Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts

 Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
Upcoming Events  
September 2013  
Day of the Dead
Cinemas (9-17/9-21)
Drumming for Carlos (9-21)
Grito De Lares (9-29)

MCCLA Dia de los Muertos Exhibition  

The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (MCCLA) invites the public to participate and celebrate "La Llorona: Llanto de vida y muerte en el Distrito de la Mission" (La Llorona: Weeping for the life and death of the Mission District).  Produced by MCCLA and Curated by Dr. Martina Ayala.

The MCCLA Dia de los Muertos Exhibition is one of the most popular and one of the largest exhibits and event of the year.  This year we will have altars honoring Carlos Ramirez, Rafael Manriquez, Juan Lopez, and DulceMorales.  The theme will render artistic representations of life and death of the Mission District we used to know and experience it, as well as the renewal and current changes that the local community is facing.New additions to the exhibit will include a Day of the Dead Cake and Sugar Decorating Contest and an interactive Children's Village in the MCCLA Lobby where families can bring their children to celebrate and learn about the tradition of the Day of the Dead.
Public programs include; Day of the Dead Workshops beginning September 14 through October 16, 2013.  Workshops for all ages will engage participants in learning about the meaning of the celebration and creating multimedia projects as well as arts and crafts workshops in Papel Picado, altar making, Paper Mache and Totomoxtli (dry corn husk) "Catrina" and "Frida" figures, and "Mojigangas" by special guest artisans Alejandro Chirino and Miguel Angel Sequeyro representing Foro Binniza a non-profit organization from Mexico City, that promotes and disseminates art and culture, supporting independent artists from Mexico, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
To participate as a volunteer or event sponsor please contact :
For more information regarding school guided tours and event contact:
Lillian Botello at 821-1155,  
for exhibit, gallery, and Mole Contest contact : 
Sheila Hernandez at 643-2775
or go to www, for updated information on related Day of the Dead Events

Important Dates
November 2, 2013: 6pm-11pm -- Day of the Dead Celebration at MCCLA
October 16 - November 23  Exhibit Run
September 14 - October 12 (Saturdays) Workshops $10
October 26  Sneak Preview - VIP Reception - $50
October 30  "Cocina de Muertos" Artist panel discussion - Cake and Sugar Skull Decorating Awards  
 For more info go to: Dia De los Muertos 

MCCLA invites you to attend the Cine+Mas SF Latino Film Festival. This year we will be hosting the Kick-Off Celebration in addition to several days of screenings. The kick-off is on September 12th. RSVP, Food, drink, entertainment and clips of the films. Films will be posted next month. Screenings at MCCLA are on Sept 17-21. Expect a diverse selection of films including docs, features, and shorts by local and international independent filmmakers

Heart of Earth / Heart of Sky, (98 Minutes).
Thursday Sept 19 / 7:00pm / Theater

Sofia & The Stubborn Man (Sofia y El Terco) w/ Echo Bear, (81 Minutes).
Friday Sept 20 / 7:00pm / Theater

"Viva La Mujer! Shorts Program (Includes: The Unique Ladies, Vida Diferida, Tamale, Lonche)",(76 Minutes).
Saturday Sept 21 / 3:00pm / Theater

Chicama,(75 Minutes).
Saturday Sept 21 / 5:00pm / Theater

Topsy Turvy (Patas Arriba), (90 Minutes)
Saturday, Sept 21 / 7:00pm / Theater

You can go to for more info on the schedule.

Saturday September 21 / 2pm / Free / Front of MCCLA

At his passing in 2006, Carlos was a beloved Omulu Capoiera master, teacher and founder of the award winning Foga Na Roupa Carnaval group. His generosity and sympathy touched people from all over the world, in particular the Bay Area. Scores of elementary, high school students, and adults learned capoiera and Brazilian culture through his exemplary teaching style. Join us for Brazilian-style Carnaval drummers and dancers who will gather to celebrate Carlos Aceituno's life and to reflect on his contributions to the larger San Francisco's Carnaval community.

***Evento Bilingue***
Sunday September 29 / 4:30PM-7:00PM / FREE ADMISSION / Gallery

On September 23, 1868, more than 500 revolutionaries, revolting against the Spanish colonial rule and slavery, entered the town of Lares to proclaim the birth of the Puerto Rican nation. Come join us in the commemoration. Cultural Program will include a discussion panel, followed by poetry, Puerto Rican food and music.

CELEBREMOS EL GRITO DE LARES ("Boricuas hasta en la Luna").
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Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
2868 Mission St. San Francisco, CA 94110
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