• The Living Arts Playback Ensemble Presents: An Evening of Playback Theater

    • Saturday, March 12, 2016
    • 8 to 9:30 pm
    • Theatre (1st Floor)
    • $20 Advance, $25 Door
    • $20 Senior and Students

    You are invited to bring a story to tell or simply watch a story unfold as it is transformed into theatre by the ensemble, using movement, music, ritual and spoken improvisation.

    Get Tickets here!

    Proceeds benefit the Living Arts Playback Theatre Ensemble. For more info email info@livingartsplayback.org or call (510)…

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    Living Arts Playback
  • Preview screening of “Frida Kahlo: Entre el Dolor y El Placer”

    • Friday, February 19, 2016 at 7pm
    • Theatre (1st Floor)
    • $10 Admission

    Last chance to see the national premiere of the Documentary “Frida Kahlo: Entre El Dolor y El Placer.” This event is a preview screening and Q&A with director Gabriel Santander, and producer Noemi Cadena. The festival will start Saturday, Feb 20th.

    "My painting carries with it the message of pain."- Frida Kahlo

    In this event we celebrate the life and great work of Mexican visual artist Frida Kahlo. Frida is most well-known by her self-portraits that speak of the physical and emotional pain she endured throughout her life. Join us in collaboration with CANAL 22 Mexico as we present for the first time ever in the United…

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    Frida, Entre El Dolor y El Placer
  • Corazón del Barrio: MCCLA 29th Open House

    • Saturday, February 13, 2016
    • 12 pm to 4:30 pm
    • Free Admission

    MCCLA OPEN HOUSE! Come celebrate with us our annual open house with live music, free classes, art, food, performances and printmaking! This event is free for all and everyone is welcome!


    • Sábado, 13 de Febrero, 2016
    • 12 pm a 4:30pm
    • Admision: Gratis!

    MCCLA CASA ABIERTA! Ven a celebrar con nosotros nuestra casa abierta con música en vivo, clases gratuitas, arte, comida, actuaciones especiales y grabados en xilografía! Este evento es gratuito para todos y todos son bienvenidos!!


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    Corazon Del Barrio 2016
  • Mexicanos al Grito de Guerra: We Didn’t Cross the Borders, The Borders Crossed Us

    • Opening: Saturday, January 16, 2016
    • 2nd Floor Gallery
    • Free Admission
    • Runs through February 13, 2016

    From the 16th of January 2016 until the 13th of February 2016, The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts will open it’s doors to the public with the exhibit entitled “Mexicanos al Grito de Guerra: We didn’t cross the borders, the borders crossed us” which poses a bilateral reflection within groups of graphic artists, creators, and activists on both sides of the border between Mexico and U.S.A. Motivated by the daily troubles that are suffered in this region of the American continent (although not exclusive) the sample aims to question both the participating artists and the spectators themselves survival in daily life.

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    Mexicanos Al Grito De Guerra
  • Mole To Die For 2015: Call to Mole Lovers!

    • Wednesday, November 18, 2015
    • 7 to 10 pm
    • Register by November 16th
    • $7 Registration Fee

    Do you have a Mole recipe that brings everyone to their knees?! If so, WE NEED YOU!

    MCCLA is looking for Mole chefs for the 12th Annual Mole Tasting Contest!

    This is how it works:

    1. Register online or at MCCLA box office and/or reception no later than 11/16/15. Entry fee $7
    2. Cook your Mole sauce at home. See instructions on the registration.
    3. Bring sauce in a crockpot to the MCCLA by 4:30pm on Wednesday, November 18th.
    4. Bring your own serving spoons. MCCLA will provide tasting cups, napkins, and plates.
    5. SHARE, DANCE, EAT, & WIN!

    Event is on Wednesday, November 18 form…

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    Mole Call 2015
  • Carnaval 2015: Rumbágua

    • Grand Parade: Sunday, May 24th
    • Dance classes: Saturdays from 3:15 to 4:30 PM
    • Studio B (3rd Floor)
    • $10 per class ($6 after Registration)
    • $25 Registration Fee + Costume Fee

    Join Mission Cultural Center’s “Rumbagua” 2015 Carnaval Contingent! Choreography by Brenda Perdue & Javier Alvarez.

    • Learn MCCLA’s Carnaval choreography.
    • Dance to an exciting mix of Latin & Caribbean rhythms to include: salsa, rumba & merengue.
    • Have lots of fun at Carnaval.
    • All Levels Welcome

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  • Tertulias Literarias

    • Miercoles, Enero 6, 2015
    • 7 a 9 pm
    • La Salita (2o Piso)
    • Gratis

    Con la Biblioteca Pública de San Francisco, MCCLA presenta un club literario para adultos en la comunidad de la Misión para leer y discutir libros en español. El Club tuvo mucho éxito desde su comienzo el 23 de abril del 2012 con más de 15 integrantes cada mes. Para más información, por favor llamen a Ricardo Antoni, Bibliotecario de Adultos de la Biblioteca de la Misión al (415)…

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    Tertulias Literarias
  • Mole Para Morirse: Concurso 2014

    • Wednesday, November 19, 2014
    • From 6:30 to 10:00 pm
    • 2nd Floor Gallery
    • $7 admission

    La historia del mole se remota a la época pre-Colombina y hay varias versiones sobre el origen del mole como lo conocemos actualmente. Se narra que los aztecas preparaban para los grandes señores un platillo complejo llamado “mulli,” que signifca potaje o mezcla. Otra de las historias ubica al mole poblano en el convento de Santa Rosa en la ciudad de Puebla (Mexico) cuando una monja molió diferentes chiles y otros condimentos juntos en un metate. Otra version cuenta que el mole se complementa con especies traidos por los Españoles, quienes transformaron la fusion del mole. Como vez, el mole tiene una historia…

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    Mole 2014
  • Carnaval 2014: Copa De Amor Y Ritmo

    • Grand Parade: Sunday, May 25, 2014
    • Dance Classes: Saturdays February 1st to May 24th
    • From 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM
    • Studio B (3rd Floor)
    • $8 Class ($6 with Discount Coupons)

    "Copa de Amor Y Ritmo" reflects the overall theme of the 2014 Carnaval by saluting the World Cup in our "Copa" presentation. The contingent has wonderful uplifting music, rhythms, and dance moves in its choreography. Our cup overflows with our Latino dance and our Love for our culture!

    MCCLA's contingent presents a contemporary fusion of Latino Caribbean movement fused with reggaeton, a little Zumba (Brazilian inspired movement) and cumbia. We call our dance choreography SalzaZumbaton! Like MCCLA's mission, we represent all Latino culture and elements. Brenda Perdue,…

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    Copa De Amor Y Ritmo