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.

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.

Happenings In The Zone June / Junio 2015

June brings us the start of the hurricane season which continues through the summer ending the end of August. Please make sure you are prepared just in case a hurricane decides to visit our island.

The Flamboyant (Royal Poinciana or Flamboyan) Tree can be seen blooming throughout the country with its bright red flowers lighting up both the city and country side.

The bright red flowers of a Flamboyan Tree in the Fortaleza Ozama with the Fort Santiago behind.
The bright red flowers of a Flamboyan Tree in the Fortaleza Ozama with the Fort Santiago behind.

santo-domingo-jazz-festival-casa-de-teatro-2015One of the favorite yearly events since its start in 2000, The Santo Domingo Jazz Festival, is returning starting this month to the Casa de Teatro. The festival was started to support the development of Dominican groups and let people enjoy the national and international jazz at affordable prices. It aims to grow new talent of the Dominican Jazz and to support the promotion of existing ones.

In this, its sixteenth edition, the Jazz Festival Santo Domingo 2015 Casa de Teatro will present a billboard with groups on Thursday’s from the United States, France, Cuba and Spain running from Thursday June 11th to Thursday July 30th starting at 9PM costing RD$500 in la sala and RD$300 at Café Bar. More information: 809-689-3430. Check the calender for dates and see who is playing.

Events (continuing events are at bottom of the post)

 

Monday 1
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Lulú Live Sessiones – Jazz en Dominicana at Lulú Tasting Bar, Arzobispo Meriño – 10PM. No Cover.

*Live Pianist at La Bricola, Arz. Meriño starting at 8PM.

*Happy Hour 5PM to 8PM at Segafredo, Colonial Zone

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

 

Tuesday 2
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 and RD$100 tapas at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Happy Hour 5PM to 8PM at Segafredo, Colonial Zone

*Wine Night at Segafredo, Colonial Zone – 9PM

*Free Salsa dance classes and 2×1 drinks from 7 to 10 at Patio Canario Lounge, Atrazana #1.

*Nenas Sueltas – Ladies Night at La Espiral en Ocho, Calle José Reyes, from 8PM to Midnight.

 

Wednesday 3
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

 

Thursday 4
Corpus Christi Day

*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Nights of Jazz in the Zone! Read more about Las Noches de Jazz en La Zona…

*Grupo Sabor a Son playing son, merengue and salsa at Lucía 203, Calle Hostos. Cover RD$500 p/p.

 

Friday 5
*Santo Domingo de Fiesta in Colonial Zone. More information

*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Noche De Karaoke on the Terrace at Hotel Europa, Arz. Meriño starting at 7PM.

*Comedy Club en la Casa at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño. Fun and laughs with hosts Fernando Pucheu and Thomas Comedy starting at 9PM. Cover RD$200 p/p

 

Saturday 6
*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.

*Santo Domingo de Fiesta in Colonial Zone. More information

*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Jazzy @ The Pool Bar, Hostal Nicolás de Ovando, Zona Colonial – 6PM. No Cover.

*Chuchy Mullens “Sabado x Sabado” concert at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starting at 10PM. Entrance is free.

cultura-profetica-san-souci-6-6-2015*Concert – Cultura Profética LIVE! Coming from San Juan, Puerto Rico and playing their own genre of “Reggae Rústico”. They will be returning to the Puerto de Sans Souci, Santo Domingo at 8PM. General admission is RD$1500. http://www.culturaprofetica.com/

 

Sunday 7
*Grupo Bonyé Live More information

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

*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Flamenco Show at Pura Tasca, Calle Emiliano Tejera. Starting – 8PM. No cover

 

Monday 8
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Lulú Live Sessiones – Jazz en Dominicana at Lulú Tasting Bar, Arzobispo Meriño – 10PM. No Cover

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

*Live Pianist at La Bricola, Arz. Meriño starting at 8PM.

*Happy Hour 5PM to 8PM at Segafredo, Colonial Zone

 

Tuesday 9
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 and RD$100 tapas at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Happy Hour 5PM to 8PM at Segafredo, Colonial Zone

*Wine Night at Segafredo, Colonial Zone – 9PM

*Free Salsa dance classes and 2×1 drinks from 7 to 10 at Patio Canario Lounge, Atrazana #1.

*Nenas Sueltas – Ladies Night at La Espiral en Ocho, Calle José Reyes, from 8PM to Midnight.

 

Wednesday 10
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Show – Humor and live music / Humor y música en vivo at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starting at 9:30PM. Entrance is RD$200 p/p.

*Sangria 2×1 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Wednesday Cocktails / Miércoles Cócteles, Cosmopolitan, Apple Martini, Tom Collins, Sex on the Beach and Margaritas all RD$150 at Parada 77, Calle Isabel la Catolíca.

 

Thursday 11
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Grupo Sabor a Son playing son, merengue and salsa at Lucía 203, Calle Hostos. Cover RD$500 p/p.

santo-domingo-jazz-festival-casa-de-teatro-2015*The Santo Domingo Jazz Festival 2015 presents Big Band of the National Conservatory of Music under the direction of Javier Vargas / Big Band del Conservatorio Nacional de Música bajo la dirección de Javier Vargas at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, at 9PM costing RD$500 in la sala and RD$300 at Café Bar. More information: 809-689-3430.

 

Friday 12
*Santo Domingo de Fiesta in Colonial Zone. More information

*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Aprés Work at the roof top terrace at Billini Hotel, Calle Padre Billini, starting at 7PM. No cover charge.

 

Saturday 13
*Santo Domingo de Fiesta in Colonial Zone. More information

*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Jazzy @ The Pool Bar, Hostal Nicolás de Ovando, Zona Colonial – 6PM. No Cover.

*Concert – Chuchy Mullens “Sabado x Sabado” at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starting at 10PM. Entrance is free.

edwin-garcia-casa-de-teatro-6-13y14-2015*Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, presents Edwin Garcia of Colombia, in the monologue “El Atravesado”, de Andrés Caicedo. / “The Crossed” by Andres Caicedo. The work will be presented 2 nights at 9:30PM .Entrance is RD$500 and RD$400 for seniors.

 

Sunday 14
*Grupo Bonyé Live More information

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

DSCN1902*Patriotic Committee Francisco Alberto Caamano Deno celebrating 50 years a Tribute to the Revolution on April 1965. This will be at 10AM on Calle Duarte at the corner of Juan Isidro Pérez. This is at Parque las Palomas (Pigeon Park) on the far side of the Ruinas del Monasterio de San Francisco/ Comité Patriótico Francisco Alberto Caamaño Deñó invita 50 Años Gesta Abril 1965. Acto Homenaje Comandos de San Antón. 10AM Calle Duarte esq. Juan Isidro Pérez

*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Flamenco Show at Pura Tasca, Calle Emiliano Tejera. Starting – 8PM. No cover

Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, presents Edwin Garcia of Colombia, in the monologue “El Atravesado”, de Andrés Caicedo. / “The Crossed” by Andres Caicedo. The work will be presented 2 nights at 9:30PM .Entrance is RD$500 and RD$400 for seniors.

