Compiled by El Reportero staff
Adrián Areas (son of Santana original member Chepito Areas) brings his Latin Jazz Ensemble Experience to the heart of the Mission of SF. Jazz standards meets rumba, changuii, mozambique, abakua, samba y secrets of las Tumbadoras. Intricate rhythm changes & tasty melodies fill the air.
Band: Dan Zemelman/Keyboards, Robbie G/ Trumpet, Jimmy Toor/Tenor Saxophone, Kevin Silveira/Bass, Miguel Ange/Drums &Adrian Areas, who played Woodstock as a kid & toured with Don Henley on the Moperc Tumbadoras Casa Sánchez, 2778 24th St. SF. All ages, $7. ALL for the band. Dinner by Ayutla 415-282-2400 7 to 10:30 p.m.
Danza del Caribe directly from Cuba
On Monday, April 1st, all ten members of the Cuban modern dance company, Danza del Caribe, had their visas approved to travel to the United States and make their US debut at the CubaCaribe Festival of Dance and Music (April 12-28 in San Francisco and Oakland). Congratulations to CubaCaribe and Bill Martínez on a successful Cuban visa process!
CubaCaribe has been a resident Festival at Dance Mission for the past nine years. In 2011, Dance Brigade traveled to Cuba with Alayo Dance Company to collaborate with Danza del Caribe and present a weekend of performance at Teatro Mella in Havana. We are thrilled that Danza del Caribe will now be in our town!
Don’t miss the CubaCaribe Festival April 12-28. The first weekend of performance will be at Dance Mission Theater (April 12-14), followed by two more weeks of performance at YBCA and Laney College Theater.
For the full performance line-up, please visit www.cubacaribe.org. And keep your eyes peeled for workshops with Danza del Caribe members at Dance Mission April 16-26.
State of cinema address at 56th San Francisco International Film Festival
The San Francisco Film Society announced today that Steven Soderbergh, one of the world’s most celebrated figures in contemporary filmmaking, will deliver the tenth annual State of Cinema Address at the 56th San Francisco International Film Festival. Soderbergh, a visionary in the field of motion picture production, recently announced his intention to retire from filmmaking, a provocative decision which will provide a compelling framework for this live address. The State of Cinema will headline the Festival’s Live & Onstage program of unique one-time-only events featuring elements of live music, multimedia presentations and audience participation. See below for full program details.
On (April 25 – May 9) at the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas on Saturday, April 27 at 1:00 pm. Tickets $20 for SFFS members, $25 for the general public.
For more information visit sffs.org/Exhibition/SF-International-Film-Festival.
Cesar Chavez Day Parade
After the parade at Dolores Park, join Galería and many more in the 24th Street Corridor for a special street festival! At Galería’s Studio 24 venue, join Michele from The Sugar Skull Gallery in producing a commemorative César Chávez silkscreen, with images created by local youth. A suggested donation of $5 will snag individuals a print on paper, or on personal items (T-shirts, totes, or other like fabric).
Additional materials will be available for print, such as patches and notebooks. All proceeds will benefit future Galería de la Raza art programming with youth. Merchant sidewalk sales, a classic car show, and live performances will be taking place on 24th between Treat and Bryant Streets.
Saturday, April 20, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. $5 suggested donation.
Tribute to Mothers at an afternoon party on May 5th
This year’s FIFTH of MAY, on the occasion of honoring mothers in their month, we invite you to celebrate with us a TARDEADA LATINA (a Latin afternoon party).
Together with our dear brothers from North, Central and South America, we will celebrate with poetry, singing, dancing, food and drinks, with the guest appearance of Rolando Garcia, Central American songwriter with an international career, including Nicaragua dance group, “Children of the Corn” (Hijos del Maíz).
There will be a display of prestigious poetry books authors, amazing raffles: Grand Prize: a flat 32 ‘high definition TV, always within a framework of regional music, entertaining the audience with much joy.
We count on you to have fun in the company of your Mom, family and friends. Thanks for joining us. See you!
Sunday, May 5, 2-5 p.m. at the Brava Theater, 2781 24th Street, San Francisco. Doors open at 1:30 pm. Seating is limited, so buy your ticket now. Tickets at Julio’s Music, Gifts and More, 2884 Mission St., San Francisco, 415-871-7426 or call Katia N. Barillas at 415-871-7426.