Arts & Events
MUSIC OF MEXICO, TEXAS AND BEYOND
La Peña presents its seventh annual “Hecho en Califas Festival,” with music, poetry, theater and visual art, this Wednesday through Sunday. The lineup of more than 50 Latino artists includes performers from California, Mexico, Texas, and New York. All shows at La Peña, 3105 Shattuck Ave. For details, www.lapena.org or 849-2568.
ROOTS MUSIC COMES ALIVE AT TWANG CAFE
Three Mile Grade, a Bay Area roots band with a repertoire spanning three centuries of music from the 1800s to their own ruminations on contemporary life, will bring their down-home music to the Twang Cafe at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. The Twang Cafe is a monthly Americana music series held the first Sunday of each month at Epic Arts, 1923 Ashby Ave. www.twangcafe.com.
DECORATIVE STYLE AT OAKLAND MUSEUM
Harvey L. Jones, senior curator of art and curator of the Oakland Museum of California’s new exhibit “California as Muse: The Art of Arthur and Lucia Mathews,” will talk about the artists at an informal walk through the gallery at 2 p.m. Sunday. As masters of the California Decorative Style, the Mathews were pre-eminent in the artistic life of San Francisco at the turn of the century and their leadership was a major force in the rebuilding of the city after the 1906 earthquake and fire. This retrospective includes more than 150 works by them, including murals, paintings, drawings, graphic design and illustrations, and frames, furniture, and decorative objects from their collaborative designs for the Furniture Shop. The exhibit runs through March 25 at the Oakland Museum, 1000 Oak St., Oakland. For details, www.museumca.org or 238-2200.