October 6, 2006


Teatro Izcalli presents Chicano Rehab y Mas!, a series of different actos on various issues (like racism, sexism, the representation of Latinos in Hollywood, and higher education) relevant and important to the Chicano/Chicana experience. This outrageous comedy inside the Chicano mind takes place Friday, Oct 6th, and Saturday, Oct 7th, 2006 at MAAC Commuity Charter School (1385 3rd Ave) in Chula Vista. Show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets:  $10.00 For more info contact us at:  619-336-8376 or teatro@izcalli.org.

Over 50 booksellers, vendors, food services, and free coffee will be available at City Works Press’s San Diego City College International Bookfair beginning this Friday, Oct.13th, at 7 p.m. featuring readings by Calaca Press writers: Francisco Bustos and Michael “Cheno” Wickert and City Works Press authors Cheryl Klein and Steve Kowit in the Saville Theatre at City College (1313 Park Blvd). Saturday, Oct. 14th, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., attend readings by renowned writers like Tijuana’s Acanto y Laurel Poetry Project, Luis Rodriguez, Mike Davis, and Jimmy Santiago Baca, and view art by Perry Vasquez accompanied by jazz sensation Gilbert Castellanos. For more information, contact Jim Miller at 619-388-3554 or by email, jmiller@sdccd.edu, o en español, Elva Salinas 619-388-3411.

City Works Press will begin their first international book fair with lectures by Justin Ackers Chacon (NO ONE IS ILLEGAL: Fighting Racism and State Violence on the U.S.-Mexico Border) on Wednesday, October 11th, from 11:10 a.m. to 12:35 p.m. at the Saville Theatre on the City College campus. Kelly Mayhew (Better to Reign in Hell: Inside the Raiders Fan Empire and Under the Perfect Sun) will speak on Women and the Culture of Sport on Thursday, October 12, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Room L-106.

Join the San Diego Renters Union, Greens and the O. R. G. A. N. I. C. Collective and talk Mexico’s voting debacle, revolution, or a mouthful of cooperation in labor actions, politics and de-militarization of the border in a forum called Mexico: It’s Future Amid Repression, Stolen Elections and the Coming Revolution. The discussion begins at 12 noon, Sunday, Oct 8 at the Joyce Beers Community Center (1010 Vermont) in the Uptown Shopping Center in Hillcrest. For more information, contact rocky@riseup.net.

El Zorro, is he alive and well or lost in the Hollywood Hills? CULTURE CLASH, the country’s leading Latino theatre troupe, unmasks the legend of Zorro, from Douglas Fairbanks to Antonio Banderas, with their irreverent, incisive and zany brand of mayhem and humor. Their newest production, Zorro In Hell, will be performed at the La Jolla Playhouse until Oct 29. For schedules, directions, or to purchase tickets, call 858-550-1010.

Cada Semana

Come join Chicano Perk Café (616 National City Blvd) in National City for Expresión Libre!, a feature and open mic poetry session every first and third Wednesday of the month. All readings begin a 8:00 p.m. Sign ups for the open mic begin at 7:00 p.m. For more info, contact the café at 474-PERK (7375) or by email at info@chicanoperk.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.

Próxima Semana

Next Saturday, Oct 14, 8 p.m. Get to Voz Alta (1544 Broadway) for a Conscious Hip-Hip Show benefiting RadioActive Radio. Join us for an evening of awesome music at Voz Alta 1544 Broadway. Featured Artists include Emcee Lynx, Vision The Female MC, and Id. Proceeds go to benefit Radio Active San Diego and Voz Alta. This is an All Ages Show.

The documentary film Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers describing what happens when corporations go to war will be shown by Current Events Theater at the Rancho San Diego Library community room on Sunday, October 15th. Gather at 1:30pm for popcorn and snacks, the movie will start at 2pm, with discussion following. Admission is free and open to the public. The library located at 11555 Via Rancho San Diego, in Rancho San Diego. For more information, call (619)820-5321. Refreshments provided by the East County Democratic Club.

(Got a noteworthy junta, event, or show that the San Diego Latino/Latina community should know about? Send it to La Prensa at raymond.beltran@ covad.net. Deadlines are every Tuesday if you plan to host on the following Friday.)

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