Barrio teens toting their filmmaking talents is what it’s all about at the Media Art Center San Diego’s Teen Producers Project, a media youth program celebrating its 5th Year Anniversary with two months of their very best films. Come discover the next Robert Rodriguez, Chicano Tarantino, or Latino Moore this Sunday, Oct 22, as local youth showcase their Tu Voz T.V. Episodes “Girls Tell Stories,” “Youth, Camera Action,” and “Highlights” of the Tu Voz series at the Museum of Photographic Art’s Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theater (1649 El Prado) in Balboa Park. Shows begin at 2 p.m. For more info, call 619-230-1938.
Join founder and director of human rights advocacy group Border Angels, Enrique Morones, for a special viewing of the controversial film, Border War, on Thursday, Oct 26, at 7 p.m. in the Guild Room of St. Paul’s Cathedral (2728 Sixth Ave). A $10 donation for Border Angels will be requested. For more information, call the Rev. Canon Mary Moreno Richardson at 619.298.7261 ext 332.
Join members of CopWatch this Friday, Oct 20, for a National Day Of Protest Against Police Brutality Action Weekend Fundraiser! Hosted at the Arts and Entertainment Center (3026 University Avenue) in North Park, performers include Ya Basta, Drop Joy, and Unified Division. This is an all-ages event from 8 p.m. to midnight and costs $15 at the door, $10 for tickets advanced. All proceeds are donated to the Sagon Penn Chapter of CopWatch and the Peace and Freedom Party. For more info, call 619-563-4581.
A demonstration in connection with the National Day Of Protest Against Police Brutality Action Weekend will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct 22, (location TBA) followed by a 5 p.m. seminar at Voz Alta (1544 Broadway) in Downtown to provide Police Complaint Form Filing Assistance. At 7 p.m., the film Urban Warrior and Know Your Rights Teach-In with Linda Brown will follow. For more info, call 619-475-8227.
Trans-Border Institute presenta el 6to Congreso Binacional de Pedagogía Fronteriza auspiciado por la Universidad Iberoamericana Tijuana, Universidad Pedagógica Nacional, México; Universidad de San Diego y Oficina de Educación Municipal de San Diego, los invita a enviar propuestas de trabajos de investigación, prácticas educativas o programas educativos exitosos, talleres, ponencias con perspectiva académica y paneles de discusión para el Congreso que se llevará a cabo el 26, 27 y 28 de octubre del 2006 en la Universidad Pedagógica Nacional (Paseo de la Vida s/n. Fracc. Bosque de las Araucarias, Mesa de Otay) en Tijuana, B.C., México. Para más información: Dra. Margarita Luna, (664) 630 15 77, ext. 607.
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego presents Poem Lines on Phone Lines, featuring works by female artists and writers from Tijuana and San Diego’s La Línea, an interdisciplinary artist collective, on MCASD’s phone system now through March 2007. Artists include Abril Castro, Jennifer Donovan, Jen Hofer, Kara Lynch, Lorena Mancilla, and Margarita Valencia Triana individually during the fall and winter months. Each of the participating women has recorded her own poems for listeners to hear. Simply dial 858-454 3541 x9 to listen. For more information, call 858-454-3541 or visit www.mcasd.org.
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 next Sunday, Oct 29. For schedules or to purchase tickets, call 858-550-1010.
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 toward workers every Sat and Sun mornings at various locations in San Diego.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whether you’re the evil Elvira, the vicious vampiro Count Dracula, or the freakiest Frankenstein, you’re invited to National City’s 2006 Halloween Costume Contest. Join your comunidad, and hey, take home a prize for your costume creations next Friday, Oct 27, at 6 p.m. in the Martin Luther King Community Center (140 E. 12th St). You can win up to 3rd Place among five different age divisions. No one is excluded! So Old-Timers, wrap up your old bones and bring out the little monsters for a good time! For more eerie info, call (619) 336.4290
Beer connoisseurs welcome! Cerveceria, Stone Brewing, Cerveza Tijuana, Heineken, Cerveza Cucapa, Alesmith, Ballast Point. Sound familiar? Well next weekend, Mexico, USA and Germany will be participating together, for the first time, at The Second Annual Tijuana Beer Festival. Enjoy live music, food, and expos at Tijuana’s Caliente Race Track on Friday, October 27th, for a day of all Mexican breweries. And on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th, come sample the largest selection of beers from international microbreweries, all in one place: Tijuana (Revolution Avenue)! Enjoy live entertainment and more. You must be 18 years old to drink in Tijuana.
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