October 2013 Events


October 2013 Events

October-2013-EventsFeatured Event: 5th Annual Monterey Tequila & Mezcal Expo | October 12

The MTME is a tribute to the rich and colorful history of Tequila and Mezcal and provides a unique opportunity to (re)discover the essence of Tequila and Mezcal firsthand. Tequila, Mezcal, agave, cocktails, chefs, entertainment, elegance, art, history, ambassadors, master distillers, silent auction, seminars, after party. Located at the Museum of Monterey (MoM) centrally located between legendary Fisherman’s Wharf and Custom House Plaza in downtown Monterey. MoM is a two-story museum with breathtaking views and galleries–a venue we are sure you will enjoy. Tickets General Admission: $65 VIP: $85 http://www.montereytequilafest.com

Teatro Visión’s MACARIO | October 10-20

Teatro Visión, in collaboration with playwright Evelina Fernández, composer Russell Rodríguez, and choreographer María De La Rosa, is proud to present its world premiere bilingual theatrical adaptation of the B. Traven novel and award-winning classic Mexican film, MACARIO. This new play will debut October 10-20, 2013, at the Mexican Heritage Plaza Theater at the School of Arts and Culture, 1700 Alum Rock Avenue in San José. Performances will be in Spanish with English supertitles. Tickets are available now. http://bit.ly/1hGQlEq


A leadership initiative of ELLA Leadership Institute, LATINAS THINK BIG™ are dynamic live events broadcasted on Google+ and YouTube that showcase Latina thought leadership, innovation, and ambition. The event will be at Google’s office in Los Angeles, CA. With a focus on community building, professional networking and social impact, LATINAS THINK BIG™ features ‘TED-style’ talks by innovators from diverse industries, including technology, science, business, academia and the arts, among others. The collection of talks are housed on the ELLA Institute’s YouTube channel for educational, professional and social purposes. Get your Virtual Pass time 6-9pm https://latinasthinkbig-la.eventbrite.com

Elizabeth Jiménez Montelongo Exhibition | October 15-December 9

Elizabeth Jiménez Montelongo will be exhibiting her highly textured, brightly colored oil paintings of indigenous Mexican dancers in a solo exhibition, Our New Sun, at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. She will exhibit 10 oil paintings in the lobby and several smaller paintings next door at Mountain View City Hall during the same dates. Montelongo’s paintings reflect the energy created by the dancers as a symbol of unity and mental strength. It was these qualities that allowed her ancestors to preserve their dance traditions and other aspects of their culture despite the violence and oppression inflicted on them by the Europeans. This body of work, The Euphoric Dance of the Unconquered Mind, celebrates the power of community and freedom of thought. Exhibition Dates: Oct.15-Dec.9, 2013. Artist will be present Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 from 7-8pm Location: Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA 94041.The exhibition can be viewed when the lobby is open: on Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 12pm to 1pm and one hour prior to every public performance. For more information: www.ejmontelongo.com or (408) 320-7923. This event is FREE and open to the public.

Ana Gabriel Concert| October 18

Ana Gabriel will perform at the San Jose Civic in support of her three new releases: a live pop CD titled “Altos de Chavon El Concierto”; a live ranchero CD titled “Un Mariachi en Altos de Chavon”; and a concert video, available in DVD and Blu-Ray with HD video and 5.1 audio, titled “Altos de Chavon: Los Dos Conciertos.” These CDs and videos chronicle the legendary Mexican singer-songwriter Ana Gabriel’s historic 2.5 hour concert in Altos de Chavon, Dominican Republic. 8 pm Location: San Jose Civic 135 W San Carlos Street San Jose 95113 Tickets: $100 / $85 / $65 http://bit.ly/1gvd9JH

Sugarskull and Traditional Alter Making Class | October 19

Sugarskull Class includes an instructor led, all the materials at 10 am and 12 pm cost is $15. Alter Making Class at 3 pm cost is $20. Location: Ay Dios Mio Shop, 100 N. Almaden Avenue, San Jose. http://sugarskullfestival.eventbrite.com

Fiesta del Mar | October 20

Celebrate ocean conservation and Latin American cultural traditions at our ninth annual Fiesta del Mar event. The day includes live music, cultural dance, bilingual feeding shows, crafts for kids and more. Children 12 and under admitted free. Location: Monterey Bay Aquarium, 886 Cannery Row, Monterey http://bit.ly/cLHCSF

The National Hispanic University Dia de los Muertos | October 26

This is a beautiful family event with many children’s activities and performers. Time: 11am-6pm. Location:  14271 Story Road, San José, CA http://bit.ly/RIii66

Festival de Calacas | October 27
16th Annual Dia de los Muertos celebration. 11 am – 3:30 pm. http://bit.ly/1bKY5bk

5th Annual San Jose International Short Film Festival | October 17 – 20

Celebrating our 5 Year Anniversary, the San Jose Internaitonal Short Film Festival kicks off with our “Premiere Event” on Thursday October 17th with our “Opening Night Red Carpet, Screening and After-Party.” We’ll begin the festival screenings on Friday, plus dual-tracks of screenings on Saturday and Sunday. We’ll also have filmmaker panels and terrific Q&A sessions, as many of our wonderful filmmakers will be in attendance for the festival. Our “Closing Night Event” will include an awards presentation, special screening and more. Location: CineArts – Santana Row, 3088 Olsen Drive, San Jose 95128. Ticket Information: Tickets for individual screenings are $12 VIP All Access Passes are also available http://www.sjsff.com