Quite a bit coming up around town, which is nice: it's great to be inspired to get out and go dancing.
Tomorrow (Saturday) is Noche de Fuego, with Mi Tierra, a few DJs, including Sydney's best, Mani, and a slew of dance shows. The Manning Bar is a great venue, with two rooms and a big balcony, and if the mild weather holds out, that will be the place to be. There are details about the event here.
Next week is the biggest event on the Sydney Latin calendar, Fiesta, at Darling Harbour: three days; 30 bands; 45 dance groups. There are dance classes as well. Mi Tierra are playing on Sunday, and they always totally rock the harbour - it's one of the best places to see them.
The other highlight of the bill is the Ruben Blades tribute band on Sunday at 1pm. It's led by Martin Taylor who really knows his stuff when it comes to big bands; and features the music of the legendary Ruben Blades. I think that all speaks for itself. I'm working, but I'll try and sneak out and catch them.
See the full program here.
There are also bands playing every night at Port Orient after the bands finish at the Aquashell (from about 11pm). These include Mi Tierra, Club Havana Band and Salsa Rica Orchestra. More details on Facebook.
Friday, the headlining bands at Fiesta are Watussi and a band from Colombia Aterciopelados - both are Latin rock, so dancers will want to be at Hotel Chambers for One Night in Cuba, with myself, Mani, Nandez and AV el Cubano.