Band Zoom – Creer En Ti

New Years Eve “Rally del Borracho” 2012

42nd Anniversary of the “Rally del Borracho”/ “Drunkard’s Rally” as always will be celebrated on December 31, 2012 until the rising of the sun on January 1, 2013.

Rally del Borracho 2012 - 13
Rally del Borracho 2012 – 13

This party has been happening since 1971 in the Don Bosco sector of Santo Domingo. The party started as a get together with neighbors in this neighborhood to share drinks and bring in the new year. Now it is no longer just a neighbrhood event. It brings all people, young and old, neighbors and people living throughout the entire country together for a giant party. Sponsored by Ron Barceló and Cerveza Presidente.

The party is on Calle Monseñor Ricardo Pittini and Cotubanama in the Barrio Don Bosco, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. See in Google Maps
View Larger Map

More information on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/rallydelborracho

Festival of Music June 2012 Events

Music in the streets!!

(Scroll down for the schedule)

On Saturday June 23, 2012 in the Colonial Zone, Santo Domingo there is a giant street party! Each year we participate in the French based Fiesta de la Música.

This year there will be 34 bands, including 24 professional groups, that have registered to participate. This means there will be more than 220 artists performing on six stages proposed between 5:30PM to 12 midnight. There will be over 40 concerts from which to choose.

There will be bands set up in Parque Colón, Calle El Conde on the corner of Hostos, Patio del Teatro Guloya (Calle Arzobispo Portes #205), Parque Duarte, Calle Arzobispo Portes in front of the Teatro Las Máscaras, Calle Macorís, Casa de Teatro (Arzobispo Meriño #110) and Centro Cultural de España (Calle Arzobispo Meriño and Arzobispo Portes). To see a map of the Colonial Zone

The closing concert will take place at 10:30PM at the Spanish Cultural Center with Fred Deshayes Group. He is an author and composer who devotes his talents to writing music of traditional rhythms of Guadeloupe, Brasil and Africa.

There will be a flier schedule of events and happenings handed out and available at most of the venues. Make sure you have good walking shoes so you are comfortable walking from one show to the other. You do not want to miss out on all the music and fun.

I just got the schedule for the Festival of Music! It is a PDF file and will open in its own window. Don’t worry, they will still be available in the parks on the big day.

For more information and links to various sites about this World-Wide event, Fête de la Musique sponsored by the French Alliance of Santo Domingo you can see more on the Colonial Zone News Blog Festival of Music 2012