5 Things to Look for this Week
Vida en el Valle
August 11, 2015
1 Los Tucanes de Tijuana concert, Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto, at 8 p.m., Friday (Aug. 14). Details: www.galloarts.org.
2 ‘From the Valley of México to Silicon Valley’ show by artist Carlos Pérez at The Mexican Heritage Center in Stockton, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday (Aug. 14).
3 Fresno Filmworks to feature the Mexican coming-of-age film ‘Güeros’ at the Tower Theatre in Fresno, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday (Aug. 14). The film is in Spanish with English subtitles. After the 5:30 show, Fresno State Spanish professor Dr. Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval, whose current research interest includes Mexican youth identity, will discuss the film. Tickets: $10 general admission; $8 for students and seniors. Details: www.FresnoFilmworks.org.
4 Television network Azteca América’ reality show ‘La Isla’ is getting ready to kick off its second season on Monday (Aug. 17) starting at 8 p.m. The reality show is all about survival for 18 contestants, including a few celebrities, stuck on an island.
5 The Day of the Dead: Art of Día de los Muertos 2015 exhibit kicks off on Tuesday (Aug. 18) at the California Museum in Sacramento featuring contemporary installations by California artists Francisco Franco, John Huerta, David Lozeau, Rob-O and Mary Southall. The exhibit highlights the Mexican cultural tradition of honoring deceased loved ones each year on Nov. 1 and 2 by creating calaveras de azúcar (sugar skulls), altares de muertos (altars of the dead) and ofrendas (offerings), which has evolved from the Aztecs to modern day California. Details: www.californiamuseum.org.