Fiesta Navideña con Mariachi Juvenil

December, Friday 20 / 7:00pm / $15 / Theater

Another holiday performance by San Francisco Bay Area youth mariachis. Enjoy traditional Mexican music with Mariachi Nueva Leyenda (Director Juan Mandujano), Mariachi Nueva Luz (Director Maria Vera), Mariachi Nueva Generacion (Director Salvador Garcia). Otro concierto navideño de Mariachis juveniles del Area de la Bahia de San Francisco. Disfrute de pura música Mexicana tocada por jóvenes dedicados a la tradición.

End Of Semester Show Fall 2013

End of Semester Show - Fall 2013

Saturday, December 14 / 2:00pm / $7 / Theater

Join us for our twice-yearly performance by students from the MCCLA artistic classes, demonstrating dance, music, percussion, print-making and more. Support our vibrant arts community and see what you could be doing at the MCCLA!. Brazilian Carnaval Dance/Drum, Afro Peruvian Dance with Cajon Percussion, Tango, Ballet, Mexican Folk Dance, Zumba, and more.

Feminine Voices and Poetics Art Exhibition

Feminine Voices and Poetics Art Exhibition

Friday, December 13 / 6:30pm -9:30pm / $10 General / Gallery

Cara and Cabezas Contemporary Gallery in collaboration with the MCCLA will exhibit works that represent the current trends, concepts and methods of contemporary Cuban Art. The mediums represented will include painting, engraving, photography, and multi-media from the period between 1990 and 2013

Take 15

Take 15: CD Release Party

Saturday, December 7 / 7:30pm / $12 in Advance $15 at the Door / Theater

An electrifying trio, StringQuake, brings a new sound to today's world music scene. Amelia Romano on electric lever harp, and Misha Khalikulov on cello began collaborating in November 2011. Joined by Josh Mellinger on percussion, the group became StringQuake. Drawing inspiration from music traditions of the Americas, Greece, Africa, India and European classical, their repertoire ranges from Greek rebetiko to Latin Jazz. String Quake has an emphases on improvisation, and contagious rhythms, their unique sound is sure to demand an encore:

Zumba Fitness Holiday Party

Zumba Fitness Holiday Party - Master Workshop

Saturday, December 7 / 4:00pm-6:00pm / $10 paid in advance and $15 at the door / All Ages / Studio B

Tis the season folks! What a better way to kick off your extra holiday pounds than with a 2 hour Master Workshop with Brenda Perdue and guest instructors. This is a special one-time event and is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Come along and burn off those last few calories before the holidays. See you there and in the meantime, FELIZ FIESTAS!

Florecer - Blossoming and living with HIV: Overcoming stigma through art

Florecer - Blossoming and living with HIV: Overcoming stigma through art.

Hosted by MNHC’s Clínica Esperanza

Friday, December 6 / 6:00pm – 9:00pm / FREE / Gallery

Clínica Esperanza, the HIV services clinic at Mission Neighborhood Health Center, would like to invite you to attend our annual World AIDS Day event. The gallery event will exhibit masks and art created by clients, staff, and community members to commemorate World AIDS Day. There will be an assortment of appetizers and drinks provided by local merchants. Masks and work by local artist will be available for purchase. A ceremony to remember the lives lost to the epidemic will conclude the event. We look forward to seeing you there!

All funds raised during the event will support the continued provision of quality healthcare to the clients of MNHC’s Clínica Esperanza. MNHC is a 501 (C) (3) Non-Profit Organization.

RAFFIC: Dance/Performance piece

TRAFFIC: Dance/Performance piece

Saturday, November 23 / 6:30 pm / $15 / Studio B at MCCLA and traveling through 24 St.

Traffic is an international project hosted in San Francisco by and the MCCLA. It makes reference to movement in all contexts and shapes. Traffic speaks of our ephemeral life, our moments, our people, our relationships and our emotions.

Immigration, Justice, and Multiculturalism

Immigration, Justice, and Multiculturalism

Wednesday, November 20 / 7:00pm / $5 / Theater

The Revolutionary Poets Brigade bring their passions to the issues of Immigration, Justice, and Multiculturalism @ the MCCLA. They will feature the Andean music of “Los Carpinteros” and five of the illustrious local poets will read their own poetry. “Arnoldo Garcia, former director of the National Network for Immigrant and Human Rights will speak and lead a question/answer conversation with the audience about the critical issue of social Justice.

The poets are Adrian Arias, Leticia Hernandez, Genny Lim, Mamacoatl, and Dorothy Payne. Nina Serrano will host the exciting multi-genre event.

This poetic exploration of social justice began with an international call from the World Poetry Movement based in Colombia for November to be designated as Social Justice Month. The San Francisco Revolutionary Poet’s Brigade responded with six events featuring poetry, discussion, and music at different venues. Prizewinning poet, John Curl is curating the month long activities.

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Direct from Cuba 7 Potencias

Friday, November 15 & Saturday 16 / 8:00pm / Sunday 17 3:00pm
$22 in advance and $27 at the Door / Theater

7 Potencias presents a rich and vibrant culture from the lesser known part of eastern Cuba, known in Cuba as the Oriente. 7 Potencias was founded by close friends who all grew up in the same small city in the Oriente (Eastern) part of Cuba and studied together at performing arts schools and universities in Oriente and Havana. We decided to share our love of Afro-Cuban traditions and especially the lesser-known Oreinte traditions with wider audiences.

Mole To Die For


Wednesday, November 13 / 6:30-9:30pm / Admission $7 / Gallery

To be a MOLE contestant, consult our website or call 415-643-2775. Tickets available the day of the show and online.

Mole lovers are invited to participate in our “Mole To Die For” contest by entering in one of the two categories:

First Category: Open to professional / restaurant chefs.
Second Category: Open to home-made mole, not by chefs.

During “Mole To Die For”, the audience will get a chance to taste a variety of regional Mole entries and vote for their favorites!

Entry Fee To Participate: $15 or $16 with Paypal. / DEADLINE Nov. 11 by 6pm.
General Admission: $7
$3 Plates: Arroz con Pollo y Mole



Saturday, Nov. 9 / 4:00pm-6:00pm / $10 paid in advance
$15 at the door / Studio B / Ages All

Party in Pink Zumbathon is a charity campaign in the fight against breast cancer. Join us for this unique and innovative class with Brenda Perdue and exercise your right to unite as a Zumba community worldwide for the first ever medical research grant exclusively representing Zumba. Come rock out with friends for a good cause while you help raise funds for global research that could ultimately save millions of lives around the world. PARTY IN PINK – THE EVOLUTION IS NOW A REVOLUTION!

Dia De Los Muertos Fashion

“Moda y Ofrendas” Fashion Show

Saturday, November 2 / 9:30pm / $5 general admission / Theater

Curated by: Martina Ayala in collaboration with Monica Alfaro, Bianca Starr, Sandra Rodriguez

Para las personas que quieran reservar su asiento y asegurar entrada al Fahion Show del Dia de Muertos - tienen que pagar una cuota adicional de $5.

