Compiled by the El Reportero’s staff
The Mexican Museum was initially located in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District and was the realization of Peter Rodríguez’s vision to have an institution in the United States to exhibit the aesthetic expression of the Mexican people.
The Mexican Museum is located at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco and has a large collection of over 14,000 works of art which serve as a testament to the role of Mexicans, Latinos, Chicanos and Latin Americans in San Francisco and the United States.
We ask you today to show your support to make the new home for the Mexican Museum a reality. Come to the hearing on April 11, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. at San Francisco City Hall, Room 400. www.mexicanmuseum.org.
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.
Fundraiser for the cause of HIV/AIDS
Casa Sanchez dedicates Salsa Friday to commemorate friends and famiiy here and in Heaven with HIV/AIDS. The fantabulous DJ Chill spins salsa, old school, hip-hop and booty shakin’ grooves. All ages, sliding scale $10 to $25. 100% for the cause!! Dinner under $10. Spread the word.
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. Box office opens March 13 for SFFS members and March 15 for the general public, online at sffs.org.
For more information visit sffs.org/Exhibition/SF-International-Film-Festival.