• Community Meet and Greet

    Community Meet & Greet

    • Wednesday, April 17, 2019
    • From 6:30 PM to 8 PM
    • Main gallery (2nd Floor)
    • Free Admission

    Everyone is welcome at our first community meeting of 2019! This is your opportunity to meet our board members and staff, and learn about our programming, activities, upcoming events, and special projects for the year.

    You will also get to share your ideas, comments, and suggestions, and explore volunteering opportunities!

  • Paseo Artístico The People's Voice

    Paseo Artístico: La Voz Del Pueblo • The People’s Voice

    • Saturday, April 13, 2019
    • From 1 PM to 5 PM
    • Studio D (3rd Floor)
    • Theatre (1st Floor)
    • Free Admission

    This month's Paseo Artístico will connect the fight for justice, labor and immigrant rights with poetry, music, and visual artists whose work reflects solidarity with social movements.

    Join us from 1 PM to 3 PM in Studio D for a clay sculpture class and workshop with Alejandro Meza! And stay from 3:30 PM to 5 PM in the Theatre for a Word Jazz Poets & Musicians Jam featuring poets Thea Matthews, Paul S. Flores, and Tongo-Eisen Martin performing with the Marcus Shelby Jazz Trio!

  • Luna Negra Unidad A Través de la Mujer

    Luna Negra: Unidad A Través de la Mujer

    • Friday, April 12, 2019
    • From 6:30 PM to 9 PM
    • Theatre (1st Floor)
    • $15 Admission

    MCCLA presents the 14th Luna Negra: Unidad A Través de la Mujer • Unity Through Women - a night of poetry and musical awakening, featuring artists Diana Gameros, Leticia Hernandez, La Doña, and Tres Lunas! Come celebrate, and receive the energy of the moon with us!

    Special Guest: Adrian Arias.


    6:30 pm - Reception @ Lobby
    6:50 pm - Open Doors @ The Theater
    Special - Presentation Adrian Arias
    7:00 pm - Presentation of agenda Luna Negra by Chelitz López
    7:10 pm - Leticia Hernandez, Poetry
    7:35 pm - Diana Gameros, Alternative Latin
    8:05 pm - Tres Lunas. Latin Jazz
    8:35 pm - La Doña, Reggaeton

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    Leticia Hernández-Linares is a poet, interdisciplinary artist, and educator. She is the author of Mucha Muchacha, Too Much Girl (Tía Chucha Press, 2015). Widely published, she has presented her poemsongs throughout the country and in El Salvador. A 2017 San Francisco Library Laureate, she is a three-time recipient of San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Artist grants. She is a long time community worker and Mission resident, and she teaches in the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University.

    Diana Gameros: If difficult times call for extraordinary voices, Berkeley singer-songwriter and guitarist Diana Gameros is the woman for the hour. The Mexican-born songstress draws on her long experience without papers to explore the plight of border crossers of all stripes, bringing luminous humanity to a topic defined by searing heat rather than light. Her albums, Eterno Retorno, and Arrullo, are an artistic triumph for these ethnophobic times. Gameros has shared the stage with the San Francisco Symphony, Taylor Mac, Bebel Gilberto, Natalia Lafourcade, and her songs and story have been featured on Billboard, Mother Jones, NPR, and PBS, to name a few.

    Tres Lunas: Luna Alonso-Glasner is a Bay Area native and is the product of the confluence of music and cultures the area has to offer. She began playing the cello at age nine and was trained classically through college, attending Bard in New York. After growing up surrounded by the Spanish, Latin American, and specifically Cuban music scenes through her father (flutist Chus Alonso) she has more recently began to incorporate herself as a cellist in the same music she grew up with. She currently sings locally as well and is a cello instructor with the Mission Cultural Center's Mission Music SF program.

    Sara Herrera was born in Honduras. She spent her formative years in Long Beach California where she started playing violin at the age of 10. After playing classical music most of her life she was introduced to jazz, re-ingniting her love of playing. She currently plays with Calle Ocho and Bay Areas famed La Orquesta Moderna Tradicion.

    Laura Sherman has been playing piano since the age of five. Her first piano teacher was her father, Abe Sherman , who also taught music at UC Berkeley. Laura has a Bachelor of Arts in Music from UC Santa Cruz. She has been playing in clubs and cafes around the Bay Area for many years both solo and with various bands. Currently she plays twice a week at Roma Espresso Caffe in Berkeley. In 2019 she released her first CD entitled Earth Resonance, with 5 original works.

