Live, energetic music will likely draw you in from the street during and after salsa lessons Wednesdays through Saturdays at this Cuban restaurant. An experienced dancer will be more than happy to walk you through an impromptu number, but 10 bucks gets you into a beginner or advanced lesson from 7:15- 9:30 p.m. When all that swinging and moving has worked up an appetite, order a hearty dish like the Ropa Vieja (shredded beef cooked in Creole sauce with green peppers, white onions and herbs) to fortify your charming Latin experience.
This might be the most beautiful yoga studio you've ever laid eyes on, since it looks more like a ballroom than a mecca for sun salutations and downward dogs. Maybe that's the point of this beautifully tranquil space, where all skill levels and walks of life come together for capoeira and yoga classes. Pay a donation for Sunday's 6:30-7:30 p.m. community yoga class, which benefits Mission:Results, a non-profit organization focused on improving the social and economic conditions in Haiti.
Admire the funky, bright artwork on the outside of this blues bar (name “Madam,” a busty redhead) that boasts live music and soul food. Redheaded guests forever enjoy half-price Rolling Rock beer. With three levels, the place gets crowded on weekends, so come early to nab the best seat for people watching in the neighborhood – the front porch.