Great Weekend Escapes Without Leaving Home

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By Giselle Balido

November 18, 2022

Now that el fin de semana has finally arrived, what would you like to do to relax and recharge? Here are some fun ideas to enjoy desde la comodidad de tu casa… 

Ese sonido que escuchas no es un viento huracanado. It’s just a huge sigh of relief coming from everyone who was waiting for the weekend with bated breath! And here are some great ways to relax and enjoy it. So put on your headphones and groove to Rauw Alejandro, get lost in a great read, binge watch a riveting series, and discover the power of a good laugh with a great Boricua comedian.

New Music 


Rolling Stone magazine calls Boricua sensation Rauw Alejandro’s third album “euphoric post-pandemic dancefloor fun.” And for most people, “post-pandemic” and “fun” is all they needed to hear. 

The LP that premiered Nov. 11 is infused with reggaeton-inspired funk, pop, and techno, and as the artist says, it takes his fans “on a ride through my mind, my emotions—the sounds that influenced me.” Besides the cosmic “Saturno,” the album includes “Lokera,” with Lyanno and Brray, “Corazón Despeinado,” and “Dejau’,” featuring DJ Playero. 

Choose where you can listen HERE 

Great Weekend Escapes Without Leaving Home

New TV Series 

“The Final Score”

If you are looking forward to la Copa Mundial de Fútbol, which will take place in Qatar from Nov. 20 to Dec. 18, this series dedicated to a dark day in soccer history will keep you riveted. Filled with action, suspense and intrigue, “The Final Score” is a Colombian miniseries about the tragic 1994 murder of Atlético Nacional’s star player Andrés Escobar, and how major cartels may have been involved. Each episode of the 2022 drama that stars Laura Archbold, Carlos Mariño and Juan Pablo Urrego opens with a disclaimer that the show is a “fictional series inspired by fact.” But regardless, this superb production makes for a riveting binge-watch! 

Watch the official trailer HERE.

Great Weekend Escapes Without Leaving Home

New Read

“Con luz propia/The Light We Carry”

No matter which side of the aisle one falls on, it’s hard to deny that ex first lady of the US Michelle Obama is an inspiration. Now, her newly released biographical read, “The Light We Carry,” has been simultaneously released in Spanish by Plaza & Janés. In this powerful, moving read, Michelle chronicles the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years at the world’s most famous address, while balancing the demands of motherhood and work. Here’s an open-hearted, empowering look at a remarkable life filled with challenges and hard-won triumphs. 

Listen to Michelle read from her book HERE.

Great Weekend Escapes Without Leaving Home

Boricua Comedy

Gina Brillon

They say that laughter is good for body, mind, and spirit, so prepare to be tickled pink and revitalized with Puerto Rican comedian, writer, and actress Gina Brillon. A stand-up comic since she was 17 years old, Gina’s made appearances on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, The View, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. A “sassy” Latina, as her gringo husband likes to brag, her brand of humor will surely take you by surprise. 

Sample her comedy HERE.

Great Weekend Escapes Without Leaving Home


  • Giselle Balido

    Giselle is Floricua's political correspondent. She writes about the economy, environmental and social justice, and all things Latino. A published author, Giselle was born in Havana and grew up in New Jersey and Miami. She is passionate about equality, books, and cats.



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