November 3, 2006

¡ Tic Tac Tiempo !

Kicking-off the four-day push to get out the vote for the November 7 General Election, the ¡Mi Voto Cuenta! / Maibibilang Ang Boto Ko! / My Vote Counts! campaign is holding a non-partisan celebration to promote voter empowerment and turnout in San Diego’s historically disenfranchised communities. Heralding the 4-day GOTV weekend, ¡Fiesta Voto! is to take place on Friday, November 3 from 4 to 7 p.m., at Calvary Baptist Church (719 Cesar E. Chavez Pkwy, San Diego, CA 92113) in Barrio Logan. This nonpartisan event is free and open to the public. For information, contact Jessica Nolan at (714) 390-6301 or email at

Save America! is a play about a certain kind of white person. Not the kind that professes white supremacy or secretly covets a race war or even owns a gun. This subject might listen to hip-hop while driving to the polls to vote for anti-immigration candidates without any awareness of irony. Written by Scott Boehm and directed by Tisha Tumangan. Takes place at UCSD Visual Arts Facility Performance Space (next to the Gilman Parking Structure on Sixth College). The play runs Wed, Nov 8, and Thurs, Nov 9. Doors open at 7:45 p.m., curtains at 8 p.m. $5 donation will be asked and there is limited seating.

The Mexican Federal Preventative Police continues to occupy parts of Southern México’s Oaxaca City following an invasion on Sunday, Oct 29. The Zapatistas have called for solidarity blockades and a general strike on November 20. Protests have taken place at over 20 Mexican embassies and consulates in the US. The Oaxaca Solidarity Camp calls upon all interested activists to join them at the Mexican Consulate (1549 India Street) in Little Italy to oppose the federal occupation in Oaxaca during the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. until the troops withdraw. For more info, call (619) 231-8414 or email

San Diego REPertory Theatre has commissioned a new interactive musical comedy by San Diego favorite Rick Najera as part of the 10th Anniversary of the Calafia Initiative.  It’s called Quinceañera and is directed by Sam Woodhouse, with choreography by Cynthia Morales. It will run Friday, November 3 through Sunday, November 12, in the Lyceum Space  in Horton Plaza (79 Horton Plaza) in downtown San Diego. The cast features Katie Barberi, (Amor no tiene precio, El, Inocente de ti) joined by Carlo D’Amore, Peter James Cirino, Sonia Lopez, Alma Martinez, Rick Najera and Fernando Vega. For times and tickets, call (619)-231-3586.

The Theatre Department of Southwestern College’s School of Arts and Communication is proud to present the outrageous Rocky Horror Show. For seven nights, the campy musical will hit the stage at SWC’s Mayan Hall (900 Otay Lakes Road). Performances will take place October 27, 28, and 31 at 7:30 p.m.; November 2 to 4 at 7:30 p.m. A special matinee performance will take place Sunday, November 5 at 2 p.m. Directed by Susan Stratton, the show presents the talents of veteran local actor Ruff Yeager of the San Diego Repertory Theatre and his son Geoffrey Yeager (Bye Bye Birdie ,You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown). For tickets and information (619) 482-6367. Adult content and language. Not suitable for children. Viewer discretion strongly advised.

Join Schools for Chiapas this 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

A Hispanic Arts Theatre 2nd Annual Fundraiser will take place this Saturday, November 4, at the Chula Vista Special Event Center (547 4th Avenue). This will be a silent auction: 50/50 Drawing; Show, DJ dancing, appetizers. $25.00 per person or $250.00 Latin Gems table of 10. This year we will be honoring Mr.Tony Plana from ABC’s Ugly Betty and featured entertainment Voices of Broadway with the best Latin Broadway singers from Southern California directed by Carlos Mendoza. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more info, contact: Yolanda Ruiz-Fitch (619) 216-8725 or by email at

Cada Semana

Learn the spicy art of Spanish dancing on Salsa Sundays at the recently reopened Hot Monkey Love Café (6875 El Cajon Blvd, Suite B) in the College Area. Classes are conducted by instructors Michael And Camille and begin at 7:30 p.m. There is also an open mic, redefining and representing the art of hip hop, every Tuesday, with some of the tightest microphone checkas. If you’re down for the culture and think you’re an underground general, come check the scene. Hot Monkey Love, WHAT?!

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.

(Got a noteworthy junta, event, or show that the San Diego Latino/Latina community should know about? Send it to La Prensa at Deadlines are every Tuesday if you plan to host on the following Friday.)

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