“La Llorona: Llanto de Vida y Muerte en el Distrito de La Misión" / Honoring the Life and Fashion Style of Our Ancestor.

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Saturday, November 2 / 6:00pm - 11:00pm / $5 / Theater

Altar Installations | curated by: Martina Ayala

This year’s exhibit will create an inclusive and celebratory space for artists and community members to reflect and mourn on the death of “La Mission” we used to know and experience, as well as the renewal and current changes that the local community is facing.

More info: MCCLA Gallery

october 2013
Morir Con Elegancia

Morir Con Elegancia / To Die With Elegance
Day of the Dead Fundraising Reception

Saturday, October 26 / 6:30pm / $50 Donation / Theatre

Come and experience a night of elegance, exclusively for you, with a sneak preview of the Altar-Installations of Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead 2013, to benefit MCCLA’s Art Education Programs.

Performances by La Tania & Las Flamencas Muertas, and Classic Guitar Interlude by Manolo Dávila.

Music, Drinks, Appetizers, raffles, silent auction and more, all with elegance and Latino flavor.

Flamenca at Mission Cultural Center For Latino Arts


Friday, October 25 / 8:00pm / $20 General $18 youth and seniors with Id / Theatre

A celebration of the feminine spirit through the music and dance of Flamenco. The dynamic vocals of Gypsy Flamenco singer Kina Mendez weave with the Latin melodies of the harp, the soaring flute and soulful violin. With deep rhythm, powerful staccato footwork and sensuous arms the dancers create portraits of the iconic ‘Flamenca.’ An all female cast featuring singer Kina Mendez, dancer Melissa Cruz and dancer/Artistic Director Kerensa DeMars with Amelia Romano, Katja Cooper, Rebecca Kleinmann, and Pamela Nicolas.

Lit Crawl

CantoMundo, Nuestros Acentos (Our Accents)

Saturday October 19 / 8:30pm / Donation / Theatre

The CantoMundo Fellowship’s vision is to develop, sustain, and support a diverse community of Latin@ poets from different backgrounds, ethnicities, and sexualities. Nuestras voces son fuertes!.

Juan Luis Guzmán earned an MFA from CSU, Fresno. A member of Macondo and CantoMundo, his work has appeared in Huizache, CRATELit, and Pilgrimage, among other publications. Writer and educator.

Leticia Hernández-Linares, has performed her poemsongs throughout the country, and in El Salvador. She lives, works, and writes in the Mission District.

Manuel Paul López is the author of Death of a Mexican and other Poems and The Yearning Feed. He currently lives in San Diego, Califas.

Deborah Paredez is the author of This Side of Skin and the critical study, Selenidad: Selena, Latinos, and the Performance of Memory. She is the co-founder of CantoMundo.

Luivette Resto was born in Puerto Rico. Unfinished Portrait was a finalist for the 2009 Paterson Poetry Prize. Ascension was published in 2013, by Tia Chucha Press.

Lit Quake POEMA-MUJER / POETRY-WOMAN Book Release Party

Book Release Party

Friday October 18 / 7:00pm / Free Admission / Lobby & Theatre

Litquake and MCCLA are proud to present the Book reléase Party of two iconic poets, Nina Serrano (Oakland) and Teresa Palazzo Conti (Argentina).

Nina Serrano is a San Francisco Bay Area poet, activist, radio producer and educator. This year (2013) she released her poetic trio HEART SUITE including HEART'S JOURNEY 1980-1999 and HEART STRONG 2000-2012, by Estuary Press.

"Nina Serrano's poems swirl in different directions...her words and images tell the tale of a woman existing in the middle of history–in an age in which, strangely enough,it seems absolutely necesary to affirm that can feel love. How in the murderous twenty-first century...can love exist at all? " Jack Foley,Poet, critic,radio host, author of visions and Affiliations: California Poetry from 1940-2005. Nina website:

Teresa Palazzo, Argentinian poet, with eight books published and winner of international prizes. Her bilingual book “Alegato de mujer/ A Woman's Plea” contains photographs by Bay Area artist Adrian Arias. Published by Mariposa Blanca.

She has attended Conferences and Seminars around the world, and has received several international awards. She believes firmly in Poetry as a bridge of understanding and reassurance between people. Keen observer of pain and love, war and peace, she wields words as the only possible weapon.
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Raices Del Barrio

Ochanpotomitan: Traditional Haitian Dance

Thursday October 17 / 6:30pm / $15 Adults -$12 children / Theatre

 Poto Mitan will honor and tell the stories of a singer, a journalist, a storyteller, and a drummer – four Haitian artists that shaped the way the world saw Haiti and Haiti saw itself. Choreographer and artistic director Djenane Saint-Juste will utilize traditional Haitian rhythms and dances and fuse them with contemporary movement to tell the stories of Lucienne Pierre, Jacques Roche, Mimi Bartelemy, and Frisner Augustin. This homage will present an image of Haiti that is not often depicted in the news: one of strength and beauty.

Raices Del Barrio

Raices Del Barrio

Saturday October 12 / 7:30pm / $13 for General Audience / Theatre

MCCLA presents a night of live music for the community, and celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day. Come out and enjoy a night of cultura, resitencia, and remembrance of our ancestor struggles. We will have live performances by Cempoalli 20 backed by Raiz Organica out of Los Angeles, bringing barrio roots reggae. Also there will be Kaila Love, who is a rapper, singer, and entrepreneur from the Bay Area. Come out to a night of music, consciousness, and community.

Veterans Film Festival 2013

San Francisco Veterans Film Festival 2013
In Partnership with Cara y Cabezas Contemporary

Saturday October 5 / 12pm - 6pm Movie Screenings
6pm - 9pm Fundraiser / Donations / Theatre

The 2nd Annual San Francisco Veterans Film Festival will take place on Oct 5, 2013. San Francisco is a magnet for all, to include our men and women who have served this great nation. The SFVFF is an opportunity for the community to come to get educated on the issues facing our returning vets. This year we will "Salute to Women", don't ask don't tell, women in combat, same sex marriage, and all issues facing our service members. Please join us. For more information: please contact Eddie Ramirez at 415 244-7100 or email at

Color Of My Spirit - CUAV

Color Of My Spirit

***Evento Bilingue***

Thursday October 3 / 7:00pm / $10-$20 Sliding Scale / Theatre

CUAV and the Mission Cultural Center present Color of My Spirit, a performance night of queer and trans artists celebrating our survival and resilience. Seamlessly combining ferocity and tenderness, our line-up of fabulous artists will inspire you and remind you of why we fight for each other. Let’s paint the night with the colors of resistance, the Color of My Spirit.

CUAV y Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts presenta nuestro evento anual, El Color De Mi Espíritu, una noche de actuaciones por artistas queer y trans en celebración de nuestra sobrevivencia y resistencia. Utilizando una combinación perfecta de ferocidad y ternura, nuestro elenco de artistas fabulosos les inspirarán y les recordarán por qué luchamos unos por otros. Pintemos la noche con los colores de resistencia, el Color De Mi Espíritu.

september 2013
El Grito de Lares

Grito De Lares Celebration

***Evento Bilingue***

Sunday September 29 / 4:30PM-7:00PM / FREE ADMISSION / Gallery

On September 23, 1868, more than 500 revolutionaries, revolting against the Spanish colonial rule and slavery, entered the town of Lares to proclaim the birth of the Puerto Rican nation. Come join us in the commemoration. Cultural Program will include a discussion panel, followed by poetry, Puerto Rican food and music.

