Open Mic

Cánticos de Navidad

Sábado, 20 de Diciembre / 4:00pm / Free / Lobby

"Posada en la 24th & Mission invitando a la comunidad a canticos de Navidad frente a negocios participantes. Terminaremos en MCCLA con comida, pan y chocolate, y una piñata para niños."

El niño y la danza

El Niño y la Danza
"Giving tradition a colorful spin"

Sunday, December 14 / 3-5pm / advanced $12, day-of $15 / Theater

This year’s show is based on "La Feria de San Marcos” a traditional festival on the harvest of grapes showcasing the gallant cowboys and brave women.

Special Guest: Groupo Folklorico de Victoria Mendoza

El Niño y la Danza
"Dandole un giro colorido a la tradición"

Domingo, Diciembre 14 / 3-5pm / prepagado $12 , día-de $15 / Teatro

El show de este año esta basado en "La Feria de San Marcos” un festival tradicional sobre la cosecha de la uva, sus charros gallardos y sus mujeres bravias.

Invitado especial: Groupo Folklorico de Victoria Mendoza

End of Semester Fall 2014

2014 End of Semester Show

Saturday, December 13 / 3:00 - 5:00pm / $7 / Theater

Join us for our twice-yearly performance by students from the MCCLA artistic classes, presenting dance, music percussion, print-making, Martial Arts, Brazilian Carnival Dance/Drum, Afro Peruvian Dance & Cajon, Percussion, Tango, Ballet, Mexican Folk Dance, Zumba, and more!

2014 Show del Fin de Semestre

Sábado, Diciembre 13 / 3:00 - 5:00pm / $7 / Teatro

Acompañanos en nuestro show de fin de semestre de las clases artísticas de MCCLA, presentando baile, percusión, grabado, Artes Marciales, Brazilian samba, Cajón Peruano, Tango, Ballet, Folklórico, Zumba y más!

Clinica Esperanza

Clínica Esperanza’s 25th Anniversary Art Exhibit

Friday, December 12 / 10am – 10pm / Free / Gallery

A gallery exhibition of masks and art created by clients, staff, and community members to commemorate Clínica Esperanzas 25 years.

De Vuelta Al Callejon

“DE VUELTA AL CALLEJON:” Musical Afro Peruano a la Madre de la Cultura Afro Peruana Victoria Santa Cruz

Lunes, Diciembre 8 / 7:30pm / $15 / Theater
Info Tickets: 510-395-7236 / 415-643-2785

EL PERU DE LUTO, Victoria nos deja un maravilloso legado de landós, festejos, marineras, pregones y poemas. Llevo su arte afro Peruano con valor y orgullo por todo el Perú y el mundo. La asociación cultural DE ROMPE Y RAJA, rinde tributo a quien entrego su vida no solo a engrandecer y proteger el legado Afro Peruano, sino a quien le deja su filosofía de ritmo, energía y humanidad. No es solo una perdida inmensa para la cultura AFRO PERUANA, sino para todos aquellos que como ella trabajan silenciosa y constantemente para recuperar y preservar LO NUESTRO en todos los ámbitos.

TU VOZ RETUMBARA SIEMPRE ENTRE NOSOTROS! VIVA VICTORIA SANTA CRUZ!

Con las actuaciones de:
Vladimir Vucanovich – La Primera Guitara de Perú en USA
Marina la Valle – Cantante Afro-Peruana
Braulio Barrera – Cantante, Maestro de Cajón y Zapateo Afro-Peruano
Rosa los Santos – Cantante Peruana
Peta Robles – Guion Maestra de Cajón y Zapateo Afro-Peruano

Dirección y Producción General - Gabriela Shiroma

Meeting of the Mind

Meeting of the Minds

Saturday, December 6 / 12-6pm /$7-10 sliding scale/ Theater & Lobby

Fund-raiser and community event dedicated to Hip-Hop knowledge featuring a discussion panel on Hip-Hop and community involvement, open forum on gentrification, information on local community organization and resources, fun activities, special guests and more. Hosted by AHKI ZULU PATIENCE with DJ’s Ahki Zulu Koo C & Ahki Zulu TD Camp.

-ALL PROCEEDS GO DIRECTLY TO SUPPORTING THE EFFORS OF SF UNIVERSAL ZULU NATION AND MISSION CULTURAL CENTER-

ARTISTS CONFIRMED:
Tajai (Souls of Mischief)
Big Rich (Project Level)
CMG (Concious Daughters)
Kaila Love (UC Berkeley)
Ahki Zulu Delrokz (All Tribes SF)
Chuy Gomez
Hugh EMC
Hip Hop Chess Federation

Sábado, Diciembre 6 / 12-6pm / $7-10 sliding scale / Teatro & Lobby

Evento comunitario dedicado al conocimiento del Hip-Hop con un panel de discusión acerca del Hip-Hop y participación comunitaria, un forum abierto sobre la gentrificación en nuestras comunidades, información sobre organizaciones locales y recursos, actividades divertidas para la familia, artistas especiales y más. Organizado por AHKI ZULU PATIENCE con DJ’s Ahki Zulu Koo C & Ahki Zulu TD Camp.

-TODOS LOS RECAUDOS VAN DIRECTAMENTE A APOYAR LOS ESFUERZOS DE SF UNIVERSAL ZULU NATION Y EL CENTRO CULTURAl-

ARTISTAS CONFIRMADOS:
Big Rich (Project Level)
CMG (Concious Daughters)
Kaila Love (UC Berkeley)
Ahki Zulu Delrokz (All Tribes SF)
Chuy Gomez
Hugh EMC
Hip Hop Chess Federation

Open Mic

Carolina Lugo's & Carolé Acuña's Ballet Flamenco

Saturday, November 22 / 8:00pm / Theater
Price: Center/front $35; Sides Adults $20 show $15 children/student w/ID

Click here to buy tickets


Artistic director Carolina Lugo, her daughter Carolé Acuña and their talented company of singers and musicians bring the sultry and sensuous flamenco dance to vibrant life at this special one-night concert. Their show combines the pulsating sounds of footwork, song, castanets, syncopated hand clapping and guitar for a riveting display of this true Spanish art form. This award-winning ensemble has been providing Bay Area audiences with passionate performances for more than 19 years, bringing world artist to appear with them. Special guests for this performance include guitarist Ricardo Diaz, dancer Marco Ogo and the International King of Belly Dance, violinist George Lamont.

Open Mic

La Voz del Barrio Open Mic
Every 3rd Thursday of the month

Thursday, November 20 / 7:30pm sign up / Donations / Theater

A monthly open mic night in the mission! Come share your spoken word, music, song, dance, performance art, comedy, recital, poems and more at MCCLA’s theater where you will meet other artists, use professional equipment, and perform in an intimate setting. 5-minute set or 2 acts, whichever comes first. Sign-up time is 7:30pm by calling 415-643-2785 or in person at MCCLA. Show starts at 8:00pm and it’s open to everybody. Donations are welcome for maintaining our theater. A space for you, use it!

La Voz del Barrio Micro Abierto
Cada 3rd Jueves del mes

Jueves, Noviembre 20 / 7:30pm anotate / Donaciones / Teatro

Noches mensuales de Micrófono Abierto en la Misión! Ven a compartir tu música, canto, danza, actuación, comedia, spoken word, poesía y más! Conoce a otros artistas como tu, utiliza equipo profesional, y actua en un ambiente intimo. 5 minutos set o 2 actos, lo que pase primero. Registrate a las 7:30pm llamando al 415-643-2785 o en persona en MCCLA. Show comienza a las 8:00pm. Gratís, pero aceptamos donaciones para mantener nuestro teatro. Un espacio para ti, úsalo!

Mole To Die For

MOLE A MORIR / MOLE TO DIE FOR CONCURSO / CONTEST

Wednesday, November 19 / 6:30 - 10:00pm / $7 / 2nd Floor Gallery

La historia del mole se remota a la época pre-Colombina y hay varias versiones sobre el origen del mole como lo conocemos actualmente. Se narra que los aztecas preparaban para los grandes señores un platillo complejo llamado “mulli,” que signifca potaje o mezcla. Otra de las historias ubica al mole poblano en el convento de Santa Rosa en la ciudad de Puebla (Mexico) cuando una monja molió diferentes chiles y otros condimentos juntos en un metate. Otra version cuenta que el mole se complementa con especies traidos por los Españoles, quienes transformaron la fusion del mole. Como vez, el mole tiene una historia de ser el plato mas apreciado por la nobleza, representa una de las muchas riquezas que los indíguenas han aportado al mundo, y simboliza la interconección entre dos culturas.

Descargar la ficha de inscripción

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The history of the mole goes back to the pre-Columbian era and there are several versions of its origen as we know it today. It is said that the Aztecs prepared for the great lords a complex dish called "mulli," meaning porridge or mixture. Another story places the mole poblano in the Convent of Santa Rosa in Puebla (Mexico) when a nun grounded together various chilies and other seasonings in a metate. Another version says that Spaniards brought different condiments to the natives, who then used them to transform the fusion of the mole. As you can see, there are many histories of the mole, but it is clear that the Mole is a special dish for the nobility, it represents one of the greatest gifts that indigenous people have contributed to the world, and symbolizes the interconnection between two cultures.

Download entry form here

McclaDOD2014

Day of the Dead 2014 Opening Reception:
"RECREA, RENUEVA, REUSA: Un Ciclo Infinito”

“Recreate, Renew, Reuse: An infinite Cycle”
27th Annual “Day of the Dead” Exhibition

Sunday, November 2 / 6:00pm - 11:00pm / $7 / Gallery 2nd floor

About the theme: The path of all beings does not have a beginning or an end. Instead each of us follows a cycle that renovates itself effortlessly. We may say we are recycled material from our parents, grandparents, great grandparents, and fore-bearers, which in turn are manifestations of our more distant ancestors. “Recrea, Renueva, Reusa: Un Ciclo Infinito” is a loop of existence that recycles itself. For our 2014 Day of the Dead exhibition MCCLA wants to explore the themes of Recreate (Recrea), Renew (Renueva), and Reuse (Reusa) as unavoidable cycles in our lives.

Curator: Demetrio Barrita
Exhibiton Date: October 11 – November 14, 2014

For more info click here

DDM-Fundraising

Day of the Dead Fundraising: Sneak Preview Special Performance by CASCADA DE FLORES

Saturday, October 25 / 6:00pm / $45 and $70 / Gallery 2nd Floor

You are cordially invited to sneak peak
“Recreate, Renew, Recycle: an Infinite Cycle”
MCCLA’s 2014 Day of the Dead Exhibit

Altar Installations guided tour (6:00pm - 6:40 pm)

MC & Bay Area Comedian
MARIO MONTES

DJ MUSIC

Special Performance
by CASCADA DE FLORES

San Jalisco Restaurant
Max’s Desserts

$45 - Single Ticket
$70 - Tickets for 2

Saturday, October 25, 2014
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Gallery 2nd Floor

More info:
(415) 821 - 1155 / info@missionculturalcenter.org





Balmy Alley Celebration

Balmy Alley Community Celebration

Sunday, Oct 19th/ 2-9pm/ Balmy Alley (between 24th/25th and Treat/Harrison)

Featuring live music, live mural painting and printmaking, dance performances, the dedication of "Culture Contains the Seed of Resistance that Blossoms into the Flower of Liberation" mural restoration by Miranda Bergman and O'Brien Thiele, and a screening of "These Walls Speaks" short documentary film: PLACA

Open Mic

Litcrawl 2014 presents

Saturday, October 18 / 8:30pm - 9:30pm / free / Lobby

Join us as readers identify how different cultures within acentos and beyond intersect at varying points in culture, ethnicity, art, and ativisim.

Open Mic

La Voz del Barrio Open Mic
Every 3rd Thursday of the month

Thursday, October 16 / 7:30pm sign up / Donations / Theater

A monthly open mic night in the mission! Come share your spoken word, music, song, dance, performance art, comedy, recital, poems and more at MCCLA’s theater where you will meet other artists, use professional equipment, and perform in an intimate setting. 5-minute set or 2 acts, whichever comes first. Sign-up time is 7:30pm by calling 415-643-2785 or in person at MCCLA. Show starts at 8:00pm and it’s open to everybody. Donations are welcome for maintaining our theater. A space for you, use it!

La Voz del Barrio Micro Abierto
Cada 3rd Jueves del mes

Jueves, Octubre18 / 7:30pm anotate / Donaciones / Teatro

Noches mensuales de Micrófono Abierto en la Misión! Ven a compartir tu música, canto, danza, actuación, comedia, spoken word, poesía y más! Conoce a otros artistas como tu, utiliza equipo profesional, y actua en un ambiente intimo. 5 minutos set o 2 actos, lo que pase primero. Registrate a las 7:30pm llamando al 415-643-2785 o en persona en MCCLA. Show comienza a las 8:00pm. Gratís, pero aceptamos donaciones para mantener nuestro teatro. Un espacio para ti, úsalo!

Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema

MCCLA Community Meet and Greet

Wedenesday, October 15 / 6:00pm / Everybody Welcome /Theater

Please join us to our 1st 2014 community meeting. At the meeting you will meet our board members and staff, and learn about MCCLA’s programming & activities and upcoming events and special projects for the year. You will also get to share your ideas, comments andsuggestions, and explore volunteering opportunities.

Acompañenos a nuestra 1ra reunion comunitaria del 2014. En la reunión conocerá a los miembros de la mesa directiva y al personal del MCCLA, y se informará de los programas, actividades, eventos y proyectos especiales durante el año. Tendrá la oportunidad de compartir sus ideas y sugerencias, y explorar las oportunidades para servir como voluntario/a.

6:00PM
PROGRAMS, ACTIVITIES, UPCOMING EVENTS
Programas, Actividades y Eventos futuros

PUBLIC COMMENT / Q&A
Comentario Publico

7:30
MEET & GREET
RECEPTION
Recepción Comunitaria

RSVP by October 10th
info@missionculturalcenter.org

2868 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94110 Theatre - 1st Floor (415) 821-1155

CubanFestival

San Francisco Bay Area Cuban Festival

Fri & Sat, October 10 and 11 / 8:00pm / $20 / Theater

This year the event is dedicated to the ancestors and will showcase the music, dance and the arts of Cuban culture. Thank you to everyone who has promoted Cuban culture over the years in the Bay Area.

