Doing First Thursday this week? Then make sure you swing by “Little Havana”

by Karisa

If you’re hitting up First Thursday this week & you’re keen for a little taste of Cuba, then “Little Havana” is where you’re gonna want to be.

Yup, this Thursday, 6 December – Little Havana is back in Cape Town to bring you an authentic Cuban pop-up experience to celebrate El Ron de Cuba (‘the rum from Cuba’) and the lively island it originates from.  I attended last year and can happily report that it was a lot of fun.

Little Havana is hosted by Havana Club 7 Rum who’s aim is to share a taste of Cuban culture with the City of Cape Town…

Photo taken at last year’s event.

To get there, hitch a ride in one of the vintage Cuban cars driving around, or find your way from one of the supporting venues: Rum TumTum, Love Thy Neighbour, House of Machines and The Station all situated on Bree Street where #littlehavana will lead you to feel, taste and experience authentic Cuba.

Experience the passion of Cuba as you salsa along the route, play a game of dominos, indulge in authentic Cuban cigars and nibble on Cuban inspired treats.  You can also enjoy the sounds of South Africa’s NV Funk as well as a 10 piece Latino fusion band called Los Tacos.

  • When?  Thu, 6 Dec 2018 – 17:30 until late
  • Where?  1 Orphan Lane (between Sea Breeze & Culture Club Cheese
  • Tickets?  R100 gets you into the party.  Get your tickets here: (Additional tickets will be available for CREDIT CARD PURCHASE ONLY @ R150 at the entrance on the event day, provided the maximum capacity has not been reached!)
  • Dress code?  Have a little fun & dress to theme.  Think fedoras, blight colours, beads & flowy dresses.  Just one word of caution for the ladies: Take inspiration from the heart and soul of vintage Cuba, by wearing sliders, espadrilles or sneakers.  Little Havana’s cobbled streets are not made for heals.

Win, win, win:  There’s also a chance to win some tickets & other cool prizes by following the Little Havana journey over here –

It’s salsa time!


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