CELEBREMOS EL GRITO DE LARES ("Boricuas hasta en la Luna").

Death on the River Ganges

Death on the River Ganges

Friday and Saturday, Sept 27 & 28 / 7 PM / Theater
Sunday, Sept 29 / 3:00pm / Theater

Death on the River Ganges is a one of a kind experience, immersing the audience into theatrics, story, culture, ceremony and community dialog about life, death and transformation. Upon very entry into the theater, you will be transported through a feast of the senses to the banks of river Ganges in Varanasi, one of the holiest cities in India, and find yourself searching for your answers, engrossed in a story of four Bay Area women on a journey to honor the last wishes of a dearly loved friend; to confronting life, endings and what it means to be alive.

Drumming For Carlos

Drumming For Carlos

Saturday September 21 / 2:00pm / Free / Front of MCCLA

At his passing in 2006, Carlos was a beloved Omulu Capoiera master, teacher and founder of the award winning Foga Na Roupa Carnaval group. His generosity and sympathy touched people from all over the world, in particular the Bay Area. Scores of elementary, high school students, and adults learned capoiera and Brazilian culture through his exemplary teaching style. Join us for Brazilian-style Carnaval drummers and dancers who will gather to celebrate Carlos Aceituno’s life and to reflect on his contributions to the larger San Francisco’s Carnaval community.

Cine mas

Cine+Mas 2013 - Sept. 12 Kick Off Party
Sept. 17 - 21 Film Screenings

Thursday September 12 / 5:30pm-7:30pm / RSVP/ Gallery

Please RSVP for the opening reception of CineMas Film Festival, and come out enjoy some great food, live music with Los Materos, and Afro Peruvian dance performance. For more info on the film festival please email or call 415 826 7057. All listings of films and times is available at
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Tuesday September 17-21 / $12- $10 student-youth-senior / Theatre /

MCCLA invites you to attend the Cine+Mas SF Latino Film Festival. This year we will be hosting the Kick-Off Celebration in addition to several days of screenings. The kick-off is on September 12th. RSVP, Food, drink, entertainment and clips of the films. Films will be posted next month. Screenings at MCCLA are on Sept 17-21. Expect a diverse selection of films including docs, features, and shorts by local and international independent filmmakers.

My Heart in Yambo,(125 minutes)
Tuesday Sep17 / 7:00pm / Theater
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The River People (La Gente del Rio); Preceded by Rake's Commitment, (63Minutes).
Wednesday, Sept 18 / 7:00pm / Theater

Heart of Earth / Heart of Sky, (98 Minutes).
Thursday Sept 19 / 7:00pm / Theater

Sofia & The Stubborn Man (Sofia y El Terco) w/ Echo Bear, (81 Minutes).
Friday Sept 20 / 7:00pm / Theater

"Viva La Mujer! Shorts Program (Includes: The Unique Ladies, Vida Diferida, Tamale, Lonche)",(76 Minutes).
Saturday Sept 21 / 3:00pm / Theater

Chicama,(75 Minutes).
Saturday Sept 21 / 5:00pm / Theater

Topsy Turvy (Patas Arriba), (90 Minutes)
Saturday, Sept 21 / 7:00pm / Theater

Untitled Panel Artists

Untitled: Panel Artists / Sin Titulo: Panel de Artistas

Wednesday September 18 / 7:00pm / Free / Gallery

Migration, intervention, documentation, visual thinking and interpretation of family and societal dreams, are some of the points of discussion for this panel. Slide shows and videos will be displayed, featuring Paz de la Calzada, Eliza Barrios, Marsha Shaw, Indira Urrutia, Marc Hors, Carina Lomeli and Adrian Arias.

Raices Negras

Raices Negras

***Evento Bilingue***

Saturday September 14 / 7:30pm / $15 General Admission $10 for Youth and Seniors (bring ID) / Theatre

Raices Negras: Peruvian Music, with traditional Peruvian dancing. Come out and celebrate Raizes Negras, as we remember the roots. Performance by Jaranon y Bochinche Afro-Peruvian Dance and Music Company

El Materazo Por El Mural

El Materazo Por El Mural

***Evento en Español***

Saturday September 7 / 7pm / $10-$50 Sliding Scale / Gallery

Los Materos are proud to present: "EL MATERAZO POR EL MURAL" a fundraising event for the completion of the re-creation of the Song of Unity mural at La Peña. Also performing will be Semilla Negra, with an acoustic sound they will be joining Los Materos for a night of music, and fun in the gallery. We are just $8,000 away from our goal and need your support to preserve this historical work of art and its message of unity and popular struggle. Los Materos will have special guest, Evelio Roque from Cuba, Poetry by Ximena Soza and contemporary dance by Stephanie and Cris.

Thank you to La Peña Del Sur for their support, and contribution to making this event possible.

el niño y la danza

El Niño y La Danza

***Evento en Español***

Friday September 6 / 7:00pm / $15 General Admission-$10 Youth and Seniors (bring ID) / Theatre

Ven y disfruta del colorido y la magia de la Danza Mexicana a través de sus costumbres y tradiciones. Desde la Península de Yucatán hasta el esplendoroso estado de Zacatecas, en este recorrido apreciaremos el mestizaje de las diferentes regiones de México, el legado de nuestros antepasados, la mezcla de los diferentes ritmos europeos con las tradiciones indígenas traídas en la época de la conquista, dando como resultado un mágico espectáculo dancístico.

august 2013

A Look Back - Favorite Films from Last Season

Saturday August 31 / 4:00pm-6:30pm /
Donation of $5.00 at the door / No one turned away / Theatre

In celebration of its 10th annual season, Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema and the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts are co-presenting an afternoon of films — a 90-minute retrospective of a selection from the first 9 years’ films and videos produced by local filmmakers and artists. The afternoon screening is admission-free; $5 suggested donation, though no one turned away. After the screening, stay for the informal Filmmaker and Audience reception and meet some of the artists whose works are featured in the program.For information about the Film lineup, go to:


Nuestros Niños Benefit Concert
featuring Manicato & special guest MamaCoatl.

Friday August 30 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm / Theatre
VIP Reception: 6:00pm - 7:15pm

Benefit Concert to raise funds to keep Nuestros Niños radio program on the air. We need to continue to provide education, support and resources for Spanish speaking families in the Bay Area.The cost includes tastings from local restaurants, wines, signature cocktails and desserts. Meet and greet with performers and invited celebrities. Special Guest Performance. Networking opportunity with local community leaders and business professionals. Reserved Seating for Concert.

