Wednesday - Jul 17, 2019

World of AIDS Day gallery event

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Esperanza will hold a gallery event displaying the masks from the workshops along with other art from local artists. In addition, local merchants will be providing food and drinks for the guests to enjoy. A ceremony to remember the lives lost to the epidemic will conclude the event. Donations are welcome. Masks and other artwork will be available for purchase.

MNHC – Clínica Esperanza – has invited clients, staff and community members who are infected or affected by HIV to participate in crafting masks that express their experiences with HIV and their hopes for health and well-being in the future. Through these workshops, HIV positive and HIV negative participants alike, work hand-in-hand for a common goal: to fight the epidemic and stigma of HIV through art.

On Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission St., San Francisco.

Holiday Party with Puro Bandido, Gunn Slingers, Mingo Lewis’ Room of Voices

The band plays high energy Latin Rock music, and was formed in the Mission District of San Francisco. Puro Bandido was instrumental in the development of Border Rock – crossing all borders; having no boundaries.

Their sound is a combination of old school and new sounds created by a combination of driving percussion, an incomparable rhythm section and vocals to match. The members of this band have written and/or performed with the likes of Carlos Santana, Stevie Wonder, Eddie Money, Randy Jackson, Tommy Castro, Kool & the Gang, Tower of Power and more. Produced by Latin Rock Inc.

Sat, Dec. 7, 2013, at 7 p.m./ Show at 8 p.m. at Club Fox, 2223 Broadway Redwood City. Tickets $13 adv / $15 day of the show, at latinrockinc. net/home/events/2013 or by calling 877-435-9849.

SJJF brings Latin Youth Jazz Ensamble San Jose Jazz, the producer of the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest, presents dozens of concerts in San Jose year-round.

The concerts feature well-known musicians and talented “gems” of San Jose’s music scene playing jazz, Latin jazz, blues, R&B, folk, Americana and related genres. The programs offer a diverse set of genres and venues, but share the quality and sense of discovery for which San Jose Jazz is known.

Mid December, the Latin Youth Jazz Ensemble (Dec 13) and our 2013-14 High School All Stars (Dec 20) are focusing on the Holidays, with Christmas-inspired repertoires.

Enjoy the rest of our December performance schedule below, and visit for the latest information on art ists, venues, and times.

Deadlines approaching for entries to 2014 San Francisco International Film Festival

The San Francisco Film Society is now accepting submissions for the 57th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 24 – May 8, 2014), recognized throughout the world as an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery and innovation in one of the country’s most beautiful cities.

Works in all genres, forms and lengths are considered. Tens of thousands in cash prizes. The final deadline for short films is Monday Dec. 2, and the final deadline for features is Monday Dec. 9.

HOW TO ENTER Entry form and information: or