    La Doña (born Cecilia Peña-Govea) began playing Latin music professionally at 7 years old with her family band Conjunto La Familia Peña-Govea as a vocalist, percussionist, and trumpeter. She currently works as a music educator for SFUSD’s mariachi program and at SFJazz, as well as a Latin Music Analyst for Pandora Radio. Now, after launching her anticipated solo career last year, La Doña is actively releasing and performing new music, and is rapidly gaining fans. True to her roots, she produces music that effectively melds Latin folk music traditions with contemporary electronic dance genres like reggaeton and hyphy music. Her music features live instruments, and layered harmonies, and explores themes of place-based identity, sexuality, radicalism and resistance, and perreo. A natural star, La Doña’s authenticity shines through her music. Her powerful voice will ignite admiration and inspiration in any listener.

  • El Héroe Discreto Mario Vargas Llosa Tertulias Literarias

    Tertulias Literarias: El Héroe Discreto

    • Thursday, April 4, 2019
    • From 7 PM to 8:30 PM
    • La Salita (2nd floor)
    • Free Admission

    In coordination with the Public Library of San Francisco, MCCLA presents a book club for the community.

    Book of the month: El Héroe Discreto by Mario Vargas Llosa. (Reading in Spanish)

    For more information please contact Ramon Hernandez at Ramon.Hernandez@sfpl.org or call 415-355-2800.

  • Cine Con Cultura Tomorrow: Take Concrete Steps to A Sustainable Future

    Cine Con Cultura: Tomorrow

    • Wednesday, March 20, 2019
    • From 7 to 9 PM
    • Theater (1st floor)
    • $7 Admission
    • Ages 18 and up

    We need a new direction, objective... a new dream! "Tomorrow" sets out to showcase alternative and creative ways of viewing agriculture, economics, energy, and education. It offers constructive solutions to act on a local level to make a difference on a global level.

    Spanish language movie with subtitles in English.

  • Ensayo sobre la ceguera. Jose Saramago Tertulias Literarias

    Tertulias Literarias: Ensayo sobre la ceguera

    • Thursday, March 7, 2019
    • From 7 to 8:30 PM
    • La Salita (2nd floor)
    • Free Admission

    In coordination with the Public Library of San Francisco, MCCLA presents a book club for the community.

    Book of the month: Ensayo sobre la ceguera by Jose Saramago. (Reading in Spanish)

    For more information please contact Ramon Hernandez at Ramon.Hernandez@sfpl.org or call 415-355-2800.

  • Cine Con Cultura La Educación Prohibida

    Cine Con Cultura: La Educación Prohibida

    • Wednesday, February 20, 2019
    • From 7 to 9 PM
    • Theater (1st floor)
    • $7 Admission
    • Ages 18 and up

    Directed by German Doin, La Educación Prohibida (The Forbidden Education) documents diverse alternative education practices and unconventional schools in Latin America and Spain and includes educational approaches such as popular education, Montessori, progressive education, Waldorf, homeschooling.

    Spanish language movie with subtitles in English.

  • Paseo Artistico Free Community Art Stroll. Love For The Neighborhood Amor Por El Barrio

    Paseo Artístico: Amor Por El Barrio

    Sat, February 9, 2019 • 1 to 5:30pm
    Theatre (1st Floor) & Studio D (3rd Floor)
    Free Admission

    Paseo Artistico is a space for art and culture in the Mission. This month's theme is Amor por el Barrio (Love for the Neighborhood).

    Join us from 1 to 3pm in Studio D for a watercolor workshop with Dulce Lopez.
    Live music and poetry in the theatre from 4 to 5:30 pm!

  • Corazon Del Barrio MCCLA Open House 2019

    Corazón del Barrio: MCCLA Open House

    Saturday February 9, 2019
    10 am to 5:30 pm • FREE!

    MCCLA offers free classes, printmaking workshops, gallery entrance, and live entertainment during its annual Open House "Corazón del Barrio." Save the date!

    Scheduled Events & Classes

    10:00 am to 11:15 am • MCCLA Carnaval Choreography
    Lydia Soto and Juan de Dios • Studio B

    11:30 am to 12:30 pm • Mixtiso
    Vanessa Mosqueda • Studio A

    12:00 pm to 2:00 pm • Mission Gráfica
    Marsha Shaw • Lobby

    12:00 pm to 12:45 pm • Orquesta del Barrio
    Suzanne Cortez • Outside

    12:15 pm to 1:30 pm • Fogo Na'Roupa Percussion
    Jose Rivera • Studio E

    12:45 pm to 2:45 pm • DJ XX • Outside

    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm • Capoeira
    Armando Ibarra • Theater

    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm • Watercolor Workshop
    Dulce Lopez • Studio D

    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm • Contemporary Folklorico
    Pablo Jimenez • Studio E

    2:30 pm to 3:30 pm • Break Dance Cypher Competition
    Rahul Doraiswami • Theater

    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm • Live Music
    With Banda sin Nombre • Outside

    3:30 pm to 5:00 pm • Drawing Class
    Claudio Talavera • Studio D

    4:00 pm to 5:30 pm • Paseo Artístico
    Live Music and Poetry • Theater

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