The Mexican Museum here in SF has a new show called “CARAS/CUENTOS.” From their website: “CARAS/CUENTOS highlights some of the finest works in the museum’s holdings including Pre-Hispanic ceramics from Mexico’s ancient culture as well as Incan Peru." The show features portraits by many renowned Mexican artists.
Here in SF we have a great radio station at 89.5, KPOO. My fave programs are from Noon-4pm on Saturdays: Con Clave with Chata Gutierrez and Andanzas with Chelis Lopez. They have great music and announcements about events around the Bay.
Opening Night at the SFIFF was only the beginning of an awesome lineup of films from around the world. The 55th San Francisco International Film Festival runs April 19–May 3 at the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, the Castro Theatre, SF Film Society Cinema, SFMOMA and the Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley. There are so many films this year from Spanish-speaking countries, so if you are here in Bay, please go watch!
This month NY and SF will play host to the uncorking of Spanish wines represented by Spanish Wine Cellar 2012. From the Wines from Spain website: ”…un evento de promoción de los vinos españoles en el mercado estadounidense que se celebrará los próximos 17 y 19 de abril en Nueva York y San Francisco, respectivamente. Estarán presentes 45 bodegas españolas de diferentes zonas de producción.” It seems this is for industry but the list of bodegas is shown here.
The TAPAS Society has announced their grand wine tasting for this year. Tickets for the event in June in San Francisco are now on sale! TAPAS stands for “Tempranillo Advocates Producers and Amigos Society.” Their mission is to educate the public about varietals from the Iberian Peninsula that are being grown here on the West Coast….particularly tempranillo. Check out my post from last year about this fun event!
High on my list of restaurants to try here in San Francisco is Pasión in the inner Sunset. Head chef José Calo-Pérez was born and bred in SF. He trained at his father’s popular Peruvian restaurant, Fresca, and worked in restaurants in Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, France and Italy before opening Pasión. Their Yelp reviews have been high and the menu looks delicious, from ceviche and ostras to dorado to camote frito…looking forward!
From now through January 22, the Yerba Buena Cetner for the Arts here in SF is screening “Imagecity,” a compliation of recent videos from artists based in Cuba. The selections are from "Video Cubano" which is a juried video show based in New York.
With Jaime Wong’s new tour company, Vayable, you can take a number of local - led tours in SF, NYC, LA and more….tours are led by a a resident who is passionate about what they take you to. Some are really unique - homeless for a day or life as a hipster I’m not so sure about…My fave SF idea is paella on the beach.