Gentle readers: it gives me great pleasure to announce the first leg of my book tour for Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America. I'm burning the midnight coal with both ends of the candle's oil (or however that pinche metaphor goes) putting even more street corners on the agenda, but below is what I have so far. Go to them, bring a cousin or 50, and buy a book or a million! And, whenever possible, there'll be food!
All the events are FREE (unless noted); all the books, BARATO.
Now, without further ado:
April 10 (book release!): UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, 144 Haines Hall, UCLA, Los Angeles, 1 p.m.; LA Plaza (near Olvera Street), 501 N. Main Street, Los Angeles, (213) 542-6200, 7 p.m.
April 11: Centro Cultural de la Raza, 2125 Park Blvd., San Diego, (619) 235-6135, 8 p.m.
April 12: Fullerton Public Library, 353 W. Commonwealth Ave. Fullerton, (714) 738-6333; 7 p.m.
April 13: Alexander Book Co., 50 2nd St., San Francisco, (415) 495-2992, 12:30 p.m.; Brava Theater, 2781 24th St., San Francisco, (415) 641-7657, 7 p.m.
April 15: La Cocina, 201 N. Court Ave., Tucson, (520) 622-0351, 4 p.m. $25 (fundraiser for badass nonprofit there)
April 16: Kiva Room, University of Arizona, 1401 E. University Blvd., Tucson, (520) 626-5832, noon; Evening street corner sale from the trunk of my rental to be determined.
April 17: Place in El Paso TBD
April 18: Restaurant in Albuquerque TBD
April 19: Collected Works, 202 Galisteo St., #A, Santa Fe, (505) 988-4226. 6:30 p.m.
April 20: Restaurant in Flagstaff TBD
April 21: Changing Hands, 6428 S. McClintock Dr., Tempe, (480) 730-0205. 4 p.m.
April 22: LA Times Festival of Books, USC, 2:30.
More--many more--to come...
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