CLANDESTINO AT SAMBA BAR
608 Somerville Ave., Somerville. Tickets: $15 ($10 before 10 p.m.) 21+. 617-718-9177, www.sambabar.com
The deal: Clandestino, a migrating, monthly dance party based around alternative Latin music, is bringing the party to Somerville’s Samba Bar this Friday. Partygoers can look forward to a blend of pop, rock, and electronic cumbia at this month’s event. “It’s very danceable; the American crowd discovers new kinds of music they don’t expect, but it’s also a new perspective for the Latino community,” says Christian Hinojosa, organizer of Clandestino.
The DJs: DJ Spanik Attack will be spinning everything from Latin pop to ’80s rock, while Los Chimichurri, an Argentine band, offers ska and cumbia tunes.
Who goes there: “Usually people between 25 and 35, and students,” says Hinojosa. Of the clientele, Hinojosa adds, “50 percent is Latin American.”
The drink: The Caipirinha, of course. It’s the national cocktail of Brazil, made with that nation’s beloved cachaça, sugar and lime, and served over ice.
The tip: Get there before 10 p.m. for a reduced admission fee and wait time. “After 10, there’s a big line. It’s better to arrive before, so you can get in faster,” says Hinojosa.