Confirmed groups:

Arena Dance Company (Bembe)
Rueda con Ritmo: A Capella Rueda de Casino (Mi musica)
Grupo experimental Nago (Bembe Oriental)
Las Tolitas (Timba y Tumba)
CultuCuba performing group (Chancleta y Carnaval)



Special Workshop

Sunday, October 12 / 10:00am-6:00pm / $15 - $70 - $90 / Studios A, B, E

Teachers confirmed: Click here for a schedule

Roberto Borrel: Son and Popular dance
Susana Arenas : Afro-Cuban dance (Yoruba)
Erick Barberia: Combo class (Rumba, Casino, folklore)
Jose Barroso: Afro-Cuban dance (Yoruba)
Denmis Savigne:Rumba(Yambu,Guaguanco and Columbia)
Yismaris Ramos: Casino (Cuban Salsa) suelta

Silvio Divo: Cuban Hatian dance(Gtmo Style)
Omar Vasquez: Cuban Ballet tecnique
Yenne Guibert: Populares (mambo, chchacha)
Ramon Ramos: Cuban Modern dance
Temi Betancourd: Cuban Hatian dance (Stgo Style)
Jose Carlos: Afro-Cuban Modern dance
Adonis Damian Contemporary dance
Delvis Savigne Intro to Cuban Modern
Jose Rojas Cheo: Tajona, Tumba Francesa dance
Glendis Perez: Percussion
Vladimir Cepeda Percussion and Afro-Cuban songs

hip hop queens

HIP HOP QUEENS From Oaxaca to the Bay

Thursday, October 9 / 7:00pm / $5 / Theater

Witness the hottest and fabulous work of young ‘womyn’ utilizing Hip Hop as a form of expression and resistance from Oaxaca to the Bay. Welcoming our special featured guest, Mare Advertencia Lirika, a Zapotec rapper from Oaxaca, Mexico who will be visiting California for her 2nd tour. Rapper Chotti Maa will also perform with other local female MC’s and poets.

Q+A on Hip Hop in Latin America and Bay Area follows the show. Hosted by DJ Agana.

Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema

Best of Bernal Nite: Outdoor Cinema

Tuesday, October 7 / 7-9:30pm / Suggested donation $5
Theater and Lobby


A celebration of the 2014 Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema award-winning films: Best of Bernal, Spirit of Bernal and Audience Favorite awards- with music, screening and reception! Filmmakers will be present to engage the audience in a Q&A. Suggested donation of $5. No one turned away. Come celebrate local filmmakers with us!

Festival website:
www.bhoutdoorcine.org

CineMas 2014

Immigrant Film Festival

Sunday, October 5 / 2pm and 4:30pm / $10 / Theater

Celebrating narratives, documentaries, and shorts about immigrant people from all around the world. SF Immigrant Film Festival showcases the work of directors that reveal the lives and experiences of immigrant people living outside of their country. Come experience a familiar feeling and be part of this celebration!

2:30 pm screening:
- I've just had a dream, Javier Navarro Montero, 7’, Spain 2013, Narrative
- Vocabulary, Sam Baixauli, 16’, Spain 2013, Narrative
- The man who fed his shadow, Mario Garefo, 17’, Greece 2012, Narrative
- Somewhere in Gaza, 3’, Hisham Madayi, Qatar 2013, Narrative
- Without the Ancestors/San Zanset Yo, Jonathan DiMaio, 10’, USA/Haiti 2014, Narrative
- Disappeared migrants, Eloísa Diez, 12’, Mexico 2013, Documentary
- English, Amanda Quaid, 5:28, USA/Poland 2014, Narrative

La Peña-Berkeley
Sat. oct. 4, 4:30pm & 7pm

City College of San Francisco
Mission Campus
FREE admission

www.sfimmigrantfilmfestival.com
twitter: @immigrantfest
FB: SF Immigrant Film Festival
sfimfilfestival@gmail.com

CineMas 2014

Bay Area Hip Hop Showcase

Friay, October 3 / 6:00 - 10:00pm / All Ages / $10 / Theater


Beatshop is throwing a hip hop showcase to raise money for the MCCLA's Digital Music Program and to celebrate the diversity of the Bay Area Hip Hop scene. Elements of hip hop represented in our showcase include: emceeing, deejaying, freestyling, and breakdancing. Crews are coming from Oakland, Berkeley, San Francisco, and Sacramento to show respects to a beautiful tradition now in its 3rd decade of life."

PERFORMANCES BY:
DREGS ONE
FIRST DIRT
DECAP
TOO CHILL
QUAD HIGH

DANCE PERFORMANCE BY:
KARLA WAAKAFELLA
D ROCK
JILLIAN RUBIN
AGATRON & BELLA

CineMas 2014

Cine+Mas Latino Film Festival

September 23-27/ students w/ ID & seniors $10, general $12/ Theater
Sunday, Sept. 21 free screening - Download MCCLA Schedule here

Cine+Mas showcases the work of emerging and established filmmakers from the US, Latin America, Spain and Portugal. It is a celebration of the latest work coming out of 20+ countries with which we share a bond. Sun 21 is a free screening for all 3-5pm. Tues-Fri on film per night 7-9pm, Sat 27 three films 3-5pm

Cine+Mas Festival de Cine Latino
Domingo, Septiembre 21 película gratuita
Septiembre 23-27 / estudiantes con ID y personas de tercera edad $10, público general $12 / Teatro

Cine + Mas muestra el trabajo de establecidos y emergentes cineastas de los EE.UU., America Latina, España y Portugal. Una celebración de las últimas obras que se han proyectado en más de 20 países. Domingo 21 película gratuita abierta al publico 3-5pm. Martes-Viernes una película por noche 7-9pm, Sábado 27 tres películas 3-5pm.


Drumming For Carlos 2014

Drumming for Carlos in front of MCCLA

Saturday, September 20 / 3:00pm / Free / Outside

At his passing in 2006, Carlos was a beloved Omulu master, teacher and founder of the award winner Foga Na Roupa Carnaval group. Brazillian-style Carnaval drummers and dancers will gather to celebrate Carlos Aceituno’s life and to reflect on his contributions to the community in San Francisco. Come drum with us and remember this great member of our community!

Tambores para Carlos enfrente de MCCLA
Sábado, Septiembre 20 / 3:00 pm / Gratis / Outside

A su muerte en 2006, Carlos fue un querido Omulu maestro, profesor de nuestro barrio y fundador del grupo premiado Foga Na Roupa Carnaval. Tamborileros y bailarines de carnaval al estilo brasileño se reunirán para celebrar la vida de Carlos Aceituno y reflexionar sobre sus contribuciones a la comunidad de San Francisco ¡Ven a tocar con nosotros y recordar a este gran miembro de nuestra comunidad!

Open Mic

La Voz del Barrio Open Mic
Every 3rd Thursday of the month

Thursday, September 18 / 7:30pm sign up / Donations / Theater

A monthly open mic night in the mission! Come share your spoken word, music, song, dance, performance art, comedy, recital, poems and more at MCCLA’s theater where you will meet other artists, use professional equipment, and perform in an intimate setting. 5-minute set or 2 acts, whichever comes first. Sign-up time is 7:30pm by calling 415-643-2785 or in person at MCCLA. Show starts at 8:00pm and it’s open to everybody. Donations are welcome for maintaining our theater. A space for you, use it!

La Voz del Barrio Micro Abierto
Cada 3rd Jueves del mes

Jueves, Septiembre 18 / 7:30pm anotate / Donaciones / Teatro

Noches mensuales de Micrófono Abierto en la Misión! Ven a compartir tu música, canto, danza, actuación, comedia, spoken word, poesía y más! Conoce a otros artistas como tu, utiliza equipo profesional, y actua en un ambiente intimo. 5 minutos set o 2 actos, lo que pase primero. Registrate a las 7:30pm llamando al 415-643-2785 o en persona en MCCLA. Show comienza a las 8:00pm. Gratís, pero aceptamos donaciones para mantener nuestro teatro. Un espacio para ti, úsalo!

