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MEGA EXTRAVAGANZA!!!  
Thu. May 4, 6-10pm  

SAVE THE DATE   A MUST-ATTEND EVENT!
san jose museum of artSan Jose Museum of Art

110 S. Market St, San Jose, CA 95113
www.sjmusart.org   Schedule of Events

infoBayArea & San Jose Museum of Art present MEGA EXTRAVAGANZA!!! Network and socialize with a diverse group of 100s of professionals, business owners and media in a friendly, fun, upscale, business-casual environment.  Parking

Enjoy the following:
• 6 caterers, 2 chef cooking demos,
• 2 fashion shows, 2 champion dance performances,
• live music, 2 DJs, salsa lessons, dancing,
• 3 fine art exhibitions, a vintage auto show
• spirits tasting (gin, liqueurs, rum, scotch, tequilas, whiskey, wines),
• meet our sponsors, afterparty with firefighters, and much more...


Enter the free drawing to win prizes: wine bottles, auto detail discounts (value $75), hotel nights, free tickets to the Real Estate Investment Expo (value $69), a weekend in Baja CA and more!!
Get some exposure for your business - donate a prize! Print a gift certificate.

NOTE - Over 800 people attended our event at SJMA on September 20, 2001 (9 days after 9/11). We have learned much from the 100s of events we have organized since 1999. This will be a HUGE & memorable event! 

Cost: $30/door.
Discount for SJMA members
Sponsorships available
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Many Voices, One Community...
Cesar Plata, Founder, 408 272-4772


We also honor and welcome the National Association of Hispanic Firefighters and Los Bomberos of Northern California who are hosting their Annual International Training Conference in San Jose. Read more...
national association of hispanic firefighters, nahf

Participants
Cooking Demos 71 Saint Peter, 4-Star Restaurant
Melanie's Signature Delights - MSD Catering
Cuccini Restaurant
Elegant Events Catering
Romero's Cakes
Tony Soprano's Pizzeria Ristorante
Traditional Tehuana Dresses from Oaxaca, Mexico
Urban Clothing - Ready2Model
World Salsa Champions - Pretty Boys & Girls
Champion Hip-Hop Dance Co. Soul Conspiracy
Carlos Castañeda & The Mystic Pilots
Guitar Compositions - Jay Alvarez
98.1 KISS FM
Sonido Tropical DJs
¡Arte Caliente!
Gustavo Ramos Rivera Paintings
Meet Artist Sonya Paz
Spirits Tastings
   Gin
   Liqueurs
   Rum
   Scotch
   Tequilas

   Whiskey
   Wines
   No-Host Bars

Tanqueray
Starbucks
Captain Morgan
Johnnie Walker Black, Buchanan's
Don Julio, Cuervo Tradicional, Cuervo Flavors
Sauza
Crown Royal
Alex Sotelo Cellars, Cantiga Wineworks
Catered Too!
El Observador
Metro Newspapers
La Oferta
Alliance Credit Union
BioPerformance
El Dorado Ranch, Baja California
First Fridays of the Bay Area
Jamber Properties & Millennium Mortgage
The Mili Group, Inc.
National Wealth Builders
Pharmanex, Anti-Oxidant Health Scannings
WorkIt.com

Gourmet Chef Cooking Demos
71 Saint Peter Mediterranean Grill
   This 4-Star restaurant in San Jose's Historic San Pedro Square features the flavors of Italy & France prepared in a straightforward style which captures the best of California's bounty of fresh produce, meats, fish, and fowl. Luis Rodriguez, chef & owner, will demonstrate how to cook several gourmet courses.
melanie's signature delightsMelanie's Signature Delights - MSD Catering
   Offers a complete service of international and vegetarian cuisine where East meets West, coupled with theme decorations, charming presentation, enticing appetizers that tempt the most demanding of palates, entrees that please the most challenging food connoisseurs, and alluring and irresistible desserts. Your one-stop hospitality management company.
Appetizers, Desserts & Chocolate Fountain

Romero's Cakes
Tony Soprano's Pizzeria Ristorante

Last minute note - Sorry, the chocolate fountain will not be present :(

cuccini restauran bar elegant events catering Incromero's cakes

Fashion Shows
Traditional Tehuana Dresses
   From the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, Mexico
Urban Clothing
   Presented by Ready2Model cover models

Dance Performances & Salsa Lessons
World Salsa Champions, Pretty Boys & Girls Productions
  A group of talented and diverse individuals dedicated to Salsa Dance. Under the direction of Ricardo Sanchez & Michelle Castro, we have committed ourselves to creating spicy & original Salsa dance routines that light up the stage! Learn Salsa Dancing and join us at our Hot Salsa Fridays!

Champion Hip Hop Dance Company Soul Conspiracy
ready2model  Showcased by Ready2Model - a one- stop multi- talent management, image development and production company. Our talent have been featured on Star Search, Fox Sports Network, MTV, Latin Heat Film Awards, Sugar Ray Leonard Promotions, Oscar de la Hoya Golden Boy promotions, Versace fashions, Telemundo and Latin Music awards, to name a few.


