Lenguas Frescas

Teatro Nahual “Es Solo Rock and Roll”

Saturday, Dec. 3 / 8:00 pm / Theater
Admission Tickets: $10 Students and Seniors, $15 General


Año: 1968. Lugar: Distrito Federal. “Era solo Rock and Roll” del dramaturgo mexicano, Miguel Ángel Tenorio, y dirigida por Verónica Meza. es un melodrama con matices cómicos, en dónde los ideales de un ser humano se ven confrontados por la situación política y social del país, la presión familiar, y sobre todo la falta de voluntad y tenacidad, al dejarse llevar por vacíos existenciales.

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Empowerment through Movement:
A Sins Invalid Workshop with Antoine Hunter

Sunday, December 4, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
FREE ADMISSION / Registration required


What does your body want to communicate? Let your disabled body dance its story. What movement says you feel alive, what movement tells us you're gonna cry? Explore new things and old, open up to the spirit and soul of dance. This class is for all levels and abilities. If you are shy, this is the class for you. If you are a professional, this class is for you. If you think you can't dance, this class is for you. Come explore and learn and move and let the movement move you - there will be you in every dance, and in dance there will be everything.

Antoine Hunter is an Oakland-based dancer/choreographer, who started his career as a jazz dancer in High School, and expanded his repertoire to include ballet, jazz, tap, African, country-western, latin, and hip hop. Antoine teaches students at numerous schools and performing arts centers, including Ross Dance Company, East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, ODC Dance Center, Youth in Arts, and more. He is a proud member of both the African-American and Deaf/HOH communities.

Our workshops are open to anyone who is interested in exploring the intersection of sexuality and disability, regardless of prior experience in movement or performance. If space becomes limited, we are prioritizing participants who identify as having a disability. The space is wheelchair accessible. Please refrain from using scented products, although we cannot guarantee a scent-free space.

Registration is required: to register, e-mail your name, phone number and access needs to info@sinsinvalid.org.

La Posarela

End of Semester Show

Saturday, Dec. 10 / 2:00 pm / Theater / $5

Join us for our twice-yearly performance by students from MCCLA arts classes, demonstrating dance, music, percussion, print-making and more. Support our vibrant arts community and see what you could be doing at MCCLA! Tae Kwon Do, Brazilian Carnaval Dance/Drum, Afro-Peruvian Dance/Afro-Peruvian Cajon and more.

Tae Kwon Do (Victor Mijango) / Danza Azteca (Connie and Ricardo Peña)
Ballet (Omar Vasquez) / Afro-Peruvian Dance and Percussion (Lydia and Juan Soto)
Nicaraguan Folkloric Dance (Moises Mora) / Brazilian Samba (Maisa Duke)
Argentinian Tango (Nora Dinzelbacher) / Bellydancing for Fitness and Fun (Dannhae)
Mexican Folkloric Dance (Zenon Barron) / Samba Jam Brazilian Percussion (Fernando de Sanjines)
Brazilian Carnaval Dance and Percussion (Jose and Metzi)

Inti Raymi Gallery, second floor with exhibition of:
Screen-Printing Textile/Paper, Etching & Mono Printing and Life Drawing,
Teachers: Calixto Robles, Gato, Russell Pachman, Norm Rosenberger, Marsha Shaw.


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December 2011
La Posarela

La Posarela

Sunday, December 11, 2:00 - 4:00 pm / Theater / FREE ADMISSION
2-3 pm Posarela Performance (MCCLA Theater)
3-4 pm Fiesta featuring Piñata, Atole, y tamales (MCCLA Gallery)

La Posarela blends the Mexican traditions of Las Posadas and Las Pastorelas. This production features original arrangements of traditional Latin music and a bilingual script that is peppered with social commentary and twists of humor. It brings together performers of all ages and, as always La Posarela stars a set of angels and one very mischievous devil! La Posarela is also a great way for families to celebrate their Latino heritage and for non-Latino families to learn and enjoy Mexican holiday traditions.

Last year more than 500 community members joined this celebration joined 70+ amateur artists, musicians and actors from the Mission neighborhood. Don't miss this unique holiday celebration!

November 2011
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DIA DE LOS MUERTOS / DAY OF THE DEAD

Wednesday, Nov. 2 “Death in Parallel/ Muerte Paralela”
Día de los Muertos Gala Reception
6:30 - 11:00pm / Gallery / $5


Una noche especial, visit MCCLA’s Main Gallery for our annual Day of the Dead exhibition featuring “Pan de muerto”, exquisite steam-roller printed banners from students at the University of Montana Print Department, new work from resident artists LAPIZTOLA Collective from Oaxaca, Mexico, and altars representing the resilience and leadership of our Mission community.

Main Gallery, ALTAR ARTISTS: Jennifer Beach and Susan Prentice, Rocio Miller, Carlos Juan Castillo, Hector Zavala, Nelly Reyes, Nina Reyes Rosenberg, Mara Lea Brown, Victor Carrillo, Vanessa M. Mosqueda, Olivia Muñoz and Margarita Muñoz, Paul E. Zinser and John Skwiot, Carlos Martinez, Robert Marosi Bustamante, and Fernando Marti, Melody Rodriguez, Alfonso Ochoa, Herminia Albarrán Romero.

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Dead Steamroller Print Project

Galeria Zapatista @ Mission Grafica, MCCLA 4th Floor.
Nov 2 - 19 / Hours: Tuesday to Friday 10 am to 5 pm / Saturdays: 10 am to 2 pm


The Day of the Dead Steamroller Print Project began in 2001 as a collaborative, community-based public art project. Blocks are carved over the course of a month utilizing both traditional hand tools, electric carvers, and routers. Prints created during a day long print event are displayed in Missoula's Annual Day of the Dead Parade each November 2nd. Prints are also exhibited around town to further showcase the created works. The event began with students enrolled in printmaking courses at The University of Montana under the direction of professors James Bailey and Elizabeth Dove. The project has expanded to include high school, middle school, and elementary school students, and artists from the community.

University of Montana Print Department students have printed 54 unique images, 250 prints under the Steamroller Print Project, which recently celebrated its tenth anniversary.