East Side Story

Lowrider photo exhibit and more

August 9, 2014- September 12, 2014

Opening reception: August 9, 2014 6pm-9:30pm/ $5 / Galleries

Film screening: Aug. 9, 2014: “Why I Ride” written by Vero Majano & Debra Koffler 7PM


In conjunction with the Lowriding season MCCLA is thrilled to present featured artists: Yolanda Lopez, Art Meza, Adolfo Arias, and Fern Balladares whose art work represent lowrider culture past and present. Join us at the opening reception to meet the artists, hear excerpts of Meza’s Lowriting book, view screening of “Why I Ride” a documentary on 80’s lowrider car scene in San Francisco, walk along the display of lowrider cars parked in front of the center, and listen to oldies by DJ Soulera. Be a part of reclaiming public space. Don’t miss out.


Connected By Coffee

Movie screening: Connected by Coffee

Saturday, September 6 / Two Shows: 4:00pm and 7:00pm
$10 - no one will be turned away for lack of funds / Gallery


This feature-length documentary covers a 1000-mile journey across Central America to show how coffee farmers and consumers can work together to create a more just world.  Hear the voices of the farmers www.connectedbycoffee.com.

A Fundraiser for small scale coffee farming cooperatives that have lost devastating portions of their coffee to Leaf Rust Fungus brought on by climate change.  All proceeds from the event will benefit Cooperative Las Marias 93 in El Salvador who lost 80% of their crop and were not able export any coffee at all.

Confide In Me

Confide in Me: a play about finding personal identity

Saturday, September 6 / 7:30pm / adults: $10 and youth: $5 / Theater

A teenager struggles to find personal identity, acceptance, and love while being in the shadow of parental control. Mary-Anne wants to come to terms with her sexual identity with a mother who will not accept her while Julie is fighting for her identity and the acceptance of the people in her life. Through helping each other, they find the confidence and the courage to be the person they want to become. In this play Julie and Mary-Anne must make a hard choice between making the town happy or becoming who they really want to be.

Confía en Mí: una obra sobre la búsqueda de identidad personal

Sábado, Septiembre 6 / 7:30pm / adultos: $10 y jóvenes: $5/ Teatro

Una adolescente lucha para encontrar identidad personal, aceptación y el amor de su comunidad mientras que está bajo la sombra de sus padres. Mary-Anne se esfuerza por llegar a un acuerdo con su identidad sexual con una madre que no quiere aceptarla, mientras que Julie está luchando por su identidad y la aceptación de la gente en su vida. Ayudandose una a otra, Julie and Mary-Anne encuentran la confianza y el coraje para ser la persona que quieren realmente ser. En esta obra Julie y Mary-Anne deben tomar una difícil decisión entre vivir una mentira o convertirse en lo que realmente quieren ser.

Mas Show Session August 8

Gustavo Mora Printmaker

July 31 through August 30 / 10am - 5pm / Galeria Zapatista 4th Floor

Opening Reception: Thursday, July 31 7:00-9:00pm


Bio:
Gustavo Mora was born in Mexico and studied Studio Arts at the Institute of Visual Arts in Puebla Mexico where he was influenced by Expressionism, Mexican Graphic Arts, as well as, literary and cinematic works. Mora’s work is based on his drawing practice and is applied to different techniques in intaglio, relief printmaking and lithography. He has participated in exhibits and art events in Mexico, Argentina, Cuba, Costa Rica, France, Romania, Greece, the United States and Japan. Mora has been member of the California Society of Printmakers since 2008 and is currently teaching relief printmaking at Mission Grafica.

images information: Title: Lumbre (fire) Medium: woodcut Size: 21" 3/4 x 29" 1/8 Year: 2011.


Mas Show Session August 8

MCCLA @ Sunday Street

Sunday, August 24/ 11:00am-4:00pm/ Free on Mission Streets

Join MCCLA and a crew of our teaching artists on the Mission Streets, for a day of dance, music, printmaking, and cultural information! We’ll be jammin’ to DJ, dancing Zumba, drumming with rhythms from West Africa, and printing with Mission Gráfica. A day of family fun, see you there!

Únete con MCCLA y un grupo de nuestros artistas en las calles de La Missión, en un día de danza, música, grabados, e información cultural! Estaremos bailando Zumba, tocando tambores Africanos, y haciendo impresiones de grabados con Misión Gráfica ¡Un día de diversión para la familia, nos vemos allí!

Mas Show Session August 8

“Women and Cigarrettes” Film, Fundraiser

Thursday, August 21 / 8pm/ $15 / Theater

This event is a fundraiser for Maria Eugenia Ocampo, a 55-year-old who was diagnosed with dementia a few months ago and now suffers from economic setbacks in the process of adapting to her new lifestyle. We will watch, Women and Cigarretts, a Romantic Comedy film produced and directed in San Francisco by her daughter Maria Mealla who is an artist and member of our community. Show solidarity and join us! Enjoy wine and beer during the movie.

Este evento es una recaudación de fondos para Maria Eugenia Ocampo, una mujer de 55 años que fue diagnosticada con demencia pocos meses atrás y que actualmente sufre de percances económicos en el proceso de adaptarse a su nuevo estilo de vida. Vamos a ver, Women and Cigarretts, una película del genero Comedia Romántica producida y dirigida en San Francisco por su hija Maria Mealla quien es una artista y miembro de nuestra comunidad. Demuestra solidaridad y acompañanos!

Women & Cigarettes Trailer from Maria Mealla on Vimeo.

Mas Show Session August 8

Multicultural Arts Summer Youth Program
MAS Student Showcase - 2nd Session

Friday, August 8 / 5:30 - 6:30pm / $8 / Theatre

Join us for a spectacular student showcase and witness the courage, talent and hard work of the 1st session MAS summer youth program. Come and celebrate with your children their artistic skills and creative pursuits.


Mas Show Session July 11

"Off the Wall" MCCLA Silent Art Auction

Wednesday, July 9 / 6:30pm / $5 / Gallery
Closing : Saturday, July 26 / 2014 - 7:30 PM
Auction Date: July 9- July 26

Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 10am - 5pm

Own a piece of Mission Street history, Mission Cultural Center presents “Off the Wall” a silent print auction to benefit Mission Grafica. Prints will be from the Mission Grafica Archive and will be on view at MCCLA’s main gallery from July 9 - July 26, 2014, followed by a closing reception Saturday evening July 26 from 7:00 to 9:30PM. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door the night of the event. Enjoy a no-host bar, gourmet food and Latin music. Winning bidders will be able to take their prints “off the wall” at the end of the reception. Also on sale, in the Inti Raymi Gallery, are woodcut prints from the revolutionary group collective called Asaro (Assembly of Revolutionary Artists of Oaxaca). Prints may be purchased before July 26 for 30% above the list price.


Labor Fest 2014

Labor Fest: FilmWorks United International Working Class Film & Video Festival

The Conditions of the Working Class In England (82 min.) 2012 British

Sunday, July 27 / 6:00pm / Donation / Theatre

Directed by Mike Wayne and Deirdre O’Neill
Frederick Engles wrote about the working class in 1844, The Condition of The Working Class in England, and his classic book still resonates today. This film is inspired by this Engels’ book and asks how much has life for working people really changed since then?
Working people not only in the UK but also throughout the world are being pauperized with temporary part time jobs at companies like WalMart and McDonalds, and young workers cannot even afford to leave home and start families. Many young people as well cannot afford to go to college in the new slave labor economy, and if they do, they become debtors to the banks for the rest of their lives with loans of tens of thousands of dollars. In 2012, actors, community activists, workers and filmmakers from Manchester and Salford in the United Kingdom decided that they would update this work to the 21st century. Through interviews, performances and the production of a play, the film shows the daily struggle of working people and connects their struggles today with the very same struggles Engels was writing about in his life. It shows the creativity, determination and camaraderie of working people, and at the same time, challenges the corporate media stereotype of working people.

