October 2014 Events



Featured Event: Teatro Vision presents Macario | 10/9-10/19

Working in collaboration with nationally renowned playwright and screenwriter Evelina Fernandez, esteemed composer Russell Rodriguez, and Los Lupenos choreographer Maria De La Rosa, Teatro Vision will perform a bilingual theatrical adaptation of the classic Mexican novel and film, “Macario.” In this time of growing awareness of the vast injustice of inequality between the rich and the poor, “Macario” is a poignant story of the wit, cleverness, and determination of those who live “hand to mouth.” Thurs-Sat: 8pm Sun: 2pm. Location: School of Arts and Culture at Mexican Heritage Plaza, 1700 Alum Rock Plaza, San Jose 95116. Ticket Information: $15-$45 http://www.teatrovision.org/macario

Latin American Guitar With Jaime Ponce | 10/1

Enjoy a demonstration of Latin American music from Mexico, Cuba, Argentina and Spain. Guitarist Jaime Ponce will perform a variety of songs including a waltz, Romanza, flamenco, and Mexican folklore. He will also sing songs in Spanish for children. Location: Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch Library, 921 S 1st Street, San Jose 95110. Ticket Information: Free http://www.sjpl.org/biblioteca

Dave Rocha Jazz – Triton | 10/3

You don’t have to be a jazz aficionado to sit back and enjoy jazz trumpeter Dave Rocha and his quartet. Dave’s appealing repertory is easy to like, and a perfect complement to the Triton Museum’s intimate and elegant style. The group will share some treats from Rocha’s extensive repertory that spans the golden age of modern jazz to contemporary and original tunes. Presented by the City of Santa Clara and the Santa Clara Cultural Commission, and supported by the Triton Museum, the Santa Clara Performing Arts Foundation, and the Santa Clara Sister Cities Association. Time: 7:30 Location: Triton Museum of Art, 1505 Warburton Avenue, Santa Clara 95050 Ticket Information: Free

Repurposed Black–Endless – Particapte With Artist-In-Residence Cristina Velazquez | 9/11 – 10/4

For “Repurposed Black–Endless,” Velazquez employs VHS tapes as material for large-scale, densely knit sculptures, transforming trash into art. VHS tapes, unsuitable for disposal and unwanted by many, contribute to the growing landscape of e-waste. However, these tapes hold vast amounts of information, including images, stories, and narratives–those created in Hollywood and those that we’ve recorded ourselves. This record, now discarded, resonates with a sense of fragility, impermanence, and loss. For this project, Velazquez will work with the public to collect unwanted VHS tapes, unravel them, and knit them together with community members in “knitting circles” to create unique sculptures. 09/11 Thursday – 10/04 Saturday.Thurs, Sat: 1pm-5pm Fri: 12pm-3pm. Location: Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto 94303 Ticket Information: Free

Tres Vidas | 10/8

Three legendary Latinas in a chamber music theater work conceived and performed by the Core Ensemble (cello, piano, percussion). An evening with Frida Kahlo, Rufina Amaya and Alfonsina Storni played by Cristina Isabela Lucas.For more information, check out: http://www.coreensemble.com/shows-on-tour/tres-vidas/

Latin American Guitar With Jaime Ponce | 10/8

Enjoy a demonstration of Latin American music from Mexico, Cuba, Argentina and Spain. Guitarist Jaime Ponce will perform a variety of songs, including a waltz, Romanza, flamenco, and Mexican folklore. He will also sing songs in Spanish for children. Location: East San Jose Carnegie Branch Library, 1102 E Santa Clara Street, San Jose 95116. Ticket Information: Free

HCCSF Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration | 10/9

Hispanic Chambers of Commerce San Francisco: come and celebrate the Hispanic Heritage Month at the fabulous Caña San Francisco Restaurant, located at 500 Florida Street, San Francisco, CA. 5-8 pm. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hccsf-hispanic-heritage-month-celebration-tickets-13424696629

GIRLRISING Viewing & Panel Discussion – Schwab Organization of Latinos | 10/9

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage month the Schwab Organization of Latinos will be hosting an evening of inspiration and the celebration of Latinos making a difference in their communities. The event will be held at the Schwab Center located at 211 Main St. San Francisco. At the cross of streets Main and Howard. Event is free and you must register in advance. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/866260

