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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Special Events October 2010: Days of the Dead, Walk/Bike-in Movie Night & More!

The Express' Fall Taste Magazine view it here:

So many events this time of year! The La Borinqueña/Tamale Girl Crew hopes you can join us for one or more awesome going-ons. Check back here for more details or better yet "like" us on Facebook and

Don't forget LB does party and holiday food orders since it is after all Tamale Season! Find our menus at 

Event titles link to corresponding facebook event listing, please RSVP so we know you're coming!
Locally yours,
~tina tamale


Oct 29 & 30  
  • La Borinquena's Days of the Dead Celebration  

  • Chicken en mole, tamales including de dulce and champurrado on the menu both Friday & Saturday! Read more about DOD food traditions here.
 LIVE Latin Jazz at It's a Grind

  • 7-10pm Tamale Girl creates awesome tacos too on Latin Jazz Night at 11th & Clay! Stop in for música, beverages and $2 tacos! Here are the dates: October 13, October 27, November 10, November 24, December 8 & December 22. See It's a Grind's Facebook page for more info here.
Past Events
Oct 2

There will be dice, fezzes, prizes, special guests and the Tamale Girl booth will be selling tamales, burritos and refreshments for lunch from 11:30-3:30pm!

Oct 16

Pacific Coast Brewing Company Presents The Old Oakland Beer Festival at the Intersection of Washington & 9th Streets Oakland, CA

Featuring 20+ breweries including a selection of California's Finest Anniversary Ales! Live Music, food from local restaurants, live art, a parklet, 3 blocks of family friendly activities, and free bike parking. **FREE ADMISSION**

Over 10 Local Confirmed Anniversary Ales On Tap!
Live Music By: Damon and the Heathens (others TBD)
9 Confirmed Participating Restaurants including Tamale Girl / La Borinquena 
Photo by Paula Wirth

Days of the Dead are right around the corner! Stop by outside of our shop to meet and discuss the Forrealism art exhibition with the artist.

Walkers and bikers!

Walk Oakland Bike Oakland (WOBO) presents a FREE showing of E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial at La Borinqueña in Downtown Oakland on Saturday, October 16. We'll have Tina Tamale's tamales, Linden St. Brewery flowing, and as always, free popcorn from WOBO. And did I mention, the movie is free?

La Borinqueña will have a delicious art & movie friendly menu available including tamales, nachos and quesadillas as well as aguas frescas and Mexican Coca-Cola.

The flick starts at 7, but there will be an exhibition from a local artist from 5-7pm outside the venue. More information to come!

Come celebrate our new warm and cozy indoor location, complete with improved transit and walking accessibility.

Oct 23

VIVO: Days of the Dead 2010

Dias de los Muertos

October 6 - December 5, 2010

Curated by Jaime Cortez
OMCA’s annual Dìas de los Muertos Celebration has been one of the Bay Area’s most popular community events for 16 years, drawing thousands of participants annually to mark the traditional Meso-American celebrations and give them a contemporary artistic twist. 

On October 23 from 12 noon to 4:30 pm, the public will celebrate Dias de los Muertos included in regular OMCA admission beginning with a ritual in front of OMCA’s Oak Street Entrance. Following the ceremonia, visitors will enter the Gardens invited by the sounds of music and conversation, the smells of food and burning copal incense. 

Throughout the day there will be food and drinks including the Tamale Girl food booth, demonstrations and sale of arts and crafts at a mercado, music and dance, and countless activities for visitors of all ages, as well as access to the exhibition and galleries.

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