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.
battle-of-santo-domingo1

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.

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*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.


Happenings In The Zone March 2015

¿Qué está pasando en la Zona en Marzo? / What is happening in the Zone in March?

All the good stuff. Happy Hours, Concerts, Specials, Shows and whatever else is going in the Colonial Zone and surrounding area during the cool, calm month of March.

The month ends with the start of Easter or as it is known here Semana Santa or Holy Week.

Kite / Chichigua  flying in Plaza España
Kite / Chichigua flying in Plaza España

Events (continuing events are at bottom of the post)

Sunday 1
*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 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 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Lulú Live Sessiones – Jazz en Dominicana presents music 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 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 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 4
*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 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 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 6
*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.

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

Saturday 7
*Santo Domingo de Fiesta in Colonial Zone. More information

*Banco de Reservas presents the shows “Paseo por tu historia” (starting at 6PM) and “Momentos”(starting at 7:30PM) with the Ballet Nacional Dominicano. It will be staged at the Puerta del Conde and Parque Independencia paying tribute to great characters and events in our history. It’s free to the public.

10393958_10153180490507650_3351536116232015001_n*To celebrate International Women’s Day the Centro Cultural de España (Arz. Meriño and Portes) presents “FEM Concierto” with ANDRE ECHEVERRI (aterciopelados), Xiomara Fortuna and Nicole Santiago starting at 9PM.

*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.

*La Kereya (rhythmic fusion) Live at La Espiral, José Reyes starting at 10PM. Cover RD$150 p/p

*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.

*Pequeño Mercado Nocturnal / Small Nocturnal Market at Parque Colón from 5PM to 8PM. Food, Art and Fun presented by the Alliance Française / French Alliance.

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

Sunday 8
*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 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

*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 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.

*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 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

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

Thursday 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 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

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

*Omar Perez at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starting at 10PM. Cover RD$250 p/p.

Friday 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.

*Alexandro Seguí and Manuel Matos at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starting at 10PM. Cover RD$500 p/p.

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

Saturday 14
*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.

Sunday 15
*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 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

*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 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 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 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

*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 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.

Sanchez at Museo Memorial de la Resistencia Dominicana 3-19-2015
Sanchez at Museo Memorial de la Resistencia Dominicana 3-19-2015
*La Resistencia Youth Forum / Foro Joven that will be filled with humor and laughter with renowned Dominican comedian Carlos Sánchez known for his stand up comedy. At the Museo Memorial de la Resistencia Dominicana, Calle Arzobispo Nouel #210, starting at 7PM. Admission is free.

*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…

*Susana Silfa at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starting at 10PM.

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

*Camila Rivera at Cinema Café, Plaza de la Cultura. Starting at 8:30PM. Cover RD$300 p/p.

"Teatro por un Tubo" Festival de Teatro  2015
“Teatro por un Tubo” Festival de Teatro 2015
*8th edition “Teatro por un Tubo” Theater Festival at Teatro Guloya, Arzobispo Portes. This is Off Broadway-Style will present 12 different plays throughout the month of March. There will be 25 feature actors including Patricia Ascuasiati, Paula Disla, Henry Mercedes, Rafael Morla, Donis Taveras, Claudio Rivera, Reynaldo del Orbe, Berenice Pacheco, Ramon Guzman, Tomas Rubio, Ingrid Luciano, Doraysa de Pena and Awilda Polanco. The plays will be on stage through 17 March. Each weekend, there will be one or two different plays for the delight of the public. Tonight the shows start at 8:30PM. Cost is RD$300.
Call 809-685-4856 for more information.

Friday 20
*Arts and Crafts Fair at Plazoleta Fray Bartolome de las Casas on Calle Padre Billini on the corner Arzobispo Meriño starting at 9AM.

*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.

*VII Feria de Libros Raros y Antiguos 2015 / The Seventh Exhibition of Old and Rare Books 2015. The Sociedad Dominicana de Bibliófilos (SDB) invites researchers, intellectuals, writers, journalists, students and the general public interested in assessing, acquire and exchanging works, texts and documents from other times and with unusual features, to participate. It will be held at La Sociedad Dominicana de Bibliófilos located on Calle Las Damas #106 opposite the Fortaleza Ozama from 9AM to 6PM on March 20, 21 and 22.

