Clubs In Your Area

If you are ever in the San Francisco Bay Area, I would recommend Hot Salsa Friday in Campbell, on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Friday of every month.

Another great social is at the El Valenciano restaurant & bar in San Francisco.
 
I saw a poster today for a club close by me called La Boom, on Northern Boulevard. I live in Queens. Los Van Van is playing there next Wednesday, Sept. 21! That is pretty awesome.
 
Well, I won't be able to make the Los Van Van show on Wednesday night. I have a gig of my own that night. But, it is cool just knowing they will be in my neighborhood. The last time I saw them was at Carnegie Hall, so it's pretty awesome that they will be at a regular club in Queens.

More info here for anyone in New York City that is interested: www laboomny.com

Oscar D'Leon will be at La Boom on October 9th.
 
NJ Salsa Clubs the one's I've been to so far:
Crystals in Lyndhurst: Live music, very good dancers.
Lounge 46 (tuesday nights): very good salsa dancing
Euro Lounge: Latin Sundays : awesome dancers, for the hard core salsa dancer. DJ spins very very good salsa music. ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪

Still going around to see which are good places!!
 
Well, I won't be able to make the Los Van Van show on Wednesday night. I have a gig of my own that night. But, it is cool just knowing they will be in my neighborhood. The last time I saw them was at Carnegie Hall, so it's pretty awesome that they will be at a regular club in Queens.
Here is a little video from the SOBs concert the other night. During Que sorpresa (foto en la prensa) Mayito invited Pepito Gómez (ex-Pupy y los que son son) on stage for a little improv. Pepito sounds great. He has a timbre very similar to Israel Kantor who used to sing with Van Van. Pupy likes that type of voice and always wants a singer in the band with this sound. But it's not always easy to find someone.

youtu.be/dGradSGjgM0
 
San Francisco Bay Area

A very good resource created and maintained by SF member Kesh:

www.salsabythebay.com

P.S. - Macmoto may be you can add above link under San Francisco in the first post of this thread (city guides)?
 
At the FESTIVAL A LO CUBANO @ Quality Hotel Winn in Haninge, a suburb of Stockholm. the festival lasts all weekend and Yanek and Karelia will be here but I can't dance due to tendonitis hahaha. How unfair! Not taking any classes but I will be there for the concerts.
 
NJ Salsa Clubs the one's I've been to so far:
Crystals in Lyndhurst: Live music, very good dancers.
Lounge 46 (tuesday nights): very good salsa dancing
Euro Lounge: Latin Sundays : awesome dancers, for the hard core salsa dancer. DJ spins very very good salsa music. ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪

Still going around to see which are good places!!
I don't know clubs in NJ, but have you tried the Atrium? That's a dance studio that hosts very large salsa parties which pull from lots of dancers in Philadelphia as well as NJ. It's not the same as a club atmosphere, but that can have its good points--and it's definitely more high energy than many dance studio parties I've been too (mostly because it pulls in such a large crowd, including many good dancers). I've never really clicked with Barbara Capaldi, the owner of the Atrium, but I've always given her a lot of credit for creating a real sense of community at her studio. I've also seen dancers develop quickly under her tutelage.

http://www.atriumdance.com/

Look at this crowd:

http://picasaweb.google.com/atriumdancestudio/SummerSpectacular

Also, the Stardust Ballroom in NJ used to have a similar salsa night, less often, but I never made it to that venue.
 
Couldnt find any mention of adelaide in here so:
http://maps.google.com.au/maps/ms?msid=210460751161767240488.0004b2da4552872741c19&msa=0

IF anyone wants to collaborate on this map let me know, we could add the whole world to it...:D

the below is all I am aware of at the moment and I'm still fairly new.

Day of the week, Host Studio, Venue
Tuesday, La bomba, Casablabla
Wednesday, Latino Grooves, The Arkaba
Wednesday, Latin Dance Nation, The Caledonian
Thursday, Salsa Connection, Tapas
Thursday, unknown, Cambridge Balcony Bar
Friday, La bomba, The Talbot Hotel
Saturday, La bomba, The Talbot Hotel

Less frequent are:

Every second Friday Latino Grooves Studio
First Sunday of the month Latin Dance Nation, Zoots


Event Venues
The Governor Hindmarsh
The Arkaba
 
I don't know clubs in NJ, but have you tried the Atrium? That's a dance studio that hosts very large salsa parties which pull from lots of dancers in Philadelphia as well as NJ. It's not the same as a club atmosphere, but that can have its good points--and it's definitely more high energy than many dance studio parties I've been too (mostly because it pulls in such a large crowd, including many good dancers). I've never really clicked with Barbara Capaldi, the owner of the Atrium, but I've always given her a lot of credit for creating a real sense of community at her studio. I've also seen dancers develop quickly under her tutelage.

http://www.atriumdance.com/

Look at this crowd:

http://picasaweb.google.com/atriumdancestudio/SummerSpectacular

Also, the Stardust Ballroom in NJ used to have a similar salsa night, less often, but I never made it to that venue.
Thanks for the posts!!! I havent been too far south of NJ. I've only been to NorthJersey areas.
 
Thanks for the posts!!! I havent been too far south of NJ. I've only been to NorthJersey areas.
I realized after I posted that that you did mention being in North Jersey. I've never been familiar with venues there. I lived in Philadelphia and didn't have a car at the time. Only made it to the Atrium two or three times.
 
I wish there were a regular Friday salsa night in Albuquerque.

And I would rather go out for a good DJ than some of these bands that really aren't playing salsa. Nosotros doesn't have much of a salsa feel, even when they are playing what is clearly salsa. Not remotely into them enough to want to see them all the time. And Son Como Son are polished musicians, but too timba-flavored for me a lot of the time.
 

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