This film explores their struggles to create a theatrical show from scratch based on their own experiences and links it to Engels’ book. They have eight weeks before their first performance. The Condition of the Working Class follows them from the first rehearsal to the first night performance and situates their struggle to get the show on stage in the context of the daily struggles of ordinary people facing economic crisis and austerity politics. The people who came together to do the show turned from a group of strangers, many of whom had never acted before into The Ragged Collective, in little more than two months.
This film, full of political passion and anger, is a wonderful testament to the creativity, determination and camaraderie of working people that blows the media stereotypes of the working class out of the water. 

Mas Show Session July 11

Multicultural Arts Summer Youth Program
MAS Student Showcase - 1st Session / 2 Shows

Friday, July 11 / 1st show 3:00 - 4:30pm - 2nd show 5:00 - 6:30pm
$8 / Theatre


Join us for a spectacular student showcase and witness the courage, talent and hard work of the 1st session MAS summer youth program. Come and celebrate with your children their artistic skills and creative pursuits.


Punta Y Tacon

“Punta y Tacón VI”

La Tania Baile Flamenco presents its sixth annual full-length student showcase Punta y Tacón VI at Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts.

Saturday, June 28 / 7pm and Sunday June 29, 3pm / $20 / Theater

Join us for an intimate look at the evolution of the beautiful art of Flamenco. Award winning dancer and master teacher La Tania, presents new and unique choreographies celebrating traditional flamenco dance with over 40 students showcasing performances from beginning to advanced levels. Special guests join us for this popular and highly anticipated event, including guitarist Roberto Aguilar and singer Roberto Zamora.

Indigenous HipHop Reggae

MCCLA & Culture Shock Camp & Artson (Style Elements Crew) Present:"mars is the morningstar tour"

Wednesday, June 25 / 7:00pm-9:30pm / $8 in Advance and $10 at the door / Theater

This is cultural advocacy to bring hip-hop, art, dance, music and cultural empowerment and solidarity to our communities. The vision and energy behind this tour is to spread social consciousness, cultural awareness and spiritual movement using music, art, and dance. During this tour we will be reaching out to local artists & friends to join us in each city of this tour. For updates on tour go to www.facebook.com/quese.imc

Carnaval Video Party

“COPA DE AMOR Y RITMO”, CARNAVAL VIDEO RECEPTION PARTY

Saturday, June 21 / 6 pm / Donations accepted to cover carnival expenses / MCCLA Theatre

A special night to celebrate Carnaval San Francisco, and enjoy video of our contingent and all Carnaval contingents. Wear a costume, bring a friend, join the party, and support MCCLA, Special appearance: Brenda Perdue & Javier Alvarez. Drinks & snacks available, all Carnaval lovers welcome.

Una noche especial para celebrar Carnaval San Francisco y disfrutar del vídeo de nuestro contingente y de todos los grupos de Carnaval. Venga vestido para la ocasión carnavalesca, traiga a un amigo, únase a la fiesta y apoye al MCCLA. Performance especial de Brenda Perdue y Javier Alvarez.

Angel Azul

MCCLA & Passelande Pictures Present a Film Screening: Angel Azul

Friday, June 20 / 8:00pm / $10 in Advance and $12 at the door / Theater

Angel Azul explores the artistic journey of Jason deCaires Taylor, an innovative artist who combines creativity with an important environmental solution; the creation of artificial coral reefs from statues he's cast from live models. When algae overtakes the reefs however, experts provide the facts about the perilous situation coral reefs currently face and solutions necessary to save them. Peter Coyote generously provides insightful narration that leaves viewers pondering our connection to this valuable and beautiful ecosystem. To view trailer go to www.angelazulthemovie.com

Punta Y Tacon

MCCLA & Empress Meditations Present:
Father’s Day Celebration

Thursday, June 19 / 7:00pm / $15 General Audience and $10 Students at the door / Theater

Empress Meditations is a collective of conscious female artists of reggae, and world music singing music featuring Razteria (razteria.com), Queen Makedah (queenmakedah.com) and Irae Divine. We are throwing live concert in celebration of Father’s day. We will honor all fathers and celebrate with music, friends, and community. For more info about Empress Meditations go to www.empressmeditations.com

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2014 End of Semester Show – Student Showcase

Saturday, June 14, 2014 / 3:00 pm / $8 / Theater

The MCCLA’s End of Semester Show demonstrates the students’ remarkable accomplishments throughout the year and gives audiences the rare opportunity to experience our twice-yearly performance from the MCCLA artistic classes, like dance, music, percussion, print-making and more. Support our vibrant arts community and see what you could be doing at the MCCLA! Classes participating:
• Acting Improvisation & Devised Theater – Instructor Ben Baker
• Danza Azteca – Instructor Ricardo Peña
• Ballet – Instructor Omar Vazquez
• Belly Dance for Fitness & Fun – Instructor Dannhae
• Brazilian Carnaval Dance & Drum – Instructors Jose Rivera & Metzi Henriquez
• Brazilian Samba – Instructor Maisa Duke
• Guitar Class - Instructor Manolo Davila
• Print-making – Mission Grafica
• MCCLA Carnaval Contingent – Instructor Brenda Perdue

Special Performance: MCCLA’s Youth Latin Ensemble, “Nueva Generación” will be performing in front of the MCCLA from 2-3 pm

ESPAÑOL:
Show de Estudiantes del Fin de Semestre
Sábado 14 de junio / 3pm / $ 8 / Teatro

Esta presentación del fin de semestre Junio 2014 del MCCLA, muestra los notables logros que los estudiantes alcanzan, y le da al público la oportunidad de disfrutar del desempeño de las clases artísticas del MCCLA. Danza, música, percusión, estampado y mucho más. Apoye nuestra vibrante comunidad artística y vea lo que podría estar haciendo Ud. en el MCCLA!. Clases participantes:

• Actuación e improvisación teatral – Instructor Ben Baker
• Danza Azteca – Instructor Ricardo Peña
• Ballet – Instructor Omar Vázquez
• Danza del vientre – Instructor Dannhae
• Baile y percusión de carnaval brasilero – Instructores José Rivera & Metzi Henríquez
• Samba brasilera – Instructor Maisa Duke
• Guitarra - Instructor Manolo Dávila
• Impresión/grabado – Mission Grafica
• Contingente de Carnaval del MCCLA – Instructor Brenda Perdue

Presentación especial del MCCLA’s Ensamble musical de jóvenes “Nueva Generación” que estará tocando enfrente del edificio del MCCLA, de 2 a 3 de la tarde.

El Nino y La Danza

El Nino Y La Danza

Saturday, May 31 / 3:00pm / $12 in Advance and $15 at the Door / Theater

El Niño y La Danza es un espectáculo dancistico basado en las costumbres y fiestas del pueblo mexicano, en el cual podrán apreciar los diferentes ritmos musicales atravez de la danza. Ven y disfruta de la alegría de los Nayaritas, la gallardía de los Charros de Jalisco y el bello zapateado de los Jarochos . Grupo invitado: Tonantzin (Grupo Florklorico de Halfmoon Bay)

Beatshop Fundraiser

BEATSHOP FUNDRAISER
SUMMER BEAT BATTLE

Friday, May 30 / 6:00pm - 9:30pm / $5 General Admission / Gallery
Registration: $10 to enter Battle - Ages: 21+


Fundraiser for Beatshop Labs hosted by PhillipDrummond Philthybeats and judged by Today's Future Sound staff.
21+, $5 cover Buy Pre-sale tickets here: www.missionculturalcenter.org/events.html#BeatBattle
Chicken and waffles provided by Soul Groove
$3 Beer, $4 Wine
T-Shirts and iPad apps for sale
Sets by:
Decap: credits, Talib Kweli
BOAC: credits, Grouch, Immortal Technique
Mike C: credits, Hieroglyphics, Clyde Carson
Bayroo Burner: credits, Action Bronson

Judges: BOAC, Mike C, Bayroo Burner

BRING YOUR BEST BEATS (no specific sample flips or sample pack). BRING YOUR OWN CONTROLLER (we're gonna have a big DJ table where you can set up your gear and leave it -- no constant breakdown and set up).

