Treat yourself tonight to a FREE salsa dance party with a live band: Orquestra LP directed by Josh Jones! Get there early for the free beginners salsa class at 8:30pm. We wil have a cash bar serving beer, wine, water, empanadas and pizza to fundrasier for La Peña Cultural Center's new sound system! ...
Tonight! Free Salsa Dance Party w/ LIVE BAND - Orquestra La Peña
July 25, 2016, 9:00pm - July 26, 2016, 1:00am
Attention Salsa Dancers! La Peña Cultural Center is proud to present: Orchestra La Peña, directed by Josh Jones, which will perform songs from your favorite salsa artists including Eddie Palmieri, Beny Moré, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, El Canario, Celia Cruz and many more. Come party with Josh and his band members the last Monday of each month for the Bay Area’s only free salsa dance party.
This is an ALL AGES event! Beginners are welcome!
There is also a FREE Salsa CLASS starting at 8:30pm!
Band starts at 9pm!
There is no door cover! But donations of any size goes toward funding some VERY vital repairs at La Peña! We are a non-profit and we can't do it without the community's support. So thank you to everyone who donates! You can make donations directly on our website as well: Lapena.org/donate or cash donations the night of the show.
Thank you! See you Monday, July 25!
Mariela's Music Time - Bilingual Music Circle for Kids
July 31, 2016, 10:30am - July 31, 2016, 1:30pm
Sundays 10:30am at La Peña Cultural Center!
Sliding scale: $10-$20 per student/family.
Mariela Music Time is exciting, energetic and interactive performance for infants toddlers and preschoolers and their families. Full with rhythms and multicultural tastes together with the rich tradition of our Bay Area.
Invite the new generation to learn and enjoy Latin American Culture. Experience social exposure in a fun and participative way through popular rounds, popular games, retahilas, folk songs with Latin-American roots.
Introducing children to music at an early age to encourages a life-long love of music as an art form. Encouraging them not just to sing, dance and play music, but also to understand some of the aspects of our multicultural traditions by exploring different instruments, rhythms, sounds and soul.
Teaching folk dance, interacting, and engaging with the act of making music is an important step in child development. It is a good early appropriated developmental way to unfold their physical abilities and coordination. It is also important for them to enjoy physical exercises. Folk dance teaches basic concepts of rhythm, repetition, sequencing, patterning, predictability, anticipation, musical cues, auditory discrimination, and counting.
-"Mariela’s Music Time is an educational, energetic and interactive bilingual performance for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers and their families. It’s filled with rhythms and multicultural sounds, along with with the rich traditions of our Bay Area. For the past decade, Mariela has drawn upon her background in music and studies of Early Childhood Education to create a program that not only explores the music, but also addresses the kids’ curiosity by telling the history of the instruments and their cultures. She uses kinesthetic techniques in her bilingual storytelling to make foreign words understood. In no time, the kids are singing in another language as they dance and have fun!"- San Mateo County Libraries.