Balazo 18 Art Gallery

We are a Latin owned and operated art gallery supporting local and international artists. We support all types of artists with no bias against gender, ethnicity or sexual preference.

We feature art exhibits as well as local and international bands from a broad spectrum of musical genres.

Feel free to check out our events page for upcoming exhibits and shows, and if you are interested in renting our gallery for a showing or an event, click on our booking page for information on reserving the gallery.



Alta Poesia

Todos los vecinos de mi barrio duermen siesta,
pero hay chicos que golpean puertas fastidiando:
piden pan y no dejan
escribir los mejores poemas sobre el hambre.

Jorge Montealegre



Closed in Support of the BOYCOTT

by the orders of conmadante PRIMO




DJ EKG y el Nagual

Brass Liberation Orchestra

Plus a Surprise Special (unowho)

Sat May 6th:

Voodoo Cabaret

ART, Music & Photography

Gisela Tangui,
Wiseproof Avatare
Master Drummer BoloKada
Opera singer Maxine Berstie
The Inra
Salvadore Cruz
Raphael Foresteri
Anthony Oralando
Steve Hass

Voodoo Cabaret: ArtSFest 2006: Hot Voodoo Rock Party!!!

Come spontaneously combust with The Voodoo Cabaret AfroCrusade, San Francisco’s Underground Rockstars, on Saturday, May 6th at the Balazo Art Gallery and be part of ArtSFest, the bay area’s most eclectic annual celebration of the arts.

Doors open at 8pm for cocktails. Complimentary Middle Eastern feast provided by Rami’s Mommy of Healthy Spirits. DJ Kquest playing funkadelic groove music.

Live entertainment starts at 9pm with Steve Haas in Brazil. Performance artist Monique de Magdalena rides the “Red Pony”. Earthling Trio jams to the Voices of the Earth. FatChanceBellyDance, a dance phenomenon as unique as the city of San Francisco. Chaotron deconstructs the Babylonian scapegoat ritual for a world gone mad. Gisela Tangui and Voodoo Cabaret featuring The Indra, Richard Cruz, WiseProof and his “Harmogenous Dooji” plus special guests infuse the evening with original song, dance and African rhythms masterly played by world-class drummers.

While vibrating to the music, indulge yourself with Fine Art Photography Nudes/Projections by Keith Hutter, paintings/multimedia by Apollo Cabrera, Inner Shades, Objectivity Designs, T. Salomon, and Travis T. Paine.

The spiritual orishas and loas are definitely coming so you should be there too!

Tixs are $10, $15, $20, $25. Choose what suits you. Advance tixs at
Balazo Gallery, 2183 Mission Street @18th, San Francisco, 415.255.7227

For more info visit,,,,,

10pm $10-25 donation

Thus May 11th:

Benefit for League of
Filipino Students

Echo of Bullets
Amerikans Anonymous
anmd more tba

Fri May 12th:


Art By:




Sat May 13th:

Dead Ringers
Fucking Buckaroos
Red Medicine


Wed May 17th:

Born Dead
-After The Bombs (Canada)
-Kontempt (Canada)
Peligro Social


Fri May 19th:

Los Dryheavers
Tride & True
Nuts & Bolts
Resist Control


Sat May 20th:

And A Few To Break
Robocop 3
Four Quarters
Say Bok Gwai (chinese hardcore)
Plus 1 more


Wed May 24th:

Element 94

more bands TBA


Thurs May 25th:

Caracol Zapatista Benifet Para la Nueva Campaña


Fri May 26th:

Tragedy Andy
Paradise Hills
One Way Letter (Negative Progression Records)
Shining Through
Big City Dreams
This one is going to be $10, All Ages, Show at 8pm.


