September 2010 Events Calendar


Chicano Kings of Comedy | September 1
The Chicano Kings of Comedy showcases rich, raw talent and hard-hitting jokes put into an all-star line up. This diverse Chicano Culture, known all around the world, relates to the same customs that everyone else has, but in a different light! This production is a spin off from the successful Dizzle Presents San Jose Comedy Jam Show that hits every month here at the San Jose Improv. The Chicano Kings of Comedy Show gives you the greatest Chicano Comics that are hot and performing in shows all around the country and now come together here at the San Jose Improv. 8pm Ticket Information: $12 (21 & over w/ID; two-item minimum per guest). Location: Improv Comedy Club, 62 S 2nd Street, San Jose 95113

Mexico-In-Film Series | September 7

2010 marks 100 years since the Mexican Revolution and 200 years since the movement for Independence. Cine+Mas SF is presenting this “Mexico In Film Series: ¡Vive el Cine Mexicano!” as part of the celebrations taking place in Mexico and around the world commemorating these events. This series celebrates Mexico’s contribution to cinema since the early years of film in conjunction with the San Francisco Public Library and the Consulate General of Mexico in San Jose and San Francisco. 12:00 -7:00 Location:Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St. San Francisco

Omar Rodriguez-Lopez ft. Le Butcherettes | September 13

Omar Rodriguez-Lopez from Mars Volta will be performing in a few cities. 8:00pm-10:00pm. Location: Great American Music Hall 859 O’Farrell St.  San Francisco, CA 94109.

Fiestas Patrias Festival | September 12

The rapidly growing and best known Fiestas Patrias Festival returns to Guadalupe Park in downtown San Jose. Fiestas Patrias Parade is a San Jose favorite and family tradition. Join us! 38,000 attendees expected. The celebration commemorates Mexico’s independence. Location: Discovery Meadows, San Jose.

Fiestas Patrias | September 16

A celebration of many Latin countries! This is a free community celebration! Kids and families will love the hands on arts crafts area; everyone will enjoy trying authentic Mexican food from local restaurants, and even an authentic Flag Ceremony. Fiestas Patrias commemorates the independence from Spanish rule, and is celebrated by the following Latin America Countries: México, Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Chile, and Brazil (from Portugal). Traditionally, the celebration begins at midnight on September 15th with El Grito de Independencia. Location: Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway Street, Redwood City 94063

Gaytino! | September 16

Teatro Visión opens its 27th season with a one-night, special performance of Gaytino! –  the touching and hilarious father and son journey through decades of Chicano history. Son of famed composer and singer, Lalo Guerrero, Dan Guerrero’s story of courage and emergence takes the audience from East L.A. to Broadway musical theater stages and is a celebration of Gay Chicanismo. Teatro Visión co-presents this production at the Mexican Heritage Plaza with the Mexican Heritage Corporation. 8pm. Location: Mexican Heritage Plaza Theater, 1700 Alum Rock Avenue, San Jose 95116

Pete Escovedo Latin Jazz Band | September 17

Escovedo, along with such seasoned bandleaders as Eddie Palmieri, Poncho Sanchez and Ray Barretto, is today viewed as one of the standard bearers of Latin jazz. “There are so many great young players who are carrying on the tradition,” he says happily. “My job, as I see it, is to keep on doing what Tito, Mongo, Cal, Willie and others would be doing if they were still with us today. At the same time, we need to experiment and expand the genre.” The younger guys will see to that. But for Escovedo right now things couldn’t be better. “The audience is there, and it’s worldwide,” he enthuses. Ticket Information: $30 2 alcoholic drink/appetizer minimum. Location: Angelica’s Bistro, 863 Main Street, Redwood City 94063

Pepa and Edgar from Mucho Axe – South American World Music | September 17

Enjoy vibrant melodies with mesmerizing lyrics sung by the gorgeous Pepa Quiroga to the fine guitar work of Mucho Axe band leader Edgar Macchiavello. The duo plays a broad range of genres, including Tango, Samba, Bossa Nova, Mambo, Reggae, Ska and more. Location: Morocco’s Restaurant, 86 N Market Street, San Jose 95113

Bark in the Park 2010 | September 18

When you take a dog for a walk, is the dog taking you for the walk? The answer to this question will be evident when dogs and their owners attend Bark in the Park 2010, the largest dog festival in the US. When over 3,700 dogs and 15,000 humans have enjoyed this family oriented, all-day event, it is clear who is taking the lead. Located in an expansive, tree-lined neighborhood park, this fun day features contests, music, celebrities, demonstrations, dog-related vendors and services and kids activities. Plus dogs. Lots of fun loving dogs. Location: Naglee Park Campus Community Association, San Jose.