Contestants get our 4 GB sample pack JUST FOR ENTERING!!

1st prize: AKAI MPK Mini + Beat Shop T-Shirt
2nd prize: Reason Essentials Software + Beat Shop T-Shirt
3rd prize: Drive with 50 GB of Samples + Beat Shop T-Shirt

Contestants sign up now by emailing: info@beatshoplabs.com
Secure your slot by donating $10 to Beatshop at this link! Limited spaces available. Emailing me doesn't guarantee your entry! First come first serve. beatshoplabs.com/donate

Sponsored by
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
Propellerhead Software
Keith McMillen Instruments


For more information: info@beatshoplabs.com and facebook.com/beatshoplabs


Carnaval MCCLA 2014

Carnaval Parade 2014 Copa de Amor y Ritmo

Saturday, May 24 Art Expo-Sunday, May 25 Parade / All Day / Free / Mission and 24th St.

Celebrate Carnaval with our theme "Copa de Amor y Ritmo!" Join our contingent today! Either way, we'll see you in the streets!.

tertulias literaries

Tertulias Literaries / Book Club In Spanish

Lunes, Mayo 19 / 7:00pm – 9:00 pm
MCCLA, La Salita, 2do piso / Gratis - Free


Con la Biblioteca Pública de San Francisco, MCCLA presenta un club literario para adultos en la comunidad de la Misión para leer y discutir libros en español. El Club tuvo mucho éxito desde su comienzo el 23 de abril del 2012 con más de 15 integrantes cada mes. Para más información, por favor llamen a Ricardo Antoni, Bibliotecario de Adultos de la Biblioteca de la Misión al (415) 355-5738.

  • Calendario completo del año 2014 (pronto los libros que se leerán):

  • Febrero 24: Cuando Fui Mortal | de Javier Marias

  • Marzo 17: Son de Almendra | de Mayra Montero

  • Abril 21: El Libro Secreto de Frida Kahlo | de F.G. Hagenbeck

  • Mayo 19:

  • Junio 23:

  • Julio 21:

  • Agosto 18:

  • Septiembre 22:

  • Octubre 20:

  • Noviembre 17:


  • FELICITACIONES! CELEBRANDO 2 AÑOS DE TERTULIAS LITERARIAS, EL 21 DE ABRIL! Si desea ser parte de Tertulias, por favor de comunicarse con Ricardo Antoni, Bibliotecario de Adultos de la Biblioteca de la Misión al (415) 355-5738.

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Roque Dalton

MCCLA & RENASE Present: Roque Dalton:
Fusilemos la Noche / Let's Shoot the Night!

Saturday, May 17 / 7:00pm / $12 Advance and $15 / Theater

Documentary by Tina Leisch | Austria El Salvador Cuba 2013 | 85 min

Roque Dalton (1935-75) is the most important poet of El Salvador. His life is an adventure story, his poetry an exciting shower of sparks in the realm between political utopia and sensuality, between revolutionary beliefs and lust for heresy. Sentenced to death by the Salvadorian dictatorships for subversive activities, he managed to escape execution twice. He was the illegitimate son of a Salvadorian nurse and a North American millionaire, a descendant of the legendary Dalton brothers of the American west. He lived in Mexico and Prague and wrote most of his works exiled in Cuba. He helped establish one of his country's first guerrilla organizations and was murdered by a militarist faction of his own organization under circumstances which still remain unclear. For the very first time, witnesses talk about this assassination in front of the camera.

Roque Dalton (1935-1975) es el poeta más destacado de El Salvador. Su vida: una novela de aventuras, su poesía; la explosión de chispas entre utopía política y entusiasmo, entre convicción revolucionaria y obsesión por las herejías. Nuestra película presenta los testimonios y recuerdos de sus amigos, familiares, amantes y compañeros de combate. En El Salvador, en Viena, en Praga en La Habana encontremos personas que nos leen y comentan poesías de Roque Dalton.

TRAILER & FURTHER INFO: www.roquedalton.at


UnderMySkin

“Secretos bajo la Piel” Ghanaian and Cuban Communities Shared Roots of Contemporary Art

Opening: Wednesday, May 14 / $5 General / 6:30pm / Gallery
Panel Discussion Thursday, May 15 / $5 General / 6:30pm - 830pm / Gallery

Exhibition from May 14 - June 27


“Secretos Bajo la Piel” is a collaborative, contemporary art installation comprised of performance-based videos, large-scale photographs, large-scale paintings on canvas, contemporary illuminated manuscripts, media, and live performance. The exhibit connects specific Ghanaian and Cuban communities exploring the connection of their shared roots through contemporary art.
More info: www.missionculturalcenter.org/gallery

Alien Citizen

ALIEN CITIZEN: An Earth Odyssey: Who are you when you’re from everywhere and nowhere?

Saturday, May 10 / 8:00pm / $12 General Audience / Theater

Elizabeth Liang does a funny and poignant one-woman show about growing up as a dual citizen of mixed heritage in Central America, North Africa, the Middle East, and New England. Her comic timing, flair for the telling detail, massive range of emotive ability, and willingness to wrench open the wounds we all have are what first strike the viewer.


Crazy For Conga

CRAZY for CONGA!
Bombo, Cocoyé, Ay Yay Yay!

Wednesday, May 7 / 7:00pm- 9:00 pm / $19 advance - $25 door / Theater

It's Carnaval time!

ROBERTO BORRELL explores the rhythms, music and history of CUBAN CARNAVAL. This will be a 2-hour interactive workshop including videos, music and dance. Please wear comfortable clothing. For more info : www.thecubanmusicproject.com or call 510-292-0400

Produced by Mission Cultural Center and The Cuban Music Project.

El Leil Egyptian Event

EL LEIL: Egyptian Music, Dance and Song

Saturday, May 3 / Show: 7:30 pm / $30 adv - $35 door / Theater

The time machine goes to Egypt of the 1930's and 1940's and its Golden Age of Egyptian Music, Dance and Song. The Pasha Band and The Aswan Dancers will recreate the Egyptian Cabaret right here on the MCCLA stage. This was the time when Egypt discovered Latin rhythms and incorporated them into their song and dance. Glamour! Percussion! Chorus Girls! (Just like the old B&W musicals)Come in your vintage/retro best to be part of our show.
For more info: www.aswandancers.org



Tamale Road

RENASE Presents: Film “Tamale Road” - Memoir from El Salvador Q&A with Director Marcos Villatoro .

Friday, May 2 / 7:00pm / $12 Advance and $15 / General / Theater

Like many Latinos in the U.S., Marcos has the need to know on a deeper level. This film asks the deep question of what does it mean to be Latino? TAMALE ROAD Writer Marcos Villlatoro is a Pocho. Definition: a half-breed Latino who knows nothing about his roots. Marcos means to change that: he travels to his other country of El Salvador to search for his roots: his murdered grandfather, his insane grandmother, and the massacre that his mother survived.


Cine Venezolano

Cine Venezolano (Muestra de Cine Venezolano):
Film Screenings Three Movies Reveron, Cenizas Eternas and Koridel

Saturday, April 26 / 2:00pm and 4:30pm / $10 / Theater

2:00 pm - “Koridel” (Carlos Gómez de la Espriella) is the story of a young girl who lives and works in the Venezuelan plains.

