Compiled by the El Reportero’s staff
The 35th Annual Celebration of Craftswomen, showcasing over 190 female artists, takes place in San Francisco’s Festival Pavilion at the Fort Mason Center on Veteran’s Day Weekend. On Nov. 9-11, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admissions are $9 for adults; $7 for students, seniors, and people with disabilities; free for children ages 12 and under; and a two-day pass, good on any of the three days, is $15.
Tickets are available on the website and all proceeds benefit The Women’s Building. Those interested in more information can find it at the Celebration of Craftswomen’s website www.celebrationofcraftswomen.com, send an email to Craftswomen@gmail.com, or call 415-802-5699.
An evening with Rick Stevens of Tower of Power
Benefiting the Redwood City Special Needs Afternoon Program.
Rick’s soulful vocals helped put the Bay Area band “Tower of Power” on the charts in the early 1970’s, with such songs as Sparkling in the Sand and fan favorite You’re Still a Young Man. This will be the breakout performance of the group “Love Power” which Rick has put together with local Bay Area musicians, for this benefit for the Redwood City Special Needs Afternoon Program. Saturday, Nov. 9, dinner 6 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m., 1455 Madison Ave, Redwood City, California. For more info call at 760-780-7264 or visit http://www.afarinc.org. Dinner and Show – $35, Show only – $20. Tickets at: latinrockinc.net/home/event/rick-stevens-redwood-city-benefit.
Tribute to Santana and fundraiser
Sounds of the Streets is a tribute to Santana as well as a fundraiser for Milagro Foundation, which benefits underserved and vulnerable children around the world. This foundation was started by Carlos Santana and his family.
During the will be a short PowerPoint presentation outlining the era (1960s) and the location (the Mission District of San Francisco) presented by College of San Mateo Ethnic Studies professor, Rudy Ramírez. Thereafter, a live performance by the Mission Street All-Stars will play selections from the first three albums.
This event will be held at the College of San Mateo Theater, Bldg. 3 on Nov. 13, from 7-9 p.m. Free parking in Beethoven Lot 2. $10 general, $7 students, staff, faculty.
Flamenco: Con Nombre y Apellido
Renowned flamenco dancer Carola Zertuche presents Con Nombre y Apellido, a powerful performance that pushes the boundaries of tradition and explores new expressions of cultural identities through flamenco dance.
In its 47th home season, Theatre Flamenco of San Francisco will present Con Nombre y Apellido, an exploration of the diverse national and cultural identities in the art of flamenco. Artistic Director Carola Zertuche will honor the famous families throughout flamenco history that have maintained a lineage and tradition for the art form itself a mix of Spanish, Gypsy, Jewish, African, and Moorish influences. Using that tradition as a point of departure, Zertuche will reflect on the new crop of artists who are not of those families, nor of Spanish origin, yet have steeped themselves in that tradition and are pushing flamenco forward. Zertuche will integrate her Mexican roots with Spanish Gypsy and North American artists who have earned renown in the art form.
The oldest flamenco dance company in the nation, Theatre Flamenco proudly presents world class and internationally recognized flamenco artists. Featuring guitarist Jose Luis Rodriguez, singer José Cortés, bassist Sascha Jacobsen, electroacoustic musician Fermín Martínez, flamenco dancers Carola Zertuche, Cristina Hall, Marién Luévano, and guest co-director Ricardo Rubio – be prepared for an unforgettable experience of flamenco.
Nov. 14, 15, 16, 2013 at 8 p.m., and on the 17, 2013 at 2 p.m., at the Southside Theater at Fort Mason Center, San Francisco (pre-show 47th Home Season Gala Celebration). Advance tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/454980.