• Corazón del Barrio Virtual Open House

    • Saturday, February 13, 2021
    • 10 am to 4 pm
    • Free! (Workshops require registration)
    • Live on Zoom (Workshops), and MCCLA's Facebook and YouTube!

    Celebrating 44 years of arts and culture!

    With great pride and joy, we are celebrating MCCLA's birthday / open house, and want YOU to join us!

    Despite all challenges brought about by the spread of a nasty and deadly virus, MCCLA, like so many other community organizations, stood strong and resilient; doing what they do best. MCCLA for one, ventured into "Desde la Cueva del Jaguar," From the Jaguar's Cave, a series of online programming which promises to become a strong link to a diverse and global community.

    To begin our virtual birthday celebration…

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    Corazón del Barrio Virtual Open House
  • El Vuelo de las letras

    • Thursday, January 21, 2021
    • From 6:30 pm to 7pm
    • Free online event!
    • Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and KPOO 89.5 Radio!
    • A Collaboration with Pájaro Latinoamericano KPOO 89.5 FM by Chelis Lopez.

    Event in Spanish. Evento en español.

    El vuelo de las letras es un espacio para la literatura en español, personajes activos del género de Novela, Filosofía, Arte, Teatro y más, que estén envueltos en el vasto mundo de la palabra escrita. Acompañanos en este viaje de aprendizaje junto con nuestra entrevistadora Cheliz Lopez, radio locutora y periodista activa de nuestra comunidad, luchadora de la preservación de las artes y culturas Latinas por más de 20 años en el arte de la Bahía.

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    El Vuelo de las Letras
  • Bailando se alegra: movimientos de resistencia

    • Friday, January 15, 2021
    • 6 pm to 7 pm
    • Free Admission
    • Live on MCCLA Facebook and YouTube

    Exhibition and Dance by Pablo Jimenez.

    This exhibition will showcase the lives and stories of Bay Area artists and familias; the bailarines who are dedicated to movement and who for one reason or another trust in their dancing heart.

    Dancers continue to share our passion and practice of emotional embodiment, physical discipline, and artistic creation within our families and greater communities, we continue to deconstruct the routines and societal pressures that make you question whether you should sway your hips or not.

    Whether you let yourself participate or not or can't, this exhibition is meant to honor you and…

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    Bailando se alegra: Movimientos de resistencia
  • Navidad Negra: Bajada de Reyes

    • Friday, January 8, 2021
    • 6 pm to 7 pm
    • $10 Admission
    • Live on MCCLA Facebook and YouTube

    Live music by Juan de Dios Soto.

    Bilingual Event.

    The MCCLA and Tradición Peruana Cultural Center invite all the public to participate in this descent of Kings with Afro Peruvian cultural traditions.

    Come and enjoy this particular Afro-Peruvian style to close the Christmas festivities with the presentation of Jaranón y Bochinche. With Cajon, guitar, conga, bass, box and percussion of all…

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    Bajada de Reyes Navidad Negra
  • MCCLA at Macy’s Union Square

    • Friday, November 13, 2020
    • 1 PM to 3 PM
    • Macy's Union Square – 3rd floor INC department
    • 170 O'Farrell, San Francisco CA

    Program

    1 PM to 2 PM Performance: Juliana Mendonca will teach everyone the basic steps of Bachata!

    2:15 to 3 PM Presentation: Guillermo Ornelas will present on behalf of the MCCLA.

    3 PM Check Presentation: Macy's USQ is honored to present MCCLA with a $3,000 grant.

    First 100 to register for this event will receive a $20 gift card!

    Photo Gallery

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    Macys Union Square
  • Día de Muertos: Festival of Altars

    • Monday, November 2, 2020
    • 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
    • Live on MCCLA Facebook, Instagram and YouTube
    • Suggested Donation $5 to $10

    This year 2020, Marigold Project in collaboration with Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, presents a virtual tour that will show the creation dedicated to the ancestors through the 5 elements, and 5 altars in the vision of indigenous peoples around the world. In addition an altar dedicated to the work of the House of Culture of Ensenada Mexico will be shown on Day of the Dead activities, in an interactive altar and another interactive altar showing a chronology of MCCLA's work for Day of the Dead installed in the MCCLA Lobby 24 hours.

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    Día de Muertos, Tradición que Vive
  • Barrio Manouche Online Concert

    Desde la Cueva del Jaguar!

    Enjoy our musical productions with local bands from your home!!

    Barrio Manouche is a jaw dropping perfect blend of Flamenco, Gypsy Jazz, and more. With members from Spain, Quebec, France, Brazil and California, this San Francisco based septet draws on their roots, combining complex techniques and innovative style into a visual and auditory feast that is pure magic!

    Barrio Manouche makes magical acoustic music mashed together from all corners of the globe — a new form of Americana, if you will, where flamenco guitar drifts above Brazilian beats, clashing…

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    Barrio Manouche Online Concert
  • 23 Minutos + Invitadx Especial: Anais Azul

    • Thursday, October 22, 2020
    • From 6 pm to 6:23 pm
    • Free online event (donations welcome!)
    • Live on MCCLA Facebook and YouTube

    Poetry will be in spanish, la poesía será en español.

    La belleza en palabras!

    Third Season!

    23 Minutos + con Adrian

    (23 minutes with Adrian) is a project that brings poetry to your home, in an easy and interactive way, with great artists of the word such as, Teresa Palazzo Conti, Roger Santivañez, Mario Bellatin, Anais Azul, Every Thursday we will have a different poet, sharing a different style, besides listening to poetry you will be able to interact with them!

    Program:

    October 1 — Teresa Palazzo Conti

    Argentina, author of eleven…

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    23 Minutos+ Poesía Con Adrian: Anais Azul Invitadx Especial
  • 23 Minutos + Invitado Especial: Mario Bellatin

    • Thursday, October 15, 2020
    • From 6 pm to 6:23 pm
    • Free online event (donations welcome!)
    • Live on MCCLA Facebook and YouTube

    Poetry will be in spanish, la poesía será en español.

    La belleza en palabras!

    Third Season!

    23 Minutos + con Adrian

    (23 minutes with Adrian) is a project that brings poetry to your home, in an easy and interactive way, with great artists of the word such as, Teresa Palazzo Conti, Roger Santivañez, Mario Bellatin, Anais Azul, Every Thursday we will have a different poet, sharing a different style, besides listening to poetry you will be able to interact with them!

    Program:

    October 1 — Teresa Palazzo Conti

    Argentina, author…

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    23 Minutos+ Poesía Con Adrian: Mario Bellatin Invitado Especial