by Beth Pinio
A collection of Latin musicians will perform at Café de la Paz in Berkeley to benefit “the Children of Chaguitillo” Nicaragua. The musicians include Ray Obiedo & Mombo Caribe, EventsJosé “Chepito” Areas, José Najera and Friends, Tony (son of Curtis) Mayfield, Rafael Manriquesz, Quique Cruz and Friends, Los Soneros de la Bahia, and Ray Cepeda and Friends.
The concert proceeds will be used to buy shoes and schoolbooks for needy children of Chaguitillo, Nicaragua. Café de la Paz will donate 10 percent of all food and drink sales to the benefit as well. The event will take place Sunday, April 15. Admission is free, but the suggested donation is $10.00 – $25.00. However, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
For more info call Harold Adler at (510) 472-3170.
Los Lupeños to perform at Mexican Heritage Plaza
San Jose musical group Los Lupeños will be one of many features contributing to a culture-rich experience at Festival de Bellas Artes en Honor a Caesar Chavez. Los Lupeños will be performing Sones y Jarabes, traditional and classic folk dances at Mexican Heritage Plaza.
Los Lupeños will perform April 14 at 8 p.m. and April 15 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Call the Mexican Heritage Plaza box office at (408) 928-5563, or visit www.mhcviva.org for ticket purchase. The Mexican Heritage Plaza is located at 1700 Alum Rock Avenue, San Jose, California, 95116.
Bay Area libraries launch campaign for National Library Week
To celebrate National Library Week — April 15-20 — a regional multimedia campaign will be launched by the San Francisco Public Library and the Bay Area Library and Information System (BALIS), which is comprised of local Bay Area libraries. The campaign will publicize the variety of services provided, including electronic resources and community involvement. The libraries hope to encourage more people to visit and utilize their services.
The “Your Library – Click It!” campaign will incorporate signs on local buses, BART stations, and public service announcements on radio and TV stations to reach Bay Area residents. To further advocate library utilization, the Main Library will be offering classes during National Library Week.Available classes include: News Online, Art Full Text, “What Do I Read Now?” “Research Your Roots”, and “JSTOR,” an electronic archive, which contains academic journals and informative articles from various disciplines. Visit http://www.sfpl.org/news/events.htm for more information on these classes.
Colombian artist exhibition in San Francisco
Mariele Agudelo, Colombian mixed media artist, will present her first San Francisco exhibition called “Bamboo Tales.” The exhibition is based on traditional Chinese brush paintings. Agudelo’s media also include acrylics, murals, alternative photography and sculptures. Her work has been displayed at City College of San Francisco, the Colombian Cultural House and at MAPP events.
The event will take place April 20 from 7:30 p.m. to midnight at La Casa Del Libro. Ms. Agudelo’s exhibition will also be presented on May 10th at 7:30 p.m. to midnight at Gallerie 25.
Meet the stars of Harry Potter – charity event
Harry Potter stars will be signing autographs in San Francisco, Calif. to benefit the children of Compassionate Chef’s Café, a program coordinated by New Delhi Restaurant. Cast members include James and Oliver Phelps, who play Fred and George Weasley in the film “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” and Stan Ianevski as “Viktor Krum” in “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.”
The event will take place April 17, from noon to 3 p.m. at New Delhi Restaurant in San Francisco. Admission is $10, and the 10-course buffet lunch is $15 per person. Each autograph and photo opportunity will be $25. Proceeds from this event will benefit the children of the San Francisco Tenderloin and Gandhi Ashram, New Delhi.