Friday, December 12, 2008

Holiday happenings tomorrow, Saturday, December 13th, in the Metroplex, Texas

ALL these events and performances are going down tomorrow, Saturday, December 13th in the DFW. Lots to choose from, so get out there (carpooling and combining destinations in one trip is highly recommended)...

International Festival of Lights
East Fort Worth Montessori Academy
501 Oakland Blvd. - 817-496-3003

"a season celebration of peace through cultural diversity" from 4-8pm

featuring: PANTAGLEIZE student theater performance, international foods and music,
fair trade/student world market, sunset labyrinth walk, and drumming with Baba Kwasi

$5 admission includes light refreshments



DFW International Community Alliance is proud to announce North Texas' third annual Navidad Latinoamericana with two concerts.
December 13 at 7:30 pm at Holy Trinity Church: 3811 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219

(to be presented a second time on the following Saturday, December 20, 2008 at 7:30 pm, at Mary Immaculate Catholic Church: 2800 Valwood Parkway--just east of Josey Lane--in Farmers Branch, TX 75234)

In Navidad Latinoamericana a variety of Latino musical ensembles present the inspiring traditional Christmas rhythms of villancicos, aguinaldos and posadas from Latin America and Spain. Tickets are $5 for adults and are available at the door. Children 10 and younger are FREE.

For more info.:

Butterfly Connection presents
REINDEERS UNPLUGGED (a new play co-scripted by Rob Bosquez and Kate McDougall)

at the Rose Marine Theater
1440 N. Main St., 817-333-4028

Admission: $8-15 - starts probably at 7:30pm, but call first.

Sceneshop presents
A FIFTH OF CHRISTMAS (otherwise known as "Steve McGraw's Christmas for Grownups")

at Arts Fifth Avenue (1625 5th Avenue @ Allen St. - 817.923.9500)
8pm - $10 - not a family show - IF YOU'RE INTO CASH BARS AND RAUNCHY THEATRE FARE, then THIS is your show


This gallery gift show promises to have some funky, crafty, hand-made schtuff that's a far cry from the generic crap for sale in all the shopping mauls. Check it out!

Sunday, December 07, 2008

San Anto's CineFestival 2009 - call for entries - deadline Tomorrow!

31st Annual CineFestival Call for Entries
Deadline: Mon., Dec. 8, 2009

CineFestival en San Antonio, the nation’s oldest and longest-running Latino film festival, is seeking films for its 31st annual celebration, which will take place from February 5-8, 2009 at the historic Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center in San Antonio, Texas. The theme for this year's festival is “New World Onda: Building a Dynamic Media Society.”

CineFestival is seeking the best Latino features, shorts, documentaries, animation, experimental films and youth works for its 31th annual festival. The call for entries deadline is Monday, Dec. 8, 2008.

The four-day event, which kicks off on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009, will feature screenings, workshops, panel discussions, networking opportunities, gala celebrations and musical performances. Sunday will be a seniors and family-friendly film day. Innovative uses of new technology will also be highlighted through competitions, demonstrations of new cameras and software, and the involvement of youth filmmakers from video programs throughout San Antonio.

CineFestival will also feature the prestigious Premio Mesquite audience award and juried awards for Best Feature, Best Short, Best Experimental Film, Best South Texas First Film, and Best San Antonio Young Filmmaker.

CineFestival is ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS postmarked thru December 8th. For information on how to submit a film or to download the Call for Entries, visit the CineFestival Web site at A link to the Withoutabox submission form can also be found at For more information, contact Sandra Pena Sarmiento or Victor Payan at

The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1980 to preserve, promote and develop the arts and culture of the Chicano/Latino/Native American peoples for all ages and backgrounds through public and educational programming in six disciplines: dance, literature, media arts, theater arts, visual arts and music. For more information, visit or call 210-271-3151.


2009 CineFestival Homepage:
Downloadable Submission Form: Submission Page: