July 2010 Upcoming Events


Aykut Events & Latinos A Morir present World Cup Closing Party | July 9

Wear the colors of your favorite world cup soccer team in soccer jerseys, flags, hats, make up and more.  Enjoy a waterfront party under the stars from 9 pm – 2 am.  Party features two separate dance floors, inside and outside featuring ultimate Latin and international mix music, as well as drummers, dancers, and party favors. Location: Kelly’s Mission Rock, 817 Terry Francois Blvd., San Fransisco. http://www.aykutevents.com/events_worldcup.htm 

YTREBIL/Prints and Drawings by Enrique Chagoya | July 10 – August 28

A solo exhibition featuring works on paper created over the past decade by San Francisco artist, Enrique Chagoya. Galería de la Raza is pleased to present YTREBIL/Prints and Drawings by Enrique Chagoya, a solo exhibition featuring 38 etchings, codices, serigraphic prints and drawings the San Francisco-based artist has created over the past decade. The exhibition includes works inspired by the format of political satire and editorial cartoons that reference current events, works that poke fun at the politics of the art world, and multi-panel visual narratives presented in the tradition of the accordion-folded books of the Aztec codices. Artist Reception – Saturday, July 10th @ 7:30 p.m. Artist Talk, a conversation with Jennifer Gonzalez, UCSC: Sat. August 28, 4p.m. Location: Galería de la Raza – 2857 24th St – San Fransisco. http://galeriadelaraza.org

The 2nd Annual San Francisco Salsa and Bachata Festival | July 11-18

If you wanted to learn how to dance salsa, bachata, tango, bolero, zouk, kizomba and more, this is your event. If you wanted to watch professional dance performers from all over the world, this is your event. If you wanted to see NOT JUST one but 7 LIVE bands, this is your event! If you wanted to take dance workshops for 4 nights classes and 3 straight days from the best world renown teachers, are you kidding? If you truly want to enjoy SUMMER DANCING in the great city of San Francisco, well, this so it! Did you want to party at night until 3AM at a 5-star hotel? We got that covered for you at Parc 55 Wyndham… 8 Days, 8 Nights, yes, you’ve read it right! People are coming fro all over the world! Location: San Francisco.  http://www.sfbif.com/

100th California Rodeo Salinas | July 15 – 18

Celebrate 100 Years of Tradition as the annual California Rodeo Salinas kicks off on Thursday July 15th. The best cowboys and cowgirls compete for prize money and coveted gold buckles. Action will be up close on the Instant Replay Screen during the 4 day show featuring bull riding, trick riding, clowns and more. Thursday & Friday night shows start at 6pm, Saturday and Sunday 1:15pm. Tickets are $13 to $20.00. Location: Salinas Sports Complex, Salinas. http://www.carodeo.com

2010 Salsa Festival | July 16 – 18 

The SalsaCrazy Salsa Festival is partnering with the San Francisco Bachata Festival to bring you TWO great events, under one roof, in the greatest city on Earth. Location: The Parc 55 Hotel (at Union Square), San Francisco. http://www.summersalsafest.com/

Gilroy Garlic Festival | July 23-25

The 32nd annual “Ultimate Summer Food Fair”; three days of incredible food, beverages, arts & crafts, live entertainment and the return of Top Chef sensation Fabio Viviani. Location: Christmas Hill Park; Gilroy.  http://www.gilroygarlicfestival.com

¡REBELATE! Printmaking Workshop | July 24

Join us for this exciting hands on-art making opportunity. Learn the fine art of printmaking with artist-activists Jesus Barraza and Melanie Cervantes. Don’t miss the opportunity to work with these two fabulous artists featured in The Art of Politics: Three Generations of Political Printmaking in the Bay Area. Jesus Barraza and Melanie Cervantes will kick the workshop off with a slideshow presentation that discusses the role of art and culture in community transformation and movement building. Participants will bring their ideas and passions to life by creating their own unique work of art. 1-3pm @ MACLA. Space is Limited – Sign Up Now! Workshop is $30 per person with limited scholarships available. Please contact Felicia Salinas at (408) 998-2808 to register. Location: MACLA, First Street, San Jose.  http://www.maclaarte.org/site/?p=317

Monterey Bay Reggaefest | July 30 – August 1

The 15th annual Monterey Bay Reggaefest, one of the largest reggae festivals in Northern California, features over 25 performances from star reggae performers, dancehall acts, and cultural dancers throughout the three-day celebration. The fun isn’t limited to music for those in attendance at the 20-acre Monterey Fairgrounds in Monterey, California. Adults can enjoy the full bars in the Turf Club and Beer Garden, a D.J. party, and the annual 3 on 3 Basketball Tourney. Children will enjoy the jump houses, face painting and other activities in the play area, while teens hang out in the Teen Lounge. Vendors offer unique arts, crafts and food, ensuring that you never have to leave the festival gates or miss an act. Location: Monterey Fairgrounds, 2004 Fairground Rd. http://www.mbayreggaefest.net/

