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

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.

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.

tertulias literaries

Tertulias Literaries / Book Club In Spanish

Lunes, April 21 / 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 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 ...


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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.


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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



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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.


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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.



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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.



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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


“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.

Roque Dalton

RENASE Presents: 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



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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 Mr. Carmack, Today’s Future Sound staff, and audience.

The Summer Beat Battle will be featuring Live Deejays, Emcees, Dancers, Graffiti Artists, Projection Artists, and Vendors selling T-shirts, clothing, iPad apps, original art for sale, and Food & Drinks. Sets by BayRoo Burner and Mike Maitre’d Cochran

Emmceed by Reid Ricards
Deejayed by Hamilton Duff, AKA Timestretch

Contestants sign up now by emailing: info@beatshoplabs.com

BRING YOU 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

List of Competitors so far:

** Ahmed Kap Animo
** BOAC
** Leksbeat FirstDirt
** Matt Bloom
** Krikit Boi
** Darealwordsound
** S.O.U.L. -O
** Rahfee Zahkee
** DirtyBeats

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


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


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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


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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.


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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.

Click here for teacher information


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