There’s a big event going on at Cafe Barbatica in Kitayma next Monday; four bands, three djs (including our pal Noda-kun) and plenty of good food. The special guest though will be designer, artist, performer, and brewer La Mano Fria – coming all the way from Miami to bring you live painting and cooking and presumably some tasty beverages too. I’ve heard of this guy a lot because he’s dating one of the Joao regulars and I’m keen to meet him. Looking at his site or his myspace page it’s easy to admire his industry, and to agree with his politics (check his profile here), but most importantly this is a man who knows his beers: “ale: stouts, porters, abbeys, Trappist, quadrupels, dubbels…”. Oh, yes. I think we are going to get along just fine.