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"INCAN INSIGHTS"
OPEN REHEARSAL of DEL SOL QUARTET

Tuesday, November 8 / 5:30 - 7:00pm / Theater / FREE

“Incan Insights” represents a creative collaboration between Del Sol Quartet, composer Gabriela Lena Frank, and the Chaskinakuy ensemble. These award-winning artists draw upon ancient and modern idioms from western and indigenous Latin American musical traditions. Del Sol and Chaskinakuy will premiere new music from Frank’s “Tawantinsuyu Songbook.”

Also!
Concert: Wed., Nov. 9, 7:00 pm
Del Sol Quartet’s next PresentSound series at Intersection for the Arts,
925 Mission St. (at 5th) (415) 626-2787
www.delsolquartet.com

Lenguas Frescas

Art and Revolutions

Saturday, November 19, 3:30 – 7:00 pm / Theater
Admission Tickets $65 advance, $85 at the door


Eravision Films and New World Prints with The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts Invite you to a Tardeada Fundraiser for the documentary film “Art and Revolutions”

The untold story of Jose Guadalupe Posada and Antonio Vanegas Arroyo including tales of Art, Lucha Libre, the Cuban Revolution and the Grateful Dead

3:30-4:45 PM: Reception and Art Auction Preview
4:45-5:00 PM: Meet Award winning Film Director Victor Mancilla | Screening of Film Trailer
5:00-7:00 PM: Art auction and dancing!

Music: Orquesta La Moderna Tradición
Food: Fine Latin American Cuisine
Wine: Sumptuous wines from the Napa Valley.

Admission Tickets $65 advance, $85 at the door.
Please RSVP by Friday November 4, 2011
(415) 821-1155 or info@missionculturalcenter.org
MCCLA is a 501c(3) qualified non-profit

Tickets sold at MCCLA Box Office (415) 643-2785 & on the MCCLA website via Paypal www.artandrevolutions.com

Lenguas Frescas

Conmemorating International Day
for the Elimination of Violence

Friday, November 25, 12:00 pm / Lobby / FREE

Dear friends, here we are once again defying the culture of genocide by proclaiming a new holiday: November 25 International Day for the Elimination of Violence towards Women and Girls in San Francisco.

We will hold a press conference at noon on Friday November 25 in the lobby of Mission Cultural Center. City officials will read the proclamation, the art of Carlos Cartagena y Hersalia Cantoral will honor Marisela Escobedo and all mothers of murdered daughters, experts will speak about the engendering of female hatred in mainstream culture, slave trade in the Bay Area, and the fact that there is no resources civic or educational in San Francisco Unified School District that deals with violence against Girls and Women as a human right's violation.

We are a collective of artist, advocates, Women Spirituality scholars, poets, cultural workers, mothers, teachers based in the Mission Distric, determined to create Cultura que Cura!

On Saturday Nov 26, you are all invited to this magical gathering of common Earth women weaving, cooking, sewing, dancing, singing, conjuring the culture that heals violence. More info Guardianasdelavida.wordpress.com

October 2011
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Tarabiya! Bellydance and Arabic Music (w/ Latin flair!)

Saturday, October 1, 7:00 pm / Theater
Advance tickets: $15 General / $12 Student, youth and Seniors
Day of show: $20 / $15


Tarabiya is an invitation to experience a shared state of mystical ecstasy. A crew of talented Bay Area belly dancers and musicians take the stage for an evening inspired by joyful state of consciousness that is Tarab! Musicians: Jalal Takesh, Amina Goodyear, Sandy Hollister, Younes El Maqboul, Husain Dixon Resan, Faisal Zedan. Dancers: Ahava, Dannhae, Hana Ali, Nicole, Zahara.

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Cinema from the Filipino Diaspora:
"Ritual," "Super Flip" & "Serbis"

Sunday October 2 / 6:00 - 9:00pm / MCCLA Theatre
$5 Donation requested


MCCLA and Colectivo Cinema Errante, in conjunction with the Carlos Villa Exhibition "Manongs, Some Doors and a Bouquet of Crates," present: “Serbis” (Philippines, 2008, 90 mins).
Director Brillante Mendoza, captures the sordid atmosphere of the theater, while enveloping the viewer in a maelstrom of sound, noise and continuous motion (Tagalog w/ English subtitles).
Also: “Ritual” (Carlos Villa, USA, 1980, 14mins), and "Super Flip" (Celine Parreñas, USA, 1997 30 mins).

Cross-Border Diatribes

Cross-Border Diatribes
w/ Guillermo Gomez-Peña and Alejandro Murguía

Saturday October 8 / 7:00 pm / Theatre
Admission: $5 or Book purchase


Join MCCLA, LitQuake and City Lights Booksellers for an evening that features two figureheads of Chicano literature and promises a vivid exploration of border culture and hybrid identities: Alejandro Murguía and Guillermo Gómez-Peña. The evening opens with Calexico-born guitarist/singer Francisco Herrera, whose commitment and passion for social justice aligns perfectly with the authors’ bold visions.

VideoFest Retrospective

VideoFestRetrospective 2004 - 2010

Opening reception, Friday October 14 / 6:30- 9:30pm
Theatre / Admission: $7 General, $5 Student


This year VideoFest present a retrospective of the best of each year from 2004 to 2010. Documentaries, Short fiction, Experimental and video del Barrio with special guests.

Lenguas Frescas

Lenguas Frescas: Bi-lingual Readings from
Bay Area Writers

Saturday October 15, 8:30pm / Theater / FREE

As part of the 2011 Lit Crawl, Edwin Lozada hosts readings from accomplished Bay Area writers who cross literary and literal borders with pride and love, and without shame. Featured authors include: Lourdes Figueroa, Vickie Vértiz, Norman Zelaya.

Cuban Rhythms with Maykel Blanco

Cuban Rhythms with Maykel Blanco
Talk and Master Class

Monday October 17, 7:00pm / Theater
Advance tickets: $12 General - $10 Student / Day of show: $15 - $12


Join the world-renowned Maykel Blanco (Maykel Blanco y su salsa mayor) for a special talk and master class on traditional Cuban rhythms and the subtle variations that influence Cuban music today. Open to musicians, dancers, music lovers, and academics, this exchange promises to be a one-of-a-kind chance to break it down with a leader of the new generation of Timba!

Haitian Arts and Culture Festival

Haitian Arts and Culture Festival

Friday October 21, 7:00pm / Theater
Advance tickets: $15 General - $12 Student / Day of show: $20 - $15


NOTE: Due to a medical emergency, Coco Breeze has cancelled their participation in tonight's performance. We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

In conjunction with Afoutayi Productions, MCCLA present a tour de force of talented performers from the Haitian diaspora. The New-York based trio Coco Breeze tops an evening that also includes the un-matched operatic melodies of Fabienne Denis and master drummer Frisnel Moriseau.

