A Cultural Experience Since 1977

The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (MCCLA) was established in 1977 by artists and community activists with a shared vision to promote, preserve and develop the Latino cultural arts that reflect the living tradition and experiences of the Chicano, Central and South American, and Caribbean people.

MCCLA makes the arts accessible as an essential element to the community's development and well-being.

Upcoming Events

  • Diez Fridas

    Diez Fridas


    Opening: Tues July 17th, 2018
    6:30pm to 9pm • Donations Welcome
    Ch'In Kana Gallery (3rd floor)
    Runs through September 5, 2018
    Tues to Sat • 10am to 5pm

    Diez Fridas is a collective presentation about faces and symbols of the artistic universe of Frida Kahlo. Ten visual artists show us their conception of the figure and permanence of a great artist.

    Curators: Maria Motta, Alejandro Meza.

    List of artists:
    Carlos Pillado
    Jhovany de la Ala
    Mara P Hernandez
    Maria Motta
    Marsha Shaw
    Roberto Marosi
    Sonia Leticia
    Shane Izykowsky
    Sakino Wu
    Victor Navarrete

    Information contact: events@missionculturalcenter.org

  • Short Films Para Frida

    Short films para Frida


    Wed July 25th, 2018 • 7 to 9pm
    $7 Donation • Theatre • 18+

    Cine Con Cultura Presents Fiestas Fridas! Different documentaries and films tell us the life of Frida Kahlo: her circumstances, challenges, and the vision of a great artist.

    Movies with subtitles in English.

    Short films and artists:
    Frida in the Mirror (Adrian Arias)
    Shit Happens (Lita Cabelut)
    The life and Death of Frida Kahlo (David and Karen Crommie)

  • Matria: Documentary Screening


    Thurs Jul 26th & Fri Jul 27th, 2018
    $12 • Theater (1st Floor) • 7 to 9 pm

    Screening and discussion panel with director Fernando Llanos.

    Special presentations by Mexico City band Mi Reyna on the 26th, and Guillermo Gomez Peña.

    Matria is a documentary film about Mexican charros against Nazis, around the Second World War. Antolin Jimenez, a revolutionary, politician, mason, and businessman, has the feat of putting together an army of charros.

    Exploring two universes—the personal and the recent history of our country—is a great challenge and achievement of Matria, the cinematographic project, in which Fernando Llanos, better known for his plastic and visual work than his cinematographic career, entrains the spectator to unravel the past of his family, while he reveals us aspects that are little-known, but always indispensable for learning and reflecting our history. It is undoubtedly a work that merits further consideration and that seems to set the starting point of a promising trajectory of this talented Mexican artist in search of new discourses and narratives.

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  • The Prida Project

    The Prida Project: Auditions


    Thurs Aug 2 & Fri Aug 3, 2018
    By appointment only • 6 to 9pm
    Callbacks Sat Aug 4th

    Seeking experienced female (including cisgender female) Latina actors for “The Prida Project”.

    "The Prida Project" is an homage to the groundbreaking Cuban born New York playwright, Dolores Prida. This production includes adaptations of two of her plays, interspersed with excerpts of her poems, editorial writings, music and dance. We are looking for actors of all ages (one who can play a teenager). Dance, vocal and bi-lingual Spanish skills are a plus, but not required. Please prepare one or two monologues not to exceed 3 minutes. You may be asked to read from the script.

    Please submit a headshot and resume with preferred audition time to cvteatro17@gmail.com.

    We are also seeking a stage manager and costume designer. Please send resumes to the above email.

    Rehearsals are scheduled Tuesdays through Saturdays from August 14 – September 19.

    The Prida Project performs Thursdays through Saturdays, September 20-22 and 27-29. Possible Sunday matinee on September 30.

    AEA possible (BAPP). Stipend available for all roles.

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