By Patty Sáenz
Chingazo Revue at the Centro
The Centro Cultural de la Raza in collaboration with three of San Diego’s top Chicano bands will host a Cinco de Mayo Celebration on May 4th, Cuatro de Mayo at the Centro Cultural de la Raza with the premiere of the Chingazo Revue. Directed by renowned Latin jazz musician Bill Caballero, the Chingazo Revue features the talents of Chicano icon Chunky Sanchez and Los Alacranes, political messenger Quino and a little sabor and baile with Agua Dulce.
Sunday, May 4th at 6:00 pm, The Centro Cultural de la Raza, Balboa Park.
Admission is $10-15.
Poets speak up at The Front!
The Red CalacArts Collective, SD Mesa College Chicana and Chicano Studies Dept., and The Front present: frontera VERSEpoetsCONFRONT INGborders on Monday, May 5, 2008 at 7pm FREE! at Casa Familar’s THE FRONT, 147 W. San Ysidro Blvd, San Ysidro, CA.
With deaths at the border continuing, stepped up raids on workplaces and homes, and harassment by vigilante groups like the Minutemen, now more than ever people need to speak up. Hear what the poets have to say.
Featuring boundary crossing palabra from: Tomás Riley Taco Shop Poets - mahcic: selected poems Irene Castruita Son Sin Fronteras - Los Able Minded Poets Michael “Cheno” Wickert Aqui Estamos... Ya Nos Vamos And others! For more info email: RedCalac Arts@cox.net or call 619. 920.1713.
Arts and Crafts Expo, Centro Cultural Tijuana
Check out “the best of Mexican arts and crafts”, listen to some music, eat some yummy food and enjoy entertainment south of the border. Admission is FREE; started Wednesday, April 30 through Monday, May 5, 2008 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Centro Cultural Tijuana, Paseo de los Héroes and Mina Street, Tijuana, B.C. For more info call, 011-52-664-687-9636.
35th Annual Adams Avenue Roots & Folk Festival
The 35th Annual Adams Avenue Roots & Folk Festival will feature more than 40 musical acts performing on seven stages on Adams Avenue, located in Normal Heights. Saturday, May 2, 2008 thru Sunday from 10 am to 8pm.
Bring the family and enjoy more than 200 food, arts & craft vendors selling their specialties along Adams Avenue.
Chula Vista’s 11th Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival on Third Avenue
Third Avenue Village will celebrate Mexico’s heritage at the 11th Annual Festival Cinco de Mayo on Sunday, May 4th. The event will feature live entertainment, authentic Mexican food, beverages, and crafts, a kids’ fun zone, a singing and dancing contest , and much more! Festival will take place between G & E Streets in Chula Vista’s Third Avenue Village on May 4th, from 11am -7pm. Admission is FREE.
Community of Rancho Peñasquitos to Host 13th Annual Fiesta de los Peñasquitos
Approximately 15,000 people will set foot in Rancho Peñasquitos to attend the annual “Fiesta de los Penasquitos” community festival. The Fiesta de los Penasquitos is a family oriented annual street faire for residents of the Rancho Penasquitos community. The theme this year is “A Celebration of Family and Community” and many of the festivities are geared toward celebrating the different cultures that exist in the community.