2:45 “Cenizas Eternas/Eternal Ashes” (Margarita Cadenas) The people and the millenarian culture of Yanomami are the framework of this story about the unbreakable bonds of filiations. “Anna” is played by Patricia Velásquez.

4:30 pm - “Reverón” (Diego Rísquez), this film is about the relation between one of the most famous artists in Venezuela, Armando Reveron, and his muse, Juanita Rios.

Resurfacing Film Screening

Vive Hip Hop

Friday, April 25 / 7:00pm / $10 General Admission / Theater

“Vive hip hop”...is glad to present a Conscious night with Latin underground mc's from the bay area and a special guest, representing unity, respect & cultura. Come and check this event while you feel the rhythm y la buena vibra ...

Resurfacing Film Screening

Carmen for Families-The Movie!
Screening of San Francisco Opera’s OPERA-IN-AN-HOUR Series

Saturday, April 19 / 1:00pm and 3:00pm / Free / Theater

Opera newcomers will thrill to the captivating music of this beloved work by Georges Bizet, featuring the alluring but dangerous Gypsy girl Carmen, the Spanish soldier who loves her and the brave bullfighter who wins her heart. Created from San Francisco Opera’s performance of Carmen for Families in 2011, this screening will feature the Company’s one hour movie version produced for Bay Area school and community programs.

Poetry reading / Closing Reception for Sólo Mujeres”: HOME / inside out

Poetry reading / Closing Reception for
"Sólo Mujeres”: HOME / inside out" an interdisciplinary exhibit

Friday, April 18 / 6:30pm-7:30pm Open Mic / Free / Gallery, 2nd floor

Opening the night are poets Nina Serrano, Adriana Camarena, Rennea Couttenya, and Susana Aragon will be reminding us of the beauty of words. The Open mic will be optional for folks who would like to share their poetry as well.

Solo Muejres Exhibition 2014

"Sólo Mujeres: HOME / inside out"
an interdisciplinary exhibit

Opening : Wednesday, March 12, 2014 / 7:00 pm / Gallery

A home is a place that is close to our heart, it triggers self-reflection, thoughts about who someone is or used to be or who they might become. Each room or space is connected to memories, feelings, ideas, dreams, etc.

This exhibition invites established and emerging Latina (preferably but not exclusive) female artists to explore through installation the symbolic spaces of home: living room/dining room, kitchen/pantry, bedrooms, bathroom, laundry, patio and balcony. The gallery will be transformed into a house which rooms will be delimited by see through fabric to show the fragility of housing in The San Francisco’s Mission District.

For more info visit our gallery

Women That Bytes MCCLA 2014 event

“Women that Byte”, Prints that address Activism and Resistance, as part of the MCCLA 27th
“Solo Mujeres Exhibit”.

Curated by Juan R. Fuentes
Opening: Wednesday, March 12/ 7:00 pm / $5 General Admission, this admission is valid for both shows at the MCCLA Galleries

Exhibit dates: March 12- April 18


Nine Latina printmakers examine the social/political dynamics of our times, addressing issues of gender, immigration and international solidarity.

Bay Area artists:
Melanie Cervantes
Ester Hernandez
Olivia Hernandez
Gilda Posada

Los Angeles artists:
Kay Brown
Nalani Hernandez
Poli Marichal
Sonia Romero
Marianne Sadowski

"Women that Byte" is part of the Southern Graphics Conference International hosted for the first time in San Francisco. The SGCI is the largest print organization in North America where artists from all 50 states attend the conference with international attendees coming from North, South, Central America, and Europe. The San Francisco area conference is making a concerted effort to extend outreach to artists and institutions throughout the Pacific Rim, including Asia and Latin America.

As part of the conference, there will be a self-guided tour through San Francisco's Mission district where 16 different participating shops, galleries, and art institutions will be hosting printmaking exhibitions and celebrations on Saturday, March 29th, 2014.

Download map here.
For more details visit: sgcisanfrancisco.org

Resurfacing Film Screening

Encuentro Cine Mundial

Friday and Saturday, April 4 and 5 / 7:00pm both days
$7 General Audience / Theater


The premiere presentation of Encuentro Mundial de Cine is the Great Experiment in Latino Film. Bringing together the world of film-making for one night, uniting the countries of Latin America, the festival will celebrate the art and passion of film. The United States is enjoying a rapid growth in the Latino segment of its population. Every day, our country is strengthened by the talents and skills that every person brings, and every day, the people of our nations are merging culturally, and we hope that the festival can build a cultural bridge through film.

Resurfacing Film Screening

Circulo Cultural Presents: Abuelita de Batman
y Tres de Pilón

Saturday, March 29 / 7:00pm / $15 General Audience / Theater

“Abuelita de Batman” nos da un vistazo a la vida de un político promiscuo, un reo despreciado, un galán con SIDA, un matrimonio abierto, y uno que otro asesino de pilón, todos con algo en común. Estas situaciones pueden ser difíciles de digerir por su similitud a la vida actual y en consecuencia, la obra termina siendo una sátira de la sociedad en la que vivimos.

La Onda Bajita: An Evening of Cultura

Carnaval Party: Copa de Amor y Ritmo

Friday, March 28 / 7-10PM / $15 All Audience / Gallery (2nd floor)

Join us for this fundraiser to support our Carnaval contingent, and enjoy a night of dancing, music, and great food. We will have Orquesta Adelante performing live, Dj Rosa Rumorosa, and Brenda Perdue this year’s choreography Director for our carnival contingent. All proceeds will go to support our contingent, and help to cover some of the cost to make this participation possible. Register to the class here.

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Luna Negra: A Night of Women’s Art

Wednesday, March 26 / 7:00 pm / $10 General Admission / Theater

Music by Tarimba, local Son Jarocho band, Belly Dancing by Dannhae, poetry by San Francisco poet Virginia Barrett, and pianist Susana Mariles.

This 10th annual event is in conjunction with our “Solo Mujeres” Exhibit, honoring the Woman’s month.

La Onda Bajita: An Evening of Cultura

La Onda Bajita: An Evening of Cultura

Friday, March 21 / 7:00 -10:00pm / $10 General Audience / Theater

Come out to a night of spoken word, poetry, storytelling, and performances by crew members of La onda bajita. It’s a night of family, community, and sharing with the folks who do bay area radio on kpfa 94.1fm Friday nights. Folks are welcome to cruise, and enjoy a night out from the airwaves and onto the stage. There will also be special guests, and lots of talent on stage.

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


Fesway Event

Live Performance by Fesway

Tuesday, March 11 / 7:00pm / $10 General Audience / Theater

After ten years of experience with Radaid, Fernando Arias, Sofia Orozco and Yolihuani Curiel present their new band FESWAY, a new facet in which they explore new concepts and sounds like indierock, indiepop and synthpop maintaining a line between this genres with lyrics that evoke an rapprochement to reality and life. To do with different elements a sound experience to be related with. In this project they reflected their creative needs and life experiences... A subtle balance between delicacy and power.

