Fort Lauderdale, FL — Dancing and drinking, food, fun and photo opportunity with a 1957 Chevy Bel Air are foremost among the evening’s festivities, as the Afrkcan American Research Library presents Destination Cuba, on Friday, April 8, at 6.30 – 9.30 pm.
The AARLCC is proud to present a stage performance by the world-renowned Afro-Cuban dance and music group IFE-ILE, whose dancers, musicians and choreographer have worked with Miami superstar Gloria Estefan. Providing this level of entertainment in a library event is quite a coup!
Prior to the stage performance, there will be group salsa lessons taught by the Dancer’s Gallery.
Another great treat is the appearance of a fully restored 1957 Chevy Bel Air that will be parked in the library gallery for photo ops (for one night only). A representative from Exotic Sports Cars will be on hand to discuss the intricacies of the car and explain how vintage American cars are so much a part of the Cuban culture.
This event offers an opportunity to learn about wines and spirits and how to mix Cuban drinks, as well as a presentation on Cuban travel. Cuban artist Rosa Naday Garmendia will be featured in the gallery with her Traveling to Cuba, a postcard project from 2014-2016.
And no destination event would be complete without food and drink. This evening’s fare will be provided from five restaurants and will include Cuban sandwiches, chicken fingers, rice and beans, plantains, croquettes, empanadas, pastelitos, and Cuban cake. There will be a variety of beverage choices including the event’s signature drink, the Mojito. The African-American Research Library and Cultural Center is located at 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311.