by Juliana Birnbaum Fox
Cesar’s Latin All Stars will be playing live music. The ten-piece Latin orchestra, led by Cesar Ascarrunz, plays salsa, merengue, boleros and cumbias to dance the night away. Starting Dec. 7th, every Friday and Saturday night from 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. at the Metronome Dance Center. Tickets are available at the door, at 1830 17th Street (at De Haro) in San Francisco. For more information call 415-252-9000, or visit www.metronomedancecenter.com.
Latin Jazz Sensation Poncho Sánchez Performs at Chabot College
The sizzling sounds of Poncho Sánchez come to the Chabot College Performing Arts Center in Hayward. Recognized as one of the premiere Latin ensembles of our time, Sanchez mixes Afro-Cuban rhythms with bebop to create his own style of music, inspired by the conga playing of Cuban great Mongo Santamaria.
On Friday, Dec. 7 at 8:00 p.m. at the Chabot College Performing Arts Center, located on campus at 25555 Hesperian Boulevard in Hayward. The group performs under the direction of Jon Palacio, Director for Jazz Studies at Chabot College, and a former alumnus of both the Jazz Ensemble and the Jazz Orchestra.
Tickets are $25 for general admission and may be purchased by calling (510) 723-7233 or by visiting www.chabotcollege.edu/music.
City College holds Job Fair
Current and future positions available at City College of San Francisco will be highlighted at the fourth annual Job Fair Friday, Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Hotel Kabuki, 1625 Post Street, San Francisco. Jobs available include full and part-time faculty, administrative, and support staff. Participants can meet College department representatives, obtain applications and job announcements, learn how CCSF’s hiring process works and get answers on site. For full details about the Job Fair, telephone (415) 241-2246 or visit the College’s Human Resources Department web site at www.ccsf.edu/hr.
Campaign Boot Camp at the Commonwealth Club
Attorney/activist Christine Pelosi, daughter of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, will discuss public service through grassroots organizations and community politics, and offer a glimpse into American politics and the hectic world of campaigning. Pelosi has over 30 years of experience in voter contact, education and mobilization in local, state and federal efforts. On Wednesday, Dec. 12, check in for the event is at 6pm, the program starts at 6:30, and at 7:30 there will be a reception and book signing. Pelosi will be at the Club office, 595 Market St., 2nd Floor, San Francisco. Tickets are $12 for Members, $20 for Non-Members. To buy tickets call 415/597-6705 or register at www.commonwealthclub.org.
Dance and learn about Foundation for El Salvador
The Foundation of Disabled and Handicapped for Integral Development in El Salvador, an organization benefitting people disabled during the Salvadoran war, will host an evening with Orquestra “Son de Caña.” Dance and inform yourself about the Foundation whose president will update us on the ecological and cultural project to be built in the province of San Vicente, El Salvador. On Saturday, Dec. 15th, 7-12 p.m.at the Women’s Building, 3543 18th St. in San Francisco.