Fri 10/9 - Sun 11/1
Sugar Skull Workshops with Michele!
FINAL WEEKEND OF WORKSHOPS!
Join Michele Simons as she hosts Sugar Skull decorating workshops for Dia del los Muerto's! Get messy with some glitter, glue, and sugar, and have lots of fun!
Friday from 5-9PM On Friday's youth can participate in a workshop for only $6 per person.
Sat-Sun from 12-6PM
Mon 11/2 - Sun 12/20
CURRENT EXHIBITION: Sacred Cartographies
The Art of Amalia Mesa-Bains
The mixed-media work of artist, psychologist, curator, and professor Amalia Mesa-Bains has been informed by a lifetime dedicated to research and the creative arts. Through an exploration of ancient and contemporary histories, Mesa-Bains traces how the past informs the present. Inspired by extensive study of the mythical Mictlan to the visual legacy of Nigeria, the artist has produced a series of rarely seen prints, which layer visual narratives of people and places as well as cultures and histories.
Mon 11/2 | 6:00 pm
Día de los Muertos
Annual Gathering and Celebration
Galería de la Raza Presents Astrid Hadad at its annual Dia de los Muertos Community Celebration on Monday, November 2, 2015. The program is from 6pm to 8pm in front of Galería’s Digital Mural Project on Bryant Street/24th Streets.
This evening community gathering will feature poets and musicians that weave our cultural traditions and define new ones into the future.
We are thrilled to present headliner, Astrid Hadad, opening blessing by Nauhxa (educator), and performances by Loco Bloco (youth percussion ensemble), Denise Benavides (poet), Chhoti Maa (hip hop artist) and Taller Bombalele (Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba). This event will be hosted by performer/comedian Marga Gomez.
Sat 11/14 | 1:00 pm
The New York Young Lords and the Struggle for Liberation
Reading and Book Signing
Please join Galeria de la Raza and Modern Times Bookstore in welcoming author Darrel Wanzer-Serrano on November 14 from 1:30-2:30 PM for a reading followed by a community discussion about his new book, The New York Young Lords and the Struggle for Liberation.
The Young Lords was a multi-ethnic, though primarily Nuyorican, liberation organization that formed in El Barrio (Spanish Harlem) in July of 1969. Responding to oppressive approaches to the health, educational, and political needs of the Puerto Rican community, the movement’s revolutionary activism included organized protests and sit-ins targeting such concerns as trash pickups and lead paint hazards. The Young Lords advanced a thirteen-point political program that demanded community control of their institutions and land and challenged the exercise of power by the state and outsider-run institutions. For
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Sun 11/15 | 5:00 pm
Book Release Party for "Mucha Muchacha, Too Much Girl"
Join Galería de la Raza and Tía Chucha Press in celebrating the publication of "Mucha Muchacha, Too Much Girl" by Leticia Hernández-Linares.
Hosted by Norman Zelaya
Music by Diana Gameros
Special Guest Poets:
San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguía
Sandra García Rivera
Leticia Hernández-Linares reading from her new book!
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Fri 11/20 - Sat 11/21 | 8:00 pm
San Francisco, Mi Amor!
Written & Performed by Monica Palacios
Monica happily reunites with René Yañez and the Galería De La Raza for a production of, San Francisco, Mi Amor!, a comedic look back at a groundbreaking career during a remarkable time in LGBTQ and Chicana history.
Renowned Chicana lesbian writer/performer Monica Palacios returns to the city by the bay, the birthplace of her queer comedy career with her new work in progress: San Francisco, Mi Amor!, produced by Galería De La Raza and Artist René Yañez. San Francisco, Mi Amor! is a homecoming to Monica's 1980's: San Francisco State, Gay Comedy Night at the Valencia Rose Cabaret, lusting for women making her burritos at Taqueria La Cumbre, performing comedy during the AIDS crisis, waitressing at Pier 39, birthing the comedy troupe Culture Clash, meeting and auditioning for Edward James Olmos on 24th Street, grooming her mullet and mucho mucho mas!
Wed 11/25 - Tue 12/1
Galería closed Nov 25 through Dec 1
Wed 11/25 | 7:30 pm
LUNADA Literary Lounge ~ Fall 2015 Season Closer
Spoken Word * Música * Open Mic
Featured artists Maria Jose Montijo & Suzana Huerta, with 10 spots on the Open Mic and five minutes to shine under the lunar spotlight, sign-up at 7:15pm.
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