 

Monday 15
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Lulú Live Sessiones – Jazz en Dominicana at Lulú Tasting Bar, Arzobispo Meriño – 10PM. No Cover

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

*Live Pianist at La Bricola, Arz. Meriño starting at 8PM.

*Happy Hour 5PM to 8PM at Segafredo, Colonial Zone

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

 

Tuesday 16
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 and RD$100 tapas at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Happy Hour 5PM to 8PM at Segafredo, Colonial Zone

*Wine Night at Segafredo, Colonial Zone – 9PM

*Free Salsa dance classes and 2×1 drinks from 7 to 10 at Patio Canario Lounge, Atrazana #1.

*Nenas Sueltas – Ladies Night at La Espiral en Ocho, Calle José Reyes, from 8PM to Midnight.

 

Wednesday 17
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Wednesday Cocktails / Miércoles Cócteles, Cosmopolitan, Apple Martini, Tom Collins, Sex on the Beach and Margaritas all RD$150 at Parada 77, Calle Isabel la Catolíca.

*Show – Humor and live music / Humor y música en vivo” tonight Debora Shanlatte, Darlin Silverio, Arkos and Bonnet at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starting at 9:30PM. Entrance is RD$200 p/p.

 

Thursday 18
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*DJ Martín Dominic at Pat’e Palo, Plaza España, starting at 8PM. No cover charge.

*Music – Grupo Sabor a Son playing son, merengue and salsa at Lucía 203, Calle Hostos. Cover RD$500 p/p.

santo-domingo-jazz-festival-casa-de-teatro-2015*The Santo Domingo Jazz Festival 2015 presents from Cuba pianist Harold López-Nussa / desde Cuba pianista Harold López-Nussa at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, at 9PM costing RD$500 in la sala and RD$300 at Café Bar. More information: 809-689-3430.

*The Colonial Gate 4D Cinema, Calle Padre Billini, will be playing the Dominican film “Sand Dollars” / película “Dólares de Arena”. The complete information in the continuing events section at the bottom of this page.

 

Friday 19
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Live music at the Terraza of Hotel Napolitano, Ave George Washington at 8PM. No cover.

*Aprés Work at the roof top terrace at Billini Hotel, Calle Padre Billini, starting
at 7PM. No cover charge.

*The Colonial Gate 4D Cinema, Calle Padre Billini, will be playing the Dominican film “Sand Dollars” / película “Dólares de Arena”. The complete information in the continuing events section at the bottom of this page.

 

Saturday 20
*Santo Domingo de Fiesta in Colonial Zone. More information.

*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Jazzy @ The Pool Bar, Hostal Nicolás de Ovando, Zona Colonial – 6PM. No Cover.

*Music – Chuchy Mullens “Sabado x Sabado” at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starting at 10PM. Entrance is free.

*The Colonial Gate 4D Cinema, Calle Padre Billini, will be playing the Dominican film “Sand Dollars” / película “Dólares de Arena”. The complete information in the continuing events section at the bottom of this page.

vivar-juntos-la-musica-6-20-2015*Vivir Juntos la Música. A day of fun and music in many locations throughout the Colonial Zone starting at 6PM. Each location will have a different type and style of music all for free.

 

 
vivar-la-musica-schedule-6-20-2015
Plaza España – Jazz and Fusion.
Capilla de los Remedios – Classical Music.
Parque Duarte – Rap and Rock.
Casa de Teatro – Pop and Jazz
Centro Cultural de España – Rock and Fusion.
The closing party is at 11PM at Plaza España with E. Sy Kennenga and Los Breakdancers BBoy Yankee.
To see all the groups playing in each area click the poster to see it larger.

 

Sunday 21
*Grupo Bonyé Live More information

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

*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Flamenco Show at Pura Tasca, Calle Emiliano Tejera. Starting – 8PM. No cover

*The Colonial Gate 4D Cinema, Calle Padre Billini, will be playing the Dominican film “Sand Dollars” / película “Dólares de Arena”. The complete information in the continuing events section at the bottom of this page.

 

Monday 22
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Lulú Live Sessiones – Jazz en Dominicana presents “Jordi Masalles & Tiempo Libre” at Lulú Tasting Bar, Arzobispo Meriño – 9PM. No Cover

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

*Live Pianist at La Bricola, Arz. Meriño starting at 8PM.

*Happy Hour 5PM to 8PM at Segafredo, Colonial Zone

 

Tuesday 23
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 and RD$100 tapas at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Happy Hour 5PM to 8PM at Segafredo, Colonial Zone

*Wine Night at Segafredo, Colonial Zone – 9PM

*Free Salsa dance classes and 2×1 drinks from 7 to 10 at Patio Canario Lounge, Atrazana #1.

*Nenas Sueltas – Ladies Night at La Espiral en Ocho, Calle José Reyes, from 8PM to Midnight.

*The Colonial Gate 4D Cinema, Calle Padre Billini, will be playing the Dominican film “Sand Dollars” / película “Dólares de Arena”. The complete information in the continuing events section at the bottom of this page.

 

Wednesday 24
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Wednesday Cocktails / Miércoles Cócteles, Cosmopolitan, Apple Martini, Tom Collins, Sex on the Beach and Margaritas all RD$150 at Parada 77, Calle Isabel la Catolíca.

*Show – Humor and live music / Humor y música en vivo” tonight María C. Terrero, Candy Hernándea, Enmanuel Pujals, Anderson Batista and Tand Flores at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starting at 9:30PM. Entrance is RD$200 p/p.

*The Colonial Gate 4D Cinema, Calle Padre Billini, will be playing the Dominican film “Sand Dollars” / película “Dólares de Arena”. The complete information in the continuing events section at the bottom of this page.

 

Thursday 25
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Music – Grupo Sabor a Son playing son, merengue and salsa at Lucía 203, Calle Hostos. Cover RD$500 p/p.

santo-domingo-jazz-festival-casa-de-teatro-2015*The Santo Domingo Jazz Festival 2015 presents from France The Maher Beauroy Trio / desde Francia, el Maher Beauroy Trio at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, at 9PM costing RD$500 in la sala and RD$300 at Café Bar. More information: 809-689-3430.

*The Colonial Gate 4D Cinema, Calle Padre Billini, will be playing the Dominican film “Sand Dollars” / película “Dólares de Arena”. The complete information in the continuing events section at the bottom of this page.