*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.

*8th edition “Teatro por un Tubo” Theater Festival at Teatro Guloya, Arzobispo Portes. This is Off Broadway-Style will present 12 different plays throughout the month of March. Each weekend, there will be one or two different plays for the delight of the public. Tonight the shows start at 8:30PM. Cost is RD$300. Call 809-685-4856 for more information.(for more information and poster check March 19)

Saturday 21
*Santo Domingo de Fiesta in Colonial Zone. More information

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*Noche Larga de los Museos Versión Primavera / Long Night of the Museums Spring Version dedicated to Dance and Music. Every season the Ministerio de Cultura gives us 1 day of free museum visits, some fun cultural entertainment and learning experiences in the Colonial Zone from 9AM to 12 midnight.

*Celebrating Noche Larga de los Museos Primavera – At the Stairs of El Conde from 8PM to 10PM Jazz Music with Jazz del Conservatorio and the Living Statues.
Noche-Larga-de-los-Museos-Primavera-2015-Fortaleza-Ozama*Celebrating Noche Larga de los Museos Primavera – Check the posters for the events happening in the Fortaleza Ozama, Museo de Las Casas Reales, the Museo Alcázar de Colón and Plaza España.
*Celebrating Noche Larga de los Museos Primavera – At the Capilla de los Remedios Natali Peña-Comas singing with piano music at 8:30PM to 9 and 9:30PM to 10.

Noche-Larga-de-los-Museos-Primavera-2015-Casa-Reales*Celebrating Noche Larga de los Museos Primavera – Plaza Reloj de Sol Cartoonists Edy and Eric Aries 7:30PM to 9PM

*Celebrating Noche Larga de los Museos Primavera – Plaza España – Music group Hermanos Suárez 8PM to 9.

*Celebrating Noche Larga de los Museos Primavera – Librería de Cultura – Poem Lectures*Celebrating Noche Larga de los Museos Primavera – Children of Teatro Orquestal Dominicano will perform at the KIDS MUSEUM TRAMPOLINE, Calle Las Damas, at 7PM to reaffirm the rights and abilities of people with Down syndrome celebrating International Down Syndrome Day.
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*VII Feria de Libros Raros y Antiguos 2015 / The Seventh Exhibition of Old and Rare Books 2015. The Sociedad Dominicana de Bibliófilos (SDB) invites researchers, intellectuals, writers, journalists, students and the general public interested in assessing, acquire and exchanging works, texts and documents from other times and with unusual features, to participate. It will be held at La Sociedad Dominicana de Bibliófilos located on Calle Las Damas #106 opposite the Fortaleza Ozama from 9AM to 6PM on March 20, 21 and 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.

*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.

*8th edition “Teatro por un Tubo” Theater Festival at Teatro Guloya, Arzobispo Portes. This is Off Broadway-Style will present 12 different plays throughout the month of March. Each weekend, there will be one or two different plays for the delight of the public. Tonight the shows start at 8:30PM. Cost is RD$300. Call 809-685-4856 for more information.(for more information and poster check March 19)

Sunday 22
*Grupo Bonyé Live More information

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

*VII Feria de Libros Raros y Antiguos 2015 / The Seventh Exhibition of Old and Rare Books 2015. The Sociedad Dominicana de Bibliófilos (SDB) invites researchers, intellectuals, writers, journalists, students and the general public interested in assessing, acquire and exchanging works, texts and documents from other times and with unusual features, to participate. It will be held at La Sociedad Dominicana de Bibliófilos located on Calle Las Damas #106 opposite the Fortaleza Ozama from 9AM to 6PM on March 20, 21 and 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.

