Club Mandalay featuring Beloved & Legendary Poet Avotcja on June 21st!

Please join the Manilatown Heritage Foundation on Sunday, June 21st as we pay homage to the Grand Nightclubs of Historic Manilatown with Dancing, Live Music, Poetry and Refreshments.


Benito Santiago’s “Beginning Ballroom & Latin Dance at the I-Hotel” at 12Noon provides a safe, fun space for social dancers to learn and practice Ballroom and Latin Dance basics with or without a partner.

The fun continues at 2pm with a celebration of the rich musical and literary offerings of the San Francisco Bay Area with Carlos Zialcita as he proudly hosts the Jazz Meryenda Performance Series. These concerts and poetry readings will feature the I-Hotel House Band as well as a new guest performer each month.

Jazz Meryenda is proud to present June’s guest artist Poet, Playwright, Musician, Teacher, Photographer Avotcja Jiltonilro! As E.W. Wainwright says, “When I think of Avotcja I think of an old saying, ‘Doing the Necessary and the Impossible’. The passion and brutal honesty in her writing touches the depths of the hardest heart, while healing the damaged spirits of those gone astray. Her work is defined by an attention to detail and a professionalism that is undefined by her peers. She is truly an unsung shero“.


For more information please contact Carlos Zialcita at