December 2010 Event Calendar


La Virgen Del Tepeyac | November 26 – December 19

El Teatro Campesino presents La Virgen Del Tepeyac a play performed in Spanish and is a pageant of music, Aztec dance, drama, and love. Location: Mission de San Juan Bautista.

Stanford Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble at CoHo | December 1

Experience the Stanford Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble in the relaxed, informal atmosphere of Stanford’s premier coffee house. It will be playing some tunes from its November concert, as well as some old-fashioned jamsin which everyone can participate! Time: 8:00 pm. Location: Stanford Coffee House, 459 Lagunita Drive Stanford 94305.

Chicano Kings of Comedy | December 1

Chicano Kings of Comedy, a spin-off from the successful Dizzle Presents San Jose Comedy Jam Show showcases rich, raw talent and hard-hitting jokes put into an all-star line up. The comedy is based in the diverse Chicano Culture, but has global appeal for any audience. Come see the greatest up-and-coming Chicano Comics that are hot and performing in shows all around the country. Time: 8:00 p.m. Location: Improv Comedy Club, 62 S 2nd Street, San Jose 95113.

Paul Rodriguez | December 3- December 5

Revered as one of the first Latin Kings of Comedy, Paul Rodriguez has been making audiences laugh all over the world (in Spanish and English) for nearly three decades with his unique brand of humor that is a perfect blend of his Latin heritage and the American dream. As an actor and comedian Paul Rodriguez’s multi-faceted career includes starring roles and featured appearances in over forty films and countless television series and comedy specials. Times:12/03 Friday – 12/05 Sunday Fri-Sat: 7pm & 9pm, Sun: 7pm. Location: Improv Comedy Club, 62 S 2nd Street, San Jose 95113.

The Nutcracker | December 11 – December 26

Hailed as “one of the most entertaining versions of NUTCRACKER anywhere in the country” by the San Francisco Chronicle, Dennis Nahat’s treasured holiday classic returns for an extended run with full orchestra, stunning lobby decorations, festive carolers and unforgettable Nutcracker characters who will meet and greet guests before every performance. This is a true “Nutcracker Experience.” ****Special Family matinees of the ballet will be presented for young audiences on Saturday, December 11th, Tuesday ,December 22nd and Sunday, December 26th at 1:30pm at reduced prices. ***

Juerga – Flamenco Concert | December 11

This Juerga (Flamenco jam session) features Carolina Lugo and her daughter Carole Acuna. Time: 7:00 pm. Location: Historic Hoover Theatre, 1635 Park Avenue, San Jose 95126.

Tamale Making 101 | December 11

Chef Salvador Arciniega and Darlene Tenes of CasaQ will show you how to create a wonderful Mexican Christmas dinner with traditional tamales. During this hands-on workshop, you will learn to make these traditional wrapped wonders from scratch. Chef Cortez will share the history behind these ancient foods and teach you how to prepare the masa and the fillings. Then, you and your classmates will create a family-style assembly line to learn how to properly wrap and fold, then steam the tamales to perfection. A Chef demo will follow, showing dishes traditionally served on Christmas Eve alongside the tamales, including Ensalada de Nochebuena, a refreshing salad made with a medley of fruits and nuts. Then, the event will end on a sweet note with homemade Mexican Hot Chocolate with hints of cinnamon and spices along with Buñuelos, crispy tortilla-like treats that are a must for the Holiday season. Time: 12:00 – 4:00.

Christmas in the Park | November 26 – January 1

San Jose’s best-known holiday tradition, Christmas in the Park, is now in its 30th year. Come stroll among sixty animated displays, hundreds of decorated trees and thousands of twinkling lights. There is also nightly entertainment by local schools and groups; check the North Pole information booth. Christmas in the Park draws more than 450,000 people to downtown San Jose during the four-week holiday season. Daily: 9am-12am. Location: Caesar Chavez Park, South Market Street, San Jose 95113.

Retrospective Anniversary Exhibition and Panel Series: Strategies for the Shift | Now – January 29, 2011 

Galeria 4.0 is a commemorative exhibition documenting key aspects of Galeria’s forty-year history through archival materials and original artwork by over 40 artists. Galeria 4.0, A Retrospective will document the visual landscape that has contributed to the shaping of Galería’s mission of fostering public awareness and appreciation of Latino/Chicano art. The exhibition will traverse through the organization’s inception born of cultural activism to its current standing as an international forum for examination and expression of artistic concepts central to the Latino/Chicano experience.Location: 2857 24th St.  San Francisco, Ca 94110. For more information visit: