Events and Happenings in the Zone – December 2014

¿Qué está pasando en la Zona en Diciembre? / What is happening in the Zone in December?

All the good stuff. Happy Hours, Concerts, Specials, Shows and whatever else is going in the Colonial Zone and surrounding area this Christmas 2014. Some of these events may be changed because of the holidays. I will try to keep up on all the things happening this holiday season.

Navidad in Casa Reales

Navidad in Casa Reales

Navidad / Christmas is a very special time. Lights, food, family. The Dominican peoples holiday celebrations start around October and end the second week in January. To learn how the Christmas holidays are celebrated Dominican style check out Christmas in Dominican Republic / Navidad en República Dominicana and see many pictures of Christmas in Dominican Republic.

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 presents Jazz shows 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.

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

*Karaoke and 2×1 at Mamajuana Café, Plaza España, at 8PM.

*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 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

*Trasnoche – “Nuevos talentos del canto” / New Singing Talents at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño. Starts 8PM. Cover RD$300 p/p. Anuar Martínez – Cinthya Montero – Eddy Lassis – José Delgado – Kary & Ester Isa – Lindsay Morales – Luis Pelletier – María C. Terrero – Maya – Metrópolis – Nathalie Taveras – Paola Valenzuela – Rosanna Mejía – Sunset

Thursday 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

*Said Carbonell at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, at 9 PM. RD$400 p/p

*Jueves Bohemios with “music for the soul” at Mamajuana Café, Plaza España, at 9PM.

*Nights of Jazz in the Zone! presents Josean Jacobo & Tumbao. Read more about Las Noches de Jazz en La Zona…

las-sabiondas*”Sabor A Son” at Lucia 203, Calle Hostos, at 10PM. Cover RD$500

*IMPROVISUSA ACADEMY presents The Sabiondas at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, at 8:30 PM. RD$300 p/p

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

*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.

*Noche Latina at the Marina de San Souci with the Big Band group Matices from El Salvador at 9PM. Ticket prices start at RD$1,300

*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.

Bobby Delgado at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starts at 9:30PM. Tickets in advance RD$400 and at the door RD$600

*IMPROVISUSA ACADEMY presents The Sabiondas at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, at 8:30 PM. RD$300 p/p

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*3 day sale at Casa Alfarera! All in store items will have a 15 to 30% discount and special orders this weekend will have a 15% discount. Visit Casa Alfarera, Calle Padre Billini

Saturday 6
Full Moon / Luna Llena (The Cold Moon)
*Santo Domingo de Fiesta in Colonial Zone. More information

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

*Ladies Night at Elis Beer Market, Calle Isabel la Catolica, from 8-10PM ladies get Sangria and The 1(ONE) Beer free.

*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.

*Victor Victor y Su Vellonera at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starts at 9PM. Tickets RD$1000 p/p

Capital and SlimFat “Beat X-Mas” live at Cinema Café. Plaza de la Cultura at 9PM. Cover advance RD$200 and at the door RD$300.

La Kereya (Rock Fusión), celebrating the release of their first CD, and Rowe Cortorreal live at La Espiral, Calle Jose Reyes, at 10PM. Cover RD$150 p/p

*IMPROVISUSA ACADEMY presents The Sabiondas at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, at 8:30 PM. RD$300 p/p

*3 day sale at Casa Alfarera! All in store items will have a 15 to 30% discount and special orders this weekend will have a 15% discount. Visit Casa Alfarera, Calle Padre Billini

Sunday 7
*Grupo Bonyé Live More information

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

*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.

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

*BrodeReyel – meet and greet single release party Cinema Café, Plaza de la Cultura starting at 8PM. Cover RD$200.

*Diomary la Mala at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, at 10PM. RD$300 p/p

*3 day sale at Casa Alfarera! All in store items will have a 15 to 30% discount and special orders this weekend will have a 15% discount. Visit Casa Alfarera, Calle Padre Billini

*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 8
*Palo pal Terror! From 5PM to ??? moved to the front of the home where Luis lived at Beller 7 at Calles Piña and Estrelleta, Ciudd Nueva. Commerating the life of Luis “El Terror” Dias. Night of Palos with Jose Duluc playing the songs of Luis Dias and all can join in the celebration of his art.