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Latin Rhythm Clinic / workshop

Latin Rhythm Clinic / workshop with John Santos

Saturday August 24 / 12pm - 2pm / $10 General Audience / Theater

Five-time Grammy nominated percussionist/composer/producer/bandleader and San Francisco native, John Santos is one of the top percussionists in the field and has been teaching locally and internationally since the 1970s. along with Guillermo Guillen, he founded the first Latin Music Ensembles at the Mission Cultural Center beginning in 1977 under the auspices of the California Arts Council. John returns to the MCC with this clinic/demonstration where he will share the nuts, bolts, and general Latin rhythmic concepts for congas, timbales, bongos, cajón, chekere, guiro and maracas. 

Q&A throughout. Co-sponsored by Latin Percussion Inc., Remo drumheads, and Sabian cymbals.

Word Of Revolution

Words of Revolution: Film Screenings

Saturday August 17 / 4:00pm First Screening, 2nd Screening 7:30pm
$13 for General Audience $11 for Youth, Students, and Seniors
Wheelchair Accessible / Theater

Words of Revolution is a documentary about a culture trying to revive and progress from a history of violence.  While the country of El Salvador has suffered the aftermath of a civil war and the growth of gang violence, Salvadorans residing in the United States face challenges with their identity, culture, and negative connotations denoted by the media. Through the hopeful voices of hip-hop artists’, a professor, and a community activist, this documentary helps promote change and bring cultural identity to a culture that is beginning a new chapter in their history…a chapter of peace…prosperity…and unity.

Hojarasca Andean Music

Hojarasca en Concierto: Andean Music

Friday August 16 / 7:30pm / $15 General Admission / Theatre

Hojarasca en Concierto is an evening of contemporary Andean Music. The Trio under the direction of composer and instrument maker Lucas Rodas conjures up the essence of their Antioquian culture with rich harmonies and intricate rhythms that carry one quickly  up misty mountain paths into the stories of their homeland. Instruments include, churango, guitar, drum and a diverse assortment of flutes.

MAS 2nd session showcase

MAS Program 2nd Session Showcase 2013:
"Water & Fire - The Elements of Equality"

Thursday / August 9 / 5:00-8:00 / Theater / $7.

5:00pm - 5:45pm
1. Theater class: "Cootie Shots" - Instructor Hector Zavala

6:00pm - 8:00pm
2. Hip Hop class - Instructor Mariella Morales
3. Percussion class - Instructor Jeff Pierre
4. Traditional Haitian class - Instructor Florencia Pierre
5. Caribbean Moves class - Instructors Brigitte Knight & Juan de Dios Soto


6. Digital Photography class Slide Show - Instructor Arael Dominguez
7. Mexican Folk Dance class - Instructor Lupita Troncoso
8. Capoeira class - Michelle Nevarez
9. Fashion Design class - Instructor Stephanie Suarez

Visual Arts:
1. Art Studio: Printmaking - Instructor HyeYoon Song
2. Arte de los Abuelos - Instructor Stephanie Suarez

july 2013
Labor Festival 2013 Maestra - Film Screening

Labor Festival 2013 Film Screenings

Maestra (33 mins.) By Catherine Murphy
Sunday July 28 / 5:30 pm / DONATIONS / Theatre

With Cuban Educator Dr. Norma Guillard, film Director Catherine Murphy and panel of adult educators.

Maestra pays homage to thousands of young Cuban women in the 1960´s that were mobilized against illiteracy on the island. A total of 250,000 volunteers taught 700,000 people to read and write in oneyear. While Cuba, after the revolution, was able to have a massive adult education program that educated millions of Cuban adults, today in California, the government is shutting down education for millions of immigrant workers and their families.

After the film, a panel with Cuban educator Dr. Norma Guillard, film Director Catherine Murphy, along with California adult education teachers will discuss the film and the battle today to defend adult education programs in California.

Labor Festival 2013 War in Paterson Film Screening

War in Paterson, the Strike that Changed the Labor Movement
(45 min.) By Dana Seidel
Sunday July 28 / 7:30pm / DONATIONS / Theatre

One hundred years ago, a mass labor strike took place at Paterson, New Jersey, led by the IWW. Young Jewish and Italian immigrant women organized to fight for health and safety and human rights, as well as the fight to defend free speech. This struggle, while unsuccessful, showed the tremendous solidarity and power of the working class, and the ability to unite immigrant women workers from Europe. It also showed that the fight for the right to free speech and democratic rights is critical, if workers are able to tell their stories. The Paterson Pageant, which was performed at Madison Square Gardens was a important theatrical production on the class struggle for working people, and while the show lost money, it has left an indelible imprint on American workers history.

A Witness to the Paterson Strike Interview with Ralph Golzio (5 min.)

This short film will be also shown with an interview with Ralph Golzio, whose mother was a silk spinner and member of the IWW. She was one of the many women organizers that fought for a strong democratic union to defend their labor and human rights. After the films, there will be a discussion with labor educator Gifford Hartman, who will give an overview of the strike and its meaning today.

Labor Festival 2013 Maestra - War in Paterson - Dreamworks

Dreamworks China(56 min.) By Tommaso Facchin & Ivan Fraceschini
Sunday July 28 / 8:30pm / DONATIONS / Theatre

Dreamworks China looks at the lives of Apple i-phone workers and their dreams for the future. Foxconn is the largest private employer in China and the militarized conditions at the plants that produce the Apple products have led to dozens of suicides and the destruction of dreams. While Apple has a cache of 80 billion, it refuses to provide decent working conditions for the hundreds of thousands of workers who toil to make their products. What this says about this system is left to the viewer, but it is clear that this contradiction is harmful to the workers and society.

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Grupo Adelante and Los Materos

Latin Music Bay Area Showcase: Grupo Adelante & Los Materos

Saturday July 27 / 7:30pm / $15 General Audience,
$12 for Students and Seniors (Bring Id) / Theatre

We will have a night of music with our local band from the Mission Grupo Adelante, and Los Materos to open up for them. We will be highlighting Grupo Adelante for their contribution to MCCLA, and always sharing their talent with the community. They will be playing a variety of Latin Music, and we will be opening up our stage to make room for dancing. Please bring your dancing shoes, and come out to a night of celebration of our Cultura, music, and community.

Yahir Duran y Alfredo Gomez

Alfredo Gomez y Yahir Durán / Dos Cantautores Mexicanos en Concierto

Sábado, Julio 20 / 8:00pm / $15 general admission - $12 seniors & students - - $18 at the door / Evento en Español / Teatro

Alfredo Gomez y Francisco Ferrer, son músicos locales que también promocionan artistas que visitan el Area De La Bahia. Han colaborado con gente local como "Los Nadies", Mamacoatl, Rafael Manriquez, Alejandro Chávez, etc. En esta ocasión lo hacen con el cantautor mexicano Yahir Durán, que viene a San Francisco como parte de su gira por California por ciudades como San Diego y Los Angeles. Siempre por amor al arte , la cultura y la amistad.

