• Mission Arts & Performance Project (MAPP)


    Saturday February 3rd
    Free admission

    Everything must come to light: Reclaiming Women's power in a men's world

  • 2017 Mole to Die For


    Wednesday November 15th • 7PM to 9:30PM
    Gallery • Mole Contest

    Admission: $10 (before the event) or $15 (day of the event)

    This year we are using our abuelita’s recipe for our 14th Annual Mole Contest!!! This is your opportunity to savor delicious home-made Mole recipes, vote for your favorite, and celebrate the winners with cash prizes and special performances.

  • Hazel Reading Series


    Thursday November 9th • 7PM to 9PM
    Gallery • Free admission - Donations Welcome

    Powerful women's storytelling is back! This monthly collaboration embraces the movement toward equal voice, through the collective action of people who advocate for women writers.

  • Cine con Cultura Wednesdays



    We are exploring many different layers of Latin-American Cinema, this month we are presenting really high-quality animated movies produced in Latin-America! Half the price compared to a commercial complex, double the fun. W/English Subtitles.


  • Corazón del Barrio, Gala / Fundraiser


    "Corazón del Barrio, Gala / Fundraiser"

    September 9 | 6:00 - 10:00pm
    Admission: $75 per person

    You are cordially invited to Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts’:

    40th Anniversary Benefit Gala

    The Awards of Excellence Ceremony will honour outstanding individuals that have significantly contributed to the Latino Arts and Culture of the Bay Area:

    La Tania (dance)
    Martha Rodriguez-Salazar (music)
    Paul Flores (Poetry/ literature)
    Elianne Lopez (Performing Arts)
    Adrian Arias (Visual Arts)
    Las Quenepas (Youth)

    Artistic Performances:
    Ava Apple & The Symbolics
    Amelia Romano Harp Trio
    Afro-Caribbean Youth Percussion Group

    Reserve Your Place Today!

    Make your reservations now by using the link below or by stopping by the Center’s Box Office.

    For more information call (415) 821-1155.

    $75 per person
    Awards Ceremony & After Party
    w/ La Mixta Criolla
    Box Office (415) 643-2785

  • The Heart of the Mission Book Celebration


    “The Heart of the Mission Book Celebration"

    August 17 - 18 | 6:00pm - 6am
    Admission: Free, RSVP
    2nd Floor Gallery

    Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts proudly presents "The Heart of the Mission" Book Celebration on the occasion of its 40th Anniversary in the spacious 2nd Floor Gallery:

    - Book Selling by Alley Cat Bookshop
    - Book Signing
    - Author Cary Cordova interviewed by Mission Local's Lydia Chavez
    - Live music by Cesar's Latin All-Stars
    - Tapas generously donated by Cha Cha Cha

    Admission Free. Donations Welcome.


  • MCCLA and Wahaka Mezcal present: CINECLUB!


    Thursday July 28th and every 4th Thursday of the Month
    7:30PM • Sliding scale $5 to $8 • Theatre

    Monthly showings of classic Mexican movies from the Golden Era "La Época de Oro" 1935 to 1959. With Mezcal tasting provided by Wahaka Mezcal, and a movie discussion Official kick-off: “La Mujer del Puerto” by Arcady Boytler.

    Visit Wahaka Mezcal: http://www.wahakamezcal.com/

    MCCLA en colaboración con Wahak Mezcal presentan: CINECLUB!

    Jueves, 28 de Julio y cada 4to Jueves del mes
    7:30pm • Admisión $5 a $8 • Teatro

    Presentaciones mensuales de Películas Mexicanas de “La Época de Oro” 1935 hasta 1959. Con degustación de Mezcal por Wahaka Mezcal y discussion de la película Inicio official: “La Mujer del Puerto” de Arcady Boytler.

  • Traditional Mexican Paper Mache Art Workshop


    “Sacred Hearts & Skulls”

    Traditional Mexican Paper Mache Art Workshop

    Two separate Saturday sessions:
    May 20th | 12:30-2:30 pm | June 17th | 12:30-2:30 pm
    Cost: $15 per class
    Studio D
    Teacher: Diego Marcial Rios

    Create and hand paint a Sacred Heart or Mask Steeped in the rich Cultural History of Mexico, after getting an expert demonstration from artist Diego Marcial Rios. Learn how to make a wall worthy piece of art influenced by Mexican culture. You will learn the almost forgotten ingredients necessary to create paper mache paste. You will also learn the methods of creating larger 3-D structures.

    Breathtakingly colorful Sacred hearts and Masks have long been part of the Mexican culture. Beautifully decorated paper mache masks are often used in celebration of Dia de los Muertos. Dive into the rich history of the paper mache tradition alongside internationally acclaimed artist Diego Marcial Rios who details it’s fascinating background before giving a demo on the craft. Once you have got the basics down, roll up your sleeves to create and hand paint your own unique expressive work.

    Teacher's Bio

    Diego Marcial Rios lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and paints in acrylics. He graduated with honors with an M.A./M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Department of Fine Arts Graduate School and a B.F.A. from University of California at Berkeley. Diego has a C.L.P. from the University of San Francisco. He received a number of fellowships for his Academic study. His artwork illustrates many complex social-economic issues faced by contemporary society.

    Diego Marcial Rios' fine art has been included in more than 500 exhibitions from Japan to Bulgaria. He is in a number of Museum Collections: The Auchenbach Foundation Collection at the Palace of the Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, Oregon; Laguna Beach Museum, Laguna Beach, CA.; Museo National De La Estampa, Mexico City, Mexico, etc.

    He has also illustrated a number of books and his work is part of a number of Public Collections: Harriet Taubman Gallery, MD; Mission Cultural Center, SF; Irish Arts Council, Belfast, Ireland and many more. He has appeared as a speaker on Art and been interviewed on Television and Radio. His artwork has been included in many magazines. Diego has been a recent guest speaker at UC Merced, St. Marys College,  San Jose State University, De Anza College.



    FASHION SHOW by Mario Chacón

    Saturday, March 11, 2017 | 7:00 pm | Theater | Suggested Donation, VIP seats available

    Mission Cultural Center of Latino Arts’ (MCCLA) 40th Anniversary celebration will kick off with a retrospective show of costumes, designed by Mario Chacon, award winning, Salvadoran designer. Spanning a creative career of over 50 years, the costumes will be presented in a runway show on Friday, March 11 at 7 pm in the Theater.

    Models, representing the diversity of the community, will showcase a lavish line up of 75 one of a kind costumes, including Period (Historical), Ethic and Carnaval styles.

    Mario is highly regarded in the Mission District for the many, fantasy costumes that he has designed and produced for numerous Carnaval San Francisco contingents over the years. Mario Chacon studied architecture in El Salvador, but a costume design program at City College of Los Angeles ignited his passion for fashion and design.

    Mario’s designs have been featured at the deYoung Museum and are on permanent display in San Salvador. His most recent exhibition is in Santa Tecla, El Salvador, a historic town outside the capital.

    Luis Echegoyen, pioneer of Bay Area Latin television, will host the show. Immediately following the show there will be a meet and greet in the Gallery on the second floor providing an opportunity to talk to the designer and mingle with the costumed models. Selfies greatly encouraged. There is no charge for the event, but donations are greatly appreciated.





    $5 Cover - $10 Entry Fee
    Friday, February 24th | 6:00 - 9:00pm

    Best Beats Competition, featuring some of the best producers in the SF-Bay Area. Join us for our second Winter Beat Battle Competition.


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