While Escondido and Vista propose racist anti-migrant legislation, National City welcomes migrants. Join the Border Angels, Gente Unidad, Si Se Puede and community members at a pro-migrant rally in saying YES to migrants and human rights. Join pro-immigrant advocates next Saturday, September 30th at National City 1200 in front of the Civic Center (1243 National City Blvd) and say yes to Migrants and Human Rights.
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, beginning this Saturday, Sept 30, through Oct 29. For directions or to purchase tickets, call 858-550-1010.
Saturday, Sept 30, at 7 p.m., Michael Parenti will speak about his newest book Culture Struggle: The Reactionary Crusade. Parenti is author of nineteen books including The Culture Struggle , Superpariotism, The Terrorism Trap, Democracy for the Few, To Kill a Nation History as Mystery, America Besieged, and Against Empire. $10 donation requested, although no one will be turned away. This will be a book signing. More info, contact the International Assoc. of Machinists & Arerospace Workers Hall (5150 Kearny Mesa Rd), or call 619-528-8383
An all day book sale and evening concert benefit will be held at Voz Alta (1544 Broadway) Saturday, Sept 30. Organized by Groundwork Books and Colectiva Zapatista de San Diego, the benefit Books For Prisoners is to financially support the 279 political prisoners in San Salvador Atenco, México, mostly farmers and street merchants who’ve united under the People’s Front in Defense of the Land to oppose their displacement from 1,820 acres they’ve cultivated in exchange for an international airport.
Dubbed the Best Jazz, Latin Jazz, and World Music group at the San Diego Music Awards, B-Side Players are the Afro-Cuban funksters that will be mixing jazz, salsa, and reggae to ensure a house party-style concert this Saturday, Sept 30, at the Belly Up Tavern (143 Cedros Ave) in Solana Beach. Doors open at 9 p.m. To purchase tickets, call 858-481-8141.
This is the last weekend to see Gaytino, Lalo Guerrero’s son, Dan Guerrero, acts out his autobiographical play through decades of Chicano history and the gay experience from a unique and personal perspective that accompany a father-son relationship and a treasured boyhood friendship. Directed by Diane Rodriguez, the play closes this Sunday, Oct 1, at Diversionary Theatre with performances throughout the weekend. For info, call 619-220-0097.
Celebrating their fifth anniversary, the Teen Producer Project will be screening their entire 12-part television series Tu Voz TV, Aqui Estamos y No Nos Vamos (Sun, October 1 at 2 p.m.), an award winning documentary produced by Escondido youth confronting issues of illegal immigration, and Barrio Logan: Youth Voices Community Stories (Sat, Sept 30 at 7:30 p.m.), a series of 7 compelling documentary focusing on education, housing, activism, history and art Barrio Logan. Screenings will be held at the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theater (1649 El Prado) in Balboa Park.
Don’t miss the grand re-opening of the New Hot Monkey Love Cafe Multi-Cultural Music Hall, one of San Diego’s most dynamic and independent all-ages cultural arts venues. The opening will feature Bill Caballero’s sizzling Trece de la Suerte, Manny Cepeda’s Ritmo Caribe with Gene Perry, and a live salsa with Michael & Camille’s Positive Energy dance group, this Sunday night, Oct. 1, from 5 p.m. to midnight, 6875 El Cajon Blvd. (Near 70th) Dinner/Dance tickets $20; Dance-only $10. (Behind Salvation Army. Plenty of Free Parking!) For more info, call (619) 469-4113.
The San Diego Library, KPBS, and the Media Arts Center San Diego will be screening the documentary Maquilapolis next Monday, October 2 at the Central Library (820 E Street, San Diego 92101) at 6:30 p.m.. This is a documentary, directed by Vicky Funari and Sergio De La Torre, that looks at globalization through the eyes of Tijuana factory workers. For info, call the library at 619-236-5800.
Tango Dinner Show takes place every last Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. Tango Grille Restaurant (635 Broadway) in Chula Vista. Cena show el último Jueves de cada mes. Además, cada Jueves baile de tango y clases disponibles para el público. For more information check the web at www.tangogrille.com, or call Cristina at 619-420-0384.
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.
SAY San Diego (Social Advocates For Youth a 501 (c)(3)not for profit organization) is urgently looking for bilingual tutors and mentors in San Diego. Tutors will be recruited throughout the school year and mentors are always needed. For more information on SAY San Diego, please go to www.saysandiego.org or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reclutando Voluntarios Bilingue: Big Brother Big Sisters del Condado de San Diego invita voluntarios bilingues 19 y mayores para compartir una amistad con un niño/a de las edades 7-16. Se reúnen 2 a 4 veses al mes y participan en actividades según sus intereses communes. Siendo un Big Brother o Big Sister es una experiencia mágica para todos. Para recibir más información, por favor llámenos al (858) 536-4900 x 213 o visite nuestra página de internet www.sdbigs.org
Latin trumpet sensation Bill Caballero continues with the only latin jam session in San Diego! Come see what the South Bay is talking about! Caballero’s Latin Jam every Thursday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Chicano Perk Morgan Square (616 National City Blvd) The event is FREE, but support your local artists and bring a donation for the band.
City Works Press will begin their first Annual City 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.
San Diego teens will be reading for the fun of it as schools, libraries and bookstores celebrate the Ninth Annual Teen Read Week, Oct. 15 21. They join thousands across the country who are encouraging teens to celebrate this year’s theme, “Get Active at your library.” Teen Read Week is the national adolescent literacy initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association, the fastest growing division of the American Library Association. This year’s theme encourages teens to use the resources in their library to lead active lives.