*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.

*La Guagua de la Comedia with Ariel Santana at (adults only) Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, at 8:30PM. RD$200 p/p

*Miguel Angel Soul atCasa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, at 9PM.

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

*Karaoke and 2×1 at Mamajuana Café, Plaza España, at 8PM.

*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.

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

Wednesday 10
heritage-day-12-10-2014*Heritage Day. Raising flags to commemorate the anniversary of the declaration of our Colonial City of Santo Domingo as a World Cultural Heritage according to the statement of Unesco. Celebrating 500 years of Santo Domingo history together, the heritage of all! / Día del Patrimonio. invita al Izamiento de banderas en conmemoración al XXIV aniversario de la declaración de nuestra Ciudad Colonial de Santo Domingo como Patrimonio Cultural Mundial de acuerdo a la declaración de la Unesco. Celebremos juntos 500 años de historia ¡Santo Domingo, patrimonio de todos!. 7:45PM at Plaza España.

*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

*Trasnoche – “Nuevos talentos del canto” / New Singing Talents at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño. Starts 8PM. Cover RD$300 p/p. Bárbara del Mar – Enmanuel Pujals – Erick Sánchez – Exzel Arturo – Génesis Tapia – Jeanne Marie Perdomo – Julio Cruz – Juliarys – Priscilla de la Cruz – Raymond Moreta -Siana – Tiare marte -Yudie Marie – Merlis Camilo – Janko Santos

*Chuchi Mulens at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño at 9PM. No cover.

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.

*13th National Dominican Handicraft Fair. For complete information about the Handicraft Fair….

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

*Jueves Bohemios with “music for the soul” at Mamajuana Café, Plaza España, at 9PM.

*Nights of Jazz in the Zone! Oscar Micheli Trío +1. Read more about Las Noches de Jazz en La Zona…

*Said Carbonell at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño at 9PM. Cover RD$400 p/p.

*”Sabor A Son” at Lucia 203, Calle Hostos, at 10PM. Cover RD$500

Friday 12
*13th National Dominican Handicraft Fair. For complete information about the Handicraft Fair….

*Santo Domingo de Fiesta in Colonial Zone. More information

*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.

Bobby Delgado at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starts at 9:30PM. Cover RD$600

*Tribute to Maroon 5 Cinema Café, Plaza de la Cultura starting at 9PM. Tickets in advance RD$200 and at the door RD$300.

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

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

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

*Ladies Night at Elis Beer Market, Calle Isabel la Catolica, from 8-10PM ladies get Sangria and The 1(One) Beer free.

*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.

*”Sabor a Son” at Lucía 203, Calle Hostos RD$500 minimum consumption

*La Noche Larga de los Museos Versión Invierno 2014 / The Long Night of Museums Winter 2014 version. More information..

*13th National Dominican Handicraft Fair. For complete information about the Handicraft Fair….

*30 years of great rock, Empiphis at Cinema Café, Plaza de la Cultura starting at 9PM. Tickets in advance RD$300 and at the door RD$400.

*Pavel Nuñez at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starts at 9:30PM. Cover RD$1000

Sunday 14
*Grupo Bonyé Live More information

*13th National Dominican Handicraft Fair. For complete information about the Handicraft Fair….

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

*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.

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

*Diomary la Mala at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starts at 10PM.

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 presents Peter Novelli Trio – Just These Blues 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.

*Tributo to Sade at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starts at 8PM.

exposicion-silvano-lora-12-15-2014*In the late 1980’s Silvano Lora organized the “Sábados poéticos del Conde Peatonal” where poets would gather every Saturday to share. As a result Silvano Lora has a collection of murals or major Dominican artists. The collection will include Cándido Bido, Fernando Ureña Rib, Soucy de Pellerano, Dionicio Pichardo, Timoteo de los Santos (Vinagre) and Silvano Lora. The inauguration will be held at 7PM at Arz. Meriño #104.

