• The MCCLA building in 2017, with the new mural.

    MCCLA Public Comment Meeting

    Wed, Oct 19 2016 • 6:30

    Come meet MCCLA’s Board of Directors. We will be taking your questions and comments. The task of community building belongs to all of us!

  • LitCrawl 2016

    Litcrawl: Mixed Writes

    Sat, October 15 2016 • 8:30pm
    Free admission • Theatre

    "Mixed Writes" It’s complicated: Multiracial writers make meaning of their interconnected identities: biracial, Hapa, Mixed race, multiracial. Come join these powerful women writers as they completely crush the question “What are you?” in LitCrawls’ renown mixed race event.

    "Escritoras Mixtas" Es complicado: escritoras multiraciales le dan significado a sus identidades interconectadas: biraciales, Hapa, raza mixta o multiracial. Ven y únete a estas poderosas escritoras y experimenta como ellas nos desafían con la pregunta "¿Qué eres?", en el reconocido evento de razas mixtas de LitCrawl.

    LitCrawl Mixed Writes

  • Meeting Of Styles

    International “Meeting of Styles” Art Festival

    Wed to Sun, Sept 14 to 18, 2016
    9am to 9pm • "Calle 24" Cultural Corridor
    Movie Screening at MCCLA • Sept 15
    $12 general admission • 5pm and 7pm

    Mission Art 415 presents the 5th annual "International Meeting of Styles" Art Festival 2016, an internationally renowned graffiti art and street art festival in the Mission District! Meeting Of Styles is an international festival collective based in Germany, with over 30 participating countries across the globe. San Francisco Meeting of Styles Art Festival, is the official sanctioned event in the United States, a multi-day live art-walk festival of music, art and culture, considered to be one of the nation’s most anticipated free outdoor live art-walk and graffiti events on the west coast.

    SF Street Closures: Mission Cultural Corridor "Calle 24"
    24th Street from Mission to Folsom St
    Capp Street from 22nd to 26th St

    MCCLA will host a series of events related to MOS including a premiere movie screening, a fine art exhibit, and one artist workshop forum.

    MCCLA Festival Details

    Wednesday, September 14 • 6pm to 8pm • Artist Workshop Forum
    With keynote speakers Tion Terrance, George Colon, Lisa Brewer and Joseph LaLima speaking about marketing success and opportunities for street artists.

    Thursday, September 15 • 5pm and 7pm • SF MOS Documentary Premiere
    Showcasing the artists, activities, forums, exhibitions, talks, and presentations that were featured in MOS 2015.

    Wednesday to Sunday • Evenings • Fine Art Exhibit in the Lobby
    Featuring high-end acquired art by Mark Bode, Crayone, Mel Waters, Max Ehrman and a few other internationally recognized street artist selling fine art ($5k-150k range).

    For a complete schedule and volunteering opportunities visit: www.missionart415.com

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  • Professional Development Track

    Marketing and Promotion in the Arts 1.0: Professional Development Track

    Sat Aug 26, 2016 • 11am to 2pm
    Mon Aug 28, 2018 • 6pm to 9pm
    Workshop • La Salita
    $25 (MCCLA Community) or $35 (External)

    As part of our continuous commitment to the community, MCCLA is excited to start this program, offering professional development opportunities for teachers, artists and membesr of our community in general.

    Marketing and Promotion in the Arts 1.0 by Arturo Méndez, Media and Events Coordinator at the MCCLA.

    In this three hour workshop you will learn how to maximize the impact of your promotional tools and effectively increase the attendance of your events, classes and cultural projects.

    The central topics of the workshop will be:
    • Cultural Marketing and Promotion tools
    • Public Relations
    • Sales Process

    Join one of the two Sessions!

    Registration Limited to 15 people per session.

  • La Lucha de la Cocina

    La Lucha de la Cocina: Art, Music, Mezcal, Taquiza, and Lucha Libre!

    Aug 13, 2016 • $25-$35
    Pier 70

    MCCLA has the honor to collaborate with local business and community organization LA COCINA in their fundraiser event at Pier 70!

    La Cocina & Mezcalistas, in collaboration with Pro Wrestling Revolution and with support from Forest City, will present a Taquiza & Lucha Libre in honor of our favorite luchadoras, the incredibly talented chefs of La Cocina.

    General admission tickets are on sale starting July 1st for $25 with front row seats available for $35. Guests can also select the El Ring AllAccess Package including front row seats, two $5 drink tokens, three tacos of choice, and early access to the event for a private photo opp inside the ring with a Luchador(a). The event will feature roaming vendors, a mezcal tasting arena, art exhibitions and live music including a DJ and dance party after the sporting event.

    MCCLA tiene el honor de colaborar con LA COCINA, un negocio local y organization comunitaria en su event de recaudación de fondos en Pier 70!

    La venta de boletos iniciará a partir del 1ero de Julio, 2016 con Admisión General a $25 y a $35 con acceso a las primeras filas. Los invitados también tienen oportunidad de elegir el paquete ‘El Ring’ que incluye asiento en las primeras filas, dos fichas de $5 para bebidas, un platillo de tres tacos, y acceso temprano al evento para tomarse una foto privada en el ring con los luchadores programados.

