by Desirée Aquino
The Mission Cultural Center Theatre is hosting a spoken word poetry night featuring emerging poets from the Bay Area representing various Latino communities, including Mexico, Ecuador, Venezuela and the Central Valley.
The event is hosted by Paul S. Flores and features poets Cesar Cruz, MC AGANA, Oscar Bermeo, Pablo Rodriguez, Elz Cuya and Yosimar Reyes. The showcase begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 7 at the Mission Cultural Center EventsTheatre, 2868 Mission St. in San Francisco. Admission is $5. For more information, call (415) 350-9775 or e-mail: Pflo55@yahoo.com
Panel addressing green business hosted by The Commonwealth Club’s INFORUM
INFORUM, a division of The Commonwealth Club, is hosting “Green Capital: Profit and the Planet?” panel to allow environmental pioneers to discuss the realities of profitable environmental solutions and unexpected new alliances making them possible.
The program takes place Wednesday, April 18 from 6:30 p.m. at the Club Office, 595 Market St. at Second in San Francisco. Cost is $8 for members and $15 for non-members. For reservations, call (415) 597-6705.
Author and musician discusses Cuba and its music
Singer/songwriter, producer and author Ned Sublette will discuss New Orleans and the Cuban connection and his book, “Cubaand its Music: from the First Drums to the Mambo” at the Mission Cultural Center.
Sublette will speak on Wednesday, April 18 with a 7 p.m. reception and 8 p.m. lecture at the Mission Cultural Center Theatre, 2868 Mission St. in San Francisco. Admission is $10. For more information, go to: www.missionculturalcenter.org.
People’s Earthday celebration in Bayview Hunters Point
Bayview Hunters Point celebrates a healthy environment and community for the seventh year. Highlights of the event include the premier of the theater production, “East Side Story” by youth leaders of Literacy for Environmental Justice, community restoration project at Heron’s Head Park, DJ, dancing, music and spoken word performances.
The event takes place on Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at India Basin Shoreline Park. Participants can sample food from local restaurants, enter raffles for prizes and view cooking demos and educational displays. For more information, call (415) 282-6840 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ArtSpan Benefit Art Show and Auction in San Francisco
More than 130 works by local artists will be up for bid in live and silent auctions at the annual Art Span Benefit Art Show and Auction. Proceeds from the auction benefit ArtSpan’s programs including Art for City Youth and San Francisco Open Studios.
The event includes desserts, drinks and other tastes, along with DJ Shissler on Thursday, April 26 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at California Modern Gallery, 1035 Market St. in San Francisco. VIP tickets are $75 in advance and general admission is $25 in advance or $30 at the door. For more information, go to www.artspan.org or call (415) 861-9838.