Sunday - Apr 21, 2019

New film raises awareness about Mexico-U.S. sex trade

by the El Reportero staff

Trade, starring Kevin Kline, Alicja Bachleda and Kate Del Castillo, and featuring a screenplay by Academy Award nominee José Rivera (The Motorcycle Diaries), will be released nationwide on September 28. Roadside Attractions is partnering with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Equality Now, International Justice Mission and the “Not for Sale” campaign to support raising awareness Human Trafficking.

Inspired by the award winning The New York Times Magazine cover story, “The Girls Next Door,” written by Peter Landesman, the characters of Trade negotiate their way through the unspeakable terrain of the sex trade “tunnels” between Mexico and the United States.

The Kool Katz Band shares stage with the “King of Latin Soul and R&B”

The Kool Katz Band celebrate their 10 Year Anniversary with Joe Bataan and La Ventana performing Latin soul, rock and salsa at the Avalon Night Club in Santa Clara. The show on Friday, October 19 will be the third collaboration between the two bands, and they will go on to Los Angeles to keep rocking all weekend. Go to for more info or call Art for tickets at 408-849-1180.

Family night at the San Francisco symphony Bay Area families are invited to spend a festive evening at Davies Symphony Hall with the San Francisco Symphony, an opportunity to share the joy and discovery of music making Conducted by James Gaffigan, the evening will introduce families to the wonders of a live orchestra concert. Davies Symphony Hall will open Saturday, Sept. 22, at 6:00 p.m. for refreshments and lobby entertainment, and the concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Thanks to the generosity of Target, the concert is specially priced at $10 for adults and $1 for children 17 and under. This program is recommended for children ages seven and older. Davies Symphony hall is located at 201 Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco Tickets available through SFS Ticket Services at (415) 864-6000 and by mail, fax, or in person at the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office. Please note: A $5 handling fee will be charged for phone and fax orders. There is no handling fee for mail or walk up orders.

Cuarteto Latinoamericano de Saxofones

With a striking combination of sounds from baroque to folk music, this unique Chilean saxophone quartet performs the dazzling music of classical and modern Latin American composers. Since 1992, this quartet has played in venues across the Americas, focusing on original interpretations of well-known Latin American folkloristas. The show is Saturday September 22 at 8:30pm at La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave. in Berkeley. Tickets are $20 and can be obtained by calling (510) 849-2568 or at