MCCLA Day of the Dead 2011

“DEATH IN PARALLEL / MUERTE PARALELA”
A Day of the Dead SNEAK PREVIEW,
VIP Reception & Fundraiser

Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 6:00pm / MCCLA Galleries / $50

Be the first inside the Day of the Dead Celebration, one of the most vibrants exhibits of contemporary and traditional art of the Bay Area.

6:00-7:00 PM
GALLERY INSTALLATIONS / GUIDED TOUR

7:00-9:30 PM
GALA RECEPTION

Music by: CASCADA DE FLORES
Food by: SAN JALISCO RESTAURANT

Please RSVP by Friday October 14, 2011 | (415) 821-1155 or info@missionculturalcenter.org

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THENEXTLEVEL 2
Videogame Music Performance

Saturday, October 29 / 7:00-9:00 pm / Theater
Advance Tickets $12 / Day of Show $15


In our last installment, we revisited classic videogame music that gamers worldwide have come to know and love. A groundbreaking experience for those who witnessed it first hand.
For THENEXTLEVEL Round 2, we’ll plunge deeper into the videogamemusic repertoire and emerge with more ambitious textures, catchier melodies, and more heart-pumping action.
Don’t miss it, or it will be GAME OVER. No continues.

THENEXTLEVEL 2 BAND: Alejandra Contreras - Violin; Jenna Countryman - Flute; Pablo Davila - Guitar; Manolo Davila - Guitar; KC Howard - Drums; Cyril Kouz - Violin; Daniel Perdomo - Bass;
Quique - Percussion. | FOR MORE INFO: Pablosguitar.com

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Mexican Punk Night

Mexican Punk Night
(co-produced with Convergence Fest)
Documentary: "Everything's Dying Here"

Friday September 2, 7:00pm / Theater / $10 General $8 Students, youth, and seniors

Everybody's Dying Here is a documentary that follows the feminist Mexican punk band Las Ultrasonicas. Shot and edited by Ultrasonica guitarist Ali Gardoki (a.k.a Ali Gua Gua), the film provides a look at the treacherous underground Mexican punk scene and the daily grind of performing in one of Mexico's few all-female punk bands.

After the film Ali Gardoki will be joined by KPFA's Miguel Guerrero (Rock en Rebelión) on stage for a lively Q & A and discussion. (Spanish with English subtitles, 76 min, 2002)

September 2011
Manongs, Some Doors, and a Bouquet of Crates

Manongs, Some Doors, and a Bouquet of Crates An Evening with Carlos Villa

September 17, 6:30-9:30p / Gallery / FREE Admission /

Join Carlos Villa and distinguished guests for a night of story-telling and dialogue, as we celebrate the release of Villa’s new monograph, Carlos Villa and the Integrity of Spaces, edited by Theodore S. Gonzalves.
rsvp requested by September 13 415.643.2775 or galleryasst@missionculturalcenter.org

The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts announces a survey exhibition of the works of Carlos Villa, circa 1970-2011. Influenced by investigations of his own Filipino heritage and the intricacies of immigrant identities and experiences, Carlos Villa’s work has consistently challenged the bounds of the “multicultural,” while resisting expectations that it remain there.

Manongs, Some Doors, and a Bouquet of Crates presents his latest body of work, minimalist engravings of time, meditation, and the human experience. His renowned “Doors” series from the 1970s will be exhibited in the MCCLA Main Gallery. Select drawings, photographs, and ceremonial attire will also be on display ― visual metaphors for the intercultural weaving that is the essence of his work. This exhibition is funded in part by The San Francisco Foundation.

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Cine+Mas SF Latino Film Festival

Thursday September 22 - 24 / 7:00 pm / Theater / Advance tickets: $12 General, $10 Students, Youth and Seniors

For the third consecutive year, the MCCLA teams with the Cine+Mas Film Festival to present three days of the latest motion pictures to emerge from Latin America. Multi-day festival passes available at the MCCLA website and Box Office.


For complete program and to purchase tickets click here

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Drumming and Dance for Carlos Aceituno

Saturday, September 24th / 1:00 - 3:30 pm
Stuio B MCCLA Second Floor / Free Event


Join a life celebration for Omulu Capoeira master, Carlos Aceituno, beloved teacher and founder of the award winning Fogo Na Roupa Carnaval group. His generosity and sympathy touched people throughout the Bay Area and around the world. Carlos taught scores of youth and adults about Brazilian culture and the art of Capoiera. Carlos was the recipient of the prestigious "Si Se Puede" award, given to those who espouse the values our honored elder, Cesar Chavez.

VIDEO FEST at the KORET Auditorium

Thursday September 29 / 5:00 pm / KORET Auditorium / Free Event

The SF Public Library hosts a 90-minute screening of the Best of SF Video Fest. Hosted at and curated by MCCLA since 2004, Video Fest has featured videos trodding the path less taken; underground film and video that have presented “la otra cara de la moneda” (the other side of the story) in Latin America.

Travesuras
Presented by Flamenco International

Friday September 30 / 8:00 pm / Theater
Advance Tickets $18 @ Brown Paper Tickets
Day of Show $25

FEATURING INTERNATIONAL PERFORMERS
Ricardo Diaz~Guitar
Carola Zertuche~Dancer
Antonio Arrebola~Dancer
Alfonso Mogaburo~Cante
Jose Cortes~Cante

Flamenco guitarist Ricardo Diaz who recently recorded his debut album in Spain's Jerez de la Frontera, the cradle of flamenco music taps the passionate and intense gypsy energy that leaves audiences with stories to remember. Will be performing at the Mission Cultural Center in the historic Mission District in Sna Francisco, Ricardo Diaz will be joined by flamenco renown musicians Jose Cortes, Alfonso Mogaburo Cid dancers Carola Zertuche and Antonio Arrebola.
CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

August 2011

Teatro en el Barrio
(in conjunction with SF Theater Fest)

Saturday August 6 / 8:00 pm / Theater /
FREE / Presentación Bi-lingüe

For the second year running, MCCLA teams up with SF Theater Fest to present "Teatro en el Barrio," a bi-lingual program of short skits from Bay Area theater groups, and many Latin American guests! Consult our website for program information. Celebrate bi-lingual thespianism with us!

