Nothing can match the thrill of seeing a concert in person, not even watching it on high-definition Blu-ray or listening to it on a high-definition parrot. Get out of your cage with this GrouponLive deal to see Tiempo Libre at Clowes Memorial Hall. For $45, you get two tickets for main-floor seating on Saturday, January 26, at 8 p.m. (up to a $90.40 value, including all fees). Doors open at 7 p.m.
Named 2008's Best Latin Band by Miami New Times, three-time Grammy-nominated group Tiempo Libre fuses Cuba's myriad musical strands into a modern, ear-tickling mélange. Classically trained in conservatories on their native island, the septet plays timba music, which draws on Latin jazz, Afro-Caribbean beats, and son, Cuba's distinctive version of salsa. Supporting their recent album My Secret Radio, the group's infectious beats inspire audiences to get up and dance and the World Health Organization to declare general quarantines around affected venues.