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

*8th edition “Teatro por un Tubo” Theater Festival at Teatro Guloya, Arzobispo Portes. This is Off Broadway-Style will present 12 different plays throughout the month of March. Each weekend, there will be one or two different plays for the delight of the public. Tonight the shows start at 7:30PM. Cost is RD$300. Call 809-685-4856 for more information.(for more information and poster check March 19)

Monday 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

*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

festival Santa Barbara 3-23 to 29-2015*Festival Santa Barbara March 23 to the 29th. In the Santa Barbara section of the Colonial City is a week long festival sponsored by Centro de la Imagen, a product of Modafoca. This project is to transform and beautify different spaces in the city. This festival continues the project of painting the walls of many of the buildings with urban art commonly known as graffiti. There will be national and international artists contributing their artistic talents to beautify and provide a rich visual experience to the people that visit this small sector located next to the oldest part of the Ciudad Colonial. The group will be working with artists and community residents in the neighborhood, with the support of sponsors, public institutions and partners in a week long outdoor program geared to engage and educate the community and its visitors.

Tuesday 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 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.

*Festival Santa Barbara (more information on Monday March 23)

Wednesday 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

*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.

*Festival Santa Barbara (more information on Monday March 23)

Thursday 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 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

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

*8th edition “Teatro por un Tubo” Theater Festival at Teatro Guloya, Arzobispo Portes. This is Off Broadway-Style will present 12 different plays throughout the month of March. Each weekend, there will be one or two different plays for the delight of the public. Tonight the shows start at 8:30PM. Cost is RD$300. Call 809-685-4856 for more information.(for more information and poster check March 19)

Friday 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.

*Henya and her Band at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starting at 8:30PM.

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

*8th edition “Teatro por un Tubo” Theater Festival at Teatro Guloya, Arzobispo Portes. This is Off Broadway-Style will present 12 different plays throughout the month of March. Each weekend, there will be one or two different plays for the delight of the public. Tonight the shows start at 8:30PM. Cost is RD$300. Call 809-685-4856 for more information.(for more information and poster check March 19)

*Festival Santa Barbara (more information on Monday March 23)

Saturday 28
hora-del-planeta-2005-republica-dominicana2
hora-del-planeta-2005-republica-dominicana*Hora del Planeta – La Hora del Planeta es un llamado para que cada persona, negocio, empresa privada, gobierno o comunidad actúe. Es una alerta para asumir responsabilidades e involucrarnos en el trabajo por un futuro sustentable. / Earth Hour 2015 – Earth Hour is a call for each person, business, private, government or community acts. It is a warning to take responsibility and get involved in working for a sustainable future.
The Dominican Republic has joined the largest environmental event worldwide and we want YOU to participate and be part of the change. For an hour beginning at 8:30 PM everyone needs turn off your lights and reduce energy consumption voluntarily as a form of aid to our country and our planet Earth. Live music with Pavel Núñez and other fun surprises at Parque Colón, Colonial Zone from 7:30PM to 9:30PM. Entrance is free they just want you to bring a plastic bottle or old newspaper for recycling. More information at http://www.earthhour.org/

*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.

*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.

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

*8th edition “Teatro por un Tubo” Theater Festival at Teatro Guloya, Arzobispo Portes. This is Off Broadway-Style will present 12 different plays throughout the month of March. Each weekend, there will be one or two different plays for the delight of the public. Tonight the shows start at 8:30PM. Cost is RD$300. Call 809-685-4856 for more information.(for more information and poster check March 19)

*Festival Santa Barbara (more information on Monday March 23)

Sunday 29
Domingo de Ramos / Palm Sunday the start of Semana Santa / Holy Week
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/

*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

*8th edition “Teatro por un Tubo” Theater Festival at Teatro Guloya, Arzobispo Portes. This is Off Broadway-Style will present 12 different plays throughout the month of March. Each weekend, there will be one or two different plays for the delight of the public. Tonight the shows start at 7:30PM. Cost is RD$300. Call 809-685-4856 for more information. (for more information and poster check March 19)

*Festival Santa Barbara (more information on Monday March 23)

Monday 30
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/

*Vacation time starts / Schools are closed for the 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.

*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.

*Miguel Angel Soul at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starting at 10PM. Cover RD$400 p/p.

Tuesday 31
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 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.

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.


Happenings in the Zone February 2015

¿Qué está pasando en la Zona en Febrero? / What is happening in the Zone in February?

