Heading to the Cape this weekend?
If you're a fan of outstanding salsa music -- or just music in general -- there will be a concert by Alex Torres and his Latin Orchestra on Saturday night from 7-10:30 at Tommy Doyle's (334 Main St. in Hyannis, 508-862-9430). Formed in 1980 in Amsterdam, N.Y., this 12-piece band has earned both Grammy and Latin Grammy nominations for its sound, which runs the gamut from salsa to merengue, and cha cha to jazz. The Bronx-born Torres runs the show as band leader, bassist, and vocalist, and the group has performed at hundreds of festivals and events and with top Latin artists such as Tito Puente, Eddie Palmeiri, and Tito Nieves. This return engagement to Cape Cod is spurred in part by the band's commitment to multicultural education through music. The orchestra's varied backgrounds (Europe to Africa to the Caribbean) and array of instruments blend perfectly with the Arts in Education program, which it has brought to dozens of schools from elementary to college level. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased by calling 508-775-4817 or going here. Proceeds will benefit the Barnstable Education Foundation.