“Ask a Mexican” Day: Salsa Music, Poetry & Literature | Mission Dist.
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Mission Branch Library | 300 Bartlett Street, San Francisco, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Join the Mission Branch Library on May 11, 2013 for an afternoon of music, poetry and a reading and discussion with Gustavo Arellano, author of the popular “Ask a Mexican” column where he answers any and all questions about America’s spiciest and largest minority.
Open House & Cinco de Mayo Celebration Schedule:
Noon: Music by Los Chiles Verdes
Founded in 2009, Los Chiles Verdes is a rocking youth band founded by local Mission bandleaders Jose Leon and Tony Price. The band performs a variety of music including salsa, cumbia, and latin classics and is comprised of young musicians ranging from ages 8-16. Age is nothing but a number, they play with the heart of pros. So, dust off your dancing zapatos and come have a good time.
1:30 pm: Poetry by Mission High School students finalists in the Youth Speaks.
2 pm: Mission Branch Welcomes Author Gustavo Arellano
Arellano is the editor of the Orange County Weekly where he writes ¡Ask a Mexican!, a column where he answers he answers any and all questions about America’s spiciest and largest minority. The column has become nationally syndicated with a weekly circulation of over 2 million in 39 newspapers across the United States. Arellano has appeared on the Today Show, Nightline, NPR’s Talk of the Nation, and The Colbert Report.
In this appearance, Arellano will be reading, discussing, and signing his latest book, Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America. San Francisco is prominently featured in the book as one of America’s early Mexican food meccas.
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Categories: *Top Pick*, Cinco de Mayo, Kids & Families, Lectures & Workshops, Literature, Live Music