Cuban salsa dancers shimmied around the Dupont Circle fountain yesterday evening.
Dance group Rueda de la Calle DC hosted an open salsa party throughout the park starting at 6:30 p.m.
The group, which regularly stages public dance performances, was spotted by Time dancing in front of the Cuban Embassy earlier this week.
Click here to watch a video of the salsa group dancing around the fountain last month.
Photo via Rueda de la Calle DC
Tropicalia and DJ Kostas are ready to kick off 2013 by launching their monthly global gay and gay friendly monthly night, “Universal.” Be ready to dance at Tropicalia this Thursday, January 3, from 10 pm to 2 am.
Doors open at 7 pm and the Invitational Open Bar is from 8:30 to 9:30 pm — request an invitation via Tropicalia DC on Facebook. Tropical says they are going all out for the event, with treats, surprises, a flashing rainbow bar and decorations. And, “yes,” says Tropicalia, men may remove their shirts while dancing.
Tropicalia, at the northeast corner of 14th and U Street NW, has one of the best sound systems in the city — perfect for Kostas who is remembered from the days of the Lizard Lounge Sunday parties — and a great place to dance. (See Tropicalia: A Psychedelic Buena Vista Social Club at 14th and U.)
This is from “Free in DC,” but there is actually a charge:
Sometimes I find an event I can’t resist posting even though it costs a bit more than ten dollars and this is one of those I just stumbled on! I love the National Cathedral space and can’t imagine a better place to see this event!
Recognized as one of the greatest mystics and poets of Islam, Rumi attracts spiritual seekers from almost every religion in the world, inviting them into the mystical realm of Sufism. Experience this inspired spiritual leader and great lover of humanity in the poetry and whirling dance of the Mevlevi Sufi Order of Turkey, founded by Rumi’s son. Faruk Celebi Efendi, a direct descendant of Rumi, leads the Order and offers opening remarks. Rumi’s poetry and a troupe of whirling dervishes are joined by singers and musicians for this extraordinary interfaith experience. In Rumi’s words, “Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, idolator, worshipper of fire…”
- What: Rumi and the Whirling Dervishes from Turkey
- When: Wednesday, October 29, 2008, at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Avenue NW
- Tickets: $18 Regular; $13 Student/Senior/Limited Income. Purchase online.