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Hawaiian, Chinese, Latin and Italian music night this Friday at the next Moving Art House event


You cannot think of art in the Portola without thinking of the awesome Kate Connell and Oscar Melara. They both are key contributors to artwork around the neighborhood and are part of many art events through the year. A few weekends ago they kicked off their Moving Art House events with a celebration at the Portola Library. This Friday however they are kicking it up a notch and the party is set to be fantastic!

Before we go into the detail, the Nite Life is the second Moving Art House event celebrating the culture of the Portola, Bayview/Hunters Point and Visitacion Valley neighborhoods. Moving Art House is a mobile cultural space created by Kate Connell and Oscar Melara (Book and Wheel Works) and their third public art project in the Portola. Moving Art House is produced in collaboration with Richard Talavera and The Mexican Bus. The Mexican Bus is a vibrantly painted popular culture icon, filled with small sculpture, decals and Mexican movie posters of the 40s and 50s. The Moving Art House series includes three events with poetry, visual art, music and other performing arts of southeast San Francisco. A culminating exhibition at the Portola Branch Library will open in December 2015.

So this Friday, starting at 6pm at the El Toro night club (2470 San Bruno Avenue) you will be able to hear music float from the stage at El Toro, a site with more than 80 years of musical history, play games, admire the new Nite Life Mural and dance the night away. We offer a kaleidescope of southeast San Francisco’s culture and this is all FREE! Families are absolutely welcome and the Portola Planet intends to send it’s two young reporters to bring back news of the nights event.

The schedule for the night is;

  • 6-7:00 pm: Relax on The Mexican Bus, take in the rich décor of “Lola” the site of our social club for the evening.
  • 7-8:00 pm –3 things to choose from!
    • On board the bus Dr. John Calloway and José Cuellar, PhD (aka Dr. Loco) tell stories of the music heard on San Bruno Avenue over the last century—from Klezmer to Maltese waltzes to Latin Rock to Banda.
    • In the Club: Play the Sweet Note game! Your hosts Homer and Belle handout an array of delectable winners’ prizes.
    • On the street: Help unveil the new Nite Life Mural!* Learn dance steps from La Torera!
  • 8:00-10:00 pm: Hear the premier concert of live music from southeast San Francisco: enjoy Hawaiian, Chinese, Latin and Italian music played by your neighbors. Musicians of the city’s southeast rim reveal the region’s cultural richness with seeds for the future: Adeyemi Demetrius, La Familia Peña-Govea, the Kapalakiko Hawaiian Band, Mireya Leon, Shura Taylor, Trio Pizzicato, Dr. Calloway and Dr. Loco.
  • 10:00 pm: El Toro’s house Banda band parades to the stage and invites you to the dance floor!

Follow the links below to read more, at the very bottom of the article are some sample videos of the artists performing and we hope to see you all there this Friday!

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1628076950799833/
Moving Art House | http://bookandwheel.org/moving-art-house/
The Mexican Bus | http://www.mexicanbus.net/

*Nite Life Mural by Book and Wheel Works.

Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2015/08/movingarthouse2/

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