Event Calendar: September 2014

Image courtesy of www.sflatinofilmfestival.com

Image courtesy of www.sflatinofilmfestival.com

Featured Event: Cine+Mas Latino Film Festival 9/19-9/27

Cine+Mas showcases the work of emerging and established filmmakers from the US, Latin America, Spain and Portugal. It is a celebration of the latest work coming out of 20+ countries with which we share a bond. http://www.sflatinofilmfestival.com

Viajando Destination Mexico – Dining Event 9/3

Viajando means to travel or go on a journey. This September, join us for our continuing monthly dining event where we explore cuisines from Latin America and beyond. Our destination this month is Mexico, which is shaping up to be an exciting evening with delicious cuisine, live mariachi and folkloric dancers. There will be three seating times (6pm, 6:30pm and 7pm) and a 5-course menu. Join us for a memorable evening of great cuisine and live entertainment. Buen apetito from Chef Manuel and Iliana Ramirez! Location: LV Mar 2042 Broadway Street, Redwood City 94063. Ticket Information: $45 per person http://lvmar.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). Classes will be held in classroom K61 at Campbell’s Community Center. Be ready to make learning Spanish fun! Organization: Let’s Play In Spanish. Location: Campbell Community Center, 1 W Campbell Avenue, Campbell 95009. Ticket Information: Free. http://letsplayinspanish.com

Tech Plus Tastings 9/4

Join us for the first-ever tech walk–an only-in-Silicon Valley event that brings together two of San Jose’s favorite attractions: Santana Row and The Tech Museum of Innovation.The evening’s highlight is a wine stroll around Santana Row with shop stops that will feature exhibits from The Tech. Included in the ticket price is: access to hands-on tech exhibits, wine and food pairings, exclusive discounts to Santana Row shops and restaurants, and a signature Santana Row wine glass. Organization: The Tech Museum of Innovation. Location: Santana Row, 377 Santana Row, San Jose 95128. Ticket Information: $40 *Note: Must be 21 years or older to attend. http://www.santanarow.com/events/tech-tastings

International Artist Showcase 9/4

Featured Artists will be: Johanna Grace– San Francisco / Terrain Project (http://terrainproject.com/Daniel Ayala Garcia – Mexico
(http://www.dannyayala.com/) and for the FIRST time in the U.S.A…. FRANCISCA HUEZO – MODERN INDIGENOUS ARTWORKS – El Salvador! Light refreshments and music by DEMETRIO FLORES from Mexico City. Location: Diju Jewelry & Gallery 3247 24th Street at Capp, SF, CA 94110 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Diju-Jewelry-Gallery/385094144883000

Festa Italia 9/5-9/7

Festa Italia will include Italian food booths, beer & wine, calamari, pasta, steak sandwiches, Italian rice balls, sausage, cannoli, pizza gelato & plenty of fun! Admission is free. Location: 4 Custom House Plaza, Monterey, CA. Admission: Free. http://www.festaitaliamonterey.org

Water-Efficient Gardening 101 9/6

“Water Efficient Gardening 101” will cover the basics of plants, planting, care and ongoing maintenance for a garden landscape featuring water-wise or drought-tolerant plants. Both large-scale and small-scale projects will be addressed, including patio and container gardening. There will be a raffle at the event for several drought-tolerant plants, and free refreshments will be provided, courtesy of the Friends of the Menlo Park Library. The free gardening program is presented by the Menlo Park Library. 11:00 am. Location: Menlo Park City Council Chambers, 701 Laurel Street, Menlo Park 94025. Ticket Information: Free http://www.menlopark.org/Calendar.aspx?EID=524

Cascada De Flores – Radio Flor, A Theatrical Concert 9/6

These musical ambassadors of Mexican and Spanish-speaking Caribbean traditions will present their musical and theatrical love letter to the early days of Latin American radio, when songs were king and a melody grabbed your heart for a lifetime. Let the sultry songs of Radio Flor transport you to a bygone era. Location: Community School of Music and Arts, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View 94040. Ticket Information: Free http://www.arts4all.org/attend/concerts.htm

Latina Coalition Quince Celebration 9/6

Latina Coalition Silicon Valley has been educating, preparing, and connecting Latinas in Silicon Valley for the last 15 years. What better way to celebrate such an amazing accomplishment than with all of you? Join us for our Quince celebration! Location: School of Arts and Culture at Mexican Heritage Plaza. 1700 Alum Rock Plaza, San Jose 95116. Ticket Information: $125 for regular priced tickets. http://www.eventbrite.com/e/latina-coalitions-quince-celebration-tickets-12086650497

Mountain View Art And Wine Festival 9/6-9/7

Mountain View Art and Wine Festival, Silicon Valley’s world class art and music festival, is a vibrant multicultural celebration featuring: 600 professional artists and craftmakers showing exceptional handcrafted wares; stellar live music on stage and street throughout downtown with headliners Ruckatan and Orquesta Borinquen heating things up on “Salsa Sunday”; the all-new “Wine Haven, Taste of the Mountains Passport Days” sponsored by the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association; the “Comcast Pigskin Party Lounge” with football and baseball on the giant screen TV; festive food and drink with premium wines, microbrews, sangria, mimosas and margaritas; artisan specialty food purveyors; an organic and green products showcase; health and wellness displays; home and garden exhibits; sensational young performers strutting their showstopping stuff on the “Mountain View’s Got Talent” Community Stage; and an action-packed Kids’ Park with ultra-thrilling bungee jumping, wild and wonderful waterballerz, super cool amusements, carnival rides, fun and games. This event is presented by the Chamber of Commerce Mountain View. Location: Downtown Mountain View, 400 Castro Street, Mountain View 94041. Ticket Information: Free http://mountainview.miramarevents.com

Conversation with Kat Taylor and Tom Steyer 9/9

A conversation with Kat Taylor and Tom Steyer, moderated by Dr. Gloria Duffy, co-presented with The Commonwealth Club of CaliforniaKat Taylor and Tom Steyer are committed to supporting causes that champion good money, good food, and good energy systems. Their efforts include ventures such as Beneficial State Bank, a sustainable community development bank that provides fair and transparent banking products to communities in California, Oregon and Washington. They are also engaged in promoting sustainable animal agriculture and healthy food initiatives, as well as supporting organizations that are working to prevent climate disaster and preserve American prosperity.This evening of conversation will be moderated by Dr. Gloria Duffy, the CEO of the Commonwealth Club. Join us as we learn about the impact of the Steyer’s work with our community and the environment.Time6:30pm – Doors. 7:00pm – ProgramLocationMayer Theatre – Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara [ MAP]TicketsTickets may be purchased at the Commonwealth club website: www.commonwealthclub.org. Discount Code – VIVAFESTGeneral Admission: $20 Members; $30 Standard Premium Tickets: $40 members; $50 standard (priority seating and signed copy of book) Students: $10 (with valid ID). www.vivafest.org

Title of Show: EAST SIDE STORY AND CHICANO SOUL: Lowrider photo exhibit and more / 8/ 9 – 9/12

In conjunction with the Lowriding season MCCLA is thrilled to present featured artists: Yolanda Lopez, Art Meza, Adolfo Arias, and Fern Balladares whose art work represent lowrider culture past and present. Join us at the opening reception to meet the artists, hear excerpts of Meza’s Lowriting book, view screening of “Why I Ride” a documentary on 80’s lowrider car scene in San Francisco, walk along the display of lowrider cars parked in front of the center, and listen to oldies by DJ Soulera. Be a part of reclaiming public space. Don’t miss out. Location: The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (MCCLA), 2868 Mission Street, San Francisco CA 94110 http://www.missionculturalcenter.org/gallery.html

Wicked 8/27-9/14

Winner of 35 major awards, including a Grammy Award and three Tony Awards, “Wicked” is the untold story of the witches of Oz. Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the land of Oz. One, born with emerald green skin, is smart, fiery, and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious, and very popular. “Wicked” tells the story of their remarkable odyssey: how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch. Tues-Thurs: 7:30pm Fri: 8pm Sat: 2pm, 8pm Sun: 1pm, 6:30pm – plus – Thurs 8/28: 2pm. Organization: Broadway San Jose. Location: San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Boulevard, San Jose 95113. Ticket Information: $44-$106 http://broadwaysanjose.com/wicked/

LAM Independencia Celebration in Silicon Valley: Art, Music, & Dance 9/18

Join us to celebrate the independence of 9 Latin American countries and the start of Hispanic Heritage Month in Silicon Valley! As we continue to grow LAM, we hope to produce more events in different cities throughout CA and beyond.

Arrive early to connect with the top Latino professionals and celebrate Hispanic diversity through the arts with a wonderful exhibition of over 10 local Latino artists showcasing their passion. Stay late and dance to the best of musica Latina with DJ C Bass. Location: Santa Clara, CA https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lam-independencia-celebration-in-silicon-valley-art-music-dance-tickets-12361358155?access=LSN

Unmasked – Exhibition 8/27-11/15

MACLA opens its 2014-15 season with “Unmasked,” an exhibition about real and re-imagined superheroes. Latino artists Dulce Pinzon, Hector Hernandez, Carlos Donjuan and Rio Yanez explore cultural and social issues of identity and otherness through the visual language of comic books, science fiction and superheroes; they also incorporate the heroic story of and expand on the mythology of the superhero. Wed, Thurs: 12pm-7pm Fri, Sat: 12pm-5pm. Location: MACLA, 510 S 1st Street, San Jose 95113. Ticket Information: Free. http://maclaarte.org

Pop Art From The Anderson Collection At Sfmoma – Exhibition 8/13-10/26

For the past 50 years, Bay Area art collectors Harry and Mary Margaret Anderson have passionately assembled one of the most outstanding private collections of 20th-century art in the world. They have also demonstrated extraordinary generosity; in 1992, they donated a group of 30 works by Claes Oldenburg, Andy Warhol, and other Pop Art pioneers to SFMOMA, and they gave 121 works to Stanford, all of which go on display this fall in The Anderson Collection, a new building adjacent to the Cantor.To celebrate its new neighbor, the Cantor presents an exhibition of 10 spectacular Pop Art works originally part of the Andersons’ donation to SFMOMA. Works include: a silkscreen self-portrait by Andy Warhol; a “mirror” series sculpture and two other major works by Roy Lichtenstein; “Funeral Heart” by Claes Oldenburg; Robert Indiana’s iconic “Love” painting; and important paintings by Jim Dine, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, and James Rosenquist. Location: Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, Lomita Drive & Museum Way, Stanford 94305-5060. Ticket Information: Free. http://museum.stanford.edu

Luis Miguel En Concierto 9/21

Luis Miguel World Tour 2014
Domingo 21 de Septiembre
Oracle Arena Oakland Ca. 7:30pm. Tickets:
Tickets on Sale June 27 at 10am 

Latino Heritage Month Event in San Jose 9/25

KQED, the School of Arts and Culture and the Mexican Consulate of San Jose are proud to celebrate the 4th Annual Latino Heritage Month event in San Jose. Come watch the PBS Film Escaramuza: Riding form the Heart, Listen to Mariachi Azteca, see a dance performance by SAC Folklorico and enjoy some café y pan dulce. Location: School of Arts & Culture @MHP, 1700 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, California 95116 https://www.facebook.com/events/724595537606286/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

SoFA Supper Club 9/25

A monthly dinner club at Parque de los Pobladores (Gore Park) including Moveable Feast food trucks, art from MACLA, SJMADE vendors, a beer and wine. 5 – 9pm, Thursday, Aug. 28, Sept. 25 and Oct. 23; SoFA Supper Club, Parque de los Pobladores, admission free, food and drinks extra. https://www.facebook.com/events/260688737471732/