U.S. Salsa Open Championships | July 22-25

Here’s your chance to say you are #1 in U.S. SALSA!! A whole weekend packed with competitions, parties, and a Dance Salsa Camp, July 22-25, 2010. This Competition was designed for every type of salsa dancer from Newcomer to Professional with over 70 categories to choose from and $15,000 in Prizes! Location: Oakland Marriott Convention Center, 1001 Broadway, Oakland CA.  http://ussalsaopen.com

San Francisco Symphony Celebrates Mexico’s Bicentennial | July 25

Free Concert at Dolores Park in San Francisco at 2 pm. Pack a picnic basket and bring your friends and family! The Symphony’s annual free concert includes a special tribute to Mexico with an afternoon of musical favorites conducted by rising star Alondra de la Parra, a native of Mexico City now based in New York. Join the Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco and the Friends of Mexico 2010 in celebrating the Bicentennial of the Independence of Mexico. Pack a picnic basket and bring your friends and family for the San Francisco Symphony’s free concert in Dolores Park. Conductor/Performers: Alondra de la Parra and San Francisco Symphony. Location: Dolores Park in San Francisco. http://www.sfsymphony.org/

5th Annual Frida Kahlo Fundraiser by Cihuatl Tlatocan | July 30

Event includes performances by Sol y Luna Folklorico Dance Group, Kalizay, “Son Las Fridas, and other programming including silent art auction, raffle, Frida Kahlo Leadership Award, Frida look a like contest, and the celebration of the Nu Una Mas Scholarship winner. Begins at 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Location: Washington United Youth Center, 921 South First St, San Jose, CA


Music in the Park | Every Thursday from June 3-August 26

San Jose summers wouldn’t be the same without Music in the Park, downtown’s most anticipated concert series.  For more than 20 years, people have come out to enjoy a variety of music by some of the world’s biggest stars at free Thursday night concerts from 5:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. 

2010 Lineup:

July 8: Tonic (Rock/Pop). Opener: Green River Ordinance.

July 15: Don Carlos (Reggae). Opener: Zili Misik (tropical/afrobeat/neo-soul).

July 22: The Gaslight Anthem (Alternative Rock). Opener:  New Politics.

July 29: Pete Escovedo Orchestra (Latin/Jazz). Opener: Tortilla Soup.

August 5: Foreverland (14-piece Michael Jackson Tribute Band). Opener: Love Stoned.

August 12: Lincoln “Sugar” Minott and Fire Pashon (Dancehall Reggae). Opener: The Hold Up.

August 19: Y&T (Classic Rock). Opener: OTR Band.

August 26: Pato Banton (Reggae). Opener: Whiskey Avengers.

Location: Plaza de Cesar Chavez, San Jose, CA. http://www.sjdowntown.com/Music_in_the_Park.html 

Corridos! Tales of the Mexican Revolution | June 24- August 1

Based on the original musical play by Luis Valdez, “Corridos! Tales of the Mexican Revolution” brings to life the heroes and heroines, history and mythology of the Mexican Revolution 1910-1920. Corridos, or ballads, are musical, humorous, and dramatic-story telling vignettes based on a centuries-old popular Mexican folk tradition. This new production of “Corridos!” aims to use this musical theater form unique to El Teatro Campesino to commemorate and explore the centennial of the first major revolution of the twentieth century. Location:  El Teatro Campesino, 705 Fourth Street, San Juan Bautista, CA 95045. http://www.elteatrocampesino.com/Season/corridos.html 

Starlight Cinemas | Wednesdays from June 9 – August 25

A traveling cinema series coming to a downtown neighborhood near you…Every 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Wednesday of the month.  Movies begin at dusk, come early for the best seat. Raffles each week for great prizes. BYOCB(or A)- Bring Your own Chair, Blanket or Air Bed. Take advantage of San Jose’s warm, summer nights and enjoy a movie under the star-studded sky with good company. Explore one of three distinct downtown neighborhoods (San Pedro Square, Historic District and SoFA District) each week and meet the people and businesses that give downtown its character.

Movie Listings: 

July 14 – Batman (San Pedro Square) 

July 21 – An American in Paris (Historic District)

July 28 – Rocky Horror Picture Show (SoFA District)

August 11 – The Goonies (San Pedro Square)

August 18 – Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3-D (Historic District)

August 25 – Zombieland (SoFA District)

Location: San Pedro Square, Historic District and SoFA District in San Jose. http://www.sjdowntown.com/Starlight_Cinemas.html