Paypal price includes $1 service fee. If you have any questions please contact our Box Office: (415) 643-2785

Afro Peruvian

Afro-Peruvian Rhythms:  A Night of Film and Performance

Saturday July 13 / 7:00pm / $15 general and $ 12 students & seniors (bring ID) / Theatre

Mission Cultural Center and Palomino Productions are proud to present a screening of award-winning filmmaker Eve A. Ma’s hour-long documentary, A Zest for Life:  Afro-Peruvian Rhythms, a Source of Latin Jazz, paired with a live performance by Jaranon y Bochinche’s.  The documentary, which stars world-renowned dancer, percussionist, choreographer and folklorist Lalo Izquierdo, includes footage shot on location in Peru, and interviews and performance recorded in the studio.  It presents the history and culture of Peruvians of African descent, a community that has contributed colorful dances, exciting rhythms, and many musical instruments to the world of music in general, and to Latin jazz in particular.  Jaranon y Bochinche offer a wonderful compliment to the documentary.  Along with their performance, they will offer a free lesson in zapateo footwork to brave audience members.

Documentary Website:

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"Waken": CD Release Concert of Latin Jazz Harpist Liza Wallace

Saturday July 6 / 7:30pm / $15 for adults,
$10 for students and seniors, $5 for children under 12 / Theatre

"Start the summer off with the fiery yet soulful music of Latin Jazz harpist/singer Liza Wallace! Liza has just released her new album, “Waken”, with her band, the Present Time Ensemble; a popular music chamber ensemble consisting of harp, voice, clarinet, violin, cello, bass, and percussion.  Now it’s time to share their music!  This concert will feature music from “Waken” as well as new arrangements and compositions hot off the press.  As a composer and arranger, Liza draws from Venezuelan, Brazilian, and Cuban styles as well as North American Jazz and Folk music.  Her music combines the sensitivity of old Appalachian Folk songs with the hot rhythms of Salsa.  Come prepared to laugh, cry, and dance all at the same time.  Go to for more information and to listen to audio samples in advance."

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june 2013


Presented by: Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests

Saturday, June 29, 2013 / 2:30pm / FREE / Theatre

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael D’Antonio to speak in San Francisco. His new book called 'definitive history' of clergy sex abuse crisis. In addition to a presentation of the book, a panel of distinguished advocates and defenders of survivors will participate including canon lawyer Patrick Wall and lawyer Jeff Anderson who are profiled in the book.

teatro mitote

MCCLA Carnaval Video Party

Carnaval Video Party: Friday, June 28, 2013 / 6:30pm / Theatre /
Donations Appreciated

Join the MCCLA contingent dancers, their families and friends for a FREE video screening of Carnaval SF produced by our very own Multimedia Department! Refreshments will be provided.
See MCCLA Carnval Contigent Site for more info

Libro Traficante

MCCLA & Libro Traficante present:
A Night of Mind Altering Pros

Thursday, June 27, 2013 / 7:00pm /
$15 General, $12 Youth and Seniors With ID / Theatre

Join Librotraficante Bay Area for an evening of readings from books banned under Arizona’s racist House Bill 2281, which effectively outlawed ethnic studies in publicly funded schools of all levels. HB2281 was approved in the wake of Arizona’s draconian anti-immigrant bill SB 1070.  In solidarity with the struggle to defend ethnic studies in Arizona and beyond, Librotraficante founder Tony Diaz will join with Bay Area poets and writers, who will read from their own works as well as books banned under HB 2281.

~ Novelist Tony Diaz, El Librotraficante, leader of The Librotraficante Movement.
~ Poet Librotraficante Lips Mendez, aka Lupe Mendez, one of the original five founders of Librotraficante.
~ Poet Naomi Quiñonez, leader of the Bay Area Librotraficantes ~ Co-founder of Roberto Lovato, with original prose. And more to be announced! 

Sponsored by: Librotraficante Bay Area, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, Center for Political Education, Flash Points, Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say.

Paypal price includes $1 service fee. If you have any questions please contact our Box Office: (415) 643-2785

Memorias Ancestrales

“Memorias Ancestrales” - Opening Reception

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 / 7pm/ $5 General Audience/ Inty Raymi Gallery/ Gallery hours: 11: 00am -5:00pm

Exhibition date, June 26 - July 20, 2013 - Inty Raymi Gallery/ Gallery hours: 11: 00am -5:00pm

Artist Jose Manuel Islas is a self-taught artist from Michoacan, Mexico, now residing in Daly City, Calfornia.  

Jose Manuel has been influenced by the cultural patrimony reflected in Mexico’s rich prehispanic culture.  The exceptional beauty of the colorful masks, sculptures and paintings representing animals, guardian spirits to native people are the source of inspiration for artist Jose Manuel.  His use of vibrant color is influenced by the bright and expressive colors commonly used by the artists of his hometown Michoacan, Mexico.

La Rosa Mixtape

La Rosa Mixtape: Queer Journeys and Migrations

Thursday, June 20, 2013 / 6:45pm / $5- 20 Sliding Scale.

A night of performances and short films. Borders and Freedom. Imaginations and Reality. La Rosa Mixtape is a night of short films and performances on the journeys and migrations of queer diasporas. Featuring films from all over and performances by local Bay Area drag artists, La Rosa Mixtape reflects brave visions amidst a world in flux.

Purchase Tickets: or at the door.
No one will be turned away, give what you can.


Resistance In Palestine

Overcoming Challenges to Resistance in Palestine with Abir Kopty

Sunday, June 16 / 5:00 pm
Free - Gratis

Join us to hear Palestinian activist Abir Kopty about her work on the front lines of popular protest movement. She will address the current situation in Palestine, how Oslo influenced the will to resist among Palestinians, and ways to overcome obstacles and challenges. She will focus on why BDS is important for resistance on the ground.

Abir Kopty's tour has been organized by the American Friends Service Committee.

Raices Negras

Raices Negras:
Peruvian Music, Dance & Traditions

Saturday, June 15, 2013 / 7:00pm /
$15 General, $10 Youth and Seniors With ID / Theatre

Raices Negras: Peruvian Music, with traditional Peruvian dancing. Come out and celebrate
Raizes Negras, as we remember the roots. Performance by Jaranon y Bochinche
Afro-Peruvian Dance and Music Company

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Honrando A los Padres

Honrando a los Padres : Mariachi Youth Concert

Friday, June 14, 2013 / 7:00pm / $15 General / Theatre

Another performance by San Francisco Bay Area Youth Mariachis. Come out and enjoy traditional Mexican music with Mariachi Nueva Generación, Mariachi Nueva Luz de San Marcos, and Mariachi Los Cachorros.  Otro concierto de Mariachis Juveniles del Area de la Bahia de San Francisco. Disfrute de pura música Mexicana tocada por jovenes dedicados a tradición

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end of semester show mccla

End of Semester Show: bi-Annual Student Showcase

Saturday, June 8, 2013 / 2:00pm / $7 General / Theatre

Beginning Flamenco - Kerensa DeMars
Mexican Folkloric Dance - Meredith Belany
Brazilian Carnaval Dance & Drum - Metzi Henrique & Jose Rivera
Afro Peruvian Dance - Lydia Soto
Guitar Class - Manolo Davila
Zumba/Zumbatomics - Brenda Perdue
Capoeira - Raul Nevarez
Basic Latin Percussion - Louis Romero
Salsa-Merengue Popular - Mario Luis Alabi
Pre-Ballet/Ballet - Omar Vazquez
Zumba - Neo Garcia
Brazilian Samba - Maisa Duke
Mission Grafica and Visual Arts

may 2013
beatshop fundraiser

Beatshop Fundraiser / Featuring Mix'd Ingrdnts

Friday, May 31, 2013 / 6:00pm -10pm /
$15 General, $12 Youth and Seniors With ID / Theatre

Musicians/DJs in the Boston/San Francisco area who want to explore technology and music through the use of our brand new lab facility and studio. This is one of the only cheap and affordable electronic/DJ music workshops in San Francisco. Beatshop is sponsored by Propellerheads Software which helps to keep the costs low.

