Day of the Dead
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
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
To participate as a volunteer or event sponsor please contact :
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
SaturdaySeptember 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.
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").