Compiled by the El Reportero’s staff
Galería de la Raza is proud to be the home of the Lunada Literary Lounge, the Bay Area’s only full moon bilingual literary, ritual, and performance gathering. The season has been going full-steam and has boasted the likes of John Santos, Israel Matos, Deuce Eclipse, Avotcja, the girls of Mission Girls, Sarah C. Jimenez, Jade Cho, DJ AGANA, and a surprise appearance by Guillermo Gómez-Peña thus far on stage. With two more dates in the spring 2013 roster left, May promises to deliver the noise.
On Friday, May 24, open mic sign-up at 7:15 p.m. $5 admission.
Carnaval San Francisco Festival and Grand Parade in the SF Mission District
The traditional grand Carnaval San Francisco arrives once again to the San Francisco Mission District bring a long line of colorful floats and over 30 music and dance groups.
CARNAVAL SAN FRANCISCO is happening this year thanks to all the people who have stepped up to volunteer, the City & County Of San Francisco, Galeria de la Raza, BRAVA! For Women in the Arts, 24th Street Merchants Association, Mission Merchants Association, Mission Neighborhood Centers, Loco Bloco, Good Samaritan FRC, Accion Latina, Latin Zone Production, Precita Eyes Mural Center, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 24th Street Cultural Collaborative, NBA, Grants for the Arts, Recology, Supervisor David Campos,Mayor Ed Lee, Mayors Office of Economic & Workforce Development, Invest In Neighborhoods Initiative, BART, Island Squeeze, Balancoire and all the Carnaval artists, DJs and volunteers.
Mexican rock alternative band to play in SF
Torreblanca is a Mexican rock/pop/alternative independent band created late 2007. They’re a young group, four musicians – each quite different from each other- still they mix in a surprising and awesome way to create a unique and fresh sound together. They pay special attention to arrangements in live performances, and love to play every show joined by special guest musician friends onstage. That’s where they feel they get to explode just the way they like to.
Torreblanca seek to offer unpredictable, elegant, important and well played songs; visceral and sincere in their interpretation, they tend to captivate their listeners.
The band has recorded an EP called Defensa (2010) and, on September 2011, they released their first LP Bella Época, which was produced by Quique Rangel (bass player in Café Tacvba).
Bella Época was received with great acceptance in Mexico’s rock media, highlighting on Rolling Stone and Marvin magazines best of the year lists. It was also featured in magazines and newspapers such as: Warp, Nylon, El Fanzine, Esquire, Reforma, Record, Círculo Mixup and Chilango and digital media such as: Mehaceruido, Panamerika, Club Fonograma and Lifeboxset.
On Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at Brick and Mortar Music Hall (1710 Mission St. San Francisco. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the Show starts at 9. p.m. Cover is $12 adv. $15 door. For advance tickets visit: www.brickandmortarmusic.com.
Video Torreblanca: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meDZPbTgJIs.
Video Diana Gameros: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqoCI5SthMg.
SF Zoo and the Mexican Consulate event
In partnership with the Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco, this special traveling exhibit makes its only U.S. stop at the San Francisco Zoo! A bi-lingual, multi-media show, Travesia explores the amazing migratory world of gray whales, from the Arctic seas to the Mexican lagoons of Baja.
Interpretive works from eight contemporary Mexican artists encourage reflection on the relationship between humans and nature. Models of a gray whale’s head and tail encourage discussion of the life cycle of the gray whale. Illustrative panels explore the significance of gray whales in the bio-diverse Northeastern Pacific region.
Come learn about this conservation success story, made possible by the dedication and cooperation of Canada, the United States and Mexico.
Member Preview: June 7, 12-4 p.m. Open to the public: June 8, 12 p.m.In the Pachyderm Building.
Viva Cuba is an original musical about post-revolutionary Cuba presented by the American Theater Company. It is showing Fri and Sat May 31 and June 1 8 p.m.
At Southside Theater – Fort Mason Center Marina and Laguna. $20 general, $15 students, $12 Children and Seniors. Tickets at door or: Fortmason.org.