During the final weeks we design and master our own CDs, create a free Beatshop Mixtape for digital distribution via the web and study different internet marketing techniques.The class at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts in the Mission District is open to all ages and experience levels (beginner and advanced workshops available). Come out to support this program, and make it happen for the youth to take it to the next level in music.

Mix'd Ingrdnts Dance Company site:

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printed poems

Printed Poems:
New Screen Prints by Calixto Robles

Friday, May 10 / FREE / 6:00pm / MCCLA Zapatista Gallery - 4th floor /

Opening Reception: 6pm-9pm
Exhibition Dates: May 10 - June 12, 2013

I am a printmaker, painter and ceramic sculptor from Oaxaca, Mexico. My work
is inspired by the myths, symbols, colors, and ancient traditions of Meso-America. While in the midst of working, these traditional influences arise spontaneously, accidentally and in the moment. I use natural and supernatural figures such as angels, eagles, jaguars, horses, hearts, moons, and symbols of peace.

Screen-print allows me to take advantage of textures and use brilliant and vivid colors. I make loose open screen marks combined with drawn and found images.

My focus in painting is to create layered, complex, and magical realms. I rework the image many times completely changing the composition, subject matter, and color, until finally arriving at the finished piece. The paintings pass through many renditions and moods like daydreams.

Calixto Robles

salsa cubana

MCCLA & Me Priva Pictures present:
La Salsa Cubana: Film Screening & DVD-Release Party

Thursday, May 30, 2013 / 7:30pm / $12 General / Theatre
Run time: 81 mins.

Join us for a very special screening of La Salsa Cubana, the award-winning documentary filled with vibrant dancing, fascinating relationships, fabulous music, and sumptuous imagery, shot on location in Havana, Cuba.

La Salsa Cubana is the first feature film to explore and explain Cuba's de facto national dance, known as casino or Cuban salsa, since it appeared in Havana social clubs during the 1950s. With a soundtrack that features music from some of Cuba's all-time greatest musical legends, this film is an insider's look into the contemporary salsa dance scene in Havana rarely seen outside of Cuba. 

After a Q&A session with director Eric Joseph Johnson, we will celebrate the release of this remarkable film on DVD with music and dancing.

Paypal price includes $1 service fee. If you have any questions please contact our Box Office: (415) 643-2785

teatro mitote

MCCLA Carnaval Contigent:
"Barrunto en el Barrio"

Carnaval Parade: Sunday, May 26

Join our contingent today, and dance with our theme of “Barrunto en el Barrio” this year. We’ll be dancing out on the streets, and celebrating Carnaval with the community if you want to join us there as well.

if gender is a kind of doing

“If Gender is a Kind of Doing”

Exhibition: April 9 - May 25, 2013.
Opening Reception: Friday, April 12 / 7:00:pm
/ $5 -$10
MCCLA Galleries
Exhibit curated by: Ella Diaz

Artists: Regina José Galindo, Deborah Roberts, Elizabeth “Oscar” Maynard, Rye Purvis, Laura Lucía Sanz, Lorraine García-Nakata, Ana Teresa Fernandez.

This exhibit privileges formal achievement in visual art, showcasing expertise and training in visual fields; but it also asks “if gender is a kind of doing, an incessant activity performed in part, without one’s knowing and without one’s willing?” (Butler 2004, 35). Engaging Judith Butler’s question, the exhibit analyzes constructions of the female gender by including several compositions of the female form. From painting and drawing, to video and performance art, the works move viewers beyond formal values of art, and toward an understanding of the racial, patriarchal, and classed constructions of gender. 

Furthermore, If gender is a kind of doing is an annual show for the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, and, historically, a Latina-only show. This fact complicates the bodies that are on display because many of them  represent the female form outside racial definitions of the “Latina,” challenging notions of what is exotic and what is “normal.”

teatro mitote

MCCLA & SFSU Anthropology Dept. Graduate Studies present: For the Health of Our People

Friday, May 24 / Theatre / $10 General /
7:00pm Film Screening - Run time: 30 mins - 8:00pm Q & A /

Taking place in rural Honduras, For the Health of Our People tells the inspiring story of a Garifuna community who worked together to bring healthcare to their people by building the first free hospital in the country.

 Told from the heart of members of the community and accompanied by stunning visuals, the film discusses healthcare as a human right and gives recognition to a long forgotten and neglected people who are proud of their rich culture.

teatro mitote

M.C.C.L.A. and Teatro Mitote y Cine Present: “CADA QUIEN SU MEXICANO”

***Evento en Español***

Saturday, May 18 / 7:30pm -10pm / Theatre
$15 General, $12 Youth and Seniors With ID

Según la crítica especializada, Cada quien su Mexicano es "Una obra de teatro irreverente, divertida, Llena de matices Culturales y arraigadas costumbres y Tradiciones" Mitote Teatro y Cine surge para crear Teatro Latino de calidad, un trabajo escénico que propone y demuestra la necesidad de expresar los aspectos culturales y artísticos bloqueados y que por lo general se pasan por alto en los movimientos de expresión cultural en el idioma español, en Arizona.

El compromiso de Teatro y Cine Mitote es entretener a su público, educar, inspirar y desafiar en producciones teatrales que exponen problemas sociales profundamente arraigados en nuestras comunidades a menudo ignorados. Fundado en 2007, Teatro y Cine Mitote está dirigida por José Antonio Ocegueda que activamente ha estado haciendo teatro desde 1992.

TALLER: Sábado 18 de Mayo / Theater De 10:00am a 2:00pm Costo del taller $20.00

Realizará un Taller Intensivo de Teatro y Actuación Se impartirán  distintas disciplinas del campo teatral: Teatro (Cuerpo, movimiento y espacio)
El Gesto y el cuerpo Expresión corporal y vocal Improvisación (espontaneidad e imaginación) Herramientas para la actuación Presencia escénica Actuación frente a cámara Preparación plena de cómo atender a todo tipo de audiciones (teatro, comerciales, cine etc.)

“2 horas de Intensivo aprendizaje” Traer:
Ropa muy cómoda para trabajar
Mucha agua, Un pañuelo o paliacate
No se requiere experiencia
Informes: 602 425 35 15

el niño y la danza

El Niño y La Danza

***Evento en Español***

Saturday, May 11 / 2:30pm-4:30pm / Theatre
$15 General, $10 Youth and Seniors With ID

Ven y disfruta del colorido y la magia de la Danza Mexicana a través de sus costumbres y tradiciones. Desde la Península de Yucatán hasta el esplendoroso estado de Zacatecas, en este recorrido apreciaremos el mestizaje de las diferentes regiones de México, el legado de nuestros antepasados, la mezcla de los diferentes ritmos europeos con las tradiciones indígenas traídas en la época de la conquista, dando como resultado un mágico espectáculo dancístico.

bernal hill

“Harvest of Empire” Movie/Panel Discussion”

Wednesday, May 1 / $10 General / Theatre

6:30pm-8pm Panel Discussion: Migration, transforming the cultural and economic landscape of the nation.

