Wednesdays, Nov 2018 • 7 to 9pm
$7 Donation • Theatre • 18+
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.
Movies with English Subtitles.
September 9, 2017 • 6 to 10pm
Admission: $75 per person
You are cordially invited to Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts' Corazón del Barrio 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)
Ava Apple & The Symbolics
Amelia Romano Harp Trio
Afro-Caribbean Youth Percussion Group
Awards Ceremony & After Party
w/ La Mixta Criolla
Reserve Your Place Today!
August 17 & 18, 2017 • 6pm to 6am
Free admission • 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
Thurs, July 28th 2017 • 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 of the official kick-off: “La Mujer del Puerto” by Arcady Boytler.
Jueves, 28 de Julio 2017 • 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.
Sat, Mar 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 award-winning Salvadoran designer Mario Chacon. 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.
Sat, Feb 11 2017 • 12 to 4pm
MCCLA offers free classes, printmaking workshops, gallery entrance, and live entertainment during its 40th annual Open House "Corazón del Barrio."
We especially encourage first-time visitors to come experience the Latino arts community in the Mission District! The teachers, the community and many surprises will be waiting for you. Join us!
Mission Grafica • 12 to 4:30 • Lobby
Carnival Contingent • 12 to 1:30 • Theater
Afro-Peruvian Cajon (Percussion) • 2 to 3 • Theater
Capoeira • 2:45 to 4:15 • Studio B
Orquesta Adelante bringing the sounds of La Mission!
DJ Herbie One
Fri, Jan 13th 2017 • 7pm
Theatre • $5 admission
Tradición Peruana Cultural Center presents: Jaranon y Bochinche (Evento Bilingüe)
The MCCLA y Tradición Peruana Cultural Center invitan a todo el público a participar en esta bajada de Reyes con las tradiciones culturales Afro Peruanas.
Ven y disfruta de este particular estilo Afro-Peruano para cerrar los festejos navideños con la presentación de Jaranón y Bochince. Con cajón, guitarra, conga, bajo, cajita y percusión de todo tipo.
No te lo puedes perder!
Sat Nov 19th, 2018 • Theatre
Written and directed by Verónica Meza, “Leyendas y Realidades” depicts popular legends from Latinoamérica such as “ La llorona” and “ La mulata de Córdoba”, each offering a glimpse into Hispanic culture and myth.
With live music and talented local artists, this project will make you laugh and reflect about life. Showing contemporary reality and socio-political realities, the play incorporates “La Rumorosa” and “La madre de Ayotzinapa”. “El teatro del pueblo y para el pueblo” promotes education and entertainment through theater to create Social consciousness.
Escrito y dirgîdo por Verónica Meza, “Leyendas y Realidades” muestra las leyendas populares de latinoamérica como “La llorona” y “La mulata de Córdoba”, cada obra ofreciendo un acercamiento a los mitos y culturas hispanas.
Con música en vivo y artistas locales talentosos, este proyecto teatral por su contenido lograra provocar la risa y la reflexión en la audiencia.Sin dejar al lado la realidad contemporánea, este montaje teatral ha logrado incorporar la leyenda de ‘La Rumorosa’ y realidades de índole social y político como ‘La Madre de Ayotzinapa’. “El teatro del pueblo y para el pueblo” tiene la misión de brindar educación y entretenimiento a la comunidad hispana a través de obras de teatro en espanol que promuevan una conciencia social.
Thurs, Nov 17 2018 • 6pm
Sat, Nov 19th • 11am & 1pm
Free admission • Theatre
Created in partnership with Alvarado Elementary School’s 3rd grade Spanish immersion program, Xochitl and the Flowers, is part of Opera Parallèle’s acclaimed annual Hands-on-Opera program, which features children center-stage as full project participants and performers.
Come and enjoy this quintessentially American immigration story based on real-life events in San Francisco’s Mission neighborhood. This amazing story tells the moving tale of a family’s determination to put down roots in a new country, while still preserving the heritage of their homeland.
The opera is sung in both Spanish and English with a libretto by Opera Parallèle’s Educational Program Director, Roma Olvera.