A fascinating Arts + Science Salon exploring the rich history of what Aztecs had for a heavenly gift, and the myths and the science linking chocolate to sexual potency and health. Featuring Dr. Nubia Santos, a psychologist with Miami Dade College, in conversation with DASS Director Raul Guerrero. Also, chocolate tastings, bilingual poetry readings, music, and delicious chocolate martinis.


Tuesday, February 12 - 6:30 Pm. (Just in time for Valentine's Day.)

Books and Books at the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.

Free for DASS Members and Guests. General public $20. Tickets available at Eventbrite  


Language, culture, and music. Brief readings and dramatizations from Raul Guerrero’s new bilingual book Curiosidad/Curiosity. Reading from the author, and dramatizations by actors. Topics: How did language come into existence? Where did the word ‘love’ come from? Human evolution in 600 words (three minutes read.) Also thoughts on thinking, curiosity, etymology, food. Dramatization of the short story Timeshare Cemetery, a South Florida Thing.

More, wonderful Jazz interpretations featuring Jazz Professors from MDC and the University of Miami Gary Thomas and Jim Gasior. 

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October and November 2018 Salons



 “A wonderfully written satire set in Downtown Miami… It explores the zaniness and insanity Miamians love and endure.” The Huffington Post.

“Raúl Guerrero recreates the exuberance and chaos of Miami in unsettling intimacy, while probing the ambivalence of love, sex, betrayal, relocation, greed, art and language.” Arts & Science Magazine.

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Downtown Arts + Science Salon - DASS

A combination of open university and a local social club–in the historical sense, a place to exchange ideas on scientific innovations, technological trends, books, art, and society. DASS is the place to take a break from virtual reality, and rediscover live- conversation over a glass of wine, or two.

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Drawing on the concept of the salon, which flourished during the European Enlightenment and enjoyed a heyday during the Parisian jazz age of Fitzgerald and Gertrude Stein, DASS stages discussions ranging from science to literature and music.  The Florida Book Review.

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Essays on History, Language and Fictions by Raul Guerrero in Spanish.  Elegant, concise, encyclopedic... Perfect for native speakers and those learning the language. Available November 2018.