Saturday, January 11th 8:00 pm
Arcata Playhouse to host a Latin Dance Party Benefit with the Latin Peppers
Humboldt’s own spicy Latin Peppers will play on Saturday, January 11 at the Ten Pin Building (Old Arcata Bowl), 793 K Street at 8th Street in Arcata. The Ten Pin has plenty of room to dance, so bring your dancing shoes and shake off the winter chills while supporting a great community organization. The evening is a benefit for Playhouse programs and there’ll be a plentiful supply of drinks and light food at very reasonable prices to fuel the fun.
January also marks the beginning of the membership year for the Playhouse, so Membership Corner will be hosting a Spin to Win game – anyone renewing their membership (or joining for the first time) gets a chance to spin the wheel and win a fabulous prize!
Called the “best Latin band north of the Bay Area,” the Latin Peppers always bring irresistible, high energy salsa and Latin dance music with an Afro-Cuban feel. The members have many years of performing experience throughout the North Coast, led by Jimmy Durchslag on trombone, who also does the arrangements. Jimmy has appeared with numerous Latin bands, including local favorites Ponche and Kachimbo, and teaches the Latin ensemble at the annual Lark Music Camp in Mendocino. Orlando Morales plays timbales, congas and percussion, and has been a stalwart of the Latin scene in the SF Bay Area for many years. The group also includes Tim Randles of Ponche and RLA on piano, Andy Barnett, leader of the Garberville Town Band, on trumpet, Lee Phillips on bass and Jon Lewis on congas. The Latin Peppers’ repertoire ranges from John Coltrane to Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, Buena Vista Social Club, and Mongo Santamaria – all with compelling rhythms that showcase tight ensemble playing and soulful improvisation.
The music starts at 8 p.m. with doors at 7:30 p.m. There will be an open dance floor and limited seating. Tickets are $15 general and $13 students and Playhouse members, and are available at Wildberries Marketplace, brownpapertickets.com or call to reserve at 822-1575. The Ten Pin Building is located at 739 K Street in Arcata, on the corner of 8th Street.