May Day! Chilly rain kept folks from breaking attendance records at this year’s celebration of International Workers’ Day, according to our reporters in the field. But around the world, people were celebrating, and our intrepid Amanda Martinez and inspiring Alba Mora-Roca talked to observers in Russia, Venezuela, Mexico, China and elsewhere to find out how those celebrations differed according to geography. Check out their live broadcast here, and check back soon for more photos and audio.
Tomorrow, Saturday, you can either pay to see Speaking in Tongues at the San Francisco International Film Festival, or you can catch it for free at the public library. The much-talked-about documentary follows four San Francisco students through a year of bilingual education. Tape starts rolling at 10 a.m.
Afterward, you might head to the Receiver Gallery for some toy-gluing action and instruction—thanks, Mission Mission! If that’s not so enticing, then you should also know that Anthony’s is providing cookies to complement the toys and glue.
And then—we’ve got your whole Saturday planned—check out the new Blue Macaw, which will be open for a sneak-peek-‘n’-taste tomorrow night. Or, drop by the Mission Cultural Center for the opening of 5 X 5 Pluralism, an art show featuring five Venezuelan and five U.S. artists, and a second show Casitas Voladoras. Viola plans on being there.