Celebrate Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) – November 1

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Izcalli and Jacobs Presents invite you to an authentic cultural festival for Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. This FREE event honors the Mexican and indigenous tradition of celebrating the spiritual journey of deceased loved ones with altars, food, music, and entertainment.

Sunday, November 1
Noon – 9 pm

Market Creek Amphitheater
310 Euclid Ave.
San Diego, CA 92114

Traditional Artists Series

Alliance for California Traditional Arts  in partnership with the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation invites you to ACTA’s Roundtable Series: Traditional Artists Crossing Boundaries 

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Thursday, September 4, 2014, 6 – 9 p.m.

Joe & Vi Jacobs Center, Chollas View Room
404 Euclid Avenue, San Diego, CA 92114

Join us as we recognize and celebrate San Diego’s traditional artists and organizations in an evening of art-sharing, refreshments, and conversation.

T. Ford, Black Storytellers of San Diego; Kirin Amiling Macapugay, Kalingas North American Network; Stanley Rodriguez, Kumeyaay traditional singer; and a representative from Fandango Fronterizo; will lead off a discussion about the unique experiences and strategies of local traditional artists and their communities in navigating and negotiating physical, political, cultural, and social borders.

ACTA will present the California Living Heritage Award to Josephine S. Talamantez.
 
Special musical guest, Ramon “Chunky” Sanchez, NEA National Heritage Fellow.

RSVP: info@actaonline.org // 559-237-9812


The Alliance for California Traditional Arts promotes and supports ways for cultural traditions to thrive now and into the future by providing advocacy, resources, and connections for folk and traditional artists and their communities.  ACTA is the California Arts Council’s official partner in serving the state’s folk and traditional arts field. For more information, please visit http://www.actaonline.org.

The vision of the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation is to be part of a caring community where people are responsible to each other, where all cultures are embraced, where sustaining resources are in place for a vibrant economic and philanthropic life, and where residents create the future they envision. For more information, please visit www.JacobsCenter.org and www.JacobsPresents.com.

Movie Night at the Market Creek Amphitheater

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Market Creek Summer Film Series Returns Featuring Five FREE Family Films Throughout August

Live entertainment, concessions and other fun activities promise to make the Market Creek Summer Series a celebration. Audiences are encouraged to arrive early for pre-show entertainment that begins at 7 p.m. Movies begin promptly at dusk.

The Market Creek Summer Series begins on Friday, August 1 with a screening of The Lego Movie, the box office sensation based on the popular toy brand. The fun continues Friday, August 8 with Instructions Not Included, the highest grossing Spanish-language film in the United States.

Pulling Strings, starring Mexican actor, singer and host Jaime Camil, will delight audiences on Friday, August 15. A special matinee screening of Coach Zoran and His African Tigers will be presented on Sunday, August 17 at 2 p.m. Finally, the series ends on a high note with Disney’s Frozen, screening on Friday, August 22.

Market Creek Film Series Schedule
Jacobs Center, Market Creek Amphitheater, 310 Euclid Avenue, San Diego 92114

  • The Lego Movie, Friday, August 1, 7 pm (2014, 100 mins) An ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied ‘Special’, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis.
  • Instructions Not Included, Friday, August 8, 7 pm (2013, 122 mins) A man who has made a new life for himself and the daughter left on his doorstep 6 years ago finds his family threatened when the birth mother resurfaces.
  • Pulling Strings, Friday, August 15, 7 pm (2013, 111 mins)  After a night of drinking, Rachel, a diplomat working in Mexico City finds her world turned upside down after she’s saved by Alejandro, a Mariachi singer whose visa was rejected the day before – by Rachel. Featuring Jaime Camil.
  • Coach Zoran and His African Tigers, Sunday, August 17, 2 pm (Special Matinee in Celebration Hall) (2013, 75 mins) South Sudan became an independent state in July 2011, following almost 50 years of civil war. Although still steeped in the memories of countless victims of violence, the new nation is seeking to make a place on the international soccer stage by forming its first national team. The man called in for this task is the Serbian Zoran Djordjevic, a dynamic and hugely ambitious veteran coach. The film follows the team over its first year.
  • Frozen, Friday, August 22, 7 pm (2013, 102 mins) A Disney favorite! Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter. Featuring the Award-winning song, “Let it Go.”