24th Annual YWCA Luncheon | 10/9

Join the YWCA for their 24th annual luncheon! Widely regarded as a preeminent nonprofit event in Silicon Valley, the luncheon is the YWCA’s biggest annual fundraiser. This year, enjoy listening to keynote speaker Geena Davis, renowned actress and founder of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, while raising money that will benefit more than 18,000 women and families. The luncheon is non-ticketed, though reservations are required. Guests will be asked to make a minimum donation of $175 at the event to support the programs and services of the YWCA Silicon Valley. 11am Networking 12pm-1:30pm Luncheon. Location: Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara 95054. Ticket Information: Free; reservation required via e-mail or phone. A minimum donation of $175 will be requested at the event. http://ywca-sv.org/events/AL/annual_luncheon.php#.VCuTXanePzI

Chicana Latina Foundation Annual Scholarship and Awards | 10/10

Annual Scholarships and Awards Fundraising Dinner: Celebrating Our Musical Heritage and Social Justice. Time:  6:00pm. Location: SF Marriott Marquis Hotel, 55 4th St., San Francisco, CA Tickets: $175- $250. www.chicanalatina.org/scholarshipawards.html

The Woodside Day Of The Horse – Chinese Year Of The Horse | 10/11

The Woodside Day of the Horse, is a celebration of our equine friends with a day of fun and festivities. This year’s theme is “Chinese Year of the Horse.”Join the nearly 2,000 people who flock to Woodside on the second Saturday of October to enjoy a glimpse of rural America right here in Silicon Valley! There will be live music, food, a petting zoo, Wells Fargo Stagecoach rides, and much more, as well as a BBQ at the end of the trail. Location: Woodside Town Hall, 2955 Woodside Rd, Woodside 94062. Ticket Information: $40 for Progressive Trail Ride Free for Horse Fair You can register for the Trail Ride at http://www.whoa94062.org/day-of-the-horse/the-progressive-trail-ride

Oktoberfest Redwood City – Bier, Brezeln, Bratwurst | 10/11

Redwood City brings an exciting new event to Courthouse Square: Oktoberfest Redwood City, featuring a fabulous, traditional, German Oktoberfest set in a huge tent–complete with over 1,100 feet of “family style” bench seating, lots of fun and merriment, music, dancing, contests, cold beer and other beverages, food, and more! The entrance fee includes a commemorative stein and one drink ticket (beer or soda, depending on ticket type), along with great German-style entertainment during two different seating times.Two seating times are available: 11am-3pm 4:30pm-8:30pm Ticket Information: $15 for drinkers $10 for kids and designated drivers http://www.redwoodcity.org/events/oktoberfest.html

West Side Story | 9/27 – 10/12

Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” is transported to modern-day New York City as two young idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time. Experience one of the world’s greatest love stories, and see why “West Side Story” is as popular today as it was when it was first produced on Broadway in 1957. Location: Newark Memorial High School Theater, 39375 Cedar Boulevard, Newark 94560. Ticket Information: $12-$24 http://stage1theatre.org/Stage_1_Theatre/Home.html

Neighborhood Development Training Conference | 10/11

The Silicon Valley Neighborhood Development Training Conference (SV-NDTC) is an annual event that is attended by over 400 local neighborhood residents. This unique training opportunity invites resident service coordinators and neighborhood leaders, as well as seasoned community development practitioners, to participate in workshops focused on public safety, health, and neighborhood improvement. In addition to engaging in thought-provoking workshops, participants also listen to distinguished speakers. This year’s luncheon keynote speaker will be Dr. Manuel Pastor, Professor of Sociology and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California, who will talk about the demographic changes rippling through California, the nation, and the Valley and consider how these intersect with economic trends that have produced both poles of prosperity and issues of inequality. Organization: Neighborhood Housing Services Silicon Valley Location: San Jose State University – Student Union, 1 Washington Square, San Jose 95112Ticket Information: $10 per person (includes light breakfast, lunch, multiple workshops and resource fair attendance) *Note: Online registration will end Wednesday, October 8th at noon. Registration is required. Conference details will be provided after registration. For questions about alternative payment options, please contact Delilah Chavez at dchavez@nhssv.org or 408-279-2600 for assistance. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2014-silicon-valley-neighborhood-development-training-conference-tickets-12671467701