 

Friday 26
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Live music at the Terraza of Hotel Napolitano, Ave George Washington at 8PM. No cover.

*Aprés Work at the roof top terrace at Billini Hotel, Calle Padre Billini, starting
at 7PM. No cover charge.

*The Colonial Gate 4D Cinema, Calle Padre Billini, will be playing the Dominican film “Sand Dollars” / película “Dólares de Arena”. The complete information in the continuing events section at the bottom of this page.

 

Saturday 27
*Santo Domingo de Fiesta in Colonial Zone. More information.

*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Jazzy @ The Pool Bar, Hostal Nicolás de Ovando, Zona Colonial – 6PM. No Cover.

*Concert – Chuchy Mullens “Sabado x Sabado” at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starting at 10PM. Entrance is free.

*The Colonial Gate 4D Cinema, Calle Padre Billini, will be playing the Dominican film “Sand Dollars” / película “Dólares de Arena”. The complete information in the continuing events section at the bottom of this page.

 

Sunday 28
*Grupo Bonyé Live More information

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

*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Flamenco Show at Pura Tasca, Calle Emiliano Tejera. Starting – 8PM. No cover

*The Colonial Gate 4D Cinema, Calle Padre Billini, will be playing the Dominican film “Sand Dollars” / película “Dólares de Arena”. The complete information in the continuing events section at the bottom of this page.

 

Monday 29
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Lulú Live Sessiones – Jazz en Dominicana presents “Jordi Masalles & Tiempo Libre” at Lulú Tasting Bar, Arzobispo Meriño – 9PM. No Cover

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

*Live Pianist at La Bricola, Arz. Meriño starting at 8PM.

*Happy Hour 5PM to 8PM at Segafredo, Colonial Zone

 

Tuesday 30
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 and RD$100 tapas at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Happy Hour 5PM to 8PM at Segafredo, Colonial Zone

*Wine Night at Segafredo, Colonial Zone – 9PM

*Free Salsa dance classes and 2×1 drinks from 7 to 10 at Patio Canario Lounge, Atrazana #1.

*Nenas Sueltas – Ladies Night at La Espiral en Ocho, Calle José Reyes, from 8PM to Midnight.

*The Colonial Gate 4D Cinema, Calle Padre Billini, will be playing the Dominican film “Sand Dollars” / película “Dólares de Arena”. The complete information in the continuing events section at the bottom of this page.

 

Continuing events

dolares-de-arena-colonial-4d-cinema-6-18-to-7-2-2015*The Colonial Gate 4D Cinema, Calle Padre Billini, will be playing the Dominican film “Sand Dollars” / película “Dólares de Arena” in Spanish with English subtitles from Thursday June 18 to Thursday July 2 (closed on Mondays) starting at 8:15PM. Cost is RD$250. The film is directed by Laura Amelia Guzman and Israel Cardenas and based on the novel by Jean Noel Pancrazi and has earned multiple awards. It is about a very common occurrence here in Dominican Republic where people look for ways to make a living at the expense of one of the hundreds of tourists that wander the beach.
Dólares de arena (2014) review on IMDb.
Dólares de Arena official web site
Dólares de Arena trailer on Youtube

 

*consequential-translations-cce-5-8-to-6-20-2015*May 8 to June 20 – “Consequential Translations” – Art Exhibition at the Centro Cultural de España on Arz. Meriño and Portes.

 

 

museo-memorial-de-la-resistencia-dominicana-events-june-2015*Cultural Events – Click this poster to enlarge for the entire month of events happening at the Museo Memorial de la Resistencia Dominicana, Calle Arzobispo Nouel #210.

 

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The Colonial Gate 4D Cinema

Colonial-Gate-4-D-Cinema-logoThe newest addition to entertainment in the Colonial Zone, The Colonial Gate 4D Cinema.

This state of the art cinema experience is the first 4D cinema in the Caribbean. It will be a multi-sensual experience claiming
*The Best 3-D Resolution Images
*Last Generation 4-D Seats
*Leg and Back Ticklers
*Water Sprays
*Wind
*Lighting
*Smells
*Smoke

The cinema was funded by the private sector at a cost of RD$100 million pesos. The President of the Board, Cristóbal Justiniano, stated that the 4-D Cinema will be focused on the location, the 4D platform, the unique audiovisual system and the world of animation.

There are 2 theaters with a capacity of seating 50 people in each room. Tickets for most shows will cost RD$400 for adults and RD$265 for children. The theaters regular hours are from 8PM to 11PM showing Independent films (we will announce the movies on the news blog Events and Happenings section).There is also a snack bar selling the traditional movie theater treats, popcorn, soda and candy.

Their first presentation will be reliving an important historical event in Santo Domingo entitled “La Batalla de Santo Domingo¨ / “The Battle of Santo Domingo”. This film will be shown on Friday, May 15, 2015. The tickets will cost US$8 and for this special presentation the show starts every 20 minutes from 9 to 6PM.
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When you see this presentation you will not be just watching a movie, you will be experiencing the event as if you were present for the battle that happened in 1586 when Sir Francis Drake invaded the ports of the Santo Domingo Colony. You will feel the wind blowing and the water splashing from the Caribbean Sea as the ships enter the port. You will feel the earth rumbling as the cannon fire starts as the battle continues. You will feel all the events as if you were right there in the battle with the astounding sound effects and jaw dropping special effects as you experience this one of a kind theater.

All shows are available is 9 different languages including Spanish, English, French, German, Russian, Italian, Portuguese, Mandarin and Japanese.
Colonial-Gate-4-D-Cinema-Announcement

The Colonial Gate 4D Cinema is located on Calle Isabel la Católica and Padre Billini, Ciudad Colonial, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. It is only 1 block behind the Cathedral de Santo Domingo and Parque Colón.

In general, the hours are daily from 10AM to 11PM and closed on Mondays.

Shows, times and prices can vary. Shows will be posted in the Happenings In The Zone section of the Colonial Zone News Blog so keep checking.

What is 4-D technology you might ask?
It is a 3 dimensional film with physical effects that that are synchronized with the film bringing it to a fourth dimension. The first film produced in 4-D was “The Sensorium” in 1984 for 6 Flags Theme Park and many other theme parks including Disney have made films using the 4-D experience. The first 4D theater in the United States opened June 2014 in Los Angeles

www.thecolonialgate.com/

Colonial Gate 4D Cinema in Facebook

You can read the review on the blog The Life and Times of the Dominican Gringa – My Visit To The Colonial Gate 4D Cinema.


Happenings In The Zone May / Mayo 2015

The month of May starts off celebrating Día del Trabajo / Labor Day giving all a nice long weekend to get out of the city and enjoy a few days off from work. The month ends with another type of family event, Mothers Day.

