January 16, 2009

Calendar of Events:

Enero Zapatista — Otro Mundo Es Posible

Special Performances by:
Danza Cozcatl Yollotl
Diana Cervera
DJ Bob Green
DJ Lucha of Besos Not Bombs
Mujeres en Resistencia

Spoken Word by:
Carmen Lomeli
Corazon y Cuero

Art on Display by:
Carmen Kalo
Carmen Lomeli
Cesar Castaneda
Cris Corona
Eduardo Cardenas
Fernanda Rios
Francisco J. Dominguez
Geraldine Lozano
Iris Alvarez
Irene Castruita
Pedro Rios
Victor Ochoa

and more...

Live Art by Crol vs. Werc....

Speakers and information regarding the Zapatista Movement...come enjoy a night of music and resistance!

January 17, 2009, 5 to 10pm
Centro Cultural de la Raza
2125 Park Blvd., San Diego
$7 donation

MOLA’s Poetry & Art Series 2009: Three for $300 Poetry Slam, Jan. 21

On Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 7:00 p.m., Poetry & Art in the Museum of the Living Artist hosts another poetry/visual art combination slam for writers, artists and performers. This is a winner-takes-all poetry competition with a slight twist: Performers who bring and show visual art connected in some way to their poetry will earn extra points. Performers may also use (and are encouraged to use) artwork hanging in the museum’s current exhibit. Simply pick a painting, and we’ll display it front and center for the audience while you read. Winner takes home $300.

Signups start at 6:30 p.m., but performers can pre-register by emailing poetryandartsd@gmail.com. Slam starts at 7:00 p.m. Due to the number of participants in our previous slams, this time we will put all names in the hat for lottery and take only 18 performers. Top three finishing poets will be considered for a full feature in the Museum of the Living Artist. Come on down and slam, judge or simply enjoy the show!

  Entry is $5, free for members. Event takes place at SDAI/MOLA, 1439 El Prado, Balboa Park. Contact Michael Klam at mkklam@gmail.com, 619-957-3264 (direct) or 619-236-0011 (museum) for more information. To learn more about Poetry Slam, visit www.poetryslam.com. Please visit the museum Web site: www.sandiego-art.org.

Diversity Celebrated at Free Downtown Family-Friendly Festival

11th Annual Multicultural Festival Scheduled for Saturday, January 17

The 11th annual free San Diego Multicultural Festival celebrates cultures from around the world through performances including storytelling, music and activities and a variety of food, merchant, informational and educational booths ranging from local to international organizations. Students from three local schools will build Global Villages which highlight customs and ways of life from around the world. A new addition to the festival is the Downtown Education Fair, a special section of booths showcasing many of downtown’s unique learning opportunities. This family-friendly free event will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 17 along the Martin Luther King Jr, Promenade (between Fourth Ave. to Market St. on Harbor Dr.).

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