"I brought in some friends and designers who are opening a vegetarian bistro and music joint called Zona Verde, I have opened a space in my studio for art exhibits, and we have plans to do a comedy night on Thursdays soon and bring back the rumbas Friday nights again," he says.

His bare-bones exhibition space, called the 6th Street Container of Little Havana, opens at 7 p.m. this Friday with the exhibit "Get It Fresh," featuring paintings and sculptures by locals Julio Antonio, Luisa Basnuevo, Elisabeth Condon, Robert Huff, William Nute, and Janet Paparelli.

Flat Rate by Jose Roberto Perez
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"The New Frontier": Through October 7 at Christopher Miro Gallery, 71 E. Flagler St., Miami; 305-741-0058; christophermirogallery.com. Thursday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. "Get It Fresh": Through October 7 at 6th Street Container of Little Havana, 1155 Rear SW 6th St., Miami; 786-587-5279; artista126@gmail.com. Wednesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Delgado's return to the area and dynamic proposals to jump-start culture in the surrounding hood bodes well for a once-vibrant Little Havana arts scene that caters more and more to the tourist trade and has increasingly grown moribund in recent years.

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