Whether it’s the New York style, LA style, or the original Cuban style, salsa dancing is the Latin dance with Othello’s slogan, “a minute to learn, a lifetime to master.” Thankfully, Azucar provides free salsa dancing lessons on Monday nights at 8:30pm. DJ Jazzy Jez (maybe a distant cousin to Jazzy Jeff?) provides the beats and ladies get in free before 9pm.
In celebration of John Lennon’s 70th birthday this week, Richie Unterberger will present and discuss more than an hour of rare recordings and film clips of the Beatles from throughout their career, from the early days until just before their breakup in the late 1960’s. He’ll also talk about their unissued demos, home recordings, and live tapes.
The Dalai Lama
The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is both the head of the state and the spiritual leader of Tibet. The Dalai Lamas are believed to be manifestations of Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva of Compassion and patron saint of Tibet. Bodhisattvas are enlightened beings who have postponed their own nirvana and chosen to take rebirth in order to serve humanity. The Dalai Lama will be speaking at the SJSU Event Center.
The documentary filmmaker Michael Moore (“Bowling for Columbine,” “Fahrenheit 9/11,” “Sicko” and “Capitalism: A Love Story”) is receiving the John Steinbeck award at the SJSU Morris Dailey Auditorium. Moore will be interviewed on stage by Dan Pulcrano, CEO and executive editor of the Metro.
Downtown Campbell Artwalk
Downtown Campbell hosts a casual artwalk every third Friday of the month. Grab a map and brochure at any of the participating galleries: The Art Beat, Bruni Gallery, Gallery of Dreams, Debbie Marie Gallery, Sonya Paz Fine Art Gallery, Stone Griffin Gallery, Itty Bitty Boutique and Sonoma Chicken Coup.