• Mole to Die For 2017


    Wed November 15th, 2018
    7 to 9:30pm • Gallery (2nd Floor)

    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: November 2018


    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.

  • Corazón del Barrio: Gala & Fundraiser


    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)

    Artistic Performances:
    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!

  • The Heart of the Mission: Book Celebration


    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

    RSVP here!

  • La Mujer Del Puerto CineClub

    MCCLA and Wahaka Mezcal present: Cineclub!


    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.

    Visit Wahaka Mezcal here!

    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.

  • Mario Chacon 5 Continentes de Moda

    Cinqo Continentes de Moda y Fantasía


    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.

  • Winter Beat Battle Vol 2

    Beat Battle Vol 2: Winter Edition


    Fri, Feb 24 2017 • 6 to 9pm
    Inti Raymi Gallery • $5 Cover
    $10 Entry Fee

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

    Check the facebook event for more info!

  • Corazón Del Barrio: Open House


    Sat, Feb 11 2017 • 12 to 4pm
    $20 Admission

    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!


    Visual Art
    Mission Grafica • 12 to 4:30 • Lobby

    Free Classes
    Carnival Contingent • 12 to 1:30 • Theater
    Afro-Peruvian Cajon (Percussion) • 2 to 3 • Theater
    Capoeira • 2:45 to 4:15 • Studio B

    Free Classes
    Orquesta Adelante bringing the sounds of La Mission!
    DJ Herbie One

  • Navidad Negra

    Navidad Negra: Bajada de Reyes


    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!

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