Compiled by the El Reportero’s staff
Opening the door to a new year, a group of poets and reciters will be celebrating the 147th birth date of the Prince of Letters, the great poet, Rubén Darío. This important celebration will be conducted by the poetic directive of Luis Echegoyén and musically led by Enoc Jérez, and it will have open mic for the audience. There will be Nicaraguan appetizers. The event will take place from on Jan. 19, from 1 – 4 p.m., at the Lelenitas Cakes, at 3743 Mission Street, San Francisco. For more info please call at 415-871-4613.
On Jan. 24-Feb. 8, 2014, Thurs.-Sat. at 8 p.m., Sundays at 6 p.m. (Please note showtimes Sat, Feb 8 are 4 p.m. & 7 p.m.) Advance tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com, or 1800-838-3006.
SamTrans Pilots Reduced Day Pass Pricing
Additional Fare Incentives Aimed At Boosting Ridership
New fare changes designed to increase ridership on SamTrans took effect this week.
Approved in October by the SamTrans Board of Directors, the following fare changes were implemented beginning Jan. 1:
– Reduced the price of the SamTrans Day Pass to two-and-a-half times the one-way cash fare for up to 18 months. The Day Pass was formerly three times the one-way cash fare. This provides customers who ride three or more buses a day with a discount compared to paying cash. Information at www.samtrans.com/daypass.
– Established an annual pass for purchase by housing complexes and businesses. Participating property managers and employers pay a set price per eligible resident (five years and older) or employee (working 20+ hours a week.) The pass costs $115 this year and will increase to $125 in 2015. Minimum participation is 100 users. Information at www.samtrans.com/faretypes.
– 20 percent discount for groups of 25 or more people who pre-purchase tickets. Information at www.samtrans.com/grouptravel.
Develop Your Resume and Cover letter writing skills
The Berkeley Public Library hosts a Resume and Cover Letter – Workshop on Monday January 27, 2014, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in the 3rd Floor Community Meeting Room of the Central Library, 2090 Kittredge Street.
This free workshop is led by resume expert Marilyn Tullius from Delta Strategies for Marketing. She will address how to handle gaps in employment, focusing the resume for specific jobs, common dilemmas in resume writing; as well as answer individual questions.
Attendees should bring copies of their current resume and cover letter for review and advice in a small group discussion setting. The dates for the Resume and Cover Letter Workshop are: January 27, February 24, March 24, April 28, Tuesday May 27, ( due to May 26th being Memorial Day) and June 23, 2014.
SFJAZZ & SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director and seven-time Grammy nominee, John Santos
Don’t miss this one!
SFJAZZ & SFJAZZ informaciónResident Artistic Director and seven-time Grammy nominee, John Santos present: Un Danzon pa’ Cachao, Una Descarga pa’ Walfredo.
Two historic concerts honoring two giants of Cuban music: Israel López “Cachao” and Walfredo de Los Reyes featuring
The John Santos Sextet: Dr. John Calloway, Melecio Magdaluyo, Saúl Sierra, Marco Díaz, David Flores. With special guests Walfredo de Los Reyes, Orestes Vilató, Paquito D’Rivera, Anthony Blea and the Classical Revolution String Trio, and Javier Navarrette.
On Saturday, Jan. 18, at 7:30 p.m. (There will be a brief post-concert talk by John and his special guests on Saturday) and Sunday, Jan. 19, 7 p.m., at the gorgeous new SFJAZZ Center, 201 Franklin at Fell St., San Francisco. http://www.sfjazz.org. 866-920-5299.