• Mole to Die For 2017

    • Wednesday, November 15, 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…

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    Mole to Die For
  • Hazel Reading Series

    • Thursday, November 9, 2017
    • 7 pm to 9 pm
    • Gallery (2nd Floor)
    • Free (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…

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    Stories by Women: Hazel Reading Series
  • Cine Con Cultura: November 2018

    • Wednesdays, Nov 2018
    • 7 pm to 9 pm
    • $7 Donation
    • Theatre (1st Floor)
    • Ages 18 and up

    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…

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    Cine Con Cultura
  • Corazón del Barrio: Gala & Fundraiser

    • September 9, 2017 from 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…

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    40th Anniversary Corazon del Barrio Gala and Fundraiser
  • The Heart of the Mission: Book Celebration

    • August 17 & 18, 2017
    • 6 pm to 6 am
    • 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


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    The Art of the Mission: Latino Arts and Politics in San Francisco by Cary Cordova
  • MCCLA and Wahaka Mezcal present: Cineclub!

    • Thursday, July 28, 2017 at 7:30 PM
    • 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…

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    La Mujer Del Puerto by Domingo Soler (Movie Poster)
  • Cinqo Continentes de Moda y Fantasía

    • Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 7 pm
    • Theater (1st Floor)
    • By 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…

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  • Beat Battle Vol 2: Winter Edition

    • Friday, February 24, 2017
    • 6 pm to 9 pm
    • 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…

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    Herbie One Presents Winter Beat Battle Vol 2
  • Corazón Del Barrio: Open House

    • Saturday, February 11, 2017
    • 12 pm to 4 pm
    • $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


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

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    Corazón del Barrio