Admission: Free. Concessions will be available for purchase. For more information, please visit www.sdlatinofilm.com or www.jacobscenter.org

For additional information & volunteering opportunities at Movie Night Series Contact Bevelynn- bbravo@jacobscenter.org

Movie Night In the Market Creek Amphitheater

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Market Creek Summer Film Series Returns Featuring Five FREE Family Films Throughout August

Live entertainment, concessions and other fun activities promise to make the Market Creek Summer Series a celebration. Audiences are encouraged to arrive early for pre-show entertainment that begins at 7 p.m. Movies begin promptly at dusk.

The Market Creek Summer Series begins on Friday, August 1 with a screening of The Lego Movie, the box office sensation based on the popular toy brand. The fun continues Friday, August 8 with Instructions Not Included, the highest grossing Spanish-language film in the United States.

Pulling Strings, starring Mexican actor, singer and host Jaime Camil, will delight audiences on Friday, August 15. A special matinee screening of Coach Zoran and His African Tigers will be presented on Sunday, August 17 at 2 p.m. Finally, the series ends on a high note with Disney’s Frozen, screening on Friday, August 22.

Market Creek Film Series Schedule
Jacobs Center, Market Creek Amphitheater, 310 Euclid Avenue, San Diego 92114

  • The Lego Movie, Friday, August 1, 7 pm (2014, 100 mins) An ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied ‘Special’, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis.
  • Instructions Not Included, Friday, August 8, 7 pm (2013, 122 mins) A man who has made a new life for himself and the daughter left on his doorstep 6 years ago finds his family threatened when the birth mother resurfaces.
  • Pulling Strings, Friday, August 15, 7 pm (2013, 111 mins)  After a night of drinking, Rachel, a diplomat working in Mexico City finds her world turned upside down after she’s saved by Alejandro, a Mariachi singer whose visa was rejected the day before – by Rachel. Featuring Jaime Camil.
  • Coach Zoran and His African Tigers, Friday, August 17, 2 pm (Special Matinee in Celebration Hall) (2013, 75 mins) South Sudan became an independent state in July 2011, following almost 50 years of civil war. Although still steeped in the memories of countless victims of violence, the new nation is seeking to make a place on the international soccer stage by forming its first national team. The man called in for this task is the Serbian Zoran Djordjevic, a dynamic and hugely ambitious veteran coach. The film follows the team over its first year.
  • Frozen, Friday, August 22, 7 pm (2013, 102 mins) A Disney favorite! Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter. Featuring the Award-winning song, “Let it Go.”

Admission: Free. Concessions will be available for purchase. For more information, please visit www.sdlatinofilm.com or www.jacobscenter.org

“Supporting the Dream” Youth Expo

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Pat on the back Foundations 1st Annual “Supporting the Dream” Youth Expo

Saturday, July 19, 2014
6:00 pm at the Clarion Hotel South Bay

Everyone is welcome to attend. The event will be hosted by Dean Hall of Style and Men. We have performing on program: San Diego All Star Cheer Group; Dameon Bryant, Motivational speaker; Kendrick Dial of Lyrical Groove; The Gamble; Praise In Motion Mime Group; Comedy by EB4Real; Singing by Khalil Nash; and Junkyard Dance Crew.

We will also have $25 RAFFLE TICKETS for a chance to WIN great prizes (2014 Kawasaki Ninja Street Bike, 50’ HTC Big Screen TV, $350 Gas Card, and other prizes). Donation to enter this event is $5.00, and can be purchased via the Foundation’s website (www.patonthebackfoundation.org).

 

Check us out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/704927599564861/

 

Shock ‘N The Park

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Shock ‘N The Park

3rd Annual Production – Free to the Community

Sunday, June 8th, 2014 at 2pm

Hip Hop, Breakin’, Poppin and Waacking at Market Creek Plaza

What: Shock ‘N The Park
Featuring: Culture Shock Dance Troupe – San Diego
Where: Market Creek Plaza Amphitheater , 310 Euclid Ave, San Diego, CA 92114Nearest Intersection:  Market Street and Euclid AvenuePublic Transit to Euclid Transit Station which is just steps to Market Creek Plaza – San Diego Orange Trolley Line OR various bus lines.  See www.sdcommute.com for public transit information and http://www.shopmcp.com/index.html for information about Market Creek Plaza
When:  Sunday June 8th, 2-4pm.   Pre-show at 1:30pm and post-show until 4:30pm featuring Hip Hop community guests as well as freestyle and Breakin’.
Tickets & Passes: Free
Shock ‘N The Park Contact: Chief Artistic Director and Founder, Angie Bunch angiebunch@cultureshockdance.org,  (619) 743-1786
Official Hashtags #cultureshock

 

About Shock ‘N The Park

Do you remember the last time you saw a hundred dancers performing in perfect harmony on stage?  Culture Shock San Diego is pleased to do this and more while showcasing their craft of Hip Hop on Sunday June 8th at 2pm at the Jacobs Center Market Creek Plaza just steps from the Euclid Transit Station.  These professional entertainers ages 5 to 45 are thrilled to bring this 3rd annual outdoor free show to the community.  Bring your hats and picnic blankets, and join us for the pre-show at 1:30pm which will feature freestyle and Breakin’.  As Fergie says, “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody.”