Pumpkins In The Park | 10/11

“Pumpkins in the Park” is a harvest fair for families with a strong environmental education component. It is designed to promote awareness of the Guadalupe River Park and celebrate the fall season. “Pumpkins in the Park” is held to raise funds and enlist supporters for Guadalupe River Park Conservancy. However, just as importantly, its purpose is to create awareness of the park and gardens and to bring families into the park for a day of learning and fun. Location: Discovery Meadow, E San Carlos Street and Woz Way, San Jose 95110. Ticket Information: Free http://www.grpg.org/archives/calendar/pumpkins-in-the-park

Sixth Annual Monterey Monterey Bay Tequila & Cuisine—October 11

CYO Events is proud to host the Sixth Annual Monterey Monterey Bay Tequila & Cuisine–California’s premiere agave based expo. The MBTC takes place Saturday, October 11, 2014. The MBTC is a tribute to the rich and colorful history of Tequila and agave spirits and provides a unique opportunity to (re)discover the essence of agave firsthand. Tequila, Mezcal, agave, cocktails, chefs, entertainment, elegance, art, history, ambassadors, master distillers, silent auction, seminars, after party…ARE YOU READY? Join us on Saturday, October 11 for an agave experience like no other. https://www.facebook.com/MontereyBayTequilaAndCuisine

Canine Companions Dogfest Walk ‘N Roll Silicon Valley | 10/11

Grab a leash and join us for Canine Companions DogFest Walk ‘n Roll Silicon Valley. This fun family and dog-friendly event supports Canine Companions for Independence and helps raise money to provide highly trained assistance dogs to children, adults, and veterans with disabilities free of charge. So gather up your friends, family, or coworkers and join the fun! Organization: Canine Companions for Independence – South Bay Chapter. Location: Memorial Park – Cupertino, Stevens Creek Boulevard and Mary Avenue, Cupertino 95014. Ticket Information: Free. http://www.cci.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1098449

San Jose International Short Film Festival | 10/9 – 10/12

For five years, the San Jose International Short Film Festival has been presenting an incredible array of short films from across the globe. This year the tradition continues with the sixth annual festival. This community festival brings together filmmakers, industry executives, and Silicon Valley notables and celebrities to mix and mingle with audiences ready to discover creative works otherwise unavailable to Bay Area audiences. Location: CineArts – Santana Row, 3088 Olsen Drive, San Jose 95128. Ticket Information: $12 for individual screenings VIP All Access Passes are also available. http://www.sjsff.com

Art Silicon Valley/San Francisco – Contemporary Art Fair | 10/10-10/12

Art Silicon Valley/San Francisco (Art SV/SF) is Art Miami’s new International Contemporary and Modern Art Fair on the West Coast. Centrally located between Silicon Valley and San Francisco, the fair will showcase important artworks of the 20th and 21st centuries in collaboration with more than 75 of the world’s most respected galleries and art institutions. All collectors, curators, art advisors, designers, and tastemakers of San Francisco and the Bay Area are welcome. Fri: 11am-8pm Sat: 11am-9pm Sun: 11am-6pm Location: San Mateo County Event Center, 2495 S Delaware Street, San Mateo 94403. Ticket Information: $25 for one-day fair pass $40 for multi-day fair pass $15 for students 12-18 and seniors Free for children under 12 with adult $15 for groups of 10 or more $10 for parking http://www.artsvfair.com

Day On The Bay – A Multicultural Festival | 10/12

Held in partnership with the Santa Clara County Parks Department, “Day on the Bay” is a celebration that brings people together to enjoy activities, rich in diversity and talent and abundant in ethnic expression. More than that, “Day on the Bay” is also an informational fair where the local community can meet non-profit, government, and community-based organizations to learn about their services. Free food will be provided to the community, and free pumpkins will be given for the kids (while supplies last). There will also be community groups providing ethnic food booths, arts and crafts and live entertainment on two stages, as well as face painting, fire trucks, kayak trips in the Alviso Slough, Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops, and much more. Special features of this festival will include: free flu shots (while supplies last), free hamburgers (while supplies last), free pumpkin patch (while supplies last), free kayak rides, arts and crafts, a health and resource fair, live entertainment, and raffle items and giveaways. Location: Alviso Marina County Park, Mill Street, Alviso 95002. 10am-3pm Ticket Information: Free http://weighoff.miramarevents.com

Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull | 10/14

Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull will reunite and share the stage for an AEG Live fall tour. Fast-rising, Latin, urban star J Balvin is confirmed as the support act. Enrique and Pitbull have come together to create a stage design that offers fans an immersive experience–a chance to get up close and personal with the artists for a once in a lifetime concert experience. Location: SAP Center, 525 W Santa Clara Street, San Jose 95113. Ticket Information: $28-$146.50 http://www.sapcenteratsanjose.com/events/detail/enrique-iglesias-and-pit-bull


