We are hosting a special event!
Come celebrate Mexican Independence Day in the garden at La Borinquena Mex-icatessen!
Oakland's food artisans will compete for the title of top masa in three categories -- meat, vegetarian/vegan, and wildcard. Come taste the diversity of tamale styles and flavors -- from Mexican to South American.
A ticket entitles you to a taste of all of the entries as well as a vote to choose who you think is Top Tamale! Read more about our competitors here.
All proceeds benefit La Clinica de la Raza's educational programs. La Clinica has been providing quality accessible healthcare in Oakland for 40 years.
Local Beer & House Made Sangria will be available for sale
DJ Crimson (Record Rockers / MOM)
El Kool Kyle (El Superritmo)
Spinning cumbia, salsa, and other dancefloor favorites!
Author Ruben Llamas "Eye from the Edge" Book Signing
West Oakland comes to life as Llamas gives texture to its history with memories from his daily life as he depicts the area from pre-World War II through the 1960’s. His ascendancy from shopping cart boy to vice president of a drugstore chain is admirable and makes for a good read.
$15 Advance / $20 Door
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Sponsor and Volunteer Oportunities Available