Compiled by the El Reportero’s staff
San Jose Jazz, the producer of the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest, presents dozens of free concerts in San Jose year-round.
Winter Fest is just around the corner, showcasing celebrated jazz artists, genre-busting emerging musicians and regional youth jazz ensembles performing in the heart of Silicon Valley.
In the next two weeks, it will feature performances by Robert Glasper, José James, Vijay Iyer, Sean Jones, Carolyn Wonderland, Tony Monaco, Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic, and Delhi 2 Dublin, master classes, a dance party with Rumbaché, and youth performances by the San Jose Jazz High School All Stars, the San José State University Jazz Orchestra, and the Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco. A special presentation and Q&A session with Vijay Iyer will take place on March 14 at the PayPal Town Hall.
The play “Viva la Vida” original from master Humberto Robles will be featuring in a theatre evening in which Natty Rodríguez impersonates Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo, in a monologue located between memories, dreams and the passionate reality of such a particular and controversial carácter.
The author offers us a part of Frida’s intímate biography on a Day of Dead when she prepares a party for Diego Rivera, León Trotsky and Andre Breton, among other characters in her life, with who she celebrates death itself in a joyful sui generis.
Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 7 p.m. at the Mission Cultural Center for Latin Arts, 2668 Mission St, San Francisco. For over 13 years old.
Latina Spirit Conference Celebrating Women’s History Month
The Bay Area celebrates Women’s History Month with a TRUE Latina Spirit Conference…benefitting the Chicana/Latina Foundation. A TRUE Latina.com and the Chicana/Latina Foundation invite you to come and hear some of the issues affecting Latinas today and celebrate our contributions in culture, art, opportunity and family. Speakers include Esther Peralez-Dieckmann, Director, Office of Women’s Policy; Olga Talamante, Executive Director, Chicana/Latina Foundation; Carmen Castellano, Philanthropist; Elisa Orona, President, Latina Coalition of Silicon Valley and Ana María Osorio, Culture & Press, Mexican Consulate, San José.
Sunday, March 24, 2013, 1:00-5pm at Theatre, School of Arts and Culture @ MHP, 1700 Alum Rock Ave., San José, California. FREE EVENT.
Carnaval Informational Meeting
Do you plan on participating in the Mission’s annual Carnaval event in May?
Curious to know how it works, or how to get involved?
Attend an informational meeting at Brava Theatre (2781 24th Street at York) and learn about what’s in the works for Carnaval 2013. On Tuesday, March 19 at 7 p.m..