    El evento ofrece venta de tacos de los chefs de La Cocina, antojitos mexicanos,degustaciones de mezcal, música en vivo y exhibiciones de arte. Participar á norganizaciones locales como Mission Cultural Center, Mission Economic Development Agency, Mission Economic Housing Development Corp y Mission Asset Fund, y tendremos también la colaboración especial de Ven†a†Comer†del Consulado General de México en San Francisco.

    La Lucha de la Cocina

  • Ofrendas Para Las Animas

    Day of the Dead 2016: Open Call to Artists

    • Entry Deadline: Aug 26, 2016
    • Selected Artists Notified: August 31st

    As one of the first spaces where the innovative Day of the Dead was established in San Francisco, The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts is honored to be hosting its 30th Day of the Dead.

    Ánimecheri Kéjtsitakua (Ofrendas para las Animas - Offerings for the souls) originates from the Purepecha community.

    More Important Dates:

    • Installation time frame: September 13th to 30th
    • Soft Opening: October 1st
    • Celebration: November 2nd
    • Exhibition ends: November 19th

  • Fiestas Fridas 2016

    Fiestas Fridas: Double Feature

    Fri & Sat, Jul 15 and 16 • 7 to 9:30pm
    Sun, Jul 17 2016 • 3 to 5:30pm
    Admission: $15 • Theater
    All ages • English Subtitles

    Double Feature: The new FRIDAcumentary "Entre el Dolor y el Placer" and a live performance featuring Frida's favorite music!

    The return of the New Documentary "Entre el Dolor y el Placer" by director Gabriel Santander and producer Noemi Cadena from Canal 22 of Mexico. They will also present a rough cut of their new film featuring Frida's wardrobe, which was recently released for public viewing and is currently on display at the Casa Azul museum.

    "Finding Frida/ En Busca de Frida" A live multi-media performance by Dra. Gloria Arjona and Javier Arjona featuring the music, poetry, and video that influenced Frida's art and prose.

    Fiestas Fridas: Dos Presentaciones

    Presentación Doble: El Nuevo documentary "Entre el Dolor y el Placer" con una actuación en vivo celebrando las canciones y música preferida por Frida!

    El regreso del Nuevo documental “Entre el Dolor y el Placer,” por el director Gabriel Santander y productora Noemi Cadena del canal 22 de Mexico. Tambien presentarán un primer corte de su nueva película que muestra por primera vez el guardaropa de Frida, una recien exhibición al public que ahora se encuentra en el museo de la Casa Azul.

    "Finding Frida / En Busca de Frida " una obra de multi-media por Dra Gloria Arjona y Javier Arjona con música en vivo, poemas, videos, y música que influyó el arte y la prosa de Frida.

  • Carnaval Video Party 2016

    Carnaval SF Video Party

    Fri, Jun 24 2016 • 6pm
    Theater and lobby • $5 Admission

    The MCCLA had the honor of collaborating with Cuban choreographer Temistocles Betancourt to lead our Carnaval Contingent “Arraizando” where dancers and musicians represented the vibrancy of rhythms from Latin America and San Francisco! Join us to celebrate their success in the video screening of CARNAVAL SF 2016. Refreshments will be provided.

    El MCCLA tuvo el honor de colaborar con el coreógrafo Temistocles Betancourt para dirigir nuestra comparsa de Carnaval “Arraizando” donde bailarínes y músicos representaron la vitalidad de los ritmos Latinoamericanos y de San Francisco! Acompañanos a celebrar sus exitos en la proyección del video de CARNAVAL SF 2016. Se servirán refrescos.

  • Jarana

    Sonando Sur / Sonando Norte: A Day of Son Jarocho (Música Veracruzana)

    Sat, Jun 18 2016 • 3pm to 12am
    Workshops: 3pm to 5pm
    $15 for one class • $20 for two

    Join us for a day of Son Jarocho “Sonando Sur / Sonando Norte” with workshops, concert and Fandango! Workshops include Zapateado dance, Jarana and requinto for various levels, followed by a live concert with different Son Jarocho groups from Veracruz and the Bay Area, highlighting the different aspects and interpretations of Son Jarocho music from the south of Veracruz, Mexico. Bring your instruments and dancing shoes and join us for an open FANDANGO after the concert!

    Learn to play the Jarana and Requinto, and dance Zapateado Veracruzano!

    • Beginning Jarana / Intermediate: 3pm to 4pm
    • Requinto: 3pm to 4pm
    • Zapateado: 4pm to 5pm
    • Jarana Intermediate / Advanced: 4pm to 5pm
    • Concert: 8pm to 10pm • Admission: ADV $18, DOOR $20

    From Veracruz: Sonando Sur Claudio Vega from Los Vega Group, Diego Lira from Son del Valle, and Esthér Cruz
    From the Bay: Son de la Bahía | Tarimba Followed by a FANDANGO until midnight!

    For More information visit: Son de la Bahía” on Facebook


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