Sat May 27th:

The Yes Go’s.
The Swillerz
Violent Discharge
The Street Whores
DJ Tony Dushane
all ages show…8:00pm. 6$


In June, as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day.
No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them.
– Aldo Leopold


Fri June 2nd:
Bands TBA

Sat June 3rd:
Mexican Art Show
Sun June 4th:

Tues June 6th:
bands TBA

Wed June 7th:
brookside (NY)
Nick Nofun
Wed June 14th:
bands TBA

Tues June 13th:
bands TBA

Wed June 14th:
bands TBA

Fri June 16th:
bands TBA

Sat June 17th:
bands TBA

Sun June 18th:
bands TBA

Thurs June 22nd:
bands TBA

Thurs June 22nd:
bands TBA

Sat June 24th:
bands TBA

Thurs June 29th:
bands TBA

Fri June 30th:
bands TBA

Thurs June 22nd:
bands TBA


some say we should keep personal remorse from the
stay abstract, and there is some reason in this,
but jezus;
twelve poems gone and I don’t keep carbons and you have
paintings too, my best ones; its stifling:
are you trying to crush me out like the rest of them?
why didn’t you take my money? they usually do
from the sleeping drunken pants sick in the corner.
next time take my left arm or a fifty
but not my poems:
I’m not Shakespeare
but sometime simply
there won’t be any more, abstract or otherwise;
there’ll always be mony and whores and drunkards
down to the last bomb,
but as God said,
crossing his legs,
I see where I have made plenty of poets
but not so very much

Charles Bukowski
Sat July 1st:
bands TBA

Mon July 3rd:
bands TBA

Wed July 5th:
bands TBA

Fri July 7th:
bands TBA

Sat July 8th:
bands TBA

Thurs July 13th:
bands TBA

Fri July 14th:
bands TBA

Sat July 15th:
bands TBA

Mon July 17th:
bands TBA

Tues July 18th:
bands TBA

Thurs July 20th:
bands TBA

Fri July 21st:
bands TBA

Sat July 22nd:
bands TBA

Thurs July 27th:
bands TBA

Fri July 28th:
bands TBA

Sat July 29th:
bands TBA

Please be respectful to our neighbors when loading in & out. You will get extra points with us the next show or maybe a 12 pack

a)Balazo 18 rents out its space for music, art opening and private parties.

Our current policies for music events are that we rent out our space for two different prices, 21 and over for $180.00 and all ages shows are $250.00. This payment is due 2 weeks prior to secure/book the dates for the bands. The bands book their line up and place the cover charge. The initial $250 or $180 from the door that is/if made goes back to the bands then we split the rest 80/20: 80% of money for the bands, 20% of money for The Balazo. Also if the initial $250 or $180 is not made back at the door, that amount is what is given to the artist/bands.

For Art opening and private parties, proposals should ber sent to [email protected]

b)We require the payment 2 weeks before to secure the date,You can send the deposit to 2183 Mission St to hold the date, making out the check to ‘Balazo 18 Gallery’. If we don’t have the deposit by then, we reserve the right to cancel the show and try and find something else to fill that date. Starting a week before the show, if you cancel or pull out, we keep the deposit.

c)Any flyers for your event can be brought to The Balazo to be handed out and the earliest the better. Any illegal posting’s that is against any city ordinace bearing the Balazo18 Gallery name will be the sole responsibility or the artist/promoter. Fines will be the responsibility of the artist/promoter. We promote on our website, email list, and for big shows, in the local weeklies and papers, as well as radio shows and ticket give-aways. We expect that you will do your fair share of promotion for the show.

d)As soon as the band line up,including music descriptions/websites to be linked is known we would like to receive that info and any info about the bands so we can post it on our website:

e)Load in at 7:00pm

f)Sundays through Thurs start at 7:30/8:00 pm and end at 11:00pm. And we ask that everyone be out by 11:15. Time mangement is the responsibility of the organizer of bands. Shows cannot go over the time stated above.

g)Friday and Sat Shows start at 7:30/8:00 end at 12 midnight. And we ask that everyone be out by 12:15 Time mangement is the responsibility of the organizer of bands. Shows cannot go over the time stated above.

