Alex Torres and his Latin Orchestra will fill the night with music, dancing and romance when they return to the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport on Friday, Aug. 4, for their 11th annual performance of Spicy Sounds for a Hot Night. The popular event will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. in the courtyard of the Spanish-Revival style Vanderbilt Mansion overlooking Northport Bay.
Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner and to take professional, club-style Latin dance lessons ($5 per person, offered from 6 to 6:45 p.m. before the main event begins). Wine, beer and soft drinks will be available for purchase. Tickets are $30 in advance at www.vanderbiltmuseum.org, $35 at the door. Tickets also can be ordered by phone, weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, at 631-854-5579. In the event of rain, tickets will be refunded. (Please check Vanderbilt website for updates.)