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

*Karaoke and 2×1 at Mamajuana Café, Plaza España, at 8PM.

*Wine Night at Segafredo, Colonial Zone – 9PM

*Omar Perez at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starts at 9PM. Cover RD$250 p/p

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

*Trasnoche – “Nuevos talentos del canto” / New Singing Talents at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño. Starts 8PM. Cover RD$300 p/p. Arturina Brito – Attabeira – Darlin Silverio – Diana Ramos – Jatnna Fernández – Laura Guz – Leticia Pelliccione – Miguel del Villar – NKBS – Nukai – Ramón Ruíz – Thaina – Trasnochados – Urban Melody

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

*Covi Quintana at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starts at 10PM. Cover RD$300 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.

*Concierto Gala de Navidad 2014 by the National Choir of the Dominican Republic / Coro Nacional de la República Dominicana Christmas concert with the Orquesta Fliarmónica del Coro Nacional at the Convento de los Dominicos, Calle Padre Billini at 7PM.

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

*Nights of Jazz in the Zone! presents Sly & The Latin Bars. Read more about Las Noches de Jazz en La Zona…

*”Sabor A Son” at Lucia 203, Calle Hostos, at 10PM. Cover RD$500

*Pamel Mancebo at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starts at 9PM. Cover RD$300 p/p

Friday 19
*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.

Homenaje to Maestro Robi Draco Roas at Bar Hostal Nomadas

Homenaje to Maestro Robi Draco Roas at Bar Hostal Nomadas

*Tribute to the songs and poems of Draco Rosa at Hostal Nomadas terrace, Bar Nómadas, Calle Hostos starting at 9PM. Call 809-689-0057 for tickets.

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

*Doxis Music Festival with Jowell y Randy, Don Miguelo, Vakero, RKM, Fito Blanko, Mark B with DJ Scuff and Charlie Velens at the Marina San Souci. Tickets from Uepa Tickets, Movie Max y Hard Rock Cafe.

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

*Ladies Night at Elis Beer Market, Calle Isabel la Catolica, from 8-10PM ladies get Sangria and The 1(One) Beer free.

*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.

*”Sabor a Son” at Lucía 203, Calle Hostos RD$500 minimum consumption.

*The annual neighborhood Christmas Party at the Plaza Regina Angelorum (#67 on the Colonial Zone map). Live band, dancing, meeting and greeting all the old and new neighbors.

*”Bailesito” con Pavel & Vitico at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starts at 9PM. Cover RD$1000 p/p

Sunday 21
*Grupo Bonyé Live More information

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

*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.

*15-year celebration since El Falafel opened their doors. There will be stories, stand up comedy, a drum circle, crafts and henna for sale and much more planned for this very cool day! Stop by after 5PM and celebrate with them at their restaurant El Falafel, Calle Sanchez.

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

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 Eric Litman Quartet 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.

*”Trovas por un sueño” de Hector Marchena at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starts at 9PM.

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

*Karaoke and 2×1 at Mamajuana Café, Plaza España, at 8PM.

*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.

*Copas Rotas Unplugged at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starts at 9PM. Cover RD$200 p/p

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

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

*Harrys Noche Buena Buffet. Typical Navidad buffet for DR$ 900,– including taxes and a glass of Sangria. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

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

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

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

*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

*Jueves Bohemios with “music for the soul” at Mamajuana Café, Plaza España, at 9PM.

Friday 26
*Santo Domingo de Fiesta in Colonial Zone. More information

*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.

*Toque Profundo at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starts at 10PM.

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

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

*Ladies Night at Elis Beer Market, Calle Isabel la Catolica, from 8-10PM ladies get Sangria and The 1(One) Beer free.

*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.

*”Sabor a Son” at Lucía 203, Calle Hostos RD$500 minimum consumption

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

Sunday 28
*Grupo Bonyé Live More information

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

*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.

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

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 – 10PM. No Cover

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

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

*Sandy Gabriel at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starts at 9PM.

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

*Karaoke and 2×1 at Mamajuana Café, Plaza España, at 8PM.

*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 31
*Grupo Bonye will be doing a New Years Eve show at the Ruinas San Francisco to bring in the New Year with the neighbors dancing into the New Year.

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

*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

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Nights of Jazz in the Zone

Las Noches de Jazz en La Zona! / Nights of Jazz in the Zone! has returned.

Noches del Jazz en La Zona / Nights of Jazz in the Zone

Noches del Jazz en La Zona / Nights of Jazz in the Zone

Every Thursday, weather permitting, come to the Escalinatas de la Calle El Conde / Stairs of Calle el Conde between Calle Las Damas and Ave. del Puerto (at the end of Calle el Conde closest to Rio Ozama) at 8PM. Listen to many different types of jazz sounds with many special guests and the regulars as well.

Get there early to get a good place to sit. All shows are free.

Please check the Whats Happening in the Zone pages for special guests and each weeks updates.

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Long Night of Museums Winter 2014

The Ministry of Culture and the Museo Alcázar de Colón Presents
La Noche Larga de los Museos Versión Invierno 2014 / The Long Night of Museums Winter 2014 version.

Noche Larga de Museos Invierno - Long Night of Museums Winter 2014

Noche Larga de Museos Invierno – Long Night of Museums Winter 2014

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.

The winter Long Night of Museums theme is ¨Tiempo de Amor y Paz; Navidad en el Alcázar de Colón¨ / Time of Love and Peace; Christmas in the Alcázar de Colón. This will be a time to learn and enjoy all the beauty and curiosities of the Dominican Christmas.

Come, learn and celebrate ¨La Navidad Dominicana¨ in the Zona Colonial on Saturday December 13, 2014 from 9AM to 12 midnight.

Some of the fun things going on this year.
*La XIII Feria Nacional de Artesanías Dominicanas / The 13th National Dominican Handicraft Fair in Fortaleza Ozama. More information
*Grupo Bonyé and the orquesta de Dionis Fernández will close the night with music at the Plazoleta of the Alcázar.
*Singer Yudie Marie Osorio
*There will be a play by Eva Camilo
*The choir from Instituto Cultural Domínico Americano.
*A concert with bossa and pop with Pachy Carrasco
*A Christmas concert by Sandy Gabriel
*Dancer Patricia Ascuasiati.
*Mass at the Basilica of Our Lady of Altagracia start in Higuey.
*Museum El Faro a Colon exhibition TrazosEfímeros 4PM.
*Grand finale at Fortaleza Ozama with dances and traditional holiday music – 10PM
*Christmas atmosphere in the areas of the Museum of Casas Reales and from 9Pm to midnight a light show.
*Trampoline Children’s Museum will have guided tours at 5PM
*Visit with Santa Claus and the Magi at Trampoline Children’s Museum starting at 8PM
Remember – Everything is free.

The schedule for events happening at the Alcázar de Colón in Plaza España.

Noche Larga de los Museos Schedule for Alcázar de Colón 12-2014

Noche Larga de los Museos Schedule for Alcázar de Colón 12-2014


Noche Larga de los Museos Schedule of Events 12-2014

Noche Larga de los Museos Schedule of Events 12-2014

A little information on how Dominicans Celebrate Christmas and many pictures of Christmas in DR.

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Brillante Navidad – Shiny Christmas 2014 – 2015

El Ayuntamiento del Distrito Nacional (ADN) announced that Brillante Navidad, Gran Parque de Luces” / Shiny Christmas, Grand Park of Lights is returning! It will be open from December 1, 2014 to January 7, 2015.

Brillante Navidad, Parque Iberoamérica, Santo Domingo -  December 1, 2014 to January 7, 2015.

Brillante Navidad, Parque Iberoamérica, Santo Domingo – December 1, 2014 to January 7, 2015.


The lights will shine at the Parque Iberoamérica (the old Zoo), next to the Conservatorio Nacional de Música / National Music Conservatory on Avenida Bolívar and Alma Máter, La Esperilla, Santo Domingo.

Last year was the first year for this event, there were over three million visitors and this year more are expected despite all the traffic problems that happened last year. There were over 27 million colored bulbs lighting the park.