Any additional information feel free to contact us….thanks> Balazo

Please Read Over Contract Examle That Will Be Signed Day Of Show

Contract Agreement
The purpose of this document is to establish an agreement between El Balazo 18 Art Gallery and event organizers.
Event organizer is to give a rental fee of the amount of $250/180 USD for all age’s event or event two weeks in advance prior to event date.
At the event, personnel of El Balazo 18 Art Gallery will charge according to the amount organizers decided upon.
*NOTE: El Balazo 18 Art Gallery will supply change money
at the beginning of event with the amount of $60 USD. This will be reimbursed to Balazo 18 Arty Gallery at the end of the night
At the end of event El Balazo 18 Art Gallery and organizer will count money gathered and will separate the amount given for rental fee. The rest will be divided between both parties with the percentages of 20% for El Balazo 18 Art Gallery, and 80% for the Organizer.
________________________ (event organizer), agrees to rent El Balazo 18 Art Gallery for the event occurring on, _____________.
The rent representing (place date) ____________ event(s) at the gallery will conclude the monetary exchange between both parties. (Name of organizer)____________ agrees that he/she has received the initial charge, if that amount was made back from the door and after initial $250/180 is taken out, and after the 20/80 split that had been agreed on.

This 20/80 split is made after the initial $250/180 for all age’s shows has been made with 20% going to Balazo and 80% going to the organizer.

Bands or Organizer will be responsible for any damage that is incurred to the stage area or equipment of Balazo Gallery.

Any Fliers illegally posted will be the responsibility of the organizer if a fine is incurred to Balazo Gallery

Please e-mail only

Best Essential Oils for Headaches

The pain of a headache can make it hard to think straight, so consumers need to make sure they have the proper treatment on hand before headaches strike. It’s important to research the best way to handle any medical condition, especially one as common as the headache.

Headaches can come in all sorts of forms and have all sorts of causes, but treating them is basic. While pharmaceuticals may be effective at getting rid of the pressure buildup in the head by thinning the blood, that can cause a variety of unwanted side effects. Many people can’t even use conventional headache medications because of the potential for dangerous interactions with their medications or other medical conditions.

So, many consumers have taken to using essential oils to treat their headaches. These oils give them the relief they are looking for without all the side effects and harmful interaction baggage. It’s also usually a lot cheaper to go with essential oils for treating medical problems than to pay for pharmaceuticals.

There are many essential oils that can be used to treat headaches, no matter what kind of headache a person may have. The most common are chamomile, eucalyptus, rosemary, lavender, marjoram and Melissa. These essential oils all provide soothing scents that calm a person’s nerves and help the body to relax and let out some pressure. They may not work quite as fast as medications, but they are much safer and healthier for people.

Essentials oils are not valued for their quick-acting effects, as they can take some time to work, but rather, people choose them because they want to prevent or avoid side effects and complications with their medical conditions. They are used most often by people who are already suffering from other conditions and who may not be eligible for conventional medications or by those who may have trouble taking those medications in addition to what they are already dealing with.

Essential oils like these mentioned already are covered in the Oiling Point website Oiling Point. This site tells consumers all about the very best essential oils that can be used to treat headaches. Not just any essential oil will do the trick, and they must be used in the right way for people to enjoy the greatest benefits. By sorting through the top ones for treating this condition, consumers can make informed choices and find the right essential oil for their needs.

How the Internet Is Changing the Legal Industry

The legal industry is ever evolving, and nothing has had a bigger impact on it over the past decade than the internet. We are going to look briefly at a few of the biggest changes that have occurred to this industry because of the internet’s global spread.

Electronic Discovery

The rise of the electronic age has brought with it social media, and now people from all over the world post their personal information, incriminating evidence and stories for everyone to see. Governments also post legal documents online as a matter of course. Some documents are protected and can only be viewed by certain parties, but others become items that can be publicly accessed.

This has allowed lawyers far quicker and easier access to important information that they can use in their cases. So, lawyers in Spartanburg sc can go online and find out a lot of personal information about those involved in the case without ever having to interview someone in person or go down to a government office to access the information. They can use that information to serve their clients better and to ensure that they have everything they need to succeed with their case.

Finding Lawyers

Another benefit for lawyers is that they are now easier to find. They can bring in more business and be more easily discovered by potential clients. This benefit extends to consumers as well, as it means that they will have less trouble finding, lawyers in Spartanburg, SC, for example. They can search for lawyers in their area and quickly locate several, then read reviews on them to find out who is the most trustworthy, who has the best rates, who is the most successful with client cases, etc.

