Monday, July 26, 2010

Week of July 27 - August 2, 2010

Film: Illegales

Set in the sweltering desert on the Southwestern US and the Mexican borde
r towns adjoining it, the film examines the intersecting lives of five groups of people on both sides of the border, as well as the broader, explosive issue of immigration. Through both heartbreak and hope, the five stories weave together, each asking the question “what lines would you cross for a better life?” Ilegales stars Shirley Rumierk, Luis Bordonada, Omar Leyva, Salome Martinez and Art LaFleur. The story and screenplay come from Carl Lucas and Marco Sheperd.

“We’re delighted New York’s International Latino Film Festival has honored our film with two great slots in the Festival,” said Producer Jake Pokluda, whose film credits include the features Living Gaugin and Jordan, the award-winning short Red Mesa and the short Mirando al norte. “Ilegales does two important things: as a narrative feature, it examines and illuminates one of this country’s most pressing social issues with an amazing ensemble of Latino actors, and takes the audience through the struggles illegal immigrants face crossing the border.”

This easily makes Ilegales one of the most anticipated movies to premiere at the New York International Latino Film Festival. Festival Screenings: Visual Arts Theater 333 West 23rd St. July 28th 2010, 4:30PM July 29th, 2010 8:00PM For more info visit: and


Contest: Dos Equis

As legend has it, during a routine circumnavigation of the world, the Most Inter
esting Man's personal aircraft malfunctioned, and he was forced to parachute much of his priceless artifacts mid-flight across North America. Many were recovered. Many were not. He is calling upon his loyal friends to use all their vast talents to help recover his private collection in the Dos Equis Cargo Hunt.

By signing up for the Dos Equis Cargo Hunt, players become “Cargo Hunters” and collect virtual treasures in several ways: through the Cargo Hunter’s map on the website, through codes on specially marked Dos Equis packaging, and at special promotional events this summer. Various prizes are given out along the way and at the end the players with the most artifacts qualify for a Cargo Hunt grand prize – an all-expenses-paid trip to Mexico. For more info check out the Cargo Hunt website,


Music & Dance: Lincoln Center Out of Doors

Marking its 40th anniversary, Lincoln Center Out of Doors celebrates with three weeks of FREE music and dance on the plazas of Lincoln Center. Kicking off on July 28th it will run through August 15th. The 40th annual edition of the festival will present a wide range of music and dance events by dozens of international, U.S. and local artists, including Latino and Latina artists representing a wide range of backgrounds, and music and dance styles and traditions.
We cant wait for Larry Harlow’s La Raza Latina: A Salsa Suite conducted by Larry Harlow, starring Ruben Blades, with guest vocalist Adonis Puentes, plus orchestra and chorus on a
double bill with Bobby Sanabria Big Band in their New York premiere.

The best part is all the events are free and take place on Lincoln Center’s Plazas between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenues, from West 62nd Street to West 65th Street (except where noted). Take No.1 IRT to 66thStreet/Lincoln Center Station) OR the A, B, C, D and No. 1 trains to 59th St/Columbus Circle.

Visit for complete schedule.


Shop: Jalapeño Shopper

Jalapeño Shopper, a new online boutique,, offers style seekers top-quality jewelry and accessories for those tired of the same boring, over-priced accessories typically found at the mall. Putting a global spin on current trends, items found on are either inspired by or made in different parts of the world and prices do not exceed $100, the majority is under $75.

Pedro, The Jalapeño Shopper, is the site mascot. He searches the world for unique and interesting styles that look like they came from markets and bazaars common in other countries. Whether it’s a sterling silver ring from Thailand, a necklace from Mexico, or a cuff bracelet from a hip designer in New York City, the jewelry selections inspire a simple question, “WOW! Where did you find that?” And now you know!

"From now until August 15th GEM & ULM readers can enter promo code “JSURBAN” to get
free shipping on all purchases."

For more news follow them @jalapenoshopper and on facebook:


Fitness: Cardio Meets Carnival

During the month of August NYSC hosts a healthy happy Hour featuring Zumba.
All are invited to get their afterwork groove on in this stress-melting, high-octane workout. Zumba is a fun, easy-to-follow aerobic class that combines Latin dance moves with cardio training. It’s a wildly popular way to maximize caloric output while toning your whole body. Zumba takes the work out of working out. Nonmembers are welcome. See the schedule below for the class nearest you.

New York Sports Clubs
Broadway - City Hall
--> Thursdays 5:30pm
23rd & Park
--> Fridays 6:15pm
86th & Lexington
-->Tuesdays 9:30am
-->Thursdays 5:30pm
Brooklyn Heights
--> Thursdays 7:30pm
Dobbs Ferry
--> Thursdays 6:30pm
East Brunswick --> Thursdays 6:30pm
--> Fridays 6:00pm

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