From the Sun Sentinel /

14 Valentine’s events for lovers and friends

By Talia J. Medina

Bring your ball and chain to Ball and Chain for a night of Latin funk. Hialeah’s Electric Piquete band will play two sets at the little Havana’s historic hotspot, starting at 10 p.m. The band will perform on the Pineapple Stage, a concrete band shell with booming acoustics, on the outdoor patio. DJ Kenyi Succar will keep the Caribbean pulse pounding up through the wood-vaulted ceilings as he spins the decks inside. There will be no cover to visit retro-Cuban bar, but be sure to try their double espresso chocolate Valentine’s martini ($12). Valet parking is $8 and highly recommended as parking can be a hassle around that area.

Electric Piquete will play at Ball and Chain, 1513 SW 8th St., Miami, on Friday, Feb. 12. For more, call 305-643-7820 or visit