Visit our Colonial Zone monuments, Fortaleza Ozama
Visit our Colonial Zone monuments, Fortaleza Ozama

It is usually a very dry month bring with it water shortages in the cities and wild fires in the country. Please conserve your water, be vigilant and use caution with any open fire or flame.

Plaza España and the Alcazar de Colón
Plaza España and the Alcazar de Colón

Events (continuing events are at bottom of the post)

 

Friday 1
Día del Trabajo / Labor Day (official day May 1st) (long weekend from Friday the 1st to Monday the 4th)
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Aprés Work at the roof top terrace at Billini Hotel, Calle Padre Billini, starting at 7PM. No cover charge.

 

Saturday 2
*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. NOTE – The Mercado Aleman has been changed to next Saturday the 9th because of Holy week.

*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Jazzy @ The Pool Bar, Hostal Nicolás de Ovando, Zona Colonial – 6PM. No Cover.

*Live music at the Terraza of Hotel Napolitano, Ave George Washington at 8PM. No cover.

*Chuchy Mullens “Sabado x Sabado” at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starting at 10PM. Entrance is free.

 

Sunday 3
*Grupo Bonyé Live More information

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

*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Flamenco Show at Pura Tasca, Calle Emiliano Tejera. Starting – 8:30PM. No cover

*La Biblioteca Libre – (translated to English)”The Free Library is a platform for free exchange of books and ideas. We seek to create an active forum for discussion and entertainment believing in freedom of expression.” An all day event in Plaza España

 

Monday 4
Día del Trabajo / Labor Day celebrated (official day May 1st) (long weekend from Friday the 1st to Monday the 4th)
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Lulú Live Sessiones – Jazz en Dominicana at Lulú Tasting Bar, Arzobispo Meriño – 10PM. No Cover.

*Live Pianist at La Bricola, Arz. Meriño starting at 8PM.

*Happy Hour 5PM to 8PM at Segafredo, Colonial Zone

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

 

Tuesday 5
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 and RD$100 tapas at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Happy Hour 5PM to 8PM at Segafredo, Colonial Zone

*Wine Night at Segafredo, Colonial Zone – 9PM

*Free Salsa dance classes and 2×1 drinks from 7 to 10 at Patio Canario Lounge, Atrazana #1.

*Nenas Sueltas – Ladies Night at La Espiral en Ocho, Calle José Reyes, from 8PM to Midnight.

 

Wednesday 6
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

Wednesday Cocktails / Miércoles Cócteles, Cosmopolitan, Apple Martini, Tom Collins, Sex on the Beach and Margaritas all RD$150 at Parada 77, Calle Isabel la Catolica.

 

Thursday 7
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Nights of Jazz in the Zone! Read more about Las Noches de Jazz en La Zona…

*Grupo Sabor a Son playing son, merengue and salsa at Lucía 203, Calle Hostos. Cover RD$500 p/p.

 

Friday 8
*Santo Domingo de Fiesta in Colonial Zone. More information

*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

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*Noche De Karaoke on the Terrace at Hotel Europa, Arz. Meriño starting at 7PM.

*Comedy Club en la Casa at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño. Fun and laughs with hosts Fernando Pucheu and Thomas Comedy starting at 9PM. Cover RD$200 p/p

 

Saturday 9
*Santo Domingo de Fiesta in Colonial Zone. More information

*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*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. Normally it is on the first Saturday of the month but it was changed because of the Labor Day Holiday

*Jazzy @ The Pool Bar, Hostal Nicolás de Ovando, Zona Colonial – 6PM. No Cover.

*Chuchy Mullens “Sabado x Sabado” concert at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starting at 10PM. Entrance is free.

 

Sunday 10
*Grupo Bonyé Live More information

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

*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Flamenco Show at Pura Tasca, Calle Emiliano Tejera. Starting – 8PM. No cover

 

Monday 11
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Lulú Live Sessiones – Jazz en Dominicana at Lulú Tasting Bar, Arzobispo Meriño – 10PM. No Cover

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

*Live Pianist at La Bricola, Arz. Meriño starting at 8PM.

*Happy Hour 5PM to 8PM at Segafredo, Colonial Zone

 

Tuesday 12
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 and RD$100 tapas at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Happy Hour 5PM to 8PM at Segafredo, Colonial Zone

*Wine Night at Segafredo, Colonial Zone – 9PM

*Free Salsa dance classes and 2×1 drinks from 7 to 10 at Patio Canario Lounge, Atrazana #1.

*Nenas Sueltas – Ladies Night at La Espiral en Ocho, Calle José Reyes, from 8PM to Midnight.

 

Wednesday 13
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Show – Humor and live music / Humor y música en vivo” tonight Omar Pérez-Then, Paper Planes, Luisamelia Matos & Nelson Pons, Jerel G. Medina and Raudy Santana at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starting at 9:30PM. Entrance is RD$200 p/p.

*Sangria 2×1 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Wednesday Cocktails / Miércoles Cócteles, Cosmopolitan, Apple Martini, Tom Collins, Sex on the Beach and Margaritas all RD$150 at Parada 77, Calle Isabel la Catolíca.

 

Thursday 14
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Grupo Sabor a Son playing son, merengue and salsa at Lucía 203, Calle Hostos. Cover RD$500 p/p.

 

Friday 15
*Santo Domingo de Fiesta in Colonial Zone. More information

*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Aprés Work at the roof top terrace at Billini Hotel, Calle Padre Billini, starting at 7PM. No cover charge.

*Concert – Tribute to The Golden Age of Rock Dominicano / Tributo a La Epoca De Oro Del Rock Dominicano at Cinema Café, Plaza de la Cultura. Tickets are RD$300 in advance and RD$400 at the door. Starting at 9:30PM. More information call 829-312-4999.

battle-of-santo-domingo1*Cinema – The first presentation at the newest hot spot in the Colonial Zone, Colonial Gate 4D Cinema(click link for more info.),Calle Isabel la Católica, will be open to the public with the screening of the animated film “La Batalla de Santo Domingo”. Tickets are US$8 with shows starting every 20 minutes from 9 to 6PM.

 

Saturday 16
*Santo Domingo de Fiesta in Colonial Zone. More information

*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Jazzy @ The Pool Bar, Hostal Nicolás de Ovando, Zona Colonial – 6PM. No Cover.

*Concert – Chuchy Mullens “Sabado x Sabado” at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starting at 10PM. Entrance is free.

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*Dominican Hip Hop artist, Mozart la Para, is in concert at Mojiganga Bar, Calle Mereceds, starting at 10PM Tickets are RD$500 p/p. More information and reservations 809-607-5186.