Modern Latina Dress for Success Drive | 10/15-10/19

We are seeking gently used professional work attire for Modern Latina’s Dress for Success Donation Drive. Donations will take place October 15-19, 2014 at four participating boutiques. All donations will go to the Dress for Success program benefiting women re-entering the workforce and in appreciation for your generosity the participating boutiques are offering 15% off your purchase. http://modernlatina.com/?p=5405

Carmel International Film Festival | 10/15-10/19

Carmel International Film Festival is held throughout the hamlet of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Some of the venues include: The Sunset Cultural Arts Center, Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel Youth Center Theater, Carmel Youth Center Auditorium, Carmel High School Performing Art Center, Carmel Beach, Devendorf Park, 13th Avenue Beach, City Hall and multiple galleries & wineries. Showing: The Salinas Project – This film helps viewers understand a community that is often misrepresented in the media. News stories focus on gang violence, often marginalizing the lives of those who work in the fields and their children. The film brings to light the systemic causes of the problems in East Salinas and highlights the successes and hopes of this community. The Salinas Project is an expanded exploration of the lives of four young people who are overcoming the social, political and economic constraints that confront many Latinos in America. http://carmelfilmfest.com/

17th Annual Día de los Muertos 2014: The Art of Remembrance Altar Exhibit | 10/14-11/7

Come view our Dia de los Muertos altars an exhibit of traditional and contemporary altars by local artists including, Rick Moreno Jr., Curator, Raquel Burciaga, Eduardo Cuevas, Carlos Villez, Daniel Martinez, Phyllis Carrasco, Diane Gaspar-Oliver, Lissa Jones, Ann Moreno, Jessica Torres, Candelaria Villegas, LGBT, Rose Mendoza, Mary Jane Solis, Barbara Lynn, Sergio Medina, Mario Virgen and photography by Mary Andrade of La Oferta Newspaper, in the Cultural Heritage Center, 5th floor. Sponsored by the San Jose Multicultural Artist Guild. Location: DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. LIBRARYSAN JOSÉ STATE UNIVERSITY 5th Floor https://library.sjsu.edu/exhibits/17th-annual-d%C3%ADa-de-los-muertos-2014-art-remembrance-altar-exhibit


Rita-Moreno-MainA Conversation with Rita Moreno | 10/17

Moreno – Actress, Singer, and Author of “Rita Moreno: A Memoir”In conversation with Jan Yanehiro – Director, School of Multimedia Communications, Academy of Art UniversityAn extraordinarily talented star of stage and screen, Moreno is a force of nature. The Puerto Rican-born entertainer is one of the few artists to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony as well as the National Medal of Honor.Now, Moreno shares her story. From her Oscar-winning turn as Anita in West Side Story to her challenging role as a prostitute in Carnal Knowledge, from her stint on the children’s television classic “Electric Company” to her late-career triumph in HBO’s controversial series “Oz,” she will share tales of being a Hollywood survivor.Learn about her tumultuous childhood, her career rise from “utility ethnic” to award-winning star, her explosive romance with Marlon Brando (and less than explosive romance with Elvis Presley), the ups and downs of her relationships and career, and finally finding peace with her choices and her life.Time: 6:30pm – Check In; 7:00pm – Program; 8:00pm – Book Signing. Location: Mayer Theatre – Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara.Discount Code – VIVAFESTGeneral Admission: $20 Members; $30 Standard Premium Tickets: $55 members; $65 standard (priority seating and signed copy of book); Students: $10 (with valid id) http://vivafest.org/a-conversation-with-rita-moreno


Latina Success Network (LSN) presents “The Power of YOU” | 10/18

One professional leadership and self empowerment seminar that will bring together Latina professionals and entrepreneurs in a community of authentic learning and growth. – Ignite Your Personal and Business Power  – Create a Realistic Vision for Your Success  – Implementation and Execution of Your Individual Road Map – Setting up Your Accountability Partners – 7 Seconds to Make An Impression. Location: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Los Gatos, CA https://www.eventbrite.com/e/latina-success-network-the-power-of-you-tickets-12197030647