These trends for the industry mean that lawyers have the opportunity to be more successful and more effective for their clients, and it means that customers can know what their choices are and make more informed decisions about who they choose to represent them. Lawyers have to step up their game and ensure they are practicing law to the best of their ability to keep up with these changing trends.

Tips To Speed Up Your Cell Phone

Your phone was probably faster when you first bought it, but over the time it began rubbing even more slowly. This is a very common issue, but you don’t have anything to worry. If you are looking to repair your cell phone, click here to know all the options you have to fix it and also to contact an expert to check and repair your phone.

These are some of the common tips that might help you to speed up your phone

Identify the problem

The first thing to do is to find out what exactly is causing the problem such as multiple apps freezing, an app or even the system itself.

Free up some space

A lot of pictures saved in your phone or a lot of apps installed can take the toll on it. The phone’s telling you that needs a little breathing room to run smoothly, but if it’s running low on space, it can start to slow down. Also, you can look how much space you have left on your cell phone by going to the storage section of settings. Some of the easiest ways to free up space are to see which app you can uninstall. There are many other ways you can free up space. For example, the files you have downloaded are probably still sitting in storage wasting space and can be removed. A lot of the apps you have installed use data caches in an attempt to speed up operations and at some point results effective, but if you are running short on space, it can be counter-productive. You can also disable apps that came pre-loaded on your phone that you don’t even use.

Cut back on the widgets 

If you have some widgets running that you don’t need, you should consider disabling them. You will notice an element of slow down if you have too many widgets running at the same time.

Disable unnecessary animations

Depending on the launcher you are using, you can find that there are various animations and special effects in place. They might look great, but it can also slow down your cell phone. Check in y our launcher’s settings to see if there is a way to disable these unnecessary animations to speed up your phone.

Close apps and free up RAM

You can close any apps you are not longer using by calling up the running app lists. Press/ hold the home key, then, swipe away apps you want to exit.

Reset your device

A simple fix for a slow device is to restart your cell phone. This can clear out the cache, stop unnecessary tasks from running, and get things running smoothly again.

At first, your phone might run perfectly, but over time it tends to get slower. If you already tried any of these tips for speeding up your phone and none of them work, try contacting an expert to repair your cell phone. This video provides more advice on how to speed up your phone if it’s running too slow.

What Are The Advantages Of Waxing Your Face

Waxing is a process that when it´s done correctly, it can leave your face smooth and free of hair for weeks. It will remove the hair from its roots with discourages hair growth, it´s clean and precise, and it is not messy or smelly such as home hair removal creams. One of its several advantages is that is less expensive than laser treatments, electrolysis or home devices which can cost you upward of hundreds of dollars. If you are looking to wax your face or any other part of your body, click here to know more about the types of waxing and its process.

There are several advantages of waxing your face

Longer results

As the entire hair is being removed from your face, you are guaranteed longer lasting smooth skin. The root of the hair is waxed completely, that means that it needs to reform from the root before it grows back again. Most wax jobs can last up to two weeks depending on how fast your hair grows. Shaving or using a depilatory will only last up to five days.

No stubble

When you shave your face, the facial hair is cut off at the surface of the skin, leaving it blunt-edged. Usually, when it begins to grow back, it grows in the form of subtle. Waxing removes the entire hair shaft, that means it will grow back naturally without the stubbly look that shaving might cause.


If you go to a salon to get your eyebrows done, you can be a hundred percent sure that only the area that has wax on it will be removed, leaving you with perfect shaped eyebrows. Waxing is ideal for the small places on your face that need to be waxed and shaped.

Less hair

One thing is for sure, the more you wax, the less hair you will grow. Waxing damages the hair follicle and after you have done it repeatedly, the follicle will stop growing hair, and you will become hair free. Of course, this reduction of hair may take years to occur, but unlike shaving, you will see less hair each time you get waxed. This is helpful for people who are ashamed of the hair on their face.


Compared to another hair removal options such as laser hair removal, waxing is a relatively inexpensive option with long-lasting results. You can save more money if you know how to do this job, but if not, it´s recommended to go with a professional.

