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January 2017

We include guest features from around Cuba, a detailed Havana Events Listing as well as our reviews of the best restaurants, bars, clubs, hotels and private accommodation.


It’s 2017 and we’re back with brand new exciting contents and pictures in What’s On La Habana—the definitive cultural and travel guide to Havana.
This month we have focused on what’s trending in Havana from restaurants, to people, to nightlife, to places to visit and more.
Read all about Javier Sotomayor, who after having received the Prince of Asturias Award became the Prince of Heights to all Cubans. And discover why Cuban meteorologist José Rubiera is not only a great scientist but a great human being as well.
Not to miss is the celebration of the Epiphany at Plaza de San Francisco on January 6, 2:30pm. Evoking an old tradition, the Afro-Cuban Council will tour the principal plazas of the Historic Center of Havana, including performances by the Tambores de Bejucal and the traditional comparsa Los Componedores de Batea.
Dance-wise, the Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso, whose grand reopening took place exactly one year ago, starts the year off with The Nutcracker (January 1, 8, 15 & 22, 5pm; January 14 & 21, 8:30pm) with the performances, among others, of stars Anette Delgado, Viengsay Valdés, Sadaise Arencibia and Grettel Morejón.

If you’re a lover of Cuban folklore dances, then you should not miss the two-week-long-event FolkCuba (January 16-290, which is held with experts who will teach you Cuban dances and music of African and Spanish origin, including mambo, cha-cha-cha, rumba, mozambique, pilón and conga. Meanwhile, the International Workshop on Cuban Modern Dance, Cubadanza (January 2-13), is aimed at professional dancers and students who will learn the Cuban technique of modern dance.
The Fine Arts Museum (Edificio de Arte Universal) exhibits throughout the month a retrospective of the work of Michelangelo Pistoletto (considered one of the great representatives of Arte Povera) from the 1960s to the present.
The Team wishes our faithful readers all the best in 2017!

In this Issue


10 places to visit in Havana

10 famous Cubans

Songs inspired by the city

Havana nightlife

Dining out in Havana

Paseo 206 Restaurant

For the New Year

56th Cuban Baseball Series

Havana Events Listing

Havana Guide

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