Archive for December, 2010
Dance Up a Storm on Wednesday and Saturday Nights with the Folks at Choices Latin Restaurant and Lounge: Party Begins @ 8:00 or 9:00 p.m.
Now where can you go to reliably enjoy quality Latin dance party entertainment with authentic ethnic cuisine to match each and every week? And the answer is … Choices Restaurant and Lounge in Somerville, of course! Happily, they’re conveniently located in Davis Square too. If you’re looking for a way to chase those winter doldrums away, just let the DJs at this little Latin hot spot lift your mood as they spin those top hits into the wee hours of the morning. They serve up their Latin cuisine 7 days a week so there’s no danger of ever going hungary, no matter how much of an appetite your manage to work up out on the dance floor.
Every Saturday night it’s Sabados Secretos with DJs International, YahndoMix, and ViXXX, bringing you the best dance music in salsa, merengue, bachata, cumbia, and other Latin styles. Then on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, the DJs from SoulKore Productions are your hosts for Culture Deep. Join Nomadik and others for a fun-filled evening of more Latin dance hits and live reggae, as and added bonus, with the Dis n ‘Dat Band. In addition, FYI ladies, come early and you can enjoy the party free of charge! You also want to check back to their website calendar for additional entertainment listings, as special events also take place from time to time. So, whenever the urge strikes you for some dance party action, Latin style, it’s nice to know that the folks at Choices Restaurant and Lounge are readily available to meet your entertainment needs.
When: Secretos Sabados: Saturdays (9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.) / Culture Deep (8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.)
Where: Choices Restaurant and Lounge (Somerville)
Cover Charge: Secretos Sabados (none listed) / Culture Deep ($7.00 – Ladies free before 9:30 p.m.)
Make reservations online
More Info: Contacts
Dance the Night Away Until 3 a.m. This New Year’s Eve at Club Enigma’s Latin Dance Gala: December 31st, Friday (9:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.)
Join over 250 other lucky guests at Club Enigima’s New Year’s Eve salsa and Latin dance party gala. Hit the dance floor to the live sounds of global fusion band Ten Tumbao and other Latin selections compliments of DJ Hernan. Ten Tumbao‘s music, which is a combination of jazz and African, Latin, and Caribbean genres, is known for its highly energetic and danceable character designed to keep you moving all night long. This grand event, sponsored by the Salsa Matei dance studio and Boston Salsero, begins with a cocktail party to be followed by complimentary salsa and bachata lessons for beginners. (no partner required) Then the dancing gets into full swing and continues well into the wee hours of the morning. And I do mean “well into”, all the way to 3 a.m. to be exact!
There will be a buffet served on the premises designed to satisfy the appetite of even the most discriminating foodie. I mean, who could resist such gourmet temptations as baked brie in puff pastry, roasted garlic and lemon hummus and crab dip, crisp vegetable samosas with red curry dip, imported cheeses, warm tapas, and rich chocolate cake. Check out the rest of the menu online. Other party features include cash bars, New Year’s Eve party favors, and a complimentary glass of champagne to toast in the new year which will be accompanied by a live broadcast of the Times Square ball countdown. So, if you’re in the mood to go Latin this New Year’s Eve, then put on your best formal attire and head on over to Club Enigma for first-rate dance party entertainment.
When: December 31st, Friday (9:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.)
9:00 – Cocktails and “Warm-up”
9:45 – Dance lessons
10:30 – Dance party begins
Where: Fire + Ice Restaurant (Club Enigma) (Harvard Square)
Tickets: $60.00 (Purchase online or at the door if still available)
Tables can be reserved for 6 or more (for a discount if available)
More Info: email@example.com
It’s Mango’s Latin Night Every Weekend @ the Milky Way Lounge in Jamaica Plain: Saturdays @ 9:00 p.m.
Any weekend you just happen to be in the mood for some Latin dancing fun, just head on over to the Bella Luna Milky Way Restaurant and Lounge in Jamaica Plain. This brewery-style eatery has been in the food and entertainment business for over 16 years and is still going strong, after winning a Best of Boston award no less than 5 times! Each and every Saturday night is Mango’s Latin Night at this establishment. Let DJ Lee Wilson be your host for an evening filled with the best sounds of salsa, merengue, and other genres of Latin pop music. Start your evening off right with a complimentary salsa lesson and then get out there and join the party out on the dance floor. The atmosphere is definitely casual here at the Milky Way, but make sure you are properly attired in at least jeans and sneakers.