Live Music & DJs
Carlos Castañeda & The Mystic Pilots
   The music of the Mystic Pilots can best be described as a mix of Rock and Jazz influenced by great artists such as Sting, Steely Dan, B.B. King and more. Carlos Castañeda's 25-year success as a bandleader and composer in Northern California makes The Pilots shine.
Jay Alvarez
   Jay performs captivating & enchanting Spanish Romance, Classical, Nouveau Flamenco & Jazz ballads. His guitar compositions tell romantic story-like tales that set the mood for any occasion.

98.1 kiss fm98.1 KISS FM
   Old School & Today's R&B

Sonido Tropical DJs
   Spinning Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Latin House, etc...


Fine Art Exhibitions & Artist Appearance

¡Arte Caliente! Selections from the Joe A. Diaz Collection
   For almost 25 years, South Texas businessman Joe A. Diaz has collected contemporary art created by American artists with roots in Hispanic culture. This exhibition brings together more than 100 paintings, prints, drawings, and sculptures that are primarily narrative in content and address a wide range of political, social, and autobiographical issues. Read more...
Gustavo Ramos Rivera Paintings: Eternidades del instante
   This exhibition features a selection of abstract paintings by noted self-taught painter Gustavo Ramos Rivera. Inspired by the landscape of his native Mexico and the bright colors of pre-Columbian and Mexican arts and crafts, Ramos Rivera has a great love for his materials, which he manipulates with a sense of ritual and rhythm. Read more...
Artist Appearance - Sonya Paz
  
Sonya is creating a new direction in the Pop Art Movement through her exuberant use of color & playful forms. Bold shapes and vibrant colors leap off her canvases, while her images explode in an energetic & wildy whimsical style. Read more...


Spirits Tastings
Gin
Liqueurs
Rum
Scotch
Tequilas
Whiskey
Wines
No-Host Bars
Tanqueray
Starbucks
Captain Morgan
Johnnie Walker Black, Buchanan's

Don Julio, Cuervo Tradicional, Cuervo Flavors, Sauza
Crown Royal

Alex Sotelo Cellars, Cantiga Wineworks
Catered Too!
tequilla don julio
Tequila Tasting - Creating the right tasting format... 
When pairing a spirit with food one must consider what we are trying to achieve: Stimulate the appetite, add flavor and refresh the palate. Read more...  History of Tequila

san jose museum of artSan Jose Museum of Art
SJMA is the leading institution dedicated to visual culture in Silicon Valley. It is a community anchor, ensuring artistic excellence and access for an extraordinarily diverse populace. It is a contemporary art center whose acclaimed exhibitions have ranged across modern masterworks to the newest frontiers of art. It is a cultural crossroads, more than doubling its attendance since instituting a free admission policy. It is the largest visual arts education provider in Santa Clara County. It is a source of inspiration, contemplation, and delight for a fast-moving community. It is a Museum of the future. Admission is free, every day! sjmusart.org
Parking is available at open pay lots on San Fernando between Market Street and First Street, First and Second Streets, and Second and Third Streets. Parking also available a few blocks away at San Pedro (Market & Santa Clara Sts). Underground parking is available in the Knight Ridder building. Look for the blue and white "P" sign on San Fernando between Market and First Streets.

The National Association of Hispanic Firefighters (NAHF) Annual National Convention and Training Conference, May 2-6, San Jose, provides United States Firefighters, International Firefighters, Volunteer Firefighters and event participants a forum to facilitate training, educational development, fellowship, mentorship’s, recruitment, communication of safety alerts, community outreach and public education. nahf.org
Los Bomberos of Northern California was founded in 1972 by two Stanford Firefighters to promote the Latino culture within the fire service. Goals include increasing membershipof Latinos into the fire service, providing guidance and support to those pursuing promotional opportunities, community service, and recognizing our responsibility as role models and community leaders. latinofirefighters.org

Schedule of Events
Thursday, May 4, 2006, 6-10 pm

Art Exhibitions
¡Arte Caliente! Selections from the Joe A. Diaz Collection
Gustavo Ramirez Rivera Paintings: Eternidades del instante
Artist Appearance - Sonya Paz

Live Music & DJs
Carlos Castañeda & The Mystic Pilots
Jay Alvarez' Guitar Compositions
98.1 KISS FM - Old School & Today's R&B
Sonido Tropical DJs - Cumbia, Salsa, Merengue, Latin House...

New Wing Lobby
7:00-8:00    Fashion Show - Tehuana Dresses from Oaxaca, Mexico  
                     Champion Hip-Hop Dance Company Soul Conspiracy 
                     Fashion Show - Urban Clothing by Ready2Model                      
9:00-9:15    Prize Drawing, must be present to claim prizes

Museum Café - Historic Wing Lobby
6:00-9:45   Anti-Oxidant Health Scanning - Pharmanex  
                     No-Host Bars provided by Catered Too!  
8:00-9:00   Chef Cooking Demo - Melanie's Signature Delights
                     Chef Cooking Demo - 71 Saint Peter Mediterranean Grill

Charlotte Wendel Education Center
6:00-9:00    Spirits Tasting - Gin, Rum, Scotch, Tequila, Wine....
8:00-8:30    World Salsa Champions - Pretty Boys & Girls Dance Prods.

After-Party with Firefighters
10:00-1:30  Cuccini Restaurant & Bar, 72 N. Almaden Ave.
                      San Pedro Square, 408 287-1737, cuccini.com
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