Join Palos Verdes Art Center to celebrate the sights and sound of old Havana with music and dance, fine food and spirits.
From 6 to 9pm, guests will be greeted by the island sounds of Changüí Majadero, Los Angeles’ leading exemplar of the music called “the granddaddy of salsa” as they enjoy a feast day repast and tropical drinks and view the unveiling of HAVANA NOIR, an installation by noted Cuban artist Kadir Lopez and accompanying exhibitions L.A. NOIR by photographer Mark V. Lord and THIS IS NOT A SIGN, neon works by Michael Flechtner.

At 9pm, the towering stage in the Atrium will be commanded by Afro-Cuban Salsa masters BombaChante and Kati Hernandez’s Cuban Dancers, who will lead guests on the dance floor between sets celebrating the legendary performing arts of Havana’s Tropicana Club.

The night will continue to 11pm, featuring dancing to Latin DJ, and a cigar lounge.

All proceeds benefit Palos Verdes Art Center / Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education exhibition, education and outreach programs, making the visual arts available, accessible and affordable.

Highlights include live performances by salsa trio Changüí Majadero and Afro-Cuban ensemble BombaChante
Special guest appearance by the Kati Hernandez Cuban Dancers
Reveal of Havana Noir / Havana Light exhibition by Cuban artist Kadir Lopez
Live auction
Four-courses of Cuban fare by TGIS
Rum by Brugal
Cigars by The V-Cut Cigar Lounge

Tickets: $125 in advance,$150 at the door. All-inclusive, no extra charges for food & drink.

Purchase tickets online – CLICK HERE or call 310.541.2479; For additional info about Palos Verdes Art Center, visit the website at

What: Havana Noir: The Party!
Where: 5504 West Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Where: 6 – 11pm –  October 1, 2016