March 2012 Event Calendar


Chicanitas from Cheech Marin collectionCHICANITAS: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection | Now – April 2nd 

Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection is an exhibition of paintings – all under 16 x 16 inches – showcasing 26 artists and a wide variety of artistic media. Ranging from photo-realism, to abstractions, portraits to landscapes, Chicanitas offers the viewer an intimate sampling from both established and emerging Chicano artists. $10 general admission at the Museum of Monterey Visit:

Music & Tamales! Featuring Los Cenzontles | March 2nd

Los Cenzontles, a musical group based inSan Pablo,CA, infuses a distinctly contemporary, American sound with deep Mexican roots. The band will be performing atLos Cenzontles Mexican Arts Center at the 2nd annual Music & Tamales event.  This event will have superb musical entertainment, homemade tamales, beverages, and great company! Tickets are $15. Call 510-233-8015 for more information

Totem – Cirque Du Soleil | March 3rd-ongoing

Inspired by many founding myths, Totem illustrates, through a visual and acrobatic language, the evolutionary progress of species.  This series will feature the progress of a giant turtle, the symbol of origin for many ancient civilizations.  Location: Under the Big Top at Taylor Street Bridge, San Jose Tickets: $58-$248.50 For more information visit:

International Women’s Day | March 3rd

International Women’s day is a celebration of women from all over world. This year’s theme is “Media an instrument of change,” and will include female positive role models who have influenced the media. This event also brings together women from surrounding communities like Monterey and Salinas. Location CSUMB Student Center at 3:00 P.M. Free event

LA Arrolladora Banda Limon | March 3rd 

La Arrollandora Banda Limon is a Mexican banda group from Limon in the state of Sinaloa which has been performing together, since the 1960s. The group will be performing at theSan JoseMcEneryConvention Center, March 3rd at 7:00 P.M. For tickets and more information visit:

Salsa Dance Party with Pacific Mambo Orchestra – San Jose Jazz Winter Fest | March 10th

Pacific Mambo Orchestra will be playing Latin sounds at the San Jose Winter Fest.  This Latin Salsa Big Band is to bring back and build upon the great Latin Big Band sounds of the 1940s through the 60s. The group has Orchestra instruments consisting of 4 trumpets, 4 trombones and 5 saxophones, in addition to piano, bass, timbales, congas, and bongos.  Tickets: $15-$20 Location: San Pedro Square Market,San JoseCAFor more information visit:

Romero Santos | March 13th

Romero Santos is a Latin singer, and former lead singer of the Bachata group Aventura. As a member of Aventura,Santos has been a key figure in popularizing Bachata, with hits reaching near the top of the Billboard Latin charts. Santos will be playing at the HP Pavilion inSan JoseMarch 13th at 8:00 P.M.  For tickets and more information visit:

Ricardo Arjona | March 14th

Guatemalan singer, Ricardo Arjona known for winning two Grammy Awards from three nominations for best Latin Pop Album and Best Male Pop Vocal Album, will be playing at the HP Pavilion inSan JoseMarch 14th at 8:00 P.M. For tickets and more information visit:

A Walk Along Cesar Chavez Street | Now through March 17th

A Walk Along Cesar Chavez Street is an exhibition, featuring mini scale models, video interviews, projections, and photography of Cesar Chavez street. This exhibit is the result of a service-learning course at the University of San Francisco.  It highlights a community vision for an improved and imagined corridor between the Bayview and Mission neighborhoods, including transit design, and economic growth.  For more info on this event, email

Romeo Santos Concert | March 20

Romeo Santos in concert at the HP Pavilion at San Jose Arena, San Jose, CA.

Anjelah Johnson | March 24th

San Josenative and Latina comedian Anjelah Johnson became an internet sensation with her viral video “Nail Salon” and later, appeared on “MADtv” as a series regular, which then spawned another internet sensation “Bon Qui Qui.” Johnson was nominated for an ALMA Award for her work on the show.  You can catch her March 24th at the SacramentoConvention Centerat 8:00 P.M. Tickets: $29.50 For more information visit:

Cesar Chavez Day Cleanup | March 31st

To commemorate Cesar Chavez’ commitment to social justice, Return of the Natives invites volunteers to join in a day of service at Cesar Chavez Park in Salinas. Volunteers are invited to help clean up trash and remove invasive weeds to make the park a better habitat for both wildlife and people. Cleanup starts at 10 A.M. For more information go to:, email or call 582-3686. Volunteer groups of 10 or more please RSVP.