Fiesta del Mar | 10/19

Celebrate ocean conservation and Latin American cultural traditions at our tenth annual Fiesta del Mar event on October 19. The day includes live music, cultural dance, bilingual feeding shows, crafts for kids and more! Included with Aquarium admission; children 12 and under admitted free. http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/visit/special-events/fiesta-del-mar

Kiss Me, Kate | 9/27 – 10/18

Combining Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” with Cole Porter’s brilliant music and lyrics, “Kiss Me, Kate” is an irresistible classic that has been delighting audiences for over 60 years, running over 1,000 performances on Broadway and winning Tony Awards for Best Musical and Best Score. It’s a play-within-a-play where each cast member’s onstage life is complicated by what is happening off stage. That’s especially true of the larger-than-life stars, Fred Graham and Lilli Vanessi, whose tempestuous romance has more tumbles and turnabouts than even Shakespeare could have foreseen. Packed with enduring hit songs like “Another Op’nin’, Another Show,” “So in Love,” “Too Darn Hot,” “Wunderbar,” and “Brush Up Your Shakespeare,” “Kiss Me, Kate” is funny, melodious, and sophisticated musical comedy entertainment. Location: Saratoga Civic Theater, 13777 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga 95070 Ticket Information: $26 Thursday, October 16 $33 Fridays $35 Saturdays and Sundays $39 Opening Night Gala, Saturday, September 27 http://www.southbaymt.com

Voto Latino Power Summit | 10/18

Join LCF @ the Voto Latino Power Summit on October 18th in San Jose! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to hear from some very inspiring Latino leaders! Our last #VLPowerSummit of the year is almost here! Join us in #SanJose on Oct. 18th to meet other young leaders like you, attend great workshops, and learn from national community leaders! Register today: http://goo.gl/9hjkGs

Sugar Skull Decorating Workshop | 10/18

Learn how to decorate Sugar Skulls, just in time to celebrate Dia
De Los Muertos.
Location:  Ay Dios Mio Shop San Pedro Square Market, 87 N San Pedro San Jose Ca 95110. http://www.eventbrite.com/o/ay-dios-mio-shop-2416018568

Ay Dios Mio presents Day of the Dead | 10/18

Location:  Ay Dios Mio Shop San Pedro Square Market, 87 N San Pedro San Jose Ca 95110. https://www.facebook.com/ay.d.mio?fref=ts

8th Annual Comedy Jam Fundraiser | 10/18

Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley (IHC) proudly presents the “8th Annual Comedy Jam Fundraiser.” Event proceeds will benefit IHC’s Native American Youth Empowerment Group. Master of Ceremonies Bob Sarlatte, on field announcer for the San Francisco 49ers, will be joined by three comedians: Nick Guerra of Comedy Central’s “Gabriel Iglesias’s Stand Up Revolution”; celebrity impressionist Dave Burleigh of “America’s Got Talent”; and Sandy Stec of Punch Line and Cobbs Comedy Club and radio personality on STAR 101.3. 5pm-6:30pm Reception 6:30pm-9pm. Location: Campbell Community Center, 1 W Campbell Avenue, Campbell 95009. Ticket Information: Comedy Jam Tickets are $20 pre-sale and at the door. Reception plus Comedy Jam Tickets are only available pre-sale. Ages 18+ http://www.ihccomedyjam.com

23rd Annual Wildlife Education Day | 10/18

Families are invited to join Santa Clara Audubon (SCVAS) and over 25 other environmental organizations to celebrate nature and wildlife. Activities include birdhouse and bird feeder building, a scavenger hunt, educational presentations, and a wildlife poster contest. Live animals and animal attractions will include birds, reptiles, big cats, and more! 8 am. Location: Blackberry Farm and Picnic Grounds, 21975 San Fernando Avenue, Cupertino 95014. Ticket Information: Free RSVP for Early Bird Shorebird Walk at http://www.scvas.org/WildlifeFestival

Come Together – The Beatles Tribute Concert Experience | 10/18

“Come Together” is a show that takes you back to the days of the British Invasion and recreates the excitement of Beatle Mania. In this live performance, “Come Together” recreates the look, sound, and history of the Beatles, taking you back in time to witness the Beatles’ phenomenal rise to pop stardom. 3pm, 7pm. Location: Montgomery Theater, 271 S Market Street, San Jose 95113. Ticket Information: $38-$48 http://sanjosetheaters.org/ai1ec_event/come-together-the-beatles-concert-experience-oct/?instance_id=3405

