Important Information For Tonights Event (Updated 1.28.2023 @ 2:15pm) :

Feliz Sabado Mission! We are expecting a full house tonight for our John Santos event and to help us give you the most pleasurable experience and run things smoothly we wanted to share info on the flow for the evening.

For those who have purchased tickets on Eventbrite or our MCCLA webpage you will give your name that was provided to make the purchase for entry. For any MCCLA box office purchases, please have your receipt ready to show proof of purchase. There will be a separate line for guest list entry.

Our Coquito contest and meal portion of the evening will take place promptly between 4-4:45pm and our food service will end and exactly 4:30pm. If you are looking forward to this portion of the evening we strongly suggest early arrival to line up for entry. We will not be able to continue food service after 4:30pm.

We will be asking that everyone move down to the theater at 4:45 to get seated for the film screening starting at 5pm. Keep in mind the performance will take place shortly after the film screening so if you want the hottest seat in the theater please kindly & calmly make your way downstairs at 4:45pm.

Again, we will be at full sold out capacity. Your assistance with helping us in running things smoothly by following the above flow will enable everyone in attendance to enjoy a beautiful evening celebrating and enjoying the music of the Missions very own, John Santos!

There will be no walkup tickets available.

Doors open at 3:30pm. Everyone in attendance will be required to sign in with name, email, and number information before heading upstairs to our gallery for meal and Coquito contest.

If you need any assistance while you are in our center please locate a MCCLA staff member or volunteer and we are happy to ensure you’re helped.

See you all soon! ūü•Ā

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts welcomes John Santos and friends!

Join us for a Reception, Film Screening and Q&A with Filmmakers and John Santos, followed by a Concert After-Party!
MCCLA is proud to feature the film screening of¬†SANTOS‚ÄďSkin to Skin.
The film is a portrait of community activist and seven-time Grammy nominee John Santos, a ‚Äúkeeper of the Afro- Caribbean flame.‚ÄĚ Rich in musical performances, Santos links the rhythms of his ancestors to contemporary struggles of identity and social justice.”
John Santos is far more than a master percussionist, internationally renowned multi-Grammy-nominated San Francisco native, John Santos, is a prolific Afro-Latin bandleader, composer, teacher, writer, producer, and cultural activist with a musical career of over 50 years in the Bay Area! He has worked with acknowledged masters including Cachao, Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, Bebo Valdés, and Eddie Palmieri. Mr. Santos is on the faculty of SF State University, the College of San Mateo, and the California Jazz Conservatory.

His latest CD, Art of the Descarga, was just released (August 7th ) on the Smithsonian/Folkways label.


Saturday, January 28th 2023
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
2868 Mission Street
San Francisco CA 94110
$75 Admission Includes:
4:00 – 4:45: Coquito Contest + Reception in Gallery
5:00 – 7:00: Film Screening and Q&A
7:15 – 8:30: Concert After-Party
Limited Spaces Available
Purchase Tickets Eventbrite or Website

Read the Mission Local article reviewing John Santos and this event here

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.