Program includes: (not necessarly in order)

Hector Zavala - MC
Thomas John - Clown

TuTiatro (from Mexico) - Una Vueltita : Arlechino & Francieschina in the game of love.

Thomas John – Thomas John’s Children’s Show for Adults : A brand new comedy juggling show with masks, mayhem and machetes.

Matando Musas: The Monologue Union (from Mexico) - VIER : A wedding planner plans the wedding of an ex-boyfriend’s wedding (comedy).

Vivian Sanchbraj (from Mexico) – To Be or Not to Be a Mother : A Search for the meaning of motherhood and womanhood through psychomagic actions.

Matando Musas: The Monologue Union (from Mexico) - UNO : A fictional Mexican organization promotes building a wall between Mexico and the U.S. to benefit thir own agenda.

Festival de Poesia

Festival de Poesía Latinoamericana en Español
Organizado por el Colectivo Verso Activo

Friday & Saturday, August 12 y 13

Junto con El colectivo verso activo, invitamos a toda la comunidad hispano-hablante de la area de la Bahía a participar en el Primer Festival de Poesía Latinoamericana en Español.

Programa:

Viernes 12 de Agosto, 7:00 PM
Lectura de finalistas del Primer Concurso Poesía Latinoamericana en Español de San Francisco CA, como maestro de Ceremonias contaremos con la presencia del reconocido conductor de televisión y también poeta Luís Echegoyen.

Sábado 13 de Agosto, 4:30 PM
Panel sobre literatura y creación literaria
El panel será abierto al publico e invitamos a todos los participantes del concurso a que participen. Contaremos con la presencia de los profesores y poetas Carlos Barón, Francisco X. Alarcón y Jorge Argueta, el panel será facilitado por el poeta Miguel Robles Coordinador del Colectivo Verso Activo.

Sábado 13 de Agosto a las 7:00 PM
Lectura colectiva del colectivo Verso Activo y otros reconocidos poetas, entre ellos: Alfonso Texidor, Carlos Baron, Cesar Love, Jorge Argueta, Naomi Quiñones, Francisco Alarcon, Adrian Arias, Lorna Dee, Dorothy Payne, Miguel Robles, entre otros.

Talking Art and Music with Pete Escovedo

Wednesday August 24, 6:00pm / Theater / FREE
8:00 pm Reception / Main Gallery


The legendary Pete Escovedo –who turned 76 years young in July –will be joined on stage with radio personality Sterling James (often heard on KBLX). The evening will be hosted by San Francisco Arts Commission Cultural Affairs Interim Director and renowned artist, JD Beltran. James will lead an on-stage chat with Mr. Escovedo about his esteemed musical career and his lifelong interest in the visual arts. This event is free and open to the public. RSVP seats are available for people with disabilities, seniors, and youth groups. All other seats will be available on a first come, first served basis on the evening of the event.

We'll host a reception with a cash bar and light fare in the MCCLA Main Gallery following the talk (Admission $10).

July 2011

East Meets West: Workshop with Raul Gonzalez,
Artadia Awardee

Tuesday July 12th / 10:00am to 5:00pm / GALLERY
FREE Event

The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts Gallery is pleased to announce a collaboration with the San Francisco Art Institute and Artadia for East Meets West, a group exhibition of the 2009 Boston Artadia Awardees, curated by Mary Ellyn Johnson, Assistant Curator at the Walter and McBean Galleries. As part of the collaboration, MCCLA Gallery invites the Boston artist, Raul Gonzalez, to lead a workshop with the MAS Youth Program, wherein a site specific mural will be collectively made with youth participants.

For more information about the exhibition, East Meets West, please visit www.sfai.edu/current



In Colaboration with:

David Aguilar

David Aguilar (w/ Alejandro Chávez)

Saturday July 16 / 7:30 pm / THEATER
Adv. tickets: $12 General, $10 Students, Youth and Seniors
Day of Show: $15 / $12

Teaming with La Bohemia Productions, the MCCLA presents David Aguilar, a groundbreaking performer from Sinaloa and a rising star in Mexico's new wave of singer/ songwriters. Local fav Alejandro Chávez will open the night, which is sure to convince the skeptics that Latin Americas young musicians are to be reckoned with.

EVENTO EN ESPANOL

David Aguilar

Karla Lara (Honduras) &
Lolo Cutumay (El Salvador)

Saturday July 23 / 7:00 pm / THEATER
Advance tickets: $20 General, $15 Students, Youth and Seniors
Day of show: $25 / $20

Siete músicos comprometidos con el sueño de Morazán representando dos pueblos históricos, presentando por una sola noche. Lolo Cutumay llegará a tocar en San Francisco por primera vez en varios años con su nuevo trio "Lolo Cutumay y los raíces de Jaraguá." De igual manera, desde Honduras Karla Lara regresa al escenario del MCCLA con su nuevo grupo, HIBRIDUZ. Ella sigue cantando del amor y la esperanza a pesar de tanta repressión en su país que a veces parece sín fín. This blockbuster show will sell out!

EVENTO EN ESPANOL
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Noche Flamenca para Japon

Noche Flamenca para Japón
by La Tania Baile Flamenco

Thursday July 28 / 7:00 pm / THEATER
Advance tickets: $22 | Day of Show: $25

La Tania Baile Flamenco in collaboration with The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts will present "Noche Flamenca para Japon", a benefit for the Japanese earthquake and tsunami disaster relief at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts.

Aside from the performance there will be a reception at 7PM, a raffle, food and drinks. All the night's profits will be donated to the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC), to be forwarded to victims in Japan.

Performers will include featured artists La Tania and Clara Rodriguez and more.

Tickets are now sold out! There would be 15 tickets at the box office the night of the event

Mijo de la Palma

Mijo de la Palma

Friday July 29 / 7:30 pm / THEATER
Advance: $12 Gen. / $10 Students, Youth, Seniors | Day of Show: $15 / $12

Three months after their sold-out San Francisco debut, Mijo de la Palma will their unique blend of Puerto Rican jíbaro music and contemporary acoustic sounds. This show will be recorded live for their upcoming Cd, to be released later this year. Born of the eclectic music scene in western Puerto Rico, the earthy, melancholic and intimate lament of the jíbaro intersects with flamenco, and hand-crafted, upbeat melodies resulting in a trademark Fusion Jíbara, a creative blend of poetry and musical textures that redefines the sounds of contemporary Puerto Rican music. Produced in conjunction with La Bohemia Productions.

