It’s your last chance to find out if El Zorro is 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 in their newest production, Zorro In Hell, which closes this Sunday, Oct 29, at the La Jolla Playhouse. Don’t miss this final curtain for a Chicano cast that’s represented for over a decade. For schedules or to purchase tickets, call 858-550-1010.
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 this 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
Public Dollars for Private Profit! The San Diego Renters Union will co-host a dialogue to look at San Diego City Propositions B and C as part of broader efforts to destroy local government. Discussion will take place Tuesday, Oct 31, at 6:30 p.m., 4406 Park Blvd., Suite D, in San Diego. Please RSVP as seating is limited. Call Rocky Neptune at (619) 687-5109 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Border Angels will again hold a Day of the Dead prayer vigil at Border Field State Park on Sunday, Oct 28, to remember the 4000 plus migrants that have died since operation gatekeeper began in October of 1994. Prayer vigil will be at noon (take 5 South and exit on Dairy Mart Road and go West till ends). For info, call Enrique Morones at (619) 269-7865.
Beer connoisseurs welcome! Cerveceria, Stone Brewing, Cerveza Tijuana, Heineken, Cerveza Cucapa, Alesmith, Ballast Point. Sound familiar? Well, this 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 Friday, October 27th, for a day of all Mexican breweries. And Saturday the 28th and Sunday the 29th, come and sample the largest selection of beers from international microbreweries, all in one place: Tijuana on Avenida Revolución. Enjoy live entertainment and more. You must be at least 18 years old to drink in Tijuana.
Voz Alta (1544 Broadway in Downtown) will be displaying work by artist Iana Quesnall called La Gringa Tourista with an opening reception this Saturday, Oct 28, at 7 p.m. “Whether it be a military tent in Bosnia, her car, a studio on the border in Tijuana, or the Omni Hotel (for a week for this project), Iana’s collection is about temporary living situations, specificity of place, as well as, navigation through the spaces she occupies and intends to occupy.” For more info, contact Voz Alta at (619) 230-1869, or via email at email@example.com.
Support your multicultural library at the Grand Gift Day & Benefit Blues Concert at the inner city’s most beloved Malcolm X Library (5148 Market St). An all-day fundraiser and musical event will be held Friday, Oct 27, to benefit the Library’s Children’s Book Fund. There will be book and video sales, story time, a silent auction, vendor and food booths, library tours, etc. The Blues Concert will feature San Diego blues band Code Blue starting at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For more info, call (619) 527-3405.
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.
The Encinitas-based Patricia Rincon Dance Collective is offering salsa, flamenco, and tango classes with award-winning dancers. Come preserve the true art of Spanish style flamenco with world renowned instructor Cihtli Ocampo every Wednesday evening from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Learn to rotate your torsos with pristine technique this Sunday, Oct 29, with tango teacher Renee Linell, and learn to dance salsa from two former Jerome Robbins’ Broadway dancers, Tony and Maria Caligagan every Friday night. All classes held at Rincon Dance Performing Art Center (1105 Second St, at J St) in Encinitas. For more info, call (760) 632-5340, or check the web at www.rincondance.org.
Join Schools for Chiapas next Saturday, Nov 4, at La Milpa Organica (9988 Protea Gardens Rd) in Escondido for a celebration of the corn harvest, our local food systems, and indigenous cultures. It’s the 2nd Annual Zapatista Harvest Festival for Peace and Justice. This festival supports the Schools for Chiapas, Mother Seeds in Resistance Project. Guest speakers include Fernando Suarez del Solar, Enrique Morones, and story telling by Able Minded Poetess Irene Castruita. For additional information or to become a festival sponsor contact, please contact Jennifer Stanley c/o Schools for Chiapas at firstname.lastname@example.org.