Facial waxing is not difficult, and it is very convenient, it may take from three -four weeks or more for the hair to grow back unlike shaving. You also need to take into consideration that facial waxing can cause you some redness around the treated area. Appling a cooling cream to relieve the skin from the pain and redness is an excellent idea; you don’t have to worry about it the skin color will go back to normal after several hours. This video explains in detail the process of facial waxing and a few tips for it.


How To Recognise Different Types Of Water Leaks

Common leaks can cause thousands in water damage and take valuable time of your life or business operations. Small leaks can potentially cause a significant damage over time, and if you are not able to assess the damage, it is highly recommended to contact a professional for inspection, restoration, and repairs. Feel free to take a look at this website and ask for any doubt and professional assessment. There are many types of water leaks and all of them will cause a devastating effect on your property

There are many signs you can notice around your house to identify several types of water leaks

Burst or leaking pipes

Leaking pipes can flood a house in a minute. A slow releasing leak in a water pipe or tank can go undetected for months, even years causing several damages to your property. It is not until the damage has been caused that you will start noticing the problem.


  • Damage to ceilings and walls
  • Bowed or misshapen panels are signs that the plasterboard is full of moisture
  • Mould growing on the plasterboard
  • Wallpaper bubbling or edges lifting
  • An increase in your water bills

Poorly fitted dishwasher or washing machine

A washing machine or a dishwasher installed incorrectly can cause water to escape and damage the surrounding area. This is caused by feed pipes that haven´t been fitted correctly and is due to the level of tension required; if it is too lose the pipe will leak, and if it’s too tight the pipe will also leak.


  • Water pools are developing on a vinyl floor.
  • Water or salt marks on adjacent walls or rooms.
  • Real wood or laminate flooring buckling or warping

Shower leak

Water leaking from your shower can be caused for many reasons such as leaking water pipes, drainage pipe or waste trap and failed seals around tiles.


  • Mildew appearing on non-shower walls or corners of your bathroom
  • Blistering paint or wallpaper
  • Lose tiling around the shower cubicle
  • Cracking, buckling or stained flooring.
  • An earthy, musty smell from hidden water that is unable to dry out

Frozen pipes

Internal and external pipes are susceptible to freezing in icy conditions, which can lead them to burst, causing significant damage to your home.


  • Lack of running water
  • There is frost on the pipe
  • Whistling noise

Oher signs of water leaks

  • Sewage system backing up
  • Constant clogging
  • Discolored water, usually brown
  • Dripping water noises
  • Low water pressure

Consequences due to plumbing leaks

  • Cracked pipes
  • Broken sewer lines
  • Water heater leaking
  • Corroded pipes
  • Tree root intrusion damage
  • Burst pipes

Research has found that the typical house can lose around 2,000 to 20,00(7.6m3 to 76m3) gallons of water per year due to leaks. Some leaks are more visible than others. Unfortunately, other leaks can go undetected for years because the source of the leak is not visible at all. This video is another example of how water damage due to leaking pipes, heavy rains, and corroded pipes will allow mold to grow causing health issues to you and your family.

Buying a House For The First Time

Sometimes, buying a house could be the most complicated financial process of your entire life. It´s a financial and emotional process that requires the experience and guidance of a team of reliable professionals. If you are looking to buy a house in Laguna Hills, click here for more information.

These are a few steps for you to think before making any deal:

  1.  Contact a realtor: finances, inspections, pricing, marketing and negotiation are some of the things that are better to work with professionals that know the community.
  2. Mortgage pre-approval: first-time buyers need to finance their home purchase. First, you need to to find out how much you can afford before beginning your home research.
  3. Look at homes: integrated realty group will bring up thousands of homes for sale, take a look at the variety and make an informed decision about which home you would like to buy.
  4. Get insurance: if something goes wrong insurance can be the bargain of a lifetimeReal estate insurance can protect owners property in case of any catastrophe.
  5. Make a down payment plan: Conventional mortgages require 20% down payment. If you can afford the payment, go ahead and make a deal. Your loan costs will be less, and you will get a better interest rate.
  6. Make sure renovations were professionally done: Pay close attention to aesthetic details of any house you´re trying to purchase is just as important as the structural details when you´re going through an inspection. Sometimes, do-it-yourself remodelers use low-quality materials when they are trying to quick fix any structural damage of the property, causing significant problems for future owners. The key is to make sure that any restoration was done by a professional contractor using quality materials that are meant to last.

What could you do once you become a new homeowner?

  1. Keep saving money: When you own a house, it is very common to deal with unexpected situations, such as replacing the roof or getting a new water heater among others. That is why you need to take in mind saving for future repairs or emergencies.
  2. Perform regular maintenance: Regular maintenance can decrease your repair costs thus allowing problems to be fixed when they are small and manageable.

Here is advice for first-time buyers. You should buy as much house as you need and only spend as much as you are comfortable with. If you buy a house bigger than you can afford, it would be more difficult for you to pay the mortgages and any future repairs the home will need. Most of the time it could be intimidating to buy your house for the first time. However, it is also a wonderful and exciting experience. This video right here will show you in more deep what steps you need to take into consideration when you are trying to buy a house.if you follow these tips it would be easier for you to star considerating and actually buy a new house, don´t be scared of taking the first step.

Penalties And Types Of Animal Cruelty Charges

Animal cruelty can be defined in several forms. It includes intentional acts of cruelty against animals, but it also involves animal neglect and failure to provide for the welfare of an animal that you are supposed to be in charge. For example when an animal is deprived food, shelter, water or veterinary services. The penal code of California prohibits intentionally torturing, mutilating or wounding a living animal. These offenses can be considered either a misdemeanor or a felony. If you have been charged with this crime in Irvine CA, visit this website for more information about bail bonds to avoid prison time.

Here are some examples of animal abuse for you to understand better the meaning of it:

  • A person who leaves his/her house for weeks at a time, leaving animals caged or tied up without access to sufficient water or food and in extremely cold or hot conditions.
  • A person that accumulates several animals in a 7 1/2  foot by 11-foot trailers giving them insufficient space, such as cats for example.
  • Cockfighting: This type of animal abuse is an organized fight between two roosters who have been trained to injure or kill their opponents, and they are equipped with razor sharp metal implements called gaffs that permit them to stab directly to other opponents. Allowing cockfighting for amusement or financial gain, being present on cockfights, selling, buying, exchanging or possessing gaffs designed to attack other roosters and keeping roosters for cockfighting are some of the thigs that the penal code prohibits.
  • Dogfighting: This is similar to cockfighting but with dogs. You violate California’s dogfighting penal code when you own or train any dog with the intent to participate in dogfighting, provoking a dog to injure or kill another dog in a preplanned dogfight for amusement or financial gain and attend a dogfight as a spectator.
  • Leaving an animal in an unattended vehicle: This consists in leaving animals in an unattended car that puts in danger the health of the animal. These conditions include hot or cold weather, lack of ventilation, lack of food or water or some other circumstances that could cause suffering, disability or death to the animal.
  • A person who mistreats animals just for fun, if there´s evidence of it, this will be considered as a felony charge.
  • Poisoning animals
  • And everything that has to do with beating and bodily injuring animals.

Penalties for animal abuse

  • If you are convicted due to cockfighting, you will face a misdemeanor punishable by one or more years in jail and a fine of $5,000. Second or subsequent convictions might guide you to a felony offense and greater penalties.
  • Being a spectator of dogfights leads you to a misdemeanor offense, punishable for one year in a county jail and a maximum 5$5,000 fine. Any other type of offense is a felony, punishable by a maximum fine of $50,000, and up to 16 months or three years in jail.
  • If an animal doesn´t suffer any injury while being inside of a car, the fine will be of $100, but if it does suffer bodily injuries, you will face a maximum of $500 fine and six months or more in a county jail.

There is no question that animal cruelty needs to be punished, and if you have been charged due to this offense, you will need to contact an attorney to assess you in every legal situation and a bail bond agent if you can´t afford to pay the full bail. This video also gives more examples of animal cruelty and its punishments.