All the good stuff. Happy Hours, Concerts, Specials, Shows and whatever else is going in the Colonial Zone and surrounding area during the month of love and Carnival, February 2015. (More information about Carnaval in Dominican Republic.) Check out all the Carnaval Dominicano 2015 Activities and Events throughout the country.

Carnival Dominicano 2015
Carnival Dominicano 2015

Sunday 1
*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

*2×1 Happy Hour from 3PM to 8PM at La Cantina by Nopal.

*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 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 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Lulú Live Sessiones – Jazz en Dominicana presents Peter Novelli – Just These Blues
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.

*Techy Fatule at Hard Rock Café, Santo Domingo at 8PM. Entrance is free

Tuesday 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 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 4
*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 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 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

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

*Miguel Angel Soul Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starting at 8PM. Tickets are RD$400 p/p

Friday 6
*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.

*Rafael Reyes at the Terraza of Hotel Napolitano, Ave George Washington at 7PM. No cover.

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

*”Mambo Americano” at Cinema Café, Plaza de la Cultura. Starting at 8PM.

*Teatro La Mala Presents “Infancia Feliz” Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starting at 8:30PM. Tickets are RD$350 p/p (RD$250 p/p for students with identification).

*Theater -“Todo Está Bien” at Teatro Guloya,, Arzobispo Portes at 8:30PM. Tickets are RD$500 p/p (RD$400 p/p for students with identification). The play is written and directed by award-winning actor and director Claudio Rivera. More information at 809-685-4856.

*Copas Rotas at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starting at 10PM. Tickets are RD$250 p/p

Saturday 7
*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.

*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.

*Tribute to “Andres Cepeda & Santiago Cruz” at Cinema Café, Plaza de la Cultura. Starting at 8PM. Cover RD$300 p/p

*Teatro La Mala Presents “Infancia Feliz” Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starting at 8:30PM. Tickets are RD$350 p/p (RD$250 p/p for students with identification).

*Toque Profundo “Al Desnudo” at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starting at 10PM. Tickets are RD$700 p/p

Sunday 8
*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

*More Life En la Espiral celebrating 70 years of the King of Reggae, Bob Marley at La Espiral, José Reyes starting at 9PM. A minimum of RD$50 needs to be donated

Check out all the Carnaval Dominicano 2015 Activities and Events throughout the country.

Monday 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

*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.

*Techy Fatule at Hard Rock Café, Santo Domingo at 8PM. Entrance is free

Tuesday 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.

*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 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

Thursday 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 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

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

*Pavel Núñez “In Love” at Hard Rock Café, Santo Domingo at 10PM. Cover starting at RD$1000 and up. More information and reservations – 809-686-7771

Friday 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.

*Rafael Reyes at the Terraza of Hotel Napolitano, Ave George Washington at 7PM. No cover.

*Contra Dosisat Cinema Café, Plaza de la Cultura. Starting at 9PM. Cover RD$250 in advance and RD$300 at the door

*Victor Victor and Los Vellonera Valentines Day concert at Lucia 203 starting at 10PM. Cover RD$1200. Everyone attening gets the DVD and CD “BACHATA EN LA ZONA”.

*Copas Rotas at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starting at 10PM. Tickets are RD$250 p/p

*Ayuntamiento del Distrito Nacional invites you to a musical evening. Banda de Música del Cuerpo de Bomberos del Distrito Nacional/ Band of the Fire Department of the National District will be in Parque Colón at 5:30 PM.Come and celebrate the joy of love and friendship with good music.

Saturday 14
*Santo Domingo de Fiesta in Colonial Zone. More information

*Take your love to Harry’s for a romantic Valentines Day. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España.

Valentines Day at Harrys 2015
Valentines Day at Harrys 2015

*”Un show pa que te enamores” with Thomas Comedy, Fernando Pucheu, Laura Guz, Urban Melody and Chuchy Mulens. Jokes, skits and characters related to San Valentine Day accompanied by good music to enjoy alone or with a partner. Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, Starting at 8:30PM. Tickets are RD$500 p/p. More information and tickets – 8099730828

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

Valentines Comedy Cinema Cafe 2-14-2015
Valentines Comedy Cinema Cafe 2-14-2015
*”3 Corazones con 4 Riñones” stand-up interactive comedy at Cinema Café, Plaza de la Cultura. Starting at 9:30PM. Tickets RD$400 in advance, RD$500 at the door.

*”Almost Elton John” Valentines Special Tribute to Elton John at Hard Rock Café, Santo Domingo at 8PM. Entrance free.

*”Skate en la Isla” A fun filled day of Skateboarding, Dance, Fashion, Music, Brakedance, Graffiti and lots of ART! Starting at 2PM until midnight at Parque Montesinos on the Malecon (located on Calle Jose Gabriel Garcia and The Malecon between Arz. Meriño and 19 de Marzo at the Parque – Fuerte de San Jose)

*Gastro Weekend in Ciudad Colonial. You purchase a card for RD$650 at one of the participating establishments and you can savor one of the delicious offers at many of our bars and restaurants including Nina’s Paninis, Dao al Pecao and Te con Té, El Restaurant Colonial San Nícolas, D’Gusta Exquisiteces, Cacibajagua Bar and more.

Gastro Week Ciudad Colonial Feb. 14 and 15, 2015
Gastro Week Ciudad Colonial Feb. 14 and 15, 2015

Sunday 15
*Gastro Weekend in Ciudad Colonial. You purchase a card for RD$650 at one of the participating establishments and you can savor one of the delicious offers at many of our bars and restaurants including Nina’s Paninis, Dao al Pecao and Te con Té, El Restaurant Colonial San Nícolas, D’Gusta Exquisiteces, Cacibajagua Bar and more.

*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

Check out all the Carnaval Dominicano 2015 Activities and Events throughout the country.

Monday 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

*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.

*Techy Fatule at Hard Rock Café, Santo Domingo at 8PM. Entrance is free

Tuesday 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 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 18
Miércoles de Ceniza / Ash Wednesday (How is Semana Santa celebrated)
*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.

Thursday 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 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 20
*Arts and Crafts Fair at Plazoleta Fray Bartolome de las Casas on Calle Padre Billini on the corner Arzobispo Meriño starting at 9AM.

*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.

*Music at the Terraza of Hotel Napolitano, Ave George Washington at 7PM. No cover.

*Copas Rotas at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starting at 10PM. Tickets are RD$250 p/p

Saturday 21
*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.

*Rincón Japonés / Japanese Corner at the Fundación AMERICA on Calle Salome Ureña #5 starting at 4:30PM. Different artists are featured.

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

Sunday 22
*Grupo Bonyé Live More information

Chinese New Year Celebration 2015
Chinese New Year Celebration 2015
*Celebrate Año Nuevo Chino “De La Cabra” en Barrio Chino/ Chinese New Year “year of the goat” in Chinatown, Ave. Duarte and Ave. Mexico at Ave. Mella, Santo Domingo. There will be Chinese and Dominican Artists, Dancing Lions and Dragons, Food and Entertainment for all the family.

*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

*Tribute to ABBA at Hard Rock Café, Santo Domingo . More information and reservations – 809-686-7771

Check out all the Carnaval Dominicano 2015 Activities and Events throughout the country.

Monday 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

*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.

*Techy Fatule at Hard Rock Café, Santo Domingo at 8PM. Entrance is free

Tuesday 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 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.

*The opening of the Expo Cultural exchange with China of Chinese artists Guo Baoquing and Hu Lihua at the Museo de las Casas Reales at 7:30PM

Wednesday 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

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

Thursday 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 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

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

*TwinTapes Every Day Chemical at Hard Rock Café, Santo Domingo starting at 8:30PM. General admission RD$1500. More information and reservations – 809-686-7771

Friday 27
Día de la Independencia / Independence Day – Día de la Bandera / Flag Day.
*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.

*Copas Rotas at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starting at 10PM. Tickets are RD$250 p/p

Saturday 28
*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.

*Rincón Japonés / Japanese Corner at the Fundación AMERICA on Calle Salome Ureña #5 starting at 4:30PM. Different artists are featured.

*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.