But wait … don’t go away yet world music fans! Once a month on Wednesdays is reggae night for more dancing pleasure. This event features both live and DJ hosted entertainment. But wait yet again …, as if this isn’t enough, there are even more world music happenings scheduled at various times throughout each month of the year. For instance, on the roster for December and January are (or were at least) students from the Berklee College of Music presenting a mixture of international genres, Afro-funk band, the Macrotones, reggae artist iLa Mawana, Carlos and his Mambo Magic, and an as of yet undisclosed artist who will be featured on Samba Night. Come a little early and enjoy a wide selection of dinner options from the menu. For more info you can peruse some of their rave food and entertainment reviews. So, don’t miss out on all of this great world music activity happening at the Bela Luna Milky Way Restaurant and Lounge. Make sure to check their event calendar regularly or sign up for their weekly newsletter.
When: Every Saturday @ 9:00 p.m.
Salsa lessons start @ 9:00 p.m.
Where: Bella Luna Milky Way Restaurant and Lounge (Brewery Place – Jamaica Plain)
Admission: $10.00 (Ladies are free before 10:30)
More Info: This includes reservations for parties or tables, as well as guest list info
firstname.lastname@example.org (Lee Wilson) OR ABSPromotions@gmail.com (Aymara or Solorano) OR email@example.com (Fulanito or Deno – Text them @ 857-869-3800) OR firstname.lastname@example.org (Melissa (Migente Boston))
Hey World Music Fans! Enjoy Not One But Two Seperate Venues for World Music Entertainment in One Evening @ Boston’s New Year’s Eve Masked Ball: December 31st, Friday (9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.)
There promises to be lots and lots of world music activity at the New Year’s Eve 2011 Bal Masque. This event, sponsored by V-World Enterprises, Roy Afrique, and Night Life Executives will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel Boston which is actually located near the airport. Don your mask and dance the night away to a variety of world music, provided by internationally renown DJs. There will also be a live band playing, who is yet to be announced, as well as some additional music genres of a more Western nature including R&B, Top 40, mashups, and soul. In addition to a complimentary mask (masque), party guests will also receive additional favors, “surprise gifts”, hors d’ouevres, and a glass of champagne to toast in the new year. In order to enjoy some of the best tables in the house, it is recommended that one purchase VIP tickets or arrive at the event early.
Let DJs Super Duke, Charlie B, Kid Afrik, and BZ Fingaz be your hosts for a jam-packed evening of ethnic music. Party goers will have a choice of 3 different venues in which to enjoy all this great entertainment, and no less than 2 of them will be dedicated strictly to world music! The Zoukonpa Room will feature the sounds of zouk, konpa, kizomba, reggae, and an additional mixture of Caribbean vibes. The Afrique Room will host coupe decale, naija, soukous, ndom bolo, and other world music genres. So, if you like dancing to a wholesome variety of world music, then what are you waiting for? Purchase your tickets now!
When: December 31st, Friday (9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.)
Where: Embassy Suites Hotel Boston (East Boston)
Tickets: $30.00 (with purchase of 3 or more by 12/25) / $35.00 (all other purchases)
More Info: 781-473-0274 or 781-333-8423
Spend a New Year’s Eve Dancing the Night Away to the Sounds of Bollywood: December 31st, Friday (8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.)
Dhoom Machale is, without a doubt, one of New England’s premier Desi New Year’s Eve dance parties. This popular event, sponsored by the United India and Sindhi Associations of New England, has been a sellout for no less than 3 consecutive years, so buy your tickets early. Music for the evening will be provided by the DJs at Magic Mike Group, who have earned a national reputation for their expertise in the area of Desi events.They’ll be presenting not only Bollywood selections, but also Bhangra, Hip-hop, and Top 40 hits as well. Toast the “big event” at midnight with a complimentary glass of champagne while a live broadcast from New York’s Time Square flashes before you on the big-screen.
As for the party extras, appetizers and dinner will be served compliments of the Bombay Club and the Masala Art Restaurant. Soft drinks are included and a full cash bar will be provided. Some fabulous raffle prizes will be awarded to a few lucky people including a 22 carat gold coin, an ipod, one complimentary night’s stay at the Sheraton, and gift certificates for local restaurants. And of course, let’s not forget those all important New Year’s Eve party favors to enhance the mood of the occasion. There’s even a special area set-up just for kids, where they will be able to enjoy age appropriate entertainment and pizza for dinner. Babysitters will be provided.
Please dress in formal attire for the occasion, which means ladies, your best party attire (Western or Indian style), and gentlemen, a full suit. As an added extra, the Sheraton will be offering rooms at a discount. So, if you’re in the mood for a little taste of Bollywood, Bhangra, and beyond this New Year’s Eve, Dhoom Machale is definitely the party for you!
When: December 31st, Friday (8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.)
Where: Sheraton Frammingham
Tickets: $60.00 (Adults) / Children (5-12 yrs. old) ($30.00)
Purchase online Or At the door
Purchase 10 or more tickets and a table will be reserved for your party
More Info: 508-875-8759 (Dolly Raja) OR 617-734-3617 (Eileen Mehta) OR 617-926-8778 / 617-909-9998 (Suresh Gidwani) OR 781-229-9170 (Kay Pee Jewelers-Burlington)