 

Sunday 17
*Grupo Bonyé Live More information

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

*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Flamenco Show at Pura Tasca, Calle Emiliano Tejera. Starting – 8PM. No cover

gran-tarde-infantil-5-11-2015*Fun for the kids! Gran Tarde Infantil Sonrisas para Vivar!! 2015 / Great Afternoon for Children Smiles for Life!! 2015 at the Fortaleza Ozama, Calle las Damas. Lots of fun activities for young and old alike including Sonido de mi barrio /
Sound in my neighborhood, Inflatables, Raffles, Face Painting, Presentations, sales and more. Guest Artists: Tia Nancy, Keven y Hensy and Payaso Kanqui. Starting at 3 PM. General admission RD$250. More Information 829-936-2437.

 

Monday 18
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Lulú Live Sessiones – Jazz en Dominicana presents Benny & The Cupids at Lulú Tasting Bar, Arzobispo Meriño – 10PM. No Cover

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

*Live Pianist at La Bricola, Arz. Meriño starting at 8PM.

*Happy Hour 5PM to 8PM at Segafredo, Colonial Zone

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

cello-music-5-18-2015*The Museo Alcázar de Colón, celebrating International Museum Day, will present a concert of guitar and cello played by musicians Camilo Rijo Fulcar y Geann Alberto Méndez, at 10AM.

 

Tuesday 19
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 and RD$100 tapas at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Happy Hour 5PM to 8PM at Segafredo, Colonial Zone

*Wine Night at Segafredo, Colonial Zone – 9PM

*Free Salsa dance classes and 2×1 drinks from 7 to 10 at Patio Canario Lounge, Atrazana #1.

*Nenas Sueltas – Ladies Night at La Espiral en Ocho, Calle José Reyes, from 8PM to Midnight.

 

Wednesday 20
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Wednesday Cocktails / Miércoles Cócteles, Cosmopolitan, Apple Martini, Tom Collins, Sex on the Beach and Margaritas all RD$150 at Parada 77, Calle Isabel la Catolíca.

*Show – Humor and live music / Humor y música en vivo” tonight Manuel E., Perla Navarro, Coral & Aníbal, Carlos Félix and Edwin Rivera at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starting at 9:30PM. Entrance is RD$200 p/p.

 

Thursday 21
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*DJ Martín Dominic at Pat’e Palo, Plaza España, starting at 8PM. No cover charge.

*Music – Grupo Sabor a Son playing son, merengue and salsa at Lucía 203, Calle Hostos. Cover RD$500 p/p.

 

Friday 22
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Live music at the Terraza of Hotel Napolitano, Ave George Washington at 8PM. No cover.

toque-profundo-5-22-2015*Toque Profundo – Contracorriente, the famous Dominican Rock Band, is playing at Cinema Café, Plaza de la Cultura. Starting at 9PM. Tickets are RD$700 p/p. More information 809-221-7555

*Aprés Work at the roof top terrace at Billini Hotel, Calle Padre Billini, starting
at 7PM. No cover charge.

 

Saturday 23
*Santo Domingo de Fiesta in Colonial Zone. More information.

*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Jazzy @ The Pool Bar, Hostal Nicolás de Ovando, Zona Colonial – 6PM. No Cover.

*Music – Chuchy Mullens “Sabado x Sabado” at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starting at 10PM. Entrance is free.

convite-pro-diversidad-5-23-2015*Centro Cultural de España presents Convite Pro Diversidad – A day filled with cultural expressions looking to create spaces to share values, ideas, feelings, artistic expressions, proposals and more. To share diversity as an expression of enrichment of life in society representing various communities including Capotillo, Los Guandules, Gazcue, Zona Universitaria, Guachupita, Gualey, Mata Mamón, Las Merecedes and others. Some of the fun cultural activities happening include Art Murals, Theatre, Concerts, Spoken Word and more. Centro Cultural de España on Arz. Meriño and Arz. Portes starting at 4PM and entrance is free.

 

Sunday 24
*Grupo Bonyé Live More information

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

*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Flamenco Show at Pura Tasca, Calle Emiliano Tejera. Starting – 8PM. No cover

 

Monday 25
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Lulú Live Sessiones – Jazz en Dominicana presents “Jordi Masalles & Tiempo Libre” at Lulú Tasting Bar, Arzobispo Meriño – 9PM. No Cover

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

*Live Pianist at La Bricola, Arz. Meriño starting at 8PM.

*Happy Hour 5PM to 8PM at Segafredo, Colonial Zone

 

Tuesday 26
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 and RD$100 tapas at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Happy Hour 5PM to 8PM at Segafredo, Colonial Zone

*Wine Night at Segafredo, Colonial Zone – 9PM

*Free Salsa dance classes and 2×1 drinks from 7 to 10 at Patio Canario Lounge, Atrazana #1.

*Nenas Sueltas – Ladies Night at La Espiral en Ocho, Calle José Reyes, from 8PM to Midnight.

 

Wednesday 27
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Show – Humor and live music / Humor y música en vivo” tonight Arleen P. Sangiovanni, Oscar de León, Lindsay Morales, Saúl Bonilla and Pathy Polanco at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starting at 9:30PM. Entrance is RD$200 p/p.

*Wednesday Cocktails / Miércoles Cócteles, Cosmopolitan, Apple Martini, Tom Collins, Sex on the Beach and Margaritas all RD$150 at Parada 77, Calle Isabel la Catolíca.

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*Mike Dawes, an English guitarist known for his innovative fingerstlye technique of playing guitar, presents “Ocama Project” at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starting at 8:30PM. Tickets are RD$700 p/p. More information at 809-689-3430

 

Thursday 28
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Music – Grupo Sabor a Son playing son, merengue and salsa at Lucía 203, Calle Hostos. Cover RD$500 p/p.

 

Friday 29
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Live music at the Terraza of Hotel Napolitano, Ave George Washington at 8PM. No cover.

*Aprés Work at the roof top terrace at Billini Hotel, Calle Padre Billini, starting
at 7PM. No cover charge.

sonrisa-pa-mami-5-29-2015
*Una sonrisa pa´mami / A Smile For Mom, a musical comedy show dedicated to mothers at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starting at 9:30PM. Tickets are RD$500 p/p. Reservations are suggested. More information at 809-689-3430

 

Saturday 30
*Santo Domingo de Fiesta in Colonial Zone. More information.

*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Jazzy @ The Pool Bar, Hostal Nicolás de Ovando, Zona Colonial – 6PM. No Cover.

*Concert – Chuchy Mullens “Sabado x Sabado” at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starting at 10PM. Entrance is free.

