Crafts & Music In San Jose

And here’s the talent line-up
BY: DAVID FLORES

This Friday and Saturday November 4 and 5, the Plaza del Pescador in San Jose will host their first ever Arts Festival in San Jose. That so called plaza is actually the real nice strip center on hotel row.

One side of the road in the San Jose hotel zone, across from the Cabo Azul hotel, and where the Kiss rock group’s Rock & Brews is located, will be closed off for partiers in the street. Local, national and international artists, along with creative folks of all sorts, will be there to play, sing and show their artsy fartsy stuff.

Some works will be for sale, although the entrance is free. The nearly dozen restaurants and bars that occupy the Plaza Pescador strip center will be happy to welcome you – there is really good stuff to eat and drink at La Galeria, La Forchetta, Rock n’ Brews and a few more, as well as a nice coffee shop, sushi bars and boutiques.

The party starts at 5:00 pm and will go until 11:00. Better show up early, or you will end up dining on the curb.

Friday, November 4 at 5:00 pm, a body painting competition starts, while a Polynesian dance takes place, followed at 6:00 with a puppet show, then dance, songs and more performances at 7:00 by artists from the San Jose cultural center. An Arabian dance troupe will be featured at 8:00, followed an hour later by Oco and Jaime Martinez, guitar troubadours. The whole Shabang wraps up with Jorge Murat’s ballade and pop fusion at 10:00 pm.

Then on Saturday, the party goes like this: 5:00, the final of the body contest competition, followed at 6:00 by renown Mexican singer Luna Itzel. An hour later, the San Jose cultural center’s folk ballet troupe will take the stage. At 8:00 the Chamber Orchestra from the Youth Orchestra of Los Cabos will show off for us. Then at 9:00 pm, the entire, amazing Polyphonic Chorus of Los Cabos will sing for us. The day ends with internationally known classic guitarist David Flores at 10:00 pm. Be there or be square!

If we left out any information you need, don’t throw rocks at our office windows again, that’s wearing us and our insurance company down. The fact is, this is Mexico, and things change. If you want to check our accuracy look up: www.artsfestivalcabo.com And yes, they have an English section.