International Womens Day

MCCLA’s International Women’s Day Celebration

Saturday, March 8 / 6:00pm- 7:00pm Women’s Art Reception / 7:00pm- 10:00pm Performances / $8 General Audiences / Theater

Come out to a night of celebration and honoring women around the world. Bring the family to an evening of music, poetry, and information. We will have live music from the Bay Area Hip hop by Squinkla ( San Jose), and Chhoti Maa (Berkeley) . Also bringing poetry will be Maya Chinchilla, and Information by our key speaker from SF Women Against Rape. We will have women’s art reception before program, and will be exhibiting work from women that have prints that have been made in Mission Grafica.

tertulias literaries

Tertulias Literaries / Book Club In Spanish

Lunes, February 24 / 7:00pm – 9:00 pm
MCCLA, La Salita, 2do piso / Gratis - Free


Con la Biblioteca Pública de San Francisco, MCCLA presenta un club literario para adultos en la comunidad de la Misión para leer y discutir libros en español. El Club tuvo mucho éxito desde su comienzo el 23 de abril del 2012 con más de 15 integrantes cada mes. Para más información, por favor llamen a Ricardo Antoni, Bibliotecario de Adultos de la Biblioteca de la Misión al (415) 355-5738.

  • Calendario completo del año 2014 (pronto los libros que se leerán):

  • Febrero 24: Cuando Fui Mortal | de Javier Marias

  • Marzo 17: Son de Almendra | de Mayra Montero

  • Abril 21: El Libro Secreto de Frida Kahlo | de F.G. Hagenbeck

  • Mayo 19:

  • Junio 23:

  • Julio 21:

  • Agosto 18:

  • Septiembre 22:

  • Octubre 20:

  • Noviembre 17:

Resurfacing Round Table

U.S. Premiere of the film "Enduring Roots: Over a Century of Resistance to the Jewish National Fund (JNF)" and a panel discussion about Greenwashing and its implications locally, in Palestine and worldwide.

February, Friday 21 / 7:00pm-9:30pm / $5-$20 Sliding Scale / Theater

In the name of environmentalism, the Jewish National Fund (JNF) plants trees and builds parks on Palestinian land. Over the past 113 years, the strategies of the JNF to acquire land in historic Palestine have changed, but its goals remain the same. This short film chronicles stories of Nakba survivors, interviews with their descendants about the case of refugee return, and current and growing resistance to the ongoing colonization of Palestine by the Jewish National Fund.

Resurfacing Round Table

Resurfacing Exhibition Closing Event: Mourning and Action: Bourj El Shamali Refugee Camp, in Lebanon, Art Forces Presentation.

Wednesday, February 19 / 6:00 - 9:00 pm / Gallery/ Donation

The MAIA Mural Brigade (MAIA means water in Arabic) investigates global environmental systems. The fulcrum of the project is the water crisis in Gaza, Palestine. In the fall of 2013, Art Forces collaborated once again with Al-Jana Center for Popular Arts to work with community of Bourj El Shamali to paint a community mural at the site of a massacre that took place in 1982. Israeli phosphorous bombs were dropped on a shelter killing 96 women, elders and children. Surviving family members wrote the names of their dead on the oranges.
More information: www.breakthesilencearts.org

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Corazón Del Barrio / MCCLA 2014 Open House

Saturday, February 15 / 12 - 4pm / 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 FREE dance classes and a variety of activities for the family. Mission Grafica will be teaching printmaking techniques.

All is FREE and open to the barrio (that's you!).

Venga a disfrutar un día de clases gratis en el MCCLA, además Ud. podrá imprimir tarjetas con la ayuda de maestros de Mission Grafica, y escuchar música de bandas y grupos locales, todo GRATIS:

Music / Música:
12:00-1:00pm Juan de Dios con Tradición Peruana (front of MCCLA)
2:15-3:30pm Pleaduremaker Live (Afrolicious)

MCCLA Free Classes / Clases Gratis:
12:30-1:30pm – Flamenco (for ages 10+) w/ La Tania
1:30-2:30pm – Argentine Tango w/Nora & Ed
2:30-3:30pm – Belly Dance for Fitness & Fun w/Dannhae
3:30-4:30pm – MCCLA Carnaval Workout w/ Brenda Perdue

Resurfacing Round Table

Resurfacing Exhibition Event: Round Table with Student Activists

Wednesday, February 12 / 7:00 pm / Donation / Gallery

Winning Divestment: Student Struggles and Strategies for Justice , This panel brings together discussants who will address key issues in the student-led struggles for sustainable justice, and will include excerpts from the documentary film, Pressure Points, chronicling Students for Justice in Palestine’s fight for divestment at UC Berkeley.
More information: www.breakthesilencearts.org , www.metierhumanrights.org

Resurfacing Film Screening

Conference and Film Screening- Privatization, Labor Rights, Human Rights, The Environment, and The Veolia Group

Saturday, February 8 / 1:00-9:00 pm / $10 (No one turned away) Theater and Gallery

A unique one-day conference bringing together activists from all around the world involved in union organizing, Environmental protection and Palestine solidarity to confront the French multinational Veolia/ Transdev and build community resistance to privatization, union busting and corporate profiteering form human rights violation. There will be an evening show, and film screening.

Resurfacing Film Screening

New Mural about Palestine and Global Water Rights in Oakland

Wednesday, February 5 / 6:30-9:00pm / $5-$15 Sliding Scale / Gallery

The Estria Foundation will be partnering with Friends of Sabeel North America, and ArtForces on a new collaborative mural project highlighting the Palestinian water crisis and international responses of solidarity on a large public wall in Uptown Oakland. The mural will focus on water as the uniting theme across the mural and create a space for local community and artists to collaborate with a visiting artist from Palestine. We hope to develop imagery that will make these issues visible to the public of Oakland, and by ways of the internet, to the world.

Resurfacing Film Screening

Resurfacing Exhibition Event: Film Screening: Sneak Preview of “Flying Paper” and Discussion with co-director Roger Hill

Wednesday, January 29 / 7:00 pm / $5-20 sliding scale / Theater

Flying Paper is the uplifting story of Palestinian children in Gaza on a quest to shatter the Guinness World Record for the most kites ever flown. Through the perspective of children and young people comes a story of determination and artistic expression as the youth in the film work together to achieve a shared goal. It showcases the creative resilience of these children making and flying kites despite the difficult realities they face in their daily lives. The film has been co-produced with young Palestinians in Gaza trained by the filmmakers through a youth media program called Voices Beyond Walls.

While the record-breaking event is what drives the film's narrative arc, it is the everyday stories of the young kite makers that will touch audiences through their humor and playful spirit. The film seeks to humanize the conflict through a touching cinematic rendering of the fascinating kite culture among children as a form of creative resistance in Gaza.

El Niño y La Danza

Teach In and Art Party: Surveillance, policing, prison and corporate complicity: let’s take action!

Wednesday, January 22 / 6-8 pm / $5-$15 Sliding Scale / Gallery

Come and learn from art activists about how to make creative and effective art installations and action props that can be used as we confront corporations who profit from suppression. Hewlett Packard is developing and supporting a biometric ID system installed in Israeli checkpoints in the Occupied West Bank which categorizes citizens by their ethnic background. In the United States, HP is profiting from work with the US prison system and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) through a contract with the US Department of Homeland Security ICE Law Enforcement Support Center (LESC) to speed up the internal process of deciding a person’s documentation status.

El Niño y La Danza

Resurfacing Exhibition Opening Night

Wednesday January 15 / / 6:30pm-9:30pm / $5 / Gallery
Exhibition dates: January 15 - February 21


“Resurfacing” is an interactive multi-media installation celebrating the confluence of international reverence for water and the struggle to keep water clean and available for all. Susan Greene and her team Art Forces, return from another visit to the Gaza Strip in occupied Palestine to connect problem-solving strategies and thought provoking art from around the globe to our home in the Bay. Also performances by Music by Audio Pharmacy, Poetry by Genny Lim, surprise guests.
More info go to www.breakthesilencearts.org

El Niño y La Danza

El Niño y La Danza

***Evento Bilingue***

Saturday, January 11 / 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.

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