 

Sunday 31
Mother’s Day / Día de la Madre
*Grupo Bonyé Live More information

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

*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Flamenco Show at Pura Tasca, Calle Emiliano Tejera. Starting – 8PM. No cover

 

Continuing events
consequential-translations-cce-5-8-to-6-20-2015*May 8 to June 20 – “Consequential Translations” – Art Exhibition at the Centro Cultural de España on Arz. Meriño and Portes.

 


Happenings In The Zone April / Abril 2015

¿Qué está pasando en la Zona en Abril? / What is happening in the Zone in April?

Colonial Zone Events and More! / ¡Zona Colonial Eventos y Más!

Are you looking for something to do in the beautiful spring / primavera season? Happy Hours, Concerts, Specials, Shows and whatever else is going in the Colonial Zone and surrounding area during the month of April.

The month starts with the Easter celebrations. Here in Dominican Republic it is called Semana Santa or Holy Week bringing many processions throughout the streets of the Colonial City with people proclaiming their faith.

Viernes Santo procession on Calle Padre Billini in the Colonial Zone
Viernes Santo procession on Calle Padre Billini in the Colonial Zone
The Viernes Santo / Holy Friday procession
The Viernes Santo / Holy Friday procession

During Holy Week most take a long weekend vacation. The beaches are full and the city is empty celebration the biggest holiday weekend in the country.

Playa Juan Dolio in the morning
Playa Juan Dolio in the morning

Remember to try some Habichuelas con Dulce. This is a Dominican tradition in English its called Sweet Beans. It sounds a bit strange but it tastes so good.

Events (continuing events are at bottom of the post)

 

Wednesday 1
Semana Santa / Holy Week – *note that some events may be canceled for the holiday

During Semana Santa many of the beach areas are closed or have restricted access. This PDF file PLAYAS Y BALNEARIOS CLAUSURADOS / CLOSED BEACHES AND RESORT. from Defensa Civil (http://www.defensacivil.gov.do/) has a list of all the areas that will be closed
Some of the basic safety plans are listed on posts from past years located here https://colonialzonenews.colonialzone-dr.com//2013/03/23/semana-santa-holy-week-2013/

*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

 

Thursday 2
Semana Santa / Holy Week – *note that some events may be canceled for the holiday

During Semana Santa many of the beach areas are closed or have restricted access. This PDF file PLAYAS Y BALNEARIOS CLAUSURADOS / CLOSED BEACHES AND RESORT. from Defensa Civil (http://www.defensacivil.gov.do/) has a list of all the areas that will be closed
Some of the basic safety plans are listed on posts from past years located here https://colonialzonenews.colonialzone-dr.com//2013/03/23/semana-santa-holy-week-2013/

*Güibia Semana Santa 2015 – For those who do not leave the city there are pools set up on the closed down Malecon at Güibia. There are playgrounds, sports competitions and Christian music concerts, from Holy Thursday to Easter Sunday, at George Washington Avenue, in the section between Máximo Gómez and Socorro Sánchez from Holy Thursday / jueves Santo to Resurrection Sunday / domingo de Resurrección. There are pools, eight for adults and four for children with lifeguards present. There will be aerobics, face painting, clowns and sand sculpting. For older adults there will be table games like dominoes and chess. There will also be the traditional sweet, habichuelas con dulce, available for all. Starting at 5PM daily there are Christian Concerts with songs of praise to Jesus Christ with light shows and special effects. There will be karaoke plus many other suprises.

*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Nights of Jazz in the Zone! Read more about Las Noches de Jazz en La Zona…

 

Friday 3
Semana Santa / Holy Week – *note that some events may be canceled for the holiday

During Semana Santa many of the beach areas are closed or have restricted access. This PDF file PLAYAS Y BALNEARIOS CLAUSURADOS / CLOSED BEACHES AND RESORT. from Defensa Civil (http://www.defensacivil.gov.do/) has a list of all the areas that will be closed
Some of the basic safety plans are listed on posts from past years located here https://colonialzonenews.colonialzone-dr.com//2013/03/23/semana-santa-holy-week-2013/

*The annual Good Friday/ Viernes Santo concert celebration is a big part of the Holy Week/ Semana Santa celebrations here in Dominican Republic. The concert will be in the oldest Cathedral in the Americas, Cathedral de Santa Maria, also known as Cathedral de Santo Domingo, Primada de América. at 8PM (get there early if you want a seat).

*The Semana Santa processions can happen throughout the week but the main procession happens around dusk at 5 or 6PM.

*Güibia Semana Santa 2015 – There are pools, eight for adults and four for children with lifeguards present. There will be aerobics, face painting, clowns and sand sculpting. For older adults there will be table games like dominoes and chess. There will also be the traditional sweet, habichuelas con dulce, available for all. Starting at 5PM daily there are Christian Concerts with songs of praise to Jesus Christ with light shows and special effects. There will be karaoke plus many other surprises. The Good Friday sporting events include beach volleyball with professionals.

*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Aprés Work at the roof top terrace at Billini Hotel, Calle Padre Billini, starting at 7PM. No cover charge.

 

Saturday 4
Semana Santa / Holy Week – *note that some events may be canceled for the holiday

During Semana Santa many of the beach areas are closed or have restricted access. This PDF file PLAYAS Y BALNEARIOS CLAUSURADOS / CLOSED BEACHES AND RESORT. from Defensa Civil (http://www.defensacivil.gov.do/) has a list of all the areas that will be closed
Some of the basic safety plans are listed on posts from past years located here https://colonialzonenews.colonialzone-dr.com//2013/03/23/semana-santa-holy-week-2013/

*The Semana Santa processions can happen throughout the week but the main procession happens around dusk at 5 or 6PM.

*Güibia Semana Santa 2015 – There are pools, eight for adults and four for children with lifeguards present. There will be aerobics, face painting, clowns and sand sculpting. For older adults there will be table games like dominoes and chess. There will also be the traditional sweet, habichuelas con dulce, available for all. Starting at 5PM daily there are Christian Concerts with songs of praise to Jesus Christ with light shows and special effects. There will be karaoke plus many other surprises. The Good Friday sporting events include beach volleyball with professionals.

*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. NOTE – The Mercado Aleman has been changed to next Saturday the 11th because of Holy week.

*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Jazzy @ The Pool Bar, Hostal Nicolás de Ovando, Zona Colonial – 6PM. No Cover.

*Live music at the Terraza of Hotel Napolitano, Ave George Washington at 8PM. No cover.

*Grupo Sabor a Son playing son, merengue and salsa at Lucía 203, Calle Hostos. Cover RD$500 p/p.

*Canceled for this Easter weekend – Chuchy Mullens “Sabado x Sabado” at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starting at 10PM. Entrance is free.

 

Sunday 5
Semana Santa / Holy Week – *note that some events may be canceled for the holiday

Be careful driving today. The roads will be full of vehicles all trying to get home after a long weekend. Be patient and take your time please.

