Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Grammy-nominated songwriter, emcee, DJ, and actor Juan Amador, also known as Wonway Posibul, told KALW’s Jen Chien about three spectacular arts events happening around the Bay this week.
- “Ode to our Barrio” - Acción Latina’s Juan R. Fuentes Gallery until 10/30
- FirstClass: DEPARTURE - Second Saturdays at The Miranda
- 2018 Pittsburg Seafood and Music Festival - Pittsburg Marina 9/8 & 9/9
“Ode to our Barrio” is an exhibit being held at Acción Latina’s Juan R. Fuentes Gallery in San Francisco and will showcase work by Mission District-based emerging artists Natalie Alemán, a photographer and Jasmin Cañas, a painter. They're teaming up to present a selection of photos and paintings featuring the people, places, and flavors that define the Mission District’s unique and historical culture as well as the resiliency of the neighborhood and its people. “Ode to our Barrio” runs through October 30th.
“I’m really excited to see our folks representing and I can’t wait to see it!”
FirstClass: DEPARTURE is a monthly series dedicated to music of all styles mixed by DJ METHODS at The Miranda in Oakland. Straight out of Miami, DJ Methods has been burning up clubs and bars in the East Bay for a few years and plays a whole lot of funk, hip-hop, and soul.
"A slept on, under-rated DJ"
The 2018 Pittsburgh Seafood and Music Festival is a two-day celebration happening at the Pittsburg Marina this Saturday, September 8th and Sunday, September 9th. This is the 34th year for the annual festival which was originally started to promote the once-rich fishing industry in the city of Pittsburgh. This is a free event which features food vendors, a beer and wine pavilion, a carnival, and this year the legendary Sheila E. will be performing plus admission is free.
“Sheila E. and Gator on a stick…what do you need? That is the glamorous life.”
Juan Amador will be performing on stage in the premiere of “Pilgrim Street” which runs Thursday, September 13th thru Sunday, September 16th at the Zspace Theatre in San Francisco. You can also catch Wonway DJ at “First Fridays with the Latin Soul Brothers” happening this Friday, September 7th at the Era Art Bar and Lounge in Oakland.