Brillante Navidad, Parque Iberoamérica,  -  December 1, 2014 to January 7, 2015.

Brillante Navidad, Parque Iberoamérica, – December 1, 2014 to January 7, 2015.


This year they will be opening the amphitheater, which can hold more than 2,700 people. There will be many national and international artists participating in the program (as I find the schedules I will post).

Trees and plants have lights. An entire Christmas Village will be lit and decorated. There will also be many suprises including the Dancing Lights Fountain using 3D technology on four stages.” The biggest sponsors of the project this year include Pinturas Tropical, Claro, Mercasid, Coca-Cola and Presidente.

Brillante Navidad, Parque Iberoamérica from December 1, 2014 to January 7, 2015.

Brillante Navidad, Parque Iberoamérica from December 1, 2014 to January 7, 2015.

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40 Years Later – 7 Dias Con El Pueblo

7 Days WIth The People / “7 días con el pueblo” started 40 years ago in the Palacio de los Deportes in Santo Domingo to show and promote the solidarity of the people in their democratic struggles. It was promoted by the union Enrique de León and the General Confederation of Workers / sindicalista Enrique de León y la Central General de Trabajadores (CGT). There were many national and international artists who participated in this historic concert that happened 40 years ago that united thousands of people. Nothing or no one prevented the people from lifting their voices, singing and shouting to the music as one. After this show of solidarity from the people Dr. Joaquín Balaguer slowed political repression and civil-military government and became more tolerant of public demonstrations. It was a new beginning.

Participants in the original concert that could never be reproduced included – from Latin America and Spain, Víctor Manuel y su esposa, Ana Belén, Silvio Rodríguez, Noel Nicola, Antonio Caván Vale (El Topo), Pi De la Serra, Los Guaraguaos, Mercedes Sosa,
Lucecita Benítez, Danny Rivera, Guadalupe Trigo and more. From Dominican Republic some of the groups were Johnny Ventura, Cuco Valoy, y los grupos músico-vocales, Convite, Expresión Joven y Nueva Forma and others.

The events for this 40th year celebration include talks, introduction of 2 new books, a concert with young artists, awards and an exhibition of photographs.

The concert “7 días con el pueblo” will conclude this memorial of the very important day on November 29, at 8PM, in Fortaleza Ozama, Calle las Damas, Ciudad Colonial, and it is free to the public.

The concert “7 días con el pueblo"  November 29, at 8PM, in Fortaleza Ozama and it is free to the public.

The concert “7 días con el pueblo” November 29, at 8PM, in Fortaleza Ozama and it is free to the public.

The musical guests include Covi Quintana, Marel Alemany, Gnómico, Cristal Marie, Henya Tejeda, Víctor del Villar, Bobby Delgado, Giorgio Siladi, Janio Lora, Carolina Solís, Lenny Abreu, Nathalie Hazim, Grupo Aura and Pamel Mancebo.

To see some pictures of the original event visit http://elcanero.blogspot.com/2014/11/siete-dias-con-el-puebloun-reencuentro.html

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Christmas Holiday Alcohol Sale Hours 2014- 2015

The Ministry of Interior and Police/ El Ministerio de Interior y Policía, José Ramón Fadul announced the yearly special Christmas hours for the sale of liquor for the Christmas Holiday season 2014 – 2015.

Drum roll please!!!

From Wednesday December 10, 2014 until Thursday January 8, 2015 all business can stay open as long as they like for all to enjoy more time for the Christmas cheer. This way people celebrating Christmas/ navideñas, New Years/ Año Nuevo and all the fun times of the holidays do not have to end because of the hour. All places that serve drinks can stay open as long as they like. After Dia de los Reyes / 3 Kings’ Day also known as Epiphany all will go back to normal hours for these businesses.

Fadul also said that the MIP (Ministro de Interior y Policía) will increase surveillance in business to prevent and avoid actions that threaten the safety of citizens and public order.

Enjoy, be careful and please drink and drive responsibly.

How do Dominicans celebrate the Christmas holiday season and the and New Years traditions?

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