*The Semana Santa processions can happen throughout the week but the main procession happens around dusk at 5 or 6PM.

During Semana Santa many of the beach areas are closed or have restricted access. This PDF file PLAYAS Y BALNEARIOS CLAUSURADOS / CLOSED BEACHES AND RESORT. from Defensa Civil (http://www.defensacivil.gov.do/) has a list of all the areas that will be closed
Some of the basic safety plans are listed on posts from past years located here https://colonialzonenews.colonialzone-dr.com//2013/03/23/semana-santa-holy-week-2013/

*Güibia Semana Santa 2015 – There are pools, eight for adults and four for children with lifeguards present. There will be aerobics, face painting, clowns and sand sculpting. For older adults there will be table games like dominoes and chess. There will also be the traditional sweet, habichuelas con dulce, available for all. Starting at 5PM daily there are Christian Concerts with songs of praise to Jesus Christ with light shows and special effects. There will be karaoke plus many other surprises. The Good Friday sporting events include beach volleyball with professionals.

*Grupo Bonyé Live More information

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

*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Flamenco Show at Pura Tasca, Calle Emiliano Tejera. Starting – 8:30PM. No cover

*La Biblioteca Libre – (translated to English)”The Free Library is a platform for free exchange of books and ideas. We seek to create an active forum for discussion and entertainment believing in freedom of expression.” An all day event in Plaza España

 

Monday 6
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Lulú Live Sessiones – Jazz en Dominicana presents Peter Novelli at Lulú Tasting Bar, Arzobispo Meriño – 10PM. No Cover.

*Live Pianist at La Bricola, Arz. Meriño starting at 8PM.

*Happy Hour 5PM to 8PM at Segafredo, Colonial Zone

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

 

Tuesday 7
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 and RD$100 tapas at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Happy Hour 5PM to 8PM at Segafredo, Colonial Zone

*Wine Night at Segafredo, Colonial Zone – 9PM

*Free Salsa dance classes and 2×1 drinks from 7 to 10 at Patio Canario Lounge, Atrazana #1.

 

Wednesday 8
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

 

Thursday 9
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Nights of Jazz in the Zone! Read more about Las Noches de Jazz en La Zona…

como-un-bolero-4-9-12-2015*”Como un bolero” original musical written by Freddy Ginebra y Rafael Morla, music by Raymond Jáquez with Jeimy Morgana. Actors are Laura Lebrón, Diomarys la Mala, Cindy Galán, María del Mar and Ernesto Báez. It is “espectáculo de cabaret-teatro dominicano” / “Dominican Cabaret-theater”. The theater presentation will be at Casa de Teatro, Calle Arz. Meriño, from the 9th to the 12th. I will share more information as I find it.

 

Friday 10
*Santo Domingo de Fiesta in Colonial Zone. More information

*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Noche De Karaoke on the Terrace at Hotel Europa, Arz. Meriño starting at 7PM.

DSCN1092*Aprés Work at the roof top terrace at Billini Hotel, Calle Padre Billini, starting at 7PM. No cover charge.

*Lluna Aranda and Giovic Blanco live concert at Bar Sofrito, Calle Isabel la Catolica #7, starting at 8PM. RD$100 cover.

 

Saturday 11
*Santo Domingo de Fiesta in Colonial Zone. More information

*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*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.

*Jazzy @ The Pool Bar, Hostal Nicolás de Ovando, Zona Colonial – 6PM. No Cover.

*Chuchy Mullens “Sabado x Sabado” at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starting at 10PM. Entrance is free.

*Grupo Sabor a Son playing son, merengue and salsa at Lucía 203, Calle Hostos. Cover RD$500 p/p.

*Learn how to dance the Samba. The Basic Samba Workshop at Café Cacao, Calle Las Mercedes #301. The 2 classes are held April 11 and 18 and cost RD$1,400. More information and reservations at joa73nna@hotmail.com and 809-719-9157

 

Sunday 12
*Grupo Bonyé Live More information

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

*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Flamenco Show at Pura Tasca, Calle Emiliano Tejera. Starting – 8PM. No cover

 

Monday 13
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Lulú Live Sessiones – Jazz en Dominicana at Lulú Tasting Bar, Arzobispo Meriño – 10PM. No Cover

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

*Live Pianist at La Bricola, Arz. Meriño starting at 8PM.

*Happy Hour 5PM to 8PM at Segafredo, Colonial Zone

 

Tuesday 14
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 and RD$100 tapas at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Happy Hour 5PM to 8PM at Segafredo, Colonial Zone

*Wine Night at Segafredo, Colonial Zone – 9PM

*Free Salsa dance classes and 2×1 drinks from 7 to 10 at Patio Canario Lounge, Atrazana #1.

 

Wednesday 15
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Las Noches Acústicas / Acoustic Nights at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starting at 9:30PM. Cover RD$200 p/p.

 

Thursday 16
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Omar Perez-Then presents “Carnival” at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starting at 10PM. Cover is RD$250 p/p.

*Salón abierto de danza contemporánea / Open living contemporary dance at the Centro Cultural de España, Arz Meriño, at 7PM. Dancers from the Compañía Nacional de Danza Contemporánea / The National Contemporary Dance Company along with some guest artists will present a series of improvisations in which the audience can participate if they wish, so it is advisable to attend comfortable clothes. Entrance is free.

 

Friday 17
*Santo Domingo de Fiesta in Colonial Zone. More information

*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.
eddie-francos-concert-01-4-17-2015
*Aprés Work at the roof top terrace at Billini Hotel, Calle Padre Billini, starting at 7PM. No cover charge.

*The Embassy of Haiti and the Diaspora Awards Committee presents the concert of Haitian artist Eddy François and his band Boukan Ginen with Boukman Eksperyans playing some great Haitian roots music. the Centro Cultural de España, Arz Meriño, starting at 9PM. Entrance is free.

 

Saturday 18
*Santo Domingo de Fiesta in Colonial Zone. More information

*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Jazzy @ The Pool Bar, Hostal Nicolás de Ovando, Zona Colonial – 6PM. No Cover.

*Chuchy Mullens “Sabado x Sabado” at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starting at 10PM. Entrance is free.

*Grupo Sabor a Son playing son, merengue and salsa at Lucía 203, Calle Hostos. Cover RD$500 p/p.