Alfredo Gomez, MamaCoatl & Rafael Manríquez & Mario Rojas

Alfredo Gomez, MamaCoatl,
Rafael Manríquez & Mario Rojas

Saturday July 30 / 7:00 pm / THEATER
Advance tickets: $12 General, $10 Students, Youth and Seniors
Day of show: $15 / $12

Hoy contamos con mas música trova presentado por cuatro "huerfanos," de los cuales estamos muy agradecidos que aterrizaron de una manera u otra en el area de la Bahía. Desde la zona ocupada, hasta la Patagonia la trova ha sido expresión para las luchas de America. Cuatro cantautores, cuatro estilos, sin trabas.

June 2011

End of Semester Show Class of June 2011

Saturday June 11 / 2:00 pm / THEATER
$5 General Admission, 13-and-under FREE

Join us for our twice-yearly performance by students from MCCLA arts classes, demonstrating dance, music, percussion and more. Support our vibrant arts community and see what you could be doing at MCCLA!

Participant Classes: Afro-Colombian Dance, Popular Salsa Merengue, Belly Dance for Fitness & Fun, Samba Jam Brazilian (Percussion), Brazilian Carnaval Dance and Drum and Afro-Peruvian Dance/Afro-Peruvian Cajon

MCCLA Carnaval Video Party 2011

Post Carnaval Video Party

Saturday June 25 / 4:00 pm FREE Admission

Come and see the video of the MCCLA CARNAVAL contingent “AREYTO, TIMBA Y CHANCLETAS” at San Francisco CARNAVAL 2011, with choreography by Manuel Suarez, costumes designed by Mario Chacón, and of course, all the dedicated and dazzling dancers and musicians that form the core of our MCCLA team. The video also includes images from SF Carnaval 2011. Produced by the MCCLA Multimedia Department. Promotional price for video on June 25: $15. After June 25, Regular price will be $20 per video.

La Tania Punta y Tacón III

La Tania, Punta y Tacón III

Sunday June 26 / 7:00 pm / THEATER $20 General Admission

La Tania Baile Flamenco School presents its third annual full-length student recital. World-class Flamenco dancer and master teacher La Tania will showcase new and unique choreography based on traditional flamenco dance, to be interpreted by her students. In addition, professional dancers and musicians will also perform. This recital is a unique opportunity to look inside the learning process, as dancers ranging from beginning to advanced levels share the stage together.

Guest Artists, Dancers: La Tania, Clara Rodriguez;
Singer: Roberto Zamora;
Guitarist: Roberto Aguilar
Special Guest Singer: Jose Cortes.
www.lataniaflamenco.com

We are sorry but this event has SOLD OUT. Thank you for your support!

Stay tuned for "La Noche Flamenca para Japón" scheduled for July 28, 2011, a benefit for Japan's Earthquake survivors.

May 2011
Ephryme

Ephryme/Nomy Lamm/Annah Anti-Palindrome/Conspiracy of Venus

Sunday May 8 / 7:30 pm / THEATER
$12 General / $10 Students, youth, seniors

Join Eprhyme (pronounced E-prime) for an album release show for his new CD entitled “Dopestylevsky.” He’s been described as a renaissance MC, who’s part of the resurgence of depth and dope within a formulaic and over-commercialized art form.

Opening up: nomy lamm @THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD and Annah Anti-Palindrome.

The evening commences with The Conspiracy of Venus, a 40-woman acapella chorus.
You can’t best this line-up!

Eva Golinger

An Evening w/ Eva Golinger:
What Wikileaks Means for US - Latin American Relations

May 12 / 7:00 pm / THEATER
$10 General / $5 Student/Seniors (No one turned away for lack of funds)

Eva Golinger is an award-winning journalist who has lived in Caracas, Venezuela since 2005. She is the author of the best-selling book, “The Chávez Code: Cracking US Intervention in Venezuela” (2006 Olive Branch Press), which has been translated and published in eight languages and is presently being made into a feature film. Her investigations into the Wikileaks documents have led to a number of revealing discoveries and earth-shaking impacts throughout Latin America.

El movimiento es de Bases

El movimiento es de bases: prints from the Oaxacan Resistance 2006-2010

Opening Reception Friday April 22, 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm / Galeria Zapatista (MCCLA 4th floor)
Exhibition open: April 22 to May 22
FREE Admission

The Grafica Art Colllectives, Collectivo de grafica Villa-Zapata, TP28J y el Calmecac Rojo de Litografía, proudly present an exhibition of wood and linoleum prints by the internationally recognized Asamblea de Artistas

Revolucionarios de Oaxaca (ASARO). ASARO was formed during the October 2006 popular uprising to oust then-Governor Ulises Ruiz. Through their prints, stencils and graffiti in Oaxaca City, ASARO artists informed people about the struggle for justice. Exhibit curated by Calixto Robles.

Carnaval 2011

Carnaval SF 2011 Live your Fantasy!

Sunday May 29 / 10:00 am / Mission District Streets
FREE

San Francisco Carnaval 2011, “Live Your Fantasy” is California’s largest multi-cultural celebration, and one of San Francisco’s most popular and cherished traditions. This year Carnaval will showcase the very best of Latin American and Caribbean cultures with a dynamic array of food, music, drumming, dancing, live music, and artistry. We’ll see you in the streets!

April 2011
Maestra Documentary

Maestra Directed by Catherine Murphy

April 7, 7:00 pm / THEATER / $10 General Adm. / $8 students, youth, & seniors

Join MCCLA for the Bay Area premiere of Maestra, a 30-minute video documentary that shares the stories of Cuban women literacy workers who traveled the mountains and valleys of the island to teach—and who found themselves deeply transformed in the process.

Renowned film critic B. Ruby Rich will host a post-screening talkback with Maestra Director Catherine Murphy and former literacy promotora and Cuban feminist, Norma Guillard.

