October 2010 Events Calendar


Monterey Tequila and Mezcal Expo | October 2

Event includes live tequila cooking show beginning at 6:30 p.m., mariachi music, tequila sampling, silent art auction and much more!!  Location: The Portola Hotel and Spa, Two Portola Plaza, Monterey , California 93940. For more information visit http://montereytequilafest.com/

Macy’s Hispanic Heritage Event | October 2

Meet life coach, Lilly Mucarsel, and find out how you can find your magic by Living Well, Looking Fantastic and Feeling Fabulous! The American Heart Association “Go Red Por Tu Corazon” will educate customers on heart healthy lifestyle and share some healthy recipes of traditional foods. Stop by the Lancome kiosk to discover Fall’s newest colors and beauty trends. Plus, with any $50 purchase, receive a free Macy’s Celebrates El Encanto Latino Hispanic Heritage Month apron! Event starts at 10 am in the INC Dept, Level 4. RSVP for this event. Location: Macy’s Union Square  Directions, 170 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco. For more information: http://bit.ly/9hdHoH

Sacramento Latin Music & Arts Festival | October 2

Come and see actors from the Sacramento 2006 & San Jose 2010 performances bring back to life the end of Act I when Cesar Chavez, Helen Chavez and Dolores Huerta decide to strike the growers in Delano. Location: Cesar Chavez Plaza, Sacramento, CA. For more information visit http://www.slmaf.com/

Fiesta del Mar | October 3

Celebrate ocean conservation and Hispanic cultural traditions at the sixth annual Fiesta del Mar event. The day includes live music, cultural dance, bilingual feeding shows, crafts for kids and more. Special recognition to The “Heroe del Medio Ambiente” (“environmental hero”) will be awarded to Mexican supermodel Liliana Dominguez as well as Luis and Kinan Valdez at 2 p.m. Children under 12 admitted free. Location: Monterey Bay Aquarium, 886 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940. For more information visit http://bit.ly/cLHCSG 

A Multi-Cultural Celebration | October 3

Celebrate National Arts and Humanitiies Month by experiencing diverse art forms, ranging from African drumming to Mexican folkloric dance. Limited seating; first come, first served on the day of event only. Location: Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View 94041. For more information http://www.ci.mtnview.ca.us/mvcpa/

Altar Making Workshop | October 7 & 9

Prepare for Dia De Los Muertos 2010 by going to an Altar making workshop. There is $15 cost. All materials will be provided. It is Open to middle school youth and older (unless accompanied by an adult). 10:00am-12:00pm. Location: Mission Cultural Center 2868 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94110-3908. For more information: www.missionculturalcenter.org

Papel picado Workshop | October 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th

Get ready for El Dia de Los muertos with a papel picado workshop. There is $15 cost. Please bring a small pair of scissors. It is Open to middle school youth and older (unless accompanied by an adult). Location: Café de la Muerte, 2nd floor MCCLA. For more information: http://www.missionculturalcenter.org/

NMC LULAC Council Fall Fashion Show | October 9

A formal evening of celebrating family, tradition, culture, fashion, music and dance. Tickets $75.00 and all proceeds benefit the NMC LULAC Scholarship fund.   Music by central coast’s Master DJ Noel Saucedo. Location: Hyatt Regency Monterey, 1 Old Golf Road, Monterey. For more information call Elsa at 831.594.5536.

Mexico Extravaganza Elements | October 10

The show’s repertoire will include the Ballet Folkolrico Mexicano of Carlos Moreno, a folkloric dance school with more than forty years of experience. It will also include Mictlan Danza y Cultura de San Jose, the Aztec dance school which comprises great singers and dancers performing pre-hispanic theatrical pieces and songs of ancient times. The singers present legendary songs emblematic of Mexican folklore in an ambiance that awakens all the senses and evokes earthy elements. Location: CET Sobrato Center – Anthony R Soto Theatre, 701 Vine Street, San Jose. For more information visit http://www.mexicoextravaganza.com/

Dia de los Muertos at Hidden Villa | October 10

Celebrate this beloved Mexican holiday which honors those who have gone before us with colorful altars, marigolds, and beautiful crafts such as traditional sugar skulls that you decorate with icing and sparkly adornments. Bring home a pretty tea light holder that you have made. Enjoy festive Mexican treats and music and learn much more about this ancient day of reflection. Location: Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills 94022. For more information visit http://www.hiddenvilla.org/

Old Pasadena Cultural Dance Festival | October 10

This FREE festival of multi-cultural costume, music and movement will feature dances from around the world including traditional Mexican, Russian, African, Irish, Spanish Flamenco, East Indian, Chinese, and more. Audience members can get moving too! Following each performance, the dancers will teach movements from that culture. Location: Memorial Park Bandshell (85 E. Holly Street) and Lineage Dance Studio (89 S. Fair Oaks Ave.), Pasadena. More information visit  http://www.oldpasadena.org/

Latina(o) Artists United Against Breast Cancer: Reflections on Canvas | October 14

Open House & Art Expo in support of Latinas Contra Cancer.  Event will be Thursday, October 14 · 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Location: 255 North Market Street, Suite 175, San Jose, CA 95110. For more information visit http://on.fb.me/cLLa30

Manu Chao in Concert | October 15

The Multilingual amazing French Spaniard will be making a stop in the San Francisco. Location: The Warfield 982 Market St San Francisco, CA 94102. For more information visit: www.ticketmaster.com

Shakira In Concert | October 22

Shakira’s 2010 global tour stops in the Bay area. Location: Oracle Arena 7000 Coliseum Way Oakland, CA 94621. For More information: http://www.livenation.com/edp/eventId/421896

Oakland’s 15th Annual Dia de los Muertos Festival | October 24

Come to the 15th Annual Dia de los Muertos Festival in Oakland, one of the biggest in the country. Location: The festival will be held between 33rd Ave. and 37th Ave. on East 12th St., as well as in the Fruitvale Village. For more information: http://www.unitycouncil.org/ddlm/index.htm

La Mission – Monday at the Movies | October 25

Growing up in the Mission district of San Francisco, Che Rivera has always had to be tough, using his fists to survive. When he learns a secret about his only son, he’ll have to embrace a side of himself he’s never shown before. Rated R. (117 min.) 2010. Location: Peninsula Jewish Community Center, 800 Foster City Boulevard, Foster City. For more information visit http://www.pjcc.org/

Sang Matiz & Borucoe | October 27

Sang Matiz is a Latin Fusion band with elements of Rumba Flamenca, Cumbia, Son, Pop, Salsa and also contributions of Jazz, Reggae, and Blues. The members come from many places such as: Peru, Chile, Puerto Rico and Nicaragua. Opening the show, will be a band called Borucoe. They play Latin Fusion infused with Brazilian and Amazonian rhythms. A new form of alternative Latin Styles. Doors will open at 8:30pm and the cost is $10 with no age restrictions. Location:  Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue (near Gilman St.), Berkeley, California. For more information visit www.ashkenaz.com