This November comes loaded with surprises regarding culture in Cuba. The cultural offer in Havana and Cuba gets a hype with the arrival of new activities. The gradual reopening of leisure venues, and other art and culture spaces, favors the expansion of the events' offer in Cuba. We are witnessing a new ensemble of events in Havana that are traditionally held around these dates. However, many others remain postponed. Likewise, still on are the online cultural events However, face-to-face events are gaining ground again. Slowly but surely, Havana and the rest of the country's provinces are getting back on their tracks of activities.
Despite limitting assistance, due to Covid-19 pandemic in Cuba, if you are thinking of traveling to Cuba in November, then you already have the perfect excuse to attend some of the cultural events that we propose. Companies such as Evelop, AirEuropa and Iberia have already announced that they will resume their flights to Cuba from Spain in November. We are waiting for Havana to announce its passage towards the last stage of a new normal. We hope it is as soon as possible so that we can organize our tailor-made trips to Cuba!
These are the cultural activities that from CubaUnique we would like to reccommend for November
Tehater is back in Cuba! The theater company 'El Ciervo Encantado', one of the best-known theater companies on the island, returns to its usual space with the staging Zona de silencio. This is the play with which they celebrate their 24th anniversary. This event was interrupted last March, with the arrival of the pandemic.Every weekend they will perform at their usual headquarters in calle 18 y Línea, @Vedado in havana. Its director, Nelda Castillo, offers the public, once again, a proposal where the theater is shown as a reflecting mirror of society. It addresses conflicts and issues inherent to current Cuban society. Don't miss out on this show, where the actors integrate elements of performance and stage show.
The traditional Artisan Hall of the Cuban Association of Artisan & Artists is in time this year to exhibit the works of the province's potters. In this edition they offer the public more than twenty pieces. Through them, you can appreciate the technical skill of its creative Cuban artists. They experimented with techniques ranging from papier mache, the wood carvingoutstands, as well as goldsmith. You will even find marquetry and embroidery. The art in Cuba and in this case the Cuban crafts are in good shape. This event highlights this, while acknowledging the work of local artisans in the center of the island. If you are a lover of the most ancient techniques and you like to be in contact with the most traditional artistic practices, the exhibition of the artisans' room allows you to be in direct contact with these proposals. And if you travel through Old Havana and you are interested in learning about quality artistic craft projects, sign up for our tour about Craftmanship in Habana
Cuban cinema is back! Finally Havana reopens the doors of its cinemas, museums and other cultural centers. With this long-awaited reopening come activities for all tastes and audiences. Among them from CubaUnique we want to propose the film marathon starring the well-known cuban actor Jorge Perugorríawhich will run in Riviera Movie Theater. During those days they will be able to enjoy a condensed filmographic reel where the renowned artist has stood out for his acting performance.If you like the seventh art, surely you have heard about films Miel para Oshún, Lista de Espera, Fresa y chocolate and Amor vertical. If you haven't had the opportunity to see them, this is the event you've been waiting for. All of them, starring Jorge Perugorría, cover different stages of the artistic career of the aforementioned Cuban actor, so you will be able to appreciate his performance behind the scenes throughout his entire career.
Art and ballet in Cuba go hand in hand! Our calendar of events in Cuba should thus include the itinerant exhibition "Matria" which has already been taking place throughout the island since last October and which is dedicated to the centenary of the prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso. But it is precisely in November when this exhibition will arrive in the Cuban capital, consisting of twelve photographs printed in large format, where the dancers and the city of Havana are the protagonists.This is a project where photographer Gabriel Dávalos, together with the Fondo Cubano de Bienes Culturales, will travel through many provinces of the Caribbean island to show that series of images for which he is known so much: photographs of a tremendous sensitivity that keep a certain lyricism in the language and that captivate the public by the beauty of the dialogue established between the dance positions and the city spots where they are taken. This exhibition will arrive @Havana next November 16th, date on which the town celebrates its 501st anniversary, so in the middle of the festivities, it will be an excellent opportunity for you to get to know the work of the young Cuban photographer up close and especially enjoy his poetry associated with the world of dance, with a series this time starring dancers and dancers from the companies Danza Espiral, Nova Danza and the Escuela Vocacional de Arte de Matanzas. If you want to soak up even more dance art in Cuba, don't miss our themed tour Dance in Havana in which you can tour Havana to the rhythm of its most traditional dances until you reach the classical ballet.
Dance in Cuba is taking over cultural schedule in November. At the end of the month we find an event which will undoubtedly mean a stimulus for the young Cuban choreographers. We are talking about festival “Impulsos”, run by Isabel Bustos, director of the compañía Danza Teatro Retazos. On this occasion, the participating choreographers will have the opportunity to share their work digitally, and exchange ideas as well as give visibility to their proposals, which are the objectives pursued by this event. These pieces will be later marked for their possible stage presentation (Sala Teatro Las Carolinas, hq of the Compañía Danza Teatro Retazos) and exhibited online. If you like the world of dance and you want to be up to date with what is trending in dance scene, this festival will allow you to get closer to the proposals of the youngest and most creative Cuban choreographers, both from its online and stage projection. If you want to follow the event closely, check the company's social networks Danta Teatro Retazos. And if you want to discover a Havana for photographers, with our tour guided by a professional photographer you will enjoy this fascinating and enigmatic city
The winter season begins on the island and many travelers do not want to miss the opportunity to discover Cuba in November.
We are not surprised, we 100% recommend traveling to Cuba in November since its climate and its cultural activities make the archipelago an extremely attractive destination. Tthat is why the peak season for tourists in Cuba begins this month, lasting until April.
In November you will find pleasant temperatures, very far from the European cold, with a lower humidity than in the summer months, which is really appreciated, but this will not free you from taking sunscreen.
Cuba is an everlasting summer! The climate is very stable, and the temperatures are mild throughout the year, so you can bathe in the best beaches and cays in Cuba, even in winter, since the water stays around 24º.
At this time, forget about rains and hurricanes, so if you want to visit Havana by bicycle or climb Pico Turquino, November is your month to make that dream trip.
As you can see, to enjoy the authentic Cuba and its Cultural offer, you have a lot of options, although we are in a context marked by the “new normal”.
We suggest some of our most popular preset routes , and, if possible, spend at least 10 days in Cuba to avoid missing the essentials, and above all, we recommend that you closely follow our suggestion of activities on the blog if you plan a cultural trip to Cuba to keep you up to date on the events you don't want to miss.
Culture is universal! Do you dare to enjoy the diverse Cuban culture ?
Julienne López Hernández
Degree in History of Art0