Cultural Events Remaining for the Month of March

We are mid way through the month of March and there are more than enough events left to attend in the South Bay. Check out our list of concert performances, book releases, breakfast benefits, community discussions, art walks, film festivals and a celebration of Women's History Month.

1st time together in the US to welcome the Mexica New Year: Grupo Tribu Música, Maestro Xavier Quijas Yxayotl, y Calpulli Tonalehqueh!!! HISTORY in the making...One Night, One Show, 500 seats, DON'T be left out!!!

African American and Ethnic Studies professor and historian of THE FUNK, Dr. Rickey Vincent, is coming to San Jose to present his new book on the history of the Black Panther Party's band, The Lumpen. *Books will be sold ($20) and signed at event. Cash only.
Hosted by Future Arts Now and SJ Zulu Nation.
Admission: FREE
When: March 13, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: Edenvale Community @ 330 Branham Lane East, San Jose, California 95111
Who: All ages! Inter-generational learning and dialogue encouraged.


Japantown is a historic and culturally thriving community that continues to bring relevance to the city of San Jose. From the culinary to the visual and performing arts it has become a center of positive energy and progression.  For more information about future events or how to participate please email us at

Leo Docuyanan is a self taught photographer with a focus in portraiture. He was born in Guam, raised in Southeast San Diego and moved to San Francisco in 2003 where he began photographing Hip Hip and Tattoo culture and has been published in various music magazines, books and several Hip Hop related projects. "Retrospective" is a collection of his works from the last decade.


Lessons for California from Benton Harbor, Michigan
Confronting Corporate Power and the Police State
Special San Jose Appearance of Rev. Edward Pinkney
5 PM Sunday, March 16, 2014. African American Center, Sixth and Julian Street, San Jose
Sponsored by: CHAM Deliverance Ministry Benefit for the People’s Tribune

Ready to receive the Aztec New Year Ome Tochtli (2 rabbit) with Mexica Dancers/Music, Native dancers, activities for kids and a large variety of Food, Arts & Crafts, and resource booths!!!At the heart of San Jose, King & Story Road.... La Cultura Cura!!! 

Our feature films will include "Hecho en Mexico" (Made in Mexico), a fantastic film celebrating the diversity of Mexican music and culture; "La revolución de los alcatraces" (Eufrosina’s Revolution), a poweful portrait of an indigenous woman who defies machismo and political structures in Oaxaca; "Go For It", a moving coming-of-age story of a hip hop dancer struggling to follow her dreams, as well as 20 films by professional & student filmmakers. 

Sonido Clash invites you to join us for a live performance by Las Kumbia Queers as they will be making their way to San Jose for the 1st time ever! Make sure to come out and support. 

San Jose Taiko (SJT) will be presenting its Rhythm Journey touring program in San Jose on Friday, March 21, 2014 at the School of Arts and Culture at Mexican Heritage Plaza.

San Jose Black Berets Por La Justicia Welcome You To Join us for our bi-annual Spiritual Peace and Unity Walk. Save Our Streets! Help prevent our young ones from losing their lives to stray bullets! 
Bring peace and unity to our neighborhoods! Join us on our biannual Spiritual Peace & Unity Walk as we walk along the West of San Jose to Downtown Cesar Chavez Park.

In celebration of Women's History Month Women Rising & Mr. Walker present Ladies Comedy Night @ The Blackbird Tavern. This event has been spectacular in years past on a monday night. This year we wanted to make sure everyone had a chance to come out to enjoy lady centered comedy on FRIDAY MARCH 28th @ 7:30PM. 

A Song Cycle Opera - Saturday, March 29, 2014
"Tales of Pilgrimage—Cuentos de Peregrinacion" is the newest Song Cycle Opera by nationally recognized Mexican American Composer, Hector Armienta. The performance highlights the heart wrenching and inspirational stories of Mexican Immigrants who have made the arduous journey from Mexico to the US. This world premier production is composed by Hector Armienta and directed by El Teatro Campesino's Kinan Valdez. The cast includes three professional opera singers; Tenor Mark Hernandez, Soprano Alexandra Sessler, and Mezzo Soprano Guadalupe Peraza—as well as musicians, actors, and community members. 

Join Chavez Family Vision, Inc. in honoring the life and legacy of César E. Chávez at our 13th Annual Commemorative Breakfast. 

All proceeds benefit the César E. Chávez Scholarship Fund

About Fernando Perez

Fernando J. Perez is a video journalist and a digital media instructor at Silicon Valley De-Bug.  

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