Weekender: Halloween bashes, Elizabeth CD party

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Coming up:
Luis Miguel talks about new "maturity" on CD
Crooked Stilo to play LA's Knitting Factory in Hollywood 
Top Latin Producers Valenzuela Twiins joined Ozomatli

New salsa club, monte_negro022008_00410.jpgLatin alt and Halloween parties galore are in store this weekend.

Also coming up in a few days is a CD release party at the Cadillac by newcomer Elizabeth. Also, beautiful fall weather abounds and check out that full moon.

First up, is Monte Negro, an LA-based band that plays a fun mix of Latin alternative music. The group drops in at Joe's Patio Bar, 2950 Thousand Oaks. Tonight, Friday, Oct. 31. www.myspace.com/montenegrorocks,  www.montenegrorocks.com/

Salsa/merengue fans have plenty to party about with the news of the new Old San Juan, a club at 4427 Walzem.

The n ew tropical club/restaurant opened Thursday and opening weekend festivities continues through Sunday. There's lots of dance space.The schedule includes Son Cache Fri-Sat (Oct.31, Nov. 1) and Orquesta Tropicante Sunday, Nov. 2. Also DJ Papote and DJ 2Leo.

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Also Happy Hour, dress code, party reservations and more.(210) 599-9990. Details:  www.Myspace.com/DJpapote

YbarraPete 350 7 2008.JPG Downtown, we got  Pete Ybarra y Grupo Fuego, a top-flight accordionist who leads his group in a Halloween party with a costume contest. Tonight, Friday, 10/31. Cadillac Bar, 212 S. Flores. 

Groups here tend to play a little on the uncomfortable, high end of the volume scale.

Between sets DJs Saint and Hobby unload.

**Also, singer Elizabeth hosts her own CD release party for her CD "Siempre," produced by Grammy-Award winning producer Gilbert Velasquez. ElizabethCDcover.jpgThe CD release is scheduled 7 p.m.  Wednesday, Nov. 5. Cadillac Bar.

And speaking of Elizabeth, she is performing Saturday at George's Place, 5214 Blanco Rd. (210) 340-1275. She'll be playing all of ofher new material so check it out.

Then there's the Tejano Heritage Dance showcasing Roger Velasquez & Latin Legends and Latin Funk DeeJay Richard Martinez on Saturday night, Nov. 1 at Pueblo Hall, 3315 Northwestern Drive. (210) 520-7400. $7.

Elsewhere,... more Halloweend parties including PrimeTime Tejano Halloween Party, a TV show celebrating 18 year anniversary. The 2009 series kicks off in October and Producer/Director Jerry Avila wants to kickoff the 2009 series with a big Halloween party. Featuring Sunny Ozuna, JR & The Starlites, DJ Music. Halloween costume contest worth $100. Monarch Event Center, 6406 N. IH 35 Ste 3100, Austin. 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. 512-845-3136 www.monarcheventcenter.com $10-$15 

MORE Halloween,...


Treat Street Celebration Major family festival features trick-or-treating activities for children, talent showcase, as well as performances by singers Jennifer and Jessica Espinoza, rapper Da Brat, rock group Insergo and country artist Ally Brooke Hernandez. Market Square. Free. Noon-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31.

Roger Velasquez & Latin Legends Top group shines with its repertoire and virtuosity. Luckey Road Saloon, 10/31 (Halloween Party) 

Centro Cultural Aztl├ín Dia de los Muertos Exhibition includes 70 artists and community members creating altars associated with Dia de los Muertos. Featuring Liza Ybarra, Urban 15 dancers and drummers. 6-9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2. (210) 432-1896. Centro Cultural Aztlan, 1800 Fredericksburg Rd., Ste 103

Los Desperadoz Conjunto/Tejano fusion band. Friday, Oct. 31. Graham Central Station, Fredericksberg at Loop 410.


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