• Ballet Flamenco Presents: Brisas de España

    • Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 8 PM
    • Theatre (1st Floor)

    Carolina Lugo's & Carolé Acúña's Ballet Flamenco presents "Brisas de España."

    One night only at the Mission Cultural Center in the heart of San Francisco.

    Carolina (Queen of the Castanets), her daughter Carolé and their talented company of singers and musicians bring the sultry and sensuous flamenco dance to vibrant life at this special one-night concert. Their show combines the pulsating sounds of footwork, song, castanets, syncopated hand clapping and guitar for a riveting display of this true Spanish art form.

    Special guests: international renown Bolivian composer and Charango player Eddy Navia.

    "Flamenco star Carolé Acuña brings the soul of Spain to San Francisco" — Peter Fish,…

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    Carolina Lugo and Carolé Acúña
  • Mission Gráfica: Print Sale!

    • Runs through Friday, July 20, 2018
    • Inti-Raymi Gallery (2nd Floor)

    Own a piece of Mission history! Mission Cultural Center presents a rotating print sale to benefit Mission Gráfica Printmaking Studio. Prints from the Mission Gráfica Archive (1973-2017) will be on…

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    Featured Print: La Poeta
  • Cine Con Cultura: Baraka

    • Wednesday, June 13, 2018
    • From 7 to 9 pm
    • $7 Donation
    • Theatre (1st Floor)
    • Ages 18 and up

    We are exploring many different layers of Cinema, this month we are presenting Earth Poetry. Half the price of a commercial complex, double the fun and culture!

    Movies with subtitles in English.

    Baraka. Ron Fricke. 1992.

    Baraka is a documentary film with no narrative or voice-over. It explores themes via a compilation of natural events, life, human activities and technological phenomena shot in 24 countries on six continents over a 14-month period.

    The film is Ron Fricke's follow-up to Godfrey Reggio's similar non-verbal documentary film Koyaanisqatsi. Fricke was cinematographer and collaborator on Reggio’s film, and for Baraka he struck…

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  • Un Color donde Vivir (A Color to Live In)

    • Opening: Tuesday, June 12, 2018
    • From 6:30 to 9pm
    • Free or By Donation
    • Ch'in Kana Gallery (3rd Floor)
    • Runs through: July 13th

    A solo show by Ana Aranda.

    Colors shelter us, like the home of our childhood. Even though we leave home behind, we carry the colors that remind us of it. With a series of illustrations, Mexican visual artist Ana Aranda explores the meaning of home: its transportability and the fantastical elements that shape it.

    About Ana Aranda

    Ana Aranda was born and raised in Mexico City, where she studied design. From there, she moved to France, where she completed her undergraduate studies in illustration. She now lives in San Francisco, where she obtained her MFA…

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    Un Color Donde Vivir: A Solo Show By Ana Aranda
  • End of Semester Show

    • Saturday, June 9, 2018
    • From 2 pm to 5 pm
    • Theatre and Lobby
    • $5 Admission

    Join us for our twice yearly performance by students in the MCCLA arts classes. Featuring exhibition of Arte Flamenco, Mixtiso, Afro-Latin Drumming, Capoeira, Printmaking, our Carnaval dancers, and more! Our talented instructors have been working with their students all semester long to bring forth an incredible, fun, and diverse show. Join our vibrant arts community and see what you could be doing at…

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    End Of Semester Show June 2018
  • Lyrics of Sada

    • Friday, June 8, 2018
    • From 6:30 to 10 pm
    • Theatre (1st Floor)
    • $15 Admission

    Music with friends of Pangea FC and Barrio Manouche, photography by Marc Hors, and films by Miguel Angel Astudillo.

    Lyrics of Sada is an international sonic journey of storytelling and cultural exchange through original music led by refugee musicians and supported by Bay Area artists. We'll hear the first ever live performances by local talent of original music written by refugees across the globe. We'll premiere the first film about a Syrian vocalist living in Athens, Greece followed by a question and answer session with refugees live, via skype.

    Directed by Miguel Astudillo Hirsch, produced by Hassan El-Masri, and with photographs by Marc…

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    Lyrics of Sada - Event
  • Cine Con Cultura: Nostalgia de la luz

    • Wednesday, June 6, 2018
    • 7 pm to 9 pm
    • $7 Donation
    • Theatre (1st Floor)
    • Ages 18 and up

    We are exploring many different layers of Cinema, this month we are presenting Earth Poetry. Half the price of a commercial complex, double the fun and culture!

    Movies with subtitles in English.

    Nostalgia de la luz. Patricio Guzman. 2011.

    Nostalgia for the Light opens with a view of a telescope and images of our moon. The narrator, Patricio Guzmán, describes how he came to love astronomy and begins to remember his childhood during which “only the present moment existed.” Soon, Chile became the center of the world as astronomers and scientists flocked to Chile to observe the universe through…

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    Nostalgia For The Light: A Film By Patricio Guzman
  • Tertulias Literarias

    • Wednesday, June 6, 2018
    • From 7pm to 8:30pm
    • Free Admission
    • El café de la Muerte (2nd floor)

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

    Book of the month: Pedro Paramo writby Juan Rulfo (reading in Spanish)

    For more information please contact Ramon Hernandez at 415-355-2800 |…

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    Tertulias Literarias
  • Punta Y Tacon VIII: Annual Student Showcase

    • Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 7pm
    • General Admission: $20

    La Tania Baile Flamenco presents its seventh annual full-length student showcase, Punta y Tacon VII at Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts.

    Join us for an intimate look at the evolution of the beautiful art of Flamenco. Award-winning dancer and master teacher La Tania presents new and unique choreographies celebrating traditional flamenco dance with students showcasing performances from beginning to advanced levels. Special guests join us for this popular and highly anticipated…

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    Punta Y Tacon 8: Annual Student Showcase