San Francisco Giants presents: Fiesta Gigantes / Latino Heritage Night | September 18

An all-day celebration of Latino Culture. When you purchase a ticket for this special event, you get a seat in the Latino Heritage Section, access to special VIP sections during the pregame cultural festivities and a Jonathan Sanchez bobblehead. Location: AT&T Park San Francisco 24 Willie Mays Plaza San Francisco, California 94107.

The Mexican Heritage Corporation 19th Annual San José Mexican Heritage & Mariachi Festival | September 16 – 26

The Festival’s concerts will include artists such as: Los Tigres Del Norte, Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano, Intocable, Ozomatli, Los Tex Maniacs. The event will also present films, and cultural and educational events for the family. This celebration will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution, with a special tribute to civil rights activist and Latino cultural icon, Dolores Huerta. Location: 365 South Market St. San José, CA 95113-2818.

Adelita! The Women of the Mexican Revolution – A Musical Adventure of Mexico | September 25

This musical adventure is a dazzling theatrical piece created and directed by Dan Guerrero, named “One of the 25 Most Powerful Latinos in Hollywood” by Hispanic Magazine. Mr. Guerrero was selected to direct the production by Grammy Award winner Linda Ronstadt, who is the Festival’s Artistic Director. ¡Adelita! tells the gripping story of the women who fought in the Mexican Revolution — a story of bravery, loyalty, courage, love and passion that weaves music, dance, and historic visual projections to create a magical fable. This new musical features live performances by Mexico City chanteuse Eugenia Leon, and the world class Mariachi Cobre and Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano. The event will also include a special celebrity tribute to civil rights activist and modern-day “soldadera” (female soldier) Dolores Huerta, who will be in attendance at this performance commemorating her 80th birthday. Ticket Information: $40-$125 Location: San Jose State Event Center Arena, 290 S 7th Street, San Jose 95192-0201

3rd Annual Redwood City Salsa Festival | September 25

Redwood City is going to be hot during its 3rd annual Salsa Festival! Three stages featuring Latin, Salsa and DJ Salsa music, plus a Family stage for kids and adults, will fire up Redwood City with music and dancing (including free Salsa lessons) all day long. Amateur and professional Salsa chefs will compete for fun, prizes, and Salsa Glory at the mouth watering and exciting Salsa Tasting & Competition, where the public takes part in the judging. Along with tasty salsa, local restaurants will also offer their delicious fares throughout the day. Featuring public Tequila tasting, heirloom tomato tasting, exciting hands-on art projects, chalk art and more, this family festival also hosts Art on the Square, where artists and artisans exhibiting their inspirational work will transform the streets surrounding Courthouse Square into an outdoor gallery. Redwood City’s Salsa Festival guarantees a fun-filled day of tongue-tingling salsa, great activities, music, entertainment, food, beverages, and a wonderful time for the entire family from noon until 8pm. Location: Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway Street, Redwood City 94063

Altar Making Workshop | September 25

Prepare for Dia De Los Muertos 2010 by going to an Altar making workshop. There is $10 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.

Taste of Morgan Hill | September 26 – 26

Enjoy the flavors of local restaurants, wineries, breweries, musicians and artisans in an exciting festival atmosphere. There will be two stages of live music; a Kids’ Zone with rides, crafts, and children’s entertainment; a custom and classic car show; a quilt show, and more! 10 am- 6pm.

Lineas: New Modes of Contemporary Urbanism recent work by Tanya Aguiñiga and Teddy Cruz | Now – October 16

This two-person exhibition explores a triangulation of global borders, local resources, and sustainability. It features recent work by Tanya Aguiñiga and Teddy Cruz. This exhibition is held in conjunction with the 2010 01SJ Biennial — themed Build Your Own World — which takes place September 16-19. Location: MACLA, 510 S 1st Street, San Jose 95113.