*Learn how to dance the Samba. The Basic Samba Workshop at Café Cacao, Calle Las Mercedes #301. The 2 classes are held April 11 and 18 and cost RD$1,400. More information and reservations at joa73nna@hotmail.com and 809-719-9157

*A concert to To celebrate the Día del Locutor Dominicano The band El Hombrecito starts the celebration event with a tour of the evolution of the Dominican radio as part of their project Hito Radio at The Centro Cultural de España on Arz Meriño and Arz Portes starting at 7PM. Entrance is free. More information at www.elhombrecito.com and www.radioconcon.org

 

Sunday 19
*Grupo Bonyé Live More information

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

*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Flamenco Show at Pura Tasca, Calle Emiliano Tejera. Starting – 8PM. No cover

 

Monday 20
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Lulú Live Sessiones – Jazz en Dominicana presents Benny & The Cupids at Lulú Tasting Bar, Arzobispo Meriño – 10PM. No Cover

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

*Live Pianist at La Bricola, Arz. Meriño starting at 8PM.

*Happy Hour 5PM to 8PM at Segafredo, Colonial Zone

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

 

Tuesday 21
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 and RD$100 tapas at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Happy Hour 5PM to 8PM at Segafredo, Colonial Zone

*Wine Night at Segafredo, Colonial Zone – 9PM

*Free Salsa dance classes and 2×1 drinks from 7 to 10 at Patio Canario Lounge, Atrazana #1.

*Film Series “Audiovisual” with “El Viaje a Ninguna Parte” by Fernando Fernán Gómez, Spain, 1986, at the Centro Cultural de España, Calles Arz. Meriño and Arz. Portes, starting at 7PM.

 

Wednesday 22
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Free Salsa dance classes and 2×1 drinks from 7 to 10 at Patio Canario Lounge, Atrazana #1.

*Las Noches Acústicas / Acoustic Nights at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starting at 9:30PM. Cover RD$200 p/p.

*”Mi cuerpo es mi voz” / “My Body Is My Voice”. To celebrate Día Internacional de la Danza / International Dance Day on April 29, CCE presents three documentaries about life and work by three different passionate artists at the Centro Cultural de España, Arz. Meriño. Starts at 7PM. Entrance is free.
Today – Antonio Gades. La ética de la danza / The ethics of dance. Director – Juan Caño Arecha, Spain 2007

 

Thursday 23
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*DJ Martín Dominic at Pat’e Palo, Plaza España, starting at 8PM. No cover charge.

*”Mi cuerpo es mi voz” / “My Body Is My Voice”. To celebrate Día Internacional de la Danza / International Dance Day on April 29, CCE presents three documentaries about life and work by three different passionate artists at the Centro Cultural de España, Arz. Meriño. Starts at 7PM. Entrance is free.
Today – Alicia Alonso. Para que Giselle no muriera / So Giselle Does Not Die. Director – Nicolás García, Spain and Cuba, 2010

 

Friday 24
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Live music at the Terraza of Hotel Napolitano, Ave George Washington at 8PM. No cover.

*Aprés Work at the roof top terrace at Billini Hotel, Calle Padre Billini, starting
at 7PM. No cover charge.

*”Mi cuerpo es mi voz” / “My Body Is My Voice”. To celebrate Día Internacional de la Danza / International Dance Day on April 29, CCE presents three documentaries about life and work by three different passionate artists at the Centro Cultural de España, Arz. Meriño. Starts at 7PM. Entrance is free.
Today – Víctor Ullate – La danza de los locos / The Dance of Fools. Director – Pablo Villalba, Spain, 2012

*Braynier live at Nights of Bachata Rhythms at Parada 77, Calle Isabel la Católica, starting at 10PM.

 

Saturday 25
*Santo Domingo de Fiesta in Colonial Zone. More information. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Revolution of April 1965
/ La revolución de abril de 1965 an all day event happening in Plaza España. Starting with cannon fire on April 24 and the arrival of the President.

Cannons in the Zone

Cannon fire in the Colonial Zone today during the Presidents visit. You cannot see much except the smoke but you sure can hear the noise (taken from my window).

Posted by Colonial Zone, Dominican Republic on Friday, April 24, 2015

There will be evening performances by Claudio Cohen, Sonia Alfonso, with musicians Maria Morell and Camille Berroa at 8PM.

*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Jazzy @ The Pool Bar, Hostal Nicolás de Ovando, Zona Colonial – 6PM. No Cover.

*Chuchy Mullens “Sabado x Sabado” at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starting at 10PM. Entrance is free.

*Grupo Sabor a Son playing son, merengue and salsa at Lucía 203, Calle Hostos. Cover RD$500 p/p.

*The Queen of Fusion, Xiomara Fortuna, presents a selection of poems set to music and sung. She will be paying homage to the Dominican poets who have been part of her inspiration. The concert is at Centro Cultural Banreservas, Calle Isabel La Católica #202 at 9PM. Entrance is free.

 

Sunday 26
*Grupo Bonyé Live More information

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

*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Flamenco Show at Pura Tasca, Calle Emiliano Tejera. Starting – 8PM. No cover

 

Monday 27
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Lulú Live Sessiones – Jazz en Dominicana presents “Tiempo Libre” at Lulú Tasting Bar, Arzobispo Meriño – 9PM. No Cover

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

*Live Pianist at La Bricola, Arz. Meriño starting at 8PM.

*Happy Hour 5PM to 8PM at Segafredo, Colonial Zone

*Film Series “Audiovisual” with “Blancanieves” by Pablo Berger, Spain, 2012, at the Centro Cultural de España, Calles Arz. Meriño and Arz. Portes, starting at 7PM.

 

Tuesday 28
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 and RD$100 tapas at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Happy Hour 5PM to 8PM at Segafredo, Colonial Zone

*Wine Night at Segafredo, Colonial Zone – 9PM

*Free Salsa dance classes and 2×1 drinks from 7 to 10 at Patio Canario Lounge, Atrazana #1.

 

Wednesday 29
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Free Salsa dance classes and 2×1 drinks from 7 to 10 at Patio Canario Lounge, Atrazana #1.

*Las Noches Acústicas / Acoustic Nights at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starting at 9:30PM. Cover RD$200 p/p.

 

Thursday 30
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Día internacional del Jazz / International Jazz Day – Lulú Live Sessiones and Fiesta Sunset Jazz present Ramón Vásquez Trío, Jean Carlos Alberto and Guy Frómeta at Lulú Tasting Bar, Arzobispo Meriño – 9PM. No Cover

Continuing events-
10997455_313718518838972_5144621913880130417_n*Casa Quien, Arzobispo Nouel and Sánchez, Art exhibit “LA” celebrating the Month of the Woman with artists Raquel Paiewonsky, Belkis Ramirez, Citlally Miranda, Sarah Haddou, Paula Saneaux, Leslie Jimenez, Marion Wilson, Hannah Parr and Jesica Lewit. The Collective Axhibit will be from March 5 to April 23 Tuesday thru Saturday from 10AM to 9PM.