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. 

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

tertulias literaries

Tertulias Literaries / Book Club In Spanish

Miercoles, Agosto 6 / 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 16: Diez Mujeres de Marcela Serrano

  • Junio 16: La Invención del amor de Jose Obejero

  • Julio 21: Nuestra Señora de la Noche de Mayra Santos-Febres

    • Agosto 6: Estrella Distante | de Roberto Bolaño

  • Septiembre 3: Delirio | de Laura Restrepo

  • Octubre 1: El Tango | de la Guardia Vieja de Arturo Perez-Reverte

  • Noviembre 5:

  • Diciembre 3:

  • 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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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.

Your ticket(s) will be on "Will Call" at the Box Office (at least 1hr before the event).

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

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.

Mas Show Session August 8


A Fundraiser for Miskitu Nation and book signing by novelist and author Rev. Josephinie Robertson.

Friday, August 15 / 6:00pm / $5 / Theater

Be part of the Central American indigenous social movement and learn about Miskitu Nation and its people in this fundraising event supporting the efforts of Rev. Josephinie Robertson in raising awareness about the plight of the Miskitu people, and their call for immediate action to stop illegal development in their hereditary territory. Her book, The Miskitu Motherland, will be available for purchase as well as a book presentation, question and answer, and book signing by the author. Be part of this empowering movement!.

Una Recaudación de fondos para la nación de Miskitu. Compra el libro The Miskitu Motherland y llévatelo firmado por la autora y novelista Rev. Josephinie Robertson.

Se parte del movimiento social de indígenas de Centro América y aprende acerca de la gente de Miskitu y su urgente pedido de ayuda internacional para evitar más construcciones ilegales en su tierra. Este evento va en pro a una recaudación de fondos para apoyar a la Rev. Josephinie Robertson en sus esfuerzos por sensibilizar el mundo sobre la difícil situación de su gente en Miskitu. Su libro, The Miskitu Motherland, estará en venta y podrás llevártelo firmado por la autora! El evento tendrá una presentación del libro, sección de preguntas y respuestas y autógrafos. Se parte de este poderoso movimiento!

Your ticket(s) will be on "Will Call" at the Box Office (at least 1hr before the event).

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

youth latin ensemble

MCCLA Latin Youth Ensemble
with Suzanne Cortez

Ongoing Class / Mondays 4:30-5:30 pm
Theatre / 10-18 yrs / $8

Students will learn to sing and play Caribbean and Latin America mßusic. Instrumentation will consist of Congas, Timbales, Bongos, Maracas, Clave, Guiro, basic piano, basic guitar, Bass guitar and Singing instruction. (No experience required). Note: For students playing woodwinds, Brass, or String instruments, basic knowledge of instruments are required. Come and join this ongoing ensemble and learn how to play the music of Latin America. Students of this ensemble will be required to perform at Local Community and Bay Area Events. Bring your voice & instrument! Instruments not provided.

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