Silicon Valley African Film Festival | 10/17-10/19

Come enjoy the fifth annual showcase of films reflecting the stories, hopes and dreams of Africa, including dialogue with filmmakers, awards ceremony, and African drumming and dance. Location: Community School of Music and Arts, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View 94040. Ticket Information: $15-$35 http://www.svaff.org

Valley of the Heart | 10/19

Valley of the Heart is a love story, rooted in historical events set in the fertile Santa Clara Valley near San José, California, known as the “Valley of Heart’s Delight” in 1941, and is present day Silicon Valley. Opening in the days leading up to Pearl Harbor, it is the dramatic interaction of two families – the Yamaguchis and the Montaños . Coming out of the Great Depression, both immigrant families struggle to provide for the future of their American born children. The families’oldest children, Ben (Andres Ortiz) and Teruko (Melanie Mah), fall in love and emotional stakes are further heightened when the Japanese attack Hawaii on December 7, 1941 throwing both families into uncertainty. Issues of loyalty and patriotism provoke both rebellion and heroism among young, imprisoned Japanese Americans while both Thelma and Benjamin fight to maintain their dignity, identity, family, and love in the face of war, fear, and separation. Written and directed by Luis Valdez. Reception after Matinee Performance (good for 10/19/14 only): Please join us at the World Theater at California State University Monterey Bay on Sunday, October 19th for a 2 p.m. matinee performance of Luis Valdez’s new play The Valley of the Heart, followed by a reception celebrating El Teatro Campesino’s 50th Anniversary year with the playwright and cast. When: Sunday, October 19, 2014 Performance: begins at 2:00 p.m. in the World Theater. Reception Time/Location: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Alumni and Visitor Center. Cost: $50 per person. Tickets: Performance/Reception Combo: $50 (good for 10/19/14 only); Gold Circle: $40; General Admission: $29; Senior/Military: $25; CSUMB Staff/Faculty, Alumni: $15; Non-CSUMB Students: $15; CSUMB Students/Children: $10 http://worldtheater.csumb.edu/

ColorsofHueColors in the Hue of Mexico | 10/23

The City Hall Rotunda will be transformed into an art gallery depicting the Day of the Dead through diversity and acceptance by the people of San Jose. Traditional art, music, images and other elements will adorn Rotunda to enrich the community on a day of remembrance and celebration of life. Time: 6-9 pm; Location: City Hall, 200 E. Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA www.DiaSanJose.com

Mommy And Me Spanish Immersion Class | 9/3-10/23

Let’s play in Spanish! Give your children the gift of Spanish by stopping by and checking out our free demo “Mommy and Me Class” on either Wednesdays or Thursdays. Please make sure to first RSVP either by email or by calling our office.Children Class (2-7) is on Wednesdays from 9:30am to 10:20am (September 3 to October 22). Baby Class (9-24 months) is Thursdays from 9:30am to 10:20am (September 4 to October 23). Location: Campbell Community Center, 1 W Campbell Avenue, Campbell 95009. Ticket Information: Free http://letsplayinspanish.com


DiaSkullArtwork_logo-1Our 5th Día de Los Muertos Festival will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014 Día De Los Muertos has a long history in Mexican tradition. Although called Day of The Dead, it is a celebration of life. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have passed. This is our 5th annual celebration of Dia de Los Muertos. It is steeped in tradition, culture and an amazing display of San José’s long history with its Mexican past. It has grown in attendance to over 4,000 attendees and continues to prosper. Día San José will be filled with fun for the entire family with music, food, local artists and vendors, Lucha Libre Wrestling, MLE Taco Eating Contest, and so much more!!! http://diasanjose.com/ https://www.facebook.com/diasanjose

Spirits And Shadows – Costume Ball | 10/25

We invite you to join us for a wonderfully spooky evening at History Park. Join the mad scientists, Victorians, Steampunk time travelers, gravediggers, ghosts, ghouls, and vampires as we wander through the park, where the veil between this life and the next is stretched thin for an adult-only evening of dance and fun! Location: History Park, 1650 Senter Road, San Jose 95112. Ticket Information: $40 at the door $35 in advance Ages 21+ http://historysanjose.org/wp/events/haunted-halloween-an-immersive-theatrical-event/