About Culture Shock San Diego

Culture Shock® San Diego is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit Hip Hop dance troupe dedicated to innovative performance, artist development, and community outreach. Founded in 1993, Culture Shock San Diego is the originator and affiliate of the worldwide network of Culture Shock Dance Troupe, Inc.®. For more information, visit us at http://cultureshockdance.org/sandiego.

 

 

Poncho Sanchez Tickets on Sale

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For more than three decades as both a leader and a sideman, Poncho Sanchez has stirred up a fiery blend of straightahead jazz, gritty soul music, and infectious melodies & rhythms from a variety of Latin American and South American sources. His influences are numerous, but among the more prominent figures that inform his music are two of the primary architects of Latin jazz – conga drummer and composer Chano Pozo and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie.

A native of Laredo, Texas, Sanchez moved to Los Angeles at the age of four, where he was deeply influenced by the music he heard in the Chicano neighborhood in which he lived. Initially a guitarist, he played with a series of junior high school and high school rhythm & blues bands. Sanchez then taught himself how to play the conga by spending hours practicing Caj Tjader, Machito, and Tito Puente records. He was also deeply influenced by the hard bop sounds of the Jazz Crusaders.

After more than two decades in music, Sanchez’s efforts paid off when his album, Latin Soul, received a Grammy award as Best Latin Album of 1999. Throughout the next decade, Sanchez continued to record, releasing such albums as 2000’s Soul of the Conga, 2001’s Latin Spirits, 2003’s Out of Sight!, 2005’s Do It!, 2007’s Raise Your Hand, and 2009’s hard bop-influenced Psychedelic Blues. In 2011, he paid tribute to the innovative Afro-Cuban recordings of Dizzy Gillespie and Chano Pozo by teaming up with trumpeter Terence Blanchard for Chano y Dizzy.

To purchase tickets, visit http://jacobspresents.com/sanchez.htm

Cesar Chavez: A Red Carpet Movie Event

The United Farm Workers and the UFW Foundation respectfully request your presence at our San Diego 

Cesar Chavez Movie Red Carpet Fundraiser.

The event will feature a VIP reception with special guests, a showing of Diego Luna’s major motion picture “Cesar Chavez: An American Hero,” and a panel discussion after the film.

It will be an evening not to miss!  Please purchase your tickets here:

Buy Tickets Now!

The evening will benefit the work of both the United Farm Workers and the UFW Foundation.  Through your attendance and support, we can carry on Cesar Chavez’ legacy by continuing to empower thousands of farm workers and immigrants every year with vital services, advocacy, and organizing.

We look forward to seeing there, and greatly appreciate the important role you play in changing the lives of those we serve.

 

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Context Vol. 1

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Date: Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Time: 6-9:30 pm
Place: San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common
Program: San Diego Central Library: Celebrating Civic Courage

Join the San Diego Architectural Foundation for the first forum of an ongoing series titled Context. This thought-provoking examination with Dr. Irwin Jacobs and Rob Wellington Quigley, FAIA, will discuss the extraordinary public and private efforts that brought the new San Diego Central Library to realization.

“The Dome stands as an icon, a symbol of this City’s commitment to literacy and community. Like the human spirits nurtured within, it is designed to be in a perpetual act of becoming.”

Architect, Rob Wellington Quigley, FAIA

Tickets go on sale mid-March. For corporate sponsorship information please email us at info@sdarchitecture.org

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Context is a forum created by the San Diego Architectural Foundation’s commitment to keeping the conversation alive about the value of excellence in the built environment.

www.sdarchitecture.org

 

Photo Exhibition Commemorating Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art Presents

“In Our Lifetime…”
A Photo Exhibition Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act

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M.L. King Center at Bayview Baptist Church
6134 Benson Ave., San Diego, CA 92114
February 1st – 28th 2014

Please join us…

February 1, 2014, 6:00-8:00 PM – Opening Night
February 2-28, 2014

Exhibition Hours:
Sat. 1:30-4:00 PM
Sun. 1:00-3:00 PM /
Wed. 4:00-7:00 PM /
Weekdays by appointment 1:00-4:00 PM