8pm-10pm Screening “Harvest of Empire”. Run time: 93 mins.

Harvest of Empire is based on the ground-breaking book by award-winning journalist and Democracy Now! co-host Juan González. Featuring real life stories and rare archival footage, Harvest of Empire is a gripping documentary that reveals the political and social roots that have driven millions to migrate from Latin America to the United States.

At a time of heated and divisive debate over federal immigration policy, producers Eduardo López and Wendy Thompson-Marquez felt it was important to offer a rare and powerful glimpse into the enormous sacrifices and rarely-noted triumphs of the millions of Latino immigrants who are transforming the cultural and economic landscape of the nation.

april 2013
bernal hill

MCCLA presents The Bernal Hill Players “Neighborhoods of Mexico City”

Friday, April 26 / 8:00 pm / Theatre
$15 General / $12 Students & Seniors

After the excitement of creating and performing a program of newly commissioned works based on the theme of “Neighborhoods of San Francisco” between 2010-2011, the Bernal Hill Players are now turning to the theme of “Neighborhoods of Mexico City”. For their 2012-2013 season they will be joined by guest cellist Jessica Ivry in presenting two world premieres based on this theme, by prominent Mexican composers Eduardo Gamboa and Guillermo Galindo. In addition to the two world premieres, the Bernal Hill Players will perform a diverse collection of pieces from Mexico and South America, bursting with infectious Latin rhythms and melodies, and ranging from avant-garde to traditional styles:

Arturo Márquez: Zarabandeo
Astor Piazzolla: Milonga del Angel, Muerte del Angel
Joaquin Nin-Culmell: Quinteto
Heitor Villa Lobos: Choros No. 2
Agustin Lara: Granada
Mexican folksong: La Llorona

This program is made possible through funding by the Zellerbach Family Foundation, and through the Musical Grant Program, which is administered by the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music, and supported by Heller Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation, the San Francisco Foundation and San Francisco Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel tax fund.

luna negra

MCCLA Presents:
“An Evening of Harp Music from Latin America”
Sponsored by Multicultural Music Fellowship

***Evento Bilingüe***

Friday, April 19th / 7:00pm / Theatre
At the door $15.00 general public and $12.00 seniors and children

String Quake: Amelia Romano: Electric Harp, Misha Khalikulov: Cello, Josh Mellinger: Percussion

Ensemble A Contratiempo: Angel Tolosa Moreno: Venezuelan Harpist, Luis Tolosa: Cuatro Venezolano, Ezequiel Lopez: Bajo (bass)

Performing on traditionally ‘classical’ instruments, StringQuake, takes their instruments in new directions. Amelia Romano on electric lever harp and Misha Khalikulov on carbon fiber cello, experiment with unusual keys, fiery time signatures, and improvisation to create a sound uniquely their own. Ensemble el Contratiempo from Caracas, Venezuela, play traditional folkloric music. The trio features Angel Tolosa on the "arpa llanera" (harp of the plains), accompanied by bass and cuatro (small folkloric guitar). Ensemble El Contratiempo draw inspiration from the folkloric traditions of their land, yet take the music in new and exciting ways through the realms of jazz, bossa nova and other world musical styles. Don't miss this great trio in concert.

luna negra

ABC7 and MCCLA Invites You To:
“Town Hall Meeting with ABC7”

Wednesday, April 10th / FREE
Refreshments & Registration 6:00p.m. to 6:30p.m.
Meeting - 6:30p.m. to 9:00p.m.

ABC7 News, Programming, and Public Affairs Departments will be in San Francisco’s Mission District to meet with local MCCLA supporters. Our goal is to hear from you about local issues and stories that affect your community. Information will be available on how to access the television station for news stories, promoting non-profit events and job opportunities.

Space is limited, so please RSVP with MCCLA. Contact MCCLA Reception at or call (415) 821-1155.

cooking poems

“Cooking Poems - Poemas Para Cocinar”
A Bilingual Writers Workshop
Un taller de Escritores Bilingüe

Facilitator: Jorge Argueta
April 2 - May 7 / 7:00pm-9:00pm
MCCLA, La Salita, 2nd Floor
$160, paid in full by Feb. 28 / $180 (paid in full)
after Feb. 28 / $35 drop-in

Jorge Argueta is a native Salvadoran and Pipil Nahua Indian. He is an award-winning author of picture books and poetry for young children. Jorge lives in San Francisco, California.
For more information about Jorge Argueta:
Jorge Argueta
House of Anansi
Note: Maximum, 16 students; Minimum, 7 students

If you have any questions please contact our Box Office: (415) 643-2785

march 2013
luna negra

LUNA NEGRA & 35th Anniversary Magazine Performance Party

Wednesday, March 27 / 7:33pm / $ 8

Come and enjoy our 35th Anniversary Magazine release with our annual LUNA NEGRA show, A night with dance, music, poetry, video and visual arts with women´s art. The celestial harp of Amelia Romano, accompany the full moon, with flamenco dance flavors of Kerensa deMars, the playfulness of Tango with Nora Dinzelbacher and the magic piano of the youth poet and composer Anais Azul. The Bay Area's iconic poet Nina Serrano will open the doors of MCCLA memory and 35 years of art and culture, presenting our magazine “Corazón del Barrio”. Expect more surprises during the night. Receive a FREE Magazine containing the history of the MCCLA from the last five years in images, and special sections with details of our classes, events, Mision Grafica posters, articles by Nina Serrano, poems by Alejandro Murguia and more. MCCLA would like to thank to our sponsors and community supporters in this issue, Gracias!



***Evento en Español***

Sábado, Marzo 23 / 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Evento Gratis / Cupo Limitado regístrate en

Curso práctico para el crecimiento personal, pensamiento positivo y conocimiento de las reglas del juego de la vida para comprenderla y disfrutarla.

Adultos de 18 años en adelante que quieran aprender a encontrar y recorrer su camino interior, con las herramientas necesarias para que puedan ser feliz, encuentren la paz, la salud y la abundancia; tomen el control de su vida y fluyan en armonía con el universo.

Acerca del Instructor:
En los 30 años de dar cursos, talleres, retiros de crecimiento interno y viajes internacionales de peregrinaje, estoy convencida que el camino es, en principio, aprender a conocernos para poder amarnos y de esta forma tener relaciones más sanas y armoniosas.
“Tu vida es un lienzo en blanco, donde cada día puedes hacer de él, la mejor obra de arte” Hoy la vida me da la gran oportunidad de compartir esta filosofía con la comunidad de habla hispana en California y seguir creciendo en esta búsqueda de ser la mejor persona que pueda ser.
Te invito a que descubras claves que harán que este aprendizaje sobre ti sea suave, directo, práctico y amoroso.