The 1961 Cuban Literacy Campaign dramatically improved Cuban literacy by organizing over 250,000 volunteers – over half of who were women – to teach classes in the country's rural areas. In one year, more than 700,000 Cubans learned to read and write. The national literacy rate increased from 65% to 96%, making the campaign one of the most successful in the history of Latin America. (photo credit: Liborio Noval, 1961)

Lado 'B'

Lado ‘B’: Jornadas de Spoken Word, musica y arte

Thursday April 14, 7:30 pm / THEATER / $7 General, $5 Students, youth and seniors

A night of bi-lingual night of poetry and spoken word hosted by Bocafloja (DF/SF) and Yosimar Reyes (Guerrero/SJ), BIO-lencia or an exploration of the relations between the oppressed body, social norms, and colonialismo. Featuring Maria Medina Serafín and other Mission-based poets. Three Spanish and three English/bi-lingual OPEN MIC slots will be available on a first-come first served basis. Arrive early to sign up!

24th Annual Solo Mujeres

24rd Annual Sólo Mujeres Show
Liminal Takes –Mujeres Latinoamericanas en el Arte

March 26 - April 23 / GALLERY / Opening reception Wednesday March 30, 7:30 pm / $5 General Admission.

Neither here nor there. Through Liminal Eyes utilizes installation, video, drawing, sewing, and other media to take viewers to the intersection of the multiple (sometimes contradictory) forms in which women see the world.

Featuring works by artists from Mexico, Costa Rica, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Peru, Croatia, and France, the show proposes an approach to contemporary Latino art that spans language, culture, genre and national origin.

In April 13, Curator Frida Cano will do a gallery walk through and talk about the work on view and she will explain her curatorial process.

Honduras en el Corazón

Honduras en el corazón Evento Bilingüe

Saturday April 23, 7:00 pm / THEATER / FREE Admission

Direct from Honduras, Gerardo Torres will speak about the continuing effort to establish true democracy, respect for the rule of law, and an end to the massive human rights violations that reign nearly two years after an illegal coup ousted democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya from office. Mr. Torres is a representative of the International Commission of the Frente Nacional de Resistencia Popular in Honduras.

Daniel Velázquez canta al Sur

Daniel Velázquez canta al Sur

April Friday 29 & Saturday 30, 8:00 pm / THEATER /
$15 General, $12 Students, youth and seniors

Back by popular demand! Daniel Velázquez returns to the MCCLA stage with a completely new show, dedicated to the rich musical legacy of the Nueva Trova musical movement. In addition to many classics, both nights will include a special homage to Maria Elena Walsh, the Argentinian singer/song-writer who passed away earlier this year at the tender young age of 80.

MCCLA TEEN PRINT WORKSHOP

Monthly TEEN Print Workshops, ages 13-17

Saturday April 30, 11am - 3pm / MISSION GRAFICA /
$20 fee covers instruction and materials

“Tiny Lino”. Learn to print using a modified credit card machine as the printer. The resulting prints are the size of a credit card, 3″ x 2″. Students will print multiples from one of their plates and share them with other participants in a collaborative exchange. Every month we offer a new TEEN Print Workshop

For more information about dates and techniques please click here

March 2011
Las Mujeres que Soy

Las mujeres que soy

March 6, 7 pm / Theater / Advance: $10 Gen. / $8 Students, Youth, Seniors, Day of Show: $12 / $10

La pluma de Aurora Medina invoca por medio del teatro a algunas de las mujeres más célebres y controvertidas en la historia de humanidad; las trae para decirnos lo que muchos y muchas no se han atrevido a escuchar ni ver. Sus palabras serán percibidas como blasfemias o verdades; eso la autora se lo deja al criterio de cada quién. Esta obra, presentada por el Círculo Cultural, comprometerá al público con su conciencia y cosmovisión de la vida. Por ende hay que advertir, que atreverse a ver la obra conduce sin escapatoria al pensamiento reflexivo –a favor o en contra– de profundos temas tabú.

Dancing

Dancing with Dynamite

March 9 2011, 7:00pm FREE

"MCCLA welcomes renowned author Benjamin Dangl to read from and discuss his most recent book, Dancing with Dynamite: Social Movements and States in Latin America. After Ben's short reading, a panel of Latin American activists will join him on stage to discuss the current state of social movements throughout the region. The evening will be hosted by Carlos Martinez, co-author of Venezuela Speaks!"

In the past decade, grassroots social movements played major roles in electing left-leaning governments throughout Latin America, but subsequent relations between the streets and the states remain uneasy. In Dancing with Dynamite, Dangl explores the complex ways these movements have worked with, against, and independently of national governments.

Praise for “Dancing with Dynamite”:
“Ben Dangl breaks the sound barrier, exploding many myths about Latin America that are all-too-often amplified by the corporate media in the United States. Read this much-needed book.”
—Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!

Biographies (author, MC, & panelists):
Benjamin Dangl has published on Latin America in the Guardian Unlimited, The Nation, and the NACLA Report on the Americas. He is the author of The Price of Fire: Resource Wars and Social Movements in Bolivia, the editor of TowardFreedom.com and UpsideDownWorld.org, a website on activism and politics in Latin America. He teaches South American history and globalization at Burlington College.

Carlos Martinez is the coordinator at the Bay Area Center for Political Education, a movement-building organization providing activists and organizers a space for developing theory and strategy. He is Communications Manager at Ecoviva, which works in partnership and solidarity with low-income communities in Central America. He is co-author of Venezuela Speaks! Voices from the Grassroots, published by PM Press.

Gustavo Oliveira is co-coordinator of the Bay Area Friends of the MST (Brazil), a Via Campesina translator, and PhD Candidate in Geography at the University of California—Berkeley.

Leila Salazar Lopez is Program Director at Amazon Watch. She has 12+ years of experience in international campaigns to protect rainforests in the Amazon region and in Indonesia. Prior to working at Amazon Watch, Salazar was the Director of Rainforest Action Network's Rainforest Agribusiness Campaign.

DF SF TJ Exhibit

DF < SF < TJ Exhibit

Show from February 12 to March 15 2011,
Opening Reception: Wednesday 16, 6:30 - 9:30pm / Gallery
Cash Bar and light snacks / $5 admission

MCCLA and the Fine Arts Gallery at San Francisco State University (SFSU) will present concurrent exhibitions showcasing powerful displays of contemporary art from Mexico.
An interrelated mix of politics and aesthetics, the two parallel exhibitions explore labor, migration and contemporary issues – amplified by a historical lens. An exciting series of video installations by Contemporary artists from Mexico City, San Francisco and Tijuana.

