Celebra GRAN POSADA: Viernes 22 de diciembre, a partir de las 8:00 p.m. en el Sotano de Rita (Avenida Revolución 968, Sótano A) en Tijuana. El próximo viernes 22 de diciembre, celebramos las fiestas de fin de año en el SÓTANO DE RITA con nuestra GRAN POSADA. Amenizan las bandas Labhia, La Ballena de Jonás y los Extraños Hijos del Profe. Actuará el Mago Turín y se presenta el show de la Faca. Para más informacion, llame Jesús Robles, Armando Cáceda, ó en el internet, www.sotanoderita.com y email@example.com
Family of modern flamenco melodies, Novamenco, will be performing at Humphry’s Backstage Lounge (2241 Shelter Island Dr.) on Saturday, Dec 23, at 7 p.m. for a Christmas show. This family of musicians with their modern style fuses together Jazz, Pop, and ancient Byzantine echoes of Istanbul to Sevilla, Lisbon to Ibiza forming a unique blend of Jazz and soft Mediterranean grooves. For more information, call Humphrey’s at 619-224-3577.
This December The Old Globe will bring back Teatro Máscara Mágica’s acclaimed holiday musical, La Pastorela de la Estrella by director Max Branscomb. Glorious archangels battle evil devils for the souls of humanity in the traditional Mexican-flavored Christmas musical. A partnership of The Old Globe and Teatro Máscara Mágica, the annual La Pastorela tells the story of the shepherds’ journey to Bethlehem to witness the first Christmas. This rollicking comedy blends political satire, popular culture and beautiful Spanish Christmas songs. Last performance will be Sunday, Dec 23. For more information, call Globe box office at 619-234-5623.
Santa Claus is coming to town but he’s not missing Salsa Sundays at the Hot Monkey Love Café. For $5 bucks even Santa knows a good deal for the hottest salsa extravaganza that takes place this Sunday, Dec 23. Hot Monkey Love Café (6875 El Cajon Boulevard) is an all ages concert venue and cafe that serves underground music connoisseurs with two floors of extravagant scenery, art, and best of all, San Diego’s baddest punk rock and world beat music you won’t find elsewhere. For more information, call 619-469-4113 or check them out at www.hotmonkeylovecafe.com.
Activist San Diego invites you to confront racial injustice every Saturday and Sunday morning. Find out how on Wednesdays at The Friends of Day Laborers meetings at 7 PM at Activist Center (4246 Wightman Street San Diego, CA 92105). For info, call 619-528-8383.
The Red CalacArts Publications is seeking poetry submissions about experiences and encounters with migration and crossing borders for their second edition of the chapbook ¿Under What Bandera? They are asking interested writers to please submit a maximum of 2 poems, limited to 2 pages total, by January 3, 2007, and please, original work not published in a book. Please contact editors for more details at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paper Traces: Latin American Prints and Drawings from the San Diego Museum of Art’s collection boasts examples by major artists from all over Latin America, including José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, Rufino Tamayo, Roberto Matta, José Luis Cuevas, and Antonio M. Frasconi. The special exhibition reveals the depth and breadth of the Museum’s Latin American collection at the SDMA (1450 El Prado) in Balboa Park and ends next Sunday, Dec 31. For more info, call the museum at 619-232-7931.
It’s that time again to join us in celebrating the Latino New Year’s Evening Gala! Come and enjoy a formal dinner and dance, party favors and lots of entertainment at the Holiday in by the bay (1355 N. Harbor Dr)! Reservations necessary. Come celebrate the New Year with friends. All are welcome! Mark your calendars for Sunday, December 31st, from 5 p.m. until 1:45a.m. $75 per person includes dinner and dancing: $55 per person for dance tickets only. Starts at 8:45pm. You may pay in cash, however, credit card payments are accepted with a $15 service charge. Make check and/or money orders payable to: NOMAR Scholarships because all proceeds go toward the eight awardees for 2006. For more information, call Marlow Martinez at 619-246-0665.
(Planning a noteworthy junta, event, or show that the San Diego Latino/Latina community should know about? Send it to La Prensa at email@example.com. Deadlines are every Tuesday if you plan to host on the following Friday.)