February 7, 2014, 12:00 Noon – Catfish Club Meeting – Civil Rights in San Diego, Harold Brown-SD Civil Rights Museum
Non-members $20.00, Students $10.00

February 15, 2014, 5:30-8:00 PM – Symposium: “Why is America Afraid of Our Young Black Men?”  A discussion around the Oscar Grant Story featured in the award winning film. Fruitvale Station (optional viewing of film)

February 22, 2014, 2:00 PM – Lecture by Noted Photographer Brent Lewis, “The history of African American photographers with an emphasis on documentary and photojournalism”

February 26, 2014 5:30 PM – Appreciation reception for Bayview Baptist Church. 7:00 PM- Black History Play, Bayview Sanctuary

All events will be held at the M. L. King Center on the campus of Bayview Baptist Church and are free to the public unless otherwise noted.

SDAAMFA gratefully acknowledges the generous support of Walmart, San Diego Gas & Electric, Paradise Valley Hospital/The Dr. Prem Reddy Family Foundation, Union Bank Foundation, San Diego State University, Bayview Baptist Church and Bayview Charities.

We would like to extend a special note of appreciation to the Johnson Publishing Company for their assistance with this important exhibition.

The cover photo is courtesy of Associated Press.

Haru no Matsuri: Japanese Spring Festival

The Japanese Friendship Garden Society of San Diego presents a Haru no Matsuri (Spring Festival) as a part of the JCNI Village Celebration Series. The event will feature live performances, food, and crafts of traditional and contemporary Japanese arts, gardening, and music. This is a FREE event, and tickets will be sold for food and craft purchases. The event also features a huge kid’s fun zone with a caterpillar crawl and crafts that everyone in the family can enjoy.Spring Festival '14

Teen Art Cafe – Featuring work from the exhibition Women, War, and Industry

Teens are invited to a free evening of art projects, music, prizes and more at the San Diego Museum of Art!

Need a ride? A bus will leave from Jacobs Center at 5.00PM. RSVP with by calling 619.527.6161 x188. QUESTIONS? Email: teenartcafe@sdmart.org

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6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
The James S. Copley Auditorium
The San Diego Museum of Art

 

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The Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, located in southeastern San Diego, continues to move the “Revitalizing Together” initiative forward with the launch of JACOBS PRESENTS, a first-class concert series designed to present artists and programs that appeal to audiences throughout the region. The concert series kicks off on January 22 with award-winning R&B band Mint Condition, who will take the stage in the Jacobs Center’s Celebration Hall. The Hall, completed in 2008, features concert-quality acoustics, lighting, and an intimate 760 seats, producers hope to establish this as San Diego’s newest quality venue for live music.

“Revitalizing a community requires multiple partners and innovative initiatives to succeed. We believe strongly in the power of the arts as a community building vehicle and economic engine,” explained JCNI President and CEO Reginald Jones. “JACOBS PRESENTS is one part of our increased focus on social enterprise. The effort will bring high level performing arts to our events center and stimulate the local economy.”

Area Councilmember Myrtle Cole is enthusiastic about this venture. Cole states, “JACOBS PRESENTS has potential to ignite the local economy by bringing ticket buying concert-goers from around San Diego to our community. This can stimulate support of our local businesses, including eateries in Market Creek Plaza adjacent to the Jacobs Center.” Further, says Cole, “more San Diegans can discover the diversity and cultural richness of the community.”

In addition to Mint Condition, the complete 2014 concert series includes jazz vocalist Michelle Coltrane featuring Shea Welch and Ensemble in an April 25th Benefit Concert. Coltrane is the daughter of the legendary saxophonist John Coltrane. Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Jazz Band take the stage on June 20th. Te Vaka, the Oceanic music group that performs original contemporary Pacific music or “South Pacific Fusion”, rounds out the currently announced series with a September 2014 date to be announced.

For more information on Jacobs Presents, visit www.jacobscenter.org

Visit www.jacobs-presents.ticketleap.com/mint-condition/ to purchase tickets. Call 619.450.4080 for more information

Museum Mash Up Kick-off Party!

Museum Month Ad_8-13-8Join our regional museum community and cultural attractions for this family friendly kick-off event. Engaging hand-on projects, activities, special guest appearances, and an array of live performances by neighborhood groups.

FREE Admission!

Sunday, September 29, 2013
from 1pm – 4pm

Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation
Celebration Hall, 404 Euclid Avenue
San Diego, CA 92114

Website: sandiegomuseumcouncil.org
Facebook.com: Sandiegomuseumcouncil
Twitter: @GoMuseums