MCCLA presents 4 video installations by artists: Carlos Amorales,Tania Candiani , Miguel Calderón, Sergio de La Torre and Torolab

Tania Candiani will host a “Refranes” Workshop at MCCLA Gallery, (TBA) please check our website for further information: www.missionculturalcenter.org

Curated by Julio César Morales and Maurizzio Hector Pineda.

Two events will take place at the de Young Museum on Feb. 20
1 pm A panel discussion on contemporary art and culture in Mexico with Itala Schmelz , Taiyana Pimentel and other artists.
3 pm “¡Soy México!” (part two) Film screening introduced by Tarek Elhaik and Jesse Lerner.

Coser y Cantar MCCLA

Coser y cantar

March 17 - 19 2011, 8 pm (Advance: $10 Gen./$8 Students, youth, & seniors, Day of Show: $12 / $10)

Tania Llambelis directs this adaptation of Dolores Prida’s one-act play, originally brought to stage in 1981. “Coser y cantar” dramatizes the multiplicity of identities that Latin American women negotiate to thrive as immigrants in the US. The play feature two characters: She and Ella - two selves of the same woman in a New York City apartment.”

Starring:
Erika Pérez
Claudia Rosa *
Karina Arrambide
Saday Osorio & Cynthia Renta
* Member of Actors Equity. This is an Equity Approved Project.

“Coser y cantar” is a Jibara Urbana production and is made possible by the Multicultural Theatre Project and the Instructionally Related Activities Program, from San Francisco State University & Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. Artwork by Miranda Bergman, photography and set design by Adrián Arias.

Luna Negra

Luna Negra
Three Generations of Women, an Infinity of Expression

March 23 2011, 7 pm ($7 gen, $5 students/youth/seniors)

In honor of International Women's Month, Maria Medina Serafín hosts MCCLA’s annual showcase of the creative power of women.

This year, as always, we feature some of the most dynamic women in the Bay Area performing theater, dance and song that draw inspiration from the experience of Latin American women.

Featuring performances by:
Avotcja
Margarita Bac,
Mamacoatl,
Maria Machetes,
Dottie Payne,
Theresa Dickinson & Mica Folch,
Johanna Suarez, Saday Osorio, Hersalia Cantoral y Diana Gameros

Visual "performance" drawing in the Lobby with three generations of artist women: Mara Lea Brown, Emma Brown & Sarah Sawyer

Voces Inocentes Screening

Celebrating the Legacy of Archbishop Romero Ecoviva & MCCLA present: Voces Inocentes with
Screenwriter Oscar Torres

Thursday, March 24, 2011, 6:00 pm Reception
(refreshments provided)
6:30 pm Voces Inocentes screening followed by talkback with Voces Inocentes screenwriter Oscar Torres, moderated by Professor Katynka Martinez (SFSU-Raza Studies)
$10 General/ $8 Students, youth & seniors

To commemorate the memory of revered Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero, the MCCLA and EcoViva will screen the award winning film Voces Inocentes and host a post-screening talk back with screenwriter Oscar Torres. Romero served as Archbishop of San Salvador from 1977-1980, where he utilized the pulpit to challenge social inequality and denounce government-sponsored human rights abuses. Romero fell victim to an assassin’s bullet on March 24, 1980 as he held mass in a San Salvador chapel.

Based on the story of Torres's embattled childhood, Voces Inocentes is the poignant tale of Chava, an eleven-year-old Salvadoran boy, who avoids forced recruitment into the Salvadoran Army, which is engaged in fierce counter-insurgent battle with FMLN guerillas. Voces Inocentes is a testament to the resilience of love, family, and youth in the face of violence, repression and injustice. In the end, the film reinforces the ennobling power of the human spirit. After the film screening screenwriter Oscar Torres will be joined on stage by SFSU-Raza Studies Professor Katynka Martinez to discuss the film and take audience comments and questions.

Proceeds will benefit EcoViva partner organizations in El Salvador. EcoViva works in solidarity with low-income communities in Central America building environmental sustainability, economic self-sufficiency, and social justice.

Mijo de la Palma

Mijo de la Palma

March 26 2011, 7:30 pm (Advance: $12 Gen. / $10 Students, Youth, Seniors, Day of Show: $15 / $12)

Mijo de la Palma present their unique blend of Puerto Rican jíbaro music and contemporary acoustic sounds. Born of the eclectic music scene in western Puerto Rico, the earthy, melancholic and intimate lament of the jíbaro intersects with flamenco, and hand-crafted, upbeat melodies resulting in a trademark Fusion Jíbara, a creative blend of poetry and musical textures that redefines the sounds of contemporary Puerto Rican music. Produced in conjunction with La Bohemia Productions.

Honoring Cesar Chavez

Honoring Cesar Chavez:
"Fighting for Our Lives"

Thursday, March 31 / 6:00pm - 9:00pm / THEATER / FREE Event

A warm-up event for Cesar Chavez Day, the MCCLA will screen "Fighting for Our Lives," which outlines the history of the United Farm Workers and the conditions out of which the union has grew. After the film, a number of former UFW organizers and farmworkers will be present to lead a post-screening talkback about the union and the current state of farmworker rights. (Note: Cesar Chavez Day is April 9)

Olympics of People Watching 2010

The Olympics of People Watching 2010

Phase 1: November 27th / December 11th >> details...
Phase 2: January 12th, 6:30-9:00p Closing night. Admission: $5

Is a participatory photography show where everybody plays artist, judge, spectator or all of the above. It is a competitive exhibit with a sole victor, but all entries will be viewed by curators, bloggers, fellow artists and Mission passers-by.
The contest exists in two phases. Phase 1 is a two-week window for anybody to stop by MCCLA during Gallery hours as well as the opening reception and post up to ten (10) photographic portraits.
From these entrants, local luminaries of the photography, style and blogging worlds will select seven semi-finalists. Semi-finalists will have two weeks to produce five more portraits for the show’s closing.
At the closing of the show, semi-finalists will be judged by the general public who will vote for their favorite portraits and crown the Gold Medalist of People Watching.

February 2011
MCCLA Open House 2011 Corazón del Barrio

Corazón del Barrio / MCCLA Open House

February 12, 2011, 12-4:00 pm / Lobby & Theatre /
FREE Event

Join the MCCLA crew for our annual sidewalk open house. As always, there's a little something for everyone. This year Corazón del Barrio features traditional folkloric music from Latin America, a live Mariachi band, un pastel de tres leches, FREE dance classes, videos in the theater and a Valentine's card-making workshop. All FREE and open to the barrio (that's you!).

