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Oct 2018

Oct 25, 2018 - Apr 30, 2019

Arte Eduardo León Jimenes

Venue: Centro León Centro León
Santiago, Dominican Republic

An exhibition that portraits the winner pieces of the 27th edition of the Eduardo Leon Jimenes Art Contest, featuring the work of talented emerging Dominican artist.

Category: Arts + Culture

Feb 2019

Feb 3 - Feb 24

La Vega Carnival

Venue: La Vega La Vega
La Vega, Dominican Republic
La Vega

An entire industry works on the preparations for the carnival in La Vega, when more than half a million visitors come to see the colors and listen to the sounds of the Naughty Diablos Cojuelos (Limping Devils), with their huge colorful masks and their long horns. The tradition encourages the devils to chase the spectators when they cross their path in the parades, which take place every Sunday in February. Later, the main bands will play merengue, bachata and salsa…

Feb 3 - Feb 24

Santiago Carnival

Venue: Monumento a Los Héroes de la Restauración Monumento a Los Héroes de la Restauración
Santiago, Dominican Republic

Every Sunday of the month of February, the carnival parades are held along the avenue Las Carreras towards the Monument with colorful floats and troupes to the rhythm of merengue. For the parade, the locals wear Diablos Cojuelos masks (Limping Devils) and disguises with mirrors and rattles. The devils carry inflated leather balloons that they use to make their way through the crowds. These costumes are considered works of art. In Santiago, the local artisans carry out a mask contest…

Feb 3 - Mar 9

Puerto Plata Carnival

Venue: Malecón de Puerto Plata Malecón de Puerto Plata
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

The Puerto Plata carnival is held every Sunday in February and the final parade will take place on March 9, at the Malecón Avenue (boardwalk) and in the city streets. The spectators have fun and enjoy the parade of the colorful floats and troupes with costumes, music, popular dances, different manifestations of art and culture, which reflect our cultural identity. Each year the organizers of the carnival, choose King Momo, who represents the person of the city that has struggled…

Feb 8 - Mar 4

Exposición Fotográfica “Carnavalum”

Venue: Parque Independencia Parque Independencia
Santo Domingo, Santo Domingo Dominican Republic

The Ministry of Culture presents a fantastic and colorful individual exhibition of photographs alluding to the traditional Dominican carnival from 1988 to 2018, under the title "Carnavalum", in the perimeter fence of the Independence Park by the photographer Mariano Hernández from February 8 to 4 March. The exhibition starts the program of activities preceding the celebration of the National Carnival Parade. In addition to the Dominican Republic, the wide selection of photographs of the carnival, produced by Hernández, has been…

Category: Arts + Culture
Feb 15 - Feb 22

Conciertos de la Villa de Santo Domingo Festival 2019

Venue: Colonial Zone Ruinas de San Francisco
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Festival organized by the Villa de Santo Domingo Foundation from February 15 to 22, which includes concerts, art and cultural events aimed at all audiences, at various historical sites in the Colonial City. Its participating artists are members of internationally recognized musical institutions in the United States and Europe. Details: February 15: Songs and Dances in the Royal Houses The Peabody Renaissance Ensemble will present a concert with music from the colonial era in the courtyard of the Museum of…

Feb 20 - Feb 23

Procigar Festival (Santiago)

Procigar Festival event will be held from February 17 – 19 in La Romana and February 20 – 23 in Santiago. It showcases products like a truly unique and memorable experience unmatched in the cigar industry that beautifully combines educational opportunities, entertainment, leisure activities, loads of premium cigar smoking and a lifetime of memories. It allows guests to have one-on-one dialogues with the industry’s biggest cigar makers all the while smoking their cigars and fraternizing with an international community of…

Feb 21 @ 8:30 pm - Feb 23 @ 10:30 pm

Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo – LAC

Venue: Teatro Nacional Teatro Nacional
Santo Domingo, Santo Domingo Dominican Republic

Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo comes to Santo Domingo with its show based on the Swan Lake. Produced by the Consulate of the Principality of Monaco in the Dominican Republic. Carlos Piantini Hall of the Eduardo Brito National Theater at 8:30 p.m. from February 21 to 23, 2019.

Category: Arts + Culture
Feb 21 @ 8:30 pm - Feb 23 @ 8:30 pm

Los Vecinos De Arriba: Una Comedia De Cesc Gay

Venue: Palacio de Bellas Artes Palacio de Bellas Artes
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Dominican adaptation of the original Spanish work by Cesc Gay. "The Upstairs Neighbors", a theatrical comedy that, after being a box office success in Madrid, Barcelona, Buenos Aires and Bogotá, comes to Santo Domingo for the first time. Starring José Guillermo Cortines, Nashla Bogaert, Pamela Sued and Luis José Germán. The piece shows a parallel between two types of couples. The neighbors below are going through a difficult moment in their relationship, while the neighbors above have another vision of…

Category: Arts + Culture
Feb 22 - Feb 24

Río San Juan Carnival “Carnamar”

Venue: Río San Juan Río San Juan
Río San Juan, Dominican Republic

The Marine Carnival of Rio San Juan "Carnamar" is inspired by marine species and takes place at the great wetland of the Grí Grí Lagoon. It takes place from February 22 to 24. The popular celebration is also called "Carnavarengue". After the parade in the sea, it concludes with a concert by a merengue band. The masks of the characters or Carnamares are made with great creativity simulating the different marine species, to which shells, corals discarded from the sea,…

Category: Arts + Culture
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