Fairs, Festivals, & Fiestas

Nostalgia Mexicana

When: Sat., Aug. 1, 7 p.m. 2009

Few local venues measure up to Oakland Metro Opera House in terms of broad-minded cultural programming. In addition to the recent spate of multi-media operas, Vaudeville-esque variety shows, punk band nights and luchadorwrestling matches comes this Saturday's Nostalgia Mexicana, an art expo inspired by classic Mexican Cinema and television. Sponsored by CalifaRifa Productions, it features nine artists, a live performance by retro rock band Qodice with Go-Go dancers, and DJ Juan Kamanney spinning mambos, danzonesand cumbias. 7 p.m., Sat., Aug.1, at Oakland Metro Opera House (630 3rd St.), $13. 510-579-8340 or MySpace.com/Califarifapro

Rachel Swan

Price: $13

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