Theater
11-12 pm Open rehearsal w/ Community Music Center
12:30-2 pm VideoFest Redeux video screening

Lobby
12-4 pm Refreshments
1-3 pm Valentine’s card-making workshop w/ Isabel Barraza
Make your own personalized cards dedicated to loved ones for your Día de amistad (Valentine’s Day) with fabric, found objects, sequins, etc. All materials provided. Fun family event!

Sidewalk
11 am- 3 pm “Refranes” workshop w/ Tania Candiani
1-2 pm Folkloric music from Latin America
2-3 pm Grupo Mariachi “Nueva Generación”

Blossoming Ceremony with Carmen Vicente

Blossoming Ceremony with Carmen Vicente (curandera de Ecuador)

February 14 2011, 7 - 9: 45 pm $5 Donation, no one turned away

Carmen Vicente is a Medicine Woman from the border of Ecuador and Peru who carries the sacred traditions of the Andes. For nearly 50 years, she has advocated for autonomy for traditional practices and teachings. She has worked principally with traditional peoples in the Amazon, and homeless and incarcerated communities in Quito. Love, without time and space, is celebrated this night with a talk by Carmen Vicente, followed by a special South American "Flowering" Ceremony, beautiful music and a delicious beverage. Please bring one Carnation flower to participate in the ceremony.

Barrio Bushido - Book Presentation

Barrio Bushido Book Presentation

February 17 / Theatre / Time: 7:00 pm FREE and open to the public

Home-grown Mission District author Ben Bac Sierra will discuss his recently released novel, Barrio Bushido (El León Literary Arts, 2011). Set in the barrio of an unnamed California city in the early 1990's, Barrio Bushido narrates the story and fate of three adolescent Latinos who join forces to rob organized crime gangsters. Lobo (Wolf) hunts, scheming for street stardom, manipulating his homeboys for his Machiavellian goals. Unlike Lobo, Toro (Bull), an ex-Marine, does not plot; he charges full-force at the red cape of life. Santo, the saint of the gang, venerates homeboy, not Christian, ideals. A genuine cholo, he never admits that paranoia and pressure take him to the brink of madness.

Praise for Barrio Bushido “I read BARRIO BUSHIDO in short doses, braving the pain and suffering and violent life of its young characters and their/our world. Suspense pulled me onward; I had to know how crimes, wars, hopes come out, but more importantly--Will the author be able to pull off a novel with meaning, or will this be another nihilistic thriller? On the level of world politics, is there homecoming for the Iraqi war vet? Benjamin Bac Sierra has taken upon himself the labor of Dostoevsky writing CRIME AND PUNISHMENT. Is there redemption for those who've lost God's love? The reader feels the joy of murderous combat, and the heartbreak of compassion.”
—Maxine Hong Kingston, author of The Fifth Book of Peace

Biography The son of Guatemalan immigrants, Benjamin Bac Sierra was born and raised in San Francisco's Mission District. Living the brutal "homeboy" lifestyle, at seventeen he joined the United States Marine Corps and participated in front line combat during the first Gulf War. After his honorable discharge, he completed his Bachelor's degree at U.C. Berkeley, a Masters in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University, and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Currently, he is a professor at City College of San Francisco. Barrio Bushido is his published first novel.

January 2011
Concierto De Reyes 2011

Concierto de Reyes: En celebración del Día de Reyes,
“La Epifanía”

Saturday January 8th, Theater, 2:00 pm FREE EVENT

Founded in 1975 to celebrate the bicentennial of the Mission and the City of San Francisco, Coro Hispano de San Francisco is a leader in the preservation of Latin America's vast choral legacy. The Coro welcomes all who share the love of its vast repertory: the choral and vocal music of Latin America, Spain and Portugal. Sophisticated in its craft, earthy in its appeal, for many voices and for few, from the 12th c. through the 21st. This is music that will have you dancing in your seats, and will send you home happier than you came.

La Chata Celebration

La Chata Gutierrez Celebration!

Saturday January 15th, Lobby, 12-3:00 pm FREE EVENT

MCCLA hosts a community celebration for Chata Gutierrez, one of the Bay Area’s
most-recognized salsa DJ’s. Chata will broadcast her award-winning radio show
“Con Clave” LIVE! from the Mission Cultural Center lobby from noon-3 pm
on KPOO (89.5 fm).

Ms. Gutierrez has been battling liver cancer for the past couple years, so consider this another chance to show support for our beloved sister. FREE and OPEN to everyone, the MCCLA lobby will be converted into the hottest salsa dance floor on this side of the airwaves.

Raw-Dios

Raw-Dios (produced by HeadRush Productions)

January 20th, 21st & 22nd, MCCLA Theater, 8:00 pm
General Admission: $15, Student,Youth and Seniors: $12

"Raw Dios: Behind the Pigpen in the Morning" is an original play written and produced by the HeadRush Crew. It is March 2003, flags are waving, bombs are dropping, and the “Pigpen” morning-drive DJ's are throwing a party. But when Pigpen DJ Chorizo Chuy publicly the questions the war, he is forced to choose between prestige and principle. Meanwhile, radio listeners are confronting some tough decisions of their own. Check out this event on Facebook.

*Student, senior and youth tickets available at the MCCLA Box Office,
or by phone at 415-821-1155. THANK YOU.

Resident Alien

Resident Alien

January 28th & 29th, MCCLA Theater, 8:00 pm
General Admission: $15; Youth, Seniors, Students, Disabled, and Low Income: $10

A collaborative theater piece by emerging artists with disabilities, using music, spoken word, film, photography and wearable sculpture to explore imagination, hospitalization, our bodies, and the land we live on.

Sins Invalid announces the first Artists In Residence performance, which emerged out of a nine-month process of mentorship and collaboration between emerging artists with disabilities. Chun-Shan (Sandie) Yi, Colleen Nagle, Fayza Bundalli, Matthew Blanchard, Lateef McLeod, Redwolf Painter, and Tee will present their work in a multimedia performance including music, spoken word, photography, film, performance art and wearable sculpture.

Directed by Nomy Lamm, the performance will explore topics of cultural and generational oppression, hospitalization, confronting limitations, embodiment, sexuality and liberation.

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