Run With The Zombies – 5K Run | 10/25

Join Dream Team Events and SJSU’s Sigma Nu as they have fun at their 5K fundraiser to benefit the San Jose Parks Foundation in beautiful Kelley Park in San Jose! Make-up artists will be available, so if you want to partake, then please allow enough time for make-up. There will be a zombie contest prior the event. Location: Kelley Park, 1300 Senter Road, San Jose 95112. Ticket Information: $40 (early bird discounts are available) http://dreamteamevents.org

Bay Area Wildlife – A Multiple-Media Exhibit | 9/9-10/26

The Bay Area, including the grounds of Filoli itself, is home to a large variety of wildlife which is celebrated through this fine art exhibit located in the Visitor and Education Center at Filoli. Original works that capture the natural beauty of these local creatures, from mammals and marine life to birds, insects and reptiles, will be on display. This is Filoli’s final art exhibit of the season. Location: Filoli, 86 Canada Road, Woodside 94062. Ticket Information: Admission is free for current members of Filoli. For non-members, admission is $18 for adults, $15 for seniors (65 years and older), and $8 for students (ages 5 through 17 or with valid student ID); no admission charge for children 4 years and younger. http://www.filoli.org

San Jose Woman’s Club Oktobrafest | 10/26

Join us for our first ever OktoBRAfest, hosted by the Be A Dear Section, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Come hoist a beer, enjoy a sausage and donate a brassiere for women in transition. We’ve got lots of fun in store, including a bra cupcake decorating contest, Ms. or Mr. Oktobrafest contest (wear your best lederhosen and your undergarments on the outside!) and more. Location: San Jose Woman’s Club and Landmark Ballroom, 75 S 11th Street, San Jose 95112. Ticket Information: $5 at the door to cover event costs Suggested donation of $5 per drink Free beer with donation of a gently used bra or new undergarments http://www.sjwomansclub.org

Margarita Marfori Paintings – Exhibition | 8/29 – 10/30

Come see eight surreal landscape paintings by Margarita Marfori in acrylic and oil on canvas. Mon: 6pm-9pm Tues: 12pm-9pm Wed: 10am-9pm Thurs: 12pm-9pm Fri: 12:30pm-9pm. Location: Billy DeFrank LGBT Community Center, 938 The Alameda, San Jose 95126.Ticket Information: Free http://www.defrankcenter.org

La Llorona | 10/31- 11/2

The award winning musical drama, La Llorona/The Weeping Woman,  returns to San Jose for a limited engagement – three performances only!  It is an epic tale of Love, Vengeance, and Betrayal. Previous productions on the west and east coast, including New York, have had sold out performances so purchase your ticket today. The last time La Llorona visited San Jose, all the performances were sold out so don’t delay.

Conducted by Temirzhan Yerzhanov. Mexican Heritage Theater – School of Arts & Culture @ MHP 
1700 Alum Rock Ave.
San Jose , CA 95116. Tickets range from $10.00 – 35.00 Website: http://www.operacultura.org/calendar/La-LLorona_2013


MEX Collects: Recent Gifts & Acquisitions will include these new artworks to enhance the Museum’s five main collecting areas:

Pre-Hispanic Art (Meso-American, Central American, and Peruvian collections, spanning 2,500 years of history). The Mexican Museum, the premier West Coast museum of Mexican, Mexican-American, Chicano, Latin American and Latino art, culture and heritage, announces an exhibition entitled MEX Collects: Recent Gifts & Acquisitions, which will feature a dramatic selection of over 30 recent pieces recently gifted to The Mexican Museum. Location: The Mexican Museum is open Wednesday – Sunday from noon to 4 p.m., located at Fort Mason Center, Building D, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, in San Francisco. FREE Admission. The Museum offers a wide variety of programs, including Family Sundays, exhibitions, special events, lectures and public programming throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, please visit: http://www.mexicanmuseum.org or call (415) 202-9700.

Visions at Twilight: Dia de Los Muertos 2014 | 10/11–11/8

SOMArts Cultural Center Presents:15th Annual Day of the Dead exhibit. Inspired by current events, cherished relationships and Day of the Dead celebratory rituals, more than 80 Bay Area artists from a breadth of cultural backgrounds create elaborate, traditional altars and multi-dimensional contemporary art installations.  Visions at Twilight: Día de los Muertos 2014, offers viewer an opportunity to engage with art that addresses themes ranging from the deeply personal to the political.  The Day of the Dead exhibition provides a way for artists and viewers to embrace the beauty of life and to honor the spirits of the dead. Location: 
934 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103,. Visit http://www.somarts.org/imaginingtime/