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  Upcoming Events 

August 18th, 2002  Sunday @ 9pm
 Pimienta Negra  - Hot Costa Rican 12 piece salsa band with special guest DJ Tico at Park Bar 788 N Jackson Street - see band at  (info courtesy of Waly from Orgullo Latino WMSE 91.7 FM sundays noon-3pm)
August 25th, 2002  Sunday
Vivo Rodriquez y  Isla Adentro   at Mexican Fiesta (on the SummerFest   grounds).  Two shows..  5:00pm at the Miller Stage.  10:00pm at the Briggs Stage.
August 31st, 2002  Saturday 9:30pm
 The Amigos   at Milwaukee Ale House.  No cover! This mix of salsa, merengue, calypso, and reggae makes for an excellent night of summer sounds.  233 North Water St.  (414) 226-BEER. 
Live bands at El Babalu, now on Fridays and Saturdays!
Cover $7-8.
 Salsa Dance Contest at El Babalu
Rules and Requirements:
1. All contestants and participants must be over 21.
2. Dance instructors or teachers are not permitted to enter the contest.
3. $25.00 entry fee.  Includes access to all events.
4. Music for first 4 rounds and semifinal will be chosen by the coordinators.  For the final, each couple will bring their own music.
5. Each participant will provide his/her own outfit, which will not be taken into account until the semifinal and final.
(Announced at El Babalu on Aug. 9, info courtesy of Karen-K)
(414) 383-4044.  611 W. National.
Also, check the Message Forum for event postings
 Chicago Events
August 25th, 2002  Sunday
Nino Digiulio Salsa Workshop 11am-4pm. $35.  Advanced Salsa dancers.  Hitting Breaks, Playing, and expressing the Music.  Then finish the night off with West coast swing and more salsa:  5:30-6:30 basic WCS $10, 6:30-7 intermediate WCS, 7-9:15pm WCS and hustle dancing, 9:15 to late salsa and latin dancing.   All at: The Buzz Nightclub, 308 W Erie, Downtown Chicago.  Free parking.

  Weekly Events 
Conejito's.  7:30 Salsa lessons with Keith & Susi. $3
 New Event!   Rumors Night Club  Open DJ salsa/merengue/bachata 54th & Burnham.  Ladies no cover till 11:30.  Guys $3 cover after 11:30.
El Babalu.  6:30 & 8:00.  Salsa lessons with Evon. $10
Club Havana.  Open DJ salsa dancing 8pm till close.  Salsa lessons with Yuri 8-10pm.  No charge.
Club Havana.  Open DJ salsa dancing 8pm till close.  Salsa lessons with Yuri 8-10pm.  No charge.
Club Havana.  Open DJ salsa dancing 8pm till close.  Salsa lessons with Yuri 8-10pm.  No charge.
El Babalu.  Open DJ salsa / merengue / bachata / latin rock / club dance mix.  No cover.  Ladies night, ladies drink free 9-12pm.
El Babalu.  Open DJ salsa dancing 9pm till close $5 cover.  9:30 Salsa lessons 
Club Havana.  Open DJ dancing 9pm till close.  $5 cover.
Liquid (on Water st.)  DJ playing salsa.  (unconfirmed, please post a club report to or the Message Forum).
Park Bar.  DJ Tony spins salsa/merengue 10pm till close in the discotheque upstairs.  No cover. 
El Babalu.  4:30 & 5:30 Salsa lessons by Emmanuel and Maniee. $10
El Babalu.  Open salsa dancing 9pm till close.  Live bands every week start around 10:30. $10 cover.
Club Havana.  Open DJ dancing 9pm till close.  $5 cover. 
WMSE 91.7 FM.  Noon to 3:00pm Orgullo Latino radio show with DJ's Waly & Felix.
Park Bar.  Open salsa dancing by DJ Tony 8:00 till close.  $3 cover before 10:30, $5 after.
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