Live Music, Food, & Dancing - ORQUESTA BORINQUEN | Osher Marin Jewish Community Center

Live Music, Food, & Dancing - ORQUESTA BORINQUEN

Sat, January 11, 2020 8:00 pm

A night of fun and adventuring featuring cultural food, cocktails, salsa lesson and plenty of room for dancing featuring live music from Orquesta Borinquen.  Orquesta Borinquen features some of the youngest and most talented musicians in the “Bay Area” salsa scene today. Lead and directed by Bill Ortega Jr., Borinquen always puts on an electrifying show and then some.

Lead trumpet player Bill Ortega Jr. (Director/Trumpet/Corista/Percussionist), is one of the most talented silent destructors in the salsa scene today. His power and pure determination to sound great every time sets the pace for the band and is the root from where the term “Powerhouse” derives from.

Orquesta Borinquen is one of the few bands who can range from salsa dura to salsa romantica in an authentic fashion, and lead singer Carlos Xavier, is a main contributor to that. Carlos has been singing with Borinquen for over 12 years and is a sought after vocalist in the bay area. There are not many salsa bands with one front man who can cover a whole nights worth of singing but Carlos does it, and makes it seamless. His ability to authenticate styles comes from his upbringing in all different genres of music, and he is able carefully incorporate the necessary style to each song. 

"The Salsa Powerhouse of San Francisco"

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General Admission:
$25 Advance | $32 At the Door

Reserved Seating:
$30 Advance | $37 At the Door


6:30 pm: Box Office Opens

7:00 pm: Pop up Restaurant, Concessions, Bar, Theater Doors Open

7:30 pm: Pre-concert Salsa Class from Salsa Marin

8:00 pm: Concert Begins


Dinner available for purchase: Epicurean Group pop-up featuring Latin themed cuisine designed by a local chef!

Concessions: A selection of cocktails, beer, wine, soft drinks along with Peet’s coffee, Numi tea and a variety of snacks and freshly baked goods available for purchase. 

Food and Drink are permitted in the theater. No table service available. No outside food/drink permitted at this event.


A limited number of Assisted Listening Devices are available for programs that take place in the Hoytt Theater. Devices may be reserved ahead of time. All devices are first come, first served. Reserved devices will be released 15 minutes prior to start of the event.

If you are attending this event, and would like to request an Assisted Listening Device, please email 

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