Brilla Siempre! Meg

delicious painting


Classes, February 5th- March 12 / Beginners and Intermediate
All Ages / 6:30-7:30pm / Nataliya Tyaglo - 415. 972. 9637
Cost: $72 / workshop of 6 weeks

Improve your drawing and painting skills through an exploration of graphite drawing and watercolor painting of foods you love!. Review fundamentals of drawing, basic watercolor techniques, and learn about composition, proportions, balance, value, and color selection. Materials required: Watercolor paint, Watercolor Paper, small jar for water, 2 watercolor brushes, pencil, eraser, sketch paper. (Materials for the first class for registered students will be provided with an option of purchasing recommended materials for the rest of the course.) To contact instructor for more information, please email:

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Toddlers Exploring Latin America

Toddlers Discovering Latin America
A Spanish Workshop (8 weeks)
“Famous Latin American Painters”

January 15 - March 5
Tuesday, 10:30-11:30 am / Studio E /Ages 2 to 3.5 years old
Drop-In rate: $25
$165 (PAID IN FULL) Materials included
(see PayPal drop down menu for other options)

Your little ones will be making art projects as another form of expression. Activities like making their own small canvas or painting crafts will help them develop independence and self-confidence. Our workshop nurtures curiosity and endless possibilities for toddlers to communicate their thoughts and feelings. The workshop includes circle time, motor-skills activities, art-crafts project, story-time, and culture appreciation.

Play, discover, meet friends and learn Spanish!. Spanish fluency is not required; however Spanish will be spoken 100% of the time. All children must be accompanied by a participating adult. Registration fee includes one adult and one child. Please register through: No refunds or make-ups. Register Now! LIMITED TO 10 TOTS.

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"Viva la Vida"

***Evento en Español***

Sabado, Marzo 16 / 7:00 pm
$15 General Admission / $12 Students & Seniors

Naty Rodriguez se lanza en una impresionante aventura escénica al encarnar a la pintora mexicana Frida Kahlo. Kahlo Viva la Vida es un monólogo "fridesco" que se sitúa entre el recuerdo, los sueños y la realidad apasionada de un personaje tan entrañable y controvertido como ella, nos muestra una cara divertida y gozosa, no por ello menos intensa de esta artista plástica que tuvo que sortear su vida entre el dolor y el placer, el amor y el desengaño, entre la tragedia y la felicidad.

En Kahlo Viva la Vida, Humberto Robles su autor, nos regala una parte de la biografía íntima de Frida a partir de un día de muertos en el que ella prepara una fiesta para Diego Rivera, León Trotsky y André Breton, entre otros personajes de su vida, con quienes celebra a la mismísima muerte en un sui géneris jolgorio.

La Frida de Kahlo Viva la Vida no es un personaje trágico, sino una mujer enamorada con un gran sentido del humor, ingeniosa, y por encima de todo con unas inmensas ganas de vivir.
¡Bienvenidos al banquete de la vida!

Paypal price includes $1 service fee. Tickets purchased through paypal may be picked up at the Box Office on or before the date of performance. If you have any questions please contact our Box Office: (415) 643-2785

belly dance

Belly Dance for Moms!
An 8 week workshop

Classes, February 6, 2013 – March 27
Wednesday / Ages 18+ /.studio A / 10:30am – 11:30am
Instructor: Kerensa Demars
$96 (paid in full) / $15 – Drop-in

Whether you're expecting or you’re a new mom, belly dance is a great way to get exercise and have fun doing it. In this workshop we'll explore the fundamentals of belly dance with special modifications for women who are expecting. We'll focus on strength and flexibility and learn how to dance with a veil (not just beautiful, but great for arm strength!) With lively music and a supportive atmosphere, this is a great workout suitable to all levels. Veils will be provided. Click here to view her website.

Paypal price includes $1 service fee. Tickets purchased through paypal may be picked up at the Box Office on or before the date of performance. If you have any questions please contact our Box Office: (415) 643-2785

david y leonel

"David Aguilar & Leonel Soto"

Friday, March 1 / 8:00 pm
Tickets: $12 adv/ $15door

David Aguilar is one of the most versatile, creative and groundbreaking contemporary singer-songwriter to come out of Mexico’s independent scene. This playful genre-bender masterfully blends contemporary acoustic tunes with complex lyrical experimentations and catchy yet multi-layered melodies. David’s eclectic sound emerges from the intersection between Latin-American folk, Brazilian bossa, flamenco, pop, norteño, traditional Mexican songs, bolero, among others.

Leonel Soto is a young but 20 years experienced singer/songwriter with a very unique guitar style and sound wich allows him to play solo or with his band "Los Imaginarios"in all kinds of forums, from jazz/rocks clubs to folk and latin festivals.

Advance tickets:

february 2013
awaiting the arrival of dawn


***Evento Bilingüe***

Special Event: Conversation with Moïse Touré
Wednesday, February 6 / 6:30 pm

Show runs January 16 - February 16, 2013 / Project Gallery
Exhibition directed by Moïse Touré

The exhibition is the result of a work with Bay Area residents representative of the Latino cultural diversity. It addresses the question of community while nurturing the talent of non-professional participants.
“Esperando la Llegade del Alba” places each participant at the center of the creative process based upon the cooperation between acclaimed international artists Moise Touré and Francis Viet, local talent Kiazad Ehya, Tomo Saito, and the non-professional performers who have participated in the year-long adventure.
From the fullness of individual memories, experiences, histories and testimonies to the discovery of a collective identity “Esperando la Llegade del Alba” shows that cultural, social and political barriers can be overcome when participants share their thoughts, emotions and inspirations.

It is a continuation of Moïse Touré’s past projects in France and abroad, such as those recently conducted with the National Theatre of Japan, in West Africa, in Brazil and in Vietnam. For more information click here.

open house

“Corazón del Barrio”

Saturday, February 9 / 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm
FREE Admission / Lobby & Theatre

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm – RELIEF PRINTMAKING - Lobby w/ Marsha Shaw & Gustavo Mora
12:30pm – 1:45pm – MISION ANDINA
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - FLAMENCO w/ Kerensa DeMars - Theater
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - AFRO-CUBAN-HAITIAN FOLKLORIC DANCE w/ Temistocles Betancourt – Theater
2:00 pm -3:15 pm - ORQUESTA ADELANTE - Director Suzanne Cortez
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm - ZUMBA w/ Neo Garcia - Studio B

january 2013
navidad negra

Navidad Negra

***Evento Bilingüe***

Friday, January 11, 7:00pm / MCCLA Theater/ Donation $5

Due to visa problems, Navidad Negra has been rescheduled for next Friday, January 11, at 7pm. We apologize for the inconvenience, and hope you can still join us celebrating with AfroPeruvian music & dance.

Debido a problemas de visas (para los artistas), NAVIDAD NEGRA ha sido postergado para el proximo viernes 11 de enero a las 7pm. Lo sentimos mucho, y esperamos pueda venir a compartir una gran noche de música y baile Afroperuano.