The monthly Chicano Park Steering Committee meeting is Sunday, November 26, at 3 p.m. Paradise Senior Center (1880 Logan Ave, west of Chicano Park). This 36 year-old committee is a grassroots organization comprised of volunteers who work towards the development and expansion of Chicano Park and the park’s annual celebration. If you’re down for this historic piece of nuestra tierra, come see how you can play a role in its survival. Meetings are every last Sunday of the month. For more info, visit them on the web at http://calacapress.com/cpsc/cpscwhatisthe.html
In the film, Temporada de Patos, Flama and Moko are two 14-year-olds who find that a power outage has killed their day plans filled with video games and pizza. When the pizza man a neighbor join them, they are forced to relate to reveal inner turmoil about divorce, loneliness, and the confusion about relationships. This film will be showcased Thursday, Nov 30, at the Museum of Photographic Arts (1649 El Prado) in Balboa Park at 7 p.m. Spanish with English subtitles. $10 for non-members, $8 for Students, and $7 for members, id or membership card required. For more information, call (619) 230-1938 ext. 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Edwin Decker is the author of Sordid Tales, a freelance journalist for San Diego CityBeat, The Reader and the Union Tribune and now the author of a collection of poetry called Barzilla and Other Psalms. Highly influenced by writers like Charles Bukowski, his brutal honesty and witticism have earned him a large fan base. He will be reading from his book of poetry at Balboa Park’s Museum of the Living Artist (1439 El Prado) with live performances by Pruitt Igoe and the Blackbirdz on Wednesday, Nov 29, at 6:30 p.m. There will be a $5 cover charge. For more info, call (619) 236-0011.
Every Saturday night at 9 p.m., Casa De Los Sueños (Ave. Gustavo Diaz Ordaz #14109 col. Guadalupe Victoria) in Tijuana offers a space for the Turiya Mareya and The Tijuana Latin Jazz Project, a cross border collaboration between artists. Part Jam session and part interactive composers forum, Turiya Mareya facilitates a musical environment that enables the artists to cross cultural barriers, learn from each other and create a new music. There will also be spoken word artists collaborating. Donations accepted for the artists. For more information about this event, call Turiya at (619) 230-1190 or via email at email@example.com.
Help protect migrant workers from the harassment of the Minute Men. Friends of Day Laborers, an organization of Activist San Diego, meets every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. in the Activist Center (4246 Wightman St) in City Heights. They plot out strategies of how to peacefully and creatively oppose racist actions by the Minutemen toward workers every Sat and Sun mornings at various locations in San Diego.
Have you ever contemplated the fusion of tacos and sushi? Salsa Sushi at the Honey Beehive (downtown on the corner of 14th and C Street) combines gourmet Mexican ingredients with the charm of Sushi every Wednesday night from 9 p.m. to midnight. Hosted by Ms. Mango and Tijuana Victor, this innovative delicacy is served up with all sorts of underground beats by DJ Mada and Ricky Wrecks on stage.
The 7th Art Around Adams event will take place next Saturday, Dec 2, along Adams Avenue in Kensington. This year’s expanded event will include over 50 artists, showcasing original art including paintings, drawings, mixed media and sculpture; and will feature performances by the nationally renowned Sushi Performance and Visual Arts Company and the EVEOKE Dance Theatre, two locally based forces for progressive art and performance innovation. Wine tasting included. Exhibits will run between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. and performances between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. The venue route stretches over a mile, from Vista Street in Kensington (6 blocks east of Highway 15 and the Adams Avenue exit); to 30th Street in Normal Heights (1 block west of Highway 805 and the Adams Avenue exit). Free Trolley Available Along Venue Route.
Whether it’s the star-struck Prancer, a.k.a. Hollywood, the manic gay Cupid, the militant feminist Blitzen, or the gang-banging Comet, what they have to say may not be pretty. Hear the truth! What happened to Vixen? Why is Rudolph in a padded room? The play Eight Reindeer Monologues features Santa’s famous reindeer as they break their long-held silence and blow the whistle on the jolly old elf’s perversions. What do those reindeer really think of Mr. And Mrs. Claus? Find out at this hilarious holiday special playing at Penn Theatre (3704 6th Ave in Hillcrest) beginning Dec 3 through Dec 20. For show times, reservations, and ticket prices, call (619) 688-9210 or visit Penn on the web at www.6thatpenn.com.